Check out some of the local events happening in and near Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor leading up to and through this weekend. Know of any more? Tell us about them in the comments or post directly to our calendar here.
NEXT Block Party
Where/When: Pleasantville Community Television (PCTV) on Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m.
Why go: Chris Bro is back with his , this time in support of Pleasantville's PCTV and the Greyston Foundation. The Shodes will be performing in the PCTV studio, while the concert will be streamed live to partygoers right outside in Jackson Alley. If you can't make it, the show will also be streamed live on www.allthingsnext.com and www.pctv76.org. Doors open at 8 p.m., the show kicks off at 9 p.m. Enter from Wheeler Avenue. Food to be provided by Q Restaurant, beverages by Captain Lawrence Brewery.
Pricing: $8 in advance online; $10 at the door
Where/When: on Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Why go: Fourth, fifth and sixth grade future Hollywood stars are invited to an evening of improv and fun at the library. Light refreshments will be served. Register with Amy Kaplan (941-7072 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where/When: Parkway Field on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m.
Why go: Support the Community Scholarship Fund of Pleasantville at the Lion's Club's Hole-in-one Tournament. A grand prize of $50,000 is up for grabs, as well as smaller cash prizes and other raffles. Buy tickets in advance at , or . Open to all (non-pro) players ages 14 and up. The preliminary round will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where a hole-in-one earns the player $500. The five closet players will participate in a shoot-out round following the preliminaries. A hole-in-one during the shootout will earn the player the $50,000 prize. There will be a $100 giveaway to the closet player if no hole-in-one is made.
Pricing: $10 for five shots and five raffle tickets; $20 for 12 shots and 12 raffle tickets
The General at JBFC
Where/When: on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at 12 p.m.
Why go: JBFC is continuing its series of "Movies for Kids (and Their Families)" this weekend for the 1926 Civil War comedy, The General. Buster Keaton stars in this silent U.S. film.
Pricing: $11 adult nonmembers; $6 adult members; $8 students; $6.50 kids
Where/When: on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m.
Why go: Learn about the five species of lizards that live in New York State and meet some of Teatown's own "lizard ambassadors."
Pricing: $5 nonmembers; free for members
Kite Festival at Katonah Museum of Art & Harvey School
When/Where: Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the .
Why Go: Bring a kite from home or first make your own at the , then head down the road to the Harvey School playing fields to watch stunt kite performances and to practice with professional kite flyers.
- 10 a.m.–2 p.m., every half hour: Kite-making workshops at KMA
- 12 noon: Giant Chinese Dragon kites take flight at Harvey School field
- 1 p.m., 3 p.m.:Fighting Kite demonstrations at Harvey School field
- 2 p.m.:Games and a candy-drop from high-flying kite at Harvey School field
12 noon– 4 p.m.: Chinese dumplings available for purchase from the Rickshaw Dumpling truck at the Harvey School.
Price: Advance registration for kite-making workshops suggested. Materials fee: $5 for children (ages 3 and up) of KMA members, $10 for non-members. All kite activities at the Harvey School field are free.
Summerfest on the Hudson
When/Where: Saturday, July 21, 3-8 p.m., at Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers
Why Go: Take out a kayak or choose a canoe ride at Beczak's free family fun day and join the “Catch of the Day Seining” by wading into the Hudson River to see what you catch.
Waterproof overalls for all sizes provided. Visitors to Summerfest will be able to participate in the Great Hudson River Fish Count, a snapshot of fish distribution in the Hudson River estuary. Enjoy performances by Yonkers Idol winners (Maya Katyajini Ghosh Lisbin, 2012 Yonkers Junior Idol, and Emma Clarke, 2011 Yonkers Junior Idol) and the Nepperhan Drum Corps. There will be games, art projects, sprinkler fun, BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers and Italian ice for sale.