• 10 Great Events For September 2014

    Wave Hill Honey Weekend, Central Park Horse Show, Queens County Fair, and more.


    Wave Hill Honey Weekend

    Wave Hill Honey Weekend

    By Tiffany Lu

    Kids On The Block
    September 14
    [All Ages]
    Hit the streets for 92Y’s 19th Annual Street Fest, where kids will love the Kid Central Zone. They can watch performances on the Kids and Family stage, or have fun with activities like arts and crafts, drop-in drawing, or the Tiny Tumblers Toddler Obstacle Course. For kids under five, there will be special activities from 92Y Wonderplay Early Childhood Learning. Free; 12-5pm. Lexington Avenue (from 79-94th Streets), 212-415-5500, 92y.org

    Horsing Around
    September 18-21
    [All Ages]
    Saddle up and get ready for the Central Park Horse Show to make its inaugural debut this fall! This outdoor equestrian sporting event will showcase some of the best show jumpers and riders in the world at the Trump Rink in Central Park. Daily exhibitions and competitions (including the Rolex Central Park Grand Prix) will feature different breeds and disciplines and a dressage showcase. Additionally, 50 percent of the matinee tickets will be donated to local children’s groups in order to broaden the exposure of equestrian sport. $30 matinee, $250 evening; Various times, Central Park South at 59th Street and 6th Avenue, 540-687-6341, centralparkhorseshow.com

    Luna Park

    Luna Park

    Meet The Makers
    September 20-21
    [All Ages]
    At the 5th Annual World Maker Faire, makers will be sharing everything from robotics to food making to DIY crafting in what has become the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Be sure to buy a ticket and drop by to get to know what innovations are shaping the future and the people behind them. Price varies; 10am to 7pm. 47-01 111th Street, 707-602-5552, makerfaire.com

    Tricks And Treats
    September 20 – October 26
    [All Ages]
    With all the excitement and sugar buzz, Halloween seems to come and go too quickly each year. Luckily, Luna Park in Coney Island is hosting their 2nd Annual Halloween Harvest, so kids and fams can dress up and celebrate all season long! Every weekend through the end of October, there will be pumpkin painting, free activities, scavenger hunts, seasonal food, and more. Free with admission; 12pm to 8pm. 1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-373-5862, lunaparknyc.com

    Maker Faire

    Maker Faire

    County Fair Fun
    September 20-21
    [All Ages]
    Take the family out to the 32nd Annual Queens County Fair for a whole day of authentic county fair traditions like a corn maze, pie eating- and cornhusking-contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, games, circus entertainment, kids’ crafts, live music, and more! Children 12 and under $5, Adults $9; 11am to 6pm. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens, 718-347-3276, queensfarm.org

    Museum Madness
    September 27
    [All Ages]
    Museums all across the country (including many in NYC—like the Morgan Library and Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design) will be opening their doors for free, in the tradition of Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institution, for the 10th Museum Day Live! Each household can download two tickets online for free admission at any participating museum that day. Free; various times. At participating museums, smithsonianmag.com

    92Y Street Fest

    92Y Street Fest

    Chile Pepper Fest
    September 27
    [All Ages]
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden is heating things up with the 22nd Chile Pepper Festival. Come for a fiery day of live music and dance, and all kinds of foods utilizing Chile peppers. There will also be a farmer’s market and tours exploring Chile pepper plantings at the Garden. Join BBG in celebrating both Chile peppers and the cultures that use them. Free with admission; 11am to 6pm. 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-623-7200, bbg.org

    Kids 4 Kids
    September 27
    [All Ages]
    Come by the Kids 4 Kids Family Festival at Chelsea Piers for a day of activities, arts and crafts, games, gourmet food, music, meeting celebrities, and more! Hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the event is both a good time and for a good cause: creating a world where no child has AIDS. Price varies; 3pm to 6pm. 62 Chelsea Piers, 202-296-9165, pedaids.org

    The BBG Chile Pepper Festival

    The BBG Chile Pepper Festival

    The Hort’s 2nd Annual Green Family Circle Luncheon
    September 30
    [All Ages]
    Join the Horticultural Society of New York (the Hort) for their 2nd annual Green Family Circle Luncheon and Lecture. Hosted at Doubles restaurant, this lovely lunch will feature a lecture by Dr. Lawrence Rosen—an internationally-known pediatrician and the founder of the Whole Child Center—titled “The Healing Power of Nature: A Pediatrician’s Perspective.” While the event will certainly be enjoyed by intellectually curious parents, kids are welcome to join the fun and indulge in a delicious lunch. Be sure to register by September 19, as seating is limited. $100, Green Family Circle member, free, 12pm. Doubles, 781 5th Avenue, 212-757-0915, thehort.org

    Honey At The Hill
    October 4-5
    [All Ages]
    Celebrate bees and their honey at Wave Hill with a weekend of fun and educational activities. There will be bee-centered family art projects, a candle making workshop, honey tastings, a demonstration on extracting honey, and an information station where you can try on real beekeeping gear! Free with admission; various times. West 249th Street, 718-549-3200, wavehill.org