The best things to do in and around North Salem the weekend of January 21 - 23


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Brrrrr! We are firmly in the deep freeze this weekend. Some people like to hunker down at home in these cold winter months, others like to stay busy with indoor activities and some brave souls embrace the season head-on in the great outdoors. Whichever camp you fall into, there are local activities to keep you entertained this weekend. Read on for our top picks.

Catch some hoops

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The North Salem high school girls JV and varsity basketball teams each have home games Friday night against Putnam Valley. Kick off your weekend by cheering on your Tigers on the hardwood.
Friday, January 21; 5:00 p.m. (JV) and 6:15 p.m. (Varsity) at North Salem HS gym

Pack the barn

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“The Herd” – the Brewster-Yorktown-Somers-North Salem high school hockey team-- faces off against Greeley Friday night at the Brewster Ice Arena. Games at the Arena are fast paced and action packed, and there’s food, drink and arcade games at the facility to keep the whole family entertained between periods.
Friday, January 21; 6:15 p.m.; Brewster Ice Arena

Girls try hockey
The New York Rangers are hosting a girls-only try hockey for free event at the Brewster Ice Arena. Girls between the ages of 5 and 14 are invited to attend, and no prior hockey experience is required. Participants receive free rental skates, loaner equipment and a souvenir Rangers hockey stick.
Saturday, January 22; 11:15 a.m.; Brewster Ice Arena

Get crafty at Railyard Arts Studio

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When the weather outside is frightfully cold, stay warm inside the Railyard Arts Studio, tapping into your creative side. The Studio is hosting several classes this weekend, ranging from Let it Snow sign making on Friday night to Sculpture Book making on Saturday and a Kids Paint Night on Saturday night.
Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22; times vary

Stock up your TBR pile.
The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library has reopened for in-person browsing. For those sub-zero wind chill days, there’s nothing like a stack of books to keep you busy as you hibernate.
Saturday, January 22; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Go on a poetry hike
The Lewisboro Land Trust is hosting a winter poetry hike at Onatru Farm in South Salem. This unique program inspires participants to interact with the natural world while exploring the art of poetry. Participants are encouraged to bring something to write with and/or a favorite poem about winter to share.
Saturday, January 22; 2:00 p.m.

Go Backyard Birding
Westchester County Parks is hosting a countywide Backyard Birding Bonanza program Saturday, in which visitors will learn about birds in the county, participate in crafts and more. The closest program sites in Northern Westchester are Lasdon Park, Muscoot Farm, and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
Saturday, January 22; 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. (times vary by location)

Seed now, plant later
Bedford 2030, a community nonprofit committed to fighting climate change, is hosting a seeding event on Sunday afternoon at the Bedford Hills train station. Learn about the importance and beauty of native plants and the crucial role they play in the sustenance of a healthy environment.
Sunday, January 23; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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