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 music festival in Peekskill and art installation in North Salem.

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.

Sound Forest Installation

Until August
Hammond Museum, North Salem

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Displayed in the stunning Japanese Stroll Garden at the Hammond Museum is a thought-provoking sound forest installation. The display is designed by local artist Soli Pierce in collaboration with the composer and sound artist Bruce Odland. They carefully designed five wood “totems” that are placed in and around one of the garden’s dry stream beds next to the hill known as Mt. Fuji. The totems are made from discarded wood, celebrate the forest’s history, and pay homage to the natural world. The installation will be on display until August. For more info on local museums, check out our guide here.

Concerts in the Park

July 17, 7 p.m.
Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck

Tramps Like Us is the only Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band to be endorsed by members of “The Springsteen Camp.” The band has been playing on the road for 34 years and has been given high praise by dozens of publications, radio stations, and music industry personnel. If you’re a Springsteen fan, head down to Harbor Island Park this Wednesday.

Upstate Art Weekend

July 18-20
David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico

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Upstate Art Weekend is an annual celebration of the cultural vibrancy of upstate New York. In Westchester, the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico hosts a photography exhibition on July 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and July 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can view Portraits of Process, the center’s current exhibition, which showcases 34 expertly crafted bronze life castings created for the American Artists’ Hand Archive using a traditional lost-wax casting technique. If you check out the exhibition on July 18, there will be a jazz performance by multi-Grammy-nominated, award-winning saxophonist and composer Ben Wendel and Grammy-winning pianist Kevin Hays at 7 p.m.

P.S. Have you purchased your tickets to our Best of Westchester Party? The annual celebration will take place on July 24 at the Glen Island Harbour Club.

Full Moon Hike

July 19, 8-10 p.m.
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Experience a full moon like never before. July’s Full Buck Moon will be on full display this Friday night. Step into the preserve once the sun sets and explore the grounds after dark with guides Shayla, Hailey, and Dave. They will take you on a four-mile hike on the carriage roads lit by the moon. There is a max of 40 people, and tickets cost $4. Leashed dogs are welcome to join in on the fun!

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River Rock Music Festival

July 20, 2 p.m.
River Outpost Brewing Co., Peekskill

River Outpost Brewing Co. hosts its first-ever River Rock Music Festival this Saturday. This is a free event featuring live music, cold beers, food, vendors, and a dunk tank. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the music begins at 2 p.m. sharp. The lineup includes The Breakers Inc., The Bluechips, Bates, and Mainline, with a DJ afterparty set to play until closing. There will be plenty of opportunities to grab a bite from the food stations and score special beer releases from the indoor or outdoor bar.

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