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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]
Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck [link]
Irvington Town Hall Theater [link]
Paramount, Peekskill [link]
Tarrytown Music Hall [link]
Westchester County Center [link]

Art Film Houses
Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck [link]
Jacob Burns, Pleasantville [link]
The Picture House, Pelham [link]

through January 5
Mansheng Wang, From Silk Road to Hudson River | Hastings Village Hall
Presented by the Hastings Village Arts Commission. Mansheng Wang has a singular style that fuses the tenants of Chinese calligraphy with contemporary abstract art. We celebrate the opening of his show “From Silk Road to Hudson River” on Nov. 7, 6-8pm. Free event. All welcome.

November

through December 8
Holiday Performances, Sherlock Holmes: The Adventures of the Dying Detective | Lyndhurst
Red Monkey Theater Group presents a completely different way to experience Lyndhurst through a theatrical piece performed within the rooms of the mansion. When a wealthy man suddenly becomes ill and dies, his widow calls in Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Mikel Von Brodbeck) to unravel the mysterious tale of family rivalries, opium addiction, and thwarted dreams. This fast-paced performance has a cult following and tickets sell out early, so make sure you get your tickets online well in advance. For ages 13+.
All tickets are $40

Wednesday, November 20 & 27 @ 2pm
Wednesday Movies | Warner Library, Tarrytown
November 20/  Peanut Butter Falcon/  Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true; with Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen. PG-13
November 27 Pavarotti/ A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.  Director: Ron Howard PG-13

Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30pm–8:30pm
What Every Parent Should Know | Irvington High School
Parents and adult community members are all invited to join iASK-CAB and Irvington High School for a presentation of “What Every Parent Should Know”.  The presentation will take an in-depth look at current trends in alcohol / drug use, the vaping epidemic among youth as well as what parents can do to prevent and address these concerns. RSVPs are appreciated.  Walk-ins are welcome. Follow link above to RSVP. Questions?  Contact info@iASK-CAB.org or (914) 301-3344.

Thursday, November 21 @ 6:30pm
Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series | Ossining Library
Join us on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30pm at the Ossining Public Library for our next screening and discussion. The next film in our program is 91%.

Friday, November 22 from 6pm–9pm
Blue Door Art Center Gala | Zuppa Restaurant, Yonkers
You are invited to the Blue Door Art Center 2019 Gala. Join us in honoring Lily and Robert Schor and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein, part of the group of artists who founded the Blue Door Art Center. These talented artists, whose tireless work and generous contributions, have been pivotal to our growth and success. 

Friday, November 22 from 6:30pm–8:30pm
Visual Arts Silent Art Auction & Holiday Boutique Night | Ardsley High School Cafeteria
Download the flyer for details. 

Saturday, November 23  from 8:30am–1:30pm 
Hastings Summer Farmers Market | Hastings Library Lot
Back outside in the Library Lot. 

Saturday, November 23 from 12pm–4pm & Sunday, November 24 from 12pm–3pm
Alternative Gifts Market | Grace Episcopal Church, Hastings
Life sustaining gifts and crafts.

Saturday, November 23 @ 2pm
VoiceScapes Audio Theater Presents an Afternoon of Comedy and Drama | Warner Library, Tarrytown
Get ready to laugh out loud and be transported through our collection of very funny comedies and thought-provoking dramas.
Our short plays are original and contemporary, using the acting skills of our talented company.  Featuring the award-winning book narrator and actor, Barbara Rosenblat!

Saturday, November 23 @ 6pm
Art Gala | Sarah Lawrence
This year we honor Martin Ginsburg, Founder and Principal, Ginsburg Development, LLC a visionary leader for incorporating the arts into the built environment. Enjoy an extraordinary evening to benefit the arts at The Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence College.

Saturday, November 23 @ 7:30pm
The Doobie Brothers | Westchester County Center
Presented by Westchester County Center Live Nation See the Doobie Brothers in concert with Peter Wolf!

Saturday, November 23 @ 8pm
Marc Black | The Schoolhouse Theater
Having composed over 500 songs in his lifetime, Marc Black has put together an award winning multi-media show in which he pretty much sings his life’s story. Its all there, singable, touching and ultimately… joyful.

Sunday, November 24 from 9am–1:30pm 
Outdoor Irvington Farmers Market | Main Street School, Parking Lot
Every Sunday, 9am-1:30pm, June through November

Sunday, November 24
Awaken Wellness Fair | Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown
The AWAKEN WELLNESS FAIR continues to bring the holistic inspiration, education and information that has made it the NY favorite since 2002. All things healthy, natural, heart-centered, spiritually inspired and personally expanding are featured at the Awaken Fair. We help people awaken to their best selves! 

Sunday, November 24 from 12pm–4pm 
Family Day: Express Yourself | Katonah Museum of Art
Bring the family for an afternoon of creative fun that will spark many forms of artistic expression. KMA’s Teen Council will host pop-up art activities that explore large-scale painting, colorful collage and three-dimensional lines. And be sure not to miss the expressive dance and music at 2:00 PM. Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.

Monday, November 25 @ 1pm 
Hudson Valley Music Club will present a virtuoso string trio | 54 Clinton Street, Dobbs Ferry 
Consisting of: Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; and Peter Wiley, cello. They will perform J.S Bach’s Contrapunctus VIII from The Art of the Fugue 7, Jean Françaix’ String Trio in C, and Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9, No. 1 in G. This ensemble has performed wonderful concerts for the music club in the past and we are excited to welcome them again.​

Wednesday, November 27 @ 8pm
Lil Baby, Da Baby & Pop Smoke–Live in Concert | Westchester County Center
The Lil Baby and DaBaby Aug. 14 concert has been postponed to Wednesday, Nov. 27. Tickets already purchased will be honored at the new date.

Friday, November 29–Sunday, December 1 from 10am–5:30pm
Lyndhurst Holiday Market | Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
Lyndhurst Holiday Market is a carefully curated selection of over 50 local & regional handmade artist and makers. Stop by to shop local and find the perfect holiday gifts!   

Friday, November 29 @ 5pm (through January 4)
6th Annual Westchester’s Winter Wonderland with Tree Lighting Celebration | Kensico Dam Plaza
Celebrate the holidays close to home! Westchester’s Winter Wonderland, presented by Westchester Medical Center, is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience featuring the Santa Experience, unlimited skating on our outdoor ice rink (skates included), the Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus, your favorite holiday rides at FUNderland Village, great food and beverage options, and a bigger and brighter Lights of Wonder show! Platinum sponsors of Winter Wonderland include Verizon Fios, Wegman’s, Con Edison, and Party Line Tent Rentals. Robison Oil is the sponsor the tree lighting ceremony on Friday, November 29 at 6 p.m.

December

Monday, December 2–30
Holiday Mansion Tours | Lyndhurst
Described as one of the “Ten Best Historic Holiday Tours” by USA Today, this classic tour visits the first and second floors of the mansion bedecked with holiday decorations. In addition to our guides’ retelling of the mansion’s history, you will also have the once-a-year opportunity to see many of the Gould’s glittering possessions that our curators bring out from collections storage specifically for the holidays. Tours are scheduled from 10 am to 4 pm on Thursdays through Mondays.

Tuesday, December 3 from 6pm–9pm
Spoken Interludes | Riverview, Hastings
Spoken Interludes is a critically acclaimed literary salon where award-winning, best-selling, and up-coming writers read their own work to audiences of 200 people and more. Shows sell out, reserve your tickets today. Follow the link above to see the authors at each of the events. 

Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:30pm
Fall 2019 Comedy Open Mics | Dobbs Ferry Library
Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old – who want to work on new jokes, change old jokes, or just experiment – sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform. *Pre-registration required*  Call the Library (914) 693-6614 or email DobRef@wlsmail.org to sign up.  All attendees are encouraged to perform! Intended for audience 16+  

Wednesday, December 4 from 7pm–8:30pm
Local Luminaries: Writer Barbara Feinberg on Creativity in Childhood ​| Hastings Library
Ages 12 and up.

Thursday, December 5 @ 2pm
NT Live’s Present Laughter | Jacob Burns
Pre-recorded Broadcast. Matthew Warchus (Pride) directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) as a star actor preparing for an overseas tour. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, he finds that his days at home become a whirlwind of love, sex, panic, and soul-searching. The Financial Timescalls Noël Coward’s giddy and surprisingly modern play “a treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame.”

Friday, December 6 from 6pm–9pm
Destination Hastings Village Crawl and Tree Lighting | All Around Hastings
Follow the link above for details!

Friday, December 6, 13 & 20 and Saturday, December 7, 14, & 21
A Victorian Christmas at The Octagon House | Octagon House, Irvington
Join us for a rare opportunity to experience this lyrical, eight-sided home at night while surrounded by lights that complement its many elegant period furnishings. The restored 1872 historic house will be filled with elaborate holiday decór featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of ornaments on a grand Christmas Tree inside the salon.

Saturday, December 7 from 9:30pm–5pm & Sunday, December 8 from 1pm–5pm
Holiday Giftique | Hastings Library
Presented by the Friends of the Library

Saturday, December 7 from 11am–5pm
Rivertowns Chamber Holiday Trolley | Hastings, Dobbs Ferry & Irvington
The Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Holiday Trolley and Winter Walk on Saturday, December 7th. The Trolley will run through Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, and Hastings-on-Hudson and will be used to transport shoppers between the villages from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Festive activities and pop-ups are planned for each village – downtown businesses and community organizations will showcase the best of local art, music, crafts and food.

Saturday, December 7 from 11am–5pm
Artists at 145 Holiday Market | 145 Palisade Street, Dobbs Ferry
Ride the Holiday Trolley to 145 Holiday Market!

Saturday, December 7 from 12pm–5pm
Irvington Holiday Happening 2019 | Main Street
events all day, tree lighting at 5pm.

Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30pm
Heather Pierson Jazz Trio | Common Ground Community at First Unitarian Society of Westchester at 25 Old Jackson Avenue​
Performing “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Based in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and performer, known for her bell tone vocals, equal parts New Orleans-Oscar-Brubeck jazz piano leanings.​

Saturday, December 7 @ 8pm
LoHud Comedy: MYQ Kaplan Imperfect | The Schoolhouse Theater
Myq (Mike) Kaplan has been a comedian for 17 years, a human for 40, and atoms since the beginning of time (approximately). In his newest hour of comedy, “imPERFECT,” Kaplan explores all the work that has gone into creating who he has come to be, and all the work that still remains to be done.

Sunday, December 8 @ 1pm
RiverArts: Chamber Music Fundraiser | Cropsey Foundation, Hastings
This year’s Chamber Music Fundraiser at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation features two glorious pieces of Antonin Dvořák. Joining us on the Bass Quintet will be Grammy-winning jazz bassist, John Patitucci. Proceeds benefit RiverArts programming all year round. We hope you can join us for this special afternoon.

Sunday, December 8 @ 3pm
Nutcracker Magical Matinee | The Picture House
Join the Picture House Regional Film Center (TPHRFC) for the Nutcracker Magical Matinee, an annual holiday tradition for families and kids of all ages. The cinematic version of the New York City Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s choreography to the big screen. The Nutcracker will be presented in the Main Hall, at a special film event trimmed with beautifully costumed ballerinas from Ballet Arts greeting attendees upon arrival, a live dance performance, and photo opportunities. 

Sunday, December 8 @ 4pm
The Listening Eye | Lyndhurst
Eye meets ear at the intersection of art and music, with compositions inspired by line drawings and paintings by Pablo Picasso, intense color canvases by Robert Motherwell, stained glass by Frank Lloyd Wright, and ancient ceramics and statuary by the Incas. New York Premieres by Viet Cuong and Karim Al-Zand, plus works by Andrew Norman, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Robert Sirota.

Sunday, December 8 @ 7:30pm
Frontier- The Ultimate Journey Tribute  | Paramount Hudson Valley
Frontiers is the world’s number one tribute to Journey. These five talented, skilled, renowned NYC area musicians recreate the music of Journey to perfection, note for note – every nuance, every iconic riff, all the feels.  Frontiers covers all the greatest hits of Journey, taking you back to the late 70’s during Journey’s magical inception with Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, and to the 80’s with Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, when Journey’s timeless, chart topping hits such as Open Arms, Separate Ways, Send Her My Love, Faithfully, Stone in Love, Don’t Stop Believing, Who’s Crying Now, Anyway You Want It, and many others ruled the airwaves. Don’t miss all your favorite Journey songs and a few Rockin’ Holiday Classics Live at The Paramount!

Wednesday,December 11 @ 5:30pm
The  Grand Holiday Illumination | Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers
12/12–1/1, 4:30–8pm

Friday, December 13, Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15
Westchester Ballet Company presents “The Nutcracker” | Westchester County Center
The Nutcracker, performed by the Westchester Ballet Company. Enjoy the thrill of this professionally produced live production, with its exquisite choreography, stunning costumes, and exciting special effects—all at an affordable price!

Saturday, December 14 @ 7:30pm
Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse: Tom Chapin |  Memorial United Methodist Church, White Plains
America’s favorite family entertainer, Tom Chapin is a gifted singer who charms audiences of all ages while accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, and autoharp.

Sunday, December 15 from 10am–4pm
Music Hall Market | Tarrytown Music Hall
The Music Hall Market is a curated event that highlights the best in handcrafted goods from local & regional artist and makers, indie pop-up shops and local/homegrown businesses. The event will showcase over 45 artists & makers and is free to attend. Stop by to shop local and find the perfect holiday gifts!

Sunday, December 15 from 11am–2pm
Opening Reception “In the Graden” | Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Features artist Nora Galland’s botanical watercolors and affordable giclee reproductions.  December 15, 2019 – January 26, 2019. 

Sunday, December 15 @ 3pm
Holiday Concert: with Collective Brass 2019 | Lyndhurst
Awaken your holiday spirit with a joyous concert from Collective Brass in the Lyndhurst Carriage House. Enjoy seasonal favorites such as selections from the Nutcracker, new arrangements of ancient carols, and even a sing-along! Also, don’t forget, a Christmas concert would not be complete without the Hallelujah Chorus. Ring in the season with this lively arrangement for the whole family.

Thursday, December 19 @ 2pm
Kenneth Brannagh Theatre Company Live’s The Winter’s Tale | Jacob Burns
Pre-recorded Broadcast. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption returns! This beautifully reimagined production, codirected by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina and Sir Kenneth Branagh as King Leontes. Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends—but sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. This critically acclaimed production was first broadcast in 2015.

Tuesday, December 31 @ 11am & 4pm
Harlem Globetrotters | Westchester County Center
Have a ball with the iconic Harlem Globetrotters on New Year’s Eve! Watch some of the best athletes on the planet score rim-rattling dunks with side splitting comedy.

January

Sunday, January 5 from 2pm–5pm
Opening Reception: Small Works 2020: Renewal | Upstream Gallery, Hastings
Upstream Gallery invites artists to submit small works interpreting the concept of Renewal for our national juried exhibit of small works. The exhibition will hang from January 2nd through January 26th, 2020.