Summer is in the air in the NYC suburbs. Get out and discover the area like a local with these fun community events and activities.
It’s starting to feel a lot like summer in the NYC suburbs and you know what that means — pool days, tons of R&R and lots of action-packed activities for the whole family. Whether you’re a local already or hoping to become one, checking out events is the perfect way to discover everything a town has to offer.
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If you’re heading to CONNECTICUT
Have fun and instill a love for health and fitness in your kids at the Westport “Tough Kids Challenge” 2019 on Sunday from 10-12:30.
It’s teen game night at the Darien Library on Friday from 3:30-4:30. Teens ages 12-18 are invited.
Does your little one love fire trucks and other vehicles that make our communities great? If so, Touch-a-Truck at Greenwich Town Hall on Saturday from 10-2 is one event you don’t want to miss. Afterward, head over to the Hyatt Regency to learn everything (you never wanted to know) about slime during the Slime Fiesta.
Grab your ‘60s gear and come out for the New Canaan Summer of Love Block Party Friday at 5pm. It’s time to celebrate Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary family style.
Celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature while learning about Connecticut’s pastoral past at the Stamford Museum Heckscher Farm Festival Saturday and Sunday 11-3.
Great local music from 22 bands and raising money to help area youth? Yes, please. If you agree—check out Rowayton Porch Jam from 12-5 on Saturday. Bring your bikes or wagons, and park at Rowayton Elementary School.
If you’re heading to WESTCHESTER
Hastings Flea is the second Sunday of every month from 10-4. Visit Hastings-on-Hudson for local food and to explore crafts, art and other creations from Hudson River artisans.
Step into the world of art during Chappaqua Art Around Town, beginning Friday and taking place through June 28, and featuring work from 32 local artists.
The Westchester Children’s Museum is always a fabulous weekend excursion. Plan to arrive by 11 on Saturday for Exploring Play, a fun, social time filled with songs and games about the “The Deep Blue Sea.”
Father’s Day is around the corner—come out to KidJAM at Bloomingdale’s White Plains to make one-of-a-kind keychains, bracelets and gifts for dad.
The Armonk Lions Club Fol-de-Rol county fair is at Wampus Brook Park Thursday through Sunday, featuring a dog show, pig racing, face painting, carnival rides, music, good, raffles and a craft fair.
Visit the John Jay Homestead Farm Market Saturdays from 10 to 2 for live music, local produce, kids games and agricultural demos.
The Katonah Fire Department Carnival kicks off Thursday with a parade at 5pm and continues through Saturday.
Saturday in Larchmont is around the corner and you know what that means—the best local produce, bread and artisanal treats at the Larchmont Farmers Market 8:30-1. Find it on the Metro-North parking deck off Chatsworth.
Learn about the LI Sound’s ecosystems, water properties, nautical engineering and other fun STEM experiences Friday 5-8 or Saturday 10-1 or 2-5 with SoundWaters at Mamaroneck Harbor. Tickets are required.
Westchester residents have been celebrating Bicycle Sunday by biking, walking or riding the 13.1-mile loop on the Bronx River Parkway since 1974. The route is free of traffic and safe for strollers.
One River School’s Summer Splash Festival is 4:30-7:30 on Friday. The event is free, and includes live music, art workshops art demos and local treats.
Outdoor enthusiasts 8-years-old and up will love discovering golden-winged warblers and other nesting species during Sunday’s bird-watching trip to Sterling Forest. The walk is from 7-12.
Calling all jazz lovers. The Ossining Jazz Festival is Friday at 7:30pm at Elks Lodge.
If you’re heading to LONG ISLAND
It’s Family Sundays at The Manes Center on Sunday from 1:30-4. Stop by to create an art project as a family; the event is $3 for non-members, plus admission.
The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy special art exhibit dedicated to friendship and childhood is open 12-5 from now through June 2. Admission is $10/car for members and $20/non-members. P.S. If you haven’t seen it yet—Port Washington just got a new shuttle service.
What’re the stars like where you live? Find out Friday during Astronomy Nights at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in nearby Oyster Bay. Folding chairs, blankets, flashlights and snacks are welcome at this free event.
Swing by Barnes & Noble on Sunday at 11 for storytime and a lesson on friends with “Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship.”
If you’re heading to NEW JERSEY
Grab your lawn chairs and a cooler and head over to Chatham Fishawack Festival on Saturday. Live music will be on two stages throughout the day, and you’ll have plenty of space to spread out and unwind.
Children and parents delight—the Pour into Summer Wine Festival takes place this weekend and it’s family-friendly. Parents, sip on locals vintages while dancing to live music and playing kids games with the littles. The party is 12-5.
There’s a lot of fun to be had in Westfield this weekend. Grab your mat for yoga in the street Sunday from 9-12:30, then head into Cranford to celebrate the town’s birthday while playing games with the kids and watching a hysterical sloppy joe-eating contest.
There’s a lot to see and do in Montclair this weekend. The fun starts Friday with the 20th Annual Roses to Rock Gardens Tour and Van Vleck House and Gardens from 12-4 and continues with a MomUp Workshop and Music Under the June Moon on Saturday. Wind down with Montclair Family Jam on Sunday from 12-5.
It’s time to celebrate the season during Livingston’s SummerFest on Sunday from 11-6. Enjoy live music from your bands, food trucks, a fishing derby, crafts and games for kids at Livingston Oval.
It’s all about kids at the Kids’ Spring Fling held at the Closter Commons courtyard Sunday 11-3. Come out for bounce houses, face painting, karate demos, games, prizes, food trucks and more.
It’s never too early to discover a love for reading, and Maplewood’s 3rd Annual Mapso Book Festival is a fabulous way to begin. Ron Darling, R.L. Stine and 75 other authors will be in town Saturday from 10-5. Pride Fest 2019 is the following day from 12-6.
Head into Downtown Summit every Thursday in June for Summit Street Sounds, a fun-filled evening of live music from 5-8. Our advice? Grab an ice cream cone at your favorite parlor and starting exploring.
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