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Family Listings

through April 29
Urban Landscapes: Photographs by Susan Richman [link] | Gallery 18, Riverdale Y 5625 Arlington Ave, Bronx
Photographs that reveal beauty in urban, industrial and neglected environments to capture overlooked and often-dismissed details. Free. Hours: 10:00am to 5:30pm.

thru May 2
Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in New America [link] | ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Please join us as we kick off ARTSEE, a five-month festival of new work, at the opening reception of Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America in ArtsWestchester's gallery. RSVP is required for Opening Reception. Please click here to make your reservation.

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

through May 24
Elizabeth de Béthune [link] | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Yonkers artist, Elizabeth deBéthune will show her mixed media paintings at The Donald Gallery. Liz's work is filled with memory, whimsy and intimate memories of family life.

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, Sunday, April 26
Carrie the Musical [link] | White Pains Performing Arts Center
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel.

Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25 from 9am - 3pm
Church Tag Sale [link] | White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway White Plains
Crystal & china, Jewelry, Fabric, Household goods, Toys, Bric-a-brac, luggage, furniture, children's goods Clothing all sizes: Winter coats, designer gowns & suits, shoes. Free parking in rear off Barker Ave.

Friday, April 24 @ 7:30pm
Exit 12 Jazz [link] | The Hastings Station Cafe
Exit 12 is back at their original home, with lots lots of new tunes to perform for you.

April 24 - May 10, Fridays Saturdays @ 8pm, Saturdays & Sundays @ 3pm
"A Living Documentary" [link] | 3 Owens Road, Croton Falls
The Schoolhouse Theater will present the unique one-woman show "A Living Documentary," written and performed by Cynthia Hopkins for a limited three-week run. TimeOut New York called Hopkins a "breathtaking visionary." A Living Documentary is a comedic take on the often risky adventure of earning a living as a professional theater artist in the 21st century. Hopkins plays herself and a diverse range of fascinating characters. The piece also includes some of Hopkins original music which will be performed both live and via recording. "A triumph of disciplined thinking, narrative fluidity, and musical accomplishment," raved the New York Times.

Saturdays, April 25, May 9 & 23 from 9am - 1pm
OUTSIDE Hastings Farmers Market [link] | Outside at the Library Lot, 7 Maple Ave., Hastings
Monthly Winter Market 2015. Now every other week. Weekly Summer Market resumes May 30, 2015, Summer Hours: 8:30am to 1:30pm.

Saturday, April 25 @ 11am
Walking Tour of the New Croton Dam [link] | New Croton Dam, Croton Gorge Park, , Rt 129, Croton on Hudson
"Breathtaking", "awe inspiring", "feel the power!" These are just a few of the comments on Trip- Advisor's entry for the New Croton Dam, yet many who live nearby have never visited one of the Hudson Valley's signature engineering feats. Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and Teaching the Hudson Valley want to change that and invite the public to visit the dam for special walking tours. Laura Compagni-Sabella, will lead both tours, highlighting the stories of the hundreds of immigrant workers who risked life and limb to build the dam between 1892-1905. Reservations appreciated.

Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26 from 11am - 5pm
RiverArts Studio Tour Weekend [link] | All Over the Rivertowns
RiverArts has been celebrating and cultivating the Arts in the Rivertowns for more than 50 years. 2015 marks the 22nd Annual Studio Tour, one of our most anticipated events.Last year almost 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. New initiatives this year include the creation of a greatly expanded website to enhance and promote visibility of participating artists’ work, and a talk on the Thursday eve before the tour by gallery owner Betty Krulik, discussing and encouraging the acquisition of art.

Saturday, April 25 from 11am - 3pm
Rotary Rubber Duck Derby [link] | Patriot's Park, TT
6 heats and each heat winner wins $100. 6 heat winners race in Final Race to win $1,500. Come to the park to enjoy the race , food, music and activities. This event is a community highlight that we look forward to each year and run in partnership with the YMCA of the Tarrytown's Healthy Kids Day.

Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26 from 1pm - 5pm
TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival [link] | Hunter Mountain
TAP New York is more than just about the beer. It's about great food -- tasty morsels that carefully complement these rich brews. And plenty of it. It's about education.... about beer, about home-brewing, about beer/food pairings.... it's about cooking demonstrations from some of the best chefs in the region... and it's about good friends coming together for a weekend of good beer, good food and good times. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend TAP New York.

Saturday, April 25 @ 7pm
Clearwater ‘Earth Grooves’ Concert | John’s Church, 1 Hudson St, Yonkers
Presenting a delightful evening of music and dance, with performers from indigenous cultures closely linked to the earth. Featured: West African legend Abdoulaye Diabate, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and the Agua Clara Andean Ensemble. Host: David Amram. Tickets: Adults, $35. Students, $15; children, FREE. VIP tickets (including wine-and-cheese reception), $100. For more information, call Clearwater (845-265-8080). For tickets, visit, or just click here

Saturday, April 25 @ 7:30pm
Eliza Gilkyson [link] | Common Ground Coffeehouse, The First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings
Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, she entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father. Since then she has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash.

Sunday, April 26 from 10am - 2pm
Pitch in for Parks Flyer | Many locations [link]
Come join Friends and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation to celebrate Earth Day by volunteering in your community! Contact us for more information on locations, projects, and registration
RSVP to: Sara Cavanaugh, Volunteer Coordinator, (914) 231-4530,

Sunday, April 26 from 12pm - 4pm
Farm Fest 2015 [link] | Harvest on Hudson, Hastings
Spring is finally in the air and what better way to celebrate than a Farm Festival at Harvest on Hudson! Come visit with over 30 local vendors including farmers, breweries, wineries and creameries from all over NY. Each vendor will be sampling and selling their products. Our Executive Chef David Amorelli will be showing off with food demonstrations, there will be a pig roast and Hopefully Forgiven will be rocking out all afternoon! There is no admission charge and this is a fun day for the whole family to enjoy! We will be there rain or shine and we hope you will be too.

Sunday, April 26 @ 1pm
Fourth Annual Penguin Plunge [link] | Matthiessen Park, Irvington
Register to plunge or make a pledge at site/irvingtonplunge/. By joining with your friends and neighbors in the Hudson River Shiver, you help to assure that programs for our teens and our seniors continue. You help to support our youth and toddler events. And, great community events such as the Harvest Hayride and the July 4th Fireworks continue each year, only with support from FACE Committee.

Sunday, April 26 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Westchester County Future Filmmaker's 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 Regional Film Center and Westchester County are presenting the 2015 Future Filmmaker's Film Festival. Drawing students from across the County, the Future Filmmaker's Festival spotlights 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, Apri 26 from 3pm - 4pm
Dear Mom and Dad: A Theatrical Reading created and performed by Catherine Ladnier [link] | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
This presentation is adapted from the letters that Herb Rosencrans sent home during WWII. Herb was born in 1923 in New York City to Jewish immigrant parents from Russia and Austria. The reading takes a poignant look into the relationships and worries of a Jewish family during the war years.

Sunday, April 26 @ 7pm
America [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Grammy®-winning group America brings their definitive classic rock to the Paramount Hudson Valley stage! Playing all your favorites: "I Need You," "Don't Cross The River," "Sister Golden Hair," "Ventura Highway," "Tin Man," and of course, "A Horse With No Name"! Led by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell for four decades, America hit the scene in the 1970s and struck gold from the start with the iconic track "A Horse With No Name". A string of hits followed, including "Tin Man" and "Sister Golden Hair," making America a mainstay of Top 40 and rock charts. America's albums – six certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting over four million in sales – display an even fuller range of the trio's talents. Forty years later, these high school friends and rock icons are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

Monday, April 27 @ 6:30pm
Children's Book Day:  Eighth Annual Celebration-Travel to Spain: The Art of Flamenco | Warner Library, Tarrytown
With Choreographer, instructor, dancer Rebecca Thomas and guitarist David Castellano in a lively traditional dance repertoire from Spain.   

Tuesday, April 28 @ 7pm
Lyal Strickland Balanced on Barbed Wire Tour with Special Guest Caleb [link] | FortyºNorth Bar & Restaurant, 100 River Street, Hastings
Famed Americana recording artist Lyal Strickland debuts his newest music as he tours the Northeast. A native of Missouri, Lyal is a grass-fed beef farmer and singer-songwriter. 17 year old emerging artist, Caleb, joins Lyal at FortyºNorth for an evening of extraordinary acoustic music. Caleb's blend of singer-songwriter/pop/­rock original tunes never fail to captive his audience. Lyal & Caleb each draw a devoted worldwide fan base.

Tuesday, April 28 @ 8pm
Daughtry-Stripped [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
With Special Guest Lucie Silvas. xfinity Rock Series. Underwritten by CULTEC. Daughtry is coming to Ridgefield -- the American rock band formed and fronted by Chris Daughtry, a finalist on season five of American Idol. Since the band's self-titled debut album release in 2006, they've sold 8 million albums and over 22.6 million digital tracks in the US, been nominated for Grammys and won several American Music Awards. Hits include "No Surprise," "It's Not Over," "Home" and "Feels Like Tonight."

Wednesdays, April 29, May 6, 13, 20 @ 7:30pm
Emelin Film Club: Spring 2015 [link] | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
Passionate about film? Appreciate an inside perspective? Enjoy like-minded discussion? You'll love Emelin Theatre's Film Club. There are only a few spots left, so reserve your seats today! This is a rare chance to gain access to this hugely popular series featuring the best new and exciting pre-release films and conversation with movie industry guests.

Thursday, April 30 @ 8pm
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt [link] | The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
To many, Lovett is the modern embodiment of Texas music — its celebratory swing, its vigorous country soul and, most of all, its extraordinary literate sense of storytelling. Lovett's songs are full of wit and wisdom with characters and concepts that loom large on the American landscape. Called "one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years" by the Los Angeles Times, Hiatt continues to write brilliant songs including "We're Alright Now," the first single from Mystic Pinball which is described by The Huffington Post as "…a hypnotic, energizing and inspirational anthem of rebirth and reassurance reminding us to once again, have a little faith in ourselves, each other and times to come."

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

Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3
Yonkers Arts Weekend 2015: Urban Arts Festival [link] | All Around Yonkers
Please join the City of Yonkers, Mayor Mike Spano and Groundwork Hudson Valley for the 2nd Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend, an urban art festival showcasing hundreds of local, regional and international artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, and musicians.
On Friday, May 1st the City will officially start the weekend with grit-pop recording artists BLACK TAXI and acclaimed graffiti artist John "Crash" Matos and Wallworks Gallery (28 Wells Ave. @iPark).
Saturday morning with feature the City's first Color Run (Van der Donck Park), followed by YOHO Artists Open Studios (578 & 540 Nepperhan Ave.), Hudson River Museum events, world-famous Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, electric dance under the historic Pier, live street art, pop-up galleries and free art workshops!!
Close out Saturday night with Yofi Fest's "Raise a glass to Yonkers Arts Weekend" After Party sponsored by 66Main at Yonkers Brewing Company on from 9PM to midnight.
There will be art venues throughout the Downtown Waterfront District and Van der Donck Park, as well as at Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, Yofi Fest at the Trolley Barn, the historic Alexander Smith Carpet Mills, the Hudson River Museum and Sarah Lawrence College.
Be sure to check for schedule information and Yonkers Arts Weekly for additional announcements.

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

Saturday, May 2 from 10am - 4pm
Spring 2015 Annual Hastings Recreation Dept. Village-Wide Tag Sale | All Around Hastings
The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the fall annual village-wide tag sale! Now is the perfect opportunity to reorganize storage space and sell what you may not need; remember your trash could be another's treasure! If you are interested in hosting a tag sale at your residence, please complete the registration form below. Registration begins Wednesday, April 1st and ends Friday, April 24th 4:30PM. There is a $10 registration fee per household to participate. Maps will be published which will highlight each residence that participates. There will also be 10 spots available in the Community Center for $15. For further information, please contact Craig Foxman at or (914) 478-2380, ext. 600

Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3 from 11am to 5pm
12th Annual YOHO Artists Spring Open Studio [link] | 578 & 540 Nepperhan Avenue, YonkersThis FREE event offers a rare opportunity to tour the creative studios of over 60 professional artists, artisans, musicians, creative new media specialists, and other creative manufacturers within the YOHO arts district.

Saturday, May 2 @ 1pm (Rain Date, Sunday, May 3rd)
Nature Walk | Hart's Brook Park & Preserve
Presented by The Town of Greenburgh Department of Parks and Recreation. This event is free, and can be enjoyed by all ages. This year's walk will include a discussion about the Preserve's history, a tour of the Barn and the the Gardens. Bring your family and come see what's blooming along the trails, streams and around the pond.
For more information or to make reservations please contact P.J. Murphy at (914) 693-8985 ext. 116 , or email her at

Saturday, May 2 @ 2pm
Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Let your hair down in this charming new musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. The evil enchantress Lady Za Za has banished Princess Rapunzel to the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest in an effort to rule the kingdom herself.  It is up to handsome Sir Roderick and his hairdressing side-kick Edgar to restore the kingdom as they also search for true love and a perfect head of hair.  Will they find everything they are looking for in Princess Rapunzel? With a dragon who’s lost his poof, a neurotic gypsy woman and a magical cast of characters, this hilarious twist on the classic fairy tale will delight princes and princesses of all ages.

Saturday, May 2 from 7pm - 11pm
Hastings Education Foundation's 10th Annual Party & Fundraiser Saturday Night Fever [link] | Westchester Manor, Saw Mill River Road, Hastings
Join us as we boogie the night away! This replaces the April 25 event on the Hastings PTSA calendar.

Saturay, May 2 @ 8pm
Underground Horns [link] | Purpl, Hastings
Underground Horns is a Brooklyn based brass band playing Afro Funk Bhangra New Orleans grooves and beyond. AllAboutJazz called their 2009 debut record FUNK MONK "kick-ass dance music…that brushes up against psychedelia…with shots of funky brass juice." In 2010 they recorded their second album BIG BEAT which was reviewed by Ken Waxman in The New York Jazz Record calling them "an unapologetic party band with brains...with tonal inflections from the Big Easy, central Africa, the Maghreb and the Baltic states." Underground Horns have performed internationally in Brazil, Egypt and Germany. Here in NY they make people dance in subway stations, parks and at venues ranging from nublu to Lincoln Center, the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival to NYC Winter Jazz Festival.

Saturay, May 2 @ 8pm
Patti LuPone, The Lady with the Torch, Concert and After Party [link] | Performing Arts Center, Purchase
The PAC is ending our season with a bang! Bring your friends and join us for a show-stopping performance by Patti LuPone and continue into the night with delightful hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktails, and live music.

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

Sunday, May 3 @ 2:30pm
Dewey Explores the Hudson, talk #3 flyer | Hastings Library
"Dewey Explores the Hudson," a new, four-part series presented by the Friends of the Hastings Library, continues with Howard Zar, executive director of Lyndhurst, talking about "Lyndhurst's Secret Spaces: Newly Restored Rooms and Buildings at Lyndhurst." Artwork by Ed Young, featuring views of the Hudson River, will be sold through silent auction, with winners announced at the end of the series.

Sunday, May 3 @ 3pm
Glenn Miller Orchestra [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra's present musical director.

Sunday, May 3 @ 7pm
The Charlie Daniels Band [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation.From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.  

Monday, May 4 @ 7pm
A Night with Dr. Madeline Levine Flyer | Ardsley High School Auditorium
The Challenge of Teaching Your Children Well in an Affluent Community and the Importance of Balancing Values and Coping Skills with Academics And Other Activities. Presented by The Ardsley Sayf  Coalition with Rivertowns Parents. Rivertown Parents, come and hear Dr. Madeline Levine, a psychologist with over 25 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, educator and author. Her New York Times bestseller, The Price of Privilege, explores the reasons why teenagers from affluent families are experiencing epidemic rates of emotional problems -- rates that are higher than those of any other socioeconomic group of young people in this country.

Tuesday, May 5 (also Monday, June 1, & Monday, June 30)
Spoken Interludes [link] | Riverview, One Warburton Avenue, Hastings
Produced by DeLauné Michel.
Supper Buffet arrive anytime between 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Catered by Chutney Masala, Irvington)
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 writers read with a Q&A
Book signing 8:30 - 9:00
$25.00 in advance (up to 48 hours before the show)
$30.00 at the door
Ticket price goes to Chutney Masala & Riverveiw. However, tickets must be paid for to see the show.
Tues, May 5: Best-selling, critically-acclaimed writer Sue Miller reads from her new novel, The Arsonist . Co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America Dan Harris reads from his new book,
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story . MacArthur Genius Grant winner, award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu
reads from his new book, All Our Names.
Mon, June 1: Best-selling writer Chris Bohjalian reads from his new novel, The Light in the Ruins. Bestselling writer Marisa de los Santos reads from her new novel, The Precious One. Poet and short story writer Lynn Schmeidler reads from one of her stories, Plural Like the Universe.
Mon, June 30: American diplomat, politician, & commentator Gary Hart reads from his new book,
The Republic of Conscience. Award-winning writer, New York Times columnist & founder of Jezebel Anna Holmes reads from her essay from the new book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: 16 Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids.

THursday, May 7 @ 8pm
The Robert Cray Band [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by The Peak. Special Guest: TBA
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered "one of the greatest guitarists of his generation."  Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his "distinct razor sharp guitar playing" that "introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues" with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.

Friday, May 8 from 6pm - 10pm
HFNL: Destination Hastings Spring Crawl [link] | All Around Hastings
Much like the Craw in December... Purchase your Crawl Tickets and sample some of the best Hastings has to offer. More info coming soon. Friday, June 12 -- Outdoor Adventure (a "streets closed" FNL featuring a 40' rock climbing wall...)

Friday, May 8 @ 8pm
Rufus Wainwright: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: Sloan Wainwright. Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.  He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. 

Saturday, Msy 9 & Sunday, May 10 form 10am 6pm
Mother's Day Weekend at NYBG [link] | New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx
Our Biggest Garden Party Ever! Treat mom to the day out that she deserves. In fact, bring the whole family for live music, games, picnicking, and more—all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. And new this year, we're hosting more weekend activities, more Garden spots to play and relax, and more dining options than ever before! Kids can make an afternoon of crafting Mother's Day cards, watching a bubble show, or adding to giant chalk drawings. The young at heart can perfect their croquet game, enjoy a special brunch, and view a dance performance on the Conservatory Lawn. Gather everyone together to purchase offerings from visiting food trucks, with beer and wine available for adults to toast the occasion.

Saturday, May 9 from 11am - 6pm (also on June 13, July 11, August 8)
Playland MarketFest [link] | 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye
Join us at Playland Park for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, food and fun! The MarketFest is located at the Fountain Plaza and along the Boardwalk. Interested in beign a vendor? Visit their website for the application.

Saturday, May 9 @ 6:30pm doors open, music @ 7:30pm
Kim and Reggie Harris [link] | Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains
Presented by The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse.
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music.

Saturday, May 9, begins @ 7am via the Bronx River Gate
Bronx Zoo Birdathon [link] | The Bronx Zoo
Join us to celebrate the spring migration. Whether you're a birding wiz or you can't tell a woodpecker from a warbler, we've got fun activities you won't want to miss. Your registration fee includes:
All day admission to the bronx zoo * Early access to the zoo and exhibits * Exclusive activities and talks with our bird experts * A fun and educational day!

Saturday, May 9 @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Paul Reiser [link] | Emelin Theatre
A seasoned actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser has enjoyed mainstream success with sitcoms My Two Dads and Mad About You and critically acclaimed films like Diner, Aliens and Beverly Hills Cop I and II. His successes have garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

Saturday, May 9 @ 8pm
Live: The Party Faithful [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Brooklyn based band. Post-punk-tinged anthemic rock; the party pours forth lush emotion, lyrical labyrinths and soaring riffs. Free Admission.

Saturday, May 9 @ 8pm
Blackout: NYC A Cappella [link] | White Plains Performing Arts Center
Since entering the a cappella scene in June 2012, BLACKOUT has grown into a group that is larger than the sum of its parts. We have had the honor and privilege of performing for organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Super Bowl Host Committee; we've joined fellow members of our community on stages across the city and our studio recordings have been selected for professional a cappella compilation albums.

Saturday, May 9 @ 8pm
Get the Led Out - "The American Led Zeppelin" [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by The Peak. The premiere Led Zeppelin tribute returns to the Music Hall stage! Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin”, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Sunday, May 10 from 10am - 4pm (also June 14, July 12, August 9, Sept 13, October 11, November 15)
Hastings Flea [link] | Metro North Train Parking Lot, Hastings
Hastings Flea vendors sell everything from vintage furniture and finds, clothing, jewelry to art and crafts. Hastings Flea vendors are local craft makers and collectors selling one-of-a-kind items. The Hastings Flea also features food trucks, live music and entertainment throughout the day. Join us for a special Mother's Day event on May 10th, featuring live entertainment by local acoustic duo, "Gillen & Turk" and their "Love Revival Concert." It's guaranteed to be a family-friendly, toe-tapping good time for music lovers of all ages! We will also be giving away special goodies for Mom, including gift certificates for makeovers at Giordano Beauty and classes at Hastings Yoga. Plus, all Moms will receive exclusive coupons for Mother's Day brunch or dinner at top local restaurants; coffee at Juniper; mimosas at Maud's; and sparkling cocktails at The Mill.

Tuesday, May 12 @ 7pm
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

Tuesday, May 12 @ 8pm
Todd Rundgren [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
Todd Rundgren, Rock's Rennaissance Man, returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with hits I Saw The Light, Hello It's Me, Can We Still Be Friends, and Bang The Drum. His career has produced a diverse range of recordings, both as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. Songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer and conceptualist -- Rundgren has made an undeniable impact on popular music. In the early 70's he was dubbed "Rock's New Wunderkind" after albums A Wizard, A True Star and Something/Anything catapulted him into the limelight. He tours regularly with Ringo Star and, as a producer, has worked on albums with Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates.

Friday, May 15 from 5pm - 9pm
Tarrytown Third Friday [link] | Main Street

Friday, May 15 @ 9pm
"OMG I love that Movie" Series: Dirty Dancing [link] |The Picture House, Pelham
All OMG movies are $5 and start at 9pm on every third Friday of the month.
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp 's dance instructor Johnny Castle.
June 19th – Revenge of the Nerds: At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect.

Saturday, May 16 @ 8pm
A Night of Comedy with Bob Newhart [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Bob Newhart's career has spanned 50 years, several successful television series, fourteen feature films and millions of albums sold worldwide and he is the recipient of the prestigious "Mark Twain Prize for American Humor," presented by the Kennedy Center and a designation as an "American Master" by PBS.

Sunday, May 17 @ 2pm
Cooking with the Calamari Sisters [link] | White Plains Performing Arts Center
Hilarity, failed dishes, and food fights ensue during this live "broadcast" of a public access cable cooking show hosted by two larger-than-life Italian sisters, Delphine and Carmela Calamari. The sisters sing and dance to such beloved Italian favorites as "Volare," "Come On A My House," "Botcha Me," "Que Sera Sera," "That's Amore," and of course, "Mambo Italiano!" as they try to make it through their final broadcast together in one piece.

Monday, May 18 from 10am - 7pm
17th Annual Abbott House Golf Outing [link] | Elmwood Country Club, Elmsford
Founded in 1963, Abbott House is a nonprofit organization serving foster children, children awaiting family reunification, youth with mental health issues, and adults with developmental disabilities . . . and their families. We are committed to preserving family life through early intervention, quality care, advocacy, and aftercare services.
Program for the Day
10:00 am Registration & Brunch; Practice Putting Green and Driving Range Open
12:00 pm Shotgun Start
4:30 pm Cocktails
5:30 pm Buffet Dinner, Awards & Raffle

Tuesday, May 19 from 4pm - 5pm (Rain Date May 21)
Truck Day [link] | Irvington Public Library
Climb aboard Irvington’s Fire Trucks, Police cars, Front Loaders, Sanitation Trucks and Ambulance, and maybe even a tractor! All ages are welcome. No registration required!

Friday, May 22 from 4pm - 6pm
Opening Reception: Tony Woolner, Gayle Gleckler, Cristine Kossow [link] | Artistic Endeavor at Riverfield Studio, Irvington
Gayle Glecker
CEO and owner of "The Whole Enchilada Branding and Marketing Company." She co-wrote, co-produced and cast "The Lords of Flatbush", Sylvestor Stallone and Henry Winkler's first movie. She has a design degree from the U. of Florida, and taught at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has twice won a First Prize from the Silvermine Arts Cetner for her acrylic paintings and was featured in a Westport Arts Center solo show.
Tony Woolner Tony is a professional architect who holds a degree from Rhode Island School of Design and did graduate work at Harvard University. He has won numerous awards for his contemporary home designs which have been featured in Architectural Digest and Italian Vogue. As an artist, he has evolved an original monoprint technique using a blend of materials to achieve his unique result. Gayle and her husband Tony, have presented over eight shows together in Connecticut and New York City. This exhibit will feature their images from Portugal, Africa, and Russia. They reside in North Salem, NY.
Cristine Kossow Cristine Kossow has lived her whole life alongside the Hudson River, except for a six year hippie hiatus on a farm in Maine. A Parsons trained designer, she has had a long career in graphic design but now focuses her energy in the direction of pastels—primarily still lifes and animal portraits. Cristine is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and has exhibited in the Hudson River Valley as well as the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

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

Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30 @ 8pm
Dark Star Orchestra [link] The Capitol Theatre
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show.

Saturday, May 30 from 10am - 1pm
Mobile Shredder [link] | Zinsser Parking Lot (commuter), Southside Ave., Hastings
Shredding personal documents serves a double purpose-- to recycle paper and protect the environment as well as to protect your sensitive information against identity theft. Westchester residents may bring personal documents for shredding to any one of the Mobile Shredder locations listed below. They are conveniently located in different locations throughout the County so that all residents can take advantage of this service. The first location is Saturday, March 28 in Greenburgh. Follow the link for more dates/locations.

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

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

Thursday, June 4 from 6pm - 10pm
Burger and Beer Blast [link] | Kensico Dam Plaza
Bigger, better and juicier than ever! With burgers from haute to hearty, top beers, wine & spirits and a rockin' band, the Burger & Beer Blast is a rollicking good time.

Saturday, June 6 from 12noon - 8pm
RiverArts Music Tour [link] | All Around the Rivertowns
Join us for the first ever RiverArts Music Tour-a celebration of the depth and breadth of the Rivertowns music community. Musicians will give performances on the hour from 12:00 to 7:00 PM throughout our villages- in living rooms, on porches, back lawns, cafes and restaurants, places of worship, flatbed trucks… with a final gathering at 8:00 PM at Purpl, Main Street, Hastings. Visit the RiverArts website for more details.

Saturday, June 6 from 12noon - 5pm
Grand Tastings Village [link] | Kensico Dam Plaza
The white tents of The Grand Tasting Village are the place to revel in the white hot Westchester food and wine scene and its special focus on farm to table cuisine. Come experience this sprawling celebration of innovation, artistry of fresh-from-the-farm picks.

Saturday, June 6 @ 8pm
Alan Parsons Live Project [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Hear all the greatest Alan Parsons hits LIVE: 'Sirius,' 'Eye In The Sky,' 'Time,' 'Damned If I Do,' 'Don't Answer Me,' 'I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You,' 'Games People Play,' 'Dr. Tarr & Professor Fether' and more! A revered classic progressive rock producer, music engineer, songwriter, and performer, Alan Parson's work with The Beatles and other megastars, his groundbreaking recording techniques on Dark Side Of the Moon, and his multi-platinum albums by The Alan Parsons Project have made him a music icon!

Saturday, June 7 @ 2pm & 6pm
LIVE: The Wizard of Oz [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Antonia Arts presentsThe Wizard of OZ. 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, June 12 @ 8pm
A Special Night With Judy Collins [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

Saturday, June 13 @ 8pm
Battle of the Teen Bands [link] Purpl, Hastings
Come to see these talented individuals perform onstage for our renowned panel of judges for the chance to win the 2015 title and a free session of recording with a professional audio engineer. Veterans of the music industry offer a great gift to the competing bands by contributing their insight and experience to help these young musicians develop.

Sunday, June 14, doors open for potluck dinner @ 4pm, music @ 5pm
House Cocert Series: Radoslav Lorković [link] | Hastings. Concert address will be provided when reservation is confirmed.
Our House Concert Series presents the best in  Americana, folk and bluegrass in an intimate setting in a private home in Hastings. All Shows – Suggested donation: $20 in advance ($20.88 after PayPal processing fee) or $22 at the door if tickets available, 100% goes to the musicians.

Friday, June 19 @ 8pm
The Bacon Brothers [ink] | Ridgefield Playhouse
Michael and Kevin Bacon grew up playing music together, and formed The Bacon Brothers band 20 years ago. Their trademark gritty rock incorporates a roots–folk-country vibe that's won them an ever growing following. Their infectious music has fans dancing in their seats and singing along at every show! Coming back to Ridgefield this summer! Michael Bacon on vocals, guitar, and cello; Kevin Bacon on vocals, guitar, and percussion; Paul Guzzone on bass guitar and backing vocals; Joe Mennonna on keyboards and accordion; Frank Vilardi on drums; and Ira Siegel on lead guitar, mandolin, and backing vocals.

Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21
Great Hudson River Revival [link] | Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
We're excited to announce just confirmed artists to our already amazing line-up at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival on June 20 & 21. Joining us will be Guster, Neko Case, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bettye LaVette, Delhi 2 Dublin, Tom Paxton and C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band and many more! 
The Early Bird period ends on March 23 so make sure to purchase your tickets now!

Sunday, june 21 @ 7pm
Gilberto Santa Rosa [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Gilberto Santa Rosa's musical elegance and style has made him one of the most prominent figures in popular music. His countless accolades in the recording industry reaffirm his validity through the years, among them the 2002 ASCAP Latin Heritage Award, Premio Lo Nuestro Premio a la Trayectoria in 2002 and 5 GRAMMY® awards including the 2010 Latin GRAMMY® award for "Irrepetible" as Best Salsa Album, a 2006 Latin GRAMMY® award and a 2007 GRAMMY® award for his album, "Directo al corazón". However, there is no better award for an artist than that of the constant support of their fans.

Saturday, June 27 @ 8pm
Marshall Tucker [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Celebrate the Paramount's 85th anniversary with 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 m ore favorites will all be featured. Their distinctive sound is instantly recognizable and you'll be singing along from beginning to end.

Saturday, June 27 @ 8pm
The Garcia Project [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
With Acoustically Speaking. Note for note – a recreation of an actual Jerry Garcia Band show! The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. Set lists could include "Struggling Man," "Stir It Up," "Deal" and "I Shall Be Released." The Garcia Project performs actual, full, classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70's, 80's and 90's – creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time!

Thursday, July 9 @ 6pm (Reception & auction from 6–7:30pm, Live Auction @ 8, with concert immed following)
Summer Gala: The Beach Boys [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
Come share in the "Good Vibrations" at our Annual Summer Gala. xfinity Rock Series. Join the "Fun, Fun, Fun" at The Ridgefield Playhouse with an unforgettable Beach Boys performance! Get your summer groove on with hits like "Surfin'," "I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "California Girls," "Good Vibrations" and "Kokomo." To these guys, the beach isn't just a place where the surf comes to play—it's where life is renewed and made whole again. Break out your flip-flops and summer attire and don't miss Ridgefield's ultimate summer party with founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals), Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards), Christian Love (guitar/vocals), Randell Kirsch (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals). Cocktails * Tropical Tastes from local restaurants * Silent and Live Auction * Live Music. Live auction to begin at 8pm with the concert immediately following.

Saturday, July 18 @ 8pm
Wynonna & The Big Noise [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peeskill
A five-time Grammy® winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna's career has always revolved around telling stories. Whether she's using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or sitting down for a bold, sincere television appearance, Wynonna always gets her point across with unflinching honesty and wisdom gained over the course of her very public life.

Wednesday, July 29 @ 8pm
The English Beat [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
The ska-punk fusion of The English Beat returns to the Playhouse! With their ska beats and punk rock energy they hit the charts with songs like "Save It For Later," "Mirror In The Bathroom," and "I Confess." They also did ska-flavored covers of 60s soul classics - the Miracles' "Tears of a Clown" and Andy Williams' "Can't Get Used to Losing You" – and introduced these songs to a new generation! Come see Dave Wakeling and the Beat as they once again take the Playhouse stage!

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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] [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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Adult Listings

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