October 20, 2017
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Friday, Oct. 20 (See map view)

It’s pumpkin power! Meander through an 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display -- all made of jack o’ lanterns! Wander along our main street Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge. You will discover an awe-inspiring jack o’lantern Statue of Library rising high in the sky!


Joyful learning for kids through nursery rhymes, songs, parachute play and storytelling. A museum educator leads this interactive program on select Fridays for children accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Stroller tours at the KMA are a unique opportunity to connect with other new parents and caregivers seeking culturally enriching activities to share with their babies. These once-a-month conversational tours will refresh your spirit and expand your mind. Enjoy a new topic each month followed by coffee and snacks! Crying babies welcome! For adults with children under 18 months.

9:30 am– 10:30 am.

Tours of this historic site begin for the season on April 1. This lovely but unassuming country church has a stained glass window by Henri Matisse (his last work of art) and nine windows created by Marc Chagall. These glorious windows are on display for visitors. Tours are subject to congregation activities; call for daily schedule.


The Aquarium has a newly expanded exhibit space for its jellyfish - some of the most-strangely beautiful and painfully dangerous creatures of the sea. This new exhibit educates and fascinates visitors in a bigger space, offering a better look at moon jellies and brown sea nettles, as well as the giant Pacific octopus.


"Objects Out Loud," is a stunning new exhibit at the Museum, combining the works of two contemporary artists, Nick Cave and Arman. This exhibition includes 20 works of sculpture, film and photography. Both artists’ works are bold and full of symbolic meaning and social commentary.


Over 300 scarecrows are decorated and arrayed along the entry to Lyndhurst as part of the Mansion’s annual celebration of Halloween season. There are other spooky decorations as well as the natural beauty of the changing leaves on the grounds.


The classic mansion tour of Lyndhurst takes a holiday twist, with the majestic home decorated for Halloween. Special seasonal decorations and Gothic Revival furniture are on display only in October.


There are two new exciting experiences to be had at the Bronx Zoo, and both are part of the Treetop Adventure Program. One experience - called Climb - is an aerial adventure course consisting of rope bridges, rope walks, ladders, wobbly bridges and swinging elements. There are various levels of difficulty. The other adventure offered is Zipline, allowing guests to zip across the Bronx River 50 feet …

Appointments between 10am–5pm.

Guides authentically dressed in 1800s garb lead tours around this elegant estate, which was the home of noted author Washington Irving. The mansion, as well as the beautiful grounds featuring a view of the Hudson River, make for a wonderful afternoon of exploring and history.


Visitors to the Manor tour the 300 year-old house, participate in hands-on activities of the 19th century, see the working gristmill and learn about the day-to-day lives of the Manor’s former inhabitants. Guests take guided, timed tours.

Timed tours begin at 10:30am.

The South Street Seaport Museum has a new exhibition, "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners." The exhibit features ship models, artifacts and memorabilia from ocean liners, giving visitors an in-depth look at the dramatic differences between ship travel for millionaires in First Class and immigrants in Third Class.


The Hammond Museum’s Japanese Stroll Garden is a beautiful and peaceful piece of nature, perfect for an afternoon walk. And now the Museum has partnered with noted sculptors to display works of art in a beautiful and natural setting.


On Fridays from May to October, families can pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the John Jay Homestead. Kids can explore the Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Starting at 1pm, the Education staff leads a short hands-on activity. It’s a fun afternoon in a beautiful setting.


Add fun to the spooky season by visiting the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Eye popping pumpkins, spooky scarecrows and plenty of family fun make this a superior seasonal outdoor outing! There are guided activities for kids including a puppet playhouse. And on weekends there are live animal demonstrations of the season’s creepy critters, including bats, reptiles and more.


Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic reading of Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes, Kruk’s storytelling captivates all audiences.

6:15 PM.

Two-time grammy winner, singer and songwriter Rickie Lee Jones performs her special mix of jazz and rock in this confessional and powerful performance. One night only!


The Jukes have a a large audience of fans who are devoted to their signature blend of blues and rock. Come hear hits culled from their 30 albunds.


Rockin’ Fridays is our dedicated time for teens and tweens (ages 11-17) to mix and mingle with friends while jumping to today’s top hits from 9PM to 11PM with our LIVE DJ!


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