This Weekend: June 26 – July 2

Friday, June 27, 2008

Show off your rock star skills to a larger audience tonight when Guitar Hero hits the Emelin Theatre. Video game musicians will be pitted against one another through a raffle and high scorers will win prizes donated by local businesses, Emelin tickets, and T-shirts. Have a little stage fright? No worries. You can always just enjoy the show.
Emelin Theatre
153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-0098
7 pm


Friday, June 27, 2008

Enjoy an evening of tango at a special chamber performance at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. Port Chester resident, Marco Valentino Quartero, arranged and composed the entire program, showcasing Angel Villodo’s famous “El Choclo” as well as original pieces performed by other local residents on the violin, viola, cello, and piano.
The Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Ave, White Plains
(914) 761-3900
7 pm


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Come see a man who personifies the true musical spirit of New Orleans—Dr. John, “The Night Tripper”—at the Tarrytown Music Hall. His mix of ‘Nawlins R&B, boogie woogie, and rock will make you feel like you’re right on Bourbon Street. The pianist and singer began his career in the late 60s and just released his new album, City That Care Forgot, on June 3.
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main St, Tarrytown
(877) 840-0457
8 pm

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

If you’re a member of the Greenburgh Nature Center and have the urge for a camping trip, you’re in luck—they’re hosting their first ever family camp-out. All you need is a tent and a few sleeping bags (and a host of ghost stories couldn’t hurt!). The night starts off with a BBQ, then a walk on the trails, and finally a peaceful slumber under the stars. Through Sunday. Limited to 10 families; first-come, first-served.
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 723-3470
Saturday, 5:30 pm – Sunday, 8:30 am
$90 per family (immediate family only)


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Put a little spice into your summer and learn to salsa at the Guest Night Social at Ifa Dance Center in White Plains. The evening starts with a free, 60-minute “on 2” salsa lesson—then you can see how the pros do it. Co-owners Raul and Michaella Avila, along with Ifa students, will give demonstrations and showcase their moves. It doesn’t end there: social dancing continues to midnight. And it’s BYOB, so make a date of it!
Ifa Dance Center
230 Ferris Avenue, 2nd Floor, White Plains
8 pm


Saturday, June 28, 2008

If you’ve never been to Wildflower Island at the Teatown Lake Reservation, make sure you get there this summer. The island is home to more than 230 indigenous and endangered species of wildflowers—everything from the common Black-Eyed Susan, to the rare Golden Seal. To protect the integrity of the island, only guided tours are available.
Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining
(914) 762-2912
June: Saturdays/Sundays, 2 pm
July – Sept: Saturdays, 10 am
$4, members; $6 nonmembers
Reservations required


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bring a chair, blanket, and plenty of loved ones to today’s African American Heritage Celebration at the Kensico Dam. Celebrate Africa and the Carribean’s culture and “imani,” or faith, through food, art, and music—including live performances by a drum and bugle corps, gospel choir, and the Hip Hop Academy.
Kensico Dam
Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla
(914) 378-3283
12-7 pm


Monday, June 30, 2008

Kids getting in your hair already? Ship them off to the County Center for Open Gym, which begins tonight. They will love the air-conditioned space where they can play basketball, chess, foosball, ping pong, and more. You’ll love that they’re in a safe, supervised environment, while you enjoy a night off. Through July 31.
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave, White Plains
(914) 995-4050
Monday-Friday., 6-10 pm (closed July 4 and 16)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Subtly scare the you-know-what out of yourself this month at Jacob Burns’ Hitchcock Returns series. This year, they will be showing 12 films never shown at the theater before as well as four classics: Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, and Psycho. The series kicks off tonight with Notorious, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Through July 31.  Want tickets?  Continue reading below.
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville
(914) 747-5555
times/prices vary

The folks at the Jacob Burns Film Center will be offering 10 free pairs of tickets to their latest series, Hitchcock Returns, to ten of our lucky newsletter subscribers. Choose from the following films and times:

Dial M for Murder: Thursday, July 3
To Catch a Thief: Tuesday, July 8
The Wrong Man: Thursday, July 10
Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Tuesday, July 15
Vertigo: Thursday, July 17
Saboteur: Tuesday, July 22
Rear Window: Thursday, July 24
Psycho: Tuesday, July 29
Frenzy: Thursday, July 31

To score your free tickets, e-mail us at with the subject header “Hitchcock Returns,” and include your full name and film of choice in the message body. Emails without this information will be disqualified.  Winners will be notified by e-mail, and tickets are non-transferable to other showings at JBFC.

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