There’s no better way to take in the fall foliage than to visit Westchester County in the heart of the Hudson Valley. With tons of great fall attractions for all to enjoy, hotel packages and dining experiences for the entire family, Westchester is the destination for autumn.
“Nothing says fall like October in Westchester,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Whether you are looking for apple picking, spooky Halloween events, fall foliage, farm to table dining, film festivals and more, Westchester has you covered. That’s why we like to say, Meet Me in Westchester.”
The following are special offers travelers can choose from this season:
Films, Food and Fun for Everyone
Calling all movie junkies! Westchester County provides one of the most exciting film festivals in the Hudson Valley region with the third annual YoFi Fest (Yonkers Film Festival). This event is a three-day movie festival where audiences and filmmakers get to talk, just not during the movies. YoFi Fest will take place Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25. On opening night, guests will have the opportunity to see a screening of Erik Greenberg Anjou’s documentary Deli Man, which takes a look at the vanishing traditional New York Jewish delicatessen and the characters who run them. Prior to the screening, guests will be able to celebrate and enjoy the culture and cuisine from the film by helping to judge YoFi Fest’s “Best Pastrami” contest with delicious tastings from Liebman’s Kosher Delicatessen, Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co. and more. Also, live music from The Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music and beverages from Yonkers Brewing Company will be available. For more information on this year’s YoFi Fest, visit http://www.yofifest.com.
Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, taking place Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 15, is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. With more than 100 Westchester County restaurants participating, it is a must for all foodies. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for $29.95 per person (plus tax, beverage and gratuity) and may offer a three-course lunch menu for $20.95 per person (plus tax, beverage and gratuity). Participating venues include well-known establishments such as Crabtree’s Kittle House and X2O Xaviars on the Hudson. For more information on Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, visit http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com.
The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, will tip off its second season at the historic Westchester County Center in White Plains on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m., facing the Maine Red Claws, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics. The match-up highlights a 24-home-game schedule. Full and partial season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now and start at $10 per game. Starting November 1, save 25 percent off individual ticket purchases with Metro-North Getaways promo code MNR2016 (valid on select seats to all regular season home games). It is easy to get to the games via the Metro-North White Plains Train Station. For more information, visit WestchesterKnicks.com or call (914) 559-6889. Fans can stay up-to-date on team news by following the team at: @wcknicks on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and on Facebook at facebook.com/wcknicks.
Kicking off on Friday, November 27, the second annual Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is designed to be bigger and better this year with several new features for families to enjoy. The New York Rangers will sponsor the ice skating rink, which will be double the size of last year’s rink and the same size as the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City. To be named “RangersTown,” the rink will give visitors the opportunity to meet New York Rangers alumni and receive fun giveaways. Other new features to the event include a third amusement ride, an expanded Shopping Village of artisan crafts and gifts, as well as a new heated entertainment tent with holiday programming to add to signature attractions that include the Santa Experience. For more information about Westchester’s Winter Wonderland, visithttp://www.wwinterwonderland.com.
Stay & Play
Experience the beauty of art and culture during an overnight stay in Westchester. Photographer Victor Spinelli, in conjunction with Tarrytown’s Sheraton Hotel, is pleased to present an art show titled “1 More Time” on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel located at 600 White Plains Road in Tarrytown. Spinelli, a New York native with roots in Westchester County, is a multi-media artist who has traveled through 70 countries and visually documented cultures, religions, landscapes and people. With more than 19 years of experience working on films, commercials, music videos, documentaries and print campaigns, his artwork has gained worldwide recognition. For more information about Victor and his work, please visit victorspinelli.com and to make reservations at the Sheraton Hotel, visit sheratontarrytown.com.
Metro-North Daytrips and Overnight Getaways
Plan a getaway to Westchester County and rest easy knowing it will be a memorable experience. It is easy to save with Metro-North’s Getaway Packages to some of Westchester’s top daytrip and overnight destinations. Hudson Valley Metro-North Overnight Getaways features an exciting escape to historical Tarrytown and visit Sleepy Hollow, Lyndhurst Castle, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Old Dutch Church, the Rockefeller estate and many other historic sites with one of the packages at SpringHill Suites in Tarrytown.
This package includes:
- Overnight accommodations in a King or Double Studio Suite
- Complimentary “Fresh Start” hot and cold breakfast buffet
- Two round-trip Metro-North rail tickets to and from Grand Central Terminal
- Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Tarrytown train station
Rates from $149 per night by mentioning code TRS. For more information, call the SpringHill Suites in Tarrytown at 914-366-4600 or visithttp://www.tarrytownspringhill.com. For more information on Metro North Overnight Getaways, visithttp://web.mta.info/mnr/html/outbound.htm.
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