South Salem NY Homes | Hudson Valley ‘Staycations’: Movin’ to the Music – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch

If a trip to the Caribbean or even the West Coast isn’t in your family’s budget, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy summer close to home.

There’s nothing like good, old, award-winning Broadway musicals and in the summer months, The Hudson Valley can be a great place to listen to talented musicians and gifted artists whether it’s a sunny afternoon or a cool evening.  Here are just a few places where you can get your fix of great music and great opportunities for your “staycation.”

Putnam County: The “Pajama Game”

Throughout the summer, Putnam County towns and villages boast a variety of musical talents and opportunities.  If you’re looking for an unconventional musical experience, this county is the place to be. With an abundance of theaters and outdoor venues overlooking the Hudson, you are sure to find entertainment.

Patch’s Recommendation? The performing arts run rampant across Putnam. This weekend, take in the delightful 1950’s family friendly musical, “Pajama Game”, performed by the Philipstown Theater Youth Players at the Historic Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison.  Make it your Saturday night out at 7 p.m. or your Sunday afternoon activity at 2 p.m. This musical will have you tapping your feet in no time.

Check here for specific information.

Rockland County: A Jazzy Weekend in Rockland

Located along the banks of the Hudson River, Nyack is a historic and charming town. Although the spot is popular all the time due to its parks, restaurants, and shops, this weekend, you can enjoy something special. Come to Nyack’s Jazzy Weekend, featuring talented musicians and jazz concerts all weekend long, and for little to no cost.

Patch’s Recommendation? On Sunday head to Nyack for a late lunch or early dinner at one of the restaurants along Main Street.  Then, if you’re a person who enjoys the indoors, make your way to The River Club on Burd Street for a Jazz Jam Session with Shirley Crabbe, free of charge.  If your someone who would rather be outdoors, go over to Franklin Street Park on Cedar Hill Avenue for Jazz in the Park, featuring jazz vocal duo, Newborn & Co, also free of charge.  Either way, you’re sure to find sounds to satisfy your senses.

Check here for specific times and information.

Westchester County: Midsummer Night Music / Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival

With beautiful parks and outdoor areas, Westchester County has plenty of places to enjoy a relaxing concert.  Whether it’s weekly event at Lasdon Park or a one day gig to get you off your feet, come and enjoy the musical talents that this county has to offer.

Patch’s Recommendation? If you’re into blues, make your way to Downtown Peekskill for its fifth Annual Outdoor Jazz & Blues Festival.  Grab a bite and pack some snacks before you enjoy this free and exciting event from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.  If jazz & blues aren’t your style, relax with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra at Lasdon Park in Katonah.  Either buy the food and refreshments available for sale or pack some snacks; settle down at a spot on the parks spacious lawn and enjoy the serenity.

Check here for specific times and information on Midsummer Night Music.

Check here for Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.