Friday, April 8, 2011

Weekend Picks

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

Amphibian Night Hike Join the naturalists and a local herpetologist in search of breeding amphibians at night. Friday, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Weeds, Twigs and Bark What it does it take to feather a nest? Try your hand at building a nest of your own, and then join in to make an eagle’s nest outdoors. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Ah, Spring Take a hike around the park to look for signs of spring as we stop at some of the beautiful areas of the park to hear readings of works from many famous poets and authors. Saturday, 10:00 am. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation 

Fermentation and Food Preservation Restore your health and well-being by learning how to prepare fermented foods, a good source of much needed pro-biotics. Make Kimchi, Bombay Apple Rhubarb Chutney, and more. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm 

Poetry and Art Enjoy an evening of poetry performance inspired by art exhibited in After the Fall. Participating poets have chosen particular artworks in the exhibition as inspiration for a poem or series of poems. Saturday, 5:00 pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Children's Concert Musician Anthony Newman, joined by the Bedford Chamber Ensemble, will perform classics including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, variations on the tune Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Mozart, and excerpts from Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Saturday, 4:00 pm. The Bedford Chamber Concerts

Latin, Salsa and Brazilian Jazz Enjoy a nigh of Latin sounds with Norberto Goldberg, flute phenom Itai Kriss, Grammy-award winner Daniel Freiberg on piano, and Juancho Herrera on guitar and vocals. Saturday, 9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

The Persuasions Recently inducted to the Doo Wop Hall of Fame, the Persuasions perform some of their hits--including tunes from their  2010 CD, "Knockin on Bob's Door", the music of Bob Dylan. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Organ and Instrumental Concert Music by J. S. Bach, Nicolas Lemmens, Johannes Brahms, Leon Boellmann, William Kraft, Claude Bolling, and Scott Joplin. Sunday, 4:00 pm. St. James Episcopal Church

Author Talk  Join authors Marc and Sara Schiller as they talk about Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, followed by a book signing and wine reception. Sunday,  3:00 pm. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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