Comedy on the Trolley; African-American Heritage Festival; Parade

What is going on in Peekskill-Cortlandt this weekend.

Comedy Comes to Peekskill on a Trolley

When/Where: Sunday, June 24, 3 p.m. at S. Division St & Ester St. in Peekskill

Why Go:  Patty and Patty are two middle-aged Italian broads from Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen, who are realizing they don’t quite fit in anymore.  “What’s with this internet thing, tofu sausage, and panini presses?  I mean whatever happened to Laura Branigan?” You’ll laugh yourself silly as you ride along with Patty and Patty on her friend’s new trolley, Stella, as they tour Peekskill where Patty spent most of her youth, and listen as they interject their thoughts throughout the trip. When the tour ends, the laughs won’t stop, because you’ll join Patty and Patty for a wine and cheese (Italian, of course) meet and greet.

Price:  $20


Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1 Annual Parade and Carnival

Where/When:  Carnival Dates: June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 1916 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights. Times: Wed – Fri: 6 - 11 p.m., Sat: 1 – 11 p.m., Sun: 1-9 p.m.

Why Go: Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1 will be hosting its annual parade on June 20 at 7 p.m. followed by the opening of the carnival. 


28th Annual African-American Heritage Festival

Where/When:  Sunday, June 24, noon to 7 p.m., at  in Valhalla.

Why Go: At this event sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the Coalition of African-American Organizationsyou can share a day of African-American culture. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating Nia – Purpose.” Take in entertainment by musical groups and dancers, drama and poetry readings, activities for children and check out vendors who will be selling traditional arts and crafts and countless types of ethnic foods. Bring a folding chair or blanket.

Price:   Admission and parking are free. The Bronx River Parkway will be closed for Bicycle Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Scarsdale Road in Yonkers and the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The park can be accessed via Route 22, from the north or south.


Hudson River Tugboat Day

When/Where: Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.at the Yonkers Pier and Bezcak Environmental Education Center

Why Go: Celebrate the hardest working boats on the waterways and enjoy an array of activities in their honor.  Hear the Disney classic “Little Toot” about “the little tug that could,” and explore how tugboats work; make your own out of recycled materials and take a dockside tour of the Pegasus at the Yonkers Pier.

Price: All activities are free, except a 7 p.m. RiverTalks presentation “Hudson River Tugboats,” with the Pegasus’ Captain Pamela Hepburn, which features the award-winning documentary short “Tugs,” which is $10, $5 for students, teachers and seniors with refreshments.


Katonah's Caramoor Opens its Season

When/Where:  Saturday, June 23, 8:30 p.m. at the Venetian Theater at , in Katonah

Why Go:  Beautiful Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts opens its season with a presentation of Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed by the Orchestra of St. Luke's, with Roberto Abbado conducting. Violinist Gil Shaham is the soloist. Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Award.

Price:  Concert tickets are $15-$85. Gala tickets start at $600


Storytime & Live Music at Tarrytown Farmers Market

When/Where: Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.-12 noon at 121 N. Broadway, Tarrytown (Patriot's Park)

Why Go: Enjoy Paul Mueller, hammer dulcimer player and at 11:30 a.m.: Pick-a-Book Picnic, plus story time with Warner Library. Come early, shop, eat, and relax!


Riley Saper Foundation Presents "Ossining's Got Talent"

When/Where: Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. at 

Why Go: Come out and watch the stars of Ossining shine and help raise funds for the Riley Saper Foundation (www.rileysaperfoundation.org) which provides student scholarships to Ossining High School seniors. See great talent; enter the raffle for a chance to win an iPad, plus other great prizes.

Price: Admission is Adults: $10, Students: $7.




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theobserver June 21, 2012 at 01:29 PM
So where is the media and Peekskills support for gay pride month and a parade ?
Liz Giegerich June 21, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Please send information on gay pride parades or events in the area. We will gladly add to the article. Feel free to post in our events calendar as well. elizabeth.giegerich@patch.com. Thanks
FYI June 21, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Therein lies the rub, Observer. Peekskill is a pretty conservative, if not homophobic place, despite being run by an all-Dem city council with one openly gay council member. So much for trying to portray itself as an "arts" city.
theobserver June 21, 2012 at 07:28 PM
You mean Peekskill is conservative dressed in liberal clothing, or is it the other way around?
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