Monday there are no classes but the Library Cafe is open. Monday may rain so attend events the other days unless you are a turtle. All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
Fall foliage tours in the parks.
Shocktober Fest, free Halloween movie screenings at parks in Brooklyn. Showing this weekend: Monster Squad and Carrie and more.
Saturday, Oct. 7: Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt, 10:30 am, 7+, $17.50-$21.50. Advance ticket purchase required. Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To score points, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, stick your tongue out at a rude animal, learn the motto of a hidden eagle, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone. Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 64th Street, Manhattan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbus Day Parade, 1 pm. The Federation of Italian Americans Organization is leading the march up 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst between 60th and 84th Streets.
Brooklyn Blessing of the Animals, 2 pm. Nondenominational blessing of Brooklyn pets. Grand Army Plaza, Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West. I imagine they mean by the park opening opposite the arch.
Hercules in Brooklyn, 5 pm. A theater project focusing on gun violence, featuring actors Paul Giamatti and Chinasa Ogbuagu readin from a modern translation of The Madness of Hercules. Van Dyke Amphitheater, 392 Blake Ave. between Powell Street and Mother Gaston Boulevard. Musicality, 6 pm, 16+, $35–$50. An international fusion of Broadway, jazz, and soul. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 4301 Avenue D at E. 43rd Street.
Saturday and Sunday: Celebrate Sukkot in Coney Island, probably in the afternoon. Sunday till Wednesday. Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, 1025 Riegelmann Boardwalk. Both celebrate Chol Hamoed Sukkot.
See past postings of New York Comic Con, Boo at the Zoo, Fab Five Fall Shows, Oktoberfest in the Archway, Bargemusic, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Treetop Adventures, Halloween Harvest.
Sunday, Oct 8: Just a Giglio, 3-11 pm. The day is a slightly lower-key version of the giant Giglio festival in July, with plenty Italian food and drinks, and a group of hefty guys hauling an 80-foot tower into the air and dancing through the street with it. Lorimer Street between Metropolitan Avenue and Devoe Street in Williamsburg. Fall Harvest Festival, 12-5 pm. Craft fair, pumpkin patch; canine costume contest; native plant garden tours; raffles; country music; more. Rain date 10/15. Narrows Botanical Gardens, Shore Rd. and 69th Street. The New York Theatre Organ Society, 3 pm, $10-$15. Organist Mark Herman performing on the Brooklyn Paramount’s original 1928 Wurlitzer theatre organ. Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.