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In the Parks….

Friday, May 17–Sunday, May 19 • All Around Westchester

Pick up some plants and garden decorations at Lasdon,
browse the Farmers Market at Muscoot or immerse
yourself in the Polish culture at Kensico Dam Plaza.
All this and more!


FRIDAY, MAY 17
Croton Point Nature Center
Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5297
Riverlovers Pot Luck and Movie – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

“Earth’s Natural Wonders: Earth’s Living Wonders.” Learn why our planet is so unique: life itself! All are welcome. 


SATURDAY, MAY 18
Muscoot Farm
Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Blacksmith Workshop – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A full-day workshop with Master Blacksmith Bill Fitzgerald to make your own items in our blacksmith shop. Ages 18 and older. Registration and fee required at (914) 864-7286. 
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Story and Craft – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Hear a story and make a craft to take home. Fee: $5 per person. 

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
Route 35, Somers – (914) 864-7268
Plant Sale and Garden Show – 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Plant sale with a huge selection of annuals, plants, shrubs and trees. Garden show with crafts, homemade products, and garden items. Food truck available. 

Playland Park
Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Police Appreciation Day – 12 noon – 8 p.m.

Police with I.D. ride free; families pay $20 for all-day rides. Info at playlandpark.org

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River – (914) 864-7322
Vernal Pool Exploration – 1 p.m.

Put on your waterproof boots and explore these important woodland pools with dip nets to discover the creatures within. Meet at the end of Michigan Road for a short hike to the pool. 

Marshlands Conservancy
Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466
Volunteer Work Project: Spreading Gravel on Hiking Trails, Part Two – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Great for service credit hours. Please bring work gloves. Hand tools will be provided.

Cranberry Lake Preserve
Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – (914) 428-1005
Pond Exploration – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Use dip nets to get up close and personal with the aquatic critters that inhabit the pond and learn all about them.


SATURDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 18 – 19
Muscoot Farm
Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Art Show: Works by the Westchester Watercolor Group – 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Works of art on view in the historic main house weekends through May. 

Playland Park
Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Special $20 all day rides – 12 noon – 8 p.m.

Also, 5/25. Parking fees apply. 


SUNDAY, MAY 19 
Marshlands Conservancy
Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466
Spring Bird Migration: On the Move – 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

We’re midway through migration season and the bird activity is hoppin.’ Bring binoculars.
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Faery House Workshop – 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Create homes in nature for these mythical wonders.

Muscoot Farm
Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Farmers Market – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Local farmers offer a variety of produce and food goods every Sunday through October. 

Bronx River Parkway
White Plains to Yonkers – (914) 995-4050
Bicycle Sundays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Bike, jog, ride, walk or skate the parkway from the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13-mile round trip. 

Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033
Polish Heritage Celebration – 12 noon – 6 p.m.

Music and entertainment, crafts and food vendors.
 

Playland Park
Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010

Mother’s Day – Again – 12 noon – 8 p.m.
We’re making up for last week’s showers by moving our tribute to mom to Sunday, 5/19. Moms ride free and everyone else enjoys $20 all-day rides admission. Parking fees apply.


Croton Point Nature Center
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5927
Native Americans of the New York Area – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

A discussion about the original New Yorkers, from twelve thousand years ago to the arrival of the Dutch in 1609, by author Scott Kostiw.