The 8 Most Fun Things to Do in Westchester This June
Our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month
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Food lovers unite! The county’s top celebration of everything edible comes to venues throughout the region with Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival. This seven-day blowout features seven mouth-watering events, ranging from a fun Food Truck Festival all the way to the mega-popular Burger & Beer Blast. Attendees can stop by swanky occasions like the June 8 Grand Tasting Village or even bring little ones to the lighthearted Jr. Chef Experience.
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Among SNL’s fleet of acclaimed alums, few score more popularity points than Seth Meyers. The host of NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers and former “Weekend Update” anchor, Meyers is known for his cutting satire and ultra-dry delivery. This month catch the celebrated comic in the flesh when he hits The Ridgefield Playhouse for a night of levity and laughter.
Sara Cwynar, 72 Pictures of Modern Paintings, 2016, Digitally printed color wallpaper, Site specific, © Sara Cwynar, Courtesy of Cooper Cole, Toronto and Foxy Production, New York
June 9 - November 10
It’s difficult to describe the scope of boundary-pushing artist Sara Cwynar. The Canadian sensation runs the gamut from installations and photography to bookmaking and film. Now, Cwynar’s first solo exhibition on the East Coast comes to the Aldrich Museum of Art from June 9 to November 10. Visitors can spy a collection of the artist’s photographs, as well as her 16mm film, Cover Girl, a book, site-specific wallpaper, and other thought-provoking works.
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If seeing a member from one of the most acclaimed jam bands in history sounds like a good time, The Capitol Theatre has an event for you. This month, Phil Lesh & Friends will stop by the beloved Port Chester venue with famed guitarist Jorma Kaukonen for two nights of music harking back to the heyday of hippiedom.
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Find Your Roots
Katonah’s Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is lovely almost any time of year, but it is truly something special in the summer. And there is no better way to ring in the season at this elegant venue than during its American Roots Festival. Featuring award-winning folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, the daylong fest includes a wealth of other acclaimed musicians, including Amythyst Kiah, Porch Stomp Review, and Deva Mahal.
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All That Drag
June is Pride month, when everything LGBTQ+ is celebrated in cities across the globe. Get in on the festivities with this lighthearted event at The Bedford Playhouse, where the Patrick Swayze hit To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar will be screened along with performances by two of the region’s most beloved drag queens, KiKi Lucia and Miss Frank.
Is it possible for a film to grow in popularity, each year, forever? Probably not, but The Big Lebowski is certainly giving it a try. The cult obsession starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman has spawned everything from movie marathons to its own real-life festival. Now, locals can check out The Dude in all his glory during this screening at The Avon in Stamford, which also includes a righteous costume contest.
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This stage performance for both children and children-at-heart blends elements of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with Brooklyn-hipster style, along with a host of sidesplitting puppets.
The Joshua Show tells the story of a puppet named Mr. Nicholas, who is overcome by sadness and despair. It is up to Joshua and his band of merry friends to uplift Mr. Nicholas with songs, tap dancing, physical comedy, and several styles of eye-popping puppetry all onstage at the Tarrytown Music Hall.