Community Events Calendar


Week of 6.10-6.16.2018

We’d also suggest as excellent sources of information The Record Review, The Bedford-Katonah Patch, http://; The Bedford Daily Voice,; All about Bedford, as well as the websites of each of the organizations mentioned.

Please also check the Recreation and Parks Department on the Town’s website for programs and activities,
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Monday June 11, 2018



Bilingual Storytime
11:00 amFor kids ages 5-8Recurring Event (See all). Hora de los cuentos bilingües con Tomas. Perfecto para niños aprendiendo inglés, español, o los dos. Para niños de 5 a 8 años. Bilingual storytime with Tomas. Perfect for children learning English, Spanish, or both.

Baby Lap Time
11:00 am-12:00 pm | Parent/caregiver. | Baby Lap Time combines stories, songs and finger plays for infants and babies up to age 18 months with



English Conversation for non native speakers
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Adult | Barbara Kornfield is a retired language teacher with many years of experience as a Literacy Volunteer. She will facilitate this free-flowing English language class.This is a great opportunity to practice your language skills in a supportive environment. Weekly participation strongly encouraged. Space is limited and registration required.



Tuesday June 12, 2018



Story Time with Rachel Izes, Laptime for Pipsqueaks Tuesdays and Fridays:
10:30am | 6-18 months . | May 14, 22, 25, 29

Read More 3s and 4s
1:00pm | 3+years | May 15, 22, 29

NEW 6 Weeks! – Memoir Writing Class – Telling Your Life Story
4-5:30pm | Adult | . May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26  We all have a story, but how do we begin to tell it? Nancy Kessler, guides participants through prompts to ignite the remembrance of life experiences and begin the process of writing our unique personal memoir. Register Here

Tech Tuesdays
The Bedford Hills Free Library is offers tech-support and computer basics Tuesday afternoons.  Library patrons interested in learning more about navigating the web, accessing the Westchester Library System’s digital library resources, and creating online profiles for, resume construction, professional development, virtual community participation, and games. Please call or stop in with your questions.

For more information, please visit or call (914) 666-6472




English Conversation for Non Native Speakers
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Mondays, beginning March 26 | Barbara Kornfield is a retired language teacher with many years of experience as a Literacy Volunteer. She will facilitate this free- flowing English language class. This is a great opportunity to practice your language skills in a supportive environment. Weekly participation strongly encouraged. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register online or call the Library.



Stories, Songs & Surprises
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Preschoolers. Storytime for preschoolers with adult. No registration required. Different theme each week: May Themes

Build with Legos
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm. | Grades K-3. (come to one or all) Bring your imagination and your camera, but not your Legos®, which will be supplied by the Library. Your creations can not be taken home. Registration helpful – call (914) 234 3570 or register online. flyer Read more




Chair Yoga
1:00 pm | Adults | Recurring Event (See all)  Join Toni Russo for Chair Yoga, one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. This approach uses the support and safety of a chair to adapt yoga positions

Lego’s with Zach and Bella
4:30-5:15pm. | Recurring Event | (See all)  Join our local Lego expert Zach for a Lego Free build. All ages are welcome.




Wednesday June 13, 2018



Mother Goose
11:00am-12noon |Recurring Event (See all). Mother Goose Time introduces children ages 18 months to 36 months with parent/caregiver to stories, songs, finger plays, and movement activities. This program is led by a professional musician/educator. This is a drop-in program.

Reading with Tobie and Karen
4:30pm | Recurring Event (See all). Reading with Tobie, the Reading Dog, and Karen Drop in program Wednesdays (see schedule) to practice your reading with Tobie, who joins us from the Good Dog Foundation with his handler, Karen. For elementary school students, kindergarten and up. First come, first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bridge Instruction for intermediate players with Shirley Kesselman
1:00-2:30pm | First Wednesday of every month | Call to register as space is limited:  914-232-3508

Bedford Audubon Lecture
7:30pm | The Migratory Bird Treaty Act: 100 Years Later



Summer Reading Kickoff | Historical Hall Village Green, Bedford
7:00-8:30pm | Bedford Free Library celebrates summer with karaoke and rock painting. Register 914-234-3570.

Adult Knitting
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Adult knitters of all abilities are welcome to join this group facilitated by Margaret. Initial supplies for beginning knitters will be provided. Learn from one another, exchange patterns, techniques and ideas. The group will meet in the Biography Room. Please call 914-234-3570 to register. Read more

3:30-4:30 | Grades 4 and Older | Usually every other Wednesday. Classes are for all abilities. Everyone works at their own level. Initial supplies provided forbeginners. Registration is required, including for prior participants.
Call 914-234-3570 or register online.

Tech Help with Wynter Schnell
3:30-5:00 | No appointment required. Bring your device and any questions you have.

3rd Grade Girls Book Group
3:30-4:30pm | 3rd grade girls | Interested in joining a new book group? Call Shodie and register, 914-234-3570.
Copies of books are available at the library.




Little Folks & Friends
10:30am | 18 months – 3 years | Wednesdays: May 16, 23, 30

Homework Helpers
5 – 6pm. Grades 2-5 | May 16, 23, 30 | Teen Team members assist school children on a drop-in basis; bilingual support available.

Sci-Fi Book Club
6pm. Led by Gerardo Mendez. Join in a book club that meets monthly to explore the popular genre of Science Fiction including classic, crossover, and fantasy.




ART Opening
Raise the Caliber® Art Creates Change Bedford | 612 Old Post Rd, Bedford | 475.205.8956 |
6:00pm | Raise the Caliber transforms destruction into hope to address gun violence in America. We are pleased to bring this important cause to Bedford.
Bracelets can be purchased to support National Gun Violence Awareness. The cost is $10  (every $50 donated buys ONE GUN back off the streets via Caliber’s amnesty gun buyback programs!)




GRAND OPENING  25-27 Depot Plaza Bedford Hills | 914.218.8357
6pm | Adults | Candles and Wine Co. is a place where people can relax and socialize. The bar will share space with Custom Candle, which sells nontoxic, eco-friendly candles and personal products. The open-concept design lends itself to a variety of gatherings. Future plans include classes where you make your own lotions and creams, painting classes, jazz nights with local artists, and presentations by local wine connoisseurs.



Thursday June 14, 2018



Book Discussion Group
8-9pm | Adult | The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry | An exquisitely talented young British author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love.



Stories, Songs & Surprises
11:15 to 11:45 AM | Preschoolers with adult | Storytime for preschoolers with adult | No registration required.
Different theme each week.


Westchester Land Trust

Pollinator Pathway Workshop
3:30-5:00pm | Sugar Hill Farm 403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills | “Bee” in the know about pollinators.Register 914 234-6993 |


Bedford Playhouse

Clive Davis Arts Center | 633 Old Post Rd Bedford, NY 10506
7:00-8oopm | Teen – Adult | Join us for a special event including exclusive footage and select scenes from forthcoming documentary Right to Harm“. The evening includes a Q&A with both Executive Producer and prominent New York Times food author and activist, Mark Bittmanand the directors, Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher.  Tickets



Friday June 15, 2018



Laptime for Pipsqueaks with Rachel Izes
10:30am | (6-18 months | May 14, 22, 25, 29; June 1,8,15,29 (Coffee Klatch follows)

Little Owls Book Club
4:30-5:30pm | 
Led by June O’Neill. Kids Grades K-2 are invited to join a new program that combines a book club with a story time. Listen to a story, talk about it, and engage in a fun activity. Meets monthly.



Coffee with a Cop
10am-12noon | Adults | Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the Town of Bedford. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.



Family Storytime
10:30 am-11:30 am | Parent/caregiver + child | Family Storytime engages children and their parent/caregiver through music, movement and stories.




Clive Davis Arts Center | 633 Old Post Rd Bedford, NY 10506
7:00 |Family | Mr. Incredible is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl is out saving the world.





Saturday June 16, 2018



Opening Night Gala

Saturday June 16, 2018
5:30pm |Adult | Reservations/tickets required | Email to Reserve now

Summer Season is now on Sale!

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Bilingual Storytime
11am – 12noon | Ages 5-8 | Recurring | Hora de los cuentos bilingües con Tomas. Perfecto para niños aprendiendo inglés, español, o los dos. Para niños de 5 a 8 años. Bilingual storytime with Tomas. Perfect for children learning English, Spanish, or both.

Dungeons and Dragons
3pm | Ages 9-13 | Recurring | This program is currently full. Please email to be placed on a
waiting list.

Author Talk: Judy Blundell
4pm | Adults | Judy Blundell’s first novel for adults, THE HIGH SEASONFrom the winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and author of over 100 YA and middle-grade books comes an irresistible debut adult novel about money, class, and family.



English Conversations/Conversación en inglés

11am – Noon | Adults | Led by Barbara Bethea. For adults learning English, this is an opportunity to practice and improve everyday communication skills in a friendly group. Topics include conversations when shopping, visiting the doctor, on the job, meeting with your child’s teacher, and more.
Workshops are free. No registration required.

LEGOS and More
11am – 1pm. Bring the family to build a LEGO structure, play a board game, assemble a puzzle, or browse the books in the library.



Truck Day
10am-1:00pm | All ages | Free | Parking lot of Bedford Presbyterian Church | Village Green, Bedford Village







Field Goods

4:15-7:30 pm. Enjoy an order of fresh produce delivered to the library each week. Produce is delivered on Tuesday afternoons. Click here for more details



Field Goods

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Enjoy an order of fresh produce delivered to the library each week. Produce is delivered on Tuesday afternoons. Click here for more details


Muscoot Farm

51 Route 100 | Katonah, New York 10536

BirdWalk – June 4, July 2, August 6
7-9:30am | Adult/Family | FREE | Join Anne Swaim on a bird walk to see what birds call Muscoot home.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars.  Walk meets in parking lot. 51 Route 100  Katonah, New York 10536 | 914-864-7286

Art Show – June 3 – July 1
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm| Adult/family | Recurring Event (See all) | Visit the historic Muscoot Farm mansion and see artwork from Dorthy Lorenze and Friends.

Morning Farm Chores – June 9, July 14, August 11
8-9:30am | Ages 8+ | Have what it takes to be a farmer?  Come by and help the farm staff do
farm chores  | Pre-register | Fee | Call (914)864-7286 for additional information or to register. REGISTER NOW.

Farmers Market – June 9-August 26
9:30am-2:30pm | Adults/Family | Shop and Eat Local.  Visit our famers market and see goods from over
20 unique vendors.

Dr. McDonald – Saturday June 16
1-2:30pm | Ages 10+ | Learn all about science and do some hands on experiments with Old McDonald’s (the one who had a farm) brother Dr. McDonald.




EMS Classes
KBHVAC regularly hosts continuing medical education classes for EMS providers. We offer public First Aid and CPR classes by request, and we are often available to provide stand-by services at community sporting events and gatherings. Please contact us to learn more




Ongoing Events

Guided Tours. Tuesday through Sunday: 2:30 pm. Group tours by appointment.
Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition
Tues-Sat: 2/25-6/17: 10am-5pm & Sun: 12-5pm. KMA’s new exhibit focuses on a group of Middle Eastern and South Asian artists who work in calligraphy, miniature painting, geometric patterning, textiles, and architecture. Engages diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition to explore religion, culture and socio-political issues. (134 Jay St., Katonah;


Process Lab: Exploring Islamic Art Forms – February 25 – June 17, during Museum hours.
Discover the fascinating world of Islamic artistic traditions in the KMA’s hands-on, family- friendly Learning Center. Use an array of materials to try your hand at miniature painting, calligraphy, geometric patterning, architecture, and textiles and contribute to a collaborative geometric mosaic installation.


Special Friday Tours:

Stroller Tours, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

KMA opens its doors to babies and their new parents and caregivers for an enriching experience. Light refreshments served.

Senior Socials, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday 1:00-3pm  June 23 | Adults |Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, Kinderhook, NY
$40 members, $45 non-members per excursion; includes admission plus one beverage.
Three pack special: buy two, get one free.
Click here to buy tickets online.

All tours should meet at the venue.
Hit the road with KMA staff as we explore a range of art hotspots in and around the Hudson Valley. This local field trip program brings great people together over great art. With a guided tour at each venue, get to know our fellow museum and gallery partners and discuss what we’ve seen and heard over a drink on our way home. Carpooling possible.




While at the Homestead, farm market shoppers can also enjoy a walk, sight see and explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens or picnic on the historic grounds of John Jay Homestead.

Play Days @ Jay
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. | All ages | Through Oct 26, 2018 | 400 Jay Street Katonah.
Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Farm Market

10-2pm | All Ages | The 2018 John Jay Homestead Farm Market will operate on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, May 12 through October 27. The purveyors of John Jay Homestead Farm Market are local farmers, bakers & craftsmen who seasonally provide a variety of fruit, produce, meats, fish, dairy products, baked goods, prepared foods and handcrafted products. The market also features local musical talent, activities for children, and information about local non-profit organizations.  For more information about our Farm Market, please contact the Market Manager at


Events at John Jay Homestead

From movie nights, to food trucks, live music and dancing under the stars, there is always something fun and educational going on at the Homestead!

View our full schedule of events through October 2018.
Some events require advanced registration.



To discuss volunteer opportunities at Westchester Land Trust, please contact us! Send us an email here or call us at 914-234-6992, ext. 21 Click here to fill out our volunteer questionnaire!



Town of Bedford Parks Summer Concert Series 

Summer kick off at Bedford Hills Memorial Park
Tom Gardner and the Uncle Brothers – Thursday 6.28 
7-8:30pm | Adults/Family | FREE | Kick off the summer with some of the best feel good summer tunes for the whole family with this Summer Splash Concert– loaded with fan favorites from Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, Van Morrison, and original family dance songs such as “Lobster Conga”, “Pool Party”, and more!



Summer Season is now on Sale!

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Opening Night Gala

Saturday June 16, 2018
5:30pm |Adult | Reservations/tickets required | Email to Reserve now


Afternoon Tea   June 1, 7, 17, 20, 24, 27 
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. | All ages | Recurring Event (See all). Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts,
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah. $38. Spend a lovely summer afternoon enjoying Caramoor’s scrumptious Afternoon Tea served in the beautiful setting of the open air Summer Dining Room overlooking the stunning Spanish Courtyard and its bubbly fountain and gardens. Enjoy delightful tea sandwiches, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas. The Tea service is preceded by a tour of the Rosen House. As you explore the estate, the docents invite you to get to know the Rosen family. Find out more »




The Town of Bedford is pleased to provide this free listing of community events and other offerings in our community. We hope that this service is helpful to our residents, businesses and visitors.

Civic groups, not-for-profit and charitable organizations are welcome to submit announcements for inclusion in the calendar to Please submit your announcement by Thursday noon and include your contact information. Please note that the Town reserves the right to decline submissions promoting commercial, political, religious or private activities. We also are not responsible for inaccurate information, including but not limited to incorrect dates, times, and locations, posted in the calendar. Please refer to the Town’s website for official announcements and notices. Thank you!



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