What to Do This Labor Day Weekend: September 2-5, 2016

A play you can join in on, free music in the park, or a walk through women’s history and fashion highlight your calendar

Well, it’s happening again; summer’s final hoorah looms just over the horizon to remind us of impending foliage, sweater weather, and pumpkin-spice lattes. But don’t start your seasonal brooding just yet, as there’s still one more weekend left to enjoy. And, per usual, Westchester has quite the lineup of recommended activities that will help make the most of this year’s dog-days denouement.  

 

Festivals
If shucking and chowder are on your mind, head over to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow for Historic Hudson Valley’s CORNucopia festival. There will be games and races, and of course plenty of food and cooking demonstrations from local chefs from Saturday through Monday. Kids will definitely get a kick out of the maize maze, and visitors can enjoy an earful of history on a tour of the 18th century Manor House and Mill. Live art, music, and ice cream from the Blue Pig will make for a party worth stalking about. 

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Photo Courtesy of Untermeyer Performing Arts Council

 

Music
The Untermeyer Performing Arts Council is bringing another free concert to Untermeyer Park in Yonkers on Saturday, with a little more soul this time. The electrifying jazz-blues singer Antoinette Montague has entertained crowds from New York to Israel to Russia, so catch her right here in Westchester while you can.

 

 

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Theater
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has decided to cross the Westchester border to bring us a free, community-driven production of Our Town, a rather meta-masterpiece that uses members of the audience as characters in the play, making volunteers more than just spectators. So if taking part in a larger-than-life artistic experience beckons you, head over to Peekskill’s Paramount Theater on September 3. Plus, HVSF will be putting on their original kid-focused clown show, So Please You, the following night as well if the family needs a good laugh.   

 

Film
Westchester’s Picture House Regional Film Center is hosting an International Children’s Film Festival all weekend, giving you the opportunity distract the kids for a few hours while you enjoy sitting down for once. Plus, the Picture House will be screening some pretty awesome throwbacks, like The Breakfast Club and 16 Candles, plus a few recent award-winning flicks made for young’uns. April and the Extraordinary World is one to keep a look-out for.

 

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Tours

Photo By Clifford Pickett

Head over to Lyndhurst this weekend for an exhibit that shows how women’s fashion has changed throughout history, illustrating fashion and societal roles evolve hand-in-hand. Defying Labels focuses on the period between the 1880s and 1940s, highlight the evolution of female style, as well as women’s increasingly influential role in our society over that stretch.