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Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest Festival

Posted by limansionsguide on September 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Every year, https://millneck.org/community-events/fall-harvest-festival/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival draws tens of thousands of returning visitors and many more new friends. The Festival annually brings the best of the autumn season to Long Island, making a trip to the beautiful Mill Neck campus over Columbus Day weekend irresistible. The 2015 Fall Festival, is to be held on October 10 and 11 from 9 am to 5 pm, promises to be better than...

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Village Day Fall Festival

Posted by limansionsguide on September 14, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Sands Point Preserve

The fall harvest season will be celebrated with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo with popular small farm animals; hayrides around the Great Lawn to view the early fall foliage; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer with wonderful items for purchase, including award-winning artisanal cheeses and farm picked vegetables. Guggenheim Est...

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Fall Garden & Harvest Festival

Posted by limansionsguide on September 14, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Date: Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27


Time: 10 am – 4 pm


Location: Bayard Cutting Arboretum 440 Montauk Hwy Great River, NY 11739


Park Admission Fee: $15.00 per car or $7.00 with a valid NYS Empire Passport (Proceeds go to supporting the care of trees at BCA)


The Bayard Cutting Arboretum presents its 4th Annual Fall Garden and Harvest Festival. This event will feature horticultural displays and...

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Posted by limansionsguide on September 14, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Old Westbury Gardens

***All New for 2015!*** Lighting up the night this October in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego is the most unique and iconic family friendly fall event,  ComeRISE of the Jack O'Lanterns! see more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o'lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors arranged in creative ways along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail all set to an original music score produced exclus...

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Posted by limansionsguide on September 14, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Old Westbury Gardens

Sunday, September 20, 2015 Rain or Shine

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

KidsFest is an interactive celebration of Kid Power and the Environment hosting upwards of 1,000 visitors annually!

Live Music A high-energy performance by Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band who will make the entire family want to dance and jump up and down. Concert at 2:30 pm. Rain or Shine! .



$10.00 - General Ad...

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Murder, Madness, and Poe

Posted by limansionsguide on September 14, 2015 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, October 18th at 2:00pm, at Coe Hall Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay

Murder, Madness, and Poe

Free with $5 admission to Coe Hall; no reservations necessary

$8 parking fee at main gate

Haunting tales and poems from Edgar Allen Poe’s best known works with musical interludes, performed by Michael Bertolini as Poe, the 19th century master of the macabre. Written and directed by David Houston. Come…if you dare! For more information contact...

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Posted by limansionsguide on September 14, 2015 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th, 2015 Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay


11:00am - 5:00pm, rain or shine

Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music with Ready in Ten and River of Dreams (Billy Joel Tribute Band), jumbo garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, potato sack races, watercolor demonstrations, bounce house, food and beer tastings (in the hay barn courtyard) of autumn provide...

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Grateful Fest at Eagle's Nest

Posted by limansionsguide on September 14, 2015 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The fourth annual Grateful Fest, the popular outdoor Grateful Dead tribute-band concert, will be held Sunday, September 27, from 12:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the Great Lawn, west of the Vanderbilt Mansion, overlooking Northport Bay and Long Island Sound.


Proceeds from this event benefit Vanderbilt Museum education programs. (Rain date: October 4).


Thirty artists w...

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Bats & Brews Benefit

Posted by limansionsguide on September 13, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7 to 11 pm


Scully Estate - 550 S. Bay Avenue, Isilip




If you've attended past Bats & Brews, then there's nothing more we need to say here - we look forward to seeing you on October 24th!


If you're new to Bats & Brews, then you should know it's an event like no other: part lecture, part craft beer festival, part benefit and part dance party! It's a...

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Haunted Castle at Hempstead House

Posted by limansionsguide on September 13, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

October 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, and 31 Sands Point

6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Once a year at Halloween, we unlock the doors to the mansion and welcome the spirits of those who once called the castle home: a stormy actress, tycoons, refugee children from World War II, servants passing through the mansion via a secret stairwell. Some report mysterious sightings at the mansion. This October, dare to see these chilling encounters for yourself!


Admission: $20 pp / $15 pp for Ann...

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