Weekend Family Events in New York City and Brooklyn

Weekend Events: Fall Festival, Pumpkin Day at McCarren Park, Mario the Magician, and Much More!

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Who’s ready for the long weekend?! We’ve rounded up the best things to do this weekend so sit back, relax, and scroll down! Fall is in full swing so you know what that means? Apple picking, pumpkin patches, and fall festivals galore! Highlights: the 10th Annual OHNY Weekend, the opening of the Toy Museum of NY, Mario the Magician is back at it again on Sunday, and if you’ve got the time, check out movie night at the Greenwood playground. Also, don’t forget to visit our events calendar and “What to Do on Columbus Day” for more great things to do! Have a great long weekend everyone!

ONGOING

Through December 2
Jean-Michel Othoniel at Brooklyn Museum of Art

This gorgeous survey of Jean-Michel Othoniel‘s 25 year career is worth a half-day visit. The colorful glass sculptures are mesmerizing and imaginative. All ages will enjoy the large scale glass sculptures like the conastaga wagon and bed frame and the smaller works of suspended beads.
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052.  Tickets are suggested contributions for adults $12, Children under 12 are free. Monday, Tuesday closed, Wed, Friday-Sunday open from 11 am- 6 pm and on Thursdays from 11 am- 10 pm.

Through October 31st
Boo at the Zoo
See our post all about it here. This New York tradition is back and we can’t say enough good things about “Boo at the Zoo.” Held at the Bronx Zoo this event focuses on animals, being outside and the zoo’s landscape all while enjoying the Hess Hayride, Bug Carousel, Monorail, and Haunted Safari. Some traditional favorites include the hay maze at the Butterfly Patio, Children’s Theater by the Children’s Theatre Company, music by the Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band, pumpkins and craft workshops at the Dancing Crane Pavilion. The costume parade is another exciting event where you and your little one can march throughout the zoo, alongside a 10-foot-tall grasshopper, an 8-foot-tall butterfly, and other cool characters on stilts. Additionally, there will be treat stations located throughout the zoo like at the Bug Carousel, Monorail, and on the Haunted Safari.
Details: The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

Through October 31st
The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden
The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden will treat visitors to frightful Halloween fun. Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties and parades. Every day, youngsters can play inside a “gourdgeous” Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, learn about owls, and join a Halloween Parade, while every weekend offers even more treats.
Details: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. Cost: $25/general admissions. Contact: (718) 817-8700. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 12th
Fancy Nancy The Musical

Vital Theater has had some successful kiddie hits over the last few years including “Angelina Ballerina” and “Pinkalicious”. This fall they are looking for a repeat with a new production of Fancy Nancy- the precocious, tutu-loving child with an extensive vocabulary. The plot? Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?
Details: McGinn/Cazale Theatre  2162 Broadway. Buy tickets here . Prices start at $29.50 for regular seats and Premium for $49.50. Saturdays at Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Holiday Shows: Oct. 8 and 17 and Nov. 6 and 12 at 11am and 1pm

Saturday Mornings at 10:30am
The Adventures of Maya the Bee at Culture Project
This jazz puppet show is one that children and adults alike will enjoy! The revamped productions of The Adventures of Maya the Bee is back after its first successful run! It still features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. Will a sparkling new set of props and great puppets, this is one glorious jazz-themed show!
Details: 45 Bleeker Street at Lafayette Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $25. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th
The Old Man and The Old Moon at The Gym at Judson
“The Old Man and The Old Moon” tells the epic tale of one elderly gentleman’s spectacular voyage to the ends of the earth in search of his lost love. Bound to his duties as the caretaker of the moon, the Old Man of the title lives a quiet, contented life until the day he discovers his beloved wife has left their home in search of a mysterious melody carried in the ocean breeze. In her pursuit, the Old Man will encounter titanic leviathans of the deep, apocalyptic storms, civil wars, cantankerous ghosts and an entire world peopled by startling characters and fantastical creatures. Through sweepingly cinematic folk music, clever puppetry, and charmingly theatrical antics, the young men of the PigPen Theatre Co. bring the Old Man’s story to brilliant, vibrant life with wit, style and surprising emotional depth.
Details: 243 Thompson Street (at Washington Square South), NYC. Cost: $65/general admissions. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 5th: various times
Century of the Child: Growing By Design Exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art
Taking place in The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor. MoMA’s survey of 20th century design for children. The exhibition will bring together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children’s hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books.
Details: 11 West 53 Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admission. Contact: (212) 708-9400. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg Williamsburg
For gourmands everywhere, Smorgasburg in Williamsburg has become a destination to taste artisan foods and snatch up unique housewares.  Every Saturday at the East River, thousands come to see and taste the vendors’ wares and chow with their friends.
Details: Saturday, 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine  East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg DUMBO
Smorgasburg happens every Sunday on the DUMBO waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse, from 11am to 6pm. Packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of 75-100 vendors. Click here to apply as a vendor. Runs until November 18th.
Details: Sunday (Starting Sept. 9), 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine | The Flea’s Giant All-Food Market Tobacco Warehouse (30 Water St.)

Through November 18th
Williamsburg Flea
The Williamsburg Flea is a Sunday ritual for our family: with super finds and delicious food vendors, you can spend a whole day just noshing and looking. Located between North 6th and North 7th Streets just south of East River State Park, the Flea is a must-see destination when you get off the ferry. Take a moment to take in the fabulous skyline as well.
Details: Sunday, 10am-5pm, Rain or Shine East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Ongoing
Food’s up

One of the best changes to Brooklyn Bridge Park last year was the addition of great food vendors. What is still missing: shade! A lot of the vendors will be opening this weekend so it’s a perfect time to head to the park, or hop on the ferry or just chill and score a great lunch. I will be heading to my favorites Bark Hot Dogs and Ditch Plains and summer wouldn’t be complete without an ice cream from Uncle Louie G or Blue Marble. The full list of park vendors and their operating hours is here.

Saturdays and Sundays Through November 11th from 10am — 6pm
Field Station: Dinosaurs
9 minutes from Manhattan and 90 million years back in time… That’s what Field Station: Dinosaurs is! My son and I had the opportunity to visit this outdoor attraction a few weeks ago and we absolutely loved it! Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. There are over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the ninety foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made) that come to life. It’s like a museum, outdoors. And it’s totally cool!
Details: Secaucus, NJ. Cost: $20/adults; $17.50/children 3-12; FREE/children 2 and under. Visit the website for more information.

Open ended
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
We are so excited about the “beary” good show that will be held at the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre! In The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, our favorite Bear Country citizens come to life on the Off-Broadway stage. In addition to teaching life lessons during the show, there will be a mini dance party and face painting afterwards. It’s going to be “bear”mazing! We have all seen it a couple of times and it’s super cute for the kids.
Details: Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre. 10 West 64th Street and Central Park West. Tickets start at $34.95. 866.811.4111.

Through November 2012
Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages Theater
You’ve seen how your kids react to bubbles. Now, imagine how they would react to seeing people inside bubbles, or lasers shooting through bubbles, or bubbles within bubbles?!  They will be enthralled…and so will you. The Gazillion Bubble Show in Manhattan, is all about bubble magic and everyone from David Letterman to Oprah thinks the show is pretty fantastic.
Details: 340 West 50th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $44.50 -$89.50 (VIP package). Purchase tickets: Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 2nd: various times
Spiders Alive! at The American Museum of Natural History
Among the live spiders visitors will encounter are the goliath bird eater; the western black widow; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders’ silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry. The exhibition will include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: Ticket includes museum admission and Spiders Alive exhibit: $25 adults; $14.50 children; $19 seniors/students. Contact: 212-769-5100. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 2013 from 10:30am — 4:30pm (every hour on the half hour)
IMAX: Flying Monsters at The American Museum of Natural History
Let Sir David Attenborough be your guide as you fly alongside reptiles with 40-foot-wing spans and find out how pterosaurs took to the skies in the Age of Dinosaurs.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street. All are welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $19/students, seniors; $14.50/children ages 2-12. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 6, 2013
The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum at The Children’s Museum of Art
The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum,” the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE’s artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering “wild style” graffiti writer and hip-hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum” showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE’s artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery’s ceiling are RAMMELLZEE’s legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to “break free.”
Details: 103 Charlton Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Streets), New York, NY. Cost: $10/person; FREE/seniors and members. Contact: (212) 274-0986. Visit the website for more information.

ALL WEEKEND

Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th beginning at 12pm
Fall Festival on Randall’s Island
Randall’s Island Golf and Sports Center will be hosting a Fall Festival complete with a pumpkin patch, pony rides from 1-4 pm, hay rides, haunted mini golf, unlimited batting cages, unlimited miniature golf, cornhole, a beer garden, ping pong and more. Each child will go home with a pumpkin!Admission price for the weekend is $15 per person. Food concessions are additional. Free parking. Free Shuttle service from 3rd Ave. for all (see shuttle schedule)
Details: 1 Randall’s Island, New York, NY 10035. (212) 427-5689 . More information.

Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th
10 Annual OHNY Weekend
During openhousenewyork weekend, hundreds of buildings, institutions, artist studios, historic houses and museums open doors to the public for special tours and talks that highlight architecture and design. From private residences and historic landmarks, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City, ranging from the Colonial era to new buildings and restoration projects such as The 40/40 Club, New York City Center, The Pershing Square Signature Theater, and the Wythe Hotel.
Details: 555 West 25th Street, 6th floor, (between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues). All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: (212) 991-6470. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th
Weekend Family Programs at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with the Playground Associates, who lead educational based activities. This weekend, participants will have a good reason to play with their food! No, really! You can make art out of favorite foods — a pasta and bean collage and a pizza project.
Details: Brooklyn Bridge Park. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday and Sundays through October 29th at 1pm and 4pm
Take Two: Bad Gigs Gone Good at Canal Park Playhouse
Have you ever smashed yourself in the face with a yo-yo in front of 800 of your peers? Thrown flaming torches into a crowd? Embarrassed yourself on national television? Stunt Lab’s yo-yo champion Mark Hayward has done all of these things (and more). Now he goes solo, hilariously recreating some of his worst gigs for your entertainment. But this time he fixes the disasters. Maybe. Part of Canal Park Playhouse’s Matinee/Brunch series, brunch at the theater’s Waffle Iron Café is available before and after the show. The brunch menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, and smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and Traditional Belgian Waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter, as well as the house specialty The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream) and the chocoholic fantasy the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle.  Entree salads and waffle-branded sliders are also available.
Details: 508 Canal Street, NYC. Cost: $20. For more information, call 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.canalparkplayhouse.com.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH

Friday, October 5th from 10am — 11:30am and 1pm — 3pm
Brooklyn Public Library: Kids Mobile at Prospect Park Children’s Corner
Brooklyn Public Library’s colorful Kidsmobile, a children’s library on wheels, is busy at schools, daycare centers, Headstart and after school programs and community events. Head on over for fun, free, and educational activities!
Details: Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn. Across from the carousel. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 718-253-4948. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 5th from 11:30am — 12:00pm
Story Time with Jordan at powerHouse Arena
Join in the fun on Fridays as powerHouse Children’s Book Specialist Jordan Nielsen reads from some of our favorite kids books. It’s a perfect pre-nap activity, if you ask me. Please note: RSVP is highly recommended.
Details: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. Recommended for ages 2-6. FREE for all. Contact: 718.666.3049 or email kids@powerHouseArena.com. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 5th from 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Baby Boogie at the Prospect Park YMCA
Are you a new parent?! Then this class may just be perfect for you. Listen closely and you’ll hear the class calling your name. Not only will you have time to meet other parents here, but the class also includes games for babies, singing, and dancing. Jackpot!
Details: 357 Ninth Street. Ideal for parents with babies up to 13 months. $12/visit. Telephone: 718.768.7100. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 5th from 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Basketball at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. Closed-toed shoes required.
Ages 5 and 6: Fridays, June 1-Oct. 26 (except 5/25, 8/31, 10/5), 3:30-4:30pm
Ages 7 and up: Fridays, June 1-Oct. 26 (except 5/25, 8/31, 10/5), 4:30-5:30pm
Details: North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace, NYC. Two sessions: 5-6 or 7 and up. FREE for all. Contact: 212.267.9700. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 5th from 4:30pm — 5:30pm
Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program
Where are our animal lovers? Or parents of animal-loving children? You’ll want to check out this FREE event that introduces children and young teens to basic animal care and teaches them about existing issues in animal welfare. Through exciting lesson plans and interactive activities with cats and dogs at the shelter, participants learn the importance of treating animals humanely. They will not only make an impact on the lives of the animals they encounter, but it can certainly be a significant experience for them as well.
Details: 251 Centre Street. Ages 5-12. FREE for all, but RSVP is required. Contact: KendraM@ah-nyc.org or visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 5th at 6:15pm
Family Movie Night at The Moxie Spot
Still stumped on how to enjoy Family Friday Nights after a long week? Head on over to The Moxie Spot, a family-friendly restaurant and play space for a fun Friday night film screening. Kids will eat for free when you purchase an entrée from the dinner special after 5:30pm. Now that what we call “family friendly.”
Details: The short feature begins at 6:15pm. The longer feature begins at 6:45pm. 81-83 Atlantic Avenue (at Hicks Street). 718.923.9710.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH

Saturday, October 6th from 10 am on
10th Annual Miles for Midwives and Birth & Wellness Fair NYC 2012.

This run/fair is designed to bring runners, families and midwifery supporters to this fun community day. Proceeds from this event benefit the work of the NYC Midwives and Choices in Childbirth to improve maternity care in our community.. 10:00AM:  5K Fun-Run begins Followed by the Birth & Wellness Fair. Featuring free wellness activities for all ages. Yoga / Guided Stretches / Kids Activity Table / Face Painter

Saturday, October 6th from 10am — 1pm
Toy Museum of NY Grand Opening
Get ready for fun, fun, fun folks! The new and cozy space is housed in a green building at the corner of Warren and Smith Street. The toys on display are from the 1880s to the 1980s and also double as a performance stage for a live theatrical performance about toys, called Queen Marlene’s Toy Theatre. When it comes to creating an unforgettable experience, Ms. Hochman, the Founder and Director of the Museum, has successfully proved that this production is something that audiences want to see again and again. “When the show ends, children want to see another episode”, says Hochman. “They just want to stay and see what happens the next time, which has us working on a sequel.”
Details: 180 Smith Street, Cobble Hill. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 6th from 10am — 5pm
Red Hook Fall Flea at PS 15
Red Hook’s local community school PS 15 (Patrick F. Daly School) will be hosting the annual Red Hook Fall Flea on October 6th in PS 15′s schoolyard. There will be a variety of exciting activities to engage kids, while their parents explore the diverse vendors and mix and mingle with the Red Hook’s fun and funky finest. The day promises to be a joy-filled celebration of the unique community of Red Hook and its beloved local neighborhood elementary school PS 15. The school, which despite economic challenges, continues to be a distinguished arts focused school for children from Pre-K through grade 5 and introduces this school year a new Spanish/English Dual Language Program. So… get out there, support the cause, and have a great time!
Details: For more information, email Ps15flea@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 6th from 10:30am — 11:30am
Story Time with Carol and Friends
Carroll Garden folks, weekly story time has never been so good! The Friends of Carroll Garden Library present, “Story Time with Carol and Friends” so head on over to join in on the educational fun.
Details: All ages welcomed. FREE for all. 396 Clinton Street. For more information, contact: friendscglibrary@gmail.com or visit their website.

Saturday, October 6th at 11am
Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore
Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and sometimes activities and crafts too!
Details: 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn. Ages 3 to 8. FREE for all, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 6th from 11am — 1pm
Pumpkin Day at McCarren Park
Children can pick out their own pumpkin, decorate it, and take it home! Urban Rustic will provide the food, while arts and crafts and live music will be provided by Newtown Creek Players. This year, there will also be a pumpkin carving spectacular by Little Duck Organics and a costume swap by Krrb. Bring outgrown children’s costumes to trade with your neighbors!
Details: Bedford Avenue, Driggs Avenue, Lorimer Street, Brooklyn. Cost: $10/pumpkin and trick and treat bags.

Saturday, October 6th from 11am — 2pm
“Dads@Play” at SolarOne Park
This cool event was created with the mission to encourage dads to take an active role in parenting and playtime. The event will feature outdoor activities, which includes car races, sports-related carnival activities, face painting, art projects, and much more. There will also be a silent auction, where proceeds will be donated to STIVE’s “Stronger Fathers, Stronger Families” New York based initiatives.
Details: 24-20 FDR Drive at East 23rd Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $5/adults; $3/children. Visit the website for more information on SolarOne.

Saturday, October 7th from 12pm — 6pm
6th Annual Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Patch at Sunnyside Gardens Park
October is definitely one of my favorite months of Fall! Why? Pumpkin patches galore! Pick pumpkins with your children and decorate with paints, paper & sparkles. Your artist in the family can enter the Chalk Art competition. Throughout the day, live musical performances will keep the atmosphere festive. We are featuring Richard Younger, a local favorite especially among the younger set. Classic German style foods will be served in the park’s woodlands complete with grills and picnic tables along with a full menu of German beers. The Arts & Crafts show hosts some of our finest local artists. Enter in our raffles for amazing prizes donated by local generous businesses.
Details: 48-21 39th Avenue, Queens, NY. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 6th at 1pm
The Annual Columbus Day Parade in Brooklyn
Looking to enjoy a Columbus Day parade right here in our borough? Head to Bensonhurst for a low-key, family-friendly, community sort of affair, especially fun for pint-sized kids! The parade will last approximately 3-4 hours and will consists of local groups, music, and good food! It’s organized by the Federation of Italian American Organizations and will include marching bands, Italian American organizations, civic organizations, flag waving kids, parents, and generally excited Brooklynites!
Details: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, along Cristoforo Colombo BLVD (18th Avenue) from 61st to 84th Street.

Saturday, October 6th from 2pm — 4:30pm
Carole and Paula’s Magic Garden: A Benefit Concert
Taking place at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre at the West Side Y, these performances will feature their signature songs, exciting stories, memorable and unseen video clips from The Magic Garden, and a chance to meet them after the show.
Details: 10 West 64th Street at Central Park West, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $30/adults; $20/children 12 and under. Contact: 646.383.0015. Seating is limited and all proceeds go directly to supporting the festival.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH

Sunday, October 7th beginning at 9am
Brooklyn Synagogue 150th Anniversary Opening
On October 7, 2012, Brooklyn, NY-  Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) in Park Slope, Brooklyn will launch a year of special activities to celebrate their 150th anniversary at an opening ceremony and Sukkot block party! As a birthday gift to the congregation, CBE has commissioned a scribe to help the community write a new Torah. This Torah will be the first in New York City and the entire East Coast to be written entirely by a woman scribe and will symbolize the ways in which the CBE community has been a symbol of both constancy and progress for the past century and a half in Brooklyn.
Details: Congregation Beth Elohim, corner of 8th Ave. and Garfield in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Sunday, October 7th: all day
Apple Festival at Queens County Farm Museum
Fall is officially in full swing and visitors can pick a large variety of apples, apple products, and freshly pressed cider, which will be made available. The nation’s largest apple cobbler will be baked on site. YUM! Need we say more?!
Details: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, New York 11004-1129. All are welcomed. Contact: 718-347-3276. More information.

Sunday, October 7th at 11:00am
Baby Stories and Singalongs at Greenlight Bookstore
Babies and toddlers under 3 years old will be highly entertained with stories, songs, and interactive play as the children’s performers Miss NinaJon Samson, and Vered take turns keeping them busy.
Details: Geared toward ages 3 years and under. Open to public, but on a first come, first served basis. 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 7th at 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Story Time at Books of Wonder
Each week, they choose several books (based on the age of the children attending) and sit down with children and their parents.
Details: 18 West 18th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 212.989.3270 or emailstore@booksofwonder.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 7th at 1:30pm
South of the Border: Latin American Folktales at Urban Stages
Head to Urban Stages for the play by Liz Parker and Rachel Sullivan. Puppets, masks, and dance fill this trio of bilingual stories from Ecuador, Peru, and Cuba.  This hour long, family-friendly show will be performed by Flor Bromley.
Details: 259 West 30th Street, NYC. Recommended for children 7 and under. FREE for all, donations welcomed.

Sunday, October 7th: various times
Brooklyn Children’s Museum Events!
Happy Sukkot!

1:00-2:00pm

Celebrate the history, traditions, and significance of Sukkot! The Sukkah, a temporary outdoor booth or shelter, is a central symbol of the ancient harvest festival. During the seven days of Sukkot, Jewish families sit together, eat together, and even sleep outside in the Sukkah. Visit and help decorate the Museum’s Sukkah, and enjoy activities that explore themes of the holiday for all ages!
Plant Parts Feast!

1:30- 2:30pm

Celebrate the last day of Sukkot with a botanical feast! We’ll make a salad using every plant part – roots, stems, leaves, even flowers, and then taste-test some chocolate seeds for dessert! Ages 4+
Let’s Celebrate Sukkot!
2:30-3:30pm
Learn about the traditions behind the festival of Sukkot, and create a special craft to take home!
Details:
145 Brooklyn Avenue

Sunday, October 7th at 2:3pm
Mario the Magician! at Space on White
My son and I really love Mario the Magician and always have a good time when we go. Too bad we’ll be busy this Sunday, otherwise we’d definitely be there! However, you can join Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario’s old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does!
Details: 81 White Street, NYC. Cost: $10/children; $20/adults. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 7th at 3:30pm
Abracadabra! at Urban Stages
Children’s magician, Evan Paquette, shares a few tricks of the trade in a mini lesson and magic show. So grab your little magician and enjoy the show!
Details: 259 West 30th Street, NYC. Recommended for children 7 and under. FREE for all, donations welcomed.

Sunday, October 7th from 4pm — 5pm
The powerHouse Arena Presents… LITTLE TUG by Stephen Savage
Little Tug may not be very tall or very fast, but when the big ships in the harbor need help, they know they can count on him to be there with a push, a pull, and a ride to safety. But what happens when Little Tug gets tired? This simple, endearing book with a charming retro feel and an emotional punch is the first book for Roaring Brook Press by the acclaimed author of Polar Bear Night (New York Times Best Illustrated book) and Where’s Walrus?
Details: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn.  For more information, please call 718.666.3049 RSVP appreciated: kids@powerhousearena.com

Sunday, October 7th at 6:30pm
Family Movie Night at Greenwood Playground
Bring chairs, snacks, and blankets for Family Movie Night! There will be a showing of Toy Story, and we all know how much the kids love that movie. Oh, and kids can come in their pajamas. There’s no school on Monday so it’ll be a fun party! Woohoo!
Details: Greenwood Playground. All are welcomed. FREE for all.

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