Wee Westchester has a pretty killer events calendar. But with so many things happening in Westchester, you’ve got a new problem: Committing to just one event! Every Thursday we’ll give you our top picks for the weekend. It doesn’t mean the other events aren’t worthwhile. We’re just a little extra excited about these.
See our top weekend picks after the jump… (Hint: One takes place at this stunning riverfront castle!)
Spring Crafts Fair @ Lyndhurst
If you haven’t been to Lyndhurst, a riverfront Gothic Revival-Style mansion(shown above) in Tarrytown, here’s a reason to visit. There’s a Spring Crafts Fair on the spectacular grounds this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 4, 5, 6) from 10am to 5pm. One of the largest craft shows in the Hudson Valley, over 275 artisans will set up shop. Don’t hesitate to bring the little ones. There’s plenty of green space to roam if they get bored looking at the goods. Plus, there is a puppet show at 1pm and 3pm. Adults are $10; Kids 6 to 16 are $4. Lyndhurst, Route 9, Tarrytown; http://lyndhurst.wordpress.com (The Ridgefield Antiques Fair is also this weekend, and just over the CT border. Check it out!)
Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sundays
On Sunday, May 6, residents can pedal a serene stretch of the Bronx River Parkway when it closes to cars and trucks. Walkers, runners, cyclists and strollers are all welcome, and the closed portion begins at the County Center in White Plains and runs south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. Parking is available at the County Center for $5. For more information, visit our calendar listing. And if your kids are still learning how to ride (and need a lesson), head to Pelham Bay Park at 10am to 1pm for their Learn to Ride event.
Taste of Mamaroneck Wine Trail
Ok, this one you’ll need a sitter, but how fun does this sound? “Climb aboard a trolley and ride along to village restaurants for a taste of wine and sample of their most delectable foods.” That’s what you’ll do at the Taste of Mamaroneck Wine Trail, held Sunday, May 6 from 12 to 6pm. Tickets are $50 per person. Registration begins at 12:30 at Harbor Island Park; preregistration is recommended. Also, on Saturday, May 5 from 11am to 6pm, Mamaroneck is hosting Promenades des Artists or an Arts Walk. Over 30 French vendors will be selling artworks and jewelry in several homes in the Orienta neighborhood of Mamaroneck. (Not sure what I’m more interested in: Checking out the houses or the artwork.)
Target Picture Story Saturdays @ Katonah Museum of Art
Don’t worry about the kids getting all sorts of antsy looking at the (very impressive) collection of art. At 10:30am, they can hear a local teacher share stories of the spring season and afterward they’ll make a Mother’s Day gift for you know who. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah; www.katonahmuseum.org
Glowtown Art Workshop @ The Pelham Art Center
On Sunday, May 6 from 1:30 to 3:30pm, kids ages 6 and over are invited to build a little city made of paper cups, cotton balls and other materials. Then they get to paint it with glow-in-the-dark paint. Created by Light Matter exhibiting artist Sharon Louden, the exhibit teaches kids how to turn everyday items into magical art. Sounds super awesome!! Reservations are required, so you should call or email today to get a spot. The Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham; 914-738-2525. Email: email@example.com
And one extra event I just had to tell you about…
Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale
Design-o-philes will want to head into the city this weekend for Jonathan Adler’s warehouse sale. Get their early: With 70 percent off pillows, furniture, pottery and dinnerware, stuff is bound to fly off the shelves. It’s in the city, but worth the drive. 174 Hudson Street, Tribeca; Click here for more warehouse sale info.