Westchester County Tourism Recommends Visitors Explore a New Lineup of Upcoming Attractions

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Romantic Activities for Two, St. Patrick’s Day Festivities and Family-Driven Attractions Add to the Experiences in the Lower Hudson Valley

Let Westchester County Tourism help plan a memorable getaway – whether it’s last-minute Valentine’s Day plans, St. Patrick’s Day events, delectable cuisine served during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week or family-themed activities the whole family can enjoy.

“We are always ready to entertain visitors near and far who are looking for new and exciting ways to enjoy their time in Westchester County,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “You don’t have to look further than Westchester for a great meal on Valentine’s Day or during the popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, enjoy our fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Parades and other cultural events along with four-star hotel packages to help travelers plan the perfect getaway or staycation.”

The following are upcoming events, attractions and packages featured:

Book Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Plans

  • Twenty miles from New York City, Tarrytown House Estate is a Hudson Valley landmark and the perfect location to spend this year’s Valentine’s Day weekend. There is still time to book their “Romantic Getaway Package,” which includes exclusive accommodations in a deluxe king room, sparkling wine on arrival, chocolate strawberries and breakfast for two the following morning, all for $229, excluding taxes and fees. For more information, call (914) 591-8200 or visit http://www.tarrytownhouseestate.com/new-york-events.php
  • Dine at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish in North Salem for Valentine’s Day Dinner or Brunch. A three-course, $85/pp ($35 for children under 12) prix-fixed menu is available for dinner and includes dishes like Tuna Tartar with clementine and avocado; Traditional Bisque made with valdespino sherry; Nova Scotia Halibut served with greenhouse basil and black truffle risotto and a Chocolate Caramel and Peanut Parfait. A three-course, $49/pp ($25 for children under 12) prix-fixed menu is also served at brunch with a choice of plates like Pork Belly with shaves Brussels sprouts, cremini mushrooms and Granny Smith apples; a Frittata with prosciutto and grana, fingerling potatoes and greenhouse basil and a Carrot and Ginger Cake. Reservations are accepted. For more information, please call (914) 617-8380 or visit http://www.farmerandthefish.com.

St. Patrick’s Day is Almost Here

  • The Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off on Saturday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshall is Patrick Quinn, an advocate for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and the Ice Bucket Challenge. The parade starts at McLean Avenue near Bronx River Road and free parking is offered at Empire City Casino. Drivers must use the Yonkers Avenue entrance for free shuttles to the parade route. For more information, visit http://www.yonkersstpatricksparade.org.

Enjoy Restaurant Week

  • Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back. The renowned foodie event will take place Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 20. For two weeks, diners will enjoy delicious meals and affordable deals at more than 180 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley, including more than 100 in Westchester County. Organized by The Valley Table Magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week features prix-fixe, three-course dinners ($29.95) and lunches ($20.95). For more information and for a full list of participating restaurants, visit http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/home.php

Experience Arts & Culture

  • In celebration of Women’s History Month, ArtsWestchester will debut its spring exhibition, SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity, with an opening reception on Sunday, March 13. Running until June 25, the contemporary art exhibition will provide an artistic exploration of issues related to gender and female identity. Other educational programming surrounding women’s rights will take place throughout the month. For more information, visit https://artswestchester.org/she-deconstructing-female-identity
  • It’s the peak of maple sugaring season. Gather at Greenburgh Nature Center for a Maple Sugaring Party on Sunday, March 6 from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Enjoy sap collection demonstrations, candy and porridge making, depictions of Native American and Colonial-style sugaring sites and other crafts. Members $5/person and non-members $10/person. Children under two are free. For more information, visit http://greenburghnaturecenter.org/programs-and-events.html
  • On Saturday, March 12 families with children who are in Pre-K or Kindergarten are invited to Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) to listen to stories from around the world and use their imaginations to create, tell and then act out their tales. Short animated movies and activities will take place in front of and behind camera. Author Bill Gordh worked with JBFC to create this exciting and interactive class. For more information about this class and Jacob Burns Film Center, visit https://burnsfilmcenter.org/film.

Stay & Play

  • Feeling lucky? Reserve the Casino Package at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, which affords $20 of free play at Empire City Casino as well as a $10 food and beverage credit. Experience deluxe overnight accommodations and a free shuttle to and from Empire City from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Starting at $149 a night, this promotion runs through October 31, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hpnsh-renaissance-westchester-hotel or call 800-542-8680.

To stay current on Westchester happenings, visit http://www.visitwestchesterny.com, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/westchestercountytourism), follow us on Twitter @westchestertour, or call (800) 833-9282. To view the Westchester County Destination Guide, please visit, http://digital-editions.todaymediacustom.com/westchester-destination/2015/

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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