It finally seems that fall-like weather is here to stay, so take advantage of the short season and pack in as many autumn activities as possible.
You don’t have to leave Brooklyn to find the season — there are plenty of events across the borough. Brooklyn organizations are packing the month of October with apples, pumpkins, cozy knitwear and more.
We’ve rounded up five events to satisfy your crisp weather cravings this season.
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77
Saturday, October 12
12:30 to 3 p.m.
The designers and artists of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be showcasing their skills at Harvest Hang, a free day of family friendly fun with face painting, costume design stations and storytelling. There will be apples and pumpkins for “picking” and fun activities like cookie decorating. For more information visit the event page.
Kings County Fiber Festival
Old Stone House
Saturday, October 12
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Get ready for the hat and mitten wearing season at the eighth annual celebration of fiber at Old Stone House. Vendors will be showing off their fiber-based arts, and there will be workshops on knitting. Bring a hat along to donate; last year, attendees made it possible to distribute more than 400 hats to those in need. For more details on the workshops and artists participating, visit the event page.
The Annual Narrows Botanical Gardens’ Harvest Festival
Narrows Botanical Gardens
Sunday, October 13
12 to 5 p.m.
Bay Ridge’s scenic oasis near the waterfront is hosting its annual harvest festival with a canine costume contest, a pumpkin patch and artists and crafters showcasing their wares. For more information about the all-volunteer garden and their programming visit their website.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Harvest Festival
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday, October 19
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Head to Pier 6 for the 10th annual harvest festival with music, live animals, arts and crafts, games and a pumpkin patch. There will be food and drink for sale, but the event itself is free. Visit the event page for all the details.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Sunday, October 20
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden will greet the season with hayrides, games, cider and kombucha tasting and a farmer’s market. If kids want to break out their Halloween costumes a bit early they can also join in on a drum parade. Tickets are required for the event. If you aren’t a member then admission is $30 for adults and $25 for students and seniors. Children under 12 get in free. For more information on tickets and events for the day visit the event page.
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