R5 This Weekend: July 24 – 30

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Spend an evening outdoors for the Katonah Museum of Art’s All Things Bright and Beautiful: California Impressionists exhibit. With the museum’s sculpture garden as a backdrop, the Bright and Beautiful event will include impressionist art, organic wine, hors d’oeuvres from Flying Pig, and a performance by contemporary dance company IsadoraNow—honoring the Californian heritage of the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan.
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street, Route 22, Katonah
(914) 232-9555
6:30 pm
$25 members, $35 non-members


Friday, July 25, 2008

With hayrides, a petting zoo, youth talent showcases, a BBQ, and more, the annual 4-H Fair in nearby Putnam County is sure to be a community hot spot. Made possible by eight- to eighteen-year-old volunteers, the event has been going strong for 37 years. New this year: a presentation by the armed forces that will include vehicles, equipment, and an obstacle course. Through July 27.
Putnam County Veteraans Memorial Park
201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel
(845) 278-6738
Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10-7 pm, Sunday 10-5 pm


Friday, July 25, 2008

Craving some comedy from the Big Apple, but want to skip the Metro-North? Check out the Weiss & Francis Comedy Show at Rory Dolan’s Restaurant in Yonkers. “Your Night to Laugh” will feature comedians from the Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, and the Apollo—as well as music by DJ Dark Ryder. Comics include David Salnave, Stephanie Acevedo, and Larry MacPhee.
Rory Dolan’s Restaurant
890 McLean Avenue, Yonkers
(914) 776-2946
9 pm; doors open at 8:30 pm

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Truly immerse yourself in the beauty of Italian opera as the Caramoor Center showcases Verdi’s La Forza del Destino. Before the performance, Italian opera scholar Philip Gossett will kick off the evening with a workshop on the composer’s life and creative process—then the Caramoor Bel Canto Young Artists will perform music by earlier Italians. Also coming soon: “Cabaret at Caramoor” with highly-acclaimed actor Jason Graae with his cleverly-titled performance, “Graae’s Anatomy.”
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah
(914) 232-5035
3:30 pm for pre-opera events, show at 8 pm


Saturday, July 26, 2008

For some eye and ear entertainment, stop by the Tarrytown Musical Hall for Tap Kids, a showcase of the best young tap dancers in the nation. The eight talented youths have toured all over the world—recently to Mexico and the Netherlands. The performance tells the story of high-school teenagers through the uplifting tap choreography of Lisa Hopkins.
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street, Tarrytown
(914) 631-3390
7:30 pm


Saturday, July 26, 2008

There’s nothing like a relaxing cruise on the Hudson, filled with delicious food, dancing, music…and murder?! The Killing Kompany, a dinner theatre company that changes its act for each show, presents The Summer of Slayings—an interactive, comedy murder-mystery dinner-cruise performance on the Tahiti Queen River Boat. The evening includes a three-hour cruise, a three-course meal, and a complimentary glass of wine. Now’s your chance to be part of a murder mystery!
Charles Point Marina, Peekskill
(845) 597-7272
Ship boards at 6:30 pm, docks around 10 pm
$79.95 per person
Reservations up to the day of
Recommended for 14+


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Follow the breadcrumbs to the Emelin Theatre to catch Hansel and Gretel, in which Westchester youths take the stage. After having participated in a week-long performing arts camp, the campers are putting on a family-friendly performance of the classic fairytale.
Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-0098
11 am, 1:30 pm


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hit Sundance documentary American Teen comes to the Jacob Burns Film Center tonight. The moving yet hilarious story about five youths in a small town of Indiana details director Nanette Burstein’s teenage years in Midwestern America. Afterward, partake in a Q&A with subjects Colin Clemens, Megan Krizmanich, Hannah Bailey, and Mitch Reinholt, as well as New York Times critic Janet Maslin.
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road, Pleasantville
(914) 747-5555
12 pm
$9 members, $13 nonmembers

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

See all your favorite WWE superstars at SmackDown/ECW SummerSlam Tour. This high flying, action-packed show will definitely kick your summer back into gear. Don’t miss your chance to see Yonkers native Tommy Dreamer compete with fellow superstars like Edge, Jeff Hardy, MVP, and Umaga when the WWE comes back to the Westchester County Center for the first time in over a year.
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 995-4050
5 pm
$51.50, $41.50, $26.50


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Don’t miss Westchester County Parks’ last heritage celebration of the summer. The fifth and final festival, the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, will feature ethnic food, music, dance, entertainment, and arts and crafts to commemorate Hispanic culture. Grab a blanket and a loved one and head outside for a day of food and fun.
Kensico Dam
Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla
(914) 864-PARK
12 pm – 7 pm


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Food aficionados will want to mark their calendars for Okra, Beans, and Leafy Greens—a celebration of African-American cuisine that teams the historic Phillipsburg Manor with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Attendees will explore the past and present of barbeque, deep-fat frying, gumbo, and other delicacies through food vendors at Phillipsburg Manor. At Stone Barns, you’ll keep busy with a pickling contest, farm tours, arts and crafts, and more.
Philipsburg Manor
Route 9, Sleepy Hollow
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
(914) 631-8200
10 am – 5 pm
$15 adults; $12 for senior citizens; $8 for ages 5-17; free for members/children under 5
Free shuttle bus will run between the two sites


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All the world’s a stage, so get the kids enthused about none other than Shakespeare during the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Family Night. The workshops for the Twelfth Night and Cymbeline are designed to expose youths and families to the literary genius through fun and interesting theatre games and improvisation. The workshops, geared toward children ages 8 to 15, will help kids understand the play they are about to witness.
Boscobel Restoration
1601 Rte 9D Garrison, NY 10524
(845) 265-7858
5 pm
Local families will be able to purchase tickets at a 43% discounted rate, $20 per ticket.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cool off indoors with some no-cost fun at New Roc City’s Free Family Film Festival, where animated flick Everybody’s Hero is playing today. On Wednesday, catch the recent CGI take on the classic childhood favorite, Alvin and the Chipmunks.
New Roc City 18 & Imax
33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle
(800) 326-3264

10 am

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Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

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