Free & Fun Things to Do this Weekend for NYC Kids: Ragamuffin Parade, Chile Pepper Festival, Early Halloween Fun October 5-6
It may feel like summer but we know it's fall thanks to a slew of autumn- and Halloween-themed fests like the annual Oktoberfest Pumpkin Patch and Crafts Fair in Sunnyside Gardens Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's spicy Chile Pepper Festival, Bay Ridge's costumed-filled Ragamuffin Parade and opening weekend of the Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo.
It's a fabulous weekend for cool kids' culture, too. Our new partner, the New Victory Theater, kicks off its season with a low-tech adaptation of Peter Pan, the Story Pirates crack kids up at Symphony Space and the BRIC Arts celebrates the grand opening of its new Fort Greene home with an art-filled block party.
These are just a few of the great things going on this weekend. All of our best bets are below. You can find additional options in our Event Calendar and our Fall Fun Guide. And if you like to plan ahead, check out our brand-new October NYC Go List, which highlights the absolute best things to do with kids all month long.