Wine & Spirits
When/Where: Friday, May 25, 5 p.m. at
Why Go: Why not? Meet some neighbors and try a few new spirits or wines you haven't tasted before.
Price: Tastings are always free
Dark Star Orchestra
When/Where: Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m. at
Why Go: For all the Deadheads out there, check out this band that has been performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and have done more than 1800 shows. Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians.
Musician Marc Black to Perform
When/Where: Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m. at the Children’s Room
Why Go: Come to hear local musician, Marc Black perform songs for the whole family to enjoy. A songwriter and musician, Marc combines humor with ideas of diversity, the environment, and love of animals in his CD American Children. Marc's songs deliver important messages while entertaining both children and adults.
Animals & Acrobats at Van Cortlandt Manor and “A Night on Fire”
When/Where: Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “A Night on Fire” takes place on Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. (separate ticketed performance)
Why Go: Van Cortlandt Manor is turned into a menagerie accompanied by magicians, musicians and other entertainers Modeled on an early-American traveling circus, Animals & Acrobats also includes jugglers, acrobats and animal conservation groups. An ambassador wolf, stilt-dancers, fire-jugglers, gargantuan puppets and the chance to become a circus star will be some of the other fun highlights.
“A Night on Fire,” a one-evening-only performance is a fully choreographed, live display of fire arts featuring four flame-wielding, fire-eating performers twisting and turning, juggling and dancing, spinning and sword fighting. Produced and performed by the juggling and comedy troupe A Different Spin, “A Night on Fire” will feature spectacular stunts and family friendly humor.
Price: $16 adults, $12 ages 3-17, free for age 2 and under. Tickets for “A Night on Fire,” are $20 for adults and $15 for children 17 and under.
Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour
When/Where: Friday, May 25, from 8-11 p.m. at in Peekskill
Why Go: Country music singer Glen Campbell is an icon whose hits have crossed over to top the pop charts. His final album, "Ghost on the Canvas" traces the arc of Campbell's 75 years: From dirt-poor, tiny town Arkansas origins to Hollywood triumphs on the pop charts, TV and movies.
Price: Tickets are $40-$60
“Monet's Garden" Exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden
When/Where: May 19 - October 21 at The New York Botanical Garden
Why Go: This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist—one of which has never been shown in the United States—will be on exhibition, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master.
Meet the Baby Animals
When/Where: Sunday, May 27, 1-3 p.m. at in Somers
Why Go: Go meet the many new little faces on the farm.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
When/Where: Thursday, Thursday, May 24 through June 10 at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls.
Why Go: The Shakespearean comedy Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, who impulsively chooses to dress like her twin brother to fend for herself while in a foreign land. As she does this, she enters a situation as seemingly crazed as the moment when Alice stepped through the Looking Glass. Shakespeare’s adventure plays with oppositions, with exaggeration and delicacy and in the end exhorts us to seize the day and not live in an imagined romance. This is the first time a Shakespearean production has ever graced the Schoolhouse stage. To celebrate the occasion, the Schoolhouse is bringing Penny Cherns, head of the classical acting department at the esteemed London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to direct the beloved comedy.
South Salem Memorial Day Races
When/Where: Monday, May 28, 7 a.m. at 15 Main St, the Lawn.
There is a medley of races South Salem on Memorial Day. The 10K will start at 8 a.m. The 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. The Challenge Run is a chance to run the 10K and the 5K. Awards will be presented for the top three male and top three female winners of this race. The Mile Fun Run is offered for those youth not ready to attempt the 5K, and will start at 10:45 am. The 5K Health Walk begins at 9:45 a.m. More than 200 children, ages 2 to 8, will compete in the “PeeWee Races” at 11 a.m.
Stay after the races for South Salem Presbyterian's Church 36th Annual Memorial Day Fair for food, live bands, shopping, games and inflatables for kids. This year, 10% of all registration fees will benefit the Forever Molly & Gregory Fund, which was established in partnership with the Katonah-Lewisboro Foundation in memory of Molly and Gregory Friedlander and their mother Amy.
Price: $15.00. Details at www.southsalempc.org
Memorial Day Parades & Ceremonies in Bedford
via the Town of Bedford website
There are three parades and ceremonies held in the Town as follows:
Bedford Hills Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
Sponsored by: Bedford Hills Fire Department and Bedford Hills Lions Club
Parade Starts: At 9:00am sharp at BHES on Babbitt Road
Parade Route: Babbitt Road to Church Street BHCH, Main Street to the BHFD.
Ceremonies: .Are held at the BHCH WW I memorial followed by a ceremony at the end of the parade at the WW II, Korean and Vietnam war memorials at the intersection of Bedford Road and Main Street.
Katonah Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Sponsored by: Katonah American Legion Post 1275 and the Katonah Fire Department
Parade Starts: At 10:00am sharp at Katonah Fire Department
Parade Route: Katonah Fire Department down Katonah Avenue up Parkway to Lawrence Circle. After the ceremony at the war memorials the parade continues from Lawrence Circle down Bedford Road to the Katonah Fire Department.
Ceremonies: Are held at the Lawrence Circle WW I,WW II and Civil war memorials followed by a ceremony at the end of the parade at the KFD bell honoring all veteran’s who were also volunteer firefighters.
Bedford Village Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Sponsored by: .Bedford Fire Department and Bedford Village Lions Club
Parade Starts: At 11:15am Approx.
Parade Route: Starts at the Corner of Seminary Road and Pound Ridge Road right onto Pound Ridge Road (Route 172) to the Village Green.
Ceremony: Is held at the WW I, WW II, Korean, Vietnam and Gulf War memorials located at the flagpole on the Village Green. At the conclusion of the ceremony residents are invited to the BFD for light refreshments.