A Survey of Westchester County Residents' Favorite Cultural Activities, Including Sporting Events, Live Music Events, and Movies

This month, since we take on NYC (and win!—see page 67), we thought we’d ask you about your cultural pursuits.


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My favorite source of entertainment is:

Live sporting events (24%) Live music events (18%) Movie theater (16%)
Netflix/On Demand/Cable (15%) Live theater events (14%) Happy hour (9%)  My kids’ stuff at school (4%)

On average, I get culture
Several times a week .................. 8%
A couple times a week ................ 8%
Once a week ............................... 25%
Once a month ............................. 25%
Whenever I can afford a sitter .....16%
Hardly ever—I hate the arts ........18%

Most of the arts/entertainment/cultural activities I attend are:
In Westchester .............. 33%
In the city .......................40%
On television ................. 27%

I prefer watching movies in:
The theater—nothing beats the
big-screen experience..................16%
Through Netflix—no lines, no
   parking, no schedule................. 37%

On my laptop/iPad/mobile device
—I’m too busy to actually sit in one place to watch a movie.    47%

My favorite venue in Westchester is:
Jacob Burns Film Center .................. 12%
Picture House.................................... 10%
County Center .................................. 14%
Tarrytown Music Hall ........................ 19%
Paramount Center for the Arts ......... 10%
Emelin Theatre ................................. 8%
Performing Arts Center .....................17%
Westchester Broadway Theatre ........10%

The last time I saw live theater:
Last week ...................................10%
Last month ................................. 20%
Last year .................................... 43%
Never ......................................... 27%

My primary method of buying music is:
CDs ................................... 23%
Digital Downloads.............. 63%
8-Tracks and Cassettes I find at
  yard sales ....................... 14%
I have season tickets to...
the ballet ........................... 8%
the symphony ................... 6%
the opera .......................... 6%
a theater group ................. 8%
the Mets.............................18%

I think the government should subsidize the arts more:
YES ....................................48%
NO ..................................... 52%

 

 

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