1) Westchester Italian Film Festival, Pelham Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY. Friday October 5 through Thursday, October 11. The Picture House's annual film festival celebrating the rich tradition of Italian cinema. For the past few years, The Picture House has partnered with the Miami Italian Film Festival to bring brand new films from Italy to the New York area. Sponsored by the Generoso Pope Foundation. Sponsored by the Generoso Pope Foundation.
2) Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will present bluegrass band The Birdhive Boys from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, October 5. The Birdhive Boys have been compared to Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys and the neo-traditionalist Johnson Mountain Boys. Holding down a two-year long residency at the National Underground in Manhattan's Lower East Side, the Boys have had the privilege of sharing the stage with many fine acts, including national touring Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Grammy award winners Dailey and Vincent, and New York City bluegrass heavyweight Michael Daves. They recently finished a four-song EP called "The Corn Lady” available free online. Listen to them pick and sing, partake of the refreshments, and kick off the Historic House Trust Festival/OpenHouseNY weekend with a stroll through the gardens and a ride on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley.
The museum is open from 5:30 to 8:30. The trolley makes a continuous hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m. Registration requested. Cost $8 adults, $5 seniors & students; members free.
3) In celebration of the Historic House Trust Festival and OpenHouseNY Weekend, free guided tours of the Bartow-Pell mansion will be given this Saturday, October 6, by costumed docents, at quarter past the hour between 12 noon and 4 p.m.
Clever guests will time their tours – and perhaps a garden ramble – so they will be in the mansion’s Orangerie in High Time for Low Tea from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Learn about low versus high tea, tea history and etiquette, all while delighting in delicious, traditional tea-time treats served by docents in period dress. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Registration required. Cost $20 per person, members $15
On Sunday, October 7, free guided tours will again be given at quarter past the hour from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. as part of the Historic House Trust Festival and the OpenHouseNY Weekend at Bartow-Pell.
Cap off the weekend with the Historic House Harvest Talk and Tasting in the Orangerie from 4:30 to 6. Chef, writer, and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Judith Choate will give a talk on The Versatile Vegetable followed by a tasting of J pumpkin baked goods, some made using the fruits of the harvest from the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell. Registration is requested, but the talk and tasting are free.
4) Zombies, ghouls, ghosts and creeps eagerly await you when the “Scared by the Sound” Haunted House returns with two additional all new attractions for the Halloween season, beginning Friday, Oct. 5 at Playland Park in Rye.
5) Outdoor Art Hunt+ Community Sculpture, Family First Saturday, October 6, 1 p.m. Purchase College SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY When you drive to the Museum Saturday, use the family sculpture guide to explore the outdoor art collection on the beautiful Purchase College campus. Learn about how art interacts with its environment and make an outdoor sculpture with other kids! Get the Neuberger family sculpture guide before you arrive by emailing email@example.com.
Workshops for ages tots to ten, accompanied by an adult.