One of my favorite things to do over the past few years was to help out at Brooklyn Botanic Garden‘s public events, particularly Ghouls and Gourds–in their Book Barn! Alas, I don’t live on the East Coast anymore.
Seriously, if you have kids and live anywhere near Brooklyn, throw on some costumes and head over there tomorrow around noon. Meet some great authors and illustrators, get a book signed, and march in the joyous parade at the end. Do it for me!