WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — June 1, 2017 — June is busting out all over as is my waistline, so no more hamburgers and hot dogs for me; I’m off to buy some Kale and write this week’s “time to tighten my tummy” edition of “News & Notes.”
This is one street fair you don’t want to miss! On June 10th, Ossining Village will hold its annual Street Fair drawing thousands of visitors to this fun-filled day hosted by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce featuring activities for all ages.
One of our favorite events is the Katonah Fire Department’s annual parade which is set to march forward on June 7th. Many area fire companies participate and it is truly a great community event…
Westchester County Park Passes are now available at many parks and golf courses throughout the county. Passes are available to any county resident age 12 and older who has either a driver’s license or photo identification with proof of Westchester residency.
Head over to Tarrytown on Sunday June 4th, for an afternoon of shopping at an open air market with a wide variety of vendors and crafters. Perhaps you can find something special for Father’s Day (hint, hint)!
You are cordially invited to a Weekend Show and Sale of original ceramic works by the master Croton potters Jim and Lala Howard. The show and sale will be held over the weekend of June 3-4, from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day, in their ceramic studio at 166 Teatown Road, in Croton-on-Hudson.
Ready for some spring outdoor cleaning… then head over to the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary at Rye Playland on June 3rd for Volunteer Corps Work Day from 10am to 2pm. Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up, and more; weather permitting.
The Field Gallery is proud to present “Post No Ills,” the first solo show of noted New York artist Lance Johnson. Johnson’s distinctive, fiercely vibrant collages are celebrations with jazz and hip-hop influences, African American heritage, and the beauty that thrives in urban places coalesce to create a new form of dynamic cityscape.
Our friends at the Cranberry Lake Preserve in North White Plains are holding “Nature Games,” on Saturday, June 3rd, from 1 to 2pm, have fun playing nature-related games and refreshments.
Joan Lunden‘s tale of survival can be heard firsthand in Armonk. Lunden will be speaking at Congregation B’nai Yisrael in Armonk to talk about her new book, “Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival,” on Friday, June 9th from 11:30am to 1:30pm. In June 2014, Lunden, who anchored “Good Morning America” for 17 years, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Lunden responded to her diagnosis with a mission to educate and inspire others about prevention, treatment, and survival.
It’s time for the Albanian Heritage Festival at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla on Sunday, June 4th, from 12Noon to 7pm, music and entertainment, crafts and food vendors.
Emily Pilkington of Tarrytown walked away with two big prizes on her recent appearance on “The Price Is Right.” Pilkington got to “come on down” and play on the venerable game show last week. She won $24,000 in prizes, including a NordickTrack C 7.5 Elliptical Fitness Trainer and a 2017 Blazing Red Metallic Mini Cooper.
Online registration is now open for swimming and aquatic fitness classes at Saxon Woods pool in White Plains, Tibbetts Brook pool in Yonkers, and Playland pool in Rye.
The Peekskill Arts Alliance 20th annual Open Studios will feature more than 50 artists on June 3 & 4th, with two group shows, a thematic exhibition called “Transplanted Hope, Fears and Dreams, at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre and “Off the Beaten Track” a group show in downtown Peekskill.
That wraps it up for this week’s “News & Notes.” Did you know that June is National Dairy month? So go milk a cow and we’ll see you around the farm…
Mark Jeffers resides in Bedford Hills, New York, with his wife Sarah, and three daughters, Kate, Amanda, and Claire.