Weekend Events Guide: Oct 10th Edition

Inside Garden City’s Weekend Events Guide is here- letting you know what’s going on in and around Garden City for this wonderful three day weekend!

Saturday- Enjoy traditional German food, beer, music and more at Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. 12-5pm. Ages: all. Kite Field. 

Saturday- Catch the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at Hicks Nursery on Jericho Tpke in Westbury at 3pm. Bring your own carved and decorated pumpkin creation or just come to check out the contestants. Categories include: funniest pumpkin, scariest pumpkin, best decorated pumpkin, best carved pumpkin and best pumpkin carved by a child. Entrants must register at 2pm. The winner of each category will receive a $20 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries.

Saturday- Enjoy a performance by The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. This orchestra consists of fifteen of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music. Ages: all. 8pm. Tickets: $48 and up. www.tillescenter.org

Saturday and Sunday- Stop at Hicks Nursery for some fall fun! Come by anytime on Sat and Sun (they’re open from 9-6) to see a 3-D Pumpkin Carving Demo with Artist Andy GertlerObserve how a professional artist carves 3-D images into pumpkins and pick up some tips on how to carve your own pumpkin! 

Also on Sat and Sun and Mon (and every day until Halloween) at Hicks- walk through Otto the Ghost’s animated story: Otto is tired of being the ‘same old ghost’ every year and decides to try on some new costumes. His experimenting with new looks leads to a pleasant discovery. Six animatronic scenes run continuously during store hours and have read-along story cards. 9am-6pm.

Saturday and Sunday- Come on down to the Street Fair at Eisenhower Park. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious foods, crafts, vendors and much more. 

Saturday and Sunday (and every day until Halloween)- The Unitarian Universalist Congregation on the corner of Stewart Ave and Nassau Blvd presents its annual pumpkin patch. As in years past, their pumpkins are grown on Navajo Indian Reservations in New Mexico and a portion of your purchase provides education, work and medicine for the Navajos. Open 7 days a week 11am-7pm until Halloween.

Sunday- See Cinderella at Broadhollow Theatre on Hempstead Tpke in Elmont. Ages: all. 12pm. http://broadhollow.org/children-s-theatre/broad-hollow-elmont.html

Monday- Visit the Long Island Children’s Museum to see ‘Colorsong’ presented by Dance Visions NY. This multidisciplinary dance work is based on themes from the book Colorsong by Susan Cohen. Shows at 11:30 and 2pm. Ages: Toddlers. 11 Davis Ave, Garden City. 

Monday- Hop on the LIRR for the Columbus Day Parade in NYC. The parade will travel along Fifth Ave from 44th St. to 72nd St. 

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