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Haunted Pumpkin Garden

September 26, 2016

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Fall is in the air and soon the leaves will be changing colors. Halloween is also approaching so start thinking about costumes if you haven't already. If you have little ones, they might enjoy the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden where they can see massive displays of pumpkins and gourds, play in the Pumpkin House, put on a puppet show, and join a Halloween Parade. Also, keep an eye out for special weekend activities.

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Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

September 23, 2016

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If you want to get out of Manhattan for the day but don't want to go too far, Hoboken is having their semi-annual Arts & Music Festival this Sunday. Browse or even buy some arts and crafts, listen to live music, taste some local food. If you have the kids there's a special children's section with rides, games, and crafts on 3rd Street. 

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Photoville

September 21, 2016

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It's the perfect time of year to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. And once you're over there you should check out Photoville at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza. Enjoy looking at photos from around the world, talks, workshops, multimedia presentations, and a beer garden! All for free! (Food and beer are not free though). It's a perfectly relaxing and unique way to spend an evening as the summer comes to an end. The event lasts until September 25.

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Washington Square Park Folk Festival

September 19, 2016

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If you're into folk music check out the Folk Festival on Saturday and Sunday in Washington Square Park. Music includes old time string band, blues, traditional Mexican, and square dance. It's free and open to the public and takes place from 1pm to 5pm. Have fun!

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Medieval Festival

September 16, 2016

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Step back in time at the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park this Sunday from 11:30am-6pm. See performers in period costumes, enjoy medieval music, dancing, jugging, food, and more. And don't miss the joust between four knights on horseback in the afternoon!  It's a great event for the whole family to learn and enjoy. Admission to the event is free for everyone so it can be a very cheap fun-filled day with the family. 

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Feast of San Gennaro

September 14, 2016

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Celebrate San Gennaro--the Patron Saint of Naples--and all things Italian in Little Italy starting tomorrow and lasting until September 25. This annual feast started as a 1 day celebration on September 19, 1926 and has grown into an 11 day event. Although it is primarily a religious celebration, there is also a party atmosphere where you can enjoy rides, games, food, live music, and more. Don't miss the annual cannoli eating contest and the religious procession and Mass.

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Steuben Parade

September 12, 2016

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This Saturday celebrate German heritage by checking out the Steuben Parade uptown. It starts at noon on Fifth Avenue at 68th Street and marches up to 86th Street along Fifth. You can view it for free anywhere along the route, or you can buy tickets for $15 each for the bleachers, which give you a better view. Have fun!

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Honey Week

September 09, 2016

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Celebrate honey, the sweet sticky stuff made by bees. Attend various honey related events from September 12-18, throughout the city. You can see an urban beekeeper, attend a honey-related dinner, tour local apiaries, try beverages infused with honey, learn to create cocktails with honey, and attend the Honeyfest on September 17 which has even more activities, kids stuff, tastings, and more! Enjoy the sweet week!

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Kite Festival

September 06, 2016

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Fly a kite this Saturday at the Kite Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park from 11am-3pm. You can either bring your own kite or purchase one there. It's the perfect way to spend a lovely September afternoon with the kids! 

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