NYC Parents: FREE local things to do this weekend with your kids, October 19-20




Saturday October 19
Color & Sketch Away
2:00-3:00 pm
NYPL. Every week on Saturday until October 26, 2013 (See all)
Venue: Macomb's Bridge Library
Address: 2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., New York, NY, 10039-2004.

Fall Kids FestJoin us in Madison Square Park for live performances, pumpkin picking and a costume parade! 
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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival
Don your frightful finest for rides in an old-timey trolley bus, Zumba and face painting.
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Battery Urban Farm Harvest Festival
Get a taste of country life in the heart of the Financial District—think potato sack races and veggie trivia.
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Halloween Harvest Festival
Dress up your pup for the canine costume contest at this foodie fest in Socrates Sculpture Park.
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Super Sábado: Día de los Muertos

Celebrate the Mexican tradition with skull face painting, champurrado and a procession through Central Park.
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Sunday October 20
Book Reading. Bank Street Books @ 2:30pm
http://www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/africa-my-home-book-event-monica-edinger
Located on the corner of West 112 st and Broadway, NYC
Author and former Peace Corp volunteer Monica Edinger visits Bank Street Bookstore to present her historical novel, Africa Is My Home: A Child of The Amistad. 


When a drought hits her homeland in Sierra Leone, nine-year-old Magulu is sold as a pawn by her father in exchange for rice. But before she can work off her debt, an unthinkable chain of events unfolds. Narrated in a remarkable first-person voice, this fictionalized book of memories of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child -- from seeing mirrors for the first time and struggling with laughably complicated clothing to longing for family and a home she never forgets. Lush, full-color illustrations by Robert Byrd, plus archival photographs and documents, bring an extraordinary journey to life.

Riverside Skate Jam
Watch pro boarders (and talented kids!) compete for prizes alongside live DJs, local food and open skating.
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SOURCES: newyorkloveskids.com; http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/

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