Westchester County has formed a partnership with Copland House in Cortlandt Manor to turn Mt. Kisco's Merestead estate into a music and arts center. The New York Times reported that Merestead will provide artists-in-residence programs for composers and will become a place for composers to collaboratively work on opera, dance, and theater pieces. The county and Copland House will share expenses for mainting the programs. According to the press release, these programs will benefit Westchester residents through public performances at Merestead and "educational and community activities around the County." The 130 acre Merestead estate boats a 26-room Georgian Revival mansion, a carriage house, farm buildings, gardens, and over two miles of trails. Events this weekend at Merestead to launch the new venture will include performances by Copland House composers, a family concert, and a treasure hunt for kids.