Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: May 26-28

Explore the Dia: Beacon (for free!) during Hudson Valley Days.
Explore the Dia: Beacon (for free!) during Hudson Valley Free Days.

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: May 26-28

It’s officially the kick off to summer with Memorial Day weekend! This weekend, you’ll find fun ways to kick-off to the season with the opening of the Westchester pools and beaches as well as ways to honor the fallen heroes at some community Memorial Day services. There are also community storytimes, movies, the 2023 Pinkster Festival, and much more. Have the best Westchester weekend!

Check out these Memorial Day weekend events throughout Westchester.

Rides, fireworks, and family fun at the 34th Annual Italian Fest.
Rides, fireworks, and family fun at the 34th Annual Italian Fest.

Friday, May 26th-Sunday, May 28th
34th Annual Italian Fest

Enjoy the kick off to summer at this fun carnival. The carnival ends on Sunday with a fireworks show. East Fishkill Recreation, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Friday, May 26th at 1:00pm
Memorial Day Service

Pay your respects to the fallen heroes at the Westchester County Memorial Day Service. Lasdon Memorial Park, 2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY 10536

Friday, May 26th-Saturday, May 27th
Ice Cream Party

Cool off this weekend at the Shavot Ice Cream Party. Chabad of the Rivertowns, 303 Broadway  Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Friday, May 26th from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Memorial Day: Story Craft

Join the Yonkers Public Library for a special Memorial Day story time and a craft! 16 Thompson St. Yonkers, NY 10707.

Friday, May 26th from 6:00pm-8:00am
Sleep with the Wolves

Have a very special Memorial Day weekend where you and your kids sleep with the wolves at the  Wolf Conservation Center. During the weekend, guests will enjoy a pizza party with Ambassador wolves Alawa and Nikai and hold endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. There is also a movie under the stars,  fireside snacks and light breakfast, and tents for all participants. 7 Buck Run St, South Salem, NY 10590.

Saturday, May 27th, various times
County Pools and Beaches Open

Kick off the summer season during opening weekend at one of the Westchester beaches and pools.This includes Glen Island Beach, Playland Park, Croton Point Beach, Saxon Woods Pool, Sprain Ridge Pool, and more. Various locations and fees.

Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
Weekend Story Time

Enjoy a free weekend story time at the Westchester Children’s Museum. This month, the book is centered around AAPI Heritage. 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY, 10580

Saturday, May 27th from 10:00am-5:00pm
2023 Pinkster Festival

Held on May 27th from 10:00am-5:00pm, “The Pinkster Festival: Remembrance and Renewal” event features music, dance, drumming, and crafts and food inspired by Black culture. Held at Philipsburg Manor, the Pinkster Festival will honor and celebrate African American history and culture and look forward into a vibrant future with live performances, drumming, spoken word, dancers, singing, storytelling, food, and hands-on art activities. Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway (Route 9), Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Saturday, May 27th at 2:00pm
May Movies at Your Library: Puss in Boots

Watch the animated feature, “Puss in Boots” for free at the Yonkers Public Library. Riverfront Branch, Yonkers, NY

Saturday, May 27th, all day
Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Memorial Day Craft

Kids ages three and up can pick up an arts and crafts kit. Dobbs Ferry Public Library, 55 Main St, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Sunday, May 28th from 10:00am-5:00pm
Hudson Valley Free Day

Explore the Dia: Beacon with your kids during Hudson Valley Free Day. Guests should fill out their Free Admission Request form for admission waivers. 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, New York 12508.