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.
|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.
|Playland Amusement Park
Open through Sept. 1, See schedule
From the famous Dragon Coaster to rides like the SuperFlight Coaster, Music Express and Double Shot, Rye Playland offers the best in family fun. There are more than fifty major and Kiddyland rides and attractions; a beach, a pool, and a pier on Long Island Sound; lake boating, entertainment, fireworks and lots of great food and music. Check out the Metro-North train and bus get-away packages on the New Haven line to Playland.
|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.
|Kenisco Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Through August, Summer Heritage Festivals
Experience a variety of cultures from around the world this summer without leaving Westchester County during the annual cultural heritage celebrations held in county parks.
| Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
|Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill
Aug. 21, Justin Randolph Thompson's Fit the Battle
A commemoration and celebration of Paul Robeson in dialogue with the 65th anniversary of the 1949 Peekskill Riots. This performance is in collaboration with the Peekskill Public School System, Bradley Dever Treadaway and Jason Thompson.
|Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222
July 31 - Sept. 21, The Wizard of Oz (MGM movie version)
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.
Aug. 22, Bernie Williams and His Allstar Band
For these shows and others, you can purchase tickets online. All shows begin at 8 p.m.
|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
|Westchester County Center, White Plains
Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000
Aug. 22 - 24, International Gem and Jewelry Show
|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.
|Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Irvington
Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, From a Child’s Perspective
Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and view the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children’s clothing. Stay before or after your tour to play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt and participate in hands-on-activities.
|Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, CORNucopia
|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
Westchester's many parks and nature centers have family-fun events throughout the season. Call (914) 864-PARK or visit www.westchestergov.com/parks.