It’s the first official weekend of fall. Get into the spirit with some outdoor fall activities close to NYC, like apple picking or making your way through a corn maze.  You can even go kayaking  in Brooklyn! Keep scrolling for more fun weekend ideas for kids!


2020 National Book Festival

More than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets and children’s writers will be on hand, virtually, in the 20th annual Library of Congress Book Festival. Event Details.

The Amazing Maize Maze

Get lost in NYC’s only corn maze! The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way to Victory Bridge where the full vista of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ masterpiece is revealed. Event Details.

Jack & the Beanstalk

Puppetworks performs with marionettes the classic folk tale, Jack & the Beanstalk. Event Details.

Dino Fest at Home

Kids will enjoy a week-long online festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life.  Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the museum’s Dinosaur Institute and beyond, dig into hands-on activities at home, and so much more! Event Details.

Sundae School

For the first time ever, MOIC is hosting in-person workshops to create your own ice cream! This hands-on workshop lets you explore your imagination through the love of sweets.  Event Details.

Italian Class with SpeakitalyNYC

Experiment with Italian through a wide range of engaging activities! Event Details.

Kids Yoga Dance Party

This fun and active yoga class focuses on music and movement. Kids will stretch, shake, shimmy and shuffle. Event Details.

Journey to the Stars

Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for this stargazing session that is free and open to the public. Event Details.

Virtual Run for the Wild

Each year, the WCS Run for the Wild raises awareness of the threats facing wildlife while fundraising to help WCS’s conservation work at the Bronx Zoo and around the world. This year the 5k race will be virtual instead of at the Bronx Zoo. Run for the Wild in your neighborhoods, on local trails and tracks, or even on treadmills at home. Event Details.


Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse from the Pier 4 Beach! Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


featured image: iStock