The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
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:
What: Movie Under the Stars
Why: Bring a blanket for a late summer viewing of Coco.
When: Friday September 7, 7:40 pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 15 Cedar Street, Nyack
What: Piermont Fire Department Parade
Why: Support your community firefighters with a fun parade.
When: Saturday September 8, 2-4 pm
Where: Piermont Avenue, Piermont
What: Mario the Magician
Why: Known as one of the best kids magicians in the world, Mario brings props, robots and slapstick comedy to Rockland.
When: Saturday September 8, 6:30 pm
Where: Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Road, West Nyack
What: 5th Annual Wine & Food Festival
Why: Great eats, drinks and raffles.
When: Saturday September 8, 4-7 pm
Where: Woodmont Day Camp, 420 Phillips Hill Road, New City
What: SeptemberFest Street Fair
Why: Vendors, entertainment, kids activities, plus don’t miss the Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show.
When: Sunday September 9, 10 am-5 pm, fashion show 12-1 pm
Where: Downtown Nyack
What: 9th Annual Highlands Bluegrass Festival & Craft Fair
Why: Music, crafts and games for kids and adults.
When: Sunday September 9, 1-6 pm
Where: Friends of Harmony Hall, 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg
What: Russian Festival
Why: Music and dancing, face painting and bouncy castles.
When: Sunday September 9, 12-8 pm
Where: American-Russian Aid Association-Otrada, 385 S Pascack Road, Chestnut Ridge
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
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: Family Fun Festival
Why: Games, live music, corn maze, petting zoo and more fun on the farm.
When: Saturday September 8-Sunday September 9,
Where: Barton Orchards Farm, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag
What: 56th Annual Clambake
Why: Indulge in all you can eat plus kids activities and live music.
When: Saturday September 8, 2-7 pm, $30 donation, kids ages 10-17/$15
Where: Elks Lodge, 20 Franklin Street, Tenafly
What: Let’s Take the Kids Weekend
Why: PYO Cortlands plus pony rides and fall farm activities.
When: Saturday September 8, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena
What: Positively 8th Street Festival
Why: Celebrate NYC culture through music, art, food and fitness.
When: Saturday September 8, 1-7 pm
Where: West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, NYC
What: Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair!
Why: County fair hits NYC with carnival rides, aerialists and live bands.
When: Sunday September 9, 1-6 pm
Where: Pier 1 in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, NYC
What: Make a Splash
Why: Create a drip painting on large canvas à la Jackson Pollock.
When: Sunday September 9, 1:30-3 pm
Where: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
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: 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
What: 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: 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