Westchester County Tourism

You are here: Home Things to Do Featured Events

Featured Events

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.


John Jay Homestead Holiday Tours John Jay Homestead,  400 Jay St. (Rt. 22), Katonah
(914) 232-5651

Dec. 1 -31, New Holiday Tours
For the first time in 20 years, the John Jay Homestead will be decorated for the holidays. Tour the 1820's retirement home of Founding Father John Jay and discover what the winter holiday season would have been like for Jay and his family. Period decorations, historic foods and candlelight help celebrate the season. In the gallery, a specially curated exhibition will feature holiday-themed artifacts used by multiple generations of the Jay family.

Tours are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; free for children 12 and under, as well as Friends of John Jay Homestead members. No reservations required for the regular holiday tours. Learn more about the Holiday Family  Crafts (no reservations, but fee for crafts) and the Candlelight Tour (reservations required, admission fee) that takes place Dec. 20, 21 and 22.  Visit John Jay Homestead for complete details and information.

Untermyer illuminated Untermyer Gardens Conservancy,  945 N. Broadway, Yonkers
(914) 613-4502

Dec. 9, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017, Grand Holiday Illumination 2016
Join the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy and the City of Yonkers at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 for the annual illumination ceremony. After the opening, the Illumination will be open nightly from dusk until 8 p.m. Dec 10 - Jan. 8, 2017. Read more about the Untermyer Gardens and the Illumination.

Hudson River Museum Hudson River Museum,  511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
(914) 963-4550

Programs on the Civil War and exhibitions of local artists
Check out all that is going on in the Hudson River Museum now to the end of the year.

White Plains Performing Arts Center White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains
(914) 328-1600

So much is going on at the WPPAC
Check out all that is going on at the WPPAC this fall through the winter season. Don't miss critically acclaimed Off Broadway shows and musicals.  Visit WPPAC for the line-up and ticket sales.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222

Dec. 29 - Jan. 29, 2017, Saturday Night Fever
Based on the 1977 hit film, Saturday Night Fever follows Brooklyn teen, Tony Manero, in his attempt to escape his tribulations by spending weekends at the local discotheque. Watch as Tony tries to win the admiration of the crowd as well as his heartthrob with his electric moves. Featuring your favorite Bee Gees songs from the movie such as "Stayin' Alive" and "More Than a Woman," it is a nostalgic classic that will bring you dancing in the aisle.

Visit Westchester Broadway Theatre for a complete schedule of upcoming shows and one-night specials. Purchase tickets online.

Lyndhurst Castle Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown
(845) 331-7900

Dec. 9 - 30, Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol
‘Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol’ recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Michael Muldoon, plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters.

Katonah Museum Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-9555

Through Jan. 29, 2017, Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection
This special exhibition is a unique exploration of Henri Matisse’s drawings by one of America’s greatest abstract artists, provides new insight into the French master’s work. For this special exhibition, Ellsworth Kelly surveyed Matisse’s drawings from 1900 through 1950, revealing Matisse’s process and the range of his creativity as a draughtsman. Read more about the exhibit. 1st LOOK/Members Preview opening reception is Oct. 22. Read more about the exhibit and the reception.

Through Jan. 29, 2017, Mark di Suvero's Monumental Sculpture
KMA will host two of internationally renowned artist Mark di Suvero’s pioneering steel sculptures. Since the 1950s, di Suvero has transformed industrial materials such as wood timbers, tires, and scrap metal to create works that dynamize their setting. Visitors will find the space of the KMA’s South Lawn activated with Yoga (1991) and the Marilyn M. Simpson Sculpture Garden with Rust Angel (1995), works that exemplify di Suvero’s ability to imbue familiar sites with an original energy.

Go to the Programs and Events calendar for other upcoming events.

Philipse Manor Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
(914) 965-4027

Visit Philipse Manor for more upcoming events.

Westchester County Center Westchester County Center, White Plains
(914) 995-4050

This is a busy month at the County Center.  Visit the Westchester County Center for update details.

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.

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

View the event calendar for lectures and special exhibits.

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

Go to the Caramoor calendar for upcoming events scheduled for this spring.

Greenburgh Nature Center
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
(914) 723-3470

The Greenburgh Nature Center has a line-up of fun, educational activities for the nature lovers. Check the calendar for all that's going on.

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.

Hilltop Hanover Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights
(914) 962-2368

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

Fall 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.

Visit Hudson Valley Tourism
I Love NY
 National Geographic Traveller Best of the World 2013...voted "best."