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What to Do This Weekend: August 26-28, 2016

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Alright people, we’ve got quite a lineup for you to check out this weekend, so stow away those Snuggies and stop thinking about your next Netflix binge, because it’s about time you took a step outside to enjoy the sunlight, bask in the presence of others, and you know, partake in other stuff regular people like to do. If you’re saying to yourself, “Well, where’s the fun in that?” then keep on reading.

 

Have a Field Day

Are your kids eccentric bug-loving types? If so, or even if they just think butterflies are kind of pretty, take them to the Cliffdale Field day at the Teatown Lake reservation in Croton this Sunday. There, they can run around with a net (provided on site), and try to catch and observe anything from dragonflies buzzing around to monarchs getting ready for the fall migration. Plus, you can also take a long stroll along Cliffdale’s wooded trails.

 

Walk Like an Egyptian

PHOTO BY REBECCA WILSON

The ’80s pop anthem “Manic Monday” may have had you wishing it were Sunday, but knowing that The Bangles are stopping into nearby Ridgefield, CT this Friday, those sentiments may change. So, whether you were on the cutting edge of L.A.’s Paisley Underground pop scene back in the day, or just want to relive that one episode of Gilmore Girls, consider crossing the county line and catching the multiplatinum-selling group at The Ridgefield Playhouse this weekend.

 

DIY Takeout

Instead of marinating on your couch and ordering in, head to White Plains and cook your own tasty takeout. Sur la Table in The Westchester mall has daily cooking classes. This Saturday, forget your last stir-fry catastrophe, because they’re teaching the art of making homemade Thai. Of course, you’ll be able to eat your own creation, plus dessert, so it behooves you to bring your A-game. 

 

Stargaze From Inside

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For the young astronaut, astronomer, or space marine, you can head over to the Hudson River Museum this Saturday for an out-of-this-world planetarium show. A museum planetarium educator gives a tour of the night sky; exactly how it is the night you visit. The planetarium also hosts shows if you’re looking for more scientifically complex subject matter, and shows for the younger school-age kids, so everyone gets a chance to shoot for the stars.

 

It’s Free Country

Rounding out their World Fest 2016, the summer concert series hosted in Yonkers, the Untermeyer Performing Arts Council is welcoming The Burbans to perform at a free show in Untermeyer Park this Saturday. Their country-pop sound will complemented by iHeart DJ Allana Marie Anthony of Poughkeepsie’s Rock 93.3, along with a few other special guests. Bring your blanket and cooler for this best bet. 

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