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Family Listings

through April 20
Mitchell Goldberg, Variations [link] | Upstream Gallery, 8 Main Street, Hastings
Etchings, Glass and Collage.

through April 21
12th Annual--Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary [link] | New York Botanical Gadens, Bronx
The dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden combines with vibrant architecture to bring Key West's charm and ambience to New York. Running through April 21, the exhibition displays a mosaic of thousands of exotic orchids in the Botanical Garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in addition to offering a plethora of orchid and Key West-related programming, including tropical rock and island music performances, a Key West Poetry Walk, and Orchid Evenings.

Through, April 30
Early Modern 21st Century Phlegmish Art" | Hastings Station Café
Todd Bludeau from April 1-30.

through May 18
Show: Cristine Kossow | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Opening on Sunday, April 13th is a fabulously colorful collections of works by Hastings artist, Cristine Kossow.
Show is up from April 13th to May 18

Wednesday, April 16 @ 7pm
$5 Movie Night: Purple Rain [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A young man (Prince) with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.

Wednesday, April 16 @ 7:45pm  
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [link] | Jacob Burns
Filmmaker screening! With quotable dialogue ("His was the most... human"), impressive visual effects, and deep emotion, it's no wonder Khan is considered the best of all of the Star Trek films. Come see the Enterprise crew confront their greatest nemesis, as a maniacal Ricardo Montalban pulls out all the stops as Khan. The movie asks big questions about revenge, the limits of science, and the loss of friendship—but mostly it's just pure Trekker bliss. Q&A w/filmmaker Nicholas Meyer. 1982. 113 m. PG. USA. Paramount Pictures.

Thursday, April 17 @ 7:30pm
2014 - Krishna Das' Kirtan [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Krishna Das' Kirtan: In Benefit for 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.

Friday, April 18 from 5pm - 9pm
Tarrytown Third Friday: Sprintacular! [link] | Main Street & Broadway
Join us for some great music, dance, tightrope walking, face painting, cotton candy, warm weather and some night shopping! Bella's Boutique, W@atercooler, A NU Toy Store, Main St. Sweets and many more local shops and vendors wil l be on-hand with fantastic goods for everyone.

Friday, April 18 @ 7pm
First Fridays: Demo: Microsoft XBOX One [link] | Hudson River Museum, Yonkers

Friday, April 18 @ 8pm
Rolling in the Aisles [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Rolling in the Aisles featuring Joey Vega, Tommy Gooch, and Michele Balan

Saturday, April 19 from 9am - 1pm
Hastings Winter Farmers Market [link] | OUTSIDE, Hastings Library Parking Lot, Hastings
First and Third Saturdays until the summer market resumes on June 7, 2014.download schedule
Winter Market Schedule ---> Saturdays, May 3 &17 --> OUTSIDE, Hastings Library Parking Lot

Saturday, April 19 @ 11am
Easter Egg Hunt | Douglas Park, SH (Douglas Park is at the end of New B'way in Webber Park)
Calling all parents!.... Kids can hunt for eggs filled with candy and chocolate!!!.... (bring a small basket) then take a picture with our friendly Sleepy Hollow Easter Bunny!!

from April 19 through September 21
'Weird, Wild, & Wonderful' [link] | Botanical Garden's Ross Gallery
Presented in conjunction with and curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists, 47 contemporary drawn and painted works from 46 artists showcase a wide array of weird, wild, and wonderful flora. Botanical artists have traditionally depicted conventionally beautiful plants, such as orchids, irises, and others known to be pleasant to view. Plants represented in this exhibition include Buddha's hand, shield fern, wasabi, heirloom tomato, violet hedgehog mushroom, Dog turd fungus with pill bug, Romanesco cauliflower, and many others. Visitors to the exhibition can listen to an audio tour in which the artists vividly discuss their subjects, inspirations, work methods, and personal stories of artistic and botanical discovery.

Saturday, April 19
Urban H2O: Darlingside and Caitlin Canty [link] | Beczak, Yonkers
Indie folk quartet. "Darlingside is based in New England, but its lineage includes California pop harmonies, Appalachian root riffs, and classical arrangements all shadowing that full-on American mongrel we call rock music" – New Hampshire Public Radio. $10 ticket includes free craft beer from series sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewery.

Sunday, April 20 @ 3pm
"Ten Commandments" [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Purchase your tickets at the Box Office.
Adults $10, Seniors/Children under 12 $5.
Sundays: Adults $8, Seniors/Children under 12 $5.
Doors open 45 minutes before show.
May 4 @ 3pm - "Doctor Zhivago"
June 1 @ 3pm - "Lawrence of Arabia"
June 15 @ 3pm - "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
June 22 @ 3pm - "Citizen Kane"
June 29 @ 3pm - "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"


Sunday, April 20
Indigo Girls [link] Tarrytown Music Hall
We are thrilled to welcome the Grammy winning Indigo Girls back to the Music Hall! Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been touring ever since their self-titled 1989 breakthrough album, an album that included the first hit, "Closer To Fine," and went on to win Best Contemporary Folk Recording at the 1990 Grammys. Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. The duo's constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years.

Monday, April 21 @ 6:30pm
The Westchester Junior Strings Orchestra | Andrus on Hudson, Auditorium
The Westchester Junior Strings Orchestra has played at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall. OnMOnday, 4/21, you'll have the opportunity to see them right here, for free! Performance is in the auditorium at Andrus on Hudson. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, April 22 @ 7pm
Preserving our Past: Objects and Memory [link] | Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers
In collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and Friends of Philipse Manor Hall present the lecture, “Objects and Memory,” by filmmaker Jonathan Fein on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Philipse Manor Hall. This lecture is free and open to the general public. This event is made possible through the Speakers in the Humanities program with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tuesday, April 22 from 7pm – 8pm
TELESCOPE "SHOW AND TELL" | Greenburgh Public Library
RESENTER: Larry Faltz, President of the Westchester Amateur Astronomers. Telescopes are not made one in the same! Join us for a telescope "show and tell" to learn about different types of telescopes, how they work and what you need to know if you are interested in buying and using one. All ages are welcome.

Tuesday, April 22 @ 8pm
Ani DiFranco [link] Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV. Special Guest: Peter Mulvey. Ani DiFranco is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist perpetually on the move. From the raw "folk punk" of her early albums through the jazz/funk grooves she created during her years touring with a five-piece band to the twists and turns of her current work as a solo artist, Ani's restless creativity continually leads her and her listeners into ever more exciting territory. Over the course of more than 20 albums, including the live double-CD Living in Clip (1997) and the two-disc career retrospective Canon (2007), as well as her latest, ¿Which Side are You On? (2012), Ani has never stopped evolving, experimenting, testing the limits of what can be said and sung.

Wednesday, April 23 from 2pm - 4pm  
Oscar Nominated Movies: PHILOMENA [link] | Warner Library, Tarrytown
Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (imdb) Rated PG-13    98 mins. 


Thursday, April 24 @ 6:30pm
Family Concert | Warner Library , Tarrytown
Celebrate Children's Day/Children's Book Day with a concertfor the whole family with JILATANAKA . Listen to the indigenous sounds of the Panpipes performed by this year's local Ecuadorian band: Jilatanaka. Learn about the
country and its music. Taste a typical traditional treat and move to the beat! Sponsored by the Friends of Warner Library.

Thursday, April 24 @ 7pm
Lost in Living [link] | W@tercooler, 21 North Broadway, Tarrytown
This new documentary, directed by Mary Trunk, follows four women artists over seven years as they struggle to navigate the messy realities of motherhood and creative expression.There will be a discussion after the film facilitated by Writer and Professor Heather Hewett. This is a girls night out NOT TO BE MISSED. This event is being sponsored by Rivertown Artists Workshop and W@tercooler. Suggested Donation Purchase/Register HERE

Thursdays, April 24 and May 15 @ 8pm
Dance Off the Grid [link] | The Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck

When a critic as respected and prolific as Valerie Gladstone puts her talents to work not reviewing dance performances but presenting them, it's time to sit up and take notice. That's exactly what dance-lovers and newcomers to the genre alike have been doing since the inaugural season of Dance Under the Influence at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, called a must-see "eclectic performance series" by The New Yorker. After three sold-out seasons providing a platform for innovators in tap, flamenco, postmodern dance, Indian classical dance, and a variety of cross-disciplinary dance forms, the series is coming to the Emelin in the form of Dance Off the Grid, a four-part survey of the diversity of today's dance landscape, featuring live performances by the top talent of contemporary dance. These showpieces will not only range from ballet to modern to puppetry to everything in between, consisting of only the absolute best from performers at the peak of the profession and the height of their skills; the evenings will also reveal the inspirations behind each work.

Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, Apri 72 from 10am – 5pm
Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room [link] | Conservatory Tent behind the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx
Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe. Acquiring a large or heavy piece? Home delivery can be arranged for any items purchased during the Antique Garden Furniture Fair.

Friday, April 25 from 6pm - 9pm
Hastings Friday Night Live: Picture Yourself in Hastings-Celebrating the Arts! [link] | Boulanger Plaze/Main St
Join us as we kick-off Hastings Friday Night Live 2014. Boulanger Plaza & part of Main Street (from Whitman to Warburton) will be closed to traffic.
* Community Art Project
* Grand Opening Celebration of Upstream Gallery [link]
* Live Music
* Food: The Prime [link] , Slices , more being added.
* Kids Activities: Community Art Project, Face Painting by Caryn Stone Palese.
* Thalia will be selling her beautiful lamps

Friday, April 25 @ 7pm
First Fridays: Laser Show in the Planetarium [link] | Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
See Laseropolis, the laser show chosen by Facebook voters. In the Planetarium enjoy its eclectic mix of music themes from pop and rock to alternative and oldies — from Pink Floyd to Nirvana, No Doubt, and many in between.
May 2: Video Games Connect
Where are video games going? Frank Lantz, Director of New York University Game Center,
knows. Meet him and explore video games as a cultural form and game design as creative practice.
May 9: Comic Book Artists and Contests
Just in time for Mother's Day! Bring your mom to the Museum Video Arcade and challenge her to a round of video games, including Mario Party and Mario Kart.
Host: David DePasquale. Comic book artists Javier Cruz Winnik and others demo their work.
May 16 @ 6pm: Indie Gamers
Indie Gamer Kurt Bieg, Simple Machine Co, designed Circadia, an audiovisual experience for all ages. Also showing games are Andy Wallace who presents Particle Mace, and Josh Debonis and Nik Mikros who present Killer Queen.
May 16 @ 7pm: NERD Slam
Perform your sonnets about Star Trek, love poems about Buffy the Vampire Slayer or other poems that showcase your adoration for all things nerdy (including Halo, World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, and Star Craft). Host poet Zork Allen.

Friday, April 25 @ 8pm
2014 - Starry, Starry Night [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Starry, Starry Night  Broadway Stars Unite. In Support of The Tree House Program. This night of stars will feature Broadway stars  Sharon Wheatley, Rob Evan, Scott Coulter, David Benoit,  Jessic a Hendy, Sarah Uriarte Berry and Brynn O'Malley. Don’t miss this back by popular demand dazzling night for a worthy cause. All proceeds will go to the Bereavement Center of Westchester’s Tree House Program. 

Friday, April 25 @ 8pm
Drew Carey [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall Presentation. Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of "Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars," an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country. In July 2007, Carey was named the host of "The Price Is Right," succeeding longtime host Bob Barker.

Friday, April 25 @ 8pm
Dead on Live [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Multi-instrumentalist Marc Muller directs a Note For Note celebration capturing this important and beloved period in the Grateful Dead's long, illustrious, and stylistically diverse career. The best of '70-'75 features music from Workingman's Dead to American Beauty all the way through Blues For Allah. Muller has assembled an impressive cast of world class musicians that have been able to reproduce virtually every note of every instrument, as well as all of the beautifully orchestrated vocal arrangements. Don't miss this amazing show.

Saturday, April 26 from 9am - 2pm
Volunteer Landscape Day [link] | Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, 584 Route 9d, Garrison Volunteer Landscape Day: Restoring Our Connection to the Osborn Loop and Appalachian Trail. We will be working with a crew from the NY/NJ Trail Conference to reconstruct our short connection to the Appalachian Trail system via the Osborn Loop as Russel Wright envisioned it. Learn sustainable trail maintenance skills from dedicated professionals. Volunteers of all skill levels welcomed. Rain or shine. Lunch served. For more information about volunteer opportunities at Manitoga, visit our Volunteer page. To register for this event, email us or call 845-424-3812.

Saturday, April 26 from10am - 3pm
Attic Sale | Ardsley United Methodist Church
Baked Goods, Household Items, Cafe, Treasures, and more....

Saturday, April 26 from 10am - 4pm
Ninth Annual Hastings on Hudson Village-wide Tag Sale | All over Hastings
The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the ninth annual village-wide tag sale! For further info, please contact Bryan Healy email or (914) 478-2380, ext. 600.

Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 10am - 5pm
Friends of the Warner Library Fall Book Sale | Warner Library, Tarrytown
Since we already have plenty of books for the sale, please hold off with more donations until May 5th. But we do need volunteers to help set up on Friday, April 25th from 2 to 5 PM, and on Saturday morning from 8 to 10 AM, and then on Sunday afternoon to pack up from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
If you would like to help on those days, please email berkeleyrice@optonline.net.
If you prefer to serve as a cashier during the sale, please email davegriffin242@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 26, begins @ 11:45am
Rotary Rubber Duck Derby [link] | Patriot's Park, Tarrytown
Our Rubber Ducky Derby Day returns Saturday April 26th in Patriot Park. Together with the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, this event has turned into a village wide fun family affair enjoyed by young and old alike. For all the details and to adopt your Rubber Ducky's, go to [link.

Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27
Lyndhurst Family Fun Day: LEGOs [link] | Lyndhurst
Join us for a two-day family event with LEGO exhibitions by local children in Lyndhurst mansion! Lyndhurst Family Fun Day features an extensive play space for kids of all ages in the Lyndhurst Carriage House as well as a gigantic LEGO trainscape.

Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 11am - 5pm
RiverArts Studio Tour 2014 [link] | All Around the Rivertowns
For just over half a century, RiverArts has produced high quality art programs, events and educational opportunities for the Rivertowns community. The Studio Tour is one of our most anticipated events. Last year approximately 80 fine artists in Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings and Irvington opened their studios or temporary exhibition spaces to the public. We accept artists working in the following media: ceramics, collage, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. We will again host two concurrent preview exhibitions throughout April so the public can view work by participating artists before and during the tour weekend. The preview exhibitions will take place at the Hastings Municipal Building and the Irvington Public Library, and each will have an opening reception in early April. Celebrate RiverArts by joining the 2014 Studio Tour!

Saturday, April 26 from 7pm - 11pm
Ardsley Education Foundation's 2014 Spring Gala [link] | The Coliseum, White Plains
Professional DJ & Dancing, Heavily passed hors d'oeuvres, Silent and live auction. Auction is now live online. Follow the ink for details.

Saturday, April 26 @ 7pm
Artistry Dance Project's Spring Gala [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Artistry Dance Project presents our First Annual Spring Gala! Featuring a compilation of contemporary works, a restaging of the world renowned Pas De Quatre and a second act from Broadway's "Swing!" that will leave you dancing in the aisles! Come enjoy these talented artists at their best and experience a night of dance you will never forget! Appropriate for all ages.

Saturday, April 26
Swear and Shake [link] | Purple Crayon, Hastings
Energetic, joyful indie folk-rock from an up-and-coming quartet.

Saturday, April 26
Roosevelt Dime and Driftwood [link] | Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings
To listen to the music of Roosevelt Dime is to take a journey through American roots music. Inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans dixieland, and the musical melting pot of Brooklyn which they call home, the band has forged a sound they've come to call Steamboat Soul. Follow the link above to read more.

Sunday, April 27 from 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Spring Fest [link] | Andrus on Hudson, 185 B'way, Hastings
Family entertainment including an old fashioned may pole dance, live music, bouncy castle, food, vendors, raffle, activities and more. Henry Chapin will lead the may pole dance. The Blues Mothers, Matt Turk, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, Alpha Whale and Zach Pearson will perform.

Sunday, April 27 @ 2pm
Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct Celebrates New Life of Keeper's House at Annual Meeting [link] | Irvington Public Library, Main and Astor Streets
The plans, the approvals, the funds are all in place and the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct (FOCA) are ready to give new life to the Keeper's House as a Visitor and Education Center for the Old Croton Aqueduct. The brick Italianate house, located along the trail on Walnut Street in Dobbs Ferry, is the only one extant of those built for Aqueduct caretakers. At the FOCA annual meeting, the project creative team will unveil the interior features of the Center. This includes state of the art exhibits which describe the engineering miracle and how it is still relevant in today's fast paced, technological world; and a "time travel" offering taking visitors on a magical trip from the 1800s to 2014. A new film celebrating the importance of the Aqueduct and the pleasure of the trail will have its premiere public showing. The featured speakers are: Stephen Tilly, Principal of Tilly Architects, Robert Kornfeld, Vice President, Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct, and Laurel Marx, Graphic Designer. The public is invited. Wine and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact President Mavis Cain at (914) 693-0529 or mcain@aqueduct.org.

Sunday, April 27 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
2014 Future Filmmaker's Film Festival [link] | The Picture House, Pelham
To highlight the diverse creative talent of Westchester's teens, The Matthew S. Hisiger Film Foundation, The Picture House and Westchester County are presenting the 2014 Future Filmmaker's Film Festival. Drawing students from across the County, the Future Filmmaker's Festival is a day-long event spotlighting short films from narrative, documentary, comedy, drama and musical categories, wholly created and produced by Westchester County high school students. The festival culminates with an awards ceremony when the "Chester" – Westchester's Oscar – will be awarded to the top three film submissions. Festival submission guidelines require that students attend either an accredited Westchester County high school or bona fide County film program. Films cannot exceed 10 minutes and must be rated PG.

Sunday, April 27 @ 3:30pm
Katonah Poetry Series presents Billy Collins [link] | The Harvey School, Katonah
KPS is thrilled to welcome best-selling poet Billy Collins for this special fundraising event in celebration of "Aimless Love," his latest book of new and collected poetry (Random House, Oct. 2013). Tickets: $40 adult, $15 students, $20 KPS members (w/valid card). Advance ticket sales: Available via the Katonah Village Library web site. Location: The Harvey School, The Walker Center for the Arts 260 Jay Street, Katonah.

Monday, April 28 @ 7:30pm
Ballet 422 [link] | Jacob Burns
2014 Tribeca Film Festival Selection. The film shadows Justin Peck, wunderkind choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company's 422nd original piece. Following the creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, Ballet 422 is a powerful celebration of the skill and endurance of New York's most talented dancers—as well as those who remain hidden in the wings. Directed by award-winning cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (Girls, NY Export: Opus Jazz, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Tiny Furniture). Q&A Producer Ellen Bar and Mindy Aloff, an adjunct associate professor of dance and a lecturer in the First-Yea r Seminar program at Barnard. There will be a RECEPTION after the Q&A.

Thursday, May 1 @ 7pm
Debbie Stier, author of The Perfect Score Project [link] | Curious-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry
Debbie's narrative on preparing and motivating her son for the S.A.T. and college admissions process is a story all parents can relate to and learn from. It's not just the story of how she herself tool the test 7 times (!!) but how she motivated and inspired her son to think a little harder about his own future and, in the process, drew her family closer together. How do you think you would do on the S.A.T. if you took it today? She'll give you a short quiz to find out. More than tips and tricks - this is powerful information on the test that determines so much for our kid's futures.

Friday, May 2 from 10am - 5pm, Saturday, May 3 from 10am - 6pm and Sunday, May 4 from 10am - 5pm
Crafts at Lyndhust [link] | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
A Spring Festival of Fine Craft, Food & Fun. Great Gifts for Mother's Day, Weddings and Graduation Handmade By 275 Artists. The show is held rain or shine.

Friday, May 2 @ 11am & 1:30pm (run through November 10. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays)
House, Studio & Landscape Tours [link] | Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, 584 Route 9d, Garrison
Guided tours run through November 10. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 11am and 1:30pm. Tours are 90 minutes and include Russel Wright's modernist Home, Studio and Woodland Garden. $20 per person; $15 Seniors/Students/National Trust members; $10 children under 12. Reservations required. Register online.

Friday, May 2 @ 7pm
Irvington Thursday Club Benefit | Lyndhurst
The Thursday Club of Irvington, New York has selected Lyndhurst to be the recipient of funds raised at its annual benefit. The gala will be held at Lyndhurst for the first time and will give you an opportunity to support our work and see Lyndhurst in full spring bloom. Tickets start at $275 per person and proceeds will be used to complete restoration of Lyndhurst's iconic bowling alley. This was the first regulation bowling alley in the country and philanthropist Helen Gould turned it into a sewing school for women. Her younger sister, Anna, converted it to a convalescence facility for soldiers fighting in World War II. If you would like to attend, please contact Christine Plazas at cplazas@savingplaces.org.

Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25, 30-31, Timed entry at 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10pm
LightScapes [link] | Van Cortlandt Manor
The creators of the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze present an EXCITING NEW experience: An immersive journey into a springtime garden fantasy featuring colorful creatures and fantastic flowers! Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. LIGHTSCAPES is an elegantly enchanting evening event featuring all-original sculpture designed and hand-made on site. Taking place over 11 May evenings and perfect for all ages, LIGHTSCAPES is a walk-through, land-art experience.

Saturday, May 3 - 18
Exhibit Jean-Francois LARRIEU [link] | Canfin Gallery, 39 Main Street, Tarrytown
Jean-François LARRIEU'S works are like exotic rhythms, an amalgamation of superimposed and repetitive forms, joyful and impressionable. He has created a distinctive language and architecture, choreographed in mosaics, multicolored and multicultural. Articulated within the landscape, and cityscape, these intricate renderings are stippled and overlaid with figures, trees, birds, creating a rich pictorial language, whose intimate vocabulary is influenced by his many travels abroad. Larrieu's implementation and usage of insistent calligraphic type imagery speaks to a transcendent era of artistry and faith. Through the acute lens, and skillful hand of this artist, LARRIEU transports us beyond the ordinary to such worlds both secreted and fantastical.

Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4 from 12noon - 5pm
11th Annual YoHo Spring Open Studio [link] | 578 Nepperhan Avenue and 540 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers
This free event offers a rare opportunity to tour the creative studios of professional artists, artisans, musicians, and creative new media specialists within the YoHo complex.

Saturday, May 3 from 10am - 3pm
Sheep Shearing Festival [link] | Stone Barns
Please join us for a special Sheep Shearing Festival as we celebrate the arrival of spring, the growth of tender new grass, the animals that thrive on our pastures—and Stone Barns Center's 10th anniversary!

Saturday, May 3 from 2pm - 5pm (exhibit April 24 - May 24)
Opening Reception Satish Joshi: Urban Lights [link] | Blue Door Galerry
Satish Joshi, a contemporary artist living in Yonkers, New York, works in a wide variety of media - mixed media paintings, monotype prints, and stone and metal sculpture.

Saturday, May 3 @ 8pm
Jim Curry's Tribute to the Music of John Denver [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented By Strut Productions. The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join the acclaimed performer Jim Curry, for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. Tribute artist Jim Curry, who's voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver's music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

Sunday, May 4 , potluck @ 4pm, music @ 5pm
River Spirit Music House Series: Fred Gillen, Jr. & Friends Farewell Show [link] | Hastings, exact location given when tix purchased
Bring a dish to share. All Shows – Suggested donation: $20 in advance ($20.88 after PayPal processing fee) or $22 at the door. 100% goes to the musicians

Monday, May 5 @ 8pm
Lisa Williams [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by Mills Entertainment. Lisa Williams, world-renowned medium and clairvoyant who was first introduced to audiences with two seasons of her hit show Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead, along with Voices from the Other Side and Lisa Williams Live, will share her gift of communication with those who have passed on to the 'other side.' Please note: Lisa will be doing readings for members of the audience. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. Premium Tickets include a post-show meet and greet opportunity with the artist.

Tuesday, May 6 from 6pm - 9pm
Spoken Interludes [link] | Riverview, One Warburton Avenue, Hastings
A salon for stories since 1996. Produced by DeLauné Michel. Books sold by The Village Book Store of Pleasantville, NY. Catered by Chutney Masala. Supper Buffet from 6pm – 7:30pm. Spoken Interludes from 7:30pm – 8:30pm writers read with a Q&A. Book signingfrom 8:30pm - 9pm. $25 at the door for Chutney Masala (cash or checks). Reservations: email.
Tuesday, May 6
Best-selling writer  & screenwriter Delia Ephron reads from her new book, "Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc."
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed writer Meg Wolitzer reads from her new novel, "The Interestings"
Critically-acclaimed debut novelist, Jason Porter reads from his novel, "Why Are You So Sad?"
Monday, June 9
Best-selling, award-winning writer André Dubus reads from his new book, "Dirty Love".
Critically-acclaimed writer Alexi Zentner reads from his new novel, "Lobster Kings"
Nature columnist, award-winning blogger, & crafts/gardening maven, Marcie Cuff reads from her debut book, "This Book Was a Tree: Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Discovering the Natural World"

Thursday, May 8 @ 8pm
Hair [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. HAIR - The rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back! All the original hits and new songs rediscovered from the original production - all played live by The Tribe. Although initially performed in 1967, the universal themes of individuality, experimentation and acceptance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today. All the chart-topping songs that became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution are back including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine in," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy to be Hard". Bold! Brash! Angry and defiant! This new production returns to its rebellious and provocative roots! Join the revolution - it's the dawning of a new age!

Friday, May 9 @ 7:30pm
Open Mic [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! 7:30pm sign-up/doors, 8:00pm music. 2 songs per artist, limit of three musicians per act. One cover per set is allowed (we love to hear your originals!)

Saturday, May 10 @ 7:30pm
John Gorka [link] | The Coffeehouse is at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains
Proceeds benefit Walkabout Clearwater and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. In 1987, the young Minnesota-based Red House Records caught wind of John's talents and released his first album, I Know, to popular and critical acclaim. With unusual drive and focus, John hit the ground running and when an offer came from Windham Hill's Will Ackerman in 1989, he signed with that label's imprint, High Street Records.

Saturday, May 10 @ 8pm
Live at the Upstream: Greetings from Anywhere [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Join GFA for an intimate performance in the new Hastings location of Upstream Gallery, part of the "Live At The Upstream" concert series. Free admission, plus refreshments and art for sale.

Sunday, May 11 from 10am - 4pm
Hastings Flea [link] | Zinsser Comuter Lot, Hastings
We're readying for the 2014 Flea Season in downtown Hastings-on-Hudson! We'll have many new vendors selling it all: vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing, crafts, home goods, and much more. There will be crafts, music and fun activities for kids too. Visit the beautiful Rivertown of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY on the second Sunday of every month through October:  May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12.

Friday, May 16 from 6pm 9pm
ArtsBash & Open Studios, Featuring 'STEAM' Exhibition [link] | 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Support the arts while sampling the best food and fine wines Westchester has to offer! The festivities at ArtsWestchester's annual ArtsBash party fill our entire building as resident artists open their studios to the public, top restaurants offer tastes of signature dishes, and everyone in attendance gets the chance to preview our new exhibition, STEAM, on view May 20 - August 16. This cutting edge show features 31 artists and artist collaborations who explore how science, technology, engineering, math and art overlap, interact, and innovate.
Participating restaurants include 42 The Restaurant, Crabtree's Kittle House, The Melting Pot, Sofrito, Emma's Ale House, La Bocca Ristorante and many more, with treats offered by Cathy's Biscotti, LuLu Cake Boutique, Chocolations and others. Reserve your tickets now at artsw.org/artsbash.

Saturday, May 17, reg @ 10am
9th Annual Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing [link] | FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights
The Westchester Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will hold its 9th annual Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing Saturday, May 17. The 5K Walk4Hearing will bring together hundreds of walkers to have fun, get fit, learn about hearing loss and raise money for an important cause. Food, entertainment, children's activities, educational and vendor information will be available. Registration/check-in and pre-walk activities begins at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 11 a.m. Registration is available online [link].

Saturday, May 17
Urban H2O: Cricket Tell The Weather and Heather Maloney
[link] | Beczak, Yonkers
2013 FreshGrass winning quintet. Bluegrass inspired Cricket Tell The Weather's voice carries a new spirit that explores a century of influences, owing as much to the traditions that inspired bluegrass to the journey that follows. The band was featured at Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Del Fest, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and Brandywine Folk Festival in their first year. $10 ticket includes free craft beer from series sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewery.

Sunday, May 18, 9am check-in
Great Strides: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk [link] | Lyndhurst Estate, Tarrytown
Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

Sunday, May 18 @ 7pm
Spin Doctors [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by 107.1 The Peak-10th Anniversary. You think you know the Spin Doctors? Think again! When the legendary New York quartet released If The River Was Whiskey through Ruf Records, casual fans discovered the secret past the hardcore have never forgotten.To the wider world, the Doctors might be the multi-million-selling icons behind hits like "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong," not to mention the classic "Pocket Full Of Kryptonite." But in 2014, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are reconnecting with the flat-broke twenty-somethings who scraped for dollars at the sharp end of the Big Apple blues circuit. The Spin Doctors have come full-circle...

Saturday, May 31
Battle of the Teen Bands[link] | Purple Crayon, Hastings
The top four solo and group acts from the area will compete for the title of Best Teen Band 2014.
Submission deadline: April 15th, midnight.

Sunday, June 1 from 10am - 5pm 
27th Annual Tarrytown Craft, Food - Street Fair application | Main Street, Tarrytown
Presented by the Greater Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber and Sponsored by the Village of Tarrytown.

Saturday, June 7
Erin McKeown [link] | Purple Crayon, Hastings
Smart, playful indie pop that shows influences from jazz, swing, folk and more.

Monday, June 23
13th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic [link] | Whippoorwill Club, Armonk
Music Conservatory of Westchester will take you from the greens and the courts to The Great White Way for its 13th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic at Whippoorwill Club in Armonk. Following a day of fun competition, the not-for-profit community music school will hold a Broadway-themed awards dinner honoring iconic performer Barbara Cook and acclaimed conductor John Mauceri with lifetime achievement awards. Stars from the stage will pay tribute to both honorees with a Broadway Revue starring Tony Award winners Cady Huffman (The Producers) and Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) along with Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella). Craig Schulman, who has played both Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables and the title role in Phantom of the Opera will also perform while Broadway veteran and lifelong Westchester resident John Treacy Egan emcees. The event officially launches the Conservatory's 85th anniversary. A gala event is planned for November at Pepe Infiniti in White Plains. For information on sponsorship, reserving a foursome, and/or tickets to the Dinner/Broadway Revue, contact info@musiced.org or visit [link].

Friday, June 27 @ 8pm
Marshall Tucker Band [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
The iconic multi-platinum selling Marshall Tucker Band brings all their hits to Peekskill. "Heard It In A Love Song", "Can't You See", "Fire On The Mountain" and "Take The Highway" and a dozen more favorites will all be featured. Their distinctive sound is instantly recognizable and you'll be singing along from beginning to end.

Sunday, July 6 from 10am – 4pm (Also on 9/7, 11/30)
New York Reptile Show [link] | Westchester County Center, 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. Cost: Admission $10 Adults & $5 Children 7-12 yrs., children under 7 free.

November 3 - 16
Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week [link] | All ov ther Hudson Valley
List of participanting Restaurants, Spring 2014 [link] .

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Kids and Toddlers & Parents/Caregivers
Please confirm all events before heading out. RivertownsGuide.com is not responsible for venue schedule changes.

Quick Links for Events, Outings & Venues:
Ardsley Library [link]
Dobbs Ferry Library [link]
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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