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.
|Westchester County Center, White Plains
May 16, Armed Forces Day Rock and Roll Show
|Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford
Box Office: (914) 592-2222
Through July 5, West Side Story
Possibly the greatest musical ever created. A modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set on the mean streets of New York during the turbulent fifties. Caught between two warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, Tony and Maria attempt to create a life together. This brilliant collaboration by Broadway greats Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim combines music, lyrics and dance into a timeless tribute to young love. Songs - Something's Coming, Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight, I Feel Pretty.
July 9 - Aug. 16, Godspell
Aug. 20 - Sept. 27, Backwards In High Heels
|Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah
May 5, The Mind and Music of Chopin
Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a lecture and concert that explores the psychological forces that influenced the creative output of the great Polish composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).
|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.
|Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
May 16, Earth Day Celebration
Westchester’s 2015 Earth Day Event is coming to Croton Point Park on Saturday, May 16, rain or shine. Admission and parking are free for this annual spring-time celebration which promises a mix of live music and entertainment, environmental exhibits, a local farmers market and free raffles to win great prizes.
|Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase
June 13, July 12, Celebrating Kuba Textiles and Gold Exhibitions
Special family interactive events including Congolese drummers, Harlem Needle Arts embroidery workshop, Jukebox Radio songs and stories from around the world and a screening of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Sing, dance, play and try your hand at embroidery. Complimentary refreshments and docent-led family tours round out the programs.
Through Aug. 23, Plastic: Art in an Era of Material Innovation
View the event calendar for lectures and special exhibits.
|Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers
Discover Muscoot Farm Family Programs
There is something for everyone on Muscoot’s 777 acres.
|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.
|Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
Westchester's many parks and nature centers have family-fun events throughout the season. Call (914) 864-PARK or visit www.westchestergov.com/parks.