Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Shakespeare in the Garden Enjoy a performance of Macbeth amid the splendor of the Japanese stroll garden. Friday, 6:30 pm. Hammond Museum

Night Flyers The animals of the night are among the most mysterious. Learn about owls, bats and other animals that use the cover of darkness to hunt and move around. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Shell Treasures Discover the beauty and variety of mollusks. Learn about life in the sea  and make your own craft to take home. Saturday, 11:00 am. Croton Free Library

Picnic at Bylane Farm Enjoy fun, food, gardens and games at the 18th-century farmhouse and lush nature sanctuary. Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bedford Audubon Society

Permaculture Andrew Leslie Phillips, the founder of Hancock Permaculture Center, presents a lecture on permaculture. Saturday, 2:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Midsummer Night Music The series continues with "Purely Classical," featuring the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Saturday, 5:00 pm. Lasdon Park and Arboretum

Reggae Soca Splash Join the "jamdown in the street" with Ed Robinson, Ragga Lox, and others as they perform free on Esther Street. Saturday, 6:00 to 10:30 pm. Downtown Peekskill

The Poetry of Farm Life: Goat Song Enjoy a delicious goat cheese tasting as author Brad Kessler reads from his acclaimed book, Goat Song. Sunday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Tour of the Chinese Friendship Pavilion The horticulturist gives a walking tour of this beautiful gift from the city of Jingzhou, China, and explains the pavilion's symbolism. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Lasdon Park and Arboretum

Words & Music: Bach and Poetry Come hear poetry inspired by and interspersed with Bach's cello suites performed by cellist Robert Kogan. Sunday, 4:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writer's Center

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