Westchesterites will have a bevy of amazing nearby entertainment to choose from this weekend! Whether you’re a rocker, a craft fanatic, or you’re just looking for a fun-filled family activity, our area is in for a real treat.
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For Heartbreakers & Dream Makers — Saturday, June 23 8-10 p.m.
The legendary Pat Benatar will be visiting our area this weekend, touring with guitarist and husband Neil Giraldo. Their one-night show at Connecticut’s Ridgefield Playhouse is one of the few times we feel confident in telling Westchesterites to hop the border for an evening. Tickets are $125 and still available but going fast. There’s even a special photo-op package for $125 more that includes early entrance, VIP host, an exclusive photo opportunity with the performers, nowhere-else tour t-shirt, a special set of guitar picks, autographed tour poster, and more!
Celebrate History, Community, & Culture — Saturday, June 23 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Come join the Village of Irvington as they go all out for the fifth annual Celebrate Irvington Festival! Main Street with be filled with revelers as they partake in tasty food, art and music installations, walking and trolley tours, a Revolutionary War campsite, even a classic car show and sock hop! Hop off the Metro-North and hit up a food truck, then have a blast because admittance is FREE!
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For the Craftiest Among Us — Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24
If you’re willing to take the trip, one of the Hudson Valley’s biggest and bet craft fairs is also going down all this weekend. The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, features two hundred local artisans, makers, and experts, and has quickly become a yearly two-day tradition. Did Benatar use up your ‘willing to leave Westchester’ allowance? YAI Tarrytown is hosting a Flea Market and Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday With 70+ vendors, new handmade and gently used goods (plus a designated kids’ area for little ones), this free fair is barely any drive at all and helps a worthy local cause.
Outdoor Movie Night? As You Wish! — Saturday, June 23 7-10 p.m.
John Jay Homestead kicks off its summer movie series this weekend with perennial classic The Princess Bride! Stock up on your iocaine powder, dig out your six-fingered gloves, and always remember to be wary of R.O.U.S.es before indulging in great food trucks (like Walter’s Hot Dogs!) and live music. Festivities run from 7 p.m. until the movie starts at dusk. The best part? Tickets are only $10 per car, so pile your friends into the back seat and head down early for an evening that is certain to be inconceivable!