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Weekend: Yorktown Relay for Life Fundraisers, Talent Show

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place to help you make the most of your weekend.

Click on the headline for more information of each event that's listed alphabetically by town.

Yorktown: 'The Voice': Relay for Life Fundraiser

Where: Putnam National Golf Club

When: Friday, May 3at 7 p.m. 

Cost: $40

Description: Vote for your favorite singer and help Yorktown raise as much money for Relay for Life! There will be 12 outstanding talented singers, 4 exceptional music coaches and 2 very funny MC's.

Yorktown: Relay for Life Historic House Tour

Where: The event will begin at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights. 

When: Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $50 per adult and $25 for children under 16.

Description: The third annual Yorktown's Historic House Tour, co-chaired by Mary Anne Ruvo and Gina Miller, that will benefit Yorktown's Relay for Life. Visitors will step into homes that once belonged to tenant farmers of the Van Cortlandt family. The six additional historic homes include the following: Travis/White /Hallock House (c. 1766), Ebenezer White Homestead, the home of a physician during the Revolution (c. 1730), Hearth House (c. 1700’s), The Forge, colonial blacksmith (c. 1750’s), Golden Hill Farm House (c. 1820), and “Tenant” Farmhouse of the White Family (c. 1850).  

Yorktown: Paint the Town Purple

Where: All over Yorktown

When: Friday, May 3

Cost: Free

Description: The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Yorktown members are painting Yorktown purple. You can also wear purple, display purple at schools and businesses. Relay for Life will be decorating Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights and Main Street in Shrub Oak. 

Shrub Oak: Team X-T.R.E.M.E Fundraiser

Where: Abbott's Frozen Custard, 1143 E Main Street, Shrub Oak

When: Saturday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Description: Yorktown resident and retired NYPD detective Stephen Reid is raising money for TEAM X-T.R.E.M.E., a non-profit organization that according to its website honors, empowers and motivates wounded service members. A portion of proceeds from the fundraiser at Abbott's Frozen Custard will go toward TEAM X-T.R.E.M.E.

Yorktown: 'I Love My Parks' Day:

Where: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park and Granite Knolls Park

When: Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Cost: Free

Description: Volunteers will participate in cleanup, improvement and beautification events. I Love My Park Day is coordinated at the statewide-level by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Friends groups and park staff will oversee cleanup, improvement and beautification projects and work with volunteers.

Yorktown: ASK4Talent Showcase

Where: Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak

When: Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

Description: The Alliance for Safe Kids is hosting its second annual ASK4Talent Showcase. This year it will feature 22 acts from kids in second through 12th grade from the local school districts. Interested in seeing the best talent in town? Purchase your tickets in advance at www.ask4talent2013.eventbrite.com or at the door!

Yorktown: 'Go on the Move' in Yorktown to Promote Mental Health

Where: FDR State Park in Yorktown

When: Sunday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to noon

Description: The Mental Health Association of Westchester is holding its ninth annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids’ Race. The community-wide event will support of mental health initiatives in Westchester. In addition to being a fun, family morning in the park, the event strives to eliminate stigma.

Yorktown: SPCA Walkathon and Pet Fair

Where: FDR State Park in Yorktown

When: Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m.

Description:  SPCA of Westchester is asking locals to give back by attending its annual Walkathon and Pet Fair at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown. The organization rescues close to 2,000 animals a year and are the only shelter with humane law enforcement powers to prevent and stop animal cruelty in Westchester.

Somers: Tag Sale, Plant Sale, Car Wash, Fundraiser

Where: Primrose School in Somers

When: Ssaturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Description: Three Somers Destination Imaginations teams are going to the Global Finals in Tennessee the week of May 21. All funding for the trip must be made by team members and their parents. The tag sale will be benefiting the teams.

Somers: 3rd Annual Somers Walk for Stroke

Where: Somers High School in Somers

When: Sunday, May 5 at 9 a.m.

Cost: minimum donation of $25

Description: This year's event will begin at Somers High School on Sunday, May 5th. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. The 3 mile walk will finish at Reis Park with a brunch/lunch at the pavilion. To donate click here.

Somers: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Coffee Chat (followed by a Fun Run!)

Where: Tazza Cafe, 249 Route 202, Somers, NY 

When: Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. 

Cost: Free

Description: Team In Training is a 3-5 month program in which participants achieve/exceed a fundraising commitment in support of the LLS’s Mission while training for an endurance event of their choice (within Team In Training’s offerings). For more information or to RSVP visit our website at www.teamintraining.org/wch or contact Jenna at Jenna.Viviani@lls.org or 914-821-8268.

Somers: Saint Luke's Church Annual Plant Sale

Where: Saint Luke's Church in Somers

When: Saturday, May 4 starting at 9 a.m 

Description: Choose from an assortment of beautiful annuals and flower baskets. Just in time for the warm weather and Mother's Day. The plant sale will run thought the week leading up to Mother's Day. All proceeds go directly towards Saint Luke's. All profits made will be used on restoration of the 177-year-old church.

 

ELSEWHERE IN WESTCHESTER:

Carmel: 8th Annual Children's Expo and Public Safety Day

When: Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where:  Putnam County TOPS Building, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. RAIN OR SHINE. 

Cost: Free

Description: The Putnam County Dept. of Health offers this free event to raise awareness about many aspects of child and public safety. Highlights include Operation "Safe Child" ID cards, Fire Safety House, car seat and backpack checks, bike helmet fittings, fire engine tours, face painting, interactive games and activities, demonstrations, safety information, raffle prizes and much more.

Chappaqua: Story Walk at Gedney Park

When: Through May 31, anytime

Where: Gedney Park, 131 Millwood Road, Chappaqua

Cost: Free

Description: StoryWalk™ is an outdoor reading activity. StoryWalk will begin directly behind the playground located in the front of Gedney Park. Look for the “StoryWalk” sign. All are welcome to visit this free StoryWalk. The featured book selection is “and then it’s spring” by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead. The story perfectly captures those early days of winter-sneaking-into-spring, when we’re eagerly searching for any signs of fresh color and new life. And then suddenly, spring is sprung!

Croton-on-Hudson: St. A's 5K Walk to Squash Hunger

When: Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.

Where: Senasqua Park, Elliot Way & Half Moon Bay Dr, Croton on Hudson

Cost: $20

Description: Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church will host the St. A’s 5K Run/Walk to Squash Hunger on Saturday, May 4th at 9am. Race proceeds will benefit the Cortlandt Emergency Food Bank. Race registration and start/finish line will be at Senasqua Park, Elliot Way, Croton on Hudson.

Katonah: Spotlight Theater Presents Young Frankenstein

Where: The Harvey School

When: May 3-4, May 10-11

Cost: $18

Description: Spotlight Theater presents the Mel Brooks musical. Dr. Frankenstein aims to fulfill his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from servant Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancée Elizabeth, his experiment yields success and unexpected consequences.

Katonah: Fiber Arts Trunk Show 

When: Saturday May 4, Sun. May 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: The Red Barn at the John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street, Katonah

Cost: Free admission

Description: A sale of Quilts, Fiber Art, Hooked Rugs, Jewelry and more will benefit the Katonah Museum of Art.

Pleasantville: JCC Children's Carnival

Where: Rosenthal Jewish Community Center of Northern Westchester

When: Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free entry, tickets for rides and games are $20/25 tickets or $50/65 tickets

Description: The Pleasantville JCC is bringing in games, rides, a zip line, rock climbing mountain and more for a day of fun. Click here to view a schedule of events. Proceeds benefit the JCC's programs for children with special needs.

Sleepy Hollow: Friends of Music Concerts Presents Benjamin Beilman

Where: Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

When: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8 p.m.

Cost: $30

Description: Violinist Benjamin Beilman, together with his piano collaborator Yekwon Sunwoo, will perform works by Francis Poulenc, Johannes Brahms, Olivier Messiaen and Franz Schubert. Beilman is the recipient of Friends of Music Concerts’ Fourth Performance Award. Just 20 years old, he has been commended by Musical America on his “impeccable” playing and “eloquence and flair.” For more information on the Friends of Music Concert Series click here: friendsofmusicconcerts.org

Tarrytown: Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst 

Where: Lyndhurst, 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 3, 4 and 5 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.  

Cost: $10

Description: The Hudson Valley's most popular craft show returns to Tarrytown for its 29th year. Discover the unique designs and creative artistry of over 275 leading artists and craftspeople, from across the country, as they exhibit, sell and talk about their contemporary handcrafted works of art. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture,and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Despite its name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also eat in our new expanded food court, purchase specialty foods and participate in children's activities throughout the weekend.

About this column: A guide to weekend events in central and northern Westchester County for you and your family.

Liz Giegerich May 03, 2013 at 03:52 PM
I went on the Yorktown historic house tour last year and it was really cool to see and learn about the homes and local history!

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