Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekend Picks

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

Peekskill Open Studios The 11th annual event invites you to observe works by over 100 artists in their  work spaces and other sites in the city. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Peekskill Arts Council

Beekeeping 101 Learn the nuts and bolts of beekeeping for the backyard hobbyist! An informative, basic class for those thinking about raising locally adapted bees. Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Wildlife Baby Shower Join licensed wildlife rehabilitators for a wildlife baby shower! Bring a gift (see the site for a list) to help this season’s injured and orphaned babies. Saturday,  12:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines The greatest pilots from the early days of aviation compete in a London-to-Paris race. With an international cast, vintage aircraft, and an Oscar-nominated screenplay, this movie is all spectacle and adventure. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm. Jacob Burns Film Center

Spring Trail Hike Join farm staff and hike the beautiful woodland trails. Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Birding to Lost Pond This bird watching excursion will lead to Lost Pond, a favorite destination for many visitors to the sanctuary. A great opportunity to learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Saturday, 8:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary 

Chutneys, Sauces, Dressings and Marinades Dress up and adorn your meals with colorful, tasty, easy chutneys, sauces, dressings and marinades. Saturday, 10:00 am. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center 

Midnight Slim and the Strangers Enjoy the high energy mix of Blues and Rock of Midnight Slim and the Strangers. Saturday, 7:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe 

Garden Day Families are welcome to come join our master gardener prepare the vegetable garden for the summer. Plant seeds and learn how to care for the soil. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm 

Pinkster Enjoy this African-American celebration of Spring, which was held in the Hudson Valley as early as the 17th century. Filled with music, dance, food, and revelry, this cross-cultural festival re-creates the spring holiday with a rousing colonial-style celebration. Sunday, 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Philipsburg Manon

Martin Fried Enjoy the Alternative Folk Rock of Martin Fried. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Peeksill Coffee House

Shad Festival and Hudson River Celebration Take a trip up Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison for an afternoon of storytelling, a petting zoo, eco arts and crafts, a merry-go-round, puppets, and more. Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. River Keeper

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