Friday, August 22, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Upstate Reggae on the River
Held at Croton Point Park, this new festival aims to promote environmental causes. Performers will include Rootz Underground, Leon and the Peoples, Mystic Dub, and the Jah Messenjah Band. Saturday, 10:00 to 8:00. Upstate Reggae on the River

Map and Compass Learn the basic use of these critical navigation tools. Saturday, 1:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Vegetable Picking Walk the fields and select your own vegetables. Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Eating Locally Maryanne Hedrick, the founder of My Personal Farmers, a service that delivers local produce, speaks on the importance of eating locally and how we can do so in the lower Hudson Valley. Saturday, 1:00. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Elegy In this adaptation of Philip Roth's The Dying Animal (above), Ben Kingsley portrays a cultural critic who finds his life thrown into tragic disarray by a student, played by Penelope Cruz. Saturday and Sunday, multiple showings. Jacob Burns Film Center

Summer Seining The Croton Point shorelines are teeming with fish and crabs. We will use a 25-foot net to catch, identify, and release them. Saturday, 1:00. Croton Point Park

Pick Your Own Eggs Get an inside peek at egg production on a small farm while getting hands-on experience with our chickens. Saturday, 11:00. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Roxy Perry Singer Roxy Perry performs her unique brand of the blues. Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Anthony DaCosta Young and much-heralded musician Anthony DaCosta performs songs from his many CDs. Sunday, 1:00. Peekskill Coffee House

Garden Work Learn from a master gardner how to care for the herb garden by cultivating, watering, and composting. Sunday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Muscoot Farm

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