Celebrate Purim at the Westchester Jewish Center on Sunday. Photo courtesy of the Westchester Jewish Center
Celebrate Purim at the Westchester Jewish Center on Sunday. Photo courtesy of the Westchester Jewish Center

Things To Do in Westchester this Weekend: Laurie Berkner, St. Patrick's Parades, Purim

With St. Patrick’s Day a week away, it’s not too early to don your green and kick up your heels. Among the numerous parades happening in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this weekend is one of the largest in the state: the Annual Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Maple sugaring is still in peak season, as are the events that celebrate it, one of our favorites being the annual Maple Sugaring Party. And while most of the Purim hullaballoo falls mid-week, there are a couple of fun celebrations this weekend, including the Purim Carnival. If you're looking for live entertainment, there are a couple of hot-ticket alerts, one of which is a FREE performance by the Paper Bag Players. Also FREE is the Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs, and there are plenty more freebies in store for the weekend.

Read on for further details and additional options—then head to our Event Calendar for yet more. Also refer to our March GoList for our top picks for the rest of the month, and our don't forget about our roundup of fun activities to finish out the winter!


Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
1008 Brown Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

Wappingers Falls
West Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Rye Nature Center
873 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

Sheldrake Environmnetal Center
685 Weaver Street
Larchmont, NY 10538

Mahopac
Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 Bedford Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Peekskill Clay Studios @ The Hat Factory
1000 N Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

Westchester Jewish Center
175 Rockland Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

New York Historical Society DiMenna Children's History Museum
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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All Fired Up First Friday
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