Westchester Magazine's Guide to Fall 2011 Events and Activities in Westchester County, NY

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Overgrown by Kathy Ruttenberg, on display in eARTh at ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange in White Plains

Summer in the county is enjoyable, but autumn in Westchester is phenomenal. Pleasant weather lingers, allowing us to hang around our favorite seasonal, outdoor spots a little while longer. In the meantime, our beloved cultural institutions, dormant during the hottest months, reawaken, offering a new season of performances (from Andrew Bird to the Zombies); appearances (try to spot Steven Spielberg in Pleasantville); exhibitions (in the mood for a little Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons?); and all-around excitement. That’s not to mention the awards-bait films and brand-new books and TV shows that demand our attention. So, how do you choose? Here, we offer our blueprint to getting the most out of the fall arts season.

The county gets back to its roots—roots in music, roots in the environment, roots in the county’s history—with a wide variety of cultural offerings this fall.

Fall Arts Preview: Art


Fall Arts Preview: Film


Fall Arts Preview: Music


Fall Arts Preview: Theater


Fall Arts Preview: Family


Fall Arts Preview: Special Events


Fall Arts Preview: Readings, Lectures, and Comedy


Fall Arts Preview: Art & Craft Fairs


Fall Arts Preview: Fall Movies

Sequels and superheroes make way for awards bait, prestige films, and high-minded thrillers.                                                                                        

Fall Arts Preview: Fall Books

Local, indie booksellers predict literary masters and big adventures will find their way onto our fall reading lists.                                                       

Fall Arts Preview: Fall TV

Fairy tales, Sixties period pieces, and lots and lots of dudes dominate the shows premiering on networks this fall.


Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

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