In-person events:

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. It begins Sun., Sept. 27 at sundown. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer. This year most area synagogue services will be offered remotely.

Clay Art Center has announced that their studios are open for in-person Youth & Family Classes. Maker Date (formerly Cladies Night) for ages 18+ will be offered Fridays, Sept. 25, Oct. 9 & 23, Nov. 6 & 20, Dec. 4 & 18.7-9 p.m. Have fun and get messy as they walk you through the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel. Create a unique piece of pottery, then choose a glaze from our studio selection. Pieces will be fired and picked up arranged for later. Bring a change of clothes or wear something you don't mind getting dirty. Beginners welcome – no experience necessary. $65 per person.

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! Sat., Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 6-8 p.m. (parent/guardian must also enroll in class). $45 per person. Register online for these programs at

A mobile food pantry, a partnership with Port Chester Community Gardens, the Port Chester Housing Authority, Ridgeway Alliance Church and Feeding Westchester, will be at  the senior housing apartments, 169 Terrace Ave., Port Chester once a month--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.m., Fri., May 21, 9:30 a.m. and Fri., June 18, 9:30 a.m. 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 served basis. CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure community safety. For additional information call Alex Payan at 914/623-3077.

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 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.

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 Children’s Museum at Playland Park in Rye is offering Tot Academy, Wed., Sept. 30-Nov. 18. This is an 8-week socially distanced program for children ages 2-3 & their caregivers. It includes early childhood and pre-K preparedness using movement activities, singing, stories & crafts and The Steam Team: A Journey Through the Sciences, Thurs. Oct. 17-Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. This is an 8-week socially distanced program for children 4 & up and their caregivers. It includes STEAM experiments, games, songs & crafts. For prices and to sign up go to; Saturdays in Oct.: Weekend Workshops at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Schedule: 10/3: Doc Harmon Deconstruction Workshop (ages 7 & up). 10/10: Exploring Art Through the Artist: Paul Rively Yarn Workshop. 10/17: Marine Meet & Greet with the Marine Education Center. 10/24: Jazzy Pad at 10am & Jazz Baby at 11am with Mariella. *Please note this Saturday has two 40-minute sessions to accommodate both age groups! 10/31: Pumpkins & Potions with Doc Harmon. $10 per person for non-members. Register at

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is taking place now thru Nov. 21 at Van Cortlandt Park, 525 Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. The event takes place nightly till Oct. 31, then Nov. 1, 6-8, 13-15 & 20-21. Thousands of hand-carved pumpkins illuminate Van Cortlandt Manor. Some dates are already sold out; others have limited availability due to reduced capacity because of COVID-19. Entry is by timed tickets only and must be purchased ahead of time. Masks are required, proper social distancing must be maintained, no food or beverage options this year and rotating bathroom service to maintain cleanliness. No onsite tieket purchases. $32 per child, 3-17; $40 per adult; free for children two and under. or

A tour of the relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina will take place Sun., Sept. 29 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Event will include conferences on the life of Padre Pio, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., a mass in honor or Saint Pio at 3 p.m. and a benefit concert at 4:30 p.m. with special guest Joe Piscopo. A 4-course dinner of authentic recipes of Italy’s Puglia region will be offered at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center immediately after the concert. For additional information and to register go to

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County will sponsor a Garden Tour & Green Seal Awards Celebration Wed., Sept. 30 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Lasdon Park in Katonah. Each time slot will permit 15 participants split into two groups. $50 per person. Event includes social distancing/food & drink. The Green Seal Awards Celebration will be on Zoom starting at 5:30 p.m. For additional information and reservations go to

Westchester County Parks Nature Center will offer the following nature-based early learning program Mon.-Fri., Oct. 19-Nov. 20, 9-11:30 a.m. $ Trailside Nature Museum. Eight children per session. Program will operate outdoors only; no class on inclement days. Register at

Registration for fall after-school programs at Rye Nature Center has 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 if 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: Tues., Sept. 29: Invasive removal at Willson’s Woods and Wed., Sept. 30 Invasive removal at Tibbetts Brook Park. Pre-registration required. All events are 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. For additional information contact or 914/231-6600.

Rye Arts Center will begin Group Classes Mon., Oct. 5. To view the schedules for kids and adults and to sign up go to

There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive, co-sponsored by State Senator Shelley B. Mayer, Fri., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 140 Hammocks Rd., Larchmont. Make an appointment at

White Plains Performing Arts Center will present a youth theater production of “The Addams Family.” The Young Professional Company is comprised of students in grades 6-12 and will meet three times weekly. The Junior Company is for students in grades 2-5 and will meet two times per week. Rehearsals start Tues., Oct. 6 with performances scheduled for Nov. 7 & 8.

In-person youth classes: New Play Creation for grades K-2 will take place Saturday mornings (8 sessions), starting Oct. 10. Improv for Beginners for grades 3-5 will be on Friday afternoons (8 sessions) beginning Fri., Oct. 9 and Shakespeare’s World for grades 3-5 will meet Monday afternoon beginning Oct. 5.

Adult classes in person: Acting Studio Scene Study for ages 18 & up will begin Mon., Oct. 5.

For all classes register by Tues., Sept. 29 to reserve a place. For information and to register go to

The Jay Heritage Center in Rye announces Plein Air Painting Sun., Sept. 27, any time between 2 & 4 p.m. The tradition of plein-air painting at the Jay Estate goes back centuries and one of the most famous artists to capture the oak trees and stone walls of the landscape was a member of the Art Colony at Old Lyme. Come try your hand at capturing the beauty of our autumn meadow as the native grasses begin changing color. JHC will provide the easels and the view. Register at

Old Salem Farm at 190 June Rd., N. Salem will present the following horse show thru Sun., Sept. 27—Fall Classic, Level 2 Jumpers-“A” Hunters. For information on attending go to


Madeyn Jordan Fine Art at 37 Popham Rd., Scarsdale is presenting Yang Yan Pan: Visions of Eden thru Oct. 24. It is a solo exhibition of new works by the Chinese/Canadian artist. Gallery hours: Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. 914/723-8738;

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 autumn cruises through the Norwalk River into Long Island Sound. This cruise is just long enough, about two hours, to feel refreshed and recharged when you are back on land. There are 25 islands that stretch about six miles from Norwalk to Westport located about a mile off the coast. The cruise begins just past the Metro-North Rail Bridge and goes under the Stroffolino Bridge, a bascule bridge spanning the Norwalk River that swings upward to provide clearance for boat traffic. Mr. Stroffolino was active in the passage of a bill in the 1949 General Assembly that gave the bridge and Rte. 136 to Connecticut.

A highlight any time of year on this cruise is to get a water view of the three historic lighthouses that lie off Norwalk's coast, two spark plug lighthouses, Greens Ledge and Peck Ledge and, the iconic Sheffield Island Lighthouse, the crown jewel of Connecticut's maritime heritage. Located on the 57-acre Sheffield Island the Lighthouse is on the National Historic Register and is owned, maintained, and preserved by the Seaport Association. In addition to the Lighthouse, there are many wading birds that make the island their home including the roseate tern, Brant, scouter, black duck, and other waterfowl. Nesting birds on the island include ospreys and herons. Always keep an eye peeled for harbor seals that frequent the southwest end of the island.

The Seaport Association is offering sunset cruises Wed.-Sun. as well as two daily cruises on Saturdays and Sundays. Please purchase your tickets in advance The comfort and safety of all passengers and staff are important to the Seaport Association, for a complete list of safety protocols The vessel is limited to 25 passengers and masks must be worn throughout the entire cruise. For additional information 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-Rye Brook Public Library will present Virtual Fall Singalongs with Chloe Wed., Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28; Nov. 4 & 11. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups can join along with the fun, sing songs and move and groove for free. Each weekly program will feature different songs and video clips and Virtual Fall Storytime with Ms. Tee, Tues., Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20. 27, Nov. 3 & 10. 10-10:30 a.m.  Go to and a Live Virtual “Paws to Reading” program via Zoom, Thurs., 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

The Library is also offering Live Virtual Workshops: Designing Port Chester & Rye Brook for families, tweens teens & adults Thurs., Oct. 1 & 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. The workshops raise are to raise awareness of the variety and shapes in buildings in their own unique town. Materials needed: black sharpie marker, washable markers or crayons several pages of 8x8.5” paper, something to protect the table/desk and tape. To sign up email or call 914/939-6710 x 3.

The SPRYE program Gentle Chair Yoga will take place at Crawford Mansion in Rye Brook Sept. 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., Oct. 1 & 27, 7-8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 1: Doug Herren: Vessels and Structures and Oct. 27: Donte Hayes: Welcome to the Afro City. Register at

The Port Chester Historical Society will present a free Zoom webinar about Major General Israel Putnam Wed., Oct. 28 presented by Prof. Robert Ernest Hubbard at 7 p.m. This talk will cover Putnam’s role as one of Washington’s first major generals in the Revolutionary War. A discussion session follows each talk. For information on signing up go to

All shows at The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester are canceled or postponed. Following is the current information from The Capitol: Sheryl Crow postponed to Oct. 21 & 22; Ripe postponed to Nov. 6; Beach Boys postponed to Apr. 3, 2021; Bela Fleck & The Fleckstones postponed to Apr. 9; Pigeons Playing Ping Pong postponed to Apr. 23 & 24; Fab Faux postponed to May 15; Hot Tuna Acoustics postponed to July 10 and Umphrey McGee postponed to Oct. 8 & 9.

Yet to be rescheduled: Phil Lesh, Disco Biscuits, Rival Sons, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli, The Struts and Nate Bargatze.

Canceled shows: Lake Street Drive, Lukas Nelson, Dark Star Orchestra, Bombay Bicycle Club, Michael Franti, Sunrise Day Camp Benefit, Billy Strings and Saving Grace. 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.


Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts (“Empire City”) has reopened in a limited capacity to the public following closure earlier this year amidst the COVID-19 crisis. There will be restrictions on capacity and food and beverage availability, per state regulations.

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. The MAG Annual Awards, Best in Show is on view thru Oct. 17.

Pelham Art Center will present a new exhibit, Domestic Brutes, thru Nov. 7. It is an all-female show that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. 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., 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.

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 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.

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Greenwich has reopened. There are a few changes in the way they are conducting the lessons as well as keeping the studio safe for all 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 is coming to an end. The performances take place in the outdoor theater adjacent to the Museum and overlooking the Hudson River. For this year’s season, the HRM will present 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:

Westchester County Executive George Latimer will participate in a Westchester Town Hall Series program An Open Conversation on Housing on Facebook Wed., Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Latimer invites residents to share their thoughts on this subject. Go to

White Plains Performing Arts Center is offering online youth classes—Build a Play Online for grades 1-5 via Zoom Tues. afternoons starting Oct. 6; Online Acting Studio for grades 3-5 via Zoom, Wed. afternoons starting Oct. 7 and Playwright Collective for grades 3-5 Tues. afternoons starting Oct. 6. Register by Tues., Sept. 29 to reserve a place. Go o

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will present a webinar via Zoom The Human Planet with George Steinmetz and Andrew Revkin Thurs., Oct. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. They will discuss their new book “The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene., “ a sweeping visual  chronicle of Earth. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Register at

Greenwich Hospital is presenting the following free event in October via Zoom: Thurs., Oct. 1: Functional Exercise and Diabetes Control, 2-3 p.m. presented by Richard Becker, diabetes educator and Erica Christ registered dietitian.  Register for all events 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 voting this fall. Prepare to Vote 2020: 3 Ways to Vote workshop will take place Tues., Sept. 29, 3-4 p.m. by the Harrison Public Library. Go to the library’s website to register and to receive a Zoom meeting link—

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe is presenting live-streamed and on-demand webinars: Tues., Sept. 29—Sicilian Style Trivia Challenge & Happy Hour at 7 p.m. presented by Carla Gambescia. $10; A happy hour suggested apertivi recipe is included. Thurs., Oct. 1—Preserving Italian Culture I America at 7 p.m. presented by Mark Hehl. Free. Tues., Oct. 6—Giuseppe Garibaldi: The Father & Unifier of His Country, at 7 p.m. presented by Toni McKeen. $10. For additional information and to register go to

Chill Bucket Productions will present a virtual production of “War of the Worlds,” an attempted Halloween prank that morphed into pandemonium when it was broadcast on radio in 1938. Listeners missed the broadcast’s introduction and believed that reporters were live in Grovers Mill, N.J. witnessing a real alien invasion. This local production will be online Fri. & Sat., Oct. 2 & 3. Chill Bucket, which is based in Westchester, has cast people from across the country as well as right here in Westchester. It is produced and directed by Jeff Rocco & Dakota Martin, the latter a native of Port Chester.

Tickets and the performance itself are available online at For additional information email

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 Their Autumn Masq-Tacular Virtual Gala that will take place Sat., Oct. 3, 7-8 p.m. Features cocktails & talent & love with Clocktower's biggest stars, 2020's TickTock Teen Award and cocktails with hostess Miss Victoria. Wear a fancy masque & something fabulous! Tickets start at $55. Names and contact info must be confirmed by Sat., Sept. 26 to ensure party-packs arrive on time. The last time to donate and receive the gala link is Wed., Sept 30 at 9 p.m. Reserve at


Feeding Westchester is presenting the following Facebook Live event in which they discuss everything from how to stretch a dollar to meal planning and portion control.  This Wednesday program bring you things you didn’t know about, along with a special recipe. Sept. 30. 2:30 p.m. Lesson: Meal Planning | Recipe: Avocado Tomato Salad. For the Zoom link go to If you just want the recipes 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. 30: Digital Marketing 101. Register at You can register for each individually or all workshops as a package.

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 thru 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 the following events focused on artist Bisa Butler’s portrait quilts: Tues., Sept. 29, Bisa Butler: Live in Virtual Conversation II, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join Bisa Butler for a second virtual conversation with KMA Executive Director Michael Gitlitz. Butler will talk about her luminous, life-size portraits which explore African American history, identity and culture, connecting past and present. This discussion will explore her most recent work and its connection to Bisa Butler: Portraits. $5. Register at

KMA’s Virtual Gala 2020 (Re)vision will take place Sat., Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. It will feature a virtual silent and live auction with Christy Williams Coombs of Sotheby’s. KMA has transformed our gala to a virtual format with live and silent auctions, entertainment, messages from their staff and board, and Zoom rooms for virtual attendees. Gifts with activities to share virtually during the evening’s event will be mailed in advance to your home* and will enhance the gala’s virtual community. Tickets start at $150. Register 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 Sat. at 1 p.m. 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. Oct. 3: Historian and author Todd Braisted explores ‘The Green Dragooon: Banastre Tarleton & the (Revolutionary) War in Westchester 1778-1779.” Distance Presentation through a shared platform. Oct. 10: Special concert ‘Word Into Music,” featuring Pam Sklar on flute, along with musicians playing oboe and clarinet, pre-recorded. Presented through St. Paul’s Facebook page. Additional events will be in upcoming issues. 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.

SPRYE’s 2020 Armchair Benefit will take place virtually Thurs., Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Celebrate SPRYE’s 9th year and join the run right from your armchair. $30 prepaid. Event will honor our local EMS heroes of Harriso and Port Chester-Rye Brook. Sign up at

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. 28, 4-5:30 p.m. and Mon., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. Virtual Table Top Games, 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. 29: Zoom Basics, 6-6:45 p. m. Geared to adults, about 55 and over. Register at Wed., Sept. 30. Virtual Tech Help, 6-7 p.m. Whether a beginner or advanced user, all are welcome. Thurs., Oct. 1: How Did I Get Here? 6 p.m. Career panel with Assemblyman David Buchwald. Teens are invited to meet him and learn about the path he followed to a career in politics and public service followed by a discussion and Q&A. For additional information call 914/422-1400.

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 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

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

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 Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, will take place Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There are no dates in August. During Bicycle Sunday, 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!

The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck has announced the following schedule: Oct.7: Suzanne Vega livestream event. Oct. 31: Molly Tuttle is postponed; Nov. 20: Colin Quinn is postponed; Dec. 3, Red Molly is postponed. New dates TBA.

 Shows to date: 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; Apr. 23, 2021, Hey 19; Apr. 30, Artie Tobia Band and Kevin McIntyre and the Lawn Wranglers Existing ticketholders for above rescheduled events have been moved to the new dates. For information on all shows go to

Films available for streaming now from the Emelin 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.”

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:

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.

Tusk Tribute Band scheduled for Nov. 20

Paula Poundstone postponed to Dec. 4.

Marc Broussard is postponed to Jan. 8, 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 Pipers 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.

Stars of the Sixties postponed to Oct. 3,2021.

Vince DeBitetto is rescheduled to 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 YouTube and Facebook including Wed., Sept. 30: Leon Bassene, Wed., Oct. 7: Skyfactor.and Wed., Oct. 14: Linda Draper.  All are at 6 p.m. Go to to RSVP.

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.