SOMERS, N.Y. – Crafts, tours and a big-band jazz concert are among the events in Somers this weekend.
Friday, July 20
Craft a Lotus Flower: 2 p.m. Learn how to create a lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. It’s a wonderful skill to use for party decorations or centerpieces. There is a $5 charge per lantern for materials. It’s sponsored by the Korean Spirit & Culture Project and it’s at the Somers Library, 82 Primrose St., Somers. For further information, call 914-232-5717.
Saturday, July 21
Beading Workshop: 10 a.m. This is an all-day workshop where you will learn to make a woven bead bracelet of black Swarovski crystals and multicolored Delica beads. There is a $25 materials fee, payable in advance to Friends of the Somers Library. Space is limited and registration is necessary, so call the library at 914-232-5717, or drop in at the library, 82 Primrose St., Somers.
Tour the Wright-Reis Homestead: By appointment. While you are at Reis Park, why not arrange for a guided tour of the Wright-Reis Homestead? Tours are available by appointment only during July and August. For more information, call the Somers Historical Society at 914-277-4977.
Sunday, July 22
Farmers Market: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fresh produce, meats, cheese, soaps, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicacies from local farmers and artisans will be available. The Muscoot Farmers Market will continue every Sunday through October. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Basil vs. Basil at Muscoot: 1 - 3 p.m. Did you know that there are several varieties of basil? Muscoot’s master gardener, Charlotte, will talk about the differences between them and describe other herb varieties in the Muscoot garden. There is no charge. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Fiber Lovers United for Fun (FLUfF): 1 - 3 p.m. If you’ve never done fiber arts like rug-hooking or weaving, here is a chance to learn how. If you’re experienced, here is your chance to learn more. Fiber artist Mary Parker will lead the session in the Muscoot Farm Activities Building. There is no charge. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Lasdon Tour of the Main House: 2 - 3 p.m. This is a rare chance to learn about the history of Lasdon Park as you tour the main house under the guidance of a park horticulturist. Registration is required. Call 914-864-7264. Lasdon Park and Arboretum is on Route 35 in Somers.
Concert in Bailey Park: 6 - 8 p.m. This week the performers are the Bensen-Scott Band, specialists in big-band jazz, New York jazz and Latin jazz. There is no charge. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to Bailey Park at Routes 100 and 202 in Somers.
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