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Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in October

Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in October

These are the best things to do in Brooklyn for kids this October, including including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

Rosh Hashanah in Prospect Park
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audubon Center, 101 East Drive, Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Prospect Park Alliance during the Rosh Hashanah holiday for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House, and the Prospect Park Carousel.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can play badminton, croquet, and cornhole, and enjoy a Bird Nerd Game Hour and animal encounters.
WANT TO GO? FREE with $2.50 per carousel ride . 646-393-9031. prospectpark.org.

Live at the Archway: Oktoberfest FREE
WHEN: Oct. 4 - 5, see website for schedule
WHERE: Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St., DUMBO, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Manhattan Bridge Archway is transformed into a traditional German “beer hall” with two days of festive musical performances, contests, photo opportunities, and themed food and beverage offerings.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love the arts and crafts offerings, plus pretzels, brats, and sauerkraut to taste.
WANT TO GO? https://dumbo.is/.

Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 27, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Have a spooky good time with Halloween-themed games and crafts. Learn about bats around the world and also in New York where the Zoo is participating in a project to understand the ecology of urban bats in our own backyard.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can participate in a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt!
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $6.95 children ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger . 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 12-4pm
WHERE: Willowbrook Park , Eton Place and Richmond Avenue, Staten Island , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet the horses from NYC Parks Equine unit, learn all about the benefits of planting native plant species in your garden from the Staten Island Native Plant Society, and enjoy many more fun activities. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Music with Patrick will perform near the pumpkin patch at 2pm!
WANT TO GO? 718-351-3450. https://nycgovparks.org/events/2019/10/05/greenbelt-pumpkin-festival.

Celebrate Sukkot With Green Meadows Farm
WHEN: Oct. 16 - 17, 12-5pm
WHERE: Aviator Sports and Events Center , Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Sukkot with Green Meadows Farm, where families can pick pumpkins, meet and milk Sweet-Lips the cow, go on a hayride, enjoy a kid-friendly haunted house, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids get to pet friendly animals, go on hayrides and a giant hay wagon slide, pretend to be a bulldozer operator, and play in the corn box.
WANT TO GO? $9. 718-758-7500. aviatorsports.com.

Halloween Haunted Walk & Fair FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12-3pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Lookout Hill , 150 West Dr , Park Slope, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This annual event brings thousands of kids and families for spooky fun to Prospect Park. Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches, and other Halloween spirits on a haunted walk through the woodland Lookout Hill. Ideal for families with children ages 7-12.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy a festive Halloween Fair on the Nethermead with sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks.
WANT TO GO? 718-965-8951. prospectpark.org.

5th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 4:45-6:00pm
WHERE: Washington Market Park, Greenwich and Chambers Streets, Tribeca, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Prizes will be awarded in several categories: scariest, funniest, and most creative being just a few. Bring your already carved jack-o-lantern to enter, or just stop by with your family to enjoy the festive display!
WHY WE LOVE IT: This event is short and sweet -- perfect before dinner and bedtime!
WANT TO GO? washingtonmarketpark.org.

Halloween Harvest Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The festival features costume-making, Agostino Arts face-painting, Urban Shaman Mama Donna’s Pet Memorial Altar and Blessing of the Animals, and a Doggie Costume Contest! 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Vibrant cultural activities also include a Gede song workshop, card readings, and a procession culminating in a dance and drum performance.
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819. socratessculpturepark.org.

'Moove to the Moozika!' Album Release Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 10am
WHERE: Dekalb Market Hall, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Families should come ready to join in the bilingual fun at Moozika's highly interactive album release show, where they'll be encouraged to sing, dance, and move along to each and every song. With fun costumes, puppets, and more, Moozika! really plans to outdo itself and make this a show to remember!
WHY WE LOVE IT: as a special treat, kids will be invited onstage to sing with the band on some of the numbers.
WANT TO GO? $15 at the door. $10 in advance for adults and children ages 1 and older. $8.75 per person for families of four or more.. 917-670-3618. http://moozika.com.

Peter Pan
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2pm
WHERE: Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: This enchanting adaptation by John Caird tells the story of Peter Pan through the eyes of the Darling Family living in Edwardian England. Together, they transform their nursery into Neverland, turning pillows into clouds, long-johns into shadows, an ironing board into a ship’s plank, and antique snowshoes into a crocodile's snapping jaws. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: You'll have a chance to meet the cast after the show!
WANT TO GO? $13. 718-368-5596. onstageatkingsborough.org.

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