These Are the Best Things to Do in Westchester This Week

We round up the best activities of the week for Westchester residents, including a tree planting in Pleasantville and a cupcake decorating class in Scarsdale.

Westchester has always been home to loads of fun things to do. Whether you’re looking for an entertaining weeknight activity or something to do once your day off rolls around, we’ve got your shortlist for must-hit plans to kick off the week.

P.S. Looking for even more things to do in Westchester? Browse through our online event calendar here.

Jefferson Valley Mall Carnival

April 18-28, 5-10 p.m.
Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights

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The Jefferson Valley Mall is offering more than sweet deals on clothing this week. Enjoy fun for the whole family at this carnival featuring thrilling rides, games, deep-fried snacks, and other carnival treats. Unlimited ride wristbands are $37 onsite. Kids 21 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The International Gem & Jewelry Show

April 26-28
Westchester County Center, White Plains

America’s favorite direct-to-consumer jewelry show is making its way to White Plains this weekend. If you love all things gems, this is your chance to browse from a diverse selection of vendors. InterGem was founded in 1967 by Herbert A. Duke Sr., an avid gemologist and artist, who brought his love of gemstones, minerals, and handcrafted art to the masses. Additionally, the award-winning actress, activist, and artist Loretta Swit will be attending the show. Tickets are $6 and children under nine are not permitted into the show.

Arbor Day Tree Planting

April 27, 2-4 p.m.
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

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Arbor Day is a day of observance in which people are encouraged to plant trees. Arbor Day falls on April 26, this year and the Rockefeller State Park is hosting a tree planting event on April 27 form 2-4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, give back to the community, and help our local forests. The Preserve is partnering with Trout Unlimited to help restore the banks of the Pocantico River and fill gaps in the canopy. Your tree contribution will allow more shade on the water, making some very happy fish. Shovels and gloves will be provided.

Spring Speaker & Author Series

April 27, 10 a.m.- noon
SPCA Westchester, Briarcliff Manor

Engage with leading thinkers, researchers, and scientists at Briarcliff’s SPCA while learning about animal behavior, prey related diseases, and more. This weekend, they will be hosting Maria Diuk-Wassar, a PhD Professor of Ecology from Columbia University who focuses on the emergency of Lyme disease in both pets and humans. Diuk-Wassar will talk about her findings from her studies of tick-borne diseases, with emphasis on preventatives and risk-mitigating actions. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated, RSVP to


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Cupcakes After Dark

April 27, 9-10:30 p.m.
Smallcakes, Scarsdale

Unlimited wine and cupcake decorating? Count us in. If you’re a baker at heart, join Smallcakes for their special 21+ adult event this weekend. While you enjoy wine and light refreshments, you will learn how to create beautiful decorative cupcakes. The class is taught by their head baker and includes a four-piece cupcake kit to decorate, unlimited complimentary wine, prize winning raffles, a personal wine glass, and button takeaways. Purchase your tickets now for $65. 

Gallery Anniversary

April 28, 12-3 p.m.
9 Old Post Rd South, Croton-on-Hudson

This Sunday, stop by the Croton Artisan Gallery to celebrate their two year anniversary. Artist Jeff Thornton will play along with the band Without a Net, guests will be able to meet the gallery’s two new members and check out some amazing art. There will also be refreshments and raffles.

Related: Bookmark This Calendar of Notable Events in Westchester

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