fall nineteen calendar

No matter your age, Fall somehow always feels like back to school time – which also means it’s time to fill your calendar with what you’ve been longing to do.  Scroll through this selection of events and activities for September through November and you’ll be thinking you live in one of the very best places in the world!

FAIRS & FESTIVALS & OUTDOOR EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 6-8
YORKTOWN GRANGE FAIR
This year, the Grange Fair is focusing on the complementary relationship between the community and local agriculture with the theme, “Back to the Garden”, a subtle nod to 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. From September 6 to 8, the Grange Fairgrounds will be bursting with local farm animals, contests, carnival fare, and more. 99 Moseman Rd., Yorktown Heights; 914-962-3900; yorktowngrangefair.org

SEPTEMBER 13-15
LYNDHURST CRAFTS FAIR
Spend the day with family and friends shopping for fashions, accessories and jewelry; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, fiber, wood and mixed media; and fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Plus, gourmet foods, specialties, concessions and tastings from local distilleries, wineries and cider houses. Watch demos like wheel thrown pottery and get creative by making your own hand painted silk scarf. Rain or Shine. 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-631-4481; artrider.com and lyndhurst.org

SEPTEMBER 14-15
ARTS & CRAFTS ON BEDFORD
Shop at the craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in extended sidewalk cafes. Bedford St., Stamford, CT; stamford-downtown.com/events

EVERY SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER
HARVEST FESTIVAL
The Harvest Festival highlights the bounty and talent of both Sullivan County and the surrounding areas. It is free, family-friendly and features more than 100 vendors, including a farmer’s market, craft and artisan goods, specialty food, beer, wine, spirits and food trucks. Offerings also include live music, a creative learning tent, corn and hay mazes, and horse and buggy rides. At the corner of Hurd and West Shore Road. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY; 866-781-2922; bethelwoodscenter.org

SEPTEMBER 21: 10AM-2PM
HERB GARDEN DAY
Put on by the Herb Society of America. Focus on this day will be rosemary, which will be used for tastings, baked goods and activities. John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St. (Rte 22), Katonah; johnjayhomestead.org; herbsocietyny@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 21
FALL FESTIVAL & CLASSIC CAR SHOW
The historic Wartburg campus will be alive with activities, food trucks, entertainment, farmers market, shopping vendors and more. Rain or shine. One Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon; 914-513-5308; wartburg.org

THRU OCTOBER 6
NY RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Travel back in time to an age of adventure! Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th century English village. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more! Stroll our quaint village as the music of the Renaissance surrounds you. Shop our Marketplace, featuring over 100 Artisans offering the finest in handmade wares. Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY; 845-351-5171; renfaire.com/ny

OCTOBER 5
8TH ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL
Savor the finest wines from the Hudson Valley and Finger Lake regions while listening to live music, participating in fun games, and enjoying a food court to satisfy all cravings. Plus, multiple pre-festival events including a limited-seating Paint & Sip experience overlooking the Pavilion Stage led by artist and printmaker Susan Pantaleone from 11:00am-1pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY; 866-781-2922; bethelwoodscenter.org

OCTOBER 6: 10AM-5:30PM
Grand Vintage Bazaar
Racks of vintage dresses from the 60’s and 70’s, mid-century furniture and lamps, vinyl records, real Levi’s’ denim jeans, original graphic Ts from the 80’s, handbags from the 1920s through to the 60s, one-of-a-kind costume and antique jewelry, comic books, rugs, art, to various collectibles, and more! Classic car lovers will be in for a special treat! Details soon to be revealed. 100 West 77th St., Manhattan; grandbazaarnyc.org

NOVEMBER 9-10
CRAFT WESTPORT
Shop for one-of-a-kind and uncommon items such as original fashions, accessories and jewelry; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, fiber, wood and mixed media; and fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography; and more. Also, visit the pop-up marketplace of local artists hand-selected by the Westport Young Woman’s League. Staples High School, 70 North Ave., Westport, CT; artrider.com

NOVEMBER 16: 10AM-4PM
CHAPPAQUA CRAFT & GIFT FAIR
Over 80 vendors – original artwork, handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, handbags and accessories, tableware and furniture, bath and beauty products, children’s gifts, gourmet foods and more! Bell Middle School, 50 Senter St., Chappaqua; chappaquacraftfair.com

THROUGH NOVEMBER
STONE BARNS CENTER WARM WEATHER WEEKENDS
On a Saturday or Sunday, visit Stone Barns and enjoy pop up talks and tours included with your one-day admission ticket. Activities led by farmers and educators are scheduled throughout the day and change with the season. Perhaps a spinach tasting with farmer and chef or meet the pigs. Visitors are also welcome to explore the property at their own pace. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd., Tarrytown (for GPS); 914-366-6200; stonebarnscenter.org

NOVEMBER 18-DECEMBER 24
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL HOLIDAY FAIR
Vendors will take over half of the historic Vanderbilt Hall for almost six weeks to sell artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s/women’s accessories, children’s clothing/toys and home goods. A range of products and price points guarantees that New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike can find interesting gift items for others as well as covet-worthy items for themselves. Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal; grandcentralterminal.com/events

SPECIAL EVENTS & COMEDY & TALENT

SEPTEMBER 21: 10AM-4PM
AUTUMN GAMES
Join in on the fun and fitness with a day of free activities and athletic challenges for all fitness levels! Activities range from pickleball and bocce ball to line dancing and chair yoga. Bring your family and friends. Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla; 914-366-3937 or email Vitality@northwell.edu to register.

SEPTEMBER 21
BURKE SPINAL CORD INJURY EXPO
This year marks the 40th annual Wheelchair Games – a day where wheelchair athletes of all ages participate in track, field, table tennis, slalom and basketball events! Special to this year’s event will be the Spinal Cord Injury Sports and Vendor Expo in honor of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. There will be ivendor presentations and interactive demonstrations on adaptive sports and equipment, new technologies, services and products relevant to life after SCI. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. For more info, call 914- 597-2848.

SEPTEMBER 21: 8PM
MYTH AND BASEBALL WITH THE ’69 METS
Take a trip down memory lane with Mets legends Art Shamsky, Ed Kranepool and Ron Swoboda, as they commemorate the 50th Anniversary of their unlikely, astonishing 1969 miracle campaign, when the New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles to claim the World Series Championship in just their eighth season as a Major League Baseball franchise. The Mets legends will share stories from their incredible season and take questions from the audience. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

SEPTEMBER 25
WOMEN’S HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
Join in a day of fun and exercise celebrating National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Regular physical activity can alleviate many health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and can strengthen muscles, which can prevent falls. Activities include chair yoga, ballroom dancing, line dancing, and Zumba. Two locations: 11am-2pm at Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla; To 6pm at Powerhouse Gym Nanuet, 33 NY-204, Nanuet; 914-366-3937 or email Vitality@northwell.edu to register.

SEPTEMBER 27-28: 10AM-3PM
TAG SALE
Jewelry, household items, artwork, baked goods and much more. Mt. Kisco Fox Senior Center, 198 Carpenter Ave. (behind 200 Carpenter), Mt. Kisco.

SEPTEMBER 29
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Help find a cure. Sign up now to walk and/or to donate. Registration starts 8am; Ceremony at 10am; Walk at 10:30am. SUNY Purchase – West Lawn, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase. 914.253.6839; To register, visit WestchesterWalk.org

OCTOBER 18: 8PM
THE MOTH
An evening of storytelling from the producers of the popular Moth Podcast and Radio Hour. The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The group seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

OCTOBER 25: 8PM
ROBERT KLEIN
For more than 40 years, Klein has entertained audiences, and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. Tarrytown Music Hall; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

OCTOBER 29: 10:30AM-3PM
GOLDEN HARVEST DANCE & TALENT SHOW
This free event is open to Westchester residents ages 60 and above, and will feature performances from local talent, live entertainment, dancing and more. Westchester County Ctr; 914-831-6300; events.westchestergov.com

NOVEMBER 6: 8PM
NORM MACDONALD
Best known for his four-year stint on Saturday Night Live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. He is a favorite guest on Late Night shows, having performed the final stand-up set ever on David Letterman. Tarrytown Music Hall; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

NOVEMBER 20: 8PM
JOHN CLEESE
Award-winning actor, writer, and comedian John Cleese shares hilarious stories and observations about his life and career, including highlights from Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, and more. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

NOVEMBER 29: 8PM
MANHATTAN COMEDY NIGHT
An annual tradition at the Music Hall! Continue the Thanksgiving weekend party with an evening of hilarious stand up featuring NYC comedy club veterans. For complete line up, go to website. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

DANCE & MUSIC & THEATER & FILM

SEPTEMBER 20: 6-9PM
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
Featuring a meet and greet followed by an intimate performance by a well known musician to be announced. One Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon; 914-513-5308; wartburg.org

SEPTEMBER 22: 8PM
A NIGHT OF JANIS JOPLIN
The Tony Nominated Broadway Musical celebrates Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith .Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and many others. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390; tarrytownmusichall.org

SEPTEMBER 24: 8PM
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH GRAHAM NASH
Grammy Award winner and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies, Nash was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN. He wrote hits such as “Teach Your Children,” “Our House” and “Wasted On the Way.” Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

SEPTEMBER 26: 8PM
AN EVENING WITH TOM RUSH
Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose distinctive guitar style, wry humor and expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

SEPTEMBER 28: 7PM
SLOAN WAINWRIGHT
Sloan Wainwright (Bright Side of A Rainy Day) and Trina Hamlin (song composer for Dawson’s Creek, Tale Lights and MTV’s Real World), an evening of pop, rock, jazz and blues. Schoolhouse Theater, 3 Owens Rd., North Salem; 914-277-8477; schoolhousetheater.org

OCTOBER 1-19
MLIMA’S TALE
From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Ruined and Sweat.Mlima’s Tale is a powerful, theatrical fable about a magnificent and beloved Kenyan elephant named Mlima hunted for his coveted ivory tus s. As traffickers maneuver the illicit ivory market, the animal’s invincible spirit follows their path of desire, greed, crime, and corruption. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

OCTOBER 3-NOVEMBER 24
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
The thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret – and realizes he is not her only suitor. Westchester Broadway Theatre; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

OCTOBER 6: 7PM
POP ROCK & DOO WOP LIVE
Starring The Lettermen (“Goin’ Out of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “The Way You Look Tonight”), The Coasters (“Yakety Yak”), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Shirley Alston Reeves, the original lead singer of The Shirelles (“Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “Soldier Boy”), the return of The Skyliners and for the first time ever in Tarrytown, the Leaders of the Pack – 3 original lead singers live on stage together. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390; tarrytownmusichall.org

OCTOBER 10-13
1ST ANNUAL SLEEPY HOLLOW INT’L FILM FESTIVAL
A celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American Supernatural, showcasing new feature film premieres, special anniversary screenings, live on-stage events, in-person guests and more! Tarrytown Music Hall; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

OCTOBER 18-20
GEMINI
A play by Albert Innaurato and set in the backyard of a blue-collar So. Philadelphia neighborhood in 1973, the comedy-drama focuses on the 21st birthday celebration of Harvard student Francis Geminiani. In attendance are his divorced blue collar father Fran and Fran’s widowed girlfriend Lucille, next-door neighbor Bunny Weinberger, and Francis’ classmates, the wealthy WASP Hastings siblings and Randy (the object of Francis’ unexpressed affection), The interactions among them provide the play with its comic and dramatic moments. Harrison Players, Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave., Harrison; 914-630-1089; harrisonplayers.org

OCTOBER 18: 8PM
RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE
Known as the Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent takes the stage in designer gowns, stiletto heels, while showing off her chops as the genre’s finest vocalist, and playing break-neck riffs on the mandolin. She and her amazing band are the “Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History, with over 100 awards!” Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

OCTOBER 20: 3PM
FLAMENCO LEGENDS
Paco de Lucía was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. He died more than three years ago, leaving behind an immense impact on flamenco music. Now members of his last touring band, led by guitarist-producer and 10-time Latin Grammy® winner Javier Limón, are on the road as the Flamenco Legends, revisiting the late guitarist’s music and honoring his legacy while paving a new path into the future of flamenco. Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

OCTOBER 21
THE PIANO MEN
Jeff Brewer as Billy Joel and Jeff Scott as Elton John. Concert features some of the greatest music ever written and is the ultimate dueling pianos show. A stunning line-up of the hits you love, such as ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me’, ‘Candle in the Wind’, ‘Piano Man, ‘Uptown Girl’, and ‘An Innocent Man’. Westchester Broadway Theatre; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

OCTOBER 22
THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Glenn Miller set the standard for the big bands. Today, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is still one of the greatest bands of all time! Under the direction of Nick Hilscher, it is the most popular and sought- after Big Band. They play all the favorite big band hits: “Moonlight Serenade”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “In the Mood”, “A String of Pearls”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”. Westchester Broadway Theatre; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 3
NEIL SIMON’S LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
Based on Neil Simon’s experiences as a junior writer for “Your Show of Shows,” and set in 1953, the play follows the star/ host of a weekly comedy variety show Max Prince along with his staff of writers. Follow Max and his staff as they take us on a trip inside the writer’s room and all the wacky antics and crazy arguments that happen on the 23rdfloor. Brewster Theater Co; 845-206-9013; brewstertheatercompany.org

NOVEMBER 1: 8PM
MARC COHN
Rooted in American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a storyteller’s pen, Cohn weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy and heartbreak. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

NOVEMBER 1-17
BACK TO THE GARDEN
Why on Earth would God put forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden if he didn’t want Adam and Eve to eat it? In the local premiere of his original play “Back to the Garden,” a tongue-in-cheek re-imagining of Genesis, award-winning Westchester playwright Albi Gorn answers that riddle, even as he raises other provocative questions. After being banished from Eden, Adam and Eve have to fend for themselves in the wilderness, as they discover the truth about God’s power—and their own. It makes for a unique storytelling experience. Directed by Robin Anne Joseph. Performs Friday-Sunday Nov. 1-17 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570. BackToTheGarden.bpt.me

NOVEMBER 2: 7:30PM
WHO’S WHO: A SHOW BY THE DAISY JOPLING BAND
A rock show of original violin arrangements of songs by The Who, juxtaposed with hits from the Daisy Jopling Band. The concert is celebrating the release of the Who’s “Who” album on Sept 19, 50 years after the release of “Tommy” by The Who. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

NOVEMBER 5-23
DON JUAN
Meet the legendary Don Juan as you’ve never seen him in this darkly comic take on the classic Moliere tale. Wherever he goes, the notorious seducer and antihero leaves behind a trail of broken hearts and society scandals, relying on his trusty sidekick, Sganarelle, to clean up his unruly messes. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

NOVEMBER 8: 8PM
GINA CHAVEZ
A nine-time Austin Music Award winner — including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year — and she’s heading to Purchase for one night only. Chavez’s passionate, bilingual songs traverse cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk. With dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary, she’ll take you on a journey through the Americas, expertly blending sounds with tension and grace.Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

NOVEMBER 14: 8PM
BUDDY GUY
The Blues Legend and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy returns in support of his album The Blues Is Alive and Well. The 82-year-old performer picked up the 2016 Grammy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390; tarrytownmusichall.org

NOVEMBER 16: 8PM
CHOUK BWA
From the countryside of the New World’s first free black republic, Chouk Bwa performs stripped-down Haitian roots music: enthralling percussion, dance, call-and-response singing, work songs, Vodou performances, and Holy Week rara music. Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

NOVEMBER 19
ALL STAR DOO-WOP NIGHT
Starring Original Lead Singer Larry Chance and The Earls and Original Lead Singer Vito Picone and The Elegants, Spanning from the late 1950s into the new millennium, The Earls have continuously been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans. The Elegants, still based on Staten Island, New York, was formed in 1956 by their lead singer, Vito Picone, who also co-wrote their # l hit single “Little Star.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

NOVEMBER 22: 7PM
RISING TIDE
This is not your everyday dance company. Arch 8 and choreographer Erik Kaiel create unorthodox, acrobatic dance for kids and grown-ups who can’t sit still, specializing in joyful and engaging interactive performances. Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

NOVEMBER 22-24
ONE ACTS
Getting a jump on holiday cheer, Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will present readings of an eclectic group of one-acts, a festive mix of comedy and drama by local writers. WCT’s Black Box Theater, 23 Water St., Ossining. wctcompany@gmail.com; www.wctheater.org

GUIDED TOURS

THRU OCTOBER
UNTERMYER GARDENS TOURS
Weekly 90 minute tours will continue every Sunday through the end of October. Fall is actually the most beautiful time of year in this garden, between late flowering perennials and shrubs, vivid and lush annuals and the start of foliage color change. Meet behind the Community Center, bring water and wear sturdy closed toe shoes. No reservations needed. Sept 1, 15, 29: 11am is history focused; Sept 8, 11am is President’s tour; Sept 22 & Oct 13, 2 pm is garden focused, Oct 6, 2 pm is the President’s tour, Oct 20 and Oct 27 at 2 pm are history focused. More info:untermyergardens.org

OPEN THRU DECEMBER
BOSCOBEL GUIDED TOURS
Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of Loyalists Elizabeth and States Dyckman. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them 15 miles north in Garrison, NY. The Neoclassical mansion was restored back to and beyond its original grandeur. House tours on weekends. First tour 10am, last tour 4pm. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison; 845-265-3638; boscobel.org

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