Don’t miss out!
Labor Day weekend marks the end of some summer pleasures; public pools close, amusement parks shuts down. Find out when some popular attractions are done for the season.
Get your last dip in the pool, Sept. 5
All four Westchester County pools, includingSprain Ridge, Saxon Woods, The Brook at Tibbetts and Willson’s Waves Pool, are open daily, 11 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 5. Last admission at 6 p.m.; proof of residency is required. For additional information, visit parks.westchestergov.com or call 914-864-7275.
Tallman Pool in Sparkill also closes Sept. 5.Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to the public. Members of the pool can access the pool beginning at 10 a.m. Day pass admission: Monday through Friday $10 for kids and $15 for adults; Saturday and Sunday $15 per child and $20 per adult. Open to New York and New Jersey residents. 2 Tallman Mountain Road, Sparkill, 845-422-7126; tallmanpoolclub.com.
Check out a car show
You don’t have to be a motorhead, or own a motorcycle to appreciate some of the Hudson Valley area events. Find a list of ride, rallies and weekly shows where you can check out the wheels.
Indulge in sweet corn, a lobster roll, or cocktails by the water
Food and dining reporter has a nice list of some of her favorites from the summer of 2022. How many have you tried?
Head to a food festival
There’s one for every appetite, from the Hudson Valley Wine & Music Fest on Saturday to the garlic festival later in September to Warwick’s Apple Festival in October.
Go apple picking!
A great weekend thing to do, especially with the kiddos, many Hudson Valley farms are open for u-pick this weekend. Even better, most have amenities such as hayrides, corn mazes, even tap rooms and cafes.
Grab a table with a view
Okay, we know summer is not ‘officially’ over, meaning there’s ample time to enjoy an al fresco meal. That said, you have a few weeks to check out some of these restaurants with amazing outdoors spaces.
Take a hike!
If your idea of a hike is more like a summer stroll, have we got some ideas for you. Leave the tough treks to the diehards and try one of this over the long weekend.
Even in a drought, there are still spots to cast a line. Here are some suggestions.
Celebrate African culture
Celebrate the culture, pride, music, arts and community of Africa at this Wakanda festival, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. at the Traphagen School. Free event will feature activities centered around Africa such a wearable art African fashion show, food, live music such as drumming, dancing, community, kids’ activities, and incredible shopping at Luangisa African Gallery featuring handmade goods and handcrafts made by African artisans and from local vendors., 72 Lexington Avenue, Mount Vernon.
Go on a craft beer trail
Obviously this is the adults-only excursion. Orange County has created a curated map of some great craft breweries which are definitely worth a trip.
Go to a carnival
The Kiwanis Club of Hartsdale will hold its annual carnival fundraiser at Richard Presser Park/Webb Field, Central Avenue, Hartsdale with a variety of rides, food, and arcade games. Hours are: Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. until closing; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 2 p.m.
Watch balloons take flight
Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival takes places Sept. 2-4 at Tymor Park in Unionvale. Bring your blankets and chairs to watch hot-air balloons ascend from the designated picnic area. Reservations can be made on a per person basis for a donation of $15 for evening launches and $8 for mornings. A reservation must be made in advance as donations will not be accepted at the gate. Donation is non-refundable and non-transferable. As always, balloon inflations are at the sole discretion of the pilot, and is dependent on ideal wind and weather conditions. Hot-air balloons may not inflate or fly – especially if the wind and weather is not safe for ballooning. To find out more go to www.dcrcoc.org.
Browse an arts & crafts festival
Another free event, the 2022 Arts & Crafts Hudson River Festival will be held from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 3 at Senasqua Park in Croton-on-Hudson. Expect beautiful arts and crafts and people having fun! For more info, go to festival.crotonarts.org. 2 Elliott Way, Croton-on-Hudson
Eat lunch at a new food truck
There are some new trucks out there offering everything from donuts to fish and chips. Check out a new one this weekend.
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