Friday, June 12, 2009

Weekend Picks

What to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Osssining Village Fair Enjoy food, music, hands-on activities, and browsing vendors at this outdoor fair. Downtown Ossining. Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ossining Village

Flight of the Pollinators Follow a naturalist to view bees, butterflies, and birds as they perform the vital job of sustaining healthy plant populations. Saturday, 10:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Touch My Heart Yoga Kids can explore animals, nature, and basic anatomy though traditional yoga postures. Saturday, 11:00 am. Croton Free Library

Discovering Ecosystems Learn what makes a habitat unique and perfect for the creatures that live there as you meet animals from the rain forest, desert, and our own temperate forest. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Local Color Catch the 12th annual exhibit of works by Croton area artists. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. 10 Old Post Road South, Croton Council on the Arts

Spring "Pondering" in the Park Put your old clothes and shoes on and come out and view, identify, and hold fish, tadpoles, and water bugs. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Cartoons in the Park Join animator Jim Jinkins in search of silly and strange creatures hiding in his fantasy photos. Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Once Upon a Peanut Author Marlene Whelahan reads her children's book, Once Upon a Peanut, about when her daughter was diagnosed with peanut allergies. Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Dave Brubeck Quartet
The legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck and his quartet perform his intricate arrangements. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Pop Goes the Easel Celebrate pop art and culture with live reggae music in the Sculpture Garden. Commission a portrait sketch from the artists on hand. Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

The Gil Parris Band Grammy-nominated Gil Parris sings tunes from his latest album—including "Duck Walk," which is currently #1 on Music Choice, America's top cable radio channel. Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

The Andy Polay Trio
The Andy Polay Trio plays jazz tunes including Miles, Coltrane, Brubeck, as well as original material. Saturday, 8:30 to 10:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Fat Tire Festival
All are welcome to spend a day riding some of the greatest trails in New York State at the Westchester Mountain Bike Association's 14th annual celebration. Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Blue Mountain Reservation

Dairy Day Spend an afternoon learning about dairy cows. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Muscoot Farm

Kid's Nature Hike Use your eyes and ears to explore what is happening on this hike of about ¾ of a mile. Sunday, 11:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Online Journal Readings Discover online journals with readings from The Acentos Review and Ozone Park Journal, followed by a Q&A with the journals' editors. Sunday, 4:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writers' Center

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