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This Weekend: July 31 – August 6

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Thursday, July 31

Why go to one cultural landmark when you can visit five—and see some fantastic art? Current: a Sculpture Tour takes you through Garrison and Cold Spring to Manitoga, Boscobel, The Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison’s Landing, and the Cold Spring Waterfront Park for an outdoor, juried exhibition at each. Last year’s sculpture tour was attended by more than 30,000 art lovers and raised money for the Garrison Art Center’s Gillette Scholarship Fund. Through August 10.
Garrison Art Center
(845) 424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Locations are open all day except Boscobel, with hours 9:30 – 5
Free for all locations except Boscobel, which charges an $8 grounds fee

 

Friday, August 1

Pay homage to a great musical act tonight when the Santana Tribute Band takes the stage at Senasqua Park in Croton-on-Hudson. While Carlos Santana surely can’t be duplicated, the group will emulate everything from the “Black Magic Woman” days to Supernatural songs such as “Game of Love.” Rain date/location: August 2, Croton-Harmon High School auditorium.
Senesqua Park
Elliot Way, Croton-on-Hudson
(914) 271-3006
village.croton-on-hudson.ny.us
7 pm
Free

 

Friday, August 1

There certainly won’t be a dearth of activities this weekend in Peekskill, as the annual Peekskill Celebration kicks off tonight. The party starts with Still Surfin, a Beach Boys tribute band, followed by the traditional eye dotting ceremony—where Mayor Foster paints the eyes of Dragon Boats used in Sunday’s race. Also on the docket: a 10K run/walk, a farmers’ market, arts & crafts, a home run derby, fireworks, an antique fair, and more. Check the website for the jam-packed schedule. Through Sunday.
Peekskill Celebration
1008 Park St, Peekskill
(914) 736-2000
peekskillcelebration.com
August 1st: 6 – 10 pm, August 2nd 8 am – 11 pm, August 3rd 8 am – 4 pm
Free

 

 Friday, August 1

The Element Band performs tonight as part of the Yonkers Waterfront Jazz and Blues at Dusk series, sponsored by the Business Improvement District of Yonkers. Their eclectic sound—a mixture of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Jamaican, funk, dance, and jazz—will be a perfect fit in the diverse city. The group was founded by Charlie Lagond and released its third album, Future Proof, in 2007. The music series will continue through September 5th.
Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheatre
71 Water Grant St, Yonkers
(914) 345-0512
yonkersdowntown.com
6:30 – 8 pm
Free

 

 Friday, August 1

Return to a simpler time with a Moonlight Swing Dance at the Hammond Museum tonight. Kick up your heels to the Norm Hathaway Big Band—the sixteen-piece group will have you doing the Lindy, Rumba, and Waltz in no time. Two left feet? Bring a picnic and just enjoy the tunes and twilight.
Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
28 Deveau Rd, North Salem
(914) 669-5033
hammondmuseum.org
8 – 11 pm
$10/members, $15/nonmembers

 

Saturday, August 2

Tonight, the County Center will be full of incredible voices—and a simple message—when J&H Entertainment presents “Stop the Violence, Love Thy Neighbor” Gospel concert. The all-star line-up includes Vickie Winas, Dave Hollister, Ayiesha Woods, John Cook, Keith Johnson, Sound of Hope, CCC Choir, and Rosie Mendoza.
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave, White Plains
(914) 995-4050
countycenter.biz
6 pm
$32 – $48

 

Sunday, August 3

Rev-up for the Classic Car Show today at Wartburg Adult Care Community hosted by the Thunder Road Cruisers Car Club. American cars from the 30s to the 80s will be on display over the Community’s 36 acres. Got a hot rod you’re dying to show off? For just $10 you can flaunt your piece of machinery. Rain date: August 10
The Wartburg Adult Care Community
Wartburg Pl (off East Lincoln Ave), Mount Vernon
(914) 513-5317
thewartburg.org
10 am – 3 pm
Free, $10 to show car.

 

Sunday, August 3

Sure, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has been going on all summer, but it’s not every night you can enjoy a picnic dinner prior to a performance of Twelfth Night. Bring your own supper or call the box office two to three days ahead to order! During intermission you can enjoy wine and dessert from the concession stand and, of course, take in the breathtaking Boscobel grounds.
Boscobel Restoration
Rte. 9D, Garrison
(845) 265-9575
hvshakespeare.org/
5 pm, ground open for picnic; 7 pm, show
$38 per person

 

Tuesday, August 5

A fair like the South Salem Carnival, which starts today and has been going strong for 70 years, just has to be fun. There will be all the usual provisions—rides, carnival food, games, and a parade on Wednesday featuring fire departments from both Westchester County and Connecticut. Through Saturday.
South Salem Fire Department
1190 Route 35, South Salem
(914) 763-3706

southsalemfire.com
Tuesday-Friday: 7-11pm; Saturday: 5-10pm

 

Tuesday, August 5

From the Sheriff of Nottingham to Professor Snape, Alan Rickman has played some interesting characters. At tonight’s Conversation with Peter Travers at the Pelham Picture House, the actor, along with producer J. Todd Harris and director Randall Miller will discuss their latest venture—Bottle Shock—before a special showing of the film. The movie tells the story of the 1976 “Judgment of Paris” wine tasting, where California beat France for the very first time.
Pelham Picture House
175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham
(914) 738-3161
thepicturehouse.org
7 pm
$35

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