Children’s Book Day
When/Where: Saturday, September 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at estate in Tarrytown.
Why Go: More than will read from or sign their latest books at the 15th annual Celebrate Children's Book Day. The activity-packed program includes readings, demonstrations, magic tricks, costumed book characters wandering about, roaming artist Dikki Ellis, live music and, of course, thousands of books for sale and signing by their authors and illustrators. Food will be available all afternoon and musical entertainment will be provided from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m.
Price: Admission cost is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3 to 17; and free for children under 3 and Historic Hudson Valley members. Parking is free.
Sleepy Hollow Youth Basketball Tournament and BBQ
Where/When: Reverend Sykes Playground, on Cortlandt Street on Saturday September 15 from 11 am to 6 p.m. (rain date Saturday September 22).
Why Go: The Sleepy Hollow Police Benevolent Association and the Recreation Department are sponsoring an event featuring a free youth basketball tournament for grades 5-12, prizes, face painting, free food, music, a Sleepy Hollow Police K-9 Dog demonstration, and a Village employee basketball game including your local Police Officers and Village DPW workers. Click here for more info and to sign up kids to play.
Hudson River Swim For Life
When/Where: Many swimmers have been training to make the three-mile crossing from Nyack to Sleepy Hollow to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research. See them start in Nyack at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 15 and finish in Sleepy Hollow's Kingsland Point Park however long it takes after that to get here (three hours is the max).
Why Go: No new registrations for swimmers accepted at this point, but kayakers are needed to accompany them and can register that morning at Kingsland Point Park. More details here. Also, it's great to go and cheer these strong swimmers on!
Mohegan Volunteer Fire Assoc. 90th Anniversary Parade
When/Where: Saturday, September 15, 2-4:00 p.m. beginning on Route 6 at the Van Cortlandtville Elementary School in Cortlandt Manor.
Why Go: The Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of providing fire and EMS services to the communities of Yorktown and Cortlandt. Watch the parade that will be attended by 30 fire departments from surrounding areas.
When/Where: Saturday, September 15, 5-10 p.m. at the
Why Go: Support a local historical gem by attending The Barn Dance at John Jay Homestead. It includes an informal barbecue, ice cream sundaes and music by local bands. The swimming pig races, a crowd favorite, will be held at 5:30 and 7:30 P.M. sharp.
Price: Admission is $20 - $30 for children and $50 - $200 for adults.
Ferry Sloops "Concert for the River"
Where/When: Saturday, September 15, 4:30 p.m. at 6 Elliot Way, Croton on Hudson
Why Go: Come enjoy a day of great folk music and help support Ferry Sloops “Concert for the River” fundraiser. The 5-hour event begins under the big tent at the Croton Yacht Club, on the shore of the beautiful Hudson River. Check out musical performances by Jan Christensen, Hope Machine, Hudson Valley Sally, Jim Keyes, Kathleen Pemble, and Jessica Perl. Plus, Mistress of Ceremonies, Roxy von Popov.
Price: Admission is $15 day of show. Bring your own chair. Food & beverages available.
“Foreigner” to Perform in Fundraising Concert
When/Where: Saturday, September 15, 8 p.m. at
Why Go: One of the most popular rock acts in the world takes the stage at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill for the 9th Annual Red Carpet Night Gala Fundraising Concert. The show will feature a catalog of multi-platinum gems including "Cold as Ice," "Juke Box Hero," "I Want to Know What Love Is" and critically-acclaimed wonders from the 2009 "Can't Slow Down" album
Criterium Bike Race in White Plains
When/Where: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 7 a.m. at 160 Martine Ave, White Plains
Why Go: At the Inaugural White Plains Downtown Criterium Bike Race, there will be both professional and amateur cyclists racing through closed-off streets in the downtown area. The Classic Criterium course is comprised of a .5 mile loop with four corners and sloping streets through downtown White Plains. The event will help promote a healthy and active lifestyle and a and vibrant downtown— all excess proceeds benefit the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester (NCADD/Westchester).
Price: Free for spectators, riders can get more information on this website.
'Ice Age to the Digital Age' at the Katonah Museum
Where/When: Sunday, September 16 through January 20 at the
Why Go: “Ice Age” to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios," KMA's new exhibit opens this Sunday. It unpacks the process of animation from A-Z through workshops, gallery talks and family activities that include professional animators and filmmakers from Blue Sky Studios collaborating with participants at both the Katonah Museum and the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.
Price: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. - noon: Free; Noon - 5 p.m.: $7 adults, $5 seniors & students; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: $7 adults, $5 seniors & students Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.: $7 adults, $5 seniors & students
Members & children (under the age of 12): free
Westchester County Nature Center Events
Here is a sampling of Nature Center events from around the region. Click here for a full list:
When/Where: Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m. for the Fall Migration Bird Walk and 2 p.m. for the Scavenger Hunt at the Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers
Take a leisurely walk around the preserve in search of fall migrants, such as warblers and maybe a late hummingbird. Take a walk around the preserve while you search for natural objects in the park and get rewarded with a prize from the curator when you are finished.
Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Parkway, Rye: International Coastal Cleanup – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join in data collection of litter along the coasts of the world by collecting and documenting tidal debris from one of the islands at the preserve. All materials provided and can be picked up at the visitor center. Help make the beach trash-free.
Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson – Seining – 1 p.m.
Explore the rich biodiversity of the Hudson River up close and personal and see fish, eels, crabs and more. Great for families with kids ages six and older.
The Incredible World of Insects–– 1 p.m. Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
Use nets to discover the many six-legged creatures that inhabit the meadows and forest of the reservation. Take a closer look with magnifiers and learn what makes an insect.