What to Do This Weekend: September 9-11, 2016

We’ve got you covered from Friday to Sunday

Whether you’re looking to bonding with your kid over pottery or be mesmerized by fire dancers, the following five events will have you covered for the next three days. (For a separate listing of 9/11-anniversary memorials, click here.)

 

Take Me to the River Music & Arts Festival, Hastings-on-Hudson

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Somehow, some of the cool cats over in Hastings managed to gather five of the greatest things in this world for arrival at Draper Park this Saturday. To be exact, the event coordinators at 12 Miles North have lined up live music, food, craft beer, a flea market, and fire dancers for the Take me to the River Music & Arts Festival. For the full line-up, check out their website, but we did say there will be fire dancers, which should warrant a “’nuff said.”

 

Tapped: Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week Opening Night, Tarrytown

As any self-respecting brew-lover may already well know, this Friday marks the beginning of the 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week. Check out their calendar for a list of events, but it’s worth noting that its kick-off will be held over at Tarrytown’s The Oath Craft Beer Sanctuary. More than 20 beers will be, well, tapped that night, but the real kicker is that each was created specifically for Craft Beer Week, so don’t miss out on some once-in-a-lifetime brews.

 

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Parent/Child Pottery Class, Yonkers

Get down and dirty with your kid on Sunday by heading over to the Yonkers Peace Pottery Studio and making some keepsake ceramic art. You’re free to come up with unique ideas, or follow along with an instructor if you aren’t so daring. Either way, this is an indelible way to craft some memories with your little one.

 

The Day of the ‘WORD’, Peekskill

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts (HVCCA) WORD exhibit has been highlighting talented regional artists who submitted unique works featuring a single prominent word or set of words. This panel discussion, moderated by the New York Times’ Susan Hodara, will offer a broader dialog on the present state of curating for commercial and public projects. Cocktails, dancing, and music from local DJ Noodle Noo will follow. Word. 

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Dreamgirls

While Queen Bey unfortunately won’t be portraying the iconic Deena Jones in this local production, you can still check out a diva-licious staging of the Broadway show-stopper that inspired the Academy Award-winning feature film this Saturday at the Irvington Town Hall Theater this Saturday. A must for R&B and Motown lovers.