September is upon us: Kids are back to school, pools and beaches are empty and the hot temperatures have peaked. Northern Westchester has plenty of outdoor, cultural and favorite pastimes to get you over the summertime blues. Take a look at some of the events that Northern Westchester has lined up for the month of September.
Village Improvement Society 5K, Katonah – 9/10/2016: 8am, Katonah: The KVIS 5K is staged to begin and end at the junction of Edgemont and The Parkway in the heart of Katonah Village. This event will also feature a 1 mile challenge for kids. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or check online: http://www.katonahvis.com/index.html
House and Free Arts Day 09/10/2016 1:00 PM, Katonah Arts Center. Newcomers are invited to visit the Katonah Art Center for a sneak peak at the facility and the class offerings. Try out an arts workshop–which might include drawing, painting, pottery, collage, sculpture, animation, cartooning, crafts, music and more.http://www.katonahartcenter.com
Biscuit’s Birthday Bash 9/10/16, from 2:00 – 4:00pm, Hall of Scoops and the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) are hosting an afternoon of kids’ activities to launch a new custom-crafted ice cream flavor, Biscuit’s Birthday Bash and to celebrate and raise awareness of the 4th Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, which will take place on Saturday, September 24 at the nearby Robert Bell Middle School. http://www.ccbfestival.org/
**9/11 Twilight Memorial – Sunday 09/11/2016 7:00 PM, Kensico Dam Plaza. Honor Westchester’s victims at the annual 9/11 ceremony at Kensico Dam Plaza, at the site of the county’s memorial. The agenda includes a wreath-laying ceremony, a reading of the names of the victims and performances by local artists.
**Armonk Cider & Donut Festival and Jamie’s “Run for Love” 9/18/16- Wampus Park, Armonk Get your fix of doughnuts and cider at this annual festival, plus enjoy live music, a pre-event race, doughnut fishing and a pie-eating contest. http://www.armonkchamberofcommerce.com/armonk-fall-festival
Bingo Nights – North Castle Community Center: Small round robin, large round robin, full card, etc…Play Bingo and win some cool prizes. Don’t miss out on the action. Fri, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4 & 12/18: 6:30-8:30pm. North Castle Community Center, 10 Clove Rd., North White Plains; www.northcastleny.com
**Mt. Kisco Sidewalk Sales Days Sat: 9/19: 10am-5pm & Sun: 9/20: 12-4pm. Mt. Kisco Chamber of Commerce’s sales days is a family friendly event offering live music, rides, contests with prizes, food court, and samples and special sales from over 150 local merchants. (Mt. Kisco; www.mt.kiscochamber.com
**Wizards AT BHHS for the Byram Hills Education Foundation– Fri, 9/23: 7pm, Byram Hills High School : Professional trick hoops and alley oops team takes on the Bobcat Bruisers (BHHS faculty.) Since 1994 the BHEF has raised over $3.5 million in grants for state of the art programs and technologies at all of the district’s schools. They recently announced ten new grants totaling $154,000. (Byram Hills H. S.,12 Tripp Lane, Armonk; http://www.byramhillsfoundation.org/Events.html
Family Concert – Sunday, 9/24/16,1:00pm, and Sunday 9/27/16, 1:00pm. The Knights with Yo Yo Ma: Featuring interactive games and discussion, meet a mermaid in a magical lake, see the hills of the Italian countryside, and encounter a mythical bird from Persian folktales. www.caramoor.org
** Children’s Book Festival: Saturday, 9/24/16 10:00am-4:00pm, Bell Middle School – Rain or Shine. More than 90 popular authors, who bring your favorite characters to life, are expected to participate. Most will be signing their books and reading excerpts. Bring your whole family for tons of fun, food, kid-friendly activities, entertainment and, of course, books! http://www.ccbfestival.org/
Autumn Equinox Yoga Celebration at John Jay Homestead 9/24/16, John Jay Homestead: 10:30am-12pm.– : The Katonah Village Improvement Society continues its Yoga celebrations into the fall. Head over to the bucolic grounds and historic buildings of the John Jay Homestead and do your best downward facing dog al fresco with friends and neighbors. All are welcome. Register online. (John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St., Katonah; www.katonahkvis.com)
New Castle Community Day – Sat, 9/24/16: 9am-2pm. (Chappaqua Train Station). The Rotary Club of Chappaqua’s annual meet and greet features over 70 exhibitors presenting information about their organization including the Chappaqua Library, the New Castle Historical Society and The Chappaqua Orchestra. This event also features rides, food, entertainment, and family activities.http://mynewcastle.org/
**Armonk Outdoor Art Show – Sat, 9/24/16: Charlie Lagond & Friends: As part of the Armonk Outdoor Art Show’s weekend of events there will be a free concert at Whippoorwill Hall featuring jazz legend Charlie Lagond & Friends. They will perform “Soulful Serenade Memphis to Motown to Neo-Soul.” 8pm. (Whippoorwill Hall, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. East, Armonk; www.armonkoutdoorartshow.org
Westmoreland Sanctuary Orienteering Challenge – 10/1/2016: 10am-1pm: The ultimate in Treasure Hunts that’s perfect for families or groups. Westmoreland Sanctuary and Hudson Valley Orienteering all-levels orienteering challenge offers three courses for kids and adults from beginner through intermediate as well as advanced courses for experienced orienteers. All the courses run through Westmoreland’s scenic woodlands. Maps, instruction, training and refreshments are provided. Compass rentals available. Start times begin at 10am and the last start time is 1pm. The courses usually run from 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete. (Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Mt. Kisco; www.westmorelandsanctuary.org)
Autumn Celebration -10/16/2016 – Muscoot Farm, Katonah : Muscoot farms welcomes /he fall season with its annual Autumn Celebration. Visitors can spend the day l/stening and dancing to a band, watching a blacksmithing demonstration, making crafts, viewing antique cars, trying their hand at a variety of farm games, and enjoying a hayride. FREE. http://www.muscootfarm.org/