May is a festive month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! We continue to celebrate spring with lots of festivals and fairs, but it isn’t all daffodils and tulips. Take note of the Gardiner Cupcake Festival, which boasts three times the number of cupcakes than the residents of the town that hosts it.
Numerous opportunities for cultural enrichment return, such as the multi-venue Yonkers Arts Weekend and the ultra-hands-on Family Arts Bash. Historic Hudson Valley has announced a new event called Djembes and Dance (replacing Discover Pinkster! of years past), celebrating African-American customs and arts, with drumming, dance and historical relics.
In May we also celebrate Mother’s Day (our calendar will soon be bursting with ways to honor Mom!) and Memorial Day, with not only a roundup of parades but also larger-scale events like the Annual Memorial Day Races & Fair.
For unadulterated fun, don your best antennae and head to the annual UFO Fair, or indulge in assorted Star Wars-themed activities at any of the many events called May the 4th Be With You (get it?).
We've rounded up our top picks for family outings this month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, below. If you're looking for even more options, check out our Event Calendar and sign up for our FREE newsletters to stay in the know!