Arts, Culture, Recreation in the Westchester New York Area | What’s happening in Westchester

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NY Metro Reptile Show

The Northeast's largest reptile expo! More than 150 reptile breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted prices. Vendors will also be selling a huge selection of cages, racks, frozen rodents, feeder bugs, and many other reptile related items.
Dates: 
11/25/2018
9 am - 4 pm
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Location:

Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY, 10606
United States

Phone:

(845) 526-4845

5th Annual Westchester Winter Wonderland with Tree Lighting Celebration

Westchester's Winter Wonderland runs Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 31. This one-of-a-kind holiday experience features an exciting lineup of entertainment and activities for all ages, including the new FUNderland Village, the Santa Experience, unlimited skating on its outdoor ice rink, the Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus, nightly magic shows, favorite holiday rides, fantastic local food trucks and more. Proceeds from this event benefit WPF and allow the organization to further its mission to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.
Dates: 
11/23/2018
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
Thursdays: 5pm-9pm Fridays: 5pm-10pm Saturdays: 5pm-10pm Sundays: 5pm- 9pm New Year’s Eve: 5pm-9pm
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Location:

Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY, 10595
United States

Phone:

914-231-4600

Train Show at Greenburgh Nature Center

Yonkers Model Railroad Club presents a display of model trains. Members of the club will be on-site to answer questions. Fee: Members Free, Non-members Adults $10, Seniors/Students $9, Children (ages 2-12) $8, Children under 2 Free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits
Dates: 
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
12/01/2018
10 am - 4 pm
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Location:

99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
United States

Phone:

914-723-3470

Vienna Boys Choir at The Palace

The Vienna Boys Choir, renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for over five centuries, is a frequent visitor to North America, performing throughout the country in everything from houses of worship to great concert venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall and Chicago's Symphony Hall.
Dates: 
12/04/2018
7:30 pm
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Location:

61 Atlantic Street Palace Theater
Stamford, CT, 06901
United States

Phone:

(203) 325-4466 (Box Office)

WILD TURKEY TREK at the Outdoor Discovery Center

Hike the McKeon Loop trail and learn all about this fascinating bird that is so prevalent this time of year. Find out about the turkey’s natural history and amazing adaptations.
Dates: 
11/25/2018
Programs begin promptly at 10am
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Location:

Outdoor Discovery Center
Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY, 12518
United States

Phone:

845-534-5506

Disney's Beauty & the Beast

We invite you to "Be Our Guest" as this beloved Disney classic comes to life on stage!
Dates: 
12/21/2018
12/22/2018
12/23/2018
2:00PM & 7:00PM
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Location:

White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place
White Plains, NY, 10601
United States

Phone:

914.328.1600

SINTERKLAAS FESTIVAL DAY IN RHINEBECK

A day-long, colorful celebration that features children’s workshops, dance, theatre and music all over the village of Rhinebeck. Don’t miss the Dancing Bear, the Pocket Lady, and Mother Holly. The spectacular Children’s Starlight Parade at 6:00 pm, featuring two-story tall, animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers, closes the day at twilight. A non-denominational event, Sinterklaas joins residents and visitors alike, people of all ages and backgrounds, in a memorable celebration of children, art, and the light of the winter season.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
All day
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Organization:

Sinterklaas

Location:

80 Market St
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
United States

6th Annual Wallkill East Rotary Turkey Trot!

The Walkill Rotary Club presents the this third annual event. Even before the turkey goes in the oven, this 5K race steps off!
Dates: 
11/22/2018
8:30 am
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Location:

Galleria Crystal Run
1 Galleria Dr
Middletown, NY, 10941
United States

Phone:

845-926-6097

Nyack Holiday Gift Fair

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 10 am until 5 pm, beat mall monotony at the Indoor Street Fair and Holiday Gift Gallery at the Nyack Center (58 Depew Avenue). Featuring local artisans and Nyack’s favorite merchants selling one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, art, clothing, home decor, chocolate, and sweets. Don’t miss the chance to get unique, hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones on special holiday discounts.
Dates: 
12/02/2018
10 AM - 5 PM
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Location:

po box 677
Nyack, NY, 10960
United States

Phone:

(845) 353-2221

HOLIDAY LIGHTS OF NYACK

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce presents Holiday Lights on Saturday, December 1st, 4 pm – 6 pm at Veterans Park. Topping off the hot refreshments, music, and merriment, the Highland Hose Company has made special arrangements for a visit from Santa himself — and if everyone is good, there will be presents.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
4 PM - 6 PM
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Location:

Veterans Park Gazebo
Main Street & Cedar Street
Nyack, NY, 10960
United States

Phone:

(845) 353-2221

Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium

Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team in December to help demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth. Several times each week through the holiday season (workload permitting), Santa will strap on his custom scuba outfit and enter the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 7- and 8-foot sharks. He’ll swim up to the exhibit window and pose with children, so bring your camera for a unique holiday photo. The Santa dives are part of a regular Aquarium program where guests can see and talk with volunteer divers swimming in the exhibit. The purpose of the dives is to correct common misperceptions about sharks, as the divers demonstrate how sharks do not see humans as prey. All the dives are free with Aquarium admission.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
11/25/2018
11/29/2018
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm; 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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Location:

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT, 06854
United States

Phone:

203-852-0700 EXT 2232

14th Annual Bedford Turkey Trot

Be part of the 14th annual Bedford Turkey Trot 5K! The course begins on Court Road at Bedford Village Elementary School in historic Bedford Village, NY. The halfway point is just past the top of Indian Hill Road - not for the faint of heart. Finish: at Bedford Village Memorial Park. 5K starts at 9:00 AM
Dates: 
11/24/2018
5K starts at 9:00 AM
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Organization:

Bedford Turkey Trot

Location:

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Bedford, NY, .
United States

City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights-Tree Lighting

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the season as the Mayor lights the City's holiday tree. Carolers, music, refreshments and visits with Santa will follow. Court Street
Dates: 
12/02/2018
4 pm - 6 pm
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Organization:

City of White Plains

Location:

255 Main Street
White Plains, NY, 10601
United States

Phone:

914.422.1336

NY Christmas Lights- Westchester

We believe that we have the best Christmas light display in New York. Come on out and enjoy our Computerized Christmas light and music display and discover it for yourself and your family. This year we have over 10,000 lights on 144 channels synchronized to music. This will be our tenth year of using computer controlled lights and we hope to expand it more every year. There are four homes as part of the show this year.
Dates: 
11/26/2018
11/27/2018
11/28/2018
5:30 pm – 11 pm 7 days a week
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Location:

21 N. Kensico Avenue
White Plains, NY, 10603
United States

A Christmas Carol at The Westchester Broadway Theatre

A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic. Book, Music, and Lyrics by George Puello A wonderful Holiday treat to delight all ages! This new musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens Classic features an original score as well as many of the traditional carols we love to sing! See Scrooge and Tiny Tim and all of the timeless characters we’ve all grown to know & love. And this version includes a surprising new twist! With a large cast, look colorful production numbers and lots of dancing! An uplifting evening of holiday cheer!
Dates: 
11/29/2018
11/30/2018
12/01/2018
Show Times vary
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Location:

1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY, 10523
United States

Phone:

914-592-2222

New Rochelle Turkey Trot

Start your Holiday Season off right with a family fun 5K Run & Walk, Kid's Mile Race and Tot Trot. All levels of competition welcome! All proceeds benefits local charities
Dates: 
11/22/2018
7:30 am
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Location:

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New Rochelle, NY, .
United States

Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration, Kingston, New York

Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway, with stars and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river to his destination there. After his send off, there will be a Sinterklaas Soiree and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants.
Dates: 
11/24/2018
All day
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Organization:

Sinterklaas

Location:

80 Market St
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
United States

METEOR GAZING at Outdoor Discovery Center

Join us for the Geminid meteor shower! The Geminids occur every December and is one of the brightest meteor showers of the year.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
6pm – 7:30pm
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Location:

Outdoor Discovery Center
Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY, 12518
United States

Phone:

845-534-5506