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:

Wed., Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the U.S. observed annually to honor military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Government offices in Port Chester, Rye Brook and the Town of Rye will be closed as will the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, Blind Brook and Port Chester schools, most banks and the U.S. Post Office-no mail delivery. In Port Chester there is no change to the sanitation schedule; however, there will be no bulk collection Nov. 11. There will be bulk collection Nov. 18, Dec. 2 & 16. In Rye Brook Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday collections are unchanged. Wednesday garbage and recycling will be collected Tuesday. Bulk collection remains the same. No green waste collection this week.

To mark Veterans Day this year, there will be a firing squad, taps and a wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Westchester Avenue and North Regent Street.

The Town of Rye Sustainability Committee invites you to celebrate “Earth Day in November” with a multi-municipality cleanup day Sat, Nov. 7, from 9-11 a.m. Join with your neighbors and local environmental groups to volunteer for cleanup activities in the City of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester. You can choose from four different municipal locations to help beautify our community by picking up trash or removing invasive vines:

*Bowman Avenue (near Port Chester Middle School), Rye Brook. Meet in Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Plaza Level

*Crawford Park, 122 N Ridge St, Rye Brook. Wear long pants, long sleeves, close-toed shoes and gloves appropriate for invasive vine removal. Parking on-site.

*Downtown Port Chester. Meet at the Port Chester Metro North Train Station

*Disbrow Park, 141 Oakland Beach Ave., Rye. Wear close-toed, water-resistant shoes and clothes appropriate for marshland activity. A limited supply of safety vests/trash grabbers will be provided to volunteers on a first come, first served basis.

COVID-19 protocols, including temperature checks and social distancing will be observed throughout the duration of the event. Participants must wear masks and bring their own gloves. Sign up at https://townofrye.seamlessdocs.com/f/CommunitySignUp. Celebrate with other volunteers at a socially-distanced party directly after the cleanup, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. under the pavilions at Rye Town Park, 95 Dearborn Ave, Rye. Complimentary pizza and soft drinks will be provided by The Barley Beach House. The volunteer who unearths the "weirdest piece of trash" will be awarded a themed prize!

This event will proceed rain or shine and volunteers can receive community service hours. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will host the Carole Alexis company Ballet des Amériques for two live performances Sun., Nov. 8, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. The Dancing Caravan will present the Port Chester-based company’s eclectic repertoire of ballet, modern and contemporary dance pieces. Performances will be carried out with a commitment to the disease prevention guidelines provided by the CDC. $40. www.wainwright.org/events/ballet-performance.

Rye Brook Recreation is offering the following youth programs  at the Turf Field on King Street: Mon., Nov. 9: 4th- 10th grade Wiffleball from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 10: 4th-10th grade Wiffleball from 3:30-4:45 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 12: 2nd-3rd grade Kickball from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register at https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBMBPnClZwtomy3Erh3n%2B7frhNPXoxk9V2eh8RZkO%2BWj9UZiY3p8g%3D%3D. Rye Brook Rec will be doing these programs weekly until it gets too cold.

The[JA1]  Port Chester High School Band Parent Association will resume their recycling program at the Port Chester Middle School Parking Lot Sun., Nov. 15, Dec. 6 and 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The normal recycling schedule on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month will resume as of Jan. 1.

Registration is open now for the PC-RB Public Library’s Grab and Go Turkey Craft. Pickup will be Thurs.-Mon., Nov. 12-23. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make a Thanksgiving turkey. Sign up now by emailing pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org or by calling 914/939-6710 and pressing 3.

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, 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., 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

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-- 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 will present an Introduction to Essential Oils and Aroma-Yoga Class Mon., Nov. 9, 5-6 p.m. The class will be held rain or shine, outdoors and socially distanced. $25. Register at www.wainwright.org/events.

ArtsWestchester at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains will host a Gala Art Preview Exhibit Fri. & Sat., Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14, 12-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Join fellow arts lovers this weekend and next in ArtsWestchester’s Gallery to preview the unique paintings, sculptures, and photographs available for purchase in our online Gala Auction. The Gala Art Preview Exhibit will feature more than 40 original works by renowned artists including: Michael Albert, Natalya Khorover, Marianne Campolongo, Karlos Carcamo, Andrew Courtney, B.A. D'Alessandro, Charles Fazzino, Glenn Fischer, Margaret Fox, Dara Kane, Barbara Korman, Thomas Lendvai, Piero Manrique, Wendy Naidich, Kay Stowell, Barbara Segal, Peri Schwartz, Sandra Wong Geroux, Kiyoshi Otsuka, Sue Koch Otsuka, Antoinette Wysocki, and more.

Start your holiday shopping early with over 100 fabulous items for auction to benefit the arts in Westchester. To bid on the auction, go to biddingforgood.com/artswauction. For additional information go to www.artsw.org.

Cross County Center is getting ready to deck the halls to get shoppers in the holiday spirit by introducing a new 44-foot-tall Christmas Tree. Events will include: New Holiday Tree: Nov. 13-Dec. 31. It is a holiday tree that shoppers can actually walk thru. The tree is composed of over 20,000 LED lights (about 2 miles of strands!) that will be located in the center of the outdoor shopping center surely becoming the most Instagramable photo opp of the season! A professional photographer will also be present during the season to capture your photo. Shoppers will be able to print or purchase a digital download of their photo for a small fee.

Santa Photos: Dec. 4-24 with every precaution to create a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for families. Santa will be featured in a new, custom space that allows for social distancing and a touchless experience. You’ll be able to capture a magical photo of your family inside Santa’s workshop. And, while Santa is building toys, kids can watch from a safe distance, which will all be featured in the photo! Face coverings are required for the staff, Santa and all guests. Hand sanitizers will be located all entrances and exits for customers.  Thorough cleanings with CDC approved products and procedures will be made throughout the day. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made through the center’s website, www.crosscountycenter.com There will be limited time for walk-up guests.

Pop-Up Holiday Ice Skating Rink: Nov. 27-Dec. 24. Cross County Shopping Center is bringing back the popular pop-up ice skating rink and this year and it will be even bigger than before, allowing shoppers more space to skate. Guests will be limited per skate session and are required to wear masks. Admission is $10 per person (ages 5 and up) and includes skate rentals and a one-hour session. The pop-up rink is not made of real ice; it is a synthetic floor that glides slower than real ice making it perfect for first time and young skaters. The rink is also more environmentally friendly because it does not require electricity or water. Holiday Food Truck Market: Nov. 27-Dec. 24--shoppers will enjoy tasty treats and savory snacks at the holiday food truck market! Trucks will be parked on The Green, in the center of the mall and will be open for lunch and dinner. Food Trucks include: Leila’s Crepes, Abeetz Pizza, Mac’s Food Truck, Sloppie Joe’s and Waffle Box. For more details on Center happenings, log on to www.crosscountycenter.com.

The Katonah Museum of Art will present the exhibition Hands & Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics and Rothko thru Jan 24. Exhibit includes works by some of Japan’s most notable artists. www.katonahmuseum.org.

KMA will present Family Day: Sculpt & Sketch Sat., Nov. 7, 12-4 p.m. It will be a fun-filled afternoon of creative activities and art experiences. Family Day will be a hybrid event with both in-person and at-home activities. Registration is required for limited in-person time slots and for select virtual Zoom programs. On site activities will include: Ceramics demonstration with a guest artist from the Clay Arts Center; artist-led paper sculpture project inspired by the works on view; nature-themed scavenger hunt and sketching activities and gallery guide and art-making kit for children.

Two available time slots: 1-2:30 p.m. or 2:30-4 p.m. Advance timed-ticket registration required. Members free; $10 adults; $5 children; $5 seniors. Rain or shine. Dress for the outdoors. For tickets go to https://katonahmuseum.simpletix.com/e/59548

Remote visitors may join any of the following free virtual activities: 12-12:30 p.m.--Virtual Family Tour and Art-Making (Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration required at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdeChqjorHNwGwahCtt0rnsI6VcGiowvx; 1:30-1:50 p.m.--Ceramics Demonstration (Facebook Live. No registration required); 2:30 -2:50 p.m.-Paper Sculpture Activity (Facebook Live. No registration required) and 3:30-4 p.m.--Virtual Show & Tell: What have you created today? (Zoom and FB Live. Registration required at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdeChqjorHNwGwahCtt0rnsI6VcGiowvx

Westchester[JA2]  Tennis invites 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.

The Westchester Children’s Museum at Playland Park in Rye is offering The Steam Team: A Journey Through the Sciences, Saturdays thru 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; Saturday Weekend Workshops at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Schedule: Nov. 7: Leigh Taylor Mickelson Clay Workshop. Nov. 14: Family Yoga Workshop with Mellow the Mind Yoga; Nov. 21: Masking & Mixing It Up with Michelle form POPBOX and Marisa from Blooming Designs. They will lead a mask decorating craft and Nov.28: Rockin’ Holiday kickoff Concert with Andrew Wang from Rock Island Band. Events are for all ages; best for ages 4-10. $10 per person for non-members. Register at https://discoverwcm.org/weekend-workshops

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 Nov. 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.

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.

Other 10573 events:

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will present Virtual Fall Singalongs with Chloe Wed., Nov. 11. Even though the library is closed, the pre-recorded video will be available today. 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., Nov. 10. 10-10:30 a.m.  Go to http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org

The Library has announced that conversational English classes for intermediate and advanced students are back and meeting online using Zooom Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. To register and get the Zoom link contact Mary at mary4443@gmail.com.

STEAM at Home from the library posts new projects weekly Recent projects have included: Exploring Leaves, making Flying Dragons, Fireworks in a Jar, programming a Human Robot, and Nature Bracelets. For information go to the library’s website, www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org.

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 Mon, Nov. 9, 7-8 p.m.—Paul Brigg: An Examined Art Practice. Join Paul as he discusses his ongoing creative practice in relation to the impact of personal, community and social influences. Register at www.clayartcenter.org.

All shows at The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester are canceled or postponed. Following is the current information from The Capitol:

Rescheduled shows in 2021: Sat., Apr. 3-The Beach Boys (originally Sat., Apr. 4, 2020); Fri., Apr. 9-Bela Fleck & the Fleckstones (originally Fri., June 5, 2020); Fri.& Sat., Apr. 23 & 24-Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (originally Apr. 24 & 25, 2020); Sat., July 10-Hot Tuna Acoustic and Electric w/David Grisman Trio (originally July 11, 2020 and Fri. & Sat., Oct. 8 & 9-Umphrey McGee presents UMBowl 2021 (originally Fri.& Sat., May 1 & 2/ Fri. & Sat., Sept. 25 & 26 2020.

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

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

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:

The Rye Brook AJP Senior Center has reopened. Many safety precautions are in place, including pre-registration for any visits to the center, temperature checks upon entry, maintaining separation within the facility, limits on attendance, etc. For additional information about the center and available programs and activities, please visit call (914) 939-7904.

The Mamaroneck Artists Guild has reopened. Past shows can be seen on their website, www.mamaroneckartistsguild.com.

Pelham Art Center is presenting 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.

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.

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 can be booked online a www.stormking.org.

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. 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:

Greenwich Hospital will present the following free programs in November via Zoom: Mon., Nov. 9: Navigating Health Insurance: Diabetes Benefits with Nancy Ryan, RD, registered dietitian, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Find out how to identify and access diabetes-related health insurance benefits, which may cover medications, glucose meters, nutrition services and diabetes education. Tues., Nov. 10: DASH Diet for Cardiac Health with Denise Addorisio, registered dietitian, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn how to incorporate the principles of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension into our lifestyle and MyChart Tutorial with Veronica Bilenkin, 6-7 p.m. Learn how to use Yale New Haven Health’s MyChart, which provides secure, 24/7 online access to portions of your electronic medical record. Wed., Nov 11: Stroke Education and Support with Nancy Ryan, RD, registered dietitian, 5-6 p.m. Valuable information about prevention, nutrition, safety, self-care and medication management and Get a Grip: Painful Hands and Upper Extremities with David Wei, MD, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about  common causes, symptoms and treatments including surgery and nonsurgical options. Thurs., Nov. 12:The Pelvis and its Function with physical therapists Eileen Bryer and Gianna Hernandez, 5-6 p.m. Gain an understanding of the pelvic region, which supports and balances the body’s trunk and houses the major reproductive and digestive organs. Additional events will be listing in upcoming issues. Register at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhopsital.org/events.

The Westchester Community College GROW Your Business Conference will take place virtually Fri., Nov. 6, 13 & 20, 8-10 a.m. Join entrepreneurs from different industries who will spark ideas for your business. Conference will feature three  dynamic sessions packed with relevant content and tips that you can incorporate tomorrow to grow your business--Focus on Leadership, Strategy and Marketing in times of economic distress and networking opportunities with local and national entrepreneurs.  Register at https://www.sunywcc.edu/continuint-ed/gateway-center/g2e/grow-2020-program/

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center will commemorate Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) with a virtual film screening of “Reconsidering the Catholic Church and the Holocaust” .and live discussion. Film will be available for screening until Mon., Nov. 9. Live discussion  is Tues., Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register at https;/hhrecny.org and go to events. The link to the event will be sent to you Fri., Nov. 6.

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center will present the webinar, Caravaggio: The Fascinating, Rebellious & Dangerous Artist Tues., Nov. 10 with Toni McKeen at 7 p.m. $10. Register at https://wiccny.org/webinars.

The Katonah Museum of Art will present a virtual exhibition tour & live ceramics demonstration Thurs., Nov. 12, 7-8 p.m. $15 non-members. For tickets go to https://katonah-museum-of-art-inc.networkforgood.com/events/24447-exhibition-tour-and-ceramics-demonstration and Thurs., Nov. 19: Adult Ceramics Workshop: Lunch Set, 7-9 p.m. Drawing inspiration from Hands & Earth, this virtual workshop invites artists of all levels to work with a Clay Art Center teaching artist to create a work of art using hand-built clay techniques. Upon registration, workshop materials will be available for pickup at the KMA. $50 KMA or CAC members; $60 non-members (cost includes workshop materials). Register at https://katonah-museum-of-art-inc.networkforgood.com/events/24448-adult-ceramics-workshop

ArtsWestchester’s Virtual Maskquerade Gala will take place Sat., Nov. 21 and will feature special guest jazz legend Winton Marsalis. This fundraising event will celebrate outstanding honorees: Indian Point Energy Center (Corporate Award), Kenneth Jenkins, Kevin J. Plunkett and Jeffrey P. Haydon (Leadership Awards). Individual tickets start at $500. There will be an online auction for which bidding is open now-Nov. 22. For tickets go to www.atswestchester.og. To bid at the auction go to www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=artswauction.

The Pelham Art Center will host their Virtual Gala Fri., Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. a Visions2020govedmart.com. The VISIONS 2020 livestream will celebrate the organization’s 50-year history with musical performances, legacy awards, performance art, an online auction and more! Bid now on artwork, experiences and luxury items in the online auction and pledge donations. The auction will close Nov. 10 at 9 p.m. www.pelhamartcenter.org.

The Osborn in Rye will host‘ Planning for the Future’ Webinar Series, which covers crucial topics concerning the future of older adults amid the pandemic, including Alzheimer’s disease, estate planning, and changes in the local real estate market. Hosted by The Osborn’s Christa Picciano-Daniello, the sessions will present experts discussing timely issues including challenges of Alzheimer’s disease during the pandemic, estate planning during COVID-19, as well as changes in the local real estate market. All events are complimentary and open to the public and will be presented Nov. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. “A Time to Plan - Estate Planning amid the COVID Crisis.” Mari Galvin, Partner at Cassin & Cassin, and Michael LaMagna, Partner at Riker Danzig, will present a session that explores how a medical crisis or unexpected death can turn the world upside down. They will discuss what can be done to have things in order should an unexpected event arise, what documents you should have in place, and who can ultimately make decisions on your behalf and Dec. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. “Real Estate Insights during the Pandemic.” Maureen Campbell, Senior Vice President of Premier Transitions Corporate and Senior Relocation Services will discuss the current local real estate market and changes brought on by COVID-19. Learn what's hot, what's not, and how the process of selling a home has changed due to the pandemic.

To register for the webinars go to www.theosborn.org or call us at 888/9-OSBORN.

Jazz Forum has announcing New Jitterbugs Classes! Their interactive jazz classes continue online via Zoom through year-end. Join the fun and learn about the music. For children ages 2-7 years, classes are held on Sundays, 11-11:30 a.m. Nov. 15—Blues with guest artists Gil Parris and Jody Redhage Ferber. $15—1 ticket per family and Dec. 13--holiday special. For information and to register go to https://jazzforumarts.org/jitterbugs/

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

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 Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) offers Medicare eligible individuals the opportunity to evaluate their current coverage against the newly available 2021 options for coverage in the following ways: One-on-One counseling and assistance is available by calling the DSPS Medicare Information Line at 914/813-6100 and/or the Westchester Library Systems Senior Benefit Information and Counseling Line at 914/231-3260.

There will also be latest Medicare 101 Basics presentation Wed., Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. via Zoom, to obtain important information you will need in order to learn how Medicare works, discover the latest changes within the Program, review different coverage types and see which plans are the best for you and your current needs. Other topics that will be covered are: Medicare Parts A & B, changing needs with Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage), Medigap insurance vs. Medicare Advantage Plans, cost-sharing and preventive benefits, and how to use Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) for even greater savings. EPIC is a New York State sponsored plan that helps eligible seniors pay prescription drug costs. , sign up for this important training. You can join in by using your computer, tablet, or phone. Please don’t delay, sign up for this important training. You can join in by using your computer, tablet or phone. To register for the Nov. 18 virtual Zoom session please e-mail Vaughn Mosley at vqmc@westchestergov.com

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site will present virtual program Sat. at 1 p.m. Nov. 7: Myrna Nanas, a PhD candidate at NYU and an experienced lecturer on topics in early American history, chronicles the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, turning pint of the Revolutionary War. Nov. 14: Enjoy an hour of classical guitar music performed by Dan Conant with a brief talk and accompanying images, exploring the history of St. Paul’s Church. 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.

On Wed., Nov. 11 St. Paul’s will present a Veterans Day program featuring tours of the historic cemetery, placing flags and exploring the lives of and service records of veterans buried at St. Paul’s from the colonial wars through World War II—9:30 & 11 a.m.; 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Space is limited; reservations required at www.nps.gov/sapa. At 2 p.m.  Ranger Michael Callahan, Captain (ret,) U.S. Army, in a distance presentation through a shared platform, explores the inter-related topics of the role of the American Merchant Marine in WW II and the presence of German U-Boats off the east coast in 1942-43 helping to spotlight themes in the site’s current feature exhibition A Special Role: St. Paul’s Church & World War II. Register on the website.

 

Wainwright House in Rye is 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 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.

The Library is also offering Creative Writing for Middle Grades Workshops for grades 4-8 at 4 p.m., Mon., Nov. 9: Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 11 a.m. This program increases awareness of the benefits of early Alzheimer’s detection. Tues., Nov. 10, 17 & 24, Virtual Tech Help at 4 p.m. via Zoom; Thurs., Nov. 12: Ten Things You Need to Know About Making a Will with attorney Susan Edwards Colson at 12-1 p.m. via Zoom. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76616. Mon., Nov 16: Virtual Table Top Games via Zoom. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

The White Plains Youth Bureau Babysitting Training will be offered via Zoom Tues., Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 18, 12;30-2:30 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 19, 3-5 p.m. Register by calling Janet Spencer at 914/422-6721 or email jmspencer@whiteplainsny.gov.

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.

The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck has announced the following schedule: 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 date TBD. Joan Osborne; Feb. 5, 2021 postponed to Fall 2021; Mar. 5, 2021: Lisa Loeb Solo postponed from Mar. 20, 2020 to fall 2020; Mar. 14: Postponed. New date TBD. Apr. 2, 2021, Mark Morris Dance Group. Postponed. New date TBD.; Apr. 23, 2021, Hey 19, Tribute to Steely Dan; Apr. 24: The Sweet Remains; Apr. 30, Artie Tobia Band and Kevin McIntyre and the Lawn Wranglers. June 11: The Sixties Show; Existing ticketholders for above rescheduled events have been moved to the new dates. For information on all shows go to www.emelin.org.

Enjoy great film and support the Emelin at the same time! Stream the best in independent, international and documentary film for the price of a movie ticket, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Emelin during our temporary closure. $12 or $9.99 depending on film 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.”

Tarrytown Music Hall will present a free livestream concert by Matilda Lindell Wed., Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. on YouTube or Facebook.

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 cancelled

Zero postponed; date TBD

Marc Broussard is postponed to Jan. 8, 2021.

EagleMania is scheduled for Jan. 22.

Shovels & Rope is cancelled.

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.

Tusk Tribute Band postponed to Apr. 9

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.

Paula Poundstone postponed to June. 4, 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

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.

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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.


 [JA1]Put this in Facts next week as well so people see it in the paper.

 [JA2]Is this still going on, or should we take it out?