Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of September 13

Lauren Fischer Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

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What: The Great Jack O Lantern Blaze
Why: Tickets go on sale and *poof* they’re gone. Snag yours today.
When: September 28th through November 24, tickets start at $16
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Events Not To Miss:

: Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival
Why: Enjoy Italian food and desserts, plus entertainment, rides and games.
When: Thursday September 13, 5-11 pm, Friday September 14, 5 pm-midnight, Saturday September 15, 12 pm-midnight, Sunday September 16, 12-9 pm
Where: Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds, 120 Western Highway S, Tappan

: Circo Hermano Vazquez
Why: Acrobats, clowns and a human canonball entertain the whole family.
When: Friday September 14-Monday September 24, weekdays 7:30 pm, weekends 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm.
Where: Palisades Center Parking Lot J, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

: Slide the City
Why: A huuuuuge slip and slide down the streets of Pearl River.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-6 pm
Where: N Henry Street and East Central Avenue, Pearl River

What: The Stony Point Fall Festival and Family Fun Day
Why: Something for everyone from stock car racing to rock climbing and pony rides.
When: Saturday September 15, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Kirkbride Hall, 5 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point

What: Haverstraw River Wide Arts & Music Festival
Why: Bring out your creative side at this festival with live art, kids activities and crafts.
When: Saturday September 15, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Emeline Park, 16 Front Street, Haverstraw

What: The Great Nyack Get-Together
Why: Celebrate the community at this FREE event with vendors, rides, music and fun.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-6 pm
Where: Memorial Park, Piermont Avenue, Nyack

What: Biodiversity Celebration
Why: Grab a passport and complete activities to get stamps and win prizes.
When: Saturday September 15, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Trailside Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain

What: Lighthouse Day: The Civil War Era
Why: Explore the lighthouse and enjoy games and crafts.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-4 pm
Where: Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point

What: Unicorn and Superhero Dream Catcher
Why: DIY dream catchers then dip and decorate a unicorn or emoji lollipop.
When: Saturday September 15, 12:30-1:45 pm, registration required
Where: Chocolatier Matisse, 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: “Snack” To School Open House Event
Why: See what’s cooking at this interactive event for the kids.
When: Saturday September 15, 1-4 pm
Where: Young Chef’s Academy, 59 S. Main Street, New City

What: Piermont’s Art in the Park
Why: Artists from all over the country create and sell art, plus offer workshops.
When: Sunday September 16, 1-6 pm
Where: Flywheel Park, 554 Piermont Avenue, Piermont

What: Fall Family Festival
Why: A FREE shopping and family fun day with face painting, bouncing and local vendors.
When: Sunday September 16, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Rockland GAA, 160 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg

What: Suffern Chamber September Street Fair
Why: Grab the mic for karoake, plus vendors, rides and food.
When: Sunday September 16, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Lafayette Avenue, Suffern

: 2018 Pearl River Auto Show
Why: Car enthusiasts young and old will love checking out these wheels.
When: Sunday September 16, 9 am-3 pm
Where: Central Avenue Field, Pearl River

: Pick Your Own Apples
Why: McIntosh are ripe for picking.
When: Sunday September 16, 8 am-6 pm
Where: Orchards of Concklin, 2 S Mountain Road, Pomona

: Glaze Storytime
Why: Ages 3-5 hone their artistic skills painting pottery related to a storytime book.
When: Mondays, 11:30 am
Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

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

More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….

What: 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro
Why: Arts and crafts, entertainment, rides, games and savory food.
When: Thursday September 13-Sunday September 23, 11:30 am-11 pm
Where: Mulberry Street, Little Italy, NYC

What: Yonkers Riverfest
Why: Come out for the best in music, arts, games, crafts and food.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-8 pm
Where: 15 Main Street, Yonkers

What: Suffern Jamfest
Why: Music, food and fun for all.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-6 pm
Where: Mahwah Elks, 1 Foxwood Avenue, Mahwah

What: Secrets in the Soil
Why: A family program that lets you dig deep, get your hands dirty and explore the animals underground.
When: Saturday September 15, 10 am
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall

What: Celebrity Housewives Live
Why: Teresa Guidice, Dorinda Medley, Kelly Dodd and Carole Radziwill give a personal look into the Housewives’ lives.
When: Saturday September 15, 8 pm
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

What: Hello Kitty Café Truck East
Why: The truck makes its way to Bergen with treats and merch, but get ‘em while they’re hot!
When: Saturday September 15, 10 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Raptor Fest
Why: Watch as these birds of prey perform aerial feats and enjoy activity tables.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-3 pm
Where: Stadium Ball Fields, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

What: New York Air Show
Why: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline the exciting aerial show.
When: Saturday September 15-Sunday September 16, 9 am-5 pm
Where: New York Stewart International Airport, New Windsor

What: Apple Festival
Why: Games, music, corn maze and apples galore.
When: Saturday September 15-Sunday September 16, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag

What: Bergen County Food & Wine Festival
Why: Get a taste of the best of Bergen, plus music and entertainment all day.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-5 pm-Sunday September 16, 1-6 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: White Plains Jazz Fest & Food Festival
Why: Chow down on local eats while musicians perform throughout the day.
When: Sunday September 16, 12-5:30 pm
Where: Mamaroneck Avenue at Main Street, White Plains

What: New York Renaissance Faire
Why: Come ye to the faire filled with art, music, crafts, rides and old-fashioned fun.
When: Weekends and Labor Day through September 30, 10 am-7 pm
Where: Route 17A, Tuxedo

What: Stone Barns Center Weekend Admission
Why: Farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs.
When: Weekends, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills

What: Candytopia
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 first apples.
When: Open through early November, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Masker Orchards, 45 Ball Road, Warwick

What: Pinkalicious the Musical
Why: Have a pinkatastic time with the beloved character from this bestselling books.
When: Select Saturdays through November 24, 11 am, $49.50-$69.50
Where: St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC

What: Fall Harvest Festivals
Why: Weekends are packed with apple picking, wagon rides, music and more.
When: Through Saturday September 27, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction


What: Suffern Day
Why: Performances, food, live music and fireworks.
When: Saturday September 22, 11 am-9 pm
Where: Suffern Ballfields, Ramapo Avenue, Suffern

What: Oktoberfest 2018
Why: Day-long live music, food trucks and party wagons.
When: Saturday September 22-Sunday October 28, 12-6 pm
Where: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain