Friday, August 15, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Fine Arts & Crafts Fair The 39th annual fair continues its tradition as a premier event in the Hudson Valley for collectors of fine art and craft. Over 75 artists, regional food artisans, and wineries will converge at the Garrison Landing Riverfront Park. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Garrison Art Center

Moonviewing Picnic and Concert Experience a tea ceremony and the 4,000 year old sounds of a kugo concert. Saturday, 6:30. Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Gardens

End of Summer Reading Celebration Join in for games, prizes, and lots of surprises! Saturday, 3:00. Croton Free Library

Man on Wire Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at Sundance, this exuberant film is about Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the newly constructed towers of the World Trade Center. Saturday and Sunday, multiple showings. Jacob Burns film Center

Frog Hunt What’s croaking in the lake? Bull frogs and green frogs, that’s what! Grab a net and join an old fashioned frog hunt to learn about the frogs that live here. Saturday, 1:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Casablanca The world will always welcome lovers...and this classic movie. Especially when the showing is in a 1930's movie palace and is completely free! Saturday, 8:00. Paramount Center for the Arts

The Slippery Chickens Listen to the rockabilly sounds of The Slippery Chickens. Sunday, 7:00 to 10:00. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Creative Writing: Gathering Nature’s Abundance
Join a facilitator for an afternoon of creative writing as you listen to the songs of birds. How might the Preserve’s landscape inspire you to explore, reflect, and create as you transform your words into meaningful prose or poetry? Sunday, 1:30. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Sail the Hudson River Set sail from Verplanck for a three-hour sail aboard working replicas of 19th century sailing vessels (above). It is an opportunity to learn more about the Hudson’s environmental concerns and see things from new perspective. Sunday, 10:00 to 1:00 Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Canning the Summer's Bounty There’s more than one way to can, pickle, or preserve. Join local food advocate Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of Real Food Revival, for a workshop that will teach you a few different ways to keep August’s bounty around into next season! Sunday, 1:00. Stone Barn Center for Food and Agriculture

Camp Cooking Extravaganza Discover the fine art of cooking over an open fire. Sunday, 3:30. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Pond Study Learn what creatures live in and around the farm pond. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Yiddish Heritage Celebration Explore the music, dance, and singing of Yiddish culture. Sunday, 5:00 to 8:00. Kensico Dam Plaza

Image by james.doyle

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