1st Annual Yorktown Rotary Classic Car Show: Fast cars and fun times at Downing Field
Where/When: Downing Park Field, Yorktown Heights; Saturday, September 10, 9am-4pm
Why go: Whether you own an old school hot rod, or just love looking at them, the Yorktown Rotary invites you to come out to their 1st Annual Classic Car show this Saturday. Trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories and oldies music will be played throughout the evening. Those interested in participating are encouraged to come early, as space is limited, and the first 75 cars will receive dash plaques for their vehicles. The rain date for the event is Sunday, September 11.
Pricing: $20 for participants; spectators free
Home Run Derby for a Cause: Spend an evening up at bat for a worthy cause
Where/When: Peekskill Stadium, Peekskill; Friday, September 9, 6 p.m.
Why go: Get out on the field and have some fun, or come watch as players try to hit as many home runs as they can. All benefits from the event will go to fund the Yorktown Heights non-profit organization Support Connection, which offers free support programs for people who have been affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Those ages 16 and older are welcome to participate in the event, and the whole family is invited to watch. There will be prizes and a concession stand.
Contact info: For registration or participation information call 914-962-6402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents Day: A day of family fun especially for Grandma and Grandpa at Muscoot Farm
Where/When: Muscoot Farm, Somers; Sunday, September 11, 1-3pm
Why go: Because your grandparents have always been so loving and kind to you, take them out for a special day in their honor. Muscoot Farm celebrates Grandparent’s Day with hands-on activities and crafts, and will be serving lemonade and cookies too.While at the farm, be sure to stop by Muscoot’s Farmers Market (open 10am-3pm) for some of those fresh fruits and veggies grandma is always insisting you eat more of. It’ll make her happy to see you’ve been listening.
Peekskill Elks Ladies Club Charities Barbecue: A weekend BBQ to support multiple causes
Where/When: , Peekskill; Friday, September 9, 7-11pm
Why go: Come out and enjoy some food for a ton of great causes. The Peekskill Elks Ladies Club will be grilling up hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, and serving salads, dessert and coffee as well. The proceeds from the event will go to benefit multiple charities and organizations, including the Peekskill Ambulance Corp., the Peekskill Library, and Elks National Foundation. Money from the event will also be donated to help get back packs and scholarships for local schools, support local food pantries, and fund Breast Cancer and Cerebral Palsy research.
Pricing: $15 per person
Contact: Mary Schuka 914-739-7879 or Toni 845-526-3817 or email email@example.com
Westchester Remembers 9/11: A Candlelight Memorial Service
Where/When: Kensico Dam Plaza, White Plains; Sunday, September 11, 6pm
Why go: Westchester County's commemorates the 10th anniversary of September 11 with a special event that will take place at The Rising memorial at Kensico Dam. The candlelight service will be held at twilight to encourage participants to attend other remembrance events taking place throughout the region. The Sunday service will be just one of the commemorative events taking place throughout the area this weekend. The county and the The Volunteer Center of United Way are beginning the weekend of events on Friday, September 9, with Serve and Learn, a volunteer expo at the County Center in White Plains, from 2-7pm.
Why go: Bird watching enthusiasts are invited to join members of the Bedford Audubon Society as they depart from Bylane Farm at 6 am. If you choose you may meet the group in the Greenwich Point Park’s parking lot, by the concession stand near the entrance, at 7 am. According to the Bedford Audubon Society website, Greenwich Point is the perfect location for watching migrating birds, especially warblers in the fall. Attendees should bring binoculars and a pack snack.
Contact: Please register with Jeanne Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-519-7801
Where/When: Colonial Terrace Restaurant, Cortlandt Manor; Friday, September 9, 7pm-midnight
Why go: Peekskill High School sports fans are invited to share a special evening at Colonial Terrace, where five individuals who have made an impact in the PHS sports scene will be recognized. A buffet dinner will be served and a cash bar will be available. Those being honored at the event are as follows: Elton Brand (basketball, class of ’97), Dana (Bennett) Dapson (girls soccer, class of ’89), Joe Boniello (baseball, class of ’76), James Enterlein (football, ’55), ‘80 softball team and wrestling coach Larry Cook. The event will double as a fundraiser to help support the construction of the Jason C. Paige Wellness and Fitness Center at PHS.
Pricing: $50 per person
Contact: PHS athletic department secretary Eileen Alexander at 914-737-3300 Ext. 316 or email her at email@example.com
A fundraising event o Benefit BCC 9/11 Memorial
Where/When: , Montrose; Sunday, September 11, 9am-noon
Why go: Helping to recognize the nation’s National Day of Service, the Hen Hud Lions Club will be holding a pancake breakfast to raise funds for theBuchanan, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson 9/11 Memorial, to be built at Croton Landing. Take this opportunity to learn more about the many wonderful projects and charities the Lions help support, and meet the lovely people that make up the club.
Contact: Visit the Lions Club website at http://HenHudLions.org for specific contact information
New York Metro Reptile Show: The largest reptile event in northeastern USA
Where/When: Westchester County Center, White Plains; Sunday, September 11, 11am-5pm
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. No personal pets will be allowed, and all children must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
Pricing: Adults $10, Children 7-12 $4, Children under 7 free
Where/When: Grange Fair Grounds, Yorktown Heights; Thursday, September 8-Sunday, September 11, 6pm-11pm (Thur.), 10am-11pm (Fri. & Sat.), 10am-9pm (Sun.)
Why go: This fair has been delighting families since 1923, and there is no wonder why. Rides, animals, music and contests are just some of the fun you will encounter at this year’s grange fair. Watch Chase’s Racing Pigs run daily and enjoy the music of the Smithereens who will be taking the stage Saturday night. For a complete schedule of Fair events, click here.
Pricing as follows:
Thursday, September 8
6 pm to 11 pm
Admission: $2 - all ages
($25 wristband for rides)
Friday, September 9
10 am to 11 pm
(Rides open at 11; $25 wristband for rides from 11 am to 5 pm,
$30 wristband from 5 pm to 11 pm)
Admission: $9 for adults, $4 for seniors, $4 for children under 12
Saturday, September 10
10 am to 11 pm
(Rides open at 11; $30 wristband for rides from 6 pm to 11 pm)
Admission: $9 for adults, $4 for children under 12
Sunday, September 11
10 am to 9 pm
(Rides open at 11 am; $30 wristband for rides)
Admission: $9 for adults, $4 for children under 12
Children under 2 are always admitted free.
Contact: 914-962-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org