Head to the NYC suburbs this weekend and see what life could be outside of the city…
There’s so much happening in the NYC suburbs this weekend and every weekend. Get ready to dive right in and live like you live here with these fun, family-friendly events going on all weekend long.
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HEADING TO WESTCHESTER?
On Saturday, check out dozens of vendors and their unique wares at the Sleepy Hollow Craft & Street Fair from 10am-5pm. On Sunday, head north to another Hudson Valley “Rivertown,” this time in Rockland County—the Nyack Famous Street Fair is from 10am-5pm.
Drop your kids at Life Time Athletic for the Parents’ Night Out Trick-or-Treat Halloween party. They will have pizza and crafts with friends while you enjoy dinner downtown.
Visit Joel’s Whistle Workshop to make a clay whistle from 1pm-3pm on Saturday. It’s a very unique, fun project ideal for ages 8 and up.
Enjoy the fall foliage with a picnic and walk through Guard Hill Preserve in Bedford Village. This 76-acre reservation is amazing this time of year, with beautiful fall foliage, tons of trails and plenty of unique wildlife, all perfect for kids and adults.
Go pumpkin-picking at Muscoot Farm beginning at 10am on Saturday and Sunday. The festivities also include hayrides, tons of animals to meet and loads of trails, historic buildings and green spaces.
Larchmont residents love hitting the town’s parks on the weekend—and you will, too. This week, check out Flint Park and its nautical-themed playground and marshland preserve.
Pinot’s Palette is hosting an art class for kids 6 and up on Saturday from 11am-1pm. Admission is $32/painter and kids can make their very own “Huggable Owl.” For smaller kids, head to the Mamaroneck Public Library for storytime and craft from 11am-11:30am.
Learn about apple cider making at the Scarsdale Public Library from 1pm-3pm on Saturday. Visitors can try a live apple cider press—the ultimate fall drink—and learn about one of New York’s favorite pastimes.
Ardsley’s Oktoberfest is Saturday from 3pm-7pm at Pascone Park. There will be food trucks, inflatables, live music, a beer garden and more.
Go on a guided moonlit walk at Rockefeller State Park Preserve from 5:30pm-8:30pm on Sunday. It’s a 3.5-mile walk open to all ages—pets included—and has a gravel path that’s good for most strollers.
Paint your own pottery at A Maze In Pottery from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. You and your kids can choose from 300 items, with prices starting at just $4.
HEADING TO LONG ISLAND?
Listen to a story at Bryant Library from 2pm-3pm on Saturday. Author Ruth Ann Warren will be reading “Blossom and Grow: A Pony’s Tale About a Farmer and a Garden” and, after, kids can jump right into a craft and garden activity.
Head to family ice skating at the Port Washington Skating Center from 2:15pm-3:45pm on Saturday or Sunday. Lace up and skate with tons of local families. Admission is $9 and skate rentals are $5.
Learn about Sea Cliff’s history with a trip to the Sea Cliff Village Museum. Here you’ll find historic photographs, artifacts and costumes documenting the area’s local heritage. The museum is open from 2pm-5pm on Sunday.
Make a Halloween t-shirt at Michaels in Manhasset from 1pm-3pm on Saturday. It’s the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit.
HEADING TO NEW JERSEY?
Visit the Chatham Fire Department from 10am-1pm on Saturday to learn about life as a firefighter. Plus, kids can pick up simple fire prevention techniques to ensure they stay safe. Another fun event happening Saturday? Lenape Day, celebrating the local Lenape tribe. The event will be held at the Great Swamp OEC from 12pm-4pm.
On Monday—Columbus Day!—bring the kids back to Great Swamp for an all-day art immersion starting at 9am. The program is $40 per child and, in addition to a seasonal craft, includes trail walks, story times, games and more. Parents should pack a nut-free snack and lunch. Pre-registration is required.
Go on a guided hike at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum from 11am-3pm on Sunday. Admission is $8. This week participants will be learning about salamanders.
The Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show is 11am-5pm on Saturday. Explore downtown while enjoy rides, games, live music, a DJ, vendors and more.
Visit Watchung Booksellers for storytime at 10:30am on Saturday. This week, Michele McAvoy will be reading “Cookies & Milk.” There’s also a DIY cat ear headband workshop at the Eclectic Chic Boutique at 11am.
Touch-a-Truck with Glen Ridge Public Library from 9:30am-12pm on Saturday. Kids can interact with first responder vehicles and learn more about the equipment.
Demarest Nature Center’s Craft Show at Oktoberfest is Friday. There will be 75+ craft vendors, German music and food, canoe rides and tons of amazing eats.
Paint a Halloween-inspired picture at Express Yourself. The fun starts at 11am and runs until 2pm on Saturday. Admission is $20—the event is ideal for children ages 5-12.
Kidville in Summit is hosting free play from 10am-12:30om on Saturday. It’s a great opportunity to learn about one of the town’s best play spaces and childcare centers, all while letting your kids blow off some serious weekend steam.
HEADING TO CONNECTICUT?
Wakeman Town Farm’s Oktoberfest Beer Garden party is 12pm-5pm on Saturday. There will be live music, BBQ, scarecrow-making, pumpkin-painting, lawn games, farm animals and, of course, lots of local brews.
Watch Wallace & Gromit “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” in the Darien Public Library Community Room this Sunday. The movie kicks off at 2pm. All ages are welcome.
Experience nature first-hand during an evening hike under the Harvest Moon at the Greenwich Audubon Center. Kids will enjoy listening to owls, bats and other creatures of the night—and may even see one or two. The hike starts at 7pm and runs approximately two hours.
Can you family design a contraption that can keep an egg from breaking? Find out during during a visit to the New Canaan Library from 1pm-3pm on Saturday.
Celebrate fall farm-style with the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. This Saturday from 1pm-4pm the center will host its annual fall festival event. Admission is required and includes a scavenger hunt, pumpkin-decorating and animal exhibits.
Stew Leonard’s Fall Festival is 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Families can stop by to paint pumpkins, play games, color and dig into some delicious fall food. Wolfpit Elementary School is also hosting a fall festival featuring rides, games, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and hayrides.
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