Friday, December 3, 2010

Weekend Picks

My picks for what to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Jonny Hirsch Band Singer/saxophone player Jonny Hirsch fuses elements of rock, funk, jazz, and skat singing. Friday, 7:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Free Arts Weekend Visit museums and enjoy a plethora of arts events—free of charge! All Weekend! Arts Westchester

The Power of Words Children can participate in a flag-making art workshop and experience the power of mixing words and images. Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Neuberger Museum of Art

Ready, Set, Sleep Not everyone heads south for the winter. Some animals burrow down into the leaf litter, some even freeze until spring. Discover local wildlife’s ingenious strategies for surviving the winter season. Saturday, 11:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Howliday Fest! Celebrate the holiday season with the wolves! Visit the wolves as well as the critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves on exhibit. Saturday, 11:00 am. Wolf Conservation Center

Holiday Stories Children can listen to A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas and other seasonal stories as we sip hot chocolate around the fireplace in the great hall. Saturday, 4:00 pm. The Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, and a spoonful of sugar. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm. Jacob Burns Film Center

Bedford’s 1787 Court House Tour the county’s oldest government building and visit the museum upstairs to learn more about Bedford’s history as well as sneak a peek in the original jail cell. Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Bedford Historical Society

Holiday Celebration Enjoy the Ferris wheel, tree and menorah lighting at the Gazebo, and live entertainment at restaurants and coffee houses. Saturday, 12:00 to 8:00 pm. Downtown Peekskill

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The original 1966 animated telling of Dr. Seuss' beloved book features the voice of Boris Karloff. Saturday, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Hike the Teatown-Kitchawan Trail A Teatown educator will lead this hike, starting at Kitchawan Preserve. Follow along the reservoir and over Bald Mountain, with great views of the reservoir system. Sunday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Musical Emigres in LA  A celebration of artistic luminaries who took refuge in Los Angeles from European turmoil and war in the 30s and 40s. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Copland House at Merestead

Art and Narrative through Puppetry Children can create their own puppets from 1:00 to 3:00. Then puppeteer and storyteller Vít Horejs, Director of The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, will offer a performance of traditional Czech fairy tales. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

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