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Start spring off with this weekends mind, body and soul refreshing events

Dave Mueller
Photo Credit: Dave Mueller

Relax your mind, body and soul this weekend with the Rise of the Worm Moon, a Forest Bath and the romantic sounds of the West from singer and songwriter Marc Berger all on Saturday, March 23, 2024.


The Rise of the Worm Moon at Teatown beginning at 10:00am

The first full Moon of Spring heralds the arrival of the season as we gradually ease out of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Named for the emergence of earthworms as the ground thaws, the worm moon is supposed to symbolize renewal and growth. Join Environmental Educator Caroline Erb at Teatown in Ossining for stories and crafts centered around the Worm Moon and its namesake invertebrate who emerge with the spring thaw. What will the Worm Moon illuminate for you? The Rise of the Worm Moon at Teatown has time slots for March 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00 am and from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The cost for Teatown members is $10 per family and non-members cost $15 per family. The event is limited to six families per time slot and no more than five family members per family. For more information and to register for this event visit

Teatown is a nonprofit nature preserve and environmental education center in the Lower Hudson Valley, that protects over 1,000 acres of land, with15 miles of hiking trails, a two-acre island refuge for over 230 species of native wildflowers, year-round programming, wildlife exhibits, and natural science day camps in the summer and school breaks.


Welcoming Spring with Guided Group Forest Bathing beginning at 12:00pm

Fru Molnar, Peekskill resident and founder of Forest Baths will be guiding an immersive nature therapy experience in the Croton Arboretum this Saturday, March 23 starting at 12:00 Noon. 

Fru Molnar, a trained and certified therapy guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, will lead the way. Fru will help you reconnect with yourself, and the land, to start the Spring season. Explore the forest and connect with nature through a slow-paced, 1-mile total, easeful sensory exploration of “forest bathing”. Forest bathing is a regular wellness practice that involves gently slowing down our bodies and minds while using our senses to connect with the natural world. The pace of the walk gives participants plenty of breaks to sit, relax and breathe in the fresh oxygen as you ease the mind. Studies have shown that forest bathing can have a wide range of health benefits, including stress relief, better sleep, lowered blood pressure and inflammation, and improved immunity.

Fru will provide: foam cushions to sit on as participants interact mindfully with nature, wool blankets for coziness, and a special hand picked tea for the group’s final circle. All are welcome and there are no special skills or equipment required. The cost is $33 and tickets can be found on eventbrite using this link

To learn more about Fru Molnar and Forest Bathing check out Student Journalist Gabriel Berger’s article “Soak in a Forest Bath” from March 25, 2022. 

Live Music with Singer & Songwriter Marc Berger at the Field Library beginning at 2:00pm

The Field Library will host Singer and Songwriter Marc Berger this Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 2:00 to 3:30pm. Marc’s soulful sound descends into your ears and travels straight down to your heart. His collection of songs celebrating the romance of the American West immediately relax you and make you feel at ease. 

Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs, and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. Marc’s newest album,  RIDE, was inspired by Marc’s lifelong love affair with the American West. RIDE consists of ten cinematic recordings capturing the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche and takes you on a dusty tour of the Great American Frontier. The sounds, recollecting, and romancing of the American West is what makes his music so soulful. 

“Marc Berger & Ride bring a well choreographed mix of deep country folk songs with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, a little spicy cajun, and even a little indie with an effects laced lead acoustic guitar. It’s near impossible to sit through a set without feeling a musical kinship to something in every song, even if it’s just the basic joy of watching a well seasoned band rip through every song as if it was the final number of their farewell tour.”

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Marc has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song THE LAST ONE was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts and Marc has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News multiple times.

To listen live to the soulful sounds of Marc Berger at the Field Library register in advance using this link so the Library can best prepare for the amount of people who will show up. If you love the sounds of Marc at the Field Library on Saturday, You will not want to miss him and the full band as they will be headlining the Peekskill Riverfront Summer Concert Series on July 10, 2024.  

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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]