Community Events Calendar 4.12-4.20



Friday April 12, 2019


Little Explorers STEAM



Little Explorers: STEAM Ahead! Recurring Event (See all)
11am-11:30am | Ages 9-12 | What floats and what sinks?  What rolls and what doesn’t?  How much weight can my bridge hold?  How can I create a snowstorm in a jar?  Rainbow slime, what’s that?


Explore the answers to these questions and more in our 4-wweek Little Explorers series.  For children ages 3. 5.  Please register in advance.




YA Karaoke   |  Recurring Event (See all)
3:30pm – 5:00pm | Every other Friday in our judgement-free Meeting Room. High school and middle school students only please.

For teens only, please.






Bedford Hills Free Library

Laptime for Pipsqueaks Storytime
10:30-11:00am | Newborn-18 months








Exploring the Role of Media in PoliticsExploring the Role of Media in Politics
10:00am-11:30am |  Adult  | Facebook,Twitter,CNN,Fox, newspapers, podcasts, blogs…Are you mesmerized or overwhelmed by the variety and volume? Join us for this 90-minute, civics workshop. We will discuss the role of the media in today’s political environment. Topics will include spotting media biases and fake news, the benefits of a comprehensive media diet, and different ways to access news. Free, non-partisan and open to all.
Presentation by League of Women Voters of Westchester Education Foundation



Annual Poetry Contest 

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Entries accepted from April 5-April 30

All Day | Ages 6-18  | Calling all poets to enter the 2019 Poetry Contest. Winner announced at Ice Cream Social on May 23rd. Deadline for entry is April 30 @ 6:00pm.
Register here







Saturday April 13, 2019

Bedford Hills Free Library

Books and BowWows
11:00am-12Noon | Grades K-2| Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to read a few pages from a favorite book or show their favorite illustrations to certified therapy dogs accompanied by their owners. Halle is a certified Therapy Dog with Pet Partners and will be accompanied by her owner







Family Storytime NEW DAY (recurring event see all)
11:00am | Ages 3-5 with adult | Family Storytime engages children and their parent/caregiver through stories, music, and rhymes. A variety of materials may be used including felt board, puppets, and musical instruments. This program takes place weekly and is a drop in program






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





Monday April 15, 2019

Baby Lap TimeBaby Lap Time
11:00-11:30am | Adult with child | 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.




Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures
2:00pm-3:30pm | Child Family  | It’s school break!  Bring the family to see a great movie with beloved characters Wallace and Gromit.  Popcorn will be served!








Young Playwrights Workshop
3:30pm-4:30pm High Scl & Middle Scl | Whether you are just starting out or have already written a play, here is your chance to try out ideas, work on scenes, learn from theater professionals, or just hang out with fellow playwrights.





Sit + Knit   |  Recurring Event (See all)
6:00pm Adult  | Come and enjoy creative company. All levels are welcome!









Magic: The Gathering Meetup
Recurring Event (See all)

6:30pm | Grades 4-12 only| MTG players meetup every Monday 6:30-8:00. Bring your deck, we’ll bring pizza.!





Tuesday April 16, 2019

Bedford Hills Free Library

Laptime for Pipsqueaks Storytime
10:30-11:00am | Newborn-18 months

Read More 3s & 4s
1:00-2:00pm | Storytime for 3-4 year olds



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Tech Tuesdays
Afternoons| Adults | 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.





Field Goods Delivery

Field Goods Delivery
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  |  Pick up fresh produce at the Library every week. Additional items: eggs, cheese, yogurt, pasta and bread are also available.S

Sign up for Field Goods




Chapter Chatter
6:30pm | Grades 3-4 |  Led by Willoughby Levesque & Erin Meyer
Children chat about the chapter books they love to read and share with others.
A friendly gathering with snacks provided.


InBeTween Pages
6:30pm | Grades 5-7  |  Led by Susan Polos & Louisa Polos
Tweens gather to talk about what they are reading. Newcomers welcome.






Chair Yoga  | Recurring Event (See all)
1:00pm-2:00pm | Adult | 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.








Legos with Zach & Bella Recurring Event (see all)
4:00-5:00pm | All-child | Join our local Lego expert Zach for a Lego Free build.
All ages are welcome.    







Stories, Songs & Surprises

Stories, Songs & Surprises
2:00-2:30pm | All-child | Storytime for preschoolers with adult. No registration required.
Different theme each week.












Field Goods Delivery

Field Goods Delivery
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  |  Pick up fresh produce at the Library every week. Additional items: eggs, cheese, yogurt, pasta and bread are also available.S

Sign up for Field Goods





Wednesday April 17, 2019


Drop in Tech Help with Charlie

3:00pm-5:00pm |  Adult | FREE | Come meet Charlie our new student volunteer. He can help you with any technology questions. Please bring your device and any questions you might have. No appointment needed.
Free of charge.







Dr. DiYanni

Poetry Mini-Course with Dr. DiYanni  |  Wednesday April 17, 24 and May 4
7:30pm-8:45pm  | Adult | Three Enduring Poetic Forms:Sonnet, Villanelle, Sestina
Join us during National Poetry Month for a reading and discussion of these intricate and beautiful poetic forms, with memorable examples by English and American poets from the Renaissance through today.

Register here

Bedford resident Dr. DiYanni is an Instructional Consultant at New York University. He has taught English and Humanities for four decades at a number of universities, including City University of New York, Pace and Harvard.





Bedford/Lewisboro/Pound Ridge Drug Abuse Prevention Council and The Bedford Central School District

The Mary Lou Meese Theatre at Fox Lane High School

The Effects of Addictive Substances & Behaviors on the Adolescent Brain
7:00pm | Adults/Teens | For more information please email the DAPC











Bedford Hills Free Library

Little Folks and Friends Storytime
10:30-11:30am | 18 months -3 years









Mother Goose CANCELLED
11:o0am-11:30pm |Child, Family | 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.






The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
12:00pm-3:00pm |Adults | The Life of Leonardo da Vinci by the Traveling Lantern Theater is a high energy interactive play for families with children ages 5+. Suggested donation is $10/family and $5/individual.









Reading with Tobie, the Reading Dog, and Karen  Recurring Event (see all) 
4:00-5:00pm | Children with adult | 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.






Thursday April 18, 2019



Great Courses: Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures Recurring Event (See all)
Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity.
10:00am-12:00pm | Adult| Each Thursday morning from February 7 through March 28 the session will start at 10:15 and cover three one-half hour lectures.

This series of lectures is  by Professor Stephen Ressler, PhD, USMA West Point.





Flip Book


Kooky Creature 3-Part Flip Books

11:00AM-12:00PM | Child/Family | Looking for something to do over the school break? Come draw some crazy faces, bodies and legs, then mix ‘n match them for some good laughs. For kids ages 5+.










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.












Friday April 19, 2019



Movie Theater Popcorn
3:30pm – 5:00pm | The Best Teen Movies of all-time… chosen by you! Plus an abundance of piping-hot popcorn!

For teens only, please.




Bedford Hills Free Library

Laptime for Pipsqueaks Storytime
10:30-11:00am | Newborn-18 months






Little Owls Book Group
4:30pm-5:30pm | 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.





Annual Poetry Contest 

Poetry contest image
Entries accepted from April 5-April 30

All Day | Ages 6-18  | Calling all poets to enter the 2019 Poetry Contest. Winner announced at Ice Cream Social on May 23rd. Deadline for entry is April 30 @ 6:00pm.
Register here







Saturday April 20, 2019

Bedford Hills Free Library

11:00am-12NOON | Children |Flor Bromley presents stories, music, movement, puppetry, and drama in a bilingual (English/Spanish) program for young children.







English Conversation Practice

English Conversation Practice

11:00am-12:00pm | 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.





Tuesday April 30
Bedford Village Bond Referendum
BV Fire House Project
6:00am – 9:00pm
Bedford Village Fire Station
34 Village Green, Bedford Village



Bedford2020 Earth Day Festival (click graphic for more information)








Bedford Village’s Chowder & Marching Club
Click graphic below to request a pick up (fee based)



Bedford Audubon

Bylane Farm  |  35 Todd Road  | Katonah, New York 10536
Cultivating a love of nature in northern Westchester and eastern Putnam counties and beyond.


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 >


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.




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!



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
Some events require advanced registration.


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





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


 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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