Your Awesome New York Kids Weekend: October 7-9

Your Awesome New York Kids Weekend: October 7-9

Your Awesome New York Kids Weekend: October 7-9

Here’s another roundup of awesome things to do with your family this weekend! Go pumpkin picking, enjoy musical and theatrical performances and take part in Halloween festivities. Read on for weekend must-dos for every family.

Rock Out With Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater | Details

Listen to hits from the best of the 80s – including songs by Bon Jovi, White Snake, Journey, Poison, Joan Jett, Styx and more – in one huge performance by specially-selected performers. Many of the musicians in this performance have performed with the original artists. The singers include some of Broadway’s best. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fiesta Latina

Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch | Details

Hispanic Heritage Month isn’t over yet! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library with stories, crafts, music and games! 

Have a Family Halloween Adventure at SpookyFest

Center for Science Teaching and Learning – Tanglewood Preserve | Details

Whether your family is looking for spooky or non-spooky Halloween adventures, Spookyfest is a perfect choice for you! There’s a wide variety of non-spooky activities for those who don’t like to be scared– like an enchanted forest walk, arts and crafts, face painting, fortune telling and a Halloween DJ. People looking for a small scare can conquer the Spooky Woods. 

Go Pumpkin Picking


Pumpkin picking season is here! While there aren’t many pumpkin patches in Midtown, there are plenty of options to choose from in the areas near New York City. Many farms also offer activities like corn mazes, farmers markets and more, giving you enough to fill a whole day! Take a day trip to a farm and find the perfect pumpkin with your family. 

Enjoy Children’s Shakespeare Theatre’s Production of Love’s Labour’s Lost

Palisades Presbyterian Church | Details

Rockland County’s Children’s Shakespeare Theatre kicks off its season with a production of Love’s Labour’s Lost. Featuring a company of kids ages 9 to 16, the play deals with the challenges of royal hospitality. 

Taste the World at the Famous Food Festival

Tanger Outlets Deer Park | Details

The legendary Famous Food Festival makes its return to Tanger Outlets in Deer Park! Taste some of the best food the area has to offer from over 60 vendors. While you’re there, be sure to check out live music performances, cooking demonstrations, carnival rides, mini golf, an escape room and more. There’s something for everyone at this food festival. 

Check Out Hudson Valley’s Fall Foliage


The fall is finally here, which means it’s time to soak in the beautiful views that come with it. The Hudson Valley area has some unbeatable places to see New York’s beautiful fall foliage. Take a weekend trip with your family! 

Hunt for Dinosaurs in Darkness

Bronx Zoo | Details

Dinosaurs in Darkness: The Hatching is the Bronx Zoo’s first-ever Halloween nighttime event for older audiences. The zoo’s fan-favorite Dinosaur Safari will be transformed into a thrilling nighttime experience, where visitors will walk through an experience that brings them up close to prehistoric creatures. 

Take Part In a Seasonal Scavenger Hunt

Tenafly Nature Center | Details

Head to the Tenafly Nature Center, where you and your family will receive a printed set of clues to solve nature riddles along the center’s trails. Work as a team to complete the hunt! 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road at Bedford Playhouse

Maple Grove Farm | Details

Here’s the perfect weekend activity if you’re a family of Wizard of Oz fans! This festival is themed after the movie, complete with activities, a Kansas-style picnic barbecue and a screening of the film under the stars. Don’t miss the Wizard of Oz costume contest, face painting and more!

Visit SlooMoo Institute

Soho | Details

Visit the newly renovated SlooMoo Institute! SlooMoo is an immersive ASMR wonderland that brings visitors into a transformative world of touch, sound, scent and sight. See for yourself how SlooMoo Institute brings together hand-crafted artisanal slime and soothing AMSR with sophisticated design and contemporary art.

Your Awesome New York Kids Weekend: October 7-9