Things to do in and around North Salem July 31 – August 1


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Here we are in the home stretch of summer. By the end of this weekend, it’ll be August, leaving us one more month to soak up longer days and warm nights before we turn the corner into fall. Speaking of fall, this weekend’s weather will bring a hint of it, with temperatures staying relatively mild. Read on for our best bets for the weekend.

Find a treasure at the (silent) auction

St. James Episcopal Church in North Salem is hosting its 62nd Auction & Market this Saturday. Bid on antiques, favorite restaurants, spas, wine, jewelry, art and more.
Saturday, July 31; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Have some four-legged fun
Hayfields Market is hosting a “Dog Days of Summer” dog parade this Saturday. Bring Rover and the family out for complimentary lunch and dog treats. Come dressed to impress – there will be a photo booth for pet portraits and prizes awarded after the parade.
Saturday, July 31; 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Chill out with live music

The Katonah Musuem of Art is hosting the second outdoor concert of its Summer Social series, featuring live music from The Shaves, cool drinks and delicious food and art making in the museum’s Marilyn M. Simpson Sculpture Garden. Complimentary beer, wine, specialty cocktails, soft drinks and snacks will be provided, with food available for purchase from Elias New York Wood Oven Pizza and Penny Lick’s local old-fashioned ice cream.
Saturday, July 31; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday
The Lewisboro Land Trust is hosting a special evening hike through the enchanted woods at the Leon Levy Preserve in South Salem. Attendees will hike a 1.5-mile loop through the preserve, making occasional stops along the route for Harry Potter trivia and other “witchcraft and wizardry” activities. The birthday party will be held at the Black Mansion ruins, where refreshments and treats will be served. Costumes and accessories are encouraged.
Saturday, July 31; 6:30 p.m.

Oooh and aaahh over some fancy cars

Image courtesy of Hayfields Market

Sunday is the first day of the month, which means local tradition “Cars & Coffee” is back at Hayfield Market. Motorheads come from all over to show off their vintage or new Porsches, Ferraris, McLarens and other rare vehicles at this monthly event. Don’t have your own? You can still grab a coffee and mingle – it’s a friendly bunch and the owners are always happy to chat.
Sunday, August 1; 8:00 a.m. – noon.

Get artsy at the Hammond
The Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden is hosting an opening day art exhibition on Sunday afternoon, featuring “Bloom II,” an exhibit that focuses on the expansive and complex theme of flowers. The outdoor sculpture exhibit features the work of eight artists.
Sunday, August 1; 1:00 p.m.

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