Westchester has something for just about everyone. When planning your trip to the Hudson Valley, Westchester County's Favorite Escapes is the ideal starting point to planning your itinerary.
|Doles Recreation Center, 250 S. 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon
Sept. 25 - 28, Mount Vernon Film Festival
Innaugural showcase of extraordinary films from both independent and established filmmakers, emerging and aspiring artists and directors that integrate different media formats to produce quality films. The festival is designed to highlight the city's rich historic and diverse culture—celebrating notable giants like Denzel Washington, Michael O’Keefe, and Michael Imperioli, while linking the past and the present—introducing and re-introducing films to the community. See schedule and order tickets online.
|Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
The Lyndhurst mansion is open for the season for tours Friday through Sunday. For details, visit Lyndhurst's event calendar.
|Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights
This is a working crop farm and environmental education facility featuring demonstration models for backyard farming, animal management, rainwater harvesting, organic composting, and green-roof technology. Visitors are encouraged to come and hike the farm’s 3.5 miles of woodland trails, enjoy a picnic overlooking the property and visit the chickens and goats.
View the events calendar for a complete listing of events. Some events require advance ticketing.
|Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
|Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222
Sept. 25 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 11, South Pacific
Oct. 4 - Nov. 1, Scared by the Sound, Fridays through Sundays
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah
Caramoor's Fall Festival is a three-day romp that brings American Roots, Jazz, and Classical music together in unique and unexpected ways. The performances are dynamic, adventurous, emotionally compelling – and sure to inspire the culturally curious! Purchase a weekend pass to all three concerts and get 30 percent off. All three concerts must be purchased. Learn more and purchase tickets.
View upcoming events on Caramoor's Event Calendar. Event tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Caramoor Box Office at (914) 232-1252.
|Empire City Casino, Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers
Oct. 11, Sixth Annual Fall Harvest Festival for Families and Fans of All Ages
Family-fun event showcases New York State craft beer, food, horse racing and agriculture.
Oct. 11, Clint Black
For these shows and others, you can purchase tickets online. All shows begin at 8 p.m.
|Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill
Sept. 27, Free Museum Day Live!
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Join museum docent and gallery owner Marc Zeitschick for a special tour of the museum's exhibits.
|Nueberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase
Through Sept. 28, The Art of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker & Friends
|Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills
Regular events: Get up close with the livestock and stroll through the vegetable fields with the weekly Insider’s Tour of Stone Barns Center. Young children can participate in Hands-on Egg Collecting or enjoy Story Time on the Farm. Sunday Farm Market. Farm Store on weekdays.
Get tickets for all events online.
|Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers
Discover Muscoot Farm Family Programs
There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres.
Oct. 19, Autumn Celebration
Participants can spend the day listening and dancing to a band, watch a blacksmithing demonstration, make origami, visit the antique cars, try their hand at a variety of farm games, decorate a sugar pumpkin, purchase products from our Farmers Market and take a peaceful hayride out to our back fields. There is a small fee for the farm games, decorating a sugar pumpkin and hayride.
Oct. 25, Boo Walk
The Boo Walk is an observation scavenger hunt where children of all ages walk a raked path in the woods trying to find all 31 Halloween objects hidden in the forest. Once completed, all participants are rewarded with a sweet Halloween treat.
|Bronx River Parkway
Throughout September, Bike and Skate Sundays
During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway is closed to cars for the exclusive use of bicyclists, joggers, walkers, scooters and strollers. The course runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a round-trip of 13.1 miles.
|Aaron Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco
Sept. 20, Season Opening Night: Birds of Paradise
Music by Robert Sirota, Lukas Foss, Aaron Copland and others
(with film by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology). Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.
|Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street - Route 22, Katonah
Through Sept. 28, ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place
|Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
Oct. 17 - Nov. 2, Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities
|Horseman's Hollow, Philippsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Oct. 4 - Nov. 1
Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased online or by phone at (914) 366-6900.
Westchester's many parks and nature centers have family-fun events throughout the season. Call (914) 864-PARK or visit www.westchestergov.com/parks.