Things To Do in NYC This Weekend & Beyond: Adventure Play, Outdoor Dance, and More
October is upon us, and we're following a trail of treats to Halloween. We have a few virtual "tricks" up our sleeves, too, and if you need intel on pumpkin patches, apple picking, or corn mazes, you've also come to the right place.
The month marks the return of more of our beloved museums, including the Jewish Museum on Thursday, October 1, the Brooklyn Children's Museum on Saturday, October 10, and the Children's Museum of Manhattan on Thursday, October 16.
You can also see Jack and the Beanstalk (puppet style), get dirty in The Yard on Governors Island, boogie down with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and celebrate Oktoberfest this week, live and in-person.
If you prefer to stay closer to home, you can still explore the city with these fun virtual field trips or spend your time planning a Halloween party for your nearest and dearest with these 25 fun Halloween games for an at-home soiree. Of course, we've got plenty more picks for any day of the week in our Event Calendar, and seasonal must-dos fill our Fall Fun and Halloween Guides.
Places featured in this article:
Governors Island (map ) South End of the Parade Ground New York, NY
The Plaza at 300 Ashland (map ) 85 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
Queens County Farm Museum (map ) 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy Queens, NY 11004
Brooklyn Bridge Park (map ) 99 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
St John's University (map ) 8000 Utopia Pkwy Queens, NY 11439
Wave Hill (call) 718-549-3200 (map ) West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building Bronx, NY
Marcus Garvey Park (call) (212) 360-1444 (map ) Madison Ave., E. 120 St. to E. 124 St. New York, NY 10027
New York Botanical Gardens (call) 718-817-8700 (map ) 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10468
Historic Richmond Town (call) 718 • 351 • 1611 (map ) 441 Clarke Avenue Staten Island, NY
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (call) 617-496-1638 (map ) 1 Oxford St Cambridge, MA 02138
Online/Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (map ) 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY
Bronx Zoo (call) (718) 220-5100 (map ) 2300 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10460
Queens County Farm Museum (call) (718) 347-3276 (map ) 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY 11004
Krispy Kreme Times Square (map ) 1601 Broadway New York, NY 10031