The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
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
What: Dave & Buster’s: Enchanted Princess Breakfast
Why: Dine like royalty and meet your fave princesses.
When: Saturday September 22, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Dave & Busters, 4661 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
What: Full Moon Party!
Why: Live music, dancing and a BBQ dinner.
When: Saturday September 22, 4-8 pm
Where: Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack
What: LEGOS and Chocolate
Why: Create a LEGO masterpiece and decorate a chocolate LEGO treat.
When: Saturday September 22, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Chocolatier Matisse, 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
What: Charity BBQ Festival
Why: You’ll love the BBQ and beers, kids will love the face painting, magician and bouncing.
When: Saturday September 22, 12-6 pm
Where: James H. Anderson American Legion Post 1199, 61 Hunt Road, Orangeburg
What: Congers Rotary Street Festival
Why: Games, rides and food to support the community.
When: Sunday September 23, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Congers Station Park, Lake Road, Congers
What: Munchkin Mondays: Princess Party
Why: Join the Long-Haired Princess for an interactive morning of arts, crafts and stories.
When: Monday September 24, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, East Court Level One, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
What: Circo Hermano Vazquez
Why: Acrobats, clowns and a human canonball entertain the whole family.
When: Through 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
What: 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
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
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What: Space & Science Festival
Why: All day activities and events to launch your child into a world of science.
When: Thursday September 20-Sunday September 23, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, Pier 86, W 46th Street, NYC
What: Country Fair
Why: Farm animals, hay rides and local vendors fill your fun farm day.
When: Saturday September 22, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Stony Kill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls
What: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Event
Why: Photos with the turtles, activities, games and giveaways.
When: Saturday September 22, 1-4 pm
Where: Optimum Store Experience Center, Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
What: Grape Stomping Festival
Why: Adults and kids can stomp grapes, play lawn games and enjoy a bonfire.
When: Saturday September 22-Sunday September 23, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Robibero Winery, 714 Albany Post Road, New Paltz
What: Fall Festival
Why: Take in fall with live music, pumpkin activities and vino.
When: Saturday September 22, 2-6 pm
Where: Palaia Vineyards, 10 Sweet Clover Road, Highland Mills
What: Kites Over the Hudson
Why: Colorful kites brighten up the sky, plus come early for free kites for children under 15.
When: Saturday September 22, 2-4 pm
Where: Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh
What: Animal Forensics
Why: Kids get up close with the animal kingdom and the great outdoors.
When: Sunday September 23, 1-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
What: Fall Festival
Why: Stroll the streets filled with entertainment, train rides, a hay maze, pony rides and more.
When: Sunday September 23, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Main Street, Cornwall
What: Fall Family Day: Storytelling through Music
Why: A musical day filled with live perfomances, dance and building your own instruments.
When: Sunday September 23, 12-4 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Resnick Education Wing, 154 W 57th Street, NYC
What: Nacho Fathas Oktoberfest BBQ
Why: BBQ and beer for you, music and games for the kids.
When: Sunday September 23, 12-8 pm, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Nordstrom Parking Lot, Paramus
What: 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro
Why: Arts and crafts, entertainment, rides, games and savory food.
When: Through Sunday September 23, 11:30 am-11 pm
Where: Mulberry Street, Little Italy, 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: 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
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: Nanuet-West Nyack Fall Festival
Why: Bring the fam for food, crafts, games and music.
When: Saturday September 29, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Nanuet School District Outdoor Education Center, 135 Convent Road, Nanuet