Can you believe it’s almost Labor Day weekend?! Even though this is the traditional marker of the end of the summer, there’s still plenty of warm days ahead. As we get ready for back-to-school, we are excited to share some fun ways to make the most of this long weekend. You’ll find a corn-themed event, an African cultural celebration, live music, and more. And of course, you can always hit up one of Westchester’s beaches or pools to cool down this weekend.
Make sure to check off a few more things to do off of this Westchester bucket list!
Friday, September 2nd from 11:00am-12:00pm
Virtual New Parents Support Group
Meet and connect with other parents at this weekly New Parents Support Group. This free program is professionally-facilitated by Katherine Whiteside and Dr. Rachel Lemonik and open to all residents of Putnam County. To join the group, please email [email protected]
Friday, September 2nd at 7pm; Saturday, September 3rd at 8pm; and Sunday, September and 4th at 12:00pm
Labor Day Caribbean Weekend
Celebrate the culture of the Caribbean with live music from Lionel Abel and Charlotte Taylor Band on Friday. A 90s Reggae party on Saturday and Paint and Sip on Sunday, led by Peekskill’s ARTLYFE. Tickets range from $25-50 per person. 20 Welcher Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566.
Saturday, September 3rd from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Family-Friendly Nature Hike
Soak in the beauty of nature with a family hike of Cranberry Lake Preserve. Cranberry Lake Preserve, 1609 Old Orchard Street, West Harrison, NY 10603
Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00am
Storytime at Barnes & Noble
Kick off your weekend with a story at Barnes & Noble led by Miss Diane. Barnes & Noble, Vernon Hills Shopping Center, 680 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
Saturday, September 3rd from 11:00am-8:00pm
Wakanda African Celebration
Join Luangisa African Museum & Cultural Arts and the Wakanda Celebration for Wakanda 5! Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a plethora of activities centered around Africa such their wearable art African fashion show, cuisine of Africa, live music, kids’ activities and rides. There will also be incredible shopping from local vendors and at Luangisa African Gallery. Here you can get handmade goods and handcrafts made by African artisans and from local vendors. Free event. Traphagen School, 72 Lexington Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10552.
Saturday, September 3rd from 12:00pm-6:00pm
Uncle Shoehorn’s Funky Corn Festival
Enjoy a fun family day at the Wright Family Farm for all this corn. This includes corn mazes, food trucks, corn treats, vendors, a cornhole game, a cow train, local craft beer, pumpkins, and four live bands, including the Uncle Shoehorn Funky Dance Party. Kids under age two are free. Adults are $25 adults per person and children (age 3-12) are $10 per person. Wright Family Farm, 329 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990.
Saturday, September 3rd from 12:00pm-4:00pm
2022 Arts & Crafts Hudson River Festival
Enjoy a celebration of arts and crafts at the annual outdoor Hudson River Arts & Crafts Festival. Location on Croton’s Senasqua Park, you can check out jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, photographs, books, embroidery, woodworking, multimedia artworks, gnomes, and more. The event includes free admission and free parking. Senasqua Park, 2 Elliott Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Saturday, September 3rd at 7:30pm
West Point Band Labor Day Concert
Enjoy an end-of-summer concert at Trophy Point in West Point. This includes a performance by The West Point Band, followed by a fireworks show. Trophy Point. 117-119 Washington Rd, West Point, NY.
Sunday, September 4th at 10:00am
It’s a Scavenger Hunt!
Participate in a family scavenger hunt in Yonkers. This smartphone guided event will take you and your kids around the Cross County Center where you have to fill a virtual scavenger sack. Fun for kids of all ages, you’ll work together, get creative and work against other teams. 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Sunday, September 4th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wildflower Walk at the Trailside Nature Museum
Join a Naturalist for a hike to learn how to find local late bloomers. You will also learn the basics of flower identification, using apps like iNaturalist, and how to use field guides. Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River, NY 10518
Sunday, September 4th from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Family Adventure Tour – Vista to Ruin
Learn more about the incredible Vista and old color gardens. This tour will teach your kids the ancient Roman columns, geometric shapes of the new Ornamental Vegetable Garden, and the Ruin Garden. This includes learning more about its hidden alley, secret grotto, graffiti covered walls, and restored unicorn. This tour is best for kids from 7-12 and costs $12 per child, accompanying adults and children under two are free. 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Monday, September 5th at 1:00pm
Songs for Labor Day: Workers’ Struggles, Organizing, and Unions
Spend Labor Day with your kids can learn about what Labor Day means. Linda Russell will sing and interpret songs of the labor movement. St Pauls Church National Historic Site, 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY.
Have a great Labor Day weekend!