Things to Do in Rockland County NY Week of October 26

Clarisa Punla Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Volunteer Days

Why: Come out for the last volunteer day of the season, where you can lend a hand in the garden.

When: Friday October 27, 9 am-12:30 pm

Where: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge

What: Zombie Crawl

Why: Get in on the Halloween action with this bar crawl that ends with a costume contest.

When: Friday October 27, 8 pm

Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

What: Field of Screamz Haunted House

Why: Prepare to be super spooked: not for the faint of heart!

When: Friday October 27-Saturday October 28, 7-9 pm

Where: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona

What: Trunk or Treat

Why: Open your bags and they open their trunks.

When: Saturday October 28, 5 pm

Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

What: 30th Annual Nyack Halloween Parade

Why: Music, prizes and costumes plus a new trick-or-treat trail makes this a scary-good time.

When: Saturday October 28, 3-7:30 pm, parade begins at 5:30

Where: Downtown Nyack

What: Target’s Halloween Event

Why: Visit Target for trick-or-treat stations and a never-before-seen episode of “Paw Patrol.”

When: Saturday October 28

Where: Target Spring Valley, 50 Spring Valley Market Place, Spring Valley

What: Family Fall Festival

Why: Celebrate cooler weather with a petting zoo, face painting, games, rides, food and music.

When: Saturday October 28, 1-4 pm

Where: Risen King Church, 190 New Hempstead Road, New City

What: 5th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Event

Why: This all-in-one Halloween event has pumpkin decorating, a haunted house, face painting, goodie bags and much more.

When: Saturday October 28, 12-3 pm

Where: George Miller Elementary, 50 Blauvelt Road, Nanuet

What: The Creepy Caboose

Why: Haverstraw gets haunted! Bring your family for trick or treating, pumpkin painting and games.

When: Saturday October 28-Sunday October 29, 10 am-2 pm

Where: 1 Railroad Square, Haverstraw

What: Monster Mash

Why: Food, games, music and dancing to follow the Nyack Halloween parade.

When: Saturday October 28, 6:30-8 pm

Where: Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack

What: Trunk or Treat

Why: Dress up for games and lots of candy.

When: Saturday October 28, 1-3 pm

Where: Clarkstown Reformed Church, 107 Strawtown Road, West Nyack

What: Trunk or Treat

Why: More than just trick or treating, kids can feast on popcorn and candy apples, plus games, face — and pumpkin — painting.

When: Sunday October 29, 2 pm

Where: Nyack College, Sky Island parking lot, 1 South Boulevard, Nyack

What: Bear Mountain Oktoberfest

Why: Beer, bands and a blast at this popular event — perfect for a day trip.

When: Through Sunday October 29, 12-6 pm

Where: Bear Mountain State Park, 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain

What: Village of Suffern Halloween Parade

Why: Check out this year’s best costumes, and stay for prizes and snacks.

When: Monday October 30, 2 pm

Where: Downtown Suffern, Municipal lot A

What: Halloween Boo Bounce

Why: Bounce in your costume then enjoy Halloween games, crafts and food.

When: Monday October 30, 4:30-6:15 pm

Where: Bounce U, 424 Market Street, Nanuet

What: Mall-O-Ween

Why: Store to store trick-or-treating for the kids, shopping for you!

When: Tuesday October 31, 5-7 pm

Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

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

What: Halloween Spooktacular Event

Why: A kid-friendly fun house, hay maze and trick or treating, with special guests Elephant & Piggie on Friday.

When: Friday October 27, 5:30-8 pm and Sunday October 28, 10 am-4 pm

Where: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 N Water Street, Poughkeepsie

What: Halloweekend

Why: Make-you-own monster mask, Halloween balloon art, a magic show, haunted tour and more spooky activities.

When: Saturday October 28, 12-5 pm

Where: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers

What: Haunted High Line Halloween

Why: A candy-themed scavenger hunt, old-time photo booth, face painting and live entertainment at this historic spot.

When: Saturday October 28, 11 am-3 pm

Where: High Line, 14th Street and 10th Avenue, NYC

What: Halloween Celebration

Why: Tons of family fun includes trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, live cartoon characters and performances.

When: Saturday October 28, 2-6 pm

Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York

What: Hansel & Gretel’s Halloween Adventure

Why: Go on a new journey with these siblings filled with mermaids, monsters, vampires and witches.

When: Saturday October 28, 1-2 pm

Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th Street and West Drive, Central Park, NYC

What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Why: An awe-inspiring display of pumpkins. Purchase tickets in advance.

When: Select days through November 25

Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson

What: Boo at the Zoo

Why: Get spooked in the haunted forest and Halloween hayride.

When: Through Sunday October 29, 10 am-5:30 pm

Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

What: Fall Harvest Weekend

Why: Wagon rides, food trucks, pumpkin picking and live music.

When: Weekends through October 29, 9 am-5 pm

Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction

What: Old Fashion Fall Fun at Hurds Family Farm

Why: Get your fall on riding tractors, a hayride, a corn maze and more farm activities.

When: Through Tuesday October 31, 10 am-4 pm

Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena

What: Fall Festival Weekends

Why: Fall fun includes pony rides, hayrides, apple picking, bouncing, fall treats and more.

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Harvest Moon Farm and Orchards, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem

What: Warm-Weather Weekend Admission

Why: Fall farm activities including meeting sheep, chickens and pigs, planting lettuce and hands on tasting.

When: Weekends through November, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills

What: Once Upon a Time Fall Fest & Train Show

Why: Check out the trains, enjoy the fairytale exhibit plus face painting, storytime and wine tasting.

When: Weekends through October 29, 11 am-4 pm

Where: Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35, Katonah

What: Teresa Giudice

Why: Join the RHONJ star as she discusses her life and new book Standing Strong.

When: Wednesday November 1, 7-8 pm

Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ


What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening

Why: Throw on some skates for an ice family day as the rink opens for the season.

When: Saturday November 4, (opening) through March 4, check website for times

Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain

What: Military Appreciation Humvee

Why: In honor of Veteran’s Day, kids can build and personalize a wooden humvee.

When: Saturday November 4, 9 am-12 pm

Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet