Don't Miss: Pleasantville Farmers’ Market Indoor Season; Pace Film Festival

See what's going on this weekend in Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor.

Pleasantville Farmers Market Indoors in 2012. / Credit: Chad Kraus
Pleasantville Farmers Market Indoors in 2012. / Credit: Chad Kraus

The holiday season is in full swing and so are events around Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor this weekend. Feeling overwhelmed? No worries. We’re here to help sort out all the fun to be had.

Here are the details for several great events in the area.

1. Pleasantville Farmers’ Market takes its show inside: The Pleasantville Farmers Market, the largest farmers market in Westchester County, opens its second annual indoor market season Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pleasantville Middle School. There will be over 40 vendors providing the highest quality regionally grown foods, including humanely raised meats, winter-grown vegetables, prepared foods sourced with regional ingredients, and many other offerings. For more details, click here

2. Briarcliff Art Auction: The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor will hold an art auction in the Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.  Items on hand will include sport and music memorabilia. Funds raised by the auction will be used for the Club's community service and international understanding projects. For more information, click here

3. Briarcliff Bonfire & Sing-a-long: Don't miss the 19th annual “Community Bonfire & Holiday Sing-a-Long” on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at Law Memorial Park. Join your friends and neighbors at the Pavilion in Law Memorial Park for a warm and inviting celebration of peace and community fellowship to launch this winter's holiday season. It's a free admission event for all ages.

4. Holiday Wine Tasting: Sample champagne and wines from the prestigious Thienot Champagne Group at 147 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Many wines will be available, from acclaimed vineyards and wineries, specially selected and presented by well-known industry expert, Thierry Pradines of Best Wine Purveyors. Signature food tasting, provided and sponsored by Traxoria 160, will also be on hand. Ten percent of holiday wine orders will be donated to Arc Stages by Wine Retail Sponsor, Best Wine Purveyors. Tickets can be purchased at www.ArcStages.org -- $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

5. Messiah Sing Along: If you love Handel Messiah Sing-Alongs, you will love this one hosted by the New Westchester Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Dec.8 at 3 p.m. in the Briarcliff Congregational Church. This new holiday tradition gets a unique twist with a full orchestra accompaniment playing the Mozart/Prout edition of Handel's beloved oratorio, rather than the usual piano or organ accompaniment. The program will be the complete choruses, not just part one. Admission is $10 admission and includes score rental (or bring your own) and refreshments. Children under 8 get in free. Visit http://newsymphony.org/messiah.html for more info and for advance tickets.

6. Free Day Film Festival: Pace University’s student-run film festival will continue the campus’s 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7. The films will be shown from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Pace Pleasantville, 861 Bedford, entrance 3, the Kessel Student Center, Lienhard Hall and Miller Hall. The festival is free and open to the public, and will feature iconic films from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Classic films to be shown Willy Wonka, Mary Poppins, Social Network, Saturday Night Fever, Jurassic Park, Life of Pi, Lillies of the Field, and When Harry Met Sally. For more information, click here


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