What To Do This Weekend Around Cortlandt

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Check out our list of what to do around Cortlandt this weekend. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

CORTLANDT, N.Y. - This weekend around Cortlandt is chocked full of holiday-themed events, from tree and menorah lightings to a holiday basketball tournament. 

Friday, Dec. 7

5th Annual Jack McGuire Holiday Basketball Tournament: 5-6:30 p.m. Students in fifth through 10th grade are invited to shoot hoops individually or as teams of four. Registration is at the door and all players will receive one raffle ticket and a chance to win two tickets to either a New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets home game. The tournament takes place in the Hendrick Hudson High School Dome, 2166 Albany Post Road, Montrose. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds benefit the Jack McGuire Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Cortlandt Engine Company Tree Lighting: 7-8 p.m. All are invited to enjoy free refreshments and the Hendrick Hudson High School Chorus as former Hendrick Hudson High School coach Paul Natale lights the Christmas tree. The Cortlandt Engine Company is at 3159 Albany Post Road, Montrose.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Second Saturday Walk at Brinton Brook: 9 a.m. The Sawmill River Audubon leads a monthly walk through its largest bird sanctuary, Brinton Brook in Croton-on-Hudson, off of Route 9A. This walk is appropriate for ages 6 and up; registration is not necessary. This walk is done regardless of weather, except in cases of extreme weather or road closures. Walkers should meet at the main parking area, off Route 9A.

Project Feed Watch: 10 a.m. to noon. Join other citizen scientists and members of the Sawmill River Audubon at the Croton Point Park Nature Center to count birds at the feeder. This practice helps establish migrating and domestic bird populations. The event is free.

18th Annual Croton Artisans Holiday Boutique: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Croton Artisans will be selling handcrafted items including paintings, ceramics, Japanese paper art, jewelry, fashion and 30-minute portraits. There will also be guest vendors participating in the Boutique providing pottery, wood items, luxuries for bath and home, fashion accessories and henna body art. The boutique takes place at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck St., Croton.

A Walk Through Time on Croton Point: 10:30 a.m. Join naturalist John Phillips as you learn about history, nature and the mighty Hudson River. This event is free and begins at the Croton Point Park Nature Center.

Santa Visits Hilltop Farms: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hilltop Farms will have candy canes and hot chocolate ready for all those ready for a visit with Santa. Hilltop Farms is at 2028 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson. Call 914-358-1531 for more information.

The Nutcracker at Yorktown Stage: 1 p.m. Yorktown Stage is having performances of this Christmas classic. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for Yorktown residents, $21 for seniors 63 and older, $21 for students and $19 for children younger than 12. The theater is at 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown. 

Holiday Art Crawl and Pop-Up Gallery Reception: 6-8 p.m. Tour window installations created by Peekskill Project V artists for the downtown area. Enjoy exciting performances, music and refreshments at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St., Peekskill. 

Sunday, Dec. 9

J-Baby: Hanukkah Happening: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your child to enjoy a performance by Calypso Conroy, and make gifts for family and friends in the Gift Factory. This event takes place at the Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville. Admission is $10 per child. To register, call Cathy Deutchman, at 914-741-0333 ext. 25, or email cathy@rosenthaljcc.org.

18th Annual Croton Artisans Holiday Boutique: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Croton Artisans will be selling handcrafted items including paintings, ceramics, Japanese paper art, jewelry, fashion and 30-minute portraits. There will also be guest vendors participating in the boutique providing pottery, wood items, luxuries for bath and home, fashion accessories and henna body art. The boutique takes place at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck St., Croton.

The Nutcracker at Yorktown Stage: 1 p.m. Yorktown Stage is having performances of this Christmas classic. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for Yorktown residents, $21 for seniors 63 and older, $21 for students and $19 for children younger than 12. The theater is at 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown.

"An Archaeologist's View of Hudson Valley Homes of the 19th Century": 2 p.m. This free talk, featuring Eugene Boesch, is presented by the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association and takes place at Croton Point Park's Nature Center. 

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting: 7 p.m. Bring the family to the Jefferson Valley Mall to light the candles on the menorah for the second night of Hanukkah. First Hebrew Congregation will provide son sheets, chocolate coins and travel-sized menorahs while supplies last. The mall is at 650 Lee Blvd., Jefferson Valley.

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