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Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in October

Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in October

Enjoy the great outdoors with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Brooklyn in October. Explore nature in Prospect Park, take in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and more with your family this month!

Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Greenmarket FREE
WHEN: Dec. 8 - 7, Saturdays, 8am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown Brooklyn , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Buy fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables and take part in nutrition workshops, clothing collections, and food scrap collections. 
WANT TO GO? grownyc.org.

Green Team 2019 FREE
WHEN: Jul. 6 - Oct. 26, Saturdays, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take care of the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. MUST INCLUDE PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Alexa Hoyer
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. brooklynbridgepark.org.

Tavern Terrace Summer Concert Series FREE
WHEN: Sep. 6 - Oct. 26, 6-11pm
WHERE: Historic Richmond Town , 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday. Bring a blanket and have a picnic!
WANT TO GO? https://historicrichmondtown.org/.

Fight for Sunlight Exhibit
WHEN: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s greenhouse complex was built in the 1980s to cultivate and display plants from environments around the world. Specifically selected for its access to sunlight, this is one of the only places in New York City where you can see such a diverse collection of rare plants in bloom year-round.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Garden admission: $15 adults; $8 seniors and students 12+, FREE children and under . 718-623-7200. bbg.org.

Campfire Conversations for Kids
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 6-7pm
WHERE: Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: First, learn fire safety tips and help find wood to make a campfire. Once the fire is roaring, enjoy s'mores and other treats while resident storyteller Tammy Hall weaves campfire tales and leads children in a conversation about bravery.
WANT TO GO? $3 suggested donation. 718-789-2822. prospectpark.org.

Creative Homesteading: Putting the Farm to Bed FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 12-2pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience autumn on the Wyckoff Farm as Farmer Zach leads you through end-of-season tasks to make sure your garden has a restful winter.
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. wyckoffmuseum.org.

Prospect Park Walking Tours
WHEN: Oct. 6 - 27, Sundays: 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Prospect Park - Westside, 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy Prospect Park while learning about its incredible history! Prospect Park Alliance and Turnstile Tours host a series of walking tours that examine the many layers of natural and human history to be found in Brooklyn's Backyard. 
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 seniors and students; $10 ages 5-12; free for children 4 and younger. https://prospectpark.org/visit-the-park/things-to-do/tours/.

Natural Explorers FREE
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 7, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Park Slope, 431 6th Ave., Park Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Using our senses - especially our sense of curiosity - we'll explore the wonders of the garden through different themes each week, including plants, animals, and ecological partnership. This program is open to children of all ages and will, weather permitting, be held outside in the Storytime Garden.
WANT TO GO? 718-832-1853. bklynlibrary.org/locations/park-slope.

Foraging Tour with Wildman Steve Brill
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14, 11:45am
WHERE: Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West and Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This four-hour foraging tour of Prospect Park invites you to learn about the great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms that make this park a great place for foraging in the fall.
WANT TO GO? $20 adults suggested donation; $10 children under 12 . 718-965-8945. prospectpark.org.

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