The unofficial last weekend of summer brings lots to do!
If you are not running to the pool or beach this weekend to enjoy your last few days of summer, check out our events calendar for fun things going on around town. Here are a few highlights:
Take a trip back in time at Philipsburg Manor all weekend long to celebrate the area’s original inhabitants at their Green Corn Festival. Highlights at Philipsburg Manor’s celebration include master storyteller and musician Kenneth Little Hawk and the Red Hawk Dancers, who will share and dance to dramatic tales of Native American culture and history. The event will also feature games, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities, picnic fare, and child friendly crafts including corn-husk doll making. Hours are Saturday – Monday, 10am-5pm. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for 3-7 year olds, and free for members and children under 3. Find more info and tickets at www.hudsonvalley.org. Philipsburg Manor 381 North Broadway (Route 9) Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. [...]
An explosion of options in Westchester County this week
There will be dozens of firework displays all over the county this week, but here are a few that might be extra spectacular. Happy Birthday, America!
The annual Kensico Dam Music Fest will take place this Tuesday, July 3, featuring the Bensen-Scott Big Band. Pre-show festivities will commence at 6pm, so come early to set up your blanket, picnic and enjoy the entertainment. The band will perform at 8pm followed by fireworks at approximately 9:15pm. Admission & parking free. The Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Pkway in Valhalla.
The Ossining Fireworks Show will take place on July 3, kicking off with an outdoor concert featuring band “Over the Top” at 7:30pm. The sky will illuminate with lights at 9:15pm followed by music by Phil Ismaels band at 10pm. Food vendors will be on hand including Carvel Ice Cream, Lonnies Fish and Chips, Wobble Cafe, and Tommies Food Trucks by the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club. This year, seating will be plentiful at the Harbor Square property – first come, first serve, as is parking at no charge. [...]
Celebrate summer with fresh eggs, a classic summer carnival and Beethoven al Fresco.
We are very proud of (and work so darn hard on) our events calendar so every Thursday we highlight a few things happening this weekend that we think are extra special. This weekend, June 30 to July 1, is all about Fish Tales, collecting fresh eggs, a summer carnival and Beethoven’s Sonatas Al Fresco. Intrigued? You should be.
Have your kids ever collected their own eggs? Mine haven’t either, unless you count picking up the carton at Trader Joe’s. At Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, every Saturday and Sunday, kids (age 2-14) can help the farm hands with farm activities including collecting eggs. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must wear closed toe shoes. Egg collecting times this weekend are: Saturday at 11 to 11:45 or 12 to 12:45 and Sunday at 11 to 11:45 and 12 to 12:45. Advanced tickets are required; these programs sell out fast! Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills; 914-366-6200
Hudson River Tugboat Day, Farm Market Fun, and Party Crashing
Happy Thursday! Our events calendar is full of fun ideas for the upcoming weekend, June 23 to 24. Here are some highlighted happenings sure to offer fun for the whole family (including a date night idea!).
Get on point this June with a special preview week.
Break out the tutus and those precious pink ballet slippers. There’s an extra special opportunity in Westchester for aspiring prima ballerinas.
The American Ballet Theater’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in Manhattan offers pre-professional ballet classes to young children ages 4 to 12. But in May, the school announced their very first satellite school at Go Figure Studio in Rye. Yes, Rye! [...]
Standard kids fare goes gourmet.
My husband and I had a pretty incredible dinner at Fig & Olive in Scarsdale six months ago. I love the warm glow of Fig & Olive at night — and I’ve thought about the Moroccan tagine I ordered since.
But we haven’t gone back because we didn’t think we could bring our toddler. Apparently, we were wrong. [...]
Strike a warrior pose while staring at the Hudson River.
I was in downward dog, my biceps burning, when the yoga teacher instructed us to hop (or step) our right foot forward and swing our arms up to warrior one. As soon as I stood up, I saw the Hudson River out of nearly every window in the studio. My mind relaxed as my eyes traveled to the lush green cliffs on the other side of the water. The light was bright and invigorating, the water calming. Inspired, I deepened my lunge. This is the way yoga is meant to be practiced, I thought.
I spotted YogaWorks on a drive through Irvington. It was perched up on a hill in a pretty stone building, but the reason I stopped is because I could see that the studio had killer views. While I’m hardly a seasoned yogi, I’ve been practicing for years and I’m a sucker for pretty yoga studios. I’ve done yoga on the beach at the Four Seasons Maui, at a rustic resort in Vieques, on a hotel lawn overlooking the ocean on Block Island. I even pushed through prenatal poses for nine months at sexy-chic Pure Yoga on the UWS.
But nothing beats the Yoga Blend class I took with Jennifer Monness at YogaWorks in Irvington last week. [...]
At the Huguenot Preschool Vehicle Fair, your child can touch -- and ride! -- everything.
Get ready for your child’s mouth to drop. At the Huguenot Nursery School Vehicle Fair in Pelham on Saturday, May 19, kids are allowed — no, encouraged!! — to climb aboard, press buttons and steer a real-life firetruck, police car, ambulance and cherry picker. Not only that, there’s an entire carnival-like row of booths for your toddler and/or preschooler to explore.
Think: a play dough booth, a craft-making booth, face painting. They can make a necklace with recycled wooden discs or plant a squash or sunflower seedling in a recycled pudding and fruit cup. There’s a matchbox car race track, where kids can purchase a car for $1 and race it around the truck. Or they can jump to their heart’s content in the bounce house.
Baby siblings won’t be bored. A kiddie corral will have plastic ride on cars. [...]
Weekend Planner: House Tours, ArtsFest + More Fun Ideas
We’re so proud of our events calendar. On any given weekend, you can find 50 things to do in Westchester — and that’s just in one day. Still, every Thursday we’ll give you our top event picks for the weekend. Here are some things we’re extra excited about for the weekend of May 18 to May 20.
Plus, an excuse to visit the stunning Manursing Island Club in Rye (shown below)…after the jump.