whats on for kids this weekend in nyc

Family Fun in NYC this Weekend

October 23 & 24

Have a look at some fabulous family events taking place this weekend in the city. Below are our picks for making this weekend one to remember for your family.


In Person
Weekend Wonders: Makerspace NYC
Saturday October 23, 1pm – 2pm
Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building M, Staten Island, NY
Free

Use circuit technology to make fashion by creating wearable electronics. Participants can choose from several mask templates made on our laser cutters, to decorate and illuminate using LEDs and coin cell batteries.

The workshop will take place in front of the Museum.  Blankets and low chairs are welcome for seating.

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In Person
Halloween Kids Spooky Cruise
Saturday October 23, 1:30pm
With Event Cruises NYC
Departure point: Pier 36 (NY), Boarding: 1:00pm | Cruising: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Looking for special Halloween events for kids in NYC this year? Our Spooky Halloween Cruise is bringing the trick or treating onto the Hudson. You’ll get to enjoy the panoramic Manhattan skyline view while the kids enjoy the performance by our costumed character.

Best of all, we have the best photo booth for you to capture the cutest moments of your kids in their favorite costume – the NYC skyline. Give your kids an unforgettable Halloween experience on our kids Halloween Cruise this year!

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In Person
Magic Show with Mario the Maker Magician
Saturday October 23, 4:30pm
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle # Suite 202, New York, NY 10019
$30

Come to CAMP to be dazzled by Mario the Maker Magician in his upbeat and hilarious magic show filled with robotics and DIY electronics. Mario may even teach you a thing or two about making magic out of everyday objects!

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In Person
Queens County Farm Pumpkin Patch
Daily until October 31
Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens, NY 11004

October is pumpkin month at Queens Farm! Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to scoop up the perfect pumpkin. Walk the farm grounds and soak in some New York history – Queens Farm is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back to 1697. (Pumpkins priced by size.)

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In Person
Boo at the Zoo
Saturday October 23 & Sunday October 24
Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460
Admission applies

Your favorite Halloween activities are back (and all OUTDOORS!) including sweet treats on the candy trail, stilt walkers and puppets in the costume parade, Halloween crafts, and more! Watch as expert artists speed carve pumpkins into giant animal shapes, marvel at the animal-themed Magic and Mind Reading Show, and don’t miss out on a performance of The Wildlife Witch’s Super Scary Halloween Show with her creepy, crawly crew.

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See HERE for all events

*Please always check with the venue before setting off to attend an event

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