Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids
We’re back with another round up of weekend activities for NYC families! Discover the best family-friendly activities and events happening in New York this weekend.
Visit the Bronx Night Market, check out pumpkin nights at the Bronx Zoo or conquer the Amazing Maize Maze! From museum exhibitions to outdoor adventures, there’s something for families to explore in the city that never sleeps.
Oct. 1, 2 pm
See a sensory friendly performance by the world-famous Blue Man Group! Enjoy a performance for the whole family with modifications like reduced sound and light levels, limited audience interaction and quiet zones for those needing a sensory break during the show.
Pier 84 Hudson River Park | Details
Sept. 29, 10 am to 2 pm and Sept. 30, 11 am to 3 pm
Celebrate all things marine science during two fun-filled days at Hudson River Park’s 10th Annual SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival! SUBMERGE brings marine science to life!
Join our River Project team and regional STEM experts to learn about NYC’s coastal waters and wildlife. This interactive science festival invites the public to explore water topics through awesome experiments, kid-approved entertainment and much more!
Fordham Plaza | Details
Sept. 30, 1 to 7 pm
The Bronx’s famous festival celebrating cuisine and culture is back for its sixth season! Enjoy an array of flavors and cultural experiences that represent the borough’s diverse heritage. With this year’s festival being bigger and better than ever, Bronx Night Market is a must-do event.
Atlantic Antic | Details
Oct. 1, 12 to 6 pm
The Atlantic Antic spans 10 blocks of Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue with food and craft vendors, family fun, and amazing performances.
The Fun Zone will be packed with family-fun entertainment including squash, a cardboard maze, obstacle course, balloon twisting, freebies, arts & crafts, interactive games, rock painting and much more for kids of all ages—all activities in the fun zone will be free!
Bronx Zoo | Details
Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 29, 6 to 10 pm
Follow an animal-themed illuminated jack o’lantern trail and learn about animal behavior after dark.
The half-mile trail features more than 5,000 carved pumpkins sculpted by local artists and displayed in gorgeous scenes showcasing wildlife regions around the world, with atmospheric sounds and colored lights.
Watch live pumpkin carving demonstrations, challenge friends and family to your favorite lawn games, and enjoy local food trucks.
Queens County Farm Museum | Details
Weekends through Oct. 28, check for specific times
New York City’s only corn maze is waiting for you at The Queens County Farm Museum! The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and mazing your way to Victory Bridge – where the stunning vista of this 3-acre living labyrinth is revealed.
Luna Park | Details
Fridays through Oct. 29
Luna Park in Coney Island, New York City’s most iconic destination for fun, welcomes the transition into fall and winter with its beloved annual Halloween Harvest. Enjoy autumn treats, balloon twisting, trick-or-treating, tractor racing, pumpkin decorating, and a pumpkin patch.
The Oculus | Details
Through Nov. 1, 10 am to 10 pm
Brace yourself for an unparalleled Halloween adventure as Halloween House unveils its highly anticipated grand opening in NYC inside the stunning Oculus.
This innovative attraction promises to elevate the Halloween experience, immersing visitors in a world of magic, wonder, and excitement. Halloween House invites all Halloween aficionados to explore a realm of fully immersive, uniquely themed rooms that guarantee an unforgettable journey.