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October 16–20 • Around Westchester

Get on board the annual Halloween Train Show at Lasdon Park.
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Face the fright at Playland Park’s
Hudson Horrors and Scared by the Sound. 

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Join other bird fans at Lenoir Preserve as they scan the skies for the
herds of hawks heading south for the winter. 
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All this and more!


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers: (914) 968-5851
Fall Hike to Untermeyer Park in Yonkers: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk from Lenoir Preserve to Untermeyer Gardens on the Old Croton Aqueduct. Learn about the history of three parks and take lots of pictures. Bring cameras and good walking shoes for this two-mile walk.
 
 
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
Playland Park, Playland Pkwy., Rye: (914) 813-7000
Hudson Horrors Discount Night: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 
This one-hour, timed-admission event immerses you in three unique haunt experiences. It uses elements of live theater and haunted houses to create physical, emotional and psychological experiences. Not recommended for children under 16. No costumes or masks allowed. Only Thursday, Oct. 17, is a special $19.99 discount night. Tickets at hudsonhorrors.com/tickets. No VIP tickets available for this night.
 
 
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, OCT. 18 – 20
Playland Park, Playland Pkwy., Rye: (914) 813-7000
Hudson Horrors: 7 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. 
This one-hour, timed-admission event immerses you in three unique haunt experiences. It uses elements of live theater and haunted houses to create physical, emotional and psychological experiences. Not recommended for children under 16. No costumes or masks allowed. $39.99 and $49.99 per person: hudsonhorrors.com/tickets.
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Scared by the Sound: Friday 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
It’s a 12,000-square-foot enclosed haunted house and outdoor cemetery loaded with a terrifying cast of characters who eagerly await your arrival! May not be suitable for children under 10 even when accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Tickets: scaredbythesound.ticketleap.com. $22 per person. People adversely affected by fog and strobe lighting, as well as those with some physical limitations or compromised health conditions, are advised not to enter.
 
 
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
Edith G. Read Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye: (914) 967-8720
Volunteer Corps Workday: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up and more.
It’s a great way to have fun, get some exercise and give something back to the earth.

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Nature at Night: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Find out what goes on in the fields and forests at night. We’ll explore the sanctuary with flashlights, learning about the creatures that only come out at night. Weather permitting.
 
Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers: (914) 968-5851
Hawk Watch: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
We will search the skies for hawks making their journey south. We often see hundreds in a single day! Meet behind the mansion at 10 a.m.
 
Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282
Anatomy of Fear with Animal Embassy: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Learn about the origins of fear while meeting incredible live animal ambassadors from around the globe. Limited space and registration required. $15 per person. Ages 4 and up.
 
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River: (914) 864-7322
Fall Foliage Hike: 11 a.m.
Take in the smells and beauty of fall with a hike to the overlook with our museum staff. Sturdy shoes and plenty of water are recommended.
Meet at the end of Michigan Road. Hike begins promptly at 11 a.m.

 
Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye: (914) 835-4466
Volunteer Work Project: Spreading Gravel on the Hiking Trails:
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Great for any type of service credit hours. Please bring work gloves.
Hand tools will be provided.

 
 
SATURDAY – SUNDAY, OCT. 19 – 20
Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers: (914) 864-7268
Halloween Train Show: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 children age 12 and younger. Under age 2 free. Also 10/26 and 27.
 
Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282
Art Show: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Works on view from Hudson River Pottery, weekends through October.
 
 
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson: 
(914) 862-5290

Bird Walk: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Observe and learn about the amazing variety of bird life at the park with the experts from Saw Mill River Audubon. All ages and levels of ability welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet in the ball field parking lot. Go to sawmillriveraudubon.org.
 
Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282
Run the Farm: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Join us for our annual farm races for adults and children throughout the morning. Additional information at muscootfarm.org.
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Farmers Market: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Nearly 30 local farmers offer a variety of produce and other food goods Sundays through October. Vendors at muscootfarm.org.
 
Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers: (914) 864-7268
Walking Tour of the Street Tree Collection: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Discover the wide variety of trees that can be planted in areas near a street. These trees were selected for their compact size, salt tolerance and disease and insect resistance.