When the air turns cooler, we all look for an excuse to spend time outdoors. Here are five rocking events that might just make your weekend.
Plenty to Do in Pleasantville
Head to Pace University this weekend for one last Shakespeare in the Park, only this one is *not* to be missed. On Saturday, September 29 at 4pm and Sunday, September 30 at 3pm, one of the world’s “most renowned Shakespeare companies” will be performing Hamlet on an open-air stage next to the lake at Pace’s Pleasantville campus. The production is the same show that ran at London’s Globe theater in 2011, and it’s extremely rare to find a London-based show in Westchester; it will be in NYC the following week. The show is entirely FREE. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and head to Pace, rain or shine. Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville; see the flyer here.
There’s nothing better than some bargain shopping on a crisp fall day. The Hudson Chorale Society is holding their annual Giant Tag Sale this Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 from 9am to 4pm, also in Pleasantville. I’ve never been, but I’ve heard that you can score some major deals on toys, children’s books, furniture, small appliances, jewelry, art, etc. Maybe head to the tag sale, have lunch up the road at Le Jardin de Roi in Chappaqua (brie burger!), and then take the kiddies to Shakespeare in the Park at Pace. Fun! Tag sale is located at 107 Bedford Road, Pleasantville (corner of Manville Road and Route 117).
Two Art Festivals: One North, One South
It’s always lovely to stroll through an arts festival on a lazy Saturday. Charming Armonk is hosting its 51st Annual Art Show on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 5pm. (In 2011, Edward Avila’s above painting won honorable mention in the “oil and acrylic” category.) There will be 185 juried artists on display as well as the works of 48 new artists. Expect children’s activities, a food court and raffle. Plus, free parking. If you’d rather sit down for lunch, we know that our friends over at North restaurant have lots of high chairs — and killer food.
If you’re in southern Westchester, you may enjoy the 10th Annual Larchmont Arts Festival. On Saturday, September 29 from 1pm to 5pm, artisans will display their works at Constitution Park in Larchmont Village next to Village Hall. When you’ve had your full of arts and crafts, head to Harry’s Burritos, another kid-friendly favorite of ours.
A Haunting Good Time
It’s always a pleasure to go to Muscoot Farm on a fall afternoon. But this weekend is especially fun, since there’s a special Old Fashioned Halloween Decoration making event for kids on Sunday, September 30 from 1pm to 3pm. With crafts in hand, go see Muscoot’s much loved farm animals. (Mom, you can pop over to the Farmer’s Market for some fresh apples. Plus, the lettuce just keeps on growing!) A perfect day for all. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 11, Somers. Free.