[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of July 12 - July 13, 2014

Besides the World Cup finals, there are tons of other interesting events this weekend including French Independence Day Celebration at a few different locations. We have also listed a couple of events for mid-next week including Shakespeare in the Park.

Saturday Events:
Bastille Day Celebration @ Piermont

When: Saturday July 12 Noon-10pm
Where: Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY
Details: French flags will flap along the avenue where restaurants and shops will have outdoor tables. The streets will fill with live music and the pleasant aromas of traditional French, Italian, Continental, Mexican, Irish and American cuisine served by local restaurants. Festival goers are encouraged to show up in 18th century clothes for a costume contest and the reenactment of the Bastille Day march. Glass blower and sketch artists will be on the street.  

Luminous Paper Lanterns @ Wave Hill

When: Saturday and Sunday July 12-13, 2014 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Cut nature shapes from brightly multicolored tissue paper. Then, with a simple papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns that will brighten and make magical your summer days and nights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Walking With Dinosaurs @ Bronx Zoo

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 12pm, 1pm, 1:50pm.
Where: Mouse House Lawn, Bronx Zoo
Details: WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is bringing a life-size dinosaur to the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, July 12! Don’t miss your chance to see Baby T-Rex and be thrilled and amazed as one of the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth returns before your very eyes. Baby T-Rex will be making appearances at 12PM, 1PM & 1:50PM at Mouse House Lawn.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is coming to Barclays Center July 16 - July 20 and Prudential Center July 23 - July 27. Save 20% on tickets to select shows when using Promo Code: BRONXZOO at Ticketmaster.com or Arena Box Office.

Westchester Summer Outing 威郡仲夏日

When: Saturday July 12, 2014 1pm-4pm

Where: Yosemite Park, Greenburgh, NY

Hosted by Westchester Association of Chinese Americans

Details: Picnic, BBQ, volleyball, tag of war, line dance, kids activities.

Link to buy tickets

Sunday Events:
Bare-Foot Storytime @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday July 13, 2014 2pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale, NY
Details: Join a naturalist for storytime, based on our popular Wild Encounters Storytime held weekly on Monday afternoon. This hour long program includes a story, live animals, and a nature-themed activity. Recommended for children ages 2-6. Members $5, Non-members $8

Bastille Day Concert @ Lyndhurst Castle
When: Sunday July 13 4pm-5pm
Where: Lyndhurst Castle, Tarrytown, NY
Lyndhurst and Copland House invite you to celebrate 'almost' Bastille Day with a concert in Reception Room of Lyndhurst mansion. Copland House salutes independence, both American and French, with music from the American cannon played on the American fiddle, with an extra kick of music from French composers that influenced the Americans. The one hour concert is followed by a reception with the artists featuring champagne and French cheeses on the Lyndhurst veranda. Tickets $25 available in advance.

Bastille Day Celebration @ 60th Street, NYC

When: Sunday July 13 Noon-5pm
Where: Between Lexington & 5th Ave
Details: Celebrate Bastille Day and enjoy the best of French culture at the French Institute Alliance Française's annual street fair on 60th Street! From crêpes, éclairs, and fromages with refreshing wine and beer, to live music, you won’t want to miss New York City’s ultimate French summer fête. The young ones can enjoy face painting and arts-and-crafts activities at the Kids’ Corner.

The Art of Stepping @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC
When: Sunday July 13 11am-1pm
Where: Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC
Details: Step dancers will break it down, teaching step dance through mathematical formulas and making some noise. Art activities start at noon.

Next Week Weekday Events:
Shakespeare in the Park "Twelfth Night" @ White Plains

When: Tuesday-Wednesday July 15-16, 2014 7-9pm each night
Where: Turnure Park, 26 Lake Street, White Plains, NY
Detail: Join family and friends for the live theatrical performance of Shakespeare’s ” Twelfth Night” a comic tale of shipwrecks, sea storms and mistaken identity. Each evening performance will begin at 7pm Free!

"Family Film Frenzy" Pool Party and Movie
When: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7pm
Where: Saxon Woods Pool, White Plains
Details: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" (2013-PG) Bring a picnic or buy food from the concessions stand. Swim until dark. Bring blankets and chairs.  $5 per person over age 5. Wristbands go on sale that day at the park. Rain date 7/17.

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