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Live Like a Local in the NYC Suburbs

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Hit these events and activities in the NYC suburbs this weekend and see what life could be like post-move. 

 

There’s lots to do in the NYC suburbs this weekend! Check out these family-friendly events and activities and live like a local all weekend long. 

 

Want to explore other spots in the NYC suburbs? Get in touch and we’ll strategize a great weekend for your family. 

 

HEADING TO WESTCHESTER?

Rivertowns 

Check out a craft fair at Lyndhurst Friday-Sunday from 10am-5pm, featuring tons of kids’ activities. 

 

 

Chappaqua 

On Sunday from 5pm-9pm check out this Jazz Era-inspired picnic in the park featuring live music, dancing, food and more. Tickets start at $15. 

Source: Patch

 

Rye

Rye’s renowned farmers’ market is open on Sunday from 8:30am-2pm. This week, the Rye Nature Center will be hosting a station.

 

 

Rye Brook

Play with clay at the Potter’s Wheel on Saturday at 1pm. The session is free and open to all ages.

 

 

Armonk

The Cider and Donut Festival is Sunday at Wampus Brook Park. Enjoy live music, fresh donuts, carnival rides, face painting, inflatables and more. 

 

 

Bedford

Head over to Bedford’s neighbor, Pound Ridge, for a car show from 9am-4pm on Saturday.

 

 

Katonah

The Family Farm Festival is Saturday from 4pm-7pm. Celebrate the country’s agricultural history via live music, food trucks, craft cider and family attractions.

 

 

Larchmont

Saturday is Larchmont Day. Come out for live music, family activities and tons of fun from 1pm-5pm.

 

 

Mamaroneck

Watch a movie at the beach Saturday from 8pm-11pm. The event takes place at Stephen E. Johnston Beach and the movie is “Incredibles 2.”

 

 

Scarsdale/Edgemont 

The Scarsdale Music Festival and Wine Tasting is 12pm-5pm on Saturday. The festival, with $25 wine-tasting tickets sold separately.

 

 

Ardsley 

Visit Ardsley’s Kite Flying Festival from 11am-1pm on Sunday at Pascone Park.

 

Pleasantville 

Raise money for charity with a fun walk on Sunday at 9:30pm, or come after for a family festival featuring face painting, crafts, inflatables, carnival games and more until 12pm.

 

 

Briarcliff Manor

Visit the Briarcliff Manor Public Library for a free storytime for kids ages 2.5-6 on Saturday at 11am. 

 

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HEADING TO LONG ISLAND?

Syosset 

The Syosset-Woodbury Street Fair is from 10am-5pm on Sunday, featuring a petting zoo, live music, pony rides and lots of family fun. 

 

 

Roslyn 

In Roslyn Heights, head to Clark Botanic Garden for Kidstock on Saturday from 12pm-5pm. It’s a family-themed festival, and a great opportunity to explore the area.

Source: LI Weekly

 

Sea Cliff 

The Sea Cliff Farmers Market is Saturday at 9am. In addition to getting to know the city’s friendly persona, all the produce is only grown on Long Island. 

 

 

Great Neck

The LI Garlic Festival is taking place in front of Morton’s Steakhouse at 10am on Saturday. Admission is $10/person and includes inflatables, hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm animals and family activities.

 

 

HEADING TO NEW JERSEY?

Madison

The Food Truck Fest is happening Saturday from 11am-7pm. Bring your family…and your appetite!

 

 

South Orange 

South Orange’s PlayDay for families is Sunday from 1pm-6pm. 

 

 

Westfield

Westfield’s Multicultural Festival is 1pm-4pm  on Saturday at Mindowaskin Park.

 

 

Montclair 

The Montclair Farmers Market is open Saturday from 8am-2pm. Swing by to see the area and shop for produce, meat, cheese, baked goods, condiments, wine and pickles.

 

 

Bloomfield 

Campout at Pulaski Park from 7:30am-7:30pm on Friday. The fun will start with a free showing a “Coco” at 7:45pm.

 

 

Demarest 

Go apple picking at Demarest Farms from 9am-4:30pm on Saturday or Sunday. There’s also a petting zoo, hayrides, a crooked house village and more for kids.

 

 

Maplewood

Visit an Oysterfest benefiting melanoma awareness. The event is from 1pm-9pm on Saturday. Arrive before 5pm for kids activities, including face painting, a magic show, games and a fairy hair station.

 

 

Summit 

There’s something for everyone at Summit’s Arts + Cars festival from 10am-6pm on Sunday. 

 

 

HEADING TO CONNECTICUT? 

Westport 

Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm is hosting a harvest festival from 6pm-10pm on Saturday. 

 

 

Darien 

Bring your tiny builders to the Darien Library’s LEGO Club from 2pm-4pm on Saturday.

 

 

Greenwich 

The Fall Festival and Hawk Watch is Sunday. Admission is $15 for non-members and includes live raptor shows, live music, a petting zoo, hayrides, honey harvesting and a bird safari.

 

 

New Canaan

It’s Cider Saturday at the New Canaan Nature Center from 11am-3pm on Saturday. There will be apple-themed games, a bounce house, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, seasonal crafts and fall treats.

 

 

Stamford

Bedford Street’s charming boutiques will be out for Arts and Crafts on Bedford from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Shop for artisanal crafts and enjoy “hands-on” attractions for kids, including drawing, visits with wildlife and coding.

 

 

Norwalk/Rowayton 

Visit Bayley Beach for swimming races and Family Fun Day, including a pie-eating contest and traditional beach games, Saturday morning. Norwalk Food Truck Friday is taking place the day before from 11am-2pm. And, on Sunday, head to Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for an old-fashioned flea market from 10am-4pm.

 

 

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