Friday, May 1, 2009

Weekend Picks

The best activities and things to do this weekend in northern Westchester:

Warblers, Vireos, and Orioles, Oh My! The park naturalist leads a bird hike in search of spring migrants. Saturday, 9:00 am. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Keeping Backyard Chickens 101 A Cornell Cooperative Extension livestock educator teaches everything you need to know about keeping chickens at home. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Hanover Hilltop Farm

Blacksmith Workshop The farm's blacksmith demonstrates the technique of blacksmithing. Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

Live Birds of Prey Falconer James Eyring returns with his fast feathered friends for a falconing demonstration. Saturday 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Food for Thought Artist Dave Channon presents his paintings and then gives a walking tour of his whimsical welded steel sculptures, made from recycled farm tools, installed throughout the property. Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30 pm. Stone Barns Center For Food and Agriculture

Taste of Our Towns Food Festival The annual benefit for a number of local charities features fare from a dozen local restaurants, including Bollywood Bistro of Pleasantville, Flying Pig of Mount Kisco, L’Anjou of Bedford Hills, and Tenga Asian Bistro of Katonah. Saturday, 12:00 to 2:30 pm. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Adding Natives to Your Landscape Learn about the shrubs, trees and wildflowers that are native to the area and how to incorporate them into your own backyard. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Karen Akers In her new show, "Simple Styne," Karen Akers puts her own take on the catalog of the composer Jule Styne. Saturday, 8:30 pm. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Sounds of Shakespeare A performance of music inspired by “Hamlet” at the Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Westchester Oratorio Society

Marc Cohn Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marc Cohn sings songs from his newest release Join the Parade. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Muscoot Farmers Market The first of the season, with fresh produce, meats, cheese, soaps, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and delicious baked goods. Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

Spring Migrants Come see who has flown into Teatown on the spring breezes. Sunday, 8:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Red Peralta Enjoy the sounds of singer/songwriter Red Peralta (above). Sunday, 1:00 pm. Peekskill Coffee House

Family Day with Jules Feiffer Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer and his daughter and co-author, Kate Feiffer, present their new collaboration, Which Puppy? Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

Bluebird Monitoring Join us as we check the nesting boxes for new nests and eggs. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Frog Frolics Kids can learn about frogs and what gets them hopping. Sunday, 11:00 to 12:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Baroque Music The Rebel Ensemble for Baroque Music presents a program entitled “Town and Country: A Musical Springtime.” Sunday, 4:00 pm. Bedford Presbyterian Church

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