Farmers Markets in Westchester and Putnam NY: Listings & Updates for Summer 2011

Natural Awakenings Farmers Markets Guide

Farmers Markets offer the opportunity to sample many farms in one place, and meet some neighbors in the process.

The John Jay Homestead

A new market opened in Katonah this summer, and it’s creating a buzz in the local food world. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market features local produce and dairy from such small farms as Amba Farm in Bedford Hills, JD Farm in Brewster, I & Me Farm and Cabbage Hill in Mount Kisco, Burren Farm in Katonah, Mobius Fields in Waccabuc, North Winds Farm in Pawling, and Hudson Milk Company in Shrub Oak.

Three area Farmers Markets did not reopen this summer, including the Mount Kisco and Mamaroneck market that was run by Community Markets, and the small Kent/Lake Carmel market at the Lake Carmel Recreation Center Parking lot. The Hartsdale Market, which was operated by Community Markets last year, is now run by Westchester Greenhouse for the town of Greenburgh.

Here’s a list of the many local Farmers Markets that are ripe for picking this summer:

Bedford Corners: Daisy Hill Farm Stand – Fridays and Saturdays, 9am-6pm; Sundays, 10am-4pm. 214 West St. (between Guard Hill & Rt. 172) Bedford Hills. Info: 914.244.1132.

Brewster Farmers Market – 9am-2pm, Wednesdays & Saturdays, through Nov 19. Rain or shine. 208 E. Main St. at the bottom of Peaceable Hill Rd. (the Borden Bridge, Rts 22 & 6).

Bronxville Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through Nov. 19. Rain or shine. Balanced variety of vendors with plenty of parking. Stone Place at Paxton Ave. Bronxville. Info: 914.479.2246.

Chappaqua Farmers Market – Saturdays 8:30am-1:30pm. Chappaqua Train Station, downtown Chappaqua. Info: chappaquafarmersmarket.org.

Cold Spring Farmers Market – 8:30am-1:30pm, Saturdays through Oct 29. Butterfield Hospital , Rt. 9D & Paulding Ave., Village of Cold Spring. Info: csfarmmarket.org.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers Market – 1:30am-6:30pm, Wednesdays, through November 17. Rain or shine. Municipal Lot on Municipal Pl. and Riverside Ave. (Street Address: Across From 1 Municipal Pl.) communitymarkets.biz.

Dobbs Ferry Farmers Market – 10am-4pm, Fridays through Oct. Cedar and Main streets. Info: 914.231.8502; dobbsferry.com.

Hartsdale Farmers Market – 8am-3pm, Saturdays through November 19. Hartsdale Train Station. Info: 914.693.2935; Westchester Greenhouses & Farms.

Hastings Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm. Saturdays through Nov. 19. 7 Maple Ave. (in the library parking lot, but parking is suggested in the Metro-North commuter lot). 914.478.8068. Hastings-on-Hudson Library Parking Lot 7 Maple Ave. Info: hastingsfarmersmarket.org.

Irvington Farmers Market – 3:30-7:30pm, Wednesdays. at the Main Street School Parking Lot. Irvington. irvingtonfarmersmarket.net

Katonah: John Jay Homestead Farm Market – 9am-1pm, Saturdays through Oct 15 (rain or shine, 400 Jay Street, Katonah. 914.232.5651, Ext. 108, johnjayhomestead.org.

Larchmont Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December 17. Metro North Parking Deck #3 off Chatsworth Ave. (Street Address: Near 1 Railroad Way.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

New Rochelle Farmers Market – 8:30am-3pm, Fridays. through November 18. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street (Street Address: Near 264 Huguenot Street.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Ossining Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm, Saturday, through December 17. Rain or shine. Corner of Main and Spring Streets, Street Address: Ossining Post Office, 100 Main St. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pawling Farmers Market – 9am—12pm, Saturdays through September 24. Charles Coleman Blvd, Pawling. Info: pawlingfarmersmarket.org.

Peekskill Farmers Market – 8:30am-2:30pm, Saturdays. through November 19. Bank Street/ Downtown Peekskill Between Main Street (Rt. 6) and Park Street. Free parking. Info: 914.737.2780; downtownpeekskill.com.

Pelham Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm, Saturdays, through November 19. Rain or shine. Corner of Harmon Avenue & Fifth Ave. Street Address: Near 85th Ave. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pleasantville Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December 17. Rain or shine.  Memorial Plaza off Manville Road. (Street Address: Across From 42 Memorial Plaza.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pound Ridge – 11am-4pm, Sundays, Scotts Corner, Pound Ridge. Info: Joan Silbershir 914.764.0015.

Purchase Farmers Market at PepsiCo – 10am-4pm, Tuesdays, through Nov. 800 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase.

Putnam Valley Farmers Market – 3-7pm, Fridays, through Sept 30. Tompkins Corner Methodist Church 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd.  Info: putnamvalleyresidents.com; 845.528.0066.

Rye Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm, Sundays, through December 18. Rain or shine.  Parking Lot 2 on Theodore Fremd Ave. Behind the Purchase St. Stores. (Street Address: Directly Behind 73 Purchase St.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Scarsdale Farmers Market – 9am-1:30pm, Saturdays, through Nov. 26. Village Hall, lower level parking lot. 100 Post Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.456.9744.

Somers at Muscoot Farm – Sundays. 10am-3pm. Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Tarrytown Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through November 19. Patriot’s Park on Route 9. (Street Address: Adjacent to Tarrytown Public Library, 121 N. Broadway) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

White Plains Farmers Market – 8am-4pm, Wednesdays through Nov. 23. Corner of Court and Quarropas streets. Info: 914.422.1336.

Yonkers St. John’s Church Farmers Market – 8-4pm. Thursdays, through early Nov. Outdoor farmers’ market in the courtyard and a Flea Market in the churchyard. St. John’s Church Courtyard, Getty Square, 1 Hudson St. & S. Broadway, Yonkers. Info: 914.963.3033.

Yorktown Heights at Hilltop Hanover Farm Stand – 10am-4pm, Fridays & Saturdays  through the end of October. 1271 Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.2368, hilltophanoverfarm.org.

 

 

Support Local Farmers and Enjoy Summer’s Bounty in Westchester & Putnam NY

Natural Awakenings’ guide to buying fresh food straight from the farmer at their farm stands.

A scene from the Daisy Hill Farm Stand in Bedford Corners

When it comes to healthy eating, summer can’t be beat for ripe fruit, juicy berries, and fresh vegetables. Fortunately, Westchester and Putman Counties are full of farms overflowing with delicious and nutritious food, and eating local is as easy as visiting their farm stands and markets. Read on for details about where, when and what to buy this season.

Amawalk Farm

Location: 42 Wood Street in Katonah, NY

U-Pick organic raspberries, fancy summer squash in many varieties, and specialty radishes including Pink Beauty and French Breakfast; Garlic Scapes, a perennial delicacy, and Swiss Chard for the cutting.

Owned and operated by: Marian and Larry Cross

Contact/Info: 914.245.2319; AmawalkFarm.org.

Farm Stand: open July 2 through mid-October on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm (call Hotline at 914.245.2319 for confirmation) and Sundays from 2 to 6pm (if not picked out)

Back to the Garden @ Kitchawan Farm

Location: 716 Kitchawan Road, Ossining, NY

Vegetables and leafy greens like kale, collards and chard, garlic, and cut flowers. Not certified organic, but everything is organically grown.

Owned and operated by: Linsay Cochran.

Contact/Info: 914.941.0096. Check the weekly harvest list on Linsay’s blog: KitchawanFarm.com/backtothegarden

Farm Stand: in a little store called the Stuga from May to November on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 6:30pm

Cascade Farm

Location: 124 Harmony Road, Patterson, NY

Cascade is a farm stand, CSA and Farm School with sustainable practices. Features baby goats, lambs, chicken, piglets, vegetables, herbs, honey, maple syrup, and eggs.

Owner/contact info: Margaret 845.878.3258

CascadeFarmSchool.org

Farm Stand: in the main building from July 9 through October on Saturdays from 8am to 12pm

Daisy Hill Farm Stand

Location: 214 West Patent Rd. Bedford Corners, NY

Features organic produce, farm fresh eggs, cut flowers, farm animals, and more.

Owner: Gwenn Brant

Contact: 914.244.1132

Farm Stand summer hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 6pm; Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

Location: 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY

The former location of Outhouse Orchards, this new farm is a NOFA member that’s started the process of becoming certified organic. Vegetables and vegetable plants, local honey, fruits, maple syrup, and Green Mountain Coffee are available.

Contact/Info: Robert Covino, HarvestMoonFarmandOrchard.com; 914.485.1210.

Farm Stand: Open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm

Hemlock Hill Farm

Location: 500 Croton Avenue,

Cortlandt Manor, NY

The lambs, goats, and cattle continually graze on more than 100 acres of pasture, and the chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys are also free-range. Pigs, rabbits, Guinea fowl, pheasants, and quail may also be spotted at Hemlock Hill. The animals are never given hormones or antibiotics and, when they’re not grazing outside, they’re eating all natural grains.

Owned and operated by: The De Maria Family

Contact/Info: 914.737.2810; HemlockHillFarm.com

Farm Store: Open 7 days a week; Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 9am to 2pm

Hilltop Hanover Farms

Location: 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY

All produce is grown on the farm without the use of pesticides, synthesized fertilizers or herbicides.

Contact/Info: 914.962.2368 ext. 2; HilltopHanoverFarm.org

Farm Stand: open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm; U-Pick on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm

The Meadows Farm

Location: 329 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY

Features 20 acres of organic crops, including many vegetables, watermelon and herbs. Corn is picked daily—sometime twice—for the sweetest, freshest corn.

Owned and operated by:  Richard Woodard

Contact/Info: 914.962.4306; MeadowsFarmMarket.com

Farm Stand: open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sunday from 9am to 5pm

Ryder Farm

Location: 400 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster, NY

Certified Organic Grower and CSA producing flowers, herbs, and vegetables for wholesale, retail and custom orders. Delivers on Wednesdays to Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

Owned and operated by: Betsey Ryder

Contact/Info: 854.279.4161; RyderFarmOrganic.com

Farm Stand: Roadside Farm Stand is open daily

Seedswell Vegetable Farm at Tanrackin Farm

Location: 284 Guard Hill Road, Mount Kisco, NY

This new farm grows vegetables without the use of synthetic herbicides or pesticides, and uses cover cropping, crop rotation and compost to build soil life. They offer fresh vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and eggs.

Owned and operated by: Ashley Frost

Info: Seedswell.com

Farm Stand: open June to December on Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm, Thursdays from 3 to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm; look for signs on where to park.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Location: 630 Bedford Road,

Pocantico Hills, NY

The farm stand is open three days a week, but Stone Barns Center is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm, year-round.

Salad mixes, vegetables, strawberries, herbs, lamb and pork, whole chickens, turkey cuts, and eggs are available for purchase.

Contact/Info: 914.366.6200; StoneBarnsCenter.org

Farm Stand: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from1 to 4pm through mid-November

Stuart’s Farm

Location: 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY

The county’s oldest working farm features 200 acres of apple orchards, pumpkin fields and vegetable crops. Some organic produce is available.

Owned and operated by: the Stuart Family

Contact/Info: 914.245.2784; StuartsFarm.com

Farm Stand: Opens the first weekend in August with daily hours from 9am to 6pm

Sundial Farm

Location: 1311 Kitchawan Rd., Ossining, NY

Organic vegetables like kale, peas, Swiss chard, and squash are available now. Heirloom tomatoes such as Brandywine, eggplant and peppers will follow. Also available are annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses, herbs, roses, flowering shrubs, and fruit trees, as well as local honey, maple syrup, preserves, pickles, chutneys and biscotti. Visitors are welcome to walk through the home gardens for inspiration and methods for outwitting deer.

Owned and operated by: Penny and Bill Hawkey

Contact/Info: 914.391.5965; SundialFarm.us.

Farm Stand: Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Three Feathers Farm

Location: 371 Smith Ridge Road, South Salem, NY

Grass fed beef is available, and a huge selection of vegetables, fruits, flowers, eggs, and maple syrup. Coming soon: chicken meat. Not all products are organic certified, but everything is pesticide-free, naturally grown, grass fed/pastured, and either raised, grown or made by them.

Owned and operated by: Jeanine and Joe Haberny

Contact: 914.533.6529

Farm Stand: open daily from 8am to 5pm

July 2011 Astrology Column

Planetwatch Column with Pamela Cucinell for July 2011

Pamela Cucinell

Get Eclipsed
The July 1 Solar Eclipse Cancer New Moon stimulates desire for family. On July 2, choose your priorities for satisfactory results. There is great potential for endeavors begun on July 3. July 4 begins the season for fresh food, homegrown fun, and water pleasures. Launch new projects on July 5, especially for health, pets or service. Avoid new starts or critical conversations on July 6.

The Pulse of Power
On July 7, roll with variables for eventual success. Practice detachment on July 8; there is no person, thing, or occupation you can’t live without. Launch a message for rewards on July 9. Watch Harry Potter films or enjoy another intense experience on July 10. The day is filled with opportunities and possibilities on July 11. On July 12, explore, but don’t expect to find anything you seek on.

Work that Moon
On July 13, do something constructive, instead of ruing loss. The work ethic continues on July 14 with an uphill climb. The Capricorn Full Moon on July 15 highlights the contrast between work life and family. People are open to experimentation on July 16; do something new for you. Communication goes awry and misunderstandings ensue on July 17; don’t take it personally. Linear-thinkers do best to go with the flow on July 18, when magic abounds.

The Lion Stretches
Rose-colored glasses tint perception on July 19 but not everyone is happy. On July 20, the timid feel emboldened and the bold don’t look back. Don’t move too fast for authority or sidestep a responsibility on July 21. On July 22, assess any situation wisely and weigh concerns. A garden party or a stroll through the shops satisfies on July 23, when the Sun enters Leo; let important conversations simmer instead of boil. The more emotional someone is on July 24, the less likely they are to see eye to eye.

Blue Moon
On July 25 and 26, have that conversation to get your point across. Baby yourself the evening of July 27. On July 28, see where you can get your needs met. Don’t overwork anything on July 29; allow yourself some playtime. July 30 brings a second new moon, this time in Leo. If a revolution resonates within your soul, act on it.

To get Pamela Cucinell’s in-depth daily forecasts delivered to your email, visit InsightOasis.com. Gain insight through your personal revelations in a private session. Call 917.796.6026 or write Pamela@InsightOasis.com for more info.

 

July 2011 Calendar of Events from Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester & Putnam Counties NY

Yoga Events & more

Yoga classes & more this month in Natural Awakenings Magazine

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Beginner Yoga Series – 9:30-10:45am (7/1-8/5). Be guided, step-by-step, through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. Questyogaarts.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the YogaScape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 5

Pajama Yoga for Kids – 7-8:15pm (7/5-7/26) ages 7-12. Class takes kids through all ranges of motion creatively to dissolve excess energy, using breathwork and relaxation to prepare their minds and bodies for sleep. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $60/4 wks. Questyogaarts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Healing Circle of Light –1st Wednesdays of each month. Free. All welcome.  Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

THURSDAY, JULY 7

Pranayama & Meditation – 11:15am-12noon (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28) w/Amy Pearce-Hayden.  Direct and still attention through breath awareness and control, leaves one feeling focused, centered and revitalized. First class free. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Putnam County 7th anniversary and kids clothing swap (maternity clothes welcome). Anything left is donated to charity. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. Info: 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. Lecture is limited to people who suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Includes dinner. Free. 914.868.6200.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Receive messages from the other side as Priscilla facilitates between the two worlds, bringing in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40.  Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 8

Merkaba Activation/The Master Teacheres – 7:15-8:45pm. A deeply physical experience is felt during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness & tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Northern Westchester Butterfly Count – 10am. An annual rite of summer, butterfly enthusiasts are invited to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort to help count these fluttery jewels. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Free. Teatown.org.

Puppet Show for Japan – 10am-12noon. For ages 2-6, a puppet show in Japanese along with craft activities in Japanese and English. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. Free/donations accepted. 845.356.2514 x301; gmws.org.

The Yogic Lifestyle/Being in the Bhava – 2-6pm w/Shyam Das. Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring Satsang (lecture and discussion) on the art and application of yogic living. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $50. 845.225.9642.

SUNDAY, JULY 10

Spiritual Gathering –10:30am-12:30pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. Join this growing community of Heart-centered spiritually-minded people. Discuss a spiritual subject and group meditation follow. All ages welcome. $10 donation. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Experience the benefits of loving Reiki energy. No prior training/experience required, only the sincere intention for healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. Join a thought provoking discussion from a yogic perspective, led by director and founder, Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT; followed by guided meditation. YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Artists Reception – 3:30-5:30pm. Touched By The Muse, Watercolors and Drawings by Holly Meeker Rom. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm.  Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level, incorporating gentle postures and breath. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25/pre-paid by 7/8. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/11-7/15 (ages 10-12). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically-minded people and breakfast. Sandra Mendelson, Quantum Light Therapy Practitioner and Holistic Health Counselor, presents.2nd floor Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains.  $18 non-members/$15 members.  Info: 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Bring the self more fully into alignment with the Higher Self, experiencing greater self-empowerment, peace and harmony. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $8. Reserve/Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Parents of Young Adults w/Asperger Syndrome – 7-9pm (7/13 & 7/27). Meet in a safe environment to share concerns and issues related to children about socialization, behavior, education, and more. $10 per meeting. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Reiki I Class – 10am-5pm w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr, Mt. Kisco. $150 includes manual/certificate. Register by 7/5; 914.588.4079.

Hilltop Hanover Book Club – 6-7:30pm. Meet the second Thursday of the month to discuss a book on a food, farming, or environmental topics. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $5. Registration required: 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. For Reiki practitioners of all levels (must have at least Reiki I certification), this is a chance to give and receive, share ideas and techniques, and generally bask in healing energy. No charge/donations encouraged. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Free Monthly Spiritual Meditation – 8-9pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. have a spiritual experience and connect with the higher aspects of self and by harvesting group energy everyone has a deeper experience. Beginners welcome. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Feminine Faces Unfolding – 6-9pm (7/15) 12-6pm (7/16, 7/17). A weekend immersion led by Liz Schulman, ERYT 500 & Amy Pearce-Hayden, RYT 500. Gather to celebrate sisterhood and explore through the Goddess archetypes. The YogaScape and Spa, Carmel. 845.225.9642 & Saturday & Sunday at The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison; 845.224.9909.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Psychic Fair – 7/16 & 7/17 at the Sanctuary in Carmel, a safe place for spiritual growth. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; CarmelSanctuary.com.

 Birdwatching – 7:30-9:30am w/Steve Robbins. A morning walk through the farm’s pastures and hiking trails. Identify species and consider how habitat, weather, and other environmental factors influence diversity. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. $10/adult; $5/children. Register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11am w/Laura Shea. A specially adapted weekly program of Hatha postures suitable for all levels of experience. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $16/weekly. Limited space; registration preferred .914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Local Foraging for Food and Medicine – 10am-3pm. w/ Dina Falconi. $30 preregistration. A Roots & Wings Workshop at South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register: Alex 914.479.7305.

 Flight of the Pollinator – 11am-12:30pm. Bees, butterflies and birds perform the vital job of sustaining healthy plant populations. View the colorful landscape they create and learn about this ecological service. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Teatown.org.

Soul Guidance at Spiritinside – 11am-4pm. w/ Robin C. Mueller and Reiki infused card readings with Angela Pizzarello.  Pre registration required. Call for cost. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Meet & Greet/Book Signing – 11:30am-1:30pm w/Roland Comtois, internationally acclaimed channel, author and speaker. Attendees frequently receive spontaneously channeled personal messages. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Hudson Valley Renegades – Gates open at 5:30pm. Game starts 7:05pm. Buy tickets in advance at Gadesgroups.com and enter “support” as password to benifit Support Connection. Info: SupportConnection.org.

Urban H20: Listen Local – 7pm. Robert Hill Band and Toby Walker at Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $10 admission includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. 914.377.1900 x12; urbanh2o.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

The Tree Whisperer – 9am-5pm. Workshop with Jim Conroy, the Tree Whisperer, and Basia Alexander directly from their sold-out weekend at the Omega Institute. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $95/includes organic fresh picked lunch. 914.589.6744; skillsoffthegrid.com.

The Art of Beekeeping – 1-3pm w/Ralph Szur. Ever wonder how many miles the bees fly to make one pound of honey?  Learn the answer to this question and more during an exciting and informative tour of the hive. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/circle. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/18-7/22 (ages 7-9). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 5pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine.  Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C., 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30–8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Soy Candle Class – 6-8pm. This totally hands-on class shows how to make beautiful, healthy, non-toxic candles to give as a gift or keep for the self.  Chocolations in Mamaroneck. For details, call 516.972.3165.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Summer Kirtan with BlisSing, Satya-Franche and Dennis Winge – 7-9pm. An evening of soaring devotional singing to quiet the mind and open the heart. $20/advance, $25/door. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org/kirtan2011.

Friends of Wainwright Picnic – 6-9pm. Come enjoy music by The Brazilwood Trio on the back lawn. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $5/individual; $15/family of 4. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Time TBA. KRI Certified Level One begins at Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473; goldentempleyoga.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Painting From the Inside Out Workshop –10-5pm.  Come explore, experiment and play while painting; allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location. $75/by 7/15 or $90. Register: Eve-Marie at 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com,

SUNDAY, JULY 24

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-pay by 7/22. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, JULY 25

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-2pm. 7/25-7/29 (ages 5-6). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $250. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Open House/The Graduate Institute – 5:30pm. Learn about groundbreaking degree programs for adult learners. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

Massage Intro Evening – 6-8pm. Explore massage therapy as a career; for prospective students, friends, and family members. The Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mt. Kisco. Free. 914.241.7363.

Green Drinks – 6-8pm. Monthly informal social networking built around a commoninterest in the natural environment. This month at the Blue Pig, 121 Maple St. Croton. Info: Dani 914.403.5149.

Spiritual Gathering – 7-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. Experience a joyous and enlivening evening to share, connect, and learn with each other. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $10. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm w/Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy can help restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000 ; izumiwellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 7-9pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine. Total Life Care Center, 152 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Advanced Reiki Class – 9am-12noon w/Anne Bentzen, RM for Reiki I & II practitioners. Energy exercises to improve flow and increase sensitivity for byosen scanning. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco. $40. Pre-register by 7/25. 914.588.4079.

FRIDAY, JULY 29

BlisSing! (Kirtan) – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare and Cat Guthrie. Enjoy an inspiring evening of music and chanting dedicated to increasing the loving frequencies in the world. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, JULY 30

Putnam County Fair – 7/30-7/31. Visit the Muscoot 4-H Gang and Muscoot’s animals as they show at the Putnam County Fair. Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel.

Woodlands Hike – 10am-12noon. Join farm staff to hike the farm’s beautiful 3.5 miles of woodland trails. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Free. Canceled if rain. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Planning the Late Season Vegetable Garden – 11am-1pm. Come learn how to plant a late season vegetable garden and have fresh vegetables into late fall. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $20/adult; $5/children. Registration required: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Pickling 101 – 1-4pm. Learn how to preserve summer’s bounty. Cucumbers and other in-season vegetables are used to teach how to safely make and preserve delicious pickles. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $25. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Chinese Medicine & Emotions – 12-2pm. Health lecture on the 5 emotions of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to anxiety and depression. Eastgate Acupuncture, 177 E. Hartsdale Ave., Ste LLA, Hartsdale. Free. RSVP: 914.713.1000; eastgateacupuncture.com.

WHN Sponsored 8th Annual Potluck – 4-8pm. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, socializing, networking and honoring locally born authors. Bring an entree, salad, appetizer, dessert or beverage for 3-6 people. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. RSVP: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. Lecture is limited to people who are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Includes dinner. Free. 914.868.6200.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

CARE for Teachers Summer Retreat – 8/6-8/11. Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education. Professional development training for teachers, promoting mindfulness through contemplative practices. Garrison Institute. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

A Celebration of Light, Art & Sustainability at The Science Barge in Yonkers on June 11 and 12, 2011

On June 11 and 12, Groundwork Hudson Valley and The Science Barge present their Third Annual Floating Sculpture Exhibition featuring the work of local artists and the Japanese Obon Lantern Festival of lights. The sculptures, which are inspired by the power of nature and made of water resistant, non-polluting materials, will be placed on a platform anchored to the Hudson floor along the 135-foot long front of the Barge. This year’s sculptures will be outfitted with solar powered bulbs to illuminate them at night.

The Floating Sculpture Exhibition includes a Twilight Reception on Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m., featuring music, tours of the barge, and artist introductions. The event is free, with donations gladly accepted to support Groundwork Japan’s Tsunami relief effort.

The Science Barge is located at 99 Dock Street on the Hudson riverfront in Yonkers. This floating sustainable farm educational center runs on solar, wind and bio-fuel energy, leaving a zero carbon footprint. It supplies its own water by rain catchment and river purifying methods, and grows a variety of herbs and vegetables using hydroponic techniques and nutrients derived from composting. The Barge is open to the public and volunteers every Sunday form 12 to 5 p.m.

For more information about the Science Barge or this event, please call Bob Walter at 914.375.2151 or visit GroundworkHV.org.

 

WOOFSTOCK: “Peace, Harmony & Doggy Love” Comes to Mahopac on Sunday, June 12

Mahopac, NY, is going to the dogs—again. On June 12, WOOFSTOCK 2011 takes over Sycamore Park, 790 Long Pond Road in Mahopac, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This family-and-best-friend event is hosted by the Friends of Sycamore Dog Park, Inc., a “pack” of individuals who love their dogs and their community.

The park-wide celebration will include doggy demonstrations, local vendors, animal rescue groups, on-site micro-chipping, contests, tie dyeing, all-day music and children’s entertainment, photo booths, food and more. “Don’t fret if you are without a furry friend,” adds Robert Wachtel, an organizer of the event. “WOOFSTOCK is about parents and ‘pawrents’ coming together with their brood, furry or not, in peace, harmony and doggy love.”

In a cooperative collaboration with the Carmel Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of Sycamore Dog Park, Inc. helps manage the dog park by addressing problems and seeking to educate members and the community about appropriate dog park etiquette and responsible dog ownership. They also provide assistance to local rescue groups and dog-related businesses. “Funds raised at WOOFSTOCK will assist these local rescue groups and make improvements to the park,” Wachtel says. “So get out those bell-bottoms, tie-dye shirts and love beads, put a flower in your hair, and join us.”

Admission is $1 per person. For more event information, or for vendor/sponsor information, visit Woofstock2011.com.

 

Fur Ball Fundraiser to Benefit Animal Rescue Efforts On Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Mt. Kisco, NY

On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Pets Alive presents a Fur Ball Gala Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. at the Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco. The evening features signature cocktails, fabulous auctions, a formal dinner, dancing, and a special acoustic performance by Pets Alive board member Rob Thomas. The cost is $200 per guest, and reservations can be made online at PetsAlive.com. For Premium VIP seating at an additional fee, contact community@petsalive.com.

Pets Alive is one of the oldest and largest no kill organizations in the United States, saving thousands of animals each year. The organization, which relies solely on donations, is internationally recognized as a leader in developing alliances to end the killing of companion animals and promote their humane treatment. The mission of Pets Alive is to improve the lives of these animals everywhere through rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education. Their sanctuary sits on 80 acres in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Pets Alive Westchester (formerly Elmsford Animal Shelter) is located on five acres in Elmsford, and Pets Alive Puerto Rico will open a sanctuary later this year.

For more information about Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary visit PetsAlive.org. Pets Alive Westchester is located at 100 Warehouse Lane South, Elmsford. Visit them at PetsAliveWest.org.

 

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