All things entertaining in Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley
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Get your hands dirty this summer and pick your own vegetables, herbs and flowers straight from the fields at Hilltop Hanover Farm, just one of many farms in the Hudson Valley area where you can pick your own products during harvest season.
Every Saturday through the month of July, Hilltop Hanover Farm (1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights; 914-962-2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org) hosts U-Pick events...Read more »
Westchester’s Ridge Hill, the new village-like shopping complex along the New York State Thruway in Yonkers, is making a play to be a dining destination (One Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers; 914-207-2900; westchestersridgehill.com). Six restaurants, several of the white tablecloth variety, plus two additional spots slated to open this summer, are situated among national retailers like Lord & Taylor,...Read more »
You won’t run out of things to do at the 31st Great American Weekend, June 30 and July 1 in Goshen's historic village square. The lively Fourth of July celebration features hundreds of vendors, as well as crafts, live music and food.
In 1982, the first Great American Weekend was a humble fundraiser and promotional event for Goshen’s historic racing track. “It started with just a little hot...Read more »
Diggy Simmons, the son of Rev Run from the '80s hip-hop group Run-DMC, will perform at Rye Playland Monday, July 2, to promote his debut album, “Unexpected Arrival.”
Daniel “Diggy” Simmons first gained America’s attention when he and his family let cameras into their home for the MTV reality show, “Run’s House,” which ran for six seasons starting in 2005. During the show, the now 17-year-old...Read more »
Food trucks are showing up everywhere in Westchester, or so it seems. So it’s no surprise that one has taken up residence in the Sculpture Garden at the Katonah Museum of Art (134 Jay St., Katonah; 914-232-9555; www.katonahmuseum.org).
Called Love on the Run, the mobile eatery is an extension of Mount Kisco's popular cafe and carryout spot, Ladle of Love (11 B South Moger Ave., Mount Kisco;...Read more »
The Hudson Valley is home to many famous musicians and notable music festivals, so it makes sense that there are a number of songs written about the region. Want to put together a summer mixtape perfect for cruising around the area? We've compiled a list of some of the most well-known tracks inspired by the Hudson Valley.
Mount Vernon native Heavy D put his beloved hometown on the map with...Read more »
Glenn Close plays high-powered lawyer Patty Hewes to nefarious extremes on "Damages," but despite her character's involvement in a potential bribe or two, the northern Westchester resident only laughed when I jokingly unfurled a $5 bill at today’s junket in an attempt to uncover a huge spoiler about the series' fifth and final season. "As Patty, she might figure out a way to get...Read more »
Did you know that Peekskill is the home of the yellow brick road referred to in "The Wizard of Oz"? Find out about this fun fact and more on a historical tour hosted by the Peekskill Trolley Company (914-739-5408; peekskilltrolleycompany.com).
Inside the newly restored trolley, named Stella, riders can sit back and enjoy a tour of Peekskill’s historical riches — restored Victorian...Read more »
Prepare to fist pump the night away for a DJ Pauly D show at Poughkeepsie's Mid-Hudson Civic Center (14 Civic Center Plz., Poughkeepsie; 845-454-5800; midhudsonciviccenter.org). On Thursday, July 19, the “Jersey Shore” reality star will be spinning nearly every genre of club music, mixing in and out of electronic and Top-40 hits.
According to the event's news release, the Rhode Island native...Read more »
After a lot of buzz and a little controversy, Aaron Sorkin’s latest TV drama, “The Newsroom,” debuted on HBO on Sunday night, drawing 2.1 million viewers. Though not a flop out of the gate, the ratings could be cause for concern — the episode was unable to retain half the audience from its lead-in, “True Blood,” which attracted 4.7 million viewers.
For comparison’s sake, the 2010 premiere...Read more »