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  • Free Family Events This Weekend! (November 2-4)

    Canstruction 2018 at Brookfield Place, Elena Moon Park at Lincoln Center, Pumpkin Smash in Hudson River Park, and more!

    By New York Family

    Canstruction 2018 will begin this Friday at Brookfield Place! Photo by gigi_nyc via flickr.com.

    Have an amazing weekend without opening your wallet! For even more activity inspiration, check out our Weekend Planner.

    Through Friday, November 9

    “Mirror Mirror” Exhibition
    All day
    Brookfield Place
    All Ages
    Mirror Mirror features two of Daniel Rozin’s iconic interactive sculptures that combine the dexterity of robotics and computer vision to create incredibly curious and engaging artworks. Each mirror that Rozin creates is grounded in the gestures of the body and becomes complete when activated by the viewer.

    Beginning Friday, November 2

    Canstruction 2018
    10am-8pm
    Brookfield Place
    All Ages
    Check out some awesome art and contribute to a great cause at Canstruction! Engineers, architects, students, and civilians compete to see who can build the biggest and coolest structures out of unopened cans of food. After the winners are crowned, all the food is donated to City Harvest to help feed NYC’s hungry. Previous years’ winners include a Bat-Signal—with an illuminated sky—and a bull charging out of a wall. Visitors are encouraged to donate at least one can of quality food in lieu of an admission fee. Runs through Thursday, November 15.

    Saturday, November 3

    Elena Moon Park: “Rabbit Days and Dumplings”
    11am
    Lincoln Center
    Ages 2-5
    Elena Moon Park and Friends celebrates folk and children’s music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories. The tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean harvest sing-alongs, and Taiwanese train songs. Elena, who also plays fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, and more with Dan Zanes and Friends and Sonia De Los Santos, leads a fun and adventurous group of musicians for this cross-cultural musical fiesta. Expect to dance and sing to tunes in Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Tibetan, Taiwanese, Spanish and English!

    Pumpkin Smash
    11am-2pm
    Hudson River Park
    All Ages
    Bring your pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns, and gourds to Chelsea Waterside Park for Hudson River Park’s annual Pumpkin Smash! Participants can smash their pumpkins, and the NYC Compost Project will turn the pulp into compost for NYC parks. Refreshments will be served.

    Sunday, November 4

    242nd Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington
    12-3pm
    Fort Tryon Park
    All Ages
    For the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, head up to Fort Tryon Park for a day of 18th century fun. Watch as the Brigade of the American Revolution perform drills, a blacksmith demonstrates his craft, and more. Plus enjoy 18th century music, games, and arts and crafts. There will also be a prize for the most authentic costume, so come dressed up!

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