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OCTOBER 2021 

NYC 

NY Film Festival

The Festival returns to live screenings at Lincoln Center with free talks, new restorations of classics, and a main slate of 32 new films from 31 countries, including works from Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Benedict Cumberbatch and more. 

David Byrne's American Utopia 

Rediscover the joy of live music, community and connection, at this Tony award winning Broadway show that the NY Times calls "dazzling, jubilant, and rapturous" 

Comic Con

Experience the best in pop culture, no matter what fandom you’re passionate about. Be inspired by award-winning comic artists and Japanese anime creators. Get star struck over your favorite TV and film idols. Treat yourself to exclusive fandom gear and unique artwork. Embrace your inner hero or root for the villain. Geek out as a family and celebrate a weekend together you’ll never forget.

Autumn Tippler 

This fall, settle in with the Autumn Tippler. Navigate NYC’s cocktail scene with this hand crafted cocktail passbook. Expierience signature cocktails at 15 of the city’s best venues.

Illumination 

A free Festival of Light held under the Kosciuszko Bridge. Be prepared for an immersive, awe filled multi-sensory adventure. Combining the works of talented performers, imaginative artists, and the unique backdrop of our city - prepare for a family friendly light celebration unique to Brooklyn. 

Fall For Dance 

The 18th Fall for Dance Festival launches our re-opening for in-person performances! Experience the thrill of live dance again in five unique programs—each featuring three different groups of artists and companies presented this year without intermissions—all for the price of a movie ticket.

NYC Wine & Food Festival 

NYC's biggest wine & wood festival, benefitting New Yorkers in need. Offerings include walk around tastings, over 25 dinners with world-class chefs and sommeliers, and culinary demos. 

Explore Gilded Mansions 

Join New York Adventure Club as we uncover the opulent history and architecture of Riverside Drive — located on the banks of Manhattan's Upper West Side, this beautiful stretch of land was once home to some of the world's most notable business leaders and creatives before transforming into one of New York's most spectacular parks.

Surrealism Beyond Borders 

Surrealism was a revolutionary idea sparked in Paris around 1924 that asserted the unconscious and dreams over the familiar and every day. While Surrealism could generate often poetic and even humorous works, it was also taken up as a far more serious weapon in the struggle for political, social, and personal freedom, and by many more artists around the world.
Including almost eight decades of work produced across 45 countries, this exhibit offers a fresh appraisal of these collective concerns and exchanges—as well as historical, national, and local distinctions.

Maze by Moonlight 

Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night! Bring your flashlight and enjoy the fun.  The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of this interactive corn maze. 

If you prefer daytime activities, the Queens County Farm also offers a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a scavenger hunt, animals and a seasonal farm store. 

Madame Morbid's Trolley Tour 

Travel around BOO!klyn in a Victorian trolley, as we explore over 400 years of murder and mayhem. Visit the locations of unmarked graves and infamous murders, while learning about death and mourning rituals.

Village Halloween Parade

This year’s Parade is dedicated to the Children of NYC who could not celebrate Halloween last year. This year we are inviting them to design the giant Puppets that lead the Parade!

House of Spirits

A haunted cocktail soiree that is unlike any other party in town! Freely roam a mysterious mansion and experience a night of themed cocktails, macabre magic, sinister séances, tarot readings, strange roaming specters, live music, hidden secret games, giant Ouija boards and so much more!

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world” with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says “It’s Barkin’ Mad.” This year's parade contestants will be competing for exciting prizes!

Pumpkin Flotilla 

Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Drop off your carved pumpkin and find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer to watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla.

Hudson Valley 

Peace, Love & Pumpkins

Join us for fun outdoor fall activities in upstate New York on the historic Bethel Woods grounds. During this family-friendly walk-thru experience guests will wind through the garden trails of our beautiful grounds, which will highlight unique, hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and glowing pumpkin art. Delight in displays featuring Woodstock festival icons, dinosaurs, mermaids, Big Foot, and more!  

Angry Orchard Tour

Enjoy Angry Orchard’s 60 acre orchard with their Orchard Walk Tour. Learn about the history of their property, apple growing methods, and more. End your tour with a tasting of three Walden-exclusive hard ciders.

A Very Fluffy Halloween 

Come hang out with alpacas in Halloween costumes, goats too – who knows maybe Ducky the llama will join in the fun this year. 

Join us for a guided farm tour and see all of the birds that Dreaming of a Chance has rescued.  We will also be wet felting soap with real fiber in great fall colors for you to take home. You will see what the fiber looks like once it is off of the alpaca / huarizo and then we will create the soap. It is a lot of fun and the soap lasts a really long time. It is a great way to conserve soap and is very exfoliating.

Grape Stomping 

Stretch those legs, warm up those calves and get those feet moving as Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery, holds a free Grape Stomping Competition. 

Taconic Distillery 

Come taste what Maxim Magazine voted "Best Bourbon". The Distillery features a cozy tasting room and retail space serving Taconic's spirits as well as beer, wine and soft drinks.  There is an expansive patio with lawn games and a fire pit overlooking the scenic farmland. They also provide cocktail recipes for their products, including the season-appropriate Maple Bourbon. 

Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted Houses covers 45 acres and includes a hay ride, corn maze, eight haunted houses, a haunted walking trail, stage show, and shop/snacks including a donut bakery. There are also Headless Horseman Escape Rooms, priced separately. 

Hyde Park 

Home to the 32nd and longest-serving president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to Hyde Park often, drawing on this place to renew his spirit during times of personal and political crisis. Explore the Roosevelt saga in the homes of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the exhibits at the nation’s first Presidential Library, and over a thousand acres of gardens and trails.

Ferncliff Forest 

The ultimate in autumn Leaf Peeping! Climb to the top of Fire Tower for breathtaking views of the surrounding forest. If heights aren't your thing, you can also walk, hike, mountain bike, fish or camp. 

Boos and Booze 

An adult friendly Drag Show, hosted by Summer Orlando and Barbara Streetsand. Live singing drag show and access to our Jack O' Lantern trail. Costume contest with cash prize for the winner!

Hudson Chatham Winery

If you prefer to accompany your leaf peeping with a glass of wine, head to Hudson Chatham Winery. Enjoy an outdoor tasting by the fire pit with a charcuterie board and a beautiful view of the surrounding hills.

Overlook Drive-In

This month you can view the long awaited new James Bond movie, or Halloween classics like Psycho or The Adams Family. Since 1955, this has been a local favorite and has the largest screen in the Tri-State area. Situated on 12 acres, with a capacity of over 700 cars and a screen as tall as a 6-story building, it’s no wonder this is a local favorite.

Boat Tour: Lantern Cruise

Immerse yourself in local spooky stories aboard Solaris, a 100% solar-powered tour boat!

Explore the Hudson River and Rondout Creek by searchlight and listen to legends and lore of the Hudson River from the pages of Washington Irving or straight from newspaper headlines of centuries past. Guides will share stories including the tale of the serpent of the Hudson River, the terrible crime of William Salisbury, and Rondout's barge graveyard.

NY State Sheep & Wool Festival 

Join us in person at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds to visit and shop with our vendors, attend our Sheep & Goat Shows, shop the Fleece Sale, visit the Breed & Camelid Barns, view a fiber competition or two, and enjoy a variety of author talks. Workshops, Demos, and Breed Talks will be held online. 

Old Fashioned Cider Tasting 

Cider tasting of Kimlin Cider plus other local sweet & hard ciders, Behind-the-scene Mill tours, Children’s activities, including inflatable characters by Inflatable Fun, Demonstration of cider pressing with an antique press, Raffles, Live music from the Roundabout Ramblers, Food from Dutchess Dog House, Apple fritters by the Fishkill Historical Society and Historic display by the Sports Museum of Dutchess County

Hollowed Harvest 

Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest! The Hollowed Harvest brings to life more than 7,000 incredible Jack-O'-Lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays designed to amaze audiences of all ages!

Dutchess County Irish Festival 

Join the Dutchess County Gaelic Athletic Association in celebrating all things Irish. The day includes Gaelic Football games, food, dance and music.