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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 May 25
Modern Families | ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
ArtsWestchester’s Modern Families exhibition focuses the camera lens on the families we’re given and the families we choose. Rarely-exhibited group portraits by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee will be presented alongside contemporary photography that illuminates the diverse definitions of family in our community. Exhibiting photographers include: Tom Atwood, Gillian Laub, Barry Mason, Iaritza Menjivar, Ocean Morisset, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Stefan Radtke, John Shearer, James Van Der Zee, Chris Verene, Sandra Wong Geroux.

through May 26
Daniel van Benthuysen & Mia de Bethune | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
May 2nd through May 26th

through June 20
Jennifer Smith, Beach light & summer tides | Hastings Village Hall, 7 Maple Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson artist Jen Moore Smith’s paintings are windows into weather, light, and the provoking details of remembered coastal vistas. Collectible pocket-sized views and larger layered pieces invite you to stand with the artist in that suggested place, conjuring its wind born scents and sounds. Acrylic paint on canvas, paper and panel. Presented by the Hastings Arts Commission.

May

Friday, May 24 @ 8pm
Guide by teatolocal | Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by teatolocal and The Music Hall
“Guide” by teatolocal is a new site-inspired dance theater piece using movement, sound, music and design elements.  teatolocal has created “Guide” for the Tarrytown Music Hall’s upstairs studio space. This performance is for a small audience. 

Saturday, May 25 from 1pm–2pm
“GI Joe Pigeon:” Hero of World War II | Edith G. Read Sanctuary, Rye
Find out about the impact and the important role that birds played in the military during World War I and II and how they still work with us today.

Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26 from 8am–4pm
Stormville Airport Antiquw Show & Flea Market |  428 Route 216
Stormville, New York
The Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market is 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. Also on July 26 & 27, August 31 & September 1, October 12 & 13, & November 2 & 3.

Sunday, May 26 @ 2pm
Hastings: Memorial Day Parade | Main Street and Warburton Avenue
Presented by the Village of Hastings

Sunday, May 26 from  7:30pm–10:15pm
Illuminate then Walkway in Honor of Memorial Day | Walkway Over the Hudson
On Sunday, May 26, Walkway Over the Hudson is joining with veterans organizations from Dutchess and Ulster Counties to host a moving sunset flag changing ceremony at 7:30 p.m., and keeping the Walkway open to the public (at no charge) until 10:15 p.m. for Walkway at Night. Throughout the event, the 1.28 mile span will be lined with thousands of paper lanterns honoring loved ones and those that have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. 

Monday, May 27 @ 11am
Dobbs Ferry: Memorial Day Parade | Begns at Mohican Park Avenue 
The Village of Dobbs Ferry, in conjunction with the American Legion Post #1048, honors the sacrifices of our fallen Americans with the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th, commencing at 11:00 a.m. at Mohican Park Avenue and continuing through the Village making stops to pay respects at the Little White Church Cemetery, Dobbs Ferry High School, Memorial Park and Waterfront Park.

Thursday, May 30 @ 7:30pm
Krishna Das | Tarrytown Music Hall
Join Krishna Das and friends for an evening of sacred kirtan music to benefit the Tibetan Home of Hope. The event is co-hosted by the Kirtan Wallah Foundation. Krishna Das is an American vocalist known for his performances of kirtan, a Hindu devotional music.

Friday, May 31 @ 6:30pm
Springtacular!: A fundraiser for the Clocktower Players | Ardsley Country Club
Wear your party clothes and celebrate two extraordinary people in an evening benefiting the little theater company they love, Clocktower Players.

Friday, May 31 from 7pm–10pm
Paraguayan Independence Day | ArtsWestchester, White Plains
Join us for Westchester’s 2nd annual Paraguayan arts & culture festival, featuring traditional harp playing, Paraguayan polkas, indigenous Guaraní song and dance, tereré (iced yerba mate), chipas (cheese bread), and sopa paraguaya (Paraguayan cornbread). FREE

Friday, May 31 @ 8pm
National Geographic Live: “When Women Ruled the World”  | Tarrytown Music Hall
National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and Tarrytown Music Hall are proud to announce “When Women Ruled the World” with Dr. Kara Cooney, a National Geographic author and professor of Egyptian art and architecture at UCLA. 

June

Saturday, June 1  from 9am–1pm (winter hours)
Hastings Winter Farmers Market | Hastings Library Lot
Back outside in the Library Lot. 

Saturday, June 1 @ 8pm
Norm Lewis | Emelin Theatre
After his stellar performance at the 2018 Gala, Norm Lewis will bring his glorious voice and ineffable charm and warmth to the Emelin again this June. Star of Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miz, Porgy & Bess, The Little Mermaid and more, Lewis is “among the most reliably impressive voices on Broadway” (NYT) and one of its most sought-after leading men.

Saturday, June 1  from 12pm–12am
2019 RiverArts Music | All Around the Rivertowns
The RiverArts Music Tour is an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of the Rivertowns music community. 

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2 from 12pm–5pm
22nd Peekskill Open Studios! | All Around Peeksill
We are proud to present the 22nd Peekskill Open Studios! Thank you for joining us to celebrate Peekskill’s thriving art scene! Please take your time to meander through our friendly city and discover the beauty of our artist community.

Saturday, June 1 @ 8pm
Troubadours: The Music of Carole King & James Taylor | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
Two tributes, one night! An incredible evening featuring the music of Carole King & James Taylor. Home Again leaves no stone unturned, covering the entire repertoire of the multi-award winning singer/songwriter Carole King, performed by Deb De Lucca & an incredible band.

Sunday, June 2 from 10am–2pm
Bicycle Sundays | Bronx River Parkway
Bike, walk or jog the 13.1 mile loop. June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29

Sunday, June 2 from 9am–1pm (winter hours)
Irvington Farmers Market | Main Street School, Parking Lot
We will be back up and running at our outdoor summer market in the MSS parking lot every SUNDAY starting on June 2nd. So you can continue to collect your food scraps through May, the Irvington Green Policy Task Force will put out food scraps toters in the MSS parking lot on Sunday, May 12 and Sunday May 25 from 9 am to noon.

Sunday, June 2 from 10am–5pm
32nd Annual Tarrytown Street Fair | Main Street Tarrytown
Food, family fun, music and more. 

Sunday, June 2 from 12noon–3pm
Rose Day | Lyndhurst 
Presented by the Garden Club of Irvington, the rose garden will be in full bloom to host demonstrations and advice from rose experts from 12 pm to 3 pm on Sunday, June 2nd.

Sunday, June 2 @ 2pm &  7pm, & Sunday,  June 16 @ 2pm &  7pm
Peter and the Star Catcher | Play Group Theatre
Peter and the Starcatcher tells the age-old tale of how a young orphan becomes the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. A prequel to Peter Pan, this play explores the depths of greed, what it means to be a hero, and the bonds that unite us all.

Sunday, June 2 @ 4pm
The Many Lives of John Jervis | Keeper’s House, 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry
The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct present The Many Lives of John Jervis, an illustrated talk about this pioneering, multi-talented    figure in early engineering. Free. Refreshments served.  

Sunday, June 2 from 5pm–8pm
Once Upon A Musical: a Broadway Cabaret | Hastings Library
The very talented women who sang at last year’s Library fundraiser are back by popular demand. It was pretty wonderful last year to hear such big voices in a small, intimate setting, and to be made aware, yet again, that there are some very accomplished people in our midst. The event, which includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and the performance is just two weeks away: Sunday, June 2 from 5 to 8pm.  Buy your tickets at the Library before they sell out. 

Sunday, June 2 @ 7pm
Aces & Knaves | Emelin Theatre
Join us for the New York Premiere screening of Aces & Knaves—a new documentary about the fascinating game of bridge, directed by Larchmont-based filmmaker, Jackie Paré. With footage from local bridge clubs (including The Hartes Club in White Plains and Bridge Deck in Scarsdale), international tournaments, and old Hollywood movies, the film takes viewers behind the scenes of the game and into the minds of the people playing it. Film is approximately one hour in length, to be followed by a brief Q&A, and then a small reception in the lobby.

June 4 – 9
Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Festival | Around Westchester
With seven events over seven days, Westchester Magazine’s 9th Annual Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of gourmet food, exceptional wines, beer, spirits, mouth-watering burgers, and award-winning chefs. Join the more than 7,000 guests who will sip and savor, enjoy the county’s finest plates and pours, mingle with Westchester’s top chefs, sommeliers, and specialty food purveyors, and attend exclusive dinners, tastings, and demos. Wine & Food Festival is a not-to-be missed experience celebrating the culinary spirit of Westchester County. Mark your calendars now for the 9th Annual Wine & Food Festival on June 4-9, 2019! Check back for more details on the chefs, restaurants, dishes, and wines in the coming months.

Thursday, June 6 @ 6:30pm
Spring Fling on the Hudson | Alder Manor, Yonkers
Our “Progressive Party” will move through five uniquely curated rooms of the spectacular Alder Manor. Each space will have its own distinctive food, drink, music and experiences. You can dine on inspired offerings from local eateries, peruse the tables of our silent auction, sip on signature cocktails in the Chill Out lounge, or kill it on the dance floor… or do it all! This is a rare opportunity to both hang out inside this magical estate AND support a local non-profit! 

Craft Beer, Wine and Signature Cocktails • Lavish Hors D’oeuvres • Scrumptious Desserts • Live Music • DJ + Dancing • Silent Auction • Chill Out Lounge • Retro Candy Bar and lots more!

Thursday, June 6 @ 6:30pm
Meet Author & Journalist Mary Calvi | Dobbs Ferry Library
…for a book talk/signing of her historical novel, Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love. Presented by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library annual meeting and program. Follow the link to download then flyer.

Thursday, June 6 @ 8pm
Rock & Roll Writers REVEAL | Tarrytown Music Hall
Featuring Authors: Danny Goldberg, “Serving The Servant”; Joe Hagan, “Sticky Fingers, The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine”; and Will Hermes, Love Goes To Buildings On Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever, a history of the New York City music scene in the 1970s. Moderated by Rob Barnett, Rob Barnett Media. The authors will be reading selections from their books, with the audience invited to participate in a lively Q&A discussion, led by seasoned music industry professional, Rob Barnett. Through his moderation, the audience will be taken on a journey – the authors will share insights and stories, adding a new dimension to these seminal artists, the time, and the culture that helped shape their music as we know it today. These shared experiences, passages, and stories will shock, amaze, and inspire; in short, this not-to-be-missed event will stick with you forever.

Friday, June 7 @ 8pm
Laughing Out Loud | Emelin Theatre
It’s our seventh annual night of comedy featuring some of the best comedians to come from the Westchester area. With LOL Host Shawn Eli, headliner Ross Barnett, Celeste Jennings, and other great area comics.

Saturday, June 8 @ 8pm
Ballet Hispánico | Emelin Theatre
The premier Latino dance organization in the United States, Ballet Hispánico tbrings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground.

Sunday, June 9 from 10am–4pm (postponed from May 12)
Hastings Flea | Commuter Parking Lot, Hastings
Enjoy a fun curated flea market with everything from vintage to
crafts. Plus, a flower truck, food, live music, crafts for kids,
animals from the nature school, face painting and other surprises.
Located at the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro North Parking Lot.

Saturday, June 15 @ 8pm
John Sebastian | Emelin Theatre
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a master musician who actually performed on that historic stage. The legendary John Sebastian, folk icon and founder of the Lovin’ Spoonful, played a major role in the mid-’60s folk-rock revolution bringing us such classics as, “Do You Believe In Magic?” and “Summer In The City.”

Saturday, June 15 @ 8pm
Paula Poundstone | Paramount Hudson Valley
Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.

Sunday, June 16 @ 8am
Sleepy Hollow Sprint Triathlon | Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
A half-mile swim in the Hudson River, 11-mile scenic bike ride through the legendary village, 3-mile run along Hudson River Walk. Follow the link for details.

Sunday, June 16 @ 4pm
Who’s Who: A Show by The Daisy Jopling Band | Paramount Hudson Valley
“Who’s Who” is a rock show consisting of original violin arrangements of great songs by The Who, juxtaposed with hits from the Daisy Jopling Band. This concert is celebrating the release of the “Who’s Who” album on May 23rd 2019, exactly 50 years after Tommy was released on May 23rd 1969. Classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling has toured the world, collaborated with super stars such as Bobby McFerrin, Hans Zimmer and Tony-Award winning director Tom Morris, and recorded 9 albums, 2 with BMG RCA Victor. Fathers will have songs dedicated to them, as well as special gifts!

Friday, June 21 @ 8pm
Tom Papa | Emelin Theatre
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio, podcasts as well as on the live stage. A regular on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Conan,” Tom’s had three hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, and Tom Papa Live in New York City.

Thursday, June 27 @ 8pm
Rumors: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute | Paramount Hudson Valley
Rumours, (also known as RumoursATL) call Atlanta, GA home and has built a solid fan base there and throughout the eastern United States. While traveling across the United States and selling out venues, the band continues to collect an even larger and devoted fan base on a national level.

Saturday, June 29 @ 7:30pm
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters| Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings
Lyrically driven, the songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Amanda says of the album, “I think it’s just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption, and love.”

Sunday, June 30 from 2pm–5pm
Opening Reception, 7th Annual Work on Paper: Theme & Variation | Upstream Gallery
Exhibit from June 27th to July 28th, 2019.