There’s lots to do this weekend – and next – from arts crawls and craft fairs to sampling live music or Hudson Valley craft beer to browsing downtown Nyack at its annual Famous Street Fair. Know of an event that should be included? Email Karen Croke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guild and Grange, May 13, 14, & 15
This fair maker will feature more than 25 artisans from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley region and beyond in an open-air marketplace on the meadows at John Jay Homestead in Katonah. Free admission. 9 am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for Friday’s preview event give visitors first access to shop the market and a chance to meet the makers. Those tickets are $ 125 and are available at eventbrite.com. 400 Jay St., Katonah. For more info, go to guildandgrange.com.
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Suds on the Sound, May 14
This new craft beer festival will be held from 2 to 6 pm in Rye Town Park in Rye. The event will feature more than 50 breweries pouring over 100 different beers. Among those in attendance: Garnerville’s Industrial Arts, Mamaroneck’s Decadent Ales, Port Chester’s Run & Hide, White Plains’ Wolf & Warrior, Elmsford’s Captain Lawrence, and the Newburgh Brewing Co. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $ 15- $ 55. Rye Town Park is located at 95 Dearborn Ave. Tickets and more info at eventbrite.com.
Nyack’s Famous Street Fair, May 15
From 10 am-6pm more than 200 exhibitors take over downtown with arts, crafts, new retail, home deco, gifts and more. All types of festival foods will be available as well as Nyack’s many outdoor cafes and restaurants. Be sure to make a stop at the NY Soda Jerks for one of their old fashioned sodas or egg creams. All day music will be played at the gazebo on Main Street and folk music on Broadway. The fair is sponsored by ACADA of Nyack. For more info, go to pjspromotions.com.
Steven W. Dauksza Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, May 15
This Haverstraw event features food, beer, raffles and family entertainment culminating in the announcement of the winner of this annual scholarship. $ 50 donation at the door. Held at the Haverstraw Elks, 877 Elks Drive, Haverstraw. For more info, go to stevendaukszascholarship.org
Westchester Craft Crawl, May 14, 15
The Craft Crawl is back for its biannual outdoor artist-organized craft tour, featuring 47 regional professional craft artists from Westchester, NYC and the Hudson Valley region. The Spring Crawl features 4 tour stops between Ossining and Croton with each stop hosting 10 or more artists working in clay, wood, fiber, metal, glass, jewelry and mixed media. 10 am-5 pm both days. Find more info at westchestercraftcrawl.com
Tom Chapin and Friends, May 15
The performance begins at 4 pm at the Turning Point in Piermont. Tickets are $ 42.40. Vaccinations are required. 468 Piermont Ave., Piermont. For tickets, info go to piermont.club
Flip Circus, through May 16
Flip Circus is bringing its intimate big-top tent to the Shops of Nanuet with a cast of international performers, including Shirley Larible’s aerials, Chicago AllStars acrobatics, jugglers Dede Larible and Luva, as well as the multi-talented Bingo Troupe from Ukraine. Tickets are $ 25- $ 40. For tickets and additional information, please visit flipcircus.com.
“I And You,” through May 15
A work about youth, life, love, and the mystery of human connectedness winds up its run at Penguin Repertory Theater. The last thing Caroline wanted was a classmate named Anthony walking into her bedroom to work on a school project. But as the two let down their guards and share their secrets, they embark on a journey of exploration. For tickets, show times and more, go to penguinrep.org. Penguin Rep Theater, 7 Crickettown Road, Stony Point.
Maifest, May 13-15
The annual event hosted by Germania Of Poughkeepsie will be held at 51 Old Degarmo Road, Poughkeepsie. Friday May 13, 5-10 pm, May 14 1-10 pm, May 15, noon-5 pm Event features live German bands, German food, home baked German desserts, traditional German beer, children’s entertainment, Bavarian dancers, and more. Adult entry ticket $ 5 daily, $ 4 Veterans and Active Military with valid ID, children under 16 with adult, no cost. Event is rain or shine under tents. Parking is free. For info, go to germaniapok.com
BluePath Service Dog Walkathon, May 16
BluePath’s sixth annual walkathon will raise funds in support of the nonprofit’s mission – to provide autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship, and opportunities for independence. 10 am-1pm Walkers can choose between a 1.7-mile or 3-mile loop. Open to all ages. Friendly dogs welcome. Walk begins promptly at 10:30 am Day includes food, games and all-day fun – rain or shine .Held at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights. $ 20 for children; $ 30 for adults. For more information or to register, visit bluepathservicedogs.org/walkathon, call 845-377-0477.
‘Million Dollar Quartet,’ May 13-15
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley for a jam session. This show, at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, brings that musical moment to life with performances of hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more. Shows Friday and Saturday, 8 pm, Saturday 3 pm Sunday, 1, 5 pm Tickets $ 49- $ 89.480 North Bedford Road, Chappaqua, ChappaquaPAC.org or Ticketmaster.com
COMING NEXT WEEKEND
Food Truck Fridays, May 20
This event at Lewisboro Town Park, hosted by the Lewisboro Town Park Playground Improvement Project, includes an evening of music and local food trucks. 5-8 pm There is no cost to attend but registration is strongly suggested. Donations will go toward supporting the Lewisboro Playground Project. Register in advance at eventbrite.com. Lewisboro Town Park, 1079 Route 35, South Salem.
Garner Arts Festival, May 21,22
From noon to 6 pm both days, visitors can explore the 14-acre Garner Historic District and tour open studios with performances, immersive exhibits, food and drinks. For more information, go to garnerartscenter.org/2022artsfestival.
TAP New York Craft Beer & Food Festival, May 21,22
A two-day beer festival showcasing hand-crafted beers in New York State featuring live music by The Wallflowers, Almost Queen takes place at Bethel Woods. Go to bethelwoodscenter.org for tickets, info.
Yonkers Art Weekend, May 21, 22
The weekend includes a range of pop-up exhibitions, free art workshops, and musical performances across four venues including pop up galleries and art workshops in the Downtown Waterfront District, YoHo Artist Open Studios at the Alexander Smith Carpet Mills, and now designated the Carpet Mills Art District; music at Untermyer Gardens, along with programs and workshops at the Hudson River Museum. For info: yonkersny.gov.
Experience the American Revolution, May 21
The Stony Point Battlefield is open from 11 am-4pm for this free event which looks back at 1775, the first year of the Revolutionary War. Re-enactors will lead musket drills, cannon firing. 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point, 845-786-2521, parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/8/details.aspx
Karen Croke is the features editor for lohud.com and poughkeepsiejournal.com. Find my stories here. Reach me at email@example.com