Now that spring is almost here, it’s time to get out and explore Westchester in New Yok state. Sing along to the best of the Beatles at The Fest for Beatles Fans, taste signature dishes from restaurants at the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and Taste of Ridge Hill and even participate in team building exercises with Escape the Room, all right there in Westchester County.
“As we wait to greet spring’s arrival, Westchester welcomes visitors from near and far to experience all that our county has to offer,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “From the return of the beloved Fest for Beatles Fans to interesting exhibits and exciting performances, we have something for everyone.”
Here are a few of the upcoming events:
– Come together – The Fest for Beatles Fans is back. The festival celebrating Beatlemania is back in Westchester for the second year in a row. From April 15-17 Beatles’ fans young and old will gather at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook for the three-day extravaganza, featuring musical guests who have performed with members of the Beatles. One of the largest gatherings of Beatles enthusiasts in the nation, Beatlefest was founded by the ultimate Beatles fan, Mark Lapidos, 52 years ago in New York City, with support from original Beatles members. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://www.thefest.com/2016-fests/buy-tickets/.
– Directed by David Wasson, Westchester Broadway Theatre’s production of Man of La Mancha runs now through May 1. Set in 17th century Spain the musical blends tragedy, romance, comedy and adventure to tell the story of Miguel de Cervantes’ wrongful imprisonment during the Spanish Inquisition. For show times and ticket prices, please visit http://www.BroadwayTheatre.com or call (914)-592-2222.
– Experience a matinee or evening performance of Westchester Broadway Theatre’s production of Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration on Monday, March 14. The concert mixes Irish music, folk songs, comedy and Irish dancing, starring one of Ireland’s most celebrated artists, Tony Kenny. For show times and ticket prices, please visit http://www.BroadwayTheatre.com or call (914)-592-2222.
Sheep Shearing Fest at Stone Barns Center
– The 12 Annual Celebration & Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 10am-3pm. Watch as the Stone Barns’ farmers shear their flock and try carding, combing and felting wool before herding the sheep to pasture. Other family-friendly activities, crafts, live music and food round out the fun. Tickets are now on sale. All proceeds support the Stone Barns Center. For more information about the festival and for information about tickets please visit: http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/visit/sheep-shearing-fest.html
– The latest team building craze is now open in Scarsdale at The Center@862. Participants must work together to Escape the Room, by solving various puzzles and finding hidden objects – all in 60 minutes. For more information, contact (914) 722-8358 or visit http://www.thecenter862.com/
Bites & Beverages
– The Hudson Valley Restaurant Week begins on March 7 and runs through Sunday, March 20. For two weeks, diners will enjoy meals and affordable deals at more than 200 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley, including more than 100 in Westchester County. Organized by The Valley Table Magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week features prix-fixe, three-course dinners ($29.95) and lunches ($20.95). For the list of participating restaurants, visit http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/home.php
– On March 31, feast on signature bites and beverages during the Taste of Ridge Hill, from the restaurants at Ridge Hill from 6pm-9pm. Participating restaurants include 5 Napkin, Havana Central, Texas de Brazil, Angelo’s Family Style Italian, Lefteris Gyro and Elevation Burger. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Food Bank for Westchester. Tickets must be purchased in advance at http://www.Ridgehill.com/info/tastofrh.
For the Birds
– From now until June 19, ornithologists can visit The Nest, An Exhibition of Art in Nature, at the Katonah Museum of Art. The provocative display incorporates contemporary art, relics from the natural world and items of material culture that showcase the similarities between human and animal behavior. The exhibit, located in the Beitzel and Righter Galleries, raises questions about the survival of birds and their habitats in our ever-changing ecosystem. For more information, please call (914) 232-9555 or visit http://www.katonahmuseum.org/exhibitions/TheNest/.
Book a hotel-stay in Westchester County
– All Book Early and Save reservations made at least five days prior to arrival are entitled to 15% off the best available rate at Doral Arrowwood. These reservations require a non-refundable $50 deposit. Book now at http://www.doralarrowwood.com/ or by calling (844) 214-5500.
– Healthy package, Staying Fit at Radisson New Rochelle, offers a large bottle of flat or sparkling water and an assortment of fresh seasonal fruit and granola bars delivered to the room. The hotel also has an onsite fitness center to get guests ready for spring. Rooms are available from $169. Please visit http://www.radisson.com/new-rochelle-hotel-ny-10801/nyrochel or call (914) 576-3700 for more information.
To stay current on Westchester happenings, check out http://www.visitwestchesterny.com or call (800) 833-9282 FREE.