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Weekend Fun Guide

October 22 - 23

Here are some highlights of free and low-cost things to do in our parks this weekend. For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

1. See the best of NYC's fall foliage


Join a fall foliage tour with our park experts to discover some of the most beautiful spots to see autumn's lovely colors. Find an upcoming fall foliage tour > 

2. Head to Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

dog costume

Dress up your pups in their best Halloween costumes and watch them strut their stuff in the parade this Saturday in Tompkins Square Park. More info > 

3. Check out our obstacle course in Queens

Alley Pond Adventure Course

Only two free admission Sundays left before the Alley Pond Adventure Course closes for winter! More info > 

4. Go hiking in Marine Park

Marine Park

Use our new trail map to explore salt marshes, wildlife-viewing spots, and some of the most scenic places in Brooklyn's largest park. View the trail map > 

5. Find your way through this three-acre corn maze

Queens Farm corn maze

Head on over to the Queens Farm this weekend and join this fun family adventure at the Amazing Maize Maze festival. More info > 

6. Compete in the scarecrow-making contest


Show off your skills at the all ages competition this Sunday at Ocean Breeze Park on Staten Island. Event info > 

7. Explore Highbridge Park

High Bridge

On Saturday, a nature expert will lead a walk along the river to help your discover birds, insects, and wild flowers of the park. Then, on Sunday, our park rangers will host a tour of the High Bridge, NYC's oldest standing bridge. Join a tour > 

8. See stars and planets up close


Our Urban Park Rangers are bringing telescopes and astronomy guides to the parks to help you see meteor showers and planets in the sky when it is dark out. View the schedule > 

9. Watch free movies in the park

movie in the park

Showing this weekend: The Lost Boys, Gremlins, Dracula Untold, and Monster SquadView movie locations and showtimes > (Please note: in case of rain, movie nights may be canceled or delayed)

10. Join a tour of the old Putnam railroad line

bchs tour

The Bronx Co. Historical Society's tour will take you on a walk along the route in Van Cortlandt Park, then head on the now-defunct Getty Square Branch that leads into Yonkers. More info > 

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