4 Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun in Westchester

Westchester is jam-packed with exciting summer events that will get you outdoors! We’ve rounded up 4 fun summer programs, including Shakespeare in the Park performances, outdoor concerts and celebrations happening throughout Westchester, many of which are free. Be sure to check out our “Music in the Air” destination guide for more free and affordable (under $20) summer arts events in Westchester and sign up for our newsletters and consult our Event Calendar to stay informed of more great family-friendly events!

Dance for Joy

Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, performs three works at the Emelin Theatre on June 8. Sombrerísimo, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, is inspired by the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte. In Con Brazos Abiertos, choreographer Michelle Manzanales explores iconic Mexican symbols she was reluctant to embrace as an immigrant growing up in Texas. In Danzón, choreographer Eduardo Vilaro takes the traditional Cuban titular dance form and reinvents it with contemporary language in a joyous celebration.

A Full Dance Card Proves Three’s Company, Too

A trio of performances followed by talkbacks with the artists highlights new choreography in Dance Off the Grid at the Emelin Theatre on May 4. High-minded humor is at the heart of Keigwin + Company performances conceived by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin. Excerpts from his duet with co-founder Nicole Wolcott Places Please! take the audience on a madcap trip through the final moments before the curtain goes up on a performance exploring the anxiety and playfulness of behind-the-scenes life.