Friday, June 6, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Peekskill Open Studios The annual event invites the public into scores of artists' studios as well as area galleries, museums, and restaurants. Live music and art performances (including one by the EYE collaborative, right) will be held throughout the 3-day event. See Wednesday's post for more details. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Peekskill Arts Council

Classic Italian Cinema Festival Celebrate the film tradition of Italy with this series of classics by Fellini, Germi, Olmi, Pasolini, and De Sica. Saturday's feature is Divorce, Italian Style, Pietro Germi's comedy in which Marcello Mastroianni plays a bored Sicilian aristocrat who falls for a beautiful teen. Through June 25. Jacob Burns Film Center

Eco-Avengers Meet live animals and learn how your actions can help them in their natural habitats. Saturday, 1:00. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Art Adventures Families are invited to explore the number 300 in celebration of Ridgefield's 300th anniversary. Kids can participate in group projects and artist-led activities that will give visual form to the number 300. Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Chuck Mangione For more than five decades, Chuck Mangione's love affair with music has been characterized by his boundless energy, unabashed enthusiasm, and pure joy that radiates from the stage. Saturday, 8:00. Tarrytown Music Hall

The Art of Song The award-winning duo of Marigene Kettler and Melissa Alexander presents songs by Poulenc, Copland, Schubert, Strauss, and Rodrigo. Saturday, 7:30. Croton Free Library

Fat Tire Festival The 13th annual celebration of mountain biking includes organized rides for all ability levels, skills competitions, and the famous skinny skills contest. Sunday 11:00 to 4:00. Blue Mountain Reservation, Westchester Mountain Bike Association

Family Day Meet the artist Rebecca Emberley, whose illustrations are featured in the Learning Center. Activities include exploring the museum's exhibitions with hunt sheets and participating in art projects, such as creating collages and making an ABC book. Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00. Katonah Museum of Art

Childen's Storytelling in the Garden The museum's curator will read children's stories from 100 years ago. Sunday, 1:00. Merestead

Just Kidding Around Celebrate National Goat Week and learn more about these incredible animals. Create a craft to take home. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Water Canaries Coal miners used canaries to assess the quality of the air down in the mine before they entered. In lakes and ponds, aquatic invertebrates do the same thing for water quality. Explore these environmental indicators and learn all about them. Sunday, 1:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Ridgefield Folk Hear the award-winning singer/songwriter Meg Hutchinson perform. Sunday, 2:00. Ridgefield Library

The Backyard Farmer This hands-on program for adults explores edible weeds and wildflowers. Sunday, 3:00. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center