This summer in Westchester County no one will have to spend their time wondering what to do. Throughout its 450 square miles of prime location, the opportunity to enjoy a fulfilled summer day is right at your fingertips. Whether it is spending an evening at the theatre or challenging yourself to hike to the peak of Blue Mountain, there is something for everyone as the days grow warmer in Westchester County.
No need to venture into the city for a night on the town. The well-established Westchester Broadway Theatre runs just like actual Broadway with high-quality productions and casts of previous Broadway performers. Located in Elmsford, N.Y., the beloved venue is the longest running year-round Equity theatre in the state, with a 40-year history of nearly 200 productions and 1,000 special events and concerts. This summer, enjoy main-stage performances of Mary Poppins now running through July 27, as well as numerous additional concerts and events you won’t want to miss. The Wizard of Oz also begins on July 31 and runs through September 21, so get your tickets today for a night with the family you’ll never forget!
Any music lovers in the area should check out Tarrytown Music Hall, an 843-seat historic music hall built in 1885, making it the oldest theatre in Westchester County. The building was erected during Tarrytown’s “Millionaire Colony” era, with well-known town residents such as the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers often attending nights of lavish entertainment housed at this very theatre. Now run by The Friends of the Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory, Inc., a non profit organization, Tarrytown Music Hall is the musical spot to be this summer. Constant featured events, shows and concerts fulfill the theatre’s mission, and bring all music enthusiasts together for an enjoyable evening of shared talent. See tickets for this summer’s featured events here.
It’s important to remember, though, that it’s not all about the theatre in Westchester. Step outside and be amazed by the county’s vast natural beauty and all that it offers. Blue Mountain Reservation, located in the northwest section of Westchester, has every outdoor activity you can imagine. This 1,538-acre park acquired in 1926 features miles of trails for mountain biking, taking a peaceful stroll and studying the surrounding nature. For those looking to really get the adrenaline pumping, the park also has numerous challenging hiking trails that lead to the tops of two large peaks, Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain. Horseback riding opportunities are also available to complete a perfect summer day in the great outdoors of Westchester County.