This Weekend: July 10 – 16

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The “Screenings Under the Stars” free outdoor movies series kicks off today at Kensico Dam, with last summer’s Bee Movie lighting up the gigantic 65-foot screen. The animated comedy features the comedic styling of Jerry Seinfeld as Barry B. Benson, a bee who just graduated college. Next in the series: Shrek the Third and cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show—both playing August 21. Musical entertainment precedes the films—show up early with your blankets and folding chairs!
Kensico Dam
Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
(914) 864-PARK’sNews/ScreeningUndertheStars.htm
Musical entertainment at 6pm; movie at sundown


Friday, July 11, 2008

Hailing from Bayside, popular cover band Mimic makes its Lazy Lounge debut tonight. With a lead vocalist named Tommy Singer, a strong following of fervent fans, and a set list that includes everything from Bon Jovi to Gwen Stefani, this band is destined for local stardom.
Lazy Lounge
152 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
(914) 761-0272
10 pm



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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Come see one of the biggest Broadway smashes—Godspell—played out on the Yorktown Stage through July 20th. The musical, which is based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew and opened in 1971, still captures audiences with its vivacious choreography and modern account of the New Testament through songs like “Day by Day” and “Beautiful City.” It’s perfect for the entire family!
Yorktown Stage
1974 Commerce St, Yorktown
(914) 962-0606
2 pm, 8 pm



Sunday, July 13, 2008

If you’re single and haven’t been to X2O yet, tonight is your night! Single Gourmet – Metro NY is hosting a refined 4-course dinner at Peter Kelly’s Yonkers waterfront restaurant. Arrive early and enjoy the spectacular view while you mingle. Once you sit down for dinner, you’ll be completely focused on the food! Reservations required.
71 Water Grant St, Yonkers
(914) 600-4267
5 pm, drinks; 6 pm, dinner
$102 includes four-courses, glass of wine, tax, and gratuity



Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pets come in all shapes and sizes—sometimes they’re cute and fuzzy, sometimes they’re slimy and scaly. Check out the latter today at the New York Metro Reptile Expo at the County Center. With thousands of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display, you’re sure to make a new friend—or at least overcome your fear of snakes. Breeders will be on hand to answer questions, as will 200-plus vendors selling books, supplies, cages, and much more.
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave, White Plains
(845) 526-4845
10 am – 4 pm
Adults, $10; Children 7-12, $4; Under 7; Free
Parking $4

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Enjoy two cultural celebrations in one day—The Italian and Irish Heritage Festivals are both set to take place in Valhalla and Hartsdale, respectively. The events are held simultaneously, so swing by “Italy” first to feast traditional fair food, such as zeppole, sausage heroes and, of course, Italian ice. Venture over to “Ireland” and enjoy performances by the Pipes and Drums of the Westchester County Police Emerald Society, the Conway School of Irish music, and the O’Rourke Irish Dancers.
Italian Heritage Festival
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Noon – 7 pm
Irish Heritage Festival
Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale
1-7 pm
(914) 864-PARK



Monday, July 14, 2008

Hit the links and support the Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at the 10th Annual Dystel Memorial Golf Classic. The Event, which is held at the beautiful Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, offers a morning and afternoon shotgun start. Early risers can enjoy a continental breakfast while those who choose to sleep-in can feast on a barbeque—and both groups can unwind later in the day at the cocktail hour and buffet dinner.
Wykagyl Country Club
1195 North Ave, New Rochelle
(914) 694-1655 ex.35 (Terry Ebersole, Director of Development)
8 am, 1 pm
$685/person; $2,700/foursome (includes greens and cart fees, caddie, locker services, food and beverage, pro shop credit and a special event goodie bag)
Pre-registration is required!



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Monday, July 14, 2008

Check out Offside at the White Plains Library’s Summer Foreign Film Festival tonight. The provocative Iranian film, released in 2006, follows a group of girls who dare to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium dressed as boys to see a football match. In the Islamic Republic in Iran, women are forbidden to enter stadiums. This feature is not meant for children.
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Ave, White Plains
(914) 422-1489 (Nancy Kunz)
2 pm, 7 pm



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It’s Summer Movie Madness time again at parks all over Westchester. The Splash Party and Outdoor Movie series kicks off tonight at Saxon Woods with a screening of Evan Almighty, starring Steve Carell, and a traditional barbeque. Take a dip in the pool and then feast on hamburgers, hot dogs, and other movie snacks before the show starts at sundown.
Saxon Woods Pool
Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
(914) 995-4480
6:30 pm



Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Get ready to rock out when legendary musician Dave Mason returns to the Tarrytown Music Hall tonight. The former Traffic member is probably best known for his single “Feelin’ Alright,” but he has also played with Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, and Eric Clapton. Mason is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street, Tarrytown
(914) 631-3390
8 pm


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