So, my favorite time of year is fast approaching: Autumn/Fall. I love everything about it…and yeah, I’m biased.Amani’s birthday is in November. I’m expecting Avery before the official start of Winter. So yeah, definitely biased.
NYC has a million activities going on everyday in every season in every borough. I may have to sit some of these out because I’ll be 7-8 months and I’ll be too paranoid to travel too far. However, that’s why I have you. I’m just going to live vicariously through you. Take pictures if you’re going to be partaking in anything I suggest. I will come up with a hashtag so I can see your pics on IG. I’ll let you know by the end of September. One more thing: I’m a frugalista mom,so a lot of these events are FREE 99. You’re welcome!
1)The Medieval Festival @Fort Tryon Park- Amani was just saying to me the other day that she wanted us to do more Fall themed things this year and I’ve been to this festival as a kid. It screams Fall. First of all, you can dress as a medieval person. That’s a bonus for costume lovers like me and Amani. There is also period piece music for authenticity and magic( Amani loves the hidden camera magic TV show, The Carbonaro Effect). Plus,there is a joust! I think I may go back this year.
WHEN: September 30, 2018
WHERE: Fort Tryon Park
2)Harry Potter: A History of Magic- HP continues to have millions of hardcore even over a decade since it hit bookshelves. Although I have read every book in the series, it did not keep its magical hold on me. What turned my head to this event was the books, manuscripts, and other goodies from The British Library, NY Historical Society, Scholastic, and other sources. This event continues into the new year.
WHERE: New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
PRICE: $21 adults, $16 seniors, $6 kids btwn 5&13,free 4&under,ticket includes admission to the museum
3)Pumpkin Patch- We actually have a few farms throughout and right outside New York which is convenient. You need only pay for the pumpkin you choose, which varies by size. Pumpkin patches make great backdrops for baby pictures
WHEN: 10/6/18-10/27/18 @11AM-4PM
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum
78-50 Little Neck Pkwy
PRICE: FREE ADMISSION
4)Annual Halloween Harvest @Luna Park- I love when there are activities that happen every year. It makes it easier to turn it into a family tradition. I was actually going to wait until Summer 2019 to take Avery for his first trip to a Powell family tradition, Luna Park(formerly Astro Land). But it still counts even if he’s not quite…here yet. I actually did not know that this existed but now I have an excuse to go to Coney Island Brooklyn twice a year.
WHERE: Luna Park Coney Island
1000 Surf Avenue
PRICE: Free admission, fee for activities
5)Tours for Fours: People and Portraits- For my artsy fartsy types MOMA invites you to hear,see,and discuss ideas while admiring art in three dimensions.
WHERE:Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
NY, NY 10019
AGES: 4 yr old and an adult
6) Con Edison Second Saturday Science! Soaring to New Heights- Mary Golda Ross was the first Native American female aeronautical engineer. Now you can make a hovercraft inspired by this pioneer of her time
WHEN: 11/10/18 @12PM-1PM
WHERE: Staten Island Children’s Museum @ Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
PRICE: Free w/ $8 admission; Free for members
7) Pay As You Wish Wednesdays- I love going to the zoo and the Bronx Zoo is the biggest in all of NYC. I haven’t been there in years but I do remember that it is an all day experience, so get there early.
WHERE: Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
PRICE: what ever you want,Wednesdays only
8) Brooklyn Bridge Park:Environmental Education Center- This one is great because it has a couple things. It’s an aquarium with local sea fare from the East River, craft spot, reading corn and more.
WHEN:6/23/18-12/16/18,Tues.+ Thurs 3-5pm,Sat+ Sun 1-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park
99 Plymouth Street
9)Holiday Train Show @ New York Botanical Garden- It’s the train show’s 27th showing. This year the focus is Lower Manhattan where NYC started. Some new additions to look for are One World Trade Center, the Battery Maritime Building and a couple of old school Staten Island Ferry boats.
WHEN: 11/17/18-1/21/19 @ 10AM-6PM
WHERE: New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
10) Soweto Gospel Choir- Some inspirational music to start the winter holidays off right. These singers are from South Africa
WHEN: 12/4/18 @ 4PM
WHERE: Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard
PRICE: $25- $45; Children under 12, $10
Which events will you be attending? Look out for the hashtag announcement!