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Family Listings
through February 21
Seasonal photographs by Iris Cohen | Donald Gallery, South Pres, Dobbs Ferry
She is a musician, gardener, photographer and historic tour guide. Attached, please find her bio and some images. Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm.

through Feb 28
Photography Takes Over [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
through Feb 28.

Thursday, February 11 @ 7pm
Past, Present and Future Importance of the Hudson River with Scott Craven, Hudson Valley historian [link] | Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (SLC CURB), 35 Alexander Street, Yonkers
Hudson Valley historian Scott Craven tells the fascinating story of how the confluence of unusual people and the Hudson River—itself a geographical oddity—led to shaping the United States as we know them and making New York the Empire State. Includes a fast forward film of the River from 1917!

Thursday, February 11, March 10 & May 12 @ 7:30pm
Screening: Four of films directed by Frank Capra [link] | The Schoolhouse, 3 Owens Road, Croton Falls
Individual tickets are $10 or $32 for the series. Frank Capra's seminal screwball comedy, which won all five major Academy Awards for 1934, is still as breezy and beguiling today. This movie set the pace for the "screwball" comedy, the witty and romantic clash of temperaments between a man and a woman mismatched in both personality and social position. Come and enjoy the film with a brief discussion to follow moderated by Peter Kramer, of The Journal News.
February 11: "Meet John Doe"(1941)
March 10: "You Can't Take it With You" (1938)
May 12: "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939)

Friday, February 12 @ 7:30pm (also 3/11, 4/8, 5/13)
Open Mic [link] | Purpl, 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 Purpl's friendly, laid-back environment. Come to play or just to watch! Two songs per artist, limit of three musicians per act. One cover per set is allowed (we love to hear your originals!) Adults and teens welcome. To keep the flow of the event, no drum sets, amps or electric keys are allowed. Grand piano and a guitar amp are available and hand drums are ok.

Friday, February 12 @ 8pm
Darlene Love [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Produced by Lofpro. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be "one of the greatest singers of all time". Paul Shaffer declares "Darlene Love is Rock N' Roll!" The New York Times raved …"Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics."
This has been a banner year for Darlene. Her new cd, "Introducing Darlene Love" has been greeted with sensational critical reaction. Produced by Steven VanZandt, it includes selections written for Darlene by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, and many others.

Friday, February 12 @ 8pm
The Gibson Brothers [link] | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
With multiple IBMA awards for Entertainer of the Year (2012 and 2013), Vocal Group of the Year (2011 and 2013), and Song of the Year (2010 and 2013), the Gibson Brothers are among the most exciting and respected acts in contemporary bluegrass. In addition to their haunting brother duets, exquisite songwriting, and infectious personalities, Eric and Leigh Gibson front a wonderful band that includes 2009 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Jesse Brock and long-time bassist Mike Barber. Last here in 2011, the Gibson Brothers are sure to bring down the house as they return.

Saturday, February 13, Sunday, February 14, Monday February 15 @ 10am, 2pm & 6pm
The Royal Hanneford Circus [link] | Westchester County Center, White Plains
President's Day Weekend 2016 marks the 41st annual appearance of the Royal Hanneford Circus at the Westchester County Center! Come enjoy the excitement and fun of a traditional three-ring circus! This show features circus favorites old and new. Enjoy thrilling aerial artistry, daredevils, Grandma the Clown, the Hanneford elephants and tigers, thrill riders, rare white camels, Cuzin Grumpy's Pork Chop Revue, Costume Magic and much more!

Saturday, February 13, Sunday, February 14 & Monday, February 15 from 11am – 3pm
Celebrate Food During Culinary Kids Weekend! [link] | NY Botanical Gardens, NYC
Family Garden staff will be joined by a smorgasbord of partner organizations to offer cooking demonstrations, culinary workshops, and hands-on activities, with plenty of music and tastings. Tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry, get to the root of foods at a variety of activity stations, and learn from a chef as they share tips and samples!

Saturday, February 13 @ 11am & 1:30pm
Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey [link] | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
Lightwire Theater is proud to present MOON MOUSE, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.
What Marvin the mouse wants most is to be popular, but the "cool" rats think he's a geek and call him a loser. To escape from their bullying, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy where he's the hero. Join Marvin as he blasts off in a homemade rocket and lands on the surface of the moon where he meets strange creatures, learns of infinite peril and experiences awesome beauty. Find out if Marvin's cosmic adventure enacted in dazzling, luminescent black light, will ultimately make his dreams of acceptance come true. A Kid's Entertainment Production. Ages: 5-10

Saturday, February 13 from 2pm - 5pm
Opening Reception: "Future/Canvas The Emerging Digital Arts" [link] | Blue Door, Yonkers
Blue Door Art Center would like to introduce its inaugural exhibition, “Future/Canvas The Emerging Digital Arts”, displaying images solely created with technology-tablets, smartphones and more. There will be images that will make you look twice whether it was created as traditional fine art. You will witness artists pushing the limits of how technology can be used and showing a softer side of technology. Join us for this progressive step forward in the art world, as we forge ahead combining art and technology. There will be artists giving talks of the process of creating their art throughout the duration of the exhibition. During the opening reception, artists will discuss the process of their work.

Saturday, February 13 @ 7:30
As iFF [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
A New York festival dedicated to the short films of the future's biggest filmmakers.

Sunday, February 14 @ 2pm
NTL: Jane Eyre Sunday [link] | Performing Arts Center, PepsiCo Theater
Charlotte Bronte's heroine was the ultimate survivor: overcoming poverty, injustice, and betrayal before her own bold fight for freedom. "Fresh, exciting and inventive" cheered the Evening Standard of director Sally Cookson's reimagining of this classic. From the Royal National Theatre, The Bristol Old Vic Production. Recorded in December 2014.
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES / Saturday, March 12
Josie Rourke's new production marks the 30th anniversary of Christopher Hampton's adaption of a scandalous 18th century novel of sex and intrigue in pre-revolutionary France. Featuring Janet McTeer, Tony Award winner for Broadway's A Doll's House in 1997.
From the Donmar Warehouse
To be recorded in January, 2016
AS YOU LIKE IT / Sunday, April 24
One of Shakespeare's most beloved plays returned recently to the National Theatre for the first time in three decades in director Polly Findlay's critically-acclaimed production of this glorious comedy of love, change, Elizabethan cross-dressing and catfishing.
From the Royal National Theatre
To be recorded in February, 2016
THE AUDIENCE / Saturday, June 18
All hail the Queen! If you missed Dame Helen Mirren's Tony Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth on Broadway – a standing room only follow-up to her movie role – don't miss this "International Encore Screening" of Peter Morgan's play, directed by Stephen Daldry.
From London's West End
Recorded in 2013

Sunday, February 14 @ 3pm
StepCrew: Valentine's Spectacular [link] | Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
Combining Celtic music, superlative vocals and three styles of percussive dance (Ottawa Valley step-dance, Irish step-dance, and Tap), this is a unique, exhilarating tour-de-force production. The virtuosic cast of eleven dancers and musicians includes four touring members of The Chieftains, Ireland's traditional music moguls; Canadian fiddle champions; and the powerhouse vocals of Scotland's Alyth McCormack. The StepCrew simply drips power and intensity.

Sunday, February 14 @ 8pm
Gin Blossoms [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
In late 80's Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown hero's of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio's diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After the Phoenix New Times chose them the cities best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year, College Music Journal dubbed them the "Best Unsigned Band in America" and added an invitation to perform on MTV's New Music Awards in New York City.

Tuesday, February 16 @ 7:30pm
Oscar Talk [link] | Jacob Burns, Pleasantville
Join former film critic Janet Maslin and the uncannily knowledgeable "Oscarologist" and film writer Mark Harris for what's always a lively, opinionated discussion. Harris, whom Quentin Tarantino says "may be the best film writer ever," is the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, and a forthcoming biography of Mike Nichols.

Wednesday, February 17 and Friday, February 19, films/times below
Two Day Star Wars Marathon flyer | Dobbs Ferry Libary
Couldn't get enough of the latest Star Wars craze? This Winter Recess, come join us for our two-day Star Wars Movie Marathon! All are welcome, but seating is limited. Doors open 9:45 am both days. In case of inclement weather, please call the library @ (914) 693-6614.
Titles I-III: Wednesday, February 17, start times: 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm
Titles IV-VI: Friday, February 19, start times: 10am, 12pm, 2:15pm

Saturday, February 20 from 9am - 1pm
Hastings Farmers Market [link] | Indoors, Community Center, 44 Main Street, Hastings
March 5 & 19 -- Indoors, Community Center
April 2 & 16, May 14 & 28 -- Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings
Summer Market resumes June 4th


Saturday, February 20 @ 8pm
Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Common Ground Community Concerts. Amy Helm has won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt-country collective Ollabelle and subsequently for her work with her father, musical icon Levon Helm. In addition to playing in his band, and co-producing his Grammy-winning 2007 album “Dirt Farmer”, she helped organize his now-legendary Midnight Ramble concerts in Woodstock, NY. Helm also absorbed inspiration from her mother, noted singer/songwriter Libby Titus; and her stepfather, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen. The soulful “Didn’t It Rain” is her first solo release.

Saturday, February 20 @ 8pm
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler of the "me decade" and the cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz remains one of the foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement. She offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights, and the media as well as her own pet peeves – including celebrity culture, tourists and strollers.

Sunday, February 21 @ 3pm
Cabaret on the Hudson [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by NiCori Studios and Productions and Irvington Town Hall Theater. There is nothing like Cabaret; join us for an intimate afternoon of song mixed with captivating stories. This is our second season partnering with NiCori Studios and Productions to bring some of the best from NYC, Westchester, Rockland, and New Jersey to our Cabaret on the Hudson at ITHT. Each event will be hosted by Corinna Sowers-Adler, multi-nominated cabaret artist and co-founder of Nicori Studios and Productions. Check back soon to see the line-up of wonderful performers joining us in September!

Monday, February 22 @ 8pm
Graham Nash [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a Grammy Award winner.

Thursday, February 25 @ 2pm
NT Live: As You Like It [link] | Jacob Burns
Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love. Please note: the broadcast will include an intermission.

Friday, February 26 @ 8pm
Leon Russell & Dave Mason [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter, and legendary guitarist Dave Mason has been making music since the age of 18 when he teamed up with fellow England native Steve Winwood to form the band Traffic.

Saturday, February 27 @ 11am & 1:30pm
Dan Zane Song Gusto Hour [link] | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
Bring your voices, your instruments (or both!) and come sing along at the top of your lungs with Grammy award-winning musician Dan Zanes. The Song Gusto Hour is a casual, communal and festive experience that promises to be some of the most fun you'll have all year. Ages 2+

Saturday, February 27 @ 3pm
Saturday Family Movie Series "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water | Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
On each of the dates, families are invited to enjoy a free movie at the site, courtesy of the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Families are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a blanket if they prefer to watch the movie from the floor. All films are rated PG and are shown in the Gothic Chamber of Philipse Manor Hall.For more information or questions on programs at Philipse Manor Hall, please call the site's Programs Coordinator, Robert Lee, at (914) 965-4027 x102.

Saturday, February 27, April 2 & April 30 @ 7pm
Ballet des Amériques: Evenings of Dance in Port Chester [link] | Ballet des Amériques, 16 King Street, Port Chester
Enjoy an evening of art and cuisine in the Village of Port Chester by joining us for a performance at Ballet des Amériques and making reservations for dinner after the show at one of the many restaurants in the Waterfront district.

Saturday, February 27 @ 8pm
Lucy Kaplansky [link] | Purpl, Hastings
The Boston Globe refers to Lucy Kaplansky as the "songwriter laureate of modern city folk," a title never more befitting due to her the universal and illustrative lyricism. Having released eleven albums since her return to music in 1994, Lucy has continued to craft records that are companion pieces to our own lives, in step with the emotional and physical milestones we all reach as we age.

Saturday, February 27 @ 8pm
Live Music: John VandenOever [link] | Upstream Gallery
Singer/Songwriter. Original music in a wide range of styles, from folk to blues to rock to jazz. Distinctive songs tied together by a strong personal style and vision. FREE

Saturday, February 27 @ 8pm
Amy Speace [link] | Common Ground Coffeehouse, 25 Old Jackson, Hastings
Baltimore–born singer- songwriter Speace started her creative career out in the theater. She studied classical acting in NYC after graduating with high honors from Amherst College and spent a few years carving out a life spent rushing from lower east side theater rehearsals to film and commercial auditions to many support jobs which ranged from legal secretary to personal assistant for actress/singer Lainie Kazan.

Saturday, February 27 @ 8pm
Arrival - The Music of ABBA [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall

Presented by The Music Hall. ABBA was one of the most successful group in pop history, rivaled only by The Beatles and Elvis Presley in worldwide record sales. Even though the group disbanded in 1982, songs like Dancing Queen, Money Money, The Name Of The Game remain hugely popular. The show Mamma Mia, based on ABBA music was a huge hit and the film was the highest grossing musical of all time. Arrival From Sweden is one of the most popular ABBA tributes in the world, recreating a live ABBA show with 12 people on stage, often with actual ABBA musicians in the cast.

Saturday, February 27 @ 8pm
Jim Breuer [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today's top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality.

Saturday, February 27 @ 8pm
Harlem Gospel Choir [link] | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
Harlem Gospel Choir embodies the spirit of American Gospel. Every concert is infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing; a gospel celebration! The Choir's rich harmonies and dynamic sound are unfettered and joyous. Their harmonious songs of love and hope and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul, lift your spirit, and take your breath away!

Sunday, February 28 at 3pm
Talking Pictures: "Manhattan" | Hastings-on-Hudson Library
was scheduled for January but canceled due to the snow storm. I hadn't seen Woody Allen's film "Manhattan" in several years, and when I saw it recently, I was reminded what a brilliant film it is - funny, heartbreaking, insightful, and inspired. It also features some of the most exquisite black and white cinematography ever captured on celluloid and a magnificent score featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin. The film is truly a masterpiece.

Sunday, February 28 @ 3pm
International Guitar Night [link] | Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
The world's foremost acoustic guitarists perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas. IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries for special concerts of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Three European guitarists featured will be: Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel.

Wednesday, March 2 @ 7pm
New! PURCHASE FILM SERIES: DOCUMENTARY NOW: The Iron Ministry [link] | PepsiCo Theater, Purchase
A new series curated by Purchase College Film & Media Studies faculty. Tickets $15
Filming on China's railway network, Director J. P. Sniadecki traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. (2014)
Free Angela & All Political Prisoners Thursday, April 7, 7pm
Shola Lynch's 2012 gripping historic account of the events in the late 60's that catapulted a young philosophy professor into the national spotlight, transforming her into a controversial political icon.

Thursday, March 3 @ 2pm & Wednesday, March 9 @ 6:30pm
NT Live: Hangmen [link] | Jacob Burns
Following a sell-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster's award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Saturday, March 5 from 2:30pm - 5pm
Open Play-In for Musicians at All Levels [link] | The Church in the Highlands, 35 Bryant Ave, White Plains
Part of ACMP's Worldwide Play-In Weekend, an annual celebration of the joy of chamber music. New Westchester Symphony Orchestra hosts a local play-in of Bach Brandenburg Concertos 3 & 4, and Bizet's Carmen Suite 2 and Symphony in C. No performance, just making music with others. Guest conductor David Štech will lead the event.

Saturday, March 5 @ 8pm
Aztec Two-Step [link] | Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck
This year marks the 45th year Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have performed together. The two met at an open mic night in Boston in 1971 and they never looked back. Their longevity and popularity is based on beautiful two-part harmonies; Fowler's sweet lead vocals, his well-crafted songwriting - from heart melt to heartbreak - and tight acoustic arrangements, all led by Shulman's inspired guitar playing.

Sunday, March 6 @ 4pm
Charlie Albright [link] | Emelin Theatre
Hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" with a "dazzling natural keyboard affinity" who "made quite an impression" by the Washington Post, American pianist/composer/improviser Charlie Albright has been praised for his "jaw-dropping technique and virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality" by The New York Times. - See more at: http://www.emelin.org/event/classical/charlie-albright#sthash.aSWPj5nw.dpuf

Thursday, March 10 @ 8pm
Three Dog Night [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrate their 4th decade bringing some of the most influential hits in popular music to their legions of fans. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. THREE DOG NIGHT's hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials, or in major motion pictures. These well-loved hits will be performed at the Paramount by founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on lead vocals, as well as original band member and guitarist Michael Allsup. Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums) complete the lineup. Don't miss out!

Friday, March 11 @ 8pm
Dry Branch Fire Squad [link] | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
The inimitable Ron Thomason founded this traditional yet eclectic band 40 years ago, and we are delighted that their anniversary tour will include a return visit to the Emelin. There's no other bluegrass band quite like them. Come prepared for references to "J.D. Crowe Magnon" and "equine-Americans" as well as moving performances of songs that demonstrate the full emotional range of bluegrass music at its best.

Saturday, March 12 from 10am - 5pm & Saturday, March 13 10am - 4pm
Larchmont Antique Show [link] | Mamaroneck High School
Admisssion $8. Benefits the Mamaroneck School Foundation.

Sunday, March 13 from 1pm - 4pm
"Phelps Food, Wine & Beer Fest" [link] | Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, Tarrytown
Renowned Chef Waldy Malouf will reprise his role demonstrating his exceptional culinary skills at Phelps Food, Wine & Beer Fest. Ticket price is $90 per person. This unique afternoon event will feature elegant dining stations hosted by exclusive local restaurants, wines selected by the chefs and an International Beer Garden featuring beers from six different countries. Proceeds will benefit Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. For information, contact Special Events Manager Marissa Coratti at 914-366-3104.

Sunday, March 13 from 3pm - 5pm
SHE Opening Reception: Deconstructing Female Identity [link] | ArtsWestchester
SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity explores what it means to be a woman in contemporary America. In an age that so heavily emphasizes identity, women of all ages struggle with the trappings of being female and with their own self-perception. SHE explores the concept that femininity, and gender generally, is a grand performance piece — a constant play between societal "norms" and self-definition.

Saturday, March 19 from 7pm - 12midnight
Irvington Education Foundation Winter White Gala [link] | Life: The Place to Be, Ardsley
SAVE THE DATE! Send winter out in style at THE WINTER WHITE GALA, Saturday March 19 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Life… The Place to Be! We’ll have the IEF’s famous Lip Sync Contest, silent auction, great food, drinks (including a signature cocktail!), dancing, and so much more. And it will all be in support of the IEF’s unparalleled education enrichment programs, which touch the lives of every child at all four Irvington schools. We’ll be in touch soon with details about tickets and more. See you at the party!!

Sunday, March 20, 2pm
OPERA AT THE CINEMA: Tosca [link] |Performing Arts Center, Purchase
Puccini's tale of jealousy, turmoil, and dreams. Paolo Arrivabeni conducts this new production, with stage direction by Claire Servais. No passport required! HD screenings of classic operas from Europe's great stages. Presented by Rising Alternative. Tickets $20
Die Zauberflöte Sunday, May 8, 2pm
From Austria's Bregenz Festival, an extraordinary production of Mozart's The Magic Flute features spectacular staging by David Pountney. Conducted by Patrick Summers.

Saturday, April 9 @ 8pm
The Grownup Noise [link] | Purpl, Hastings
Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2007, Boston's The Grownup Noise have evolved into a rousing and innovative pop-music outfit, bridging the gap between americana and indie music. Their newest album,"Stewing," released in August 2015, is a compilation of songs created in during the "depths of winter." Founder, Paul Hansen notes that "these songs came from slow, simmering anxiety mixed with apocalyptic snow storms. Maybe like food absorbing flavor in a hot kettle....it is good to know that something good can come from raw floundering."

Saturday, April 9 @ 8pm
An Evening with Gilbert Gottfried and Richard Lewis [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Richard Lewis has carved his lifelong therapy into a commanding, compelling art form and uses it as fodder for his zany brand of comedy. His early career as a standup comic brought him to the top of the ranks. A comic's comic, Gilbert Gottfried puts aside political correctness and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. The author, reality show personality

Sunday, April 10 from 10am- 4pm (also on May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9 & Nov 13)
Hastings Flea [link] | Hastings Train Station
The Hastings Flea, Westchester’s best outdoor, curated market and monthly community event begins on Sunday, April 10th, 10am-4pm, our fourth season! The Hastings Flea brings together local vendors, entertainment, food, community and so much more. This season, the Hastings Flea kicks it up a notch with exceptional new and loved vendors selling vintage finds, antiques, furniture, clothing, jewelry, crafts, comics, candles and other specialty items that you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, live music for children and families is performed by talented local musicians from 11am-4pm.

Saturday, April 16 from 10am - 1pm (rain date: April 23)
The Great Saw Mill River Cleanup [link] | from Yonkers to Chappaqua
On this day of action, individuals and groups throughout the Saw Mill River Watershed, from Yonkers to Chappaqua, will mobilize to pick up trash and debris from in and along the river. Join us on keeping our waters clean! For more information or for corporate sponsorships, please contact Nathan Hunter at
Nathan@groundworkhv.org or 914-375-2151

April 16 & April 17
RiverArts Studio Tour 2016 [link] | All Around the RIvertowns
Registraton Deadline: March 1st. RiverArts has been celebrating and cultivating the Arts in the Rivertowns for more than 50 years. 2016 marks the 23rd Annual Studio Tour, one of our most anticipated events. In past years as many as 80 fine artists in Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings and Irvington opened their studios to the public. We accept artists working in the following media: ceramics, collage, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. RiverArts membership is required to participate.

Saturday, April 16, April 30, May 14 @ 8pm
Friends of Music Concerts [link] | see below
The 62nd season of Friends of Music Concerts will resume in April, 2016 with performances by two outstanding chamber music ensembles and a soloist who won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2013.
Saturday, April 16: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,. Musicians from the CMSLC, who will include Friends of Music favorites violinist Ani Kavafian and cellist David Finckel, will perform a rarely-offered program of string sextets that includes those by Richard Strauss, Antonin Dvořák, and Johannes Brahms. The concert will be held at 8 pm in the auditorium of Ossining High School, Ossining, NY.
Saturday, April 30: Pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, . A winner of Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2013, the Chinese pianist Yun-Chin Zhou is the sixth recipient of the Friends of Music Concerts' Performance Award. His program will include works by Haydn, Liszt, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff, as well as six songs by Charles Trenet transcribed for piano by Alexis Weissenberg. The concert will be held at 8 pm in the Kusel Auditorium of Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Saturday, May 14: The Pacifica Quartet. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and sometimes daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international status as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Now quartet-in- residence at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, the group held the same position at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2009 to 2012. In 2009, the Pacifica won a Grammy Award for best Chamber Music Performance. Their program will include works by Mozart, Schnittke, and Mendelssohn. The concert will be held in the Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
On The Sunny Side of the Hudson [link] | Sunnyside, Irvington
Presented by The Garden Club of Irvington. A flower show competition judged by the rigorous standards of The Garden Club of America. It includes floral design, horticulture in various categories, horticulture photography and conservation. It even has a school children's entry.

April 29 - May 1
Spring Crafts [link] | Lyndhurst
For 30 years, Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst has been one of America's leading craft events. It is held each year on the weekend before Mother's Day and features 300 artists offering one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, weddings and more. This festive and busy event is located on the grounds of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful historic estates during its stunning spring blossom season. Included are exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music, craft demonstrations, and an interactive musical instrument tent. There are also children's activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, and storytelling.

May 13 @ 8pm
Martin Sexton [link] | Purpl, Hastings
Known for his "untamed and unpredictable voice," Martin Sexton has become fixture of the American music scene. Critically acclaimed Sexton is a musicianʼs musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, R&B, country and blues.

May 21
Battle of the Teen Bands [link] | Purpl, Hastings
Are you a talented teen musician or band? Display your skill in front of our panel of music industry judges and compete for a recording session with a professional sound engineer. Email info@purpl.org if you would like to compete in the fifth annual Battle of the Teen Bands!

Saturday, May 21
Hastings Education Foundation Spring Gala
[link] | Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
SAVE THE DATE! (orginally scheudle for May 14)

Saturday, June 4
RiverArts Music Tour | All Around the Rivertowns

June 18 @ 8pm
Emergent [link] | Purpl, Hastings
In a culture that has grown increasingly restless with the status quo, and in a global society that is slowly waking up to their own personal and collective strength, Emergent's arrival in the music scene couldn't have happened at a better time.

September 16, 17, 18
Fall Crafts [link] | Lyndhurst
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, now entering its fourth decade, ushers in the fall with the rose garden in bloom and the autumn leaves beginning to change along the majestic Hudson River. 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering the first taste of fall shopping as well as exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music and craft demonstrations. Children's activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face-painting, storytelling and our special Fairy Ladies, are ongoing. It's a great day for the entire family at one of America's most beautiful landmarks.

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Kids and Toddlers & Parents/Caregivers
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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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