Free Bee Line Bus Trips Available with Student ID

 Prom season is almost upon on.  But prom costs can make it hard or even impossible for many students to participate in this annual rite of passage with their peers. That’s why Westchester County is proud to partner with the Operation Prom Network for its annual Prom Dress and Tuxedo Giveaway at the County Center, Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28.


The three-day event — now in its 20th year — provides high quality, high style free and low-cost prom dresses and tuxedos to high school students in Westchester County.


  • Friday, April 26, 1-5 p.m.:  Free dresses and tuxedos for high school seniors with valid school ID or transcript. Reservations required. Reservations can be booked online at https://forms.gle/XapMtfDed4WXDJaZ8


  • Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Free dresses and tuxedos for high school seniors with valid school ID or transcript. No reservation required.


  • Sunday, April 28th 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Open to all students and the general public. *Dresses only, $10 donation per dress. Tuxedos/suits NOT available.


For the second year in a row, the County is making free Bee-Line bus trips to the County Center available for all students participating in Operation Prom.  Students should show their school IDs and mention Operation Prom to bus drivers.


County Executive George Latimer said: “Prom night should be a joyful and exciting experience for every child in Westchester. No child should have to stay home because they can’t afford an outfit. For 20 years, Noel and Operation Prom have made sure that every child in Westchester can look sharp on prom night, and the County is proud of our continuing partnership in that effort, including offering free bus fare for students taking part. It’s stressful enough asking out a prom date or making sure you have your dance moves together without having to worry about whether or not you can afford a tux or a nice dress.”


Department of Social Services Commissioner Leonard Townes said: “Prom expenses can be hundreds of dollars, a cost that is unaffordable for many Westchester families. Thanks to Operation Prom, no family in Westchester has to tell a child they can’t go to the prom because they can’t afford a dress or a tux. Seeing the kids putting on these high quality outfits, and the boost to their self-esteem and self-confidence is really uplifting. I want to thank Noel and Operation Prom for bringing this experience within reach for an entire generation of students in Westchester.”


Noel D’Allacco-Ammirati, founder of the Operation Prom National Network, Inc., said: “For two decades, Westchester County has been a bedrock partner for Operation Prom.  I want to thank County Executive Latimer and Commissioner Townes for their continuing commitment to young people and families in Westchester. Having partners in County government who truly care about families in need has been an essential part of allowing us to do what we do and is a real source of pride for this Yonkers native.”



About Westchester County 

Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just over one million.  Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes.  The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages.  Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life.  The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers.  Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com