October 11-14 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
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Monster Feet, Tibetan Masks, and Columbus Day Fun!
October 4-6

Does your kid play soccer?

Hustle, Hustle: It’s your last chance to win tickets for your kid’s whole soccer team to see the New York Red Bulls in action! They’ll also score equipment and a kit for coach, fun T-shirts, and a donation made to America Scores in their honor. If you haven’t entered your all star’s team for a chance to win this $1,000+ prize package, what are you waiting for?

The entry period for Celebrate Soccer ends Friday, October 11, so get your game face on and vote! Plus, every person who votes automatically receives a $10 coupon to Sports Authority. Way to score!

Calling All Monsters and Mummies: Head over to our Halloween site for tons of spooktastic seasonal events and clever DIY costume ideas. We've also got plenty of Halloween giveaways for every witch, wizard, and warlock in your brood!

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Sponsored Events

Now Through Oct. 27
Boo at the Zoo
Queens Zoo, Flushing
Go wild this Halloween with face painting, spooky activities, and festive treats for kids and animals alike

Saturday, Oct. 12
Mister G.
Symphony Space, Manhattan
Rock out to a unique blend of musical styles with kindie rocker Mister G.

Monday, October 14
Rockland Jewish Academy Regatta
West Nyack
Set your sails to fun with hands-on science experiments and face painting.

Sunday, Oct. 20
Special Needs Expo and Educational Conference
Be The Best Sport, Port Washington
Meet experts who can offer advice on sports, nutrition and diet, or legal issues for parents of children with special needs.

Friday, Oct. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 27
Celebrate Glaze's Fifth Birthday
Glaze Art Studio, Orangeburg
Enjoy three days filled with special events and promotions. Paint crafts to take home, and enter your child's name to win a birthday party hosted by the studio.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, October 11

• Discover Alarm Will Sound, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Artist in Residence, at this Permanent Collection showcase

Honor Native American Day at a special program by Bronx Stories at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

• Join volunteers from Sarah Lawrence College as they read to children age 5 through 12 in Westchester

• Put your pen to paper at the Creative Writing Club at the Brooklyn Public Library

Saturday, October 12

• Celebrate Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain State Park in Rockland County (also on Sunday and Monday)

• Solve riddles and weave your way through the New York Transit Museum’s history in Brooklyn

Make your own monster feet to take home when you do the Monster Mash in Queens

• Learn the difference between high tea and low tea at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx

• Turn up the heat on your taste buds at the Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest in Pomona, NY

Discover the fall foliage on a relaxing hike in Greenwich, CT

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Save at Madame Toussaud’s!

Madame Toussaud's

Save $5 on admission to the world-famous wax museum in Times Square

It’s not TV; It’s a T-shirt:

HBO Store

Save up to 20% on fan merchandise at the HBO Store

2-for-1 at Dangerfield’s


Receive two tickets for the price of one at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club


Get even more NYC offers in our
Savings Pack.

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 12 (continued)

• Celebrate the season at the Long Island Game Farm’s Fall Fest in Manorville

Learn about traditional Tibetan masks, and make your own at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Staten Island

Sunday, October 13

• The odds for laughter are in your favor when you watch The Hungry Hungry Games – A Parody in Tarrytown

Learn about birds of prey at Raptor Fest in Brooklyn

• Talk about Off-Broadway! Michele Lee and the Broadway Boys take the stage in Queens

Make your own scarecrow in Stamford–just remember to add his brain!

• Join the FARE Walk for Food Allergy on Long Island to help raise awareness and funds for research

Monday, October 14

Go on a scavenger hunt that will take you through Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal

Discover the history of Columbus Day at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City

Online Calendar
View all of the kid-friendly activities happening this weekend.


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Happy and Healthy!

Taste the Season: Kids may be gearing up for free fun-sized bites on Oct. 31, but that isn’t the only food October has on offer. Swap that candy for these creepy cobweb cupcakes, and sneak some vitamins into all that sugar with this recipe for caramel apple pumpkins. (It’s scientifically proven that apples you picked with your family are the yummiest of all!) Plus, did you know October is National Vegetarian Month? Whether you’re navigating your teen’s newfound independence and meat-free status, are interested in cutting back on your meat consumption yourself, or are looking for alternative sources of protein to add variety to the dinner table, we’ve got info and tips to get you started.

Circle Line Cruises

Win Tickets to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises’ Halloween Kids Cruise

Win Tickets to Ripleys Times Square

Win 6 Tickets to Ripley’s Times Square

Stepping Stones in Norwalk, CT

Win 4 Tickets to Monster Mash at Stepping Stones

Sibling Costume Ideas

Get Sibling Costume Ideas They'll Love

Harvest Fest


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