Community Events Calendar 11/30-12.8



Friday November 30, 2018


Rachel ReadingLap Time for Pipsqueaks
10:30-11:00am  | 6-18 Months

Storytime Threes & Fours
1:00p-2:00pm | 3+ Years

Both Led by Rachel Izes





Coffee Klatch
11:00am-12noon | Grades 4 and up

A Gathering for Parents & Caregivers
Friday, November 30, 11am-noon. An informal gathering directly following Laptime for Pipsqueaks. Share experiences, support, and connect to resources offered by the Library. Refreshments served.






Katie and book

Coffee and Conversation with Katie Sweeney

10 amAdults | Katie Sweeney will read from her debut adult novel.Books will be available for purchase and signing. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Click here to register or call the Library. Flyer







Bedford Village Business Association

Fezziwig’s at the Court House
5:30-6:30 | Family | Court House Tours before the tree lighting | Open house and
refreshments after the Tree Lighting


Bedford Village Tree Lighting
7:00pm | Family  |Gather on the Village Green for holiday caroling | Countdown to the tree lighting | Hot chocolate and good cheer at the firehouse | Shop the village | Click to download Jingle Pass!





Saturday December 1, 2018


Family/Canine Photo Shoot Fundraiser
to benefit Bedford’s Dog Park, The Canine Commons

Saturday December 1, 2018 Bedford Hills Memorial House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills NY

10:00am – 2:00pm | Families with or without dogs | For a minimum donation of $15, professional photographer Marisa Scheinfeld will take a digital photo of you, your dog, or your dog and the whole family on a holiday themed set. Come as you are, or provide your own costumes or special attire. The photo will be emailed directly to you for use with one of the many on-line holiday card websites, where you can create your own card, or print the photo for family keepsakes and gifts.

In addition, a number of local vendors and services will be displaying their wares and products for all your canine gift giving needs. Our Vendor Village will include: Wipe Your Paws, PetValu, Canine Kindergarten, Pet Wants Dog Foods, Rick Sanders K-9 Training and Pawfection Pet Grooming.

Proceeds will be used by BDOG to help enhance Bedford’s Dog Park, The Canine Commons. We hope to see you there!







At the Heart of every great community is a strong library. Let’s ensure that the Bedford Hills Free Library remains strong. Please donate here so we may continue to provide essential programs and services for free. Click here to see our Annual Report of activities.



Los Cuentos The Stories

Los Cuentos/The Stories 

11am-noon | 3-5 years | Rachel Izes sing songs and read picture books in both English and Spanish.




English Conversation Practice
11am-12noon Adults | 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.




Katonah Village Library



Welcome to Virtual Reality
2:00 |For middle school and high school students only please. Registration is required | Participants must bring their own smart phones.

Assemble your own VR viewer (you get to take it home) and peek into our virtual future. Go on, take the blue pill! Registration/questions at 232-3508 ext 6, or





Open Mic
4:00pm | Family | Recurring Event (See all) | Sign up at the door for your 5 minutes of fame! Sing – Perform – Dance – Act – Entertain First-come, first sign-up.




Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association

Bedford Hills Tree Lighting
5:00pm | Family | Bedford Hills Train Plaza

Bedford Presbyterian Church

44 Village Green, Bedford NY
Mistletoe Mart
9am-3:00pm | FamilyThank you for supporting the Mart which uses the profits raised to support the many missions the church is involved in such as A Home, Hope’s Door, Neighbor’s Link, Open Door and the Youth work trips to name just a few.

John Jay Homestead

Holiday Gift Shop
10:00am-2:00pm | Family | Our museum gift shop will be open especially for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, the Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The Holiday Shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.***Please note that we only accept cash and check as forms of payment.***Our Holiday Shop is also open during our candlelight tours on December 20, 21, and 22.

Sunday December 2, 2018


Free Winter Concert
3:00pm-5:00pm | Adults | The Katonah Village Library presents a Winter Concert featuring Sylvia Russakoff (piano), Eric Stand (flute) and Jon Lissauer (clarinet). The concert is free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted for the upkeep of KVL’s Steinway piano. The concert will be on the lower level of the library located at 26 Bedford Road in Katonah.






Bedford Presbyterian Church

44 Village Green, Bedford NY

Candlelight Christmas
4:00pm | Family | Charis Chamber Voices concert






Katonah Chamber of Commerce

Tree & Menorah Lighting
5:30pm-7:30pm | Family | St. Luke’s Episcopal Church | 68 Bedford Rd. Katonah, NY









Monday December 3, 2018


Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time
11:00am | | Infants & babies up to 18 months | An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until January 7, 2019

Baby Lap Time combines stories, songs and finger plays for infants and babies up to age 18 months with parent/caregiver. It takes place on a weekly basis and is led by a professional musician/educator. 914 232 3508





storytime-poolPreschool Storytime with Craft

4:30-5:00pm | Ages 3-5 years | This program is for children ages 3–5 years, includes stories, songs, and a take-home craft, and takes place weekly. Drop in!    914 232 3508





3 D Doodlers
4:00 pm | Ages 9-12 only, please | Unleash your imagination in 3 dimensions with a 3D printing pen. | Registration & questions at 232-3508 ext 6, or






Explore Creative Writing
4:30 | Ages 8 to 11 | Do you like to write? Do you have fun creating with words? Come and write for FUN! No pressure, no testing, no stress. Just relax and write! This program is drop in led by JJHS student Steph Folger.






Sit and Knit Recurring Event (See all)
6:00pm | AdultsCome and enjoy creative company. All levels are welcome!
914 232 3508










Tuesday December 4, 2018


Chair Yoga  – Recurring event (See all)
1:00 pm | Adults | 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. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and finding your own pace. All ages and beginners welcome. Free of charge. Classes will be held in the accessible lower level Garden Room.













Lego’s with Zach and Bella
4:00pm| Recurring Event | (See all)  Join our local Lego expert Zach for a Lego Free build. All ages are welcome.









Rachel ReadingLap Time for Pipsqueaks
10:30-11:00am  | 6-18 Months

Storytime Threes & Fours
1:00p-2:00pm | 3+ Years
Both Led by Rachel Izes

Drop in for Story Times. Please join our mailing list to receive program offerings and schedule changes.








Bedford Babies Fall 2018 | Oct 9-Dec 4
9:30am-10:30am | babies 11 months or younger and their parents  | This 8 week program is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to:

  • Meet other parents
  • Discuss parenting concerns
  • Have a cup of coffee and a snack without having to make it yourself
  • Feel safe and cared for away from the house

If you are the parent with a baby under one year of age, Bedford Babies is an opportunity waiting for you! Click here to register online or call the Library. Flyer





Stories, Songs & SurprisesSTORIES, SONGS & SURPRISES

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Pre-schoolers |Storytime for preschoolers with adult. No registration required. Different theme each week.

September Themes





Chabad of Bedford

Chanukah Village & Menorah Lighting
4:00pm | Family | Bedford Village Green | Bedford Village is transformed into Chanukah Village! Enjoy Chanukah treats and prizes from local stores, latkes and doughnuts at the Historical Hall and Menorah lighting in the Village Green.






Wednesday December 5, 2018



Mother Goose Time
11:00am  | Mother Goose Time introduces children ages 18 months–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.







Open Bridge      Recurring Event (See all)
1:00p-2:30pm  | Adults  |
Instructor Shirley Kessel will teach at the Advanced Beginner/Intermediate level, but those who just need a refresher or practice will enjoy it too! The classes will be held in the Meeting Room on the accessible lower level. On the other Wednesdays, an informal Open Bridge is played. This program is free and open to everyone.

4:00 pm  | Elementary School grade K and up  | Drop in program Wednesdays 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.Recurring Event (See all)










Rachel ReadingLittle Folks & Friends Storytime
10:30am-11:30am | 18 Months-3 Years | Led by Rachel Izes

Drop in for Story Times. Please join our mailing list to receive program offerings and schedule changes.











baby bounce

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time
Session 1 |  9.26, 10.3,10,17,24
Session 2 | 10.31 | 11.7,14,28  (cancelled 11.21) | 12.5
9:30am-10am | Babies 4-11 months with parent or caregiver |

Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00 am. Call (914) 234-3570 to register or stop by the Library. As space is limited, we request that you register for one session at a time. You can join a waiting list for the other session. Flyer



Musical Mother Goose

Musical Mother Goose

Session 2 | 10.31 | 11.7,14,28  (cancelled 11.21) | 12.5
10:15 am – 11:00 am | Ages 12-30 months with parent or caregiver | With Angeline of Musical Munchkins

Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00 am.  Call (914) 234-3570 to register or stop by the Library. As space is limited, we request that you register for one session at a time. You can join a waiting list for the other session. Flyer


knitting 2

Adult Knitting  |
10/24, 11/7, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19
1:30PM-3:30PM | Adults  | Classes are for all abilities. Everyone works at their own level.
NEW MEMBERS/BEGINNERS WELCOME. Initial supplies provided for beginners. Call to register: 234 3570






Knitwits Fall 2018
Begins on 10.24 | 11.7,28 | 12.5,19
3:30pm – 4:30 pm | Grades 4 and up | Classes are for all abilities. Everyone works at their own level. NEW MEMBERS/BEGINNERS WELCOME. Initial supplies provided for beginners.Call the Library to register. Flyer





Drop in tech with charlieWeekly Tech Help
3:30-5:00pm | Free weekly Technology help will be available. Library Reading Room. No appointment is necessary.  234-3570







Elf YourselfElf Yourself
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Grades k-5 | We will make a personalized ELF family & a holiday candy jar to take home.
Please bring any photos you would like included in your elf family. Click here to register online or call the Library.






Thursday December 6, 2018


Stories, Songs & Surprises

Stories, Songs & Surprises

11:15 am – 11:45 am | Preschoolers | Storytime for preschoolers with adult. No registration required. Different theme each week.  November Themes   

December Themes






GreatCourses: World’s Greatest Geological Wonders
10am | Adults | Recurring Event (See all) | Explore the most dramatic and fascinating structures that nature has created. Three distinct locations will be examined each Thursday session. The Great Courses program is curated and facilitated by Harry Stanton.




Teen Ukulele Club

4:00 | High School & Middle School only please | Recurring Event (See all) | Ukulele lovers unite! Bring your own or borrow one of ours. All ability levels welcome.
Questions? 232-3508 ext 6. or






Adult Storytime:
Listen, Talk, Go
Bedford Hills Community House
74 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY
7:0opm-8:00pm | Rev. Merle D. McJunkin
reads a holiday story | Light snacks and beverages







Friday December 7, 2018


Rachel ReadingLap Time for Pipsqueaks
10:30-11:00am  | 6-18 Months

Storytime Threes & Fours
1:00p-2:00pm | 3+ Years

Both Led by Rachel Izes



Katonah Chamber of Commerce

Holiday Stroll
10:00am-8:00pm | Family | Downtown Katonah







Saturday December 8, 2018


Los Cuentos The Stories

Los Cuentos/The Stories

11am-noon | 3-5 years | Rachel Izes sing songs and read picture books in both English and Spanish.




Bedford Riding Lanes Association

Holiday Sing-A-Long
3:00pm – 5:00pm |  Family | Bedford Village Green | Come in festive attire for singing and a community celebration of the Holiday Season.







Bedford Chamber Concerts

We welcome you to experience “the standards of Lincoln Center in the heart of Bedford.”
Bedford Chamber Concerts presents great music of the baroque, classical and romantic eras, spiced occasionally with music of the twentieth century or new music composed by our Music Director, Anthony Newman.




Clive Davis Arts Center
633 Old Post Road, Bedford NY

914 234 6704



Bedford Historical Society

The unique character of Bedford Village is largely a result of the Historical Society’s preservation efforts since its founding in 1916. We maintain ten historic properties around the Village Green, operate museums at the 1787 Court House and 1829 School House, and offer a variety of educational programs and events. Please visit and return often to share in Bedford’s distinct history and timeless charm.  Read More >





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




Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, spectacular gardens and grounds, and wonderful moments with friends and family. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music.

Audiences are invited to explore the lush grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.

The story of Caramoor, the Rosens, Lucie’s Theremin, the Art Collections and our History is rich and diverse.

Caramoor looks to a distinguished and passionate Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, Staff, and Artistic Directors to protect the legacy and nurture growth so Caramoor continues to thrive as a vibrant cultural resource and source of inspiration for all.

Caramoor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a not-for-profit organization.





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




Museum Passes at the Libraries

Museum passes are available to adult Town of Bedford library cardholders in good standing (fines less than $10). The Town of Bedford includes the Katonah Village Library, Bedford Village Library and Bedford Hills Free Library.

Only one pass per family may be borrowed at a time. The maximum loan period for passes is 3 days: one day to check out the pass, one day to visit the museum and one day to return the pass.
Passes may not be renewed.

A fee of $10.00 will be charged each day that the pass is late. Passes must be returned in person to the circulation desk during library hours. Passes may not be returned in the book drop. There will be a fine of $5 for passes left in the book drop.

Passes may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. To reserve or for more information, please phone the library.

Bedford Hills Free Library 914 666 6472
Bedford Village Free Library   914 234 3570
Katonah Village Library  914 232 3508




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!




Bedford Community Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 10- 2:00m | Breads & Baked Goods, Fresh Vegetables, Seafood, Jewelry and more.
2 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills





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.

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.


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.


Thematic Tours

This tour is offered at 2pm, Wednesday – Saturday (Thursday – Saturday beginning October 15th)

We are excited to announce that beginning August 1st our 2pm tour will always be a thematic tour. On Wednesday through Saturday (Thursday through Saturday beginning October 15th) we will be exploring historical topics relevant to John Jay, his family, and Jay’s relationships with other Founders. On Sundays through October 15th the thematic tour will be an in-depth look at objects from our collections. Standard house tours will be available at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm (through October 15th). Check our calendar of events for more information.



Katonah Museum of Art 

134 Jay Street – Route 22
Katonah, NY 10536
914 232 9555


Westchester Library System
Movie streaming with Kanopy



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 pcohen@bedfordny.govPlease 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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