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.
|New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle
April 3 - May 15, Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival
Celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Bard of Avon with a variety of Shakespeare-themed events, including films, concerts, lectures and performances, featuring the world premiere of a ballet based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See the complete calendar of events.
|Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck
Tickets: (914) 698-0098
April 24, Dance Off the Grid
April 25, Brentano String Quartet
April 26, Seussical!
April 26, Nicole Atkins
|Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham
April 26 – June 22, Spheres of Contemplation, by Virginia Scotchie
Part of our public art program, Sculpture In the Courtyard, these colorful and playful orbs reference planets, molecules, and atoms on one end of the spectrum and soccer and beach balls on the other. The viewer is invited to move from one sphere to the other and become part of the installation. Free and open to the public.
April 26, Cherry Blossom Festival, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
May 2 – June 27, Big Fat and Juicy
A group exhibition of large-scale abstraction by four New York based artists, Emily Noelle Lambert, Dorothy Robinson, Josette Urso and Deborah Zlotsky.
June 7, Tango In the Courtyard during the Pelham Street Fair, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Explore the nuance, etiquette, and passion that engenders the “connection” through the language, music and movements of Argentine Tango.
|Mahlstedt Gallery, 415 Huguenot St., New Rochelle
May 1 - 24, Shadow Odyssey
|Westchester County Center, White Plains
Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000
May 2 - 4, Baseball Card Show
June 20 - 22, Empire State Tattoo Expo
July 6 - 7, New York Metro Reptile Show
Aug. 22 - 24, International Gem and Jewelry Show
|Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
Spring and Summer Programs
Check out the Wolf Conservation Center program calendar and current events. Offerings include an excursion to Yellowstone Park.
|Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson
May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25, 30-31, Lightscapes
The creators of the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze present an exciting new experience, an immersive journey into a springtime fantasy garden night-time display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects.
|Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills
May 3, 10th Annual Sheep Shearing Celebration and Fundraiser
This event sells out each year so be sure to buy your tickets early. Tickets on sale to the general public March 24 and for Stane Barns Center members, March 10.
This special Sheep Shearing Festival is our celebration of the arrival of spring, the growth of tender new grass, the animals that thrive on our pastures—and Stone Barns Center's 10th anniversary. This year from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. enjoy even more family friendly activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare at our market featuring award-winning food vendors.
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.
May 3, Joan Rivers
An entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, Joan Rivers is an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-award-nominated actress, bestselling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer, cosmetic-company entrepreneur, and red-carpet fashion laureate. Don't miss her double-show appearance in Peekskill on Saturday, May 3, at 6 and 9 p.m.
|Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
Through May 4, Ragtime
Tony Award-winning musical, set against the backdrop of the ragtime craze in New York City and New Rochelle. Includes three-course meal, parking and show. Buy tickets online.
|Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining
May 9 - 10, Plant Sale
Celebrate the arrival of spring planting weather at Teatown’s Plant Sale, a gardener’s paradise featuring the unusual, the new and the tried and true.
|Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
May 18, Discover Pinkster!
An African-American celebration of spring, Pinkster was held in the Hudson Valley as early as the 17th century. Filled with music, dance, food, and revelry, this cross-cultural festival re-creates the spring holiday with a rousing colonial-style celebration. Festivities include lively presentations of drumming and traditional dance, African folktales, and demonstrations of traditional African instruments and utilitarian wares.
|Schoolhouse Theater, Croton Falls
May 29 - June 22, Luv
This brainy and wildly funny play by Murray Schisgal pokes serious fun at the 60's avant garde. Luv’s wacky plot twists and outlandish vaudevillian antics have caused critics and audiences alike to dub it a work of true comic art. Call (914) 277-8477 to purchase tickets or order online.
|Westchester Philharmonic, Purchase
June 15, Ryan McAdams, conductor and Tai Murray, violin
The Phil continues its focus on presenting young, ground-breaking artists whose massive talents demand our attention. Ryan McAdams' leadership of the New York Youth Symphony has led to non-stop critical acclaim wherever he conducts. He teams up with violinist Tai Murray, an Avery Fisher Career rant winner, Sphinx Competition winner, and BBC New Generation Artist. "Technically flawless", "vivacious and scintillating", Murray brings her elegance, effortlessness, and sheer passion to our season finale. Performance starts at 3 p.m.
Tickets may be ordered online or by calling (914) 682-3707.
|White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains
June 13, An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel
Be a part of an intimate evening of songs, anecdotes, prose and an audience Q & A session during an acoustic performance by Art Garfunkel. Mr. Garfunkel is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, along with Paul Simon. Tickets are available online.
|Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
Tickets: (877) 435-9849
June 21 - 22, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
Early Bird tickets for the Great Hudson River Revival, the oldest music and environmental festival in the country, are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (877) 435-9849. Check their Facebook page for a rollout on performing artists.
This year, there will be numerous tributes to Pete and Toshi Seeger on and off the stages over the festival weekend. All festival proceeds go directly to support Clearwater’s environmental research, education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as communities in the Hudson River Valley.
|Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah
June 21, Joshua Bell
Tickets are on sale for the Summer Music Festival featuring violinist Joshua Bell on opening night.
Aug. 2, Campfire Tour: Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby
Caramoor is proud to present two musical forces on one stage. Join us for a very special evening of music ranging from jazz to rock and pop, jam bands to bluegrass and a blisteringly virtuosic performance. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 4.
View upcoming events on Caramoor's Event Calendar. Even tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Caramoor Box Office at (914) 232-1252.
|Tarrytown Music Hall and Philipsburg Manor
July 5, Pirates of the Hudson
Performances at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. at Tarrytown Music Hall, followed by festivities at Philipsburg Manor.
|Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill
Through July 13, Theatrical Performance Series
Through July 17, Art at the Core: The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance and Technology
Westchester's many parks and nature centers have family-fun events throughout the season. Call (914) 864-PARK or visit www.westchestergov.com/parks.