Friday, July 2, 2010

Holiday Weekend Picks

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

Friday Fireworks Get a jump on the celebration! Come to Louis Engel Waterfront Park for free entertainment and fireworks two nights before the nation's birthday. Friday, 9:15 pm. Ossining

Yonrico Scott 2010 Grammy Winner Yonrico Scott is the longtime drummer of the Derek Trucks Band. He is joined on stage by guitarists Andy Aledort and  Geoff Hartwell. Friday, 9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Music Jam Bring your instrument or just come and listen. Bring a healthy potluck dish to share. Friday, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Garlic Weekend Celebrate the 4th with a weekend of garlic-themed programming and hands-on farm activities! Enjoy garlic tastings, garlic activities, Farm-to-Table classes, and more. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

Red Wolf, White Wolf and Blue Aawwwooooo! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America and enjoy presenting special patriotic gifts to the Ambassador wolves, Kaila, Lukas and Atka! Saturday, 7:00 pm. Wolf Conservation Center

Handsome Harry Enjoy the movie Handsome Harry, starring Jamey Sheridan and Steve Buscemi. Then listen to a Q&A with the film's Director, Bette Gordon, and cast members. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts
A Night at the Opera One of the most hilarious movies ever made! A great time for kids and adults alike. Friday through Sunday, 12:00 pm. Jacob Burns Film Center

Independence Day 1800 Festivities begin with the roar of the cannon and feature a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Join the Independence Day Parade through the manor along with its costumed residents. Stirring patriotic speeches and songs follow the parade, and military re-enactors invite one and all to drill and muster. Sunday, 10:00 to 6:00 pm. Van Cortlandt Manor

Peekskill Concert and Fireworks Kick off the fun with Peter Spink and his band. Then sit back and enjoy a grand fireworks display. Sunday, 7:30 pm. Peekskill

Pops, Patriots & Fireworks Family concert with fireworks display. Great music with hamburgers and hot dogs on the picnic grounds. Sunday, 8:00 pm. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Old Fashioned Fourth Play old-fashioned games and try your hand at churning ice cream. Buy your hot dogs and hamburgers at the Concession Stand or bring a picnic lunch for an afternoon of fun. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

First Mondays Artists Salon This month's discussion is on the topic of "21st Century Savvy for Artists: Using the Internet." Local artists will be sharing works and everyone is invited to join the discussion. Monday, 6:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

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