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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 June 25
Opening Reception: Water Works [link] | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry [link]
Photographs by Wendy Naidich.

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.

May 2017

Wednesday, May 24 @ 7pm
$5 Film Series: Easy Rider [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by The Music Hall Volunteer Movie Committee. Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper (dir.), and Jack Nicholson, Easy Rider (1969) is a classic road trip movie, buddy movie, and rebellion movie. With an awesome late 60’s soundtrack, Easy Rider follows the group’s search for meaning in a changing society that is loath to accept non-conformists, especially those with an air of danger. Runtime: 1hr 35min. Rated: R

Wednesday, May 24 @ 7pm
Deadgrass [link] | Garcia’s, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia.

Thursday–Sunday, from 10am–4pm, open Memorial Day, 12pm–5pm
Westchester Children’s Museum [link] | 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
What is the Westchester Children’s Museum? We are a light-filled, colorful, vibrant learning space filled with interactive exhibits not found anywhere else in this region. We offer experiences in physics, science, art, technology, design, with places to climb, build, and explore.

Thursday, May 25 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Long Strange Trip [link] | Jacob Burns
The Definitive Grateful Dead Doc in Theaters One Day Only! Long Strange Trip is the first full-length documentary to piece together the epic history of rock band The Grateful Dead, one of the most influential musical groups of their generation. Award-winning filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev (Happy Valley, The Tillman Story) artfully assembles candid interviews with the band, road crew, family, and notable Deadheads to illuminate the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation, and uncompromising audience commitment that made the Bay Area band such a cultural phenomenon. Bar-Lev maintains a varied focus, highlighting the inner-workings of the band and its followers as well as providing poignant insight into the psyche of late lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, whose disdain for authority clashed with his de facto leadership of the sprawling collective that kept the show on the road. This film will include a 15-minute intermission. Tickets: $20 (members), $25 (nonmembers)

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 from 8am–4pm
The Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market [link] | Stormville Airport
A fun, family-friendly atmosphere that draws thousands of shoppers to each show. With acres and acres of merchandise our market offers a wide variety of bargains, treasures, and unique items for everyone.

Saturday, May 27 from 8:30am–2pm
Opening Day: TaSH [link] | Patriot’s Park, Tarrytown
Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market. Every Saturday forward through the weekend before Thanksgiving!

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 from 10am–1pm
Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster [link] | Wave Hill, Bronx
Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. What minerals make up the soil around us? Use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and tint with your choice of color. Easy for kids of all ages! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Saturday, May 27 @ 11am & 2:30pm
Back to the Future [link] | Emelin Theatre
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Saturday, May 27 @ 3pm
Family Film Series: “The Secret Life of Pets”
 [link] | Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers
Come join us at the last installment of Philipse Manor Hall’s winter/spring movie series. The attendees from April’s movie picked the movie for May and it is “The Secret Life of Pets.” Movies are shown in the Gothic Chamber inside the Manor Hall, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a blanket if they prefer to lie down on the floor. All films are rated PG. Free admission.

Saturday, May 27 from 4pm–6pm
Artist ReceptionMarylyn Dintenfass Ocular: Echo [link] | Garrison Art Center
An exhibition of large oil paintings. The circle has always been a key domain in Dintenfass’ work. It is self-contained, without beginning or end, a slice of a sphere, an entry and an exit, an entity unto itself. Ocular: Echo is the lens through which Dintenfass explores her own emotional and psychological engagement with the fragile natural world. She sees her paintings as metaphorical macrocosms and microcosms of natural circular systems: her images echo personal visual sensations of solar systems and ecosystems. Dintenfass uses color, shape, and transparency as expressions of change; metaphors for water, earth, air, flora and fauna, the incalculable finite planet we are striving to preserve.

Sunday, May 28 @ 2pm
Hastings Memorial Day Parade | Main Street and Warburton Avenue
download the flyer for details

Monday, May 29 @ 9am
Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Memorial Day Parade | Begins on Main Street, Tarrytown
It will march up Rt 9 to Sleepy Hollow, turn onto Beekman, then to No. Washington  to Patriots Park for a Memorial ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Monday, May 29 @ 10am
Dobbs Ferry Memorial Day Parade [link] | at Mohican Park Avenue 
The Parade will march through the Village and conclude at Memorial Park.

Wednesday, May 31 from 6:30pm–9pm
Business + Pleasure, Women’s Networking [link] | Oasis Day Spa, Dobbs Ferry
Presented by the Dobbs Ferry Chamber. Join us for some inspirational words from guest speaker Joanne Heyman, a coach, strategic advisor, and lecturer who has led organizations and counseled leadership of foundations, non-profits, social enterprises and creative institutions. Meet some new friends and potential business connections, and enjoy a 15-minute spa treatment (we will contact you prior to schedule your preferred treatment and time). Wait, there’s more! Small bites will be provided by Cedar Street Grill, and sangria will be provided by Harper’s Restaurant and Bar. 

Wednesday, May 31 @ 7:30pm
Artist Conversation with Bash the Trash [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Interviewed by Geri Pell.

June 2017

Friday, June 2 from 9am–12pm
Mobile Shredder | Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry
download flyer

Friday, June 2 @ 8pm
Donovan: Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. British folk/rock icon Donovan recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his hit single “Sunshine Superman” which reached #1 on The Billboard Charts. The album of the same name is considered a classic masterpiece, described during Donovan’s induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012: “Donovan single-handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.”

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

Saturday June 3 from 10am–1pm
Mobile Shredder | Across from Village Hall, Sleepy Hollow
The Westchester County Mobile Shredder Unit will be parked across the street from Village Hall – Protect your identify …..bring all your papers & old documents (No Books, No clips!!)

Saturday June 3 & Sunday, June 4 from 12pm–5pm
Peekskill Open Studios [link] | All Around Peekskill
Peekskill Open Studios, a Peekskill Arts Alliance project, is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary! Each year the streets of Peekskill fill to the brim with eager visitors and art enthusiasts as local artists open their studios, galleries, and boutiques to the public for two days.

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.

Saturday, June 3 from 2pm–5pm
Opening Reception: Flights of Fancy [link] | Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers
Blue Door’s first exhibition dedicated to photography. A large variety of themes and techniques including experimental work incorporating photography with other media will be presented. This exhibition will be on view from June 2nd-July 8th, 2017.

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

Sunday, June 4 from 10am–2pm
Bicycle Sundays [link] | Bronx River Parkway
During Bicycle Sundays, the parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, joggers, walkers, foot scooters and strollers from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a round-trip distance of 13 miles. The road is closed to automobiles in that stretch of parkway. Admission to the event is free. Parking is available at the County Center lot in White Plains for $7. Scheduled for June 11, 18 & 25; and Sept. 10, 17 & 24

Sunday, June 4 from 12pm–3pm
Rose Day [link] | Lyndhurst
The Garden Club of Irvington and Lyndhurst cordially invite you to Rose Day on Sunday, June 4 in the Lyndhurst Rose Garden from noon – 3 PM. Lyndhurst is located at 635 South Broadway in Tarrytown. There will be spectacular roses in bloom, garden advice from our rose experts, fabulous entertainment from the Hudson Harp Consort, punch and cookies. Fun for the whole family. Bring your camera!!

Sunday, June 4 from 1pm–4pm
Spring 2017 House Tour [link] | The Mead House, 12 Elm Street, Dobbs Ferry
The Dobbs Ferry Historical Society presents our Spring 2017 House Tour. A walking tour featuring 5 select historical properties on Broadway and Clinton Avenue in Dobbs Ferry. Tickets are $40 and are available the day of the tour or in advance at www.dobbsferryhistory.org. Please join us!

Sunday, June 4 from 2pm–5pm
Opening Reception: New Work Susan Steeg and Daniel van Benthuysen [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
In Figurative Art,  Susan Steeg deftly explores the relationship between a portrait and the medium used to realize it.  She draws on memory, imagination and empathy to create portraits of people who may or may not exist, but who are nonetheless eminently real.  Daniel van Benthuysen’s residency in the medieval Burgundian town of Noyers-sur-Sereine during the summer of 2016 yielded a wealth of luminous, elegant watercolors that capture the essence of this small village.  The same lively idiom is also present in studio work completed from sketches and photographs on his return to the US.

Sunday, June 4 from 5pm–7pm
The O’Hara Nature Center Garden Party Fundraiser download invite | 170 Mountain Road, Irvington
Presented by the Irvington Woods Committee. Rain date June 11. Visit theirvingtonwoods.org.

Sunday, June 4 from 5pm–8pm
Lights, Camera, Harvey! A fundraiser for the Hastings Library download | Hastings Library
A cocktail party and live auction fundraiser at Hastings Public Library, Sunday, June 4, honoring Harvey Lerner, founder and host of “Talking Pictures” film series at the library.

Monday, June 5 from 6pm–9pm
Phunk Philosophers [link] | The Mill, Hastings
CD Release Party.

Wednesday, June 7 @ 8pm
George Thorogood and The Destroyers Rock Party Tour [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Part of the Franzoso Contracting Rock Series. A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Special Guest: Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations. George Thorogood & The Destroyers return to rock the Music Hall once again!  Over the course of 16 studio albums – including six Gold and two Platinum discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol –the band has amassed an unmatched catalog of hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Get A Haircut” and the ultimate badass anthem, “Bad To The Bone.”

Thursday, June 8 from 6pm–9pm
Barge to the Bridge Sunset Cruise [link] | Science Barge, Yonkers
Back by popular demand, the Barge to Bridge Sunset Cruise is set to sail on June 8, 2017. Board the Majestic Princess Yacht from the Science Barge on Yonkers’ waterfront for a round-trip jaunt up the Hudson River to the Tappan Zee.

Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10
Ossining Jazz Festival [link] | Ossining Elks Club, 118 Croton Ave.
Ossining Jazz Festival “Seize The Rainbow” pays tribute to Sonny Sharrock. June 9: 7:30 pm – Corcovado Samba Jazz Trio, 9:00 pm – Soulphonics. June10: 7:30 pm – Charles Campo, 9:00 pm – Sundad w/special guest. Tickets: $15 per show
$25 one night festival pass(2 shows)
$55 two night festival pass (4 shows)

Friday, June 9 from 6:30pm–12midnight
Katonah Museum of Art Spring Gala [link] | KMA, 134 Jay Street, Katonah
KMA Spring Gala honoring John Crabtree, a longtime supporter of the KMA and one of Westchester’s most beloved culinary figures.

Saturday, June 10 @ 8pm
Terrapin Station 40th Anniversary Concert to Benefit ACLU [link] | Andrus-on-Hudson, 185 Old Broadway, Hastings
River Spirit Music presents an extraordinary concert experience featuring Dead Sage & Friends
performing the Grateful Dead’s seminal album Terrapin Station, released 40 years ago, in its entirety. For the second set, the band will perform the “greatest hits” of one of the Dead’s most magical tour – Spring ’77.  Dead Sage is a modern exploration of the music of the Grateful Dead, NRPS, Hot Tuna, and other classics of the genre from a rockin’ blues perspective, along with originals steeped in old-school soul & craftsmanship.

Saturday, June 10 @ 8pm
The Machine performs Pink Floyd [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Part of the Franzoso Contracting Rock Series. Presented by The Music Hall, Partially underwritten by Peter Gabriel, Webster Private Bank. The Machine, America’s favorite Pink Floyd performers bring their spectacular music & light show to Tarrytown, a long standing favorite for Music Hall patrons!

Sunday, June 11 from 10am–4pm (July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12)
Hastings Flea [link] | Hastings Metro North Commuter Lot
The Hastings Flea is a monthly fun-filled outdoor specialty market and community event, where you can find antiques, vintage finds, jewelry, crafts, home made soaps, comics, records and more! Plus, enjoy live music food trucks, a bounce house and other surprises.

Sunday, June 11 @ 2pm
Ballet des Amériques: Peter and the Wolf [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by The Music Hall & Ballet des Amériques. Ballet des Amériques – Westchester’s premier dance company – brings its acclaimed ballet Peter and the Wolf to the Tarrytown Music Hall. Choreographed by Carole Alexis to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf is sure to delight audiences young and old. The program also features the premiere of Boléro, a modern ballet by Carole Alexis on the music of Maurice Ravel, as well as other pieces from the repertoire.

Friday, June 16 from 6pm–10pm, Saturday, June 17 from 12pm–10pm, & Sunday, June 18 from 1pm–7pm
Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival [link] | St. Mechael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 21 Shonnard Place, Yonkers
The Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival is a three day festival showcasing Ukrainian Culture, Art, Dance, and History in a positive light. Established in 1985, the Annual Ukrainian Heritage Festival offers you three days of warmth, food, fun, and excitement, and we are certain you will agree this is our best festival to date. There is plenty to do and see, so bring the whole family over. Let your children have some magical moments on the rides, or try to win a gift for that certain someone at one of the games. Visit our vendors, watch our shows and come enjoy our cuisine!

Friday, June 16 @ 8pm
Nick Lowe with Special Guest Alejandro Escovedo [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Part of the Franzoso Contracting Rock Series. A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician.

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18
Clearwater Festival [link] | Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and  stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.

Sunday, June 18 @ 7pm
Happy Together Tour 2017 [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. The annual summer tour returns to Tarrytown starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie – The Turtles have sold more than 40 million records internationally and their hits include “Happy Together,” “Elenore,” and “It Ain’t Me Babe.” Chuck Negron – Formerly of Three Dog Night, “Joy to the World,” “Shambala,” and “Easy to be Hard.” The Cowsills – This family singing group was the inspiration for The Partridge Family and are known for hits such as “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” and “Love American Style.” The Box Tops – “The Letter,” Cry Like A Baby and “Soul Deep.” The Archies featuring Ron Dante – “Sugar, Sugar” and “Bang-Shang-A-Lang.” The Association – “Windy,” “Cherish,” and “Never My Love.”

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 and Saturday June 24 @ 8pm
Bob Dylan [link] | Hutton Brickyards along the Hudson River waterfront, Kingston
This will be Dylan’s first concert in Kingston and the launch of the 3,500 seat outdoor concert venue at Hutton Brickyards.

Saturday, June 24 from 10am–6pm and Sunday, June 25 from 10am–5pm
Rhinebeck Crafts Festival [link]Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook, Rhinebeck
200 modern American artists and craftspeople will be brought together for an exciting art and shopping event on Saturday and Sunday with uncommon works you just can’t find anywhere else…

Saturday, June 24 @ 2pm & 7pm (two sessions)
NYC Craft Beer Festival [link] | Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC
Nowhere else can you sample such an extensive, diverse sampling of craft beers, meads, ciders and spirits! Learn which craft samplings are your favorites. 75 Breweries – 150 Beers, Ciders, & Meads

Friday, June 23 @ 8pm
The Smithereens & Willie Nile Band [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Part of the Franzoso Contracting Rock Series. A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. A great night of rock n’roll! Best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain, The Smithereens gained popularity with “11” the album the spawned the hits  “A Girl Like You”, “Blood and Roses” & “Blue Period.” 

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.

Saturday, June 24 @ 8pm
Aimee Mann [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Acclaimed artist Aimee Mann will perform at Tarrytown Music Hall. Mann’s new album Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. Additional players include: Jonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, John Roderick as a co-writer and Ted Leo (who recently joined her in a joint side project, The Both) as a background singer.

Sunday, June 25 @ 8am
9th Annual Sleepy Hollow Sprint Marathon [link] | Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
A half-mile swim in the Hudson River, 10-mile scenic bike ride through the legendary village,
3-mile run along Hudson River Walk. Benefitting “Make-a-Wish Hudson Valley.”

July 2017

Thursday, July 6 from 5:30pm–7:30pm
First Thursday Gallery Hop [link] | Four Yonkers Galleries
The Yonkers Gallery Group presents First Thursday Gallery Hop. Join us for this monthly event starting Thursday, July 6th, 5:30 to 7:30. View contemporary art from emerging and established artists as you tour  multiple galleries in the downtown. Engage with artists about their work while enjoying wine and cheese receptions and live performances. 
Bluedoor Art Gallery, 13 Riverdale Avenue • Pc4 and YOHO artists, 16 Warburton Avenue
Philipse Manor Hall Gallery,  29 Warburton Avenue • Riverfront Art Gallery, Library, 1 Larkin Plaza 4th Floor

Saturday, July 8 from 12pm–9pm
Pleasantville Music Festival [link] | Parkway Field, Pleasantville
Saturday, July 8, the Pleasantville Music Festival will once again be rocking. Thousands of friends, families and lovers of live, world-class rock, setting out their chairs, blankets and tents, going up to the stage and dancing. Food and drink, a beer & wine garden for the adults, fun activities to keep the kids happy, and a zero-waste program to keep the Earth happy. Plus stuff to buy, charities to learn about, and a warm, positive backyard vibe. All combined with world-class headliners, breakout stars and local artists you need to know, hand-picked and brought to our stages by dedicated music fans, and presented once again by Westchester Medical Center.

July 28, 29 & 30, All Day Event
Peekskill Film Festival [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
We welcome you to the 2nd Annual Peekskill Film Festival, held from July 28-30, 2017! Founded in 2015, the Peekskill Film Festival (PFF) screens a first-rate mix of features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and more. As well as screening the best and brightest in indie film, the PFF hosts workshops with Emmy-Award winning artists and filmmakers, parties, panel discussions, and an entire day dedicated to student film and animation- all centered in the historic Hudson Valley Paramount Theater, a beautifully restored 1,100 seat, 1930’s jewel located in the heart of Peekskill’s arts and restaurant district. Come for a single movie, a day, or the whole weekend. We welcome you to Peekskill, our diverse and glorious Hudson River City! A portion of ticket sales and all sponsorships benefit the cultural programming of the Field Library, a major information hub for the City of Peekskill. The resounding success of 2016’s PFF featured 11 films and instructive workshops in five venues, including the historic Paramount Hudson Valley Theater and world-renowned Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Hundreds of people were drawn to Peekskill to enjoy fantastic film and the experience the city’s vibrant art and restaurant scene!