What to Do on a Rainy Day in Westchester County

Embrace rainy days in Westchester with a handful of local activities to keep you entertained until the sun makes its return.

When rainy weather keeps you indoors in Westchester, there are numerous activities to keep you entertained. Explore options like pottery painting, visits to local art and history museums, or catching the latest movies to make the most of your dreary day.

Get Active

Being active in the rain can be a tricky task. However, with the help of these indoor activities, you can stay energized and dry while making the most of the gloomy weather. Rock climbing gyms around Westchester offer day passes with the option of rental add-ons. The Cliffs at Valhalla (1 Commerce St.) and The Rock Club (130 Rhodes St, New Rochelle) have day passes for $22. Ice skating is another great rainy day activity. Westchester Skating Academy (91 Fairview Park Dr, Elmsford) and Murray’s Skating Center (348 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers) offers plenty of public sessions throughout the week. If you and your group are looking for friendly competition, local bowling alleys are open rain or shine.

 

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Crafts

If the rain seems to spark your creative side, consider crafty options in the region. Westchester is home to several sip and paint classes, during which you and your friends can grab a bottle and indulge in a boozy art night. In addition to sip and paints, painting or crafting your own pottery is available at select Westchester studios.

 

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Movies

Indulging in a movie day remains a timeless rainy day activity. While we have countless titles available at our fingertips in the digital age, nothing quite compares to the ambiance of a traditional movie theater, complete with a bucket of buttery popcorn and a cool, refreshing drink. There are plenty of theaters to pick from, but we’ll highlight a few. The Jacob Burns Film Center (364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville) is always screening the newest independent films. At LOOK Cinema (1 Hamilton St, Dobbs Ferry), you’re able to order food and drinks directly to your seat.

Museums

With a county so rich in history and art, it’s only right we suggest a day full of high-quality museums. From a world-class collection of African art in Purchase to a three-acre Japanese stroll garden in North Salem, the area proves that you don’t have to extend your journey to the city for your culture. Here is our round-up of must-visit museums in Westchester.

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