Don't have any plans for the weekend? We're here to help.

There are plenty of reasons to get out of the apartment and experience real life.

Here are our picks for things to do in your city this weekend.

Garment District Arts Festival (Oct. 19-21)

Check out the city's art scene at the
Check out the city's art scene at the three-day 14th annual Garment District Arts Festival, as artists will take to the streets to showcase their work. Partake in "Makers Way," an interactive display where you can learn crafting techniques from 10 artisans on Saturday, enjoy live performance art, take a gander at comic book culture, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into artists' studios, take in public art installations and more. (Free, 35th to 41st streets, between Fifth and Ninth avenues, garmentdistrict.nyc) (Credit: Laurentiu Garofeanu)

Giant Pumpkin Weekend (Oct. 21-22)

North America's largest pumpkin, grown in Washington state
North America's largest pumpkin, grown in Washington state to 2,106 pounds, will be displayed at the New York Botanical Garden this weekend for all to see. The world's largest squash (2,118 pounds from Rhode Island), the largest European pumpkin (2,269 pounds) and the longest gourd in the U.S. from Wisconsin (143.75 inches) will also be on view. Stick around the garden for Q&As with the growers and harvesting demos at 1 p.m. each day and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. ($28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, nybg.org  (Credit: New York Botanical Garden)

Reel Sisters Film Festival (Oct. 21-22)

Celebrating 20 years, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora
Celebrating 20 years, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora is putting on a film festival and lecture series featuring movies produced, directed and written by women of color at venues in Brooklyn and Harlem. More than 30 films, including "Creed" (pictured), will be set next to talks that give insight on the filmmaking process. ($12 for a section pass, $35 for a day pass, AMC Magic Johnson 9, 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem, and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 445 Albee Square W. #4, in Downtown Brooklyn, reelsisters.com) (Credit: Reel Sisters of the Diaspora)

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NYC Sketch Fest 2017 (Oct. 19-22)

The Peoples Improv Theater is back with the
The Peoples Improv Theater is back with the sixth annual event featuring innovative sketch teams from around the country, like Aspergers Are Us, Dinner for One, The Chris and Paul Show, and Uncle Function. The shows will be held at a handful of clubs across the city. ($40, thepit-nyc.com) (Credit: Getty Images / iStockphoto / tzahiV)

Imagine Science Film Festival (Oct. 13-20)

The 10th annual version features a number of
The 10th annual version features a number of U.S. premieres, including "Dusk Chorus," about the Ecuadorean Amazon, and "Honey, Rain and Dust," about beekeeping in the Persian Gulf. Also expect a slew of activities like immersive storytelling with virtual reality and other emerging tech. (Some events are free, others range from $8 and up, various venues, imaginesciencefilms.org) (Credit: Imagine Science Film Festival)

TimesSquare_Portal exhibit (Oct. 10-Nov. 21)

Get a glimpse of life in another country
Get a glimpse of life in another country in the middle of Times Square in this public art installation. Each portal is a storage container with a video screen inside. Via that screen, people can talk with others who are in other portals across the world. Each week will feature a different theme, including "public space," "food," "migration" and "performance." (Free, but RSVP online, Broadway Plaza, between 46th and 47th streets, https://www.sharedstudios.com) (Credit: Shared_Studios)

'CHIHULY' (through Oct. 29)

Striking sculptures by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly
Striking sculptures by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly dot the 250-acre grounds of the New York Botanical Garden, with installations created especially for the exhibit. Don't miss special after-dark hours to experience the glassworks illuminated. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, $20 to $25, nybg.org (Credit: NYBG)

'Scarecrows & Pumpkins' at New York Botanical Garden (through Oct. 31)

Head to the Bronx for a number of
Head to the Bronx for a number of guided tours and activities featuring creepy bats, reptiles and scarecrows. See the creepy creatures on Saturdays and Sundays and children are welcome to trick-or-treat on Oct. 21 and 22. (1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., the Bronx, $15-20, nybg.org) (Credit: Photo by Marlon Co for The New York Botanical Garden)

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Zip line at the Bronx Zoo (all weekend)

It'll feel like you're on a mini daycation
It'll feel like you're on a mini daycation when you work your way through the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure Park. The new climbing aerial course has a zip line that'll take you more than 400 feet across the Bronx River and back. Hopefully, you're not afraid of heights -- you'll be dangling 50 feet above the water. $34.99, 2300 Southern Blvd., bronxzootreetop.com (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)