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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 Broadway Theater presents South Pacific Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222

Sept. 25 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 11, South Pacific
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning South Pacific is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.

Dec. 4 - Dec. 28, It Happened One Christmas Eve

Scared by the Sound Playland, Rye

Oct. 4 - Nov. 1, Scared by the Sound, Fridays through Sundays
Playland's Scared by the Sound haunted attraction is back this October...with more thrills and chills! Weekends starting Oct. 4. Amusement park rides are closed for this event. Scared by the Sound:


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah
(914) 232-1252

Nov. 1, Soirée at the Rosen House, A Black and White Ball
Join us for a glamorous night of dinner, drinks, and dancing as the historic Rosen House lights up in celebration of its 75th Anniversary. This elegant evening is inspired by Truman Capote's legendary1966 Ball, and after-dinner entertainment will be provided by the legendary Peter Duchin Orchestra, which played at Capote's original fête. Tickets start at $350. Send an e-mail to events@caramoor.org for more information and to reserve tickets.

Through Nov. 2, In the Garden of Sonic Delights
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.

Brick or Treat LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Westchester's Ridge Hill, Yonkers

Oct. 4 - 26, Brick-or-Treat
Little ghosts and mummies can check out October’s events at LEGOLAND Discovery Center including Brick-or-Treat, which is happening every Saturday and Sunday in October. Purchase tickets online.

Paramount Center for the Arts Paramount, Peekskill
(914) 739-0039

Oct. 24, Jay and the Americas

For these shows and others, you can purchase tickets online. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills
(914) 366-6200

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.

Horseman's Hollow Horseman's Hollow, Philippsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
(914) 366-6900

Oct. 4 - Nov. 1
Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Horseman's Hollow returns for a fifth year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem, now expanded by popular demand to THIRTEEN evenings between Oct. 4 and Nov. 1. Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil and the insane. 

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased online or by phone at (914) 366-6900.

Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
(888) 71-TICKETS

Oct. 17 - Nov. 2, Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities
There's a monster in every family! Experience the only indoor Halloween venue in Westchester. Meet long-dead family members as they lead you on a spooky tour of the Lyndhurst mansion. Guests will be able to experience the spectacular gothic castle at night and in a way rarely seen. Order tickets online or call (888) 71-TICKETS.

RidgeHill Harvestfest
Westchester Ridge Hill, Yonkers
(914) 207-2900

Oct. 25, Second Annual Harvestfest
Don't miss out on family fun, a harvest market and center-wide trick-or-treat for the kids. Kids are invited to trick-or-treat at participating shops and restaurants (costume friendly). Noon - 4 p.m.


Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase
(914) 251-6100

Oct. 27, Avant Garde Paris 100 Years Later: Giorgio de Chirico and Modern Art
Author Ara H. Merjian will discuss his newly published book, Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Modernism, Paris, which examines how de Chirico's Metaphysical cityscapes redirected the course of modernist painting and the modern architectural imagination.

Nov. 1, benefête 2014
The Board of Directors of The Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art invites you to honor Helen Stambler Neuberger and Jim Neuberger, passionate patrons of the arts, and Pat Steir, passionate artist. Cocktails, dinner and program. For tickets or more information call Liz Hinden at (212) 463-0684 or e-mail lhinden@rcspr.com.

Westchester Philharmonic Westchester Philharmonic, 123  Main St., White Plains
(914) 682-3707

Sunday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m.
Ted Sperling, conducting
Starring Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes

Muscoot Farm Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers
(914) 864-7282

Discover Muscoot Farm Family Programs
There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres.

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.

John Jay Homestead John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah
(914) 232-5651 and
Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco
(914) 666-8448

Oct. 25, Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Part of Cultural Katonah’s "Fall is For Families" program will include cider-pressing, making a traditional God’s eye craft from yarn and twigs and pumpkin decorating. Pumpkins may be purchased during the Harvest Festival from the John Jay Homestead Farm Market’s pumpkin patch. Following festivities at John Jay, participants may bring their God’s eye to Westmoreland Sanctuary for it to be hung in the Enchanted Forest.

Memorial Day Farm Fest 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.

 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill
(914) 788-0100

Oct. 26, The Lives of Hamilton Fish
A cinematic rock opera inspired by a true story that occurred in New York’s Hudson Valley. A serial killer and a statesman, both named Hamilton Fish, die on the same day. Their obituaries, both published on the front page of The Peekskill Evening Star Newspaper of Jan. 16, 1936, prompt the paper’s editor to become obsessed with the coincidence. This is a live musical performance and screening with the artist.  Reception and Q and A. Tickets are available online and also will be sold at the door.

Wolf Conservation Center Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
(914) 763-2373

Autumn Programs
Check out the Wolf Conservation Center program calendar and current events.

Westchester's many parks and nature centers have family-fun events throughout the season. Call (914) 864-PARK or visit www.westchestergov.com/parks.

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