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Arts Westchester Jazz Fest 2014

September sizzles with a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains, culminating in an outdoor jazz concert with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, Sept. 7.

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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.

Lyndhurst Rose Garden Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
(914) 631-4481

The Lyndhurst mansion is open for the season for tours Friday through Sunday. For details, visit Lyndhurst's event calendar.

Playland Dragon Coaster Playland Amusement Park
(914) 813-7000

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.

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.

Heritage Festivals 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: Wolf Pup 101 on July 4 Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
(914) 763-2373

Summer Programs
Check out the Wolf Conservation Center program calendar and current events.  Offerings include an excursion to Yellowstone Park.


HVCCA Logo Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill
(914) 788-0100

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 Theater presents The Wizard of Oz Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222

July 31 - Sept. 21, The Wizard of Oz (MGM movie version)
Sept. 25 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 11, South Pacific
Dec. 4 - Dec. 28, It Happened One Christmas Eve


Caramoor

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

Through Nov. 2, In the Garden of Sonic Delights
Sept. 19, 20, 21: Fall Festival

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.


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

Aug. 22, Bernie Williams and His Allstar Band
Aug. 28, Thunder From Down Under
Sept. 7, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Sept. 13, Swinging with The Ratpack

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


Neuberger: Art of Zero Nueberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase
(914) 251-6118

Through Sept. 28, The Art of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker & Friends
In the late 1950s, artists across Europe debuted their vision of a new aesthetic that attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature in the wake of the devastation of World War II. In a spirit of collaboration and vigorous exchange, the movement known as Zero, proposed starting with a clean slate to create a “new art for a new age.”


County Center 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 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.

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.

Sunnyside  - From a Child's Perspective Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Irvington
(914) 631-8200

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.

CORNucopia Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
(914) 631-8200

Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, CORNucopia
Feast on a bounty of corn-centric delicacies and take part in a bevy of hands-on, corn-related activities at the lower Hudson Valley's only corn festival.


Bicycle Sundays 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.

Copland House at Merestead Aaron Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco
(914) 788-4659

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

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.

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