Every week I am so impressed with how many things are going on in Westchester County. (Check out our extensive calendar and you’ll see what I mean!) To narrow down your choices, we pick our favorite events for the weekend and give you some time to plan by posting the schedule on Thursday morning. Here are our favorite picks for the weekend of July 21.
Let’s go fly a kite on Saturday at the Katonah Museum of Art’s Kite Festival! Make your own “guaranteed-to-fly” kite at their Kite Making Workshop from 10 am to 2 pm (every half hour) at the museum. Then head to the Harvey School field down the road to watch the kite’s soar. There are performances, like Chinese dragon kites at noon, and fighting kites at 2 and 3 pm. Here’s the fun part for adults – You can lunch from the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck at the Harvey School from 12 to 4 pm. Register for the kite making workshop by calling, 914-232-9555. Materials are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. All kite activities at the Harvey School field are free. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street – Route 22, Katonah. The Harvey School: 260 Jay Street Katonah.
Saturday is also Summerfest at the Beczak Environmental Education Center. All day there will be water fun with sprinklers and water balloon games, crafts and barbeque and Italian ices. You can also participate in the Great Hudson River Fish Count, listen to live performances by Yonkers Idol Winners, kayak on the Hudson with the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club, watch drum performances and enjoy a campfire and roast marshmallows. Please check their schedule for exact times. All free except a nominal fee for food. Beczak Environmental Center, 35 Alexander Street, Yonkers.
On Sunday, take your kids to the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem for the “Pack Chat for Kids” at 11 am. Go on a short hike and meet some wolves while learning about wolf families. According to the center, summer is an exciting time to learn about wolves because North American wolf families are busy raising their pups. Pre-registration is required here. The event costs $13 for adults, $11 for kids 12 and under. (Specific address is available after you resister because they do not allow drop-in visits.)
On Sunday evening, listen to free, live music at the “Summer Nights on the Sound in Harbor Island Park” in Mamaroneck from 7 – pm. The program includes music every Sunday night in July and August at the gazebo. This Sunday’s music is “Pocket Change“, an R&B band, and “The Soundettes”, an all women vocal ensemble. The perfect ending to a fun filled weekend! Harbor Island Park: Mamaroneck Avenue and Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. Rain location: the Harbor Island Park Pavilion.