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Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in October

Free Things to Do with Kids in NYC in October

Don't let the price tag of these family-friendly events in New York City fool you! Here are our picks for the best free things to do in October with kids that will be fun for the whole family.

Hester Street Fair FREE
WHEN: Apr. 13 - Oct. 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Hester Street , Hester and Essex streets, Chinatown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Peruse handmade goods, creative products, and artisanal food.
WANT TO GO? hesterstreetfair.com.

CityParks PuppetMobile: Bessie's Big Shot FREE
WHEN: May. 1 - Oct. 1, see website for showtimes
WHERE: Various Locations, Various Locations, , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come root for Bessie the Cow in this variety show as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.
WANT TO GO? https://cityparksfoundation.org/puppetmobile/.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Presents Inwood Erases Hate with Love FREE
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 5:00-7:00pm
WHERE: Fort Tyron Park, Linden Terrace, New York , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An arts-based, outdoor celebration centering around social justice for immigrant communities. The event will include music, dance performance, audience participation, and the creation and unveiling of the community-created banner.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 646-662-5128. bodystoriesfellion.org .

Family Build and Wear Workshop FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 10:30am-12:30 pm
WHERE: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, Greenwich Village, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Create your own architecture-inspired Halloween costume!
WANT TO GO? 212-683-0023. cfafoundation.org.

Halloween Craft: Secret Message Cups FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 4:00pm
WHERE: New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch, 104 W. 136th St., Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This one-of-a-kind craft is perfect for sharing secrets on Halloween.
WANT TO GO? 212-491-2070. nypl.org/locations/countee-cullen.

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