Friday, August 8, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Mohegan Colony Storytelling & Music Festival For the eighth year in a row, nationally known tellers and musicians gather to share their craft. There will be tales for adults as well as family programs. Featured artists include Bobby Gonzalez, Gail Rosen, the Storycrafters, and Diane Wolkstein. For Reservations, call 914-528-5830. Saturday, 1:00 to 10:00. Hudson Valley Storytelling Alliance, 99 Baron de Hirsch Road, Crompond

Pond Study Come explore Swan Lake and discover some of the creatures that call it home. Participants will use nets to collect insects, tadpoles, and small fish to see how they are adapted to this underwater environment. Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Singin' in the Rain Kids will enjoy this glorious classic (above) starring Gene Kelly and Jean Hagen as silent screen icons making the transition to talkies. Saturday, 12:00. Jacob Burns Film Center.

Life's a Beach Surf’s up at the backyard beach in the Sculpture Garden. Enjoy live reggae music, cool drinks, and hot food at our backyard beach bash. Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00. Katonah Museum of Art

Jazz & Blues Celebration The second annual celebration honors Carmen Leggio for his contribution to music and the arts and features Afro Caribbean, swing, and Latin jazz. In downtown Peekskill, at the intersection of Park and Division Streets. Saturday, 5:00 to 10:00. City of Peekskill

The Mojomatics Right after the jazz celebration, head down the block to hear the blues and rock of The Mojomatics. Saturday, 10:00. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Buried in Blue Listen to the blues funk music of Buried in Blue. Saturday, 10:00. Lucy's Lounge

Zappa Plays Zappa
The concert experience and musical tribute dedicated to the music of the late great Frank Zappa, featuring Frank's son Dweezil on lead guitar. Saturday, 8:00. Paramount Center for the Arts

Marsh Madness Join a naturalist and explore the wild side of Teatown. Learn to identify common plants and animals that make each habitat unique. Sunday, 1:00 to 2:30. Teatown Lake Reservation

Ecuardorian Festival Ethnic food, music, dance and entertainment at Croton Point Park. Sunday, 10:00 to 7:00. Westchester County Parks

History Hike Enjoy a leisurely walk around the farm and learn its history. Sunday, 10:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Tomato Jam-Boree Join us for fun, music, and a delicious afternoon on the farm as we celebrate Tomatoes. Sunday, 2:00 to 6:00. Rainbeau Ridge Farm

Emily Asen Folk-rock singer Emily Asen plays tunes from her latest CD. Sunday, 1:00. Peekskill Coffee House

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