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Spring is in the air! We’re here with some top picks to entertain, delight and enjoy the season,  including the following:


The towns of Hastings-on-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry are a veritable showcase of midcentury architecture. Their close proximity to Manhattan attracted modern-thinking homeowners to commission prominent architects like George Nemeny, William Switzer, and Ferdinand Gottlieb to build their homes. The Histoury bus tour will take you to these villages on March 17 to see a collection of these homes, highlighted with special interior stops along the way!

The Histoury bus tour will take you throughout New Rochelle to see a collection of Mediterranean Revival homes on March 24, starting at 1 p.m. These homes, which were popular builds during the Roaring Twenties, were inspired by the villas of Spain, Italy, and Portugal, blending characteristic stucco walls, archways, tile roofs, and patios and balconies.

Tickets for each of these 3 1/2-hour tours, which begin at 1 p.m., can be purchased on the website.


Producer Stephen DeAngelis presents a celebration of Broadway on April 6 at the Emelin Theatre with four performances. The talent includes Emily Bautista, best known for her portrayal of Kim in Miss Saigon; Lisa Howard, who played Madame Morrible in the National Tour of Wicked; Josh Tower, who recently completed a multi-year run as Aaron Burr in Hamilton; and Sam Primack, who was honored to close out Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.

To purchase tickets, go to


The Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe has a robust line-up of events this Spring, including their cannoli-making workshop on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Allison Scola, owner and curator of Experience Sicily will lead the fun and share the culture of cannoli. Go to for tickets and to find out more about other offerings.


The Modi-Know Your Audience Tour is coming to the Tarrytown Music Hall on April 14 for two performances. Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by The Hollywood Reporter, he is co-founder of The Chosen Comedy Festival, a celebration of Jewish humor that was launched in 2022. Often doing bits that reflect his heritage, he has fans of all backgrounds and beliefs. For tickets, go to


Join one of the many Hudson River Audubon Society field trips and watches happening this Spring—such as Feeder Watches at Lenoir Preserve on April 6-7 and 20-21. You’ll take a spot in the Lenoir Nature Center and watch birds come to the outdoor feeders. Hot drinks and snacks are served. Or look for early migratory species on April 28 at Pelham Bay Park. For a complete list of activities, go to


This year’s New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show, on display through April 21, is a fashion-inspired celebration of this splendid flower. New York’s rising fashion designers have created dramatic floral displays. And tailored programs surrounding the show include Meet the Designers and Orchid Nights, replete with signature cocktails, music and food.

To learn more, go to


Come May 4, Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY, will present Arlene Shechet: Girl Group. Six new large-scale commissions will be debuted—spanning heights of 10 to 20 feet and lengths of up to 30 feet. The exhibition has grown from Shechet’s work in ceramics, which will be displayed indoors in the Museum Building galleries. Recognized as a leading sculptor in ceramics, Shechet now takes on industrial materials and inaugurates a new phase of her work. She brings an array of vibrant colors—pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and purples—to Storm King’s terrain for the first time.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a calendar of public programs, including an outdoor performance produced in collaboration with Shechet. For visitor information, go to


Shop ‘til you drop this coming May 3 through 5 at the Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst event. Admission includes access to the estate’s 67 sprawling acres, along with breathtaking views of the Hudson River.

Enjoy lunch there, as well, with food trucks and tastings from local distilleries, wineries and cider houses, as you shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, graduation presents or goods for yourself. Vendors offer handmade fashions, accessories and jewelry; sculptural works; fine art; and photography, among other items.

The festival is outdoors, rain or shine. For tickets and other information, email or call 914-631-4481.

For the more adventurous, M&M Performing Arts and Red Monkey Theater Group present Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem on March 1-24, starting in the Lyndhurst Carriage House. The performance is not handicap accessible (


Rising star, Kessa Mefford, who recently debuted at Carnegie Hall, will perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major and then perform the world premier of Dan Montez’s Piano Concerto in C Minor. The concert, on May 11, will be presented with the full Taconic Opera orchestra, conducted by their Musical Director Jun Nakabayashi, at the Tarrytown Music Hall.


Hanging Cow Productions is back, this time with their Wydell High School Reunion: Greased Lightning. Check out how Danny Duko and Candie Olson fared, and did Kehickey ever date the dancing queen? Dress up or dress down, and catch up with the Grease crew at this audience interactive parody/comedy dinner theater event, at Taormina Restaurant in Peekskill, on May 17.

The all-inclusive ticket price of $85 covers a full Italian gourmet meal, including gratuity, the interactive show, dancing and prizes (alcohol not included in the price)—running about three hours in full. Visit the Hanging Cow ticketing site at or call the box office at 917-603-8765.


Enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea in Caramoor’s Music Room on May 24, 31, June 7 or 14, at 1 p.m. Relax with family, friends, and grandchildren (suitable for ages 4-12) in a historic setting. Service includes tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, and a selection of fragrant teas. Following the tea, and included with your ticket, you can visit certain rooms in the Rosen House. Or book a private docent-guided tour for an extra charge. Call the box office at 914-232-1252 for reservations.

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