May is a lively month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, with events honoring Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and spring. Below we've rounded up our top picks; limiting them was no easy task. Beyond the diversity and novelty that these events offer, many happen to also be free!
Making its debut this year is the all-new Valley Con, a festival for lovers of comics, cosplay and gaming. Playland turns 90 years young, and with this milestone comes a bash, of course. Numerous annual traditions return, such as the UFO Fair, the zaniest of the many Hudson Valley spring festivals we’ve rounded up. Kid-bop icon Laurie Berkner returns to the stage, so snag those seats and Velcro those dancing shoes; and while you’re buying tickets, book your slide down the rabbit hole to the new Tilly's Tea with Alice.
Of course, the main event of May is Mother’s Day, and we’ve rounded up both where to go for Mother’s Day brunch and 35 alternatives (or supplements) to the family meal. And be sure to indulge in assorted Star Wars-themed activities at any of the many events called May the 4th Be With You (get it?).
Read on for the rest of our lowdown. If you're looking for even more options (and trust us, there are many), check out our Event Calendar and sign up for our free newsletters to stay in the know!