Bronx: Fall Forest Weekends. Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City, and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage. See the forest from a different perspective with a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx Riverand spot birds that call this woodland home. Tree-climbing demonstrations, guided tours, and more make for an unforgettable autumn experience. 11 a.m. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., nybg.org, 718- 817-8700.
Allendale: Holiday House Tour Rebuilding Together Bergen County. The Tour will feature homes decorated for Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a Winter Wonderland home in Mahwah, Upper Saddle River, Saddle River, Ridgewood, Wyckoff and Waldwick. Boutique shopping. Tickets can be purchased by check to Rebuilding Together Bergen County and mailed with an email address to Judy Morton, 11 Shadow Road, Upper Saddle River, N.J. 07458. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 before Nov. 11, $50 day of. Theodora’s Gracious Living, 74 E Allendale Ave, 201-236-8268.
Westport: Indoor Garden Party. The Garden Conservancy and Terrain invite the public to enjoy signature cocktails, appetizers, and shopping in Terrain’s elegant garden center and cafe. Meet the artists: Janet Mavec and Frances Palmer. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Conservancy. Call to RSVP. 6-8 p.m. Free. Terrain, 561 Post Road E, (845) 424-6500.
New City: The Private Gardens of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, lecture by Mary Jasch, editor of “Dig It!” magazine. Presented by the Clarkstown Garden Club. Free and open to all. 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 76 Congers Road. Information about the Clarkstown club: www.clarkstowngardenclub.org.
Cos Cob, Conn.: Fall Farm Fest: Farm to Table Dinner. An evening of farm-to-table food and conversation, featuring keynote key-note speaker Jim Gooch of the Connecticut Farmland Trust. 6:30 p.m. $150 per person. Information/registration: www.gecgreenwich.org, 203-869-9242. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St.
Cos Cob, Conn.: Putting Your Garden to Bed. This hands-on workshop is geared to preparing your vegetable and perennial gardens for a long winter’s sleep. Bring a notebook and proper footwear for walking in the garden. 10 a.m.-noon $15 (for the ongoing care and maintenance of the Teaching Vegetable Garden). Information/registration: www.gecgreenwich.org, 203-869-9242. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St.
Katonah: Adventures in Horticulture for Ages 3-6. You and your child or grandchild can have fun exploring the world of horticulture through gardening activities, nature walks and special projects each week. Preregistration required at 914-886-5108. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $6 per child per session (includes materials). Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road.
Yorktown Heights: Couples Cooking 9: Karen Symington Muendell, whose specialty is farm-to-table cooking with a Creole flair. Together you and your partner will learn how to prepare from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine, someone special, and savor the satisfaction of a homemade meal. Limited to 12 couples, and online registration is required, $75 per couple. 7 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Bronx: Holiday Train Show. This year features more trains than ever before and a new holiday dining experience inspired by the historic streets of New York. Marvel at model trains zipping around New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. The Artist’s Studio provides an insider’s look at how the building replicas are constructed. 10 a.m. The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., nybg.org, 718-817-8700.
Katonah: Pressed Flora Gift Cards Workshop. Preregistration required: 914-886-5108. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $10. Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road.
Greenwich: Build Once Well: Creating Meaning In Your Home. The speakers are all accomplished designers and are responsible for homes built locally and nationally that are intended to be passed from generation to generation as timeless keepsakes. Each will present a visual and storied description of some of their recent work, including work they have collaborated on, helping everyone understand the process from concept to completion. 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive,Dr., 203-969-5224.
Katonah: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop. Create your own fresh flower pumpkin centerpiece for your holiday table or to bring along for Thanksgiving dinner. Preregistration required at 914-886-5108. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $15. Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road.
Katonah: Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop. Create your own decorative wreath for the holidays in the Shop at Lasdon, all decorated for the holidays. Reservations required at 914-864-7268 or www.lasdonpark.org. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $30. Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road.
Harrington Park: Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop. Create your own centerpiece at this Make-it & Take-it workshop, conducted by Gerri Gibney, president of the Garden Club of Harrington Park. Bring pruners or sharp scissors and gloves. Pre-registration required: 201-768-2615, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.gardenclubofharringtonpark.com/ click “Contact Us” button. 2 p.m. $18. Library, 10 Herring St., 201-768-2615.
Cos Cob, Conn.: Thanksgiving Table Arrangement. Ellen Avellino will guide you through a seasonal design that will shine throughout the weekend; materials and container provided; bring clippers. Information/registration: www.gecgreenwich.org, 203-869-9242. 10 a.m. $90. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St.
Briarcliff Manor: Pot Lunch at the Recreation Center. “A Holiday Wish” — Daniel Meyer, an artistic floral designer for the the past 45 years, will be creating six holiday designs at our next meeting, which will be raffled off after his presentation. New members welcome. 914-432-8529 11:45 a.m. Free. Briarcliff Manor Garden Club, 48 Macy Road.
Cold Spring: 11th Annual Cold Spring by Candlelight — Holiday Festival & House Tours. Historic homes and sites will be open to the public, to benefit Partners with PARC. Expect homes and sites featured on the National Historic Register, holiday caroling, farmers market, discounts at local stores and restaurants, holiday music, visits with Old St. Nick and more. Kick off the holiday season in beautiful and historic Cold Spring. House and site tours from noon-5 p.m. (craft fairs and other activities run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) A benefit for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Advance tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors; $15 children under 12. Day of event tickets: $35 adults, $25 seniors, $15 for children under 12. For information and tickets, call 845-278-7272, Ext. 2287 or log onto www.coldspringbycandlelight.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Village Hall, 91 Main Street
Yorktown Heights: Annual Potluck. Join us for a celebration of the farm year, acknowledging all those who worked in support of the farm. Farm Tour Music by Hudson Crossing Raffle. Bring a potluck appetizer, entree, or dessert to share with 8-10 people; (drinks provided). 3 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Paterson, N.J.: Twilight Holiday House Tour. In the Eastside Park Historic District. Featuring six decorated historic homes. Carolers, Carolersans refreshments. $25; children under 10 free. 1-6 p.m. 25. Eastside Park, 800 Broadway, 973-345-2700.