Ready to pack away all those spiders and skeletons, but not sure what to do about Mr. Jack O'Lantern? Head to the annual Pumpkin Smash in Chelsea. The first weekend in November also features big events like Canstruction at Brookfield Place and the New York Marathon, with PS 118's annual race celebration bringing bounce houses, face painting, and a front-row view of the runners.
India's Festival of Lights, Diwali, sparkles at Manhattan's Asia Society and Queens' Forest Hills library on Saturday. On Sunday, you can make sculptures out of light at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. And there are Dia de Los Muertos celebrations this Saturday at both the AMNH and the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
Get in some leaf peeping this weekend at Wave Hill or the Fall Forest Weekend at the NY Botanical Garden. Coffey Park's Fall Festival serves up performances, crafts, and fall-focused family fun. And the Meatpacking District's Fall Fest (rescheduled from last weekend thanks to the Nor'Easter) is back on track this Saturday, too.
With Election Day coming up on November 6, it feels especially appropriate to mark the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington; Fort Tryon commemorates the occasion with military drills, blacksmith demos, and other revolutionary activities. (And don't miss our list of 20 Fun Things to Do with NYC Kids on Election Day.)
As always, we recommend a deep dive into our newly released November GoList, and remember to scan our ever-growing calendar for new additions and neighborhood-specific events.