Friday, September 12, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

The Peekskill Project The annual events brings the works of more than 50 artists to Peekskill. Art work will be displayed throughout town, and art performances will be held in a variety of venues. See Wednesday's post for more details. Saturday and Sunday. The Peekskill Project

Searching for Sea Glass Come explore the Hudson River shoreline for sea glass. We'll discover how they form, their color variations, and how common they might be. Then create a personal sea glass pendant. Saturday, 1:00. Croton Point Nature Center

Japanese Culture Day Come and explore a world of fun. Activities include children's origami, a traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, and a Taiko drum performance. Saturday, 12:00 to 1:00. Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

Hawk Watching Nothing is more exciting or awe inspiring than seeing a bird of prey slicing through the air above your head. This is the time of year when the hawks are migrating south for the winter. Bring your binoculars. Saturday, 10:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Fritz Lang Films Part of the Fritz Lang Film Series, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse is a highlight of the director's German-language work. In M, Peter Lorre gives an iconic performance as a serial child killer wracked by guilt. Saturday and Sunday, multiple showings. Jacob Burns Film Center

Bird Feeder Workshop Learn about backyard birds while helping to feed our feathered friends. Come make a wooden bird feeder to hang in your yard. Saturday, 1:00. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

David and the Fireflys Come listen to the infectious music of David and the Fireflys. Kids will grove to their tunes about mythical creatures, brushing teeth, hiking in the woods, and catching bugs. Saturday, 11:00. Croton Free Library

Second Saturday Relax at the last Second Saturday party of the 2008 season. Live music, catered food, spirits, and mingling. Saturday, 3:00 to 9:00. Katonah Museum of Art

Geoff Hartwell The rock group Geoff Hartwell Band performs. Saturday, 10:00. Lucy's Lounge

Hudson Ferry-Go-Round
Catch a free ride on a NY Waterway ferry between Peekskill, Haverstraw, Ossining, and Sleepy Hollow. There will be a variety of events in each town, including live music, street fairs, antique auto shows, art shows, and food tastings. Hudson Ferry-Go-Round

Homestead Country Fair The 15th annual fair features swimming pig races (which I just loved!), falconry exhibits, a petting zoo, wagon rides, broom making, live music, and more. Sunday, 11:00 to 4:00. John Jay Homestead

Square Dancing Kick up your heels with the "Friendly Squares." Join in the dancing or just enjoy the activities. Sunday 1:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

A House For Me Everyone needs a home. Find out how some animals build their houses. Sunday, 1:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

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