The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Oktoberfest at Krucker’s Picnic Grove
Why: German food, beer, games and music.
When: Saturday October 27, 12-6 pm
Where: 81 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
What: Oktoberfest 2018
Why: Day-long live music, food trucks and party wagons.
When: Saturday October 27-Sunday October 28, 12-6 pm
Where: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain
What: Nyack Halloween Parade
Why: Wear your Halloween best for costume and float contests, plus all-day music and trick-or-treating.
When: Saturday October 27, 2 pm, 5:30 pm parade
Where: Memorial Park, 9 N Broadway, Nyack
What: 6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular
Why: Have a wicked good time in the haunted house, decorating pumpkins and playing Halloween games.
When: Saturday October 27, 12-3 pm
Where: George W Miller Elementary School, 50 Blauvelt Rd., Nanuet
What: Boo at the Zoo
Why: Make spooky snacks for the bears, learn about bats and get crafty.
When: Saturday October 27, 10:30 am-3 pm
Where: Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Dr., Bear Mountain
What: Halloween in the Pearl Room
Why: Join Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell for an afternoon of magic and trick-or-treating.
When: Saturday October 27, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Pearl River Saloon, 45-49 West Central Ave., Pearl River
What: The Creepy Caboose
Why: Hop inside the haunted station for pumpkin painting, games and a trick-or-treating treasure map.
When: Saturday October 27-Sunday October 28, 10 am-3 pm
Where: 1 Railroad Square, Haverstraw
What: Haunted Gingerbread House Workshop
Why: Decorate a spooky centerpiece with treats and crafts.
When: Saturday October 27, 1-2:30 pm and 2-3:30 pm, Sunday October 28, 12-1:30 pm, 12:30-2 pm
Where: Young Chefs Academy, 59 S. Main St., New City
What: Mark Calabrese
Why: Close-up magic to entertain the whole family.
When: Sunday October 28, 2 pm
Where: Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr., A-401, West Nyack
What: Fall Festival 2018
Why: Games, music and a costume contest.
When: Sunday October 28, 12-4 pm
Where: Rockland County Day School, 34 Kings Hwy., Congers
What: Scarecrows & Pumpkins
Why: Pumpkin carving and decorating, animals, games and eeeeats.
When: Sunday October 28, 12-2 pm
Where: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Rd., Palisades
What: Suffern Halloween Parade
Why: March in the parade and end with a costume contest and snacks.
When: Sunday October 28, 2-4 pm
Where: Lafayette & Orange Ave., Suffern
What: Trunk or Treat with Rockland Mommies
Why: Bring candy to participate and start Halloween early.
When: Sunday October 28, 5-7pm
Where: Palisades Center, Lot J across from Home Depot, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
What: Malloween Trick or Treating
Why: Stay indoors this Halloween with plenty of festivities and treats in the stores.
When: Wednesday October 31, 5-7 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
What: Boulderbird’s Trick or Treat
Why: Haunted train, petting zoo, costume contest and plenty of treats.
When: Wednesday October 31, 5-7 pm
Where: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Creditu Union Park Dr., Pomona
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: Fall Festival Halloween Train Show
Why: Model train display, Halloween crazy maze, live music and much more.
When: Saturday October 27-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: Saturday October 27-Sunday October 28
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
What: Halloween Celebration
Why: Meet Curious George, Clifford and more characters as you wander the frightfully fun halls.
When: Saturday October 27, 2-6 pm, $16
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th Street, NYC
Why: A Halloween magic show, costume parade, crafts and spooky science throughout the day.
When: Saturday October 27-Sunday October 28, 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St., NYC
What: Harvest Fest 2018
Why: Pumpkin spiced churros? Yes please. Plus trick-or-treat bags, food, crafts, art and activities.
When: Saturday October 27, 11 am-4 pm
Where: 14th Street Park, NYC
What: Brick or Treat!
Why: Halloween takes over with a bat build, haunted miniland and Halloween LEGO activities.
When: Saturday October 27, 10 am-9:30 pm, Sunday October 28, 10 am-7:30 pm, Wednesday October 31, 10 am-9:30 pm
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers
What: Fall Foliage Festival
Why: Vendors, music, entertainment and more.
When: Saturday October 27, 9 am-3 pm
Where: North Main Street, Highland Falls
What: “I Spy” Halloween Scavenger Haunt
Why: Find hidden ingredients from the witch’s potion on the no-scare trail to win prizes.
When: Saturday October 27-Sunday October 28, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall
What: Haunted Barn & Hay Ride
Why: Get spooked and enjoy a fun day on the farm.
When: Saturday October 27, 4-7 pm
Where: Stony Kill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls
What: Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla
Why: Bring your jack-o’-lantern and watch it set sail, or just come for the pumpkin carving, crafts and stories.
When: Sunday October 28, 4-7 pm
Where: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, 110th St. between Fifth and Lenox Aves., NYC
What: Children’s Halloween Festival at Bleecker Playground
Why: Wear a costume for horse-drawn hayrides, balloon artists, live music and trick-or-treating.
When: Sunday October 28, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Bleecker Street Playground, Bleecker and W 11th St., NYC
What: Halloween at Westfield Garden State Plaza
Why: Fill your pumpkins with candy while you shop, then put on a lab coat for spooky science experiments at the Mad Science show.
When: Wednesday October 31, 4-6 pm, 5-6 pm Mad Science Spooktacular, $10 VIP package
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
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: 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
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: 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: Bring Your Dog Apple Picking
Why: Friendly dogs are welcome to join in on the fall fun.
When: Saturday November 3, 11:30 am-3:30 pm
Where: Dr. Davies Farm, 306 Route 304, Congers