R5 April Showers (and Concerts and Shopping)

Don’t let inclement weather spoil all the fun. Whether it’s month-long selection of concerts or an afternoon trip to the rink, there’s a a lot more fun to be had on soggy April days in Westchester than you might think.

Listen to the Music
Instead of wetting your shoes in a big puddle, whet your lyrical appetite instead. On April 13 and 14, come and see the proverbial house brought down by world-renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin with classic pieces from Vivaldi, Mozart, and Schubert at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase 914-251-6200; artscenter.org). Tickets for both evenings range from $30 to $97 and can be purchased at the Westchester Philharmonic’s box office.

Bring on the Bling
Looking for a different twist on the classic “retail-therapy” outing? Check out the International Gem and Jewelry Show at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Ave, White Plains 914-995-4050; countycenter.biz) on April 12, 13, and 14. Exhibitors will showcase and sell baubles, bangles, and beads of all types, from high-end jewelry to costume pieces for casual wear. Admission is $8 per person. 

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Hit the Rinks
Sometimes, there is nothing more satisfying then strapping on a pair of skates and hitting the ice. Fortunately, the County is home to several year-round indoor rinks that offer an affordable way to chase away the rainy-day blues (and maybe burn some calories, too). Check out the Ice Hutch (655 Garden Ave, Mount Vernon 914-699-6787), the Hommocks Park Ice Rink (140 Hommocks Rd, Larchmont 914-834-1069; hommocksparkicerink.org), or the Edward J. Murray Memorial Skating Center (348 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers 914-377-6469; yonkersny.gov) for a cheerful retreat.

See the Stars…and Other Sights
The Hudson River Museum (511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers 914-963-4550; hrm.org) will feature a galaxy of indoor events throughout April sure to delight all age groups. The Museum’s indoor planetarium will host events, including “The Sky Tonight: Riding the Solar Wind” on April 6 and 7 and “Oceans of Air, Oceans of Space” on the 13 and 14, both of which are suitable for younger children. Adults may be interested in the Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames, which showcases similarities between the art of the Hudson and Thames Rivers. It runs through May. Non-members pay $3 to $5 for museum access, plus Planetarium admission when applicable.

 

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