BT Weekender: Five things to do in the Bronx this weekend

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This Saturday, The Bronx Zoo will host its Spooktacular Night Walk. Bring your costumes to join in on an evening of festive fun at this kid-friendly Halloween event.
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Saturday, Oct. 29

Bronx Night Market: 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at Fordham Plaza

On Saturday, check out the Bronx Night Market: Halloween Edition for a day of treats, performances, merchants and costumes. The event features 12 new vendors and begins with performances by Orisha Wholeness, Morrisania Band Project and DJ Innato. Participants may also enter a costume competition to win prizes. Interested attendees can RSVP for the event here.

The Bronx River Showcase: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at Shoelace Park

Join the Bronx River Alliance in an afternoon of family-friendly exploration and learning. Attendees will have the opportunity to canoe on the Bronx River, engage in workshops, and potentially receive seed and helmet giveaways. In commemoration of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, there will also be learning opportunities surrounding climate change and its lasting impacts on the river. This event is free and open to the public, but all activities are on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested participants can find more information about the event here.

Spooktacular Night Walk: 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Bronx Zoo

Bring your costumes and join in on some festive fun at this kid-friendly Halloween event. Recommended for ages 5 and up, this event involves an evening of meeting animal visitors and taking a spooky walk through the zoo. This event is hosted every Saturday until Halloween, and interested attendees can find out more information here

Sunday, Oct. 30

Boogie Down Fall Fest: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at River Park

On Sunday, the Boogie Down Fall Fest, a festival for climate, jobs and justice, is offering free fun for the whole family. At this event attendees can find music, food, games, art classes and even circus workshops. There will also be opportunities to learn about environment and climate justice through educational workshops. This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in this event can find more info here

Halloween at the Garden: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden

This weekend, the NYBG is hosting its annual Halloween celebration. Attendees can enjoy a variety of fall-themed events, workshops and sights. To conclude the garden’s month-long Fall-O-Ween, watch Adam Bierton as he and a team of professionals carve a 2,424-pound pumpkin. Interested attendees can find more information here.

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