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October 12-14 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
October 12-14
Food Network Stars, Hip Tot Music Fest, National Hispanic American Heritage,  and the Season's Fun Festivities


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Now, start the weekend with a couple of star-studded events: Fun and FitThough the weather has been rainy and a little icky as of late, that hasn't stopped us from heading out for an adventure, especially with all of the not-to-be-missed events out there, and this weekend is no different. Meet up with Food Network star chef Guy Fieri at the Fun and Fit family-friendly event, or introduce yourself to firefighters and officers at the library's Touch-A-Truck program in Fairfield. Also spend time to teach your kids about bully prevention with the author of "Bully."

Discover Cultures: Celebrate National Hispanic American Heritage Month and learn science at the New York Hall of Science's La Ciencia y Yo. Elsewhere, experience authentic songs, food, music, and crafts at Fiesta Latina-Americana.

Snuggle Indoors: Wear your cozy Addams' HalloweenPJs to the Snooza-palooza Pajama Party in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's "Sleep Book." Then, head to a sensory-friendly screening of Tim Burton's latest animated film, "Frankenweenie," in Manhattan, Nassau, or Stonybrook or Huntington in Suffolk. Plus see how Halloween is celebrated at the Addams' House at this spooky musical for the whole family. 

Dance & Sing Along: Hear funny and catchy songs by The Deedle Deedle Dees at the Hip Tot Music Fest, and party with an interactive musical celebration of fall at LICM.

Halloween!: Dress up in your best ZombiesHarry Potter charac- ter costume for a contest and scavenger hunt in Manhasset or Bay Shore on Long Island. Visit The Haunted Pumpkin Garden to see huge gourds from all over the world and for hands-on activities for kids, or get spooked at the Legend Celebration with ghost stories, magicians, treats, and old-fashioned games. Finally, walk among hundreds of scarecrows at the Invasion.

Fall Fun: ScarecrowSee Rockland County Sheriff's Department horses, enjoy live music, and more at Fall Apple Fest, and have an Amazing Animal Adventure with music, dance, art, and other kid-friendly activities. In Queens, celebrate the season's harvest at the Harvest Festival with activities for the whole family, or check out the Fall Harvest Festival for games, music, and pumpkins.

Find more pumpkins at the carnival in Fairfield, or ride the zip line or try the giant bungee jump at the New Canaan Nature Center's annual fall fair. Then visit live animals and other nature-led activities at Sheldrake's Fall Festival in Westchester. Elsewhere, in Brooklyn, take a step into history at the Autumn Open Village for a hayride and walk through the corn fields.

See Below for: Latest posts on our blog, a guide to pumpkin patches near you, and more.

Have a fun-filled weekend!

Lisa Chung
Associate Editor, NYMetroParents

P.S. Mark your calendar: Sunday, Oct. 21 is the FREE Celebrate! Party Showcase where you'll meet party professionals who will help make planning your child's birthday or bar or bat mitzvah easier.


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- Win 4 All-Day Passes to The Haunted Pumpkin Garden.

- Get a copy of E.T. on Blu-Ray DVD combo pack.

- Play dress-up with cute bags and craft kit.

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