The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Lamont-Doherty Open House
Why: Next generation scientists tour the lab and participate in science demos.
When: Saturday October 13, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades
What: South Orangetown Day
Why: Whole day of family fun with games, live music and food.
When: Saturday October 13, 11 am-5 pm
Where: The Great Lawn of the Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Rd., Tappan
What: Green Meadow Fall Fair
Why: Tons of kids activities from ziplining to pumpkin carving, plus live music and craft vendors.
When: Saturday October 13, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Green Meadow Waldorf School Campus, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
What: Children’s Space & Astronomy Fair
Why: Go on a simulated space mission, meet astronomers and make space crafts.
When: Saturday October 13, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Challenger Center, 225 Route 59, Airmont
What: Oktoberfest at Krucker’s Picnic Grove
Why: German food, beer, games and music.
When: Saturday October 13, Saturday October 20-Sunday October 21, Saturday October 27, 12-6 pm
Where: 81 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
What: Fall Craft and Chocolate Session
Why: Decorate your own pumpkin and create a goulish chocolate-covered apple.
When: Saturday October 13, 2:30-3:45
Where: Chocolatier Matisse, 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
Why: Start with a walk, end with a carnival and celebration.
When: Sunday October 14, 9 am
Where: Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River, 44 Henry Kaufmann Road, Orangeburg
What: Piermont’s Girls Night Out
Why: Shop after-hours and enjoy in-store events and specials.
When: Thursday October 18, 5-10 pm
Where: 478 Piermont Ave., Piermont
What: Apple Picking
Why: Get your pick of the ripest apples.
When: Open daily, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Dr. Davies Farm, 306 NY-304, Congers
What: Oktoberfest 2018
Why: Day-long live music, food trucks and party wagons.
When: Through Sunday October 28, 12-6 pm
Where: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain
What: Pick Your Own Apples
Why: Fall apples are ripe for picking.
When: Open through Sunday October 28, 8 am-6 pm
Where: Orchards of Concklin, 2 S Mountain Road, Pomona
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: 2018 Oktoberfest New York
Why: Authentic German beer, food and games hit the streets of NY.
When: Thursday October 11- Sunday October 14, 12 pm-12 am
Where: 78 South Street, NYC
What: No Scare Halloween
Why: Slip on a costume for a spooktacular day of fall fun.
When: Saturday October 13-Sunday October 14, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Museum Village, 1010 NY-17M, Monroe
What: Fall Festival
Why: Games, live music and food plus tons of farm fun from mazes to trains.
When: Saturday October 13-Sunday October 14, 9 am-6 pm
Where: Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag
What: Pumpkin Fest
Why: Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, enjoy a concert by the barn and visit the animals.
When: Saturday October 13, 12-4 pm
Where: Hill Hold Museum, 128 State Route 416, Campbell Hall
What: Pound Ridge Harvest Festival
Why: Local food and wine tasting for you, games and face painting for the kids.
When: Saturday October 13, 1-6 pm
Where: Pound Ridge Town Park, 199 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge
What: Warwick Applefest
Why: Hundreds of crafts and food vendors, music, a carnival and tons more fun for all.
When: Sunday October 14, 9 am-5 pm
Where: 2 Bank St., Warwick
What: Apple Cidering
Why: Press and taste fresh apple cider.
When: Sunday October 14, 1-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
What: Harvest Festival
Why: This FREE fall celebration bring live music, pumpkin decorating, kite flying and animals.
When: Sunday October 14, 12-4 pm
Where: Randall’s Island Park, Fields 62 & 63, NYC
What: So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018
Why: The finalists on the hit show shake up the stage with their hottest moves.
When: Monday October 15, 7:30 pm, $39-$129
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin activities.
When: Through Wednesday October 31, Thursday November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23-24, kids/$16 (Friday-Saturday, $20) adults/$22 (Friday-Saturday $27), check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
What: Fall Festival Halloween Train Show
Why: Model train display, Halloween crazy maze, live music and much more.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 28, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Friends of Lasdon Park & Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah
What: Boo at the Zoo
Why: Get spooked with a haunted pirate hayride, animal graveyard and animal treats.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 28
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Open Thursday November 15, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC
What: The Taylor Swift Experience
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily through October 19, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark
What: Apple Picking
Why: Get your pick of the season’s apples.
When: Open through early November, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Masker Orchards, 45 Ball Road, Warwick
What: Spooky Pumpkin Garden
Why: Explore hundreds of scarecrows and pumpkins, watch pumpkin carving demos and visit with slithering creatures.
When: Open through Wednesday October 31, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
What: Halloween Festival 2018
Why: Dress in your Halloween best for the costume contests, stay for the hayride, bounce house and more.
When: Saturday October 20, 11 am
Where: Congers Lake Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers
What: Heritage of West Nyack 6th Annual Fall Festival
Why: Go back to the times of the Revolutionary War and enjoy a magic show, hayride, sheep shearing demos and more.
When: Sunday October 21, 12-4 pm
Where: Historic Traphagen, 131 Germonds Road, West Nyack