Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this hot summer weekend in Northern Westchester

Sundown Band Enjoy the tunes of the Sundown Band as you catch the sunset over the Hudson from Senasqua Park. Friday, 7:00 pm. Croton-on-Hudson

Pleasantville Music Festival Catch more than 18 acts performing on 3 stages. Artists include Jakob Dylan (left), The Bacon Brothers, Rusted Root, and Carney. Saturday 12:00 to 8:40 pm. Pleasantville Music Festival

Farm Adventures A farm educator leads kids ages 8 to 12 around the fields and woods for archaeological digs, pond exploration, tracking, and shelter building. Saturday, 10:00 am. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Family Fishing Workshop Parents and kids ages 6 and up can participate in this workshop. Saturday, 10:30 am. Lewisboro Library

Annual Butterfly Count An annual rite of summer, the North American Butterfly Count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort. Saturday, 10:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Puppet Pals Norma Maher of Storytime Stage and master puppeteer Vito Leanza combine talents in this workshop in which kids can make their own puppets and put on a show. Saturday, 11:00 am. Croton Free Library

Wild Food & Ecology Tour Noted naturalist and author "Wildman" Steve Brill will lead a tour to explore our woodlands, wetlands, and thickets where edible weeds, medicinal plants, and fungi flourish. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Contemporary Art Join artist/curator Marcy B. Freedman in the Sculpture Garden for cocktails, live music, and a conceptual performance. Have your burning art-related questions ready. Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

Midsummer Night Music The annual concert series with the Ridgefield Symphony starts off with Tony Award-winning soloist Debbie Gravitte singing Broadway favorites. Bring a picnic or buy food on site and enjoy the enchanted gardens. Saturday, 6:00 pm. Lasdon Park and Arboretum

Downtown Music Series The annual free Downtown Music Series kicks off with performances by the Bill Saxton Trio, the Magnets, and Kim Clarke. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Downtown Peekskill

The Sunset Switch Listen to a reading of The Sunset Switch and then make a related craft. Sunday, 11:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Croton Arboretum Garden Tour Visit a number of private gardens in the area. Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Croton-on-Hudson

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