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9 Things To Do in NYC This Fall

Happy Fall, New York parents!

The kids are back in school (or not), the days are getting darker (and colder!), and you’re starting to look for things to do outside the apartment to celebrate the season. From apple-picking to pumpkin decorating, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 9 things to do in and around New York City.

Pumpkin Painting and Decorating at Agata & Valentina

Where: Upper East Side
Best for: age 3 – 12 

‘Tis the season! Bring your little to this class where they’ll get the chance to decorate their very own pumpkins, which of course, they’ll get to take home at the end of class!

Fall Fiesta at Rockness Music

Where: Jersey City
Best for: age 5 and under

Your little will have tons of fun moving and grooving to the beat. This upbeat music program features drumming, dancing, Spanish music, and more!

Foraging With The Wildman in Central Park

Where: Central Park
Best for: age 5 11

Kids will go on a hike through the wilds of Central Park, where they’ll learn to identify edible plants, and use them to make delicious recipes or home remedies, all with no environmental impact.

Fall Soccer for Tots at Long Island City Youth Soccer Academy

Where: Long Island City
Best for: age 2 4

This soccer program is specially designed for 2- to 4-year-olds. It introduces children to fundamental soccer principles and the basic rules of the game through fun games and positive reinforcement. The main goal is for children to have an enjoyable experience!


Make a Pumpkin Spice Treat Bag at La Pittura Studio

Where: Midtown West
Best for: age 6 – 16

Get in the Halloween spirit! Kids will paint their own Trick-or-Treat bags, guided by an instructor. Costumes welcome! Plus, kids have the option to stay for the Trick-or-Treat parade at the end of class.

Book A Halloween Photo Session with Big Apple Portraits

Where: Upper West Side
Best for: all ages

Celebrate Halloween with a fun photo shoot! This mini session includes 2 different backdrops and a great way to capture your child’s amazing costumes. You’ll receive a 5×7 printed picture and matching digital image to share with friends and family.

Get a Goodie Bag (or Box!) at Economy Candy

Where: Lower East Side
Best for: all (candy-eating) ages!

Can’t wait ’til Halloween to steal your child’s stash? Head down to the oldest candy store in NYC to browse the aisles, then leave with a bag (or box) of candy all of your own.

Attend a Family Halloween Event

Where: Various locations
Best for: all ages

Mommy Nearest has rounded up a list of family-friendly events all around the city! From concerts to zombie freeze tag to pumpkin carvings, you’ll definitely find one (or more!) ways to celebrate the season.

Find Even More Fall Fun!

Where: Various locations
Best for: all ages

Here’s another amazing roundup from Mommy Nearest of 50 (!) fun things to do with kids this fall. Think apple picking, county fairs, museums, live performances, and so much more!

Looking for more things to do in New York City? Here are 10 Instagram-worthy experiences in the NYC area. And if you want to discover and book even more fun, check out all upcoming activities across the NY Metro area. 

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