Friday, July 8, 2011

Weekend Picks

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

Bird Banding Observe wild song birds being caught, banded, and released as part of a continent-wide science project managed by the US Geological Survey. Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Northern Westchester Butterfly Count An annual rite of summer, the butterfly count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to help a monitoring effort. Saturday, 10:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Pleasantville Music Festival The ninth annual festival features headliner Marc Cohn, Sonny Landreth, Augustana, Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea, Scars on 45, Geoff Hartwell, Patti Rothberg, Reignjah, If But When, Remember September, Milton, Lisa Brigantino and many more. Saturday, 12:00 to 8:30 pm. Pleasantville Music Festival

Lasdon Summer Concert The outdoor concert series continues with "Inspired by Nature," featuring music by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Saturday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Lasdon Park

William Tell Opera Gioachino Rossini's full opera is performed live. Saturday, 7:30 pm. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Hands Dancing Across the Page Join hands with performance artist Marcy B. Freedman to create abstract drawings inspired by the rhythms of live music. Saturday, 6:30 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

Hummingbirds by Hand Learn about our area’s smallest summer bird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and make a hand-held hummingbird feeder. Sunday, 10:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Tea Fusion Join the herb expert as she explains the many uses for herbs as teas and herbal infusions. Tasty samples will be served. Sunday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Muscoot Farm 

The Tristen Napoli Trio Enjoy the Jazz/Blues/Rock of the Tristen Napoli Trio. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Peekskill Coffee House

The Barber of Seville on Screen Filmed at the Teatro Regio di Parma in Italy, Rossini's charming comedy is sure to leave you singing "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!" Sunday, 3:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

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