Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Peekskill Celebration Enjoy the Dragon Boat races, fireworks, and live music performances at Riverfront Green Park. Check the site for details. Saturday and Sunday. Peekskill Celebration

Cows in the Living Room ...and dragons in the dining room! An animal-musical tour for families. Saturday, 11:00 am. Merestead

Music with Stacy Stacy Labriola entertains the younger set with clever originals as well as familiar favorites. Saturday, 11:00 am. Croton Free Library

Archaeology Fun for Kids Visit an ancient Native American oyster shell midden. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst More than 300 booths filled with handmade crafts from pottery to jewelry to furniture and clothing. Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lyndhurst

Hike to Raven Rocks Ravens have recently returned to the reservation (say that five times fast). Hike to their nesting area high up on the rocky cliffs. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Double Dutch: Family Activity Day Make tulips, participate in creating a giant mural, and enter a jump rope competition. Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Author Discussion Yorktown author, Susan Berliner, talks about Dust, her new supernatural thriller. She'll discuss how she got the idea for her novel and the processes of it. Saturday, 2:00 pm. John Hart Library

Raptors for Rookies An expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon will show you how to identify hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures using simple techniques. Saturday, 2:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Hook Mountain Migration Hike Join a naturalist and hike to the top of Hook Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Haverstraw Bay, the Tappan Zee, and points south. Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

15 Seconds of Fame Video artists Marcy B. Freedman and Gene Panczenko will be offering guests a chance to experience a few moments of glory as they shoot, edit, and display footage during the Second Saturday party. Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

A Tribute to Dinah Washington Highly celebrated jazz vocalist Lillie Bryant-Howard joins Lonnie Leibowitz and his trio to pay tribute to the great Dinah Washington. Saturday, 8:00 pm. The BeanRunner Café

Music from Copland House A concert of Copland House composers and musicians. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Merestead

Grandparents Day Visit the Once Upon a Farm Museum, sip lemonade, sample cookies and make a keepsake craft. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

Morris Robbins Memorial Concert The Bensen-Scott Big Band performs a memorial concert to celebrate the life and artistry of Morris Robbins, a talented art director. Sunday, 5:30 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

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