CORTLANDT, N.Y. – Here are some of our picks for the best events around Cortlandt and Croton this weekend.
Friday, May 11
Experience Science 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Croton-Harmon High School will host the second annual "Experience Science" celebration to provide students at all grade levels with a forum to learn about, teach each other and practice science in a fun and engaging way. There will be hands-on science experience stations with student research and interactive experiments, as well as food and beverages. The event is free and open to the public. A ribbon cutting will be held just prior to the event to celebrate the opening of two new labs at CHHS, 36 Old Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson.
Saturday, May 12
Monkey Monkey Music: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Get ready to “Jump High,” play “Air Guitar,” “Shake it Loud” and let your monkeys out with “Monkey Monkey Music,” seen on public television all over the country. This show will get both little ones and adults moving and on their feet. Enjoy catchy tunes about odd numbers and learn the “macaroni” dance, then take a trip “In the Garden” with Meredith LeVande’s magical book. This show will take place at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson.
Bethel’s Mother’s Day Marketplace 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse among these treasures to find that perfect gift for mom (or yourself!). Items include chocolates, handmade greeting cards, jewelry, signed sports memorabilia, crocheted items, flowers and so much more. More than 20 vendors will be there. Admission and parking are free, for more information call 914-739-6700x220. Bethel is located at 67 Springvale Road, Croton-on-Hudson.
Street Games: 2 to 4 p.m. This is an action-packed afternoon of outdoor play for all ages at The Garden Road School. Learn to play Skelzey, Jacks, Stickball, Double Dutch, Marbles, Hooping, Steal the Bacon, Red Rover and others. Highlights include a student workshop and performance with Michael Feigenbaum, who is currently performing in VocaPeople Off Broadway and is teaching Garden Road students about beat-boxing and body percussion. The Garden School is located at 99 Baron De Hirsch Road, Crompond.
Teatown Native Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up some unusual herbs for your spring garden, perennials or annuals at Teatown’s Native Plant sale. Enjoy cheese and wine in thanks for supporting Teatown, or visit Wild Flower Island from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Teatown is located at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining.
Sunday, May 13
Mother’s Day Tea at Hilltop Farms: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hilltop Farms will once again offer tea for mom. Come over and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee from the Hilltop Farms café. Hilltop Farm is located at 2028 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson.
Mother’s Day Concert:11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy a fun and musical Mother’s Day with your family and friends at a special concert featuring the world-renowned Israeli music group The Fountainheads. Admission is free, $36 is a suggested donation. Visit the group's website for more information. Temple Israel of Northern Westchester is located at 31 Glengary Road, Croton-on-Hudson.