In-person events

COVID-19 testing will be available Fri., Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 36 Bush Ave., Port Chester. To be tested you must make an appointment in advance at wmchealthnetwork.tfaforms.net/256 or you may call 914/202-4530.

Life Chain will take place at Kohl’s Plaza, Boston Post Road, Port Chester, Sun., Feb. 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Respect Life Ministry, Church of St. John Bosco, Port Chester Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful, legal and non-confrontational presence for unborn babies and their mothers. For information, call 914/881-1400.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will present March Grab and Go St. Patrick’s Day Craft Pickup. Signup by Mar. 5 by emailing pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org or calling 914/939-6710 and Press 3 to pick up a Grab and Go St. Patrick’s Day craft. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make a St. Patrick’s Day craft. If you have any questions, please free to contact Tee at teecotter@yahoo.com.

Clay Art Center has resumed its Maker Series. Dates are Fri., Mar. 5, 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 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. 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 at www.clayartcenter.org.

CAC Saturday Clay Classes for age 6+ (parent/guardian must also register for class) are 2-4 p.m. Feb. 27, Mar. 13, 27, Apr. 10 & 24. $25. Plan a great afternoon with friends or family in this fun and messy introduction to clay! Professional ceramic artists will guide you through themed handbuilding projects that will be glazed and fired at CAC. Projects will be available for pickup approximately 2 weeks after class. All materials and firing included. Pre-registration is required. Tuition fee covers one individual, and you must register for each adult and child attending. www.clayartcenter.org.

CAC has also resumed 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. 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.

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, is presenting With Every Fiber, thru Apr. 3. Exhibit features the work of artists who all use fiber to create deeply personal works of art. There will be virtual artist talks on the following Thursdays: Feb. 25—Joy Curtis; Mar. 25—Mary Tooley Parker and Apr. 8—Jessica Lagunas. $10 per session. 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 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.

Random Farms Kids’ Theater will hold auditions for their spring production “Chicago High School Edition” Fri., Feb. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 20, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Callbacks will be Sun., Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Zoom option: If you would like to audition via Zoom, please select this option. We will then contact you to schedule the day and time. Age requirement for performers is 13 (as of May) and up. Program runs early-March to late-May. Register at http://randomfarms.com/index.php/auditions?id=196

The performances will take place at an outdoor venue. Audience size will be limited based on venue size and all audience members will be masked and seated in a socially distant manner.

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 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 you’re at it! You’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 Mansion, 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook, every Sun., 9:30-10:30 a.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-Rye Brook Public Library, The Port Chester Historical Society, the Westchester County Historical Society and Westchester County libraries will present a program Wed., Feb. 24 via Zoom with members of the Lenape Center, based in Manhattan, who will discuss their work and Lenape history. Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland, spans from Western Connecticut to Eastern Pennsylvania, and the Hudson Valley to Delaware, with Manhattan at its center. The Lenape Center has the mission of continuing Lenapehoking through community, culture and the arts. They push back against erasure and seed the ground with Lenape consciousness for the next generations. A registration link is available now. For information go to www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org or call 914/939-6710.

Clay Art Center is celebrating Black History Month thru Feb. 28 with the exhibit Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color. The online exhibit features works of celebrated Black ceramic artists from across the U.S. 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

CAC’s Virtual Artist Talks will feature Rich Brown: From There to Here, Tues., Feb. 23, 7–8 p.m. Join Rich as he discusses his journey into discovering ceramics and how working with clay has shaped the direction of his life. View his works in the exhibit Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color. Free. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures/rich-brown-from-there-to-here?mc_cid=74ff67fa35&mc_eid=5c7341d786 and Syd Carpenter: Places of our Own, Mon., Mar. 8, 7–8 p.m. Syd will present her ceramic sculptural works and discuss the influences of African American farming and gardening on her pieces. View her works in our exhibit Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color. Free. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures/syd-carpenter-places-of-our-own?mc_cid=74ff67fa35&mc_eid=5c7341d786

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.

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.  24, 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. 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.

The Capitol Theatre will present the following livestream concerts: Fri.-Sun., Feb. 19-21 and Tues. & Wed., Feb. 23 & 24--Billy Strings: The Déjà Vu Experiment livestream event. $19.99 in advance; $24.99 day of show; Note: Feb. 24 is free on the Relix channel exclusively on Twitch. www.theapitoltheatre.com

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

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

Westchester County will hold a Virtual Job Fair for Playland Park positions. The first round of interviews will be held Sat., Feb. 20 and Sun., Feb. 21. They are seeking qualified candidates to fill cashier, ride operator, lifeguard, EMT, painter, carpenter, operations supervisor, clerical/intern, custodial and maintenance roles. Wages start at $14/hour. The job board can be accessed at https://playlandpark.org/work_at_playland/

Jay Heritage Center in Rye will present the following event via Zoom: Tues., Feb. 23—First Principles; What America’s Founders Learned with Thomas Hicks. Go to www.jayheritagecenter.org to register.

The Bruce Museum will host a free virtual presentation The Art and Science of Snowflakes by photographer Don Komarechka and physicist Kenneth Libbrecht Tues., Feb. 23 at 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the physics behind how snowflakes form and the incredible technology used to capture their beautiful crystalline structures by joining the Bruce Experiences webinar via Zoom. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Advance reservations are required. Visit brucemuseum.org or call 203/869-0376, ext. 311 to reserve your place.

Greenwich Hospital will present Cancer Prevention and Nutrition: What’s New? Via Zoom Tues., Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Free. Lecture features a panel of physicians from the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. The panelists will answer questions from the public. Register at www.yalecancercenter.org/event/70741/

The Blue Door Art Center in Yonkers will present a free Zoom activity for kids sponge-painting Cherry Blossom trees Sat., Feb. 20. Register at https:/bluedoorartcenter.org.

ArtsWestchester will offer a free cartooning workshop via Zoom Wed., Feb. 24, 4-4:45 p.m. Artist Nima Safaie will teach how to tap into imagination and create one-of-a-kind cartoon characters. Supplies needed: paper, pencils, erasers, colored pencils and a black Sharpie and a free freestyle drawing workshop Thurs., Feb. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m. with ArtsWestchester artist Lance Johnson. He will teach the tricks and techniques behind this unique art form. Supplies needed: paper, markers and pencils. The zoom log-in will be sent upon registration. To register contact jcioffoletti@artswestchester.org.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs will present a moving screening and Talk Back Mon., Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. of “Guardians of Memory.” There will be a discussion with Carlos Spector, immigration lawyer and filmmaker Marchella Arteaga. The film will be available to view on your own thru Sun., Feb. 21. The Guardians of Memory bears witness to the violence that has displaced thousands, while examining how governments on both sides of the border have exacerbated the crisis. With striking visual poetry, director Marcela Arteaga provides intimate accounts of the lives Mexican migrants have left behind, while also highlighting the work of Carlos Spector, an immigration lawyer from El Paso, who fights to obtain asylum for those fleeing the violence. It’s a daring film that takes on impunity, courage and one man’s struggle to get people political asylum and to rescue them from his turbulent Mexico. The suggestion of violence combined with Arteaga’s visual poetry give us a unique vision into the U.S. southern border today, from the Mexican perspective. Register for the discussion at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcO6grjItGtNUfC4E2FwExAJgkzLnWU30?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=9b34586f-90a3-496b-a0bd-e2de8f8b8e40

UJA Westchester Women’ Symposium 2021 will take place via Zoom Wed., Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. Free. Join other dynamic women for an energizing and inspiring session and hear from visionary social innovators who turn their inspiration for change into actions that create impact. Panelists will discuss Building Bridges and Fighting Hate and Advocating for the Vulnerable. Register at https://www.ujafedny.org/event/view/womens-symposium

Westchester County Executive George Latimer, the Westchester County Board of Legislators and the Westchester County African American Advisory Board invite you to join them for a virtual celebration of Black History Month and Our Trailblazers Awards Ceremony Thurs., Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. The Trailblazer Award honors the accomplishments of local citizens of African descent. This year's honorees will include Mayor Shawn Patterson-Howard, Dr. Glenn A. Davis, Mr. Olney Reynolds, and Dr. Philip Ozuah. In addition, Dr. Larry Spruill will give a special presentation. The event will be streamed live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/westchestergov. No Facebook account is required to view this event.

The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester have announced that registration is open for Racial Equality Workshops that will take place online Tues., Mar. 2, Mon., Mar. 15, and Tues., Mar. 30. All three workshops will take place 6-8 p.m. Program is designed to be taken as a three-part series with participants engaging in each program in succession, or as standalone workshops, the Racial Equity 100 Series was developed with original content for an interactive learning experience. Racial Equity 101 (Mar. 2) lays the foundation for anti-racist behavior and practice in our personal and professional lives. As a community, each cohort will discuss important historical context to build awareness of the creation of racist systems and structures across the nation. Starting with a history adapted from the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, this workshop will give participants a deeper understanding of how we all collectively perpetuate oppressive behavior and how we can make small strides as individuals to become anti-racist. Racial Equity 102 (Mar. 15) provides participants with a historical foundation of racism displayed through the values, spiritual beliefs, and policies of individuals that have held decision-making power. This session will explore outcomes of racism often conveyed through covert forms of oppression such as biases and microaggressions and will prepare participants to begin to unpack the ways in which our intersectionality is both a barrier and a crucial factor in becoming anti-racist in professional and personal settings. Racial Equity 103 (Mar. 30) closes out the racial justice program by guiding participants through an experience that highlights decision-making and a commitment to anti-racism within their homes, communities, and/or workplaces. Participants will understand the ways that intersectionality includes not only social identities but the relationships that we hold with others. $25 per workshop. Register at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E144970&id=88

Westport Country Playhouse has been on pause since last March because of the pandemic, but they’ll be up and running in 2021 with the productions originally scheduled for 2020—the groundbreaking musical “Next to Normal”; a new comedy perfect for a post-quarantine world, “Tiny House”; the premiere of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” reimagined by Camille A. Brown; and the seductive drama, Blues for an Alabama Sky. New to the schedule is the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning “Doubt: A Parable.” They will be listening to the science and may move the productions outdoors or online. New season ticket packages are now on sale at www.westportplayhouse.org.

Westport Country Playhouse is presenting “Our Town at the Playhouse,” an online discussion panel hosted by Mark Lamos. Howard Sherman’s recently published book, “Another Day’s Begun: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the 21st Century,” dedicates a chapter to the 2002 Playhouse production of the timeless play. Sherman, Anne Keefe (then Playhouse Associate Artistic Director), and actor Jake Robards will be on a panel hosted by Lamos. Take a trip down memory lane as the panelists share stories from behind the scenes of this historic production and talk about why Our Town continues to speak to us, particularly during tumultuous periods of American history. For details and how to watch go to https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/ourtownpanel/?sourceNumber=5404 until the end of Feb. and on YouTube thereafter.

Westport Country Playhouse has announced the return of their Script in Hand playreading series—in your living rooms, with a virtual performance of “A Sherlock Carol” Mon., Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. or catch the show any time on-demand from Feb. 23 at 12 p.m. through Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. The game is afoot! When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the death of one Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his gifts to solve a Dickens of a mystery. Six actors take on the beloved characters of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens in this adventure for all ages. Tickets are $80 per household; $40 for a pair of tickets and $20 for a single ticket at https://tickets.westportplayhouse.org/5436/5442

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.

Summit Educational Group (mytutor.com) will provide a free information webinar Tues., Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m. about the current AP testing landscape. Learn more about AP classes, tests, and the new role AP tests may play in the college admissions process. All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar. The session is led by Summit Educational Group’s Chief Brand Ambassador Drew Heilpern, Ph.D., a testing industry expert who works closely with families, schools, and independent educational consultants to help their students navigate the admissions testing process for college. Register at https://bit.ly/2Zmaj6O

Westchester poets will gather to speak to their experiences of poetry and art during the pandemic in Sheltering in Stanzas: An Evening of Poetry & Art with Westchester County Poet Laureate B.K. Fischer and others Thurs., Mar. 4 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. In a time of isolation, these writers will share what’s “in the room” for them since stanza means room—the art they turn to as solace, talisman, or polestar—as they navigate this collective moment. The evening will feature poets from across our communities in celebrating the poetry and art that fills the rooms we inhabit, interior or exterior, imaginative and actual. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_llOXY370RXKdhkVhe68llQ

Hudson Stage Company will present four short commissioned one-act virtual stage readings—Sun., Feb. 21 at 3 p.m.—A Family Event for all ages by Julia Izumi; Sat., Mar. 20 at 8 p.m. by Brenda Withers; Sat., Apr. 17 at 8 p.m. directed by Mark Shanahan and Sat., May 15 at 8 p.m. directed by Margarett Perry.  A link will be provided in advance of each event. A live Q&A will follow each performance. Free but support is welcome. www.HudsonStage.com.

Jitterbugs will also offer a six-week online Winter Series program for kids, recommended ages 5-8 years: New Orleans Jazz, Sat., Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10-10:40 a.m. Kids will explore the culture, history, and sounds of New Orleans that led to the birth of Jazz music. They will learn about important musical concepts and innovative artists who paved the way for jazz to flourish and continue to develop as a unique art form to this day. $120. You only need to buy one Program Ticket per family, and the ticket is valid for all six classes. Purchase a ticket at https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=D84C700D-0865-687B-A972E2DB81FDF104

The White Plains Library Foundation will present Meet Nancy Pearl Sun., Feb. 21, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. Pearl and WP Library Director Brian Kenney will talk about her latest book, “The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives.” Register at http://US02webzoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QL2W/Cg1QdiQFkish9bHiQg

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 Library, in conjunction with the Pelham Public Library and Book YaYa, will be hosting a conversation between Rachell Howzell Hall, author of the new novel And Now She's Gone, and Steph Char, who won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her new novel Your House Will Pay Tues., Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Register at https://www.bookyaya.com/el/wppl-toppl-present-rachel-howzell-hall-steph-cha/600ca0ba-12ff-49a7-9d83-dc00a4884ef0

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; Thru Sat., Feb. 20: Satchel Page Magic Show Video Recording—all day. For ages 3-12.  This is a pre-recorded historical magic show about Paige and Negro League baseball. The show will be filled with baseball-themed magic tricks and will rexplore the life and accomplishments of baseball pitcher Satchel Paige and Mon., Feb. 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. Registration requested; Mon., Feb. 22: Black Men in White Coats at 6 p.m. via zoom.  A discussion of the documentary by Dr. Dale Okorodudu that was created to dissect the systemic barriers preventing black man from becoming medical doctors and the consequences to society at large. Screening is available for streaming until Sun., Feb. 21; Virtual Tech Help, Wed., Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Fri., Feb. 26, Keep This, Toss That –Sorting Through Sentimental Stuff & What To Never Toss When De-Cluttering at 6 p.m.  Hear author and organizer Jamie Novak’s humorous take on how to part with things. Register in advance at whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=77695. 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.

Jazz Forum @Home will present Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars in a celebration of Brazilian Jazz & Carnavale, Sat., Feb. 20 8-9:30 p.m. $15 for a streaming pass at www.jazzforumarts.org and Thurs., Feb 25: Peter Bernstein & Paul Bollenback at 7 p.m. RSVP on Facebook.

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.

The Performing Arts Center will present a free virtual watch party of the Limon Dance Company Fri., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. On the program: Suite Donuts, a contemporary work by choreographer Chafin Seymour and two of Limón's masterpieces, The Moor’s Pavane and There is a Time, recorded live Dec. 19 at Kaatsbaan Culture Park. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Dante Puleio, Artistic Director of LDC, and dancers from the company. RSVP required to https://purchase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xGHu7qdES3q1U7Ayrtr_hg?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=RSVP%20Required&utm_campaign=2021%20February%20News

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 will present virtual performances including Amy Holm, Fri., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. One of Rock’s premier singer/songwriters. recorded live for the Emelin. $25 for livestream ticket at https://emelin.org/book-online/2001/ and The Gibson Brothers, Fri, Mar. 12, 8 p.m., recorded live at The Gibson Brothers’ Studio, exclusively for the Emelin. Livestream tickets are $25 at https://emelin.org/book-online/2601/

The Emelin Theatre 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 until Fall 2021; The Sweet Remains is canceled; Artie Tobia Band and Kevin McIntyre and the Lawn Wranglers postponed until 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.

Tarrytown Music Hall will present the following livestream concerts via YouTube and Facebook: Wed., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.: Brian Dunne. Sat., Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.: School of Rock. Fundraiser to benefit The Music Hall. The School of Rock / Bedford House Band is an audition-based group of hardworking, talented students from our School of Rock program. As a working band selected from our program of 7- to 18-year-old young musicians, these kids bring a set list of classic rock, funk, soul, and modern rock to community events, festivals, fundraisers, and stages all over Westchester County! Tickets and donations for this event will support The Music Hall. Tickets start at $25. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

The Tarrytown Music Hall Academy has announced its Spring 2021 Academy Workshops—Mythology for grades 2-5, starting Tues., Feb. 23, 5-6:30 p.m. From Percy Jackson to Harry Potter—learn about mythology from around the world and then write your own super myths; Graphic Novel Workshop, for grades 2-5 starting Wed., Feb. 24, 5-6:30 p.m. Read graphic novels from around the world and create your own comic art stories and The Music Hall Cabaret for grades 6-12 starting Sat., Feb. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Sing your heart out! www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers postponed date TBD

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour postponed date TBD

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell postponed date TBD

Puddles Pity Party is cancelled

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 date TBD

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 to Apr. 23, 2022

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 TBD

The Righteous Brothers postponed date TBD

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

Dave Mason is postponed date TBD

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.