The following is a list of activities locally and across the region happening this weekend. View more love-related and strictly Peekskill-Corltandt events in our article 10 Valentine’s Day Deals/Events and Gifts.
United States Military Academy West Point Band
When/Where: Sunday, Feb.12, 2 p.m. at the
Why Go: Come hear the West Point Band’s Woodwind Quintet in the Constance Dyckman Community Room.
When/Where: Sunday, Feb 12, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at
Why Go: Burn calories, have fun and make a difference by taking part in this extended Zumba® class to raise money for a student trip to Nicaragua to help build houses and communities. The class will be run my Suzi Myers Tipa who regularly teaches Zumba classes in the community.
Price: $20 ($25 at the door)
Tour of McAndrews Estate
When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the McAndrews Estate in Oscawana Park in Crugers.
Why Go: The leader of the McAndrews Estate Project will lead an educational and fun tour of the former - a ruined 100 acre property once home to mansions, grand homes, a full-sized horse racing tracks, stables, underground cisterns, and much more.
There will be two tours given at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Email email@example.com to RSVP. Space is extremely limited.
Price: The cost is $5/person (all proceeds go towards the McAndrews Estate Project).
No Bones About It
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. at in Shrub Oak
Why Go: Learn about invertebrates including octopi, worms & insects. Eat some “inverts” and make an insect project.
Price: Free, registration required, event is for kids in grades 3-6.
American Girl Doll Activities
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Why Go: Valerie Tripp, the writer of the American Girl Collection will speak about the joy of her work at 1:30 p.m. and later will sign books and be available for photos. Also, meet the quilters of the American Girl Quilt display. At 1 p.m., the Stepping Up Dance Company will be performing a medley of dances inspired by the characters and times of the American Girl collection.
Price: $5 per child/$10 per family. Boys and girls of all ages are invited and are encouraged to bring their favorite doll, action figure or stuffed animal.
"I Love Books" Valentine’s Day Book Fair
When/Where: Saturday, Feb.11, from 1-3 p.m. at the Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers
Why Go: Meet local authors, enjoy fun programs at this book fair for all ages. Free demonstrations and readings all afternoon, including the team behind the PBS series “Sid the Science Kid” who will help you make your own worm bin. Caldecott winner and Croton resident Jerry Pinkney will do interactive drawing and readings. Hudson Talbott, author of “River of Dreams,” shares how he gets ideas for children’s books, writes and illustrates them.
Valentine's Day Carnival
When/Where: Sunday, February 12, from 2-5 p.m. at the
Why Go: It is a family day of fun, featuring a performance by The Bossy Frog Band, Valentine’s Day crafts, games, face painting and a bake sale. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA annual Fund, which provides critical support for programs, building needs and scholarships.
Price: $10, free for kids under 2—event is geared towards children age 3-8.
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating Class in Pleasantville
When/Where: Saturday, Feb.11 from 4:15-6:15 p.m. at
Why Go: Learn how to decorate fun and flirty cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. The owner of the bakery will teach the basic techniques of decorating cupcakes using pastry bags, tips, fondant, sugar flowers, edible glitter and other decorating tools. Every student gets to bring home six cupcakes ready to give to family and friends. All materials will be provided, just come for some decorating fun.
Price: $65. Register with a friend and you each save $5, call 914.495.3232