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What To Do Father’s Day Weekend: Here’s 38 what to do’s with DAD’s name written all over them. Okay, some of them may be higher up on your agenda than his… but that’s what Father’s Day is for! More Stuff to do this summer

Events_Armonk+chamber What To Do Father's Day WeekendLocal! Chili Cook-off, Armonk Chamber’s Third Thursdays – Thurs, 6/15: 5 – 9pm: The Armonk Chamber of Commerce’s Third Thursday Celebrations continues when Fortina’s Christian Petroni and other top Armonk chef’s compete in this Chili Cook-off in Armonk Square. Check in for the cook-off between 5:30 & 7:30. There will be music from 6:30- 8:30 and town-wide promotions from retailers from 5-9pm. These Chamber celebrations continue each month through August and include an antique car show and a festival of street performers. (www.armonkchamberofcommerce.com)

Kids_Lighthousecruise_NorwlakaquariumSpirit of the Sound Lighthouse Cruise Central – Sat, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19 & 9/16: 9am-4pm: The Norwalk Aquarium’s Spirit of the Sound catamaran’s 4 ½ hour Central Long Island Sound cruise visits five century old beacons. Including Peck Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island lighthouses in Norwalk, Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield and Stratford Shoal Light in New Haven. (10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT; www.maritimeaquarium.org)

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017Opening Night! A Night of Italian Opera, Venetian Theatre – Sat, 6/17: 8:30pm: Caramoor’s Artist-in-Residence soprano Angela Meade is featured in an evening of popular overtures, classic arias, rousing choral numbers and heartbreaking duets from Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti and more. Manhattanites will bus up on the Caramoor Coach for this performance that will be broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR. The evening features a pre-show benefit gala and an After Dark party. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; www.caramoor.org)

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra & Adam Gopnik, Venetian Theatre – Sun, 6/18: 4pm: This innovative program presents the music of Schubert’s Octet, an OSL signature piece, in dialogue with one of New York’s most distinctive literary voices, Adam Gopnik. Between movements of the Octet, Gopnik will read an original narrative about the intersection of music and life. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; www.caramoor.org)

Summer Events 2017 What To Do Father's Day WeekendLocal! Divas on the Green, Armonk’s Hudson Stage Company Gala – Sat, 6/17: 7pm: Four Broadway divas (Drama Desk-nominees all) perform at a private home overlooking the 13th hole of the Whippoorwill Country Club at Hudson Stage Company’s Annual Gala. Including: Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon, Cats); Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway); Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me) and Lindsay Mendez, (Wicked, Dogfight) a recent winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for her role in Significant Other . www.hudsonstage.com)

Kids_Sloop_Clearwater3_-_Photo_by_Anthony_PepitoneHot Ticket Alert! Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Sat-Sun, 6/17-18: 11am-9pm.This world-class outdoor music & environmental festival lives on after the death of its founder Pete Seeger. There’s a host of activities for families, including sloop and schooner rides, food, art, crafts, jugglers & clowns. Plus 57 musical acts including Richard Thompson, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams and Alejandro Escoveda. 12 & unders go free! (Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson; www.clearwaterfestival.org)

(Wicked, Dogfight) What To Do Father's Day WeekendGrand Opening Weekend, Lasdon Park Conservatory – Sat-Sun, 6/17-18: 10am-4pm: Lasdon Park celebrates the opening of the new Lasdon Conservatory with it’s first exhibit The Rainforest Tropical Treasures. Opening weekend festivities will include music, food, face painting and presentations. (2610 Amawalk Rd., Rt. 35, Katonah; www.lasdonpark.org)

comedy_Tom-Papa Summer Comedy 2017 What To Do Father's Day WeekendTom Papa, Ridgefield Playhouse – Fri, 6/16: 8pm: Tom’s 2013 hour-long stand-up special, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, was named one of the 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2013 by Laughspin.com. His first special, Tom Papa Live in New York City, premiered on Comedy Central in 2012. Tom marvels at how human beings get up everymorning and all the things they have to do before they go outside. (Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Summer Theatre 2017 TDcomedy_LOVER_schoolhouse Spring Theatre & Dance 2017 Local! L.O.V.E.R, Schoolhouse Theatre – Thurs-Sun, 6/8-11, 6/15-18 & 6-22-25:  L.O.V.E.R. is the world premier of a new theater work from the creative mind and talent of Lois Robbins. It’s a comic and poignant riff she describes as: A TALE OF LOVE AND LUST FROM A #GROWN-UP WOMAN’S P.O.V. (3 Owens Rd., North Salem; www.wchoolhousetheatre.org)

World Premiere, Pride & Prejudice, HVSF at Boscobel – Sat, 6/10- Mon, 9/4: In this co-production with Primary Stages, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare HVSF_PrideAndPrejudiceFestival debuts Kate Hamill’s playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance on the rolling grounds of Regency-era Boscobel! Austen’s saga of manners, marriage and money in early 19th century England maintains its relevance today as love saves the unlikely romance between the outspoken and independent Elizabeth Bennet and the impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy. Ms. Hamill previously adapated Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility for NYC’s Bedlam Theatre. Ben Brantley of the NYT’s called it “a delicious whirlwind of gossip.” (Boscobel, 1601 Rt. 9D, Garrison: www.hvshakespeare.org)

HVSF_TwelfthNight Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2017Twelfth Night, HVSF at Boscobel – Thurs, 6/8-Sun, 8/27: “If music be the food of love, play on.” Orsino loves Olivia. Olivia loves Cesario. Cesario’s a woman and in love with Orsino, disguised as a man…And Malvolio loves Olivia, too! HVSF is at it’s best with the Bard’s comedies. We look forward to seeing what Tony-nominated Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Broadway’s Hand to God and Present Laughter) does with this music-filled ensemble production of Shakespeare’s story of mistaken identities, tangled letters of love, and gender-bending hijinks. (Boscobel, 1601 Rt. 9D, Garrison; www.hvshakespeare.org)

HVSF_TheBookofWill Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2017World Premiere, The Book of Will, HVSF at Boscobel – Fri, 6/9-Fri, 7/28: HVSF Artistic Director Davis McCallum directs Lauren Gunderson’s irreverent new play The Book of Will. This “mostly-true” story of how Shakespeare’s comrades rescued and preserved his work was produced under the direction of McCallum at the Denver Center in January. Here it continues its rolling world premiere. Named among American Theater Magazine’s Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights in America (2016-17), second only to August Wilson, Gunderson was the recipient of the 2016 Lanford Wilson and 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play awards. (Boscobel, 1601 Rt. 9D, Garrison; www.hvshakespeare.org)

TDComedy_Macbeth_Shakespeare_on_the_sound Summer Theatre 2017Macbeth – Shakespeare on the SoundRowayton, CT – Thurs, 6/15 – Sun, 7/2: 7:30pm. Shakespeare on the Sound takes on Shakespeare’s great tragedy of political ambition in Scotland. Complete with witches, prophesies and the grande dame of political intrigue herself, Lady MacBeth who makes House of Card’s Claire Underwood look like a puppy dog. The play will be produced in the “round” as the “groundlings did at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater 400 years ago. You can stake out your picnic space for this FREE! presentation as early as 4pm. Mondays are dark! (Pinckney Park, 177 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT; www.shakespeareonthesound.org)

TDcomedy_WestchesterBroadwaytheatre_mammamia Spring Theatre & Dance 2017 Mama Mia, Westchester Broadway Theatre – Thurs, 3/23- Sun, 6/25: Based on the songs of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Mama Mia, is set on the Greek island of Kalokairi. A 20 year old woman named Sophie wants to have a traditional wedding and hopes her father will walk her down the aisle, but there’s one problem: she has no idea who her father is! With help from her mother’s journal, she narrows the possibilities down to three men, and hilarity ensues as they all claim her as their child! Featuring the  ABBA hits “Dancing Queen”, “Thank You for the Music”, and, of course, “Mamma Mia!”. (One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; www.broadwaytheatre.com)

tdcomedy_julius_caesar_delacort Summer Theatre 2017Free! Julius Caesar, Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theatre – Tues, 5/23 – Sun, 6/18: 8pm: It’s a year of political intrigue in the world of summer Shakespeare. Here, The Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis directs Shakespeare’s play of power politics. Julius Caesar, magnetic, populist, irreverent, seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions have their own ideas about how to play beanbag. (Delacorte Theatre in Central Park; www.publictheatre.org)

music_florida-georgia_line June Music 2017 What To Do Father's Day WeekendFlorida Georgia Line, Nelly & Chris Lane, Jones Beach – Thurs, 6/15: 7pm: Cross-over hit-makers and Billboard and American Country Music Award-winners for “Cruise” and “This is How We Roll”, Florida Georgia Line tours to promote their new album Dig Your Roots and its hit song H.O.L.Y. It’s their sixth single to top the Billboard Hot Country chart. www.jonesbeach.com

BLI Summer Jam, Jones Beach – Fri, 6/16: 5pm: Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Flo Rida, Noah Cyrus, DNCE, Matin Garrix, Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Nick Tangorra, Tinashe and more. www.jonesbeach.com

music-stevemillerframpton June Music 2017 What To Do Father's Day WeekendSteve Miller Band & Peter Frampton, Jones Beach, Sat, 6/17: 7:30pm: Two 70s hit machines, Steve Miller Band (“Fly Like An Eagle”, “Space Cowboy”, “Abracadabra”) and Peter Frampton (“Show Me The Way”, “Baby, I Love Your Way”) team up at the beach. www.jonesbeach.com

Nick Lowe with Alejandro Escoveda, Tarrytown Music Hall – Fri, 6/16: 8pm: Legendary producer for Elvis Costello, Graham Parker and The Pretenders, Lowe had his own power pop hits with “Cruel To Be Kind”, “I Love the Sound of Broken Glass”, and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding”. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org) 

music_Jason_derulo June Music 2017KFEST, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – Sat, 6/17: 1pm: K104.7 FM’s KFEST delivers some of the hottest stars and up and comers in pop, indie-rock hip-hop and rap. Including: Jason Derulo, Tinashe, The Vamps, Sean Paul, Jon Bellion, Dua Lipa, Matoma, Kyle, Clean Bandit, Austin Mahone and Aaron Carter. (200 Hurd Rd., Bethel; www.k104online.com)

Dawes, Capitol Theatre – Fri, 6/16: 8pm: The band with the Laurel Canyon sound derived from Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Their 2015 and 2016 albums All Your Favorite Bands and We’re All Gonna Die both hit #1 on the Billboard Folk Charts. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester: www.thecapitoltheatre.com)

America, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sat, 6/17: 8pm: “Ventura Highway”, “Sister Golden Hair”, ”Tin Man”, “I Need You”, “Don’t Cross the River” and “A Horse with No Name”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.org)

Music_WestPhilBrass_v2_08162016WHITE What To Do Father's Day WeekendFather’s Day Burgers, Beers & B-Flat Minor, Westchester Philharmonic – 6/18: 3pm: The Phil’s season finale presents conductor Andrew Litton and pianist Conrad Tao in a program of Weber, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Join the band for a Father’s Day BBQ after the show. (Concert Hall, The Performing Arts Center Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase: www.westhcesterphil.org)

Happy Together Tour, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sun, 6/18: 7pm: Flo and Eddie (The Turtles) return with their Happy Together Tour that includes The Association (“Windy”), The Box Tops (“The Letter”), The Cowsills (“Hair”) and Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World”). (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

What To Do: With the Kids Summer 2016Pride of the Hudson River Cruise, Newburg – 5/17-10/29: 1 & 4pm: See the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on this 2-hour narrated river adventure from Newburgh to West Point taking in the sights of Washington’s Headquarters, World’s End, Mt. Beacon, Bannerman Island, Constitution Island, Breakneck Mountain, and the town of Cold Spring. (Blu Pointe Landing, 100 Front St., Newburgh; www.prideofthehudson.com)

Yoga at the Farm, Harvest Moon Orchard – Sat, 5/20-8/26: 9am: They’re doing outdoor Vinyasa Yoga among the apple trees every Saturday at North Salem’s Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard this summer. Just $15 on a drop in will get you a one-hour class an apple cider tasting on the patio in the orchard after class. Priceless! (130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem; sign up at www.hmorchard.com/yoga)

Hilltop Hanover Farm U-PickHilltop Hanover Farm Stand & U-Pick – Fri-Sun 6/2 – 11/19: Offers fresh, farm-grown produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs and cut flowers.  Each week’s vegetables available for purchase are listed on their website. See our Farmer’s Market Guide for more information. (1271 Hanover Street
, Yorktown Heights, 914.962.2368; www.hilltophanoverfarm.org)

Yoga with Alexander Calder at Storm King Art Center –Sat, 6/3- 10/7: 10:15am: Relax outdoors with a Yoga class before you check out the sculptures of Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Henry Moore, Mark Di Suvero, and many more at the 500 acre sculpture garden at Storm King. A top pick on WTD’s Bucket List you can read more about Day Tripping: Storm King Art Center here. (1 Museum Rd., New Windsor; www.stormking.org)    

Summer Events 2017 Yoga With a View at Boscobel – Mon, 6/5-9/4: 6pm:  If you have an urge to do the downward facing dog overlooking the Hudson River than this one’s for you. Certified Yoga instructor, Ellen Forman’s class on the main lawn or west meadow at Boscobel is tailored for all levels, beginner through expert, and open to walk-ins. (1601 Route 9D, Bear Mountain Highway, Garrison; www.boscobel.org)

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride, Daily 6/17-8/27, Weekends 9/1-10/22: Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and Fall_essex-steam-train-riverboat2riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train passes farms, waterfalls, and wetland habitats with blue heron and egrets. The riverboat cruise on the Connecticut River passes the historic Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House and Haddam Swing Bridge. Check out their special Dinner Train, Riverboat Lunch and Sunset Excursions. (1 Railroad Ave., Essex, CT; www.essexsteamtrain.com)

What To Do: With the Kids

Papua New GuineaIMAX Movies, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk – Daily through June 30:  The Maritime Aquarium shows four movies seven days a week on their six-story tall IMAX screen. Including: Dream Big, the first IMAX movie with STEM content; Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Secret OceanBorn to Be Wild that follows orphaned orangutans through the rain forests of Borneo and the Kenyan savannah, and National Parks Adventure narrated by Robert Redford. (10 N. Water St., Norwalk, www.maritimeaquarium.org)

Kids_Hudsonriverplanetarium_coyotePlanetarium Shows, Hudson River Museum, Sat-Sun: 12:30, 2 & 3:30pm in June: HRM presents three star shows every weekend for kids of various ages. Showing in June: Earth, Moon & Sun(ages 5+ @ 12:30pm) is narrated by Coyote, an animated character adapted from Native-American traditions; The Sky Tonight, (ages 8+ @ 2pm) a live tour of the heavens with a planetarium educator and We Are Astronomers (ages 8+ @ 3:30pm) narrated by David Tennant, the “Tenth Doctor” in the British sci-fi series Doctor Who. (511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; www.hrm.org)

kids_lilo-and-stitchLilo & Stitch, Jacob Burns – Sat-Sun, 6/17-18: 12pm & Thurs, 6/22: 3pm: In this 2002 Disney animated feature, that spawned the whole Lilo & Stitch franchise, the galaxy’s most-wanted alien escapes his far-away planet and lands in Hawaii! Love the soundtrack with Elvis five ways including “Burning Love” and “Suspicious Minds.” (364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville; www.burnsfilmcenter.org)

Wolf Conservation Center South Salem NYSleeping with Wolves, Wolf Conservation Center – Friday & Select Saturdays 6/2 -10/21: 6pm- 8:30am. Camp out overnight with 20+ wolves that call the WCC in South Salem home! It’s cheaper than a trip to Yellowstone – and you’ll leave a much smaller carbon footprint. The evening includes a pizza party with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Xephyr, movies under the stars, tents for all campers, fireside snacks and a light breakfast. Pre-registration is required at www.nywolf.com)

Kids_Aquarium_SpiritoftheSoundCool! Marine Life Study Cruises, Maritime Aquarium Norwalk – Sat, 4/29-Sat, 9/30: 1-3:30pm. Study the biodiversity of Long Island Sound’s interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, bio-dredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations. Check dates. (10 N. Water St., Norwalk; www.maritimeaquarium.org)

Kids_aquarium_coralreefNew Coral Reef Exhibit, Maritime Aquarium, Sun-Sat: 10am-5pm: The Maritime Aquarium recently debuted their new Coral Reef Exhibit featuring more than 40 species of reef fish native to the Indo-Pacific in their new 3000 gallon tank. Also new is a Sketch & Release video wall where kids can digitally color sharks, sea turtles and other marine animals onto their giant screen. (10 Water St., Norwalk, CT; www.maritimeaquarium.org)

kids_rye_playland_yoyoRye Playland – Sat 5/20 – Mon 9/4: check times: There’s 42 carnival rides, entertainment in Kiddyland and the Music Tower Stage every day at Rye Playland – except Mondays! Plus a beach nearby. There are kiddy rides like the Kiddy Coaster, Carousel and Whip and family rides like the Gondola Wheel, Family Flyer and Bumper Cars. Plus thrill rides like the Sky Flyer, Dragon Coaster and the Playland Plunge. And fireworks every Friday at 9:15pm from 7/1-9/1. Gotta go once!  www.ryeplayland.org)

Kids_biplane_old_rhinebeckOld Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Sat-Sun, 6/10-10/22: 10am-5pm: This “living” museum of antique aviation, offers one of the largest collections of early aero- planes (1909 to 1939) in the world plus weekend airshows and bi-plane rides (shown here). The museum displays aircraft from the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Lindbergh Barnstorming era. Museum hours are 10am-5pm. Air shows 2-4pm. (9 Norton Rd, Red Hook; www.oldrhinebeck.org)

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