George Orwell’s novel “1984” will be brought to the stage Sat., Oct. 5 at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. See “Theater” for details.
George Orwell’s novel “1984” will be brought to the stage Sat., Oct. 5 at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. See “Theater” for details.

Benefits

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. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

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 www.ryenaturecenter.org. For tickets go to Eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-rye-nature-centers-oktoberfest-2019-tickets.

Thurs., Oct. 10

FARMER IN THE FLESH. Purdy’s, 100 Titicus Rd., N. Salem. 5-8 p.m. A personalized tour of the farm followed by appetizer, family-style dinner and dessert. Event will benefit Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Inc. $75. 914/422-4053.

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. www.clayartcenter.org.

Celebrations

Mon., Oct. 7

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION. United Community Center of New Rochelle. 360 North Ave., New Rochelle. 7-9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a performance by the local dance troupe Alma Solana and learn strategies and tactics to assist in the complete count of the 2020 Census. Space is limited; RSVP is required to bit.ly/HispanicHeritageMonthCelebration.

Comedy

Thru Sat., Oct. 12

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Every Thurs.: Comedy Night. 8 p.m. $10.  Oct. 4 & 5: Ms. Pat. $25; $35 VIP. Oct. 11: Hispanic Cultural Fund (Special Event). 8 & 10 p.m. $30. Oct. 12: Teddy Smith. 8 & 10 p.m. $20. Ages 16 + over unless noted otherwise. For ticket information call 914/358 -9260 or www.yonkerscomedyclub.com.

Fri., Oct. 4 & 11

WHITE PLAINS COMEDY CLUB. 189 E. Post Rd., White Plains. Oct. 4: Judy Gold. 7:30 & 10 p.m. $25; $45 VIP.  Oct. 11: Fred Rubino. 7:30 & 10 p.m. $30; $34 VIP. Ages 16 & over or 13 + with parent.  www.whiteplainscomedy.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. www.ryeartscenter.org.

Concerts/Music

Thru Sun., Oct. 13

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown.  Oct. 4 & 5: Jeremy Pelt Quintet. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Oct. 6: Pete Malinverni Trio, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. Oct. 11 & 12: Benny Green Trio. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Oct. 13: David Weiss Sextet. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. www.jazzforumarts.org; 914/631-1000.

Sat., Oct. 5

INTUITION QUARTET. St. Paul’s National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. Program co-features original, blues, bossa nova and pop music played by Pam Sklar on flute, Hope Berkeley on harmonica, Irene Maher on guitar and lead vocals and Joan Indig bass and lead vocals. www.nps.gov/sapa.

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

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. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sat., Oct. 12

AMY HELM. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Americana & blues music. $45, $40 & $35. www.emelin.org.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-31, 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.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6; 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; Nov. 1-3

HORSEMAN’S HOLLOW. Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Travel back in time to cursed Sleepy Hollow, an 18th-century village driven mad by the Headless Horseman! Enter the foreboding gates and make your way through haunted landmarks like the cemetery, tavern, and Old Dutch Church. Be careful on your journey! The undead, the evil, and the insane rule this terrifying landscape, all paying homage to the Hessian who forever hunts his head. $22 adults; $28 on Saturdays. For times and tickets go to hudsonvalley.org/events.

Sat., Oct. 5

ANDRUS’ ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL. 1156 N. Broadway, Yonkers. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.  Festival celebrates our children and families. BBQ lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; live music 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Crafts, music, games, face painting, hayrides and sweet treats.

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., Oct. 12

HARVEST FEST. Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 12-3 p.m. Free. This is a fun-filled, family-oriented fall crafts and activities featuring Colonial craftsmen, pumpkin painting, apple cider pressing and more. www.yonkersdowntown.com.

Films

Thru Oct. 6

JONATHAN DEMME’S RARELY SEEN CINEMA: SUZANA PERIC SELECTS. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 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.  www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6; 11-14, 18-20, 25-27; Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 31-Nov. 3

“THE UNSILENT PICTURE.” Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Sat. & Sun. 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6, 7,8 & 9 p.m., Fri & Oct. 31, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. Columbus Day 12:45 p.m.; no 9 p.m. performance on Nov. 3. This original short film is based on Washington Irving’s ghostly tale “The Adventure of the Mysterious Picture.” Recommended for ages 10 & up. $15 for adults; $10 for children; $2 per ticket surcharge for on site and phone purhcases. www.historichudsonvalley.org.

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. www.emelin.org.

Tues., Oct. 8

“IL SIGNOR JACKSON.” The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 7 p.m. Free. Presented by the Italian American Forum. Screening will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista and subject of the film. Free tickets are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office.

Thurs.-Sun. Oct. 10-13

1ST ANNUAL SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. D23-The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow featuring the 20th anniversary presentation: Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow; a special celebration of Brian DePalma’s Phantom of Paradise; salutes to the legendary Dark Shadows and TV’s hit series Sleepy Hollow; bicentennial celebration of the original Washington Irving story; special guests, live events and more. For information go to www.sleepyhollowfilmfest.com. For tickets go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Fri., Oct. 11

RETRO REVIVAL SERIES: SABOTEUR.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 & 7:30 p.m. A wonderfully exciting political thriller and Hitchcock’s contribution to American World War II propaganda, this 1942 film is about an aircraft plant worker who is accused of starting a fire that causes the death of a coworker. But is he really at fault? In classic Hitchcockian “Wrong Man” fashion, he goes on a cross-country chase after the person he believes to be the genuine saboteur, setting up the famous climax: a race to the top of the Statue of Liberty. $15 for non-members. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

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

EMELIN FALL FILM CLUB 2019. 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by David Schwartz. Some 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 www.emelin.org or 914/698-0098.

Forums

Thurs., 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.” 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 james.werner@sunywcc.edu.

Lectures

Sat., Oct. 12

JOHN STRAUSBAUGH. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. The author and historian explores the fabric of life in the NYC area during WW II. Arrive early at 12 p.m. for a presentation and reminiscence about life as a child in NYC during the war. www.nps.gov/sapa.

Readings

Mon., Oct. 7 & Nov. 4

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. 12-1:30 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch and settle in for a program of clever, provocative one-act play readings by both classic and contemporary playwrights read by terrific professional actors. Following the performances engage in a short discussion with the actors, director and often a playwright or two. $55 for non-members. www.ryeartscenter.org.

Theater

Fri.-Sun., thru Oct. 6

“DATE NITE: A LOVE FEST OF ONE-ACT COMEDIES.” Whippoorwill Theater, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. E., Armonk. Oct. 4 & 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. www.Armonkplayers.org.

Fri. & Sun., Oct. 4 & 6

BASTILLE DAY.” Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Oct. 4 at 7:30 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 www.curtaincallinc.com.

Thru Oct. 6

“SOCIAL SECURITY.” Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri & 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 www.curtaincallinc.com.

Tues.-Sat., thru Oct. 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. 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. www.westportplayhouse.org.

Thru Sun., Oct. 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. www.schoolhousetheater.org.

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. www.hudsonvalley.org/tickets 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 www.hudsonvalley.org/tickets 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. www.irvingtontheater.com.

“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. www.sunywcc.edu/smartarts.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 11-13; Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 17-20; Wed., Oct. 23; Fri.-Sun., Oct. 25-27

ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE’S “AIDA.” White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11  City Pl., White Plains. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. & Wed. at 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Tickets start at $37. 914/328-1600; www.wppac.com.

Tours

Sat. & Sun. Oct. 5, 6, 19, 20, 26 & 27; Nov. 2 & 3; Sat.-Mon., Oct. 12-14

HOME OF THE LEGEND. Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 W. Sunnyside Lane, Irvington. Take a spooky tour of Washington Irving’s cottage, learn about the history of hair-raising stories and 19th century crazes like the vampire scares and séances. A special exhibit highlights how the “Legend” has lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries. Create Halloween-themed art activities, explore the grounds on a literature-themed scavenger hunt, play historic games, pose for a photo op and listen to some spooky tales. $16 for adults; $12 for seniors and students 18-25; $8 for children ages 3-17; free for children under 3. www.historichudsonvalley.org/events.

Sat., Oct. 12

SAW MILL RIVER HERITAGE TOUR. Walking tour of downtown Yonkers with the staff of Philipse Manor Hall. Learn about the growth of Yonkers from 1682 to the present and discuss how these changes are connected to larger trends in New York and the U.S.

Workshops

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 5 & 6

A WEEKEND OF MANDALA-MAKING. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Led by Kathryn Costa. Immerse yourself into beauty, color and form in a practice that fosters mindfulness and awakens your creativity. Oct. 5: Introduction to Mandalas, 1-4 p.m.; Root Chakra Mandala Art, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6: Labyrinth Mandala Art, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $65 per workshop for non-members; $175 for bundle of three. www.wainwright.org.

Exhibits

THE CHAIR SHOW. ArtsWestchester. 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Tues.-Thurs., thru Oct. 19. 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. Look at The Chair Show after hours during a curator’s tour and artist talk. $25 for non-members. Purchase tickets at artsw.org/galleryniteout. 914/428-4220.

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. www.pelhamartcenter.org.

SPARKLING AMAZONS: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST WOMEN OF THE 9TH ST. SHOW. Katonah Museum of Art, 149 Jay St., Katonah. Sun., Oct. 6-Jan 26. There will be an opening reception Sun., Oct. 6, 2-5 p.m.  Exhibition presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to Abstract Expressionism and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the NY School during the 1940s and 50s. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors & students; free for members and children under 12. www.katonahmuseum.org.

ART SHOW. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Weekends in October. 12-4 p.m. Works on view from Hudson River Pottery. 914/864-7282.

JULIA GALLOWAY: THE ENDANGERED SPECIES PROJECT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru Nov. 16. 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. Thru Oct. 6. 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. Gallery hours: Mon. & Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. www.ryeartscenter.org.

ART GOT INTO ME: THE WORK OF ENGELS THE ARTIST. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Wed., Oct. 9-Dec. 22. Subject of the exhibit is art that pushes the boundaries and raises important questions and is a 10-year survey of the works of Engels, a Haitian-born, self-taught artist. There will be an opening reception Wed., Oct. 30, 4:30-7 p.m. Free. with museum admission; no registration required. Nov. 1: ArtTalks: Art Sandwiched In, 12:30-2 p.m. Curator-led tours. Bring your own lunch and chat with other art lovers for the first 30 minutes then join a curator of an hour-long tour of the exhibit.  Nov. 14 & Nov. 16: public studio visits with the artist, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m. Admission: $5 ages 12-adult; $3 seniors 62+; free for children under 12 and the first Saturday each month. www.neuberger.org.

DUENDE. Kenise Fine Arts, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru Nov. 2. Features work by contemporary artists Susan English and Elizabeth Gourlay. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment.  914/834-8077; www.KBFA.com.

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS/TRADITIONAL FORMS: CHINESE BRUSHWORK. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Dec. 8. Exhibit features the U.S. debut of 15 pieces of contemporary Chinese brushwork donated to the Town of Greenwich as part of the 2019 U.S.-China Art and Culture Exchange. The exhibition highlights the connections between calligraphy and traditional brushwork by exploring the time-honored practice of water painting by contemporary scholar artists. Admission: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students with valid ID and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 203/869-0376 or www.brucemuseum.org.

YTO BARRADA: THE DYE GARDEN. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru Dec. 22. Exhibit features recent work by Barrada, whose artistic practice weaves together family history and broader sociopolitical narratives, employing a variety of media, including photography, film, video, installation, sculpture, books, and hand-dyed textiles. The artist has long investigated gestures of resistance to structures of power and control. She has an abiding interest in mechanisms of displacement and dislocation, as well as questions of appropriation and authenticity. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m. Admission: $5; $3 for seniors 62+ and students; free for children under 3, members and free the first Saturday every month. 914/251-6100.

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.

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. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students with valid ID and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 203/869-0376 or 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 $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students with valid ID and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-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. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students with valid ID and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 203/869-0376 or www.brucemuseum.org.