What to do This Weekend: Open Studios; Riverkeeper Sweep; Best Bridal Show Ever

Find out what is going on this weekend in Peekskill, Cortlandt and the surrounding region.

When/Where: Sunday, June 3, 12 to 5 p.m. at the Mansion at Colonial Terrace

Why Go: There will be dozens of vendors, a misx of interactive performances, displays of new wedding trends and materials and ideas to help you figure out the best ways to plan the wedding of your dreams. 

Price: Register at www.eleganteventshv.com. $5 at the door.


The Riverkeeper Sweep

When/Where:  Saturday, June 2, 3 p.m. at  in Ossining

Why Go: It is billed as a day to give back to the Hudson River, for all of us who benefit from living near the river–enjoying its beauty, its wildlife, its recreational uses, and its inspiration. The Riverkeeper Sweep invites volunteers to organize cleanups and other service projects throughout the Hudson River region. The day of service on June 2 culminates with an evening of celebration on the Ossining waterfront.

Volunteers are invited to join Riverkeeper members and the community for music, food, speeches by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Paul Gallay, and river-based activities like seining, kayaking and sailing.

Price:  The party is free, food will be for sale, and some activities will be for members only. Come early at 3 p.m. for river seining, and stay for the party from 4-7 p.m.


15th Annual Peekskill Open Studios

When/Where: Saturday and Sunday,  June 2 & 3, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Guided tours of artist’s district studios will leave from the Jan Peek Gazebo at the intersection of Division and Park Streets at 1 & 3: p.m. each day.

Why Go: Peekskill Art’s Alliance presents this event where the community will open their studios and performance spaces as they host a weekend of more than 100 visual & performing artists, 15 special exhibitions in galleries and a crafts fair.

Browse studios, shops and galleries by day and enjoy wine tasting, dining and music all evening. Showcased are painters, videographers, ceramic artists, photographers, sculptors, mixed media artisans exhibiting at galleries and exhibit spaces, and included for the first time, the healing arts. Works of art will be on display and for sale and visitors can meet, greet and see artists at work. There will also be an outdoor arts & craft fair on Esther St., directly across from the 

Price:  Free, and this year, rides aboard Stella the Trolley will be available for $1 per ride or $3 for an all-day hop and ride pass to visit with as many artists as possible.


25th Annual Craft and Food Street Fair in Tarrytown

When/Where: Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 

Why Go:  You will find an array of crafters, vendors and local restaurants with outdoor dining. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Tribes Hill and the students of Rock Island Sound under the Tarrytown Music Hall Marquee.

Price:  Free


Westchester Glee Chorus’ First Concert

When/Where:  Friday, June 1, 7 p.m. at 

Why Go: The newly-formed youth choir, Westchester Glee Chorus, performs their premier concert in which the nine-member chorus will sing numbers by Coldplay, Kelly Clarkston, Sara Bareilles, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Natasha Bedingfield and more. Included in the chorus are students from White Plains High School, North Salem High School, Highlands Middle School and Our Lady of Sorrows School—who have been singing together since February. They will be accompanied by a four-piece band that includes students from Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, NY.

Price: Free, with suggested donations of $5 students/$10 adults that will go towards student scholarships for the Westchester Glee Chorus.





Tai Chi in the Sculpture Garden at The Katonah Museum of Art

When/Where: Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 am at the outdoor Sculpture Garden.

Why Go:  These sessions will give you an introduction to the movement and philosophy of Tai Chi, sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it connects the mind and body through gentle movements. Developed in ancient China for self-defense, Tai Chi evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used to reduce stress and help with a variety of health conditions. Steve Hahn, M.D., will lead the sessions

Price: $10 per session, $35 for all four sessions. If it rains, sessions will be inside.


Pirate School in Mamaroneck

Where/When: Saturday, June, 2, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the  in Mamaroneck

Why Go:  Magic, music, bubbles and mayhem make this a hilarious, family-friendly vaudeville show. Kids four and up will learn to be good pirates, and everyone discovers their “inner-swashbuckler.”

Price: Tickets are $13 and $18


Yorktown Grange Tractor Club Car & Tractor Show

When/Where:  Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds, 99 Moseman Avenue, Yorktown Heights

Why Go: Take the whole family, and the event is open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, & antique equipment and there is an R/C track in building. Food, prizes, awards, & music. Hay rides available. Rain date Sunday, June 3.

Price: Pre-registered: $10 at door: $15 spectators: $2 per car



The 50th Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in 

Why Go:  This annual tradition began in 1962 as a small art show featuring local painters and has grown into a show of juried fine artists and craftspeople who come from near and far to show and sell their art. This year, there are 75-80 vendors of high quality original art and handcrafted works of glass, textiles, ceramic, jewelry and more. There will also be an exhibition of student art, a raffle, children’s art workshop and international food vendors. This non-profit, volunteer-run event raises money for scholarships for White Plains High School students intending to continue their arts education.

Price: Free admission




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