What’s going on, Westchesterites? Our county has activities in store for the coming weekend tailored in equal measure to outgoing adventurers, imaginative art lovers, and curious kids. And given that only our most intrepid readers come to this column every week, odds the following happenings are tailored for you.
For the Fitness Phenom
2016 Hudson Valley Bike Ride, Purchase
This Sunday, bike lovers can go out for a long ride while raising money for a compassionate cause. The Jewish Board, a New York-based health and human service charity, is hosting their 2016 Hudson Valley Bike Ride, starting at Purchase College and ending at, well, that part’s up to you. There are three route options to choose from; ending at 10, 25, or 62 miles respectively. And while none of them will be a walk in the park (literally and otherwise), your registration fee and donations raised will go to The Jewish Board’s community-based service programs, including those at their Westchester campus.
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For the Arts & Crafts Enthusiast
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
If you’re itching for tactual stimulation, whether that be sewing your friends’ cozy scarves or molding pottery, then weave your way to the annual Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst and peruse creations from artists nationwide. Meteorite necklaces, blown glass, and wood furniture are among the fine items you’ll be able to purchase and show off. And with live music, expansive smorgasbords, and absorbing interactive demonstrations, this festival is sure to carve out an impression.
For Those Seeking Laughter
HA! Comedy Club, Yonkers
Not that the same six Netflix standup specials you’ve watched a million times aren’t funny, but sometimes laughing along with other, live humans can be pretty nice, too. And if anybody agrees, it’s the HA! Comedy Club in Yonkers, and on Friday night you can catch a lineup of witty women for their Funny Females night. Saturday then boasts two shows, the first starring Long Island’s Peaches Rodriguez, whose break-dancing video went viral after a noted resemblance to French politician Marine Le Pen, along with a second, more R-rated show appropriately titled Ruckus!
Photo: Barry Feinstein
For the Nostalgic Rock ‘n’ Roll Lover
Donovan: The 50th Anniversary Tour, Peekskill
The ’60s Sunshine Superman himself, Donovan, is going on tour this season to celebrate the half-centennial anniversary of his same-named chart topper. On the way, he’s stopping in our very own Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, and you’d better hurry and grab tickets while you can, because his Thursday show at Carnegie Hall has already sold out. Lest anyone forget, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been noted as a key influence on The Beatles and ’60s psychedelia, folk and pop on the whole, so the show is bound to be quite a trip.
For Curious Kids
Curiosity Day! 75 Years of Curious George, Larchmont
Games, stories, arts & crafts. Need we say more? Larchmont’s most lovable bookstore, The Voracious Reader, is celebrating Curious George’s 75th year birthday this Saturday. There will be cookies and cupcakes available at their tea shop, and your child can use their creativity to make an adorable monkey mask. The $5 admission fee can be put towards any purchase in the store, so this event is the perfect time to feed your kid’s love of literature.