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Westchester Parks Have Plenty Going On After July 4

Fireworks at Playland Park in Rye will continue after July 4.
Fireworks at Playland Park in Rye will continue after July 4. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- While everyone may be focused on Independence Day activities this weekend, there are plenty of other things happening next weekend and beyond at Westchester County parks.

Here is a schedule of some of the activities.

Friday, July 10

  • Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Katonah: Music in the Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gerard Carelli performs American standards. Admission $5.
  • Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye, 914-813-7010: Friday Night Fireworks, 9:15 p.m. Fireworks display choreographed to music. Parking fees apply. Visit RyePlayland.org .

Saturday, July 11

  • Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914-967-8720: Volunteer Work Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach cleanup and more.
  • Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye, 914-813-7010: Playland MarketFest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Vintage and handmade items, jewelry, crafts and food.

Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12

  • Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers, 914-864-7282: Art show opens noon-4 p.m. View works by artist Paul Kmiotek in the Main House Gallery on weekends during July.

Sunday, July 12

  • Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers, 914-864-7282: Butterfly Walk, 10 a.m.-noon. Join naturalist Tait Johansson for a walk in search of local butterflies. Also, farmers market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop more than 20 unique vendors offering fresh produce, cheese and a variety of local items. Mushroom Walk, 1-3 p.m. Join Mushroom University’s Rena Wetzer and Marie Thorpe for a walk and a lesson on fungi.
  • Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, – 914-231-4033: Polish Heritage Festival, noon-6 p.m. Live music and entertainment, dance, arts and crafts, food and more.
  • Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Katonah: Tour of the main house, 2-3 p.m. Learn about the history of the park and the family who lived there. Pre-registration is required at 914-864-7264. Meet in the shop at Lasdon.

For more information, go to parks.westchestergov.com .

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