The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event
Big Apple Circus is bigger, better, and back with a brand new show under the big top, at Lincoln Center for its 42nd season! Featuring thrilling new acts from around the world and more immersive than ever before, BAC42 is more than a show, it’s an experience you won’t ever forget! Why just watch, when you can join the circus! So step into the ring, your circus awaits!
See 1,000+ hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path that’s sure to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages!
Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s classic tale, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky music, the spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences.
Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. Those who survive the trail enter the terrifying ruins of Ichabod’s Schoolhouse, where they must endure a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to end up in the …
Pick fresh fruit with amazing flavor at this farm in Dutchess County. Strawberries are ready in June, followed later by blueberries, apples and more.
This of a kind farm is a must see during the Fall season. Walk up to the barn and grab yourself a half bushel, pick your own bag and take a tour of our orchard as you find the best apples to fill your bag with. There are always apples, pears and peaches to pick through the month of October.
Junior Jumpers offers a dedicated time when parents can have fun with their smaller children while socializing with their friends in a comfortable, low-key, air conditioned environment. Just think, you can burn as many calories playing with your children at our indoor trampoline park in 10 minutes as you would running for 33 minutes, and still fit in time to socialize with your other Junior Jumpers …
Pick-your-own season kicks off in early June with the farm’s certified organic strawberries. As the season rolls on, you can also pick sweet and sour cherries, organic raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches and nectarines. Check website for availability.
Visit the farm to pick your own apples & pumpkins! Check website for pick-your-own calendar. Don’t forget to stop by the farm market to purchase pressed apple cider and freshly baked pies.
On the Classic Mansion Tour you see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room – all decorated with trimmings for the Autumn season! Tours are offered Thurs. through Mon., except 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/19, 10/20, 10/26 & 10/27 when Autumn Open House Tours are offered.
Kids can step inside the colorful world of Trolls in this interactive exhibit in New York City. Pick out your favorite Troll hairdo, then head out on a scavenger hunt to get ready for Poppy’s Best Day Ever party. On the way you’ll get the party going as a Musical Mix Master, step inside the confetti Caterbus, climb around Critter Creek, and don 3D Glitter Goggles to let loose at the big …
A roaring good time is back at the Bronx Zoo! Take the biggest, most realistic dinosaur ride in America to see 40 life-size animatronic dinos. Learn about species such as T-Rex and Spinosaurus and connections between animals at the zoo and their prehistoric predecessors. Plus, visit the fossil dig area, take photos and more.
Spend the day at the Zoo and participate in many Boo-tiful activities. See a magic show, watch the costume parades and pumpkin carving demos, visit the corn maze, and pick up your favorite Halloween treats along the way.
Jump inside the world’s spookiest box of LEGO® bricks at the only Halloween Party that’s built for kids! Event includes, Halloween-themed LEGO mosaic build activity, haunted MINILAND takeover, spooky, kooky scavenger hunt and BOO-tacular photo ops.
Children of all ages can explore the wonders of science and nature in our outdoor 12-acre garden. Climb the boulders and view the landscape below from your high perch, dash through Beth’s Maze, and check out the cattails and lily pads at Habitat Hub.
Visit a sea of gourds of all shapes and sizes, a host of silly scarecrows and frightfully fun activities. Experience the thrills and chills of the season with visits from creepy creatures of the night, after-dark adventures, and the arrival of monstrous pumpkins.
Explore this car-free, 172-acre island gem in the heart of New York Harbor. Enjoy Slide Hill, play fountains, hammocks, biking, kayaking and many other activities throughout the summer. Check website for schedule.
Toddlers and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs and other activities during “Fish Tales”. Each “Fish Tales” features stories, songs and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.
This weekly class features a new theme every month, brought to life through creative and fun movement activities, singing, story time and a take-home project.
No tricks here, just the free treat of colorful face painting every weekend in October. It’s one of a number of Stew’s Halloween Happenings throughout the month.
Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead and explore the Discovery Centers. Education staff lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.
Looking for creative activities to do after school? Stop by the KMA on the 3rd Friday of the month for a host of fun projects and activities inspired by the exhibition Sparkling Amazons.
Make Halloween memories on this daily family friendly Halloween Hayride Spooktacular throughout October.
Our favorite gourds decorate many entries and tablescapes, but underneath their hard shells, they are a bunch of softies! Join Fiddleheads Cooking Studio and Whole Foods Market as your child learns that these veggies are just as much fun to eat as they are to decorate.
Our favorite gourds decorate many entries and tablescapes, but underneath their hard shells, they are a bunch of softies! Children learn that these veggies are just as much fun to eat as they are to decorate.
Grab your favorite costume and join in for an evening of Halloween fun. Perfect for ghouls of all ages, your family will experience animal encounters and Halloween-themed educational activities.
Families of all faiths are invited to First Hebrew to experience “Sukkot,” the Jewish Fall Harvest Festival, where meals are traditionally taken in outdoor tents or a booth known as a “sukkah.” Sukkot takes you outside to appreciate nature. Enjoy a free dessert reception in First Hebrew’s backyard sukkah.
Bring the kids, in pajamas, if you wish, when First Hebrew presents an interactive family friendly Shabbat service with songs and activities for pre-school and elementary school children. Everyone is welcome.
The Ghoul family opens up their splendid and spooky castle home to those looking for a unique Halloween thrill this year. You’ll meet and interact with the ever peculiar Mr. and Mrs. of the Castle, see what Grandmama is cooking up, and find out what other zany family members have turned up at this festive time of year. Reserve your space early time-ticket slots sell out fast.