One of the artworks by Julia Galloway from the exhibit The Endangered Species Project at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester Sept. 28-Nov. 16. See “Exhibits” for details.
One of the artworks by Julia Galloway from the exhibit The Endangered Species Project at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester Sept. 28-Nov. 16. See “Exhibits” for details.


Sat., Sept. 28

“NUTCRACKER DREAM.” Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. For boys and girls ages 10-17 with 3+ years of ballet training. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hosted by Port Chester-based Ballet des Amériques. Candidates should have intermediate to advanced ballet technique, clean lines and the ability to take corrections and directions quickly. Pre-register at 646/753-0457.


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. For information call 914/481-5706 or email

Fri., Oct. 4

ANNUAL BENEFIT 2019: DISCO DANCE PARTY. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7-11 p.m. Evening will include disco hits of the 1970s, dancing, cocktails and dinner by the bite. Tickets start at $225.

FRIENDS OF RYE NATURE CENTER OKTOBERFEST. 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 7:30-10:30 p.m. A night of hops, vines and delicious eats in celebration of Rye Nature Center’s 60th anniversary. Rain or shine. Performers will include The New Regulars, a 6-piece band from Rye that rocks the best songs of the 90s and beyond and Amber Anchor, a duo music group from southern Connecticut. Tickets start at $100. For information go to For tickets go to

Thurs., Oct. 17

HAND IN HAND 2019: CLAY ART CENTER ANNUAL BENEFIT. Willow Ridge Country Club, 123 North St., White Plains. 6-10 p.m. Features signature cocktails, tasting menu dinner donated by local restaurants, live & silent auctions, dessert and dancing. $165; $190 after Oct. 10.


Sun., Sept. 29

CIRCUS TA DA! Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 11 a.m. A totally immersive circus experience for all ages. $18.


Thru Sat., Oct. 5

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Every Thurs.: Comedy Night. 8 p.m. $10. Sept. 27 & 28: Orlando Leyba. $25 & $35 VIP. Oct. 4 & 5: Ms. Pat. $25; $35 VIP. Ages 16 + over unless noted otherwise. For ticket information call 914/358 -9260 or

Sat., Sept. 28

LUCY’S LAUGH LOUNGE. 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. Dave Landau (Anthony Cuma Show). 7:30 p.m. $20. All shows: ages 16+ or 13+ with parent.; 914/200-4812.

Fri., Sept. 27

THE IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY TV SPECIAL: RECORDED LIVE AT THE EMELIN. 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7 & 9:30 p.m. Some of late night TV’s favorite comedians. $39 & $30.; 914/698-0098.

Fri. & Sat., Sept. 27 & 28

JEREMY PIVEN. White Plains Comedy Club. 189 E. Post Rd., White Plains. 7:30 & 10 p.m. Ages 16 & over or 13 + with parent. $35.

Fri., Oct. 4

JUDY GOLD. White Plains Comedy Club. 189 E. Post Rd., White Plains. 7:30 & 10 p.m. Ages 16 & over or 13 + with parent. $$25; $45 VIP.

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.


Thru Sun., Oct. 6

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Sept. 27 & 28: Javon Jackson Quartet: Celebrating John Coltrane. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Oct. 4 & 5: Jeremy Pelt Quintet. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Oct. 6: Pete Malinverni Trio, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20.; 914/631-1000.

Fri., Sept. 27

LUCIE ARNAZ “I GOT THE JOB”: SONGS FROM MY MUSICAL PAST. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. 8 p.m. She relives her musical theatre past. Tickets start at $37. or 914/328-1600.

JOHN FUMASOLI & THE JONES FACTOR. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. 8 p.m. The Jones Factor is a 10-piece funk, fusion, jazz ensemble. $35 in advance; $40 at the door.

Sat., Sept. 28

SINGING WITH YOUR HEART, BODY & SOUL. Schoolhouse Theater, 3 Owens Rd., N. Salem. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A workshop with Sloan Wainwright that encourages joy and freedom through song. This is for singers and non-singers alike $45.; 914/277-8477.

SLOAN WAINWRIGHT AND TRINA HAMLIN. Schoolhouse Theater, 3 Owens Rd., N. Salem. 8 p.m. An evening of pop, rock, jazz and blues. $25.; 914/277-8477.

DELBERT MCCLINTON. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Leading Americana, Grammy award-winning blues artist in concert. $42, $55 & $65.

DAVID BROZA & TRIO HAVANA. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Israeli rock music. Broza is one of Israel’s most important recording artists. $58, $50 & $45.; 914/698-0098.

Sat., Oct. 5

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. $39, $49 & $60.

Sun., Oct. 6

POP, ROCK & DOO WOP LIVE. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. Starring The Lettermen, The Coasters, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Shirley Alston Reeves, the original lead singer of The Shirelles, The Skyliners and for the first time ever in Tarrytown, the Leaders of the Pack--three hilarious original lead singers live on stage together. $49-$89.


Sun., Sept. 29

LYNN NOTTAGE. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 4 p.m. This free-of-charge event is in advance of the Playhouse staging of playwright Nottage’s “Mima’s Tale” which will be at the theater Oct. 1-19.  (See “Theater”).

Thurs., Oct. 3

EDWIDGE DANTICAT IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEX CORREIA. Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Danticat is one of the world’s most respected and beloved authors. 914/251-6550.

FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ANTARCTICA. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 6-8:30 p.m. Two research scientists from Lamont-Doherty, Jonny Kingslake and Kirsty Tinto, will reveal their startling new findings, while acclaimed photographer Rick Sammon will remind us of the extraordinary beauty of Antarctica. Leonard Jacobs moderates this timely conversation. $45 for non-members. Register at

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 27-29, 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

Sun., Oct. 6, 27 & Nov. 10

FOLK ART EVENTS. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 2-4 p.m. Free and open to all ages. Events celebrate cultures from around the globe with performances, art-making opportunities that are free and open to the public. Oct. 6: Diwali: Indian Festival of Lights. This is a major festival for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jaines who believe that light is a metaphor for knowledge, health, wealth and peace. Madhusmita Bora & Prerona Bhuyan of the Sattriya Dance Company will perform. Guests will enjoy audience participation, hands-on art workshops and henna body art. Oct. 27: Mexican Day of the Dead. Experience this festive Mexican tradition when passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. There will be a traditional Veracruz dance performance and a traditional Nahualt dance. Nov. 10: Indigenous American Folk Art. Members of the Matinecock Tribe of Queens and Long Island will introduce attendees to local indigenous American history, culture and customs. 914/738-2525.


Sat., Sept. 28

HIPLET™ BALLERINAS. Academic Arts Theater, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. Hiplet™ is an innovative dance form. Evolution meets revolution as traditional ballet classical point techniques are fused with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban movements. $28 general admission; $26 students and $18 for children under 13.; click on Buy Tickets link.


Fri., Sept. 27-Oct. 6

JONATHAN DEMME’S RARELY SEEN CINEMA: SUZANA PERIC SELECTS. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Sept. 27: “The Wide Blue Road.” 7 p.m. A beautifully photographed 1957 character study about conflicts in a fishing village as well as a scenario that pits capitalist ingenuity against Communist collectivism. Free for members. Sept. 28: “Mountains May Depart.” 5 p.m. Screening will be followed by a discussion with Suzana Peric. The director of this 2015 Chinese drama, Jia Zhangke tells the story of two generations of a family and a changing country that begins jubilantly and ends on a bittersweet note. Oct. 3: “Big Animal.” 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with Suzana Peric. This lovely, passionate 2000 Polish film exposes greed and pettiness while celebrating the most beautiful human themes: love, friendship, and tolerance. It is about a couple who adopt a camel and the impact that has on their family and town. Oct. 4: “The Ascent.” 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion with Suzana Peric. Set during World War II’s darkest days, film follows two peasant soldiers who seek refuge in a snowy backwoods town in Belarus. Their harrowing trek leads them on a journey of betrayal, heroism, and transcendence. Oct. 5: “I Am Cuba.” 5 p.m. followed by a discussion with Suzana Peric. This delirious 1964 Soviet-Cuban celebration of Communist kitsch mixes Slavic solemnity with Latin sensuality as it explores Batista’s Cuba and the 1959 revolution. Oct. 6: “The Executioner.” 5 p.m. followed by a discussion with Suzana Peric. Film is a series of conversations around capital punishment, economic strife, domesticity, and other serious issues that are somehow made to seem like fodder for comic melodrama. This 1965 Spanish film takes off from an unlikely romance between an undertaker and the daughter of an executioner who wants to retire. All films are $15 for non-members unless noted otherwise.

Tues., Oct. 1

CARAMOOR AT THE BURNS: “O BROTHER, WHERE ARE THOU?” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 & 7 p.m. A bumbling trio of Depression-era con men (George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson) escape from a Mississippi chain gang in search of a mysterious treasure. They meet up with a host of musical characters in a weird and warm story that blends The Odyssey with the American South. $15.

Wed., Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 13 & 20

EMELIN FALL FILM CLUB 2019. 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by David Schwartz. Six of the best new critically-acclaimed films from around the world. Q&A after each screening with special guest(s). Limited availability For information go to or 914/698-0098.

Sun., Oct. 6, 20, 27; Nov. 3; Dec. 1 & 8

SUNDAY MORNING CINEMA. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 10 a.m. Screening of six pre-release, critically-acclaimed independent films from around the world. Prior to each screening enjoy complimentary coffee and pastry. Remain after the screening to join in a Q&A with David Schwartz and special guest(s). $110.


Thurs., Oct. 3, Nov. 7 & Dec. 5

GREAT BOOKS FORUM. Gateway Center, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Theme is “Survivors.” Oct. 3: Aharon Applefeld’s “The Story of a Life” will be discussed; Nov. 7: Charlotte Delbo’s “Auschwitz and After” will be discussed and Dec. 5: Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Everything is Illuminated” will be discussed. All discussions will be led by Prof. Scott Zaluda. No reservations necessary. For information email Prof. James Werner at


Sat., Sept. 28

LEONARDO DA VINCI 500TH ANNIVERSARY. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Presented by Toni McKeen. $25 for non-members. Register at

CULTURE, HISTORY AND LEGACY OF THE LENAPE INDIANS. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. Author and archeologist Dr. Eugene Boesch will explore these original settlers of the St. Paul’s area. 914/667-4116;


Thru Sun., Sept. 29

MAMBO ITALIANO.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Fri & Sat. 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.; 914/592-2222.

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 27-Oct. 6

“DATE NITE: A LOVE FEST OF ONE-ACT COMEDIES.” Whippoorwill Theater, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. E., Armonk. Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 3-5 at 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Plays include “Sure Thing,” “Check Please,” “English Made Simple,” “National Love Championship” and “A Chance Meeting” (suggested for mature audiences). $20 for adults; $10 for students 18 & under.

Fri. & Sat., Sept. 27 & 28; Wed., Fri. & Sat., Oct. 2, 3 & 5

BASTILLE DAY.” Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Sept. 27, Oct. 2 & 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. Free. The play centers on a dinner party in Miami where two powerful expatriate Haitian couples discuss the fate of their country after the earthquake. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 914/251-6550.

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

Thru Oct. 6

“SOCIAL SECURITY.” Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. This is a hilarious comedy about a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband and her archetypal Jewish mother. Play is a hilarious look at love, marriage and sex and what these things do to drive normally sane people crazy. $35 adults; $25 senior citizens and $17.50 for children up to age 21. 203/461-6358 or

Tues.-Sat., Oct. 1-19

“MLIMA’S TALE.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. Tues. at 7 p.m., Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m., matinees wed. at 2 p.m., Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. Oct. 1: Taste of Tuesday; Oct. 3: LGBTQ Night OUT; Oct. 3 & 10: Post-play dialogues; Oct. 5: Opening night. Oct. 6: Sunday Symposium. Oct. 8: Together at the Table Family Dinner. Oct. 13: Open Captions. Oct.  16: Backstage Pass. Oct. 17: Playhouse Happy Hour and Thursday Talk Back. This theatrical fable is about a magnificent and beloved Kenyan elephant named Mlima hunted for his coveted ivory tusks. As traffickers maneuver the illicit ivory market from Kenya to Vietnam to Beijing, the animal’s invincible spirit follows their path of desire, greed, crime and corruption. Tickets start at $30 for Oct. 1-4 and $40 thereafter.

Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 3-20

“THE AMISH PROJECT”: A PLAY OF HOPE. Schoohouse Theater, 3 Owens Rd., N. Salem. Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m. Play focuses on a shooting that occurred in 2006 at the West Nickel Mines School in the Amish community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The emphasis on the play is on forgiveness and reconciliation in the Amish community’s response to the horror of that day. Play is a fictional account of that day. $38; $35 for seniors.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6; Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 10-13, 17-20, Oct. 31-Nov. 3

SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE. Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 W. Sunnyside La., Tarrytown. 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. An immersive evening production of Irving’s most famous ghost story. Meet Ichabod crane and Katrina Van Tassel, along with a certain headless Hessian in the very placed where the author imagined them. Follow the characters from scene to scene with live music and a little bit of mayhem. Tickets are limited. $45; $25 for ages 3-17; free under 3. or 914/366-6900.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6; 25-27; Nov. 1-3 and Fri.-Mon., Oct. 11-14

IRVING’S LEGEND. Old Dutch Church, 430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s classic tale, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky music, the spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences. $28 for adults; $22 for children. For times and reservations go to or call 914/366-6900.

Sat., Oct. 5

“SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ.” Irvington Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Clocktower Players. Features great pop music. $42 in advance; $45 at the door.

“1984.” Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. Presented by Aquila Theatre. George Orwell’s cautionary novel is brought to the stage. $28 for adults; $26 non-WCC students/seniors/faculty/staff and children under 13.


JULIA GALLOWAY: THE ENDANGERED SPECIES PROJECT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Sat., Sept. 28-Nov. 16. There will be an opening reception Sat., Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m. Exhibit explores the animal kingdom and brings awareness to our impact on our natural environment. Sept. 29: Julia Galloway Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. She will take you through her creative and technical process.  Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. 914/937-2047.

IN THE POCKET: IMAGES OF AND THROUGH JAZZ. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Fri., Sept. 27-Oct. 6. There will be a reception Fri., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. followed by a concert at 8 p.m. Exhibit features media exploring both the musician, the music and the form itself. Through paintings, photographs and more, the exhibit celebrates the uniquely American musical form. The concert will feature John Fumasoli & The Jones Factor, a 10-piece funk, fusion, jazz ensemble. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Gallery hours: Mon. & Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

‘GROWIN’ UP: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT 70. C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Thru Sun., Sept. 29. A 70th birthday celebration featuring rare photographs, artwork and memorabilia showcasing Springsteen. Includes rare unpublished 1972 – 1975 photographs from Bruce’s earliest days performing in the Philadelphia area from the late photographer and Springsteen friend, Phil Ceccola.  In addition, award winning photographer Debra Rothenberg, author of the book, “Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980 – 2012” will showcase her acclaimed photographs. No other professional photographer has been behind the camera at Springsteen concerts for as many years as Rothenberg.  Other Springsteen photographers include works from René van Diemen, Jeff Ross, Rocco Coviello, Guy Aceto, David Denenberg, Mark Weiss and others. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. or 203/661-0205.

THE CHAIR SHOW. ArtsWestchester. 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Tues.-Thurs., Oct. 1-19. There will be an opening reception Sat., Sept. 28, 3-5 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy light bites and beverages. RSVP encouraged to lhanley! Show explores the creativity, forms and art of seating and includes sculptural, conceptual, functional and dysfunctional forms of seating as well as paintings and installations inspired by chairs. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat. 12-6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 10: Gallery Nite Out: Happy Hour Gallery Tour.  5:30-7:30 p.m. Take a look at The Chair Show after hours during a curator’s tour and artist talk. $25 for non-members. Purchase tickets at 914/428-4220.

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

IN/FLUX. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Thru 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. 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.