CORTLANDT, N.Y. There are beer tastings, fall festivals and even a dog parade this weekend. Check out this list of events happening around Cortlandt and Croton for more information, or see our Events page for even more events.
Friday, Oct. 5
Anderson Valley Beer Tasting 6-9 p.m. Join others at the Green Growler Grocery for this free "tap takeover" beer tasting. The Green Growler is located at 368 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson.
9th Annual Columbus Day Festival This traditional Italian festival takes place over three days, at Ossining's Veterans Park on Narrangansett Avenue. There will be games, rides, raffles, entertainment and food vendors. On Friday, the fair is open from 5-11 p.m., Saturday from 4-11 p.m., and Sunday from 3-10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Jewelry Making with Found Objects 10:30 a.m. Learn how to create jewelry from objects found on the Croton Point Park beach. Participants should register with parks.westchestergov.com. There is a $5 fee.
Cub Scout Badge Day 10-11:30 a.m., 12-1:30 p.m. Bring you cub scouts to Teatown Lake Reservation for a day of discovery as they work toward portions of the map and compass, geology and wildlife conservation belt loops and pins. There is a $10 fee per scout. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 for more information. Teatown is located at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining.
Family Yoga 4-5:15 p.m. Laughing Hearts Yoga presents this class for the whole family, which includes games, circus yoga activities, and partner work. This class is designed for families with children ages 7 and up. The class takes place at Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Road S. Croton-on-Hudson. For more information and pricing call 914-319-4010, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze See more than 5,000 hand carved Jack O'Lanterns at the Hudson Valley's largest Halloween themed attraction, at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton. The Blaze runs evenings, through Nov. 11. See Historic Hudson Valley's website for more information, advance tickets are required.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Battle of the Ducks 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Cortlandt Manor Rotary Ducks and Putnam Valley Rotary Ducks battle it out at Sprout Brook Park. Design your own duck rally for games and prizes, and enjoy face painting, sand art and games.
Yorktown Fall Festival and Street Fair 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 250 vendors with food, jewelry, clothing, art and demonstrations will fill Commerce Street, Veterans Road and Jack DeVito Field in Yorktown. Admission is free, the rain date is Monday, Oct. 8.
Dog Parade to Heel Autism 10 a.m. The Hendrick Hudson Leos hosts this dog parade to benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind Heeling Autism, which donates seeing-eye dogs to visually impaired and autistic children. The parade takes place at the Buchanan Pavilion, dogs should be leashed, there is a $10 entrance fee per dog.
Van Cortlandtville Historical Society Fall Festival 2-5 p.m. Colonial cooking demonstrations and free samples will be available at the fall festival, where baked goods will also be on sale to benefit the historical society's educational programs. The event is free, and takes place at The Little Red Schoolhouse, at the north end of Locust Avenue, next to Old Saint Peter's Church and cemetery in Cortlandt. For more information visit www.vancort.net or call 914-736-7868.
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