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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in October

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in October

This October, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities in Queens for the nature lovers in your family.

NATURE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FREE
WHEN: Aug. 14 - Oct. 23, Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm
WHERE: Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard at 48th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the New York State Parks Environmental Education Team in exploring a new nature theme each week with hands-on activities, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, games, and more! 
WANT TO GO? 718-361-2922. licconcerts.com.

Harvest Weekends FREE
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 26, Weekends and Columbus Day, 11:00am-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the grounds and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and apple pie.
WANT TO GO? 718-347-3276. queensfarm.org.

Fall Bird Walk for Beginners FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Walk through APEC’s trails, accompanied by a member of Queens County Bird Club. Learn to view and listen to our various species of birds. Learn to use binoculars and a field guide.
WANT TO GO? 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Pumpkin Patch
WHEN: Oct. 12 - 14, daily, 11:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A quintessential fall family experience! Patch activities include harvest-themed photo opportunities, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and botanical demonstrations. Face painting is available for an additional fee.
WANT TO GO? $12 adults; $10 children. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

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