Events this weekend in Westchester County parks

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Editor’s note: This press release was provided by County Legislator Terry Clements.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Blacksmith Workshop – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A full-day workshop with master blacksmith Bill Fitzgerald to make your own items in our blacksmith shop. For adults 18 and older. Fee and registration required.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River — (914) 864-7322
World Otter Day – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn about ongoing river otter research in the park, explore otter artifacts and create your own otter crafts to take home.

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers – (914) 968-5851
Outdoor Country Cooking – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We will prepare fresh food over an open fire using a cast iron pot. We will also be discussing food culture and the different styles of preparation. Fee: $5 per person; registration required.

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Three Sisters Garden Workshop – 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Find out the history behind this and help plant one at the farm.  Fee: $5; registration required at (914) 864-7286.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye – (914) 967-8720
G.I. Joe: “Pigeon Hero” of World War II – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Find out about the impact and the important role that birds played in the military during wartime and how they still work with us today. And, meet some “ambassador birds” up close.

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466
Volunteer Work Project: Clearing Debris from the Parking Lots – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Great for service credit hours. Please bring work gloves. All hand tools will be provided.

SATURDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 25 – 26

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Art Show: Works by the Westchester Watercolor Group  — 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Works of art on view in the historic main house weekends through May.

SATURDAY – MONDAY, MAY 25 – 27

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5290;  Playland Park, Rye – (914) 813-7010;  Glen Island Park, New Rochelle – (914) 813-6720
Beaches Open for the Season – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open weekends only through June 23, then full-time when all pools and beaches will be open for the season on Friday, June 28. Admission and parking fees apply.

Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Playland Open: Sat. – 12 noon – 11 p.m.; Sun. – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Mon. – 12 noon – 10 p.m.
Admission and parking fees apply.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Farmers Market – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Local farmers offer a variety of produce every Sunday through October.
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Meet the Babies Day – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by to see the farm moms showing off their new offspring.

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers – (914) 864-7268
“What’s in Bloom?” Walking Tour – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join the horticulturist for a walking tour of Lasdon’s spring blooming perennials and shrubs.  Meet at the Shop at Lasdon.

MONDAY, MAY 27

Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Veterans Appreciation Day – 12 noon – 10 p.m. Helicopter landing at noon.
Register through Westchester County Office of Veterans Affairs at (914) 995-2145.

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5290
Fourth Monday Bird Walk – 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Bring binoculars and join the experts from Saw Mill River Audubon in the ballfield parking lot.