The weekend is almost here at last—Hooray! If you’re searching for some fun and interesting events and activities around town, look no further. Patch has you covered.
Where/When: , 2094 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, Friday, August 5, 8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Jazz guitarist Wali Ali will perform a free show with his band at the Watercolor Cafe. Wali Ali has performed with many renowned artists, such as Taj Mahal, Tom Browne, Norman Connors, Donny Hathaway, Bobbi Humphrey, Melvin Van Peebles, Noel Pointer, Lonnie Liston Smith, Peter Tosh and Stanley Turrentine.
Where/When: Untermyer Park, 945 N. Broadway, Yonkers, Saturday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch the Connecticut Ballet perform a 30th Anniversary outdoor show at Untermyer Park.
Where/When: The Bayou Restaurant, 580 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon, Saturday, August 6, 11 p.m.
Why Go: Guitarist John Fries music stylings range from rock, blues and R&B, country and funk.
Pricing: $5 cover.
Where/When: Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza, 1 Roosevelt Square Plaza, Mount Vernon, Saturday, August 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Why Go: One of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the ’70s, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes will perform a free concert as a part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series. The concert will be held at Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza.
Where/When: , 20 Sicard Ave., New Rochelle, Sunday, August 7, 2-4 p.m.
Why Go: This event will celebrate New Rochelle's civil rights history through remembrence of the 1961 case Taylor vs. The Board of Education of the City School District of New Rochelle. Local residents Sam and Joan Goldstein, ages 91 and 89, will share their memories and reflections on the civil rights struggle. The event will also include a guitar-accompanied audience sing-a-long and light refreshments will be served.
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