Can you believe it’s already August? Fear not, summer is still going strong! Here are a few events that promise to make the first weekend in August your best weekend this summer. (For even more ideas check out our calendar.)
Nothing says “summer” like listening to live music by the water. This Saturday evening, August 4, The Blues Mothers are playing at the beautiful waterfront Wildcliff Sculpture Garden in New Rochelle. Bring a blanket, bottle of wine and picnic dinner and listen to this five woman band (plus one man on drums) who rock their own jazz-blues-rock, retro and folk/pop arrangements inspired by artists including Etta James, Yip Harburg, the Beatles & Queen Ifrica. Concert starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door and at SmartTix.com. Find out more at Incoming Tide Entertainment. Wildcliff Sculpture Garden: 44 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle.
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Who needs to stand in line for hours to get tickets to Shakespeare in the Park when you can get tickets for Shakespeare on the Patio in Bronxville? This weekend, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed by PiPe Dream Theatre starting Thursday, August 2, through Sunday, August 5. Showtimes are Thursday and Sunday 7:30 pm and Friday and Saturday at 8pm at the Bronxville Women’s Club’s private, sunken patio. Bring a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars! Reservations are not necessary but appreciated. Call 914-468-1401 or e-mail email@example.com to make a reservation. There is a suggested donation of $5. The Bronxville Women’s Club: 135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville.
You can also see “Much Ado About Nothing” produced by LawnChair Theatre at the Rye Town Park lawn on Friday, August 3, at 5:45 pm. Bring a blanket and picnic, or purchase a gourmet picnic dinner from Cafe Mirage and have your dinner delivered to the show for you! To purchase your picnic dinner call 914-937-3497, see the menu here. The show is free but parking for people without season permits is $5 after 5 pm. Rye Town Park is located at the east end of Dearborn Avenue in Rye.
This Sunday, August 5, the Indian Heritage Festival will transform the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla into an exotic, exciting experience for the whole family. With traditional Indian food, live music, a fashion show and folk dancing, kids can learn about India for the first time or enjoy their own heritage right here in Westchester. There will be an opportunity to get henna bridal make-up (so cool!) and shop in a bazaar featuring Indian clothes, jewelry, food, music, art and crafts. The event will be held rain or shine and admittance and parking are free. Festival is from 12:30 – 6:30 pm. Kensico Dam Plaza: At the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla.
Visit the Hudson River Museum for Magic Sundays – part of their Gilded Age of Magic Exhibition. The Exhibition features theatrical posters, costumes and other trinkets from private collections. On Sunday, you can marvel at a magic show performed by the Yonkers Society of American Magicians’ Assembly 194. Magic shows are at 1, 1:35, 2:10 and 2:45. Hudson River Museum: 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers; 914-963-4550.