The Miss New York USA Pageants are returning to Westchester County early next year, marking the return of an event local officials say generated more than $3 million for the area’s economy when it debuted in Purchase last year.
The two-day event will be held from Jan. 19 - 20, 2013, at the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center. Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino and 89th District Assemblyman Robert Castelli joined directors from K2 Productions, which is hosting the events, to make the official announcement at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in Harrison Tuesday afternoon.
Purchase will also host the Miss Teen New York USA Pageant. Last year’s pageants drew 300 contestants and attracted about 3,000 attendees, according to show organizers. The flood of friends and family members that attend the event are expected to provide a boost within the area’s hotel and restaurant business.