This Week’s Westchester Events

by Katie Schlientz

Before we dive into this weekend’s events, there are a few things going on all weekend in Westchester…

It’s not summer without a Lobster Fest and City Limits Diner has you covered. Running from this Thursday to Sunday (5 p.m. to close), the White Plains diner is offering menu includes items like a lobster and shrimp summer roll ($15.95) and steamed Lobster with red potatoes and corn ($28.95).

{City Limits Diner: 200 Central Ave., White Plains, 914-686-9000,}


Westchester Magazine’s Wine and Food Weekend kicked off Tuesday with Tortilla Tequila Tuesday (above: my visit to Bartaco in Port Chester, recap coming soon on Heads up: you must purchase tickets in advance for these events.

Friday: Burger and Beer Blast at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, 6 – 10 p.m., Tickets are $65

Saturday and Sunday: Grand Tastings at the Grand Ballroom in The Ritz Carlton, Saturday 11:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tickets are $85

Click here to purchase tickets or learn more about Wine and Food Week.


And if that’s not enough to keep you busy (and full!) this weekend… 


You can spin some of those calories off at the Say FAREwell to Food Allergies at Flywheel in Scarsdale. Snag a bike of your own for $50 or stop by to make a direct donation to FARE, an organization that works with Americans who suffer from food allergies. The wheels start turning at 6:45 p.m. For more information about the event, visit the EventBrite page.

{Flywheel Scarsdale: 828 Scarsdale Ave., Scasdale,}


Get your art on! Swing by ArtsWestchester for their latest exhibition. STEAM features theintersection science, technology, engineering and art to produce some really amazing pieces. The exhibit was unveiled at this year’s ArtsBash and closes on August 16.

{ArtsWestchester: 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains,}

Check out this IntoxiKate quick clip of ArtsBash:


hilltop hanover farm

Head up to Hilltop Hanover Farm and catch their Jams & Jellies class at 2 p.m. Run by Chef Donna Simmons of Pound Ridge Organics, the class will learn how to preserve the flavors of the season so you can enjoy them all year round. Tickets costs $25 per person.

{Hilltop Hanover Farm: 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights, 914-962-2368,}


W@tercooler and owner Jenifer Ross is hosting their three year anniversary party starting at 8 p.m. They’ll be offering music and good eats to celebrate, but the Tarryotwn co-working space is also raising money for a good cause—intricately designed “Art Bras” will be on sale for $100 to raise money for Jill Rose, of Chiboust Bistro + Bakery, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. For more information on the event visit the event’s Facebook page.

{W@tercooler Hub: 21 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-332-1400,}



It’s time for the Hastings Flea Market! Featuring local craftsmakers—everything from antique furniture to jewelry to crafts—musicians and food vendors, the market is perfect for the entire family. The flea market is located across the street from the Hastings train station and runs on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

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