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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 March 30
“Wild Africa,” paintings by Ardeth Schuyler [link] | Irvington Library
“WILD AFRICA,” acrylic paintings by Ardeth Schuyler will be on view at the Irvington Public Library from March 2 until March 30. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.
Ardeth Kate Schuyler is a retired art teacher and an environmentalist. She finds endless beauty in the natural environment. This exhibit was inspired by her recent trip to Africa.

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.

through April 22
Big Ideas in Small Packages 2017  [link] | Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers
A delightful new exhibition at the Blue Door Art Center, Big Ideas in Small Packages 2017 presents artists working in various media, displaying their ingenuity and originality in their smaller-scaled works. The array of ideas and creativity presented will surprise and amuse the viewers.

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

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

March 2017

Sunday, March 26 & Friday, March 31–Sunday, April 2
Glass Ceiling Breakers [link] | Axial at St. John’s, 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville
Axial’s next production, Glass Ceiling Breakers, celebrates Women’s History Month with eight original one-act plays by New York-based women playwrights! Fridays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 3pm & 8pm, Sundays @ 4pm

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!

Sunday, March 26 from 10am–5pm
Awaken Fair [link] | Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown
The AWAKEN Wellness Fairs educate people about the many paths to a healthy body, mind and spirit that are available in today’s world. The Fair include ancient techniques as well as amazing cutting edge technologies.

Sunday, March 26 @ 2pm
“Aging–A Bad Rap” [link] | Tarrytown Music Hall
Robert Bonvento, publisher of River Journal, has written and will perform his one-man show called, “Aging – A Bad Rap,” for one performance only on Sunday, March 26. Proceeds from this benefit performance will go to Hope’s Door, a non-profit organization in Pleasantville, NY whose motto is Embracing Life Free From Domestic Abuse.

Sunday, March 26 @ 3pm
Artist Conversation: Why Women Create Art in Politically Charged Times [link] | Estherwood Mansion, Dobbs Ferry
Panelists: Barbara King, Marisa Silverstein, Diane Brawarski, Audrey Sackner-Bernstein. Moderator: Christina Ha.

Sunday, March 26 @ 3pm
A Concert for the Benefit of Midnight Run | Woodlands Community Temple, 50 Worthington Rd., White Plains
The Interfaith Caring Community of Greenburgh is sponsoring a Concert for the Benefit of Midnight Run. Exit 12, an eclectic jazz sextet will perform. General admission is $20 (Students $7.50). Become a friend of Midnight Run ($35 per ticket, must purchase in advance by contacting the Temple) and be seated in the first row. Refreshments following the performance. Interfaith is also collecting household cleansers and laundry detergent for Hudson Valley Community Services. For more information contact Woodlands Community Temple’s Office at 914-592-7070 or email wct@wct.org or Alan Shapiro at 914-671-2783, email ashapiro@phillipsnizer.com

Sunday, March 26 @ 3pm
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey [link] | Performing Arts Center, Purchase
One of the greatest storytellers of his generation, James Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey Shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is missing, he becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how they love, who they love, and what they leave behind. Written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik.

Sunday, March 26 from 3:30–5:30pm
S’Mores and Song [link] | Young Judaea Sprout Westchester Day Camp, 500 Yorktown Rd, Croton-On-Hudson
For families, No charge. RSVP: sproutwestchester@youngjudaea.org. Sprout Westchester is a summer day camping experience of Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake open to campers entering Pre-K through 6th grade. Join us at camp to celebrate Spring, play games, make s’mores and sing around the campfire. See old friends and make new ones.

Sunday, March 26 @ 4pm
Poetry Reading: Kimiko Hahn [link] | Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah
On Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 pm, the Katonah Poetry Series continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a reading by Westchester native Kimiko Hahn. Born in Mt. Kisco, raised in Pleasantville, Hahn is the author of nine poetry collections and is the current president of the Poetry Society of America.

Sunday, March 26 @ 4pm
Performance: The Power of Song [link] | Hudson River Museum
An historic and contemporary music mash-up from the Dutchess Antislavery Singers, an a cappella chorus; Souls United of the Hudson Valley, an interfaith gospel choir; and DJ Nessdigital, who spins sounds of all genres, bringing the conversation about social justice and civil rights from the 19th century to the present day. Prepare to move and be moved!

Sunday, March 26 @ 5pm
Hypno Hype [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley Theater 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
Master hypnotist Asad Mecci stars in Hypno Hype, a hilarious comedy/hypnosis show. Mecci’s jaw-dropping performance have captivated audiences worldwide having performed for over 1.5 million people live and millions more through mass media. Mecci has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, HGTV, Much Music, and Maxim Online. It’s the most spectacular show some of you will forget!

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 1 from 9am – 1pm
Hastings Farmers Market [link] | Hastings Library Parking Lot
Winter Market:
April 15, May 6 & 20, Hastings Library Parking Lot
June 3, Summer Market Resumes, 8:30am – 1:30pm, Hastings Library Parking Lot

Saturday, April 1 from 10am–11:30am
“What’s Next in my Life and Career: Discovering Possibilities After 50” Flyer | Dobbs Ferry Library
A new seminar offered by the Westchester Library System. Please register by calling (914) 693-6614.

Saturday, April 1 from 10am–12noon
The World of Collage – A FREE Art Workshop for Adults [link] | Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers
Led by Judith Wilde, this popular workshop for adults is back! The World of Collage workshop will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 10 am-noon. Attendees will be given an image as a point of departure to alter, so as to make a personal statement about themselves.Pre-register now by sending an email to: info@bluedoorartcenter.org

Saturdays: April 1 & 8. Fridays: March 31 (LGBT Night) & April 7 from 6:30–9:30pm
Orchid Evenings [link] | New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Stroll through The Orchid Show: Thailand in the lush conservatory, while music, dance, and unmatched beauty create one of New York City’s most unique and spectacular evening outings. This year’s exhibition features an astonishing array of blooming orchids that culminates in a jaw-dropping scene of a large arched façade in the style of a traditional Thai pavilion. Throughout the night, enjoy the sights and sounds of live DJs from a variety of musical backgrounds, and the renowned traditional dance routines of the Somapa Thai Dance Company. Round out your experience with refreshments for sale headlined by a specialty cocktail—the Dancing Lady—created for Orchid Evenings by Edible Bronx’s head mixologist. (Entry times at 6:30, 7, & 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, April 1 @ 7pm: doors open. 7:30pm: Music begins
Dead Sage Blues Band  [link] | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Produced by River Spirit Music. Dead Sage Blues Band 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, April 1 @ 8pm
Battle of the Teen Bands [link] | Purpl, Hastings
​​​​​​Talented musicians will compete for our panel of judges, a free session of recording, and the 2017 title! Are you a talented teen musician or band? It’s not too late to get in on the competition!

Saturday, April 1 @ 8pm
Ann Wilson of Heart [link] | Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Ann Wilson of Heart is coming to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater as she continues her cross-country 2017 tour! Ann Wilson is known to millions for her force-of-nature vocals behind hits like “Alone,” “What About Love,” and “Barracuda”— and also for her acclaimed solo work like the albums Hope & Glory and Beautiful Broken.

Wednesday, April 5 @ 7pm
The John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series [link] |  Slonim House, Sarah Lawrence College
Acclaimed poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will be the next poet featured in the John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series at Sarah Lawrence College on April 5, 7 pm in Slonim House.  The program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 6 @ 8pm
Peter Frampton [link] |  Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St. Peekskill
After an overwhelming response from audiences nationwide, Peter Frampton will resume “Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour” with more dates this October. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him again for the October run alongside Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton. The tour follows a summer of full-band headlining dates as well as stops with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Gregg Allman.

Friday, April 7, Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9 (follow the link for days/times)
Be Green Kids Spring Consignment Sale [link] | Purchase College Athletic Facility 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase
Be Green Kids Consignments holds annual Fall and Spring children’s consignment events in New York and Rhode Island. A consignment event is a 4-day EVENT where we rent a space, set up just like a store, and parents from all over sell their outgrown, gently used kids items for 50-90% off retail prices. Clothes, toys, books, dvds, equipment (high chairs, strollers, bath equipment), nursery furniture (activity centers, pack & plays) and much, much more! We hope that by offering a safe setting for parents to buy and sell gently used children’s items we can reduce the impact our little ones have on the environment, as well as reduce the impact they have on our wallets.

Friday, April 7 @ 5:30pm
Spring Blossoms Flower Show Preview Party [link] | Lyndhurst
Co-sponsored by the Garden Club of Irvington. At the Preview Party, the public will have the opportunity to meet the floral designers and discuss their signature style while touring the mansion. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. The suggested donation for the Preview Party is $25.

Friday, April 7 @ 8pm
Dance Off The Grid [link] | Emelin Theatre
The extraordinary series continues, featuring the Dance Theatre of Harlem, known for its thrilling performances that successfully challenge preconceived notions, the unique body percussion/tap of Max Pollak RumbaTap, and the beautifully expressive New York Theatre Ballet. As always, the audience is invited to stay after the 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.

Saturday, April 8 & 22 from 9am – 1pm
Irvington Winter Market [link] | Main Street School, 101 Main Street
It’s going to be big!

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 from 4pm–6pm (through April 30)
Opening Reception: Artists of Northern Westchester 51st Annual Art Exhibit [link] | Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, 2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, this is the longest-running juried art exhibit in Westchester County. The ANW Exhibit was instituted by the late, nationally acclaimed Hudson River painter, George Kelly.

Saturday, April 8 from 4pm–8pm (through July 15)
Opening Reception: 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.

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.

Saturday, April 8 @ 8pm
Ladies Of Laughter [link] | Emelin Theatre
Ladies of Laughter® is all about providing funny women the opportunity to showcase their unique styles of humor. Past participants include, Amy Schumer, Tammy Pescatelli and many others. See the 2016 National and Newcomer Winners, Kelly MacFarland and Jocelyn Chia, along with Greenwich Connecticut’s own, Jane Condon (a 2004 winner)! Grab your friends and get your laugh on in this her-larious show!

Sunday, April 9 from 10am-4pm
Hastings Flea [link] | Hastings Metro North Commuter Lot
The Hastings Flea kicks off its 5th season on Sunday April 9. It’s a new and fun season filled with 40+ unique vendors and artisans selling antiques, vintage finds, jewelry, crafts, clothing, natural skincare, comics and so much more. The Hastings Flea is a special day of the month where families and community come together to celebrate local craft makers, collectors and artists. Join us!

Friday, 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.

8pm
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 @ 10am
Pediatric Cancer Foundation 23rd Annual Walkathon [link] | W. 79 Street Boat Basin Rotunda, Riverside Park, NYC
On Sunday, April 16, Pediatric Cancer Foundation invites you to help step and stomp out childhood cancer at our 23rd Annual Walkathon! The 5K walk will be a fun-filled event with tons of activities to entertain the whole family and at the same time, raise funds to support critical pediatric cancer research, treatment, and patient care. Come out and Walk with us. To register, visit pcfwalk.org today. Check in is at 10:00 AM on April 16th at Riverside Park and West 79th St. Bring your sneakers and smiles. We’re coming together for a cure! Special appearances by Z100’s Street Team and Guest Performer Jax, pediatric cancer survivor and American Idol Season 14 finalist!

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

Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23 from 10am–5pm
Sheep-to-Shawl [link] | Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Celebrate spring! From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques. Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving, and crafts for children, including sewing with wool and creating a picture from sheep or alpaca wool (NEW!). Outside on the grounds, Scottish border collies display their skills at sheep- and duck-herding. Visitors are invited to enjoy a fashion show complete with critiques from Historic Hudson Valley’s own expert costume designer. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk entertains with some lively tales. NEW! This year we welcome beautiful, friendly alpacas from Faraway Farm in Yorktown Heights. Like sheep, alpacas’ furry coats are shorn in the spring and the fleece is washed, carded, and spun into a soft yarn.

Saturday, April 22 from 4:30pm–6pm
Earth Day Yoga & Sound Healing with Franklin Shire & John Guth flyer | Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center at South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Join us this earth day to celebrate and give thanks for our beloved mother earth. Together we’ll experience the divine play of sound and yoga, as we create a ritual to bless our planet with healing, peace and love. All are welcome to this community event.

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 @ 7:30pm
David Francey [link] | Common Ground Coffeehouse, At the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings
David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Saturday, May 6, & Sunday, May 7 from 12pm–5pm
YoHo Open Studios [link] | 578 Nepperhan Ave., Yonkers
This FREE event offers a rare opportunity to tour the creative studios of over 60 professional artists, artisans, musicians, creative new media specialists, and other creative manufacturers within the Carpet Mills Arts District. All studios are conveniently concentrated with easy parking and elevator access. Live music, presentations, demonstrations, and other basic amenities will be available for visitors to enjoy as they explore this creative community. Details and more information can be found on this event page and YOHO Artists Facebook page. Please ‘like’ our Facebook fanpage for additional updates to the Open Studio program as it becomes available. A roster of artists available will appear here and will be updated continually until the event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2017

Saturday, June 3 from 12pm–12am
RiverArts Music Tour [link] | All Around the 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.

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.