Friday, June 20, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Open-Hearth Cooking Sugar, flowers, fruits, and herbs create the confections, cakes, and sweetmeats of the time. Saturday, 10:00 to 2:00. Van Cortlandt Manor

Insects Come learn about the insects that may be flying around your yard and find out why even the pesky ones are important. Saturday, 3:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Babes in the Woods It's the time of year when the woods are alive with young animals, birds, and plants. Come discover where young ones are hiding. Saturday, 3:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Patti LaBelle The 5th Annual Red Carpet Gala Fundraiser Concert presents legendary vocalist Patti LaBelle. Saturday, 8:00. Paramount Center for the Arts

Summer Solstice Celebration This benefit ($50 per person) features food, live music, and an astronomy program--all in a stunning setting. Saturday, 6:00 to 10:00. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial

Melvin Taylor Blues Band Blues guitarist Melvin Taylor and his band will be performing. Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Music, food, and tall ships on the Hudson River--what more could you ask for? A huge number of performers will do their thing at Croton Point Park. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 to dusk. Clearwater Festival

Coffee House Celebration My favorite coffee house celebrates 5 years with cake, coffee, a judged latte art competition, and special prizes. Sunday, 6:30. Peekskill Coffee House

Works by Monique Ford View the current exhibition of works by local artist Monique Ford (above). Through June 28th. Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00. James NY

Otello Verdi's opera, in English with suppertitles. Saturday, 8:00; Sunday, 2:00. The Taconic Opera, Yorktown Stage

Nature Safari An introductory hike to see wildlife and visit the farm animals at Stone Barns. It is a 2 hour, 1 mile hike. Sunday, 10:30. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

American Bluegrass Opening weekend of the 63rd annual Caramoor International Music Festival continues in the Venetian Theater with the quintessentially American bluegrass group, Chatham County Line. Sunday, 4:30. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Damsels and Dragons Noted author and graphic illustrator Ed Lam leads this journey to find a variety of damselflies and dragonflies. Sunday, 10:00. Bedford Audoban Society, Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah