It’s back to school, back to work, back to the grind. You may not head to the beach on the weekends, but there is a ton of fun to be had in our area. We have a roundup of some of the best events to check out this fall.
The Feast of San Gennaro – Little Italy, NY
We wait all year for this annual festival, and if you haven’t been, its so worth the trip. In its 92nd year, the Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration of the Italian-American culture featuring amazing Italian food vendors, live music, games – and the not-to-be-missed cannoli and meatball eating contests. Check out their website for the complete line-up of events. The Festival will be held daily until September 23rd and runs along Mulberry Street between Houston and Canal and on Grand Street between Mott and Baxter Streets.
It’s a no-brainer: support the Ridgewood Education Foundation and celebrate Oktoberfest on September 29that 7pm. Tickets are on sale now for this annual fundraiser at The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, where you will find various German beers on tap, pretzels, brats, dirndls and more. Last year the event sold out, so be sure to buy your tickets now and support this great cause.
Montclair Fashion Show
Montclair is marking its 150th birthday by hosting an elaborate fashion show on October 14that The Wellmont. We can’t wait to check out fall’s hottest looks in the runway show hosted by Montclair’s best boutiques, designers, and beauty salons.
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Tickets are on sale now for Hudson Valley’s annual Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Be prepared to be amazed by the over 7,000 lit carved pumpkins as you meander the grounds of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Each year more then 1,000 volunteers scoop, carve, and light jack o’lantern sculptures in insta-worthy forms including the Statue of Liberty, a giant sea serpent, a pumpkin carousel and even a medieval castle.
We may be getting ahead of ourselves, but make sure you plan to go to this annual event. Each year, the day before Thanksgiving, we cross the river to NYC’s Upper West Side on 77th and 81st streets between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues. There we channel our inner-child and watch the huge balloons being blown up in advance of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Crowd faves are Sponge Bob and the Aflac Duck, but personally we have a soft spot for Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
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