Friday, March 18, 2011

Weekend Picks

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

Romeo and Juliet Enjoy the filmed performance of Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Romeo and Juliet on stage at London's Globe Theatre. Friday, 3:00 and 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Spring Equinox Hike Welcome spring and hike the farm's beautiful 3.5 miles of woodland trails. Saturday, 10:00 am. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Pancake Breakfast Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes smothered in maple syrup. Then stop by the sugarhouse to see how syrup is produced. Digest your meal as you walk around the lake looking for spring migrants. Saturday, multiple times. Teatown Lake Reservation

Music for Families Enjoy traditional Irish music and dance. Saturday, 4:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm. 

Sugaring-Off Party Celebrate the end of another sugaring season with tasting, music, and more.  Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation 

Vernal Pools Learn about these temporary ecosystems and their ecological value as you explore what a vernal pool is and who lives there. Saturday, 2:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Evening Howl! Visit the wolves during their favorite hour. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a magical time for packs in North America. Saturday, 5:00 pm. Wolf Conservation Center

Daisy Jopling Internationally acclaimed violinist Daisy Jopling performs rock arrangements of great classical pieces. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Spring Hike Enjoy the first day of spring walking along the trail in search of telltale signs of the season’s change. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary 

Pancake Breakfast Join the farm staff and the New York Maple Sugar Association in enjoying pancakes with real maple syrup. Sunday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

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