1 Radisson Plz, New Rochelle
(914) 576-4141; www.nomasocial.com
Just off the lobby, the bar at NoMa Social is waiting with swanky white banquettes, globe lighting, and live music on Thursday and Friday nights. Have fun picking plates from the Mediterranean-inspired tapas menu, and wash them down with the always-flowing Sangria.
101 S Division St, Peekskill
â€‹(914) 739-1287; www.peekskillcoffee.com
Where’s the county’s best trivia night? Not in a bar. At Peekskill Coffee House’s Monday night Two Plus One Trivia, you’ll find yourself trying to answer the quirky hosts’ (Chris Torres and Nick Davanzo) even quirkier questions (“What was the name of the duck in Howard the Duck?”). You’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget you’re drinking a Macchiato instead of an IPA.
11 Riverdale Ave, Port Chester
(914) 937-5000; www.insideclay.com/portchester
The GEARS body-tracking system is the most advanced golf swing analysis technology anywhere in the county. Players wear a motion-capture suit while eight ultra-HD cameras capture more than 600 images per hit to measure every last nuance of the golf swing and club behavior down to hundredths of a degree.
511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
(914) 963-4550; www.hrm.org
Gone is the ancient, unreliable planetarium equipment, and in its place is the Hudson River Museum’s state-of-the-art Definiti 4K Hybrid System, which has a 3D database of the entire known universe and “the Megastar,” which can project 10 million stars. Neil deGrasse Tyson would approve.
Lincoln Depot Museum
10 S Water St, Peekskill
â€‹(914) 402-4318; www.lincolndepotmuseum.org
This beautifully refurbished, 3,000-square-foot rail depot is home to a nifty collection of more than 100 artifacts from and about Abraham Lincoln (who stopped in Peekskill en route to his inauguration) and the Civil War era in New York. And it’s steps away from Peekskill Brewery, Homestyle Bakery (cannoli run!), and Riverfront Green Park.
635 S Broadway, Tarrytown
(914) 631-4481; www.lyndhurst.org
Next time you visit Lyndhurst, climb to the third floor of the historic mansion to find an intimate gallery of priceless art (all part of the Jay Gould family collection), including paintings that have recently been unearthed from storage and others that are on exhibit for the first time ever
Zinsser MTA Commuter Lot
Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson
Every second Sunday from April through November, catch this lively, kid-friendly outdoor market on the Hudson. Shop vintage and new: Independent vendors peddle jewelry, home wares, crafts, furniture, and art. Plus, hear live musical acts, and try the local food-truck fare.
153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck
(914) 693-0098; www.emelin.org
Film expert Dan Nuxoll brought his famed Rooftop Film Series to Mamaroneck from the city—bringing along with him industry experts for Q&A’s and screenings of yet-to-be-released indie movies like Clouds of Sils Maria and 5 to 7. It’s a treat for cinephiles.
145 Palisade St, Suite 412B, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 412-8393; www.curiousonhudson.com
Curious-on-Hudson offers classes for adults and kids about things you didn’t even know you wanted to learn: ukulele lessons, dance moves, woodworking, and robotics. Better yet, the classes are offered as individual sessions or series, so if you don’t have time to commit to a full semester, you can drop in on a single class.
200 Business Park, Ste 108, Armonk
(914) 273-4466; www.armonklimo.com
When you’re renting a limousine for a special event, you want to make sure everything is perfect. With Armonk Limousine, you won’t have to worry about a thing: The 23-year-old family-operated business supplies pristine cars driven by prompt and polite drivers.
Sure, dinner and a movie will suffice, but, if you want a date night with a little more substance, check out this literary salon at Riverview in Hastings-on-Hudson to enjoy a meal and take in Hudson River views while best-selling authors read from their latest works.
633 Old Post Rd, Bedford
When film writer John Farr learned that Bedford’s downtown Bow Tie Cinema was shuttering, he assembled the Friends of the Bedford Playhouse to save the theater and build a new film center for cinephiles. The restoration is underway, and luminaries like A Most Violent Year director J.C. Chandor and actor Chevy Chase are on the advisory board. Keep an eye out for future film events.