Weekend Planner: Friday Night Live, Costume Swap

Some suggestions from the many choice events happening around the region this weekend.

Hastings Friday Night Live Fall Fest

  • When/Where: Friday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on Warburton Avenue in Hastings-on-Hudson
  • Why go: Hastings will closed down Warburton Avenue once again to enjoy a night of free community fun in the streets, including food, musical acts, and children’s activities. Click here for details. 
  • Price: Free


8th Annual Aquefest!

  • When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 12 p.m.; Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry. 
  • Why go: Enjoy a day of fun throughout the Rivertowns celebrating its’ Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. Free festivities—including rich history, music, puppet shows, pony rides, cycling tours, a trail run, water fun and more—will be held throughout the day in Hastings-on-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry from noon until 5p.m. and in Irvington from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit aqueduct.org/aquefest for more information and a full schedule of events 
  • Price: Free


Chabad of the Rivertowns Sukkah Festival 

  • When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 7, 11:15 a.m.; Waterfront Park, 1 High St., Dobbs Ferry
  • Why go: Join Chabad of the Rivertowns for its first Sukkah Fest featuring a giant sukkah, crafts, raffle prizes refreshments and a live BMX student show. Click here for more information. 
  • Price: $25 per family; $10 per person


Westchester Oratorio Society 'Sweet Sixteen'

  • When/Where:  Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m., St. Matthew's Church in Bedford
  • Why go:  This informal fundraiser—its sixth under the baton of Benjamin Niemczyk—includes an afternoon of music and food in an elegant setting. Composer John Alan Rose and his wife, soprano Sing Rose, will be performing selections from Mozart, Liszt and Debussy, as well as previewing an aria from Rose’s new family opera “Rumpelstiltskin,” which will be premiered the following week by the Empire Opera Company at the new National Opera Center America, in Manhattan.
  • Pricing: Admission for the event is $40.  For reservations call, email or visit the group’s web site at http://­www.­westche­steroratorio.­org


4th Annual Yorktown Festival & Street Fair

  • When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 7 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Yorktown Heights
  • Why go: This is the biggest Yorktown Festival and Street Fair. Walk around and meet about 300 vendors on hand, enjoy more than nine musical entertainment acts, shop at the Farmers' Market and check out the antique car and motorcycle show. There will be plenty of kids' rides and dance demonstrations as well as multiple choices at the food court. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend.


Support Connection 18th Annual Support-A-Walk

  • When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. at FDR State Park in Yorktown
  • Why go: Support Connection's 3-mile walk-a-thon is held every year to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Many participants walk in celebration of or in tribute to those affected by these diseases. Proceeds help fund Support connection's free support services for anyone affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Pre-Walk activities begin at 9 a.m. and the Walk begins at 10 a.m.
  • Contact: Ro register or donate for the Support-A-Walk, call 914-962-6402, email walk2012@supportconnection.org, or visit www.supportconnection.org
  • Price: No fees are charged to register or attend and there is no minimum required to make a donation.


Sleepy Hollow's Oktoberfest

  • When/Where: Kathryn W. Davis Bathhouse at Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow. Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Why Go: The village's first ever Oktoberfest celebration for all ages features hayrides (fun for kids, not scary), hot cider, German food, music, and of course beer...all at the beautiful newly renovated bathhouse.  
  • Price: Free to park, free admission. Food and drink for sale. 


Lyndhurst After Dark

  • When/Where: Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 
  • Who Go: Ghosts? Vampires? Who knows what modern visitors may discover in the flickering shadows and evocative sounds of Lyndhurst After Dark. Visit Tarrytown's historic estate at night for special spooky tours, beginning now and continuing throughout the month. Costumes are encouraged. For the complete schedule, and to purchase tickets  www.showclix.com/event/afterdark. (Night, daytime tours with a "Halloween twist" are also available.) 
  • Price: $25


Halloween Costume Swap

  • Where/When: Memorial Plaza Gazebo in Pleasantville on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Why go: Go green this Halloween with PleasantvilleRecycles' first costume swap. Bring along gently used costumes to trade in for different ones and save some cash this Halloween. You can also donate Halloween decorations and other holiday paraphernalia in good condition. All leftovers from the swap will be donated to charity.
  • Pricing: Free

Horseman's Hollow

  • Where/When: Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7
  • Why go: Kick of Halloween early by getting spooked at Philipsburg Manor's Horseman's Hollow attraction—featuring a haunted walking trail filled with terrifying scenes, live actors and the Headless Horseman himself. Not recommended for young children. Tickets must be purchased in advance: http://­www.­hudso­nvalley.­org.
  • Pricing: $20 or $25 on Saturdays


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