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!

A Refreshed Caramoor Promises Year-Round Concerts

It wasn’t just the sold-out performance by Leyla McCalla at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in April that drew audience cheers. The Katonah cultural powerhouse unveiled the months-long makeover of its flagship building, the Rosen House, and set a standard for the art of spring cleaning. After sandblasting, the 16th-century Italian gates, which were rusting and flaking, were returned to their former glory. They now stand proud as the clean, deep gray welcoming entrance to the Rosen House.

Pete Seeger Celebration at Clearwater

The Clearwater Festival, one of the country’s largest annual music and environmental celebrations, returns to Croton Point Park this Father’s Day weekend, June 15 and 16. Founded in 1966 by the late folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, the Clearwater Festival was inspired by his mission to clean up the Hudson River. It raises money for the Hudson River Clear¬water sloop and organization, which provides environmental research, education and advocacy to help preserve and protect the river and its tributaries. This year, the Clear¬water Festival, also known as the Great Hudson River Revival, marks Seeger’s centennial birthday and the 50th anniversary of the flagship with diverse music, dance, educational and family-friendly programs.