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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 April 23
“Hillside Woods,” Photos by John Maggiotto [link] | Orr Room, Hastings Library
These large format photographs depict the passage of time in our village’s forest. The fallen trees in these photographs are the connecting theme. Extending branches envelope the viewer, upturned roots lead your eye further into nature. Read more…

through April 30
Artists of Northern Westchester 51st Annual Art Exhibit [link] | Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, 2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, this is the longest-running juried art exhibit in Westchester County. The ANW Exhibit was instituted by the late, nationally acclaimed Hudson River painter, George Kelly.

through May 7
Postcards and Other Mementos [link] | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
“Postcards and Other Mementos” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Antonio Alvarez’s abstract acrylic painted collages on wood. Proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and South Presbyterian Church. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Call 914-693-0473 or visit [link]

through July 15
From the Streets [link] | ArtsWestchester, White Plains
From the Streets traces the meteoric rise of the urban artist from vandal and outlaw to that of cultural trendsetter. Murals, photographs, installations, and works on canvas exemplify the scope and evolution of this dynamic global art movement.

 

April 2017

Sunday, April 23 from 10am–5pm
Warner Library Used Book Sale [link] | Warner Library, Tarrytown
Friends of Warner Library Spring Book Sale – We have plenty of books so please wait until after the sale. We start collecting again May 1.

Sunday, April 23 from 10am–5pm
Sheep-to-Shawl [link] | Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Celebrate spring! From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques. Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving, and crafts for children, including sewing with wool and creating a picture from sheep or alpaca wool (NEW!). Outside on the grounds, Scottish border collies display their skills at sheep- and duck-herding. Visitors are invited to enjoy a fashion show complete with critiques from Historic Hudson Valley’s own expert costume designer. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk entertains with some lively tales. NEW! This year we welcome beautiful, friendly alpacas from Faraway Farm in Yorktown Heights. Like sheep, alpacas’ furry coats are shorn in the spring and the fleece is washed, carded, and spun into a soft yarn.

 

 

 

Sunday, April 23 from 9am–2pm
Color Fest 2017 [link] | Scenic Hudson Park, Irvington
Celebrate Earth Day with COLOR FEST 2017: a charity run/walk and block party! Join the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute and Irvington’s iASK-CAB Coalition as we run, walk and rise for a healthier and more connected world. Come together as a community to find inspiration and make a positive impact!

Sunday, April 23 from 11am–5pm
RiverArts Studio Tour [link] | All Around the Rivertowns
Meet and engage with artists in their work spaces: industrial lofts, home studios, pop-up installations and galleries. Learn more about the creative process and purchase work directly from artists.
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Sunday, April 23 @ 2pm
Sunday Scholar Series: Jeff L. Rosenheim: Photography & the American Civil War [link] | Hudson River Museum
Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines the role of the camera during our nation’s bloodiest war. The talk is based on a 2013 exhibition he curated on the subject, which featured more than 200 poignant photographs of the conflict. Rosenheim has lectured extensively and published essays on a wide range of artists including Carleton Watkins, Thomas Eakins, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, and Diane Arbus. Reserve your seat here. Free with Museum admission.

Sunday, April 23 @ 2pm
The Little Mermaid [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. In a brand new, original production, The classic tale of The Little Mermaid is brought to the stage by the internationally acclaimed Panto Company USA. With stunning scenery, eye catching costumes, original songs plus up to date chart songs, not forgetting loads of audience participation, this show makes for a thoroughly entertaining family day out. Following a sell-out tour of China, and the UK, The Panto Company USA brings you their adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved story. The Little Mermaid follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is a better life for her out of the water. Of course there’s a handsome prince, an evil baddie and a bucket loads of laughs along the way.

Sunday, April 23 @ 4pm
What Does Jewish Look Like to You?–A Monologue Showcase [link] | Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Kaleidoscope is a narrative-arts driven initiative that was sparked by a desire to highlight the stories of Jews of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, observance levels, and interfaith experiences. This monologue showcase featuring personal stories from 6 Jews of diverse and ethnic backgrounds, followed by a Q&A with the performers. It is produced and directed by Vanessa Hidary. Advanced sale tickets are now on sale $18 per person for General Admission and $36 per person for Patron Tickets that include Reserved Seating and Thank You listing. Tickets paid for after April 17 are $25 per person General Admission.

Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:30pm
Information Session: Lessons Learned about Childhood Mental Health [link] | Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd
Personal Family Insights: Lessons Learned in Getting Support and Caring for Youth with Mental Health Challenges. An open, honest and candid Parent-to-Parent information session on how to get support and navigate daily life with a child with mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges. The event is free. Please register if you are a friend, parent, educator or clinician. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 26 @ 8pm
Indigo Girls [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series. Best known for their hits “Closer To Fine,” “Galileo,” “Let It Be Me” and many more! During their groundbreaking career, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been perfecting their signature blend of folk and rock, inspiring fans with a strong message of grassroots activism.

Saturday, April 29 from 8am–12pm
Mutts on the Mountain: 5K & 1K Fun Run [link]Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill
The 2nd Annual Mutts on the Mountain 5K and Lazy Dog 1M Fun Run is back for more tail-wagging, trail-running fun! Our event is the only timed trail race (of any length) in Westchester County, that allows you to run with your canine companion.We’ve updated our 5K and 1M routes and trail markers this year to make them clear and friendly to runners of all experience levels! This is a not-to-be-missed event for hikers, joggers, runners, and of course your well-behaved four legged friend. All registrants get a dri-fit custom Mutts on the Mountain t-shirt and all canine participants get a custom Mutts on the Mountain bandanna. THANK YOU to our partners Westchester County Parks, and generous sponsors TD Bank, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co, Masterwork Plaques, Club Fit, LL Bean, BarkBox, KIND Bar, Shop Rite, media sponsors WHUD/107.1 The Peak and Westchester Magazine!

Saturday, April 29 from 10am–3pm
Sheep Shearing Fest 2017 [link] | Stone Barns
Join us for Sheep Shearing Fest! Celebrate the arrival of spring with our farmers, educators and the farm animals that thrive on the fresh spring grass. At Sheep Shearing Fest, enjoy activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare from local vendors* for the whole family. Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Observe and talk with our farmers as they shear our flock of sheep
  • Learn about pasture-raised sheep and other animals
  • Try your hand at fiber arts activities like carding, combing, spinning and felting wool
  • Join our farmers and educators for farm demonstrations and tours
  • Celebrate spring with a dance around the Maypole
  • When the shearing is done, help us herd our sheep out to pasture for the season

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 from 10am–4pm
Design & Build Family Weekend [link] | Lyndhurst
One of Lyndhurst’s most popular family programs returns this spring to once again bring fun, dynamic activities to kids interested in architecture, engineering, and design. The weekend’s events include the interactive creation of a 3D village using recycled materials, massive LEGO® sculptures, robotics battles, scavenger hunts along Lyndhurst’s historic property, crafts, food, and entertainment. Lyndhurst is teaming up with ArchForKids, a local organization that provides exciting, interdisciplinary programming to teach children engineering principles with hands-on projects. Follow the link above for more details.

Saturday, April 29 from 11am–3pm
Rotary Rubber Duck Derby & YMCA Healthy Kids Day [link] | Patriot’s Park, Tarrytown
Rotary Rubber Duck Derby races 2000 rubber ducks in 7 heats throughout the day. This is our 10th Anniversary honoring the memory of Gerry Barbelet who was instrumental creating a way to race rubber ducks in the Andres Brook in Patriot’s Park. Join us for a fun day of rubber duck races along with music, food, vendors provided by the YMCA Healthy Kids Day. to adopt your rubber ducks go to www.tarrytownrotary.org Credit cards accepted. All proceeds go back to the community.

Saturday, April 29 from 11am–1pm
Taste of Korea: Korean Cuisine Full of Wisdom and Nature [link] | Dobbs Ferry Library
The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will demonstrate 4 traditional Korean dishes: Kimchi Salad, Rice with Mixed Vegetables (Bibimbap), Soy Sauce and Honey Marinated Beef (Bulgogi) and Braised Soybean (Dubu Jorim) – which afterwards will be served to all participants. Recipes and materials on Korean history will be available for handout. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – please call the Library to reserve your spot. (914) 693-6614. There is a $6 per participant fee to cover the cost of the food – please bring cash or a check payable to “KSCPP.”

Saturday, April 29 from 12pm–4pm
Westchester Children’s Museum Celebrates Turning One! [link] | Westchester Children’s Museum
Join us for a magical day of interactive play, discovery, and exploration.  Our Museum Galleries will be filled with fun hands-on activities and special “Exploration Stations” set up throughout the expansive space of our historic landmark site. The stations will feature interactive experiences in art, science, music, engineering, storytelling, and creative play. The center stage will feature a variety of family entertainment scheduled throughout the day.
All activities included with regular admission.

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 from 12pm–5pm
Daffodil Celebration & Wine Weekend [link] | NY Botanical Garden
The stunning spring beauty of NYBG sets the scene for this wine lover’s weekend. Take in the unfolding display of flowering trees and other spring beauties and celebrate the eagerly anticipated bloom of over 300,000 newly planted daffodil bulbs alongside the historic display at Daffodil Hill. Enjoy a selection of palate-pleasing wines from New York and beyond, while experts on the science of making wine host talks. Get more information.

Saturday, April 29 @ 2pm
“If a Picture Paints 1,000 Words, What Happens If That Picture Moves?” flyer | Hastings Public Library
Friends of Hastings Library present Hastings High School English teacher Josh Blum who will be discussing literature and film in this third “Dewey Goes to the Pictures” program. Download the flyer for details.

Saturday, April 29 @ 3pm
Family Film Series: “The Jungle Book” [link] | Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Viewers will get to see the 2016 live action remake of the tale of Mowgli, the “man cub” raised by a wolfpack, and his encounters with Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan and other creatures of the jungle. Attendees on Apr. 29 will get to vote on which film will be shown in May. Follow the link for the complete Series Schedule.

Saturday, April 29 from 8pm-10pm
Maja & David [link] |  Purpl, 52 Main Street, Hastings
Hailing from Denmark and Quebec, these master fiddler’s turn musical tradition on its head, elevating the common threads between Danish and Quebec fiddling to create a sound that is all their own. Maja & David deliver a breathtaking performance, enveloping audiences in their complex arrangements, which are layered with various instruments and beautiful vocals. Renowned for crafting an intense, almost addictive atmosphere each time they play, this dynamic duo is a force to be reckon with.

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 from 10am–4pm
Design & Build Family Weekend [link] | Lyndhurst Mansion
One of Lyndhurst’s most popular family programs returns this spring to once again bring fun, dynamic activities to kids interested in architecture, engineering, and design. The weekend’s events include the interactive creation of a 3D village using recycled materials, massive LEGO® sculptures, robotics battles, scavenger hunts along Lyndhurst’s historic property, crafts, food, and entertainment. The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is just $8 for kids and $10 for adults and tickets are available for purchase online at link above before the event and at the Welcome Center on the day of.

Saturday, April 29 from 12pm–4pm
Science Barge Opening [link] | Science Barge, Yonkers
Get ready for the annual opening of the Science Barge, our sustainable urban farm and educational center on the Hudson River on Yonkers’ waterfront. This joyous rite of spring brings together elected officials, civic groups, and 200-300 residents from throughout the region for a full day of family fun. Enjoy live animals from the Greenburgh Nature Center, Museum Theatre Performer Jonathan Ellers, Giant Puppets, and Nepperhan Community Center’s Drum Corp, and more. This event is FREE and open to all ages!

Sunday, April 29 @ 8pm
Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live! [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp returns to Tarrytown Music Hall featuring 5 of the greatest vocal groups of all time! The Duprees (“You Belong to Me”, “Have You Heard”, “My Own True Love”), The Legendary Teenagers (“Why Do Fools Fall in Love”, “ABCs of Love”, “Share”, “I Promise to Remember”), The Original Angels featuring Bibs, Jigs & Peggy (“My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Till”, “Cry Baby Cry”), The Crystals (“Da Doo Ron Ron”, “He’s a Rebel”, “Uptown”, “Then He Kissed Me”) and The Capris (“There’s a Moon Out Tonight”, “Morse Code of Love”). Presented by Praia Entertainment Group.

Saturday, April 29 from 8pm-10pm
Melissa Etheridge [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs,” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy in 1992. “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing from her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993), brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, distinguished by the hit single “I Want to Come Over.”

Sunday, April 30 from 10am–2pm
Family Fun Day [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Please join us for a fun-filled day of circus arts, dance, music, arts & crafts, healthy snacks, and many other FUN and MAGICAL surprises. You and your children will enjoy a variety of hands-on spring-themed activities, which include: a coloring corner, colorful egg shakers, bird feeders, sun-catchers, planting sunflowers, bumble bee headbands, and much more! This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. Spring is here…shake off your winter coats and join us for some fun on the stage with Westchester Circus Arts, Y Dance Academy and Starlight Starbright Music.

Sunday, April 30 from 12:30pm–3:30pm
Andrus-on-Hudson Spring Fest [link] | Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings
Family fun – music, games, petting zoo!! Solar Punch will do some music and help power the stage with solar energy and solar cooking (sun permitting!) Music: Blank Citation, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, Jenny Murphy of Babies & Grands Music, Solar Punch. Henry Chapin and his fiddle at the Maypole dance!! Wow!

Sunday, April 30 from 1pm–4pm
Pedals for Progress [link] | Curious on Hudson
Curious-on-Hudson is a Pedals for Progress drop-off site on Sunday, April 30 from 1:00-4:00 PM! We’re collecting adult and kids bikes to send to Nicaragua, Ghana, Albania, Fiji and Guatemala. Do your part to put unused bikes and sewing machines to good use in the developing world. Bikes should be rust free. No children’s trikes, but bikes with flat tires in need of some repair are accepted. Portable sewing machines should be in working condition.
$10 minimum donation with each bike or sewing machine is requested for shipping. All material and monetary donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided on site.

Sunday, April 30 from 2:30pm–5:30pm 
2017 Future Filmmaker’s Film Festival [link] | The Picture House, Pelham
To highlight the diverse creative talent of Westchester’s teens, The Matthew S. Hisiger Film Foundation and The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) are presenting the 2017 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. Tickets will be available at www.thepicturehouse.org and at The Picture House box office on the day of the event; cost is $7/adults, $3/students, children under 5/free.

May 2017

Wednesday, May 3, beginning @ 4pm
Hillside Woods”Healing the Woods” [flyer] | Hillside Woods & James Harmon Community Center, Hastings
Download the flyer for details/schedule.

Friday, May 5 from 10am–5pm, Saturday, May 6 from 10am–6pm, & Sunday, May 7 from 10am–5pm
Crafts at Lyndhurst [link] | Lyndhurst

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is a celebration of all things handmade and returns to Tarrytown, New York, on May 5, 6, 7, 2017, just in time for Mother’s Day shopping! Featuring 300 modern American artists, designers and craftspeople, it is Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite shopping experience at one of its most popular landmarks. It is a perfect day for the entire family!

Friday, May 5 from 7:30pm–11pm
4th Annual Forks Corks & Cocktails [link] | The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
Westchester’s Premier LGBTQ Food, Wine & Cocktails Show. Join Björn & Company for the fourth year in a row as they take the fine palates of Westchester’s LGBTQ community & their allies on a culinary tour to experience the wide array of talent and cuisines from Westchester County and New York City. Voted The Best LGBTQ Initiative by Westchester Magazine, all guests will be treated to a walk around tasting highlighting local restaurants, seasonal cocktails & wines, all while mingling and dancing to some great DJ-powered music, this evening is one for the food enthusiasts of New York! All are welcome to attend!

Friday, May 5 @ 8pm
Billy Porter [link] | Emelin Theatre
A Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winner, Billy Porter is a singer, composer, actor, playwright and director. Having won the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as “Lola” in the smash hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots. he traded in his high heels for tap shoes to join Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Savion Glover’s revival of Shuffle Along, “the [2016] season’s essential ticket” according to The New York Times and A Critics Pick.

Saturday, May 6 from 9am – 1pm
Hastings Farmers Market [link] | Hastings Library Parking Lot
Winter Market:
May 20, Hastings Library Parking Lot
June 3, Summer Market Resumes, 8:30am – 1:30pm, Hastings Library Parking Lot

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7 from 12pm–5pm
YoHo Open Studios [link] | 578 Nepperhan Ave., Yonkers
This 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 Carpet Mills Arts District. All studios are conveniently concentrated with easy parking and elevator access. Live music, presentations, demonstrations, and other basic amenities will be available for visitors to enjoy as they explore this creative community. Details and more information can be found on this event page and YOHO Artists Facebook page. Please ‘like’ our Facebook fanpage for additional updates to the Open Studio program as it becomes available. A roster of artists available will appear here and will be updated continually until the event.

Saturday, May 6 from 12pm–5pm
A Taste of Sleepy Hollow | Valley Street, Sleepy Hollow
Great food, music, art, kids activities. Download the flyer for details.

Sunday, May 7 @ 3pm
Talking Pictures: “While We’re Young” | Hastings-on-Hudson Library
One of the great axioms in the entertainment business is to “leave ‘em laughing,” and that’s precisely what we plan to do as we close out this season of Talking Pictures with a screening of Noah Baumbach’s funny and incisive film “While We’re Young.” Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Charles Grodin, the film tells the story of a couple in their 40s who become enchanted with a couple half their age. The events which ensue evoke smiles and winces in equal measure.

Sunday, May 7, Doors open/ Potluck dinner @ 4pm, music @ 5pm
River Spirit Music presents Brother Sun [link] | Location emailed after tickets purchased
National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter’s round. The trio’s harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.
All Shows – Suggested donation: $20 in advance (plus processing fee) or $25 at the door, 100% goes to the musicians.

Wednesday, May 10 from 2pm–4pm & Thursday, May 11 from 10am–1pm
“On The Sunny Side of the Hudson” | The Carriage House, Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
The Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson is hosting a GCA Flower Show honoring Washington Irving and his influence upon the Hudson Valley. The show’s title is “On the Sunny Side of the Hudson. It’s a flower show competition judged by the rigorous standards of The Garden Club of America. It includes floral design, horticulture, landscape and horticulture photography, conservation and education. It even has a school children’s entry category. It is open to the public. Admission is free.

Friday, May 12 @ 8pm
The Manhattan Transfer [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s greatest and most innovative vocal groups. Winners of ten Grammy Awards, with millions of records sold worldwide, this amazing quartet is building upon the extraordinary legacy created by founder Tim Hauser who organized the four-part harmony  group on October 1, 1972 in New York City. In 1981, The Manhattan Transfer became the first vocal group to win Grammy Awards in the pop and jazz categories in one year: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Boy From New York City” (a cover of the 1964 song by The Ad Libs), and Best Jazz Performance by a Duo or Group for “Until I Met You (Corner Pocket).”

Saturday, May 13 from 10am–2pm
Plant Sale | Lyndhurst Greenhouses, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
The Garden Club of Irvington, The Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society, Care of Trees and Homegrown Nurseries and Farms invites you to our annual pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale. You will find unique plants for your gardens and containers, deer-resistant plants, expert gardening advice as well as a raffle for a specimen tree. Free admission.

Saturday, May 13 from 10am-1pm
Spring Nature Day Celebration  [link] | O’Hara Nature Center, Irvington
Irvington Recreation and Parks Department presents The Irvington Woods Committee’s Spring Nature Day Celebration on Saturday.
Activities include: Build Mom a Flower Box or Herb Garden for Mother’s Day, Paint a Bird House, See a presentation by the god of insects!, Take a guided Trail Hike.

Saturday, May 13 @ 4pm
Katonah Poetry Series 50th Anniversary All-Star Reading [link] | The Harvey School, 260 Jay Street, Katonah
The Katonah Poetry Series will host a gala event on Saturday, May 13, to celebrate fifty years of bringing the finest voices in contemporary poetry to northern Westchester. The public is invited to attend a reading with our all-star panel of poets, followed by a VIP cocktail reception. The panel features longtime KPS advisor and two-time US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, National Book Award winner Mark Doty, NY State Poet Laureate Marie Howe (2012-2014), and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri. They will read their own poetry as well as that of other beloved KPS poets. Billy Collins will lead the panel in an exploration of contemporary poetry and where it might go next. A separately ticketed VIP cocktail reception will follow—in the company of the poets!–including gourmet hors d’oeuvres, libations and live jazz.

Sunday, May 14 from 10am-4pm (June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12)
Hastings Flea [link] | Hastings Metro North Commuter Lot
It’s a new and fun season filled with 40+ unique vendors and artisans selling antiques, vintage finds, jewelry, crafts, clothing, natural skincare, comics and so much more. The Hastings Flea is a special day of the month where families and community come together to celebrate local craft makers, collectors and artists. Join us!

Friday, May 19
Tarrytown Third Friday [link] | North Washington & Main Streets
Spring is here and that means so is Tarrytown Third Friday! Check back for details.

Saturday, May 20 from 10am–4pm
Spring 2017 Hastings Village-wide Tag Sale flyer | All Around Hastings
Download the flyer if you’d like to register. Registration closes May 12 at 1pm.

Saturday, May 20
9th Annual Dobbs Ferry Pub Crawl [link] | All Around Dobbs Ferry
This year’s Crawl will be helping a young boy and his family. On October 3, 2016, Jacob Moon was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome.  Sanfilippo Syndrome (also known as MPS III) is a progressive and fatal disease affecting 1 in 70,000 children. Registration begins outside Cedar Street Grill at 12:30pm. Follow the link for more details. Download flyer.

Saturday, May 20 from 7pm–8:30pm
An Evening of Kirtan Chanting with Sita Miriam Zernis flyer | Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center at South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Sita’s Light returns to Sacred Spirit Yoga to share the joyful practice of kirtan, call and response chanting of sacred mantras framed by the eclectic sacred music of harmonium, tabla, guitar and didgeridoo. It is the energetic relationship to these mantras that illuminates our heart and awakens our consciousness, and makes kirtan an experience that releases us out of the thinking mind and drops us gently into our hearts. All are welcome. No musical experience necessary.

Saturday, May 20 @ 7:30pm
Gurf Morlix [link] | Common Ground Coffeehouse, At the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings
“Gurf Morlix’s voice could steer a ship through a storm.” – Brian T. Atkinson, Austin Music Magazine. Gurf’s integrity, combined his near innate sense of music and how to make it sound not just good, but great, that have attracted so many well-respected artists to work with him over the years – folks like Ian McLagan, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Miller, Mary Gauthier, Tom Russell, Butch Hancock, Slaid Cleaves and Ray Wylie Hubbard, just to name a few. And, oh yeah, he can make nearly any instrument with strings either sing or growl, depending on the needs of the song, like no other musician out there.

Sunday, May 21 from 3pm–5pm
Open House Celebration, Artist Meet and Greet [link]The Gallery, D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, Hastings
Thrilled to be hosting this latest exhibition featuring NEW work by miniaturist Jill Orlov. Our latest show focuses on pop icon television studio sets from another era reimagined in scale metal sculpture.

Saturday, May 27 @ 3pm
Family Film Series: Viewer’s Choice  [link] | Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Attendees of the April movie will be presented with a list of 10 options, from classics to the most recent releases, and be able to vote for their two favorites. Voting is open to all who attend the movie and the winner will be announced at the end of “The Jungle Book.”

June 2017

Saturday, June 3 from 12pm–12am
RiverArts Music Tour [link] | All Around the Rivertowns
Now in its 3rd year, the RiverArts Music Tour is an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of the Rivertowns music community. More than 150 musicians will come together to participate in 90 performances at 30 different venues throughout the day in this multi-village event. Genres include Folk, Rock, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, and World. Seasoned professionals, budding musicians, and everyone in between will perform.

Sunday, June 4 from 9am – 1pm
Irvington Winter Market [link] | Main Street School, 101 Main Street
Opening Day Summer Market!

Wednesday, June 21
Summer Solstice Sunset Soiree [link] | Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
The 2017 Summer Solstice Sunset Soirée will take place on June 21, 2017.  We will be honoring Michael Bakwin and celebrating the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy and the centennial of the gardens.  Tickets will be on sale beginning in early May.

Friday, June 23 @ 8pm
Almost Queen [link] | White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains
Come see the most authentic Queen show since the days of Queen themselves, performing in White Plains NY for one night only! A deliberate 4 piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live show consisting of signature four-part harmonies and genuine costumes while recapturing the live energy that is the ultimate Queen experience. Almost Queen formed in New York in 2004 and is known for their large and varied set list of Queen songs, from the classics like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You” to the more obscure “Keep Yourself Alive.” This show promises to be an incredible performance and a loving tribute to Queen’s music.