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Living Your Best October Around Roosevelt Island

October 2, 2019

With the cooler temperature and changing leaves, it’s finally starting to feel like fall around Roosevelt Island. Spend some time outdoors and celebrate the season by checking out some of the events taking place near the Octagon below.

Fall Activities at the Queens County Farm Museum – In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine a time where Queens County was sprawling farm country. On weekends this October, celebrate the fall season and get a sense of the county’s history at the Queens County Farm Museum. Every weekend this month, you can explore the can shop for fresh New York apples, enjoy local apple cider and seasonal produce from the museum farmstand, and browse the ground. Pick some pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, or spend some time in the 3-acre corn maze. Gate admission to the farm museum is free.

Fall Scavenger Hunt in Central Park – This month, be a tourist in your own city while taking part in a scavenger hunt in Central Park. Gather your friends to make a team, or use the opportunity to meet some new people in your city. You’ll search for clues to make your way through the hunt while taking in the beauty of the season in the park. Tickets to participate are $20 per person.

Giant Pumpkin Weekend- Giant pumpkin Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden returns this year from Saturday, October 26th – Sunday, October 27th.  Get in the spirit of fall and marvel at massive pumpkins that have been shipped in from around the county. Meet the growers and enjoy photo ops with these unusual gourds. While there, stroll the grounds to see the changing foliage on the 250-acre property.

Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway Queens, NY 11004

(717) 347-3276

Fall Scavenger Hunt in Central Park

Brad’s Burgers & Brews

522 Columbus Avenue,  corner of 85th. Next to Good Enough to Eat Restaurant

New York, NY 10024

Giant Pumpkin Weekend

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458

(718) 817-8700

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