We’re so proud of our events calendar. On any given weekend, you can find hundreds of things to do in Westchester — and that’s just in one day. Still, every Thursday we give you our top event picks for the upcoming weekend. Here are some things we’re extra excited about for the weekend of June 2 to June 3.
Does this shop look familiar? Guess what town it’s in and you’ve found yourself a happening spot this weekend…
Sales in Bronxville
Remember when we posted about those awesome Love Quotes scarves? Well, Yum Yum Tree, the super stylin’ clothing boutique in Bronxville that carries them, is marking down their current stock of hip duds by 15 to 20 percent (50 to 80 percent off current markdowns) this weekend as part of the Bronxville Spring Sidewalk Sale. Stores throughout the village, like the flower shop shown above, will be offering specials on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Think: $20 bras at Petticoat Lane (really!), $3 accessory table at Weezie D., and free wine tastings at Station Plaza Wine & Spirits. Blue Moon Mexican Cafe is setting up a taco cart, while Mini’s Prime Meats will be grilling burgers and hot dogs. (Unfortunately, the originally scheduled Street Fair on Saturday was cancelled due to the weather forecast, but the Sidewalk Sale is rain or shine, so don’t let the weather deter you!) Village of Bronxville, Park Place and Pondfield Road, Bronxville.
A Few More Street Fairs
Head to the river for Tarrytown’s Craft and Food Street Fair on Sunday, June 3 from 10am to 5pm. Local businesses and restaurants will be joined by 80 crafters and vendors on Main Street. In Neperan Park, Kid’s Fest will have amusements, vendors, and pony rides geared for the wee set. There is also a Strawberry Festival in town put on by the Historical Society. There’s never been a better reason to head to the Hudson. (If you go, drop by Silver Tips Tea Room: Love!) Here’s a video of the 2010 fair to give you an idea of what it’s like.
It’s June Fest in Katonah Village this Sunday, June 3 from 1pm to 5pm. Expect an outdoor music festival and arts fest. Music begins at 2pm when Van Sise and the Strugglers hit the stage and other bands will play until 5pm. You’ll also get to see the works of a variety of local artists and sample lots of good grub. Kids will enjoy a craft table set up by the Katonah Arts Center, and if you’re there, make sure to drop into my fave children’s bookstore, Little Joe’s Books. Fun for the whole family. 190 Katonah Avenue, Katonah.
Take the Kids Out For Some Culture
This Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 from 10am to 5pm is the 50th Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival. It’s a juried art show at downtown Tibbets Park — original fine arts, crafts and jewelry will be up for sale — and all proceeds support college scholarships for local high school students pursuing arts education. Kids can take part in art workshops, there are food vendors and raffles, and lots of fun art installations; be sure to check out the traffic control boxes (artists may have painted murals on them!). This is a serious arts show: Last year, there were about 7,000 visitors. So if you’ve got wee ones, don’t leave home without the stroller. Free. Tibbets Park, North Broadway and Main Streets, White Plains.
The arts aren’t just about drawing and painting — it’s also about creative movement. Drop by the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase for Family First Saturday on June 2 to help your tots tap into their musical side. As part of “Up, Down, All Around: Movement and Expression,” kids are encouraged to dance their energy out to abandon — let’s see how long yours can boogie down — in an interactive movement workshop. The event is geared for toddlers to 10-year-olds, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission and guided tours from 12pm to 5pm, but the dancing fun runs from 1 to 4pm. Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase.
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