Sponsored Post: If you’re like a lot of parents these days, your kids have a more robust social life than you do. So, could you please check their calendar to see if they’re free on Sunday, October 14th? If they are, they’re probably going to want to pencil in the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Fall Family Festival. Come early and enjoy interactive, fun activities including a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, art activities and more. And when they need to refuel, local food trucks Shakshooka and JJ’s Holy Cow will be onsite offering their incredible food for purchase. The best part? Your kid won’t have to raid their piggy bank to attend. This event is free and open to the community. For more information, visit the Parenting Special Programs website. (Fall Family Festival, Sunday, October 14th,11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, 201.569.7900)
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What: Fall Family Festival
Why: Authentic German beer, food and games hit the streets of NY.
When: Thursday October 11- Sunday October 14, 12 pm-12 am
Where: 78 South Street, NYC
Why: This FREE fall celebration bring live music, pumpkin decorating, kite flying and animals.
When: Sunday October 14, 12-4 pm
Where: Randall’s Island Park, Fields 62 & 63, NYC
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Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin-themed activities.
When: Through Wednesday October 31, Thursday November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23-24, kids/$16 (Friday-Saturday, $20) adults/$22 (Friday-Saturday $27), check schedule to reserve time
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Why: Not-too-spooky Halloween shows, a festive parade and dance parties to get into the Halloween spirit.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 28, Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays 10 am-8 pm, Sundays 10 am-6 pm, $70, online/$49
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