Are you ready for fall? This weekend basically screams fall harvest, what with all the harvest fests happening around NYC, like this one happening within city limits. Not into fall fests? Check out the annual Cavalcade of Youth in Brooklyn, get a head start on your Halloween celebrations, or listen to stories told by some of your favorite drag queens. If you and the kids are lucky enough to have a long weekend, but you’re not sure how you’ll fill that extra time, why not check out one of our other top event picks? Scroll on to find your next adventure!

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Downtown

Unicorn Yoga Rainbow Adventure
Take a magnificent adventure where you will use the magical map to soar across the river of confetti, and over the laughing mountains into the sparkle jungle, in search of the mystical unicorn. If you love all things rainbows and sparkles, you won’t want to miss this fantastical unicorn celebration. Sat. Event Details.

Dak’Toka Taino : I Am Taino
In this live-action puppet film, a grandmother talks with her granddaughter about their Taíno heritage in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico. Mon. Event Details.

Midtown

The Pout-Pout Fish
Put your fins together for this brand new musical based on the best-selling children’s book series. When Ms. Clam’s precious pearl gets swept out to sea, everyone’s favorite frowny fishie blankets the reef with his biggest dreary-weary yet. Can a fish of little faith find the gem and save the day? Be “shore” to find out! Sat. Event Details.

Uptown

Little New-Yorkers
Each class is designed for kids ages 3-6 and includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project. Fri. Event Details.

Harvest Festival
Who says you need to leave the city to go pumpkin picking? This pumpkin patch is in the city on the Mayor’s Lawn at East End Avenue and East 88th Street. Pick your own pumpkin and decorate it, meet Daisy the Friendly Scare Crow, and feel free to get some festive fall photos. Also enjoy tattoos, making Halloween slime, and take a stroll through the Spooky Trail, if you dare! Sat. Event Details.

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Indigenous Cultures of NYC
Celebrate indigenous cultures in the Art, Artist & You exhibit as you pay respect to these native people and populations through various drop-in workshops. Sat.-Mon. Event Details.

Brooklyn

Drag Queen Story Hour
DQSH is just what it sounds like — drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores – or in this case, Brooklyn Children’s Museum! This interactive art and storytime program celebrates the uniqueness of all kids and families. Sat. Event Details.

Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and Playful Productions present a special showcase for young variety performers, ranging from absolute amateurs to world-class professionals. Juvenile jugglers, diminutive dancers, adolescent acrobats, and a host of other majorly talented minors present a full show of vaudeville. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

6th Annual Hip Hop Halloween
Celebrate Halloween with family and friends in the Hip Hop Community Garden by taking part in painting a pumpkin, face painting and festive food. Sat. Event Details.

Harvest Fest
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family with live music, inflatables, petting zoo, face painting, tours, garden and composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, beer & wine garden, and more. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Bronx

Family Art Project
Step into your role as a naturalist by creating a backyard herbarium and DIY flower press with everyday materials. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Honey & Harvest Weekend
Dig into the traditions of the season with honey samples and honey-inspired recipe tastings. Meet up with busy bees as they work in their hive, help out with the vegetable harvest, and take in the sights and sounds of the season during this weekend dedicated to all things autumn. Sat.-Mon. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson

 

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