Get Out Weekend Planner: Earth Day, 'Assassins' and Cherry Blossoms

Activities around the region to put in your calendar.

1. Coffee and Conversation
Where/When: , 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, Friday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Why go: Join the League of Women Voters as they present New Rochelle Sustainablility Director Deborah Newborn who will speak about GreeNR, a program which highlights how the City of New Rochelle is working toward achieving its potential as an environmentally responsible community. There will be a discussion followed by questions. Coffee and light snacks will be served.
Pricing: Free. 

2. College of New Rochelle Drama Presents Assassins
Where/When: , 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. (Click here for other performance dates and times.)
Why go: CNR Drama presents Stephen Sondheim’s stirring and surprisingly patriotic musical “Assassins.” With a book by John Weidman, and based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr., “Assassins” delves into the lives and circumstances that drove nine men and women to attempt (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect popular music of the times, from the 1860s to the 1980s. They’re all here, from Booth to Hinckley. The cast of actors from is from New York and the surrounding communities. 
Pricing: $25, general admission; $20, students and seniors.

3. Planting the NYW&B Rail Line
Where/When: Young Ave & Harmon Ave., Pelham, Saturday, April 21 at 9 a.m.
Why go: Organic landscaping company Greener by Design celebrates Planet Day of Service by collaborating with the Village of Pelham to prepare closed off public land for possible return to public use. The unused green space is part of the NY Westchester & Boston Rail line, north of Harmon Avenue, between Young and Storer Avenues. The community is invited to help plant Saturday April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon and learn about native plants and sustainable land care.
Pricing: Free.

4. Cherry Blossom Festival at Pelham Arts Center
Where/When: , 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Why go: The first Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) will have free workshops and activities in the traditional arts of Japan, including Japanese classical dance and flower arranging.
Pricing: Free.

5. Earth Day-related Activities
Where/When: Varies.
Why go: From neighborhood cleanups to celebration of the environment, there is a myriad of activities around the area to choose from. Check out this list prepared by Patch.
Pricing: Varies. 


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