Greenwich Happenings – September 2023

Photographs:  Piano: siniz-kim –; Boots: Brice Cooper –; Horsing Around: contributed

Every month Layla Lisiewski, Greenwich mom of four and founder of Greenwich Moms and its parent company, The Local Moms Network, shares some of her favorite things to do—from seasonal activities to can’t-miss events. Follow @greenwich_moms on Instagram, sign up for the newsletter and check out the calendar at

No. 1

The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival is an hour’s drive from Greenwich and well worth it. From Friday, September 1 through Sunday September 3, Tymor Park in Union Vale, New York, welcomes hot-air balloonists from all over the country. Over 100 hot-air balloon ascensions are scheduled throughout the weekend. The festival is full of activities, including the evening Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, tethered hot-air balloon rides, full hot-air balloon flights, helicopter rides, live music and entertainment, an amusement park, food trucks, family activities and more.

No. 2
Outside the Classroom

Greenwich Moms has launched its updated guide to local extracurricular activities for the 2023–2024 school year. Whether your child is in pre-k or high school, loves playing piano or soccer, you’ll find options to keep them engaged and having fun on weekends and after the bell rings.

No. 3

Grab your cowboy and cowgirl boots and head over to the Village in Stamford on Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m., for the third annual Western Hoedown benefiting Stamford Hospital Maternity Ward. Enjoy cocktails and BBQ bites as well as live music, western games, bourbon tastings and s’mores. Who says kids get to have all the fun?

No. 4

A Day in the Country Family Horse Show will be hosted by the Greenwich Riding & Trails Association on Sunday, October 1, in backcountry Greenwich. The event promises a fun family day for all and includes a horse show, tailgating, field day activities and contests, a petting zoo, stick-pony classes (for both adults and kids), as well as food and drink trucks. Over the course of the year, the GRTA welcomes the community (riders and non-riders) to enjoy great events and get involved with the organization.

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