July 4th Weekend: Westchester Events

by Katie Schlientz

Before you make your weekend plans, make sure to tune those radios to WVOX 1460 AM every Wednesday at 5 p.m. I’ll be on Noel D’Allacco Live, dishing out the #intoxikating Westchester events… Details on this weekend’s events are below!


Friday, July 4

We’re very lucky to have a variety of locations with spectacular fireworks shows all over the county.

If you’re in Mamaroneck, the Harbor Island Festival starts at 7 p.m. with the fireworks show following at 9 p.m. The park is located between Mamaroneck Avenue South and East Boston Post Road.

In New Rochelle, you can venture down to Hudson Park and Five Islands Park to catch the fireworks, which start at 9:30 p.m.

The Kensico Dam in Valhalla always promises a great show. They are pairing this year’s event with music. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and the fire starts flying in the sky at 9:15 p.m.

Free admission to these events, so stuff a picnic basket with fresh fruit, cheese and crackers (from your local farmer’s market!); a blanket; and make an evening out of it!


Saturday, July 5

Keep cool with a visit to Iceland, no passport required! Visit the Katonah Museum of Art Saturday and check out their latest exhibition featuring Icelandic artists. “Iceland: Artists Respond to Place” is the first museum exhibition in the U.S. to focus exclusively on Icelandic artists and their relationship to the geography of their country. {I visited Iceland in December and I can tell you from first-hand experience that it’s a beautiful place to visit.} $10 Adults, $5 Members, Seniors and Students, Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

{Katonah Museum of Art: 134 Jay St, Katonah, 914-232-9555, www.katonahmuseum.org}



Sunday, July 6

Before hitting the beach with the kids, stock up on those Farmer’s Market goodies! Stop by the Down to Earth Farmers Market in Rye, which pops up in the parking lot behind the stores on Purchase Street. Rain or shine, you can enjoy vendors offering the best seafood, olive oil, pickles, falafel and produce. {That beach lunch is packed and ready to go… Pick up some Mediterranean favorites from Taiim Falafel Shack!} The market starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

white plains farmers market


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