Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline for more information of each event that's listed alphabetically by town.
Katonah: John Jay Film Festival
When: Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Caramoor Center for the Arts
Cost: $15 students, $25 adults
Description: ArtsALIVE! presents a showcase of student films of various genres, including documentaries, music videos, narrative shorts, and animations. The student film festival committee spearheaded the film festival and has been instrumental in every aspect of planning the event. The keynote speaker is Steve Martino, director of Blue Sky Studio’s Peanuts, Doctor Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, and Ice Age 4.
Mt. Kisco: MTK Tavern Celebrates A Year of Helping 'Kisco Come Alive'
When: Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, from 4 p.m. on (both days)
Where: MTK Tavern at 30 Main Street in Mount Kisco
Cost: Free admission
Description: The eatery is celebrating its one-year anniversary with tons of live music, drink and food specials (including a tequila tasting), giveaways, raffles and more.
Mt. Kisco: Bird Banding at Westmoreland
Where: Westmoreland Sanctuary
When: Saturday, May 11, at 8 a.m.
Description: Join Westmoreland and Marsh Memorial Sanctuary staff for a bird banding session at Westmoreland Sanctuary. See live wild songbirds in the hand as we safely capture, band, and release birds during the program. Banding helps to further our knowledge of bird biology and contribute to habitat conservation. Meet in Westmoreland’s nature center. All ages welcome.
ELSEWHERE IN WESTCHESTER/PUTNAM:
When: Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m.
Where: Ice Pond Preserve in Southeast
Description: Putnam County Land Trust board member John Vangor will lead the program. This is the ideal time for viewing migratory birds so come along to learn more about them, to learn more about the early spring ephemerals and other plants that are now in bloom and more about the different forms that tree bark take.
Croton-on-Hudson: Second Saturday Walk
Where: Brinton Brook Sanctuary, Route 9A
When: Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m.
Description: These monthly walks are held rain or shine except in very, very inclement weather! Brinton Brook in Croton-on-Hudson is the Saw Mill Audubon Society's largest sanctuary. No pre-registration necessary. Meet in main parking area off Route 9A. Good for ages 6 and up. Click here for directions.
Ossining: Teatown's Plant Sale
When: Friday, May 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $10 admission fee Friday evening; free on Saturday
Description: There are plants that are carefully chosen as deer resistant from proven growers in our area, along with a selection of unique native wildflowers and vegetables.
Peekskill: Itziar Barrio: "WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL" Opening Reception
Where: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street in Peekskill
When: Sunday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Description:In this multi-layered digital video, Itziar Barrio takes a line borrowed from popular music as the departure point for an elaborate exploration of performance, language, politics, and sexuality. Drawing its title from the chorus of British pop star Adele’s 2011 smash single, “Rolling In The Deep,” the work pays homage to the global appeal of Adele’s music while inquiring into the myth-like notion of total fulfillment.
Pleasantville: Springtime in Paris
Where: Arc Stages, 147 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville
When: Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Cost: $300 two VIP tickets; $150 one VIP ticket
Description: Broadway stars will be stopping by Pleasantville this weekend to perform in Arc Stages' fundraising gala. Kids from the Little Village Playhouse will also be performing. Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer will be hosting the gala. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and entertainment.
Rivertowns: Riverkeeper Sweep
Place: Various locations along the Hudson River including Tarrytown's RiverWalk Park and Sleepy Hollow's Kingsland Point Park
When: Saturday, May 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. (Kingsland) or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (RiverWalk)
Description: As part of Riverkeeper's annual "Sweep" clean up events, the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow are holding their own work days. Preregistering with Riverkeeper (www.riverkeeper.org) makes you eligible for a free beer and raffle.
Shrub Oak: Concert for Cancer
Where: Lakeland High School, 1349 E Main St. in Shrub Oak
When: Saturday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $7 in advance; $10 at the door, and $5 for senior citizens
Description: The Leo Club is Presenting its 5th Annual Support Connection Concert for Cancer. All proceeds will benefit Support Connection, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and confidential support services to women with breast and ovarian cancer.
Somers: College Application Essay
Where: Somers Public Library, 80 Primrose Street in Katonah
When: Saturday, May 11 from 1 pm. to 2 p.m.
Description: Learn about the process of writing a great college application essay. Did you know that when GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and extracurricular activities are similar college admission officers look to the application essay as the key differentiator? Learn how to make your essay stand out.
Yorktown: Mother's Day Plant Sale
Where: In front of Suburban Wines at 379 Downing Drive in Yorktown Heights
When: Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Description: The Garden Club of Yorktown Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale is this Saturday. Proceeds will help beautify Yorktown.
Yorktown: KFM Foundation Mothers Day Brunch
Where: Augie's Prime Cut, 3436 Lexington Ave. in Mohegan Lake
When: Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m.
Description: The KFM Memorial Foundation's First Patient Financial Relief Fund event, a special Mothers Day Brunch will be hosted at Augie's Prime Cut in Mohegan Lake. Ticket includes 2 courses, 1 complementary drink (champagne or mimosa) and 1 door prize raffle entry.
Yorktown: Pink Ribbon Sale – Decorate Your Flip Flops
Where: A&P Supermarket at the Triangle Center, 100 Triangle Center in Yorktown
When: Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.
Cost: Purchase the pink ribbon flip flops plain for $10 or choose from our "box of bling" and decorate for $15.
Description: Support the Yorktown Relay for Life "Team Flop Girl" and walk away with your own pink ribbon flip flops. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Yorktown: Mother's Day 5K Race & 2 Mile walk
Where: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, 2957 Crompond Road in Yorktown
When: Sunday, May 12 at 9 a.m.
Description: The Taconic Road Runners presents a Mother's Day 5K Race and 2 Mile Walk. Moms, daughters, sisters, come out and celebrate Mother's Day with a fun "Women's Only" race or walk at FDR State Park in Yorktown, Lot 1.
About this column: A guide to weekend events in northern Westchester County—and the surrounding area—for you and your family.