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ArtsWestchester STEAM

This year's ArtsWestchester's Spring Exhibition is STEAM - an exhibition that showcases the work of 31 artists and artist collaborations that explore how science, technology, engineering, math and arts overlap, interact and innovate.

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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.

WWII Memorial, Washington, DC Murphy's, 355 Kear Street, Yorktown Heights

July 17, Fundraiser for Hudson Valley Honor Flight, 6 - 8 p.m.
Support the first honor flight out of Westchester County Airport. Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a non-profit organization that offers American World War II veterans a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials. The organization is partnering with Westchester County Veterans Service Agency to make the trip out of Westchester County Airport possible on Oct. 18.

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.

School House Theatre Schoolhouse Theater, Croton Falls
(914) 277-8477

July 26, Summer Series of Comedy
With Doug Adler, Joanne Filan and Charles McBee. Order tickets online.

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.


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

Through July 27, Art at the Core: The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance and Technology
The HVCCA’s 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our “weltanschauung.


Westchester Broadway Theater presents Disney's Mary Poppins Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222

Through July 27, Disney's Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she then whisks them away to meet chimney sweeps and shopkeepers. It features an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar" and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

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


Mahlstedt Gallery Mahlstedt Gallery, 415 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle
(914) 246-0526

Through July 29, International Artworks on Display
Mahlstedt Gallery is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the award-winning artist Maurice Sapiro, whose works have been exhibited throughout NYC and the northeast region. Sapiro has been painting realism still lifes for over 60 years and continues to amaze and inspire art enthusiasts with his unique ability to capture and translate nature through light and color. For for more information please contact the gallery at (914) 246-0526 or e-mail art@jam415.com.

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

Through Nov. 2, In the Garden of Sonic Delights

July 20, Special Festival Day
A large-scale sound art exhibition that explores the relationships between sound, nature, history, and architecture through 15 commissioned, site-specific works by 16 sound artists.

Aug. 2, Campfire Tour: Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby
Caramoor is proud to present two musical forces on one stage. Join us for a very special evening of music ranging from jazz to rock and pop, jam bands to bluegrass and a blisteringly virtuosic performance. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 4.

View upcoming events on Caramoor's Event Calendar. Even 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

July 18, EagleMania (The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band)
August 2, Andrew Dice Clay, “The Undisputed “Heavy Weight King of Comedy”
August 16, Bob Newhart

All shows begin at 8 p.m.  Purchase tickets.


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

July 13 - 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

July 10, 17, 24, 31; 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.

White Plains Performing Arts - Parade

White Plains Performing Arts Center

Aug. 8 - 10, Parade
Parade is a musical dramatization of the real-life story of a man falsely accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony Award Winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.  Purchase tickets.


Hammond Museum Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem
(914) 669-5033

Aug. 9, 48th Annual Moonviewing Concert
The annual Moonviewing concert is a tradition that was begun by Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966. The Japanese Stroll Garden, lit by paper lanterns, is a magical setting for this ancient custom, which every August brings together people and traditions of the East and West.

Cross County Summer Fest Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
(914) 968-9570

Thru August 15, Summerfest 2014
Cross County Shopping Center's SummerFest has become Westchester County's premier festival of music, arts and entertainment. See details about these free events and activities for the whole family.

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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