Fall Fun Guide

Isn’t autumn awesome?! From haunted hayrides to fuzzy boots to pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING, the fall is nature’s perfect way of helping us let go of summer. Below you will find links to tons of fall fun for your whole family.


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Want to make a fresh apple pie? You’re gonna need some delicious apples.

Apple Picking Farms

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You can’t carve pumpkins if you don’t go pumpkin picking first!

Pumpkin Picking Farms

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Don’t wait for the fun to come to you. Check out these festive events with your whole family.

Fall and Halloween Events 

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Which houses in Staten Island showcase the most spooktacular Halloween decorations?

Decorations, Tricks & Treats in Staten Island

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Swap out some of your child’s candy and support our nation’s brave troops!

Halloween Candy Buy Back

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Cozy up on the couch for a family-friendly Halloween movie.

2017 Halloween TV & Movie Schedules

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Check out the top events for Halloween 2017 around the boroughs.

Halloween Off Staten Island

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Take your Halloween goody game to the next level without breaking a sweat!

Simple & Sweet Halloween Treats

Skip the pricey retail store costumes and make it yourself.

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

Halloween crafts are just DIY decorations with kids!

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Whip up some comfort food with the flavors of fall.

Delicious Fall Recipes

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How is Halloween celebrated in other countries?

Halloween Around the World

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Halloween can be a different kind of scary for kids with allergies.

Beware of Hidden Dangers

Teal Pumpkins for Allergy Awareness

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  1. Five Senses

    November 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    November 21, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight.
  2. Preschool Time & Phun with Phonetics

    November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    November 21, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy books, finger plays, action rhymes and a simple craft. For ages two and a half to five years and caregiver. After craft head over to community room to play games with your child to develop new words.
  3. NYRR Open Run

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm
    November 21, 2017  |  7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Silver Lake Park
    Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all
  4. It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

    November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Northerleigh Park
    This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
  5. Clay Day

    November 22 @ 1:30 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.
  6. Science Time

    November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  7. Children Coloring Time

    November 22 @ 3:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  8. Picture Book Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.
  9. Teen Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Story Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join our staff each day to share and listen to a story related to this months theme, the Letter T. Books about Time, Tortoises,Thanksgiving and other fun themes. TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE, check by calling the Museum for daily details.