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Don’t Miss: Annual Dobbs Ferry Book Sale; Hardware Diaries; The Raina

See what's going on this weekend in and around the Rivertowns.

Photo credit: Dobbs Ferry Library
Photo credit: Dobbs Ferry Library

The holiday season is in full swing, and so are events around Dobbs Ferry, Irvington and Hastings-on-Hudson this weekend. Feeling overwhelmed? No worries. We’re here to help sort out all the fun to be had.

Here are the details for several great events in the area.

1. Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Annual Book & Jewelry Sale: Check out the Annual Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library's Book & Jewelry Sale on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. Find the perfect holiday gift of newly published, gift books, current fiction and non-fiction children’s books, cook books, CD’s, along with vintage Jewelry.

2. A Powerful PowerPoint: Toni McKeen returns to the Irvington Public Library with a Powerpoint lecture on "The Powerful Medici Family," on Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m.  The program is free. Parking is available in front of and behind the library building.

3. The Hardware Diaries: An original episodic comedy by Craig Campanaro, “The Hardware Diaries,” makes it way to the Art Academy of Westchester at 145 Palisades in Dobbs Ferry on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. It is a story of “life, love and plungers.” A complimentary desert and wine intermission will be sponsored by Lidia Bakeshop and Cake and Rochambeau Wines & Liquors. For reservations email: Hotlipsproductions@gmail.com or call (845)-475-7126. Tickets are $20.

4. The Raina returns to Hastings: Jam band “The Raina” makes it way back to the River Roadhouse at 533 Warburton Avenue in Hastings-on-Hudson on Saturday Dec. 7 at 8:30 p.m. A true musical collective, The Raina searches for the sound between the notes. The band has been performing their original jam music for three years throughout the Rivertowns and NYC, and now have a new lineup of veteran musicians: Doug Schneider, Parker Riley, and Craig Sidley join original members Tom Beudoin and Hyram Stephens to coalesce a myriad of musical influences, crossing jazz, blues, and of course The Dead, to create a unique sound all their own.

5. Trinity Rivertowns Church’s “Westchester Christmas”: Tune in for this musical program performed by the area's best classical and jazz musicians and singers, with selections from Mendelsohn, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Frank, Anderson, John Patitucci, David August, Gary Adamson, and traditional Christmas pieces. Nursery care for toddlers and infants, and a craft fair for children ages three through third grade will be provided during the concert. There is no admission fee and the public community is invited to attend. The concert will be held at School of the Holy Child, located at 2225 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, New York.

6. A very All-Star Christmas: The Tarrytown Music Hall, located at 13 Main Street in Tarrytown, will host some of Westchester’s best musical talents Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., including Latin Grammy nominee Bernie Williams, Earl Slick, Jon Cobert, Tom Dudley, Bill Edwards, David Keyes and Duchess Di, Johnny Feds, and Da Bluez Boyz, Kristen Capolino, Jessica Lynn Scott and Mia Staton, Chuck St. Troy, The Renovators, and The Barnstormers. The emcee for the evening is actor Tony Darrow from Goodfellas, The Sopranos, and Analyze This. Kick off the holiday season with a great night of holiday music and laughs to benefit wounded veterans organizations the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Veterans Adaptive Sports, Inc. Tickets cost $25, $35 and $50. Click here to purchase tickets.

Jerry Eimbinder December 05, 2013 at 06:44 AM
Saint George, a new French restaurant in Hastings-on-Hudson, will serve its first brunch on Saturday, December 7. Brunch hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. For information see: www.rivertowns.patch.com/groups/diningentertainment/p/weekend-brunch-debuts-at-saint-george-on-saturday-december-7
Sarah Studley (Editor) December 05, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Thanks for the info, Jerry!
Paddy Steinschneider December 05, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Don't forget, Santa will be in Dobbs Ferry on Saturday, December 7 from around 3:30 on and the tree lighting will take place at 5:00 at the corner of Cedar and Main. After that, everyone is welcome at the Firehouse for cookies and hot chocolate. Stores and restaurants are all planning specialties for the day, so come to Dobbs and shop!

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