Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekend Picks

My picks for the best activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

2011 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts This year's animated shorts program includes five Oscar-nominated films 
and two bonus films from the Academy shortlist. Films include Day and Night (left). Friday through Sunday, multiple showings. Jacob Burns Film Center

Adults Snowshoe Hike Strap on a pair of snowshoes and experience a winter’s day in the woods. Saturday,  10:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

American Indian Sugaring Find out how native Americans developed the maple sugaring process that gives us the sweet syrup we all love today. A few fireside stories will warm us up before we tap some of our trees the modern way. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation 

Robert Cray Band Five time Grammy Award Winning guitarist Robert Cray tours in support of his new album, "This Time." Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Performing Arts

Animal Tracking Hike Learn to identify the tracks and traces left behind by animals in the winter forest. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary 

Winter Walk The third annual Winter Walk features a back-country hike of the Leon Levy Preserve. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Westchester Land Trust

Creative Conversations Join exhibiting artist Robert Taplin, and artists Elizabeth King and Judith Shea, for a discussion of the figure in modern sculpture. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Peekskill Playhouse Enjoy the presentation of "Until Hamlet Laughs", a play by John Curran.  Sunday, 4:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

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