Friday, May 9, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Plant Sale and Workshops Pick from a superb selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, flowering shrubs, and native wildflowers. Then participate in a series of workshops on nature-friendly gardening. Saturday, 9:00 to 2:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Jonathan Meese A performance and gallery talk with Jonathan Meese, German painter, sculptor, and performance and installation artist. His 20 foot mixed media work, “Fort Knox” (above), is featured in the current exhibition Size Matters: XXL. Saturday, 12:00 to 2:00. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Three Sisters Gardens Learn about the traditional three sisters (corn, beans, and squash) gardens of the American Indians. Kids ages 6 and up can plant seeds of their own to take home and nurture. Saturday, 1:00. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trailside Nature Museum

Phoebe Snow in Concert Since the release of her debut album in 1974, Phoebe Snow has remained one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. Saturday, 8:00. Paramount Center for the Arts

Understanding the Night Sky Learn the ins and outs of star gazing in this informative program by Astronomy Delight. Then head to Boscobel's front lawn overlooking the Hudson to observe the moon and planets through large telescopes. Saturday, 8:00 Boscobel Restoration

Westchester Winds The 20th Anniversary of the Westchester Symphonic Winds is celebrated with a gala concert and reception. Saturday, 8:00. Tarrytown Music Hall

The Motherlode Trio The mom band Motherlode Trio bemuses and inspires with beautiful harmonies, rocking tunes, and original takes on the oldest profession in the world–motherhood. Saturday, 7:30. Croton Free Library

Mom's and Kid's Hike Bring mom out for this very special day to share the beauty of Spring. Take a walk with a guide and look for flowers, amphibians, and other wonders of nature. Sunday, 1:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Sunday Conversation: Eliot Noyes A lecture and slide presentation about Harvard Five architect and design pioneer Eliot Noyes by Gordon Bruce, author of Eliot Noyes: A Pioneer of Design and Architecture in the Age of American Modernism. Sunday, 4:00. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Sheep Shearing May is sheep shearing time on the farm. Watch the sheep get their spring haircuts. Sunday, 1:00. Muscoot Farm

Artists on the Hudson A day of fine food, entertainment, musical performances, and hands-on activities for children. Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Washington Irving's Sunnyside