One of the historic lighthouses along the route of the Norwalk Seaport Association’s autumn cruises. See listing for details.
One of the historic lighthouses along the route of the Norwalk Seaport Association’s autumn cruises. See listing for details.
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Since many events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online, the following information about organizations we usually list in our calendars is being substituted. With places reopening, in-person events are now making a comeback.

In-person events:

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will present StoryWalk®, Oct. 9-30. Take a walk around the outside of the library and enjoy walking and reading the Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo. For information call 914/939-6710 and press 3.

The Lions Club of Lower Westchester is sponsoring a “Pop the Trunk” Clothing Drive at the Gateway Port Chester Shopping Center (formerly Kohl’s Shopping Center), 421 Boston Post Rd., Sat., Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester. Acceptable items: clothing, shoes & linens. For additional information, contact denise.austin@fsw.org or telions1925@gmail.com.

Rye Brook Recreation is presenting KickBall In the Park for adults (18 and over). Location: Turf Field on King Street, Sat., Oct. 3, 10-11:30 a.m. Fee: $10 per adult; minimum of 12 participants. Sign up at https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBMBPnClZwtomy3Erh3n%2B7frhNPXoxk9V2eh8RZkO%2BWj9UZiY3p8g%3D%3D; Kids’ Kickball for 2nd-3rd graders, Thurs., Oct. 8, 3:30-4:45 p.m. at Pine Ridge Park. Fee: $10 per child, minimum 10 participants. Register at https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBMBPnClZwtomy3Erh3n%2B7frhNPXoxk9V2eh8RZkO%2BWj9UZiY3p8g%3D%3D and DodgeBall In the Park for 7th-12th graders at Rye Hills Park basketball courts Wed., Oct. 7, 5-6:30 p.m. Fee: $10 per child, minimum 10 participants. Sign up at https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBMBPnClZwtomy3Erh3n%2B7frhNPXoxk9V2eh8RZkO%2BWj9UZiY3p8g%3D%3D

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, 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 their studio selection. Pieces will be fired and pickup 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., 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 www.clayartcenter.org

CAC is presenting Weekly After School Clay Classes for Port Chester Students. Kids can unplug with mud in this 10 week after school arts program. Professional ceramic artists will guide children through basic clay techniques. No experience necessary. Choose either in-person at Clay Art Center or virtual class options.

Elementary School (Edison or JFK Elementary Schools), 3rd grade, Thurs. Oct. 8-Dec. 17, 4-5:30 p.m.; 5th grade, Wed., Oct. 7- Dec. 16, 4-5:30 p.m.; Middle School, grades 6 & 7, Mon., Oct. 5-Dec. 14, 4-5:30 p.m. and High School, Tues., Oct. 6-Dec. 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Classes are free for Port Chester students. Limited availability. For more information contact Zeltzyn at comunidad@clayartcenter.org or call 914-937-2047 x 240

The Croton Point Park parking lot will be transformed into a drive-in theater, presenting The Addams Family Fri., Oct. 9, and Goosebumps Sat., Oct. 10, allowing movie-goers to enjoy classic, family-friendly films in a socially-distanced way. The movies are presented by New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital as part of Westchester County Parks’ Screenings under the Stars series. Both movies will be ticketed-admission events, with purchase available by online pre-sale only. Tickets are $20 per car and there will be limited capacity following distancing protocols. Tickets are on sale at https://wcparks.ticketleap.com/driveincroton/

Moviegoers will be asked to maintain a six-foot distance from others when exiting their vehicles, and to wear a mask at all times when outside their vehicles. No gatherings will be permitted. Exiting your vehicle will be permitted when using the port-o-sans, which will be available and will be serviced routinely. Hand sanitizer will also be available.

A new fall exhibit and train show, “Autumn Changes: Change Can be Good,” will be presented in the Conservatory at Westchester’s public garden, Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, in Somers. It will open Fri., Oct. 9. Dates, times and tickets are available at LasdonPark.org.

The new exhibit follows a fallen little Tupelo Leaf, who doesn’t want to change his colors and sets off on a journey to understand why it is so important for leaves to change color in fall. The 2,400 square foot exhibit features four giant G-scale train layouts with over 300 feet of track, surrounded by miniature landscapes and animated characters tucked within an array of colorful plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Lasdon’s new exhibit and train show is art imitating life as we have had to quickly adjust to changes this year. The exhibit is not only a beautiful fall feature, but a wonderful learning tool for children.”

Tickets will be sold online only with scheduled viewing times; no tickets will be sold on-site. All visitors will be required to wear masks inside the Conservatory and observe all safety rules.

Pre-sale tickets are available through Oct. 5. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child (children up to 24 months free). $7 per senior. After Oct. 5, online tickets will be sold at regular price of $20 per adult, $10 per child (children up to 24 months free). $15 per senior.

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 JMalYoga@gmail.com.

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 www.marthao@zumba.com or email zumba.w.martha@gmail.com.

Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will present Sound Bath by Grounded Meditation  Sun., Oct 4, 5-6 p.m. Sound Bath is a deeply relaxing and healing experience to calm your mind and body  as you listen to the healing sounds of crystal and Himalayan bowls, chimes, gongs, drums and other instruments. Please bring your own mat, blanket and any other props you desire. All COVID guidelines will be followed, if it rains the event will be moved under the large tent. $25. Register at www.wainwright.org/events/sound-bath-by-grounded-meditation?cid=546f7ea0-8a7e-48ec-bf62-7e3fc59c9296&utm_campaign=6cdce13b-5874-4ead-ade1-98eb7fc4ca00&utm_medium=mail&utm

Mapping Symmetries, a woodcut exhibition of layered colors from lines carved by paired strangers into their provided block of plywood during 17 hikes into the Rockefeller Preserve, is on view in the Art Gallery at Rockefeller Preserve at Rockefeller State Park, 135 Phelps Way, Pleasantville thru Oct. 18.

Artist Jeff White would later roll ink onto the blocks and prin their impressions on top of one another, creating unpredictable documents that delight in happenstance. Social distancing is required as are face coverings. Hours: 9 a.n.-4:30 p.m. $6 parking fee. www.friendsrock.org/art-gallery

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 Jfrank@westchestertc.com or Lauren Levine LLevine@westchestertc.com 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 pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org 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 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 discoverwcm.org; 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 https://discoverwcm.org/weekend-workshops?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=6df88e1d-841c-485d-8212-a98a55fbf485

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. www.hudsonvalley.org or pumpkinblaze.org.

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. $750.at Trailside Nature Museum. Eight children per session. Program will operate outdoors only; no class on inclement days. Register at www.westchestergov.com.

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 www.ryenaturecenter.org.

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

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 www.redcrossblood.org/give.

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 information and to register go to wppac.com/education.

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; www.madelynjordanfineart.com.

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 westchestercountyparks.eventbrite.com.

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 https://www.seaport.org/sunset-cruises The comfort and safety of all passengers and staff are important to the Seaport Association, for a complete list of safety protocols https://www.seaport.org/covid-protocol. 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., 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., Oct. 6, 13, 20. 27, Nov. 3 & 10. 10-10:30 a.m.  Go to http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org 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 pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.

The Library is also offering Live Virtual Workshops: Designing Port Chester & Rye Brook for families, tweens teens & adults Thurs., Oct. 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 pcrbhildrens@wlsmail.org or call 914/939-6710 x 3.

The SPRYE program Gentle Chair Yoga will take place at Crawford Mansion in Rye Brook Oct. 9 & 23 at 11 a.m. Reservations are required at 914/481-5706. View the chair yoga in person or attend online at https://portehester-ryebrooklibrary.org/#nuSar.

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 www.clayartcenter.org.

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 https://www.clayartcenter.org/group-parties-and-birthdays-adult-virtual?mc_cid=a830855845&mc_eid=5c7341d786.

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 www.clayartcenter.org.

CAC will present a Virtual Artist Talk Thurs., Oct. 27, 7-8 p.m. -- Donte Hayes: Welcome to the Afro City. Register at www.clayartcenter.org.

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 www.pcnyhistory.com.

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; date TBD’ Ripe postponed; date TBD. 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 www.ticketfly.com.

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

Reopenings:

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, www.mamaroneckartistsguild.com. 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 www.pelhamartcenter.org.

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 www.pelhamartcenter.org.

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

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 https://www.westchesterclerk.com/appointments. 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 www.hudsonvalley.org.

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 http://www.esbnyc.com.

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 https://katonahmuseum.simpletix.com/. Details regarding the reopening are available at www.katonahmuseum.org.

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 lyndhurst.org/events.

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 www.stormking.org.

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 brucemuseum.org 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 info@arthurmurraygreenwich.com.

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 www.lagondmusicschool.com.

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 hrm.org/visit or call 914/963-4550. Tickets are nonrefundable. Questions can also be e-mailed visitorserv@hrm.org.

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 hrm.org/amphitheater.

Other events:

Westchester County Executive George Latimer will present the State of the County Address virtually Thurs., Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Go to www.facebook.com/westchestergov.

Westchester Community College's Gateway to Entrepreneurship will host its annual entrepreneurship conference virtually .Fri., Nov. 6, 13 & 20, 8-10 a.m. Grow Your Business; Recovery and Resiliency will consist of three dynamic sessions packed with relevant content and tips that you can incorporate tomorrow to grow your business. It will focus on leadership, strategy and marketing in times of economic distress. There will also be networking opportunities with local and national entrepreneurs. For information about the conference and to register go to https://www.eventcombo.com/e/GROW-YOUR-BUSINESS-ONE-COMMUNITY-NEW-IDEASRECOVERY-AND-RESILIENCY-37909

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 at www.wppac.com/educations.

The 2020 Westchester Jewish Film Festival presented by the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville will take place virtually this year, Wed.-Tues., Oct. 14-27. Series passes are $75 for non-members—one pass needed per household—are on sale now at www.burnsfilmcenter.org. JBFC recommends that passes be purchased by Tues., Oct. 13. The pass gives you access to all 12 films which will be available only at 10 a.m. as follows: Oct. 14-16: “My Polish Honeymoon;” Oct. 15-17: “The Mover;’ Oct. 16-18: “Asia,” Oct. 17-19: “Incitement.” Oct. 18-20: “Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive.” Oct. 19-21: The Albanian Code.” Oct. 20-22: “From Slavery to Freedom.” Oct. 21-23: “An Irrepressible Woman.” Oct. 22-24: “Crescendo.” Oct. 23-25: The Fig Tree,” Oct 24-26: “Picture of His Life” and Oct. 25-27: “The Keeper.”

The Festival will kick off with an opening night virtual conversation between series curator Bruni Burres and J BFC’s Bruce Ackerman, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. On Oct. 27 there will be a virtual closing night conversation with Burres and Ackeran at 6 p.m. No tickets to individual films are available. Links for each of the films will be distributed via email to passholders in advance of the Festival’s start date. For information about each film and for special events during the Festival go to www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Greenwich Hospital is offering the following free online programs in October: Mon., Oct. 5: Advances in Stroke Care with Akli Zetchi, MD, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about diagnostic and treatment options that offer a better chance of recovery from strokes. Wed., Oct. 7: MedlinePlus: Free and Reliable Medical Information with Veronica Bilenkin, the hospital’s consumer health librarian, 4:30-5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn how to research medical procedures, medications, terminology and more using this free online database. Register at 888/305-9253 or go to greenwichhospital.org/events. Additional programs will be listed in upcoming issues.

The hospital will mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a series of Zoom lectures that are open to the public as follows: Breast surgeons Barbara Ward, MD, and Alyssa Gillego, MD, will discuss “Surgical Management of Breast Cancer” Mon., Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.; Linda La Trenta, MD, radiologist and Dana Jaggessarsingh, MD, pathologist will discuss “Imaging and Pathology: What Does It Mean?” Tues., Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.; David Greenspun, MD, reconstructive and plastic surgeon, will discuss “Reconstruction after Breast Cancer Surgery: What Are Your Options?” Wed., Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and Bruce McGibbon, MD, radiation oncologist and Dickerman Hollister, MD, medical oncologist, will discuss “Medical and Radiation Oncology: Latest Breast Cancer Treatment Options” Thurs., Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. To register for these free events, contact Heather Studwell, cancer survivorship coordinator, at 203/863-4295.

The United Way Non-Profit Leadership Summit will take place virtually Mon-Fri., Oct. 5-9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  and will focus on encouraging diversity, equity and inclusion. There will be a featured speaker each day. $25 for a weeklong pass. For additional information and to register go to www.uwwp.org.

ArtsWestchester is presenting artwork by the mental health community in a first-ever Virtual ArtsWestchester exhibition. Westchester County’s Department of Community Mental Health, Rockland Psychiatric Center and ArtsWestchester are presenting Visions 2020: Plug in Your Paintbrush, a virtual exhibition that features original artwork by more than 30 artists who are recipients of mental health services in Westchester County. The virtual exhibit will be accessible through year-end by visiting ArtsWestchester’s website, artsw.org/visions2020.For more information, call 914/428-4220 or contact Jessy Méndez at jmendez@artswestchester.org.

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe is presenting live-streamed and on-demand webinars: 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 www.wiccnyny.org/webinars.

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 chillbp.com. For additional information email chillbucket@gmail.com.

Irvington Theater will present a two-night virtual film festival featuring short films from around the world Fri. & Sat., Oct. 9 & 10. The theme is “Film in Focus.” There will be different films each night. Tickets are $12 per night per household. www.irvingtontheater.com.

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 www.clocktownplayers.com.

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 HaroldRosenbaum@gmail.com.

The Katonah Museum of Art 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 http://www.katonahmuseum.org/programs-and-events/BisaButler-Virtual-Gala2020(Re)Vision/

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. 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 dho59st.paul@yahoo.com 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 www.wainwright.org 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsK4qxsHO4U&feature=youtu.b

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 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZwpdOCvrzsvalU6-m55WsxuK8vjdZ_hmQ. Mon., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. Virtual Table Top Games, Games will be played on boardgamearena.com. Please make a free account on this site prior to the event. Sat., Oct. 10: Jester Jim Virtual Comedy Show (rescheduled fro july 24) 2 p.m. Juggling fire and spinning iPads is just the start. This 40 minute live broadcast is packed with tricks , balancing and laughs. For information on joining, click on the date(s) you wish to attend.  For additional information call 914/422-1400.

The Library is also offering Writing Workshops for Kids and Teens--Youth Poetry Workshop with Westchester County Youth Poet Laureate. The virtual workshop on Tues., Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. is for children in grades 2-6. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the virtual workshop on Tues., Oct. 13, at 4:30 p.m. and Creative Writing for Middle Grades Workshops for grades 4-8 at 4 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 4, 18 and 25.

Their programs for adults include a Writing Workshop: Pause and Reflect…Again, Tues. Oct. 6-Dec. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. This 8-session online workshop includes exercises ad supportive evaluations to learn techniques that will help you get at the heart of your stories from the pandemic. Register at whiteplainslibrary.eveanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76276 and Meditative Drawing, Wed., Oct. 14, 7-8 p.m. No prior experience necessary. Those registered will pick up supplies at the Library and can then attend from the comfort of their home. Register at whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76250

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 www.TaconicOpera.org.

Don Giovanni is available on YouTube to watch at your leisure and as often as you like at https://youtu.be/Mwa428_ZJpI.

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 www.artswestchester.org.

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 https://discoverwcm.org/online-programs?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=6b145c42-9116-420b-b53f-25ced5a1df86. For all WCM programs go to www.discoverwcm.org.

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 https://discoverwcm.org/virtual-birthday-parties?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d53f33e2-aaf0-457e-b278-f55c6e1bbbb8.

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 www.neubeger.org or www.artscener.org.

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 www.artscenter.org.

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 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.ny.its.nysparks or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ny-state-parks-explorer/id1496803341

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 www.wainwright.org.

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 burbio.westchesterlibraries.org 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.

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; new date TBD. Nov. 20: Colin Quinn is postponed; new date TBD. Dec. 3, Red Molly is postponed. New dates TBD.

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 www.emelin.org.

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 www.emelin.org.

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 date TBD.

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers postponed to May 22 2021.

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour postponed date TBD

The Electric Light Orchestra Experience postponed date TBD

Josh Gates postponed; date TBD

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell postponed to June 12, 2021

Puddles Pity Party is caneelled

Zero postponed; date TBD

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 postponed; Nov. 5 &  6, 2021

Aaron Neville is postponed to Dec. 3, 2021

For a complete listing of upcoming shows, go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org

Tarrytown Music Hall is offering free online workshops for kids of all ages. Mondays, Oct. 5-Nov. 23: Mythology for grades 2-5, 5:30-7 p.m.; (no class Oct. 12). Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 24: Poetry for grades 2-5, 5:30-7 p.m. (no class 11/3). Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 18: The Academy Cabaret for grades 6-12, 5:30-7 p.m. and Thursdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 19: Creative Writing for graes 2-5, 4:30-6 p.m.

Adult workshops will be Thurs. Scene Study, 6:30-8 p.m. and Tues. Play Writing: Make a Scene, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Each of these classes is $100. For information on dates and to register for both kids and adult classes email academy@tarrytownmusichall.org.

Tarrytown Music Hall is also presenting livestream concerts on YouTube and Facebook including Tues., Oct. 6: Faye Webster at 9 p.m. $12. Wed., Oct. 7: Skyfactor and Wed., Oct. 14: Linda Draper.  All are at 6 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Oct. 7 & 14 concerts are free. Go to Facebook.com/TarrytownMusicHall to RSVP.

TMH will present its First Annual Harvest Hunt, a virtual puzzle contest that celebrates the history and legends of the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow region Sat. Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Love scavenger hunts, puzzle hunts, brain twisters, and riddles? You are sure to enjoy the Harvest Hunt.The Harvest Hunt will be an online event with maps, riddles, video, and audio required to solve puzzles of logic and word play. Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and a cast of characters will guide you through the magical world of Sleepy Hollow. Be prepared--this will be no walk in the graveyard. You may lose your mind, or, like the galloping horseman of Sleepy Hollow, your head.  $25. Buy tickets at https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/orderticketsarea.asp?p=3304&a=541&src=eventperformances&_ga=GA1.3.1024942621.1501518600

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. www.gildasclubwestchester.org.