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.
|Westchester County Center, White Plains
April 17, Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection
|Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222
April 9 - July 5, West Side Story
Possibly the greatest musical ever created. A modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set on the mean streets of New York during the turbulent fifties. Caught between two warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, Tony and Maria attempt to create a life together. This brilliant collaboration by Broadway greats Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim combines music, lyrics and dance into a timeless tribute to young love. Songs - Something's Coming, Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight, I Feel Pretty.
July 9 - Aug. 16, Godspell
Aug. 20 - Sept. 27, Backwards In High Heels
|April 18 - 26, Westchester Comedy Festival
Various locations April 18, Kick-off at the Dole Center, 250 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon. Competition at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Performering: Freddie Ricks Actor, Chloe Hilliard, winner of Last Comic Standing and guest host Phyllis Yvonne Stickney.
April 22, Second Round of the competition at the New Yonkers Brewing Company. Competition at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Headliners: Rob Stapleton, Def Comedy Jam, Comic View, Comedy Central, Sara Contreras(Latin Diva) and Kevin Magee, 2014 Westchester Comedy Festival Winner.
April 23, Rhina Valentin "La Reina" will appear at Elements, 161 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains at 8 pm. Featured comic: Adam Oliensis of LoHud Comedy Festival.
April 26, the Final Round and crowning of the funniest comedian/comedienne in Westchester at 6 p.m. at Alvin and Friends, 14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle. Show: Women in Comedy at 8 p.m. headlining Rain Pryor and Regina DeCicco, 2nd prize winner of the 2014 WCF.
For more information, visit www.westchestercomedyny.com
|Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah
April 14, Chamber Talk with Max Mandel - Age is Just a Number
Why are we so obsessed with age in the classical music industry? Joined by the promising Horszowski Trio, Max Mandel explores the phenomenon of composers dying young and our fascination with performers in their youth. On the flip side, he’ll also talk about the longevity of composer Joan Tower, who will make an appearance at the Horszowski’s April 19 concert to introduce her piece “For Daniel.”
April 19, Horszowski Trio
Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan - founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet and pianist Rieko Aizawa will present repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary.
May 5, The Mind and Music of Chopin
Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a lecture and concert that explores the psychological forces that influenced the creative output of the great Polish composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).
|Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills
April 25, Sheep Shearing Fest
At the end of a long winter, celebrate the arrival of spring, the growth of tender new grass and the animals that thrive on our pastures. Sold out.
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.
|Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
May 16, Earth Day Celebration
Westchester’s 2015 Earth Day Event is coming to Croton Point Park on Saturday, May 16, rain or shine. Admission and parking are free for this annual spring-time celebration which promises a mix of live music and entertainment, environmental exhibits, a local farmers market and free raffles to win great prizes.
|Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase
View the event calendar for lectures and special exhibits.
|Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers
Discover Muscoot Farm Family Programs
There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres.
|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's many parks and nature centers have family-fun events throughout the season. Call (914) 864-PARK or visit www.westchestergov.com/parks.