Weekend Fun: Open House NY, Ragamuffin Parade, Pickle Day

Things to Do with Kids in NYC October 13-14: Open House NY, Ragamuffin Parade, Pickle Day
Head to Corona, Queens to snap some pics at the Galaxy mural. Photo by Janet Bloom

Need a little break from harvest- and Halloween-themed activities? Celebrate NYC architecture this weekend with one of our October GoList picks, Open House NY, a weekend-long event offering FREE access to urban gems like the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, Bartow Pell Mansion, and the African Burial Ground, among other family-friendly options. Kids can create a city at the Center for Architecture, build imagined cities at MOMA, and hit the Cooper Hewitt's Design Fest. All FREE.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled October mayhem:

The countdown to Halloween continues with the 52nd annual Ragamuffin Parade in Bay Ridge, and performances and pumpkins aplenty at the Harvest Festival on Randall's Island. Hop on a horse-drawn hay ride at Carl Schurz Park's Harvest Fest, help make the Haunted Paper House on Governors Island, hit the Earth School Fall Fest or the Bank Street School one (where Laurie Berkner is scheduled to perform), bop over to the Hip Hop Halloween Celebration in Queens, make a scary movie, or scope out the Sunday Social on Montague Street.

Plus, Sunday is Pickle Day on the Lower East Side, packed with all things sweet and sour...in addition to 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!

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