Fall Bucket List for Staten Island 2022
Isn’t fall the is absolute best season for families? The house smells like a pumpkin everything, the leaves are beautiful colors and the kids are counting down the days until trick-or-treating. What a season!
One of the biggest reasons to love fall is the beautiful weather! The just-right temperatures make for the perfect family day out – indoors or outdoors. That means there is no excuse not to check off everything on your fall bucket list.
And we have plenty of ideas to get you started below!
- Leaf peep in one of Staten Island’s many parks and check out the changing leaves (it happens later in the city than Upstate)
- Pick the perfect pumpkin from a nearby farm and carve it into a jack-lantern to display on your front porch
- Go to Six Flags Fright Fest, which is back with its signature ghoul parade, multiple haunted walks and more chilling thrills. Bring the younger ones during the day for not-so-scary activities and entertainment
- Enjoy the changing leaves and crisp fall air at Historic Richmond Town’s Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm weekends, explore the haunted history of Staten Island with nighttime tours and special programs, and experience the time-honored festival of historical trades on Old Home Day. Go to historicrichmondtown.org for more info.
- See amazing NYC views from 300 feet up with special event opportunities at the Dream Wheel NJ! Tip: Park in lot C at the American Dream Mall and go to the 3rd floor.
- Head down to New Dorp Lane for the 7th Annual New Dorp Restaurant Crawl, a unique dining experience with delicious cuisine from 25+ top restaurants. Foodies pay one price and sample flavors from ALL the restaurants! Get your tickets at eventbrite.com.
- Catch a ball game without sweating through your clothes. Fall marks the start of football, basketball, and hockey season
- Geek out at NY Comic Con, coming to the Javits Center Oct. 6-9, and meet your favorite stars up close. Don’t forget to snap a photo to impress your friends!
- Check out the New Dorp Lane Car Show for classic, antique, custom and exotic cars, delivering automotive bliss to the tri-state area’s motorheads! This free family event is great for all ages and will feature vendors, activities and all of the best merchants on the Lane! Get your tickets at eventbrite.com.
- The mother of all Halloween parades winds through Greenwich Village on October 31, where spectators will view every kind of costume imaginable. This year’s theme is freedom!
- Take the older kids (or brave tweens) to one of NY’s many haunted houses for a scary good time. Some top-rated ones include Blood Manor, Long Island’s Bayville Scream Park, and Bane’s Haunted House in Midtown
- Head to the New York Botanical Garden for their Fall-O-Ween celebration, featuring pumpkins and gourds galore
- Go for a whirl around one of New York City’s many carousels before they close for the winter
- Dress your pooch in their Halloween finest and join the costumed canine convoy in Tompkins Square Park (Brooklyn) on Oct. 22 for their famous annual dog parade
- Pedal your way past colorful foliage on a scenic bike tour
- Pack the family in the car or head out on foot to explore the over-the-top spooky decorations and local haunted houses. It’s not just us; they’re totally getting more elaborate (and terrifying) every year!
- Book a whale watching cruise for a chance to spot these peaceful giants before the water gets too cold
- Leave the kids with a sitter and head to Long Island to tour its many beautiful wineries while you take in breathtaking autumnal views
- Enjoy the fall air and see a movie outdoors or in the car. Pack some candy corn with your popcorn!
- Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at El Museo del Barrio
- Stop by Snug Harbor for the a picturesque backdrop to your fall photos, then check out one of the many museums onsite for more fall fun
- Take advantage of the Culture Pass and visit the amazing cultural institutions that participate
- Corn mazes are now a fall staple and there’s plenty nearby to choose from. The cream of the crop include Von Thun’s, Hank’s Pumpkintown and Harbes, among others
- Take the kids to Central Park on Oct. 30 for a Halloween parade, kid’s activities and more. Be sure to head to the northeast corner at 6:30 for the annual Pumpkin Flotilla, when dozens of jack-o-lanterns are sent floating down the Harlem Meer in a stunning procession that is not to be missed
- Go Brick-or-Treating at LEGOLAND New York and join their Monster Party for live shows, attractions, character meet-and-greets and more
- Head to East Rutherford, NJ to American Dream. Get your thrills in at Nickelodeon Universe, North America’s largest indoor theme park or enjoy the world’s largest indoor wave pool at DreamWorks Water Park. Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue, Zara, and more! End your day at Carpaccio, Bergen County’s #1 New Restaurant
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