Sunnyside events double your Halloween fun this weekend

Sunnyside has two family events this weekend at the beautiful Sunnyside Conservatory that complement each other.

First, on Saturday, Oct 27 (1:30-4:30 PM), there is the Pumpkin-Carving event–create your dream pumpkin artwork at this free event (sponsored by Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory). Bring your own pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools, including tools for older children, will be provided.  More here.

Next, on Sunday, Oct 28 (6-7:30 PM) SNA is sponsoring the first annual Jack-o-Lantern Stroll, also free.

Share your work of pumpkin-art at the Conservatory — Drop off your carved pumpkin between 5-6 PM, and we will light it up safely and arrange them all in display. Come back–costumes strongly encouraged!–for the family-friendly party after 6 PM, with cookies and hot chocolate to share among the spooky pumpkin faces! (Your pumpkin can go home with your afterward.)

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Jack-O-Lantern Stroll! Halloween family fun on Sunday Oct 28

New family-friendly event for Halloween — the Jack-O-Lantern Stroll. On Sunday Oct 28th (6-7:30 PM) at Sunnyside Conservatory. Bring your family (costumes encouraged!) and share cookies and hot chocolate — enjoy the spOOOOOky display of lighted jack-o-lanterns in a beautiful setting. Meet neighbors–and meet the ghosts that haunt the Conservatory!

How to help make a fabulous event: Share your family’s carved pumpkin by bring it beforehand (5-6 PM) to the Conservatory, and we will arrange and safely light it up, for all to enjoy during the Stroll! Then take it home afterwards (7:30-8 PM).

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Sat Oct 13: Balboa Park Kid’s Harvest Carnival and Movie Night

Balboa Park Movie Night — with Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and kids’ carnival activities!

Saturday, October 13th at Balboa Park Lawn

Carnival Activities 3-6PM — Movie begins at dusk; all ages welcome

Free Family-Friendly Fun!

Kids’ Harvest Carnival 3-6pm:
~Costume Contest w/prizes
~Carnival Games
~Arts & Crafts Activities (pumpkin painting, photo booth & more)
~Bounce House

Movie @ dusk (~7pm):
~Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)
~Free popcorn donated by The Dark Horse Inn

Register at Eventbrite 


Balboa Reservoir community event — help plan our new park

This community event aims to engage nearby residents in the planning process for the public park that will be the centerpiece of the Balboa Reservoir housing project.

This Saturday Sept 15th — 12 noon to 4 pm. On Lower reservoir area. A festival of fun, food, kids’ activities, sports, and opportunities to help plan the park.


Pirates in Glen Canyon! Free family event July 14

Pirates in Glen Canyon! Theater group Peripatetic Players presents interactive family event at Glen Canyon Park on Sat July 14, 3pm. From website: pcard-front (1)

Sail the high seas with Captain Samuel Peaches and his crew! You’ll help these eccentric performing pirates chart their course though fantastic adventures inspired by pirate myths, legends and stories. Meet creatures and characters of the sea, sail to raucous pirate towns, sing along with swashbuckling sea chanteys, search for buried treasure, and avoid cursed doubloons — but be careful! Danger lurks in every port, and at the crest of every wave. And since the audience will choose the course, no two shows will be the same!

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