Hot Air Balloons in Westchester

Westchester Weekend Updates

‘Tis Autumn,  a beautiful song by Ella Fitzgerald, which reminds us that while we can feel the Autumn breeze whipping across the region, there is no reason to mourn the departed days of summer. There is plenty to look forward to in the fall season. As usual, please be sure to call ahead and check websites to be sure that you’re familiar with the applicable COVID-19 procedures and adjusted schedule,
 FRIDAY, September 25
Torne Valley Vineyards  Have a drink and enjoy the evening at the first fully functioning winery in Rockland County. Open for drinks and dinner starting at 6pm on a first come first serve basis.  

SATURDAY, September 26
Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival  Modified to a ‘Drive-in Style’ for this year, but spectators should be just as delighted as they have been in previous years. Taking place on September 25, 26, & 27, 2020 at Tymor Park in Union Vale, New York.
The Armour-Stiner Octagon House: A Guided Tour  Located in Irvington, the only known, fully-domed octagonal residence now offers a limited number of guided tours by appointment.  

SUNDAY, September 27
Mohonk Mountain House  Make a booking for an all-day hike in the beautiful New Paltz area or spend the night. Booking in advance for both options is required.
Krucker’s Catering & Picnic Grove  Make a reservation for their playful, indoor “Almost Oktoberfest” – for a $50 ticket it is an “all-you-can-consume” beer and German food.



I went to Tilly’s Table recently with girlfriends and kids for what I thought was just brunch. We had some awesome food, but just as fun was roaming around this gorgeous farm and visiting all the animals – including the shy alpacas and not so shy miniature horses. Absolutely worth a visit – families and couples alike!