Your Weekend: Shabbat Scavenger Hunt; Fireside Stories

Music, local history and fun for all in this week's roundup of activities.

Stay warm next to a fireplace or learn about about some historic cultural relationships in the county with some of the special programs offered in the area over the coming days.

Cobert Operations Concert

Where/When:  on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m.

Why go: The five-time Grammy nominee Jon Cobert will be hitting Lucy's stage with Cobert Operations. Cobert plays the piano, organ, accordion, guitar, bass and drums.

Pricing: $5

Where/When: Mount Pleasant Town Hall (1 Town Hall Plz., Valhalla) on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Why go: The Mount Pleasant Historical Society is hosting an event featuring William Pisani, author of An American Experience, which focuses on tensions between Irish-American and Italian-American families in Westchester. He is also the former White Plains building commissioner. Refreshments will be served.

Pricing: Free

Where/When:  on Friday, Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m.

Why go: Enjoy a Shabbat adventure in your pajamas at the Briarcliff Manor synagogue. In addition to books and dinner, there will be a scavenger hunt for you and your friends. Open to all.

Pricing: Free

Where/When:  on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m.

Why go: Take your toddler (up to kindergarten age) over to the library for music program "Over the Moon" that incorporates movements for children and their adults.

Pricing: Free

Open Gym at the JCC


Why Go: Do you need a warm, indoor space for your preschooler to frolic? The Rosenthal JCC is offering an active afternoon of fun. Parental supervision required.

Price: Free for members, $5 non-member child

Where/When:  (1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining) on Friday, Jan. 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Why go: Check out Teatown's Carriage House and stay warm next to the roaring fireplace for a winter-themed story hour, followed by a visit with one of the animal ambassadors and a short outdoor walk (for children ages four to seven, with an adult). This program will take place every Friday in January. call 762-2912 ext. 110 for more information or to make a reservation.

Pricing: $5 per child, free for adults


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