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Festivals

New York City is filled with celebrations of all types. From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to the Dance Parade, and beyond, parades and festivals large and small bring joy to people of all ages and interests.

Festivals Events

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct 5

Harvest Festival

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be face painting, pumpkin hunts, Urban Farm tours, apple cider, rice cake demos, and more.
Free!

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Kids
Oct 5

Raptor Fest

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators, live and up close with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.
Free!

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the 22nd Little Red Lighthouse Festival! Including tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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Oct 11

Annual Pumpkin Festival in Willowbrook Park

at Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The prettiest pumpkins prevail at our old-fashioned fall festival.
Free!

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Kids
Oct 11

Haunted House Maze

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
For this event, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center transforms into a haunted house!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18

Fall Harvest Festival

at Victory Field (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with live performances, crafts, games, pumpkins face painting and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Fall Harvest Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with an historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning, and autumn-themed crafts!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Pooch Parade

at Wolfes Pond Park at Hylan Blvd (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Does your dog look dapper in a suit? Do you and your dog share an uncanny resemblance? You owe it to SI to come to the Pooch Parade!
Free!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oct 19

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts, and beer.

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oct 24

Dracula's Castle

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Visit a haunted castle for Halloween! Jackie Robinson Recreation Center turns its historic, castle-like interior into a spooky haunted house.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct 25

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be food, live music, art-making workshops, and a canine costume contest!
Free!

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Event
Oct 25

Halloween Extravaganza 2014

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
There will be a Haunted House by the Boy Scouts, bake tables by the Girl Scouts, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, raffles, and much more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

16th Annual Great PUPkin Festival

at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.
The 16th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is the largest dog costume contest in Brooklyn. Registration will begin on the monument plaza at 11:00 a.m. If you need…
Free!

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Oct 25

Halloween Festival

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be games, hay rides, costume contests, pumpkin patch, inflatable rides, and much more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oct 26

Shocktoberfest

at Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for Shocktoberfest! Enjoy haunted hay rides, a pumpkin patch, fun inflatable playgrounds, crafts, games, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oct 30

Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Visit Brownsville's spooky haunted house! The local recreation center turns into a Halloween extravaganza with scary decorations galore. Come in costume!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 31, 2014

Oct 31

Halloween Spectacular

at West Bronx Recreation Center , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Spend the early part of the evening at the Halloween Spectacular! All are welcome for a costume contest, arts and crafts and a haunted house.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

A Haunting We Will Go...

at Cedar Grove Avenue at Waterside Street , Staten Island

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a frightfully fun Halloween! There will be Halloween arts and crafts, haunted events and games. Come spookily dressed for the costume contest!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

St. James Haunted Maze

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Walk through the St. James Recreation Center's haunted house! It's a maze of scary fun, including tons of Halloween activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Visit Brownsville's spooky haunted house! The local recreation center turns into a Halloween extravaganza with scary decorations galore. Come in costume!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Hunts Point Haunted Halloween

at Hunt's Point Recreation Center , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come to the Hunts Point Recreation Center for its unlucky 13th annual haunted house!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nov 16

The Wolf Returns!

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Meet Atka, an arctic gray wolf, and learn about the important role wolves play in nature.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

12:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live musical performances, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, sales in our Holiday Marketplace, and a tree lighting ceremony.
Free!

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Tree lighting, live entertainment and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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