Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
Movies in the parks, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Coming to America, Saturday Night Fever, Wonder Woman and Sing. https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_movies
Saturday, Sept. 30: see next listings.
Saturday and Sunday: Boo at the Zoo, 12-4 pm, $36.95 ($26.95 child; $31.95 senior-total experience ticket). Haunted Forest, complete with lurking, crawling and flying creepies; a Halloween hayride, with scarecrows, snakes and spikers, and a Halloween nature hike at the Bronx Zoo. Coney Island International Kite Festival, 10 am-5 pm, Beach and West 10 St. Fab Five Fall Shows, 1-6 pm until Sunday, Oct. 15. The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s five new exhibits, which include “Photography Pop-up,” “Grand Installations,” and the “Really Affordable Art Show,” among others. 499 Van Brunt St., near Reed Street, Red Hook. Halloween Harvest, 11 am to midnight until Sunday, Oct. 29, $20 to Halloween Harvest, or free with all day wrist band. Luna Park’s pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in Coney Island. Pumpkin patch, pony rides, magicians, face painting, arts and crafts, kooky spooky karaoke and a mummy wrap game and visitors are encouraged to come wearing their best pirate costumes. Luna Park, West 12th St. and Surf Avenue, Coney Island. The Amazing Maize Maze, 11 am-4:30 pm, this event repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday till 10/29. Have fun finding your way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. The fun of getting lost and loving it. Maze by Moonlight with flashlights, $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger. There is a $20 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children’s Fall Festival. Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral, Queens.
Ongoing on the weekends: do a search on this site to see the description for Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Treetop Adventures, Art Island Outpost, Music in Motion.

Sunday, Oct. 1:  Medieval Fest, 11:30 am-6 pm. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn’s peak. Fort Tryon Park, Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns, upper Manhattan.

Chile Pepper Festival, 11 am-6 pm, $20-$25 (free for children under 12 and members) The annual festival is the end of summer blowout that sets the garden ablaze with bands from around the world, dozens of firey food artisans and hours of chile-chocolate gastronomy. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., at Eastern Parkway. Rise Up Against Addiction 5K 2017, 8:30 am, Pier 84, West 44th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan. Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending the stigma of addiction will host a 5K Run/Walk as part of its Rise Up Against Addiction campaign.  Guests will have the opportunity to engage in activities geared towards uniting the community and promoting positive change. Highlights include: The Shatterproof Community Village, which will showcase substance use disorder resources from local organizations; The Memorial Gallery, featuring photos and stories of lost loved ones; a Celebrate Recovery area, a space to unite with hundreds of others in recovery; and more. Registration required to run/walk. Tinker Lab Fall 2017 Open House, 2 pm. Electronic Instrument. Recommended for families with kids between 6 and 14 years old. This project involves learning about circuitry, sketch and design, exploring different sounds, building your unique instruments, programming with Scratch, and using Makey Makey, a micro-controller. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 3441 137th St., Flushing, Queens.  RSVP. Socrates Annual Opening, 3-6 pm. The Socrates Annual, formerly known as The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition is an annual exhibition of new public art that addresses the most urgent issues of today. It is distinct in its mission to foster individual artist projects rather than present an overarching theme. The 2017 participating artists join the ranks of over 250 artists who have received artist fellowships for producing work at Socrates since the Park’s inaugural artist grant in 1995. Features 15 artists selected through our competitive open-call selection process. Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd and Broadway, Queens.

 

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