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Family Listings

throughout the Fall
Tours: Untermyer Gardens Conservancy [link] | Untermyer Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers
Public tours are given by docents on weekend days (see below for schedule). Please join us at the 945 North Broadway Parking lot for a 90 minute tour of the gardens. No reservations are required. We request a ten dollar donation for each individual on the tour. Children twelve and under are free. As the tour goes down the Vista Steps and then back up a woodland path to the Temple of Love, we suggest sturdy shoes. Strollers are not advised for the tours. Check website for add'l Fall dates.

through December
Our River | Hastings Village Hall
Presented by the Village Arts Commission. A group exhibition by the Studio Collective.

through Sunday, January 19
The New York Botanical Garden's 'Holiday Train Show®' [link] | NY Botanical Gardens, NYC
Step into this annual New York tradition where model trains zip around landmark replicas in the glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Explore 250 acres of crisp winter landscapes during tours of the Garden's many collections, experience festive evening events, and take care of your holiday shopping list!

through January 3
John Maggiotto: From the RIver poster | Hastings Station Cafe
Collection of large prints.

through Sunday, January 4 @ 10pm
Westchester's Winter Wonderland [link] | Kensico Dam Plaza, Park Dr W, Valhalla
We are excited to bring this unique event to Kensico Dam Plaza... A little bit of Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park right here at home!
What will you experience at Winter Wonderland?
- A spectacular choreographed light show
- Westchester's ONLY refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink
- The Santa Experience in his workshop
- Sleigh rides and the Mini-Himalaya Ride
- A fantastic Food Truck Court and Shopping Tent
- Special Events to include storytelling, caroling, ice sculptors and more!

through January 18
Photos and Prints by Hastings artist, Chloe Sikirica [link] | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Chloe's work is about simplicity and serenity in nature.

Friday, December 26, Saturday, Decmber 27, Sunday, December 28
Sunday, December 21 @ 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm
Planetarium Shows [link] | Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
12:30pm Earth, Moon & Sun
2pmHoliday Show
3:30pm Undiscovered Worlds
December 26
12:30pm Tycho to the Moon
2pm Holiday Show
3:30pm Moons: Worlds of Mystery
December 27 & 28
12:30pm Tycho to the Moon
2pm Holiday Show
3:30pm Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Friday, December 26, Saturday, Decmber 27 Sunday, December 28
Guided Historic Tours: A Very Duchess Holiday [link] | Lyndhurst
Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This holiday season, in addition to our lavish holiday decorations throughout the house, we'll be exhibiting Anna's fabulous dresses and a Christmas tree made out of all her hats. Come experience how a real aristocrat lived with our special holiday exhibition "A Very Duchess Holiday."


Saturday, December 27 & Sunday, December 28 @ 11am & 1:30pm
The Paper Bag Players: Hot Feet [link] Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck
All wrapped up in a raucous song of hot city streets, The Paper Bag Players' new show, Hot Feet, will have you singing, dancing, and laughing from start to finish. You'll join a world of dancing cookies, a runaway chicken, a bustling subway car, a talking building who refuses to be torn down, a polar bear who springs to life in paint and song, and a very mixed up family of giant tubes. Perfect for children ages 3-8, Hot Feet is a fun-filled celebration of classic sketches from the delightful imagination of The Paper Bag Players.

Saturday, December 27 @ 8pm
Blues Traveler [link] | The Capitol, Port Chester
The four original members of Blues Traveler, who have known each other since their early teens—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, the late Bobby Sheehan and Brendan Hill —gathered over 25 years ago in the basement of their drummer's parents' Princeton, NJ, home; and the seeds were born for a band. Follow the link to read more.

Sunday, December 28 @ 2pm & 2:30pm
Holiday Tea [link] | Wave Hill
Start your own holiday tradition with a luxurious holiday tea in historic Wave Hill House, once the cherished home to such luminaries as Mark Twain, Arturo Toscanini and Teddy Roosevelt. Relax over Cranberry Walnut Scones, tea sandwiches—ranging from Ham Salad with Cornichons and Chicken Waldorf Salad, to Truffle Egg & Watercress and Roasted Turkey—and sweets. (Think date-nut fruit cake, gingerbread snaps and chocolate truffles.) And, of course, a perfectly brewed cup of your choice of loose-leaf tea. Pair this sumptuous repast with a stroll through Wave Hill's stunning winter gardens for a splendid, quiet celebration of the season. Seatings at 2pm and 2:30pm. Reservations required.

Monday, December 29, Tuesday, December 30 and Wednesday, December 31@ 8pm
PhilRAD [link] | The Capitol, Port Chester
Featuring Phil Lesh & JRAD. We're bidding goodnight to 2014 with three nights of Phil Lesh and JRAD at The Capitol Theatre! Founding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will join JRAD to become a new incarnation, known for the first time as PhilRAD. This momentous occasion will celebrate Phil Lesh's first time performing New Year's Eve on the East Coast since Grateful Dead's Boston Tea Party show in 1969.

Tuesday, December 30 @ 8pm
Tower of Power - "A Pre New Years Eve Party" [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: TBA. For close to five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm & Blues and funk music. Their first record, East Bay Grease, helped to define the East Bay sound, and did well enough to warrant a recording contract with Warner Brothers. Bump City, their 1972 debut for the label, was a hit on both the Billboard 200 and the chart's R&B Albums chart, and netted them the hits "You're Still A Young Man" and "Down To The Nightclub."

Wednesday, December 31 from 10:30am – 12:30pm
Fifth Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon [link] | New Roc City, New Rochelle (33 Le Count Place)
New Roc City will be kicking off the start to the New Year with an age-appropriate, Times Square-inspired morning celebration. Free to the public, the event provides a fun-filled destination for families with children ages 2-10 to experience the excitement of ringing in the New Year complete with face painting, arts and crafts, kiddy rides, clowns, dancing, a martial arts demonstration, games and much more! The annual event will culminate with the special 3,000 plus balloon release in the atrium when the clock strikes noon.

Wednesday, December 31 @ 9pm
New Years Eve Party [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
All inclusive tickets $65
-wrist band-
-beer and wine open bar pass
- come and go as you please
and enjoy downtown Peekskill!
-ball drop on south street at midnight! The night kicks off at 9pm with Peekskill's best of valley battle of the bands winners Phineas and the Lonely Leaves! Performances also by the talented band sponge worthy! With headlining musician
 Ali Isabella! Champagne toast at midnight! Come dance the night away on stage at the after hours party hosted by SG Sounds! This will be a night to remember! Get your tickets

Saturday, January 3 from 8:30am - 1:30pm
Hastings Farmers Market [link] | James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street, Hastings
Monthly Winter Market 2014 - 2015
Now every other week, 9am to 1pm
Saturdays, January 17 & 31, 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 3 from 12pm – 4pm
KAPLAN ACT & SAT Practice Test [link] | Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford
A Practice test is one of the best ways to get ready for the real thing. Call 721-8224 for more information.
You will:
· Know exactly what to expect on Test Day
· Experience each ACT and SAT section
· Get a complete analysis of your results for both tests
· Learn exclusive strategies to improve your score

Saturday, January 3 @ 7pm
BTC - Winter Gala: Boeing-Boeing [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Broadway Training Center's Winter Gala. Help us celebrate our 23rd Anniversary Season! A one night, fully staged Broadway Performance to benefit Broadway Training Center. Boeing-Boeing By Marc Camoletti, Translated by Beverly Cross, Revised by Francis Evans , Directed by Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos.
Winner! 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play. "This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy." - The New York Times

Thursday, January 8 @ 7pm
Matt Turk | The Tapp, Tarrytown

Thursday, January 8 @ 7pm
January Open Mic Night [link] | Music Conservatory, White Plains
Sing. Play. Perform. Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold its second ever Open Mic Night.

Saturday, January 10 @ 6:30pm doors open, music @ 7:30pm
Tom Chapin [link] | Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains
Presented by The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse.
Tom Chapin has an easy, appealing way with songs about emotional connection, grassroots protest and personal commitment."
The Boxcar Lilies February 14, 2015 6:30 PM. 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.

Sunday, January 11 @ 2pm
BARBER OF SEVILLE by Gioachino Rossini [link] | Performing Arts Center, Purchase
Sung in Italian at the Opera de Paris, September 2014
Starring Rene Barbera, Carlo Lepore, Karine Deshayes, Dalibor Jenis and Orlin Anastassov.
It may have been a resounding flop upon its premiere in 1816, but Rossini's opera buffa has become one of the most famous and revered works in the history of music and an eternal source of delight. Carlo Montanaro conducts and Damiano Michieletto directs.
LA FILLE DU REGIMENT by Gaetano Donizetti
Sunday, March 8 @ 2pm

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.


Sunday, January 11, doors open for dinner @ 4pm, music @ 5pm
House Concert Series: Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche [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.
February 8 - The Grahams
March 8 - Radoslav Lorković
April 19 - Jess Klein


Thursday, January 15 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
NETWORKING, Food, Wine & Beer Event [link] | Hudson Harbor Lodge, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown
Corporate and Small Business Networking at its best! Enjoy Tastings from LOCAL Restaurants, Wine Shops.

Friday, January 16 @ 7pm, Saturday, January 17 @ 7pm, and Sunday, January 18 @ 3pm
The Wizard Of Oz [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Directed by Melodie Wolford, starring Gabrielle Sansone as Dorothy. Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.

Friday, January 16 @ 8pm
Gillen & Turk | The Bean Runner, Peekskill

Saturday, January 17 @ 8pm, and Sunday, January 18 @ 2pm & 7pm, Monday, January 19 @ 2pm, Saturday, January 24 @ 8pm, and Sunday, January 25 @ 2pm
Fiddler on the Roof [link] | The Play Group Theatre, One North Broadway, White Plains
A musical theatre tradition - Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Celebrate Fiddler's 50th Anniversary with The Play Group Theatre!

Saturday, January 17 from 10am - 1pm
Invasive Vine Cutting & Trail Work [link] | Exit 13 (Farragut Avenue) northbound on the Saw Mill River Parkway
Environmental recovery in Hastings. Join the Saw Mill River Coaliiton on the South County Trailway, a short walk north of the parking lot at Exit 13 (Farragut Avenue) northbound on the Saw Mill River Parkway, for vine cutting along the banks of the Saw Mill River, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers under age 16 require adult supervision. Clubs, school groups, and organizations are welcome. Wear sturdy footwear. Coalition provides tools, gloves, snacks. Call 914-815-5872 (after hours/weekends), visit sawmillrivercoalition.org or email.

Sunday, January 18 from 10am - 3pm (also Feb. 8 and 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].

Saturday, January 24 @ 7:30pm
Joe Crookston, with special guests The Levins [link] | First Uniterian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings
Presented by Common Ground. Joe Crookston of Ithaca, New York, is an artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, clawhammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You'll be pulled in by the magic and musical world he creates, and you'll end up in the moment, humming and buzzing with the rest of the crowd. He'll sing to you—you'll sing with him. He's plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archaeologist. Joe's story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us. Come to a show … you'll ride along mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through personal stories along the way—stories of amber eyes, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, Grandmother Moons, Galway heather, meter maids and silver crowns. At the end of the night, you'll leave inspired, with a renewed sense of what's possible. Joe appears tonight in a duet performance with Peter Glanville. Together as the BlueBird Jubilee, Joe and Peter have played to full houses at Festivals and Performing Arts Centers across the U.S.

Saturday, January 24 @ 10pm
Greetings from Anywhere [link] | Set Back Inn, 33 Main, Tarrytown
Come check out the Set Back Inn debut of Greetings From Anywhere as they bring their original "Americana Stomp 'n Twang" up to Tarrytown!

Sunday, January 25 from 9am-3pm (and January 25)
Toy & Train Show [link] | Westchester County Center
Largest Toy & Train Show in the Northeast.  New & Antique Toys, Trains, All Gauges, Train Parts, Layouts, Appraisals, Diecast, Cars, Books, Test Tracks & Toy Soldiers. Adults $12 & Children under 12yrs. Free

Tuesday, January 27 @ 7pm (Series continues: 2/24, 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?


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.

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.'

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.

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."

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, 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 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.

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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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