Halloween and all of it’s spectacular and spooky hubbub may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find a candy or costume filled event. This weekend, attend a haunted house or turn excess candy into art. Ready to move on to other activities? See awesome art made of cans, attend a Transformers book launch, learn about marionettes or take a pretty fall walk through the forest.
Fall Forest Weekends at NYBG
The Thain Family Forest is drenched in gorgeous fall foliage now and the NYBG is hosting themed discovery walks throughout the weekend. Also on tap – live birds of prey demonstrations, canoe trips, beer sampling, tree climbing demos, woodcrafting and more. Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bronx. Adults/$13, Kids/$3, under age 2 free. All ages. Event details.
Marionette Puppetry Workshop
In this 90-minute workshop New Vic Teaching Artists will teach you and your kids techniques of marionette puppetry inspired by their show Sleeping Beauty. Sat., 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm. Midtown West. $17. Ages 7+. Event details.
HiArt’s Annual Candy Monster Sculpture Fest
Create a candy monster, fantastical candy world, candy painting or whatever your kid’s sweet heart desires at this candy art workshop. If you’re sick of Halloween, bring your leftover candy along and your child can combine it with HiArt’s 20 feet of candy and put it to artistically beautiful use. Even sweeter: a portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative. Sat., 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Chelsea. $65 per child. Ages 4-14. Event details.
Get ready to see some amazing and enormous art! Twenty-five teams of architects, engineers, contractors and students will work together to build giant-sized sculptures made of unopened food cans in this unique competition on display for all to see. After the exhibition is complete, the food will be donated to City Harvest for those in need. This is a free event, but please bring a can of high-quality food to donate – they hope to collect over 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food. Fri., Sat., & Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Financial District. Free. All ages. Event details.
Halloween Haunted House
Wear your costumes one last time at this Super Awesome Saturday at NY Kids Club. Race through the gym-turned haunted house, engage in a scavenger hunt of epic proportions and let the kids stay up past their bedtime – if you’re lucky, they’ll sleep in tomorrow. Sat., 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Tribeca. $48 for the first child $24 for each additional sibling. Ages 5-9. Event details.
Transformers Book Party & Craft Demo
Celebrate the new book Transformers: The Ultimate Pop Up Universe with a special event at Powerhouse Arena. Pop up artist and author, Matthew Reinhart will show off his paper engineering magic by introducing his book and a craft demo. Sun., 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Dumbo. Free. Ages 6+. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of New Victory Theater