CORTLANDT, N.Y. If you're interested in finding entertainment close to home, check out this list of events happening around Cortlandt this weekend.
Friday, Aug. 10
Festa Italiana Peekskill: Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and running through 9 p.m. Sunday, Peekskill will host an Italian festival with live entertainment, food and games. Check out the festival's website for a complete schedule of events.
KJ Dennal Outdoor Concert: 7 p.m. Ossining's waterfront Engel Park, across from the Ossining train station, hosts free outdoor concerts. All events are free and open to the public. Friday evening KJ Dennal will perform.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Mohegan Colony Storytelling and Music Festival: 10 a.m. Ghost stories, storytelling workshops and musical performances will take place at 99 Baron De Hirsch Road, Crompond. Families and adults are welcome. Admission prices range between $10 and $20, and reservations are recommended for the festival. For a complete list of events and prices check out the festival's website.
Dream Big and Read: 11 a.m. Come for the summer finale of the Croton Free Library's reading game. The finale will be a morning of stories, crafts, prizes and clowning around with Adam Auslander. Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson.
Putnam County International Wine and Food Fest: Putnam County's second annual wine and food festival begins Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. Prices for admission vary, and start at $25. Festivities take place at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Kent, N.Y. Check out the festival's website for a complete list of admission prices.
Animals Incognito: 10 a.m. Camouflage plays an important role in nature, and for some animals it is their best defense against predators. Come meet some of Teatown's most elusive critters. Afterward take a short hike with Teatown staff outside to play a game to test your cryptic capabilities. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Yorktown. Reservations are required. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and free for members.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Archaeological Association Open House: 1 p.m. The Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association has an open house every second Sunday of each month, located at the Nature Center in Croton Point Park. Members will be there to answer any questions you may have about the exhibits and activities.
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