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What: The Food Film Festival
Why: Food films, off-the-charts food and drinks, and an exclusive viewing of Anthony Bordain's Parts Unknown
When: Wednesday, October 24th- 28th, SAVE with code MAMA10 for 10%
Where: AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, NYC
Events Not To Miss:
What: Fall Festival Open House
What: Fifth Annual City Place 3K Spooky Stroll
Why: Come in costume for face painting, prizes and more family fun.
When: Saturday October 20, 9 am-12 pm, kids/$2, adults/$3
Where: City Place, 225 River Road, Edgewater
Why: Fun for everyone from inflatables and costume characters to biergarten and live music.
When: Saturday October 20, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Westwood Ave. from Broadway to Kinderkamack, Westwood
What: Roger Daltrey
Why: Solve a murder while you dine.
When: Thursday October 25, 6:30 pm buffet, 7 pm show, $65
Where: Gerry’s Place, 595 Broadway, Norwood
What: Ridgewood Halloween Maze
What: Apple Cider Making
Why: Trunk-or-treat plus a haunted maze, pumpkin patch and bounce house.
When: Friday October 19, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: JTS Center at Torne Valley, 115 Torne Valley Rd., Hillburn
Why: Go back to the times of the Revolutionary War and enjoy a magic show, hayride, sheep shearing demos and more.
When: Sunday October 21, 12-4 pm
Where: Historic Traphagen, 131 Germonds Road, West Nyack
Why: The littles will love the frightfully fun games and music -- and don’t forget the costumes.
When: Monday October 22, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Drive, West Nyack
What: Harvest Moon Hayride
What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin-themed activities.
When: Through Wednesday October 31, Thursday November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23-24, kids/$16 (Friday-Saturday, $20) adults/$22 (Friday-Saturday $27), check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
Why: Not-too-spooky Halloween shows, a festive parade and dance parties to get into the Halloween spirit.
When: Weekends through Sunday October 28, Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays 10 am-8 pm, Sundays 10 am-6 pm, $70, online/$49
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA
Why: All-day live music, food trucks and party wagons.
When: Through Sunday October 28, 12-6 pm
Where: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain