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Your Best Bets: What to Do This Weekend

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This Week’s Best Bets

1. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze (Fri 9/23)

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In celebration of the fall equinox and the shift into autumn, pay an early visit to this iconic Westchester event. Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns — all designed and hand-carved on site — with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. New for 2022,

watch the animated “Jack” Smith Shop and “glowing bees.” 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Manor
For more info and tickets, click here.

2. Hudson Valley Irish Fest (Sat 9/24)

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Celebrate all things Irish with the Hudson River as a backdrop. Included are Irish step dancing, bands, crafts, food, and designs. A children’s play area features 18th-century toys and games. A spoken-word tent and beer garden for adults enhance the day. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Riverfront Park
Click here for more info.

3. Westchester County Car Show (Sun 9/25)

Check out the greatest classic, antique, sports, and luxury cars. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Awards presented at 2:30 p.m. $5 admission.

Glen Island Park
New Rochelle
For more info, click here.

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