Friday, August 7, 2009

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Mohegan Colony Storytelling & Music Festival An enchanting afternoon of stories and music for families and adults. The event culminates with a "ghost story concert" at 7:30 pm. Saturday, 1:00 to 10:00 pm. Mohegan Colony Storytelling and Music Festival

Open Studios The Brown Street Studios in Peekskill marks their opening and invites the public to come see the resident artists' paintings, woodcuts, digital art, sculpture, and more. Saturday, 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. Brown Street Studios

Shades of Green Take a leisurely walk with a naturalist to discover the diverse collection of trees, shapes of leaves, and textures of bark. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Preserving the Harvest
Learn how to preserve the harvest from a seasoned canning expert. Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Shakespeare on the Green The Hudson Valley Shakespeare company performs "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," a humorous production featuring 37 plays in 97 minutes. Sunday, 2:00 pm. The Ridgefield Playhouse

Peekskill Jazz and Blues Festival This year's festival features performances by Fred Smith and John Basile, Johnny Feds and Da Bluez Boyz, David Amram and Friends, Duchess Di and the Distractions, and the Mahavishnu Project. Saturday, 5:00 to 10:00 pm. City of Peekskill, Downtown Peekskill

Barter for Art Bring any object to offer artists in exchange for their art. Come prepared: wine, jewelry, gift certificates, books, even chocolate may be accepted. Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

Mario Cantone Best known as Charlotte's wedding planner on Sex and the City, Mario Cantone performs his Broadway show "Laugh Whore." Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center of the Arts

Create a Wildlife Refuge Learn the fundamentals of creating a habitat garden, including plant suggestions, how to grow them, and sources for materials. Sunday, 10:00 am. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

River Day Test drive a kayak or take a boat ride. Hands-on activities include fishing, hearth cooking, brick making, and modern boat building. Sunday, 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Van Cortlandt Manor

The classic movie about the pig with a big heart. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Poetry and Music An evening of readings by Sophia Quintero and Elisha Miranda followed by poetry, music, and storytelling by David Gonzalez. Sunday, 4:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writers Center

Image: 2008 Peekskill Jazz and Blues
Festival, by neatnessdotcom

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