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.
Chappaqua: School Foundation Gala
Where: Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor
When: Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Cost: See website for purchasing tickets
Description: The Chappaqua School Foundation, which gives grants for items in the school district that are not supported by the annual budget, will have its 19th-annual spring benefit. It will include a buffet, cocktails, a raffle and silent auction. There will also be a showcase of projects that the grants have supported.
Chappaqua: WeeZee Turns 1!
Where: WeeZee (at Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua)
When: Friday, April 26, 6 p.m.
Description: WeeZee World of Yes I Can! is celebrating its first birthday with a party. It starts at 6 p.m. and guests will include New Castle Supervisor Susan Carpenter, Marina Yoegel, who is a Westchester County assistant commissioner for early intervention and preschool, and Joseph Kenner on behalf of County Executive Rob Astorino's office. Food will be served and there will be open gym access.
Mount Kisco: Little League Parade
When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.
Where: The parade route starts at the old post office at 100 Main St., heads south on Route 117 and ends at Leonard Park.
Description: Mount Kisco Little League is holding its annual spring parade to mark the start of its 2013 season.
Chappaqua: New Castle Baseball & Softball Parade
Where: Downtown Chappaqua (King and Senter Streets)
When: Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m.
Description: The New Castle Baseball & Softball Association will have its annual opening day parade. It will start at the intersection of King Street and Senter Street, proceed down South Greeley Avenue and finish at Recreation Field.
Mount Kisco: Hot Cars for a Cooler Tomorrow
When: Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Grand Prix New York, Mt. Kisco
Description: New York State’s First Fuel Efficient Car Show will present the “future,” today. The Bedford 2020 Car show will feature: Ride and Drive - the chance to see, experience and get behind the wheel of brand new Electric, Hybrid and Electric/Hybrid vehicles... an Owner’s Corner where owners of electric, hybrid and electric/hybrid cars can speak about the advantages of their cars…Interactive Demonstrations and Displays of electric charging stations, solar carports, and conversion cars… Displays of Cutting edge Municipal and Corporate Fleet Vehicles - from electric to biofuel with specific data about cost savings… Music, food, entertainment… and more!
Bedford: Six Ladders Opens at KMA
When: April 26, museum hours, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Closed Monday.
Where: Katonah Museum of Art
Description: Bright swaths of vibrant colors transform the Katonah Museum of Art’s exterior beginning this Sunday, April 21st with the opening of its newest outdoor exhibition, Six Ladders by artist Andrea Lilienthal. Lilienthal created a series of giant bamboo ladders for the Museum’s stately Sculpture Garden that are whimsical and enigmatic; their brilliant colors electrifying the natural surroundings.
Briarcliff Manor: Rummage Sale
Where: Briarcliff Congregational Church
When: Saturday, April 27 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free to browse
Description: The Briarcliff Congregational Church's annual rummage sale draws crowds from around the region each year. Items for sale include clothing, books, houseware, toys, appliances, furniture, sporting goods and more. There will be lunch and a bake sale.
Irvington: RiverArts Studio Tour
Where: First stop on the Rivertowns tour map is the Sanford White Building at Studio M360, 50 S. Buckhout Street, Irvington. For the complete tour map click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Description: The RiverArts Studio Tour features the diverse work of over 80 artists in studios and pop-up installations throughout the Rivertowns -- among them: the woodblock prints that comprise the tugboat mural on Tarrytown's C-Town. Discuss the creative process, purchase unique works of art or just relax and enjoy the view. For more information on the Tour, click here.
Katonah: Poetry Outside and Out Loud!
When: Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Katonah Village Library
Description: Bring the family to KVL on Saturday afternoon to hear poetry on the KVL library plaza. Children, teens and adults are welcome to read a favorite poem or recite one of your own. Don’t have one? A selection of poetry books will be available for you to peruse. We will supply the microphone, you supply the voice!
Somers: Lions Club Carnival
Where: Somers Firemen's Field on Route 202.
When: April 24 to April 28
Description: The rides open Wednesday through Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. Parking and admission is free.
Tarrytown: Rotary Duck Derby and YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Where: Patriots Park, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown
When: Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free, $10 for unlimited kids' rides
Description: Rotary Rubber Duck Derby races 2,000 rubber ducks at Patriots Park with the assistance of Hope Hose and Conquerer Fire Dept. The ducks race in 5 heats. Winners of each heat race in final race for the $1,500 Grand Prize. Meantime, enjoy Healthy Kids Day at the Park with the YMCA. Rides for kids, games, food, music, and so much more. A great day to spend in the Park. Adopt your race rubber duck now at www.tarrytownrotary.org.
Yorktown: Miles for Medals' Walk for Special Olympics
Where: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown
When: Sunday, April 28, registration at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m.
Cost: Suggested donation of $25
Description: The Vincent Miritello Miles for Medals Walk is a 2-mile walk with beautiful scenery that will benefit the Hudson Valley Special Olympics. All money raised at the Miles for Medals Walk will benefit local programs.
Peekskill: EMBARK Celebrates National Poetry Month
When: Saturday, April 27, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m
Where:Energy Movement Center, 925 South St. in Peekskill
Description: EMBARK presents “Poetry Peekskill,” a celebration of National Poetry Month curated by Embark Literary members Ian Berger and MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick on Saturday April 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Poetry Peekskill will feature such celebrated local poets as Ron Egatz, Andrew Acciaro,Donna Barkman, and Ibrahim Asad Siddiq. An interactive poetry workshop and open mic will follow. Suggested donation: $5.00 per person. Light refreshments will be served. Parental discretion advised.
Yorktown: Celebrate Arbor Day
Where: Patriot Garden behind Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights
When: Friday, Aprril 26 at 4 p.m.
Description: Celebrate the trees with a ceremonial tree planting. Yorktown officials will announce the winners of Yorktown’s Arbor Day poster contest. The event is ponsored in part by Con Edison and the Rotary Club of Yorktown. Arbor Day is celebrated in towns and cities across the United States, inspiring people to plant and nurture trees, which enhance and beautify their communities. Visit www.arborday.org for information about Arbor Day and the Arbor Day Foundation.
Yorktown: 3rd Annual HealthYorktown 5K Walk and Run
Where: FDR State Park, Route 202 Yorktown
When: Saturday, April 27
Cost: $30 for runners, $15 for walkers
Description: The third annual "HealthYorktown" 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run will bring health awareness to the community and raise money for the local school districts. The event will be benefitting Yorktown's Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education and the Lakeland Education Foundation.
Yorktown: A Cabaret
Where: John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY
When: Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
Description: Vicki Casella and Clif Lewis wlill perform a cabaret of songs from classic Broadway shows such as Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma and Fiddler On The Roof; songs from The American Songbook including Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Jerome Kern; and songs from contemporary Broadway shows like Hairspray, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. No registration, doors open at 1:30 p.m. for general seating.
About this column: A guide to weekend events in central and northern Westchester County for you and your family.