Aren’t summers in Westchester the best? Here are our top picks for what’s happening this weekend! Kick things off with a fun night out with the kids on Friday, June 20 from 8pm to 10pm at Movies in the Park at Pine Ridge Park in Rye Brook. There’s also an outdoor movie night in Chappaqua on Friday night: they’re screening Despicable Me 2 at 8:30pm in Millwood Park on Route 100 in Millwood.
This week’s screening will be Monsters University (The LEGO Movie will be featured on July 18, and Scooby Doo on August 8). Movie snacks and refreshments are available to purchase on site. Be sure to bring beach chairs or a blanket to sit on (screenings take place on the basketball court, so you’ll want to make sure you are comfy). If there is inclement weather, call 914-939-7054 for updated information. FREE! Pine Ridge Park; corner of Latonia Drive and Mohegan Lane, Rye Brook
The Katonah United Methodist Church is hosting a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 21 from 1pm to 4pm. Load up on all the strawberries you can eat, plus special goodies like strawberry shortcake, ice cream and whipped cream! Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Weather permitting, the festivities will be held on the front lawn of the church. In case of rain the event will take place at the Parish Hall behind the church at 44 Edgemont Road. Katonah United Methodist Church; 5 Bedford Road, Katonah
The White Plains Performing Arts Center will be putting on a production of Disney’s ON THE RECORD, which features classic songs from a variety of live action and animated Disney films and television series, Broadway musicals and even Disneyland attractions. This is the first time this show will be seen by NY audiences, as it’s never before been produced in the northeast. Songs include Disney classics from Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dome, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Pinocchio, and Aladdin among many, many others. The performance dates are: Friday, June 20 at 8pm; Saturday, June 21 at 8pm; Sunday, June 22 at 2pm; and next weekend on Friday, June 27 at 8pm; Saturday, June 28 at 8pm; and Sunday, June 29 at 2pm. The show is recommended for children 6 and older. Tickets ($30 for adults, $25 ages 22 and younger) can be purchased online, by calling 914-328-1600, or at the theatre box office. White Plains Performing Arts Center; 11 City Place, White Plains
The Music Conservatory of Westchester will present a free Latin Jazz jam session on Sunday, June 22 at 2:30pm. There will be a faculty performance of some popular Latin jazz standards followed by a session in which saxophone, brass and percussion students are invited to bring their instruments and join the group. The event is free and open to the public. Music Conservatory of Westchester; 216 Central Avenue, White Plains