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Activities to Enjoy

Springtime events

  • The 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will return to the historic Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, America’s finest Gothic Revival mansion. The event takes place June 18-22.
     
  • Before that, Lyndhurst’s prized Spring Craft Show returns April 29-May 1, with 150 craftspeople and makers in a modified, socially distant layout. Attendees can shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade original fashions, accessories, jewelry and art, and will find gourmet foods, food trucks, and tastings from local distilleries, wineries, and cider houses.
     
  • Green Ossining’s 12th Annual Earth Day Festival expects to return to its live-and-in-person format at Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park on April 23, including artisan vendors, food and live music on the banks of the Hudson River.
     
  • Watch world-class riders compete when Old Salem Farm in North Salem hosts its annual Spring Horse Shows from May 10-15 and May 17-22.
     
  • Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS, American rock band Chicago will play at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on May 6. Fans of the 80s can take a little trip back in time on May 21 during the Theatre’s Jessie’s Girl program.
     
  • Sure to delight music lovers, June 18 marks the returns of Caramoor’s summer season, with details coming soon.
     

Celebrate inspiring women

  • A nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture, “Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom,” will reside in White Plains’ Renaissance Plaza April 1-June 30 as part of a national tour. Commemorative programming will celebrate the American hero including an outdoor movie screening of HARRIETT on May 21 and an evening tribute concert on June 22 featuring soul, R&B, gospel and jazz by Sounds of A&R (aka S.O.A.R).
     
  • Visit The World of Frida exhibit, open through May 22 at Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. A celebration of the culture, style and persona of the visionary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, the exhibit features work by over 75 artists who were inspired by her life and art, her beautiful garden, Mexican culture and fashion, and more.
     
  • Experience the artistry of pianist Michelle Cann, who returns to Katonah’s Caramoor March 20 with a powerful recital of works by black composers Margaret Bonds and Florence Price, as well as works by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Frédéric Chopin. Cann breaks the classical music mold, fusing feminine perspectives and idioms of Black vernacular with European traditions.
     
  • Shop and dine at spots owned by women entrepreneurs in Westchester. Yonkers’ Aged Cork Wine and Spirits has a great selection of women-owned wines and The Good Witch Coffee Bar in Hastings-on-Hudson will put a spell on bagel lovers. The airy café, The Grange, in Larchmont is owned by three Westchester women, and in Mount Kisco chef Bonnie Saran has three restaurants including Little Drunken Chef featuring an eclectic tapas menu and oyster bar.

 

Earth-friendly Westchester

  • The historic Tarrytown Music Hall, built in 1885, is the oldest theater in Westchester County and among the oldest in the country. Thanks to solar panels, its shows have extra star power, like “A Bronx Tale” starring Chazz Palminteri (April 9), The Zombies (April 22) and stand-up comic Kevin James (April 29).
     
  • Katonah’s Oak and Oil Gallery will host an exhibit April 16 – May 15 showcasing works by artist Natalya Khorover. She uses hand stitching and mending of vintage linen, to stitch and collage layers of translucent single-use plastics that would otherwise contribute to litter pollution.
     
  • Stop by these eco-conscious eateries: TRUCK in Bedford is inspired by the down-home cooking traditions of Northern New Mexico and its menu features grass-fed beef, sustainably raised pork and vegetables straight from local farms whenever possible. The drink menu reflects the restaurant’s passion for making environmentally conscious decisions, with craft beers on tap and in aluminum cans along with red, white and rose wines on tap. Muddy Water in Tarrytown is a coffeehouse with a conscience, mindful of the conditions surrounding the coffee it sells, as well as minimizing energy consumption, and lessening the negative impact the environment. Croton-on-Hudson’s The Blue Pig prioritizes local dairy, fresh produce from local farms or its own garden, and environmentally friendly practices for its hand-crafted ice cream.

 

Reasons to ride

  • Bicycle Sundays are a beloved Westchester tradition starting mid-spring. Each year, more than 60,000 cyclists, joggers, and others come out to enjoy the curves and wooded scenery of the Bronx River Parkway as it’s closed to automobiles. Stay tuned for this year’s opening date.
     
  • Gotham Bicycle Tours offers tours along The Empire State Trail, a 750-mile traverse designed for bicyclists and hikers to explore New York State, starting in New York City and traveling north through Westchester. The trail was constructed along former railroad lines that once carried passengers and freight throughout the Hudson Valley. Not to miss: the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, which proves to be relatively flat and takes riders past beautiful lakes and farms, over breathtaking bridges and through quaint towns bursting with history.
     
  • At 3.6 miles, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge path in Tarrytown is one of the longest shared use paths in the country. Visitors can bike or stroll and enjoy the various vistas, interactive displays, and public art such as Painters Point, an overlook inspired by the storied Hudson River School art movement.

 

Cheers to great food and drink

  • New restaurants are blooming, and spring is a great time to try District Social, which recently opened in Mount Kisco with live music and axe throwing. New American restaurant Archie Grand has opened in White Plains and guests will find a progressive craft cocktail experience and a swanky vibe with plush booth seating. Other spots opening later this spring include Augustine’s Salumeria e Pasta Joint, an Italian restaurant and artisanal sandwich shop in Mamaroneck and Basso56, featuring artisanal Italian dishes in a fine dining setting in Chappaqua.
     
  • Over 200 restaurants will participate in Spring 2022 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, planned for March 21 – April 3.
     
  • Port Chester’s tapas restaurant, Sonora, will celebrate Pride this June with LGBTQ+ Taste the Rainbow Happy Hour on June 6. The outdoor patio will feature live music, specialty cocktails and food for an all-day happy hour.
     
  • Westchester County is the most diverse county of New York State outside of New York City, and Michelin Guide’s list of elevated eateries also includes some of Westchester’s best international dining experiences. A few to explore include Badageoni Georgian Kitchen in Mount Kisco, Goosefeather, featuring seasonal modern Cantonese fare by Chef Dale Talde in Tarrytown, Omandarin Chinese Cuisine and Fantasy Cuisine offering Chinese and Sichuan bites, both in Hartsdale, Japanese-inspired OKO in Rye, and RaaSa, with fine Indian cuisine in Elmsford.
     
  • Westchester’s craft beverage scene continues to thrive, from distilleries to craft breweries, a cidery and even a micro winery. For sunny days, Peekskill Brewery boasts a Hudson Riverfront location and beer garden, as does Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe. The Bridgeview Tavern in Sleepy Hollow is another outdoor gem.

Itineraries for every interest

From seasonal getaways that let you explore the best of Westchester to one-day, one-town excursions, we’ve created itinerary suggestions for every interest and travel style.


Outdoor Excursions

Discover the Westchester Farm Trail, a state-designated route connecting 13 farms and orchards across the county. Along the 17-mile trail, there’s no shortage of things to do including u-pick apples, farmer’s markets, and family-friendly activities. Taste the bounty of our region and support local farmers.

Northern Westchester
Tour the 62-acre grounds and gardens at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah, home of the founding father and first Chief Justice of the United States.

Hike/bike/explore/picnic and enjoy the county’s natural beauty in Northern Westchester’s large parks –Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and Mountain Lakes Park.

Stroll the wooded trails at Hilltop Hanover Farm, Muscoot Farm, one of our many County-operated nature preserves, or at Teatown Lake Reservation, which has 15 miles of hiking trails spread over 1,000 acres with lakes, streams, waterfalls, hardwood swamps, mixed forests and meadows.

Southern Westchester and Mid-County
Take a guided tour of Untermyer Gardens; Saturday through Monday a limited number of tours, with a maximum of ten people each, will be available. Advance tickets are required.

Enjoy nature at Greenburgh Nature Center, a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, ponds, two significant wetland sites, and gardens.

Sound Shore
Spend the day bird watching and picnic near a pond or stream on the 47 acres at Rye Nature Center. There are forests, fields, ponds and streams with 14 stations on a self-guided trail as well as a paved trail for seniors and disabled.

Explore the grounds of Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate. The 23-acre Jay property, overlooking Long Island Sound in Rye, was the boyhood home of New York State’s only native founding father, John Jay. It is part of the Boston Post Road Historic District, a National Historic Landmark and a stop on Westchester County’s African American Heritage Trail.

Hudson River Towns
Lyndhurst’s beautiful grounds make for a good walk, and they connect to the Riverwalk, spanning over 32 miles of the Hudson River shoreline.

Hike/bike/explore/picnic and enjoy the county’s natural beauty in the Hudson River Towns’ large parks – Croton Point Park and Blue Mountain Reservation.

Walk or bike on The Bridge Path on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, The 3.6 mi (each way) path — with six overlooks and amenities at each landing — offers an exciting and unique recreational experience. Each overlook was designed in partnership with the community and celebrates the rich history of the Hudson Valley. The two landings on either end of the bridge offer amenities including welcome centers, interactive displays, public art and restrooms. The landings offer access to the path for pedestrians to enter onto the bridge and continue to explore the overlooks on their way across the Hudson River. The Westchester Landing is located less than a mile from downtown Tarrytown. For a free mobile audio tour of the Bridge Path and more, check out Historic Hudson River Towns.


Food Ideas

Hot culinary news

Six newcomers to the Westchester restaurant scene have made MICHELIN Guide’s Bib Gourmand list, announced May 6: Burrata (Westchester-Eastchester), Badageoni Georgian Kitchen (Westchester-Mount Kisco), Rafele Rye (Westchester-Rye), Boro6 Wine Bar (Westchester-Hastings-on Hudson), Macelleria Italian Steakhouse (Westchester-Pelham) and Tredici Social (Westchester-Bronxville).

Three more new restaurants are also catching an early buzz: The Blind Pig (White Plains) for its elevated cocktails, fine dining and speakeasy vibe;  The Greekish (Harrison) for authentic meze and ouzo; and TBoy’s Bistro (Sleepy Hollow) for its sophisticated take on traditional bistro favorites.

Check out Westchester's first and only food truck park, 9A Eats. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with rotating food trucks. The site offers a safe dining experience with socially distanced picnic tables and hand sanitizer stations. 

Westchester loves ice cream and has a long history starting with the iconic soft-serve maker, Carvel, which started here with a single ice-cream truck in 1929. Westchester is home to dozens of local gems and national chains alike – where you can indulge in many variations of this favorite food group: All-American ice cream cones and sundaes, Italian gelatos, Mexican paletas, frozen custards and yogurts. Find one near you, or plan a journey around Westchester County in search of the perfect scoop.
 

Farmers Markets

Visit a farmers market for great, fresh and locally produced and harvested food, including produce, meat and fish, baked goods, dairy and prepared food.

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In the Arts

Check out ArtsWestchester’s Top 5 Arts Picks weekly for new arts events and cultural happenings throughout Westchester.

 

Virtual Activities

Our cultural partners are committed to keeping you entertained, informed and engaged with virtual tours, art talks, live concerts, and at-home activities to do with the family.