Upcoming Weekend Activities: “Green” means more Than the Color of your Zombie Face Paint this Halloween Weekend
The month of five Saturdays and five Sundays is coming to a close. Plan now for the last weekend in October with some options below that will help reduce your carbon footprint and get you in the Halloween spirit.
Bird Walks in Van Cortlandt Park: Focus on wildlife happenings in the park with NYC Audubon experts & the Urban Park Rangers. Saturday, October 29, 8 a.m.
Bronx River Bike Tour: Join Bronx native Mike Gupta in the six-mile long bike ride and explore the rich and conflicted history of the river, as well as old remnants of the ill fated Bronx River water system. Tickets are for purchase at the provided link. Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. –2 p.m.
Canine Costume Carnival: Why should humans get to have all the fun? Bring your furry friend to Rockaway Freeway/ Beach 84 (in Rockaway Freeway), Queens for a costume contest in celebration of Halloween. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes in large and small dog categories. Don’t have a dog? You can still go watch! Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. –2 p.m.
Central Park Pumpkin Festival: Join NYC Parks for Pumpkin Festival, New York City’s annual celebration of the fall harvest season in leafy Central Park! Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Central Park band shell.
Children’s Fall Festival at the Queens County Farm: Celebrate autumn with Halloween fun for all ages. Visit the Haunted House ($4), play traditional games like trinkets-in-the-haystack and sack races, or take a pony ride. Costumes encouraged! Sunday, October 30, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy Floral Park, NY 11004, Queens
East New York Farmer’s Market: Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Revenge of the Electric Car Film Screening: Tired from a long work week? You can stick with our “green” theme all while getting some much deserved R&R. Catch a screening of Revenge of the Electric Car at the Sunshine Cinema (not sold? It’s narrated by Tim Robbins!). 143 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. To view screening times as they become available/to purchase tickets, click here.
Textile Recycling Greenmarkets: Check out the link provided for a location near you. Saturday and Sunday options are available at many of the locations.
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