Animal Rights, Indigenous Peoples’ Day And More Local Events To Check Out This Weekend

Angely Mercado

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It’s officially October in Bushwick which means a lot of fall events to check out this month! 

This week’s roundup includes activism, food and all out autumnal fun: 

Indigenous People’s Day Symposium in Northern Brooklyn at Bushwick Inlet Park

Saturday, October 6 2018, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

This even may be a little further West than some of our usual picks, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Attendees will learn about indigenous culture and value through workshops that include spoken word, music and beadwork. Registration is required to attend the first few hours of the event. You can sign up here

Vigil At Kikiriki Live Poultry With Bushwick Animal Save

Sunday, October 7 2018, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Animal lovers can meet other advocates and protest for animal rights this Sunday. The event is a vigil being held by Bushwick Animal Save for the animals being purchased at a local vivero. For more information, go to this link

Harvest Festival at the Vander-Ende Onderdonk House

Sunday, October 7 2018, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Fall lovers who are obsessed with all things pumpkin can enjoy games, bouncy rides, free pumpkins for kids and a self guided tour of the historic Onderdonk House. There will also be pressed apple cider, food and music. This event is free for children under 12. 

Apple Harvest Festival at the Brooklyn Cider House

Sunday, October 7 2018, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Fall is also a great time to sample hard ciders, so Brooklyn Cider House put together an Oktoberfest-style party with pretzels, sausages, beer, wine and of course cider. The regular platter is $17 and the extra large one is $39. Buy a ticket here

Cover photo courtesy of Brittney Dowell

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