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These Are the Best Things to Do in Westchester This Week


Restaurant deals, wine tastings, movie and theater nights, and Westchester’s COVID-19 anniversary top this week’s picks for local events you can’t miss.

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

Monday, March 1

New Rochelle Restaurant Value Week kicks off this Monday and runs straight through next week, featuring all kinds of tasty dishes priced at a discount: either $15 or $30.

Wednesday, March 3

This Wednesday, Westchester County marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in its borders with a commemorative ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. An interfaith prayer service leads into a county-wide moment of silence at noon, with a round of applause at 7 p.m. wherever you are for all of the incredible healthcare workers we’ve relied on these past twelve months. You can join from anywhere, or follow along live via the county’s Facebook Live.

Thursday, March 4

Has your quarantine baking hobby plateaued? Sign up for Bake With Kate — The Ultimate Comfort Muffins to try something new courtesy of local chef Kate Sonders and Hastings-on-Hudson’s newest (it’s not even open yet!) community space and boutique shop, hōm market. Sign-ups for the online class are $25, and it will begin promptly at 4 p.m.

The Picture House in Pelham hosts a film class each week this month in honor of Women’s History Month through Women in Film: The Difficult Kind. Classes meet over Zoom on Thursdays and are led by journalist, documentary producer, and TPH Marquee Night 2019 Honoree Clara Bingham, who discusses films HarrietThe GloriasNorth Country, and recent indie of acclaim Nomadland. Class fee is $100, and attendees should screen films before class to come ready to discuss.

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Frances McDormand and Charlize Theron star in North Country | Photo courtesy The Picture House

Friday, March 5

Home chefs will also love the Virtual Cooking Series from Zwilling Cooking Studio. This week, sign up for the teaching kitchen’s virtual Asian Street Food cooking class, which features follow-along recipes for Vietnamese “Imperial rolls” with sweet and sour sauce, Thai shrimp cakes, and Indonesian chicken skewers, plus a quick pad Thai. Class is $35 per person.

Saturday, March 6

Kick of March with a delicious Wine Tasting at Alvin & Friends in New Rochelle at 5 p.m. Renowned male model Alton Mason and restaurant owner Alvin Clayton host the tasting with wines supplied by Mason’s family-owned vineyard, Mercy Cellars, along with a few special menu treats from Clayton. As an added benefit, 10% of all bottles sold go to benefit organizations working to effect change for the local Black community. Reservations are not needed for the wine tasting; however do call ahead if you plan on reserving a table for dinner afterward.

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Alton Mason on the cover of Esquire Español | Photo courtesy of Alvin & Friends

The Ossining Arts Council hosts an innovative new program in conjunction with the Westchester Collaborative Theater, Living Art, a virtual events every Saturday this month at 8 p.m., livestreaming seven original one-act plays inspired by OAC artwork. Tickets are $25 or $20 for students/seniors/OAC & WCT members.


Courtesy OAC/WCT


Explore the inventive world of cutting-edge fiber arts courtesy of Brooklyn-based curator Anki King. The pioneering exhibit With Every Fiber is on show from February 6 through April 3 at the Pelham Art Center and features the work of seven acclaimed artists, including Joy Curtis, Mary Tooley Parker, and Lit Whitney Quisgard. The varied pieces are united by the unique ways in which their respective creators manipulate fiber and textiles to produce unlikely, thought-provoking works.

Mary Tooley Parker: Nettie Young in Klimnt, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Pelham Art Center

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