This weekend has a variety of options from walks to shows to carnivals. Basically, something for everyone and close to home too.
Hilltop Open House and Farm Tour: Spend a day with nature and enjoy picking your own vegatables or visiting the farm stand to save time.
Where/When: , 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights; Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Info: 914-962-2368
Idol at the Paramount: See 25 recent “Idol” contestants from local competitions live as they raise money for GUESS, a local not-for-profit that provides mobile medical units to remote regions of Ecuador.
Where/When: , 1008 Brown St, Peekskill; Saturday, June 11, 8 p.m.
Why Go: GUESS is a wonderful cause that not only provides medical care, but trains and teaches local residents how to provide proper medical care. An evening of live music right in town is always a good way to enjoy a Saturday night.
Contact Info: (914) 739-2333
Family Festival at Garrison: Enjoy a BBQ, live music and a camp-out under the stars (or just part of the weekend).
Where/When: Claudio Marzollo Community Center of Philipstown, off Route 9D, Garrison; Saturday, June 11, beginning at 4 p.m. through Sunday, June 12, breakfast
Why Go: This family-friendly campout is sponsored by The Hudson Highlands Land Trust for a family-friendly price. No Brakes will be performing live too.
Pricing: $10/individual in advance, $15 at event; $25 per family, $30 at event, including BBQ dinner. The $50 per family campout cost includes festival admission, BBQ and breakfast (Overnight campers must pre-register)
Contact Info: (845) 424-3358
Sports Carnival: Sports ranging from lacrosse to soccer to the long jump are all ready to challenge you at this event.
Where/When: , 1072 Elm St, Peekskill; Saturday June 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why Go: The Dunk Tank alone is a great reason to go, but how about the opportunity to buy Red Devil uniforms from the past, a tag sale and carnival food.
Pricing: varies per activity
Contact Info: (914) 737-0201
Street Games Festival: Bring your children back in time to play games you remember.
Where/When: The Garden Road School, 99 Baron de Hirsh Rd, Crompond; Saturday, June 11, 1 to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Street games like kick the can, red rover, jacks, double dutch and more will be the fun for the day.
Price: Adults, $10; children, free
Contact Info: (914) 526-4033
Taste of Millbrook: A delcious evening of exploring the Millbrook Winery and local eateries.
Where/When: Milbrook Winery, 26 Wing Road, Millbrook; Saturday, June 11, 6-9 p.m.
Why Go: Although it means traveling north a bit it is a wonderful way to try some local wines and explore restaurants for day trips this summer.
Pricing: $75 per person ($50 is a tax deduction)
Contact Info:( 845) 677-4200
Classic Car and Antique Show: Cool Cars, Raffles and more.
Where/When: First Hebrew, 1821 Main Street, Peekskill; Sunday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Spectators are able to see the cars for free. Food, raffles, door prizes and trophies for the cars add to the day of fun.
Pricing: free for spectators; $15 to pre-register a car
Contact Info: (914) 739-0500
Yorktown Relay for Life: Support the American Cancer Society at this weekend event.
Where/When: Jack Devito Memorial Field, Yorktown; Friday, June 10, beginning at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 11, beginning at 7 a.m.
Why Go: This is a wonderful way to support local families that have faced the challenges of cancer, while supporting the American Cancer Society. Entertainment and family friendly activities make this a wonderful event to celebrate life.
Pricing: varies by donation
Contact Info: (914) 329-3661
: The Peekskill American Legion Post 274 is sponsoring this event for members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Where/When: Steamfitters Local 21 building, 1024 McKinley Street, Peekskill; Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. check-in; race starts at 10 a.m.
Why Go: There will be a BBQ at the American Legion Hall following the race.
Pricing: varies by donation
Contact Info: (914) 737-8122
Mark Ten Eiken: Enjoy this group live!
Where/When: , 101 S Division St, Peekskill; Friday, June 10, 8 to 10 p.m.
Why Go: No cover charge for live music right in town. Enjoy great food too, at this local eatery.
Pricing: no cover charge
Contact Info: (914) 739-1287