In-person events:

The Village of Port Chester will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Lyon Park at 6 p.m. Please wear a face mask and observe 6 ft. distance.

Rev. Jim O’Hanlon of St. Paul’s Church at 761 King St, Rye Brook, invites you to a Youth Group Car Wash, “God’s Work, Our Hands, Sat., Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. To attend RSVP to 914/939-8170.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year festival, will begin the evening of Fri., Sept. 18 and corresponds to the year 5781 on the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah, literally means "head the year.” It is marked by the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) and begins the 10 days of repentance, culminating in Yom Kippur. Most of the holiday services in area synagogues will be virtual due to COVID-19. Happy New Year to our readers who celebrate this holiday.

There will be a mobile food pantry coming to senior housing apartments at 169 Terrace Ave., Port Chester Wed., Sept. 16 at 12:30pm. There will be two lines, one line will be for the Port Chester Housing Authority tenants and the 2nd line will be for all other residents. This will be on a first come first serve basis. CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure community safety.

The mobile food pantry is a partnership with Port Chester Community Gardens, the Port Chester Housing Authority, Ridgeway Alliance Church and Feeding Westchester the mobile pantry and will come once a month to this location. Future dates will be: Wed., Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m.; Fri., Nov 13, 9:30 a.m.; Fri, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.; Fri., Jan 22, 12:30 p.m.; Fri, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.; Fri., Mar. 19, 9:30 p.m.; Fri, Apr. 30, 9:30 a. Fri., May 21, 9:30 a.m. and Fri., June 18, 9:30 a.m. For additional information call Alex Payan at 914/623-3077.

Bee-Line buses, which had been free since COVID-19, are again selling MetroCards at Westchester locations including Wed., Sept. 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at TransCenter, White Plains and Thurs, Sept. 17, 1;30-2:30 p.m. at the Galleria Mall White Plains (Forever 21). For service alerts and bus schedules go to

United Way of Westchester & Putnam will honor Kevin J. Plunkett, Esq. at a Day of Golf Mon. Sept. 24 at Scarsdale Golf Club. Event will include a round of golf with contests, BBQ lunch on the course, a cigar rolling station and a grab and go gourmet dinner. To sign up for the golf outing go to or contact Rebecca Snyder at 914/997-6700 x740 or

Yoga in the Park with Jamie Maldonado at Crawford Park, 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook, every Sun., 9:30-10:30 a.m. and every Mon., 6-7 p.m. All levels welcome. Jamie is a native of Rye Brook and a Port Chester High School graduate. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. Fee: $20 suggested amount by cash or check at Venmo@JMalYoga. For information and registration, email

Zumba[JA1] [JA2]  in the Park classes are taking place at Crawford Park in Rye Brook Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. with small group size and social contact rules applying. $10 suggested donation per class. Rain or shine. Instructor is Martha Oceguera. For information, to register, visit or email

Westchester Tennis Center welcomes Village of Rye Brook residents for private or semi-private tennis lessons at Harkness Park Tennis Courts near Blind Brook High School. Village of Rye Brook residents will receive a 10% discount on new client private and semi-private lessons. The discounted lesson fees (per hour) are here: Staff pro: private $108, semi $65 per player; senior pro: private $117, semi $70 per player; Master pro: private $153, semi $92 per player. Contact Janice Frank or Lauren Levine for reservations or questions.

Jay Heritage Center in Rye is offering safe-distance yoga outdoors on the veranda Sat., Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. with Dorian Shorts, a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher His passion for movement-based healing takes form in a dedicated and challenging vinyasa yoga practice tailored to suit participants of all levels of experience. Bring questions, your own mat, and a sense of adventure! Class is free but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Sign up at

Sunset Yoga on the Sound with instructor Tammy Schweiger will take place outdoors at Wainwright House in Rye Thursday evenings during the entire month of September! Hurry, spaces are limited! Register at

Grab and Go Halloween Pumpkin Craft Pickup at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will take place Oct. 13-30. Sign up now by emailing or by calling 914/939-6710 and Press 3 to pick up a Grab and Go Halloween pumpkin craft. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make a Halloween pumpkin. For information call Tee Cotter at 914/939-6710 and press #3.

The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation’s two beaches—Playland Beach and Croton Park Beach—will be open to the public the two weekends after Labor Day for the first time. Playland Park Beach in Rye and Croton Point Park in Croton will be open Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20 and will follow their regular schedule of 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Those entering either park will be required to verify their Westchester residency with their Westchester County Park Pass or driver’s license with a Westchester address. All beachgoers are required to follow park staff’s instructions and posted signs regarding social distancing protocols and everyone must have a mask. Parking at Playland and Croton Point Park is $5 per car with the park pass and $10 per car without. Admission to the beaches is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for children age 5 and under.

No food concessions will be open. Bathrooms will be open; showers and locker rooms will be closed.

Registration for fall after-school programs at Rye Nature Center have begun online. All of RNC's afterschool programs are designed to support Next Generation Science Standards for grades K through 8. Children will be outside for the duration of their time at the Nature Center exploring, experimenting, and having fun. In the event of severely inclement weather, class may be cancelled. Registration will be available for four-week sessions at a time. No refunds will be available in the event that classes must be cancelled due to weather or changes in state guidelines.

All program participants require a COVID-19 waiver for each session. Online registration will open two weeks prior to the start of a new session; advance registration is not allowed. All participants must live in Westchester County. Group sizes are limited to 12 students with two RNC instructors. Students must attend the program for their specific grade. For information on courses offered go to

Westchester County Parks is sponsoring the following volunteer opportunities in September: Fri., Sept. 11: Trimming at Tibbetts Brook Park. Thurs., Sept. 17: Graffiti removal at Cranberry Lake Reserve and Weeding & mulching at Lasdon Park. Fri., Sept. 18: Clean River Project at Bronx River-White Plains and Litter removal at Blue Mountain. Sat., Sept. 19: International Coastal Cleanup Day at Marshlands Conservancy and Litter removal at Silver Lake Preserve. All event take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Volunteers must arrive on site with their own mask and practice safe social distancing. Tools and work gloves will be provided; but please bring your own water. Additional events will be listed in upcoming issues. For additional information contact or 914/231-6600.

Rye Arts Center will begin Private Music Lessons Mon., Sept. 14; Half Day for Half Pints will begin Mon., Sept. 21 and Group Classes Mon., Oct. 5.

Old Salem Farm at 190 June Rd., N. Salem will present the following horse shows: Thru Sun., Sept. 13--Level 5 Jumpers,-“B” Hunters, $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, $25,000 Grand Prix of N. Salem and $75,000 Old Salem Grand Prix; Tues.-Sat., Sept. 15-19—ASPCA Maclay Regionals (Region 1) Level 2 Jumpers—“C Hunters and Wed.-Sun., Sept. 23-27—Fall Classic, Level 2 Jumpers-“A” Hunters. For information on attending go to

County Executive George Latimer has announced that the weekly Muscoot Farms Farmers Market is Sundays thru Nov. 22, rain or shine. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. You can support local farmers and sustainability and enjoy a day at the farm, following social distance guidelines as follows: The day will be divided into six, 45-minute blocks where 30 people maximum will be allowed to shop at one time in order to maintain safe social distancing; masks and gloves must be worn at all times; verification of registration (print out or phone) must be shown upon arrival; shopping time is limited to 30 minutes, though 20 minutes is encouraged; one-way circulation through market; credit/debit card or contactless form of payment preferred--bring cash as alternative and arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Advance registration is required at

The Norwalk Seaport Association is offering a fascinating two-hour cruise that begins with a leisurely cruise through the historic Norwalk Harbor. Passengers will hear the tale of how Native Americans shared the joy of eating oysters with early English settlers, a Norwalk specialty still enjoyed today. The harbor area has a rich history of commercial shipping with 18th c. sloops sailing to ports as far as the West Indies and, the engaging stories of Norwalk's waters that once teemed with pirates. On this cruise, passengers will see two of only 33 remaining sparkplug lighthouses still in existence in the U.S. The grand finale of the harbor cruise is to pass by historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse, the undisputed icon of Connecticut’s maritime heritage. Passengers will also see a wildlife refuge, cute lightkeepers’ cottage, and the new wooden pavilion.

The Seaport Association is running daytime cruises at 12 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through September. Sunset Cruises will be offered Wed.-Sun., at 6 p.m. through September. Weekday cruises began on July 1, with daytime cruises offered Wed. at 11:30 a.m. and on Thurs. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The boat will not run on Monday and Tuesday. Adult tickets are $30, children 12 and under $18, and a family pack for four passengers is $75. Sunset cruises are $30 per person. The boat sails promptly as scheduled so it is best to arrive at the dock 30 minutes before departure. The Association cannot accept cash or transaction at the Seaport Dock. For tickets go to or call 203-838-9444.

The Galleria at White Plains invites Westchester County’s residents to walk or run around the Galleria five times: the equivalent of five kilometers. The Galleria 5K Challenge is easy. Simply start at the Galleria 5K sign posted near the Main Street garage entrance by Macy’s and begin walking or running. One kilometer is the equivalent of walking or jogging around the Galleria at White Plains once on the public sidewalks from Court Street to Main Street, S. Lexington Avenue and Martine Avenue. There’s no set time or day for the Galleria 5K Challenge. Participants can do it whenever they please. Friends can do it together so long as they maintain proper social distance. Participants who complete five circles around the Galleria at White Plains are invited to post #Galleria5K or #GalleriaHigh5 on their social media platforms.

Other 10573 events:

The Port Chester Youth Bureau will harvest their vegetables Sat., Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at the garden located at the Senior Center, 222 Grace Church St., Port Chester.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library and Westchester Community College will offer Online English Classes by computer or mobile in advanced beginner and low intermediate levels 3 & 4. The schedule is as follows: Morning schedule: Tues.-Thurs., Sept. 29-Dec. 3, 9-11:30 a.m. Online placement test, Thurs., Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. and Evening schedule, Tues.-Thurs., Sept. 29-Dec. 3, 6:30-9 p.m. Online placement test, Thurs., Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $21 by credit or debit card at time of registration Students must purchase electronic textbook. To register send message to or call 914/606-6607.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will present Virtual Fall Singalongs with Chloe Wed., Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28; Nov. 4 & 11. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups can join along with the fun, sing songs andm ove and groove fo free. Each weekly program will feature different songs and video clips. Go to and a Live Virtual “Paws to Reading” program via Zoom, Thurs., Sept 17 & Oct. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children ages 7 & up can sign up to read stories virtually to a real dog named Stella. To sign up email

Forever Families Through Adoption in Rye Brook will present a free Zoom Information Session Wed., Sept. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive parents and adoptees. Lean about the domestic adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. For information call 914/939-1180 or email

The SPRYE program Gentle Chair Yoga will take place at Crawford Mansion in Rye Brook Sept. 11 & 25 and Oct. 9 & 23 at 11 a.m. Reservations are required at 914/481-5706. View the chair yoga in person or attend online at

Clay Art Center is offering Kids Clay Virtual Parties via Zoom for a fun way for your child to celebrate with friends virtually. Let CAC host a virtual get together for an upcoming birthday party, scout meeting, school friends get together or weekly playdate where CAC instructors will guide kids through a fun clay project of your choosing. For ages 7-teen. Curbside clay pickup available at Clay Art Center. You must be able to download Zoom video chat. Clay and supplies where applicable must be purchased separately. For a list of supplies (if needed) for each program and to register, go to

CAC is also offering Adult Clay Virtual Parties! Plan a fun upcoming birthday party, work team-building exercise, or creative check-in with your friends. Schedule a party at

In addition, Clay Art Center is presenting the exhibition “Connections” on their website thru Dec. 31. It is a virtual exhibit of postcards documenting ceramic artists’ experiences during this time of COVID-19. CAC invited ceramic artists to participate in a nationwide response to the situation we all find ourselves in due to the coronavirus asking them to share their experiences, as expressed through the creation of a postcard which they will share with us digitally. In this two-part exhibition ceramic artists from across the US submitted images of postcards in process, whether as drawings, mixed media or clay, along with a message about their experience during this time. The second part of this exhibition will take place at Clay Art Center Gallery (date TBD when Clay Art Center opens). Fifty postcards from the virtual gallery will be selected for an in-person exhibition. Artists will translate their virtual postcards into a ceramic postcard that will be displayed alongside their written message about their experience. View the exhibit at

CAC will present Virtual Artist Talks Thurs., Sept. 17, 21, Oct. 1 & 27, 7-8 p.m.; Sept. 17, Wesley Brown: Life Into Work and Sept. 21, Kyle and Kelly Phelps: Race, Class and the Blue Collar. Thurs., Oct. 1, Doug Herren: Vessels and Structures and Oct. 27, Donte Hayes: Welcome to the Afro City. Register at

Mexican Independence Day will be celebrated Wed., Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall. All attendees must wear masks.

All shows at The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester are canceled or postponed. At The Capitol, Nate Bargatze, originally Sun., Apr. 5, has been postponed to Oct. 4[JA3] . Sunrise Day Camp Benefit featuring Jessie’s Girl has been canceled; Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is postponed from Sun., May 17 to Sun., Nov. 22. Umphrey’s McGee originally May 1-2 is rescheduled for Sept. 25-26; Sheryl Crow postponed from Apr. 7 & 21 to Oct. 21 & 22; Billy Strings postponed from Apr. 11 to Dec. 4 and The Beach Boys postponed from Apr. 4 to Apr. 3, 2021. The following shows have not yet been rescheduled: Phil Lesh & Friends, Disco Biscuits, Lake Street Drive, Lukas Nelson, Rival Sons and The Struts. The following shows have been canceled: Bombay Bicycle Club (originally June 11) and Michael Frantis and Spearhead (originally June 23). Refund at point of purchase. Original tickets will be honored on the new date and tickets for all performances can be purchased at

Bingo that usually takes place Tuesdays at Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School Cafeteria has been cancelled until further notice.


Clay Art Center has announced that their studios are reopening for in-person Youth & Family Classes- Unplug with mud and join us for a creative night out at our Maker Date! Have fun and get messy as we walk you through the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel to create your own piece of pottery. First Maker Date is Fri., Sept. 11.

Plan a great Saturday afternoon with friends or family at Saturday Clay. In this fun and messy introduction to clay our professional ceramic artists will guide you through themed handbuilding projects that will be glazed and fired here at CAC. For ages 6-99, no experience necessary. First Class is Sept. 12. Have some family fun at Family Wheel Night. This one-time class is for parents, kids, tweens or teens (ages 9 - 99) interested in learning to use the potter’s wheel. Beginners are welcome! First class will be Sat., Sept. 26. For information on classes and to register now go to

The Mamaroneck Artists Guild has reopened. Past shows can be seen on their website, MAG will go Plein Air with a group show by members and non-members of works in all media created or inspired by outdoor settings or images thru Sept. 30. There will be a Zoom opening reception Sat., Sept. 12, 4-5 p.m. To attend go to This show will be followed by the MAG Annual Awards, Best in Show which will take place Sept. 22-Oct. 17.

Pelham Art Center will present a new exhibit, Domestic Brutes, Sat., Sept. 12-Nov. 7.  It is an all-female show that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. There will be an opening reception Sat., Sept. 12, 1-4 p.m. and a virtual opening reception Thurs., Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Visitors to the gallery are required to abide by all current health regulations. Only 10 people at a time are permitted entry. RSVP to

PAC is also hosting virtual artist talks with several Domestic Brute artists including Thurs., Sept. 24, Fay Ku; Thurs. Oct. 8, Diana Schmertz and Thurs., Oct. 15, Ashley Cooper. All talks are at 6 p.m. and are $10 to attend. For information go to

In-person adult and high school fall classes and youth classes at the PAC are now open for registration. The Fall Semester will be Sept. 21-Nov. 23. For a list of courses go to

The White Plains Public Library has reopened to allow the public to browse and borrow material. Expect a “stripped down” library: no chairs, no computers, no programs, not even any coffee! But there are plenty of new books, movies, and music CDs just waiting to be borrowed and enjoyed. The Library will be open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. Only a limited number of patrons will be allowed into the building at any given time, and you will need to reserve a spot online or by calling 914/422-1400.

The Westchester County Clerk’s Office is now open to the public by appointment. Appointments may be made by phone at 914/995-3080 or online using the office's new appointment scheduling software at When scheduling an appointment online, the customer will select the specific service they require. An appointment will be reserved for the appropriate amount of time for the service needed. For certain services, the scheduling software will request additional information, which will allow staff to prepare documents in advance of the customer's visit, guaranteeing the public's appointments will be as brief as possible. While scheduling appointments, the software will also provide information to the customer so that they know what documents, payments, identification, or other materials are required for the particular service.

Historic Hudson Valley welcomes visitors back to Washington Irving's Sunnyside for a special outdoor-only experience and limited capacity self-guided tours of Union Church of Pocantico Hills. For information and to purchase tickets go to

The Empire State Building Observatory has reopened. The universally-recognized symbol of New York City to the world will feature a brand new $165 million Observatory. Environmental Quality is accompanied by new protocols and employee training and full compliance with all government requirements.  Visits will initially be limited to New York State’s Phase 4 capacity guidelines, and they will prevent crowds through a shift to timed, online reservations only. To purchase tickets and for updated operating hours, go to

The Katonah Museum of Art has officially reopened to the public. Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order, ‘New York on PAUSE’ and subsequent guidelines, the Museum will operate at 25% of its total capacity while enacting new safety measures, including advance online ticket purchases, social distancing throughout galleries and outdoor areas, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols. Bisa Butler: Portraits, the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work, features her vivid and larger-than-life quilts that capture African American identity and culture. Originally intended to open on March 15, the KMA was able to extend the exhibition from thru Oct. 4. Timed ticket purchases will be required. All visitors must pre-purchase Museum admission tickets online in advance at Details regarding the reopening are available at

Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown is welcoming guests to its grounds to picnic and enjoy all the site has to offer. Tickets are required and only 100 are sold per day. Tickets are $10 per person and free for members. The grounds of Lyndhurst open at 10 a.m. and the last guests are permitted in at 3 p.m. The grounds close at 5 p.m. Picnicking is allowed, so long you carry out what you carry in! The Bowling Alley bathrooms will be open and a mask must be worn inside the restrooms. For more information and to purchase tickets go to

Storm King Art Center, located at 1 Museum Rd., New Windsor, N.Y., has reopened its 500-acre site to the public in an outdoor experience with limited capacity. There will be new outdoor presentations by Kiki Smith and Martha Tuttle. As a condition of entry, visitors will be required to book tickets online for a timed entry in advance of their visit, adhere to physical distancing guidelines while on site, and wear a face covering in areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The Museum Store and Outdoor Café will remain temporarily closed and the tram and bike rental will not be available in the first stage of opening.

Timed-entry tickets for July 15 onwards will be available for the public to book online a

Greenwich Hospital and all its off-site locations are once again fully open. New safety measures and procedures are in place to protect patients and staff, which allow the hospital to remain fully operational and treat patients with the coronavirus.

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich has reopened to members and the public, upon receiving the necessary certification from state agencies. Admission is by advance reservation, with timed ticketing to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors and staff. Thru Oct. 11: House on the Hill—The Changing Face of the Bruce Museum. Rev. D. Francis Lister Hawks, a lawyer, clergyman and historian, built the large, granite mansion in the 1850s. In 1858 it was purchased by wealthy merchant Robert Moffat Bruce who later gave the building to the Town of Greenwich to be used as a museum. This new exhibit will explore how the views of the Bruce have transformed over time. Thru Nov. 1: Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e. Exhibit examines historical perspectives on women and their depiction in art in Edo Period Japan (161-1858).The following hours of operation and admission policy are in effect until further notice: 9:30 10:30 a.m., Tues.-Sun.--the Museum is open only to self-selected individuals over the age of 65 or who are immunocompromised; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tues.-Sun., The Bruce will welcome Museum members only for one hour of special access. All remaining Museum hours are unchanged—Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To reserve a timed ticket to visit, go to or call 203-869-0376.

Kenise Barnes Fine Arts is open and presenting new exhibitions, Cool & Collected ’20 (The Vacation House Edition), thru Sept. 19. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment at 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont.

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Greenwich has reopened. There are going to be a few changes in the way they will be conducting the lessons as well as keeping the studio safe for all the students and staff. They will be conducting only private lessons at this time at the studio but continue group classes online. To schedule lessons or for any questions please contact them via email at

The Lagond Music School in Elmsford has officially reopened its doors. In addition to increasing the frequency and thoroughness to their already meticulous cleaning procedures, they have implemented additional changes until further notice. For detailed information go to

The Hudson River Museum has reopened to the public. Visitors will be able to experience the special exhibitions currently on view: Derrick Adams: Buoyant and Adams’ We Came to Party and Plan; Collection Spotlight: Derrick Adams Selects; Self in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges; and Frances Hynes: Constellations, as well as the permanent installation The Bookstore by Red Grooms. The Museum Courtyard will be open, and visitors are invited to enjoy the lawn by bringing their own mat or blanket. The reopened Museum will allow guests to experience the HRM while taking measures to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. Museum hours this summer will be Thurs.–Sun., 12–5 p.m. On Saturday evenings the HRM will be open until 7 p.m. Advanced, timed-entry tickets and reservations will be required. Visitors will be able to choose from various slots per day. Capacity is strictly limited, and visitors must arrive and depart from the Museum within their reserved time slot. The Museum has reduced capacity to 40 visitors per time slot, until further notice. Face masks will be required for visitors older than two years old, and for all staff members. All visitors and staff will also be asked to adhere to social-distancing guidelines and use hand sanitizer upon entry to the Museum. Timed tickets are on sale at or call 914/963-4550. Tickets are nonrefundable. Questions can also be e-mailed

Their free Summer Amphitheater series have begun. The performances will take place in the outdoor theater adjacent to the Museum and overlooking the Hudson River. For this year’s season, the HRM will be presenting one performance each weekend on Saturday evenings in August and September, with socially distanced seating, and a limited capacity of 50 guests at each performance. All performances are free and begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required through

Other events:

Jazzfest will include Live Outdoor Events: Sat., Sept. 12: Sarah Jane Cion Trio, 12–1:30p.m, at Hudson Grille, 165 Mamaroneck Ave., 914/997-2000 and Brian Carter Quartet | 2–3:30p.m at Brazen Fox, 175 Mamaroneck Ave., 914/358-5911 and Sun., Sept. 13: Samara McLendon | 2–3:30 p.m. at Via Garibaldi, 1 N. Broadway, 914/468-1888. For information and to register for events go to

County Executive George Latimer invites residents to share your thoughts Wed., Sept. 16, 6-7 p.m. This will be an Open Conversation on Economic Recovery. To join go to

Greenwich Hospital is presenting the following free events in September: Mon., Sept. 14: Eat the Foods You Love; Love the Foods You Eat with registered dietitian, Nancy Ryan, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 15: Preventing Falls and Improving Balance with physical therapist, Marisha Tamakuwaia, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and The Effects of Exercise on Your Health wth certified diabetes educator, Richard Becker, 4-5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 16: Searching the Internet for Cancer Resources with consumer health librarian, Veronica Bilenkin, 4-5 pm. Thurs, Sept. 17: Mindfulness to Manage Migraines and Stress with Alexandra Conway, PhD and Alix Wilder, APRN, 1-2 p.m. and Nutrition and ‘New’ Eating for Optimal Health with registered dietitian, Erica Christ, 12-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Zoom link for each program will be distributed before the session. Register at 888/305-9253 or Additional events will be listed in upcoming issues.

The League of Women Voters of Westchester, in collaboration with the Westchester Library System, is offering virtual workshops to inform the public on how to register to vote, how to get an absentee ballot, how to select which one of 3 ways of voting is best for them and more. Register to Vote virtual workshops will take place Thurs., Sept. 17, 7-8 p.m. by the White Plains Library and 3-4 p.m. at by the Harrison Public Library. Learn how to complete a Voter Registration form and where and how to submit it.

Prepare to Vote 2020: 3 Ways to Vote workshop will take place Tues., Sept. 29, 3-4 p.m. by the Harrison Public Library. For each workshop go to the library’s website to register and to receive a Zoom meeting link— or

The Bruce Museum will present a Zoom webinar Tues., Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. with Dr. Ed Stanley, Associate Scientist and Director of the Digital Discovery and Dissemination Lab at the Florida Museum of Natural History. He will discuss the CT scans of reptiles, mammals, and fossils currently on display in the Bruce Museum science exhibition Under the Skin. The virtual program is $10 for non-members. To participate go to or call 203/869-0376.

Clocktower Players provides the opportunity to experience the art of theater online for all ages from where you are thru Nov. 24. For information and to register now go to

The Small Business Pivot Series is a free virtual workshop series presented by Community Capital of New York. In this highly-interactive series, you will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of industry experts as you pivot your business and rebuild as a result of the impacts of COVID-19. You will also meet entrepreneurs across the mid-Hudson and build community with fellow small business owners. Topics include Wed., Sept. 16: Branding & Storytelling. Register at and Wed., Sept. 30: Digital Marketing 101. Register at You can register for each individually or all workshops as a package.

SCORE Westchester will present a free webinar, Find Hidden Markets for Your Business, Wed., Sept. 16, 12-4 p.m. This 4-hour conference with 26 exciting speakers will provide insight and tools to increase your ability to identify, validate and take advantage of opportunities that are right for you. Keynote speaker will be Malla Haridat, CEO and Founder of New Designs for Life who will share strategies for uncovering new business opportunities. Register at

Canticorum Virtuosi, Inc. will offer virtual sessions/workshops/webinars via Zoom with an emphasis on helping singers, conductors and composers. Sessions will run on Tuesdays Sept. 15-Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (no session Tues., Nov. 3). Registration for each week’s event will be on Zoom. All of the sessions will be free, but donations will be accepted. For information on each session email

The Katonah Museum of Art is presenting a free virtual series focused on artist Bisa Butler’s portrait quilts on the following dates: Wed., Sept. 16, 4 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. Register for one or more of the upcoming sessions at

Greenwich Hospital’s Teddy Bear Clinic – which typically draws more than 1,200 children and adults throughout the region – will take a hiatus this year due to concerns surrounding the community spread of the coronavirus. For 21 years, the Teddy Bear Clinic has entertained and educated youngsters, offering hands-on activities and one-on-one interaction with Greenwich Hospital healthcare professionals for children to learn about hospital services in a family-friendly environment. The event will return in October 2021.

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site will present virtual programs Saturdays at 1 p.m. Sept. 12: Prof. Lisa Keller of SUNY Purchase will chronicle and interpret the woman suffrage movement, commemorating the centennial of the final approval of the 19th amendment in 1920. Sept. 19: Prof. Gregory Urwin of Temple University will explore topics in the history of World War II in the Pacific, helping to illuminate some of the themes in the current feature exhibit at St. Paul’s “A Special Role: St. Paul’s Church and World War II and Sept. 26: Author and archaeologist Dr. Eugene Boesch will survey te culture, history and legacy of the Lenape Indians, the original settlers of the St. Paul’s vicinity. To be part of the learning experience, email with your name and email address, specifying for which program you are registering. Prior to the event, they will communicate via email with the appropriate link. 914-667-4116.

Wainwright House in Rye has suspended all classes and upcoming workshops until further notice; however, they are offering online classes including the following: Mon., 6-7 p.m., QiGong with Dana; Mon., 7:30-8 p.m., Mindfulness Meditation with Jackie; Wed., 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Tai Chi with Stu; Wed., 12:30-1:45 p.m., Heartfulness Meditation with Mary-Lynn and Sat., 10-10:30 a.m., Mindfulness Meditation with Jackie. All Movement Classes are $10, and Meditation Classes are $5.

To purchase an online class, go to and click Daily Schedule under Weekly Classes, click on the day of the class, then click “book now” on the class. You must select the class time. Then click “next” with class price (not buy a pricing plan), then hit Next, register and pay.

SPRYE events are canceled until further notice; however, the SPRYE office will remain open. For the protection of its volunteers SPRYE will also be suspending volunteer rides to appointments, shopping and other errands. However, if you need groceries, medication or other essential items, call the office at 914-481-5706 and they will be delivered. If you have a medical need or feel ill, the office can arrange transportation to get you to your health care provider through a car service or taxi.

ArtsWestchester’s Teen Tuesdays and Thursdays program has gone digital and offers art-making workshops led by professional teaching artists each week. All of the workshops are available on ArtsWestchester’s YouTube channel. Go to

The White Plains Public Library is offering online programs on Zoom including: Morning Storytime, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m., stories and songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with the date of the program. Evening Storytime, Tues. & Thurs., 6:30-7 p.m., stories and songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend. Register through Zoom at Mon., Sept. 14 & 18: Virtual Table Top Games, 4-5:30 p.m. Games will be played on Please make a free account on this site prior to the event. For information on joining, click on the date(s) you wish to attend. Telemedicine: Tues., Sept. 15, 6-7 p.m. Then and Now. Event is rescheduled from an earlier date. While telemedicine is in the news now, forms of it date back to the Civil War era. Join Dr. Zsolt Kulcsar for an overview of telemedicine's history and how it can help us today. A demonstration of White Plains Hospital's telehealth services will be included. This program is presented in partnership with White Plains Hospital. Register in advance for this program at Thurs., Sept. 24: Storybook Dancing, 10-11 a.m. Presented by Steffi Nossen School of Dance. Register at Wed., Sept. 30. Virtual Tech Help, 6-7 p.m. Whether a beginner or advanced user, all are welcome. For additional in on events call 914/422-1400.

The library is also offering after-school & out-of-school youth events. Hear from youth service organizations about various activities and services that are available for your child Wed., Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.; Meeting ID: 846 6105 9898; Passcode: 414162.

New York Opera Conservatory is presenting a free virtual opera: Mozart’s Don Giovanni (A Pandemic-Nightmare Comedy). The Conservatory makes the pandemic the backdrop of an opera, and some of its strange and unanticipated consequences a part of the production! Since Mozart’s Don Giovanni (a dark tragedy) had already been chosen by the Conservatory for its summer program, it was totally reimagined as a hilarious comedy taking place during a pandemic, and created entirely by relying on internet connections and cell phones. The entire production was staged, filmed, and edited without any of the cast and technical crew leaving home. Every special effect offered by phones was used throughout the production, from Snapchat filters to tinder messaging to turning the tenor aria “Il mio tesoro” into a home cooking show--showing us just how bizarre and surreal the world has become. Production glitches, similar to what you see every day in the media where programming is home-based, are a major part of the charm and fun of the work.

This production is offered free of charge to the public; however, any donation large or small will help to make up for some of the essential revenues lost as a result of the pandemic. Make a donation at

Don Giovanni is available on YouTube to watch at your leisure and as often as you like at

ArtsWestchester is presenting a virtual photography exhibit on view now--The Lawrence Salley Photography Award 2020 Virtual Exhibition. This exhibition is best viewed in full screen. It was produced in collaboration with the African American Men of Westchester and is their first-ever virtual exhibition featuring the photographic work of Arnold Kastenbaum, the 2020 Lawrence Salley Award winner and the eight finalists in this year’s competition. From pure abstraction to photojournalism, the nine photographers gathered in this virtual exhibition represent the varied practices of contemporary photography and the deep talent of the Hudson Valley’s creative community. View the exhibit at

The Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye is closed until further notice; however they are presenting daily programs online as follows: Mondays at 11 a.m. Animal Mondays on Facebook Live; Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Tuesdays with Dr. Harmon on YouTube; Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Pop in to Play on Facebook Live; Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Museum Minis on YouTube and Fridays at 4 p.m. Kindness Story Time on Facebook Live. For information on each program go to For all WCM programs go to

WCM is also offering virtual birthday parties with an educator-lead program over Zoom, activity kits for either Scribble Bots or Slime and a discounted dessert add-on from The Snackery Bake Shop in Larchmont. For information go to

The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College is offering Wellness Wednesdays to provide a bit of relaxation during these unprecedented times. The Museum is partnering with meditation and yoga instructor Janelle Berger to digitally deliver a series of guided meditation events. New content will be added weekly; live via Zoom events will take place each Wednesday at 1 p.m. For information go to or

Rye Arts Center is closed; however, they invite people of all ages to participate in their new video series fRyeday Not Live. It will be a series of videos of at-home performances that the RAC will weave together into a show. Typical acts include music, theater, stand-up comedy, poetry readings and dance. The RAC also offers several online art courses. For additional information on online courses, fRyeday Not Live and to submit a video go to

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is closed; however, they have introduced virtual offerings via the PAC in Your Living Room. You can listen to the music of Black Violin on Spotify, see dancer Kyle Abraham / A.I.M. thanks to the Joyce Theatre. His evening-length program When the Wolves Came is available for free viewing from now until the end of April. Enjoy a theater performance of NT Live at Home. London's National Theatre invites audiences to stream much-loved NT Live productions, free on YouTube. A new play, plus bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks will be released each week, available for seven days and Family Fun with Hatched, a Treehouse Shakers' awarded performance for ages 0-6 about life on the farm. For information go to

DIY Shadow Puppet Theatre video, the first in PAC’s Bringing Backstage Forward series, Purchase PAC Lighting Designer Peter Wylie shows you how to make your own shadow puppet theatre, complete with cool lighting effects. A super fun project for all ages! (Ask an adult to help with cutting things out.) We'd love to see what you come up with. Share a video or still of your shadow puppet theater with us on social media by tagging @PurchasePAC and using the hashtag #PACShadowPuppets.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has launched a new mobile app for smart devices to provide visitors and prospective visitors useful information about the variety of destinations and activities available throughout the Empire State’s parks and historic sites. The New York State Parks Explorer App is a free, user-friendly resource for visitors to plan outdoor adventures while staying connected to long-time favorite parks and sites. Users can learn more about top destinations and discover new must-see locations with rotating curated content, and will enjoy quick access to park information, including directions, hours, amenities, fees and rates, trail maps, helpful know-before-you-go details, and the ability to receive important updates and alerts.

Visitors can also link directly to online camping reservations and easily access select State Parks’ social media channels to share their experiences. The New York State Parks Explorer mobile app is available at no cost for download for iOS and Android devices. To download, visit or

Ann Magalhaes & the folks at The Parent Practice are working together to bring parents support as they navigate their families through these changes. These 45-minute coffee & chat sessions are designed for everyone to learn helpful tips to feel calmer during this time of isolation and take place Mondays & Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Register for all classes at

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Norwalk Seaport Association (NSA) has canceled the 43rd annual Norwalk Oyster Festival, previously scheduled for Sept. 11-13, 2020. Prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved, the decision comes after careful deliberation between the NSA Board of Trustees, and Festival Exhibitors. The NSA team is exploring options to coordinate an online experience or a smaller event to showcase this historic, beloved event--one of the most popular in Connecticut and the Northeast. To keep updated on their planned activities, follow their Facebook page, email at or visit

Westchester Library System (WLS) has announced a “Virtual Library Events in Westchester” program featuring a complete resource of online programs created by member libraries across Westchester County in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The combined calendar located at features dozens of events a week hosted across WLS member libraries and highlights a variety of activities. Children’s programming examples include “Doodlers Online” (Katonah) and “Virtual Sing Along with the Librarians” (Greenburgh); Teen programming such as “Dungeons and Dragons” (Yonkers), adult programming like “A Skeptic’s Guide to American History” (Larchmont), family entertainment such as “Neighborhood Game Night” (Rye) and “Online Senior Fitness” (Pound Ridge). Residents can learn languages ranging from Spanish (Pelham) to Italian (New Castle) to English (Yonkers). Lifelong learning programs include improv comedy, dance classes, folk art, and more.

All Westchester County Parks annual Cultural Heritage Celebrations have now been cancelled due to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, will take place Sept. 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There are no dates in August. During Bicycle Sundays, the parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. The course will be slightly modified this year, beginning at Main Street in White Plains (instead of Westchester County Center) and will continue south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The road is closed to automobiles on that stretch of parkway. Admission is free.

There are numerous points of entry along the route. Although parking will be available in the Westchester County Center east parking lot, participants should follow signs and directions to enter the route at Main Street once they exit their cars. For additional information as well as rules and regulations, contact Westchester County Parks at (914) 864-PARK or visit

All films and programs at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville are canceled until further notice. For information on their virtual screenings go to

The 10th Annual Father Peter M. Rinaldi Awards Dinner honoring Sr. Mary Rinaldi, FMA; Christina McAleer and Michael Borrelli benefitting Corpus Christi/Holy Rosary School will be rescheduled to Spring 2021. If you already purchased a ticket or journal ad, or made a donation, you will be contacted. Watch for details on what promises to be the best gala ever!

Jay Heritage Center in Rye is closed to the public until further notice; it will reopen as soon as it's safe to do so. If you are stuck at home with kids, try their Ecoquest Challenge. Children love helping to identify invasive species—and walks in your yard are one of the few outdoor activities kids can do safely these days. Try hunting with them for invasive lesser celandine (also known as fig buttercup). Once you find some—and 'tis the season—download the iNaturalist app, photograph the flower, and upload it to the database. By mapping an invasive species you'll both be educating your child and helping to save the planet. As long as you're foraging for invasives, making homemade paper is a fun Saturday afternoon project with kids using tall grasses from your yard. All you need is a blender (one you don't also cook with), soda ash, and some easy-to-find crafting supplies For information on all online offerings, go to

As America commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Jay Heritage Center will present an interview with best-selling historian Ian Toll who reveals in the third and final volume of his acclaimed Pacific War trilogy the strategies that helped end the war, "Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945," in a Zoom virtual event at 6 p.m. Fri., September 11. Register at; Sun., Sept. 20, 3-4:14 p.m.—Stop the Stigma—Thrash the Taboo: Mind Your Mental Health. This will be a virtual conversation addressing attitudes surrounding mental health issues experienced by many Black communities. Free. Register at

The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck has announced the following rescheduled shows to date: Oct. 1, Artie Tobia Band & Kevin McIntyre and the Lawn Wranglers is postponed and will be rescheduled.; Oct. 31, Molly Tuttle is postponed and will be rescheduled; Nov. 20, Colin Quinn; Dec. 3, Red Molly; Jan. 30, 2021, The Sixties Show; Feb. 5, 2021, Joan Osborne; Mar. 5, 2021, Lisa Loeb; Solo; Mar. 14, 2021, The Peking Acrobats®; Apr. 2, 2021, Mark Morris Dance Group and Apr. 23, 2021, Hey 19. Existing ticketholders for above rescheduled events have been moved to the new dates.

New Shows TBA include Nov. 7, Ladies of Laughter; Nov. 15, Eddie Arron & Jeewon Park; Feb. 12, High Fidelity; Feb. 27, Rosie Revere, Engineer; Mar. 13, The Adventures of the Tortoise & The Hare; Apr. 10, Glenn Miller Orchestra; Apr. 11, Telegraph Quartet; Apr. 16, The Gibson Brothers and Apr. 25, Pete The Cat.

Films available for streaming now include “Starting at Zero,” “Jazz on a Summer’s Day,” “The Green Years,” “A Girl is Missing,” “Song Without a Name,” “Change of Life,” “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘’ Roll Magazine” and “Gordon Lightfoot.” $12 for an e-ticket. Information and tickets for all performances are on sale now at

Westport Country Playhouse is postponing its 2020 season until spring 2021, due to the global pandemic. All programming will move to 2021, including the season’s five main productions, Script in Hand Playreading series, Family Festivities presentations and the New Works Initiative. In 2021, a five-play season will run from mid-Apr. through mid-Nov., built around a reimagining of the Tony Award-winning musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” which was originally scheduled for this season. Pending availability of artists, design teams, and licensing, other productions previously announced for 2020 may be produced next year, including the Tony Award-winning musical “Next to Normal”; a new comedy, “Tiny House”; a world premiere translation of “Antigone”; and the drama “Blues for an Alabama Sky.”

Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown has postponed concerts until further notice and postponed the cancelled shows to later dates in 2020. For online concerts and additional information, go to

The committee has cancelled the 2020 Greenwich Hospital Benefit on Fri., May 15 at the Greenwich Country Club. Dr. James Brunetti and the Arthur and Elizabeth Martinez Family have graciously agreed to serve as next year's Benefit honorees. The committee looks forward to honoring them and celebrating in May 2021.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

Stars of the Sixties postponed to Oct. 2.

Rickie Lee Jones postponed to Oct. 16.

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers postponed to Oct. 17.

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour postponed to Oct. 18.

The Electric Light Orchestra Experience scheduled for Oct. 23.

Josh Gates scheduled for Oct. 24.

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell postponed to Nov. 6.

Puddles Pity Party postponed to Nov. 13.

Zero postponed to Nov. 19.

Paula Poundstone postponed to Dec. 4.

Marc Broussard is postponed to Jan. 8, 2021.

Dead on Live’s “Jerry Garcia Show” scheduled for Jan. 16, 2021.

Shovels & Rope rescheduled for Jan. 17, 2021.

Martin Sexton & KT Tunstall postponed to Feb. 19, 2021.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd postponed to Feb. 27, 2021.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers postponed to Mar. 5, 2021.

Lunasa postponed to Mar. 7, 2021.

The High Kings scheduled for Mar. 14, 2021.

Colin Hay postponed to Apr. 8, 2021.

The Underwater Bubble Show postponed to Apr. 10, 2021.

Kevin James is postponed to April 17, 2021.

The Musical Box, a Genesis Extravaganza is canceled (originally June 12).

Tommy Emmanuel CGP scheduled for Apr. 18, 2021.

Rick Thomas postponed to Apr. 25, 2021.

Whose Live Anyway scheduled for May 1, 2021.

One Night of Queen postponed to May 2, 2021.

The Sopranos rescheduled for May 15, 2021.

Melissa Etheridge postponed to May 16, 2021.

Legends of British Rock Dave Mason with special guest John Mayall scheduled for May 20, 2021.

The Righteous Brothers scheduled for June 13, 2021.

Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie postponed to July 16, 2021.

Bumping Mikes with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell is postponed to Aug. 28, 2021.

Vince DeBitetto is rescheduled from Nov. 5 & 6, 2021.

Aaron Neville is postponed to Dec. 3, 2021

For a complete listing of upcoming shows, go to

Tarrytown Music Hall is offering free online workshops for kids of all ages. Young people can take part in one-hour workshops on Shakespeare, Creative Writing, Science Fiction and more. Space is limited. RSVP to

Tarrytown Music Hall is also presenting free, livestream concerts on Facebook Live including Wed., Sept. 16: KJ Denhert; Wed. Sept. 23: Drinking Bird; Wed., Sept. 30: Leon Bassene and Wed., Oct. 7: Skyfactor. All are at 6 p.m. Go to

This year’s Girl’s Inc. of Westchester’s Strong Smart & Bold Gala has been postponed to Thurs., Sept. 24 and will take place online from 6-7 p.m. The community is invited to celebrate from the safety and comfort of home wearing Girls Inc. red attire.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst rescheduled from May 1-3 to July 24-26 has now been cancelled. The fall show scheduled for Sept. 11-13 has also been cancelled. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst will take place Apr. 30-May 2, 2021;

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst will be Sept. 17-19, 2021.


The 2020 Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue in March that was cancelled and rescheduled for September has now been cancelled. The 2020 Aides and Grand Marshal will be honored Sat., March 13, 2021 at the parade dinner and at the parade Mar. 20, 2021.

The Wilton Playshop has postponed its performances of “Evita,” having received the rights to perform the show Oct. 16-31. Current ticketholders will have their tickets honored on the new performance dates.

Common Ground Concerts, which has concerts at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings-on-Hudson and a few concerts each year at Irvington Theater in Irvington, has announced that the remainder of their season has been postponed.

All adult weekly and monthly support groups at Gilda’s Club Westchester in White Plains will be facilitated via teleconference. Children’s, teens and family programs, as well as their healthy lifestyle programs and educational lectures/workshops, will be suspended until they resume onsite facilitation again.

 [JA1]I was just told by Patricia Scofield that this is inaccurate and she is sending me the new schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays. 937-5107.

 [JA2]I have made the change based on the email she sent.

 [JA3]Marian: Check the website to see if these shows for September and October are still on.

Dates still on calendar except Sunrise benefit canceled.