The National Dance Company of Siberia will perform at Westchester Community College in Valhalla Sat., Oct. 19. See “Dance” for details.
The National Dance Company of Siberia will perform at Westchester Community College in Valhalla Sat., Oct. 19. See “Dance” for details.


Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 16 & 17

“MATILDA THE MUSICAL.” Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 6-6:30 p.m. Presented by Little Radical Theatrics. All roles are open for performers or all types, ages and genders. To make an appointment email with your preferred date and time for your audition.


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. $190.

Tues., Oct. 22

16TH ANNUAL A MATTER OF TASTE. Glen Island Harbour Club, Glen Island Park, Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle. 6-9 p.m. The Arc Westchester Foundation fundraiser will feature a silent auction and 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. For tickets go to

Thurs., Oct. 24

22ND ANNUAL HOLOCAUST & HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION CENTER BENEFIT. Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Ave., Rye. 6:30 p.m. cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and small plates; 7:45 dessert and program. Event honors Spencer Barack, Partner, Citrin Cooperman and recognizes Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr., Westchester County District Attorney. Tickets start at $250. 914/696-0738;

AN EVENING IN GOOD TASTE. 1133 Westchester Ave., White Plains. 7 p.m. Benefit for Feeding Westchester. Join more than 30 premier chefs from across the area for Westchester County’s original and most renowned tasting event! Enjoy an evening of fantastic food from the area’s most prestigious restaurants, sample amazing wines, and celebrate with the tasting world’s biggest crowd of food loving philanthropists! Tickets are $200 & $300.

Sat., Oct. 26

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF FSW FALL FUNDRAISER. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College. 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 6:30 p.m. Art, cocktails, dinner nd Oz Pearlman, mentalist. Honoree is Debbie Linder. Tickets start at $175.


Thru Sat., Oct. 19

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Every Thurs.: Comedy Night. 8 p.m. $10.   Oct. 11: Hispanic Cultural Fund (Special Event). 8 & 10 p.m. $30. Oct. 12: Teddy Smith. 8 & 10 p.m. $20. Oct. 18 & 19: Anthony Rodia. 8 & 10 p.m. $25 & $35. Ages 16 + over unless noted otherwise. For ticket information call 914/358 -9260 or

Fri., Oct. 11

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 9 p.m. Live stage reading with 12 comedy stars including Dana Gould, Bobcat Goldthwait and more. $25.

Fri., Oct. 11 & 18

WHITE PLAINS COMEDY CLUB. 189 E. Post Rd., White Plains. Oct. 11: Fred Rubino. 7:30 & 10 p.m. $30; $34 VIP. 10 p.m. Ronnie Wilkerson’s Birthday show. $20.  Oct. 18: 8 p.m. Frankie’s Friday Night Fun Fest. Led by Frankie Becerra. $20. Ages 16 & over or 13 + with parent.

Sat., Oct. 19

LADIES OF LAUGHTER. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Show features four new stellar comedians. $38 & $30.; 914/698-0098.

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. 20

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. Oct. 11 & 12: Benny Green Trio. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30. Oct. 13: David Weiss Sextet. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. Oct. 18 & 19: Mike LeDonne Quartet: Salute to Milt Jackson & Bobby Hutcherson. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $2-$25. Oct. 20: Behn Gillece Group. 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20.; 914/631-1000.

Sat., Oct. 12

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

Thurs., Oct. 17

CLASSICS ON THE SOUND: Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 7-9:30 p.m. Enchanted Moments: The Magical Sounds of Flute & Harp featuring Laura Falzon on flute and Susan Jolles on harp. 7 p.m. wine & cheese; 7:30 p.m. concert.  $77 for non-members. Register at

Fri., Oct. 18

RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Bluegrass music. $60 & $55. 914/698-0098;

Sun., Oct. 20

FLAMENCO LEGENDS. PepsiCo Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Members of the last touring band of flamenco legend Paco De Lucia revisit the late guitarist’s music. $85, $65 & $40.; 914.251-6200.

FRISSON. Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Ave., Rye.  4-6 p.m. Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Westchester. This ensemble of nine musicians showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. $40; free for students. 914/320-4168.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Fri.-Sun. thru Oct. 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

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 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

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.

Sun., Oct. 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. 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. 19

NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF SIBERIA: RUSSIAN SOUVENIRS. Academic Arts Building, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 p.m. Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia they do thrilling folk dance choreography, athleticism, stunning costumes and energetic music. $28 for adults; $26 for non-WCC students, seniors, faculty & staff; $18 for children under 13.


Fri., Oct. 11

“FRIDAY THE 13TH IV—THE FINAL CHAPTER.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 11:15 p.m. Q&A before the film with Harry Manfredini. $13.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 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 onsite and phone purchases.

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.

Sat., Oct. 12

SPECIAL PRESENTATION AND SCREENING: “DARK SHADOWS”—BEHIND THE SCREAMS WITH HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Special guests: Jim Pierson, Kathryn Lee Scott and Mary O’Leary. $18; $13 for ages 12 & under.

“MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 4:15 p.m. 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. $13.

THE CROW.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 10 p.m. Q&A with Edward R. Pressman and David J. Schow. A special screening of the acclaimed and influential 1994 gothic hit. $15.

Sun., Oct. 13

TIM BURTON’S “SLEEPY HOLLOW.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 11 a.m. Tim Burton's wild, visually euphoric 1999 take on the immortal Washington Irving tale. $13.

D-23 “DISNEY’S HOLLOW-EEN TREAT.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 2:30 p.m. A special selection of Disney's spookiest shorts before a screening of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” complete with a behind-the-scenes look at each film.  $18.

“THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 5 p.m. Q&A with John Waxman, Alexia Baum and Mike Matessino. $13.

CLOSING NIGHT OF FILM FESTIVAL/ AWARDS & “THE WRETCHED.” Tarrytown Music Hall, !3 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Film is a twisted blend of fairy tale and horror! $15.

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 or 914/698-0098.

Thurs., Oct. 17

WORLD STAGE ON SCREEN: NT LIVE’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 p.m. Pre-recorded broadcast. Shakespeare’s feuding fairy king and queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As the royal couple’s dispute grows, they meddle with the mortals’ lives, leading to love triangles, mistaken identities, and transformations. $30 for non-members.

Thurs. Oct. 17-24

DANCE ON FILM. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. Oct. 17: Opening night with reception. 7:15 p.m. “Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story.” Film tells the fascinating life story of ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, who forged a legendary career over 17 years as principal dancer with London’s Royal Ballet until his retirement in 2015. $20 non-members. Oct. 18 & 20: 7:30 p.m. “Impulso.” Rocío Molina is electrifying on stage, alternately possessed by unearthly forces and pacifying them with rhythmic precision and a mighty will. She has taken her largely improvised “impulsos” to venues around the world, boldly addressing themes of womanhood, sexuality, and power through traditional flamenco made new with infusions of hip-hop, modern dance, and even kabuki. Oct. 19 & 22: 5:30 p.m. “Danseur.” In this award-winning documentary we hear from young danseurs themselves what it’s like to be a boy in ballet. Oct. 19 & 24: “From Knee to Heart.” Oct. 19 at 2:45 p.m.; Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. A portrait of the charismatic Catalan dancer and choreographer Sol Picó, who began performing in street theater and rose to create an internationally recognized dance company. Oct. 19 & 23: “Creative: Alexander Ekman’s Study in Creativity.” Oct. 19 at 7:15 p.m., Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Ekman  explores the choreographer’s version of the blank slate—an empty white room—and a playful attempt to come up with movement ideas. Also screened on these dates: “Ekman’s Concise Guide to Natural Movement.” Oct. 20: “Dancers Dancing: Love Stories.” 5:15 p.m. Q&A with choreographer Peter Pucci. In this edition of Dance on Film’s annual shorts program curator Peter Pucci explores different relationships that evolve out of love, intimacy, and loss. Demonstrating choreographic invention, a diversity of characters, and extraordinary partnering, these films attest to the power of dancers to explore and express deep emotion as they test the boundaries of technique. All films are $15 unless noted otherwise. Additional films will be listed in an upcoming issue.


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


Sat., Oct. 19

NEUW AMSTERDAM SOIREE. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 7-11 p.m. Cocktails & dinner by Scarborough Fair; live music by Octane. Proceeds from this event benefit the educational programs in American History, Social Justice, Architecture and Environmental Stewardship at the historic Jay Estate, a National Historic Landmark. Dynamic events and school experiences are organized by the non-profit Jay Heritage Center. Tickets start at $275. 914/698-9275.


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.


Sat. & Sun., Oct. 19 & 20

“ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO.” Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Ct., Yorktown Heights. Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Presented by Taconic Opera. Mozart’s opera is the story about two men rescuing two women from a Turkish harem where the women are being held after being kidnapped. Unlike most other operas, Seraglio contains dialogue in English that is spoken not sung and songs in German with supertitles above the stage. Tickets are $35-$69.; $12-$15 for students. or 855/886-7372.


Thurs., Oct. 17

DAN ZANES AND CLAUDIA ELIAZA. Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Free and open to the public. 12:30 & 2 p.m. Zanes will read passages from his book and will also perform some of his music with his wife, Claudia Eliaza.  914/606-6716.

Mon., 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 performance engage in a short discussion with the actors, director and often a playwright or two. $55 for non-members.


Thru Nov. 24

“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Thurs.-Sat. dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; Sun. evening dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; Wed., Thurs. & some Fri. matinees lunch at 11:30 a.m.; show at 1 p.m.; Sun. matinees lunch at 12 p.m.; show at 1:30 p.m.  This is the thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Prices for dinner and show range between $61-$91 plus tax, depending on the performance chosen. Beverage service and gratuities are not included in ticket prices. 914/592-2268;

Fri. & Sat. Oct 11 & 12

“GREASE.” The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford.  8 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 Sat., 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. 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.

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.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 11-13; Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 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.-Mon., Oct. 11-14; Fri.-Sun., Oct. 25-27; Nov. 1-3

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.

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;

Sat., Oct. 12

“NEVERMORE: AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7:30 p.m. Renowned actor Jeffrey Combs performs his acclaimed one man show, transporting the audience back to 1848 where Combs, as Edgar Allan Poe, enthralls with dramatic recitals of some of the legendary author's great works, all the while laying bare his tortured, impassioned soul. $25.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 18-Nov. 2

“A DOLL’S HOUSE—PART 2.” Whippoorwill Theatre, Kent Place, Armonk. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. & Sat. Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Presented by the Hudson Stage Company. Lucas Hnaths’ inspired comedic modern imagining of Nora Helmer’s return 15 years after her shocking decision to leave her husband and children in Ibsen’s world of 1879. $40; $35 for seniors.


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

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.

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.

Sun., Oct. 20, Tues. & Wed., Oct. 22 & 23

GHOST TOURS OF THE MUSIC HALL. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. Oct. 20 at 5:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m., Oct. 22 at 9:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. These are the only tours for which tickets are still available on the website. Unexpected happenings and paranormal activity have been experienced at the Music Hall during its 134 years. Lights mysteriously turning back on after closing; the eerie sound of an unknown singer performing vocal scales in the wings after hours; high profile artists refusing to stay in one particular dressing room because they sensed a presence—who or what could be the cause? This is a special balcony backstage guided tour to learn more about the secrets of the theater, its intriguing history and the ghostly guests who still linger. The 45-minute tour kicks off in the lobby and includes climbing stairs and extended periods of standing. $25.