When the kids get tired of trick or treating in their building, these street parties are the way to go.
Museum of Natural History
Spooky Astronomy. “On this Halloween night, join Jackie Faherty and Lydia Maria Petrosino for an evening of spooky stories of the cosmos as we navigate the constellations and explain the most frightful and petrifying objects in the sky. Recommended for ages 12 and up.” $12 for members, $15 for non members. More here.
Trick or Treating
West 69th Street
West 69th between Broadway and Central Park West always has a very big crowd for its block party, though it can get very crowded. The decorations are always awesome!
West 87th Street
The block between West End and Riverside tends to be blocked off.
West 90th Street
The block association has held a block party between Columbus and Central Park West for several years. For the 4th year they will be doing a haunted maze on the northeast corner of 90th and Columbus (in front of 65 west 90th) between 5-9 pm.
Starting July 1 for only 3 days, the 42nd Street branch of the New York Public Library will be displaying it’s original manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand and it’s original copy of the Bill of Rights in the three-day-only exhibition Foundations of Freedom. How cool is that?! http://on.nypl.org/14gFz3K
It’s on view from July 1 to July 3 only, and it’s free – they’re putting the “free” in freedom!
The “Foundations of Freedom” exhibition will be open Monday, July 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, July 2 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second floor of The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Using mini-nets, small racquets and colorful low compression balls, Ten-and-Under Tennis is a fun way to learn a lifetime sport. No signup required, just show up. Racquets provided. Children are also invited to stay for the RCTA’s annual potluck picnic and raffle, beginning at noon.
Bryant Park is, in my opinion, New York’s most civilized park. On any given day you can walk barefoot in well-maintained, clean grass, read under the trees, listen to live music and grab a decent bite. The programming team does a great job at keeping a variety of activities on the calendar.
This Saturday June 1, if you have the time, you can enjoy a dance lesson, 10:00am – 11:00am, on the lawn. Classes are FREE and led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.
Open to all levels and ages.Good way to get the day started!
Need to keep the kids busy while the schools are closed this week??
The West Side Y – 5 W 63rd Street between CPW and Broadway – is offering some great FREE programs for anyone in the community. No membership required, nor is advance registration is necessary except for swim classes and infant CPR. All the classes are drop in, so feel free to pick and choose what you would like to attend….and go!
On Saturday, October 6 from 12-4pm, the 20th Anniversary Little Red Lighthouse Festival will take place in Fort Washington Park, to celebrate the only remaining lighthouse in Manhattan.
This year’s event is hosted by New York Restoration Project (NYRP), Historic House Trust, NYC Parks, Riverside Park Fund and Urban Park Rangers. The free event will include tours of the lighthouse, live music and theater performances, arts and crafts, fishing clinics, readings and activities for the family. There will even be an up-close reptile experience!
The Festival celebrates the area and pays tribute to the popular children’s book, “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge” by Hildegarde H. Swift.