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  1. Pumpkin Picking

    October 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Historic Richmond Town
    Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy our farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.
  2. Fall Festival at The Mount

    October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Mount Loretto
    Rides, food, and the island’s largest pumpkin patch! Free admission. Text the word MOUNT to the number 313131 for more info
  3. Art Studio

    October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  4. Reading: Staten Island Out Loud

    October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Alice Austen House Museum
    Featuring readings from women mystery novelists working in the hundred years between 1880-1980. For more information visit
  5. Doggie Boot Camp

    October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
    Learn how to walk the walk literally & “speak dog”. Socialization skills & fun while learning how to “unleash your dogs unwanted behaviors and love them to a balanced life.” A $10+ donation is encouraged to help offset the rental
  6. Japanese Culture Day 2016

    October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Art Lab
    Features: - Asian Arts Exhibit and Sale, - Japanese Music Performance - Japanese Dance Performance - Contemporary Original Music Dance performance based on Japanese Folk Tale “Yukimusume” (Snow Girl) - Origami Workshop
  7. Baby Space!

    October 24 @ 11:00 am
    October 24, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for playtime, stories, and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  8. All Join In!

    October 24 @ 11:00 am
    October 24, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.
  9. Krazy Kidz

    October 24 @ 11:30 am
    October 24, 2016  |  11:30 am - 11:30 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Join us for singing, dancing, coloring and stories. Meet other kids and their caregivers!
  10. Crafternoon

    October 24 @ 3:30 pm
    October 24, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Come in every week for a fun and seasonal craft!
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