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Westchester County Parks Offering Fun-Filled Weekend

The Milt Gerver Orchestra
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Westchester County parks and nature centers will keep residents busy the weekend of July 31 through Aug. 2 with art shows, music and photography.

Friday, July 31:

Big Band on the Boardwalk at Playland Park in Rye

The Milt Gerver Orchestra and vocalists perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; another show will take place Friday, Aug. 7

Friday Night Fireworks

A fireworks display choreographed to music will start at 9:15 p.m. Parking fees apply.

Click here for more information or call (914) 813-7010.

Saturday, Aug. 1:

Butterfly and Dragonfly Photography

From 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers. Bring a camera and learn great tips for taking photos of these quick-moving insects. Call (914) 968-5851 for more information.

Read Wildlife Sanctuary and Playland Park, Volunteer Work Day

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach cleanup and more. Call (914) 967-8720.

Sand Castle Competition

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glen Island Park, Pelham Road, New Rochelle. Put together a team and create a masterpiece in the sand. Spaces limited. Pre-registration required; call (914) 231-4545.

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2:

Art Show on View from noon to 4 p.m. at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers.

View works by members of Northern Westchester Watercolor Society in the Main House Gallery during August. Call (914) 864-7282 for more information.

Aug. 2 – The farmers market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Shop more than 20 unique vendors offering fresh produce, cheese and a variety of local items.

Aug. 2 – Playland’s International Friendship Day in Rye will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Bring friends and celebrate.

Aug. 2 – Heritage of India Festival will be held at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live music, entertainment, dance, arts and crafts, food and more will be available. Call (914) 231-4033 for more information.

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