After a three-year pause due to COVID and flooding from Hurricane Ida that ruined all of its supplies and inventory, Operation Prom is returning to the County Center this year. 

The three-day event will provide high quality, high style free and low-cost prom dresses and tuxedos to high school students in Westchester County, from Friday April 28 through Sunday April 30.

  • On Friday, April 28, free dresses and tuxedos are available for high school groups only. Schools can make reservations by emailing .
  • On Saturday, April 29, free dresses and tuxedos will be available for all high school seniors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • On Sunday, April 30, dresses only will be available to all students and the general public for a $10 donation per dress.

This year the County is also making Bee-Line bus trips to the County Center free for all students participating in Operation Prom.  Students should show their school IDs and mention Operation Prom to bus drivers.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “I'm excited this year that Operation Prom is able to return to the County Center, and to mark the occasion the County will be offering free Bee-Line bus service for high school students traveling to the County Center to participate. Just show your school ID to the bus driver and mention Operation Prom. Figuring out what to wear to the prom can be stressful enough without also worrying about how you're going to be able to afford to look your best. We're very appreciative of the work Operation Prom does to make sure every Westchester high school can go to their prom in style, and we're proud to help make it even more affordable this year with free bus service.“

Westchester County Department of Social Services Commissioner Leonard G. Townes said: “Retail prices for prom dresses can be hundreds of dollars and even renting a tuxedo can cost more than $100.  For many Westchester students and their families, especially our current inflationary environment, these costs are just not affordable. I'm really proud that the Department of Social Services has been able to partner with Operation Prom for all these years to provide high quality prom clothes to make sure that every high school student in this County has a chance to attend their prom in style without worrying about the cost, focusing instead on having a night to remember.”

Noel D'Allacco-Ammirati, founder of the Operation Prom National Network, Inc., said: “I want to thank County Executive Latimer and Commissioner Townes for their continued support for Operation Prom and Westchester students. It's been a rough couple of years for all of us, but I'm thrilled that Operation Prom will be back at the County Center with wonderful outfits available for everyone who needs one. No one should miss out on their prom because they can't afford a dress or a tuxedo and I invite everyone to join us.”