Your guide to an action-packed weekend in the NYC suburbs.
NYC’s suburbs are THE place to be this fall. Between fall festivals, farmers’ markets and pick-your-own pumpkins, there’s truly something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a new town to call “home” or simply want to spend some quality time as a family, start planning and start NOW.
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HEADING TO WESTCHESTER?
Visit the Chappaqua train station for a farmers’ market from 8:30am-11:30am on Saturday.
The Jay Heritage Center’s JAY DAY family festival is Sunday from 11am-3pm. Admission is $40 per family and includes pony rides, face painting, live music, local food vendors and more.
One of the best art shows in the nation, the Armonk Outdoor Art Show, is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm.
Visit Herb Garden Day at the John Jay Homestead from 10am-2pm on Saturday to learn about the herb of the month: Rosemary.
Families are invited to participate in a 45-minute Kindermusik class in Larchmont on Saturday from 10am-10:40am. Admission is $25.
The Market at Chatsworth Flea is open from 9am-4pm on Sunday. It’s free, and will feature food trucks and 35 vendors displaying everything from kids’ toys to antiques.
Discover how your favorite animals care for their young during the Greenburgh Nature Center’s Nature’s Nurturers program from 1pm-2pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 for non-members.
There’s a carnival in Hartsdale Friday from 6pm-11pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm-11pm. There will be rides, games, carnival food, live music and $30 wristbands on Friday.
Share the magic of Harry Potter with your kids during a special showing of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” at the Jacob Burns Film Center at 12pm on Saturday.
Explore the beautiful area surrounding Briarcliff Manor with a trip to the Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail this weekend. Enjoy the fall foliage, and head into town for lunch after.
HEADING TO LONG ISLAND?
Visit Hicks Nurseries on Saturday to pick up some fall flowers and watch “Otto’s Pirate Adventure,” an animated story that explores friendship and teamwork.
The Sands-Willets House’s Fall Country Fair is 10am-4pm on Saturday. It’s free and kids will enjoy pony rides, exploring a fire truck, live music and historical activities.
Sea Cliff/Glen Cove
Garvies Point Museum is hosting an amazing exhibit featuring seashells from around the world. Admission to the museum is $4/adults and $2/children.
Check out the Roslyn Heights Farmers Market at Trattoria di Meo, happening from 8am-1pm on the 21st.
HEADING TO NEW JERSEY?
Wick Garden’s Fall Harvest Celebration is 10am-3pm on Saturday. Families can shop for herbs and produce and enjoy a children’s garden scavenger hunt.
The Millburn-Short Hills Street Fair & Craft Show is 11am-5pm on Sunday.
Explore Westfield during the Festifall celebration on Sunday from 10am-5pm. There will be 300+ vendors, kids rides and games, live music and festival food.
Discuss “peace” with your child during the Montclair Public Library’s International Day of Peace on Saturday at 2pm. The event is for children ages 5-8.
Enjoy a drive-in movie at Demarest Elementary School in Bloomfield on Friday from 7pm-9pm. Admission is free.
Visit Demarest Farms for pick-your-own pumpkins and apples from 9am-3pm this weekend. Visitors will also enjoy two petting zoos, a playground, hayrides, photos ops and more.
HEADING TO CONNECTICUT?
Ambler Farm Day is Sunday from 12pm-4pm, featuring scarecrow-making, hayrides, kid’s crafts, a pumpkin patch and other fall activities.
Bring your four-legged friends to Bark in the Park on Sunday from 11am-3pm. There will be a photo booth, costume contests, agility courses and free microchipping.
The Greenwich Food & Wine Festival is Thursday-Saturday. Families will enjoy live music daily and access to the region’s award-winning eats.
The Stamford Mill Riverdance Irish Festival is 2pm-5pm on Sunday in Mill River Park. Come out to celebrate “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day.”
St. Philip’s Fall Festival is 9am-4pm on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to enjoy all-day programming for kids, a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, face painting and more.
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