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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 8
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.

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.

through Sunday, July 30
“Winged Jewels of the Forest” [link] | Rockefeller Preserve Gallery
“Winged Jewels of the Forest” is a photographic exhibition of songbirds at Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s Art Gallery with an audiovisual bird call installation. The exhibit reveals the diversity and beauty of native birds. The exhibit features 32 photographs and 9 photographers who stalk them in the Preserve and surrounding Hudson Valley. Featured artists: Anwar Alomaisi, Kyle Bardwell, Todd Cameron, Bill Golden, Christine McCluskey, Edward Mertz, Barrie Raik, Jeff Seneca, and Evan Edelbaum.

June 2017

 

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

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.”

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…

Sunday, June 25 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 Sept. 10, 17 & 24

Sunday, June 25 from 10am–3pm
Rock “N” Rods Automobile Show [link] | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Lyndhurst’s historic grounds will feature a unique range of classic and vintage cars shown by Rock ‘N’ Rods NY. Entry fee is $5 per person and can be credited toward a Mansion Tour.
Stop by from 10 am – 3 pm to see these awesome autos!

Sunday, June 25 from 12pm–5pm
FAMILY DAY [link] | Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
It’s All Flowers: Create images of flowers with LEGO and Press and Repeat design • Learn about this summer’s solar eclipse • Face painting transforms you into a floral beauty • Star Shows •
A lecture by Mark D. Mitchell on The Language of Flowers @ 2pm • Spirare Dancers @ 4pm Afterwards, join the performers and learn new steps!

Sunday, June 25 from 2pm–5pm (through July 23)
Opening Reception: Fifth Annual PaperWorks [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Meet the artists and enjoy one of our broadest ranging exhibitions of Works on Paper ever.

Thursday, June 29 from 7:30pm–9:30pm
Beatles Vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley
The two greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time face off as the Paramount Theater hosts the nationally touring show, Beatles Vs. Stones- A Musical Showdown. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career.

Thursday, June 29, Saturday July 8, Thursday July 20, Saturday August 5, Friday August 20 from 7pm–9pm
Summer Concert Series  | Gazebo, Pascone Park, Ardsley
Summer Concert Series: Summer concerts are held at the Gazebo in Pascone Park. Bring a blanket and chairs, and enjoy music under the stars from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Thursday June 29th – The Kootz Band
Saturday July 8th – Almost Country
Thursday July 20th – The Larry Stephens Band
Saturday August 5th – Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles Tribute Band)
Friday August 20th – The Saints

Friday, June 30 from 6pm–10pm
Independence Day Celebration Fireworks | White Plains High School
Join us for one of our most exciting and enjoyable events of the season. A fun filled evening of entertainment, giant inflatable rides, food and fireworks! Open to All.

July 2017

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

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

Saturday, July 1 @ 8pm
Pops, Patriots & Fireworks | Caramoor, Katonah
Grab your family and friends, and get in the spirit of ’76 by celebrating the Fourth with us a bit early. Caramoor favorite and Broadway baritone Ryan Silverman serves up classic songs from the Great American Songbook while trumpet soloist Amy McCabe and the Westchester Symphonic Winds salute the stars and stripes. This patriotic evening properly ends with a bang—in the sky and on the ground—with fireworks and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Monday, July 3 from 6pm–10pm
Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks | Kensico Dam
Celebrate our country’s Independence Day with live music and one of the area’s most stunning fireworks shows at the annual Music Fest & Fireworks on Monday, July 3, at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with DJ Johnny Rocks and the Gerard Carelli Orchestra takes the stage at 8 p.m.; fireworks will follow at approximately 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Carpooling is suggested. Concert-goers should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating as well as a picnic supper. Event will be held rain or shine. The Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla. For more info, call (914) 864-PARK.

Monday, July 3, concert begins @ 7:30pm, fireworks @ 9:15pm
Ossining Fireworks | Louis Engel Waterfront Park
Scroll to page 15 here or download flyer.

Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4 @ 9:30pm
Playland Fireworks | Rye Playland
Special Holiday Celebration, July 3 & 4 @ 9:30pm. Every Friday Night, July 7–September 1 @ 9:15pm.

Tuesday, July 4, festivities begin @ 3pm, fireworks shortly after 9pm
4th of July Fireworks | Dobbs Ferry Waterfront
Activities throughout the day, music, food and refreshments for sale or bring your own. Download the flyer for more info.

Tuesday, July 4 from 7pm–9pm
Riverfront 4th of July Concert | Riverfront Green Park Hudson Ave & Rt. 9, Peekskill
Peekskill Riverfront Concert Series kicks off with the Annual 4th of July Concert featuring- THE BARNSTORM. Concert will begin at 7pm and the Peekskill Fire Department will conclude the night with their 4th of July Fireworks Show on the Hudson at approx. 9:15pm.

Tuesday, July 4 @ 7:30pm
70th Annual Independence Day Committee July 4th Celebration | Port Chester Senior High School

Thursday, July 6 from 5:30pm–7:30pm
First Thursday Gallery Hop | 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 | 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.

Sunday, July 9 from 10am–4pm (August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12)
Hastings Flea | 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 so much more! Plus, enjoy live music, food trucks, a bounce house and other surprises. Rummage through collectibles and discover unique crafts and gifts by local artisans.

Sunday, July 9 @ 7pm
Randy Newman | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman.

Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15 @ 7pm
Pirates of Penzance Jr. | White Plains Performing Arts Center
Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. The Pirates of Penzance JR. is a hilarious farce with sentimental pirates, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General, complete with the wit and whimsy of the original Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.

Saturday, July 15
Jazz Festival | Caramoor, Katonah
Curated by our friends at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor’s 24th annual Jazz Festival is for jazz enthusiasts of all ages. Headlined by legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, the day-long festival throughout the grounds will feature a wide range of music—including interactive sessions for the kids, the infectious Cuban rhythms of the Pedritro Martinez Group, the innovative guitarist Mary Halvorson, and a centennial celebration of innovative jazz great Thelonious Monk.

Saturday, July 15 @ 8pm
HA! Comedy Club Presents Artie Lange | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by HA! Comedy Club. Arthur Steven Lange grew up a child of a middle class family in Union, New Jersey. Working long afternoons with his contractor father, Artie Lange developed a comical view of social classes, and his place in life as a barrel-chested Italian boy.

Friday, July 21 @ 8pm
John Fullbright | Caramoor, Katonah
Fan favorite John Fullbright returns with an evening featuring the Oklahoma singer/songwriter’s pungent lyrical imagery. Winner of the ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, the Los Angeles Times said Fullbright writes songs that are “impressively and potently economical, mostly stripped to the emotional essence through poetically concise lyrics and heart-rending musical settings.”

Saturday, July 22 @ 8pm
Emmylou Harris | Caramoor, Katonah
A true music legend, 13-time Grammy Award-winner Emmylou Harris returns to Caramoor with her unique blend of folk, country, and roots music. Whether singing the songs of Seeger, Dylan, Baez, or a lyrical masterpiece from her own pen, Harris infuses her singing with pathos, crystalline beauty, and emotional honesty. No matter the genre, hers is one of the most distinctive voices in American music, conjuring images of wide open spaces and the lonely, dusty roads that connect us all.

Saturday, July 23 from 4pm–10pm
10th Anniversary Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival | The Main Stage, North Division Street at Park & Central Avenues, Peekskill
There will be dancing in the streets once again as Peekskill presents its 10th Annual Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival. This FREE outdoor concert and craft fair attracts thousands of music enthusiasts to Peekskill’s historic Arts District, where families come to enjoy food, art, music and fun. The Main Stage, located on North Division Street at Park & Central Avenues, will feature world-class Jazz & Blues musicians from 4-10pm. There are twelve downtown restaurants within walking distance of the Main Stage, so festival patrons will be able to enjoy outdoor or indoor dining, craft beers, wine and other libations. Shopping is plentiful at local boutiques and art galleries, as well as a vendor alley featuring art, crafts, clothing, jewelry and more from artisans across the Hudson Valley.

July 28, 29 & 30, All Day Event
Peekskill Film Festival | 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!

Sunday, July 30 from 4pm–8pm
Second Annual Front Porch Jamboree & Potluck Picnic | Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
Join us on the lawn of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society for Common Ground’s 2nd Annual Front Porch Jamboree and Potluck Picnic. Featuring live music by Abbie Gardner, David Massengill, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival House Band (Radoslav Lorkovic, Eric Lee and Mark Dann), as well as Emily Mure and Letitia VanSant. Bring the kids, pack a picnic (and something to share at the potluck table), and help us celebrate a midsummer’s eve in style.

August 2017

through Sunday, August 27)Opening Reception: Points of View from the Circle 2017 | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Red Circle at the Upstream. Nothing succeeds like success! We had such a great response to our 2015 Upstream exhibit, that we decided to do it again!  And with several new members, this year’s exhibit is bound to be as popular as last year’s. Fine Art Photography. About Red Circle PhotoArts: Red Circle PhotoArts is a collective of award winning and critically acclaimed fine art photographers based in the Metro NY and Hudson Valley Region, whose images appear in exhibitions and nationally distributed publications.

8pm
Robert Cray | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. One of pre-eminent blues guitarists of our time….A Blues Man for the Ages…Open ears and an open mind are the essence of this singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar.

Saturday, August 12 @ 8pm
Eaglemania | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go.  Their music appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular bands in music history.

Wednesday, August 23 @ 8pm
Chris Isaak | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. Chris Isaak has a reputation as a supreme showman and superb musician. With a haunting voice, fierce guitar and glittered outfits, Isaak performs music his critically acclaimed new album, First Comes The Night, as well as from among  hits such as “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.”

September 2017

September 15–17
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, on September 15-17, 2017! 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.