Friday, July 1, 2011

Holiday Weekend Picks

My picks for the best music, fun, and fireworks this 4th of July weekend in Northern Westchester

American Roots Music Festival  Enjoy a day of American music with string band, folk, bluegrass, country, blues, gospel, and jazz. Saturday, 12:30 pm. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Pops, Patriots and Fireworks The Orchestra of St. Luke's and violinist Charles Yang supply the music before the fireworks. Sunday, 8:00 pm. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

An All-American Celebration Concert The 22-piece orchestra the Big Band Sound provide the opening act for West Point's fireworks display across the river. Monday, 6:00. Boscobel Restoration

An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebrate America's holiday by playing old-fashioned games and making ice cream. Monday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

July 4th Jamboree Enjoy patriotic music by the American Colonials Fife & Drum Band, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, kids' Colonial games, a beekeeper, a blacksmith, music, food, and tours of the historic house. Monday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. John Jay Homestead

Fireworks and Music Along with the fireworks above the Hudson, there's a concert at the Riverfront Green Park. Monday, 7:00 pm. Peekskill

Independence Day 1851 Experience a traditional celebration with activities that include ice cream-making, period music, traditional country dancing, and the 19th century's version of baseball. Monday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sunnyside

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