Go Local for Fall Festivities


If you thought having a perfect fall day complete with pumpkins, sing-a-longs, and arts and crafts automatically meant a minimum two-hour road trip and dawn-to-dusk type excursion, breathe a sigh of relief because we have two Harvest Festivals right in our own backyard. Face painting, children’s musicians, and mask-making are among the diversions on hand at the very art-filled Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival. It runs from 10:30am to 1pm, so try not to be late for the leaf-rubbing and paper-bead workshops for your brood. (And if you’ve been worried about your first-born’s lingering cough, they’ve got you—health screenings are available from event co-sponsor SUNY Downstate at LICH.)  If you and the family are more into food, then head to Added Value’s Red Hook Harvest Festival from 10am to 4pm–iCi, The Good Fork, Fort Defiance, Kevin’s and Home/Made are all preparing delicious treats, which you can gobble down as the kids dance to live music in the pumpkin patch and ogle the animals on show.

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