We love fall in New York City—the leaves, the brisk air, and of course, all the things to do! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall activities below—let us know what you’ll be trying!
Agata & Valentina Fall Fun Cupcake Decorating
Upper East Side / 3 – 12 years old
Come decorate some festive autumnal cupcakes! Junior chefs will learn how to ice their own cupcakes and get to choose from a variety of fun toppings and decorations. After this fun-filled class, kids will get to take home their delicious, hand-decorated treats!
Fastbreak Kids Upper West Side Outdoor Sports
Upper West Side / 2 – 6 years old
This fall, Fastbreak is bringing its popular Multi-Sport program to Central Park! Each class incorporates age-appropriate skills within a structured coaching environment to help develop coordination and agility and instill a love of team play in each child. The low child to coach ratio makes for a safe, fun and engaging class that is sure to be a blast!
Foraging with the Wildman at Central Park
Central Park / 12 – 17 years old
Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods! Learn to identify them with certainty, and use them to make delicious recipes or home remedies, all with no environmental impact, with America’s go-to guy for foraging. Enjoy associated science, history, folklore, mythology, health, nutrition, anecdotes, comedy, humor, and even music as you discover these amazing renewable resources.
Funikijam at Riverside Park
Upper West Side / 0 – 3 years old
There’s still time to enjoy the outdoors before it gets too cold! Billed as “music exploration for the next generation,” this unique program is part class, part live show—with kids in the starring roles! At each session, FunikiJam-certified teaching artists (Agents of JAM) invite the group to Sing-A-Long, Dance-A-Long, and Play-A-Long with globe-spanning musical adventures—all while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Kew Kids Forest School Nature Play Camp
Kew Gardens / 2 – 6 years old
Kew Kids Forest School is modeled after the nature preschool movement that began in Europe. Through multi-sensory explorations and cooperative play, this program aims to cultivate in young children a love of the outdoors, hone a sense of wonder and provide healthy challenges that instill confidence, capability, and self-reliance. They discover in all seasons and weather! Gear and appropriate clothing help prolong year-round enjoyment. Choose from full day as well as half day drop-off options.
Long Island City Youth Soccer Academy Fall Soccer
Long Island City / 2 – 16 years old
Long Island City Youth Soccer Academy offers one of the best soccer programs for boys and girls. Their goal is to give players a platform to have fun and learn from the beautiful game of soccer. They develop players at all levels of play.
Central Park / 1 month – 6 years old
A total body workout combining cardio, strengthening and toning exercises, this class is designed to “get it all in” for the busy mom. Bring your little one and have an opportunity to meet other moms in Central Park in the nice fall weather while getting in a great workout.
Museum of Chinese In America Mid-Autumn Family Festival
SoHo / 2 – 15 years old
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) preserves, presents, and explores the diverse history, heritage, and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States. At this festival, explore customs and traditions with a mooncake tasting, arts and crafts, stellar story time, and more family fun!
Science Adventure Kids Fall Special Event
Chelsea / 4 – 12 years old
Science Adventure Kids has an exciting line up of special events! From studying about light sabers to how the brain functions, there’s never a dull moment. With a classroom, library, and a menagerie of animals, including lizards, snakes, a chinchilla, and more, there’s tons to do on this day-long adventure.