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BIRD WALK 7:30 a.m. Marshlands Conservancy Boston Post Road Bird Migratory Observation. Bring your binoculars to see warblers and other active birds. For more information, call 914-835-4466.


BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP 9 a.m. Muscoot Farm Route 100 Join blacksmith Bill Fitzgerald to learn the technique of blacksmithing. Space is limited to 5 participants. Pre-registration required. For more information, call 914-864-7286


Enjoy a fun-filled day with musical entertainment provided by a variety of well-known local bands, featuring Lipbone Redding & The Lipbone Orchestra and others. Bring a picnic or purchase refreshments at the Nature Center. Members $8, Non-members $12. Children 2 to 12 years old $4. For more information, call 914-723-3470.


JAZZ BRUNCH 11 a.m. Shenorock Shore Club 475 Stuyvesant Avenue Distinguished Music Conservatory faculty musicians Harold Jones (flute), Irena Portenko (piano), Alfred Renino (bass), and Nick Mangini (drums) will unite the sound of their instruments for their Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio performances. For more information, call 914-761-3900.


NATURE WALK 10 a.m. Croton Point Nature Center Croton Point Avenue Biodiversity Blitz on the Former Landfill. Come and map out the species of plants and animals that can be found on the former site. For more information, call 914-862-5297.

GARDEN DAY 1 p.m. Muscoot Farm Route 100 Families are welcome to come join our master gardener prepare our vegetable garden for the summer. Participants will plant seeds and learn how to care for the soil. All our vegetables are donated to the local food bank. Dress to get dirty. For info, call 914-864-7282.

Cross River


PRIMITIVE SKILLS WEEKEND 10 a.m. Trailside Nature Museum Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Demonstrations on building natural shelters, camp craft, making fire from friction and more. May 14 and 15. For more information, call 914-864-7322.


MAMAPALOOZA 11 a.m. Kensico Dam Plaza Bronx River Parkway Entertainment by mom and pop bands, crafts and boutiques, information booths, women-owned businesses, “green” vendors and health and wellness information. For more information, call 914-864-PARK.

Mt. Vernon

CHURCH TOWER TOURS 12 p.m. St. Paul’s Church 897 S. Columbus Avenue We’re open for regular tours of the site, including the Church Bell Tower, from noon to 4 PM. For more information, call 914-667-4116.

North White Plains

NATURE WALK 1 p.m. Cranberry Lake Preserve Old Orchard Street Westchester’s Rocks and Minerals. Quartz, gneiss and feldspar are just some of the rocks and minerals you will find on this quarry hike. For more information, call 914-428-1005.


VOLUNTEER WORK 1 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Boston Post Road Making Trails Accessible. Bring work gloves and apply a gravel base to trails leading to various habitats. For more information, call 914-835-4466.

Sunday, May 15 White Plains

BICYCLE SUNDAY 10 a.m. Westchester County Center 198 Central Park Avenue The Bronx River Parkway opens to all bicylists, skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. No motorized vehicles. From the Westchester County Center in white Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. For more information, call 914-995-4050.


FARMERS MARKET 10 a.m. Muscoot Farm Route 100 Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicious baked goods. For more information, call 914-864-7282.


FAMILY MUSIC FEST 11 a.m. Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Road

NATURE WALK 2 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Boston Post Road Insect Whatsit. Walk through the forest and meadow to identify insects and what insects are. Hand lenses provided. For more information, call 914-835-4466.


LILAC WALK 2 p.m. Lasdon Park Route 35 Join Dr. Craig Hibben on this informative tour of Lasdon’s beauftiful lilac collection. Dr. Hibben was instrumental in the layout and the selection of plants for the Lilac Walk. For more information, call 914-864-7268.

Mt. Kisco

THE COMPOSER’S HOUR 3 p.m. Merestead 455 Byram Lake Road The Minimalist master, Steve Reich, will be on hand for an audience Q&A exploring his creative process, following a performance by the Borromeo String Quartet of his shattering Different Trains, which extensively used recorded speech to generate melody. For more information, call 914-788-4659.

White Plains

MUSICAL 4 p.m. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 3 Carhart Avenue A musical revue of Promises made, kept and broken performance by a group of very talented musicians and singers. Meet & greet reception follows.


CONCERT 4 p.m. Caramoor Center for Music & Arts 149 Girdle Ridge Road Former Caramoor Artistic Director and living legend, Andre Previn makes a triumphant return with the intensely musical and fiery violinist Joan Kwuon. This extraordinary duo explores the lush and scintillating sound worlds of three central works in the Francophone tradition. For more information, call 914232-1252 or visit

Wednesday, May 18 White Plains

DOWNTOWN CONCERT 12:10 p.m. Grace Church 33 Church Street Downtown Music at Grace Church: Accomplished Conservatory jazz vocalist Alma Micic, joined by musical friends, will perform. All ages. Free. For more information, call 914-9492874 or visit

Mt. Vernon

ORGAN CONCERT 1 p.m. St. Paul’s Church 897 S. Columbus Avenue Join us for a performance on the 1830 Erben, one of the nation’s oldest working organs. For more information, contact David Osborn, 914-667-4116.

The RIVERDALE REVIEW • Thursday, May 12, 2011

Saturday, May 14

Riverdale Review, May 12, 2011  

Weekly newspaper published in Riverdale, NY 10471

Riverdale Review, May 12, 2011  

Weekly newspaper published in Riverdale, NY 10471