Hello, September. It’s time to start shopping. Before you head to the mall, head to one of Westchester’s walkable villages. With sidewalk sales in full swing, you don’t have to go far to find a bargain.
Shops along Palmer Avenue will be offering special sales at the Larchmont Sidewalk Sale on September 6, 7, and 8 from 10am to 6pm. Last year, shoppers went mad for the huge selection of deeply discounted shoes in front of Love Shoes, but numerous merchants are taking part in the special sales days. Palmer Avenue, Larchmont.
Mount Kisco’s Sidewalk Sales Days are Saturday, September 8 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, September 9 from noon to 4pm. In addition to sales and discounts and over 150 vendors, there will be carnival rides for kids, live music by Lisa Jane Lipkin & Fred Gillen, a singing contest, an art show sponsored by the Mount Kisco Public Library, and demonstrations by Black Belt Tae-Kwon Do and Pied Piper Youth Theater. Located in the heart of Mount Kisco at South Moger Avenue and Shopper’s Park.
Downtown Yonkers also hosts a Sidewalk Sale this weekend September 6, 7 and 8 from noon to 1:30pm in Getty Square. There is live music offered on Friday, September 7 at noon to get you in the shopping mood. Main Street, Yonkers.
The Scarsdale Public Library is hosting its annual Book Sale beginning on September 8 from 9am to 4:30pm; it’s also open on Sunday, September 9 from 10am to 4pm. Don’t fret if you can’t make it to day one. New books are put out each day. On Wednesday, September 12, remaining books are marked down an additional 50 percent. Check the website for additional dates. 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale.
Back in Time in Bedford
Bedford is offering up some good old fashioned fun with their Bedford Village Treasure Hunt this Saturday, September 8 from noon to 4pm. The event is a history lover’s dream. Start with a family walking tour of the historic buildings on the Village Green with riddles to solve and “treasures” to collect. Then families can take a photo as part of a reenactment of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in the 1787 Courthouse.
Kids can ring the old school bell at the Library, sidle up to antique fire trucks and enjoy pony rides and face painting. At 2:30pm, Quill Entertainment will perform a musical called “Everybody’s Watching: The Making of the Constitution,” set in Independence Hall in Philadelphia in 1787.
There’s lots more though: Revolutionary War re-enactors will set up on the Green, leading colonial games and organizing musket drills. The firehouse is hosting a chicken BBQ as well as an ice cream pitstop.
$15 per person, and fee includes a Treasure Hunt bag, a map, bracelet, childrens tri-corner hat & all treasures and family activites. Rain date is Sunday, September 9. Free. Bedford Village Green, Bedford.
Two Really Cool Festivals
Head to downtown Yonkers for the 20th annual Yonkers Riverfest this weekend. On Saturday, September 8 from 12pm to 7pm, downtown Yonkers will be transformed into an outdoor fun fest with lots to do for the whole family. There’s a solid music lineup, international food stands as well as classic cars for ogling and a petting zoo for curious little ones. Last year’s event drew more than 25,000 visitors from around the nation. Rain or shine. Best of all? It’s FREE! Main Street and adjacent streets, Yonkers.
It’s the White Plains International Food and Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 9 from 11am to 5pm. In addition to an all-day line-up of jazz players (from contemporary to reggae), there is an impressive list of food vendors to sample from. The soon-to-open NYC-based Butterfield 8 Restaurant and Lounge will be offering a sneak peak of their new White Plains restaurant. Get a taste of the recently opened Latin Sofrito, also an outpost from the city, as well as Mulberry Street Italian Kitchen, another new player on the White Plains dining scene. On Mamaroneck Avenue between Martine Avenue and E. Post Road.