WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Here are some of the fun and educational things going on this weekend in Peekskill and Cortlandt:
Friday, April 5
Conjunto Sazon: 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the music of Cuba and Puerto Rico, the band identifies with the rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean: Salsa, Son, Rumba, Bomba, Plena, as well as Merengue. Admission is $10. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St.
Bakklash: 9:30 p.m. Bakklash performs a variety of rock, funk and jazz from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bowling for Soup, Foster the People, The Police, Blink 182, Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, The Black Keys, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Cee Lo, Nickelback, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more! Admission is $5 for all, including diners. 12 Grapes, 12 N. Division St., Peekskill.
Saturday, April 6
The Whole Child: 10 a.m to 2 p.m. A creative writing-based enrichment program in which children can discover and explore an array of artistic mediums, including studio art, nature studies, culinary arts, gardening, science and performing arts. Admission is $20. The Ajna Center, 18 Old Post Road S., Croton-on-Hudson
The Fred Smith Jazz Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Fred Smith, former musical director for the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, is the trumpeter of choice for swing bands, including Panama Francis Orchestra, George Kelly's Jazz Sultans, and Al Cobb's Big Band. Admission is $10. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill.
12 Grapes Fifth Anniversary Celebration With Johnny Feds & da Bluez Boyz: 9:30 p.m. The first band to ever perform at 12 Grapes! It wouldn't be a 12 Grapes party without Johnny & da Boyz helping to celebrate. Admission is a $10 entertainment fee or $5 with dinner entrée. 12 Grapes, 12 N. Division St., Peekskill.
Sunday April 7
Van Cortlandtville Historical Society Spring Open House: 2 to 5 p.m. The event is free to the public and includes refreshments and a tour of the 18th-century one-room little red schoolhouse located next to Old Saint Peter's Church and cemetery. 297 Locust Ave., Cortlandt Manor.
Free Kids Concert With Zev Haber And Pretzelstein And Preschool Open House: 1:30 p.m. Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Road, Croton-on-Hudson.
Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Day Service: 5 p.m. Holocaust survivor Betty Knoop will speak. Knoop was arrested as a young girl along with her entire family when the Nazis invaded her country. Her family was sent to the concentration camp in Westerbork and later to Bergen Belsen. A question-and-answer period will be held after her talk. First Hebrew Congregation, 1821 Main St., Peekskill.
Peekskill Playhouse Presents “Your Bones Don’t Have to Roll:” 4 p.m. In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Peekskill Playhouse will perform this special presentation at The BeanRunner Café. The play's genesis is from writer Max Eisenberg's family saga of first-generation survivors of the Nazi concentration camps and their second-generation American children. $12 Admission includes music, wine and cheese after the play. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill.
12 Grapes Fifth Anniversary Singer/Songwriter Showcase: 5 to 9 p.m. A free anniversary show with Sam Hurwitz, Ryder Stuart and Kevin Myers, Jess Erick, Addie Brownlee, and Kristina Koller and Mark McIntyre. 12 Grapes, 12 N. Division St., Peekskill.
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