Friday, July 11, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Pleasantville Music Festival Over twenty acts including Grammy winner Joan Osborne, legendary rocker Graham Parker, deSol, Back Door Slam, Buffalo Eskimo, and more will perform on three stages. Kid's performers include Annie and the Natural Wonder Band, Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band, and David and the Fireflies. Saturday, 11:00 to 8:00. Pleasantville Music Festival

Open Farm Days The farm is open for self-guided tours. Explore more than 20 breeds of animals, a small-scale egg operation, organic vegetable gardens, pastures and barns, a cheese house, and an orchard. Bring a picnic lunch! Saturday, 11:00 to 3:00. Rainbeau Ridge Farm

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Explore the art and science of herbal medicines in this workshop that touches on plant identification, medicine making, and herbal first aid. Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

North American Butterfly Count An annual rite of summer, the count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort. Saturday, 10:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Works by Mozart, Strauss, and Dvorak Part of the Saturday Evenings with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra concert series. Light refreshments available for purchase. Saturday, 6:00. Lasdon Park and Arboretum

History Under the Stars An evening of family fun, camping overnight on the grounds. Bring a tent, sleeping bags, and a picnic dinner. Saturday. John Jay Homestead

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia I A new look at the beloved “Barber, ” the Baerenreiter critical edition was produced under the supervision of the renowned Philip Gossett. Il Barbiere will be performed with Rossini's original orchestration and with the vocal style reconstructed from documents of the composers' day. Saturday, 8:00. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

A Hard Day's Night See this 1964 British comedy starring the Beatles playing themselves (above). Saturday and Sunday, 12:00. Jacob Burns Film Center

The Wizard of Oz The Random Farm Kids' Theater performs a play based on the classic novel. Sunday, 11:00 and 4:00. Tarrytown Music Hall

Farmer: Photography Exhibit Visit the Hay Barn to view photographer Jason Houston's photos documenting small community-focused farmers from around the world. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Story Sunday Kids can learn all about turtles with a reading of Emma's Turtle and some related games. Sunday, 11:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Dean Friedman Peekskill resident and musician Dean Friedman plays tunes from his more than 10 albums. Sunday, 1:00. Peekskill Coffee House

Summer Fair A day of music, crafts, demonstrations, and hayrides. Meet 4-H clubs and purchase fresh produce, meats, cheese, soaps, candles, and more from local farmers. Sunday, 11:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Image: Jacob Burns Film Center

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