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Things to Do, Places to Go and What to See Around the Area

The county of Westchester in New York is comprised of over twenty villages and towns, each beautiful and prosperous in their own diverse way. Whether you’re a resident of Westchester County or simply passing through, here are some of the best things you can experience this Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day Commemoration in Mount Vernon

Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site is a true testament of the past, filled with so much history and valuable elements important to the years gone by in America. Even though Mount Vernon residents can take tours to learn more about the site Monday through Friday, there will be a special Labor Day commemoration on Monday, September 5th. People can come and tour the ever-changing, diverse occupations that the buried men and women of the historic cemetery held throughout their lifetime, spanning over various centuries. At 1 P.M., there will also be a special performance by music historian Robert Cohen, who will be singing “The American Labor Movement through Song.”

Firework Finale at Rye Playland

Rye Playland is one of the county’s truest prized possessions, filled with thrill and family rides, games for all ages and daily entertainment. Kick off your Labor Day weekend by attending the very last firework show that Rye Playland will put on for the summer season of 2016. Taking place on Friday, September 2nd, the finale firework display will be even better than the ones before it, choreographed to music. The show will take place around 9:15 P.M., so get there promptly for a good seat. In addition, the Kiddyland section of Rye Playland – intended for younger children to enjoy more youth-friendly rides and games – will be hosting daily entertainment up until Labor Day; these will take place at the Music Tower Stage.

CORNucopia Corn Festival at Phillipsburg Manor

The Phillipsburg Manor is located in Westchester County’s very own Sleepy Hollow. A living history museum enjoyed by residents and tourists alike, the manor is hosting CORNucopia – the only corn festival in all of New York – this Labor Day weekend, from Friday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th. The festival is great for all ages, and includes a handful of activities – including, but not limited to, a corn shucking contest, barn dance, corn-husk doll creation lesson, Cornhole and scarecrow-making class. Bluegrass and folk music will be played throughout the day and evening, and the food selection is both corn-inspired and delicious (think veggie corn burgers, cornbread and corn tortilla casserole).

Million Dollar Quartet at Westchester Broadway Theatre

The Westchester Broadway Theatre may not be located within the streets of New York City, but it’s one of the best off-Broadway experiences you could ever catch. The longest running, year-round professional theatre in New York State, the theatre has been home to nearly 200 main-stage productions and almost 1,000 special events and concerts. If you’re looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, the talent at the Westchester Broadway Theatre will be performing Million Dollar Quartet from Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th. Prices range depending on what day and night you choose to go, but there are dinner-and-show combination tickets available as well.

Labor Day weekend is clearly full of amazing things to do and unique places to go in Westchester County. While you’re having a good time enjoying these fun events with family and friends, Westchester residents should also consider stopping by New York Health and Wellness Center, located in Harrison, New York. A medical weight loss and B3H+ diet specialty center, New York Health and Wellness has been the go-to for the people of Westchester County for healthy weight-loss and life-changing treatments. If you’re interested, give the office a call at 914-775-7396, and schedule your complimentary medical weight loss consultation today.