What to Do This Weekend: July 8-10, 2016

A roundup of what Westchester has to offer over the next three days


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A scene from last year's Pleasantville Music Festival, which is awesome, and happening again in a couple days.

Photo courtesy Flickr/OMG Photo

With Fourth of July Weekend come and gone, it may seem that all the excitement of the summer has passed us by. But for Westchester County residents, the fun continues this weekend with festivities across the county. Here are five great things to do—whether you’re young and single or toting around toddlers—for the weekend of July 8-10, 2016.

 

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Screening and Q&A, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville

Pleasantville’s prestigious art-house theater is hosting a special screening of Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You this coming Sunday, July 10. Following co-directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Gray’s fascinating Sundance Film Festival-screened documentary—which covers the 93-year-old All in the Family, Good Times et al creator’s life, career, and ongoing vitality—moviegoers will have the chance to attend an exclusive Q&A with Lear himself, moderated by no less than Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members, a small price to pay for some good celebrity schmoozing and first-hand testimony from a TV legend.

 

Storybook Yoga, Croton Free Library, Croton-on-Hudson

Take your tykes to the Croton Free Library this Friday, July 8 for a morning of stretching and creative movement. Certified yoga instructor Kristy Cohen leads this fun class and takes participants through the stories of kid-favorite characters, encouraging them to move along with the tales. For ages 3-8; free admission.

 

Bottomless Mimosas Brunch, Polpettina, Larchmont

What’s better than a delicious Sunday morning (or early afternoon) brunch? One that comes with unlimited mimosas, naturally. Swing by Polpettina of Larchmont to enjoy a prix fixe of Balthazar mini-pastries, one starter, one entrée, and bottomless mimosas, all for just $35. Or take advantage of their other expansive a la carte options. Just make sure you don’t sleep in too late—brunch service ceases at 3 pm.

 

Pleasantville Music Festival, Parkway Field, Pleasantville

Westchester’s beloved summer music fest is back and better than ever, highlighted by headliners Guster and KT Tunstall, in addition to food vendors, camping grounds, kid’s activities, and more, all day this Saturday. Plus, check out the event’s awesome Zero Waste initiative to keep the grounds clean. Tickets available for purchase at the gate, starting at $25 for seniors and students, or $55 for adults. Adults save $10 when purchasing online.

 

Rescue Me Exhibit, transFORM Gallery, New Rochelle

This New Rochelle gallery’s latest exhibit and fundraiser in collaboration with the Humane Society of Westchester kicks off this Saturday and will be on display through September 24, featuring work from more 15 local artists, all of whom will contribute 10 percent of sales to the Humane Society. As if cute animal art and philanthropy weren’t enough, there’ll be food available and, most importantly, $5 pony rides. Admission is donation based ($5-10 suggested).

 

Hastings Flea, Metro-North Lot, Hastings-on-Hudson

The rivertowns’ reputed market returns for the first time since early June this Sunday. Featuring antique furniture, crafts and gifts, jewelry, comics, food, and live music, this is one flea with an itch worth scratching, especially since admission is free

 

 

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