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.
Where: The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave. in White Plains, NY
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, Noon to 2 p.m.
Description: oin The Wizard of Oz's 75th anniversary event hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club at The Westchester on Sept. 21, from noon to to 2 p.m. At the celebration, families can take part in a variety of imaginative The Wizard of Oz inspired activities to revel in the charming tradition of the Yellow Brick Road. Attendees will receive a map leading to various stations throughout the event that will feature exciting viewings of sections from The Wizard of Oz film. In addition, other offerings include interactive craft-making, exciting coloring activities, cut-out character photo opportunities and exclusive movie-focused giveaways. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at the event in their favorite character costume.
White Plains: Dharma & Yoga Festival
Where: Highlands Middle School, 128 Grandview Ave., White Plains, Ny
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Description: The event, sponsored by the White Plains Cares Coalition and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, is a Grand Spiritual Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. There will be a fancy costume competition of Indian Persona (registration mandatory); game, a special Yoga session, storytelling sessions, skits on Swami Vivekananda, face painting and much more. For more information email info.ny@DharmaAndYogaFest.org or call (914)214-8911.
White Plains: The Harrison Players Present "50 Years, and We're Still Here: The Harrison Players' Follies"
Where: Archbishop Stepinac High School, 950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8 p.m.
Cost: $30, which includes the show and reception. Tickets can be purchased by calling (914) 937-8427, or by visiting: http://www.harrisonplayers.org.
Description:The Harrison Players, Inc. was founded in 1963 as a non-profit group, and has produced many shows including many big musicals, dramas and comedies such as “Fiddler,” “The Music Man,” and “Plaza Suite,” as well as mysteries, children’s shows and musical revues. To celebrate their anniversary year, The Harrison Players is presenting an evening of entertainment at Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm. It will feature more than 40 past and present members singing and dancing selections from shows throughout the group’s history.
White Plains: Container Gardening Workshop
Where: Gardella Park, Ferris Ave., White Plains
When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Description: Join the White Plains You Bureau as it leads a workshop on how to grow your own container garden with seeds for several types of lettuce, spinach and herbs. The event takes place rain or shine.
ELSEWHERE IN WESTCHESTER:
Chappaqua: Chappaqua Community Day
Where: Chappaqua Train Station, 108 Allen Place, Chappaqua, NY
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why go: The Rotary Club of Chappaqua invites the community out to check out local vendors, mingle with locals and give food to help the Westchester Food Bank on Saturday.
Dobbs Ferry: RiverArts 50th Anniversary Fundraiser
Where: Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, 12 Elm St., Dobbs Ferry, NY
When: Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.
Cost: $50 general admission; $35 artists and seniors
Description: A silent auction, live music, food and drink and more will help RiverArts celebrate 50 years. Purchase tickets in advance at riverarts.org.
Eastchester: Library Fair
Where: Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 to 4 p.m.
Description: Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (EPL) will host the EPL Library Fair in the library parking lot. All proceeds will benefit a major renovation that will bring a more lively and modern children's room to EPL. New carpeting and a 3D book-themed circulation area populated by children's book characters such as Greg from the Wimpy Kid series and Winnie the Pooh will be installed this fall.
Elmsford: Farewell to Summer
Where: Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, 444 Saw Mill River Rd. Elmsford, NY
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Description: Say goodbye to summer and welcome fall at the nearby brewery. There will be live music by Frankenstein's Baby, an open bar, snacks and outdoor games like bocce. Proceeds will benefit Student Advocacy. Purchase tickets here.
Where: Ossining’s Riverfront
When: Saturday, Sep. 21, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Description: There’s a ton going on today to celebrate Ossining’s waterfront from booths, food, to of course boats. The Shattemuc Yacht Club will be hosting a "Plein Air" for artists, starting at 9am to 3pm, viewing at 3pm to 5pm, auction of the art work at 5pm to 7pm. The Clearwater vessel will be at the Village Pier for the day. The Ossining Boat and Canoe Club will be running a youth fishing program and seineing at the PAL Beach. Shattemuc sailors will be providing free sailing trips from 12pm to 3pm, for the first 15 people in line. Live music at Harbor Square kicks off at 11:30am and continues throughout the day with an eclectic array of musical genres from classic rock, pop, and instrumental jazz to urban folk, new age, and sci-fi rock & pop. KJ Denhert and her band will play the last set, leading to the fireworks display at 10 pm over the Hudson. More information here.
Where: Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St. Purchase, NY
When: Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Description: Legendary American song writer, folk singer and activist Pete Seeger will be featured in a public conversation on writing and social justice on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the West Room, Reid Hall, Manhattanville College. Call (914)323-5239 for more information.
Where: Purchase Friends Meeting, 4455 Purchase St (AT LAKE ST.), Purchase, NY
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.
Description: A giant tag sale featuring furniture, household items, books, records and clothes.
Where:Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase NY
When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m.
Cost: Free with library admission
Description: Gannit Ankori, a scholar of Israeli and Palestinian art and Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University, will address the themes and works of art in the exhibition The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel on view through December 1, 2013. Free with Museum admission.
Where: Jay Heritage Center, 210 Bost Post Rd., Rye, NY
When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Admission is $30 per family; $10 per person.
Description: The annual Jay Day will be held on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jay Heritage Center. The day will feature music by Hudson River Ramblers, pony rides, face painting, balloon art, storytelling, a farmer’s market, falconer and more. Tickets are $30 per family, $10 per person. Visit jaycenter.org for more information.
Sleepy Hollow: A Concert & Reading with Paul Allen
Where/When: Hudson Valley Writers' Center, 300 Riverside Dr Sleepy Hollow, NY
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Description: Former professor Paul Allen will be performing a selection of his poetry and song lyrics in Sleepy Hollow Saturday evening.
Tarrytown: Village-Wide Tag Sale
Where: Village of Tarrytown
When: Saturday, September 21st, from 10 am to 5 pm. Rain date is Sunday, September 22nd.
Description: Bargains galore, all easy accessible by village-wide map here.
West Harrison: Stop Common Core
Where: Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Lane, West Harrison, NY
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Description: A group against Common Core Standards in New York State is holding a forum on Sept. 21. The STOP group believes that Common Core Standards adopted by states nation-wide promotes a “one-size-fits-all” approach that neglects special education and gifted students. The forum is being held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a panel of education experts from a wide spectrum of groups across the nation. They include Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, Neal McCluskey, associate director of the Cato Center for Educational Freedom, Emmett McGroarty, executive director of the Preserve Innocence Initiative at the American Principles Project, Sheila Kaplan, founder of EducationalNewYork.com and Christopher Tienken, assistant professor, Seton Hall University.
Yorktown: Fieldhome’s 9th Annual Fall Festival
When/Where: Sat. Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Admission and parking are free
Description: The Fall Festival was founded as a way to give back to the community. Attendees are asked to bring canned and dried foods, which will benefit Yorktown Community Help. Some of the events planned include arts and crafts, a car show, pumpkin patch, homemade bake sale, fall plants sale, food and live entertainment, as well as a Kid’s Zone that will include a petting zoo, face and pumpkin painting, bouncy houses and games and prizes.