Check out some of the local events happening in 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.
Where/When: on Saturday, July 14 from 12 to 8:30 p.m.
Why go: The English Beat is headling the eighth annual music festival on Saturday. In addition, there will be 15 other performers across three stages all-day-long. Bring your own blankets and one-sided tents. Check out local vendors all-day-long. Alcohol is served in the Beer & Wine Garden by Pleasantville's and Captain Lawrence Brewery. Click to see a full lineup of performers.
Pricing: $40 adults; $15 students and seniors; free for children 11 and under
Where/When: Briarcliff Manor Pleasantville Road Business District on Thursday, July 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Why go: The Fourth of July may have passed, but you can still head downtown decked out in your red, white and blue best to celebrate an Americana-themed evening in Briarcliff Manor. The Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event will include live music by Enveloping Sounds, kids face painting and an old-fashioned pie baking contest to be judged by you—the public. Many businesses will be offering free sample, discounts and specials.
Pricing: Free to browse and taste
Briarcliff Manor Family Fun Night
Where/When: on Friday, July 13, beginning at 6 p.m.
Why go: The is continuing a village tradition that has been in place since 1963. All local families are invited to take part in field (6 p.m.) and pool (7:15 p.m.), earning points and ribbons along the way. The two highest scoring families will receive plaques and the winners will be added to the department's Hall of Fame. Field games include a 40-yard dash, ice cream eating contest, sack relay race and egg toss. Pool events include a kickboard relay, penny dive and any-style goes races. No registration required.
Where/When: North Castle Library (19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk) on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Pleasantville non-profit (LVP) is hosting its sixth annual revue, featuring performances by Maile Hamilton, Kathryn Krull, Lauren Camadeco, Marcy Edelstein, Lauren Fiorelli, Jonathan Foox, Christie Haggerty, Aleah Papes, David Nathan Perlow, Ali Ross
and Leah Wagner-Stout.
Where/When: on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Introduce your kids to some classics with City Winds Trio. The group will perform music ranging from Brahms to Mozart. For kids ages three to 10 and their families.
Born to be Wild at the Briarcliff Library
Where/When: on Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Check out the recently-released DVD Born to be Wild (Rated G) on the library's big screen Friday. Bring your own snacks.
Pleasantville Farmers' Market
Where/When: Memorial Plaza on Saturday, July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why go: The seasons are changing for local farmers and that's reflected in the type of offerings now available at the weekly Community Markets spot in Pleasantville. This weekend, pick up fruit, veggies, prepared foods and more at the market and enjoy a demonstration by Chef Lynne Curry. She will be demonstrating how to cook grass-fed beef from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Pricing: Free to browse
Ossining Summer Waterfront Concert Series
Where/When: (across from the Ossining Train Station) on Friday, July 13 and every Friday night through August 31, 7 p.m.
Why go: Celebrate the summer with live music, fresh food and stunning views. This summer's lineup: July 13: Act 3, July 20: The Doug Correllus Quintet, July 27: Jigsaww, August 3: Pete Herger, August 10: KJ Dennard, August 17: Powderfinger, August 24: Teri Lamar & the New Company, August 31: Mike and Miriam Risko. All events are weather-permitting.
Jessie Jafet contributed to this report.