Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekend Events

Some activities and fun things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Lasdon Plant Sale Check out the stunning gardens and pick up a variety of annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Saturday, 9:30 to 3:30. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial

Honey Flow Join a beekeeper to learn what he and his bees are doing to top last year's record honey production. Saturday, 1:00. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Leafy Neighbors Learn more about the trees in your own backyard and what they can do for you. Saturday, 11:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Petals on the Point Join the park naturalist to seek out and identify the whereabouts of these spring beauties in the park. Saturday, 2:00. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Artists' Open Studios The annual event opens the door to artists' work spaces in Armonk, Bedford, Mt. Kisco, Katonah, Somers, and Yorktown Heights. Visit the studios and alternative spaces in any order during the two-day event. See the website for the participating artists' portfolios, and for where to pick up a Tour Packet and map. Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 to 4:30. The Open Studio

Springfest Enjoy an afternoon of music, games, and other fun activities. Sunday, 11:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Meet the Artist As part of the museum's ongoing series, Robert Cottingham, whose work is displayed in the show Here's the Thing, will share images of his art and discuss his career. Sunday, 3:30. Katonah Museum of Art

Caramoor's Sonidas Latinos Family Concert Caramoor’s family concert (above) goes on the road to share the glorious music of South and Central America and the Caribbean. Performers include Marco Granados and his Un Mundo Ensemble. Sunday, 3:00. Paramount Center for the Arts

Poetry Reading Poet Tom Sleigh reads some of his work. Sunday, 2:00. Mount Pleasant Public Library

Shad Fest The annual ode to one of the Hudson's tastiest fish includes free shad samples, performances by Arm of the Sea Theater, and music by Solar Punch, Gillen and Turk, and the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus. Plus lots of crafts vendors! Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00. Croton Point Park, Riverlovers Shad Fest