Friday, July 25, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Cole's Kettle Hike Explore part of the sanctuary that was carved into the rock thousands of years ago by glaciers to create the unique wetland that exists today. This walk is about 4 miles, round trip. Saturday, 9:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Mud-luscious Investigate the animals that live in the mud--and have fun mucking about. Saturday, 10:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

The Gentle Art of Silhouettes A 19th century art form, silhouettes memorialized family and friends before the use of cameras. Deborah O’Connor, a silhouette artist with over 25 years experience, skillfully cuts portraits of your family and pets. Schedule appointments in advance. Saturday and Sunday. Boscobel

Birding with Wild Birds Enjoy a morning of coffee, bagels, and birds with our friends from Wild Birds Unlimited. Saturday, 7:00 to 10:00. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Canning & Pickling 101 A seasoned canner demonstrates the art of canning and pickling vegetables. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00. Hiltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Tap Kids A New York Stage Originals showcase of the best young tap dancers from around the nation. Saturday, 7:30. Tarrytown Music Hall

Evening Howl The evening begins with a wolf-related activity followed by refreshments and a sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Bring flashlights. Saturday, 7:00.Wolf Conservation Center

Roxy Perry Vocalist Roxy Perry sings the blues. Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Verdi: La Forza del Destino A performance of the original version of Verdi’s most ambitious and wide-ranging opera, The Force of Destiny. Saturday, 8:00. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

The Platters Enjoy the magic of classic Doo Wop with the legendary R&B group The Platters. This gala reunion includes performances by The Marvalettes and The Coasters. Saturday, 8:00. Paramount Center for Performing Arts

Early Classics The Summer Serenades series continues with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra playing music by Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. Saturday, 6:00. Lasdon Park and Arboretum

American Teen: Movie and Q&A Nanette Burstein's touching and hilarious documentary (above) follows the lives of five teenagers in one small town in Indiana through their senior year of high school. After the screening there will be a Q&A with four of the film's subjects and the New York Times critic Janet Maslin. Sunday, 12:00. Jacob Burns Film Center

Okra, Beans, and Leafy Greens This African-American food festival explores the influence of enslaved and free Africans on colonial and contemporary American cuisine. Enjoy West African, West Indian, and Colonial American dishes and dances, as well as readings by Jerrry Pinkney and children's planting, harvesting, and cooking activities. Events held at Philipsburg Manor and at Stone Barns. Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Philipsburg Manor, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

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