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Family Listings

through January 31
Waterfront Conversing [link] | Orr Room, Hastings Library
Friends of the Hastings Public Library present "Waterfront Conversing," an art exhibit by the Studio Collective: Isabella Bannerman, Diane Brawarski, Pepe Coronado, Barbara King, Gina Randazzo, and Ed Young. Celebrating the Hudson River and the Hastings waterfront, the art works are on view in the Orr Room at the Hastings Library.

thru March 1
Opening Reception: Photography of Michael Bauman [link] |Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Originally from Germany, Michael photographs a wide range of subjects form nature, landscapes and portraits, but his images of the Harlem Jazz Club scene are most memorable.


Saturday, January 31 from 9am - 1pm
Hastings Farmers Market [link] | James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street
Monthly Winter Market 2015. Now every other week:
Saturdays, February 14 & 28, March 14 & 28
Indoor at the James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street, Hastings
Saturdays, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23
Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings
Weekly Summer Market resumes May 30, 2015, Summer Hours: 8:30am to 1:30pm


Saturday, January 31 @ 2:30pm
Jubilation! | Warner Library, Tarrytown
Gospel Choir.

Saturday, January 31 @ 7pm
Tenth Annual DANCE Benefit [link] | White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains
This year, the White Plains Youth Bureau celebrates 45 years of service to the City of White Plains. It kicks off this milestone with its 10th Annual Dance Benefit at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Honorees include: Community Honoree Dorothy Schere, Education Honoree Thomas Eaton and Artistic Honoree, world renowned dancer Desmond Richardson who will also perform. Other performers include ALEEArts, O'Rourke Irish Dancers, Keen Dance Theater and Dancers Supreme.

Saturday, January 31 @ 7:30pm
Rivertowns Rock the Temple [link] | Mishkan Ha'am Reconstructionist, 18 Farragut Ave, Hastings
GREETINGS FROM ANYWHERE [link], THE RAINA [link], ELIAS LADINO ENSEMBLE [link], RIVER RUN [link]
Hosted by Mishkan Ha'am and Temple Beth Shalom. Produced by Peter Shafran/River Spirit Music.
Cover $5. Beer, wine and food will be available.

Saturday, January 31 @ 8pm
The B-52s [link] | The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
This event is 18 and over.

Saturday, January 31 @ 8pm
Willie Nile [link] | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
Willie Nile is a musician's musician. He was personally asked by Pete Townshend to tour alongside The Who and has been invited onstage with Bruce Springsteen (he joined the E Street Band for their last two shows at Giants Stadium in 2003), Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello, Ian Hunter, and Barenaked Ladies; his confirmed fans include Bono, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Graham Parker, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Duritz, Little Steven, and Lucinda Williams, who once remarked, "Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I'd be opening up for him instead of him for me."

Saturday, January 31 @ 8pm
The Knights with Béla Fleck [link] | Performing Arts Center, Purchase
You will want to be in the audience as the NYC-based Knights, an open-minded and innovative chamber orchestra dedicated to transforming the concert experience, join forces with virtuoso banjo player Béla Fleck. Together, they promise to deliver an evening of bold musical explorations, a thrilling cross-genre program that will stretch the boundaries of classical music.

Sunday, February 1 from 9am - 1pm
Annual Bood Drive [link]| Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry
A benefit for White Plains Hospital. All eligible donors -- 16 years old and over -- are welcome to participate.  Donors under the age of 18 must have parental consent. Find the consent form here.

Sunday, February 1 from 2pm - 5pm (through Sunday, February 22)
Opening Reception: Photography Takes Over - 2015 [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
As in previous years, we will present photographs in a large variety of themes and techniques including more experimental work that uses photographic imagery in mixed media works. Curated by Luis Perelman, Susan Richman and Jo Zalon Meer, the show opens Thursday, January 29th and runs through Sunday, February 22nd.

Monday, February 2 - Sunday, February 8
Yonkers Downtown Int'l Restaurant Week [link] | All over Yonkers
The 4th Annual Yonkers Downtown International Restaurant Week is here! Lunch: 20% Discount, Dinner: 25% Discount . See all of the participating restaurants and download your saving certificate at [link].

Monday, February 2 from 8pm - 11:30pm
Monday Jazz Sessions [link] | Turning Point Cafe, Piermont
Dan Petrow, guitar, Thomson Kneeland, bass, Colby Inzer, drums, JR saxophone. Jazz instrumentalists, vocalists welcome to sit in. Jam starts promptly - so sign in (8pm) and be ready - $5 for musicians and jazz fans ( hopefully thats you!) This is a jam run in customary fashion (This is not an open mike or showcase!)

Wednesday, February 4 from 7pm - 8:30pm
"It's About Time! download flyer | Sleepy Hollow HS Auditorium
How to help your child tackle time management & transitions into middle and high school" presented by Rivertown Parents . Free event open to parents and students.

Thursday, February 5 from 7:30pm - 9pm
Jazz Jam [link] | Music Conservatory of Westchester, White Plains
Play with jazz professionals from NYC and Westchester or simply enjoy the show! Music Conservatory of Westchester will host its second Jazz Jam.

February 6 @ 7:30pm & February 7 @ 7:30pm (SNOW DATE February 8 @ 2pm)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Clocktower Players TEEN Troupe. Winner of the TONY and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE has been charming audiences across the country for years! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, follows an eclectic group of mid-pubescents all vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. As they navigate the tournament's pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging. Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy. Many spellers enter, only one will be left standing! At least the losers get a juice box.

Friday, February 6 @ 8pm
Live at the Fillmore [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Join us for LIVE AT THE FILLMORE, the definitive tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band featuring Duane Allman, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley. Great attention is paid to recreating the music of the original band with an unparalleled degree of authenticity. The excitement and intensity of 'At Fillmore East,' considered by many to be the greatest live rock album of all time, is performed with near exact note-for-note accuracy using the same instruments and equipment used by the original band. This goes for all of LIVE AT THE FILLMORE's repertoire of songs from 'The Allman Brothers Band,' 'Idlewild South,' 'At Fillmore East,' 'Eat A Peach,' 'Brothers And Sisters, and Derek And the Dominoes 'Layla.'

Friday, February 6 @ 8pm
Christine Lavin & Don White [link] | Emelin Theatre
Lavin and White encapsulate all that's best about the American folk scene: heart-breaking one moment and laugh-out-loud funny the next, they're unafraid to take a hard look at all the pain and beauty of life. Together they deliver an evening of comedy and song that peers into more facets of experience than one would think possible.

Friday, February 6 @ 8pm
Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
xfinity Rock Series. Legendary rockers Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer return to the Playhouse! Edgar Winter is well-known for his million selling record, "Frankenstein", and other hits "Free Ride" and "Tobacco Road". Rick Derringer, as a member of the The McCoys had the hit "Hang On Sloopy". His solo hits were "Still Alive and Well" and Teenage Love Affair."

Saturday, February 7 from 9am - 4pm
Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest [link] | Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
Did you know that over 150 bald eagles spend the winter along Hudson Valley waterways? And what better way is there to celebrate this winter visit than at Teatown's Hudson River EagleFest?! Don't miss the opportunity to view our national symbol and other birds of prey up-close and personal. Learn how conservation efforts have brought about the now vibrant bald eagle population in the Hudson Valley.

Saturday, February 7 @ 11am & 1:30pm
Charlotte's Web [link] | Emelin Theatre
This heartwarming, live adaptation of E.B. White's timeless classic returns again this season to the Emelin stage. This treasured story explores as bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Ages 4+

Saturday, February 7 (thru May 17)
Promoting the President In celebration of Washington's Birthday [link] | Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
We look for our president in paintings, photographs, and sculpture, where we may see him as a warrior, family man, or a man of faith. Washington, the nation's first soldier and president, is the prototype for political promotion, too. For this exhibition, Gilbert Stuart's famous painting, George Washington, on loan to the Museum, as well as the Museum's collection of artifacts and engravings show this leader in images beautiful, respectful, and, sometimes, flamboyant, that were made to frame our vision of him and charge our patriotism and memories.

Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8 @ 12:30pm (every Sat & Sun in Feb)
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure [link] | Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
Ages 5+. On a trip from Sesame Street to the moon, Big Bird and Elmo with friend Hu Hu Zhu discover that planets are different from one another but people on Earth are often the same - they love to fly kites! Children can't fly a kite on the moon because there is no wind but on Earth they can! More learning, too, about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, and the moon. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the Beijing Planetarium, Chicago's Adler Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center with major funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

Saturday, February 7 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Closing day of "Spun in the Sand: An Exhibtion of Haitian Art" [link] | Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers
Join us for the closing day of Spun in the Sand: An Exhibtion of Haitian Art, and celebrate the richness of Haitian culture! A special night of Traditional Haitian Drum and Dance, Art and Culture: A Performance and Workshop led by nationally reknowned Haitian Dance Master, Choreographer and Musician, Julio Jean. Support Sa-ka-la-k-wel, the Community Arts Center Build in Jacmel Haiti!

Saturday, February 7 @ 7:30pm
Howard Fishman presents Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes [link] | First Uniterian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings
Following up on his sold-out performance at the First Unitarian Society in 2013, composer, guitarist and bandleader Howard Fishman returns to the Rivertowns for a musical exploration of Bob Dylan and the Band's "Basement Tapes" sessions. Using Greil Marcus' book THE OLD, WEIRD AMERICA as a touchstone, THE BASEMENT TAPES PROJECT explores the legendary and mysterious underground recordings made in 1967. The project has been programmed to wide acclaim at a major national venues, including Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series, the Steppenwolf Theatre's "Traffic Jam"; and at "Duke Performances" at Duke University. The evening will feature classics like "Tears of Rage" and "This Wheel's On Fire" alongside less well-known numbers.

Saturday, February 7 @ 8pm
Freedy Johnston [link] | Purple Crayon, Hastings
Named "songwriter of the year" by Rolling Stone magazine, Freedy Johnston's songwriting craftsmanship is spectacular and highly deserving of the multitude of praise it has achieved. Freedy Johnston began his musical career with a mail order guitar and a 35 mile trip to the nearest record store for a copy of an Elvis Costello album. Since then "every song [has been] a perfectly crafted, radio friendly, little story." - Barry Ritholtz
Performing here along with James Mastro, this will be an unforgettable experience, for new and hardcore fans alike.

Saturday, February 7 @ 8pm
Live Music: Marianne Osiel [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Performance with Singer/Songwriter Marianne Osiel. FREE

Saturday, February 7 @ 8pm
Our Sinatra [link] | Emelin Theatre
Our Sinatra: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8PM – Tickets $45 This delightful tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes comes to the Emelin after two sold-out national tours and a recent engagement at the famed Birdland. The original cast Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and Hilary Kole are all critically acclaimed singers in their own right and have reunited for this production marking Frank Sinatra's centennial year.

Saturday, February 7 @ 8pm
Hannibal Buress [link] | The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an "irresistible" comedic presence that lands squarely between "cerebral and swagger," (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central's award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special "Live in Chicago" in March 2014. Buress also serves as a series regular on Comedy Central's Broad City, helmed by executive producer Amy Poehler, and appeared in the film Neighbors, alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.

Sunday, February 8 from 10am - 3pm (also March 22)
Main Street Market [link] | Westchester County Center, White Plains
Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, this market is for the sale of local food and products. Vendors to date [link].

Sunday, February 8 from 10am - 4pm
New York Metro Reptile Show [link] | Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue , White Plains
Thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale. Books, supplies, cages, and more! 200 + vendor tables. Buy breeder direct and save! Sorry, no personal pets allowed. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

Sunday, February 8 @ 1pm
“Let’s Move to Fight MS” [link] | Ardsley & Dobbs Ferry
An event to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis taking place at Spincredible, Ardsley, and at Dobbs Ferry Karate. Participants can enjoy indoor cycling at Spincredible, self-defense and yoga at Dobbs Ferry Karate, free juice shots at Mix on Main, and a celebration with refreshments following the fitness activities. Advance tickets are available online, follow the link above.

Sunday, February 8 @ 2pm
David Coffin | Hastings Library
Presented by The Friends of the Hastings Library. Folk musician David Coffin in a program for the whole family of whaling songs, sea chanteys, and more.


Sunday, February 8 @ 2pm
Winter Wildlife [link] | Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Come for an hour of fun as a naturalist introduces some favorite Nature Center animals. This entertaining and informative program allows visitors to hear, see, smell, and touch many of our fascinating, furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Recommended for ages 5 and over. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

Sunday, February 8 , doors open for dinner @ 4pm, music @ 5pm
House Concert Series: The Grahams [link] | Hastings. Concert address will be provided when reservation is confirmed.
All Shows – Suggested donation: $20 in advance ($20.88 after PayPal processing fee) or $22 at the door , 100% goes to the musicians. d
March 8 - Radoslav Lorković
April 19 - Jess Klein


Sunday, February 8 @ 9pm
The Acoustic Throwdown Showcase [link] | River Roadhouse, Hastings
Mark Usurin & Steve Barboza, Miyuki Furtado, Zack Campone, Steven Brent. Two times a month at The River Roadhouse we showcase singer songwriters/solo band members/traveling buskers & audio romantics to play their hearts out.

Monday, February 9 @ 7:30pm
Michael Franti: Acoustic One Heart One Soul Tour [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: TBA. Musician, humanitarian, and children's book author, Michael Franti, is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. With the multi-platinum success of his song "Say Hey (I Love You)" and the chart breaking 2010 release of "The Sound Of Sunshine", Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as a fun dance party! "Music is sunshine," says Franti, one of the most positive and conscious artists in music today. "Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose." Franti has a brand new single, "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)" hitting radio now leading into his brand new album this summer.

Tuesday, February 10 @ 3pm
World Stage on Screen--ROH: Alice in Wonderland [link] | Jacob Burns
Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll's story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail. Run time includes two intermissions.
Tuesday, Feb 17: The Winter's Tale
World premiere! In a new full-length ballet, Royal Opera Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon continues his collaboration with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot, the team behind the ROH's recent Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This dramatic tale of love, loss, and reconciliation is based on Shakespeare's enduring play.
Tuesday, Feb 24: Andrea Chenier
David McVicar directs a new production of Umberto Giordano's passionate drama set in the French Revolution, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek. Andrea Chénier is celebrated for the lyrical music it offers the tenor in the leading role, but there are plenty of thrilling moments for the whole cast. In Italian with English surtitles. David McVicar. 2014. NR. . Italian. Abramorama.
Thursday, Feb 26: Globe on Screen: The Duchess of Malfi
First performed by the King's Men – Shakespeare's own company – 'privately at the Blackfriars and publicly at the Globe', The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters – notably the tragic Duchess and the subtly villainous Bosola – all lit by Webster's obsessional imagination. This most intimate Jacobean tragedy is the ideal curtain-raiser for our first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Gemma Arterton returned to The Globe to play the title role of the Duchess. Gemma made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007, when she won huge critical acclaim as Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost.

Wednesday, February 11 @ 7pm
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors [link] | Jacob Burns
"... [A] small miracle of a film, captures the grass-roots swirl of New York City with an extraordinary sensory attuning to urban life." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)
Free Community Event! This award-winning film tells the story of Ricky, a 13-year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome who gets lost one day in the New York City subway system. While his mother frantically searches for him above ground, the sensory-sensitive Ricky is exposed to the cacophony, eccentricity, and menace found in New York's underground, resulting in a truly authentic view into both the wonders and the horrors of what lies below. See the trailer here. This program is presented in partnership with Pleasantville SEPTA (Special Education PTA). Sam Fleischner. 2014. 102 m. NR. USA, English/Spanish with subtitles. Oscilloscope.
RECEPTION Please Join us for a light reception following the screening. To attend the event, please RSVP via email to Lori Zakalik at Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject “SEPTA Event.”

Thursday, February 12
We Got Game: Sports on Film"Why Sports?: A Shorts Program" [link] | Jacob Burns, Pleasantville
Presenting an array of new films and discussion on all things sports—from pioneering women athletes to Penn State football to a passion for baseball that thrives in a remote corner of India. Plus a special evening of new short films about the allure of sports (including some you may not have heard of). Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers) unless otherwise noted.
Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist Feb 18
Back on Board: Greg Louganis Feb 25

Thursday, February 12 @ 8pm
Rosanne Cash & Her Band [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV
Rosanne Cash tours in with her full band in support of her critically acclaimed album, The River and the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. For over three decades Rosanne has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a remarkable body of work noted for its emotional acuity, rich and resonant imagery, and unsparing honesty.

Friday, February 13 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm & Saturday, February 14 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Valentine's Day Dates [link] | In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, NYBG, Bronx
Treat yourself and your loved one to Wild Medicine in the Tropics—a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection and the medicinal plants featured therein. Start the evening at The Pine Tree Café, where small plates of foods known for their aphrodisiac properties will be available for purchase. Later, enter the lush Conservatory, where a glass of complimentary champagne awaits. Indulge your senses with the romantic qualities of dark chocolate and other plant-based aphrodisiacs. Guides will be on hand throughout the Conservatory to share information about the featured plants.

Friday, February 13 from 7:30pm - 11pm
Open Mic Night [link] | Purple Crayon, Hastings
This is not your average open mic! The big stage, amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer create a concert-like experience in The Purple Crayon's friendly, laid-back environment. Come to play or just to watch!


Friday, February 13 @ 7:30pm
Movie: Oscar Short: Animation & Live Action [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Irvington Town Hall TheaterBest of Film Series. Join us again this year for The Oscar Shorts, our favorite long evening of short films!The final list of nominees has not yet been determined.  See you at the Oscars on Hudson!

Friday, February 13 @ 7:30pm
Hudson Stage Company- Staged Reading: WARREN [link] | Whippoorwill Theatre, Armonk Library
Directed by Jack Hofsiss, with Elizabeth Wilson and Anthony Arkin.

Friday, February 13 @ 8pm
Jim Breuer [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by Jamison Communications. From "Goat Boy" on Saturday Night Live to the cult movie classic "Half Baked," Jim Breuer is one of the country's most popular comics. His award winning HBO and Comedy Central Specials have made Jim one of the most recognizable comedians in the business. Known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family friendly stand-up.

Friday, February 13 @ 8pm
Galactic [link] | The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a seven-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of seven men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While each of the Birds are capable of lighting up the stage with jaw-dropping displays of musicianship, it's clear they're all focused on delivering the band's infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band's live show is explosive.

Friday, February 13 @ 8pm
Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands [link] | Emelin Theatre
Twice voted IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Laurie Lewis is not only a remarkably expressive singer, but a fine fiddle player and guitarist as well. With feet in both traditionalist and newgrass camps, Laurie resists definition, but it's undeniable that she has helped shape what bluegrass is today.

Saturday, February 14, Sunday, February 15 & Monday, February 16 @ 10am, 2pm & 6pm
The Royal Hanneford Circus [link] | Westchester County Center, White Plains
President's Day Weekend of 2015 marks the 40th annual appearance Westchester's favorite, traditional three-ring circus! This show features international circus favorites from years past including the Human Cannonball, thrilling high wire walkers, daredevils and acrobats, Grandma the Clown and more.

Saturday, February 14 from 10am - 2pm
Budding Masters Valentine's Day Chocolate Adventure [link] | NYBG, Bronx
Kids ages 5 and older can explore the sweet history of chocolate, sample special treats, and visit living cacao and vanilla plants. This ticket includes All-Garden Pass admission for the participant and one adult.

Saturday, February 14 from 12pm - 4pm
Presidents' Day Celebration | Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers
Stop by and wish Abraham Lincoln a Happy Birthday! Meet and mingle with the 16th president from 1:00 to 2:30 as he tells stories about his life and presidency. To further commemorate the day, Lincoln will recite his Gettysburg Address at 2:00. The program will include a presidential quiz, scavenger hunt and crafts. Throughout the day, visitors will have a chance to transform into past presidents by making their own Lincoln beard, and their own set of George Washington's famous false teeth! Also, you can show off your artistic side, using the Presidential Portraits in the museum as inspiration, by drawing portraits of yourself, your family or you favorite presidents.

Saturday, February 14 from 5pm - 7pm (thru December 6)
Opening Reception: Love: The First of the 7 Virtues [link] | Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill
In the HVCCA exhibition, love is depicted in all its wonderful variety, whether heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, or non-sexual. Love is expressed in artworks in which the adoration of nature and animals is as strong and deep as any human bond. Finally, love is observed as memory, offering, shrine, and celebration.

Saturday, February 14 @ 6:30pm doors open, music @ 7:30pm
The Boxcar Lilies [link] | Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains
Presented by The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse.
The Boxcar Lilies are Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall, and Katie Clarke - three singer-songwriters that met through a local musicians' cooperative and discovered a shared passion for three-part harmony. They joined forces and in 2011 released their debut CD Heartwood.
Joe Jencks / Natalia Zukerman (double bill) - March 14, 2015 6:30 PM. "The key to the future is people joining in. The music of Joe Jencks captures this essential spirit. Joe is a fantastic singer who carries on the traditions." -- Pete Seeger "A strutting brass band one minute, a sighing lover the next." -- The Boston Globe
Joe Crookston / Mustard's Retreat (double bill) - April 11, 2015 6:30 PM. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us "Songs, rhymes and stories! Fun and frivolity! Exactly what you'd expect from Mustard's Retreat."
Kim and Reggie Harris - May 09, 2015 6:30 PM . Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music.

Saturday, February 14 @ 7:30pm
VDAY 2015: A reading of Eve Ensler's" The Vagina Monologues" [link] | South Church, Dobbs Ferry
In support of the V-Day Global Movement to end violence against women and girls, and featuring some greatly talented women from the Rivertowns in the performance. DIRECTED BY Marie-Louise Miller. FEATURING: Sarah Brockus, Meg Bussert, Maddie Corman, Patricia Fischer, Laura Giannone, Jane Ann Groom, Emily Herring, Leslie Hoot, Jean Howell, Betty Perkins, Lisa Robinson, Donna Thompson, and other inspired voices. PRODUCERS: Jane Ann Groom, Sophie Hayden, Susan Lauer, Marie-Louise Miller, and Donna Thompson. download flyer All net proceeds benefit HOPE'S DOOR, a Westchester-based organization that seeks to end domestic violence and to empower victims to achieve safety, independence, and healing from the trauma of abuse.

Saturday, February 14 @ 8pm
Valentine's Day: Pop, Rock & Doo Wop Live! [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by Praia Entertainment Group. A very special Valentine's Day presentation... An evening of the greatest love songs of all-time with the Ambassadors for Romance, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnson singing "I Only Have Eyes for You", "Lovers Never Say Goodbye", "Mio Amore" and all your Flamingo favorites. With special guests Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners ("Since I Don't Have You", "This I Swear", "Lonely Way", "Pennies from Heaven", "It Happened Today"), Emil Stucchio & The Classics ("Till Then"), for the first time ever in Tarrytown, The Super Girls Group featuring members of The Exciters ("Tell Him"), The Cookies ("Don't Say Nothing Bad About My Baby", "Chains"), The Jaynettes ("Sally Go 'Round the Roses"), The Raindrops ("He's the Kind of Boy You Can't Forget") and Reparata & The Del-Rons ("Whenever a Teenager Cries") and a rare appearance by the original lead singer of The Paradons, Charles Weldon ("Diamonds and Pearls"). Special added attraction: Stan Zizka & The Del-Satins (singing all the hits they recorded with Dion, "Runaround Sue", "The Wanderer" and "Ruby Baby" as well as their own "Teardrops Follow Me"). Music by the Coda Band. Hosted by Johnny Z. Presented by Praia Entertainment Group.

Sunday, February 15 (thru March 14)
Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression [link] | Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers
Blue Door will celebrate the spirit of African-American History and Women's History Months with this interactive all media exhibition.

Sunday, February 15 @ 7pm
Leon Russell [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: Joe Purdy. Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell returns to the Music Hall! He's has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh.

Monday, February 16 @ 8pm
Cabaret February 2015 [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Cabaret on the Hudson is an evening of song mixed with wonderful stories where the audience feels they are part of what is happening on stage. Partnering with NiCori Studios and Productions, ITHT is excited to bring these amazing artists to our stage in an event hosted by Corinna Sowers-Adler, multi-nominated cabaret artist and co-founder of Nicori Studios and Productions. With Benet Braun at the piano!

Wednesday, February 18 @ 7pm
$5 Film Series: Walk the Line [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by The Music Hall Volunteer Movie Committee. Walk the Line is based on the early life and career of country music artist Johnny Cash, including his romance with June Carter and his ascent to the country music scene. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon, which she won), and Best Costume Design (Arianne Phillips). Runtime: 136 minutes

Thursday, February 19 @ 8pm
Foreigner [link] | The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Hot Blooded," "Cold As Ice," "Dirty White Boy," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is," Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.

Friday, February 20 @ 8pm
Big Head Todd & The Monsters [link] | The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Since their formation in the mid-'80s, Big Head Todd & the Monsters have continued to evolve and explore, moving beyond their Colorado club circuit roots to become one of the most adventurous, respected and durable bands in America.

Friday, February 20 @ 8pm
Bobby Collins [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall Presentation. Bobby Collins is an eternal favorite with Music Hall patrons. A comedian for grown ups, making astute observations about life and people around him. Check out some great Bobby-clips here.

Friday, February 20 @ 9pm
"OMG I love that Movie" Series: Bring it On [link] |The Picture House, Pelham
All OMG movies are $5 and start at 9pm on every third Friday of the month.
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.
Mar. 20th – Sixteen Candles: A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Apr. 17th – Better off Dead: A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
May 15th – Dirty Dancing: Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp 's dance instructor Johnny Castle.
June 19th – Revenge of the Nerds: At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect.

Saturday, February 21 @ 3pm
Saturday Family Movie Series: "Maleficent" [link] | Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers
Is winter wearing you down? Is it too cold to go outside? Just feel like cuddling up and watching a good movie? Join the staff of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site for the second installment of our Saturday Family Movie series as they watch the recently released film, Maleficent, a new take on a classic tale. All activities for the day are free thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Guests are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a blanket if they prefer to watch the movie from the floor.

Saturday, February 21 @ 8pm
Buckwheat Zydeco [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
American musical legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. (a.k.a. Buckwheat Zydeco ) is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana's zydeco music. If you've gotten into zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisia na culture over the past 30+ years it's likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. Many millions witnessed the excitement when Jimmy Fallon chose him to open the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: The show opened "cold" with a tight close up of Buck's accordion, then – joined by Fallon on guitar and backed by the Roots – they kicked off a rousing rendition of "On A Night Like This."

Saturday, February 21 @ 8pm
Vic DiBitetto [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by Jamison Communications
You've seen his "Bread and Milk" rant on YouTube, which got over 12 million hits. You've probably seen his "Vingettes" on YouTube, which garnered another 8 million hits. (Justin Bieber, Anyone?) He's "Ticked Off Vic" on WPLJ radio, and has a featured role in Kevin James' new movie "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" coming out this spring. Vic was the Grand Prize winner on TV's "America's Funniest People", and will be starring in a Hulu original sitcom due out shortly. But if you've never seen him live, be prepared. Vic DiBitetto is a super high-energy comedian who's made audiences rock with laughter in clubs and casinos all over the country. He also starred in "Comedy You Can't Refuse" with the cast of the Sopranos, and in "Night of a 1,000 Guidos" in theaters. Catch his crazy, manic act live and you'll laugh from beginning to end.

Sunday, Febryary 22 @ 7:30pm
The Murphy Beds and Anna & Elizabeth [link] | First Uniterian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings
Presented by Common Ground. "Their great feat turns out to be taking what's best of the classic Irish folk revival without falling into any of its clichés. The resulting album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs." -Huffington Post

Tuesday,February 24 @ 7pm (Series continues: 4/14, 5/12)
Harlan Jacobson's Talk Cinema [link] | The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
Don't wait for the release date, join Westchester's hottest film club and say you saw it here first. Renowned critic Harlan Jacobson hand-picks only the best — the selection of the night may be a quirky indy comedy, a provocative foreign film, or the next breakout hit. We can't reveal the titles just yet, but we can tell you they're all films you'll be talking about. Plus, each screening features a guest speaker; you'll rub elbows with critics, scholars, and filmmakers during the post-film discussions. In recent seasons, audiences have previewed films such as Obvious Child, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Artist. What future hit will you see?

Wednesday, February 25 @ 7:30pm
Selected Shorts: Martin Amis & Jeffrey Eugenides [link] | Symphony Space, NYC
British (now Brooklynite!) novelist Martin Amis, author of Money and London Fields, and Jeffrey Eugenides, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Middlesex and The Marriage Plot, present readings of their short fiction and talk about their work. With readings by Jane Kaczmarek and other actors to be announced. Hosted by Matthew Love. Martin Amis and Jeffrey Eugenides will sign copies of their books on stage after the ev ent.

Wednesday, February 25 @ 8pm
The Musical Box performs Genesis' "Selling England By The Pound" [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. The Musical Box recreates Genesis' legendary album Selling England by the Pound. It is the only band officially licensed by Genesis and Peter Gabriel. The reconstruction of this ambitious project was based on hundreds of photos and slides of the original concerts, videos, amateur films, articles from papers and magazines, as well as information offered by numerous people who either worked on or attended the Genesis shows.

Friday, February 27 @ 8pm (also March 20, April 24 & May 15)
Dance Off the Grid [link] | Emelin Theater
The acclaimed series Dance Off The Grid (OTG) is returning to the Emelin for another fantastic season. All four performers for the first of four extraordinary evenings have already been announced, including groundbreaking newcomers and icons of contemporary dance who will be coming to our stage.

Friday, February 27 @ 8pm
Keb' Mo' Band [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV. Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb' Mo' tours in support of his new album 'BLUESAmericana', which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #2 on the Billboard Folk Chart. Keb's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America - informing all of its musical roots - before evolving into a universally celebrated art form.

Satuday, February 28 @ 7:30pm
The Murphy Beds and Anna & Elizabeth [link] | First Uniterian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings
The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O'Leary) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum including Beth Orton, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon.

Satuday, February 28 @ 8pm
British Invasion - 50th Anniversary Tour [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: TBA. The iconic singers of the legendary 1960's music revolution featuring Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon), Denny Laine (of The Moody Blues & Wings), Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender's Searchers & Terry Sylvester (of The Hollies). This tour commemorates the Beatles' momentous arrival on these shores. They called it THE BRITISH INVASION and in the wake of massive mop top pop hysteria, all of the participants in this incredible concert experience dominated the music world and scored more than forty worldwide Top 40 hits.

Satuday, February 28 @ 8pm
Rick Springfield [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author, and documentary subject, Rick Springfield's first love has always been music, a passion he's harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.

Saturday, February 28 @ 8pm
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play [link] | Emelin Theatre
Triple Play features three outstanding and versatile musicians including Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown and Chris Brubeck. Collectively, they bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity, and pure American spirit to the folk, blues, jazz, and classical music they perform.

Sunday, March 1 from 2pm - 5pm
Lunar New Year Celebration of Chinese Traditional Arts [link] | ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue
A Folk Arts event in celebration of the Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese art forms. ArtsWestchester partners with the Westchester & Hudson Valley chapter of Organization of Chinese Americans to present a showcase of local and regional traditional artists across a wide variety of art forms, including music, dance, magic and visual arts.

Sunday, March 1 from 2pm - 5pm (thru March 22nd)
Opening Reception: Influences; Upstream Artists Explore their Roots [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings

Sunday, March 1 @ 3pm
Artists Conversatons: Chef Ivan Orkin [link] | Estherwood Mansion, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
Conversations are presented by RiverArts in association with The Masters School. Admission by donation.
MARCH 8: Panel of Jazz Musicians- Mark Morganelli, John Patitucci, Chuck Loeb, Tim Armacost, Ron Vincent
APRIL 12: Artist Mansheng Wang. Moderator will be Christina Ha from Channel 13's NYC Arts.

Sunday, March 1 @ 8pm
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: TBA. Led by thirteen-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Country Music ‘Musician of the Year’ Jerry Douglas,The Earls of Leicester features some of Nashville's most talented musicians, including hit songwriter Shawn Camps on guitar and lead vocals, bassist Barry Bales (Douglas's cohort in Alison Krauss & Union Station), fiddler Johnny Warren (son of Paul Warren, legendary fiddle player in Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys), acclaimed banjo player Charlie Cushman & Frank Solivan on mandolin. The Earls of Leicester is a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys, whose seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and popularized the music with an unprecedented mass audience. The “original” Earls were Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, dobro player Josh Graves, fiddler Paul Warren, tenor singer and mandolinist Curly Seckler, and bassist Jake Tullock.

Tuesday, March 3 @ 8pm
Mike + The Mechanics [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: Daryl Stuermer. Mike + The Mechanics are hitting the road to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s 30-year anniversary.

Tuesday, March 3 @ 8pm
Craig Ferguson's Hot & Grumpy Tour: Walking the Earth [link] | Paramount Hudson Vally, Peekskill
The Star of TV's The Late Late Show and Celebrity Name Game brings his comedy stand-up flair to the Paramount Hudson Valley! Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse & eclectic career. Since taking the helm of CBS's THE LATE LATE SHOW in 2005, the show has set all-time viewer records in the nine years that it has been on the air. CELEBRITY NAME GAME recently debuted with Ferguson as host & puts celebrities on the spot as they compete to identify famous names based on improvised clues. Craig came into his own on the THE LATE LATE SHOW, winning his first Emmy nomination in 2006.

Thursday, March 5 @ 8pm
Tom Paxton & Janis Ian - "Together At Last" [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Two of Americas greatest songwriters share the stage for an evening of stories and songs. Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. Paxton emerged in the days of hootenannies and wrote his share of what were then called protest songs. But he also wrote songs about love, humour and for kids. Many became oft-covered standards, including ‘Bottle of Wine’, ‘Ramblin’ Boy’ and ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’. At 15, Ian had a major pop hit with the then-provocative ‘Society’s Child’, a taboo-busting meditation about an interracial romance. She re-emerged a decade later in the mid-‘70s with her biggest hit the reflective ‘At Seventeen’, which won a GRAMMY. She remains an unflinching topical commentator.

Friday, March 6 @ 8pm
George Thorogood & The Destroyers [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special guest: The Daniel Nicole Band. For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter. With over 8,000 live shows and 15 million albums sold worldwide later, George Thorogood is still making explosive music, still thrilling audiences, and still the baddest-to-the-bone performer in rock.

March 6 through March 29
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds [link] | 3 Owens Road, Croton Falls
The Schoolhouse Theater continues its 2014-2015 season with the Pulitzer prize winning drama The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Written by Paul Zindel. Gamma Rays was considered one of Off-Broadway's greatest successes, presenting a powerful and moving study of a shy, quiet, intelligent girl who somehow finds the strength to survive inside a disturbed family. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1971, it also won the Obie Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play of the season. Elizabeth Van Dyke, whose directorial credits include The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Piano Lesson and Zora Lives, will direct this production. In 1972, Paul Newman produced and directed Joanne Woodward in a critically-acclaimed film based on the play.

Saturday, March 7
Ardsley Education Foundation's Spring 2015 Gala [link] | The Coliseum, White Plains
The AEF is already working toward our 2015 Spring Gala, which will be held at The Coliseum on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year; proceeds benefit all of our children by enhancement to our district funding for cultural and educational endeavors. We look forward to a fun-filled evening with high profits from our online and live event auctions!

Saturday, March 7 @ 8pm & Sunday, March 8 @ 3pm
Next Fall [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
This Tony Award-nominated play goes beyond the typical love story to explore what it means to believe and what it might cost us not to. The play is about two gay men in a committed relationship in which one is devoutly religious and the other is an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. However, when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke's family for support and answers.

Saturday, March 7 @ 8pm
Live Music: Divining Rod [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
FREE

Sunday, March 8 from 11am - 3pm
Maple Sugaring Party [link] | Greenburgh Nature Center, Scasdale
Celebrate the emergence of spring! Visit our barnyard, join a naturalist to discover signs of spring throughout our property, make seasonal crafts, play games, and search for eggs in a nature-inspired egg hunt. Egg hunt and other fun activities run continuously throughout the day. Refreshments available for purchase, by ShopRite Scarsdale, who generously donates all proceeds to the GNC. For discounted rate, pre-register and pre-pay online only by Saturday, March 28. See website for link. Early registration rates: Members $5/person, Non-members $10/person. Children under 2 FREE. Day of event rates: Members $8/person, Non-members $15/person. Children under 2 FREE. Event held Rain or Shine. No Refunds. Unicard and Westchester County Parks Pass not valid during special events.

Sunday, March 8 @ 2pm
LA FILLE DU REGIMENT by Gaetano Donizetti [link] | Performing Arts Center, Purchase
Sung in French at the Vienna State Opera, 2007
Starring Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Florez, Carlos Alvarez and Montserrat Caballe.
Director Laurent Pelly updates the story of the opera world's most irrepressible tomboy to the early 20th century and proceeds to send up the comic-opera genre with a frantic stream of visual highlights. Conducted by Yves Abel. Co-produced with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and The Metropolitan Opera.


March 9 - March 22
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week [link] | All over the Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns March 9-22, 2015. Nearly 200 of the region’s top restaurants offer prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. Many chefs use New York product on their Restaurant Week menus. Whether it’s trying a new place or returning to a true favorite — wherever you choose to dine — Restaurant Week means a good deal on a great meal! The official Spring 2015 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Restaurant List will be live February 15th. Be sure to check back and make your reservations!

March 14 @ 7:30pm, March 15 @ 2pm, March 20 @ 7:30pm, March 21 @ 7:30pm, March 22 @ 2pm
Hair! [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Clocktower Players ADULT Troupe. HAIR is both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America! This exuberant musical about a group of politically active, long haired hippies searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. HAIR features an extraordinary and multi-cultural cast singing a long list of chart topping hit songs, including "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Easy To Be Hard," and "Let the Sun Shine In." The themes and struggles in HAIR, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to the times we live in today.

Thursday, March 19 10am - 11:30am
15th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Robert Mallet: Gardens of Meaning [link] | Botanical Gardens, Bronx
Some gardens stimulate our minds; others generate a more emotional reaction. For celebrated plantsman Robert Mallet, a landscape produces a liberating, therapeutic experience— evoked by biology, psychology, symbolism, and the classic principles of design. Drawing practical lessons with beautiful examples from his work at a historic French garden and the National Hydrangea Collection, Mallet shows how the designer's attention to every detail and nuance—in planting, décor, and geometry—creates a mosaic of highly personal responses in the viewer. In this way, the garden of meaning can become to gateway to humility, curiosity, and respect for the natural world.

Sunday, March 22 @ 1pm
Fourth Annual Penguin Plunge [link] | Matthiessen Park, Irvington
Register to plunge or make a pledge at https://sites.google.com/ site/irvingtonplunge/. By joining with your friends and neighbors in the Hudson River Shiver, you help to assure that programs for our teens and our seniors continue. You help to support our youth and toddler events. And, great community events such as the Harvest Hayride and the July 4th Fireworks continue each year, only with support from FACE Committee.

Sunday, March 22 @ 4pm
Katonah Poetry Series: George Bilgere [link] | Katonah Village Library
Katonah Poetry Series to Host Award-winning Poet George Bilgere, of Cleveland, OH. He will be reading from his latest collection. "Cheeky nephew of Billy Collins, brash blunt brother of Tony Hoagland, George Bilgere writes the poetry of frontal candor about desire, nostalgia, and sweet sad vanity." —Mark Halliday

Wednesday, March 25 @ 7:30pm
Hudson Stage Company- Staged Reading: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT MEMORIZED [link] | Whippoorwill Theatre, Armonk Library
The annual Young Playwrights Festival I CAN'T BELIVE ITS NOT MEMORIZED featuring Briarcliff High School students writing and performing original one-act plays. Directed by Jamie Mandel and Ian Driver.

Thursday, March 26 @ 7pm, Friday, March 27 @ 7pm, Saturday, March 28 @ 11am, 3pm & 7pm and
Sunday, March 29 @ 1pm & 5pm
Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales [link] | Westchester County Center, White Plains
Prepare to laugh, sing and dance as you step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. With dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes, glittering special effects and spectacular sets, you will be captivated by these spellbinding stories when you dream with the princesses and cheer for their heroes as they conquer evil villains. There is a world of enchantment waiting for you right at the County Center!

Friday, March 27 @ 7pm, Saturday, March 28 @ 7pm & Sunday, March 29 @ 3pm
A Chorus Line [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Broadway Training Center - Senior Ensemble. A stunning musical-vérité, A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre - the chorus dancers - those valiant, dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. It tells of the achinly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. 

Saturday, March 28 @ 8pm
Edward Arron & Friends [link] | Rosen House, Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah
The string quintet lends itself to camaraderie, and with this theme of friendship, Edward Arron brings together alumni of Caramoor's Rising Stars mentoring program and Artistic Director Pamela Frank for an evening of inspiring chamber music in the historic Rosen House.

Saturday, March 28 @ 8pm
Blood Sweat and Tears with Bo Bice [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Jazz rockers Blood, Sweat & Tears pull into Peekskill on March 28th to perform a collection of their towering hits as well as some startlingly fresh new music. Now fronted by Bo Bice, who does a magnificent job with the David Clayton Thomas favorites, the BS&T brass section still rocks as hard as any. They've recorded songs by rock/folk writers from Laura Nyro and James Taylor to The Band, the Stones and Billie Holiday. They've even incorporated music from Thelonious Monk and Sergei Prokofiev in their arrangements. Here's the original ensemble that fused of rock, blues, pop, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that that inspired a new genre of music and has now delighted generations of fans.

Sunday, March 29 from 2pm - 5pm (thru April 19)
Opening Reception: Jerry Vis New Work; Arline Simon Recent Work [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings

Sunday, March 29 @ 4pm
Caramoor@Waveny: Chamber Music Calidore String Quartet [link] | Waveny Park in New Canaan, CT
We're taking chamber music on the road! Caramoor@Waveny is a unique opportunity to discover exceptional artists in a special setting – the charming 19th century Carriage Barn at Waveny Park in New Canaan, CT. Formerly home to the Waveny Chamber Music Society (WCMS) for over thirty years, the Carriage Barn offers divine acoustics and intimate seating – a perfect environment for cozy chamber listening – and has hosted programs by past Quartets-in-Residence the Linden Quartet and the Dover Quartet, and Caramoor's own Edward Arron and Jeewon Park, among others.

Thursday, April 2 @ 7:30pm
KRISHNA DAS' KIRTAN [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Tibetan Home of Hope. Tibetan Home of Hope is a nonsectarian home and school for children who would otherwise be abandoned in Chinese-occupied Tibet. Committed to nurturing, educating and preserving the future of Tibetans in their homeland, THH provides children with loving care, education, food, shelter, medical attention and the life skills needed to develop into independent adults with a full appreciation of their Tibetan heritage.

Saturday, April 11 @ 8pm
Lost & Found [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Featuring Scott Horwitz & Michael Sabath. Presented by Fernbrook Productions. Scott Horwitz is best known for his comedic performances in small, intimate settings. A fixture at Thanksgiving dinners and Passover seders for decades, Scott brings his observational humor to much larger tables these days, appearing at venues all over the Northeast. Alright, maybe just Northeast Main Street in Irvington, New York. He is a veteran of the comedy circuit, having played small clubs, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other private events, even when asked specifically not to do so! If you enjoy belly laughing, come join Scott as he spares no one with his perspective on life in general. At just 16, Mike Sabath is the object of many recording labels' interest. Mike has been singing and playing music since the very first day he could hold a drumstick. He has recently signed with prominent entertainment manager, Don Isaac, of StudioNation and is being wooed by a number of recording labels. Mike dedicates his musical talent to charities as well, writing and performing theme songs for Ability Beyond, MHA, and CHOICE, all of which serve clients who are mentally or physically challenged. With a voice of gold and a gift for playing multiple instruments, sit back and let him soothe your soul. **Recommended for ages 12 and up. Adult humor and some PG-13 language.

Monday, April 13
Jeff Beck [link] | The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck has had one of the least flashy yet most influential careers in rock history.

Saturday, April 18 @ 8pm
Lera Lynn [link] | Purple Crayon, Hastings
Rolling Stone has put her at #1 for the top 26 Americana Music Fest 2014 Must-See Acts, her new album, The Avenues, has received excited praise from Sheryl Crow, and she's opened for artists such as Joan Osborne and the Punch Brother. Lera Lynn makes the sort of shimmering, swooning folk music that's more about texture than twang. A Nashville transplant who launched her career in Athens, Georgia, she creates her own geography on her newest release, The Avenues, whose songs brew up images of lost highways, dusky landscapes and storms on the horizon. It's a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, with a hyper-textured, auburn tone that feels more like a West Coast version of Americana.

Saturday, April 18 @ 8pm
Over the Rhine [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Common Ground Community Concerts & Urban H2O. Native Ohioans Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist launched Over the Rhine as a quartet in the spring of 1989, naming the ensemble after the historic, bohemian Cincinnati neighborhood Over-the-Rhine, where they lived and first wrote and recorded together. Their early demos and performances quickly struck a chord with listeners, and they already had a solid local following by the time they launched their recording career with a pair of well-received independently-released albums, Till We Have Faces (1991) and Patience (1992).

Sunday, April 19
Katonah Poetry Series: Jorie Graham [link] | Katonah Village Library
"One of the most intelligent poets in the language . . . [Graham] is like no one else, neither in her rhythms nor in her insistence on opening up, scrutinizing, and even reversing our experience of time and space."
—Times Literary Supplement

Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 from 10am - 5pm
Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room [link] | NY Botanical Gardens, NYC

The New York Botanical Garden hosts its 23rd annual garden ornament show, 'Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room.' Visitors can enjoy the Fair from each day. The country's original, largest, and most important venue for authentic garden antiques features 30 leading exhibitors offering their finest pieces for sale, displaying centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe. The Fair is a must for leading collectors and designers as well as buyers seeking professional advice. Named the "Best in America" by the experts and long held as the most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the annual Fair showcases fascinating antique furnishings and objects, an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden.

Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3
Spring Crafts [link] | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, May 1, 2, 3, 2015, showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade.

Friday, May 1 @ 8pm
Wanda Sykes [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
With Special Guest Keith Robinson. Clark Construction Comedy Series. Emmy® Award-winning actor/writer/comedian Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. She works regularly with the likes of Larry David, Chris Rock and Gary Trudeau on such shows and films as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Chris Rock Show," Pootie Tang and the Amazon Prime series "Alpha House." Her HBO stand up special "I'ma Be Me" was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards.

Saturay, May 2 @ 8pm
Steven Wright [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Comedian, actor, writer and frequent on Craig Ferguson's show Steven Wright is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and generally brilliant humor. One of the great and original stand-up comedians of his time, Wright peppers his routines with nonsensical jokes, anti-humor, and one-liners with contrived situations.

Thursday, May 28 @ 8pm
Dickey Betts & Great Southern [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Dickey Betts, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, earned his place in rock history as the singer, songwriter and guitarist who brought iconic songs like "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," "Blue Sky," "Ramblin' Man" and "Southbound". He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and won a Grammy Award for best rock performance for his instrumental "Jessica" in 1996. Rolling Stone and other top media consistently recognize Dickey Betts as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time.

Friday, May 29 & 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.



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Quick Links for Events, Outings & Venues:
Ardsley Library [link]
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Hastings Library [link]
Irvington Library [link]
Warner Library, Tarrytown [link]
Chappaqua Library [link]

Barnes & Noble, Central Avenue, Yonkers [link]
Citibabes, Scarsdale [link]
Greenburgh Nature Center [link]
JCC on the Hudson [link]
Kids Unplugged [link]
Mothers & More [link]
The Rivertown Play Group [link]
WestchesterMommy.com [link]

Mommy and Me Classes / Play Groups (Please check with venue before heading out)
A Nu Toy Store [link]
Greenburgh Hebrew Center [link]
Groove (Music for Aardvarks) [link]
Hastings Recreation Department [link]
Hastings Station Café [link] Hastings, 205-3423
JCC of Midwestchester [link]
Mommy and Me with Bobby Doowah [link]
Music Together [link]
Musical Munchkins [link]
Over the Moon and More [link]
Toddler Messy Art [link]

Weekly Programs at the Libraries:
Irvington Public Library: [link]
Dobbs Ferry Public Library [link]
Ardsley Public Library [link]
Warner Public Library, Tarrytown [link]
Hastings Public Library [link]
Follow the links for Days & TImes.


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