Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Cassandra Wilson 2009 Grammy-Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Cassandra Wilson performs. Friday, 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Maple Sugaring Want to learn about the sugaring process? Check out one of these local programs:
  • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Stop by the sugar house for an informal chat with museum staff as they turn sap into syrup. Saturday, 12:00 to 2:00 pm. 
  • Teatown Lake Reservation From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in the sugar house with facts and folklore. Sunday, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm. 
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary Learn to produce all-natural maple syrup from tapping to tasting. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. 
  • Muscoot Farm  Spend an afternoon finding out all there is to know about making maple syrup. Sunday, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. 
Volunteer Vine Attack Join in and help the park control these problematic plants before they go to seed. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center 

The Elliot Bear Band Delivering their classic renditions of hot N'Orleans Blues, the Elliot Bear Band is sure to heat up the house. Saturday, 9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Composting with Worms It may be hard to believe, but worms create high quality compost. Learn how to build a worm bin, set your worms up, and care for them. Saturday, 12:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Food, Land, Sustainability: How the Greenmarket Saved the Hudson Valley Barry Benepe, co-founder of the New York City Greenmarkets, discuss the impact green markets have had. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Westchester Land Trust

Eagles Out Catch one last glimpse of wintering eagles before they leave for their northern home. Meet at the Croton Boat Ramp. Sunday, 9:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Flight to Freedom: The Story of Margaret Garner An adaptation of the acclaimed new opera by Toni Morrison and Richard Danielpour about an infamous Civil War-era fugitive slave. See the article in the New York Times. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Merestead

It's Tough Being a Woman, but a Woman Can Handle It! In honor of Women's History Month, Marcy Freedman presents several short videos and one short performance piece addressing issues facing contemporary women. Sunday, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Conversations With the Artist Dutch artist Alon Levin discusses his work. Sunday, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

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