Check out some of the local events happening in Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor this weekend:
Briarcliff Manor Ragamuffin Parade
Where/When: Begins at the Engineer Building (1360 Pleasantville Rd.) on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Why go: The village's recreation department and Briarcliff Manor Fire Department are sponsoring a morning of fun for the whole family with the Ragamuffin Parade that travels down Pleasantville Road and ends at the firehouse, where there will be family-friendly entertainment. If the parade is canceled due to weather, entertainment will go on at the firehouse at 10 a.m.
Pleasantville Ragamuffin Parade and Harvest Day
Where/When: Lineup at Bedford Road School on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Why go: The annual Ragmuffin parade, which was snowed out last year, is open to all residents—costumes encouraged. The parade winds down at Memorial Plaza, where there will be pumpkin decorating, rides, live entertainment and more.
Mount Pleasant Public Library Book Sale
Where/When: Mount Pleasant Public Library on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Why go: The Friends of the Mount Pleasant Public Library are sponsoring the fall book sale, which includes thousands of itmes for kids and adults alike. In addition to books of all types, there will be CDs and DVDs. There will be a preview for members on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Monday, all leftover books are free (10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.).
Pricing: Free to browse
ARC Stages Haunted House
Where/When: Little Village Playhouse and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Why go: Check out a haunted mansion with scares for the whole family presented by ARC Stages this weekend.
Pricing: $5 suggested donation
Friday Night at the Movies
Where/When: Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Nicholas Sparks' latest book-turned-film The Lucky One is new to DVD and will be screened at the library on Friday night. It is recommended for audience members ages 14 and up. Register by calling 941-7072 or emailing email@example.com. Light refreshments will be served.
Tina Gambino 5K Run/Walk
Where/When: Pleasantville High School on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. (registration from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.)
Why go: The second annual run in memory of Tina Shaina Gambino has been again organized by Pleasantville's Michael Bloom. The You can register online at www.areep.com through the end of today. All runners will be chipped for official times and awards will be presented in numerous age categories. There will be t-shirts for the first 150 registered runners/walkers. The race will be held rain or shine.
Pricing: $25; $15 for students 18 and younger
Cat Squad Halloween Fundraiser
Where/When: 106 Dalmeny Rd. Briarcliff Manor on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Why go: Local rescue organization The Cat Squad is hosting a fundraiser with raffle prizes from local businesses with Halloween and refreshments and snacks will be offered. Call 843-9099 for more information.
Rocky's 5K Trail Race
Where/When: Rockefeller State Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Why go: Enjoy the scenic Rockefeller State Park Preserve in a 5K race that benefits the trail maintenance. There will be refreshments, t-shirts and more for all participants. Sign up online here. There will be awards for the top three male/female teams, team categories and various age groups.
Where/When: St. Theresa School on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy Halloween-themed food, pumpkin-deocrating, trick-or-treating and holiday music.
Pricing: $10/person or $40/family
Doggie Ragamuffin Parade
Where/When: Pleasantville Dog Park (Castleton Street) on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.
Why go: The Community Scholarship Fund of Pleasantville is hosting its first-ever ragamuffin parade...for dogs. Bring your canine companion decked out in his or her Halloween best—prizes will be handed out for best costume, best owner-dog costume combo and more. Sunday is the rain date.
Haunted House in Pleasantville
Where/When: 25 Hillside Ave., Pleasantville on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Why go: One Pleasantville family is hosting a "dark, but not gory" Haunted House to benefit the local Girl Scout troop that is looking to buy solar panels for the village's Girl Scouts headquarters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 747-4241 to reserve tickets for a timed entry. There will also be a spooky snack. Appropriate for children ages five and up.
Pricing: $5 in advance; $10 at the door
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride & Block Party
Where/When: Beekman Avenue Firehouse in Sleepy Hollow on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Why go: Sleepy Hollow's annual Haunted Hayride is going all weekend long. Tickets purchased in advance are good for any night. Rides occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note: Patch is a sponsor of the hayride.
Beech Hill Farm Anniversary
Where/When: Beech Hill Farm (20 Beech Hill Rd., Pleasantville) on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Why go: The equestrian center is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a day of food, games, costumes and more on Saturday. There will be pony rides at 3 p.m., face painting and live music. No pets or balloons.