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Wine, Food and Cocktail Tasting; a Block Party in Mamaroneck

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.

Croton: Cooking with Kids Class

Where: The Ajna Center for Wellness & Community, 8 Old Post Rd S  Croton-on-Hudson

When: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $15 for per child, $20 for two.

Description: Introduce your kids to cooking and encourage a positive association with food! The class will introduce different kitchen tools and processes and we will eat the results of our work! Age: 3 - 5

Hastings: Kids Day Tennis Carnival

Where/When: Tennis Club of Hastings (100 River St.) on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Face painting, a bouncy castle, lunch, tennis games and more are on tap at the new Tennis Club.

Ossining: Outdoor Screening of ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’

Where: Under the Guard Tower at Playground Area, Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Ossining

When: Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

Description: The Village of Ossining’s Bicentennial Celebration continues with a showing of the 1938 American gangster classic “Angels with Dirty Faces” on Ossining’s beautiful waterfront adjacent to where it was originally filmed, Sing Sing Prison. Starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Humphrey Bogart. Pre-movie concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. Picnics welcome; alcohol not permitted. www.celebrateossining.com.

Mamaroneck: Mamaroneck Shares Block Party

Where: Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck

When: Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Enjoy food, live music, entertainment and activities all along Mamaroneck Avenue between the Boston Post Road and Halstead Avenue.

Mamaroneck: The Marine Education Center is Open

Where: Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY

When:  Sat., Aug. 10, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Stop in  and see new live fish from Mamaroneck Harbor. The center features live horseshoe crabs, spider crabs and great photos of birds taken in and around Mamaroneck Harbor . All the exhibits are hands on and provide a  Marine Education Center for all ages. 

Pleasantville: A Thousand Arks

Where/When: Little Village Playhouse on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
Why go: A musical about what really happened on Noah's Ark is playing in Pleasantville Saturday night. A Thousand Arks contains adult content and language. Purchase tickets in advance here.
Pricing: $15

 

Sleepy Hollow: Chamber Music Festival

Where: Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, 430 North Broadway

When: Saturday, August 17, 4 p.m.

Cost: Free (free-will offering will be collected)

Description: The 2nd Annual Caroga Lake Chamber Music Festival comes to the Old Dutch Church, featuring instrumental artists from premier conservatories and music schools. This concert will showcase ensembles performing repertoire including Mendelssohn Octet, Barber Adagio for Strings, Shostakovich Octet, and chamber music shorts from Bridge, Britten, Elgar and the Great American Songbook. The festival showcases artists from across the country who attend/have attended premiere music conservatories and music schools including the Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute, Eastman School, Rice Shepherd School, San Francisco Conservatory, Yale School of Music and Carnegie Mellon, in addition to faculty at San Diego State School of Music. The young artists have appeared on NPR's From the Top and won various prizes at international solo and chamber music competitions.

Somers: Summer Concert Series to Benefit 'Adopt an Artifact' Program

When: Saturday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. 

Where: Mt. Zion Church, a National Register site located in Reis Park in Somers

Cost: Free

Description: The concert is free and will feature classic rock music by the Throwbacks. Donations will be accepted for the Somers Historical Society Student Historians' 'Adopt an Artifact' program. The students have created a blog to chronicle their work and begun the program to highlight some of Somers' artifacts, but also to raise money to help preserve, conserve and or better protect those objects. Read more here.

Tarrytown: Tarrytown Merchant Sidewalk Sale

Where: Broadway and Main Street in Tarrytown

When: Sunday, August 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine

Cost: Free

Description: Take advantage of some amazing End of Summer Deals from your favorite local shops and restaurants at this year’s Tarrytown Merchant Sidewalk Sale!  Featuring: jewelry, pet items, toys, soccer gear, antiques, natural products, hardware items, arts, gifts, food and more.

White Plains: Sizzlin' Summer BBQ Wine & Cocktails Tasting Weekend

Where: Corx Wine & Liquor, 1205 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY

When: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Corx Wine & Liquors, a unique boutique-style wine and liquor store located in White Plains, NY is pleased to announce its Sizzlin' Summer BBQ Wine & Cocktails Tasting Weekend on Friday, Aug. 16 from 5-8pm and Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1:30-4:30pm. Representatives will be pouring our favorite summer wines & cocktails for you to sample and enjoy. Admission to this tasting is free, and all guests will receive a special 10% discount on their purchases.  In addition, Corx will have a delicious selection of BBQ nibbles and treats to pair with these amazing wines & spirits. Corx Wine & Liquors is a boutique-style wine & liquor shop, with warehouse prices in a beautiful setting, featuring state-of-the-art tasting units, a large selection of well-known and unique brands, and the area’s friendliest and most knowledgeable staff.  Located at 1205 Mamaroneck Ave. , White Plains, NY (the former Sports Page location) For more information visit www.corxwines.com, or call (914) 468-6139 to speak with one of our wine specialists.


Yorktown: Softball Tournament Raises Money for Woman Battling Cancer

When: Saturday, Aug. 17 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Yorktown High School

Cost: The suggested donation is $5 to get in and people can buy tickets for everything offered there.

Description: The diagnosis of a stage IV kidney cancer at age 30 came as a big surprise to Meagan Blackmore, a 2000 Yorktown High School graduate who is now fighting for her life. To help pay for Blackmore's medical expenses and living costs while she is fighting the cancer, a group of friends have set up a fundraising website MegStrong and organized a number of events, including a softball tournament fundraiser at Yorktown High School. Read more about it here.

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