This Weekend: July 3 – 9

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The original California rockers themselves, The Beach Boys, are surfing over to our neck of the woods. The boys, who released a 16 disc singles collection on June 10th, will be performing hits from their 40+ year career—or, should we say, musical reign. There are still tickets left to see arguably the greatest rock band of all time—grab ‘em fast!
Ives Concert Park
Danbury, CT
(203) 837-9227
8 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
$19.50 – 85.50


Thursday, July 3, 2008

The name Kensico Dam Music Fest is a bit of an understatement for the event scheduled tonight—it’s more like an extravaganza. The free concert, followed by a fireworks show, features 27-year-old Alondra de la Parra, founding conductor of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and the first Mexican woman to conduct in New York City. Songs include the “West Side Story Suite” and, of course, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Kensico Dam Plaza
Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla
(914) 864-PARK
5 pm for picnicking; music at 6 pm
carpooling suggested


Friday, July 4, 2008

Get your best ooohs and aaahs ready. It’s the Fourth of July, and that means fireworks will be lighting up the skies all over Westchester. Here’s where to go to catch the biggest booms in the county:

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Head to Hudson Park in New Rochelle for a free concert by the Westchester Chamber Orchestra from 6:30 to 8pm. Then, at 9:30pm, fireworks will follow the annual “Spark the Sound” extravaganza.
Hudson Park
Hudson Pk Rd, New Rochelle
(914) 654-2087

At Playland, they will be setting off sparks July 2nd, 3rd, and today at 9:15 pm. Still can’t make it? No worries: they have shows every Wednesday and Friday through August. (For optimum viewing, be sure to get a spot on the Boardwalk near the log flume.)
Playland Parkway, Rye
(914) 813-7010
Wednesdays and Fridays through August 29th, 9:15 pm

Fill up at a free BBQ put on by the First Baptist Church in Tarrytown from 5 to 9 pm before you catch the big fireworks show.
First Baptist Church in Tarrytown
56 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
(914) 631-6372
5 – 9 pm


Friday, July 4, 2008

If you always have trouble getting a good view of the fireworks due to crowds or trees, leave it all behind and take to the river with Hudson Valley Recreation’s three-hour Fireworks Kayak Tour tonight. The paddling will start from Sleepy Hollow then head downstream towards the Tappan Zee—and when the night sky starts to glow, you will have the perfect view of shows in both Westchester and Rockland.
Hudson River Recreation
Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
(914) 682-5135
7 – 10 pm


Friday, July 4, 2008

Enjoy a day of antiquing at the 16th annual Antiques Fair at Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church in South Salem. A whopping 120 dealers will be on hand selling everything from Oriental rugs to pottery and furniture to jewelry. Be sure to get there early and partake in the all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast—you’ll need to fuel-up for all that shopping.
Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church
8 Shady Ln, South Salem
(914) 273-4667
9 am – 5 pm (breakfast ends at 11 am)
$7 admission; $5 breakfast

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

What’s better than a night of Cabaret? A night of Cabaret Under the Stars, of course. Spotlight Theatre Productions brings their talented crew to the Mahopac Marina tonight to perform songs and dances from their many shows, while you relax on beach chairs, blankets—or even your boat!
Mahopac Marina
897 S. Lake Blvd, Mahopac
(845) 628-6550 (Mahopac Marina)
(845) 526-3461 (STPNY box office)
8 pm


Saturday, July 5, 2008

With eight members, a horn and rhythm section, and a set list that includes everything from Elvis to J. Lo, Good and Plentie is not your average cover band. They entertain all over the Tri-State area, and with Westchester being the band’s “home base,” get to Chat 19 early tonight, as they always draw a large crowd.
Chat 19
19 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont
(914) 833-8871
10 pm


Sunday, July 6, 2008

 Add a little culture to your Sunday afternoon at Caramoor’s Tango for the Family Concert. Sonidos Latinos Festival Ensemble guides you through Argentina and Uruguay through music, dance, and narration by Jamie Bernstein. The story continues from last summer’s performance and is suitable for children ages 6 and up. For the little guys—there will be a “Tango for Tots” parallel program in the Reception Tent.
Venetian Theater at Caramoor
149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah
(914) 232-1252
4:30 pm


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stop by Pour Café in Mount Kisco tonight for the Craft Beer & Artisan Cheeses tasting event. And no, that’s not a typo—ales and lagers pair just as well with cheeses as cabs and pinots. Scott Vaccaro of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Pleasantville and Scott Brenner of Murray’s Cheese in New York City will put on a spread that will have you grabbing for your can opener instead of your corkscrew the next time you’re looking for something to go with Roquefort.
Pour Café and Wine Bar
241 Main St, Mt. Kisco
(914) 864-0606
7 – 9 pm
$60/person + tax

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