Springtime is a great opportunity to reconnect with our community. This year, there are still plenty of goings on both in-person and virtual in Westchester County.
We’ve selected a few highlights below to fill your weekends.
Hudson River Museum Exhibitions – Yonkers
Credit: Hudson River Museum
Alongside the permanent exhibitions of American art, the Hudson River Museum is showing a series of new exhibitions for 2021. These new collections include Border Cantos | Sonic Border, a collaboration between a photographer and a sculptor inspired by the Mexican-American border, and an art series focusing on artists’ fascination with the night sky.
Supporting the in-person exhibitions are a series of virtual events including panels and presentations by artists. Featured collections and highlights from the museum’s permanent collection are also available online for viewing. The Hudson River Museum has Westchester’s only public planetarium and is now offering virtual planetarium events as well.
Event dates: Select exhibitions spring/summer 2021
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
Springtime is a time many are reconnecting with the earth in a literal way – preparing soil, planting seeds, and tidying gardens. While we reconnect, it’s also an excellent opportunity to be mindful of our impact on our environment. Spring is the season for Earth Day, and in that spirit, the Bedford Garden Club is hosting a virtual event educating others on the impact of plastics on our environment.
Guest speakers include Judith Enck, an environmental policy advocate, and Sherri “Sam”Mason, Ph.D, one of the first researchers to investigate plastic pollution in freshwater ecosystems. With such prestigious speakers and important topics of discussion, this event will surely leave you energized and ready to make an impact.
Event dates: 3/24
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst Mansion – Tarrytown
The beautiful grounds of Lyndhurst Mansion are the perfect backdrop for a springtime crafts fair. Enjoy a tour of the 67-acre estate before you browse the collections of over 300 craftspeople. Handmade goods will be available no matter what you’re looking for along with selections from local eateries, distilleries, and wineries.
Live demonstrations, interactive crafting, and family-friendly activities are also on offer, rounding out a perfect springtime day.
Event dates: 4/30-5/2
Jacob Burns Film Center at Home – Virtual
The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville is a local hub for film, bringing a global perspective of film to the community. To continue their work safely, the JBFC has curated a swath of content to be enjoyed at home, from viewing new releases to at-home activities for families.
Support a local theater by watching a selection of new releases through their virtual screening rooms, browse staff picks of must-watch films you can stream at home, and continue your film education with a series of artist talks on their YouTube page. If you’re a cinephile in need of a refreshing, local focus, it’s all at your fingertips.
Event dates: All spring long
BluePath Walkathon – Virtual
Credit: BluePath Service Dogs
BluePath is hosting its 5th annual walkathon this year virtually! BluePath is a nonprofit organization that provides autism service dogs to families, giving people companionship and independence. Participants create a walkathon team before participating in the main event.
As a virtual walkathon, participants begin at the same time, snapping photos and taking videos of their own communities. Prizes are available for the biggest fundraisers.
Event dates: 4/9-4/25
Westchester is really coming alive this spring with opportunities around every corner. For those looking for more, contact one of Triplemint’s Westchester real estate agents for more. Tag @TriplemintRealEstate to share your adventures with us.