October 20, 2017
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Thursday, Oct. 26 (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!


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.


"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.


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.


The Aquarium is featuring a new exhibit featuring a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle, who will be followed through its first year of life, before being released into the ocean next fall.


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.


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.


Wear your costume to the library, which has been transformed into a spooky good time for all. There’s a haunted maze with a Halloween goodie bag at the end.


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