Friday, June 5, 2009

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

The Sleepy Hollow Arts Festival In anticipation of the arrival of the flotilla of tall ships later in the day (see "Ships Ahoy!" below), this festival includes live music, arts and crafts, a poetry tent, and great food. The Hudson Valley Writers' Center will present a number of readings, including author Hudson Talbott reading from his new book River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River. Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sleepy Hollow Arts Festival

Peekskill Open Studios Visit studios, galleries, museums, and more. See Wednesday's post for details. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Peekskill Arts Council Open Studios

Hands-on Heritage Crafts Visitors of all ages can make their own candles, operate the blacksmith's bellows, and try their hand at spinning, weaving, coopering, tinsmithing, butter churning, cheese-making, and more. Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Van Cortlandt Manor

Festival of Tea
Experience a series of Tea ceremonies, followed by a lecture on "Zen and Tea" and traditional music. Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

Food, Inc Enjoy the documentary film and then listen as director Robert Kenner and author Eric Schlosser are interviewed by New York Times critic Janet Maslin. Saturday, 12:00 pm. Jacob Burns Film Center

Wiley Weasels Kids can meet a weasel, learn all about the crafty critters, and then do a related craft. Saturday, 11:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

History of the Forests of Southeastern New York Starting with the European settlers to the region, this presentation covers the history and use of the forest lands of our area. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Babes in the Woods Take a leisurely hike while the Sanctuary's Director points out places where young ones are hiding. Saturday, 3:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Fourplay Presented by Jazz Forum Arts, the quartet Fourplay explores the dimensions and permutations of jazz. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Baroque and Neo-Baroque
The Collegium Westchester Chorus and Orchestra presents a concert including Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" and Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum." Saturday, 8:00 pm. First Presbyterian Church of Ossining

You Say You Want a Revolution A jazz twist is added to classic songs by the Beatles, the Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and other 60's stars. Performance at Seven Bridges School, Chappaqua. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Westchester Jazz Orchestra

Hudson Riverfest The Lyndhurst estate will be the sight of live music, an outdoor market featuring locally grown produce, and more than 40 displays and exhibits by environmental groups and arts organizations. Check out the website for a full list of events, performers, and exhibitors. Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hudson River Fest

Croton Summerfest The streets of the Upper Village will be full of live music, food, and vendors. Sunday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Croton Summer Fest

Wood Carving
Join Karl Whipple as he does chainsaw carving and creates sculptures out of wood. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

The YaYas Catch the "voluptuous and ethereal" sounds of The YaYas. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Peekskill Coffee House

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