Get ready to celebrate Fall– family style. This weekend, you’ll explore different cultures without having to leave the tri-state area. Taste test mooncakes, make music together at not one but two music festivals, or get competitive in potato sacks at this harvest festival. If these aren’t enough to fill your plate, we have even more rounded up, just for you. Keep scrolling for other weekend event picks!

photo: Mid-Autumn Moon Family Festival

Twyla Tharp Dance for Kids
Participants will explore the possibilities found in the phrase and how it can be developed. The class also includes a short warm up from Tharp’s TREEFROG class and is open to all levels of ability. Sat. Event Details.

Mid-Autumn Moon Family Festival
Fly to the moon with MOCA! Explore the customs and traditions behind this harvest festival with a mooncake tasting, arts and crafts, stellar story time, and more family fun! Sat. Event Details.


6th Annual Free Square Dance
Attendees don’t need square dancing experience–or even a partner! The evening will also feature instruction in trick-roping, lassoing, a kids’ “bouncy horse corral,” and more. Fri. Event Details.

Family Music Day
Children and adults alike can play orchestral and traditional Irish music at the instrument petting zoo, make instruments to take home, create art at the coloring station, win gifts and prizes, and enjoy performances from the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s String Quartet, students of Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Irish Arts Center musicians. Sat. Event Details.


John Musto’s “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt”
Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Fall Family Days: Rhythms of Latin America
Families have the opportunity to enjoy live performances, build handmade instruments, and sing and dance with professional musicians. Sun. Event Details.


Rosh Hashanah in Prospect Park
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during the Rosh Hashanah holiday for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel. Fri. Event Details.

Halloween Harvest: Experience Treasure Island!
Ahoy, me Hearties! It’s time to experience all the thrills, chills and Halloween frills during Luna Park’s pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in Coney Island. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Harvest Festival
Harvest, cook, and eat potatoes that were planted back in May. You can also challenge friends and family to potato sack races. Sun. Event Details.


Saturday Sculpture Workshop
Drop into this hands-on workshop where kids will work with a different artist each week to create their own masterpieces based on different techniques, mediums, and inspiration. Sat. Event Details.

35th Annual Queens County Fair
Don’t miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and top-notch children’s entertainment. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

Baby Safety and Wellness Expo
This event is for new and expecting parents providing them information on health, safety, and everything they need to know to keep their baby safe and well. Leading local industry experts will be on hand to answer questions and educate. Sat. Event Details.

How do you celebrate Fall? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Jesseca Stenson