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These Are the Best Things to Do in Westchester This Week


Virtual concerts, hybrid art galleries, Mother’s Day pop-ups, and tons of great food 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.

Wednesday, May 5

HudCo in Dobbs Ferry is hosting a Mother’s Day Market so you can treat mom to some locally-made gifts this year, including florals, textiles, jewelry and accessories, and more, all from local makers!

Thursday, May 6

The Picture House Regional Film Center is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage all through May during its monthly film studies class, taught by Los Angeles filmmaker Will Tiao. Films including documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin? and narratives Formosa BetrayedSaving Face, and Minari will be discussed in classes meeting every Thursday this month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the entire series are $100.

Friday, May 7

ArtsWestchester officially reopens its gallery to the public this Friday, kicking off the fresh new season with a retrospective showing of local artists’ work from the pandemic titled Together apART. The exhibit, sponsored in part by Westchester Magazine, is viewable both online and in person, and includes more than 250 pieces from 224 Hudson Valley artists.

Pandemic Project

Eleanor Miller’s “Pandemic Portrait Project 45” | Courtesy Arts Westchester

Melita’s Home will also be hosting a Mother’s Day Pop-up with bouquets and flower arrangements, candles and bath/beauty products, and of course plenty of chocolate and tons more! The market starts this Wednesday at 9 a.m. and funs through 6 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, May 8

The Mother’s Day Plant Sale returns to Lyndhurst, newly reopened this month! A daily grounds pass is required for entry — $10 each or free for Tarrytown residents and Lyndhurst members. (Technically only if you’re driving: walk-ups don’t need a pass.) Ahead of it’s summer season, the TaSH Farmers’ Market will hold a special Mother’s Day Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., spotlighting nearly 50 vendors including both its regular roster and an expanded lineup of local crafters, makers, artists, and artisans so you’re sure to find mom that perfect present.

Not ready to be out in crowds yet? Make an appointment to get vaccinated together at Valhalla’s Westchester Community College campus! Appointments needed.

Caramoor’s new season continues this week with the latest livestream, Catherine Russell, presented in part with Jazz at Lincoln Center. The vocalist will spotlight old favorites and forgotten gems starting at 8 p.m., but for those who can’t make it the stream will be available for a full 48 hours after it airs. Tickets start at $15, although the show can be viewed as part of the spring series ticket package or for free to Caramoor members. For those who have loved this season’s programming, tickets for the summer session are also officially live.

Sunday, May 9

Happy Mother’s Day!

Make sure to treat the mother figures in your life to a wonderful day of gifts and tasty treats!


White Plains Wing Weeks runs through May 8 where YOU can help name the best chicken wings in the city. Each $30 ticket comes with passes for four orders of a dozen chicken wings at any of the 15 participating establishments like The Brazen Fox, freebird kitchen and bar, Lilly’s, TVB: By Pax Romana, Wolf & Warrior Brewing Co., and more. You can rate your wings via phone, but honestly $30 for 48 wings is a steal on its own.

Extended Bicycle Sundays have returned to Westchester, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every week (excepting holidays) through October 31. The Bronx River Parkway will close to cars during that time between County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, so make like Freddie Mercury and get on your bikes and ride!

Grub on Grand continues every Sunday, with restaurants all along the main strip in the village of Croton-on-Hudson ramping up outdoor dining for foodies coming from near and far. Participants include a raw bar from 105-Twenty, Pizza from Croton Tapsmith, bao buns from 140 Grand, Mexican street corn from Black Rock, and more!

Courtesy Croton Tapsmith

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