Town Pool Parties, Open Days in Katonah Gardens

And here's some advance notice for road closures next week due to the Katonah Fire Department parade.

1. Hurricane Irene Summer Kick-off parties

The town of Bedford is hosting pool parties at each of its town parks to kick off the summer and make up for days lost by the devastating storms at last summer's end. The first "Blowing in the Wind" event will be held Friday, June 1 at the from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be pool games for all age groups and family contests with prizes. Food concessions will be available and a DJ will spin tunes for swimmers. The party will take place Saturday June 2 from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and the party will take place Saturday, June 9 from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

2. Local students make the Dean's list at SUNY Geneseo

To be on the list, a student must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students on the list from this area are: Jake Lovitz, Randy Cheung, Madelyn Cohen, Erik Perry and Benjamin Perry. Nice work!

3. Police announce street closings for Katonah parade

Via the Bedford police department: The Katonah parade will be held on June 6 and parking closures are necessary to accommodate marchers. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, there will be no parking on the following roads: Huntville Rd, New St, Valley Rd from New St to Valley Edge, Valley Edge, Edgemont Rd from Valley Edge to Parkway, Parkway East to Bedford Rd, Bedford Rd south from Parkway to Katonah Ave, and Allen Pl. Cars will be towed if parked on these streets. Towing will begin at 3:00PM. The above roads will be closed from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the parade.

4. Katonah gardens in Open Days this weekend

If you've ever wondered what grows behind certain stone walls or iron gates but not had the opportunity to take a peek, you'll have a chance through the Garden Conservancy's 'Open Days' program,

June 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Barbara and Tom Israel, Katonah, features a retreat garden, vegetable beds, an orchard and a wide variety of trees.

June 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phillis Warden, Bedford Hills, features wildflowers, a woodland walk and a hidden garden.

No advance ticket purchase or reservation are necessary—tours are self-guided and cost $5 on the day of your visit. Got kids under age 12 interested in gardening and sustainability? Bring them for free. Here's  the complete schedule for details.

5. It's the weekend! Check the Patch planner

In case you missed it yesterday, check our for great ideas on events to attend. And let us know in the comments what you'd like to see more of in our planner - events in town? Best of the region? Day trips? Send your feedback to LisaB@Patch.com.


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