WHAT TO DO This Week (Fri Oct 22 - Thu Oct 28)
Fall tours at Lyndhurst; "Brick or Treat" at LEGOLAND; Oktoberfest; Halloween trivia; Foreigner concert; and more
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Nancy’s Picks: This week’s three best bets
1. Lyndhurst Fall Classic Mansion Tours
(Photo: Clifford Pickett)
Visit Lyndhurst, Westchester’s premier Gothic Revival mansion for a memorable, seasonal experience. Tour the first two floors of the mansion overlooking the Hudson River, decked out in stunning fall brilliance. Stroll the grounds and enjoy the falling leaves, classic gardens, hiking paths, and the dramatic Fall Reflections Installation. While there, consider the Backstairs Tour and the ascent to the fifth-floor tower with 360-degree regional views and other hidden treasures.
Now through Oct. 28, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm on the half-hour. Purchase tickets in advance, space is limited
2. LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s “Brick or Treat”
Get into the Halloween spirit at LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event. Collect LEGO pieces at various spots, go on a spooky scavenger hunt, create your own LEGO pumpkin for the pumpkin patch display and smile for the character photo ops. This is the perfect seasonal experience for kids ages 3-12.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill
Now through Nov. 7, 12 noon – 3:30 pm on the half-hour. Purchase tickets in advance, space is limited.
3. Oktoberfest at Tilly Foster Farm
Experience the quintessential fall fave at the farm; Oktoberfest Weekend. Tilly Foster Farm reimagines the over 200-year-old classic with live music each night (Saturday features The Fast Lane Eagles Tribute Band and Saturday night features the Putnam County fan-favorite, The Nerds), a beer truck, and classic German fare including bratwurst, knockwurst, kielbasa, pierogies, kraut, corn on the cob & more. Immerse yourself in the bucolic setting and take in the colorful foliage.
Oktoberfest at Tilly Foster Farm
Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24. Tickets are available for the day or the weekend. Parking is $10, drop-off is free.
Events + Culture Calendar
The family-friendly Día de Muertos celebration on Oct. 24 at Caramoor.
Friday, October 22
Fall Harvest Festival at Fishkill Farms (Fishkill): Every weekend through 10/31: Apple picking, wagon rides, live music, fresh donuts, corn maze, and hard cider garden. 9 am - 6 pm. Reservations are required for Pick Your Own. (fishkillfarms.com)
Saturday, October 23
Pumpkin Splice Axe Throwing at District Social (Carmel): Every Saturday through October. Visit District Social at Carmel Spins Bowl for live music, food, bowling, and axe throwing — now with a seasonal twist. 5 - 11 pm. Admission is free. (districtsocial.com)
Sunday, October 24
Día de Muertos celebration at Caramoor (Katonah): In partnership with Mexico Beyond Mariachi, Caramoor presents this family-friendly afternoon of music, dance, food, and arts & crafts to celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The event is free; food is available for purchase. Program begins at 2 pm; grounds open at noon. (caramoor.org)
Monday, October 25
Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses (Ulster Park): Ongoing daily through Oct. 31. Experience some of the Hudson Valley’s scariest sights and sounds! This year the hayrides have been replaced with a walking trail but still won’t disappoint. Bring children under 13 only on Children’s Days and enjoy the Magic Moon Maze, and more. Tickets are available online and on-site. (headlesshorseman.com)
Tuesday, October 26
Dave & Buster’s Trivia Night - Halloween Edition (Pelham Manor): Dave & Busters is partnering with the national pub quiz group, Geeks Who Drink, to bring present a Halloween-themed trivia contest covering all things spooky: horror films, monsters, creepy traditions, Halloween songs, candy ... the eerie list goes on and on. Prizes for top-three finalists and best costume (costumes optional). Tickets $5 (daveandbusters.com)
Wednesday, October 27
Foreigner: Greatest Hits at the Capitol Theatre (Port Chester): Hop in your time machine, set the dial for the 1980s, and prepare to enjoy this British American pop-rock band performing all of their classics, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” and “Feels Like The First Time. (thecapitoltheatre.com)
Thursday, October 28
River’s Edge Theatre Company presents “Riverside Haunts” (Hastings-on-Hudson): Five “ghosts” share their scary stories about life and death along the Hudson. An entertaining, informative blend of fact and fiction set to live music. Held outdoors at The Good Witch Coffee Bar at 7 pm. Tickets $25. (riversedgetheatre.com)
Born and raised in Westchester, Nancy Sorbella's lifestyle stories have been featured in several local and regional publications where she has also been a style and community columnist. She is the resident wordsmith for the Arthritis Foundation of NY and the Community Engagement Director by day, spending her free time exploring and experiencing the Hudson Valley. Follow Nancy for more of her adventures on Instagram @DetoursColumnist, Twitter @jsorbella, or on Facebook at Nancy Niskin Sorbella.
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