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Fairs and festivals in New York for kids

Enjoy games, entertainment, food and rides at these New York City fairs and festivals for kids.

Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs

  • Price band: 1/4
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This Halloween celebration takes over the Bronx wildlife spot every

  1. Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society 2300 Southern Blvd, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Nov 2
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Go Fish! Festival

  • Free

Spend a scaly Saturday at this catch-and-release festival in Battery Park

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Sat Oct 4
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Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

  • Free

October weekends mean fall-themed fun at Luna Park, normally a summery

  1. Luna Park 1000 Surf Ave, at W 10th St, 11224
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 26
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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

  • Free

Young explorers can delve into the world of marine science at this new

  1. Pier 26 North Moore St, at the Hudson River, 10013
  2. Sun Oct 5
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New York Comic Con

  • Price band: 2/4
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The top names in comics, film, anime, gaming and toys come together each

  1. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W 34th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Thu Oct 9 - Mon Oct 13
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Firefighter Appreciation Weekend

  • Free

Kids rub shoulders with New York's bravest at this series of

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, at 46th St, 10036
  2. Sat Oct 11 - Sun Oct 12
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Jefferson Market Garden Children's Harvest Festival

  • Free

Kids can scoop up mini pumpkins, then paint and adorn their finds with

  1. Jefferson Market Garden Greenwich Ave, between Christopher and 10th Sts
  2. Sat Oct 11
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Carl Schurz Park Conservancy Harvest Festival

Tots can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to decorate, ride a

  1. Carl Schurz Park E 86th St, at East End Ave
  2. Sat Oct 11
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Little Red Lighthouse Festival

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  • Free

Manhattan’s last remaining (and most adorable) lighthouse fetes its

  1. Fort Washington Park Riverside Dr, between 155th and 179th Sts
  2. Sat Oct 11
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Open House New York Weekend Family Festival

  • Free

This annual festival held in conjunction with Open House New York offers

  1. AIA Center for Architecture 536 La Guardia Pl, between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts
  2. Sat Oct 11
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Wildlife Conservation Film Festival: Children's Films

  • Price band: 2/4

Animal lovers will want to check out this series of nature-focused shorts,

  1. Helen Mills Theatre 137–139 W 26th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Sat Oct 18 - Mon Oct 20
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Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend

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Pick up some tips from pros Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz as they

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sat Oct 18 - Sun Oct 19
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Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend

  • Free

Wave Hill fetes New York’s most magical season with fairies and woodland

  1. Wave Hill W 249th St, at Independence Ave, 10471
  2. Sat Oct 18 - Sun Oct 19
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Go Fish! Festival

  • Free

Spend a scaly Saturday at this catch-and-release festival in Battery Park

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Sat Oct 18
More info

Madison Square Park Fall Kids Fest

Head to Madison Square Park on October 18 for a busy day of free family

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Sat Oct 18
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Spooktacular at the Staten Island Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4

The entire zoo is transformed into a Halloween paradise for thrill seekers

  1. Staten Island Zoo 614 Broadway, between Colonial Ct and Glenwood Pl
  2. Sat Oct 18 - Sun Oct 19
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L.E.S. Pickle Day

  • Free

Orchard Street between Delancey and Houston Sts. Lower East Side outfits

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sun Oct 19
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Queens County Farm Museum Haunted House

  • Price band: 1/4
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Even you will have a hard time containing your squeals at this creepy, but

  1. Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, between 73rd Rd and 74th Ave
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sun Oct 26
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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival

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  • Free

This family-focused fest on Pier 6 features pumpkin-picking, face

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Boo at the Prospect Park Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4

The Prospect Park Zoo gets a Halloween makeover so little ghosts and

  1. Prospect Park Zoo 450 Flatbush Ave, at Empire Blvd
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Oct 26
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Halloween Harvest Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Kids are invited to craft costumes with park artists, participate in a

  1. Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, at Broadway
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Haunted High Line Halloween

  • Free

Spirits are lurking at this elevated park's Halloween festivities, where

  1. The High Line Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Westerleigh Park's Halloween Extravaganza

Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops help put on this yearly Halloween

  1. Westerleigh Park Maine Avenue, at Neal Dow Ave
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Ghouls & Gourds

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Your little goblins can showcase their eye-catching costumes alongside

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Prospect Park Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival

  • Price band: 1/4

Each year, Prospect Park puts on a whole weekend of holiday fun for both

  1. Prospect Park Prospect Park West to Flatbush Ave, between Prospect Park Southwest and Ocean Ave
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Oct 26
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