Bedford Corners NY Homes 10 Things to Do for Labor Day – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch

1.  New York Remembers

Where: Rockland Community College, 145 College Rd., Suffern, NY 10901

Rockland Community College will host the “New York Remembers” exhibit from 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. through the long weekend, displaying artifacts from the September 11 attacks. While it’s not the most carefree way to celebrate the end of summer, this exhibit is sure to offer an educational and emotional experience for the whole family, and it’s a good way to honor the lives lost as the 10th anniversary approaches.

Features: Open to All



2. Make a Difference Mondays

Where: Bravo! Cucina Italiana, 4374 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994

If you’re looking to celebrate Labor Day by going out to dinner, why not contribute to a good cause while you dine? Bravo! Cucina Italiana is hosting its “Make a Difference Mondays” on Sept. 5 by donating 10% of your bill to the 2011 Greater Hudson Valley Walk for Autism Speaks, held on Oct. 15. Head over to the restaurant anytime after 4 p.m.

Features: Open to All



3. Botanical Gardens “All About Apples”

Where: NY Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458

This is a nice spin on apple picking and a great activity for the kids. On Monday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., search the garden for apples and then decorate them together.

Features: Open to All, $10-$20



4. Boulders Game Benefit

Where: 1 Provident Bank Park Dr., Pomona, NY 10970

On Sept. 4 at 7:05 p.m. the Rockland Boulders will face the Newark Bears, with proceeds of the ballgame benefiting the Homeland Children’s Foundation of Nyack. It’s another great way to use your holiday to help others while having fun.

Features: Open to All



5. Golden Apple Bicycle Tour

Where: 49 Rte. 138, Somers, NY 10589

The Westchester Cycle Club will host its 30th annual Golden Apple Bicycle tour on Sept. 4 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. This is a great opportunity for cyclists of all skill levels to get out and get active before the weather turns cold. This year’s tour features four new routes. Register now at

Features: Open to All



6. Science Barge Sunday

Where: The Science Barge, 99 Dock St., Yonkers, NY 10701

This fun and interactive learning experience will help bring science to life for your children while you spend an afternoon by the waterfront. This week’s workshop on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. will teach kids about solar and wind energy and will include a hands-on project. Please RSVP to

Features: Kids



7. Reform Temple BBQ

Where: 362 Church Rd., Putnam Valley, NY 10579

This free BBQ on Sept. 5 is a great way to get to know all of the congregants at the local reform temple. There also will be a chance to meet the Rabbi and learn about the services the temple offers. The BBQ starts at 4:30 p.m.

Features: Open to All



8. Movies for Kids

Where: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570

On Sept. 5 at noon, the film center will screen Jurassic Park for the entire family to enjoy at only $1 per ticket for children. That’s a deal you can’t beat!

Features: Families, Kids, Open to All, $1 Kids, $11 Adults, $6 Members



9. 27th Labor Day Antiques Fair

Where: Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rte. 35, Somers, NY 10589

What better way to spend a day than searching for treasures at an antique sale? You may find just the piece you were looking for or be completely surprised by a hidden gem. The fair will take place on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the main lawn, rain or shine.

Features: Open to All, $7, Free for Kids Under 13



10. The Green Corn Festival

Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Starting Sept. 3, Phillipsburg Manor will host the annual Green Corn Festival, a three-day celebration of Native American culture with music, storytelling, games and hands-on craft activities for the kids.

Features: Families, Kids, Open to All, $6-$12


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