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What To Do In Yonkers This Weekend

Visitors to Philipse Manor Hall will take a trip back in time this weekend during guided tours.
Visitors to Philipse Manor Hall will take a trip back in time this weekend during guided tours. Photo Credit: Matthiasb via Wikepedia Commons

YONKERS, N.Y. – Here are some of the top events in Yonkers this weekend. For more things to do in and around the city, see our expanded events calendar .

Friday, June 7

Ridge Hill Farmers’ Market : Westchester’s Ridge Hill will open its new farmers’ market Friday at 11 a.m. The outdoor event will continue each Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  through November 22. On Friday, the grand opening celebration includes a “vine-cutting” ceremony with Mayor Mike Spano, his wife, Mary Calvi and Sur La Table resident chef Michael Proietti. Activities and cooking demonstrations will continue throughout the day. Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard.

Saturday, June 8

A Visit to the Village of Philipsburg : 11 a.m. Area residents will get a chance to travel back in time to 1751, when Federick Philipse III set up his family home at Philipse Manor Hall as several community groups have partnered to give visitors a guided tour of the hall. Included is walk from the Philipse’s home to their church, a discussion of local historic landmarks and the landscape as the Philipses would have found it as well as the Philipse’s family decision to build St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The visit concludes with a tour of St. John’s, including its colonial history, the many changes it has undergone, and its importance to the colonial village of Philipsburg and to the City of Yonkers.

Tours begin at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and will last one hour and twenty minutes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for Friends of Philipse Manor members and children under 12.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://philipsemanorfriends.blogspot.com or email philipsemanorfriends@gmail.com. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave.

What is an Urban Park Anyway : 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Yonkers Committee for Smart Development will host the symposium on urban parks, their use, protection and future.  The symposium will address local planning for the future of city parks, urban forests, and open green space. A panel of distinguished guests will speak on various topics such as the role of community in neighborhood parks and the coexistence of people and wildlife. To reserve your space, visit www.yonkers-csd.org. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St.

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