Celebrate the fall season at the 12th annual Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge
Celebrate the fall season at the 12th annual Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge

20 Awesome Things To Do in NYC This Weekend With Kids

Looking for the best things to do in New York City this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Things are getting spookier as we slither closer and closer to Halloween. From Pumpkin Point on Governors Island to a crop of creepy outdoor movies (including Poltergeist and Beetlejuice) to Harvest Fests in Clay Pit Ponds State Park and at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the spirits of the season abound. This weekend, you can also visit some giant pumpkins in the Bronx or take a spooky, moonlit walk through NYC's only corn maze. On a lighter note, don't forget to stop by your local library to celebrate Welcome Week! And if you want a little Squid pro quo, don't miss the Korean Fest on Sunday.

We've got more picks for everyday fun in our Activity Calendar and our curated list of picks for October fun and Halloween Fun Guide overflow with more seasonal picks.

Places featured in this article:


MacNeil Park

Lightbridge Academy of Midtown Manhattan

Governors Island
Queens County Farm Museum's Pumpkin Patch
Queens County Farm Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Release of the Fishes
Pier 40 - 3:00 PM Pick
Photoville 2021
Citywide - various times Pick
Morningside Lights 2021: Play On
Online - various times Pick
Kusama: Cosmic Nature
The New York Botanical Garden - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides