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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 April 22
Womantide | Riverfront Art Gallery, Yonkers
Diane Brawarsky, Isabella Bannerman, Barbara King and Gina Randazzo. Curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi. Women’s art work continues to be undervalued, overlooked and under-represented simply because the work is created by a woman.

through April 30
The 26th Annual Riverarts Studio Tour Preview Show | Hastings Village Hall
The 26th Annual Riverarts Studio Tour Preview Show features the artwork of 48 Rivertowns artists who will open their studios during the weekend of April 27th and 28th.

through April 27
Recycle, Reuse, Restore: Artwork that has come full circle | Blue Door, Yonkers
See the Show, Wine & Cheese, Schmooze, Meet the Artists & Find a Treasure. See works of art that use recycled, reused or restored elements. Our planet is at a critical moment in time and this artwork is more relevant than ever. Meet the artists, enjoy wine and cheese, bring home a new treasure.

through April 28
The Orchid Show: Singapore | NY Botanical Garden, NYC
This year’s Orchid Show—a dazzling tribute to Singapore—soars to new heights as thousands of orchids reach up towering structures and cling to overhead arches. Catch a glimpse of this vibrant “City in a Garden” in the video above while we eagerly await opening weekend.

through April 28
Exhibit Isabelle SCHELTJENS, “New Works” | Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown
Isabelle SCHELTJENS portraits in glass are simply put – beautiful.  Their effect is a candied aesthetic, shimmering with light and buoyant energy.   They exist as a compelling commentary, meticulously constructed, and ultimately breathtaking.

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 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.

April

through April 28 (visit site for daily times)
Rockland Free Fair | Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
This family-friendly annual event features “The Greatest Showman”-style old-time sideshow acts under the big top, a petting zoo, favorite fair food, and midway rides and games for all ages. Fair parking and admission are free including the Records and Burpee Children’s Zoo and the World of Wonders Amazement Show starring sword swallowers, fire eaters, knife throwers, escape artists and other exciting acts. Visit the website for pre-sale unlimited ride wristbands and coupon savings on rides and food.

Saturday, April 20 @ 8pm
Dimmer Twins – Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins”) formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the 80s with the band Adam’s House Cat. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.”

Tuesday, April 23 from 9am–12pm
Mobile Shredder | Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park
Download the flyer above for details. 

Wednesday, April 24 @ 7pm (also 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!

Thursday, April 25 @ 8pm
Red Molly | Emelin Theatre
Red Molly combines the forces of three songwriters with unique character and style, creating a show that is larger than the sum of its parts. Known for their 3-part harmony, their songs and arrangements lay bare a love of vocal blend. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country & blues to folk & bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for roots-rock and heartfelt ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy.

Friday April 26 @ 7:30PM
ITHT Benefit: Half Halloween w/ Irvington’s Halloween Bands | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Presented by Irvington Theater. Irvington’s Halloween festivities have become legendary – a Village-wide block party with people literally dancing in the streets! So why not bring us all back together in April for a Halfway to Halloween Celebration. Costumes encouraged, candy provided, now let’s bring on the Halloween Bands!

Friday, April 26 @ 8pm
The Lords of 52nd Street – Legends of The Billy Joel Band | Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band.. They do not need to copy or reinvent the original music, since they are the guys you saw playing at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum and the countless other venues during those Billy Joel concerts of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Friday, April 26 @ 8pm
Flor de Toloache | Emelin Theatre
Latin GRAMMY® award winning, New York based all-female ensemble, Flor de Toloache, continues to win the hearts of both progressive and traditional Mariachi music fans alike through its distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of the musical art form.

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

Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 from 11am–5pm
RiverArts Studio Tour | All Around tech Rivertowns
The RiverArts Annual Studio Tour is a multi-village adventure featuring almost 100 local artists. Meet and engage with artists in their work spaces: industrial lofts, home studios, pop-up installations and galleries. Learn more about the creative process and purchase work directly from artists.

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.

Saturday, April 27 @ 7:30pm doors open, 8pm music
Reverend Woodstock | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Music of the original Festival featuring songs by Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, The Band, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, CSN, Creedence and More. Join us for our Woodstock Festival 50th Anniversary Celebration. Mark your calendar and get tickets before they sell out!

Saturday, April 27 @ 8pm
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie | Westchester County Center
Best-selling artist and New York’s own, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, live and in concert, performing his greatest hits. Also appearing will be Trap Manny.

Saturday, April 27 @ 8pm
Mystic India: Colors of India | Westchester Community College in Valhalla
This Bollywood dance spectacular depicts ancient India’s transition into modern India, featuring live musicians and dancers performing breathtaking acrobatics. An ensemble of impeccably trained dancers combines authentic Indian and modern techniques, bringing the streets of Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony. This stunning visual display fuses dance, theater, and spectacular special effects.

Saturday, April 27, two shows
John Pizzarelli | Emelin Theatre
While plenty of jazz greats have influenced John Pizzarelli—Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others — Nat King Cole has been his hero and foundation over the past 25 years. “I’ve always said we’re an extension, a 21st-century version, of what that group was,” Pizzarelli explains. He’s devoted two albums to his music, Dear Mr. Cole in 1994 and P.S. Mr. Cole, recorded and released five years later. Pizzarelli returns to the Emelin with his Trio in 2019, to perform a very special tribute to the artist who has inspired him most; A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole.

Sunday, April 28 from 10am–5pm
Awaken Wellness Fair | Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown
The best-loved body, mind, spirit holistic expo, Awaken Wellness Fair, is back! In it’s 17th year of educating people about holistic wellness techniques, the Awaken Fair presents both ancient practices and cutting edge technology. Offering 100+ exhibitors, including compelling speakers, gifted healers, unique vendors and inspired readers, the Awaken Fair returns to the Grand Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown NY on Sunday April 28, 2019. Three rooms of Speakers all day at no extra charge!

Sunday, April 28 from 12:30pm–4:30pm
Spring Fest | Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings
Maypole dance, live music, food trucks, children’s activities, vendors, and more! FREE admission.

May

Thursday, May 2 from 6:30pm–9:30pm
Greyston 2019 Gala | X2O Xavier’s in Yonkers
Join Hudson Valley business leaders, community members, Virgin Unite President, Jean Oelwang, and NBC Weather Anchor, Dave Price, as Master of Ceremonies at X2O in Yonkers, NY to celebrate 37 years of Open Hiring at Greyston’s Gala.

Thursday, May 2, June 6 @ 7pm
Small Business Book Club | Warner Library, Tarrytown
April: Team of Teams, General Stanley McChrystal
May: The Black Swan, Nassim Taleb
June: Rework, Jason Fried and David Hansson

Friday, May 3 from 10am–5pm, Saturday, May 4 from 10am–6pm, Sunday, May 5 from 10am–5pm
Spring Crafts | Lyndhurst
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, New York, on May 3, 4, 5, 2019, 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. A perfect day for the entire family.

Saturday, May 4 from 9am–1pm (winter hours)
Hastings Winter Farmers Market | Hastings Library Lot
Back outside in the Library Lot: May 4 & 18.

Saturday, May 4 from 10am–4pm
Hastings Spring 2019 Village-Wide Tag Sale | All Around Hastings
Download the flyer to apply.

Saturday, May 4 from 11am–3pm
Rotary’s Rubber Ducky Derby Day | Patriot’s Park, Tarrytown
Food, Soft Drinks, Live Music & Entertainment. Rubber Ducky Derby Races start at 11:30.

Saturday, May 4 & June 8
Dance off the Grid, Ballet Hispanico | Emelin Theater
May 4: Featuring the highly eloquent contemporary ballet of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, the abstract, often comedic dance of  Keigwin & Company, as well as Mamaroneck dancer, choreographer and teacher Megan Williams of Megan Williams Dance Projects.
June 8: The ground-breaking, premier Latino dance organization has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for nearly 50 years.

Sunday, May 5, begins @ 5:30pm
An Evening with Alan Cumming | Jacob Burns Film Center
A Special Evening to Benefit the JBFC > 5:30 PM: Program in Theater One, 7:00 PM: Seated Dinner in Jane Peck Gallery. Featuring clips and conversation moderated by Dori Berinstein, four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer, Emmy-award-winning director, and JBFC board member. All proceeds will benefit JBFC’s film, media education, and artist support programs.

Wednesday, May 8 from 7pm–9pm
Zero Waste Leadership Summit | Greenburgh Nature Center
Local student sustainability leaders join us to discuss their work with Zero Waste Initiatives. The summit will give students an opportunity to present to their peers on the projects they have worked on to encourage zero waste behaviors at their school. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and will be held at the Greenburgh Nature Center. Fee: Free

Thursday, May 9 from 6:30pm–10:30pm
24th Annual Overcoming the Odds Awards Dinner | Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Join us for an inspirational night of celebration as we honor the accomplishments of four remarkable students from our community and support Student Advocacy’s mission to help all struggling students to overcome the odds and thrive! The awards recognize youth who have made school a priority despite significant obstacles. Their stories encourage us to remember that with hard work, determination, and the right support – anything is possible! Student Advocacy provides an effective voice for children who face significant obstacles in school, so they receive the resources they need to succeed educationally and rediscover their lives.

Friday, May 10 from 7pm–11pm
Hastings Education Foundation Annual Fundraiser | Saint Andrew’s Golf Course, Hastings
Hawaii-on-Hudson, save the date.

Friday, May 10 from 7pm–11pm
Dobbs Ferry Foundation Gala | Ardsley Country Club
Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing, cocktails, live and silent auctions to benefit our Dobbs Ferry schools. The annual gala is a not-to-be-missed night out to help fund valuable academic enrichment programs for students in all three schools. We can’t wait to see you there!

Saturday, May 11 from 10am–2pm
Garden Fair & Plant Sale | Lyndhurst Greenhouses
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.

Sunday, May 12 from 10am–4pm
Hastings Flea: Mother’s Day | Commuter Parking Lot, Hastings
This year, we are planning on one great Hastings Flea on Mother’s Day
this year, May 12th. Come by and spoil and be spoiled on Mother’s Day!
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.

Thursday, May 16 from 5:30pm–8pm
Cocktails for a Cause | Eileen Fisher Learning Lab 50 S Buckhout St, #102, Irvington
Join the Pace Women’s Justice Center at our fifth annual Cocktails for a Cause event! This year we will be having a conversation with award-winning author and activist Eve Ensler and Huffington Post reporter Melissa Jelsten. Proceeds will support PWJC’s legal services programs and help us in our mission to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. A ticket includes a copy of Ensler’s new book The Apology, dinner by the bite, unlimited wine, beer, and a signature cocktail.

Thursday, May 16 from 6pm–9pm
Arts Bash | ArtsWestchester | White Plains
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of food from 20+ top restaurants, fabulous art and open studios.

Thursday, May 16 @ 8pm
The Tubes ft. Fee Waybill | Paramount Hudson Valley Theater 1008 Brown St. Peekskill
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.

Friday, May 17 from 5:30pm–10pm
Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out | Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown
DJ, Comedy Spotlight, Food/Wine Tastings & Cash Bar! A Pink Carpet Fashion Show for you & your friends to check out the trends for 2019! Also, Pink Carpet Fashion Tips from a Premier NYC Fashion Stylist! Shopping with your Friends for unique finds & services (Handbags, Jewelry, Spa/Wellness Services, & More) from our 50+ Vendors!

Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19
Yonkers Arts Weekend | All Around Yonkers
The 6th annual Yonkers Arts Weekend (YAW) is an urban arts festival celebrating Yonkers art, culture and music scene. YAW 2019 will include the 16th annual Yoho Open Studio event, Hudson River Museum, several downtown art galleries and pop-up venues in vacant space transforming into a dynamic art show featuring local, regional and international artists.

June

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

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