Yorktown: Fieldhome’s 9th Annual Fall Festival
When/Where: Sat. Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Admission and parking are free
Description: The Fall Festival was founded as a way to give back to the community. Attendees are asked to bring canned and dried foods, which will benefit Yorktown Community Help. Some of the events planned include arts and crafts, a car show, pumpkin patch, homemade bake sale, fall plants sale, food and live entertainment, as well as a Kid’s Zone that will include a petting zoo, face and pumpkin painting, bouncy houses and games and prizes.
Yorktown: Pinwheel for Peace
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Legacy Fields
Description: The event is sponsored by the Lakeland East Girl Scouts division of the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. Pinwheels for Peace celebrates International Peace Day. Activities will include making pinwheels, which will be displayed on the walkway over the Taconic Parkway, making a human peace sign, face painting, tattoos and more. All members of the community are welcomed.
Yorktown: Yorktown Lions Golf Tournament
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 21 at noon at the Somers Pointe Country Club in Somers
Description: Proceeds will support charities and projects including food pantries and scholarship funding. For more information call 914-962-9390. The cost is $125 per golfer.
Yorktown: Temple Beth Am Open House
When/Where: Sunday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m.
Description: Prospective members can meet Spiritual and Religious School leaders and members of the board. There will be an ice cream social, as well as arts and crafts. For further information, please call the Temple at 914-962-7500.
Somers: Giant Tag Sale
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at Reis Park on Rt. 139
Description: The tag sale, sponsored by the Somers Women’s Club, will include books, toys, jewelry, baked goods, household items, plus over 35 outside vendors.
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Mahopac: Display of World Record Project by a Local Artist
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Mahopac Library
Description: Suzanne Mancuso, the artist who set her second world record earlier this year, will be showcasing her project of 1,200 paintings of various religious buildings at the Mahopac Library on Sept. 21. In order to set the world record, Mancuso had to paint at least 1,000 religious buildings. She started working on the project in November 2010 by painting them on the back of her original painting with which she set her first world record. Read more here.
Eastchester: Library Fair
When/Where: Saturday at the Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
Why Go: Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (EPL) will host the EPL Library Fair in the library parking lot. All proceeds will benefit a major renovation that will provide a more lively and modern children's room at EPL. New carpeting and a 3D book-themed circulation area populated by children's book characters such as Greg from the Wimpy Kid series and Winnie the Pooh will be installed this fall.
The Library Fair will celebrate EPL's vibrant role in the lives of the children of our community. This family event will include crafts, games, food, Lego workshops, and raffles. The day will also include activities for pets.
The Library Fair will include a library mascot competition with a fantastic first prize, a pet poetry contest and a pet look-a-like competition. If one's pet resembles Pete the Cat, or Harry the Dirty Dog, or any other dog or cat in a library book, they can submit a picture of themselves with their pet and the book to win a prize.
When/Where: 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. (earlier for artists) on Ossining’s Riverfront
Why go: There’s a ton going on today to celebrate Ossining’s waterfront from booths, food, to of course boats. The Shattemuc Yacht Club will be hosting a "Plein Air" for artists, starting at 9am to 3pm, viewing at 3pm to 5pm, auction of the art work at 5pm to 7pm. The Clearwater vessel will be at the Village Pier for the day. The Ossining Boat and Canoe Club will be running a youth fishing program and seineing at the PAL Beach. Shattemuc sailors will be providing free sailing trips from 12pm to 3pm, for the first 15 people in line. Live music at Harbor Square kicks off at 11:30am and continues throughout the day with an eclectic array of musical genres from classic rock, pop, and instrumental jazz to urban folk, new age, and sci-fi rock & pop. KJ Denhert and her band will play the final set, leading to the fireworks display at 10 pm over the Hudson. More information here.
Tarrytown: 3rd Friday
Where/When: Main Street, North Washington Street, and North Broadway, Tarrytown from 5 to 9 p.m.
Why go: There’s a lot going on at this week’s monthly celebration of business and community in Tarrytown. Stop by W@tercooler’s pop-up shop at 15 North Broadway (second floor) with 12 local vendors. On North Washington Street, the Teacher's Association is sponsoring the bouncy castle. Local farmers will bring out their fall harvest and you'll be able to buy locally grown and organic fruits and veggies, accompanied by live music from The Dwellers. Finally, the firehouse on Main Street will opens its doors for some demos and displays. The members of Ladder-37 and E-79 as well as a few members of other companies will be putting on a display of our tools and gear as well as a few demos at the Main Street Fire Headquarters. They will be showing residents what training as an-all volunteer department they go through, as well as why they "break" doors, walls,or ceilings in homes and offices in the event of a fire. Some of the displays may include: hand and power tools (and what they need them for), PPE (turn-out gear), and how it protects us, our trucks (why are they needed). More info here.
Tarrytown: Village-Wide Tag Sale
Where/When: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 am to 5 pm. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 22
Why go: bargains galore, all easy accessible by village-wide map here.
Cost: Free to browse
Dobbs Ferry Historical Society on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.
Why go: A silent auction, live music, food and drink and more will help RiverArts celebrate 50 years. Purchase tickets in advance at riverarts.org.
Pricing: $50 general admission; $35 artists and seniors
The Purple Crayon on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
Why go: The Purple Crayon describes: "British folk-rocker Teddy Thompson infuses his music with an Americana sound, inspired by the country and soul music he loves, but he hasn't forgotten his English roots." Purchase tickets in advance here.
Why go: Say goodbye to the summer season and welcome fall at Greenburgh's local brewery. There will be live music by Frankenstein's Baby, an open bar, snacks and outdoor games. Proceeds will benefit Student Advocacy. Purchase ticketshere.
Why go: Elise Carter on flute, Susan LaFever on horn and Laura Ravotti on piano will be performing a number of contemporary selections—including works by Jan Bach, Douglas Townsend and Adrienne Albert—Sunday at the library.
Hudson Valley Writers' Center on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Why go: Former professor Paul Allen will be performing a selection of his poetry and song lyrics in Sleepy Hollow Saturday evening.
Pricing: $5 suggested donation
Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
Why go: All are welcome view a new-to-DVD film at the library Friday evening. The Great Gatsby (PG-13) stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire and brings to life a literary classic.
Arc Stages on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m.
Why go: Teens and tweens (fifth through 12th grade) are invited to audition to take part in ArcStages' fall theatre workshops, which include lessons and tips from professional actors and directors. Each program will end with a full-length production. Sign up for an audition time slot here.
Pricing: Tuition varies by class
Why go: Say goodbye to the summer season and welcome fall at the nearby brewery. There will be live music by Frankenstein's Baby, an open bar, snacks and outdoor games like bocce. Proceeds will benefit Student Advocacy. Purchase tickets here.
Why go: Saturday is all about celebrating the Ossining waterfront. Check out ships and take a boat ride yourself, visit local vendors, enjoy food and live entertainment. The evening culminates with fireworks. Read more here.
Why go: The Rotary Club of Chappaqua invites the community out to check out local vendors, mingle with locals and donate food to benefit the Westchester Food Bank on Saturday.
United Martial Arts Centers Briarcliff on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12 to 2:30 p.m.
Why go: According to UMAC Briarcliff, a large percentage of teenaged students experience bullying at school. Find out how your kids can combat bullying at this seminar. To register, call 945-7100.
Pricing: $20 UMAC students; $30 non-students
Sound Shore Music and Arts Festival
Enjoy free music and check out some local art and crafts while strolling down the beachside path at Rye Town Park this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.If the kids are not into art just yet, they will have plenty to do at the tables set up by Edith Read Sancuary, the Clay Arts Center and the Westchester Children’s Museum. Read more here.
The 10th Annual Tour de Foliage to Raise Money for Rare Disease Research
A cyclist tour of Westchester on Sept. 21 will help raise money for familial dysautonomia, a rare neurological disorder with which only 350 people in the world are diagnosed. Rye Brook’s Rebecca Newman, a teen diagnosed with the disorder, looks forward to this event every year when friends and family ride to support her. Cheer the riders on or sign up to bike. Read more here.
Rye Brook residents will honor Dawn Denti, who died this July of lung cancer, with a three-on-three basketball tournament on Sept. 21. The Rye Brook Board of Trustees approved their request to use the Pine Ridge Park from11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the event.
All money raised will support the LUNGevity Foundation, which funds medical research for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. The Village is not charging for the use of the courts.
Denti was loved by her family, friends and community and passed away on Juuly 24, 2013. Read the kind words her loved ones shared here.
Stop Common Core
A group against Common Core Standards in New York State is holding a forum onSept. 21. The STOP group believes that Common Core Standards adopted by states nation-wide promotes a “one-size-fits-all” approach that neglects special education and gifted students.
The forum is being held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison from1 to 5 p.m. and will include a panel of education experts from a wide spectrum of groups across the nation. They include Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, Neal McCluskey, associate director of the Cato Center for Educational Freedom, Emmett McGroarty, executive director of the Preserve Innocence Initiative at the American Principles Project, Sheila Kaplan, founder of EducationalNewYork.com and Christopher Tienken, assistant professor, Seton Hall University.
Read more here.
The annual Jay Day will be held on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jay Heritage Center. The day will feature music by Hudson River Ramblers, pony rides, face painting, balloon art, storytelling, a farmer’s market, falconer and more. Tickets are $30 per family, $10 per individual. Visit jaycenter.org for more information.
Reliance Engine and Hose Co. #1 190th Anniversary Parade
Happy Birthday to Reliance Engine and Hose Co. #1! The Port Chester fire company will hold a parade down Westchester Avenue on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the 190th birthday. Read more about their history here.
Fall Hike at Marshlands
Westchester County Parks and Recreation is leading a “Fall Foliage Find” at the Marshlands Conservancy at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21.
Check out the changing colors of the fall landscape.
Fall Shelter Building at Marshlands Conservancy
You never know when you might get lost in the woods for the night. Learn how to construct a life-size shelter using only materials found in nature at the Marshlands Conservancy at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Bread of Life Yard Sale and Fundraiser
Saturday, September 21st, 10:00 am - 4:00pm, 65 Orchard Avenue, Rye, NY
Contact Sue for questions or to make a donation atSusan@givingtreeministries.com
All Proceeds will Benefit Bread of Life Food Pantry
Bread of Life, located in Rye NY, provides food and prayer to food pantries and shelters for the homeless and the abused throughout southern Westchester County. It satisfies an urgent need by meeting the food needs of underfunded and undersupplied church and government food pantries and shelters. Moreover, Bread of Life is dedicated to meeting prayer and ministry needs of those most in need of a tangible display of the unconditional love of God. The team partners with local businesses, churches and government agencies to serve as a bridge to unite supply and demand. Bread of Life receives its food supplies from various sources, but one unique source is that local business owners donate excess food that would otherwise be discarded as waste. Bread of Life gets this food into the hands of those who are hungry.
Infamous Stringdusters, Assembly of Dust and Leftover Salmon At The CapFriday, Mickey Hart and Tea Leaf Trio Saturday
A lot of great blue grass on Friday and Mickey Hart, the Grateful Dead's revolutionary percussionist on Saturday. This weekend at the Cap is a jam-band and blue-grass fan's dream. Read morehere.
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