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“I Used to be a Little Girl” | The Donald Gallery, South Church, Dobbs Ferry
Alison Marra will be exploring themes of cultural femininity, human instinct and the natural environment in her first solo exhibit at The Donald Gallery in Dobbs Ferry. Alison expresses her vision through paintings on canvas and beads on paper, and both mediums will be on display in her exhibit.
through November 2
We’re Not in Kansas Anymore | Hastings Village Hall
Hastings Village Arts Commission’s Fall art exhibition, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Journeys to Places Real and Imagined, celebrating in words in pictures, Hastings’ luminary, the stage and screen actress Bille Burke, best known for her role as Glinda the Good Witch, upon the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Follow the link to see the complete schedule of events. Exhibit from Sept 1 through Nov 2.
Hastings Summer Farmers Market | Hastings Library Lot
Back outside in the Library Lot.
40th Annual Wheelchair Games | Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
The Wheelchair Games provide an opportunity for athletes of all abilities to showcase their skills and participate in friendly competition. This year’s Games will include a variety of track, field, table tennis and basketball events, as well as an obstacle course. Participants will be organized into divisions based on age and ability. The Wheelchair Games have become a community favorite during the four decades since the tradition started at Burke. The inclusive nature of the Games promises an afternoon of confidence building for athletes and inspiration for all those who come to support them.
Hudson River Valley Ramble | All Around the Hudson Valley
The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer. Skip right to the events page.
Tarrytown Village-wide Tag Sale | All Around Tarrytown
Deadline to add your address is 9/17.
Free Museum Day | Katonah Museum
Museum Day is an annual celebration of creativity, curiosity and inspiration hosted by Smithsonian magazine. As a participating museum, the KMA is offering free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a catalyst to empower and help advance the ambitions of artists everywhere. Follow the link above to reserve your ticket.
Sport Unite 5K | Green Meadow Waldorf School (307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
On September 21st, 2019, the Otto Specht School will host a 5k run, celebrating 100 years of Waldorf Education. The course will highlight the school’s unique campus and community, home to several affiliated organizations, including the Green Meadow Waldorf School, and the Fellowship Community, home to the last dairy farm in Rockland County. The event is part of a worldwide celebration and three days of events hosted by the NY Metro Area Waldorf Schools.
Cultural Festival | Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
Vendors, Music, Food and much more!
Saturday, September 21 from 3pm–4:30pm
Animated short films emerging from the Creative Culture Program at Jacob Burns | Katonah Museum of Art
Enjoy the premier screening at the KMA of three animated short films emerging from the Creative Culture Program at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Program Director Sean Weiner and the filmmakers Maya Cueva, Emily Ann Hoffman, and Ariel Noltimier Strauss will discuss their process and work. Some mature content. Recommended for ages 16+. Includes reception. Location: KMA, 134 Jay Street, Katonah
Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor | Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society, Hastings
Join us for the opening night of our 2019-20 season with Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor together in concert. Reggie Harris is a singer-songwriter, storyteller, and cultural ambassador on a mission to educate, entertain, and inspire.
NYC Comedy in the Irv | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Three veteran New York City comics come to the IT to deliver a night of hilarious comedy. Ophira Eisenberg (host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another”) will host the evening, followed by Moody McCarthy (two Letterman appearances, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, “Last Comic Standing”) and Andy Pitz (Letterman, Craig Ferguson).
Gary U.S. Bonds and the Roadhouse Rockers | Paramount Hudson Valley
The hits of Gary U.S. Bonds were and still remain an irresistible invitation to an instant party! As America’s baby boomers moved into their mid teens and real rock ‘n roll was in dwindling supply, Gary came roaring out of Norfolk, Virginia in 1960 with the relentless pounder “New Orleans”.
An Amazin’ Evening of Myth & Baseball with the World Champion ’69 New York Mets | Tarrytown Music Hall
Take a trip down memory lane with Mets legends Art Shamsky, Ed Kranepool & Ron Swoboda, as they commemorate the 50th Anniversary of their unlikely, astonishing 1969 miracle campaign, when the New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles to claim the World Series Championship in just their eighth season as a Major League Baseball franchise.
Irvington Farmers Market | Main Street School, Parking Lot
Every Sunday, 9am-1:30pm, June through November
New York Renaissance | Route 17A, Tuxedo
2019 marks the 42nd Anniversary Celebration of the New York Renaissance Faire, located in Tuxedo, New York. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of Sterling Forest. Travel back in time to an age of adventure! Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th century English village.
Guided Tours | Untermyer Gardens
Guided tours every Sunday, 90 minutes, no reservations needed. Meet behind the Community Center. Bring water and wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Kids 12 and under are always free.
Sunday, September 22 from 10am–2pm
Bicycle Sundays: Special Event this Weekend! | Bronx River Parkway
Bike, walk or jog the 13.1 mile loop. Sept. 22 and 29
Rockland Arts Festival | Pavillion at the Pier, Piermont
100+ Juried Artists! Plus live music, children’s activities, food, art demonstrations, and special presentations. Free admission.
A Night with Janis Joplin | Tarrytown Music Hall
The Tony Nominated Broadway Musical celebrates Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends.
The 4th Phunkraiser | The Mill, Hastings
Food and live music.
Effective Communication Strategies with Alzheimer’s Association | Warner Library
Get insight into how communication takes place when someone has dementia. Learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at every stage of the disease. To sign up call 914-631-7734 or visit the Information desk.
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+
Classic Mansion Tour with Autumnal Decor | Lyndhurst Mansion
On the Classic Mansion Tour on weekdays in late September and throughout October, you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room – all decorated with trimmings for the Autumn season! The second floor, which centers around the grand Picture Gallery, is not decorated and visitors can see those spaces in all their traditional splendor.
Wingfest | Empire City Casino
Wingfest is a celebration of Westchester’s best wings and you’re invited!
National Geographic LIVE On the Trail of the Big Cats: Steve Winter | Tarrytown Music Hall
Steve Winter specializes in wildlife photography, particularly big cat photography, and has been a National Geographic photographer since 1991. Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year.
Lucie Arnaz | White Plains Performing Arts Center
Lucie began her career on television at 12 in a recurring role on The Lucy Show, starring her mother, Lucille Ball. At 15, she became a series regular on Here’s Lucy. In 1985 she starred in her own series, The Lucie Arnaz Show, and in 1989 in the critically acclaimed Sons and Daughters, all on CBS.
No Quarter–Tribute to Zeppelin’s Legacy | Paramount Hudson Valley
Even Led Zeppelin’s bassist John Paul Jones said after meeting Chad McMurray (Jones for No Quarter), and signing a concert photo over his character commented, “That’s scary”, looking at the likeness of each character. “As long as you’re doing it, means we don’t have to.”
Community Day! | Pace University, Pleasantville Campus
Pace welcomes friends & neighbors to first Communiversity Day! For more than fifty years, Pace University has been a proud member of the Westchester community. On Saturday, September 28, visit the beautiful Pleasantville campus and enjoy a day of fun and discovery for all ages! You’ll find the Harris Project’s Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness (CODA) Walk, football and soccer games, food trucks, birds of prey demonstrations, and much more!
Rocktoberfest & Food Truck Festival | Matthiessen Park, Irvington
Follow the link to see the details.
Oktoberfest | Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow
Food and fun for all ages! All Ages Welcome! We hope to see you there! (Parking fees at Kingsland Point Park may apply)
Opening Reception: The Chair Show | ArtsWestchester, White Plains
The Chair Show explores the creativity, forms and art of seating. Chairs give shape to the ways in which we rest and recreate ourselves in private, or inhabit ‘seats of power’ in public. As supporting players of day-to-day existence, focal points of ceremonies, or revered objects of spiritual and sacred spaces, chairs are invested with diverse meanings and purposes. The Chair Show includes sculptural, conceptual, functional and dysfunctional forms of seating, as well as paintings and installations inspired by chairs.
Delbert McClinton | Tarrytown Music Hall
Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for “Good Man, Good Woman”.
Hiplet Ballerinas | WCC, Valhalla
Ballet is taken to the next level as Hiplet’s smashing sensation goes viral! Hiplet™ (hip•lay) is an innovative dance form. It’s where evolution meets revolution! Classical pointe technique is infused with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban movements.
Circus Ta-Da! | Tarrytown Music Hall
Announcing TA-DA!, a totally immersive circus experience for children of all ages that combines the traditional energy and excitement of a traveling circus show with historical information about the evolution of the circus in the United States. By removing the traditional barriers between audience and performers, Circus goers will become part of the performance from the moment they step foot on The Midway.
Thursday, October 3 form 10am–2pm
Job Fair | Westchester County Center
Human Services and Health Care Fields.
Friday, October 4 @ 7pm
Disco Dance Party Benefit |Tarrytown Music Hall
We’re celebrating the great groove of the 1970s with a Disco Dance Party featuring the Billboard Hits of the era to benefit our historic, nonprofit theater. Your support makes a difference! Your Evening Will Include A DJ Spinning The Disco Songs You Love, Dancing, Cocktails, And Dinner By The Bite
Saturday, October 5 from 1pm–8pm, rain or shine
Ferry Festa | Cedar and Main Streets, Dobbs Ferry
Ferry Festa is Dobbs Ferry’s largest community event, an annual street fair with festivities, crafts, entertainment, music, and vendors. Join us for our 17th year of celebration on downtown Cedar and Main Streets.
Saturday, October 5 @ 7:30pm
Smokey Joe’s Cafe | Irvington Town Hall Theater
Join the Party as Clocktower kicks off the season celebrating the music of the legendary rock `n’ roll songwriting duo, Leiber and Stoller! This Grammy-winning, Tony- nominated smash hit features 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded. SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre thrilling theatergoers with its enduring themes and searing emotions.
Saturday, October 5 @ 8pm
Robert Cray Band | Tarrytown Music Hall
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums.
Saturday, October 5 @ 8pm
Rock of Ages Band | Paramount Hudson Valley
For over six years they were heralded as the driving force that rocked Broadway and millions of fans in the ground-breaking musical ROCK OF AGES… These stars have collectively performed over 10,000 performances of the 5-time Tony Award nominated show; including the long running Broadway production and the critically acclaimed national tour.
Sunday, October 6 from 9am–5pm
Warwick Applefest | Village of Warwick
Surrounded by apple orchards, the historic Village of Warwick is the perfect place to celebrate the apple harvest. In fact, it’s the largest such celebration in the region.
This one-day festival of apples, culture and entertainment features over 200 craft vendors, dozens of food vendors, 50 local non-profit exhibitors, music and entertainment, a children’s carnival, a farmers market, apple pie baking contest and more within walking distance of the downtown shops, restaurants and businesses.
Sunday, October 6 from 11am–1pm, Rain or Shine
Third Annual Fall Fun Fest: Celebrating Abilities | The Oval, Cedarwood Hall, Cedarwood Hall, 20 Plaza West, Valhalla
Join us as we raise funds for our vital services and programs, and celebrate the entirety of the WIHD family. Refreshments • Events • Entertainment. There are THREE ways to participate in this year’s event. We hope you will consider participating in one, two or all three ways! Follow the link to learn more.
Sunday, October 6 from 2pm–4pm
Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill | Wave Hill
Hear directly from the creative forces behind this world-renowned garden and the extraordinary story of how, in author Tom Christopher’s words, Wave Hill “remade American gardening—as it continues to do today.”
Sunday, October 6 @ 7pm
Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live | Tarrytown Music Hall
“Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!” returns to Tarrytown Music Hall! Starring The Lettermen, The Coasters, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Skyliners, the Leaders of the Pack, Vito Picone of The Elegants, Emil Stucchio of The Classics and Bobby d’Andrea of The Knockouts.
First Annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival | Tarrytown Music Hall
Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival is a celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American Supernatural, showcasing NEW FEATURE FILM PREMIERES, SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS, LIVE ON-STAGE EVENTS, IN-PERSON GUESTS AND MORE!
Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13 from 8am–4pm
Stormville Airport Antique 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 November 2 & 3.
Saturday, October 12 from 10am–5pm
23rd Annual Sleepy Hollow Crafts, Food & Street Fair | Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow
Over 100+ local food and craft vendors.
Saturday, October 12 @ 4:15pm
East Coast Premiere! Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film with Director William Conlin | Tarrytown Music Hall
Special Guests: Director William Conlin. An exciting, eye-opening feature length documentary about the Hollywood artists who created the iconic makeups seen in the original 1968 classic PLANET OF THE APES and their important impact on cinema. MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM makes its East Coast Premiere at SHIFF, and features interviews with makeup artists and actors from the original film franchise, modern makeup artists and filmmakers, including Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis and Joe Dante, who were deeply influenced by the franchise. In-person Q&A with director William Conlin.
Saturday, October 12 @ 6:30pm
Walkabout Clearwater Chorus and Coffeehouse | Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains
Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator. He merges conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing. Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. He weaves a diverse web of stories with brilliant musical skill, ensnaring even the most rigid of hearts, inviting them to open. His songs invite us to live inside of our passions and our beliefs.
Sunday, October 13 @ 7pm
May Jobrani | Paramount Hudson Valley
MAZ JOBRANI can currently be seen starring in the CBS sitcom SUPERIOR DONUTS, opposite Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Katey Sagal and Judd Hirsch. Maz’s first original NETFLIX standup special “Immigrant” was filmed at the Kennedy Center and is currently available for streaming.
October 15, 16, 18, 22, 26, & 29
Ghost Tours of the Music Hall | Tarrytown Music Hall
Unexplained happenings and paranormal activity have been experienced at our 134-year-old historic theater. Lights mysteriously turning back on after closing. The eerie sound of an unknown singer performing vocal scales in the wings after hours.
October 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 31
Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities | Lyndhurst Mansion
The Ghoul family has a bone to pick with you….that is, you’ve been formally invited to come and celebrate the spirit of the Halloween season with the Family in their House of Curiosities! They’re opening up their splendid and spooky castle home to those looking for a unique Halloween thrill this year. You’ll meet and interact with the ever peculiar Mr. and Mrs. of the Castle, see what Grandmama is cooking up, and find out what other zany family members have turned up at this festive time of year!
Thursday, October 17, Friday, November 15 & 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.
Friday, October 18 @ 7:30pm
Diversity Series Focusing on Women’s Causes | Irvington Theater
The event will feature speakers who will discuss — in their own words — what it is like to be activists as women, or to work on women’s issues in the current era. Kim Gilligan, the ITHT commissioner heading up the diversity series, said this event is important because while progress has been made on many issues in American society, in some ways we still have to fight the same battles over and over again. Women are at the forefront of many of these issues.
Saturday, October 19 from 12noon–4:30pm (rain or shine)
Spooktoberfest | Hart’s Brook Park on Preserve, 156 Ridge Road in Hartsdale
Spooktoberfest is the ideal family event where children can climb on inflatable rides, get their face painted, take a hay ride through the woods, visit with the animals from the Greenburgh Nature Center, and be entertained by musicians, clowns, jugglers and the Bubble Bus!
Saturday, October 19 @ 8pm
Vic DiBitetto | Paramount Hudson Valley
Back after a sold-out show in 2018! An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The bottom line is, DiBitetto leaves his audiences breathless with laughter.
Saturday, October 19 @ 8pm, Sunday, October 20 @ 2pm, Thursday, October 24, Friday, Oct. 25 & Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 8pm
William Allen jones’ “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Irvington Town Hall Theater
William Allen Jones’ “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” infuses new life into the classic tale of Ichabod Crane and The Headless Horseman with memorable rock and pop songs and unforgettable ballads. The show premiered in October 2018 to much fanfare at the Historic Mishler Theatre in Central Pennsylvania. The result was sold-out houses, artistic acclaim and rousing applause. Now, the show is coming to the Hudson Valley to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the original legend’s publication, directed again by its creator and composer.
Tuesday, October 22 from 6pm–9pm
16th Annual “A Matter of Taste” Fundraiser | Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle
The Arc Westchester Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing public awareness and raising financial resources to support The Arc Westchester’s programs and services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, will host its 16th annual “A Matter of Taste” fundraiser on Tuesday, October 22, at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The event, which raised nearly $400,000 in 2018, will feature signature cuisine prepared by the finest chefs in the area, accompanied by a wide assortment of fine wine and craft beer. The evening will honor the Kurzer Family with the Family Partner Award and Dan Mellino and Grassy Sprain Pharmacy with the Corporate Partner Award.
Wednesdays, October 23 and 30
Ken Salaz: Magician and Master of Astonishment | Lyndhurst Mansion
Be prepared to be amazed! Celebrity mentalist and magician, Ken Salaz, will read your mind and evoke the supernatural in a powerful and mysterious Halloween performance at Lyndhurst. With seamless fluidity, he is able to merge the ordinary with the impossible with mind-reading, sleight of hand, and other tricks! If you have a taste for an electrifying evening filled with magical wonder, Salaz delivers the finest world-class astonishment found today.
Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, beginning @ 4pm
Haunted Hayride | 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow
Climb aboard Sleepy Hollow’s annual Haunted Hayride and hold on to your head! All seems well when you board your hay wagon in the brightly lit streets of downtown Sleepy Hollow.
Saturday, October 26 @ 7:30pm
Her Crooked Heart: Rachael Kilgour | Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society, Hastings
Rachael Kilgour is a Minnesotan songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work has been called both brave and humane. The 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and winner of the 2017 Kerrville New Folk Contest, Kilgour has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival.
October 31 @ 9pm
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 45th Anniversary | Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill
Come Experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show the way it was meant to be! In the beautiful, historic Paramount Hudson Valley Theater!
Thursday, November 7 @ 6:30pm
Emelin Theatre 2019 Gala Starring Don McLean | Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck
Enjoy a starry, starry nights of world class entertainment, food and friends.
Friday, November 15 @ 8pm
Lonestar | Paramount Hudson Valley
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream”, to top both charts).
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!