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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 February 25
Highlights 1.1 [link] | Urban Studio Unbound, 66 Main Street, Yonkers
US+U  is pleased to announce the opening of Highlights 1.1 Exhibition!
Featured Artists: EJ Berzolla, George Gutierrez, Deborah Holcombe, Julia Eisen-Lester, Alexandra Mom

through February 26
Exhibit–Alberto MURILLO:  “New Works” [link] | Canfin Gallery, 39 Main Street, Tarrytown
Alberto MURILLO’s works are stunning.  His surfaces exude the certitude of a seasoned technician who worships craft and its refined distillation. Influenced by the vibrant culture of his native Spain and the rich palette of Latin America, MURILLO has spent a lifetime in exploration of artistic expression.  His works are analogous of the Post Painterly Abstractionists -The Color Filed Painters of the 50’s, i.e. Stills, Louis, and Noland.  He, as they, employs rich polymers, cured in acrylic resin, poured directly on panel and manipulated like skins, into amorphous sumptuous shapes. The immersion of highly saturated color and interlocking forms, combined with the direct action oriented method of pouring, layering, blocking, and sandblasting, offers a visceral feast and thoroughly engaging experience.

through February 26
Photography Takes Over 2017 [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
February 2nd to February 26th, 2017.

through March 11
The Alternate Self [link] | Blue Door Art Center, Yonkers
Herman Hesse in his novel STEPPENWOLF went far beyond the notion of being “two-faced” and described the thousand selves that are present within. Each life event, each new person or conversation, each remembered dream brings out a new Self to experience. Artists working in all media will participate in this fascinating exhibition.

through March 19
Chloe Sikirica’s “Monotypes and Encaustic” | Hastings Village Hall
Hastings’ artist Chloe Sikirica’s show called “Monotypes and Encaustic” is now on view  through March 16. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Presented by the Hastings Village Arts Commission.

through March 19
Art Exhibit – We Are Rising: Women in Solidarity [link] | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
“We Are Rising: Women in Solidarity” in Dobbs Ferry features women artists from the RiverTowns visually interpreting and supporting 2017 V-Day and the staged reading of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at South Presbyterian Church on February 11. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily.

February 2017

Saturday, February 18 from 9am – 1pm
Hastings Farmers Market [link] | James Harmon Community Center
Winter Market:
March 4 & 18. James Harmon Community Center
April 1 & 15, May 6 & 20, Hastings Library Parking Lot
June 3, Summer Market Resumes, 8:30am – 1:30pm, Hastings Library Parking Lot

Saturday, February 18 @ 3pm & 8pm & Sunday, February 19 @ 4pm
Twisted Valentines [link] | Axial Theatre, 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville
Back for a third year and two weekends of one-acts dealing with love in unexpected ways…

Saturday, February 18 @ 4:30pm & 8pm, & Sunday, February 19 @ 3pm
2017 Oscar Nominee Manchester By The Sea [link] | Emelin Theatre
Please join us for one of four special screenings of Manchester By The Sea, nominated for six 2017 Academy Awards. Manchester by the Sea is the story of a solitary Boston janitor who returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and the community where he was born and raised. Deeply poignant, and unexpectedly funny, the film explores the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.

Saturday February 18
Bebel Gilberto [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
World-renowned singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto, who has earned multiple Grammy nominations over the course of her career, has captivated fans and earned media acclaim worldwide with her trademark electronic bossa nova, taking over clubs around the world and positioning Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. since the ‘60s. Gilberto’s penchant for sonically transporting listeners to Brazil, with bright, incandescent bossa nova-infused melodies, lyrics about love, and a lilting performance style has earned her raves for her live performances.

Saturday February 18 from 8pm-10pm
Irish Comedy Tour [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. The clover- make that clever- comedians whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Derrick Keane. Audiences howl at Richard’s tales about his mom’s dog, the holidays, and dating a stripper. He has appeared on the Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius, and The Weather Channel’s Top 10. McCarthy’s no-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The “comedy barbarian”, as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society’s most sensitive topics. Leibert’s unique and energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton, and the lyrical music of Ireland. His power packed performance adds an incredible dimension to the show. And finally Keane, originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across America.
Don’t miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. Their website is

Sunday, February 19 @ 1pm & 4pm
Disney’s “Choo Choo Soul” Live! with Genevieve [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
All aboard Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!” Genevieve is the hippest of all singing train conductors. Together with DC, her beat boxing, break dancing railroad engineer, Genevieve brings Choo-Choo Soul to Tarrytown for a show full of soulful renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and all your favorite Disney songs covered with catchy beats. Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!” has been honored with a Parents Choice Award for Children’s Television

Sunday, February 19 @ 3pm
Talking Pictures: “Heart of a Dog” | Hastings Library
In form, Laurie Anderson’s film “Heart of a Dog” is more a poem than a traditional narrative – an arresting collection of images, music and narration delivered in Anderson’s distinctive voice.  In content, it is completely original – a meditation on a wide range of themes veering seamlessly from being serious and profound one moment to surprisingly funny the next.  In every aspect, Anderson never stops taking chances producing a film that is intimately personal and intensely powerful.  Please join us on Sunday, February 19th at 3 p.m. at the Hastings-on-Hudson Library as we delve into a film that is unlike any we’ve ever shown.

Sunday, February 19 @ 6pm
National Theatre of London in HD: Amadeus [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
Craig’s Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series. Celebrate WMNR’s 35th Anniversary and join their broadcasters in the lobby at 5pm. The Suzuki Talent Education School of Sandy Hook Village, CT will present Larry Deming on strings accompanied by his students. Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

February 21 & 22
Circus School Break Workshops & Intensives | Life: The Place to Be, Ardsley
Beat School Break Boredom with Circus Fun! An immersive experience for new, intermediate and advanced students of circus arts ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 18. Let our professional circus trainers inspire your children to do more than they ever thought possible. Learn Acrobatics, Human Pyramids, German Wheel, Aerial Silks and Trapeze, Tight-wire, Physical Comedy, and much more. Register by calling 914-721-5711 or online at Westchester Circus Arts: Discover What You Can Do.

Saturday, February 25 from 9am – 1pm (2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month thru March 25)
Irvington Winter Market [link] | Main Street School, 101 Main Street
It’s going to be big!

Saturday, February 25 @ 3pm
Family Film Series: “Ice Age: Continental Drift” [link] | Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

After surviving the Ice Age and the brief return of dinosaurs, viewers join their favorite misfit Mammal herd as the continent begins to break apart. Manny, Sid and Diego become separated from the group as they are set adrift on an iceberg floating out to sea, with no obvious way back. Will they be able to reunite with the rest of their friends and family or will the sea claim another victim? Follow the link for the complete Series Schedule.

Saturday February 25 from 8pm-10pm
Blue Oyster Cult [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St. Peekskill
Blue Oyster Cult rose from the 1970s ashes to become one of the nation’s all-time greatest hard rock bands assembled. B.O.C. continues to tour hard and loud, kicking out jams at every opportunity. From humble beginnings right across Long Island’s sound, B.O.C. gave us hits including “Burnin’ For You”, the tongue in cheek “Godzilla”, and the ghostly guitar and cowbell of “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”. Radio hits, record-breaking albums, and pop culture recognition on SNL, Blue Oyster Cult is a national treasure.

Saturday, February 25
Bubble Trouble : An Immersive Bubble Show [link] | White Plains Performing Arts Center
Bubble Trouble – A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and a unique level of audience participation, he engages and delights audiences of all ages.

Sunday, February 26 from 3pm – 5pm
Opening Reception: “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…

Sunday, February 26 (originally scheduled for 2/12)
Conversation with Migdalia Cruz and JT Rogers [link] | Location TBA
RiverArts in association with The Masters School presents a conversation with Migdalia Cruz, award winning playwright and author of more than 50 plays, operas, screenplays, and musicals. She will be interviewed by renowned playwright JT Rogers, whose play Oslo will transfer to Broadway in March after a sold-out engagement at Lincoln Center. Continuing the tradition of exploring the creative process, RiverArts is delighted to present a playwright to playwright conversation bringing fresh and unexpected insights into writing and creativity.

Sunday, February 26 @ 7pm
Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Tour [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Released in 1977, Elegant Gypsy was the follow-up album to Di Meola’s debut release.  The distinctive music on the album is a fusion of jazz and rock, with Di Meola’s lightning-fast guitar riffs intermixed with lyrical acoustical passages.  The album was named Best Guitar Album in Guitar Player magazine and is generally regarded as a masterpiece in the rock-jazz fusion music genre.

Tuesday, February 28 @ 7pm
Screening: “Generation Like” flyer | Hastings Library
Douglas Rushkoff screens his documentary, “Generation Like,” followed by discussion.

March 2017
Wednesday, March 1 @ 8pm
Los Lobos [link] | Ridgefield Playhouse
Grammy Award winners Los Lobos has been one of America’s most distinctive and original bands for more than 30 years. They’re best known for their chart-topping hits “La Bamba,” “Come On Let’s Go,” and “Will The Wolf Survive” among many others. They continue to impress audiences around the world with their eclectic sound…blending rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues as well as traditional Spanish and Mexican music. Their current album, 2015’s Gates Of Gold, the group’s first album of new material in five years, bursts with the spirit of exploration that has marked Los Lobos’ best work over the years. Musically and culturally, the band speaks to its audience in a way few others have or could.

Thursday, March 2 @ 8pm
Piff the Magic Dragon [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
After a nearly sold out show last year, Piff is back and better than ever with an act that will have you laughing in your seats! With his trusty Mr. Piffles, Piff has been touring all over the world to rave reviews!! The stand out star of season 10 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ was without question Piff the Magic Dragon. When it comes to Piff, think Larry David in a dragon suit (with a trademark Chihuahua named Mr. Piffles) who performs jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. With over 12 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans in iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the O2, London and Sydney Opera house. USE PRESALE CODE: PIFF2

Friday, March 3 @ 8pm
Dance Off the Grid [link] | Emelin Theatre
Dance Off The Grid celebrates its fourth consecutive season at the Emelin!  Each of the three evenings of this eclectic performance series (The New Yorker) features multiple world-class artists and companies surveying the diversity of today’s dance landscape. As always, the audience is invited to stay after each evening’s program for a lively and insightful Q&A session with the choreographers and the dancers to learn more about what inspires their work.

Friday, March 3
Australian Bee Gee’s [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
It’s Saturday Night Fever every night with the Australian Bee Gee’s Show – A tribute to the Bee Gee’s. One of the most successful and adored acts in musical history is recreated on the stage in a 75-minute multi-media concert event. You’ll hear hits like, “Staying Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “How Deep is Your Love,” and “Jive Talkin’.” The performers’ authentic take on the trio’s clothes, style, and moves showcase five decades of the Brothers Gibb’s success as rock and disco legends, while audiences groove to their memorable music are immersed in the disco era.

Saturday, March 4 @ 7pm
Hastings Party4Good [link] | James Harmon Community Center, Hastings
We are hosting a dance party and all of the proceeds will go towards 4 fantastic organizations:  Hastings Youth Advocate’s Food Pantry, Hope’s Door, Riverkeeper, and the International Rescue Committee. Tickets are $50 (plus $3.75 in fees) and all proceeds of tickets and auction will be split between these 4 causes. Tickets  Facebook Event Page

@ 7:30pm
RiverArts Film Series “Citizen Kane” [link] | Andrus on Hudson, 185 Old Broadway, Hastings
Seats are not reserved, but those who purchase tickets in advance will not have to wait on line and can sit in a premium section towards the front of the auditorium. A Moderated Conversation/Talkback will follow each screening. Popcorn will be sold!
Mar 25: Dr. Strangelove.

Saturday, March 4 @ 7pm & 9:30pm
Robert Klein [link] | Emelin Theatre
For the past forty years, Robert Klein has been making people laugh, as a stand-up comedian, on Broadway, on television, and in film.  Versatility, Klein said in a New York Times interview, has kept him ”interested and working.” But stand-up is his passion, and he is credited by many with helping invent the genre. “Robert Klein’s style and brilliance changed the face of stand-up.” according to Ray Romano. Best known for his unique brand of observational humor, he has a gift for satirical social criticism. Honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny, Klein has never spared directing his rapier and scathing wit on himself, not just inspiring laughs but an entire generation of headliners like Jay Leno. Jerry Seinfeld who considers Klein his mentor and hero, says. “Klein has always been the funniest, most intelligent, coolest comedian.”

Sunday, March 5 @ 7pm
Dionne Warwick [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time GRAMMY®  Award winning music legend, DIONNE WARWICK, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates over 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. Over that time, she has earned 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. Commemorating her 50th Anniversary, Warwick released a much-anticipated studio album in 2013, entitled “NOW.”  Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, the anniversary album was nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY® Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.  “NOW” featured special never-before-released material written by her longtime friends and musical collaborators, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Thursday, March 9 @ 8pm
Neko Case [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Now more than 20 years into that calling, the two-time Grammy Nominee is the consummate career artist-fearless and versatile, with a fierce work ethic and a constant drive to search deeper within herself for creative growth.
Case began collecting her musical community shortly after leaving home at 15. Known now for her extraordinary voice and songwriting, Case started out behind a kit. By 17 she was playing drums for several local bands, and at 23 she moved to Vancouver for art school, where she drummed for emerging punk groups including Cub and Maow. Out of that punk foundation, however, grew Case’s exploration of country. The Virginian, her 1997 solo debut released by Canadian label Mint and backed by the band referred to as Her Boyfriends, is a joyous collection of originals and covers, including Loretta Lynn’s “Somebody Led Me Away” and the Everly Brothers’ “Bowling Green.”

Friday, March 10 @ 8pm
Tony Trischka Territory [link] | Emelin Theatre
Tony Trischka has long been recognized as one of the world’s greatest
5-string banjo players. Innovative, exciting and unpredictable, Tony
combines spectacular technique with inspired musicality. With his fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka’s critically acclaimed release, Territory with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bill Keith and Bruce Molsky explores a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds, and traditions.

Saturday, March 11 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, March 12 from 10am-4pm
Larchmont Antique Show flyer | Mamaroneck High School
Admission $8. Questions? 914-723-6989. A benefit for the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation.

Saturday, March 11 from 11am–1pm & 7pm–9pm
Rhythm in the Night [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular is an epic journey derived from a tale of good versus evil with a storyline that will capture the imagination of everyone in the family and transport them to a mystical time and place of heroes and redemption. The battle scenes transcend the struggle of dark versus light as lightning fast rhythms and a thunderous world-class dance troupe display Irish dance like never before seen. Adding to the drama and excitement of the production, Rhythm in the Night features an original soundtrack that delivers an orchestral atmosphere of epic proportions. Rhythm in the Night turns an age-old art form into an exciting Irish dance spectacular the whole family can enjoy!

Saturday, March 11 (through April 2)
Exhibit Jean DUQUOC [link] | Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown
Simplicity equates clarity, and for Jean DUQUOC his recent works are synonymous with this very purpose. His works offer an honest and more direct distillation of the landscape, the subject of his life’s work.  They are grounded by a stripped down and freer hand, evidenced by the immediacy and maturation of an assured brush work.  One can readily sense, as well, a renewed vitality. His palettes, too, are evolved – less reliant solely on primaries. They instead offer a broader and most satisfactory spectrum. There exists a definite purity, as well, to his sumptuous color choices. Light still reigns king, and remains an enduring presence within his saturated canvases.  The works capture the transformative moments founded in nature, and the rapture borne of such experience.

Saturday, March 11 @ 5pm
Sopranos Brooke Bryant and Yolanda F. Johnson | Philipse Manor Hall,  29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall are pleased to present sopranos Brooke Bryant and Yolanda F. Johnson, who will join forces to perform “Music She Wrote,” a concert of music by female composers in honor of Women’s History Month. Bryant and Johnson will be accompanied by Michael Eisenberg on harpsichord and piano.

Sunday, March 12 @ 3pm
Celtic Crossings, featuring Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Celtic Crossings promises an evening of Celtic tranquility with the great songs of Phil Coulter sung by the magnificent voice of Andy Cooney, with special guests Geraldine Branagan, and the Irish Pop Ensemble.

Sunday, March 12, Doors open/ Potluck dinner @ 4pm, music @ 5pm
River Spirit Music presents Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys [link] | Location emailed after tickets purchased
Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys deliver a dynamic blend of hard-driving, traditional mountain music fused with Gaudet’s diverse contemporary songwriting. Gaudet’s percussive rhythms are the perfect springboard for his high-lonesome voice, and the melodies and authentic three-part harmony singing is downright infectious, inspiring sing-alongs, whoops, and standing ovations.
The Railroad Boys make one feel as if they’re traveling in time, maybe back to Louisiana in 1963. Mel Guarino of The Bluebillies said, “There is no other band that I know that can sound so modern and yet so classic and nostalgic. It’s at once, “Old Timey” and “Timeless”, echoing the sound and feel of maybe Hank Williams or the Stanley Brothers, with a “hill-billy” edge.”
Bring a dish! All Shows – Suggested donation: $20 in advance (plus processing fee) or $25 at the door, 100% goes to the musicians.

March 16 through April 2
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap [link] | Lyndhurst Mansion Grand Picture Gallery
The longest running play on London’s West End comes to Lyndhurst Mansion. It’s murder…and spine-tinglingly fun when an eclectic group of strangers are stranded in a remote mansion (played by Lyndhurst Mansion) during a terrible snow storm. Sargent Trotter arrives to investigate a grisly crime that appears connected to someone there. The roads are blocked, the phone lines cut and then, MURDER! Who is the murderer in their midst? Of course, the mysterious guests all have their secrets. The Sergeant probes the background of everyone, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Will he find the murderer before another one is committed?

Thursday, March 16 @ 8pm
Southern Soul Assembly [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Featuring Marc Broussard, JJ Grey, Luther Dickinson, & Anders Osborne. The highly seasoned artists and bandleaders have demonstrated a natural ability to contribute to each other’s music through harmonies and guitar, each building upon the others’ songs. Southern Soul Assembly draws from the rich legacy of American Southern culture. Their collaborative live shows cultivate heartfelt storytelling that draws from the members’ Southern roots, combining blues, funk, and rock to produce unique, full-bodied performances. “Just like food in the South, our music is greasier than most,” says member Marc Broussard.

Friday, March 17 @ 8pm
Marc Cohn [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters,combining the precision of a brilliant tune smith with the passion of a great soul man.He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade” and Bonnie Raitt declared, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.”

Saturday, March 18 @ 7pm, Sunday, March 19 @ 2pm, Friday, March 24 @ 7pm, Saturday, March 25 @ 7pm & Sunday, March 26 @ 2pm
Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Clocktower Players ADULT Troupe. Simply Enchanting…
The weekend the live action film opens in theaters around the country, Clocktower will offer the international sensation, Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST live on stage! This tale about very different people finding strength and love boasts an unforgettable score, enchanting characters, humor and hope, making this beloved fairy tale a musical for the entire family! Be transformed and see the romantic and heartwarming tale with someone you love!

@ 7:30pm
RiverArts Film Series “Dr. Strangelove” [link] | Andrus on Hudson, 185 Old Broadway, Hastings
Seats are not reserved, but those who purchase tickets in advance will not have to wait on line and can sit in a premium section towards the front of the auditorium. A Moderated Conversation/Talkback will follow each screening. Popcorn will be sold!

Saturday, March 25 @ 8pm
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold. At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII”, “Silhouettes”, and “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold!

Sunday, March 26 from 11am – 2pm
Opening Reception: 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. March 26 through May 7, 2017. Free opening reception on March 26, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. 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

@ 7:30pm
RiverArts Film Series: “Dr. Strangelove” [link] | Andrus on Hudson, 185 Old Broadway, Hastings
Seats are not reserved, but those who purchase tickets in advance will not have to wait on line and can sit in a premium section towards the front of the auditorium. A Moderated Conversation/Talkback will follow each screening. Popcorn will be sold!

Thursday, March 30 @ 7pm
“Nonstop Plant: A Garden for 365 Days” | Estherwood Mansion, Masters School, 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry
A lecture hosted by The Garden Club of Irvington and The Garden Club of Dobbs Ferry. No registration necessary and free admission. Our guest lecturer is Margaret Roach, a former editorial director and writer for Martha Stewart Living as well as working for Newsweek and The New York Times. Margaret has worked for more than 25 years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley–Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year.

Friday, March 31 @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm
John Pizzarelli [link] | Emelin Theatre
John Pizzarelli is back at the Emelin for another incredible evening of some of the most formidable jazz guitar you will ever hear. With a style that blends the swing guitar tradition with 60’s and 70’s pop culture and music, “he is a blazing jazz player whose band and records have been among the most consistent pleasures and most reliably smart expressions of the “The Great American Songbook” of the last 25 years.” (Popmatters)

April 2017

Saturday, April 8 @ 11am
Laurie Berkner [link] | Paramount Hudson valley
Recognized as “the queen of children’s music,” Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records.  She has released eleven bestselling, award-winning albums, was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr., and appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show.  Laurie’s music has graced the short-form animated series Sing It, Laurie! on 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout, and she has been a frequent  guest on Sprout’s Sunny Side Up morning show. USE PRESALE CODE: BERKNER8

Saturday, April 8 @ 8pm
John Gorka and Susan Werner [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Common Ground Community Concerts. Common Ground Concerts is thrilled to present two of the leading singer songwriters of this generation, or any generation — together on one night. Dubbed by NPR as the “Empress of the Unexpected”, Susan Werner covers folk, rock, pop, gospel, blues and Americana, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. John Gorka illuminates instead with his trademark wordplay, twisting, turning, and tying words and phrases in the way a balloon artist creates complex creatures from simple balloons. Few contemporary songwriters can coax language as deftly as Gorka.

Friday, April 14 @ 8pm
Richard Thompson – Solo Acoustic [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock.  By the age of 21 he left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist who tours both solo acoustic and with his electric trio.

Get the Led Out – “The American Led Zeppelin” [ink] | Tarrytown Music Hall

GTLO returns to rock the Music Hall for the sixth consecutive year! From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. 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.

Sunday, April 16, Doors open/ Potluck dinner @ 4pm, music @ 5pm
River Spirit Music presents Carrie Elkin [link] | Location emailed after tickets purchased
With her Red House Records debut release, Call It My Garden, Carrie Elkin has emerged as one of the defining new voices in the world of Texas singer-songwriters, being celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as one of their artists of the year.  The voice, the stories, the images, the grace and infectious enthusiasm, it’s a complete package.  But it’s the power of her live performances that really have been creating an incredible buzz around this young artist.  Maverick Magazine said it best, after a recent festival performance: “I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That’s the gospel truth. Onstage, Elkin was simply a force of nature.” All Shows – Suggested donation: $20 in advance (plus processing fee) or $25 at the door, 100% goes to the musicians.

Friday, April 21 @ 8pm
Lou Gramm “The Juke Box Hero [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
The voice behind Foreigner, and one of the greatest singers in Rock music history, Lou Gramm’s unique vocals and hit songs have placed Foreigner, among Billboard’s Top Artists of all time. Their 16 Top 40 Hit Songs defined an era. Songs like “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “Feels Like the First Time,” are just a few of the awesome songs that Lou Gramm sang.

Saturday, April 22 @ 7:30pm
As iFF: All Shorts Irvington Film Festival [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by the Irvington Town Hall Theater. As iFF you can’t fall forward or spring back! Irvington Town Hall Theater’s own international all shorts film festival presented in 2 parts: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
Get your tickets now to see top tier shorts from all over the world—beautiful film gems–1 minute to 25 minutes. We were a huge hit last year with close to 1000 people attending. Come see the world in shorts on a big screen in our little village!

Saturday, April 22 @ 8pm
The Charlie Daniels Band [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre
The Charlie Daniels Band will return to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Saturday night, April 22, 2017, for an evening of high-powered country and southern rock. The evening will be celebrated by a season opening pre-show reception in the theater’s newly refurbished outdoor beer garden. The singer, guitarist, and fiddler first worked as a Nashville session musician, playing electric bass on three Bob Dylan albums and on recordings by Leonard Cohen. He produced an album by The Youngbloods, and it is his violin that can be heard on their hit “Darkness, Darkness.” He also played fiddle on many of The Marshall Tucker Band’s early albums and on Hank Williams, Jr.’s album “Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends.” Charlie Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, profoundly emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 16, 2016.

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.

May 2017

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!

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).”

June 2017

Saturday, June 3
RiverArts Music Tour [link] | All Around the Riverowns
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.