NYC Parks Weekend Fun Guide

October 24-25, 2020

Here are some highlights of fun things to do this weekend. Visit our Events Calendar for more events.

Staying in? Check out Parks@Home!

When visiting our parks, please wear a face covering and keep six feet between households. For information about service changes in our parks, visit our COVID-19 Service Changes page. 

Discover some of the best places to see fall foliage

A family ventures through a corn maze

Fall foliage season has arrived in NYC! Come take in the beauty of our city in autumn, when the leaves change from gorgeous green to the fierce fiery colors of fall. Many of our parks offer sweeping views of fall foliage along trails, waterfronts, and park landscapes that will leave you in awe. Head out on your own with our Fall Foliage Guide or join a Fall Foliage Tour.

When you share your fall foliage photos on Instagram and Twitter, add our hashtag: #FallforNYC! We'll be sharing our favorites all season long. 

Go pumpkin picking

a pile of pumpkins

You don't have to leave the city to take a pumpkin home! Come check out our pumpkin patches at Queens Farm and at Decker Farm on Staten Island! 

Help us plant trees in the forest

a path leads through a forest in the park

We're looking for volunteers to help us plant trees in Pelham Bay Park and Inwood Hill Park this weekend. Join us as we grow NYC's urban forest! Sign up today

Climb to the top of the Harlem Fire Watchtower

A tall steel structure towers over Marcus Garvey Park

This Saturday, head to the top of the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower with our Urban Park Rangers as your guide while learning about the landmark's incredible history. Tour info

Get lost in a corn maze

A family ventures through a corn maze

Find your way through the famous Amazing Maize Maze at the historic Queens Farm! Add more thrill to your experience at Maze by Moonlight this Saturday! Get tickets (image courtesy of Queens County Farm Museum)

Explore Staten Island's wildlife nightlife

nighttime view of a pond surrounded by trees in fall color

This Saturday evening, join our Urban Park Rangers at Willowbrook Park for a chance to see wildlife that wakes up at night. Event info 

Join our Hawk Watch in Pelham Bay Park

A hawk lands on a pathway in the park

Many raptors migrate in the fall, with the peak usually taking place from September through October. In NYC, we have year-round resident red-tailed hawks but will also see hawks migrating south. See for yourself at our Hawk Watch this Sunday! Event info

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