Get to the NYC Suburbs This Weekend…

Oct 24, 2019

There’s so much happening in suburbia—don’t miss out!


Fall is an amazing time to get out and explore the NYC suburbs—and this weekend is no exception. Explore the ‘burbs like a local by hitting up these community events and activities, or get in touch and we’ll help you strategize the perfect weekend.





Head to Tarrytown for a Creepy Carnival from 2pm-3:30pm plus a Halloween Parade at 5:30pm on Saturday.


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Halloween isn’t just for kids—your pooch can get in on the action, too. Head to the Doggie Halloween Costume Contest at the Chappaqua Farmers Market from 10:30am-12pm on Saturday and be sure your pup is in his Halloween best!




Celebrate Halloween weekend with a visit to Marshlands Conservancy—on Sunday, they’re storytime and treats at 2pm. Don’t forget your costume!



Rye Brook

Help Rye Brook decorate its Halloween windows from 10am-4pm on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to decorate—and to get in on the face painting and other festive fun!




Go trunk-or-treating then test your skills in a pumpkin contest at the Bedford Hills Train Station at 4pm on Saturday. After filling your candy bag, stay for pumpkin carving and painting, prizes and, of course, more candy.




The Katonah Halloween Parade is at 3:15pm on Sunday. Dogs are welcome to participate (in costume, of course!), plus there will be live music, cider and donuts.




Go on the Creatures of the Night Halloween Walk from 5:30pm-7pm on Saturday. Admission is $10 and includes hands-on crafts, games and plenty of opportunities to spot a bat, owl or other creepy night creatures…




Mamaroneck’s Halloween Bash is 12pm-2:30pm on Sunday. Bring your costumes and come prepared for karaoke and kid’s activities.


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Head to the Greenburgh Nature Center for Festifall from 11am-3pm on Sunday. Admission is $15 for non-members and includes a scavenger hunt, animal encounters, live music and games. There’s also a costume parade.




Go trunk-or-treating in Ardsley from 1:30pm-4pm on Saturday. Meet at Ardsley Middle School at 1:45pm for a parade followed by fun seasonal festivities.



Briarcliff Manor

Enjoy bubbles, crafts, balloons and tons of goodies from local vendors during Briarcliff Manor’s Harvest Fest from 11am-2pm on Saturday.






Just in time for Halloween, head to Advanced Academic Programs of Roslyn for spooky science experiments and workshops this Saturday. Plus, there’s face painting, food and costume contests—don’t forget your costume!



Port Washington

Visit the Dolphin Bookstore for a reading of “Spooky Sounds, Halloween Pumpkin Farm,” followed by a kid-friendly craft, all starting at 11:30am. Costumes are welcome!


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Sea Cliff/Glen Head

Head to Glen Head Train Station for tons of fall fun from 10am-4pm on Sunday. Expect amazing local eats, live music, crafts, magic shows, face painting and more.




Merrick’s Halloween Trick or Treat Parade is 11am-1pm on Saturday. Grab your favorite costume and head over for the parade, treats and live music.




Bring your minions and unicorns to Bellmore’s Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating from 11:45am-1pm on Saturday. The parade starts at 11:45am.




There’s something for everyone at Massapequa’s Family Fall & Halloween Festival from 1pm-4pm on Saturday. Don’t forget your costume!





Head to the Great Swamp OEC this weekend. On Saturday, the center is offering Trail Tales, where kids 2-5 can experience a not-so-spooky trail from 1pm-2pm for $3. For a slightly spookier experience (ages 6+, $8 per person), visit the night session which runs from 5:30pm-7:45pm. Slots fill quickly, so call 973-635-6629 to register in advance.



Short Hills

New Jersey is home to many of the same “beasts” found in Harry Potter. See for yourself during the Fantastic Beasts of New Jersey event from 2pm-3:30pm. Non-members are $15. Register here.




Westfield’s famous AddamsFest is still going on, with one of the most popular events scheduled for this Sunday from 1:30pm-3:30pm: the town’s beloved Halloween parade, costume contest and trunk-or-treating.


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Glen Ridge

Experience the scientific side of Halloween with thrilling experiments at the Glen Ridge Public Library from 2pm-3:30pm on Saturday. It’s ideal for ages 4-12. Register in advance to ensure your family’s spot.




Visit Express Yourself Studios from 1pm-3pm on Sunday to paint pumpkins, have your face painting and enjoy treats. Pre-registration is required. Admission is $10 for one child and $5 for each additional. Costumes are welcome.




Snag a fall photo with your family at the Summit Farmers Market from 10am-1pm on Sunday. Families are encouraged to wear costumes and, after snapping a pic, can shop for local produce and artisanal goods.





Give your kids trick-or-treating practice at this “Trunk or Treat” event from 2pm-4pm on Saturday. More than 30 cars will be lined up for this fun, safe event.




Visit the Darien Art Center’s Halloween Family Festival from 9am-12pm on Saturday for pumpkin-painting, dance, storytime and treats. The next day, head to the Darien Nature Center’s Hoot & Howl for a bonfire, face painting, magic show and much more. Admission is $5 per person and takes place from 4pm-6pm. Costumes are welcome.




A ghoulishly good time doesn’t have to be scary—at least not when you celebrate with the Greenwich Audubon Center. Swing by for a costume parade, critter show, campfire, scare-free enchanted meadow and more. The festivities take place throughout the day Friday and Saturday—check out the complete schedule to learn more.



New Canaan

Meet creepy spiders, snakes and bats at the New Canaan Nature Center from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday. While you’re there check out the cool jack-o-lanterns then stay for storytime and slime-making.




Celebrate the season during downtown Stamford’s Fall Festival from 11am-2pm on Sunday. There’s something for everyone, including themed games and crafts, live music, face painting and magic shows.


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Interact with more than 60+ construction, first responder and recreation vehicles during KIDZFEST Touch a Truck, taking place from 10am-3pm on Saturday. Don’t forget your Halloween costume!




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