We're running full speed toward Halloween in New York City, costumes flapping behind us, and there's plenty of seasonal fun to be had, from giant pumpkins in the Bronx to Pumpkin Point on Governors Island. Kids can trick or treat to the beat at Brooklyn Conservatory's Haunted Concert, rock out to the Laurie Berkner Band's Halloween Concert, or check out Halloween shows like Wanda's Monster and The Not-So-Spooky Ghost. You can even explore the history of Frankenstein at the Morgan.
There are family-friendly fall festivals all over town this weekend, too: Saturday, head to PS 166's Fall Spooktacular, the Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, or the Kids Rock Fall Fun Fest. On Sunday, there's the Hudson River Park Fall Fest and Halloween Howl. Or pick apples in a virtual orchard at Opal Apple's pop-up on the Lower East Side all weekend.
Need a break from Halloween? Taste of the Seaport beckons on Saturday, with kid-friendly activities, live music, and food. James and the Giant Peach also opens Saturday with music by the Oscar-winning team behind Dear Evan Hanson. The Little Orchestra Society kicks off its season this weekend with the music of Joplin and Ellington, or head to Carnegie Hall for a FREE concert for toddlers on Sunday. If you have a preschooler, don't miss our Downtown Brooklyn Preschool event on Sunday!
As always, our October GoList features the month's best picks, and our Fall Fun Guide provides a lowdown on seasonal to-dos. If you want to start planning, maybe for some Thanksgiving or even December holiday events, dig into our Event Calendar.