westchester.jpgExperience a Great Moment in History White Plains, NY:   The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's historic "Half Moon" voyage up the majestic river that bears his name.  Cities and villages along Westchester's Hudson River from Yonkers to Peekskill are celebrating the Quadricentennial with a series of events all year long. Our spectacular commemoration will attract visitors from around the world to join in this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Many of Westchester's best hotels are offering Quadricentennial specials throughout the year, so plan your Quadricentennial getaway now! Visit http://www.westchestertourism.com/, click on Quadricentennial 2009 then the Quadricentennial Hotel Specials link for full details. "We are very excited to be part of the Hudson Valley's biggest party ever as we celebrate the mighty Hudson and 400 years of history and progress," said Kim Sinistore, Director, Westchester County Office of Tourism, "This celebration of a truly great moment in history also highlights the strong ties to Dutch culture that remain in Westchester today." On June 7th, Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown will be the location for Westchester's legacy Quadricentennial event "Hudson River Fest" with exhibits, lectures, entertainment, a farmers market and a Treasure Quest for children. From June 13th through January 10th, 2010, the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers will present a special exhibit, "Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture" and this year's Peekskill's 2009 Celebration features a full week of activities, September 7th thru the 13th. .  The "Half Moon" replica will be docked at the Yonkers Pier starting October 16th . For a complete listing of Westchester's events, visit http://www.westchestertourism.com/ and click on Quadricentennial. For additional Quadricentennial information, please visit http://www.exploreny400.com/ and http://www.hudson400.com/. For more information about traveling to Westchester, visit http://www.westchestertourism.com/ or contact the Westchester County Office of Tourism at 800 833-9282.    Westchester - New York's "Golden Apple" -  A Great Place to Play!



Download a calendar of Westchester County Quadricentennial Events: wc-2009-quadricentennial-events-wd.doc

Contact: Lydia A. Ruth/Kim Sinistore