Hudson Valley AIDS Walk 2011
When and Where: Saturday, May 7 from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park in Poughkeepsie.
Why Go: This is the 19th annual Hudson Valley AIDS walk—the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser and awareness event in the Hudson Valley. Sign up as an individual walker or form a Walk Team, collect sponsors, and join the cause to provide a better tomorrow for those living with the virus and help HIV/AIDS become a thing of the past.
Price: Free, please register here
Annual Flower Patch Sale and Church Tag Sale
When and Where: May 5 - 7 at the United Methodist Church on 300 E. Main Street in Mt. Kisco. Also, check out the plant sale at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Katonah, Thursday, May 5 through Sunday, May 8 from 9:00 to 6:00pm
Why Go: Because we like a “Patch” event. Though unaffiliated with this site, the Mt. Kisco sale features a patch of lovely plants including annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and vegetables/herbs. Stock up for your garden or find a Mother’s Day gift. Also stop by the church's tag sale on the same day.
Astronomy Day 2011
When and Where: Sunday, May 8 from 12:00-5:00pm at the Hudson River Museum
Why Go: For all your budding astronomers, the Hudson River Museum is holding “Astronomy Day,” featuring live music performed by Solar Punch, a rock band that makes music powered by solar energy. Workshops will take place all afternoon, including solar-themed activities and a tour of our “Galactic Neighborhood,” one that duplicates our solar system—with Jason Kendall, a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
Price; Adults: $5, all moms are free. Seniors & Youth 5 to 16 years, $3; children under 5 free. Planetarium shows free with admission.
National Train Day at the Danbury Railway Museum
When and Where: Saturday, May 7, from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Danbury Railway Museum
Why Go: Saturday is National Train Day and the museum is providing free rides on the Railyard Local as well as coupling/uncoupling demonstrations and other children’s activities.
Price: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for ages 3-12, under 3 free
Sheep Shearing/Opening of the Farmers Market at Muscoot Farm
When and Where: Sunday, May 8, from 11:00am-3:00pm at Muscoot Farm
Why Go: It is that time of year—sheep are getting their spring haircuts. Come watch the shearing right at the farm. Also, don’t miss the weekly farmer’s market stocked with lots of fresh produce, soap, candles, honey, flowers, fish and baked goodies.
Town of Bedford’s Learn-to-Ride Bike Program and Car Seat Inspection
When and Where: Saturday, May 7 (rain date 5/14) from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Bedford Hills Memorial Park basketball courts
Why Go: This program is sponsored by the “Bike New York – Bicycle Education Program,” one that is dedicated to teaching young people how to ride a bicycle and to showing parents effective methods for teaching kids at home. The Bedford Police will be on hand to provide safety rules and bike registration. Participants must bring a bicycle and bike safety helmet.
See if you have installed your child’s car seat properly. Trained police officers will provide inspections to all interested residents between the hours of 10:00am-noon at the same location.
Walking Tour of Old Goldens Bridge
When and Where: Saturday, May 7 beginning at 10:00am—meet at the Parks & Recreation office at 65 Old Bedford Rd
Why Go: Get to know your town’s history on a walking tour with the town historian, Maureen Koehl. She will lead an easy walk along Old Bedford Road and surrounding side streets and also a stroll through the woods to the shore of “the lake,” (reservoir) to take a look at the iron truss bridge. Sturdy footwear advised
Price: $2.00 per person, must be 10 years and older.