Things to do in and around North Salem the weekend of September 11 – 12

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It’s the weekend, but it’s also a somber one as we mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. For those wishing to pay tribute, there are several ceremonies happening locally and elsewhere in Westchester. On a lighter note, community and family-oriented events abound, with everything from a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to a children’s book sale. Read on for our top picks for the weekend.

Stock up on kid lit


The Ridgefield Library is hosting a children’s book sale all weekend long. Bags of used children’s books are just $5. Bring your own bag and stock up on your kid’s next great read.
Saturday September 11; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 12; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recognize the first responders


A new 9/11 First Responders Memorial will be unveiled to the public at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla Saturday afternoon. The memorial is made of two 20-foot stone walls with memorial tablets on top engraved with the names of Westchester residents who have died as a result of 9/11-related illnesses. If you can’t make it out in person, the ceremony can be viewed on facebook.com/westchestergov.
Saturday, September 11; 3:30 p.m.

Moon over the moon


The Hammond Museum will host its 55th annual Moon Viewing Concert and Dinner Saturday night in North Salem. The special tradition is a contemplative and serene evening including traditional Japanese koto music, a tea ceremony and Japanese bento-box dinner.
Saturday, September 11; 6:30 p.m.

Honor the fallen
The Town of North Salem will host a ceremony honoring the lives lost on 9/11 at the North Salem firehouse on Titicus Road. Jeff Daday, 1st
Asst. Chief of the Croton Falls Fire Department, will deliver the keynote address.
Saturday, September 11; 6:00 p.m.

Unpack the history


Bedford author and attorney Bill Groner will discuss his book, 9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders at the Bedford Playhouse Sunday afternoon. Tickets are required.
Sunday, September 12; 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Grandparents Day


The Lewisboro Land Trust is hosting a Grandparents Day Nature Walk at Old Field Preserve in Waccabuc. The guided walk, which offers a perfect opportunity for grandparents and grandkids to make some lasting memories, will meander along the nature trail before ending at the meditation garden. Registration required.
Sunday, September 12; 11:00 a.m.

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