Friday, May 14, 2010

Weekend Picks

A few choice activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

For Adults

Ballet Folklorica Mexico With exhilarating dances, live mariachi music, and elaborate costumes, this authentic troupe brings the folklore and customs of Mexico—from the Aztecs up through the days of the Mexican revolution—to life. Friday, 7:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Poetry Reading Enjoy the works of poets Meg Kearney  and Matthea Harvey. Friday, 7:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writers Center

Portfolio Review Day Artists are invited to come in for one-on-one reviews. Sunday, 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Hudson Valley Ceter for Contemporary Art

For the Family

Puppets Family Day Join puppeteer Peter Linz and his character Theo, from PBS's Between the Lions, as they talk to puppet artists for a behind-the-scenes look at puppetry today. Ralph Lee, internationally celebrated mask maker, and Martin P. Robinson, a 30-year Sesame Street veteran with his Muppet Telly Monster, will discuss aspects of puppetry. There will be ongoing art activities and opportunities for children to design, create, and perform with puppets. Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

Fairy Houses in the Park Learn the old tradition of using natural materials to create these wonderful miniatures. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Birding at Lost Pond Kids ages 10 and up—and adults—can hike to Lost Pond to spot a number of bird species and enjoy the breathtaking beauty. Sunday 10:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peter is great!