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Upcoming Weekend Activities: ’Tis the Season for Pumpkins, Scarecrows, and Bats!

2011 October 20

Time is running out to enjoy October activities in New York. Take advantage of the fun fall offerings before it gets too cold! Did we leave something out? Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section.

Bats at the Belvedere: Learn about the bats native to Central Park in this interactive lecture. Friday, October 21, 5-6:30 p.m.

Carve for Farms: Head to Brooklyn for a pumpkin carving contest and fall food fest to benefit farms affected by Hurricane Irene. Sunday, October 23, 4-8 p.m.

Common Ground Festival: Fun activities for the whole family in Morningside Park. Sunday, October 23, 1-5 p.m.

Enchanted Wave Hill: Head to the Bronx for some magical woodland adventures at Wave Hill Gardens. Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Green City Challenge: Free family event encourages teams to challenge their knowledge of how to eat, work, and live green. Sunday, October 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Halloween Parades: Kids in costumes can participate twice daily in the New York Botanical Garden’s Halloween Parades. Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23,  noon and 2 p.m.

Harvest Festival: Visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park and celebrate the season in a picturesque location. Saturday, October 22, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Perennials Giveaway: Registered gardens can come pick up free perennials in Queens while supplies last. Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pumpkin Picking on Historic Farm: Head to Staten Island and visit a farm dating from the 1800s. Friday and Saturday, October 22-23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scarecrow Making: Make your own scarecrow with the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortland Park. All supplies provided! Sunday, October 23, 11 a.m.

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