What to do in North Salem this New Year's weekend: Friday, Dec 30 - Sunday, Jan 1


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This weekend starts in one year and ends in a different one. There are all kinds of ways to mark the New Year locally. If you're hosting a party, you're going to want to drop by Folkways Wines in Croton Falls first; on Friday and Saturday they're hosting their annual champagne tasting. If you have young kids, both the Brewster and Ridgefield libraries are hosting Noon Year's Eve parties. And if you're feeling reflective as the calendar turns, there's a breakfast and prayer service at St. James Church in North Salem and New Year's Day hikes at the John Jay Homestead and Mt. Holly Preserve. Read on for our full roundup of New Year's weekend events.

16 things to do this weekend: Friday, Dec 30 - Sunday, Jan 1

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Folkways Wines Annual Champagne Tasting - Fri Dec 30 4:00 pm

Join us as we open up our favorite bottles just in time for your New Year's Eve celebrations! Folkways' Annual Champagne Tasting. Dates: Fri. 12/30 4-7pm & Sat 12/31 11-2pm Location: Folkways Croton Falls Cost: Free [more details]

Other Events

Ruth Keeler Library: Westchester Breathes - Fri Dec 30 9:30 am

Participate in a program of gentle movement, breathing and relaxation exercises that reduce the experience of stress and anxiety and have a positive impact on your health and well being. This is an ongoing program offered by the Westchester Library System that increase a sense of calm and well-being. These exercises are simple and evidence-based – which is to say …they work! [more details]

Brewster Ice Arena: Public Skate - Fri Dec 30 10:00 am

Winter holiday session public skate available at the following times:

10:30a-12:30p; 12:40p-2:40p; 2:50p-4:50p; 8:15-10:15 pm (night skate)
Admission: $9 adults / $7 kids. Rental skates: $4 / $2 for walkers
[more details]

Ruth Keeler Library: Friday Painters & Artists - Fri Dec 30 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 materials. There is no registration; just come. It is a great way to meet new people, and all are welcome. [more details]

Town of North Salem: Special Town Board Meeting - Fri Dec 30 12:00 pm

Special Town Board Meeting to approve a grant application for 3 Owens Road (Schoolhouse Theater) [more details]

Ridgefield Running Co: Saturday Shop Run - Sat Dec 31 8:00 am

Ridgefield Running Company’s Saturday Shop Runs: Happening every week, with options for everyone. All paces are welcome. Winter start times:~8 AM Main Run; 8:15 AM Guided Interval Run**The Guided Interval Run is a workout guided by a representative from RRC, featuring walk-run intervals. Perfect for beginners and those coming back from injury. [more details]

Wolf Conservation Center: Wolves of North America - Sat Dec 31 11:00 am

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the arrival of winter! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa and Nikai as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too.  Pre-registration is required. [more details]

Brewster Library: Noon Year's Eve Party - Sat Dec 31 11:00 am

Kids ages 3-10 come to our Noon Year's Eve Party! Games, Crafts and some snacks included. Get ready for 2023! [more details]

Folkways Wines Annual Champagne Tasting - Sat Dec 31 11:00 am

Join us as we open up our favorite bottles just in time for your New Year's Eve celebrations! Folkways Annual Champagne Tasting from 11am-2pm

Location: Folkways Croton Falls
Cost: Free  [more details]

Ridgefield Library: Noon Year's Eve Ball Drop - Sat Dec 31 11:45 am

All ages are invited to join us as we count down to 2023 and say goodbye to 2022! Drop-ins welcome, but registration required for refreshments. [more details]

Hayfields Market: Cars & Coffee - Sun Jan 1 8:00 am

Cars & Coffee is always on the first Sunday of every month… rain or shine! All four seasons. Help us keep Cars & Coffee organized by reserving online before you visit. Reservations are NOT required. It’s only if you want to guarantee a spot.Reserve online for $10 and you’ll get a coffee when you arrive! [more details]

St. James Episcopal Church: New Year's Breakfast & Prayer Service - Sun Jan 1 9:00 am

First Annual St. James New Year’s Breakfast and Prayer Service at 9:00 am [more details]

Ridgefield Running Co. Resolution Run - Sun Jan 1 9:00 am

Start 2023 off in the best way: A run and breakfast!Join us for the annual Resolution Run and declare your goals for 2022. Meet at Ridgefield High School (parking lot near the tennis courts, NOT the track) and run either 7.5 miles, 3.3 miles, or walk 1 mile and enjoy hot coffee and breakfast when you return. This is a non-competitive fun run and a great way to kickoff the new year.Please RSVP so that we can anticipate how much food to bring. [more details]

Lewisboro Land Trust: First Day Hike - Sun Jan 1 11:00 am

There's no better way to start the new year than with our First Day Hike! Get a healthy start to 2023 by getting outside with Lewisboro Land Trust for a brisk hike with your neighbors, family, and friends at Mount Holly Preserve. Join LLT's board member and preserve steward, Paul Collura, for a guided hike of Mount Holly Preserve, which has over 50 acres with 1.5 miles of trails.  [more details]

Wolf Conservation Center: Winter Wolves - Sun Jan 1 11:00 am

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their maturing pups experience their first winter season. Guests will visit gray wolves Alawa and Nikai. [more details]

First Day Hike at John Jay Homestead - Sun Jan 1 1:00 pm

Kick start your New Year’s resolutions with a self-guided Historic Landscape Tour of John Jay Homestead!John Jay began to inherit his land near Bedford, New York, in 1785, three years after his father died. He began developing the land as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first. He developed it further in the late-1790s to become his home in retirement.  [more details]

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