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7 Must-Do Events in Westchester County Throughout the Year

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From antiques, art, and flowers to our own wine and food festival, here are some of the hottest things to do in Westchester County.

Check with event sponsors and/or venues directly for the most up-to-date information.

Lyndhurst

Photo by Mark Liflander, flowers by Joseph Richard

-April-

Lyndhurst Flower & Antique Show

Spring blooms early inside Tarrytown’s Lyndhurst mansion with the help of more than a dozen Westchester florists and floral artists. Celebrate the beginning of spring like royalty as you admire the floral installations at your own pace, sip on tea, attend the seasonal plant sale, and browse an array of midcentury antiques in the Carriage House. The antique show is put on by Antiques on the Hudson and features fine jewelry and art.

wine & food festival

Photo by Toshi Tasaki

-June-

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival

After a decade of success, this 21-and-over event is perhaps the most anticipated culinary event of the year. Travel to multiple locations throughout the area for a celebration of more than 100 top edibles, wines, and spirits. Enjoy Burger & Beer Blast, Grand Tasting Village, and Party on the Pier, among others.

stone barns

Photo by Hechler Photographers for Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

-September-

Stone Barns Annual Harvest Feast

Rain or shine, this yearly fundraising event for Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture features a one-of-a-kind outdoor meal experience. Visitors will learn about Stone Barns’ different growing spaces and systems and how everyone from farmers to chefs work together for an unforgettable day of food, fun, and sustainability.

Lyndhurst

Photo by Liflander Photography, courtesy of Lyndhurst, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

-October-

Lyndhurst After Dark

Experience Gilded Age grandeur while exploring Victorian lore in the moody glow of Halloween weekend at Lyndhurst After Dark. Timed entry into the mansion allows visitors to walk through and soak up the spirit of the season, with special collections and items on display relating to the superstitions of the age. The semi-guided tour explores the slightly darker side of history through the lens of those who have inhabited the property. Visitors get a chance to experience the architecture, decor, and collection items on display while listening to the talented staff regale them about the traditions of the past.

Photo by (c) Tania Savayan / The Journal News

Photo by (c) Tania Savayan / The Journal News

-November-

Frosty Day

Looking for some holiday fun for the whole family? This free event on Main Street in Armonk is one of the county’s most jolly holiday traditions. Get a firsthand glimpse of seasonal splendor with numerous activities and family events. Enjoy a series of live performances, face painting, hot cocoa and cookies, pictures with Santa, and a grand parade featuring Frosty himself.

Yofi

Photo by Eve Prime

-December-

YoFiFest: Yonkers Film Festival

Watch and learn at this celebration of all things film, located in the heart of the Yonkers waterfront. The festival provides an inclusive space for film geeks and film makers to connect through extensive screenings, a “mini film school” taught by industry professionals, and networking events that encourage collaboration between the entire film community. Not limited to big-screen feature films, this festival also airs shorts, documentaries, music videos, animation, pilots, and student work.

young artists

Photo by Margaret Fox

-February-

Young Artists Exhibition

Approaching 40 years and counting is the Young Artists exhibition by the Katonah Museum of Art. This perennial favorite showcases the work of local high school artists across the region from both public and private schools.

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