Get ready for the weekend! From the Garner Arts Festival to Yonkers Arts Weekend, a craft beer event with live music, and a model train show among the offerings, there’s something for everyone this weekend, May 20-22.
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Food Truck Fridays, May 20
This event at Lewisboro Town Park, hosted by the Lewisboro Town Park Playground Improvement Project, includes an evening of music and local food trucks. 5-8 p.m. There is no cost to attend but registration is strongly suggested. Donations will go toward supporting the Lewisboro Playground Project. Register in advance at eventbrite.com. Next food truck Friday is June 17. Lewisboro Town Park, 1079 Route 35, South Salem.
Beats & Eats Food Truck Festival, May 21
Find trucks such as Poke Motion, a beer garden along with live music from 1-6 p.m. in the commuter parking lot of the Chappaqua Metro-North train station. Hosted by New Castle Recreation Department.
Garner Arts Festival, May 21, 22
From noon to 6 p.m. both days, visitors can explore the 14-acre Garner Historic District and meet painters, sculptors, illustrators, graphic designers, textile artists and more and have the opportunity to make their own art in workshops for all ages. The Festival has a craft show, art installations and performances in the historic brick alleys and along thee Minisceongo creek, along with live music, local food and craft beverages.
The GARNER Creekside food court will offer made-to-order pies by Pizza Vitale, Haverstraw’s 5 Senses food truck, Big Daddy’s Homeplate BBQ of Haverstraw, Haverstraw’s iconic summertime ice cart, Ice Is Nice – Oh Yes It Is! The GARNER bar will serve craft beer from Industrial Arts Brewing Company alongside pop-ups from Rockland Cider Works, root beer from Stony Point Brewing Co., and Wölffer Estate wine. A pop-up coffee bar stocked with the complex’s own artisanal roaster, Stack Street Coffee, will also be open. Tickets are $8 adults; $6 seniors, students, military; kids 12 and under are free. Family day-pass for up to 4 guests is $18; single person is $14. 55 West Railroad Ave., Garnerville. For more information, go to garnerartscenter.org/2022artsfestival.
TAP New York Craft Beer & Food Festival, May 21,22
A two-day beer festival showcasing hand-crafted beers in New York state featuring live music by The Wallflowers, Almost Queen takes place at Bethel Woods. 2-6 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30-$150 with discounts offered for advance purchase. This is a 21+ event. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21+ years of age. Photo ID required for entry. Go to bethelwoodscenter.org for tickets, info.
Yonkers Arts Weekend, May 21, 22
The weekend includes a range of pop-up exhibitions, free art workshops, and musical performances across four venues including pop up galleries and art workshops in the Downtown Waterfront District, YoHo Artist Open Studios at the Alexander Smith Carpet Mills, and now designated the Carpet Mills Art District; music at Untermyer Gardens, along with programs and workshops at the Hudson River Museum. For the full schedule, go to yonkersartsweekend.com.
Model Train Show, May 21
The Bergen County Model Railroad Club returns with this show in Pearl River which features four complete layouts, including “Thomas and Friends.” The show will run weekends through Memorial Day. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays and Memorial Day noon-5 p.m. Donations are $6 for adults and $2 for children. Food and beverages available for purchases in the “Dining Car.” Pearl River United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Ave. For info: bcmrrc.com.
See ‘Harriet’ at an outdoor screening, May 21
See the film “Harriet,” which stars Cynthia Erivo as abolitionist Harriet Tubman, outdoors in White Plains on Saturday; gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Bring a chair or a blanket to the screening on Court Street (between Main St. & Martine Ave.) Free popcorn provided by White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP(while supplies last). Movie is rated PG-13/ Tickets are $3. For more information call the White Plains Recreation and Parks Dept., 914-422-1336.
1775: The First Year of the Revolution, May 21
The Stony Point Battlefield is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for this free event, which looks back at 1775, the first year of the Revolutionary War. Re-enactors will lead musket drills, cannon firing. 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point, 845-786-2521, parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/8/details.aspx
Bicycle Sundays, May 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26
The program, which has been held annually for nearly 50 years, closes a section of the Bronx River Parkway, between Yonkers and White Plains, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for bicyclists. To learn more about Bicycle Sundays, including parking, visit thewpf.org
Visit Kykuit, May 21
Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate reopens to the public for the first time since 2020 on May 21. On Saturdays and Sundays from May 21 to Oct. 2, guided tours will take visitors throughout the estate’s grounds, gardens and the house itself. From Oct. 5 until Nov. 13, tours will be offered Wednesday through Monday. Tickets for the tours start at $20 per adult and $18 per child, young adult or senior. Tours depart from the Visitor’s Center at P hilipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. Go to hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/kykuit-the-rockefeller-estate for tickets, info.
Multicultural Food Festival, May 22
CultureConnect is dedicated to celebrating diversity in all its forms so at this event visitors will be able to sample food from around the world, learn about different traditions, purchase multicultural merchandise, and enjoy a diverse array of musical entertainment. At this Dutchess County festival, find 10 vendors and food trucks including Indian, Armenian, Palestinian, Mexican, Italian, Turkish, Greek, and Chinese, along with dance lessons, storytelling and family events. 1-4 p.m. at Black Snake Brewing Co. (Old Adriance Farm) 148 Creek Road, Staatsburg. $10 suggested donation. Free for kids under 10. For reservations and more info, go to cultureconnectrbk.org/multicultural-food-festival
Tibbetts Brook Park Loop, May 21
Free, open-air, 5-mile (total) loop walk at this Yonkers park. Discover the connections between the Old Croton Aqueduct, Tibbetts Brook Park, and the South County Trailway. View Tibbetts Brook and three Croton Water structures and learn their history. Trail may be muddy; sturdy shoes or boots advisable. Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Register: aqueduct.org/events. Walkers will meet at the bench near the admission booth inside the park entrance at 355 Midland Avenue (at Teresa Avenue), Yonkers. Parking is free inside the park near the meeting place or along Midland Ave.
Skating Competition, May 20-22
Rye Figure Skating Club is bringing together 300 skaters from the local tri-state area and beyond for the first ever Westchester Classic. The competition, which is open to the public, takes place at Playland Ice Casino. Competitors will range in age from 6-24.The event is free and open to the public. The competition will take place at Playland Ice Casino from 4:15-9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.2:15 p.m. Sunday.
Fairy House Hunt, May 21,22
Locust Grove Estate in Dutchess County hosts this fun event for kids every Saturday and Sunday through June 6 and Memorial Day. In nooks and crannies, under bushes and among the flowers, there are over 30 Fairy Houses and Fairy doors for children to “discover” with treasure maps in hand. The tiny houses are loving made, restored and hidden by volunteers and staff and of course, the Fairies themselves! Children will delight in uncovering old favorites and several new, more modern hovels. There will be fairy wings and costumes and enough space for wheelchair and stroller users to participate in every way. Every Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10/person, children under 4 are free. Timed tickets available a lgny.org/calendar. Paths, welcome center, restrooms, and all activity areas are wheelchair and stroller accessible.