Oktoberfests, Pumpkin Decorating, GASLAND Screening, Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Awareness

Here is your weekend planner for Oct. 19-23.

Oktoberfest at

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m., The Quiet Man Public House, 15 N. Division Street, Peekskill

Why Go: The Irish know how to celebrate like the Germans. The QMPH will have german specialites like pork schnitzel, bratwurst, homemade apple struddel, red cabbage and more. They will also have Spatan Bier on tap, as well as many others.

Price:No cover, pay for food and drink

Contact: 914-930-8230


When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m., The Peekskill Neighborhood Center

Why Go: has become an increasingly controversial topic. The film, produced by an Oscar-nominated HBO filmmaker, looks at the effects that the natural gas drilling method has on families.

Price: Free


2nd Annual Fall Fest at Birdsall House

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m., Birdsall House, 570 Main Street, Peekskill

Why Go: Celebrate the season in the outdoor beer garden with local music, pumpkin beer and grilled brat wurst.

Price: $5 at the gate


Zumbathon for Breast Cancer

When/Where: Hudson Dance and Tumble Center, 2144 Albany Post Road, Montrose, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.

Why Go: A fun and healthy way to support breast cancer awareness. All proceeds from the two-hour Zumbathon will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The class will be lead by local Zumba instructor Suzi Myers Tipa.

Dance as long or as little as you want to.

Price: $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Contact: 917-405-8727


Pumpkin Design and Hayride

When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m.

What: The City of Peekskill supplies the pumpkin, paint, magic markers and glue - You supply the imagination!  Children in grades Pre-K through 6 are invited. The cost per child is $3 and pre-registration at the Recreation Office is required.  Registration is limited so sign up early.

Where: Depew Park Bandstand 

Price: $3, pre-registration required

Rain date: Friday, Oct. 21

Contact: Parks and Recreation,734-7275


Peekskill Sports Carnival and Homecoming

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 22

The Sports Carnival is on field by the Administration Building on Elms Street, the Homecoming game starts at 1:30 at Depew Park.

Why Go: Get your kids involved with sports. This is a great way to let them get a taste of many different sports in one day. Plus, take them to the homecoming game after and support your home team and show the kids how exciting sports can be. 

Price: Free


Elmo Makes Music
When/Where:  Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at 10:30am and 7 p.m.  Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30pm and October 23 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center

Why Go:  Elmo loves you. Share Elmo’s love of music with Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all of their friends in Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music." Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed…rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

Price:  Tickets are $15, $25, $30 and $40.


The Best & the Wurst - Beer Tasting, Hudson Valley Microbreweries
When/Where:  Saturday, October 22 from 12 noon-5 p.m. at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson

Why Go: Enjoy the foliage, a great brew and views of the Hudson River while supporting the Yorktown Rotary Club. Beer from Captain Lawrence, Defiance and Keegan Ales will be poured by representatives of the Hudson Valley microbreweries while members of the Yorktown Rotary Club will be providing beer brats, pretzels as well as soda for the non-beer drinkers. All proceeds go to the Wheelchair Project, providing the gift of mobility to children, adults and seniors unable to afford the cost of a wheelchair.

Price:  Tickets in advance:  $30 ($40 at the door), $10 for kids and designated drivers


Howl-O-Ween at the Beardsley Zoo
When/Where:  Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, (also October 28, 29) from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, CT

Why Go:  Halloween Day is creeping up! Spend a fun and frightful evening at the Beardsley Zoo featuring a "Fairy Tales Gone Wrong" Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti.  Also check out Scarecrows on Parade and daytime Harvest Hayrides, weekends from October 19-30, 12 noon-3 p.m.

Price:  Admission is $8 per person. Tickets also include free face painting and candy. Recommended for children ages 6-12 though some "scarier" activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+. Hayrides are $2.00.


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