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Enjoy a Fair or Festival in NYC in October

Enjoy a Fair or Festival in NYC in October

Whether you go for the whole day or just a few hours, any of these fairs or festivals in NYC will keep the whole family entertained.

Harlem Harvest Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: St. Nicholas Ave, Btw 117th St and 118th St, Harlem, NY
WHAT: City meets country at this family fun fest! The kids zone has a children's baking corner, face painting, pumpkin carving, cooking demos, a gardening activity, The Bubble Man, and more. 

Little Red Lighthouse Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Little Red Lighthouse, Fort Washington Park, West 181 Street and Plaza Lafayette, Fort Washington, NY
WHAT: Celebrate Manhattan's only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and activities for all ages.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345.

Harvest Festival FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Celebrate fall with live musical performances, pumpkin decorating, face painting, kite making, crafts, games, and more.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2128307722.

The 10th Annual Taste of The Seaport
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, Taste of the Seaport, 12:00-3:00pm; Front Street Block Party, 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Pier 16 and 17, Seaport District NYC, 19 Fulton Street New York, NY 10038, New York, NY
AGES: Adult, All
WHAT: Taste of the Seaport brings together over 40 of the best restaurants in Lower Manhattan and showcases an array of local vendors, artisans, entertainers and family friendly activities, making it the perfect day out for children and adults alike. The event will be followed by a fun-filled Front Street Block Party.
WANT TO GO? $10-$45 (Front Street Block Party After Party is free for children). n/a.

Design Fest FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 11:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128, New York, NY
WHAT: Audiences of all ages are invited to play designer and tackle design challenges in workshops, learn new design skills, and explore the museum.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2123430727.

World Culture Festival: Dance!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
WHAT: Explore how artists find inspiration and express themselves through movement. Experiment with motion through performances, storytelling, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops.
WANT TO GO? $25 adults; free for children younger than 13. 212-535-7710.

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