Summer is in full swing, and there are so many awesome happenings going on around town this weekend. Check out our events calendar for more, but here is what we’re extra excited about…
The Pleasantville Music Festival, taking place this Saturday, July 14, is a family-friendly event that sounds cool for adults and fun for kids. Both well-known musicians and local favorites like The English Beat, Good Old War, Delta Spirit, Davy Knowles, Sloan Wainwright, ReignJah, Susan Said and Z.Z. Ward will take the stage from 12:15pm-8:30pm at Parkway Field in Pleasantville.
Food, drinks, treats and crafts will be plentiful and provided by numerous local vendors, including Westchester’s own Captain Lawrence Brewery and Pleasantville’s Prospero Winery who will be pouring in the Festival Garden. There’s even a special kids’ fun area where there will be face painting, games and songs by “Miss Patty” Hupp. Tickets are $40/adults, $15/seniors and students, and free for kids 11 & under with an adult ticket-holder. There is no public parking but shuttles will run all day from a free lot at Pace University Entrance #2, as well as the Pleasantville Metro-North Station. Get your tickets here.
Couldn’t snag that reso at Babbo this weekend? No worries, bring the whole family to the New York Botanical Gardens for dinner al fresco with chefs from Mario Batali’s restaurants this Saturday, July 14. This is the first of four Family Dinners, created as part of the Edible Garden exhibit at NYBG, where chefs from Mr. Batali’s restaurants will serve a three-course family -style dinner. You’ll get to garden, make crafts and explore “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” an interactive garden full of amazing veggies and herbs, all before enjoying a live cooking demo & dinner. Featured chefs this weekend are Chef Anthony Sasso from Casa Mono and Chef Andy Nusser from Tarry Lodge and the menu includes Summer Gazpacho, Grilled Ribeye with Dozen Herb Salsa Verde, and Strawberries with Zabaglione and Aged Balsamico. Sounds like heaven. The program is from 5:30pm to 8pm, and is geared towards kids ages 4-11. Tickets are $60 for adults, $30 for kids 2-12, and can be purchased here.
Mt. Kisco is a gorgeous historic town (and happens to be my birth place!). In an effort to spread the word about all Mt. Kisco has to offer and bring the community together, Kisco Summer Sunday was created by local residents. The free family event will take place this Sunday, July 15, from 5 to 8pm on the green behind Village Hall and the Mt Kisco Library. There will be live music by The Aardvarks, a groovy Beatles tribute band, and a la carte food offerings from Little Kabab Station, Bellizzi and Silver Spoon Catering. Kids will have a blast too with crafts, bubbles, beach balls and bracelet making.
This could be dangerous. The Annual Greenwich Sidewalk Sale is taking place Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 15 from 10am to 6pm on Greenwich Avenue and downtown streets in Greenwich, Connecticut. Get ready for huge discounts and deals from over 90 retailers including Alice & Olivia, Baccarat, Intermix, Great Stuff, J.Crew, Polarn O. Pyret, Vineyard Vines, Lily Pulitzer, and tons more. There will be all sorts of fun for kids on Saturday and Sunday including face painting, balloon art, fun treats from local restaurants, and live music for all shoppers to enjoy.