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Weekend Away In Westchester: Trade In The Blazing Concrete Jungle For A Lower Hudson Valley Escape

Rye Playland by WalkingGeek / Flickr

As the hottest months of the year approach, here are a few fun summer activities taking place in Westchester County for travelers eager to trade in the blazing concrete jungle for a breezy summer escape.

  • Amusement Park Reopening – Less than one hour outside of NYC, Rye’s very own amusement park, Playland, has officially reopened for the summer and is welcoming guests to ride, whirl, and let loose on any of their exciting rides–including the iconic Dragon Coaster and the newly restored, 106-year-old Grand Carousel.
  • Cool Off at Rye Beach – After a thrilling day at Playland, guests can cool off along Long Island Sound with a visit to Rye Beach, one of the best public beaches in Westchester County.
  • Evening Entertainment at Caramoor – The Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts in Katonah will show off its newly renovated grounds with the return of a full season of outdoor summer concerts until August 8, with two post-season concert series to follow, August 13—September 12.
  • New Speakeasy – After the beach and before Caramoor, stop by one of Westchester’s newest hot spots, The Blind Pig, for elevated cocktails and fine dining.
  • Where to Stay: Formerly the Ritz-Carlton Westchester, The Opus Westchester is the region’s newest contemporary lifestyle hotel with reimagined luxury suites and superior dining. 

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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