Kids Night at West Point: Get to know the West Point Band
Where/When: West Point’s Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point; Sunday, July 10, 7 p.m.
Why go: Kids can start their evening out with members from the West Point Band at 6:15 p.m. while they participate in a casual meet and greet while they walk the grounds of Trophy Point. At 6:30 p.m. the band members will offer an “instrument petting zoo” where kids can become familiar with the band’s instruments. At 7 p.m. The West Point Band’s Quintette 7 will be holding a special Kid’s Night performance for both kids and parents. The band will be playing cartoon theme songs as well as classical pieces, and kids can expect to take home fun goodies like bubbles and crayons.
Contact: For concert information, cancellations and updates, call the Academy Band’s 24-hour hotline at (845) 938-2617; or visit www.westpointband.com
Heritage Festivals Series: Celebrating Italian & Irish Culture
Why go: The Westchester Parks Department invites your whole family to spend the day learning about and appreciating all the wonderful things about the Italian and Irish ways of life. Each festival will be a celebration of its own heritage and culture. At both events there will be poetry, visual arts, ethnic foods, crafts, live music and more.
Pricing: Italian Festival: Free; Irish Festival: $5 per person, children under 14 years old free
Contact: (914) 864-PARK
Beach Boys Tribute: Summer Concerts at the Gazebo
Where/When: The Gazebo at Jack DeVito Memorial Park, Yorktown; Sunday, July 10, 6 p.m.
Why go: Pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and bring the family out for a night of familiar favorites from this Beach Boys cover band. The Yorktown Lion's Club and the Yorktown Parks & Recreation Department present this event as part of their . Should there be rain, the concert will be relocated to the Yorktown Stage.
Contact: (914) 245-4650 or email email@example.com
Fifth Annual Free Jazz and Blues at Dusk Concert Series: Andrea & James and the Andjam Band
Where/When: Yonkers Amphitheatre, Yonkers; Friday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Why go: The Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District presents multiple free “Jazz and Blues at Dusk” concerts throughout this summer’s ten week series, which features shows taking place into September. Performing this week will be Andrea & James and the Andjam Band. This incredibly talented singing/songwriting husband and wife team are from NYC, and will be showing off their musical skills for all those in attendance.
Contact: (914) 969-6660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classic & Antique Cars & Truck Show: Featuring autos from 1900 - 1982
Where/When: First Hebrew Congregation, Peekskill; Sunday, July 10th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Why go: Calling all car-buffs! Come and check out some of the finest classic cars in the area. There will be door prizes, food, a 50/50 raffle and much more. Trophies will be awarded to the best wheels at the show.
Pricing: Free to attend, Cars: Pre-Registration $10, Day of Show $15
Contact: Lisa (914) 739-0500 days, (845) 778-4754 after 5pm or email lisa5469:gmail.com
7th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival: 3 stages of live music, food, crafts, and more
Where/When: 19 Hobby St, Pleasantville; Saturday, July 9, 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Why go: As if the musical line-up wasn’t reason enough to head out to this festival, there will also be a “Fun Area” with games, amusements, crafts, and music for children. This event won the title of best "Local Music Festival" for 2011 in Westchester Magazine's Best of Westchester issue. While there enjoy fresh foods, and visit some of the charitable organizations that will be offering information about their causes. Visit over 50 crafters and service providers, and sample the craft beers that will be on site as well. This year you can look forward to seeing the following performers across the festivals 3 stages: Marc Cohn, Sonny Landreth, Augustana, Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea, Scars on 45, Geoff Hartwell, Patti Rothberg, and many, many more.
Pricing: Adults $40, Seniors/Students $15, Children 11 & under are free if accompanied by a ticket holding adult
Contact: (914) 714-2738 or email email@example.com
Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy
Where/When: Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah; Friday-Sunday, July 8, - 10, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sunday)
Why go: The exhibit Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy features the works of this husband and wife for the first time in one space. The collection is made up of approximately 25 works from each artist, which were constructed from 1937 - 1958. While viewing their surreal images you can also browse a collection of ephemera that once belonged to the artists as it sheds light on who they were as a couple.
Pricing: Friday: 10 am – 12 p.m. Free Admission for All, 12 p.m. - 5 pm: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors & Students. Saturday & Sunday: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors & Students.
Contact: (914) 232-9555
Fair Trade Fair: Learn what you can do to help Africa
Where/When: Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac; Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Why go: As part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project Girl Scout troop 2658 invites everyone to come to the Mahopac library Saturday to learn about ways to help Africa. There will be free Fair Trade coffee and chocolate, as well as free jungle animal temporary tattoos for the kids. The event is happening on the library’s 3rd Floor in the Community Room.
Contact: Amanda Weiss 845-628-3204
Little Shop of Horrors: Performed by the Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Where/When: The Westchester Sandbox Theatre, Mamaroneck; Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. & Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m.
Why go: Sing along as Seymour (Dan Ferrante), Audrey (Katrina Gnatek), and the rest of the characters from this beloved 80’s classic bring their tale to life on the stage of the Westchester Sandbox Theatre. A fun story for the whole family that will have you thinking twice the next time you see an unusual plant in a flower shop window.
Pricing: $24 for adults and $20 for students and seniors
Contact: (914) 630-0804!
New York Metro Reptile Expo: The largest reptile event in northeastern USA
Where/When: The Westchester County Center, White Plains; Saturday, July 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Why go: This event features over 200 vendors selling everything you need for your pet reptiles, including books, supplies, cages and more. Don’t have a pet reptile? No worries, you can get one at this show. Professional breeders will be on site with a wide variety of snakes, turtles, lizards and other exotic pets for you to choose from.
Pricing: Adults $10, $4 kids ages 7 – 12, children under 7 are free
Contact: Animal Encounters (845) 526-4845 or email Bruce@ReptileExpo.com
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Peekskill Elks Pig Roast: Good food, music, raffles and more.
Where/When: Elks Lodge, Peekskill; Saturday, July 9, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Why go: Members of the Peekskill Elks Lodge will be welcoming guests to joing them for an afternoon of food and music. The menu will include pig and turkey roasts, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, desserts, and a variety of beverages. Beer will be on tap and you can include a few brews with your meal for an additional $10. There will also be a regular cash bar for other drinks. The musical entertainment for the event will be "Speed Limit 50". You can also look forward to games, raffles and more.
Pricing: $35 per person. $10 additional for tap beer.
Contact: Susan at (914) 315-1024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org