Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

Deciding on a Halloween costume was so easy when they were young. They would enthusiastically agree with (almost) anything I chose. Now that they’re older, what is appropriate is a harder conversation. I’m not referring to anything too sexy or scary; I want originality and creativity.


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Haunted High Line Halloween

Haunted High Line Halloween

It’s the fourth annual
High Line Halloween celebration! The
High Line will be transported to a spooky past, where haunted trains ruled and
the ghosts of hungry workers roamed the West Side. Trick-or-treat your way
through the park and enjoy an afternoon of art, music, ghosts and ghouls. Sneak
through a haunted train tunnel (if you dare!), take a photo with a giant “ghost
train” made by local school children, and construct your own larger-than-life
train cars out of materials. 

Saturday, october 26, 2013
11:00am – 3:00pm
Various locations on the
High Line from West 14th Street to West 17th Street

This Halloween “Make Change for Children”

Here’s an idea…instead of spending your dollars on candy this Halloween, how about
donating to “Make Change for Children” so the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS) and its partners can
find more loving, adoptive homes for vulnerable, orphaned children

Joint Council is the only international non-profit dedicated to ensuring
that every child lives, grows and thrives in a safe, permanent and
loving family. Your donation helps Joint Council and its 258
international partners serve over 2 million children and families each

Apple Festival, October 7

It might be rainy this weekend, but this looks like a fun thing to do in regardless because fall is apple season in New York!

Come to the farm to buy a variety of apples, donuts, freshly-pressed cider, and apple pie. See cider-pressing demonstrations and watch as the nation’s largest apple cobbler bakes on site! Treat yourself to unique collectibles & local food items for sale, take a hayride, and participate in free children’s games.

Gate admission to this event is free. Sunday October 7, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy Floral Park, NY 11004, Queens

Native American Festival

Sunday, September 23, 2012
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Pelham Bay Park will host four hours of performances, exhibits, arts and crafts, delicious food, storytelling, nature programs, and more. This annual event is a celebration of the unique Native cultures of the Americas.

Guests of all ages will enjoy the ability to interact with many of the performances and activities, while learning about the traditions and lifestyles of such Native groups such as the Taino, Cheyenne-Pawnee, Ojibwe/ Oneida, and more.

Cost: Free!
Check it out: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2012/09/23/native-american-festival

Inwood Hill Park Recycling Olympics

Join NYC Parks, GrowNYC, and the City’s Green Mascot, Birdie, at Dyckman Fields to learn about how to keep your local parks clean and green.

The Recycling Olympics are a handful of games that kids aged 7-14 can play to learn about recycling, conservation, and teamwork in a fun and healthy way. Giveaways and information will be available for park users of all ages. Look for the NYC Parks tent just inside Dyckman Fields on the South Lawn.

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Event Organizer
NYC Parks, GrowNYC