Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor school districts will have four-day weekends (Saturday through Tuesday) for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Here's a look at some of the events to check out locally:
Rosh Hasanah Services
- Selichot (with music and meditation) on Saturday, 10 p.m. to midnight (at Pleasantville Community Synagogue)
- on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. (at Rosenthal JCC)
- Tashlich on Monday at 2 p.m. (/Sanctuary)
- Erev Rosh Hashanah Service on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
- Rosh Hashanah Service on Monday and Tuesday at 8:45 a.m.
- Children's Service on Monday and Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.
- Family service with Roni Shapiro and Ben David on Monday at 4 p.m.
- Taschlich on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
- Evening Rosh Hashanah Service on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Where/When: and surrounding area on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 2 to 10 p.m.
Why go: Community Day is back on for Saturday after a threat of rain postponed it last weekend. Click to read more and check out an afternoon of rides, games, booths by local non-profits and more.
High School Football: Pleasantville vs. Briarcliff
Where/When: on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Why go: The Bears and Panthers will meet after Briarcliff fell last season and Pleasantville shut out its rival . Who are you betting on to take on this season's matchup?
Where/When: in Ossining on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.
Why go: Meet a few of Teatown’s ambassador insects before they disappear for the winter. Recommended for children ages four and up. Registration is recommended—call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to reserve a spot.
Pricing: Free for members; $5/child for nonmembers
When/Where: in Tarrytown on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 12 to 6 p.m.
Why go: More than 60 authors and illustrators will read from or sign their latest books at the 15th annual Celebrate Children's Book Day. The activity-packed program includes readings, demonstrations, magic tricks, costumed book characters wandering about, roaming artist Dikki Ellis, live music and, of course, thousands of books for sale and signing by their authors and illustrators. Food will be available all afternoon and musical entertainment will be provided from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Free parking.
Pricing: $14/adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 3 to 17; free for children under 3 and Historic Hudson Valley members
Where/When: on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Parents of high school seniors (as well as interested students) are invited to learn about the college application process, what the "common application" is, pick up tips for college essays and how to choose a school with Mollie Reznick, associate director of The College Connection.