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Fun Weekend Events at Westchester's Parks!

 

WEEKLY EVENTS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY PARKS
May 17 – 19, 2019


FRIDAY, MAY 17

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5297
Riverlovers Pot Luck and Movie – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
“Earth’s Natural Wonders: Earth’s Living Wonders.” Learn why our planet is so unique: life itself! All are welcome. 


SATURDAY, MAY 18

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Blacksmith Workshop – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A full-day workshop with Master Blacksmith Bill Fitzgerald to make your own items in our blacksmith shop. Ages 18 and older.  Registration and fee required at (914) 864-7286.
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Story and Craft – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Hear a story and make a craft to take home. Fee: $5 per person. 

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers – (914) 864-7268
Plant Sale and Garden Show – 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Plant sale with a huge selection of annuals, plants, shrubs and trees. Garden show with crafts, homemade products, and garden items. Food truck available. 

Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Police Appreciation Day – 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Police with I.D. ride free; families pay $20 for all-day rides. Info at playlandpark.org

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River -- (914) 864-7322
Vernal Pool Exploration – 1 p.m.
Put on your waterproof boots and explore these important woodland pools with dip nets to discover the creatures within. Meet at the end of Michigan Road for a short hike to the pool. 

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466
Volunteer Work Project: Spreading Gravel on Hiking Trails, Part Two – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Great for service credit hours. Please bring work gloves. Hand tools will be provided.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – (914) 428-1005
Pond Exploration – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Use dip nets to get up close and personal with the aquatic critters that inhabit the pond and learn all about them.


SATURDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 18 - 19

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Art Show: Works by the Westchester Watercolor Group  -- 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Works of art on view in the historic main house weekends through May. 

Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Special $20 all day rides – 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Also, 5/25. Parking fees apply. 


SUNDAY, MAY 19 

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466
Spring Bird Migration: On the Move – 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
We're midway through migration season and the bird activity is hoppin.' Bring binoculars.
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Faery House Workshop – 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Create homes in nature for these mythical wonders.

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Farmers Market – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Local farmers offer a variety of produce and food goods every Sunday through October. 

Bronx River Parkway, White Plains to Yonkers – (914) 995-4050
Bicycle Sundays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Bike, jog, ride, walk or skate the parkway from the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13-mile round trip. 

Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033
Polish Heritage Celebration – 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Music and entertainment, crafts and food vendors. 

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5927
Native Americans of the New York Area – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A discussion about the original New Yorkers, from twelve thousand years ago to the arrival of the Dutch in 1609, by author Scott Kostiw.

More info at parks.westchestergov.com.

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