WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Parks across Westchester County are taking advantage of the summer weather by hosting a range of outdoor activities aimed at showing residents the region's natural beauty.
The following events are being held throughout the county in July:
- Fourth Annual Firefly Festival, Friday, July 19, Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
An ice cream social and an evening to learn about and admire these magnificent insects. Bring a chair or blanket. Co-sponsored by Friends of Trailside.
- Big Band on the Boardwalk, Friday, July 19, Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Milt Gerver Orchestra and vocalists perform. Fireworks display choreographed to music. Parking fees apply. Also held on July 24, 31 and Aug. 7
- Art Show , Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Noon to 4 p.m.
View works by artist Paul Kmiotek in the Main House Gallery on weekends during July.
- Farmers Market, Sunday, July 19, Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shop more than 20 unique vendors offering fresh produce, cheese and a variety of local items.
- Hispanic Heritage Festival , Sunday, July 19, Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. Noon to 6 p.m.
Live music and entertainment, dance, arts and crafts, food and more.
For more information on these, and many other events, visit the Westchester Parks and recreation website .