Weekend Planner: Marriage Matters, Cherry Blossom Festival

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place to help you make the most of your weekend.

Click on the headline for more information of each event that's listed alphabetically by town. Click here for events in the Rivertowns Patch event calendar.

Dobbs Ferry: Families Valued-Why Marriage Matters

Place: South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry

When: Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

Description: Enjoy a play reading of "Families Valued: Why Marriage Matters," by William Randall Beard that discussed the stories of gay and lesbian couples and marriage is so meaningful to them. A discussion will follow the play.

Cost: Free

Harrison: Barbara Cook in concert

Place: Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase

When: 8 p.m. April 20

Description: The connection this famed cabaret singer makes between the song and the audience is mesmerizing.  

Cost: $72.50

Larchmont-Mamaroneck: Anti-Bullying Day

Place: Excel Martial Arts, 2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont

When: Saturday, April 20, 2:30 p.m.

Description: Excel’s trained head instructors will present a curriculum of ways to promote “Bully-Avoidance Skills," nonviolent resolutions to conflict. They will also assist students in their development of “Anti-Abduction Skills," giving them the ability to defend themselves against predators and understanding right from wrong. 

Cost: Free

New Rochelle: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945

Place: Temple Israel of New Rochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd, New Rochelle

When: 2 p.m., April 20

Description: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum traveling exhibition "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945" will be hosted by Temple Israel of New Rochelle in partnership with The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center from April 21, 2013, to June 9, 2013.

An opening reception will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013. Remarks will be given by Temple Israel of New Rochell Senior Rabbi Scott Weiner and The LOFT Executive Director David Juhren.

Exhibit hours from Sunday, April 21 Sunday, June 9, 2013 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Sundays.

Cost: Free

Pelham: Cherry Blossom Festival

Place: Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803

When: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., April 20

Description:  The cherry blossom season returns to Pelham Art Center this year with more workshops and demonstrations in traditional Japanese folk arts.

Cost: Free

Scarsdale: Scarsdale High School Carnival

Place: 1057 Post Rd, Scarsdale

When: Friday, April 19, 6 p.m.

Description: The annual community fundraiser will feature kids rides, snacks and carnival games.

Cost: $22.50; buy tickets here

White Plains: Experience the Beatles with "Rain"

Place: Westchester County Center

When: 8 p.m. April 19

Description: Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multi-media concert, that’s as infectious as it is transporting.

Cost: $20 - $89.50 (VIP)


About this column: A guide to weekend events in central and northern Westchester County for you and your family.



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