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What to do this weekend Oct 10-12: free for all!

boo-at-the-zoo It's official! It's not going to rain this three-weekend, at least according to the site I check . It is going to feel like fall, however, but that's okay: Just break out the light coat and maybe a hat and you'll be good to go. The main event is openhousenewyork on Saturday and Sunday. Seemingly every single cultural institution in town is inviting folks to visit for free, and there are a bunch of kid-friendly offerings in addition to tours. Some activities are already full (hopefully you're one of the lucky few who made a reservation to check out Tom Otterness's studio), but there are so many things going on that no matter where you live or what you're into, you'll find something to please you. Check ohny.org for a complete list of venues and events. New York Week for the Animals also kicks off this Saturday. We already rounded up some of the highlights , including free spaying, neutering and microchipping in northeastern Central Park. This is your last weekend to visit Governors Island before it closes for the season. I only got there once, sadly, but it was truly one of the most fantastic (and exhausting) days my daughter and I had this summer. Some Halloween fests start this weekend, including Boo at the Zoo in the Bronx (kids under 13 in wildlife costumes get in free!) and pumpkin picking in Richmond Town on Staten Island. There are a few other fall fiestas, such as Oktoberfest in Queens and the Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival in Staten Island. And don't miss you chance to meet Julie Andrews ! If you're lucky enough to have Monday off (we don't sadly), the Columbus Day Parade & Festival promises fun for folks of all ethnic backgrounds. Whatever you do, enjoy.
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