What to Do This Weekend (For Free!): August 19-21, 2016

A special edition of our events-and-activities roundup, no fee required

Saving up for back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to mean sacrificing all your summer fun. In this special edition of “What to Do,” we dug deep for an array of fun and free activities happening across the county this Friday through Sunday that will have you breaking a sweat and a smile rather than the bank.


Larchmont Farmer’s Market, Metro-North Parking Deck, Larchmont

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Whether you’re there to stock up on ingredients for the week, or just to take a look at what local shops have to offer as you enjoy the warm temps, some of the freshest pickings can be found here this Saturday from 8:30 am-1 pm. Vendors from near and far will be serving up delicious dairy products, honey, baked goods, chocolates, fruits, veggies, and more. Plus, swing by the Community Table with Total Fusion Studio for an additional treat.


Free Aikido Class, Aikido of Westchester, White Plains

Ever wanted to try your hand at martial arts? Well, Aikido of Westchester is offering a free trial class this Saturday and Sunday for students of all ages and physical-fitness levels. The one-hour session will consist of senior instructors demonstrating basic techniques, and all they ask is that you come with an open mind. The offer applies to any class occurring over the weekend, but just be sure to register beforehand.


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Jewish Music & Arts Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Come celebrate and learn about the Jewish peoples rich and lively heritage and history this Sunday, while taking in live music, Israeli dancing, face painting, jewelry vendors, and tons of delicious kosher food. Plus, local Jewish businesses, synagogues, and charities will be there to help you get more involved in your communities, regardless of what religion you practice.


Teen Coding Course, Rye Free Reading Room, Rye

Join Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg (well, virtually anyway) at the Rye Free Reading Room this Friday to see if you have what it takes to be the next great technological innovator. The introductory coding course will cover repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms. But don’t worry, it’s no boring lecture; students will learn through fun, interactive games as well as video tutorials from Gates and Zuckerberg themselves, and will have the chance to create their own games or stories at the end. Designed for ages 6-12, the class runs from 4-5:20 pm.

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Summer Concerts at the Gazebo, Jack De Vito Memorial Gazebo, Yorktown

The British Invasion is coming to Yorktown this Sunday evening via live renditions of your favorite ’60s rock songs. Singing and dancing along are encouraged, as are simply laying out on the lawn for a end-of-week picnic.  The performance will begin at 6 pm, and in the event of rain, will be moved across the street to the Yorktown Stage.


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