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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, October 26

Dashing for Dylan, the 6th annual memorial run/walk from the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley, will be held online all month long this year. Participants can run, walk, bike, swim (brrr), skate, or otherwise exercise by the mile and log their progress to help raise funds in honor of Dylan J. Hoffman. Money directly benefits families at the Ronald McDonald House at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. This year the goal is to log 1,164 miles, one for every day Dylan lived. Pledge or join online.

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.

Likewise, ArtsWestchester’s Visions 2020 Virtual Gallery is officially online now through the end of the year, showcasing artworks by recipients of local mental health services.

Tuesday, October 27

Starting Tuesday and running through Halloween, head to Addison Park in Larchmont for costumes, music, treats, and socially distant seasonal fun as part of Groove Music in the Park.

For a little more grown-up fun, The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry will be hosting a Halloween Cocktail Club complete with costumes. Call 914.305.2336 for more details or to make reservation.

 

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Wednesday, October 28

The SKG Team at Barnum Financial Group is hosting a new free webinar at 11 a.m. Wednesday that’s particularly timely. The Financial Impact of the 2020 Election will cover how the market fluctuates in election years, how stock values move during election cycles, and specifically the outlook on investments when dealing with a new or an incumbent president.

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.

Thursday, October 29

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center of White Plains will be holding its annual benefit gala online this year, Generations Forward – Honoring Human Rights Leaders Past, Present, Future. The event will honor retiring congresswoman Nita Lowey, with guest speaker Derek Black, author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. Registration is free, although donations are of course welcome.

Friday, October 30

Home chefs will love the new Virtual Cooking Series from Zwilling Cooking Studio. This week, sign up for a double dose of fun with a virtual “Girls’ Night Out” of homemade pasta on Friday and a virtual French bistro date night on Saturday. Both classes are $35 to register and begin at 6 p.m.

At 8 p.m., swing by Peekskill for The Blood Moon Vampire Ball at Birdsall House, hosted by voluptuous vamp Dotty Spartans and co-host Gigi Cutina, both of whom you might recognize as currently two of Westchester’s hottest performers on the drag circuit. Music and drinks and a little risqué humor is sure to make for a grand night. Tickets are $25 per table and reservations are required.

 

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Saturday, October 31

Goosefeather at the Tarrytown House is putting together a fun afternoon outdoors, including trick-or-treating and a Halloween candy hunt, costume parades, contests with prizes, hot apple cider and hot chocolate (plus some wine for the adults!), and more. Guests can sign up for two two-hour windows — starting at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — for $30 per adult and $15 per child. Sign up by emailing events@goosefeatherny.com.

Head to Cross County Center for the shopping Mecca’s Halloween Drive-in Movie Night. This week has two movies available, Hocus Pocus at 6 p.m. and Beetlejuice at 8 p.m. Space is limited and social distancing practices will be in effect. Tickets are $25 per car for each movie.

The Bedford Playhouse will also be hosting a Pop-up Outdoor Cinema, screening Hocus Pocus at 6 p.m. at the Rippowan School field. Tickets and concessions start at $15 and must be pre-purchased.

Sunday, November 1

The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is adding new concert livestreams weekly, so make sure to check back regularly to find some new favorites. This week’s stream guest will be the Callisto Quartet, hosting a conversation about The Bartok String Quartet for free at 7 PM on Friday, followed on Sunday at 3 p.m. by the quartet’s performance of an all-Bartok program (tickets are $10 or free for members).

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The new Pelham Market wraps up its season this week 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!

Finally, this is the last weekend to enjoy the Westchester Parks Foundation’s extended Bicycle Sundays season.


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