Kid Friendly: Brooklyn Bridge Harvest Festival

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, will celebrate the fall season with a Harvest Festival on Pier 6, located at 360 Furman Street. Come in costume and enjoy face painting, volleyball, mask making, storytelling and more. Musical guests include Audra Rox and the Bilingual Birdies. Make sure to visit the photo booth at the pumpkin patch. Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:30am – 1pm.

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KiKu: The Art of the Japanese Garden at the New York Botanical Garden

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Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden presents chrysanthemums in homage to hanami, the traditional custom of enjoying the ephemeral beauty of flowers. Hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden. Complement your visit with a special taste of Japan in Stephen STARR Event’s limited-run Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant. Show runs through October 27, open on Sundays.

All-Garden pass tickets start at $20 for adults; $8 for kids 2-12.

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¡Viva Brooklyn! at the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays

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At the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment. This month, Saturday, October 5, the museum will feature ¡Viva Brooklyn!, which will highlight the Spanish American identity through music, curatorial talk, film, a pop-up gallery, a social justice forum and a book club. The day starts at 5pm and ends at 11pm. Free and kid friendly.

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NYC Affordable Art Fair at The Tunnel in Chelsea

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Art is being revolutionized at the Affordable Art Fair. A fun four-day event hosting over 50 galleries and a huge array of contemporary art, the fall edition of the New York City Affordable Art Fair will take place from October 3 – 6, 2013, at The Tunnel in Chelsea (269 11th Avenue 222 12th Avenue (b/w 27th and 28th Streets).

Its a friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names, while the Recent Graduates Exhibition provides a chance to pick up work by a future art world star.

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Randall’s Island Fall Festival (kid friendly)

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The kid friendly Randall’s Island Fall Festival is taking place on Saturday, October 5, at the Urban Farm. Join the festivities as attendees hunt for pumpkins, enjoy apple cider demonstrations and tastings, participate in arts and crafts activities, and get their faces painted. 

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Mad. Sq. Eats at Madison Square Park

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Mad. Sq. Eats and UrbanSpace will once again bring food vendors from all around NYC to Madison Square Park. The market will be open daily from 11am-9pm, September 27th – October 25th.

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Dumbo Art Festival this Weekend (Free)

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The Dumbo Art Festival is a free, three-day celebration of art, music and performance in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Art revelers can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions; experience digital art and large scale projections; visit artists in their studios and watch dancers, poets and performers throughout the neighborhood. The festival attracts over 200,000 people and has upwards of 400 artists from a variety of disciplines who participate.

Friday, September 27, 6pm – 9pm

Saturday, September 28, 12pm – 9pm

Sunday, September 29, 12pm – 6pm

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