This Saturday, the annual Smithsonian Museum Day means FREE ticketed admission to participating museums around NYC, including the Fire Museum, the Folk Art Museum and more. Be sure to download tickets in advance. Hint: The Intrepid Museum is participating, so you can attend the amazing Space and Science Festival for FREE!
Two more beloved annual favorites coming to NYC this weekend: World Maker Faire takes over the New York Hall of Science, and a mile-long stretch of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn turns into a party for the Atlantic Antic on Sunday. For science-loving kids, the Submerge Marine Science Fest at Hudson River Park promises plenty of free, hands-on projects and activities.
Looking for an old-fashioned fall festival now that the calendar says it's officially autumn? Take your pick: This weekend the historic Wyckoff House hosts the Breukelen County Fair, the Queens County Farm Museum kicks off its annual corn maze with the Queens County Fair, and rides, bounce houses, and face painting also liven up the Brownstone School Fall Fun Fair on the Upper West. Plus, there are free music performances all weekend at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival.
And don't forget the Autumn Moon Festival and Parade, which weaves through Chinatown on Saturday. In fact, there are Autumn Moon celebrations all across the city, including the Mid-Autumn Moon Family Fest at the Museum of Chinese in America, Snug Harbor's celebration in the Chinese Scholar's Garden, and Japan's version of the holiday on Sunday! Brooklynites can march in Sunday's Autumn Moon Lantern Parade, and get swept up in cultural performances, arts and crafts, and more.
Check the calendar for more (including the adorable FREE ABT workshop for kids), and snag an inside peek at where to find pumpkin patches and hay rides right here in NYC.