Check out these great upcoming events over the next couple of weeks in and around Bedford. See you there!
Reception Honoring Bedford Top 25: 
October 28th, 6pm
Will we see you at Bedford Magazine's Bedford 25 event this Friday? Among Bedford's "most interesting, creative and influential" are Bedford 2020 Co-Founders, Ellen Conrad, Olivia Farr & Mary Beth Kass and Board Members, Rabbi Jason Nevarez and Lee Roberts. Click here to learn more about the event and purchase tickets.  
Town of Bedford Recycling Center:
October 29th, 10am
Bedford's Recycling Center has relocated and will have its Grand Opening on Saturday, October 29 at 10am. Please come out and learn about recycling in our town and what you can bring to the recycling center. Bedford 2020 will have a table to answer your questions about Single Stream Recycling and our other programs as well. Please stop by! Light refreshments will be served. Address: 343 Railroad Avenue (1/4 mile south of Harris Road) in Bedford Hills.
Hike & Guided Tour at Merestead Park: November 5th, 11am 
Bedford Conservation Board is sponsoring a naturalist guided hike and historian guided house tour on the grounds of Westchester County’s historic and scenic Merestead Park in Bedford. Merestead is an exquisite country mansion tucked away in the hills overlooking the surrounding valley. As you explore the 2.3-mile system of trails, you’ll meander through woodlands, open fields and gardens that offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the northeast. 

The hike starts at the Merestead parking lot located at 455 Byram Lake Road at 11am and should take about 2 hours of moderate walking. The house tour starts at 1 PM and will last about 1 hour. The hike and tour are free and will be held rain or shine.  The house tour will be limited on a first come first serve basis.  Contact Simon Skolnik, chair of the Bedford Conservation Board at to make your reservations for the house tour.  There is no limit on the hike.
Native Plant Seed Workshop:
November 5th, 11am 
Free Seed Collecting Workshop, November 5 from 11am-1pm at The Native Plant Center, Westchester Community College. 
Learn about the emerald ash borer, the decline of ash trees, and how this rapid change in forests is impacting other important native plant species at this free workshop. Learn to collect the seeds of these species for long-term storage and take part in an important, growing network of seed collectors and native plant conservationists.

To register email, or call The Native Plant Center, (914) 606-7870. Questions about the class should be directed to the instructor at
KVIS Health Forum: November 14th
Katonah Village Improvement Society will present its Third Annual Health Forum entitled Revisiting Katonah’s Indigenous Roots on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 7 - 9pm.  This year’s forum platform honors the past and invokes awareness that human health is a reflection of the condition of the land, water and air.  Presenters will address the Katonah’s conditions with suggestions for positive community action that will serve to protect and preserve health.  At this event, Bedford 2020 will share news and information about our upcoming Local Food Summit.  This free event is at Katonah Village Library.  For more information contact KVIS’ Katonah Inspired Chair, Deirdre Breen at 914 486 6480.   

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