Friday, May 2, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and fun things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Warblers, Vireos, and Orioles. Oh My! A park naturalist will guide you on a hike looking for some of the numerous spring migrants. Bring binoculars. Saturday, 9:00. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Blacksmith Workshop Learn the ins and outs of this skill through the guidance of a professional blacksmith. Registration required. Saturday, 9:00 to 2:00. Then check out the Art Exhibit in the main house, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00. Muscoot Farm

Springtime Fables for Children Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will enchant youngsters as they use their fingers, faces, and voices to tell fables featuring spring. Saturday, 1:00. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Art Adventures Meet guest artist Victoria Kahn, author and illustrator of Purplicious. Kids can explore art and participate in hands-on activities all day. Registration required. Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Crafts at Lyndhurst More than 325 artists and craftspeople from around the country exhibit their contemporary work. Enjoy specialty foods, childrens' activities, and live music. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Lyndhurst Estate

American Blues A collection of Tennessee Williams' one act plays includes some of his most poignant and hilarious characters. Saturday, 2:00 and 8:00. Performing Arts Center

Early Spring Tour Enjoy a spring walk through the perennial gardens (above) with a horticulturist. Sunday, 2:00. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial

Cinco de Mayo Celebration The entertainment includes two mariachi bands, piƱatas treats, games for kids, dancing, and authentic Mexican foods. In downtown Peekskill’s Artist District. Sunday, 3:00 to 10:00. Peekskill

Turkey Mountain Discovery Day Enjoy birds of prey and reptiles demonstrations, kids crafts, and more. Sunday, 10:00 to 3:00. Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve

Ecofun Kites Festival Come fly a kite as a reminder that the same wind that powers a kite can power the electricity in our homes. Bring a kite or make one with provided materials. Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00. Neuberger Museum of Art

Blessing of the Animals A Rabbi, American Indian, Catholic Priest, Buddhist Monk and Interfaith Minister bless pets. Sunday, 3:00. 3pm. Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden