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    Minus5 Ice Bar opens to families for Halloween weekend

    Tue Oct 21

    Photograph: Minus5 Ice Bar

    This icy NYC adventure will have your kids feeling like they’ve entered the world of Frozen Minus5 Ice Bar is usually reserved for cocktail seekers of an older crowd, but from Oct 31 through Nov 2, the stylized lounge is catering to pint-size New Yorkers. Located in the New York Hilton Midtown on 6th Ave and 53rd St, Ice Bar is just what it sounds like...the walls, bar, seats and even glasses are made entirely of ice. Chilly, but awesome. RECOMMENDED: Halloween events for kids in NYC This Halloween weekend, Ice Bar will be treating kids to a souvenir candy bag and serving spooky mocktails while families roam the bar's icy rooms. The event will run adults $20 and kids 3-15 $15, and it lasts until 8pm each day. Big fluffy coats and gloves are included (though you may want to bring warm coats, a hat or earmuffs for the little ones to ensure a good fit). Explore replica ice sculptures of iconic New York art, like Milton Glaser's, "I ♥ NY" logo, the lions from the New York Public...

    Catch the Mystery Museum Train Party for Families in Brooklyn

    Mon Oct 20

    This fall event takes the kids underground with an after-hours Halloween celebration, complete with crafts and a dance party Prepare for your kids to become (further) obsessed with toy trains after taking part in the Mystery Museum Train Party on Oct 23, 6-8pm at the New York Transit Museum. At the event, they'll participate in a Spooky Subway Investigation where young detectives can solve a 100-year-old mystery complete with squeaky wheels, missing keys, a hidden stash of candy left by a conductor and even subway spirits! RECOMMENDED: Halloween events for kids in NYC Kids can break it down at the event's black light dance party, create silhouette puppets and a nighttime landscape to put on their own shadow puppet show and grab beverages and light snacks when they've worked up an appetite. Families will hear tunes from wacky folk band You Bred Raptors?, and since it's almost Halloween, costumes are certainly encouraged. This event will take place at the New York Transit Museum...

    Revel in seasonal festivities at the South Brooklyn Children's Garden

    Mon Oct 20

    South Brooklyn Children's Garden Harvest Festival

    South Brooklyn Children's Garden Harvest Festival Photograph: courtesy South Brooklyn Children's Garden

    Pick pumpkins, take a Pedicab hayride and enter the family's best pie recipe in a contest at the garden's third annual harvest festival Bundle up the little ones and embrace the brisk, autumn chill with a day of fall activities at the South Brooklyn Children’s Garden Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25. The third annual bash is free and open to the public to bring the community together and celebrate the harvest season. Stop by from 10am to 1pm for family-friendly activities like arts and crafts, face painting, Pedicab hayrides and a pumpkin patch where youngsters can find the perfect jack-o’-lantern. Through fun happenings like an apple cider press, families can learn about farm-to-table eating and local food sources—a goal of the Children's Garden year round. Kick back and listen to music from the Dad Beats, munch on snacks from local vendors like Dosa Royale, Union Market and Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain and don’t forget to enter the raffle to win great prizes from...

    Take a family road trip to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

    Fri Oct 17

    Photograph: New York State Sheep and Wool Festival

    Get ready for sweater weather at this crafty fest! Little ones can meet sheep and goats while exploring tons of kid-friendly activities Don't be fooled by the recent balmy days—fall has definitely arrived in NYC. When you're not busy checking out all the awesome fall foliage, celebrate the season with a day trip to bucolic Rhinebeck, NY and a visit to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. Kids will love getting up close and personal with several varieties of sheep and goats and participating in hands-on, creative craft projects. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall All day long, children can visit the Two by Two Petting Zoo to mingle with cuddly livestock. Kids and their parents will learn about textile techniques like felting, stitching and embroidery through fun workshops and make their own handmade souvenirs to take home. After working on a stuffed pillow or felt-bead necklace, little crafters can enjoy a magic show from Ed the Wizard or a...
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