The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event
Big Apple Circus is bigger, better, and back with a brand new show under the big top, at Lincoln Center for its 42nd season! Featuring thrilling new acts from around the world and more immersive than ever before, BAC42 is more than a show, it’s an experience you won’t ever forget! Why just watch, when you can join the circus! So step into the ring, your circus awaits!
Come to the Bear Den to make spooky snacks for the black bears. Watch the zookeepers let the bears loose to enjoy the tasty Halloween decorations. Touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study museums, make Autumn crafts & learn about bats & our not-so-scary owls and vultures. Lots of family-friendly fun and activities. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear …
Take a spooky tour of Washington Irving’s cottage, learn about the history of hair-raising stories and 19th-century crazes—like the vampire scares and séances. A special exhibit highlights how the Legend has lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries since its publication. Create Halloween-themed art activities, explore the grounds on a literature-themed scavenger …
Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s classic tale, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky music, the spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences.
Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. Those who survive the trail enter the terrifying ruins of Ichabod’s Schoolhouse, where they must endure a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to end up in the …
Pick fresh fruit with amazing flavor at this farm in Dutchess County. Strawberries are ready in June, followed later by blueberries, apples and more.
Come shop with small farms and local artisan food makers in the center of Rye every Sunday.
Help to create a world without type 1 diabetes by participating in this fun, annual walk. The money raised supports life-changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease.
This of a kind farm is a must see during the Fall season. Walk up to the barn and grab yourself a half bushel, pick your own bag and take a tour of our orchard as you find the best apples to fill your bag with. There are always apples, pears and peaches to pick through the month of October.
Pick-your-own season kicks off in early June with the farm’s certified organic strawberries. As the season rolls on, you can also pick sweet and sour cherries, organic raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches and nectarines. Check website for availability.
Each weekend through October the farm is packed full of autumnal fun! Pick sustainably-grown apples straight from the trees, enjoy wagon rides throughout the orchard, get lost in a corn maze for charity, listen to live music in the courtyard while sipping on a hard cider from the Treasury Cider Garden and indulge in fresh cider donuts.
Art and nature exist in harmony on the grounds of PepsiCo’s headquarters. Marvel at more than three dozen works by major twentieth century artists as you walk through the carefully tended landscape.
Visit the farm to pick your own apples & pumpkins! Check website for pick-your-own calendar. Don’t forget to stop by the farm market to purchase pressed apple cider and freshly baked pies.
A roaring good time is back at the Bronx Zoo! Take the biggest, most realistic dinosaur ride in America to see 40 life-size animatronic dinos. Learn about species such as T-Rex and Spinosaurus and connections between animals at the zoo and their prehistoric predecessors. Plus, visit the fossil dig area, take photos and more.
On the Classic Mansion Tour you see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room – all decorated with trimmings for the Autumn season! Tours are offered Thurs. through Mon., except 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/19, 10/20, 10/26 & 10/27 when Autumn Open House Tours are offered.
Kids can step inside the colorful world of Trolls in this interactive exhibit in New York City. Pick out your favorite Troll hairdo, then head out on a scavenger hunt to get ready for Poppy’s Best Day Ever party. On the way you’ll get the party going as a Musical Mix Master, step inside the confetti Caterbus, climb around Critter Creek, and don 3D Glitter Goggles to let loose at the big …
New by popular demand, Lyndhurst will be open this Autumn season with an “Explore at Your Own Pace” event on select weekends in October. Walk through the mansion without a guided tour, view the seasonal decorations at your own pace, and take in the wonders of the historic mansion.
Spend the day at the Zoo and participate in many Boo-tiful activities. See a magic show, watch the costume parades and pumpkin carving demos, visit the corn maze, and pick up your favorite Halloween treats along the way.
Make Halloween memories on this daily family friendly Halloween Hayride Spooktacular throughout October.
Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers will host a Halloween Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch with our most beloved costumed characters including Wow the Cow! Breakfast menu at 10am features pancakes, sausage, eggs, homefries,fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee. At 12:30pm the same breakfast selections from the 10am menu will be served along side pasta and chicken. The 2pm seating will feature a lunch of pasta …
Visit a sea of gourds of all shapes and sizes, a host of silly scarecrows and frightfully fun activities. Experience the thrills and chills of the season with visits from creepy creatures of the night, after-dark adventures, and the arrival of monstrous pumpkins.
Visit Stone Barns for a full day of activities led by farmers and educators. Activity schedule changes by season. Visitors are also welcome to explore the property at their own pace.
Children of all ages can explore the wonders of science and nature in our outdoor 12-acre garden. Climb the boulders and view the landscape below from your high perch, dash through Beth’s Maze, and check out the cattails and lily pads at Habitat Hub.
Explore this car-free, 172-acre island gem in the heart of New York Harbor. Enjoy Slide Hill, play fountains, hammocks, biking, kayaking and many other activities throughout the summer. Check website for schedule.
Join in the fun at the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard annual Fall Festival which takes place every weekend September through October. Experience hayrides, pony rides, bouncy castles, face painting, and food vendors. Many Fall food favorites include, pumpkin cheesecakes, smoked turkey legs and spicy jams. Apple picking is offered everyday, including Festival days. Stop by the shop which offers gift …
Jump inside the world’s spookiest box of LEGO® bricks at the only Halloween Party that’s built for kids! Event includes, Halloween-themed LEGO mosaic build activity, haunted MINILAND takeover, spooky, kooky scavenger hunt and BOO-tacular photo ops.
Have some spook-tacular family fun! Can you find all of the objects cleverly hidden along the Halloween Trail? Which ones belong in nature and which ones certainly do not?! Sharpen your observation skills as you search for animal artifacts, like bones and skulls. Find them all and earn a prize! Then visit the Creepy Crawly room and do a Halloween craft or two!
Crunching leaves and a crisp breeze are the backdrop for this year’s fall festival celebration. Families take part in an exciting scavenger hunt, play fun games, meet the animals, and enjoy live music by Native New Yorker Band. And be sure to come dressed for the costume parade!