Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free
Leaf peeper map of NYS (the Catskills reach peak leaf)
The big news this weekend is openhousenewyork weekend, which opens up sites around New York for tours and events, all free. The upside: all free. The downside: a lot of the events are already filled up. You can find programs that are still available Saturday here, Sunday here, and kid-friendly here. Standouts include Angels with Accordians (dance performance and music) at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, making costumes for the kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion, and tours of the Central Park Arsenal, the High Bridge Water Tower, and the Little Red Lighthouse.
Pumpkin picking, McCarren Park
Julie Andrews reads and signs her latest book at Books of Wonder
Oktoberfest at Sunnyside Park in Queens
Make Halloween Masks and gimme bags at Kate's Paperie
Chess lessons in Bryant Park
Corn Maze by Moonlight, Queens Farm Museum (admission charges)
Citywide Bocce Finals, Pelham Bay Park
Diwali, dancing and food at the Queens Botanical Garden with the Hindu Temple Society of North America
Tours for Fours at MOMA - free for four year olds and their companion adult
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