Fall Events in the Bronx



Fall is here! In between your apple and pumpkin picking trips to local farms, be sure to enjoy all of the fun happening right here in the Bronx. We will continue to add events as we receive info about them, so be sure to check back frequently!



1439432192_11883833_855476504505491_1377080383205316_oBronx Native American Festival at Pelham Bay Park

September 27, Noon-4:00 pm

South Picnic Area
Enter at Bruckner Blvd. and Wilkinson Ave.

Enjoy music, storytelling, food and dance at this celebration of the unique Native cultures of the Americas. Free. For more information, call: 718-430-1891.



559184e0a99ad (1)Community Paddle at Concrete Plant Park

September 26, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Check paddling the Bronx River off your 2015 bucket list before it’s too late! Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.
Registration is not required for this event. Free www.nycparks.org

Night Hike at Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park

September 26,  7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On Nature Exploration Hikes you will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.
For all hiking programs it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack. Free www.nycparks.org


Frida’s Fall Harvest- A part of FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life at the New York Botanical Garden

9/29/2015 – 11/1/2015: Tuesdays–Fridays; 1:30– 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, October 12; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Frida-inspired activities continue in fall! Experience the delights of the season with hands-on activities and harvestthemed displays featuring perennial favorites such as pumpkins and gourds of all sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as corn stalks and hay bales artfully arranged throughout the landscape in the Adventure Garden.

Ongoing activities:

  • Have fun in the La Casita Azul playhouse kitchen
  • Put on a show about Frida and her menagerie of pets in Frida’s Puppet Theater
  • Design a self-portrait featuring fall fruits
  • Grind dried corn using a traditional Mexican metate
  • Craft a wearable science experiment using a pumpkin seed
  • Hunt for butterflies, including Monarchs migrating south to Mexico



560c85a260c1c85e734d507eChucktober at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Entire month of October

All locations

Throughout the month of October, kids who wear their costumes to Chuck E. Cheese’s will receive 50 free tickets.

Don’t forget the Candy Splash every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30! Buy a Chucktober bag to trick or treat and hold all your candy!

More info at www.chuckecheese.com/chucktober-sweeps



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Saturday October 3rd, 12-5 pm

Intervale and Dawson Avenue

Food, games, live entertainment


67246_599159093758_7123466_nBoo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo

Every weekend in October

Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31-Nov. 1

Lots of fun happening at the Bronx Zoo during their annual Boo at the Zoo celebration. Costume parades, hay maze, and more. Check out www.bronxzoo.com for more information once it is posted.


FAMILY AFFAIR: PALANTE! at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

October 10, 1 to 4pm
Enjoy an afternoon of art activities for the entire family at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Explore the exhibition ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York and make your own artwork inspired by the Young Lords.For children 12 and under with parent/guardian.
Free. Pre-register for Family Affair here!

honey-weekend.jpg__524x349_q85_crop_upscaleHoney Weekend at Wave Hill

October 17 & 18

From honey tastings to candle making workshops, Honey Weekend at Wave Hill has something fun for everyone. Be sure to participate in the Family Art Project, where there’s a bee parade and little ones can dance in a cardboard hive. www.wavehill.org



Discover Bartow-Pell Day: We’re More than a Mansion! at Bartow Pell Mansion

October 17th 12-4 pm

Explore everything Bartow Pell Mansion has to offer. Mansion and carriage house tours by costumed docents, garden walks, wigwam explorations, trail hikes, terrarium-making demo and book signing, children’s games and crafts, and more. Plus banjo and washboard music by husband and wife duo Cracked Walnuts. There’s something for everyone!

Co-sponsored by Pelham Bay Park. Rain date Sunday, October 18. Registration requested. Freewww.bpmm.org

unnamed (1)Pumpkin Decorating Party at Bay Plaza Mall

October 24th, 1-4pm

Bay Plaza Mall

Limited tickets available, pick up from the mall beginning on Monday October 5th.

For ages 12 and under.

This free event includes pumpkin decorating, music, free snacks and Fall tastes, and a retail gift card for best pumpkin.

More info at mallatbayplaza.com

unnamed3rd Annual Halloween Parade and Party

October 24, 1:30 Parade assembles, 2:30-5pm Halloween Party


Assemble at 1:30 pm at the SE Corner of Pelham Parkway & White Plains Road

Parade kicks off at 2:00 pm towards P.S 105

Halloween Party from 2:30 to 5 pm at P.S 105, 725 Brady Avenue



Giant Pumpkin Display

October 24 – November 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Giant pumpkins from North America once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth. See how you measure up against these giants, some weighing more than a ton! www.nybg.org

1014-ray-zombie-250x280Giant Pumpkin Carving at the New York Botanical Garden

October 24-25, 10 am to 6pm
Watch Master Carver Ray Villafane transform giant pumpkins into a Dia de los Muertos tableau. Enjoy daily Q&A sessions with his additional carvers.
Pumpkins will be on display until November 1st.
More info soon at nybg.org

The Night Sky at Pelham Bay Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park

October 24, 6 to 7:30 pm

Stargaze with the Urban Park Rangers and learn about the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead on cloudy nights. Free www.nycparks.org


Dia De Los Muertos at the New York Botanical Garden

October 24-25, 31-Nov 1

RIDA KAHLO concludes with a celebration of the Mexican tradition known for bringing together family and friends to remember loved ones, Día de los Muertos. For two weekends in late October, join in the festivities with a procession of larger-than-life skeletons, butterflies, and La Catrina—the grande dame of this colorful holiday—or stroll the Conservatory Plaza with the stilt dancers of Los Zancudos de Zaachila presented by Laura Anderson Barbata. Dress the part by creating your own mask to wear or having your face painted for the occasion! Artists in residence The Villalobos Brothers close out these weekend fiestas at the Garden with performances on October 31 & November 1.

More info soon at www.nybg.org

Howl-O-Ween Dog Event at Van Cortlandt Park

October 25, 12 to 2 pm

Van Cortlandt Park Canine Court Dog Run

Join this fun costume competition for your little furry friend. $10 donation per dog.

More info soon on VC Facebook page.

1610750_10205021195705333_5367707811441768438_nAnnual Halloween Harvest 

October 25th, 1-3pm

El Batey de Dona Provi

178th Street between Bathgate and Third Ave.

Join Windows of Hip Hop, Bronxmama.com, G.I.V.E, Actuator Inc., The Merced Foundation, and H.O.P.E at the Crib for an afternoon of Halloween fun. There will be candy, games, arts and crafts, and more.

Bring your little one for some safe Halloween fun!




12003318_779864368808514_6649388918849397815_n4th Annual Family Pumpkin Carving at Brew Coffee House

October 25th, 1-4pm

3217 Philip Ave

This local coffee house hosts an annual pumpkin carving event for kids of all ages. Bring your pumpkin or pick a small one (while supplies last) and spend the afternoon carving pumpkins, eating delicious fall treats, and ordering your favorite flavored latte. Free Brew Facebook Page


Cemetery Walk + Tombstone Talk at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Thursday, October 29
6:00 p.m. Cemetery Walk
7:00 p.m. Tombstone Talk
Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery followed by a fascinating talk by tombstone expert and carver Robert Neal Carpenter on funerary monuments. Registration required. Cost $20 adults, $15 seniors and students; members $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. www.bpmm.org

unnamed (5)2nd Annual Halloween Toddler Party at Confetti Kids

Thursday October 29, 11-1pm

Confetti Party Place

3190 Westchester Avenue

Join Confetti Kids for a fun toddler party! Costume contest and free Halloween bags for kids. (Children 5 and under please.) $15/adult & one child – in advance/$5 additional child/$20 at the door. More info at www.facebook.com/confettilearning

12190015_10208448311712373_1478462203938197120_n11th Annual Bronx Haunted House

October 29, 30, 31st

3 in 1 Halloween Family Attraction.

Rosa J Gonzalez Family Center

1197 Bryant Avenue

For tickets: 347-208-2134




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October 30th, 3 to 6pm

Safe Streets and Treats for Trick or Treat. East 204th between Perry and Hull ave.

All of the businesses along East 204th have teamed up to bring you a safe trick or treating experience.

Halloween Party at Confetti Kids

Friday October 30th, 6-8 pm12075003_788094594652389_47670485849635049_n

Children ages 5-9

Confetti Party Place

3190 Westchester Avenue

Cotton candy, games, popcorn, magic show and more. Limited to first 30 kids. No tickets at door. $10/child – $5/adult – (by Oct. 24th)
$5 additional child. More info at www.facebook.com/confettilearning

12074732_788258617969320_221091011680226005_nA Haunting Experience at Confetti Kids

Friday October 30th, 8:30-10 pm

Children ages 10-15

Confetti Party Place

3190 Westchester Avenue
Bring Your Brains! The Zombies will be waiting… (Costume optional. Brains, necessary.) More info at www.facebook.com/confettilearning


Thriller on the River Event

October 31st, 10 am
Canoe the Bronx River in your costume! $30 and registration required.  Information up soon on www.bronxriver.org

12107128_10153389284108445_7625955687934442268_nHalloween Carnival and Costume Contest

October 31st, 12 to 4

Throggs Neck Little League Field

150 Throggs Neck Blvd

Music, food, popcorn, bounces, face painting, and more.




12187884_10208448312472392_7979732498876809183_nDoggie Costume Photoshoot

October 31st, 12pm-5pm

Where: Groom a Doggie

3604A East Tremont Ave


What: Dog costume photoshoot!

Prizes for best costume



Pumpkin Fest and Halloween Spooktacular

October 31st, 4 to 8pm

Classic Community Center

286 E. 156th Street

A traveling pumpkin patch where children can come costumed and enjoy pumpkin designing, face painting, and more. More info in the Bronx Fall Guide.


11217529_1681862752037646_1665477190144662546_nMiss Abbie’s Halloween Extravaganza Health/Welles Fair & Block Event

October 31, 11-5pm

Decatur Ave. between Fordham Rd. & E. 193rd St.

This event will be complete with a DJ, live entertainers, face-painting, live characters, numerous health care vendors, food and treats for the children that will be healthier alternatives to the candy and junk most consume on this day. Visit the Bronx Children’s Museum’s River on the Go bus and create a fall-themed art project to take home.

More info on their Facebook page.

halloween carnivalHalloween Carnival and Costume Contest

October 31st, 12 to 4pm

150 Throggs Neck Blvd.

All are invited to this 32nd Annual Throggs Neck Carnival at the Throggs Neck Little League Field.

Free raffles, face painting, music, popcorn, food, and more.





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October 31st, 3 to 5 pm


Children ages 12 and under

Come and Trick-or-Treat throughout the Mall on Halloween, Saturday, October 31 from 3 PM to 5 PM. Children 12 years and younger can trick-or-treat at participating stores, while supplies last.

More info at mallatbayplaza.com



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Kiku: Spotlight on Tradition

October 31–November 15
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and the meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Bourke-Sullivan Display House at the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections.
Presenting Sponsor: Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Additional support provided by: Sumitomo Corporation of the Americas Foundation.

Fall Forest Weekends at the New York Botanical Garden

November 7 & 8 and 14 & 15, 2015
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City, and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage. See the Forest from a different perspective with a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx River and spot birds that call this woodland home. Tree climbing demonstrations, guided tours, and more make for an unforgettable autumn experience. www.nybg.org


4b776c7ca45c91374353c423248ba7e4_400x400Savor The Bronx: Bronx Restaurant Week

November 2nd- 13th

Visit restaurants all over the borough. Check out ilovethebronx.com for a list of this year’s participating restaurants.



Wait! There’s More!

For more outdoor fun in local Bronx parks, visit www.nycgovparks.org

See more fun in the Bronx in the Bronx Tourism Council’s Fall For the Bronx Guide- includes bird watching, tours of the Bronx, and more!

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