Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: September 22-24

Fun for the whole family at Dalmatian Day
Dalmatian Day at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting.

Awesome Westchester Weekend

Fall is in the air — and we love it! With all of the busyness of September, it’s nice to take some time to explore Westchester as a family. This weekend you and your kids can enjoy Dalmatian Day at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting; the Rye Children’s Book Festival; Fiesta Latina, and more.

Have the best Westchester weekend!

Looking for more Westchester weekend ideas? Check out our list of places to go Apple Picking In and Around Westchester!

Running now-Saturday, October 22nd from 10:30am-4:00pm
Dino Dig

Visit the Greenburgh Nature Center to learn more about dinosaurs. Kids will have the opportunity to dig, scrape, and brush off layers of sand as they find dinosaur bones. Tickets are $5 per child ages 2 and up. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Friday, September 22nd from 6:30pm-11:00pm
Oktoberfest with David Clark’s Songs in the Attic – Tribute to Billy Joel

Rock out during Oktoberfrest at Tilly Foster Farm to live music from David Clark, a tribute to Bill Joel. Enjoy German fare like bratwurst, knockwurst, pork, kielbasa, corn on the cob, and more. Tickets are $34 per person (in advance) and $50 at the door. The event is rain or shine and you can bring your own blankets and chairs. Tilly’s Table, 100 NY-312, Brewster, NY 10509.

Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00am-3:00pm
Dalmatian Day

Take a trip to Hudson and enjoy Dalmatian Day. Held at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, the free event includes a meet-and-greet with live dalmatians; prizes for kids; crafts; comedy and juggling; house safety tours; and much more. Reservations are required.  FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY.

Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00am-4:00pm
Rye Children’s Book Festival

Enjoy a day of books and meeting authors at the Rye Children’s Book Festival. The event includes meet-and-greets with authors, book signings, crafts, a slime sensory bar, food vendors, and more.  Rye Children’s Book Festival at the Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye NY.

Saturday, September 23rd from 11:00am-3:00pm
Lakeshore’s Pete the Cat Storytime Adventures

Calling all Pete the Cat fans! Enjoy a free reading at Lakeshore, along with hands-on activities where kids get to make their own groovy buttons. Additionally, kids will get to take home their own bookmark and stickers. The event is designed for kids ages three and up. Lakeshore Learning, Midway Shopping Center 969A Central Park Ave. Scarsdale, NY 10583

Saturday, September 23rd from 11:00am-7:00pm
Hudson Valley Irish Fest

Enjoy a celebration of Irish culture at the Hudson Valley Irish Fest. Festivities include live music, crafts from artisans, kids’ activities, food trucks, and more. Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill, NY.

Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Fiesta Latina

Enjoy Hispanic Heritage Month with dancing, music, crafts, and food! Additionally, the dancing is led by Anna de la Paz. This program is for all ages and no registration is required. Village Branch, 85 Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927.

Saturday, September 23rd from 4:00pm-9:00pm
Downtown Summer Sizzle: Hispanic Heritage Day

Families can enjoy live music on the Ruby Park Green. 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Sunday, September 24th from 10:00am-1:00pm
Go The Distance Walk and Family Day

Participate in a family walk in support of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Additionally, the event includes family activities, food, and entertainment. Rain or shine. No pets are permitted. However, service dogs, strollers, and wagons are welcome. All children who register who receive a free toy from the Toys for Tots’ “Unplug and Play” initiative. Westchester Medical Center Campus, Macy Oval, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.

Sunday, September 24th from 10:00am-5:00pm
Dia: Beacon Hudson Valley Free Day 

Hudson Valley residents can enjoy a day at the Dia for free! Held every last Sunday of the month, this includes the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester. Call 845 231 0811 or email [email protected] to reserve tickets. Dia: Beacon, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508.

Sunday, September 24th from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Visit Mount Vernon for the 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.  Howard Street Park, between South Terrace Avenue and West Lincoln, Mount Vernon, NY.