Your Awesome New York Kids Weekend: September 16-18

Your Awesome New York Kids Weekend: September 16-18

Your Awesome New York Kids Weekend: September 16-18

Here’s your guide to another awesome weekend in New York City! Play in the world’s largest bounce house, visit a museum as a family for free or take part in fall-favorite activities. 

Check out this weekend’s events! 

Look at Jack O’Lanterns at the Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Van Cortlandt Manor | Details

Explore the manor’s 18th-century landscape and find more over 7,000 hand-crafted and illuminated jack o’lanterns. The event is complete with synchronized lighting and an original musical soundtrack. New this year: check out the manor’s “Jack” Smith Shop in action! This event goes through Nov. 20.

Learn About Hispanic Scientists

Connetquot River State Park Preserve | Details

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, learn about the Hispanic space pioneers that helped shape the modern world. Participate in fun experiments as a family to learn about these scientists hands-on. 

Play in the World’s Largest Bounce House

Broadway Commons | Details

The biggest touring inflatable event in the world is coming to Long Island! Check out four huge inflatable attractions: the 16,000 square foot World’s Largest Bounce House, the customized inflatable sports arena Sports Slam, the 900-foot obstacle course The Giant and the space-themed airSPACE. There are different bounce sessions based on age, and a tool to find the best jump time for you if you want to bounce as a family!

Cook a Meal as a Family


Planning and cooking a weekend dinner as a family is a great way to spend time together. Pick a kid-friendly recipe that your whole family will love, take your kids to the store to help with shopping for ingredients and then hit the kitchen! Looking for tips on cooking with kids? We’ve got you covered

Enjoy Creative Community Fridays at the Katonah Museum of Art

Katonah Museum of Art | Details

Targeted towards children ages two through five, Creative Community Fridays at the Katonah Museum of Art offers museum games, story time and art-making activities. Access to this event is included with museum admission. This event happens the third Friday of every month. 

Conquer The Amazing Maize Maze

Queens County Farm Museum | Details

Check out New York City’s only corn maze! Work your way through this 3-acre maze by finding clues, solving puzzles and navigating twists and turns. Don’t miss this must-see fall attraction in New York City. 

Celebrate the Fall Season at Cedar Fest

Big Cedar Lodge | Details

Head down to the Ozarks for a whole selection of fall activities at Cedar Fest. Sit around a bonfire, do arts and crafts, decorate pumpkins and go on a hayride. There’s no shortage of fall activities happening this weekend through the end of October. 

Go Apple Picking

Various | Details

Apple picking is a classic fall activity. While there aren’t many apple orchards in the city itself, we’ve rounded up the best spots for apple picking near NYC, on Long Island and in Rockland County. It’s sure to be a fun day out for the whole family. 

Check Out the Big Umbrella Festival

Lincoln Center | Details

This event in Lincoln Center centers individuals with developmental disabilities by sharing sensory-based and interactive artistic experiences. The festival will feature performances, installations, workshops and online content. There are a number of accommodation options, making the event accessible for everyone. 

Smithsonian Museum Day

Various | Details

Museum Day is Sept. 17, and museums and cultural institutions across the country will provide free entry to anyone with a Museum Day ticket. Various museums in New York City and in the surrounding areas are participating in Museum Day this year! Whether you’re looking for an art museum or a history museum, be sure to take advantage of this unmissable opportunity.