Weekend long events at Westchester County Parks and Nature Centers

THURSDAY, JUNE 4
Kensico Dam Plaza, One Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033
Burger and Beer Blast – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Westchester’s best restaurants vie for Best Burger status, along with drinks and entertainment. Admission $65, $50 for members of Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc. friendsofwestchesterparks.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Wildlife Tracking – 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Hone your tracking skills by finding where animal dens are located and which food each is seeking.

Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye – (914) 967-8720
Volunteer Work Day – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Help out with invasive-plant removal, trail maintenance and beach clean-up.
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Summer Ecology Walk – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Find out what is going on in nature at this time of year during a walk through the preserve.

Kensico Dam Plaza, One Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033
Grand Tasting Village – Noon – 6 p.m.
Westchester’s finest restaurants offer tastes of their best offerings, along with drinks and entertainment. Admission $75, $60 for Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc. Info at friendsofwestchesterparks.com.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – (914) 428-1005
Nature Scavenger Hunt – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A leisure hike to search for clues for natural items, then return to the nature center for a prize.

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers – (914) 968-5851
Awesome Adaptations Series: Camouflage – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Learn how various specious learn to use camouflage to survive in nature.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 6 AND 7

Muscoot Farm
, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Art Exhibit on View – Noon – 4 p.m.
View works by Robert Uricchio in the Main House Gallery. On view weekends through June 28.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Bronx River Parkway, White Plains to Scarsdale – (914) 995-4050
Bicycle Sunday – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open to all bicyclists, joggers, walkers and those with strollers. Runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers.

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Farmers Market – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Shop more than 20 unique vendors offering fresh produce, cheese and a variety of local items.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – (914) 428-1005
Frogs ‘n’ Dogs – Noon – 3 p.m.
Ponding, crafts and a bonfire – the perfect way to spend a Sunday! Co-sponsored by the Stewards of Cranberry Lake.

Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
PGA Family Fun Zone – Noon – 7 p.m.
Special fun for golfers and their families throughout the day.

Trailside Nature Museum
, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River – (914) 864-7322
Stream Study for Kids – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Take an in-depth look at the creatures that abound in the streams of Ward Pound Ridge  Reservation.

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1 (Boston Post Road), Rye – (914) 835-4466
Closing Reception for Poetry Exhibit – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Participants and buyers can pick up their works.

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