We've listed the biggest events in town and nearby this weekend, but be sure to visit our events calendar for many more happenings!
Project HOPE Health Summit
When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 13 Westchester Community College Peekskill Extension, 27 N Division St, Peekskill, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: The Health Summit is a informative, interactive, FREE, health and wellness community event that offers the following:
- Dramatic-comedy presentation on today’s issues: Politics, Healthcare & Hair care
- Wellness workshops, Food & Tai Chi demonstrations with special guest speakers
- Medical screening & counseling for cholesterol, blood pressure and prostate cancer
- Opportunities to discuss how the Affordable Care Act & other resources benefit you
- Continental breakfast & a chance to win a $250 Apple gift card for those who pre-register (must be present to win).
Hudson Hop and Harvest
When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 13 at South Water Street, Peekskill, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Why Go:This Hudson Hop & Harvest festival presented by the Peekskill Brewery & Hudson Valley Marketing Group, celebrates the sustainable treasures of the Hudson Valley. The event takes place in front of the Peekskill Brewery’s new four-story home on South Water Street in Peekskill and features local farm to table cuisine from the Hudson Valley’s bountiful farms and restaurants; craft beer; and live music brought to you by 107.1 The Peak and 100.7 WHUD.
Price: Free to attend, vendor prices vary.
Men Who Cook
When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Peekskill Youth Bureau, 828 Main St, Peekskill, NY
Why Go: Local chefs will cook up their favorite dish to raise funds to benefit the Youth Bureau's "Clothes Closet for Youth" and new kitchen.
The event will take place from 4:30 pm - 7:30 p.m., next to the Peekskill Firehouse.Call 914-734-8418 for more information.
Price: $20 per person / Seniors & Children discounted at the door.
A Bike Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness
When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.
Why Go: The 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The rides are fun, casual and family friendly with 10- and 25-mile options. Rides leave from Danny's Cycles in Stamford, Scarsdale, Mohegan Lake and Manhattan Upper East Side. Click here to pick your location and register.
Price: Registration is $25 and all proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
10th Annual Community Car & Contraption Show
Where/Where: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. at Peter Pratt's Inn, located at 673 Croton Heights Rd. in Yorktown
Why Go: Spend the afternoon at Yorktown's historic Peter Pratt's Inn for the 10th Annual Croton Heights Community Car and Contraption Show featuring cars, tractors and antique mechanical exhibition. Refreshments will available through the local Girl Scout troop.
Contact: For information call 914-962-4090.
Cary Brown Jazz Concert
Where/Where: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, located at 2880 Crompond Rd. in Yorktown
Why Go: Cary Brown has been an international touring musician since the early 90's, when he toured extensively with the founding fathers of Jamaican jazz, The Skatalites. He has since played, recorded, and toured with many diverse artists, including The Toasters, The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, The Sloan Wainwright Band, and Levon Helm. He is joined by Kermit Driscoll on Bass and Pete Zimmer on drums.
Price: Suggested donation
Let's Play It Forward
When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 13 at Reis Park in Somers
Why Go: This organization was founded by teens only. They collect used sports equipment and donate it to underprivileged children who are in need. To date they have collected and donated about 4,000 pieces of equipment in a little over 8 months. They will have a booth set up at Soccer Fest this Saturday in Somers.
Dance to Make a Difference
Where/When: Lewisboro Town Park, Sat. Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m
Why go: To support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Light the Night Walk on November 3rd, and a local girl who suffers from the disease, Sabrina Marciante. ZUMBA Demos will be held at 10:30am, 12:00, and 1:30. Jump for a cure in the Inflatable Castle and take part in arts and crafts, face painting, giveaways and raffles and a live Candy Land Game. Hot Dogs, Popcorn, and Hot Apple Cider. Details here.
Price: $20 per Zumba class, refreshments for purchase.
Themed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Lantern Tours: There Goes the Neighborhood!
When/Where: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Sun, Oct. 14. More dates: Oct. 21, 27, 28, 31; from 7 to 9 p.m.
Why Go: Join Sara Mascia and Tara Van Tassell of our local historical society on these evening walking tours of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery as they discover our colorful local residents and some of our world famous inhabitants. You’ll visit author Washington Irving, self-styled frontiersman Alfred Weed, eccentric poet Minna Irving, business owner and social activist Amanda Foster, wealthy industrialists William Rockefeller and John Archbold, labor leader Samuel Gompers, and many others—all by the light of kerosene lanterns! Yes, Tara is a real Van Tassell, and she may even dish on her famous family!
Pricing: $24.99, purchase tickets here or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS Monday-Friday, 9 am to 9 pm.
Lyndhurst: Scarecrow Invasion
When/Where: Lyndhurst, daily during daylight hours. 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
Why Go: Participating in this year's Scarecrow Invasion are Irvington School District Middle and High Schools, Westlake Middle School, Mount Pleasant School District, Blind Brook Elementary School, and Another Step, Elmsford. Walk amidst this exuberant installation of over 400 scarecrows from October 12 through October 31. Then there’s the greenhouse: inside the “bones” of Lyndhurst’s spectacular 18,600 square foot greenhouse are the setting for an outdoor art exhibition, opening October 14 through November 11. For more information visit Scarecrow.
Pricing: Free to walk the grounds
Briarcliff Harvest in the Village
Where/When: Pleasantville Road Business District on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why go: The Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual day of sidewalk sales, entertainment for families, food sales and more on Saturday. Check out pony rides, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle, live music, yoga, a juggler, arts and crafts and more.