All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
Saturday, Oct. 15: Insane Inflatable 5K, wild obstacle run, filled with inflatable objects, 8:30 am, $75 ($65 in advance), Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field, (718) 758–7500, Harvey@aviatorsports.com. Wallabout Historic Walking Tour, 11 am-12:30 pm, tour of the historic Wallabout neighborhood, Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. BK2JFK Live Art Event, 11 am-6 pm, an outdoor event with a live mural painting, vendors, and artists, Marcy Avenue Plaza, 957 Marcy Ave. between McDonough and Fulton Streets. Proceeds go to Hurricane Matthew relief effort in Haiti. Open House Newton Creek Rooftop, 11 am-3 pm, explore the rooftops by visiting the Newton Creek Wildflower Roof and Community Space, McCarren Park, 520 Kingsland Ave. between N. Henry Street and Greenpoint Avenue. Walk against Hunger, 11 am, followed by Brooklyn’s Got Talent contest at 1 pm. Walk to help stamp out hunger – In an effort to provide hope and relief to our 7,700 registered struggling families (and their pets) that depend on our food program and social services; Kick off, 77th St. and New Utrecht Avenue, register http://www.rcsprograms.org. North Flatbush Fall Fest with live music, face painting, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, noon-4 pm Saturdays till Oct. 22, Sixth Avenue Triangle, Sixth Avenue at Flatbush Avenue. Oktoberfest in Bedford-Stuyvesant 1–8 pm, BedVyne Brew, 329 Gates Ave. at Bedford Avenue. KAFFNY Third Culture Cinema Festival, 1:30 pm, devoted to the space between two different cultures. With a free selection of opening short films at 1:30 pm, Wythe Hotel Cinema, 80 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th Street. Wrestle Pro, 6 pm (8pm bell), watch the pros duke it out, St. Pat’s CYO Sports, 9511 Fourth Ave. at 94th St, tickets start at $20. Yankee Stadium Tour, 12 pm, 161st St. & River Ave. Bronx, 718-293-4300, $20. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in the Heights, Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in the Heights, 10 am–4 pm, music, dance, performances, art. At 1:30 pm, take a beginner salsa dance lesson followed by open dance for all levels. Enjoy DJ sounds of salsa, bachata, and merengue, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center in J. Hood Wright Park, 351 Fort Washington Ave, Manhattan.
Saturday/Sunday: Open House weekend (270 free historic houses) http://www.ohny.org/weekend/plan-your-weekend/list-view. Hocus Pocus, 1,5, and 9:30 pm, $3, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker star at three witch sisters to return to modern-day Salem, Massachusetts at Syndicated, 40 Bogart St. between Grattan and Thames Streets. Chashama’s Open Studios, noon-5 pm, more than 70 artists at the Brooklyn Army Terminal open their studios to the public, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St. at First Avenue, Building A (3-J) and Building B (4-I). Fall Fest Festivals in the parks https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/fall-festivals. Movies in the parks https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/film.
Sunday, Oct. 16: Artshare for Heartshare, 9 am–5 pm, daily till Friday, Oct. 21, an exhibit of work by people with developmental disabilities, National Grid, 1 Metrotech Center at Jay Street. City of Science, 10 am-4 pm, fun science experiments, including giant pendulums, a seismic accelerator, and non-Newtonian fluids, Park Slope Armory, Eighth Avenue at 15th Street. Sensory Room, Sundays, 11:30 am until Oct. 30, inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses. Welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Avenue, free with museum admission. Hunt for Giant Puffballs in Prospect Park, 11:45 am, donation suggested. “Wildman” Steve Brill leads one of his world-famous foraging tours of Prospect Park. A great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms makes this park a great place for foraging in the fall, Grand Army Plaza, Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West. Morbid Anatomy Museum Flea Market, noon-6 pm, a collection of one-of-a-kind art, taxidermy and natural history; books, artifacts and ephemera; and sundry curiosities from a variety of collectors, makers, artists, and peddlers, Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue, $1 but check http://www.thebellhouseny.com.