Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend Picks

Some choice activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Art Unveiling Watch as Job Koelewijn’s installation Water Works is unveiled at Annsville Creek Preserve in Peekskill. Refreshments will be served. Friday, 7:30 pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Drive-by Truckers The band Drive-By Truckers is one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000's. Friday, 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Peekskill Open Studios The Peekskill Art Council's 13th annual extravaganza showcase artwork from more than 100 artists. Come visit over 32 artists in their working studios. Live music, dance, and performance art events will be held throughout town, including at the riverfront park, downtown, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and the new Peekskill Clay Studios located at the Hat Factory. Check out the article in the New York Times. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Peekskill Arts Council

Teatown Hiking Challenge Take the challenge in celebration of National Trails Day. Hike all of the reservation's major trails in one day! Saturday, 9:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Butterflies for Beginners Learn about basic butterfly ecology and recognition, and then take a walk to see what species are out in the meadow. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Sounds and Sights of the Shoreline
Come explore the beauties and wonders of the Hudson River shoreline. Study the effects of the high and low tide. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Babes in the Woods It is the time of the year when the forest is alive with young animals, birds, and plants. Enjoy a hike to find the places where the young ones are hiding. Saturday, 3:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Croton Summer Fest Enjoy music, food, and lots of fun in the Upper Village. Sunday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Croton Village

Authors' Reading Mindy Lewis, Laura Shane Cunningham, and Mimi Schwartz read from the anthology Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House. Sunday, 4:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writers Center

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