Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this weekend
Screamin' Green Halloween
It's time to get in that spooky spirit, with Halloween fast approaching. Head down to Brookfield Place this Sunday afternoon for the annual Screamin' Green Halloween celebration, an earth-friendly party with such fall favorites as "Bobbin' for Apples" and "Pin a Face on the Pumpkin." Interactive art projects, hands-on activities, costumed entertainers and large-scale puppets will fill the indoor Winter Garden and outdoor waterfront plaza. The party concludes with a Ghost and Goblins Parade through Battery Park City. Organic and fair-trade treats will also be available throughout the day, though we'll leave the tricks up to you.
(Sunday, noon-3 p.m., FREE, Winter Garden and waterfront plaza at Brookfield Place, 220 Vesey St., brookfieldplace ny.com/screamingreenhalloween)
Tricks and Treats at Le Carrousel in Bryant Park
Practice those trick-or-treating skills this Saturday afternoon in Bryant Park at Le Carrousel. Justin the Magician will try to trick you with sleight of hand, Flaubert Frog will tell spooky tales, and you and the fam can take part in face painting, pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating in preparation for the Big Day. Should the weather not hold out, the festivities will take place Sunday afternoon instead.
(Saturday, 1-2 p.m., FREE, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park, 40th St. btwn Fifth and Sixth aves., 212-768-4242, bryantpark.org)