2019 Date Night Guide {the best spots for entertainment in Westchester County}


Shower? Check. Clothes that aren’t meant for working out? Check. Babysitter? Check. “Where do you want to go?” “I don’t care. Where do you want to go?” Sound familiar? We feel pretty lucky to live in Westchester County, where there are tons of options for awesome date nights. But honestly, sometimes the sheer number of places to go and things to do can be overwhelming. Often, we end up sticking to the same old places. We decided to branch out, and compiled a list of the best, coolest, most fun and unique places in Westchester County for a date night (or a girls’ night out!). To check out more date night ideas click here

Westchester entertainment

The Jacob Burns Film Center {Pleasantville}

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cinema dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema, promoting 21st century literacy through visual storytelling, and making film a vibrant part of the community. While the JBFC Theater screens over 400 films a year, their Media Arts Lab just across the street plays host to media education programs and Creative Culture filmmaker fellowships and artist residencies. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth visit to the Burns, you’re always sure to find carefully curated programming designed to delight, challenge, and—most of all—entertain you. Boasting five state-of-the-art theaters and more membership benefits than ever, there’s never been a better time to visit the Burns.

All WC Moms Blog readers will get the JBFC member price on up to two (2) tickets per order to any regular screening at the JBFC—a total savings of $10! Use promo code DATENIGHT2019 online or in person at the JBFC box office to redeem. Please note: discount offer valid through October 31, 2019, one time use only.

{To redeem online: select your desired film title, and click on the showtime of your choice. Enter promo code DATENIGHT2019 in the promo code box at the top of the screen, hit “submit,” and then select your desired number of tickets. The $5 discount per ticket (up to $10 off per order) will be applied to your order at checkout – see you at the movies!}

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema {Yonkers}

Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals. The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof.

The Capitol Theatre {Port Chester}

Westchester’s new premier rock palace. The Capitol Theatre is a located in the village of Port Chester. The 1,800-seat historic theatre operates as a concert venue, hosting musicians and occasionally comedians.

Emelin Theatre {Mamaroneck}

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the Emelin Theatre, brings exciting and diverse performing arts to Westchester. Promoting a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates, the Emelin presents numerous world class events including rock, bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical, comedy, dance, and family theatre; plus a broad range of independent, classic, and contemporary film.

Hudson River Museum {Yonkers}

From the mysteries of the moon and the search for life beyond Earth, to the stories that shape our stars, the Hudson River Museum’s Planetarium has shows for every level and interest. This museum is also well-known for its Summer Amphitheater Series, with all summer performances in its 400-seat outdoor Amphitheater, which boasts a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades, are free and begin at 8:00 p.m., with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

iPic Theater {Dobbs Ferry}

iPic presents guests with a unique movie experience where they can relax and escape with great comfort, hospitality and amenities.

Jazz Forum {Tarrytown}

This 90-seat weekend-only live music venue is an intimate listening room with a warm and welcoming mood, affordable ticket prices and clear sight-lines from all seats. The Jazz Forum is becoming the basis for “destination” weekends, with patrons coming to see their favorite musicians or great live jazz, staying at local boutique hotels, patronizing area restaurants and visiting nearby historic and cultural sites.

The Paramount {Peekskill}

Paramount Hudson Valley is a landmark theatre for the very best of live music and performing arts.

Tarrytown Music Hall {Tarrytown}

The Music Hall is one of the busiest theaters in the region, offering the best in music, theater, dance, and film. It is a cultural destination attracting well over 85,000 people including 25,000 children on an annual basis from all over the tri-state area.

Westchester Broadway Theatre {Elmsford}

The Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) is the longest running year-round Equity theatre in the state of New York, with a 43-year history of over 200 main-stage productions and nearly 1000 Monday/Tuesday special events and concerts.

Westchester County Center {White Plains}

For nearly 80 years the County Center has been Westchester’s premier setting for thousands of concerts, trade shows, sports events, meetings, seminars, theatrical presentations, conventions and civic and community events.

Entertainment Near and Around Westchester County:

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts {Bethel, NY}

The center continues to recapture the magic of the legendary site it occupies, providing artists the opportunity to perform on its stages and offering guests the occasion to enjoy concerts in a historic and extraordinarily beautiful setting.  Its commitment to providing the region with the highest quality entertainment, educational, and cultural experiences possible is at the forefront of its work.

Dutchess Stadium {Wappingers Falls, NY}

The stadium is primarily used for baseball, as the home field of the Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team. Besides baseball it is also used for weddings, catered events and concerts, including K104’s annual KFest concert held in early June, as well as a rock concert, usually held in late August. Performing artists have included Akon, Rihanna, Fat Joe, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, Wilco, Def Leppard, Bob Dylan, Drake and Adam Lambert, among others.

Eisenhower Hall Theatre {West Point, NY}

The Eisenhower Hall Theatre at West Point is dedicated to bringing great performances to the United States Corps of Cadets and to its friends and neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley. It’s a special showplace where stars appear regularly and where the excitement of Broadway plays and musicals are standard fare.

Governor’s Island {New York City}

Governors Island is an oasis in the heart of New York Harbor, just an eight minute ferry ride from Manhattan and Brooklyn. A former military base closed to the public for nearly two centuries, Governors Island today is a popular seasonal destination with acres of spectacular public open space, a robust calendar of free arts, cultural and family friendly programming and rich history. (Open to the public every day from May 1—October 31)

Madison Square Garden {New York City}

MSG provides unforgettable memories for more than four million people each year through spectacular productions and live events in extraordinary settings. MSG also showcases the power and passion of live sports for more than two million sports fans each year.

The Metropolitan Opera House {New York City}

The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world.

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater {Wantagh, NY}

The Northwell Health Theatre at Jones Beach tickets can cater to 15,000 seats and another 5,000 on the general admission lawn. The scenery surrounding the Jones Beach Theatre is stunning, helping to draw the biggest performers to the venue including the Jonas Brothers, Phish, Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffett, Rush, Coldplay, The Police, and more.

Palisades Credit Union Park {Pomona, NY}

Palisades Credit Union Park is not only the home to Boulders baseball, but also to several events throughout the year. The stadium has hosted concerts, kickball leagues, 5K runs, awareness walks, beer festivals, business meetings, Halloween Fright Night, baseball camps and more!

The Ridgefield Playhouse {Ridgefield, CT}

Since opening, enthusiastic, sold-out audiences have enjoyed Peter Yarrow, Marcel Marceau, Barbara Cook, Moscow Boys Choir, Joan Baez, and The Bacon Brothers and more recently, Michael Feinstein, Gregg Allman, Clint Black, The Doobie Brothers, Brian Wilson, Diana Krall and more.  Film-goers have been treated to question-and-answer sessions with many of the movie industry’s finest, including Ron Howard, Harvey Keitel, Tim Robbins, Barry Levinson and more, as part of their film society events, which screens both feature and documentary films.

West Nyack Levity Live {West Nyack, NY}

Levity Live Comedy Club & Dinner Theater brings the nation’s hottest talent to Rockland County!

Where will you be going on your next date night?

 Be sure to read all the posts in our Date Night Guide series by clicking here.