As the fall colors become increasingly amazing, so do the autumn events here in the suburbs north of New York City. From World War II planes to one of the Hudson Valley's premier art festivals, here's our weekly sample of things to do in the Westchester and the mid-Hudson Valley this weekend.
Westchester Broadway Theater Presents South Pacific
Where: Westchester Broadway Theater (One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY)
When: September 25-November 30
A fresh local adaptation of the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein, 10 Tony award-winning classic opened this week. Performances run Wednesday through Sunday at the long-running Westchester venue, which offers a stage and dining experience. More details.
image: Westchester Broadway Theater
Wings of Freedom Tour
Where: Westchester County Airport
When: Wednesday, 9/24 through Sunday, 9/28 (9-5pm)
Legends of aviation will soar overhead through Sunday as the Wings of Freedom tour lands in Westchester County. Visitors won't only have the opportunity to tour vintage, restored World War II planes, but for a price can actually fly in a B-17, B-24 or P-51. If you've imagined what life was like in fur-lined leather jacket, aviator's goggles and stylish shades, now is your chance. The tour continues at Dutchess County Airport in Poughkeepsie next Monday through Wednesday. More details.
Rhinebeck Arts Festival
Where: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
When: Friday, September 26-Sunday, September 28
More than 200 artists will gather to bring three days of visual arts, crafts, performances and demonstrations at the popular Hudson Valley event. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $4 children, under 6 free. More details.