This weekend is packed with so many options for you and your family – browse the Bronxville Village’s sidewalk sale for bargains, rock out at the Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival with live music and thrilling rides or head to the country… or almost the country… at Stone Barns for their annual Harvest Fest. And have you checked out Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo? Good thing Monday is a holiday!
Columbus Day weekend is here and so is a tradition that marks the beginning of fall for many – The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival. The carnival kicks off on Friday, October 5, at 6pm with a dance party featuring live music from Double Image Djs and plenty of giveaways. The fun continues Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 7pm and Monday 1pm – 6pm with classic carnival rides, more live music, games and food from local restaurants. Don’t miss the homemade Wine and Meatball Contest on Saturday at 6:30pm!
On Sunday, October 7, Eastchester’s Columbus Day Parade starts at 3:30pm at the Immaculate Conception Church parking lot and ends at Lake Isle Country Club. Fireworks start at 9pm on Sunday and can be seen from anywhere at the carnival. Admission to the carnival is free and parking at the Vernon Hills Shopping Center will be free. Lake Isle Country Club: 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester.
(photo credit: Marisa Iallonardo)
Bronxville’s Sidewalk Sale starts on Friday, October 5 and runs through Saturday. Enjoy the charming Bronxville Village while you shop for deals from 10am – 6pm, rain or shine! Shop at Weezie D where everything is marked down including fall merchandise, The Silk Road (check out the jewelry!), Fiersons for kids’ clothing and more. Also, Provisions for Pets will be having pet adoptions on Saturday from 11am – 4pm. Park for free on Saturday in Kraft Ave and Garden Ave lots.
Spend Saturday at Stone Barns for their annual Harvest Fest from 10am to 3pm. Your whole family can compete in their “Farm Olympics” with egg carrying, three-legged races, farm clothes relays and more. Enjoy live music and performances by Story Pirates and Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could and farm demonstrations like egg collecting, sheep moving, greenhouse growing, composting and pig feeding. Lunch options include Village Dog artisan hot dogs, Ladels of Love’s soup and mac ‘n cheese, Chipotle Mexican Grills, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and did I mention the Beer Tent? Yes, brews from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. and Kelso of Brooklyn. Tickets for Harvest Fest aren’t exactly cheap, but the day promises to be memorable and delicious. ($40/adults $20/ages 2-14, under 2 are free) Make your reservation for Harvest Fest on their website. Stone Barns: 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY.
(photo credit: Nicole Franzen, Mod Photography and Jonathan Young)
Boo at the Zoo opened at the Bronx Zoo’s last weekend and runs every weekend until the end of October. Check out our guide to all the Halloween inspired activities and performances. The fun starts at 11am – 5pm all weekend. Kids get in for free if they wear a Halloween costume (with one adult’s paid ticket).