Events Calendar

Spooktacular Oktoberfest

Trailside Nature Center

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River

October 29 at 2pm

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Activities at the event include costume contests for children and adults; fall treats like s’mores, apple cider and donuts; cotton candy; hayrides; campfire ghost stories; crafts and more. Captain Lawrence will be on site in the designated food and drink area where refreshments will be available for purchase where attendees can listen to live music. Early bird tickets go on sale, Monday, Oct. 3, 12 noon, and are available through Friday, Oct. 7 and are $20 per person ages 3+. This ticket provides entry to all activities and the food and drink section. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 8, these tickets are $25. Pumpkin carving is $15. Tickets to the food and drink only area are $15 per person, where refreshments will be available to purchase. Tickets will be available to purchase on Eventbrite. Parking is free; event is rain or shine. For more info or questions, call: (914) 864-7322. Trailside Nature Museum is located at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River at the junction of Routes 35 and 121 South in Cross River.


Open House

Maria Regina High School

500 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale

October 22 from 12:30 to 4:30pm

Maria Regina High School, the renowned all-girls Catholic high school which is celebrating its 65th anniversary year, will host an Open House for prospective students and parents. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about the leading college preparatory school from members of the administration, faculty and student body and by taking guided tours of the campus. Online registration is required by visiting the homepage at and clicking the Open House tab.   

Open House
Stepinac High School
Prospective students and parents are invited to attend Stepinac High School’s Fall Open Houses on Wednesday, October 19 at 6 PM and 7:15 PM and Sunday, October 23 at 12 PM, 1:15 PM and 2:30 PM. Visitors will be able to tour the new advanced real-world learning technologies including the new STEAM Center, Finance Center, Anatomage Table, Adult Patient Simulator and Library Commons. The renowned all-boys Catholic high school is celebrating its 75th anniversary year. Register online at, click the Admissions tab at top of homepage and then “Open House Registration.” To learn more about Stepinac High School, regarded as the standard bearer of curriculum innovation, visit
Artistic Splendor of Tudor England
The Met Fifth Avenue, The Tisch Galleries, Gallery 899, Floor 2, NYC
October 10 through January 8
From King Henry VII’s seizure of the throne in 1485 to the death of his granddaughter Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, England’s Tudor monarchs used art to legitimize and glorify their tumultuous reigns. The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England will trace the transformation of the arts under their rule through more than 100 objects—including iconic portraits, spectacular tapestries, manuscripts, sculpture, and armor—from both the Museum collection and international lenders. For details, visit
Hand-in-Hand Annual Benefit & Auction
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street, Port Chester
October 15 from 4 to 6pm
Proceeds from the auction and benefit support vital operations, as well as programs including year-round scholarships, residencies for emerging artists, and community programs which allow Clay Art Center to promote the practice and appreciation for ceramic arts in our region. Guests will enjoy good food and good company while celebrating the impact Clay Art Center and our community achieved throughout the year in support of creating and experiencing the ceramic arts. The virtual auction will include ceramic items generously donated by Clay Art Center artists and other nationally recognized ceramic artists. Preview of the full auction begins online and in-person at Clay Art Center on October 1st. Online bidding opens October 7th and closes October 16th. Interested bidders and Hand in Hand attendees will be able to view the items in-person before bidding online. If you cannot attend the Hand in Hand event in person you can still register to bid in the online auction. Purchase Tickets online
Author Talk: Erik S. Seeman
“Speaking with the Dead in Early America”
October 29 at 1pm
St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon
Helping to recognize Halloween, Professor Erik K. Seeman, from The University at Buffalo, explores themes from his recent, highly acclaimed book, “Speaking with the Dead in Early America”.  This will be a live, distance presentation, and visitors are welcome to view the program on the large screen in our museum.
Concert, Opera and Broadway
October 8, at 7:30 pm, 
The Sacred Heart Church
Dobbs Ferry, 417 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
An exciting concert with nationally known opera and concert singers accompanied by Dr. Sándor Szabó on piano, Sarah Chalfy, soprano, Rachelle Pike, mezzo-soprano, Christopher Lucier, tenor and Jason Eck, bass-bariton will sing famous arias from Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Bohemi, Tosca, Le Nozze di Figaro, Magic Flute and Broadway selections from Phantom of the Opera, Kiss me Kate, Man of La Mancha and much more. The concert is free, donations graciously accepted, reception will follow. For more information call 914-693-0119 or email
Events sponsored by the Hudson River Audubon Society:
Hawk Day celebration.  Master falconer James Eyring will discuss the ancient art of falconry and show some of his trained raptors.  Weather permitting, he will fly one of them in the meadow.  All ages welcome.  Saturday, October 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Lenoir Nature Center, 19 Dudley St, Yonkers.  Free. for more information.
Nature Walk.  Debbi Dolan, Chair of Conservation for the Hudson River Audubon Society, will lead a walk looking for plants, trees, birds, butterflies on the Lenoir preserve grounds.  Saturday, October 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon; rain date October 9.  Lenoir Nature Center, 19 Dudley St, Yonkers.  Free.  Register with Debbi:
Hawk watch.  Michael Bochnik will lead a group observing and counting migrating hawks and other raptors. Saturdays, September 17, September 24, October 8, and October 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Lenoir Nature Center, 19 Dudley St, Yonkers, behind the mansion at the south end of the meadow.  Free.
BIG SIT.   Bird watchers will count as many bird species as possible in one day from a fixed location.  Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (join and leave anytime); rain date October 9.  Lenoir Nature Center, 19 Dudley St, Yonkers, behind the mansion at the south end of the meadow.  Free.