Community Events Calendar 4.26-5.4

 

 

Friday April 26, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

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Annual Poetry Contest  |   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

 

 

 

adult fiction writing springAdult fiction Writing
10:00am – 11:30am | New and experienced writers will be inspired to write character-driven short stories in this lively 5-week program. Explore new genres of fiction, point-of-view and unreliable narrators through weekly homework assignments and in class writing. This popular program is led by author and fiction writing teacher, Kim Kovach.

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

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

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Bedford Hills Free Library

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Fun: Spring Crafts  Tues 4.22-Friday 4.26
3pm-5pm | Bring the family for craft projects fun during the school spring recess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

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 27, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

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Annual Poetry Contest  |   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

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

https://www.bedfordhillsfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Go-300x200.jpgGo: A game of strategy | Saturday, April 27, & May 25
11am-12:30pm | Grades 3-6 | Try your hand at a centuries-old strategic board game where the goal is to surround more territory than your opponent.  Led by Ying Ku, a High School Junior and Youth Project Manager for the American Go Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Art Together at the Library
Exploring the Art of the Landscape

11am-12:30pm | Ages 3-8 and families | A collaboration with the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) for children ages 3-8 and families. Participants use their senses to explore real and imagined landscapes, hear nature related stories, and create a work of landscape art together! Led by bilingual art educator, Helena Vidal, with Rachel Izes.

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

On exhibit through Sunday, April 28. The exhibit highlights the scope of printmaking techniques and results, with 22 area artists featured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katonah Village Improvement Society

Katonah Art Stroll
5:00pm-8:00pm | Adult/family |

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday April 28, 2019

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Earth Day Celebration at the Bedford Hills Train Station
12pm-4pm | Family, Community

 

 

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KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY and The Katonah Museum

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Writers Speak:
Farah Pandith at KMA

3:30pm-5:30pm | Adult | Farah Pandith, one of the world’s most respected experts on countering violent extremism and the first-ever United States special representative to Muslim Communities, reveals how we can stop the rapid spread of extremist ideology.

Space is limited. Reservations suggested: please email: info@katonahmuseum.org
Co-sponsored by the Katonah Museum of Art.  Suggested donation $10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday April 29, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

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Annual Poetry Contest  |   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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 30, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

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FINAL DAY FOR ENTRIES
Annual Poetry Contest  |   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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.    

 

 

 

 

Squishies
4:30-5:30 | Ages 9-12 | It’s aliiive!! Safe, stupendous slime is back! Wear clothes you do not cherish. Register at 914-232-3508 ext. 6, or mrobin@wlsmail.org

 

 

 

 

Bedford Village Volunteer Fire Department

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday May 1, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

Drop in Tech Help with Charlie

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  |
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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

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Mother Goose    Recurring Event (See all)
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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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Spanish Conversation
7:00-8:30pm | Adult | Practice your Spanish language skills in lively and fun conversation with others! Meetings are on the first Wednesday evening of each month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boxing Authors
7:00-8:30pm | Adult | Come listen to a panel of knock-out boxing authors. The sports authors and panelists are Ronald K. Fried, Fredrick Romano, and Peter Wood. The moderator is Robert Mladinich, also an author. All have in common an expertise and passion for the sport and the world of boxing.

Ringside seats are free, and the authors will be signing their books which will be available for sale.
This event will take place in the accessible lower-level Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library located at 26 Bedford Road in Katonah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 2, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

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Great Courses: Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures Recurring Event (See all)
Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity.
10:00am-12:00pm | Adult|  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.

 

 

 

 

Friday May 3, 2019

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TOWN CLEAN UP DAYS
7:30am-3:00pm
Please join us for Bedford Town-Wide Clean-up Days 2019 at the Crusher Road Highway Facility off Route 22, just North of Route 172 in Bedford Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

adult fiction writing springAdult fiction Writing
10:00am – 11:30am | New and experienced writers will be inspired to write character-driven short stories in this lively 5-week program. Explore new genres of fiction, point-of-view and unreliable narrators through weekly homework assignments and in class writing. This popular program is led by author and fiction writing teacher, Kim Kovach.

Register here

More information

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Little Explorers - Nature ArtsLittle Explorers: Nature Arts
11:00-11:30 pm |Ages 3-5 with Adult | Explore the wonders of the natural world with hands-on discovery activities and nature inspired arts and crafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Star Wars Day!
3:00pm | May the force be with you…..

Join us for Star Wars games, jedi academy, arts and crafts and more.  Come in costume if you like!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

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

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday May 4, 2019

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TOWN CLEAN UP DAYS
7:30am-3:00pm
Please join us for Bedford Town-Wide Clean-up Days 2019 at the Crusher Road Highway Facility off Route 22, just North of Route 172 in Bedford Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association

Run for the Hills
8:30am | Bedford Hills Train station
REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Bedford Village’s Chowder & Marching Club
SPRING CLEAN UP AND TAG SALE
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(fee based)

 

 

Katonah Clean Up Day and Plant Sale
May 4 @ 8:00 am
2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD HILLS FREE LIBRARY

Los Cuentos/The Stories

11:00AM | 3-5 years  | Rachel Izes and Ximena Navarro Claros read picture books, sing songs, and lead games in English and Spanish. The program coincides with the English Conversation Practice for adults.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Open-Mic

 

Open Mic
4:00pm-5:00pm | Adult, teen | Sign up at the door for your 5 minutes of fame! Sing – Perform – Dance – Act – Entertain First-come, first sign-up.

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

 

MORE EVENTS

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. bedfordaudubon.org/

 

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.

 

 

BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE 

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.

 

 

WESTCHESTER LAND TRUST

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!

 

JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD

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 info@katonahmuseum.org

 

 

 

KATONAH BEDFORD HILLS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS

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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