Saturday, May 30 from 8:30am - 1:30pm
SUMMER MARKET RESUMES:
Hastings Farmers Market [link]

Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings

Every Saturday, 8:30am to 1:30pm.
Saturday, May 30 from 10am - 12pm
Plant a Seed, Start a Garden [link]
Ossining Farmers Market, corner of Main & Spring Sts
A free, two-part event called "Plant a Seed, Start a Garden." The goal is to encourage children to learn how our food grows. We're partnering with the Ossining Public Library and the Ossining Organic Community Garden for the event. Kids are invited to the market from 10 am to noon to plant seeds in starter kits. Then, in two weeks, we'll plant the seedlings into the Children's Teaching Garden at the Ossining Organic Community Garden.
Saturday, May 30 from 10am - 1pm
Mobile Shredder [link]
Zinsser Parking Lot (commuter), Southside Ave., Hastings
Shredding personal documents serves a double purpose-- to recycle paper and protect the environment as well as to protect your sensitive information against identity theft. Westchester residents may bring personal documents for shredding to any one of the Mobile Shredder locations listed below. They are conveniently located in different locations throughout the County so that all residents can take advantage of this service. The first location is Saturday, March 28 in Greenburgh. Follow the link for more dates/locations.
Saturday, May 30 from 11am - 12pm
"Garbage to Gold": Composting for Everyone
Greenburgh Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford

Learn how you can turn your food scraps and yard waste into rich compost that will get your garden blooming! The Greenburgh Nature Center leads this hands-on workshop to show you just how easy it is to compost right in your own back yard. Registration is limited. Please register by visiting the Greenburgh Children's Library or calling 914-721-8209.
Saturday, May 30 from 11am - 8pm & Sunday, May 31 from 11am - 4pm
"Operation Victory" at Lasdon Park [link]
Lasdon Park
A collection of vintage military vehicles, military memorabilia, big band music, food served in a field kitchen-style tent and an exhibit on the impact of World War II will highlight "Operation Victory," marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.
Saturday, May 30 @ 1pm
Meet the Animals [link]
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale

Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person
Saturday, May 30 @ 2:30pm
Friends of Library Concert -- Appalachian Bluegrass with the Jakob's Ferry Stragglers
Warner Library, TT
-- The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers are a four piece string band based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They combine a variety of influences ranging from Old-time, Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Rock, and 1930's swing music to create a tight, high-energy sound, complete with heavy grooves, soulful ballads, and extended jams, cherry-topped with well-blended harmony and honest songwriting, and interlaced by a deep well of improvisational skills.
Saturday, May 30 from 7:30pm - 10pm
Dance Party with The Rock
and Soul Revue
[link]

Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue Hastings

Members of the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, created the Rock & Soul Revue to play at Common Ground Coffeehouse in the fall of 2005. The initial performance was a wild, joyous success, and since then, the group has taken on a life of its own, growing in size, and inspiring and attracting new members from the congregation.
Saturday, May 30 @ 8pm
Darlingside [link]
Opening Act: Greetings from Anywhere [link]
Purpl, Hastings

"A powerhouse of vocal, instrumental, and performing talent," Darlingside's expansive sound is "astonishingly more congruent than the sum of its parts." The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music. Nominated for "Indie/Pop" Act of the Year by the New England Music awards, and winners of Sennheisers' HereIam Competition, they have been gathering esteemed praise everywhere they go.
Saturday, May 30 @ 8pm
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes [link]
Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes are a Jersey Shore band that's been recording and performing since 1976. They've always been closely associated with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Jon Bon Jovi has been known to appear at Jukes shows as a surprise guest. Springsteen too has performed with the band on numerous occasions and in 1991 guested on their Better Days album. Back in the day, Steve Van Zandt acted as the band's co-leader, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer while other E Streeters including Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Ernest Carter, Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell have all performed, toured and/or recorded with the Jukes. The band's horn section – The Miami Horns – has also toured and recorded with Springsteen. Regardless of their association with rock royalty, Johnny and the Jukes are known for their consistency and put on high quality live performances. Without question, there'll be a party in Peekskill when this band hits the stage.
Saturday, May 30 @ 8pm
Dark Star Orchestra [link]
The Capitol Theatre

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show.

Sunday, May 31 from 9am - 2pm
Opening Day: Irvington Farmers Market [link]
Main Street School Parking Lot

Now on Sundays!
Sunday, May 31 from 10am - 2pm (also on June 7, 14, 21 & 28, September 13, 20 & 27)
Bicycle Sundays [link]
Bronx River Parkway

Starts this Sunday --the 41st year! During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway is closed to cars for the exclusive use of bicyclists, joggers, walkers, scooters and strollers. The course runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a round-trip of 13.1 miles. There are many points of entry and exit along the way. Parking is available at the County Center lot in White Plains for a fee of $7.
Sunday, May 31 @ 10am
Old Croton Aqueduct and Dam Ramble
Meet at Metro North train station in Croton-on-Hudson

A leisurely 7-mile loop starting at the Metro North train station in Croton-on-Hudson, crossing the mouth of the Croton River on the Route 9 bridge walkway, proceeding north on the Old Croton Aqueduct to the historic Croton Dam with return to train station via Village of Croton-on-Hudson trails and shady streets. Highlights include views of the scenic Croton River Gorge with short detours to the river shoreline and perhaps a beaver lodge; vistas of the Croton Reservoir from the top of the Dam; and photo ops at the Dam's unique spillway/natural waterfall. Leader will relate history of the Dam and the Aqueduct (completed in 1842 to bring water to New York City) and local lore along the route. Enjoy lunch (bring your own) in the picnic area of Croton Gorge Park at the foot of the Dam. The return to the train station includes crossing historic Quaker Bridge and options for stops at local coffee/ice cream shops and for Hudson River views. Expected completion time is 3pm. To RSVP and receive train/meeting place details, contact dshure@aqueduct.org.
Sunday, May 31 from 11:30am - 1:30pm (thru June 28)
Opening Reception: Colored pencil drawings by Artist and RN, Ellen Bailey [link]
Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Ellen draws animals, celestial figures and Buddhas in these saturated yet subtle images.
Sunday, May 31 from 11am - 4pm
"Operation Victory" at Lasdon Park [link]
Lasdon Park
A collection of vintage military vehicles, military memorabilia, big band music, food served in a field kitchen-style tent and an exhibit on the impact of World War II will highlight "Operation Victory," marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.
Sunday, May 31 from 12pm - 6pm
18th Asian American Heritage Festival [link]
Kensico Dam Plaza
free. Bring your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment featuring experts in traditional Asian dance and song and masters of the martial arts, including lion dances. Professional artists share the stage with children's dance troupes in colourful costumes and talented youngsters from local language schools. There will be plenty of activities for the children such as face painting, calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, origami, and games.
Sunday, May 31 @ 1pm
Wild Mosaics [link]
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale

Feeling creative? Come make your own wild mosaic using natural materials. Let nature be your guide and see what type of masterpiece you are inspired to create. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person
Sunday, May 31 from 2pm - 5pm
Opening Reception:
Daniel van Benthyusen & Susan Steeg [link]

Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Daniel van Benthyusen spent a month on Weir Farm last August and produced a marvelous new body of work. Filled with August light and a dense Hopper-esque palette, these paintings offer a new view of van Benthyusen's approach to landscape. Susan Steeg pairs her earlier abstract paintings with new work in the same abstract vein, now enriched by more gestural, organic structures and new media. Her subtle use of color and texture remain the constant.
Sunday, May 31 @ 2:30pm
Dewey Explores the Hudson: Talk #4
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Hastings Library

"Dewey Explores the Hudson," a new, four-part series presented by the Friends of the Hastings Library, concludes with Kenneth W. Maddox, PhD, art historian at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, talking about "Cropsey's Hastings: Paintings of the Village, 1885-1900." Artwork by Ed Young, featuring views of the Hudson River, will be sold through silent auction, with winners announced at the end of "Ed-centricity," a party in honor of Ed Young at the Library on June 6.


Monday, June 1 (also Monday, June 30)
Spoken Interludes [link]
Riverview, One Warburton Avenue, Hastings

Produced by DeLauné Michel.
Supper Buffet arrive anytime between 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Catered by Chutney Masala, Irvington)
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 writers read with a Q&A
Book signing 8:30 - 9:00
$25.00 in advance (up to 48 hours before the show)
$30.00 at the door
Ticket price goes to Chutney Masala & Riverveiw. However, tickets must be paid for to see the show.
Mon, June 1: Best-selling writer Chris Bohjalian reads from his new novel, The Light in the Ruins. Bestselling writer Marisa de los Santos reads from her new novel, The Precious One. Poet and short story writer Lynn Schmeidler reads from one of her stories, Plural Like the Universe.
Mon, June 30: American diplomat, politician, & commentator Gary Hart reads from his new book,
The Republic of Conscience. Award-winning writer, New York Times columnist & founder of Jezebel Anna Holmes reads from her essay from the new book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: 16 Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids.
Monday, June 1 from 7pm - 8:15pm
Amazing Extracurriculars.... College Prep Workshop: For Middle/High School Students and their Parents
Warner Library, TT
Options for College Consulting will discuss the following topics:
* Learn how to take clubs, community service, tutoring, and fundraising activities to the next level
* Find out how to make these activities part of a successful college application
* Learn from real world examples
* Great for middle and high school parents
A Question and Answer Period will follow the presentation.
Registration is Requested at 914-631-7734

Thursday, June 4 from 6pm - 10pm
Opening Reception: Boundaries
Prints and Photographs by Pepe Coronado

Hastings-on-Hudson Village Hall
Presented by the Village Arts Commission. Curated by Daniel Markham & Margaret Moulton. Pepe Coronado's work exhibited in Boundaries presents an artist's effort to balance a life between two countries and cultures. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Coronado has lived all of his adult life in the United States, and the tension between cultural heritage and contemporary life constantly shapes his work. On his own and as part of an extensive Dominican artist community in New York City, Coronado explores the equilibrium between his country of origin and his country of residence.
Thursday, June 4 from 6pm - 10pm
Burger and Beer Blast [link]
Kensico Dam Plaza

Bigger, better and juicier than ever! With burgers from haute to hearty, top beers, wine & spirits and a rockin' band, the Burger & Beer Blast is a rollicking good time.
 
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through May 30
Speak Your Truth Presents Spring Awakenings [link] | Hastings Station Cafe
Speak Your Truth is exhibiting a collection of art work by Christina Thomas. The collection of art exhibited by Christina Thomas is her Spring Awakening. Her work is a testimony to overcoming adversity. Christina was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and in an effort to do daily physical therapy; she created a unique exercise and combined it with art. She sculpted letters out of tissue and dyes them. She applied them to the canvas without adhesive

through November 1
Frida Kahlo [link] | New York Botanical Gardens
This blockbuster exhibition is the first to examine Frida Kahlo's keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork. Featuring a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this limited six-month engagement also reimagines the iconic artist's famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City. Accompanying events invite visitors to learn about Kahlo's life and enduring cultural influence through music, lectures, Frida al Fresco evenings, Mexican-inspired shopping and dining experiences, and hands-on art activities for kids. As a complement to your visit, use our new mobile guide to see rare photos and footage, listen to expert commentary, and create your own Frida Selfie to share with friends.


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Stone Barns Weekends!
A new season, a new way to visit Stone Barns Center! [link]
Stone Barns Center is changing the way people can visit the farm and introducing new activities, tours and demonstrations designed to engage each and every visitor in a whole-farm experience! The farm is a special place. On beautiful weekend days we've seen a volume of visitors we cannot accommodate. Such numbers have a negative impact on our farming operation and limit the educational opportunities for visitors. By moving to ticketed weekend admission we are better able to deliver a quality experience to all visitors and conserve this land. Weekend tickets are now available for purchase at stonebarnscenter.org at $20/adult and $10/children. Children under 2 are free and there is no longer a parking fee. Stone Barns Center members do not need to reserve tickets ahead of time. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday admission is FREE and there is no parking fee. On a Saturday or Sunday visit to Stone Barns Center, you may participate in a variety of seasonal, hands-on activities and drop-in tours—all included with your one-day admission ticket. Purchase your admission tickets at stonebarnscenter.org up to 60 days prior to your visit. Except as noted below, activities are designed for both adults and children.
A sample weekend day in will include:
Farm Chore: Egg Collecting 10:00 - 11:30 am
Farm Chore: Field Activity 10:30 - 11:30 am
Meet the: Sheep 10:30 - 12:30 pm
Getting Grounded Tour Adults 11:30 am (45mins)
Farm Chore: Goose Egg Turning 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Hands-on Activity: Felting 12:15 – 2:15 pm
Meet the: Brooder Barn 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Making the Rounds Tour: Greenhouse 1:30 pm (20 minutes)
Farm Chore: Greenhouse Activity 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Hands-on Activity: Carrot Top Pesto 2:15–4:15p
Meet the: Sheep 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Getting Grounded Tour Adults 3:15 pm (45 minutes)
Farm Chore: Livestock Activity 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Making the Rounds Tour: Field 4:00 pm (20mins)
Activities and details are subject to change.
FREE weekend passes will be available for checkout at these Westchester public libraries: Briarcliff Manor, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Ossining, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, White Plains


Summer Theatre Academy
White Plains Performing Arts Center
Open House info June 12 from 5 - 6:30pm
SESSION 1: Zombie Prom, June 29 – July 25
SESSION 2: Bye Bye Birdie, July 27 – August 22

Follow this [link] for details.

Summer Registration is Open!
The Addams Family
A New Musical
Broadway Training Center, Hastings
Visit their website for details [link]

Looking to try Kayaking, for FREE?
The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) is pleased to announce that it will again offer a free kayaking to the public at JFK Marina in Yonkers this summer. YPRC's free kayaking takes place every Thursday, 4 pm – 7 pm, from June 18 to August 27, as well as Sunday, July 26, and Sunday, August 30, from 1 pm – 5 pm. Groups and individuals should register at [link] For information, email.

RiverArts presents their first ever
RiverArts Music Tour [link]

Saturday June 6, 2015, 12:00 to 8:00 PM- a celebration of the depth and breadth of the Rivertowns music community.
What's expected of the musicians:
* give one or more 40 minute performances on the hour from 12:00 to 7:00 PM throughout our villages- in living rooms, on porches, back lawns, cafes and restaurants, places of worship, flatbed trucks… with a final gathering at 8:00 PM at The Purple Crayon.
* We would like to have all genres of music represented. Folk, rock, classical, jazz, country, world, alternative, cabaret, etc. etc. We encourage you to consider playing more than once, so people who want to hear you have more than one opportunity to do so.
Follow the link above for details.

CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Upstream Gallery- [link] Aannounces its third juried Works on Paper exhibition – Paper Works 2015. Artists are invited to submit images of work on paper including collage, drawing, printmaking, etc. Photography is not included – we have an annual juried photography exhibition in February. The gallery is now located at 8 Main Street, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

THERE IS NO SUBMISSION FEE; artists whose work is selected by our jury are required to pay an installation fee of $30 per each accepted work and a 20% commission on all work sold.
The exhibition will take place from June 25th to July 26th, 2015.

Maximum framed size of work to be displayed is 20"x24" We will display a maximum of four images per artist.
IMPORTANT DATES
May 31st, 2015 Deadline for submissions
Monday, June 22nd, 10am to 2pm Delivery of artwork to gallery
Thursday, June 25th Opening of exhibition
Sunday, June 28th Opening reception – 2 to 5pm
Sunday, July 26th Closing of exhibition and removal of artwork

Please email JPEGs of up to six images to upstreampaper@gmail.com or eselpe@optonline.net . Please call 914 965-3397 or 914-725-2974 for further information.

ARTSEE, A Festival of
New Work [link]

Welcome to ARTSEE 2015, a Festival of New Work in Westchester
From March through July 2015, Westchester comes alive with vibrant cultural events in celebration of ArtsWestchester's 50th anniversary. ARTSEE is a four month showcase of the creative spirit in Westchester County, New York, packed with dance, film, theatre, art exhibitions, concerts, conferences, open studios, poetry readings and more. Discover newly created work, Westchester premiers, and outstanding area artists. Be sure to mark your calendars and join the fun with over 70 events presented by more than 40 arts organizations in ARTSEE, a Festival of New Work in Westchester!

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