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Your Weekend: Briarcliff Has Heart 5K; Memorial Day in Pleasantville

A sampling of events in and around Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville this weekend.

It's a four-day weekend for Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville students! Here's a sampling of some of the villages' and region's upcoming events this Memorial Day weekend. And don't forget to dig out your bathing suits—.

Where/When:  on Monday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Why go: Start off your Memorial Day by supporting your public library. The Friends of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library are hosting the fifth annual Briarcliff Has Heart race to raise funds for the library. There will also be a 2K walk. Click to see photos from last year's race.

Pricing: $30 adult, $20 child (age 12 and under)

Pleasantville Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony

Where/When: to Memorial Plaza on Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

Why go: The village's annual parade kicks in front of Bedford Road School and travels down to Memorial Plaza. Locals and officials will reflect on the significance of Memorial Day at the World War II monument at Memorial Plaza. Click to see photos from last year's event.

Pricing: Free

Briarcliff Manor Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony

Where/When: Pleasantville Road (business district) on Monday, May 28 at 12 p.m. and

Why go: Commemorate Memorial Day with the annual village parade and following ceremony at Law Park (set to begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.). Click to see photos from last year's parade.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: Chabad Lubavitch of Briarcliff Manor & Ossining (11 Orchard Rd. Briarcliff Manor) on Sunday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Why go: Stop by to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot with ice cream and cheesecake. There will be a Torah reading of the 10 Commandments. This event is open to the public. Reservations recommended—call 923-2522 or email info@chabadbriarcliff.com.

Pricing: Free

Pleasantville Farmers' Market Opening

Where/When: Memorial Plaza on Saturday, May 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why go: It's back! New and returning vendors will be at Memorial Plaza on Saturday for Pleasantville's annual market. Favorites like Pickle Licious and Bialas Farms will have offerings for sale, while new vendors like Red Barn Bakery and Stefan's Pure Blends will make their Pleasantville Farmers' Market debut. Local band Nannyhagen Creek will be performing and Magician The Great Charlini will also put on a family show. Check Patch tomorrow for more on the opening.

Pricing: Free to browse

Animals & Acrobats

Where/When:  from Sunday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why go: Van Cortlandt Manor is turned into a menagerie accompanied by magicians, musicians and other entertainers Modeled on an early-American traveling circus. Animals & Acrobats also includes jugglers, acrobats and animal conservation groups. An ambassador wolf, stilt-dancers, fire-jugglers, gargantuan puppets and the chance to become a circus star will be some of the other fun highlights.

Pricing: $16 adults, $12 ages 3-17, free for age 2 and under.


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