In-person events

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library is presenting Grab & Go Craft projects for children. Sign up now for the February project—a Valentine’s Bear Craft. Children will be given a bag with all the pieces they need to make a Valentine’s Bear which will be distributed from Feb. 8-17. Sign up for Grab & Go projects by emailing pcrbchildren@wlsmail.org and press 3.

Clay Art Center has resumed its Maker Series. Dates are Fri., Mar. 3, 19, Apr. 2 & 16, 7-9 p.m. Ages 17+. Grab your "plus one" to unplug with mud for a creative night out! Have fun and get messy as we 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. Fired items can be picked up later. Bring a change of clothes or wear something you don't mind getting dirty. $65; all materials and firing included. Pre-registration is required. One registration per person. Special Valentine’s Day Maker dates are Feb. 12 & 13. To register, go to www.clayartcenter.org.

CAC will also resume Family Wheel Night, a one-time class for parents, kids, tweens or teens (ages 9+) interested in learning to use the potter’s wheel. Beginners are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Dates: Sat., Feb. 13, 27, Mar. 13, 27 & Apr. 10 & 21, 6-8 p.m. Parent or guardian must also register at $45 per person. To register, go to www.clayartcenter.org.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild will offer bi-weekly Art Critique sessions Tues., Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9 & 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or Wed., Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 10 & 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The sessions are designed to support artists who feel the need for more structure and direction for their work and desire ongoing interaction with other artists. The cost for 4 sessions is $180 for non-members. Limited enrollment of 7 people per session. For details about the program go to https://amaroneckartistsguild.org/art-critique-sessions-ii/.

Eaglefest at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining will take place thru Sun., Feb. 7. The hybrid festival this year will feature virtual presentations and a limited number of in-person programs. Zoom information will be sent the day of the event. For complete information on in-person and virtual events as well as ticket information, go to EagleFest@teatown.org.

Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will offer UNIS Peacekeepers for Middle School students, Mon., Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8 & 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peacekeeping club can help you with simple hands-on strategies. UN Award winner Truike Boekholt is now offering this unique program to Middle Schoolers. Do not miss out and join the fun and peaceful club. $100 for 4 sessions. Register at www.wainwright.org.

Pelham Art Center, 144 Fifth Ave., Pelham, will present With Every Fiber, Sat., Feb. 6-Apr. 3. Exhibit features the work of artists who all use fiber to create deeply personal works of art. There will be a free in-gallery opening Sat., Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m. and a virtual opening Thurs., Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. www.pelhamartcenter.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, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.; Fri., Mar. 19, 9:30 a.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.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, 37 Popham Rd., Scarsdale, is presenting Look Forward, Look Back, a group exhibition thru Mar. 13. The exhibition will reflect on the gallery's past 20 years, as well as the unprecedented year of 2020. For inquiries, please contact info@madelynjordonfineart.com To ensure the health and safety of visitors, face coverings will be worn and social distance maintained during your visit. 914/723-8738.

The Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye is presenting onsite workshops on Saturdays in February, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. except when noted otherwise. These workshops will feature a guest educator with a new topic each week and age group for everyone. Please note that all NYS mandated health & safety precautions will be followed, including social distancing, mask requirements, & increased and rigorous cleaning. Each child will be given an individual supply kit. $10 per person for non-members per workshop. Offerings include Feb. 6, 12:30-1:30pm | For ages 5-8 will take place at Life Time Fitness, 1 Westchester Park Dr, Harrison. Please bring a tennis racquet and non-marking shoes. In this beginner class, children will learn the basic elements of tennis through a combination of techniques and partner-based activities to develop hand/eye coordination, motor skills and sending/receiving the ball. They will also be introduced to team competition. The use of specially designed equipment and professional instruction offers an age-appropriate, positive and fun experience! Register now at https://default.salsalabs.org/Tb05edbe7-3325-45dc-86d3-4eccf1517a5e/c0c34381-d39b-4949-934e-2daaabbae0cb>; Cupid's Color Lab, Feb. 13. NOTE: This program is sold out on website. All ages, best for 4-8. In this half chemistry, half art, all sensory-play workshop, we’ll mix a bunch of colors and ingredients together…and be wowed by the results! Come have fizzy, foamy, fun with floating colors and chemical reactions. You'll even come away with some fabulous and completely unique Valentine cards as we explore the technique of paper marbling! Register at https://default.salsalabs.org/T95ac28b2-aa45-4225-939b-d0edd11d26d5/c0c34381-d39b-4949-934e-2daaabbae0cb>; Density Disco Dance, Feb. 20. All ages, best for 4-8. Come in your best 1970s costume and travel back in time 50 years to the 1970s and learn some chemistry while we’re at it! We’ll explore the science of liquid density while making our own lava lamp sensory bottle to take home - the perfect way to mellow out. Don’t forget to break out your favorite moves for the dance party at the end! Register at https://default.salsalabs.org/T6758f0ae-bc96-4b54-a7ab-cfedba7d1d78/c0c34381-d39b-4949-934e-2daaabbae0cb> and Museum Voyagers: Doc Harmon's Museum Medic, Feb. 27. For ages 7+. Do you find the human body fascinating? Are you curious how your lungs help you breathe and how your heart pumps blood? Doc Harmon needs you to report to the Museum Medic, STAT. In this immersive biology workshop, you’ll don a stethoscope and become a doctor, investigating the many different systems working behind the scenes to keep our bodies functioning properly! Make working models of your lungs and heart and figure out where they belong in the body. Shh... what’s that sound? Can you hear a real heart? Register at https://default.salsalabs.org/T6b3d38d1-20b6-4c45-8f48-0ed6e81fdd3b/c0c34381-d39b-4949-934e-2daaabbae0cb> Please note that all NYS mandated health & safety precautions will be followed, including social distancing, mask requirements, & increased and rigorous cleaning. For information go to discoverwcm.org.

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.

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The Port Chester Council for the Arts will hold a virtual benefit Fri., Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. celebrating 40 years of bringing arts into the community. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.portchestercfa.org. After you purchase a ticket, a link to the virtual benefit will be mailed to you 24 hours before the event. All proceeds will support the CFA’s continuing mission and the development of future programs.

Clay Art Center is celebrating Black History Month with the exhibit Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color thru Feb. 28. The online exhibit features works of celebrated Black ceramic artists from across the US and brings together a collective voice that speaks about a variety of themes and processes as part of the continuum of artists of color working in clay today. You can support these artists by purchasing a work from the exhibit at https://clayartcenterorg/curated-at-clay-art-center

Virtual Zumba classes with Martha will be offered every Tues., 9 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Thurs., 5:30 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. via Zoom meeting #390 713 3068. Password is Zumba. Donations are appreciated. Venmo Martha-Oceguera-1 or Zelle Martha.ocegurea@moceguera

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will offer conversational English classes for intermediate and advanced students online using Zoom Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. To register and get the Zoom link contact Mary at mary4443@gmail.com.

The Library will offer Managing Your Career in Changing Times, a 6-week virtual seminar beginning Tues., Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Wed., Feb. 10, 12-1:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Register for the Tues. seminar at http://bitly/2k4k&8r or Wed. morning at https://bitly/3hlaaD0 or the evening session at https://bitly/397aMnk. For information call 914/939-6710.

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.

"Virtual Singalongs with Chloe" will be offered at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library’s website, http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org Wed., Feb. 10, 17 & 24 and Mar. 3, 10, 17 & 24. 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.

The library is also presenting Virtual Winter Storytime with Ms. Tee on their website Tues., Feb. 9, 16 & 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16 & 23. 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.

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 Fri., Aug. 27 Nate Bargatze 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, 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.

Other events

Jay Heritage Center in Rye will present An Evening with Samantha Power Tues., Feb. 9, 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. Power is a former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and a Pulitzer Prize winning author. President Biden has appointed her to lead the US Agency for International Development. She will join in a conversation about current events and her best-selling new book “The Education of an Idealist”; Thurs., Feb. 11—Driving While Black with Gretchen Sorin, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom and Tues., Feb. 23—First Principles; What America’s Founders Learned with Thomas Hicks. Go to www.jayheritagecenter.org to register.

New York State Senate Budget Forums will be held virtually Thurs., Feb. 11, 2-5 p.m. and Tues., Feb. 16, 5-8 p.m. on Facebook.com/AndreaStewartCousins. Pre-registration is required to testify and testimony is limited to 2 minutes per person. Register at bit.ly/2021BudgetForum. To submit testimony ahead of or after the event, it can be submitted to WestchesterDelegation@nysenate.gov.

Greenwich Hospital will present Realizing the Future of Cancer Treatment & Care Thurs., Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m. via Zoom or phone. RSVP to 203/863-3853.

Berkeley College will present programs in February in honor of Black History Month: The Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) Spotify Playlist: A Musical Journey through Black American Culture. SDCL has compiled an audio journey spotlighting Black musical artists whose voices and songs changed the world.

Join at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ZAkE2azSsUFMke5a0ED4z: Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 5-11--Influential African American Women in History, The Student Development and Campus Life Travel Channel series will feature communities within the United States where Black women have made a significant influence during the 21st century. Join at https://berkeleycollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=681697&p=8146768; Wed., Feb. 10, 6-7 p.m.--Let’s Chat: #BlackLivesMatter. The Student Development and Campus Life team will facilitate a student dialogue about the issues and events that gave rise to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and how both the issues and the movement may have impacted students’ lives.  The conversation will focus on resolution and healing through unity. Join at https://berkeleycollege.zoom.us/j/95154013375. For questions about these and all Black History Month events contact Sherrille T. Shabazz, EdD, Associate Dean, Student Development and Campus Life, Berkeley College, SRH@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is presenting webinars on The Biden Administration and the Middle East. How will the new administration approach making peace between Israel, Arab countries and the Palestinians? This two-part series will take place Tues., Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. with Mara Rudman, executive vice president for policy at American Progress and Wed., Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. with Bret Stephens, conservative journalist an opinion writer for the New York Times. For additional information and to register go to www.thejcpa.org.

The Arthur Murray Greenwich Medal Bowl will take place via Zoom Sat., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. to celebrate you and your success. Cheer on your friends and fellow students and have some fun with your teachers. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dafab2ea5fec16-medal

The Westport Country Playhouse has launched From Concept to Curtain, a virtual documentary series of 30-minute films offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of putting together a Playhouse production. The premiere episode “In the Heights: Beyond el Barrio” can be viewed on their website, www.westportplayhouse.org and Youtube channel, WestportPlayhouse, free of charge. The documentary explores mounting the Playhouse production through interviews with members of the creative team. The video includes short clips from the production.

Jitterbugs Winter Series, their new online series via Zoom is for families with children 5 years and up will run for six Saturdays, Feb. 20-Mar. 27. The program will engage families in joyful learning about jazz and its history. $120 general admission (Only one ticket needed per family for all six classes.) + $5.91 fee. Register now at https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=D84C700D-0865-687B-A972E2DB81FDF104. For additional information email jitterbugs@jazzforumarts.org or call 914/631-1000.

The White Plains Public Library has suspended their browsing policy in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Westchester County. This means there will be no access to their first floor collections or the Trove. They will continue to offer reference services via phone, text, and email. Their online programs and services remain unaffected. Mobile HotSpots and Museum Passes will still be available and must be reserved at least one day in advance of your pickup date. To reserve either, please call 914/422-1400.

Grab & Go Kits for kids, teens, and adults will now be available inside the Library rather than having them sit outside to be picked up.ar When you arrive at the Library to pick up a kit, call 914/422-1490 and let them know which it you are there to pick up. Visit their online calendar to find out when new kits will become available. To utilize Grab & Go pickup, place items on hold through their catalog and you will be notified when they are available. All Grab & Go items are already checked out to you. Both Grab & Go and reference services are available Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To return material at any time, use the book return to the left of the main entrance. For assistance in using Grab & Go, utilizing our expansive eBook and streaming media collections, or with any other questions, contact 914/422-1400, text WPPL to 66746, or email librarian@whiteplainslibrary.org.

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., Feb. 8 & 22, 4:30 p.m.: Virtual Table Top Games. For children in grades 4-12. Uses the platform boardgamearena.com to play while you have a conversation on Zoom. Kids and that who haven’t come to the program before will need to create a free account on the platform. Tues., Feb. 9, 6 p.m.: Virtual Tech Help. Ask Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney in this virtual assistance program; Thurs., Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Jackie Robinson: More Than a Ballplayer. Time to hear more about #42 beyond his Brooklyn Dodger exploits. Registration requested and Fri., Feb. 12, 7 p.m.: Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. This is a combined lecture and music performance featuring Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Registration rerquested. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

ArtsWestchester’s ArtsMobile Is Streaming Into Your Home every Wednesday. Participate in a creative and fun art-making activity. Using items commonly found in your home, families, youth and adults can work on literary, performing and visual art workshops led by professional teaching artists. For the complete streaming library of ArtsWestchester’s ArtsMobile program go to the video playlist available on Youtube. Watch at https://artswestchester.org/the-artsmobile/

ArtsWestchester’s Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays has gone digital! Join every Tuesday to participate in a new creative and fun art-making activity. Using items commonly found in your home, youth and their families can work on literary, performing and visual art workshops led by professional teaching artists. For the complete streaming library of ArtsWestchester’s Teen Tuesday/Thursday program go to the video playlist available on Youtube. Watch Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays at https://artswestchester.org/teen-tuesdays/

Wainwright House in Rye is offering online classes including the following: Monday (online) 9:30-10:30 a.m.--Virtual Therapeutic Yoga; Mon., 6-7:15 p.m.--Qi Gong; Mon. 7:30-8 p.m.--Virtual Meditation; Thurs., 6-7 a.m.--New Sunrise Vinyasa Flow; Thurs., 10-11 a.m.--Virtual Therapeutic Yoga and Thurs., 11:30-12:30 p.m.--Qi Gong

They will also offer in person Flow Yoga Fri. 9:30-10:45 a.m. 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.

Wainwright House is also offering Virtual Teen Yoga Sun., Feb. 7 at 4-5 p.m. led by Lexy Tomaino. $15. Build confidence, strength, and greater mindfulness. Sign up at www.wainwright.org.

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The Picture House in Pelham is offering Film Study for Adults: August Wilson. Led by filmmaker, actor, and teacher Robert Manning, Jr, this TPH Education at Home class will explore the work and life of August Wilson — his plays, his movies, and his politics. Films will include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, and Fences. Classes will meet weekly on Saturdays on Zoom; Class dates/times are Feb. 6 from 7-8 p.m. and Feb. 13, 20, and 27, 5 to 6 p.m. Register at https://thepicturehouse.org/education/adult-film-study-august-wilson.

Jazz Forum @Home presents a Valentine’s Day concert with Ann Hampton Callaway, Sun., Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m. Enjoy her wonderful piano and vocal artistry in a full one-hour set featuring cherished love songs and lovely originals. $15 general admission + 1.92 fee. Buy a streaming pass at https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=835F93DE-E345-BFAD-77F7D981D1FFADFD

Random Farms Kids’ Theater will present Spring Jellybeans with registration beginning Tues., Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. They will be presenting “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” for grades K-2. This program will run from mid-April-mid-June and “Shrek Jr.” for grades 3-5, 5-8 and 3-8 also mid-April-mid-June. Registration for this program will begin Wed., Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. For information and to register go to www.randomfarms.com

SPRYE events are canceled until further notice; however, the SPRYE office remains open. For the protection of its volunteers SPRYE has also suspended 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

ArtsWestchester is presenting a virtual photography exhibit, a showing of the Color Camera Club’s competition of magnificent photographic entries from around the world thru May 3. 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 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: Red Molly is postponed. New date TBD. Joan Osborne: postponed to Nov. 2021; Peking Acrobats postponed, date TBD.; Mark Morris Dance Group postponed to 2022.; Hey 19, Tribute to Steely Dan postponed to Fall 2021; The Sweet Remains is canceled; Artie Tobia Band and Kevin McIntyre and the Lawn Wranglers. postponed to Fall 2021; The Sixties Show postponed to June 11, 2021 and Lisa Loeb Solo postponed to Oct. 2021. Existing ticketholders for above rescheduled events have been moved to the new dates. For information on all shows go to www.emelin.org.

The Emelin will present a livestream concert from their stage featuring Livingston Taylor Fri., Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. Virtual tickets are $25 at www.emelin.org. Purchase one ticket per household or device for the event. A link will be emailed from Eventive prior to the event. Log on any time prior to the performance and create the password you will use to access the event. Please use the email address used to purchase your ticket(s) from the Emelin, when you sign into Eventive. Events can be viewed on a variety of different devices and TV streaming apps. Step-by-step streaming instructions will be made available prior to the event, by email and online. If you have any questions, please contact boxoffice@emelin.org.

The Emelin Film Club will present six new independent films Wed., Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 10, 24, Apr. 7 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. to stream online. Titles of the films are not known prior to screening, and members are invited to watch an interview with new Film Programmer, Joe Neumaier and special guest(s) following the film, when feasible. $100 for six films. One membership per household. Register 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 the following free livestream concerts via YouTube and Facebook: Joan Baez. Available to stream until Feb. 14; Alex Cano livestream concert from the TMH stage Sat., Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.: The Copper Tones; Wed., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. :Brian Dunne and Sat., Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.: School of Rock. All events are via YouTube and Facebook and are fundraisers for TMH; donations welcome.  For information go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

The Music Hall will present a Trivia Extravaganza Sat., Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. hosted by radio personality Bruce Figler via Zoom. Join the Tarrytown Music Hall for their very first Music Hall Trivia Extravaganza on Zoom. You’ll be asked a series of questions about The Music Hall and the artists who have played there. The questions will range from the really easy--to the not terribly hard-- to the really challenging ones in our Genius Round. There will be prizes for the top three players, but only those who have signed up by Feb. 12 can participate. Tickets are $10 at https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/orderticketsarea.asp?p=3329&a=541&src=eventperformances. Those who have registered will be emailed a Zoom link at 7 p.m. on the evening of the event, to play the game.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

Dead on Live: The Jerry Garcia Show postponed date TBD.

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers postponed date TBD

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 date TBD

Puddles Pity Party is cancelled

Zero postponed; date TBD

Shovels & Rope is cancelled.

Martin Sexton & KT Tunstall postponed date TBD

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd postponed to Nov. 19, 2021.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers postponed to Mar. 11, 2022

Lunasa postponed to Mar. 7, 2021.

The High Kings postponed to Oct. 2, 2021.

Colin Hay postponed date TBD.

The Underwater Bubble Show postponed date TBD

Kevin James is postponed date TBD

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

Tommy Emmanuel CGP postponed date TBD

Rick Thomas postponed date TBD

Whose Live Anyway postponed date TBD

One Night of Queen postponed date TBD

In Conversation with The Sopranos postponed date TBD

Melissa Etheridge postponed date TBD

Legends of British Rock Dave Mason with special guest John Mayall postponed date TBD

Paula Poundstone postponed date TBC

The Righteous Brothers scheduled for June 13, 2021.

Marc Broussard is postponed date TBD

Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie is cancelled

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

Dates above are subject to change. For a complete listing of upcoming shows, go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst will take place Apr. 30-May 2, 2021; Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst will be Sept. 17-19, 2021.

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.

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 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 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.