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Sheldrake Environmental Center to host fall fest in Larchmont
The Sheldrake Environmental Center will host a fall festival this Sunday at the Larchmont Reservoir. Now running annually for the past two decades, the event will feature a variety of activities to entertain children and families.
“It’s a fun place to spend a Sunday and connect with nature and the community,” said Holly Moskow, the executive director of the event.
New to the festival this year is a workshop that teaches children how to build a shelter as well as a yoga lesson. Healthy Kids Healthy World will also have a booth featuring games about healthy living.
In addition to these brand new attractions, families can chose among several different activities around the 60 acre property. The Larchmont Music Academy, who will be providing entertainment throughout the festival, will offer a family drum circle event. Visitors can also partake in an apple cider pressing, decorate pumpkins and visit with animals. In addition, Richela Morgan will host an “eco-crafting” workshop where children can create a project from recycled materials. In continuation of the environmental theme, there will also be nature walks and scavenger hunts.
If you are feeling lucky, the festival will feature raffles to win a variety of prizes for both children and adults from Toy Box, Tony’s Nurseries and Trader Joe’s. One of the featured prizes is a photograph by Jim Sutherland, a photographer whose work is on display in the Sheldrake Environmental Center. Raffle tickets can be purchased online for $5 or, if you want to increase your odds, you can get five tickets for $20.
Larchmont restaurant Turquoise will be providing Middle Eastern cuisine. There will also be other vendors selling tasty treats like popcorn.
IF YOU GO
When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14
Info: 685 Weaver St., Larchmont; 914-834-1443; sheldrakecenter.org; $5 suggested donation
Note: Parking for the event will be available at the Bonnie Briar Country Club, but it is recommended that visitors carpool or get dropped off if possible.