Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Soul Tree Villians Catch the rock/funk/soul sounds of Soul Tree Villains. Friday, 9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Pow Wow A two day celebration of culture and history with some 1,000 Native American artists, performers and educators at FDR State Park. Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 to 7:00 pm. Redhawk Native American Arts Council

Insects: Good, Bad and Buggy! What good are insects? What’s bad about bugs? Pick up a net and investigate the world of incredible insects. Saturday, 11:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Hudson River Valley Ramble Join a guided hike of the Westchester Wilderness Walk, the 8 mile trail through the Land Trust’s 150-acre preserve. Saturday, 12:00 pm. Westchester Land Trust

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles to roosting locations in Mexico. Tagging individual Monarchs helps to shed light on the mystery of their migration. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Live Jazz Catch the sounds of Matt Finck, Rob Kopec, and Bob Meyer as they do their thing. Saturday, 7:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Wildlife Artist Lecture Join award-winning wildlife nature artist, JoAnne Sullam for a look at the natural world around us and its harmonious relationship to the arts. A visit with ambassador wolves follows the talk. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Wolf Conservation Center

John Jay Homestead Country Fair Enjoy swimming pig races, sheep and duck herding, pony rides, wagon rides, skirmishes performed by Revolutionary War re-enactors, falconry demonstrations, a petting zoo, and more. Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. John Jay Homestead

Canoe the Croton Adults can paddle up the river against the tide and current. Sunday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Farm to Table Learn how to use the freshest sustainable food to prepare delicious dishes that excite the senses! Pick from the crops, bring it back to the kitchen, prepare and share the tasty creations. Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Rebel Red Singer-songwriter Red Peralta (aka Rebel Red) performs. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Peekskill Coffee House

The Music Room Part of the "Jonathan's Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema" series, Satyajit Ray brings his singular vision to this spectacle of music, dance, and powerful narrative. There will be a Q&A with Jonathan Demme after the film. Sunday, 5:00 pm. Jacob Burns Film Center

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