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Rivertown Libraries
Ardsley Library [link]
Dobbs Ferry Library [link]
Hastings Library [link]
Irvington Library [link]
Warner Library, Tarrytown [link]

Take the Kids
Greenburgh Nature Center [link]
Hudson River Museum [link]

Live Performance
Capitol Theatre, Port Chester [link]
Irvington Town Hall Theater [link]
Paramount, Peekskill [link]
Purpl, Hastings [link]
Tarrytown Music Hall [link] Westchester County Center [link]

Art Film Houses
The Picture House, Pelham [link]
Jacob Burns, Pleasantville [link]

through December 10
Art Exhibit: The Grateful Commute | The Donald Gallery, South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry
“The Grateful Commute” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Jane Lawrence’s paintings and multi-media collages inspired by her commute into Manhattan. Gallery hours: 10am–4pm daily.

through December 17
Women Warriors | Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
An art installation by Isis Kenney. “Women Warriors” honors the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, as well as the continuing fight for equal rights in the public sphere. A voting booth will be created by artist Isis Kenney in conjunction with ArtsWestchester’s “Give Us The Vote” exhibition. Follow the link above for more information.

through December 31
The String Sculpture of David Press | Hastings Station Cafe
Meet the Artist Fridays in December from 1pm–3pm

through December 31
Into the Light | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
This coming December, Upstream Gallery will mount a group show featuring all of our member artists to celebrate the coming winter equinox: Into the Light.  Our artists explore the themes of darkness and returning daylight intrinsic to every human winter ritual.   At this time of year, and particularly this year, Upstream and its artists recognize the importance of continuing to hope for renewal of the light.

through January 3
Eleni LaSenna, Works on Paper | Hastings Village Hall, 7 Maple Avenue
Eleni LaSenna, of Irvington, presents Works On Paper, a collection of abstract images. November 18, 2017 – January 3, 2018. Viewing hours: Mon.- Sat, 9-4:30 pm. Presented by the Hastings Village Arts Commission.

December

Sunday, December 10 @ 9:30am
Dobbs Ferry Holiday Hustle 5K | Mercy College
The 5th Annual Holiday Hustle 5K and Kids 1K Reindeer Fun Run hosted by the Dobbs Ferry Youth Services Council.  Join in the festive holiday atmosphere and feel free to dress up in your favorite holiday costume for the race.

Sunday, December 10 from 11am–4pm
Holiday Book and Vintage Jewelry Sale | Dobbs Ferry Library
New & used books, children’s furniture, DVDs, CDs and vintage jewelry.

through Monday, January 15
Holiday Train Show New York Botanical Garden, NYC
Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders sharing the spotlight among old and new collection favorites that define this celebrated district.

through Sunday, December 31
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland 2017 | Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Celebrate the holidays close to home! Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience featuring the Santa Experience, unlimited skating on RangersTown Rink with skates included, Holiday Circus, great rides, fantastic local food trucks, dazzling light show and more!

Sunday, December 10 @ 2pm, Saturday, December 16 @ 8pm, & Sunday, December 17 @ 2pm
James and the Giant Peach | Play Group Theatre, One North Broadway, White Plains
Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. Based on the beloved book, this charming new musical is great for the entire family. Take a delightful journey with James and the Giant Peach.

 

 

Sunday, December 10 from 12pm–4pm
Family Day: Art Out Loud | Katonah Museum of Art
Meet friends and neighbors at the KMA for a spectacular afternoon of assemblage art, costume-making, and dancing. Work with artist Stacy Scibelli to transform mixed-media materials into wearable works of art including fantastical headpieces, bedazzled cuffs, and imaginative fashion. At 2:00 dance around in your unique costumes with Marion Archer and The Revelators dance troupe. Enjoy ongoing pop-up art stations and gallery games inspired by the exhibition Object Out Loud: Arman and Nick Cave. Free admission made possible by Antonia and Scott Davis.

Sunday, December 10 @ 2pm
Holiday Concert | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Featuring DF High School A Cappella & Octet Choirs, and students from Andrea Saposnik’s Voice Studio.

Sunday, December 10
Live Jazz & Brazilian Music | Jazz Forum, Tarrytown

Brazilian Music: Sunday @ 4pm & 6pm

Sunday, December 10 @ 3pm & 6pm
The Nutcracker performed by New York Theater Ballet | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Made possible in part by Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital with additional support from Ridge Hill. An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults!

Sunday, December 10 –30
Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
‘Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol’ recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Mikel Von Brodbeck plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters. A newspaper wrote of Dickens at the time, “He gave to every character a different voice, a different style, a different face.” We have endeavored to bring this spirit to life with the M&M Performing Arts adaptation, recreating Charles Dickens tour of the US in 1867. Come see the words of Dickens in a historic period setting! Visitors will follow Mr. Dickens and his imagined hostess, Mrs. Wiggins, as he wanders through the beautifully decorated rooms to tell his tale. Performances are approximately 60 minutes.

Tuesday, December 12 @ 7pm
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical | Performing Arts Center, Purchase
The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life

Thursday, December 14 @ 5pm
Ferdinand: Special Family Preview! | Jacob Burns

With festive holiday raffle! Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha (Rio), and inspired by the beloved book The Story of Ferdinandby Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover. This heartwarming animated comedy adventure has an all-star cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.

Thursday, December 14 @ 7pm, Friday, December 15 @ 7pm, Saturday, December 16 @ 1pm & 7pm
Random Farms present Into the Woods | Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the tow set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Friday, December 15, 22 from 4:30pm–9:30pm
Music Hall Holiday Market | Tarrytown Music Hall
The Music Hall Market will take place Fridays in December from December 1st – December 22nd, from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, in the studio space at The Tarrytown Music Hall.

Friday, December 15, Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17
Live Jazz & Brazilian Music | Jazz Forum, Tarrytown
Jazz: Friday & Saturday @ 7pm & 9pm
Brazilian Music: Sunday @ 4pm & 6pm

Friday, December 15 from 7:30pm–9:30pm
Cult Classic Movie Night: The Shop Around The Corner | Dobbs Ferry Library
(1941/99 minutes) 
Leonard Maltin describes this classic as “The ultimate in sheer charm, a graceful period comedy about co-workers in a Budapest notions shop who don’t realize that they are lonelyhearts penpals.” Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Margaret Sullivan and James Stewart.

Saturday, December 16 9am–1pm
Hastings Winter Farmers Market | Hastings Library Parking Lot
Download the schedule here.
January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, March 3 & 17: Indoors at the Community Center
April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19: Outside Hastings Library Parking Lot
Weekly Summer Market resumes June 2

Saturday, December 16 from 9:30am–5pm & Sunday, December 17 from 1pm–5pm
Holiday Giftique | Hastings Library
Presented by the Friends of Library. Holiday Books, Jewelry, Small Gifts, and more.

Saturday, December 16 @ 12pm & 3pm
Carnegie Hall Family Concert My City, My Song | Carnegie Hall, NYC
Join us on a musical journey as we sing, dance, and play music from all over the world that can also be found in our New York City neighborhoods. This participatory experience features performances of folk music from the country of Georgia, Freedom Songs from the Civil Rights Movement, and vibrant rhythms and tunes from Haiti.
Free pre-concert activities take place in Zankel Hall one hour prior to each performance. Suggested for ages 4–8

Saturday, December 16 @ 5pm & 6:30pm and Sunday, December 17 @ 3pm & 4:30pm
Ballet des Amériques’ “The Nutcracker Dream” | Ballet des Amériques 16 King St, Port Chester
Ballet des Amériques will present its annual production of “The Nutcracker Dream” at the Ballet des Amériques studios in Port Chester this December. The audience will step into Marie’s dream, a magical adaptation of the traditional Nutcracker. Marie falls asleep and envisions a grand party, which then morphs into The Land of Sweets.

Saturday, December 16 @ 6pm
$5 Film: A Christmas Story | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by The Music Hall Volunteer Movie Committee. With Generous Support from Ridge Hill. A seasonal classic! In the 1940s, young Ralphie tries to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin. Writer Jean Shepherd. Director Bob Clark.

Sunday, December 17 from 11am– 2pm
Opening Reception: Selected Works of Ana Silbert | Donald Galley, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
“Selected Works” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Ana Silbert’s recent paintings. Through January 28

Sunday, December 17 @ 2pm

High Tea | Saint George Bistro, Hastings
Saint George Bistro and Seasons on the Hudson present an elegant afternoon high tea. Join us for tea in the Wine Attic, a private event space at Saint George. The menu will include tea sandwiches, canapés, and dessert served on fine china. Guests will take home a lovely individual arrangement by Seasons on the Hudson. $95 includes menu, a glass of champagne, and Teagevity tea. Gratuity and tax additional, reservations required. Please call Saint George to reserve a table: 914-478-1671.

Sunday, December 17 @ 3pm
Holiday Concert: ‘A Collective Christmas’ with Collective Brass | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Awaken your holiday spirit with a joyous concert from Collective Brass in the Lyndhurst Carriage House. Enjoy seasonal favorites such as selections from the Nutcracker, new arrangements of ancient carols, and even a sing-along! Also, don’t forget, a Christmas concert would not be complete without the Hallelujah Chorus. Ring in the season with this lively arrangement for the whole family. Free reception to follow the concert.

Sunday, December 17 @ 3pm
The Laurie Berkner Band | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by Metropolitan Entertainment. Best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner invites families to share the spirit of the season at The Music Hall!

Sunday, December 17 @ 3pm
The Nutcracker Dream | Ballet des Amériques, 16 King St., Port Chester
Ballet des Amériques will present “The Nutcracker Dream” at their studio theater in Port Chester this December. The audience will step into Marie’s dream, a magical adaptation of the traditional Nutcracker. Marie falls asleep and envisions a grand party, which then morphs into The Land of Sweets.

Sunday, December 17 @ 7pm
Sinbad | Paramount Hudson Valley
Standup comedy veteran Sinbad is coming to the Paramount Theater! Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades.

December 20 from 6pm–9pm
The Opening of the Grand Holiday Illumination | Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
Join us in the Walled Garden at Untermyer Park and Gardens as we light up the gardens for the Grand Holiday Illumination. Enjoy music, hot chocolate and a celebration of the holiday season in the gardens.

Thursday, December 21 through December 25
It’s a Wonderful Life | Jacob Burns
A holiday classic for the whole family! Frank Capra (Arsenic and Old LaceMr. Smith Goes to Washington) directs this holiday classic about bank manager George Bailey (James Stewart, Vertigo) who, facing financial ruin and possible jail time, contemplates jumping off a bridge on Christmas Eve. Intervening at the last second is Clarence (Henry Travers, Shadow of a DoubtThe Bells of St. Mary’s), a bumbling guardian angel looking to get his wings after 200 years with no such luck.

Thursday, December 21 @ 8pm
Cult Classic Movie Night: Special Screening | Dobbs Ferry Library
Local Filmmakers Spotlight: Jonny’s Sweet Revenge – featuring a Q&A with Producer Andrew Beiner and Executive Producer Michael Aker (both of Ardsley High School Class 1999) on

Friday, December 22, Saturday, December 23 & Sunday, December 24
Live Jazz & Brazilian Music | Jazz Forum, Tarrytown
Jazz: Friday & Saturday @ 7pm & 9pm
Brazilian Music: Sunday @ 4pm & 6pm

Friday, December 22–Sunday, January 14
The Hunchback of Notre Dame | White Plains Performing Arts Center
The NY Regional Premiere comes to life on stage at WPPAC! From the Academy Award-winning composing team of Alan Menken (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) & Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s (author of Les Miserables) epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the Disney film’s Academy Award-nominated score.

Saturday, December 23 from 9am–1pm
Irvington Farmers Market | Main Street School Auditorium
The Winter Market is back!

Saturday, December 23 from 3pm–5pm
The Colonial Nutcracker | Paramount Hudson Valley
An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theater in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchailovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic.

Saturday, December 23 @ 6pm
$5 Film: It’s a Wonderful Life  | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented By The Music Hall Volunteer Movie CCommittee with Generous Support from Ridge Hill. A Holiday family classic that needs no introduction! The heartwarming story of how George Bailey finds the true Christmas Spirit with the help of another friendly spirit. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers. Director Frank Capra.

Tuesday, December 26 & Wednesday, December 27 @ 11am & 1:30pm
Paper Bag Players: That’s Quite Absurd | Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
…will have you laughing, singing, dancing–and sitting on the edge of your seat! This brand new show is packed with stories, songs, freewheeling dances, painting, audience participation, paper bag costumes and scenery — and lots of adventure! It’s a funny, friendly, and thrilling hour of theater — perfect for children in Pre-k to 3rd grade, perfect for everyone!

Sunday, December 31 @ 11am & 4pm
Harlem Globetrotters | Westchester County Center, White Plains
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase basketball’s first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. You won’t want your family to miss it – buy your tickets today!

Sunday, December 31 @ 8pm
Kara-Rocking New Years Eve 2017! | Purpl, Hastings
The idea of New Year’s Eve can get old. Confetti, noisemakers, resolutions that fade… But you know what never gets old? Magical nights of fun and folly, food and friends, futures and fantastic music. Purpl’s New Year’s Eve offers something special, a sparkling room dotted with light and faces reddened with cheer and laughter, delicious food and delectable music, and a mic that’s just waiting for your song. Come together with us this holiday for a celebration that will remind you how you want to fill your New Year.

Sunday, December 31 @ 7pm
Shadows of the 60’s | Paramount Hudson Valley
SHADOWS OF THE 60’S Pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of Motown Super Groups, The Four Tops, Temptations and “The Supreme Girls Of Motown,” a salute to the legendary female stars of Motown and a host of Motown’s stars, including Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and more.

Sunday, December 31 from 10:30pm–12:30am
8th Annual “Ring in the New Year at Noon” | New Roc City, 33 Le Count Place, New Rochelle
Westchester’s Only Daytime New Year’s event for Kids Includes Balloon Drop, Giveaways, Activities, and More. There’s no need for kids to stay up until midnight as New Roc’s master of ceremonies rings in the New Year early with the countdown to noon complete with a thrilling balloon release with festive, brightly-colored balloons.

January

Saturday, January 6 @ 6pm
BTC Gala: 2018: Working | Irvington Town Hall Theater
– A one night, fully staged Musical to benefit BTC
– Starring BTC Alumni plus members of the BTC Ensembles & Adult Classes
Live Auction and Raffles at intermission! Prizes include House Seats for Hamilton on Broadway, wine tasting and hors d’ouvres for 12 in your home with a

sommelier, US Open Tennis insider package, and much more! Please bid to support arts education and our scholarship fund.

Sunday, January 7 from 4pm–6pm (snow date Jan14)
Songs from the 60s for Kids | James Harmon Community Center, Hastings
Rock out with our four-piece band, featuring Joanna’s n’ Bananas’ and friends, to the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Little Richard, the Beach Boys, kid-favorites, and more!

Friday, January 12 @ 7:30pm
Rock the Winter Blues: Screening of Pearl Jam Let’s Play Two | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Let’s Play Two is a concert film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season.

Saturday, January 13 @ 7:30pm
Penny Arcade’s Longing Lasts Longer | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Take A Number Productions. Penny Arcade, aka Susana Ventura, is an internationally respected performance artist, actress, poet & theater maker. She will be joined by very special guest Tammy Faye Starlite.

Sunday, January 14, doors open/ potluck dinner at 4pm, music @ 5pm
House Concert Series | Hastings
House Concert Series presents the best in Americana, folk, bluegrass and roots music in an intimate setting in a private home in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (unless otherwise noted)–Bring a dish! All Shows – Suggested donation:
$20 in advance (plus processing fee) or $25 at the door. 100% goes to the musicians.
1/14 – Daisycutter
2/11 – Cole Nakoa & Treacher
3/11 – The Young Novelists
4/15 – Itamar Erez