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Elmsford's Westchester Broadway Theatre Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Westchester Broadway Theatre is among many Westchester attractions that are celebrating milestones in 2014.
Westchester Broadway Theatre is among many Westchester attractions that are celebrating milestones in 2014. Photo Credit: Flickr User Hélcio Fernandes

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The growth and investment in Westchester County’s tourism industry continues to thrive as anniversaries mark the popularity and longevity of attractions in the area.

The following are two of the anniversaries being celebrated in Westchester County this year:

Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center is celebrating 50 years as the nation’s first conference center. In sharing the 50th anniversary with guests, the estate is offering promotions through the end of the year. For more information on the promotions, call 914-591-8200 or visit www.tarrytownhouseestate.com .  Clearwater Hudson River Sloop, constructed in 1969 is celebrating 45 years. In 1966, folk music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, announced plans to “build a boat to save the river.”

At the time, the Hudson was rank with raw sewage, toxic chemicals and oil pollution; fish had disappeared over many miles of its length. Seeger believed a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river, where they could experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it. Inspired by that vision, the 106-feet-long sloop Clearwater was built and launched in 1969. For more information, visit www.clearwaterfestival.org. Westchester Broadway Theatre is celebrating its 40th anniversary with several shows, including various comedy shows and musical performances like "The Wizard of Oz," developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay. This musical contains all the beloved songs including “Over the Rainbow” and runs through Sunday, Sept. 21. Additionally, all the magic of the fab four returns live with the cast of Beatlemania on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Featuring former members who starred in the Broadway production, the cast recreates the sights and sounds of The Beatles.

For more information, visit www.broadwaytheatre.com or call 914-592-2222.

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