The cast of Mambo Italiano at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford thru Sept. 29. See “Theater” for details.
The cast of Mambo Italiano at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford thru Sept. 29. See “Theater” for details.

Art Show

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14 & 15

ASOG’S 2019 SIDEWALK ART SHOW AND SALE. Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stroll the avenue and view all the wonderful art on display and enjoy live jazz. There is also a Young Artists’ Show with awards. www.asogct.com.

Benefits

Sat., Sept. 14

FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER JUNIOR BOARD’S ANNUAL TENNIS AND BBQ FUNDRAISER. Coveleigh Club, 459 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 5 p.m. tennis round robin; 7 p.m. BBQ, margaritas, beer & wine. $125. For tickets go to http://weblink.donorperfect.com/JrBoardTennis19. For additional information call 914/305-6834.

Wed., Sept. 25

GREEK TAVERNA 2019 TO BENEFIT HDSW. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 10 Mill Rd., New Rochelle. 6-9:30 p.m. Event will honor the Ladies Philoptochos of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church for their support of HDSW, Stamatia Pappas for community leadership and Georgia Mavromatis Kuhen, LMSW, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Licensed Programs Options for Community Living, Inc. for Behavioral Health Advocacy. Cocktail hour, Greek dinner buffet and dancing as well as an art show & sale by HDSW artists and a raffle to benefit Hope House. Individual tickets are $150. RSVP by Sept. 18 to 814.835-8906 ext 1002.

Thurs., Oct. 3

SPRYE’S 8TH ANNUAL BENEFIT. Apawamis Club, 2 Club Rd., Rye. 6-8 p.m. This year’s honorees include the Senior Centers in Harrison, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye. RSVP by Sept. 23. For information call 914/481-5706 or email director@sprye.org.

Celebrations

Mon., Sept. 16

HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION. Westchester County Board of Legislators, 148 Martine Ave., White Plains. 6:30 p.m. The County Board of Legislators will celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals within the community--Sally Ocasio-Pinto, Interim Director of Jewish Council of Yonkers-Westchester Community Partners and Carmanza “Carry” Cubillos, Cultural Programming Specialist of the Ossining Public Library.

Comedy

Fri., Sept. 14

KEVIN JAMES. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 5 & 8 p.m. Stand-up comedy. Limited availability for the 8 p.m.; 5 p.m. is Sold Out. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Thru Sat., Sept. 21

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Every Thurs.: Comedy Night. 8 p.m. $10.  Fri. & Sat., Sept. 13 & 14: Godfrey, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. $30; $40 VIP. Sept. 20: Jim Florentine at 8 & 10 p.m. $25. Sept. 21: Hanging Wit the Fellas Angelo Lozada & Mark Viera. 8 & 10 p.m. $25; $35 VIP.Ages 16 + over unless noted otherwise. For ticket information call 914/358 -9260 or www.yonkerscomedyclub.com.

LUCY’S LAUGH LOUNGE. 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. Sept. 14: Showtime’s Funny Women of a Certain Age. 8 p.m. Features a rotating cast of female headliners over the age of 50. $30. Sept. 21: 6 p.m. Police Off the Cuff Podcast Live. Free. 7:30 p.m. Mark DeMayo Headlining Police Off the Cuff Showcase.$20. All shows: ages 16+ or 13+ with parent. www.lucyslaughlounge.com; 914/200-4812.

Fri., Sept. 20

STORMY DANIELS. White Plains Comedy Club, 189 E. Post Rd., White Plains. 10 p.m. An intimate evening with the world-famous adult film star who will tell stories and answer questions. Also featuring Chrissie Mayr. $35; $70 VIP. Ages 16+ or 13+ with parent. WhitePlainsComedy.com.

Sat., Sept. 21

COMEDY IN THE IRV. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Ophia Eisenberg of NPR’s “Ask Me Another.” Joining her will be stand-up comics Moody McCarthy and Andy Pitz. $35. www.irvingtontheater.com.

Thurs., Nov. 7

SHE SAID WHAT? LADIES COMEDY NIGHT. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. 7 p.m. Features Kim Berns, Ellen Karis, Jane Condon and Nancy Witter. Free-flowing wine and lite fare will be served. Tickets are $110 and go on sale Thurs., Sept. 19.  www.ryeartscenter.org.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Sept. 22

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown.  Sept. 13 & 14: Brubeck Brothers, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Sept. 15: Vanderlei Pereira & Blindfold Test—Brazilian Jazz.  4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. Sept. 20 & 21: Freddie Hendrix Quintet at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $2-=$25. Sept. 22: Neal Spitzer & Friends at 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. www.jazzforumarts.org; 914/631-1000.

Thru Sun., Sept. 15

JAZZFEST WHITE PLAINS. A five-day celebration of jazz for music lovers of all ages. Free and affordable jazz performances through a partnership between ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains and the White Plains BID. Sept. 13: Jazz at noon with The Marcio Garcia Trio, White Plains Public Library. Free; 5 p.m.: Kotoko Brass at White Plains Plaza, 1 N. Broadway. Free; 7:30 & 9 p.m.: Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’ at ArtsWestchester. $20 for 7:30 p.m.; $35 for both 7:30 & 9 p.m. Sept. 14: The Tim Veeder Quartet, Court Street Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. Free; 2 p.m.: Jazz at the Galleria featuring Westchester High School jazz bands. Free; 2 p.m.: Hands-on Jazz for Families, White Plains Public Library. Free; 8 p.m.: Emmet Cohen Quartet featuring George Coleman & Jimmy Cobb at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. $29-$44. Sept. 15: 12-5:30 p.m.: White Plains Jazz & Food Festival, Mamaroneck Avenue at Main Street. Free music by Lagond Music All-Stars; 1:05-1:50 p.m.: Art Bennett and The Organic Ensemble; 2:10-3 p.m.: Mwenso & The Shakes; 3:20-4:10 p.m.: Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio; 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings. For additional information or to purchase tickets go to arts.org/Jazzfest.

Fri., Sept. 13

MAGICAL MANDOLIN II. Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory, 43 Prospect Ave., Tarrytown. 7:30 p.m. Includes works by Telemann, Scarlatti, Beethoven, J. C. Bach, Bartok, Calace. Special performance of piano works by Clara Schumann in celebration of her 250th birthday (Sept. 13). Reception following the concert. 914/631-5190.

Sat., Sept. 14

KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART BLOCK PARTY. 134 Jay St., Katonah. 6-8 p.m. Mark Morganelli & The Jazz All-Stars will perform the American Popular Songbook. $25 for non-members. www.katonahmuseumofart.org/programs-and-events/blockparty.

ROGER MCGUINN. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. The leader of the influential ‘60s group The Byrds, he combines the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan. $60 & $66. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

Sun., Sept. 15

CAMERATA CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT. Classroom Building, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 3 p.m. This will be the troupe’s 36th anniversary concert and will pay tribute to Mozart’s best with works from 1770-1775.  $24; $22 seniors; $16 students. 914/606-6262.

IT’S DE-LOVELY: A TRIBUTE TO COLE PORTER. Iona College, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. 3 p.m. Presented by New Rochelle Opera. Concert will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the musical “Anything Goes.” $28 general admission, $25 for seniors, $15 for non-Iona students and free for Iona students and staff. www.nropera.org or 800/838-3006 ext. 1.

Sat., Sept. 21

ERIC THOMAS. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. He will perform selections of music for flute, featuring jazz, contemporary and swing music accompanied by a piano. 914/667-4116; www.nps.sapa.gov/sapa.

REGGIE HARRIS & PAT WICTOR TOGETHER IN CONCERT. Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. www.commongroundconcerts.com.

JONATHA BROOKE. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. She is an American folk-rock singer-songwriter. $40 & $35. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Sun., Sept. 22

SINATRA: THE 1962 WORLD TOUR. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 4 p.m. Starring Frankie Sands who will recreate Sinatra’s 1962 World Tour featuring a 6-piece band consisting of the same 6 instruments in the original band and the original arrangements. Also performing: comedian Chris Monty. $4- & $35. 914/328-1600.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN: TONY AWARD NOMINATED MUSICAL. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 & 10 p.m. Celebrates Joplin and her biggest musical influences. $45, $55 & $65. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 13-15

FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST. 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. Fri. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. All things handmade featuring 300 modern American artists, designers and craftspeople. Weekend pass is $12; $11 for seniors 62+; $4 for children 6-16 and free for children under 6.  Rain or shine. www.artrider.com.

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-22; Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 26-29, Oct. 3-31, Nov. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22 & 23, 29 & 30

THE GREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE. Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. Rain or shine. For all ages.  Features more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site. Admission is every half-hour, 7-9:30 p.m. $29; $22 for children ages 3-17. For tickets go to hudsonvalley.org/events.

Dance

Sat., Sept. 21

“THE WAIT ROOM.” Louis Engel Park on the Hudson River Waterfront, just outside the walls of Sing Sing Prison, Ossining. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., matinees Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. This is an outdoor dance program honoring the lives of women whose loved ones are incarcerated.  It is a comment on the theme of dance relating to how families and children are affected by incarceration. All proceeds will benefit the Sing Sing Prison Museum and are tax deductible. Tickets are $25 and are available online at https://thewaitroom.eventbrite.ca

Films

Thru Tues., Sept. 17

TO LOVE AND BE LOVED: 10 FILMS BY ABBAS KIAROSTAMI. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking Iranian filmmaker whose impact has been—and continues to be—felt around the world.  All films are $15. For a list of films and times go to www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Sun., Sept. 15

 “ACES AND KNAVES.” Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7 p.m. Documentary about the game of bridge with footage from local bridge clubs, international tournaments and old Hollywood movies. From 4-6 p.m. there will be an Introduction to Bridge workshop conducted by Mike and Sylvia McNamara of Scarsdale’s Bridge Deck. $15 film only; $40 workshop and film. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.

Mon., Sept. 16

“WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 7-8:30 p.m. Free screening of the documentary about the illicit ivory market in Kenya. Registration is suggested as space is limited. 203/227-4177, 888/927-7529 or www.westportplayhouse.org.

Tues., Sept. 17

GLOBAL WATCH: “ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT.” 7:30 p.m. This stirring and beautiful documentary traces the lives of young students and their teachers at a school in the old city of Kabul. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, it offers an intimate, gorgeously presented vision of a society living in the shadow of war. $15. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Wed.-Wed., Sept. 18-25

CONTEMPORARY ARAB CINEMA. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Sept. 18: “Yomeddine.” 7 p.m. Opening night Q&A with filmmaker A.B. Shawky via Skype. Film’s main character, Beshay, has lived in an Egyptian leper colony since childhood and now—cured of the disease and recently widowed—he heads off in search of his roots. With his meager possessions strapped to a donkey cart and a Nubian orphan for company, he encounters the world with all its sorrows, hardships, and moments of grace. $20 non-members. Sept. 19: “Fatwa.” 5 p.m. This intense drama focuses on Brahim Nadhour, a Tunisian who has been living in France for several years and returns to his home country to bury his son, Marouane, who was killed in a motorcycle accident. Devastated by the death and shocked to see how things have changed since the Arab Spring, Brahim discovers that Marouane was active in a radical Islamist group and that a fatwa has been declared on his own ex-wife, Loubna. 7:30 p.m. “Rashid & Rajab.” Q&A with filmmaker Mohammed Saeed Harib After a freak accident causes a wealthy Emirati executive and an Egyptian fast-food deliveryman (who inhabits a very different place on the economic spectrum) to switch bodies, the two struggle to revert to their former selves, and they gain perspective into each other’s lives along the way. Sept. 20: “When Arabs Danced” at 5:15 p.m. Writer/director/journalist Jawad Rhalib has created a stirring testament to the power of art especially as it exists in the Muslim world. Starting with his feelings about his mother’s belly dancing, full of female sensuality, he explores the effects of the fundamentalist Islamic view on the arts in general. “For Sama.” 7:35 p.m. It is the story of filmmaker Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years in Aleppo, Syria, as she falls in love, gets married, and gives birth to Sama amid rising cataclysmic conflict. Waad’s camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter, and survival as she wrestles with an impossible decision: Should she flee the city to protect her daughter’s life or stay to continue the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much?  Sept. 21: “10 Days Before the Wedding.” 4:50 p.m. Rasha and Ma’moon, a young couple from Yemen’s port city of Aden, were supposed to get married in 2015, but war broke out, and their plans had to change. Now it’s 2018, and they’ve set a new date. With only 10 days to go before the wedding, new obstacles arise. “EXT Night.” 7:35 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker Ahmad Abdallah. Moe, an aspiring director, is in the midst of an existential crisis. His film is underfinanced, his friends are being arrested, and his dream projects are proving to be impossible to pull off. A wild overnight taxi ride through Cairo with the plainspoken prostitute Toutou and driver Mostafa, opens his eyes to a different side of the city and gives him a new perspective. Sept. 22: “Fathers and Sons.” 5 p.m. Syrian-born filmmaker Talal Derki travels to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. 7:45 p.m.: “aKasha.” In this quirky comedy, Adnan, a Sudanese rebel and war hero is in love: His passion for his AK-47 is equaled only by that for his long-suffering girlfriend, Lina. Additional films will be listed in an upcoming issue. All films are $15 unless noted otherwise. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Galas

Sat., Sept. 14

WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE GALA BLACK & WHITE BALL. 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 5:15 p.m. cocktail party; 6:15 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. performance with headliners Broadway star Kelli O’Hara and Sirius XM® radio personality Seth Rudetsky. There will be live and silent auctions and an after-party at 9 p.m. with dancing and live music. Tickets start at $350. 203/227-4177 or westportplayhouse.org/Gala2019.

Thurs., Sept. 19

THE POWER OF PARKS: WESTCHESTER PARKS FOUNDATION GALA. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 6-9 p.m. All funds raised will benefit the many WPF programs and services that preserve, enhance and beautify Westchester County parks. Honorees will be Carolyn and Don Moriarty, Impact 100 Westchester and The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College. Tickets start at $275.  914/231-4600 or www.thewpf.org/event/gala2019

Readings

Fri., Sept. 20

“THE BRIDGE IN SCARSDALE.” The Church of St. James the Less, 10 Church Lane, Scarsdale. 8 p.m.  Chill Bucket Productions presents a staged reading of Robert Remington’s unpublished play which was produced off-Broadway in 2002. Reservations and donations can be made at chillbucketproductions.com.

Talks

Wed., Sept. 18

SPRYE EVENT: JOHN CUNNINGHAM—PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE, PART II. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 3-4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Stage and screen actor John Cunningham will share his exciting memoirs. He will be interviewed by Marie Johnson and, time permitting, a question and answer period will follow. RSVP to www.sprye.org.

PAUL ROSOLIE. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua. 7-9. The naturalist, author and award-winning wildlife filmmaker will talk about his work in preserving wildlife and ecosystems that he covers in his new book “The Girl and the Tiger.” For information call 914/238-4779 ext. 8.

Theater

Thru Sept. 29

MAMBO ITALIANO.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Wed. & Thurs. matinees: lunch at 11:30 a.m.; show at 1 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. evenings: dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  Sun. matinees: lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. and Sun. evenings: dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Follow the dominating but lovable matriarch, Maria Barbieri, as she and her devoted husband Gino struggle to keep the family restaurant afloat while adjusting to the newly found independence of their New Jersey-born adult grandchildren who they have raised since birth. The show is family friendly and laugh-out-loud funny with clever humor and universal themes of adjusting and adapting and what it takes to keep a family together. Matinees: $71 plus tax lunch & show; $64 for seniors; $61 per child. Evenings: $91 plus tax for dinner & show; $82 for seniors; $66 per child. Beverages & gratuities not included. Show only is $52 + tax for matinees; $57 + tax for evenings. www.broadwaytheatre.com; 914/592-2222.

Thurs.-Sat. thru Oct. 12

“GREASE.” The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Take a trip to the fabulous 50s with the original rock ‘n’ roll musical. $35 for adults; $25 for senior citizens; $17.50 for children. Thrifty Thursday tickets are $27.50. 203/461-6358 ext. 36 or www.curtaincallinc.com.

Exhibits

DUENDE. Kenise Fine Arts, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Fri., Sept. 13-Nov. 2. Features work by contemporary artists Susan English and Elizabeth Gourlay. There will be an opening reception Fri., Sept. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment.  914/834-8077; www.KBFA.com.

PAINTERS ON LOCATION. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Thru Wed., Sept. 14. A reception/silent auction will take place Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. with a live art auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Sept. 14: One-day plein-air paint out. Dozens of professional artists will paint the town, parks beaches, landmarks, buildings, landscapes and scenic beauty of Rye and its surrounding areas. 914/967-0700.

‘GROWIN’ UP: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT 70. C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Thurs., Sept. 19-Sun., Sept. 29. A 70th birthday celebration featuring rare photographs, artwork and memorabilia showcasing Springsteen. There will be an opening reception Thurs., Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Join Springsteen photographer Debra Rothenberg with signed photographs and books available for purchase. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. www.cparkergallery.com or 203/661-0205.

IN/FLUX. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Fri., Sept. 20-Nov. 2. This is a visual art exhibition of people in flux or an influx of people, bringing together immigrant and first generation artists. Each artist responds to immigration stories through their unique vantage point in a time of diverging worldviews. There will be a free opening reception Fri., Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. The PAC will host three Folk Art celebrations during the exhibition—Sept. 22: Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba celebration with Bomba Y, Oct. 6: Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. and Oct. 27: Mexican Day of the Dead celebration, all 2-4 p.m. In addition there will be additional performance art Oct. 4-6 with an artist talk Sat., Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  www.pelhamartcenter.org.

ART SHOW: WORKS BY CINDY SACKS. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Weekends through Sept. 12-4 p.m. 914/864-7282.

THE EMOTIONAL ANIMAL. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru Sept. 14. The exhibit explores how animals can be a metaphor for our human nature. Animals are often used anthropomorphically to reveal, reflect and elaborate upon our own human nature. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. www.clayartcenter.org.

MICHELLE SAKHAI: THE ARCANA SERIES—INTERPRETATIONS OF THE TAROT. Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, 37 Popham Rd., Scarsdale. Thru Oct. 19. The solo exhibition will present a new series of paintings based on Major Arcana Tarot. Sakhai has become a true colorist after having an extensive understanding of the movement of light throughout nature and landscape. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 914/723-8738; www.madelynjordanfineart.com.

EDWARD BURKE: COLORLESS AND ODORLESS. Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Thru Oct. 4. Free and open to the public. His most recent work focuses on environmental issues such as increased CO2 in the atmosphere and how modern habits of consumption contribute to our current environmental crisis. He has established a long career as a painter, teacher and graphic designer. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thurs evenings 4-6 p.m. 914/606-6835.

ASSEMBLING ART: WORKS BY VIN GIULIANI. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 15. Creations by the Greenwich native who transformed scrap wood, trinkets and a colorful variety of found objects into artistic assemblages that represent everything from kitschy Americana to questions about the human psyche. He combined everyday objects to illustrate economic, social and political issues of the 1960s and 1970s. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under age 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. www.brucemuseum.org.

THE EDGE EFFECT. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Thru Sept. 22. Exhibit describes an ecological phenomenon in the border area between disparate habitats, such as a meadow and forest, which results in exponentially greater biodiversity. Exhibition includes works in all media and subject matter submitted by artists from all over the U.S. and 13 countries around the world. katonahmuseum.org.

ILLUSTRATED ANIMALS IN CONVERSATION. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Thru Sept. 22. Original picture book art is on display in the Learning Center, highlighting animal characters in conversation with each other and inspiring conversations with the viewer. A variety of styles are on view from books written and illustrated by Nick Bruel, Eric Carle, Carson Ellis, Jerry Pinkney, Giselle Potter, Marisabina Russo and Mo Williams. www.katonahmuseum.org.

HILDRETH MEIÈRE: THE ART OF COMMERCE. Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, Ct. Thru Sept. 21. Meière was a prolific naturalist who discovered the frescoes and mosaics in Florence, Italy that were to inform her craft. www.fairfield.edu/museum.

A SPECIAL ROLE: ST. PAUL’S CHURCH AND WORLD WAR II. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. Free. Thru Jan. 2021. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibit uses original artifacts, documents, images, sound recordings and photographs to explore the story of World War II, in the context of the history of the church and the local community. At the time, the historic significance of St. Paul’s as an originating point of America’s most prized national values, enshrined in the Bill of Rights, gave the church a special role in the broader struggles of the war. 914/667-4116.

BRETT SLAVIN EXHIBITION AND SALE. Slavin Studios, The Mariner, 21 Willett Ave., Port Chester. Ongoing. Ceramic sculpture and functional wares.  914/671-4252. www.slavinstudios.com.

COASTAL SCENE. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Permanent. The Bruce Museum has acquired and installed this painting by Alfred Thomas Bricher, a well-known 19th century American landscape artist. The painting, which currently hangs behind the information desk in the front lobby of the Museum, is a fine example of luminist painting. www.brucemuseum.org.

 CHINESE FOLKTALE: KAI AND THE DRAGON. Rye Town Park Administration Building, 95 Dearborn Ave., Rye. Permanent installation. Clay Art Center invites individuals and families of all ages to celebrate this mural installed on the wall surrounding the historic buildings in Rye Town Park. This mural project was created and installed during the summer of 2009 by local ceramic artist Sarah Coble who created the clay tiles with elements sculpted in relief so that the mural seems to move and flow like the waterfront it faces. The tiles narrate a folktale about a young boy named Kai who fights against adversity to save his town and outwit a fearsome dragon. The vibrant tiles also reference the historic Dragon Coaster of Playland amusement park and the inspiring waters of Long Island Sound. It was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rye Town Park. It was made possible by ArtsWestchester’s Municipal Challenge Grant, funded by Verizon and in partnership with the Rye Town Park Commission and the Clay Art Center. www.clayartcenter.org or 914/937-2047.

HOPE MURAL. Café Brazil Courtyard, North Main Street between Westchester Avenue and Adee Street, Port Chester. Sponsored by Hope House and the Westchester Arts Council.

SCULPTURE FOR PERMANENT EXHIBIT. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. The Museum has acquired a major sculpture by the French/American artist Gaston Lachaise titled “Man Walking (Portrait of Lincoln Kirstein).” Lachaise was one of the pioneers of modern art in the early decades of the 20th century. The sculpture depicts author, impresario and patron of the arts, Lincoln Kirstein, who with George Balanchine established the School of American Ballet which later became the NYC Ballet. “Man Walking” is the finest piece of 20th century sculpture in the Bruce collection and is currently on view in the entrance rotunda of the Museum. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. 203/869-0376 or www.brucemuseum.org.

CHANGES IN OUR LAND. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Permanent exhibit. Exhibition addresses environmental history from global to local perspectives and from ancient times to the present. This visual display of the environmental and historical development of the area includes a mineral gallery, wigwam, life-size woodland habitat and a live-animal marine tank. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Admission: $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. www.brucemuseumorg; 203/869-0376.