The 29th Annual Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival is going to be hosted drive-in style at Tymor Park in Union Vale, New York. Photo courtesy of the festival
The 29th Annual Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival is going to be hosted drive-in style at Tymor Park in Union Vale, New York. Photo courtesy of the festival

Best Things To Do in Westchester in September With Kids: Hot Air Balloons, and More

Live, in-person things to do with kids in Westchester and the Hudson Valley continue to roll out. We're here to ease the stress of the impending return to school with plenty of socially distanced events to enjoy long after you've savored your Labor Day barbecue. We've even got a Back-to-School Fair planned to help you round out your child's extracurricular activity schedule, whether you're looking for in-person or virtual class offerings.

We've welcomed the news that several sizable annual traditions have been reimagined for a safe return in 2020, like the spectacular Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. Halloween season is kicking off this month, too, with the return of the Great Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze and Home of "the Legend." While the weather remains warm, September is full of outdoor entertainment—from drive-in movies to live performances. 

Read on for our September event picks, as well as venues that are now open to visitors. Be sure to keep tabs on our daily Event Calendar to stay in the know! If you're looking for more things to do, we're continuing to maintain our list of virtual event picks plus activities to enjoy nearby—like hikes in our state parks, visits to swimming lakes, and more socially distant activities.


Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701

Tech City
300 Enterprise Drive
Kingston, NY 12401

Catskill Mountain Railroad
Westbrook Lane Station in the Kingston Plaza
Kingston, NY 12401

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Road
Bethel, NY 12720

Mount Kisco Public Library
100 East Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road
Montrose, NY 10548

Teatown
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road
Montrose, NY 10548

Teatown
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Van Cortlandt Manor
525 South Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Washington Irving's Sunnyside
3 W. Sunnyside Lane
Irvington, NY 10533

Museum Village
1010 State Route 17M
Monroe, NY 10950

Tymor Park
8 Tymor Park Road
Lagrangeville, NY 12540

Pfizer/IRG North Parking Lot
401 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965

Untermyer Park
945 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

Bronx River Parkway
Westchester, NY

Frederick Farm Goat Sanctuary
12 Sholam Road
Napanoch, NY 12458

The Academy of Natural Sciences online
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Jewish Museum, NYC
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, NY 10560

Stuart's Farm
62 Granite Springs Road
Granite Springs, NY 10527

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

The Orchards of Concklin
2 South Mountain Road
Pomona, NY 10970

Dr. Davies Farm
306 Route 304
Congers, NY 10920

Apple Dave's Orchard & Winery
82 Four Corners Road
Warwick , NY 10990

Masker Fruit Farm
45 Ball Road
Warwick, NY 10990

Pennings Orchard
169 State Route 94 South
Warwick, NY 10990

Lawrence Farm Orchards
39 Colandrea Rd
Newburgh , NY 12550

Ochs Orchard
4 Ochs Lane
Warwick , NY 10990

Rose Hill Farm
19 Rose Hill Farm
Red Hook, NY 12571

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane
Poughquag, NY 12570

Greig Farm
227 Pitcher Lane
Red Hook, NY 12571

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road
Hopewell Junction , NY 12533

Hudson River Expeditions
1 Annsville Circle
Cortlandt, NY 10566

Hudson River Recreation
1A Croton Point Ave
Croton on Hudson , NY 10520

Mountain Valley Guides
1 River Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

FDR Park
2957 Crompond Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Wampus Pond
Rt 128
Armonk, NY 10504

Fahnestock State Park
1498 Rt 301
Carmel , NY 10512

Socrates Sculpture Garden
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106

Storm King Art Center
Old Pleasant Hill Road
Mountainville, NY 10953

Art Omi
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

Moma
11 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019-5497

Opus 40 Sculpture Park
50 Fite Road
Saugerties, NY 12477

Taconic Sculpture Park
Chatham, NY 12037

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road
Long Island City, NY

Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576

Longhouse Reserve
133 Hands Creek Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

Grounds for Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
381 N. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Edge New York
500 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Harvest Festival
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 11:00 AM Pick
Mustang Club Car Show
Museum Village - 11:00 AM Pick
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor - various times Pick
Home of the 'Legend'
Washington Irving's Sunnyside - various times Pick
What the Fluff? Festival
- various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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