Lots to do in the cold this weekend…
The New York Botanical Gardens annual Holiday Train Show featuring beautiful and impressive to-scale models of famous New York landscapes and landmarks made from all natural materials, with model trains winding throughout the whole thing. Tickets are 10 to 25 and the show runs through New Year’s on Tuesdays to Sunday.
KBFA Gallery in Larchmont put up a “Back Room Boutique” for the holidays with tons of great artworks and gift ideas.
The Cultural Arts Playhouse in Mamaroneck is putting on a production of “The Legend of St. Nicholas,” a great Christmas story with some extra characters like Ben Franklin and Amelia Earhart. Tickets are $16 – 20 and performances are 8:30 on Friday night, and 3:00 and 8:00 on Saturday.
The David Brandom Quartet will be playing at the Watercolor Café on Friday night.
The Rye Free Reading Room is having a Victorian Paper Crafts workshop for teenagers on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. Hosted by the Rye Historical Society, you can make ornaments and cards for the holidays for free.
New Rochelle High School is doing a special “Season of Light” show at their Planetarium on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7 pm and entry is free!
The Westchester Philharmonic Winter Pops at SUNY Purchase, featuring Barbara Cook, is sold out already, but you can still get standing room tickets the day of. The concert is at 3 pm on Sunday, and tickets are $12 or $8.
Get Back! The Cast of Beatlemania will be at the Emelin on Saturday night at 8 pm. The show features the original cast of the London and Broadway show “Beatlemania” and tickets for this acclaimed musical and visual experience are $55.
IF YOU MISSED OUT… on the Larchmont Winter Stroll last weekend because you were afraid to brave the weather, the sleigh rides will be taking place again on Saturday throughout the village. The crafts boutique at Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild is also still going on and this is the last weekend for many local Farmer’s Markets. The Broadway Theater in Elmsford is still showing “The Christmas Voyager.” You can also check out Allan Curry: American Impressionism at the Rye Free Reading Room through the 31st and the Holiday Gifts and Crafts Boutique at BID 542 in New Rochelle.