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The Best Things to Do in Westchester This Week

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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, September 21

If you’re looking to enjoy the crisp fall air this week, Lasdon Park is giving a great reason for a visit, one about 68 million years in the making. Lexi the T-Rex, a new virtual tour guide, will help shepherd guests through the Dinosaur Garden using the Zappar app. Stop by any time during the park is open (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) for a fun tour designed for preschoolers and their parents!

Manhattanville College’s Virtual Art Exhibition this year features incredible works from nineteen Mville students, all lovingly viewable in online in a fully immersive 3D rendered gallery space. The exhibit will be available for free online viewing through October 30.

Wednesday, September 23

Just in time for fall there’s a new farmers’ market in town! Farmers Market at the Valley kicks off this week and runs 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through November 18 at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights. Vendors will include a mix of local farmers and other merchants, so come on down and enjoy the newest offerings.

Photo Courtesy of Daisy Jopling

Starting Wednesday and Running through Sunday, Daisy Jopling will be performing a series of concerts at the nearby Bannerman Castle called “Illuminance.” Take a romantic, 20-minute boat ride across the Hudson to the castle, followed by a 90-minute concert fusing folk, classical, and rock with a grand light show. Tickets are $250 per person, with all procedes going to benefit the Bannerman Castle Trust and the Daisy Jopling Mentorship Foundation, which provides free music lessons and mentorship to nearly 100 elementary through high school students.

Friday, September 25

The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is adding new concerts — both pre-recorded and live — weekly, so make sure to check back regularly to find some new favorites. This week, Anthony McGill will stream live starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 or free for members.

Photo by David Finlayson; courtesy Caramoor

Saturday, September 26

Croton Tapsmith has broken out a mobile pizza oven and has made it down to Croton Landing. With now residency restrictions of that particular park, anyone can come on over and enjoy some crispy pizzas al fresco thanks to the crew every Saturday starting at noon!

The BluePath Service Dogs Virtual Walkathon kicks off at 10 a.m. to help raise money for the organization, which provides autism service dogs to those who need them. The walkathon is open to all ages and participants can walk in their own communities at their own pace. Registration is just $25 and includes a BluePath t-shirt.

Photo courtesy of BluePath

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hearts & Homes for Refugees and its Westchester Refugee Initiative partner Neighbors for Refugees to host their third annual Winter Coat & Boot Drive. Donations of clean winter coats and boots in good condition — or Target/Burlington Coat Factory gift cards — can be dropped off at St.John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont, to be distributed to refugees in Westchester and the larger tristate area as the termperature dips.

Sunday, September 27

The new Pelham Market will take place every Sunday through October from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Capitol One Bank on Fifth Ave. Come check out local businesses as well as a rotating food truck lineup including Walter’s Hot Dogs, Leila’s Crepe Truck, and more!

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Muscoot Farm has brought back its weekly Farmers’ Market on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., albeit with some pretty strict social distancing guidelines, including mandatory masks and gloves, verification of online registration, limited shopping time, directional flow, and more.

If you’re more a go-it-solo type, that’s fine too. The Westchester Parks Foundation’s Bicycle Sundays program returned — a little modified, this year — as of May 3. Excluding Memorial Day and Labor Day, the program runs every Sunday in May, June, and September, setting out from Main St in White Plains (instead of County Center this year) and heading down to Scarsdale Rd in Yonkers.


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