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: Court Street, between Martine Ave. & Main St.
When: Friday, Sept.13, from noon to 5 p.m.
Description: ArtsWestchester is exhibiting "A Horse, Of Course" from Friday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 12. The exhibit will showcase contemporary interpretations of equestrian art, from regal thoroughbreds to whimsical carousel horses, across various media –sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing.
White Pains: Galleria at White Plains Hosts Back to School Event
Where: The Galleria at White Plains, 100 Main St. in White Plains.
When: Saturday, Sept.14, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: The Galleria at White Plains will hold its "Back At It" festivities on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the food court, inviting students and their families to get back into the rhythm of another school year. Activities include an exciting fashion show featuring the hottest looks from Claire’s and Vans, and a musical performance by recording artist Jackson Harris who has gained popularity with his hit singles “Go Crazy,” and “Come Back Down To Earth.” There will also be mall-wide discount offers and samples.
When: Sunday, Sept.15, 10 a.m.
Description: Rev. Freeman L. Palmer, Associate Conference Minister of the New York Conference, will preach Sunday, 9/15, 10 AM, at The Church in the Highlands, 35 Bryant Ave., White Plains. Joining the Highlands Church, the Ridgeview Congregational Church will close its doors so members can attend this observance of New York Conference Sunday. In addition, delegations from Chatterton Hill and Scarsdale Congregational churches are expected to take part.
Where: Court Street, between Martine Ave. & Main St.
When: Sunday, Sept.15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: The White Plains Cares Coalition along with the White Plains Youth Bureau and the City of White Plains is proud to present the 1st Annual Wellness Week from Sunday, September 15 - Monday, September 23. Wellness Week promotes "LIVING WELLNESS" by celebrating the Eight Dimensions of Wellness - emotional, intellectual, physical, financial, occupational, spiritual, environmental, and social wellness. Wellness Week will start with a Kick-Off Event on Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Court Street (between Martine Ave. & Main St.) in the heart of downtown White Plains. The Kick-Off event is being sponsored by Crossfit Westchester, Crunch Fitness, and Sancia Health Care Inc. The event will feature interactive dance and fitness demonstrations, information tables from area wellness providers, music, and fun activities for kids and the whole family.
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Hastings-on-Hudson: Hastings Jazz Benefit Concert
Where: The First Reformed Church of Hastings, 24 Farragut Ave Hastings-On-Hudson.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m.
Why go: For the third consecutive year, a benefit concert will raise funds for Hastings Helps the Hungry and The Sharing Community of Yonkers. Three-time Grammy winning bassist John Patitucci will lead his band in the evening of jazz. There will be a silent auction.
Irvington: Church Attic Sale
Where:Irvington Presbyterian Church, 25 N Broadway, Irvington, NY
When: Friday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why go: The Presbyterian Church is throwing is annual attic sale Friday and Saturday. Stop by to browse a selection of household items, clothing, books, collectibles and more.
Mount Vernon: Benedict Arnold as a British General
Where: St. Paul's Church N.H.S., 897 S. Columbus Av. in Mt. Vernon
When: Saturday, Sept.14, 1 p.m.
Description: Enjoy a living history performance exploring the experiences of Benedict Arnold as a general in the British Army during his invasion of Connecticut, his home state, in 1781. There’s also a 3 p.m. tour of the historic church and Bell Tower, as well as the cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest burial yards.
North Salem: The American Gold Cup
When: Through Sunday, Sept. 15
Where: Old Salem Farm, 190 June Rd. in North Salem
Cost: $10 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older; $15 for adults. Children under 3 enter for free.
Why go: The renowned equestrian event – the American Gold Cup – has come to Northern Westchester for the second year in a row. It showcases world-class equestrian competition's sheer equine power, speed and excitement. Cheer on the country's top riders and their equine partners as they compete to win the prestigious 43rd annual American Gold Cup trophy. Tickets are available at www.theamericangoldcup.com at the gate or by calling 800.237.8924
Putnam Valley: Oktoberfest!
Where: 11 Kramers Pond Rd, Putnam Valley, N.Y
When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15, noon to 8 p.m.
Description: Oktoberfest at the German American Club! Come have a wonderful time under a giant tent and visit our clubhouse! The event will feature live bands, authentic German and American foods, imported beers, Viennese Cafe and more. The will also be a free bouncy tent and kids activities. Parking is free and there is an ATM on site. Go to www.gac1936.com or call 845-528-5800 for more info.
When: Sunday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Scarsdale Library, Olmsted Road and Post Road, Scarsdale, NY
Description: The Friends of the Scarsdale Public Library is ending it's annual book sale, which began Sept. 6, on Sunday with a blowout sale. The Book Sale boasts more than 60,000 almost-new and out-of-print books, including bestsellers, classics, biographies, fiction, parenting, cooking, art and antiques, computers, humor, self-help, drama, religion, business and poetry. All books are presorted into categories for the buyer’s convenience. There is also a large selection of books for children, as well as DVDs, CDs, books on tape, and sheet music.
Somers: Gaming Club at Library
When: Friday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.
Where: Somers Library, Route 139 & Reis Park, Somers, NY
Description: The library staff is asking students to join them to play all different types of games from video games (Nintendo Wii & PS3), to board games, card games, and any other type of game you want. It is open to both middle school and high school students.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.
Where: St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 761 King St, Rye Brook, N
Description: Fundraiser for St. Paul's Church and Child Care Center. Food, games, prizes, jumping castles, vendors. Rain Date Sept. 21.
Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow: 9-11 Ceremony
When:Sunday, September 15, 9 a.m.
Where: The Washington Street side of Patriot’s Park, north of the entrance to the park. There is a 9-11 monument located near the brook on that side of the park.
Description: The Fire Departments of the Villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will be conducting their annual 9-11 Ceremony this Sunday. Fire Department personnel will be assembling in the park between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.