Weekend Fun Guide

September 15 – 16, 2018

Here are some highlights of free and low-cost things to do in our parks this weekend. For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

1. Head to Raptor Fest

a park ranger holds up an owl for a visitor to take a photo

Meet owls, hawks, eagles, and kestrels up close this Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park! Raptor Fest event info

2. Compete in Greenthumb’s Fresh Chef Contest

a bowl of salad made of vegetables and flowers

Are you the best chef in the five boroughs? Prove it at this Saturday’s Harvest Fair. At the Fresh Chef Contest, you can compete to make the tastiest and healthiest meal. Event info

3. Volunteer on International Coastal Cleanup Day

view of South Beach and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge

Join a worldwide effort to help clean up our shorelines. Find a International Coastal Cleanup Day event near you

4. Watch free movies under the stars

families and friends gather on a lawn and in lawn chairs to watch a movie on a mobile screen

Showing this weekend: Remember the Titans, Star Wars: Ready Player One, and more! View movie locations & showtimes

5. Bring your family to the West Side County Fair

performers dressed in colorful outfits

Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, carnival rides and games, local food, and more at Riverside Park South this Sunday! West Side County Fair event info

6. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Mexican dancers perform in a park

Celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx Americans with art tours, movie screenings, festivals, and more! View Hispanic Heritage Month events

7. Head to a fall festival at one of NYC’s oldest houses

view of a farmhouse on a hill

Join us at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood for cider pressing, art workshops, and more this Saturday! Event info

Source: Weekend Fun : NYC Parks