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
|Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222
July 31 - Sept. 21, The Wizard of Oz (MGM movie version)
|Mahlstedt Gallery, 415 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle
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 email@example.com.
|Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah
Through Nov. 2, In the Garden of Sonic Delights
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.
August 2, Andrew Dice Clay, “The Undisputed “Heavy Weight King of Comedy”
All shows begin at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets.
|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.
White Plains Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 - 10, Parade
|Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem
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 Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
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.
|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.