Boo! Halloween is finally here. Houses are decorated, kids have selected their costume/s and candy is bought. Everyone in my house is very excited. Be sure to top off the month long celebration and enjoy the last of the parades, parties and haunted events! I can't wait to see everyone's costumes! Have a safe and fun Halloween!
The Great Pumpkin Party
Where/When: Embassy Community Center, 60 Palisade Street, Dobbs Ferry on Friday, October 28 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Why go: Get those costumes on and come out with your neighborhood friends to this not so spooky celebration. Snacks, games and fun.Best for ages pre-K through 4th grade.
Where/When: Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Why go: Hayride best for children 8 and older. It is first come, first serve and tickets are good for either night. On Friday between 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. kids can trick or treat downtown and enjoy fun activities. And both nights, beginning at 5 p.m., there is a block party with music, games and other entertainment.
Pricing: Free to trick or treat. Hayride is $20 per person and $10 for students of the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow school district (purchase only at Village Hall) and you can register here.
Where/When: Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown on Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:40 p.m. Lasts 40 minutes.
Why go: It is a short musical about Washington Irving. This performance by Pipe Dream Theater Company and is appropriate for all ages.
Where/When: International Union of Operating Engineer's building,1360 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor on Saturday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Why go: Parade will go down Pleasantville Road and end at the fire house. A show by Ned Gelfars will follow for everyone's enjoyment. Snacks served afterwards. All kids will go home with a goodie bag. If it rains, there won't be a parade, but there will be the performance at 10 a.m. at the Fire Department in the Municipal Building. For Briarcliff Manor residents or students in Briarcliff Manor School District only.
Where/When: Bedford Road School, 289 Bedford Road, Pleasantville on Saturday, October 29 starting at 12 p.m. Please come around 11:30 a.m. to start lining up.
Why go: Parade starts at the school and ends at Memorial Plaza. After, decorate pumpkins, enjoy rides, music, food and more. Fo residents only.
Where/When: Ardsley Community Center, 18 Center Street, Ardsley on Saturday, October 29 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Why go: The parade starts in the parking lot at the Police Station and then walks down to Center Street to the Community Center. It features contests, games, music and more fun.
Where/When: Patriot's Park, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown on Saturday, October 29 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Why go: Halloween is serious business in this area and this is a great parade. Floats, costumes, music and more! Not to be missed. Parade goes from the park to Main Street and ends at the Firehouse where everyone can enjoy a block party!
Where/When: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining on Saturday, October 29 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Why go: Come meet and learn about animals that come out at night including bats, owls and more. This event is for children 7 + and their families.
Pricing: Free for members, $5 for non-members
Where/When: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers on Sunday, October 30 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Why go: A Mexican holiday which honors those that have died. Face painting, arts and crafts, live Mariachi band, see Telpochcalli perform the traditional Dance of the Old People and more.
Pricing: Cost of event included in museum admission. Free for members, $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Additional fee for planetarium, $2 for adults and $1 for children. Food available for purchase.
Where/When: Immaculate Conception Church parking lot, 16 North Broadway, Irvington on Sunday, October 30 at 1:45 p.m.
Why go: Parade will start at 2 p.m. and end at the Main Street School. Kids will each get a goodie bag and there will be some great entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Sponsored by Irvington Fire Company.
Fall Foliage Hike
When/Where: Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m. at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, meet at Trailside Nature Museum
Why Go: Soak in the autumn colors, enjoy the gorgeous views on an invigorating trail walk. Join the Trailside Nature Museum staff to check out fall foliage on the Pound Ridge Reservation.
Spooky Brunch at the Barn at the Bedford Post Inn
When/Where: Sunday, October 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the barn at the Bedford Post Inn
Why Go: This lovely restaurant is offering some Halloween fun to go with your brunch this Sunday. Pumpkin decorating begins at 11:30 a.m. and there will be a Pumpkin Roll at 12 noon. Come in costume if you like; the judges will decide the best one at 1:30p.m. In case of rain, activities will take place in the yoga loft.
Price: Activities are free, brunch is a la carte. Please make reservations: 914-324-7800
New Family Scarecrow Design
When/Where: Saturday, October 29 between the hours of 10 a.m. 1 p.m. at Bedford Hills Memorial Park
Why Go: Build a family scarecrow: an old farmer, the farmer’s wife or a child, anything you like. Bedford Recreation and Parks staff will supply the frame, hay, leaves and burlap for the face. Please come with your scarecrow’s clothes—shirts, pants, gloves, hat.
Price: $20.00 per scarecrow, please register and pay in advance at 425 Cherry Street (between 8:30a.m. and 4 p.m.) 666-7004
Country Children’s Center Annual Fall Festival
When/Where: Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Country Children’s Center “Farm,” 466 Cross River Rd., Katonah
Why Go: Lots happening at the Country Children’s Center this Saturday: Pony rides, a friendly haunted house, a jumping castle, a clown, pumpkin picking/decorating, a sing-along, trick-or-treating in the woods, face painting, popcorn, homemade doughnuts and refreshments.
Price: Family admission: $25 (up to four, $5 each additional person). Information: 242-0520 ext. 111
Boo at the Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
When/Where: Saturday October 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date: Oct. 30) at Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
Why Go: This is family-friendly fun for a fall day. Make holiday snacks for black bears at 10:30 a.m. and watch as the zookeepers let them loose on the tasty Halloween decorations at 11 a.m. Throughout the day, you’ll touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study museum and learn about owls and vultures.
Price: Admission to the Museums and Zoo are free, parking at Bear Mountain State Park is $8.00, for more info, contact: (845) 786-2701
Music on The Farm
When/Where: Sunday, October 30, 3 p.m. at the Lodge, Tilly Foster Farm, 100 Route 312, Brewster
Why Go: Three sisters who are now principal harpists with major US orchestras are all graduates of Carmel High School where their mother was a long-time music teacher. Nancy Allen, one of the sisters, will perform a program with her trio that will include music by Bach, Rota, Faure, Persichetti, Ravel and Debussy's Trio Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp.
Price: $30 general admission, $15 for members