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6 Things To Do With Your Kids This Weekend

By Daniel Jumpertz | October 1, 2015 7:53am | Updated on October 2, 2015 6:08pm
 Farm, food and harvest festivals are on this weekend's agenda.    
6 Things To Do With Your Kids This Weekend
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Saturday, October 3
Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo
Where? Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Belmont
When? Every weekend in October and into early November from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How Much? From $19 (online) $24 (at the gate) for kids and $27 (online) or $34 at the gate for adults.
In addition to exploring the world’s largest urban zoo (the Bronx Zoo features more than 600 species) enjoy special Halloween-themed family and kids' activities, including magic shows, costume parades, a hay maze, pumpkin painting, live music and more. Don’t forget to catch the daily penguin and sea lion feedings. 

The Amazing Maize Maze
Where? Queens County Farm Museum, Little Neck Pkwy. bet. 73 Rd. and 74 Ave., Bellerose
When? 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
How Much? Adult: $9; child (ages 4-11): $5; children ages 3 and under: free.
Everyone will have fun finding their way out of this three acre corn labyrinth. Start your adventure  with the "Stalk Talk" which will prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving the puzzle, and making your way out of the maze. 

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's 2nd Annual Fall Festival
Where? Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), 4881 Broadway, Inwood
When? 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How Much? Free
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's 2nd Annual Fall Festival will have activities for all ages ranging including games, cider pressing (from 11 a.m.), face painting from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.), puppet making (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.), story time with NYPL Inwood Library from 2 p.m. and the Joe Wittman Trio playing live jazz on the back porch between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 4
LES Pickle Day
Where? Orchard Street between Houston and Delancey, Lower East Side
When? 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
How Much? Free
Pickle Day is a neighborhood-wide celebration of all things pickled that takes place every autumn in the Lower East Side. Peruse internationally renowned picklers, local vendors, live music, and pickle-related activities including a Pooch Parade, a Pickle Relay Race, Pickle Toss, Brine Dunk Tank and Face Painting. 

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
Where? Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns in Fort Tryon Park, Inwood
When? 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How Much? Free
The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, the Met’s museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with banners and processional flags. Be greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a joust between four knights on horseback.

Tide Pool Exploration and Seining
Where? Cleveland Avenue and Mansion Avenue (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park), Eltingville
When? 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
How Much? Free
In this ongoing series of urban adventures, Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike features tide pool exploration and seining (fishing with a net) in Staten Island's Seaside Wildlife Nature Park.