Welcome Spring in Westchester Where New Entertainment, Performances, Music & More Are Ready to Blossom

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Westchester County Tourism Recommends Spring in Westchester, Where Laughter, Family Fun, Music, Arts and Cultural Events and Great Hotel Packages Await

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has a full lineup of events celebrating music.

Westchester County, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, is ready to celebrate Spring and offers an inviting roundup of new activities and events that make for the perfect getaway. With a host of attractions fit for couples, friends or the entire family, Westchester is an exciting destination this April that is sure to bring smiles to all ages.    

“Join us in Westchester this spring for laughter and fun as top comedians prepare for the highly anticipated Westchester Comedy Festival taking place at venues throughout the county,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “For even more laughter and excitement, enjoy an evening with the infamous Carol Burnett at Westchester County Center. This April is sure to be filled with lots of music, entertainment and activities for the entire family, so ‘Meet Me in Westchester’ and bring everyone along for the festivities.”

The following is a preview of upcoming events, activates, hotel deals and more:

Jokes, Laughter & Entertainment
They say that laughter is good for the soul. Plan to laugh like you have never laughed before at the 2015 Westchester Comedy Festival, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the area. Competitions featuring well-known comedians will be held at various locations throughout the county on the following dates: Saturday, April 18; Wednesday, April 22; Thursday, April 23 and Sunday, April 26. At the end of the competitions on April 26, a winner will be crowned the funniest comedian/comedienne in Westchester. The festival will also celebrate “Women in Comedy” with actress/producer/comedienne Rain Pryor headlining the show at Alvin and Friends, located at 14 Memorial Highway in New Rochelle. Pryor, the daughter of the late comedian Richard Pryor, has appeared at comedy venues including Caroline’s in New York City and is the host of Rise and Shine on ARISE TV. Tickets for the competitions are $26, with part of the proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.westchestercomedyny.com/. For more information, call (914) 338-9373.

Enjoy An Evening of Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett at the Westchester County Center on Friday, April 17. One of the greatest talents of the modern era and a television celebrity of the highest order, Burnett has been regaling her audiences with backstage tales, her partnership with her TV ensemble cast and a career spent making America laugh. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $63.50. The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains. For more information, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit http://www.countycenter.biz.

Family Fun Attractions
Bring the kids to Tarrytown Music Hall for Pinkalicious the Musical on Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. In the performance, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her to the doctor’s office with “Pinkititis,” an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Tickets for this show are $30. Tarrytown Music Hall is located at 13 Main Street in Tarrytown. For more information, call (914) 631-3390 or visit http://www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

On Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (just 45 minutes north of Manhattan) will host a special Sheep Shearing Fest to celebrate the arrival of spring, the growth of tender new grass and the animals that thrive in their pastures. The event will include family-friendly activities, crafts, live music and seasonal fare as part of a daylong celebration with festivities for the entire family throughout the barns and fields. Some highlights include sheep shearing, making floral crowns from farm-grown materials, and planting in the field and in the greenhouse. A wide selection of food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 2 to 14 and free for children under 2. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is located at 630 Bedford Road in Pocantico Hills. For more information, call (914) 366-6200 or visit http://www.stonebarnscenter.org.

Arts & Culture
Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has a full lineup of events celebrating music. Offering exceptional music, captivating programs, spectacular gardens and grounds and wonderful moments with friends and family, Caramoor enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances. Upcoming events include Cricket Tell the Weather featuring folk music with Willie Watson on Saturday, April 11. Enjoy Chamber Talk with Max Mandel on Tuesday, April 14 with a performance called Age is Just a Number. And, classical music will be the focus for Sunday, April 19 with the Horszowski Trio. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road in Katonah. For a full listing of performances, call (914) 232-5035 or visit http://www.caramoor.org.

Stay & Play
Comfortable overnight accommodations and great mornings await families when they book the Stay for Breakfast Package at the Westchester Marriott. Starting at $159 per night, this package provides overnight accommodations and breakfast for up to two adults and three children 12 years old and under (registered to the same guest room) at Cooper’s Mill, the hotel’s onsite farm-to-table restaurant. The natural flavors of classic American cuisine are brought to life at Cooper’s Mill, where “farm to fork” is brought to a unique social setting. The restaurant uses locally and regionally grown and sourced ingredients as the cornerstone of its cooking. This offer is valid Thursday through Sundays. The Westchester Marriott, located at 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown, is centrally located to many family activities. For more information, call (914) 631-2200 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycwe-westchester-marriott.

Plan a weekend family getaway at Doral Arrowwood with the Family Fun Package. Starting at $149 per night, families can enjoy guest room accommodations, 15 percent off dinner, two complimentary drink tickets, as well as a full hot breakfast for two adults and two children (12 and under). A Family Movie Marathon and Movie Munchies are also available as part of this package, as well as Saturday Family Splash at the heated indoor pool. Doral Arrowwood is located at 975 Anderson Hill Road in Rye Brook. For more information, call (914) 417-4722 or visit http://www.doralarrowwood.com.

For the latest events and happenings in Westchester, log onto http://www.visitwestchesterny.com, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/westchestercountytourism), follow us on Twitter @westchestertour or call 1-800-833-9282. To view the Westchester County Destination Guide, please visit http://digital-editions.mediatwo.com/westchester-destination.

About Westchester County Tourism & Film
Tourism & Film is Westchester County’s official destination marketing organization. Its mission is to generate economic benefits by enhancing the image and promoting Westchester County as a premier business and leisure destination in the Hudson Valley region. The Tourism & Film Office in Westchester County is a division within County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s Office of Economic Development.

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