The 11 most awesome munchkin-friendly activities happening in the city this month.
Events selected by bunchfamily.ca
1. Kid-music icons Sharon and Bram are still at it, and they’re bringing their Yiddish tunes (“I’m a Little Latke,” “Oy Vey, Oy Vey”) to this year’s Ashkenaz festival.
Sept. 2. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., 416-979-9901. Free.
2. Get mini film buffs in on TIFF festival action, with screenings especially for kids. Oversized sunglasses optional.
Sept. 6–16. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., 416-968-3456. Adults $20, kids $13.
3. Get down and dirty with an afternoon of tree planting in Downsview Park.
Sept. 9 and 23. Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 35 Carl Hall Rd., 416-952-2222. Free.
4. Slow down to horse-and-buggy speed for a day of butter churning, sausage making, and candle dipping at the annual Pioneer Festival.
Sept. 15. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., 416-736-1733. Adults $15, kids $11.
5. Captain Underpants fans, prepare to get your gotchies in a twist. Author-illustrator David “Dav” Pilkey will sign copies of the newest addition to his comic series tour de force, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers.
Sept. 15. Indigo Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin St., 416-781-6660. Free.
6. Take your apple-picking skills to the next level (yes, there’s another level) at the Spadina Orchard, where professional fruit pickers will showcase their harvesting and cider-making skills.
Sept. 16. Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd., 416-392-6910. Adults $5, kids under 12 free.
7. Squeeze in one of your last summer park hangs at the Danforth East Arts Fair, where local crafters, musicians, and restaurants come out for a picnic en plein air.
Sept. 15–16. East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. Free.
8. Want to get your kids pumped to hit the books this September? Head to The Word on the Street and stock that backpack with kickin’ kid lit.
Sept. 23. Queen’s Park Cir., 416-504-7241. Free.
9. Learn how to create, upload, and share comics online in this family-friendly course.
Sept. 29. Malvern Library, 30 Sewells Rd., 416-396-8969. Free.
10. Who needs cherry blossoms when you can ride around in High Park in a horse-drawn carriage? Bring on Harvest Fest!
11 Colborne Lodge Dr., 416-392-6916. Free.
11. The very last Pedestrian Sunday of 2012 means the coming of chilly days, changing leaves, and wooly socks. Stay home and pout about it, or get out and eat churros.
Sept. 30. Kensington Market. Free.