Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free


Leaf peeper map of New York State


Stinky Cheese Man author Jon Scieszka and five others read at Books of Wonder

Hayrides at the Carl Schurz Park Harvest Festival

Mask making at Kate’s Paperie

Craft fair, Chelsea, with PS11 and a group of local Etsy sellers

Madison Square Fall Kids Fest, with clowns, music, halloween activities and a costume swap for parents

Make a pirate ship at the South Street Seaport Museum, free with admission

Oktoberfest, now indoors, with free pumpkin decorating

Washington Square Festival

Opening day of the renovated Museo del Barrio, with live music and tours

Oktoberfest at Snug Harbor

Gowanus Canal Cleanup

Judge the First Annual Craig Murphey Memorial Hummus Cookoff with a $5 tasting ticket. Benefits the New York City Coalition Against Hunger


Uptown Treasures a day of free events at ten northern Manhattan locations, including live music tours, re-enactors at Trinity Church Cemetery, and fresh apple cider at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

The Great Third Avenue Fair

Times Square Dog Costume Contest Animal Haven will have pets for adoption onsite.

Harvest Festival with crafts, pony rides, costume making and a petting zoo in Park Slope

Apple Day on (go figure) Orchard Street

All weekend

The original art from Where the Wild Things Are, at the Morgan (with admission)

Diwali and Where the Wild Things Are at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (with admission)


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