The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
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
What: Annual Colonial Day
Why: Step back into history with activities for kids and adults straight out of Colonial America.
When: Saturday September 29, 12-5 pm
Where: DeWint House, Oak Tree Road and Livingston Street, Tappan
What: Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt Autumn Festival
Why: Welcome fall with pony rides, carnival games and more family fun.
When: Saturday September 29, 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Where: St. Dominic Convent, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt
What: Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta
Why: Live music and dance, family fun and food.
When: Saturday September 29, 2-4 pm
Where: The Nyack Library, Community Meeting Room, 59 S Broadway, Nyack
What: Chalk Art Festival
Why: Stroll, shop and take in professional chalk art and entertainment.
When: Saturday September 29, 12-4 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet
What: Autumn Music Festival & Craft Fair
Why: The huge lawn hosts live entertainment and vendors.
When: Sunday September 30, 11 am-6:30 pm
Where: Torne Valley Vineyards, Torne Valley Road, Hillburn
What: Nyack High School Food Truck Festival
Why: Live music, kids zone and wide variety of food trucks.
When: Sunday September 30, 11 am-6 pm
Where: MacCalman Field, 5th Ave. and North Midland Ave., Nyack
What: Fall Street Fair
Why: Shopping for you, plenty of fun for the kids.
When: Sunday September 30, 10 am-5 pm
Where: South Main Street, New City
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: 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
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin activities.
When: Friday September 28-Sunday September 30, Thursday October 4-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: Family Day
Why: A fun day of crafts, bouncing, sports, obstacle courses and more.
When: Saturday September 29, 12-3 pm
Where: St. Catherine’s Park, 1245 1st Ave., NYC
What: The Big Chocolate Show
Why: Because do you need a reason to indulge in truffles or cake?
When: Saturday September 29, 11 am-3 pm and 4-8 pm-Sunday September 30, 10 am-2 pm and 3-7 pm
Where: Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave., NYC
What: Boo at the Zoo
Why: Get spooked with a haunted pirate hayride, animal graveyard and animal treats.
When: Weekends starting Saturday September 29-Sunday October 28
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
What: Ninjas of the Forest
Why: Meet the owls and complete a bone puzzle.
When: Sunday September 30, 1-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
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: 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: Pearl River Day
Why: Shop and enjoy live music, pumpkin and face painting, bouncing, and tons more.
When: Saturday October 6, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Central Ave., Pearl River
What: Nyack Famous Street Fair
Why: Nyack street lined with vendors, a big kidz zone and live music.
When: Sunday October 7, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown Nyack
What: Suffern Fire Department Car, Truck & Bike Show
Why: Music food, raffles and lots of wheels.
When: Sunday October 7, 10 am-2:30 pm
Where: Washington Avenue, Suffern