The long Columbus Day weekend is here, and NYC kids have a message for local schools: keep the holidays coming! What's a parent to do? Why, check out the New York Botanical Garden's Dig! Plant! Grow! Scarecrow Weekend, take to the ice for the first skate of the season at Rock Center's Opening Day, score tickets for opening weekend of the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, or celebrate Columbus Day in Prospect Park.
This weekend is also full of seasonal celebrations including the annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival, Harlem Harvest Festival, the Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival, and the Jefferson Market Garden Children's Festival. And let's not forget the annual Columbus Day Parade.
Read on for our top picks for the coming weekend, or see the 23 Best Events for Columbus Day in NYC. Also, be sure to check our October GoList and just released Halloween Guide to help you plan out the rest of this fall and, as always, our Event Calendar is full of activities and events for every day of the week.