Friday, May 22, 2009

Weekend Picks

What to do this weekend in northern Westchester:

Animals & Acrobats Capturing the fun of an early American traveling circus, the three-day event includes continuous performances: Flight of the Raptor demonstrations, tumbling acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, fortune-tellers, mimes, storytellers, horse-drawn wagon rides, music, and more! Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Van Cortlandt Manor

Story Festival This new festival brings a range of professional story tellers together at events throughout Mt. Kisco. Check the website for details. Saturday and Sunday. Sunflower Story Arts Festival

Fun with Map and Compass Come out and learn how to read a map and use a compass. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Campfire Cooking Learn how to prepare tasty food over an open campfire. Cook up stews, breads, desserts, vegetables, and more. Saturday, 12:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Little Women Nominated for three Oscars, this adaptation features Susan Sarandon as Marmee, and includes Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, and a 12-year-old Kirsten Dunst. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00. Jacob Burns Film Center

Stairway to Heaven Head to the meadow at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and check out the Big Dipper and more. Bring your telescope or use the astronomers'. Saturday, 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Westchester Amateur Astronomers

The Legacy Trio Enjoy the jazz as The Legacy Trio (Curtis Lundy, Rodney Kendrick, and Craig Haynes) takes on the music of Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Roy Haynes, and Abbey Lincoln. Saturday, 7:30 pm. BeanRunner Cafe

Singer/Songwriter Showcase Three female vocalists take the stage: Lisa Frieder, Sheri Miller, and Abby Payne. Sunday, 6:15 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Meet the Baby Animals It's spring and the farm animals are having their babies. Tour the farm and meet the new babies. Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

Livestock Tour Get face-to-face with the farm's livestock and learn about what sets grassfed farmers apart. Sunday, 12:00 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Turtle Monitoring Learn about and take part in our effort to collect data from the painted and snapping turtles living in Bechtel Lake. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great listings. Did anyone catch any of the story telling events?