Check out some of the local events happening in Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor and beyond this weekend:
NEXT Charity Concert
Where/When: Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (444 Saw Mill River Rd. Elmsford) on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Chris Bro's concert series at Captain Lawrence continues with a performance by The Modern Electric this evening. The evening will include music starting at 8:30 p.m. and beer on tap in the tasting room. Tonight's concert will benefit the Pleasantville Community Scholarship Fund.
Awake and Sing! Previews
Where/When: Axial Theatre at St. John's Episcopal Church on Thursday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.
Why go: As its 14th season opens, Pleasantville's Axial Theatre is opening with the Depression-area production Awake and Sing! Check out previews today and tomorrow before the official opening night on Saturday. The show will run on Thursdays to Sundays through November 4.
Pricing: $20; $15 students and seniors; $35 opening night for all
Friends of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library Dessert Social
Where/When: Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Why go: Learn about the Friends and what they do for one of the community's largest resources. There are plenty of ways—big and small—to get involved. Refreshments will be served.
Pleasantville Home Garden Tour
Where/When: 21 Ashland Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why go: Take a self-guided tour of Jean Nonna's award-winning garden, as part of the Garden Conservacy's Open Days program. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Garden Conservancy and the Friends of Rocky Hills.
Pricing: $5/person; free for children 12 and under
The Mitzvah Project
Where/When: Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Why go: Middle and high school students are invited to play baseball with special needs through the Miracle League of Westchester. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Adoption Day
Where/When: Thornwood Self Storage (950 Broadway) on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why go: Meet some of Pets Alive Westchester's adoptable animals this weekend and you could take home a new family member the same day. Dogs, cats and rabbits will be on-site.
Pricing: Free to browse
Halloween Costume Swap
Where/When: Memorial Plaza gazebo in Pleasantville on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Why go: It's the last day to drop off an unwanted Halloween costume or pick one up for free. Read more about this PleasantvilleRecycles initiative here.
Introduction to Meditation
Where/When: Pleasantville Community Synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.
Why go: Rabbi Mark Sameth will be leading a free one-hour introductory class for people curious about meditation. All are welcome.