Friday, September 26, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Native American Heritage Festival A day of song, dance, crafts, and food at FDR State Park. Learn the stories behind the dances and regalia. Saturday, 11:00 to 7:00. Redhawk Native American Arts Council

The Honey Harvest Join a beekeeper to learn about that golden nectar, honey. Come prepared to taste samples from his hive and other honey varieties. Saturday, 1:00. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Family Fun Pick your own fresh vegetables from Hilltop's chemical-free garden or purchase them at the new farm stand. Learn how to compost garden and kitchen waste and how to use conservation-conscience farming practices in your own backyard. Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Reading the History of Our Landscape Take a hike through the forest and field to discover the past, present, and future of the landscape. Saturday, 9:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Scarecrow Making Workshop Bring clothes and a hat. Stuffing and burlap will be provided. Saturday 1:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Fall Festival Head to Katonah Avenue for a day of entertainment for all. Saturday. Village of Katonah

Buried in Blue Enjoy the blues of Buried in Blue. Saturday, 10:00. Lucy's Lounge

Jefferson Starship Original members from The Grateful Dead, the Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Jefferson Airplane pay tribute to each band's music. 8:00. Tarrytown Music Hall

Meet the Artist The author and illustrator of over 30 children's books, Julie Downing will read, draw, answer questions, and sign books. Sunday, 1:00. Katonah Museum of Art

Memoir as History Writers Mimi Schwartz, the author of Good Neighbors, Bad Times, Echoes of My Father’s German Village, and Nahid Rachlin, author of Jumping Over Fire, discuss the role of personal experience in writing. Sunday, 4:00. Hudson Valley Writer's Center

Fall Festival Enjoy nature programs, pony rides, bird banding, track casting, the petting zoo, and more. Sunday, 11:00 to 4:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Children's Book Day A festival for young readers and their families (above), who can meet more than sixty of their favorite authors and illustrators. Authors include Jean Marzollo, Jerry Pinkney, and Nick Bruel. Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00. Washington Irving's Sunnyside

Drums Through the Ages This children's concert, presented by the New York Chamber Players, is an interactive exploration of an array of instruments including bodrhran, Arabic tambourine, darbuka, frame drums, shakers, and castanets. Sunday, 4:00. Katonah Library

Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America Hudson Valley resident Frederick Douglass Opie, author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America, reveals the global origins of soul food and the forces that shaped its development. Sunday, 2:00. Croton Free Library

1 comment:

A. said...

I'd like to add one more. The Paramount in Peekskill is having a membership drive this weekend. Free showings of Blues Brothers (tonight, 9/26, at 8 p.m.) and Singing in the Rain (Saturday at 3 p.m.) -