Community Events Calendar 12.7-12.15













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












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.



Brazilian Jazz Concert!
8:00pm | Family | Tickets available at the door |Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil will perform their hot Brazilian Jazz at the Katonah Village Library. This is another another transportive concert in the Worlds of Music Series at the Katonah Village Library.

Tickets are available at the door, $10, students and seniors $5. The concert will be on the accessible lower level of library, located at 26 Bedford Rd in Katonah.



Sunday December 9, 2018

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
7:30am-12Noon | Historical hall, Bedford Village | Tickets $10, maximum family $35 | Children under 3 and Senior Citizens FREE | Poinsettia sale | Fox Lane High School Chamber Choir


















Katonah Museum of Art

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Family | Member price: Free
Non-Member price with Museum admission: Free
Ages: Recommended for all ages

Meet friends and neighbors at the KMA for a day of fashion fun! Show off your wearable art at a Pop-Up Runway Show directed by artist and author Lesley Ware. Enjoy activities throughout the Museum; bring your own DIY creations or attend one of the pre-event workshops to produce artistic accessories to wear at the runway show. Prizes will be given for creative designs!

Fashion Forward Family Day is made possible through the generous support of Linda Levine and her family. 






Dance Showcase to Benefit for Community Center
of Northern Westchester, Katonah, NY

Will Dance for Food
5:30-6:30 | Family |  5 local dance studios perform to raise funds and awareness for the Community Center of Northern Westchester | The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center | 480 N Bedford Road, Chappaqua NY | $15-$25/Tickets at the door or





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.

Monday December 10, 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






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 11, 2018



GreatDecisions: Human Trafficking
10:15am | Adults | Discussion Leaders: B.Kornfield and Cross Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest- growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world’s leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice.











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.









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




Music of the Season

Music of the Season
4:00pm | Families and Children up to Age 7 | Join Suzanne from Bedford Arts & Music!
Enjoy seasonal songs! Great family event. |Register online or call the Library to register








Wednesday December 12, 2018



Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
10:00am-12noon | Published October 2011. 656 pages | A wonderfully robust biography that not only tracks Jobs’ life but also serves as a history of digital technology. What makes the book come alive, though, is Isaacson’s ability to shape the story as a kind of archetypal fantasy: the flawed hero, the noble quest, the holy grail, the death of the king.









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.




SciFi Book Club
7:00-8:00pm |  Adult | Hosted by Gerardo Mendez, we are discussing The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. Adults meet monthly to explore Science Fiction including classic, crossover, and fantasy. Please join us!










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










Thursday December 13, 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









Holiday Open House

Patrons, Supporters, Volunteers, and Staff are invited to stop by the Library on Thursday, December 13, 6-8pm for a little holiday cheer and time to express our gratitude! Refreshments served with music by Kate Demas. RSVP is appreciated.








Friday December 14, 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







Saturday December 15, 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.




Katonah Village

Art Stroll
10:00am-8:00pm | Family | Downtown Katonah | Galleries and shops are open until 8:00pm












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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