What to do in North Salem this weekend: Friday, Aug 19 - Sunday, Aug 21


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Another summer weekend is here, one that is likely to be full of warm weather and sunny skies. How best to take advantage of it? You could make a flower picking date at the newly opened Honeybee Grove Flower Farm in Somers, get in touch with your creative side at Keeler Library's Friday morning painters and artists get together, catch a piano phenom at Caramoor in Katonah or take advantage of one of the many happenings at The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield. 

Those and lots more events are happening in and around northern Westchester this weekend. Read on for our top picks.

11 things to do this weekend: Friday, Aug 19 - Sunday, Aug 21

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U-Pick Flowers at Honeybee Grove - Sat Aug 20 9:00 am

Honeybee Grove Flower Farm

Our zinnia patch will be open from 9am - 3pm this Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21 for open picking! Come on down to pick your own zinnias.  We provide scissors for cutting and a jug to carry your blooms home. The Details:$30 per picking bucket Credit Card/Debit Card/Venmo accepted. For more information visit: www.honeybeegrove.com. Note: Honeybee Grove is kid friendly! But not super stroller friendly… [more details]

Other Events

Bedford Riding Lanes Assoc. Trail Run - Fri Aug 19 9:30 am

Friday Trail Run! Kick off your weekend with a long stretch and mellow morning trail run. Join Lindsay Hearon this Friday 8/19 at 9:30 am for a guided 30-40 min trail run on one of her favorite loops. Details sent to registrants Thursday afternoon - sign up here. [more details]

Ruth Keeler Library: Teddy Bear Picnic - Fri Aug 19 10:30 am

Bring your teddy bear or favorite stuffie for a special storytime at the Keeler Library.
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Keeler Library: Friday painters and artists - Fri Aug 19 10:30 am

Join a fun and informal group of painters and artists, beginners and experienced, on Friday mornings at the library at 10:30 to work together. There is no instruction and you can draw, paint or work in any medium you choose. You must bring your own materials. 
There is no registration, just come. It is a great way to meet new people and all are welcome. [more details]

Caramoor: Matthew Whitaker Quintet - Fri Aug 19 7:00 pm

Young piano and organ phenomenon Matthew Whitaker is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years. A child prodigy, he has since shared the stage with some of the biggest and brightest stars in jazz. Whitaker also shines as an award-winning composer and an acclaimed bandleader whose unrelenting energy uplifts his bands and audiences alike.ArtistsMatthew Whitaker, pianoMarcos Robinson, guitarKarim “Kace” Hutton, bassJohnny Steele, drumsIvan Llanes, percussionFriday, August 19 at 7… [more details]

The Aldrich Museum: Third Saturdays - Sat Aug 20 10:00 am

Visit the Aldrich Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a family-friendly tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm.

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The Aldrich Museum: STICKY MATTER – Family Tour of 52 Artists - Sat Aug 20 1:00 pm

Arrows, pipes, paint, mud… how many different sticky materials can you discover along this tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, and why did the artists choose to use them? Guided by our Aldrich Educators, explore “sticky matter” through close-looking of materials, texture, process to spark family-friendly conversation around gender stereotypes and cultural divide in this landmark exhibition.*
Saturday, August 20 | 1 to 2 pm
Free [more details]

The Aldrich Museum: Poetry Reading with Emily Skillings - Sat Aug 20 4:00 pm

Lauded by Publishers Weekly for “her saucy, nonchalant feminist discontent,” Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not and two chapbooks, Backchannel and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and small press. Skillings has taught creative writing at Yale, Columbia, Parsons School of Design, Poets House, and through Brooklyn Poets. Saturday, August 20 | 4 to 5 pm
Single Poetry Reading: Member: Free; $22 Non-Member; $17 Student/Senior Non-Member
As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series.  [more details]

U-Pick Flowers at Honeybee Grove - Sun Aug 21 9:00 am

Our zinnia patch will be open from 9am to 3pm this Saturday and Sunday for open picking! Come on down to pick your own zinnias this weekend.

The Details:
$30 per picking bucket
Credit Card/Debit Card/Venmo accepted.
We provide scissors for cutting and a jug to carry your blooms home
9am-3pm August 20th & 21st
For more information please visit: www.honeybeegrove.com
Things to Keep in Mind While Visiting:
Honeybee Grove is kid friendly! But not super stroller friendly as you will be walking… [more details]

Muscoot Farm: Farmer's Market - Sun Aug 21 9:30 am

Muscoot's weekly Farmers Market supports farmers and sustainable efforts in our area, featuring over 20 local vendors each week.
9:30 am - 2:30 pm [more details]

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