Friday, June 13, 2008

Weekend Events

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

Croton's Clay Harvest clay from the Hudson River bank, then prepare it for making pottery. Saturday, 2:00. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Ossining Village Fair The 28th annual fair features food, music, crafts, and merchandise. Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00. Ossining Village

Teatown Hike Join Teatown educators and a Club Fit hike leader on a trek through the back trails. Saturday, 10:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Culture of India A family day of interactive programs, art, music and the opening of "Erasing Borders," an exhibit featuring contemporary Indian art. Children can get henna tattoos, participate in rangoli (a traditional Indian art form using colored powders, sands, and grains), and create craft toys. Saturday, 2:00 to 4:30. Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

Nocturnal Insects Discover what goes "buzz" in the night. An entomyologist presents this program on the ecology of nocturnal flying insects. Saturday, 7:30. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Savage Grace The new movie, directed by Tom Kalin and starring Julianne Moore, tells the sordid tale of Barbara Baekeland's privileged but miserable life. Saturday and Sunday, multiple showings. Jacob Burns Film Center

Shakespeare Festival The annual Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (above) opens with the production of Cymbeline. Bring a pre-theater picnic or purchase one on site. Reservations required. Saturday, 8:00. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Boscobel

Real Rough Diamonds The local band Real Rough Diamonds will play their unique blend of rock ‘n’ roll. Read more at crotonblog. Saturday, 9:30. Black Jacks, 498 Old Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson

Tools of the Farm Celebrate Father's Day by trying your hand at old-fashioned tools such as cross-cut saws, block and tackle, and planes and augers. Then chill out on a hayride. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Ecuadorian Heritage Celebration Enjoy ethnic food, music, dance, and other entertainment. Sunday, 10:00 to 7:00. Croton Point Park

Peekskill Cruise Take a cruise on the Hudson heading north towards West Point, passing under the Bear Mountain Bridge and past Highland Falls and Garrison Landing. Departs from the Peekskill Riverfront Green Park. Sunday, 12:30 to 3:30pm. Hudson Highland Cruises