Weekday Fun: Live-Scored Star Wars, San Gennaro, DIY Rockets

New York Philharmonic, Botanical Garden, and San Gennaro: Events for New York City Kids September 11 to 15, 2017

For New York City kids, early fall is a time of planting and feasting. The New York Botanical Garden begins a corn-doll making workshop on Wednesday, and the Feast of San Gennaro gets going in Little Italy on Thursday. Of course, if a family needs to go extra-terrestrial, the New York Philharmonic begins live-scoring Star Wars movies on Friday.

Just looking to escape the city? See our Fall Fun Guide to petting zoos, corn mazes, and farms right outside the five boroughs. Or maybe stay here and get a bite in Fort Greene. In the meantime, our September GoList is always overflowing with oodles of cool stuff to do, and our Event Calendar can help you plan your day-to-day activities. 

Monday, September 11 
Let's Talk about Diversity: Diverse Booktalk with Aram Kim — Midtown West
Author of Cat on the Bus, Aram Kim reads her favorite children's books that reflect the world as it truly is. FREE

See all Monday events.

Tuesday, September 12
Library Lab: Paper Rockets — Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Williamsburg Library teaches kids how to make a cool paper rocket and blast it off for as long as it'll last. FREE

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, September 13


Make a corn husk doll at the New York Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy of the garden

Dig! Plant! Grow! The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash — Bronx
The New York Botanical Garden hosts this corn-husk-doll-making workshop that also teaches kids how the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans planted their autumn crops.

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, September 14

Kids can enjoy carnival rides in Little Italy, or just eat, at the Feast of San Gennaro. Photo by Teri Tynes/CC BY 2.0

The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro — Little Italy
A perennial September GoList pick, this is one of the largest street festivals in Manhattan, taking over Mulberry Street from Canal to Houston (and sections of Grand and Hester) with food, rides, and treats. FREE

See all Thursday events.

Friday, September 15
Star Wars by the New York Philharmonic — Upper West Side
Another September GoList pick! Beginning with A New Hope (AKA, the first movie), one of the greatest orchestras around begins a series of live-scorings of the best Star Wars movies at Lincoln Center.  

See all Friday events.

Top photo: Star Wars by the New York Philharmonic. Photo courtesy of the New York Philharmonic

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