These November events in Westchester County, NY, feature fall and seasonal crafts for kids as well as DIY projects, nature crafts, LEGO projects, hands-on museum workshops, and more in the area.
Before it gets too chilly outside, take advantage of these things to do outdoors in Westchester this November. Bring the kids to a fairy tea party or turkey scavenger hunt, and bring the whole family on a guided trail hike or discovery walk.
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements.
There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.
Have fun in the fall on Long Island at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!
From the peeping the changing leaves to Halloween celebrations, there are plenty of family activities in New York City to keep you having fun all fall, including old-fashioned fun at the Queens County Fair, Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo, and the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.
From an apple picking outing at a local Connecticut orchard, to watching the fall foliage change, there are plenty of family activities in Fairfield County, to keep you busy during Connecticut's autumn season. Don't miss the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, fresh made chowder to warm up a chilly fall day, and tons of Halloween activities in Fairfield County.
From picking apples to peeping at the changing leaves, there are plenty of family activities in Westchester County to keep you having fun all fall, including a Native American pow wow, the Honey Harvest Party at the Greenburgh Nature Center, and making apple cider.
UPDATED AUGUST 2016: Find u-pick apple orchards and farms in the NYC area, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, that offer pick-your-own apples in the fall. In addition to apple picking, many of these farms also offer fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, animal petting zoos, and apple cider pressing.
UPDATED FALL 2015: With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms.
Michael Natiello of Garrison has served as the creative director of Westchester's famous Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze for the past nine years. Here, he tells us what we can expect at the 2013 Blaze, which will feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns.
UPDATED FALL 2015: Celebrate the harvest season in the Hudson Valley at these fall fairs and festivals in Westchester and Rockland counties, including Bear Mountain, Brewster, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and beyond. Bring the kids for apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, corn mazes, and more fun fall activities.
Find out where to go pumpkin picking in New Jersey this fall. Our guide includes pick-your-own pumpkin farms throughout NJ that, in addition to pumpkin patches, offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and harvest festivals.
That's right - there's pumpkin picking right here in New York City! Read all about the Queens County Farm Museum's own pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own orange gourd in preparation for Halloween.
These two pick-your-own farms in Rockland County, New York, offer visitors the full fall experience, complete with pumpkin and apple picking. Tramp through the pumpkin patch with your little ones, then enjoy seasonal activities like hayrides and a haunted house.
Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, pumpkin carving, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.
Find out where to go pumpkin picking on Long Island. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.
Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Here, we've put together a guide to pick-your-own apple farms in New Jersey, which are all just a short trip from NYC.
UPDATED AUGUST 2016: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Consult our guide to find pick-your-own apple farms in Connecticut, many of which offer fun fall activities like hay rides, cider pressing, and corn mazes.
UPDATED AUGUST 2016: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Here, we've put together a guide to pick-your-own apple farms on Long Island, many of which include fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, and cider pressing, making these spots ideal for families.
Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Here, we've put together a list of pick-your-own apple farms throughout New York state, including Southeast, Central, and Upstate NY.
Hiking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Author Jeff Alt provides a kid-friendly guide with family hiking tips.
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do on Long Island this September includes fall fairs and festivals, kids shows, and more in Amityville, Centerport, East Hampton, East Meadow, Huntington, Old Westbury, Rockville Centre, Syosset, Uniondale, and beyond.
We've rounded up a list of the fall fairs and festivals happening on Long Island this year, including harvest festivals, craft fairs, cultural festivals, and more in East Northport, Hempstead, Long Beach, Old Bethpage, Riverhead, Southampton, Westbury, and beyond.
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this September includes Meet the Breeds, a Medieval Festival, and more fall fairs and festivals in Lower Manhattan, Midtown, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Washington Heights, and beyond.