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The 6th Annual Take Me to the River Grassroots Music & Arts Festival in Hastings-on-Hudson
When/Where: Saturday, September 8, 12 noon, at in Hastings
Why Go: The Take Me to the River Grassroots Music & Arts Festival combines nationally acclaimed folk, jazz, world, bluegrass, alternative and rock music with the intimate feeling of a backyard BBQ. The event also offers outside-the-box art activities and installations, showcases a wide selection of local eateries, and promotes environmental awareness with Practically Green, an eco-expo of area green groups and businesses.
Price: Advance tickets can be purchased at www.12milesnorth.org for $15. Tickets at the gate are $20. Kids 10 –17 are $5. Kids under 9 are free. Seniors and College Students are $10 with ID.
The Mystery of Self-Esteem: Your Body, Boundaries and Beliefs
When/Where: Sunday, September 9 at 1 p.m.; Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club, 54 Clinton Ave. in Dobbs Ferry
Why Go: Listen to a free seminar that will give you the tools to help you become the woman you want to be through self-acceptance, self-love, self-confidence and self-value. This event is sponsored by the Giordano Women's Health and Education Foundation.
Movie Night at Bedford Hills Memorial Park
When/Where: Friday, September 7, Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; film starts at 7:15 p.m. at
Why Go: Stretch the summer a little longer with an outdoor evening movie at the park. The Bedford Village Chowder & Marching Club presents the family movie “Journey to Mysterious Island” under the stars. Refreshments available.
Comedy: Plains & Simple
When/Where: Friday, September 7, 8 p.m. at 11 City Place (inside City Center) in White Plains
Why Go: Jon Chattman's A-Sides LIVE! in association with The Digital Arts Experience invites you for an evening of humor with the area's brightest comedians. Headlining is acclaimed comedian/ventriloquist Otto with his dummy George and a featured performance by Regina DeCicco (Rockland). Other acts include Yonkers' favorite Dante Mercadante, Jeff Olsen, and Glen Miller.
Price: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Partial proceeds benefit Music Conservatory of Westchester.
Canoe on Teatown Lake
When/Where: Saturday, September 8, 10-11:30 a.m. at
Why Go: Adults and children 10 and up: Enjoy a late summer morning canoeing on Teatown Lake looking for fish, turtles and birds. Participants must have swimming and paddling skills and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: $10 per person for members; $15 for non-members. Registration limited to 15 people with 2 people per boat. Reservations are recommended.
Katonah 5K Road & Trail Race
When/Where: Saturday, September 8, 8 a.m. at Kids’ One Miler (ages 7-12) starts at 9 a.m. at Glenridge Road. Tots’ Races (ages 3-6) start at 9:15am and go around the KES driveway (0.2 mi.).
Why Go: Join local runners for a rolling, scenic 3.1 mile run through the charming hamlet of Katonah and the trails of Katonah Memorial Park. The race starts and finishes at Katonah Elementary School
Price: 5K Entry Fee: Pre-registered $25. Race Day $30. /$10 for kids. Pre-register online at www.active.com.
The Yorktown Grange Fair
When/Where: Thursday, September 6, from 6-10 p.m.; Friday, September 7 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, September 8 from 10 a/m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.. The fair takes place at 99 Moseman Rd in Yorktown Heights.
Why Go: It is the only true agricultural country fair in Westchester County and it features farm tractors, livestock, poultry, produce, flowers, baking and craft competitions and exhibits. The family-friendly tradition also includes some carnival rides, midway games, magic and bicycle stunt shows. Catch a performance from one of the many local bands performing live on stage.
Price: Adults $9.00; children under 12 $4.00; free parking.
7th Annual Cortlandt Family Fun Day
Where/When: Saturday, September 8, 12 noon-4 p.m. at the
Why Go: Join your neighbors for an afternoon of family fun that will include a 3-foot-high victory lap slide, two obstacle courses, a jumbo bounce and a ‘small world area” for kids six and under. There will be games, prizes, food, music and entertainment, face-painting, tattoos and more.
Price: Free admission
125th Anniversary Field Library Celebration & Chester A. Smith Award
When/Where: Sunday, September 9, 1-6 p.m. on the lawns of in Cortlandt Manor
Why Go: Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the 1760 historic grounds, including the lovely restored home of Pierre Van Cortlandt that was built on a bluff overlooking the sweeping Hudson River and Peekskill Bay. As part of the125th historic anniversary theme, the library will be honoring the "Historic Family Businesses of Peekskill" with the 18th annual Chester A. Smith Award at 2 p.m. There will be art displays on the lawn, singers, local writers and performers, a magician, a children's tent, jazz, food and fun.
Price: Tickets are $50 per person, children are $5.00 each. With deep appreciation, the Library thanks Entergy for their community commitment and generous support helping make this event possible.
Free transportation from the library to Monteverde will be available on "Stella," Peekskill's newly restored trolley.
20th Annual Yonkers Riverfest
When/Where: Saturday, September 8, 12 noon at Main Street and Buena Vista Avenue in Yonkers
Why Go: Presented by the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District in cooperation with the City of Yonkers, Yonkers Riverfest is one of Westchester’s largest street celebrations, attracting more than 25,000 visitors from throughout the county. It will be an outdoor extravaganza of free events for the entire family including music played by top New York metro area performance groups (rock n roll, jazz & blues and classical pops); arts and crafts displays; international food; classic cars; children’s petting zoo; face painting; mini golf; street jugglers and more.
Price: Free; event is rain or shine