Where: Yorktown High School
Cost: The suggested donation is $5 to get in and people can buy tickets for everything offered there.
Description: The diagnosis of a stage IV kidney cancer at age 30 came as a big surprise to Meagan Blackmore, a 2000 Yorktown High School graduate who is now fighting for her life. To help pay for Blackmore's medical expenses and living costs while she is fighting the cancer, a group of friends have set up a fundraising website MegStrong and organized a number of events, including a softball tournament fundraiser at Yorktown High School. Read more about it here.
Yorktown: Lions Club Summer ConcertWhen: Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m.
Where: Jack Devito Memorial Park, Veterans Road, Yorktown
Description: The Yorktown Lions Club are presenting The Capris. The event is free and open to the public. Food will be served by the Yorktown Lions Club. As part of a food drive, residents are asked to bring an items which the Yorktown Lions Club can donate to local food banks.
When: Saturday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.
Where: Mt. Zion Church, a National Register site located in Reis Park in Somers
Description: The concert is free and will feature classic rock music by the Throwbacks. Donations will be accepted for the Somers Historical Society Student Historians' 'Adopt an Artifact' program. The students have created a blog to chronicle their work and begun the program to highlight some of Somers' artifacts, but also to raise money to help preserve, conserve
and or better protect those objects. Read more here.
Yorktown: Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm Opens
When and Where: Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Farm
Why Go: The 2013 Harvest Season opens this Saturday, Aug. 17. They start picking peaches and nectarines, then apples in approximately two weeks. All shops will be open as well.
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Cortlandt: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Bowl-a-thon
When: Friday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.
Where: Cortlandt Bowling Lanes in Cortlandt
Cost: $25 for 2 hours of bowling
Description: The event is being held on honor of Brian Froehlich. Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The cost of the event includes free shoe rental, free meal and DJ 50/50 raffle and prizes.
Croton: Cooking with Kids Class
Where: The Ajna Center for Wellness & Community, 8 Old Post Rd S Croton-on-Hudson
When: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 for per child, $20 for two.
Description: Introduce your kids to cooking and encourage a positive association with food! The class will introduce different kitchen tools and processes and we will eat the results of our work! Age: 3 - 5
Hastings: Kids Day Tennis Carnival
Where/When: Tennis Club of Hastings (100 River St.) on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why go: Face painting, a bouncy castle, lunch, tennis games and more are on tap at the new Tennis Club.
Pricing: Free admission
Where: Under the Guard Tower at Playground Area, Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Ossining
When: Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:00 PM
Description: The Village of Ossining’s Bicentennial Celebration continues with a showing of the 1938 American gangster classic “Angels with Dirty Faces” on Ossining’s beautiful waterfront adjacent to where it was originally filmed, Sing Sing Prison. Starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Humphrey Bogart. Pre-movie concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. Picnics welcome; alcohol not permitted. www.celebrateossining.com.
Pleasantville: A Thousand Arks
Where/When: Little Village Playhouse on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
Why go: A musical about what really happened on Noah's Ark is playing in Pleasantville Saturday night. A Thousand Arks contains adult content and language. Purchase tickets in advance here.
Sleepy Hollow: Chamber Music Festival
Where: Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, 430 North Broadway
When: Saturday, August 17, 4 p.m.
Cost: Free (free-will offering will be collected)
Description: The 2nd Annual Caroga Lake Chamber Music Festival comes to the Old Dutch Church, featuring instrumental artists from premier conservatories and music schools. This concert will showcase ensembles performing repertoire including Mendelssohn Octet, Barber Adagio for Strings, Shostakovich Octet, and chamber music shorts from Bridge, Britten, Elgar and the Great American Songbook. The festival showcases artists from across the country who attend/have attended premiere music conservatories and music schools including the Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute, Eastman School, Rice Shepherd School, San Francisco Conservatory, Yale School of Music and Carnegie Mellon, in addition to faculty at San Diego State School of Music. The young artists have appeared on NPR's From the Top and won various prizes at international solo and chamber music competitions.
Tarrytown: Tarrytown Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Where: Broadway and Main Street in Tarrytown
When: Sunday, August 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine
Cost: FreeDescription: Take advantage of some amazing End of Summer Deals from your favorite local shops and restaurants at this year’s Tarrytown Merchant Sidewalk Sale! Featuring: jewelry, pet items, toys, soccer gear, antiques, natural products, hardware items, arts, gifts, food and more.