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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 17
Exhibit Cecil TOUCHON, “New Works” | CanFin Gallery, Tarrytown
Touchon transforms verbal language into handsome geometric compilations, to reveal the beauty and musicality of language characterized by warmly colored shapes, interlocking irregular grids and rich surfaces. His works are solid, yet visually fluid compositions of striking acuity.

through February 24
Reality & Perception: Photography at a Crossroad | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Photographers examine their individual practices as image-makers.

through February 24
SEWAN | Garrison Art Center
Paintings and works on paper by Tad Wiley. The exhibition title references a word that is associated with the indigenous peoples of the East coast. It refers to the beads fashioned from whelks and quahogs that were gathered along the shore primarily as food. They were traded as currency to local tribes, and used by the early settlers of the region, and can be identified by colors that range from pure white to deep violet.

through March 3
Switzerland Off Broadway | 59 E 59 Theaters, NYC
Presented by Hudson Stage Company. Was appears to be a cat-and-mouse game of wit and wiles soon becomes a dance to the death.

through March 17
“Painted Terrain”, paintings by Edward Bear Miller | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
“Painted Terrain” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Edward Bear Miller’s landscape paintings. February 3 through March 17, 2019.

through March 21
Opening Reception: Jim Napierala, Some Drawings | Hastings Village Hall
In Jim’s words, “This group of drawings draw on my earlier work, both stylistically and conceptually. They are executed in oil pigment stick on plywood, and reflect my interest in the expression of the infinite through spatial relationships.” Presented by the Hastings-on Hudson Village new works Arts Commission.

through June
The Tunnel: A Passage Through History | The Keeper’s House, Dobbs Ferry
An exhibit of early engineers’ drawings and photographs curated by Robert Kornfield, Jr.

February

Saturday, February 16, from 9am–1pm (winter hours)
Hastings Winter Farmers Market | Community Center, Hastings
Weekly Market continues outside.
March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20: Community Center. Back outside in the Library Lot: May 4 & 18.

Saturday, February 16 from 10am–1pm
Great Backyard Bird Count 2019 | Wave Hill, NYC
Take your birding adventures to the next level by participating in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! This global “citizen science” research project engages bird watchers of all ages in helping to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

Saturday, February 16, Sunday, February 17 & Monday, February 18 @ 10am, 2pm & 6pm
The Royal Hanneford Circus | Westchester County Center
“New Beginning…A Tribute to Our Heritage”
Featured performers include high flyers and high wire daredevils, aerial ballerinas, the Human Cannonball, living statues, acrobats, comedians, Renaldo the Clown, the King Charles Troup of high speed athletes on unicycles and lots of animals – including a Dog and Pony Show, Pork Chop Review, Liberty Horses and much more!

Saturday, Feb. 16  @ 3pm & 8pm; and Sunday, Feb. 17 @ 4pm
Twisted Valentine‘s festival of one-act plays | St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville
A seasonal tribute to love and lovers. There are seven original one-acts that, through comedy, drama, and a skillful blend of both, probe the depths of joy, despair, and everything else that follows when Cupid’s arrows strike – or miss their mark.

Saturday, February 16 from 6pm–8:30pm
Opening Reception: We Are Family | Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers
Join us for the opening of We Are Family, A Celebration of Black History and Culture, an exhibition of visual art. Curated by Katori Walker and Evan Bishop. Meet the artists, mingle, find a treasure for your collection, and enjoy the delicious wine and cheese. All are welcome.

Saturday, February 16 @ 8pm
Peter Calo & Anne Carpenter | The Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center, Croton Falls
Playing the music of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon

Saturday, February 16 @ 8pm
Cirque Zuma Zuma | Academic Arts Theatre at Westcheter Community College
This African-styled Cirque du Soleil, comprised of uniquely talented individuals from across 16 African nations, features acrobats who made their USA television debut on America’s Got Talent. Acrobats, tumblers, lion dancers, contortionists, singers and gymnasts band together for the high-flying, off-the-wall spectacle of rhythmic music and pulse-pounding movement. Traditional arts and circus skills blends with classic African style. A must-see for all ages!

Sunday, February 17 @ 2pm
Dewey Talks: Come See About CSAs | Hastings Library
with Elisa Zazzera. Down low the flyer for details.

Sunday, February 17 from 2pm–3pm
Marika Hughes: The New String Quartet | Wave Hill, NYC
Jazz artist Marika Hughes has returned to her chamber music background with her new project, The New String Quartet. Alongside Charlie Burnham (violin and voice), Marvin Sewell (guitar) and Rashaan Carter (bass), the band sets out to celebrate the sounds, vibrations and resonances of acoustic, unamplified, raw strings.

Tuesday, February 19 @ 9:45am
Developing A Pollinator Pathway | O’Hara Nature Center, 170 Mountain Road
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture sponsored by the Garden Club of Irvington. Kim Eireman will discuss Developing A Pollinator Pathway. She  is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She teaches at New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY and several other institutions.Admission is free. (rescheduled from 2/12)

Wednesday, February 20 @ 7pm (also April 24, June 26)
Westchester Wednesday Dance with Ballet des Amériques | Tarrytown Music Hall
French-American choreographer Carole Alexis and her Ballet des Amériques dance company bring a rich and sprawling repertoire to the Tarrytown Music Hall in a new series called Westchester Wednesday Dance. These weekday evenings of dance offer audiences a break in the workday routine and a chance to witness the original work of the Music Hall’s company in residence. Treat yourself to a Wednesday night of vibrant culture!

Wednesday, February 20 @ 7pm
Oscar Talk 2019 | Jacob Burns
Join JBFC Board President Janet Maslin and the uncannily knowledgeable “Oscarologist” and noted film writer Mark Harris—also a JBFC board member—for what’s always a lively and illuminating discussion. It’s been another year of evolution and transformation within the film industry. The major films of the season (Black Panther, Roma, The Favourite, Green Book, to name a few) reflect this spirit of change and the wide range of cultural shifts they’ve inspired. This awards season has been divisive, full of surprises, and exciting as ever—and sure to make for a vibrant conversation.

Friday, February 22 @ 7:30pm
Lift the Lamp: Immigrant Stories | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Irvington Town Hall Theater
America has always been called a melting pot, but what exactly does that mean? The Lady in the Harbor has lifted her lamp for people from diverse lands, creating a rich tapestry of cultures that is the fabric of the United States. Join us for the second event in our Diversity Series as people from Afghanistan, The Soviet Union, Pakistan, Paraguay, and Venezuela share their stories of coming to America and what it means to be an immigrant in this country. This event will be followed by a Q&A.

Friday, February 22 @ 8pm
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt | Tarrytown Music Hall
The celebrated singer/songwriters return to the Music Hall! The concert will feature both artists performing side by side, alternating songs from their respective careers. Utilizing their dynamic chemistry to swap stories and songs, fans can expect a rare “unplugged” evening of entertainment.

Saturday, February 23 from 9am–1pm (winter hours)
Indoor Irvington Farmers Market | Main Street School, Auditorium
on March 9 & 23, April 13 & 27: Back outside in May.

Saturday, February 23 from 12pm–3pm
Kathak Workshop | Aligned Center, Irvington
A talk, demonstration and dance class with Anjali Nath. Brought to The Aligned Center by  Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman. This educational and experiential workshop is for everyone, regardless of dance experience.

Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30pm
Kenny White | Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings 
Astonished audiences often ask KENNY WHITE after a live performance, “How come I’ve never heard of you?” when in fact, the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger has been very well known in the NYC recording scene for decades.  He comes to the world of the touring singer-songwriter following a long and successful musical journey.

Study, February 23 @ 8pm
The Tubes | Paramount Hudson Valley
From humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona to the streets of San Francisco THE TUBES were catapulted into Rock and Roll’s limelight in the mid 1970’s and made their most memorable mark on Rock history throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with such classic rock staples as White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later and their Number 1 Billboard hit She’s A Beauty. No matter how memorable THE TUBES recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance.

Sunday, February 24 from 3:30pm–5pm
Writers Speak | Katonah Museum of Art
Winner of the 2017 Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Mothers Over Nangarhar is an unusual and powerful war narrative, focusing less on the front lines of combat and more on the home front, a perspective our American cultural canon has largely ignored. Light refreshments served. Books available for sale at event.

Sunday, February 24 @ 5pm
Natalia Zukerman | Concert address provided upon RSVP confirmation
Presented by River Spirit Music. Musician, painter and educator Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, started her mural business Off The Wall in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays, teaches and paints in Brooklyn, NY. Having released seven independent albums on Weasel Records and her own label Talisman Records, Zukerman has toured internationally as a solo performer since 2005.

Tuesday, February 26 @ 2pm & 7:35pm
Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration | Jacob Burns Film Center
Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and more paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing songs from all stages of Mitchell’s life and career, across her entire catalog of 19 studio albums.

Wednesday, February 27 from 6pm–9pm
Opening Reception: Listen: Artists Respond to Politics | Bronx Art Space
Featuring several Rivertown artists including Barbara King and Gina Randazzo. Binary gender profiling begins pre-birth. Testing assigns a sex in utero and the inculcation of the gender divide begins, from the unveiling parties that have arisen with gendered cakes assigned colors and symbols to highly specific offerings in clothing, toys and accessories for children. From the boy/girl lineup present in many schools to the numbers of women entering STEM careers, gender is ubiquitous, LISTEN: Artists Respond to Politics, explores the diversity of responses among 13 cis and trans women and gender non-conforming artists to our current political times and the #MeToo movement.

March

Saturday, March 2
Amy Lynn and the Honey Men, with Blue Roadhouse Orchestra |  Irvington Town Hall Theater
The Irvington FACE Committee presents Amy Lynn and the Honey Men, with Blue Roadhouse Orchestra aka BRO. In a complex, ever-changing world, singer Amy Lynn finds herself asking: what would Janis do? A celebration of the legendary performer’s indomitable spirit, A Woman Left Lonely sees Amy and her horn-heavy band the Honey Men tearing into Janis Joplin’s ferocious songs while re-contextualizing them for 2019.

Sunday, March 3 from 2pm–5pm (through March 24)
Opening Reception: Eleanore Goldstein and Madlyn Goldman | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Solo Shows.

Sunday, March 3 @ 2pm
Decades: A Journey of Music and Poetry Through the Last 100 | Irvington Town Hall Theater
This concert will feature Peter Seidenberg playing a piece from each decade, 1919-2019. Each piece will be paired with a carefully chosen poem that complements the music in tone and spirit, and was written in the same decade. The poems were curated by former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky.

Tuesday, March 7 from 6pm–8:30pm
March Gallery Nite Out: Portrait Mode | Arts Westchester
Meet us after work on the first Thursday evening of every month for a new kind of happy hour in Westchester! Anchored by ArtsWestchester’s contemporary art exhibitions, Gallery Nite Out at ArtsWestchester is a series of creative interactive events hosted in ArtsWestchester’s downtown White Plains gallery. Enjoy an evening with people who love the arts as much as you do!  Special highlights throughout the series include live DJs, specialty tastings by local restaurants and more.

Thursday, March 7 @ 7pm
Small Business Book Club | Warner Library, Tarrytown
March Selection: START WITH WHY by Simon Sinek
Join entrepreneurs, business owners, and individuals interested in learning something new for our monthly book discussion.

Saturday, March 9 @ 7pm
Walkabout Clearwater Chorus and Coffeehouse | Memorial United Methodist Church, White Plains
Featuring John McCutcheon. One of the most dynamic and iconic live performers in folk music, six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon’s four-decade career has taken him around the world. John blends stunning instrumental skills, incisive songwriting, and subtle seductive storytelling.

Saturday, March 9 @ 7pm, Sunday, March 10 @ 2pm, Saturday, March 16 @ 1pm & 7pm, Sunday, March 17 @ 2pm
Annie | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Clocktower Players: Adult Troupe. Bet Your Bottom Dollar You’ll Love It! With its Tony award winning book and score, including the unforgettable Maybe, Easy Street, It’s A Hard-Knock Life and Tomorrow – ANNIE is one of the most beloved musicals in history.

Saturday, March 9–March 31
Blithe Spirit | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Blithe Spirit is a high-spirited comedy with a surprising supernatural turn. This much-loved classic centers on an invitation to an eccentric medium to conduct a séance. The evening takes an unexpected and ghostly turn! M&M Performing Arts present in this lighted-hearted, endearing Broadway smash hit in the Lyndhurst picture gallery.

Sunday, March 10 @ 2pm
Close Up: A Conversation with Photographer Neil Winokur | Hastings Library
Join us for a conversation with photographer Neil Winokur and Tom Lecky, owner of Riverrun Books. They will discuss the recent publication of Winokur’s three- volume photobook Dogs, Portraits, Objects and show a wide selection of the bold images richly reproduced in this career-spanning series.

Sunday, March 10–March 30
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Chekhov’s masterpiece, wherein art and love, life and death, find an intersection on the grounds of a beautiful estate in the Russian countryside. A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company The Seagull will be performed in repertory with Blithe Spirit, a much-loved classic comedy, in the Grand Picture Gallery of Lyndhurst Mansion.

Thursday, March 14 @ 7pm
A C-Change Conversation | Warner Library, Tarrytown
Discussion about climate change with Kathleen Biggins. Free.

Saturday, March 23 @ 4pm
Beer Fest of Westchester  | Westchester County Center
More than 200 craft beers for people to try.
Special appearance by MTV’s Ultimate Cover Band winners, The Zoo.

Sunday, March 24 from 2pm–4pm
Challenge Camp Open Houses | Schechter Westchester, 555 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale
Over 100 STEM & Arts courses ranging from 3D Printing, Chess, Coding, Cooking, DJ’ing, Drones, Escape Room, Fortnite, Magic, Makerspace, Minecraft, Model Rocketry, Robotics, Theater, Video Production, Virtual Reality and many options in between Including our popular Swimming, Fencing, Hip-Hop, Ninja Warrior and Tae Kwon Do programs.

Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30pm
Dom Flemons | Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings
Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector, and a multi-instrumentalist.

Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30pm
As iFF: All Shorts Irvington Film Festival | Irvington Town Hall Theater
As iFF’s Spring 2019 program, “In The Blink of An Eye,” presents short films from around the world that capture moving snapshots in time… from life-changing decisions we make at the spur of the moment to playful bursts of humor and joy.

April

Saturday, April 13 @ 8pm
David Bromberg Quintet | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Common Ground Coffeehouse. For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son.

Saturday, April 27 @ 7:30pm
Amber Rubarth |  | Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings
“Amber Rubarth has performed her music far and wide, touring solo across South Africa, Europe, Japan, and all throughout America with her “unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

 

 

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