See the new exhibit The Art of the Brick at the New York Hall of Science. Photo by Drew Kristofik
See the new exhibit The Art of the Brick at the New York Hall of Science. Photo by Drew Kristofik

Things To Do in NYC with Kids this Weekend: Lighthouse, Pumpkins, Animals, Harvest

It's harvest season in NYC, which means pumpkins are ripe for picking at neighborhood supermarkets and bodegas—and local patches, too. Harvest fests abound this weekend, so you can take your pick (see what we did there?) from options that include the Harlem Harvest Fest, Jefferson Market Garden, the Greenbelt Pumpkin Fest, Oktoberfest in Sunnyside, and the Harvest Fest on Randall's Island. You can even gather 'round a seasonal campfire in Prospect Park and learn about native corn in the Battery.

On the Upper West Side, Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo rock Symphony Space on Saturday, and preschoolers can get their fill of world roots music for free at Lincoln Center's Brown Rice Family concert. Plus, Jazz at Lincoln Center introduces kids to the music of Chick Corea.

CMOM's Comic Con runs all weekend, the Little Red Lighthouse Fest celebrates the 77th anniversary of the book that made it famous, animals get blessings at St. John the Divine (and dogs get their day in Central Park), and Sunday is Pickle Day on the Lower East Side, packed with all things sweet and sour, plus face painters, balloon twisters, and carnival games.

Don't miss our Ultimate Halloween Fun Guide, and our list of the Best Free Halloween Events for Kids. And remember that our Fall Fun Guide and daily event calendar are always excellent resources for family fun!


New York Hall Of Science
47-01 111th St
Queens, NY

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036

Children's Museum of Manhattan
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Aviator Sports & Events Center
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater
Broadway at 60th St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Jefferson Market Garden
Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street
New York, NY

St. Nicholas Avenue
Between 117th and 118th Streets
New York, 10031

Lincoln Center
61 West 62nd Street, David Rubenstein Atrium
New York, NY 10023

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)
West 181 Street and Plaza Lafayette
New York, NY

Willowbrook Park
Eton Place off Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Sunnyside Gardens Park
48-21 39th Avenue
Sunnyside, NY 11104

BRIC Arts Media House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Lefferts Historic House
Intersection Ocean & Flatbush Aves. and Empire Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004

The Lower East Side
Orchard Street between Delancey and E. Houston
New York, NY

Bank Street School for Children
610 W112th Street between Broadway and Riverside
New York, NY 10025

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY

City Point
445 Albee Square West
Brooklyn, NY

Randall's Island
20 Randall's Island Park Urban Farm & Fields 62/63
New York, NY 10035

Robert F. Wagner Park
Battery Place and West Street
New York, NY

Central Park
Naumburg Bandshell (mid-Park at 72nd Street)
New York, NY
All Fired Up First Friday
All Fired Up - 6:00 PM Pick
All Fired Up First Friday
All Fired Up - 6:00 PM Pick
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
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