October in Boston is the greatest. In addition to fall fun like pumpkin picking and the excitement of Halloween, there are country fairs, festivals, special events, and performances galore. Every year we count the days until Opening Our Doors and the Boston Book Festival, plus new events we can't wait to experience. Opportunities for families to enjoy the autumn weather and the best of Boston (often for free) are bountiful. Here are our top 10 picks for this October.
Get your calendars ready. Here are the top 14 things to do with kids in New York City this October, five of which are FREE.
Halloween may generate the hoopla, but there are plenty of other must-do activities this month. The fall culture season kicks into high gear with amazing live entertainment, including a page-to-stage adaptation of Mr. Popper's Penguins at the New Victory Theater, a multimedia Gustafer Yellowgold concert, and a kid-friendly tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
Looking for more interactive fun? Have your pets blessed in Morningside Heights, get creative at the New York Hall of Science's Maker Faire New York, and cheer on the competitors in the annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition.
You know it's autumn in New Jersey when the mercury starts dropping, the air gets crisper, and every walk down the street is accompanied by an orchestra of crunching leaves. If you're itching to make some amazing memories of Autumn 2016, look no further than this hit list of fun and budget-friendly outings.
It's never too early to introduce children to the magic of theater. And with so many great performances this fall, there is no better opportunity to do so. From a free children's show at Miller Outdoor Theatre to an underwater extravaganza at the Wortham Center, there is something for everyone in your family.
October is loaded with Halloween and fall fun, and there's no shortage of either in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! We've mentioned the best places to go apple and pumpkin picking, and we've rounded up fantastic fall festivals to check out, but there's even more fun to be had. Historic Hudson Valley shines this month with family-friendly Halloween events including the Great Jack O'Latern Blaze and other seasonal events happening all month long.
Not all the fun centers around seasonal events, however. There’s also the Peekskill Rotary Annual Horse Show and Country Fair, the wildly popular Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Parade and lots for kids of all ages (much of which is FREE) at the YoFi Fest - The Yonkers Film Festival.
With so many tremendous events this time of year, we barely scratch the surface here, so be sure to check our Event Calendar for many more options. Now grab your calendar and read on for the best events happening this month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley!
October is here and it's full of pumpkins, apples, hayrides, corn mazes, festivals, and more. Fall fun abounds and the weather is perfect for some outdoor fun. Check out the Fall Guide for more fun ways to get outside and enjoy fall before it gets too cold. If you've had your fill of fall fun and are looking for a little more variety in your fall calendar, the GoList has plenty of other great opportunities to have fun with your kids this month.
For lots of great Halloween fun and activities, check out our Halloween Guide, which is jam-packed with trick-or-treat alternatives, haunted houses, and amusement parks. As always, if you're still looking for something to do, our events calendar has plenty more activities to keep the whole family busy.
Have some old time fun at the Long Island Fair, which is only in town once per year. Keep the fall festivities going with Pumpkinfest in Yaphank and be transported into a fairy tale at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge Enchanted Forest Trail. If that's too frightening, take it down a notch at the Not So Spooky Walk at the Clark Botanical Garden.
Check out the list below and click over to our comprehensive Long Island Events Calendar for inspiration; we have you covered with some of the best events and activities happening throughout the area.