The Yard, NYC’s only adventure playground, opens to the public this weekend. Photo courtesy of Play-Ground NYC
The Yard, NYC’s only adventure playground, opens to the public this weekend. Photo courtesy of Play-Ground NYC

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.

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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

Puppetworks Inc. (call) 718-965-3391 (map ) 338 Sixth Avenue (at 4th Street) Brooklyn, NY 11215

Brooklyn Bridge Park (map ) 99 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

St John's University (map ) 8000 Utopia Pkwy Queens, NY 11439

Chelsea Market (call) 212-652-2121 (map ) 75 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011

Randall's Island Park (call) 212.860.1899 (map ) 103rd St Footbridge New York, NY 10035

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

Manhattan Beach Park (call) 718-965-8942 (map ) Oriental Avenue at Hastings Street Brooklyn, NY

Historic Richmond Town (call) 718 • 351 • 1611 (map ) 441 Clarke Avenue Staten Island, NY
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 4, 2021 - Sun Sep 5, 2021) Richmond County Fair

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
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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

Stuart's Farm (call) 914-245-2784 (map ) 62 Granite Springs Road Granite Springs, NY 10527
Monuments Now
Socrates Sculpture Park - 9:00 AM
Reverberation
Brooklyn Bridge Park - various times
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