This Sunday, fall will (officially) be here! We’re loving the cooler weather, so the events lineup for this weekend includes a few outdoor choices, such as a kids race for a good cause, a fantastic fishing festival, and a county fair that’s always a winner. Continue reading for our complete top picks of the week.
Saturday, September 21
RBC Race for the Kids
Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City for the RBC Race for the Kids in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Racers of all ages will be running (or walking) to raise a million dollars for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. The race kicks off Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, a daylong event that encourages kids to get active with sports activities and games. Although Nick’s Worldwide Day of Play is sold out, race registration is still open. Online registration closes at noon on Friday, September 20. Race begins at 8:45am.
Bob the Builder Exhibit
Liberty Science Center
Attention all Bob the Builder fans: Liberty Science Center’s new Bob the Builder exhibit opens this Saturday. Young builders can fix the dripping sink in Bob’s home, build a garage for the machines, decorate Wendy’s caravan, and learn about water conservation at the water pump. Free with Center admission.
Go Fish! Festival with Arm-of-the-Sea Theater
Get out the rods and tackle gear! All ages are invited to the Go Fish! Festival in Wagner Park during which master anglers will teach festgoers how to catch and release fish. There will also be fish-themed arts and crafts, displays and a performance of “The Rejuvenary River Circus” by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater featuring live music and gigantic puppets. Rods and bait will be provided. Admission is free.
Saturday, September 21-Sunday, September 22
World Maker Faire
New York Hall of Science
10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday
The World Maker Faire is back at the New York Hall of Science this weekend, combining the best of a science fair and a county fair into one huge celebration of technology and entertainment. Hundreds of inventors and innovators will demo their inventions throughout the course of this two-day festival. Visitors can check out exhibits like Coke Zero and Mentos fountains and a life-sized mousetrap. Also, don’t miss performances by Circus Warehouse and Mario the Magician. Tickets start at $15 for kids ages 2 through 17 and $30 for adults. Children under the age of 2 are free.
Queens County Fair
Queens County Farm Museum
The 31st Annual Queens County Fair is a must-see event for NYC families. Festivities include blue ribbon competitions, lumberjack shows, hay and carnival rides, pig races, plus pie-eating and corn-husking contests. Kids will love the Amazing Maize Maze and the Con Edison Ecology Booth, where they can take home a worm and participate in fall arts and crafts. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under.