Calendar of Rescheduled, Online and In-person Events

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 having reopened, in-person events made a comeback. However, now restrictions are returning as the coronavirus makes a comeback.

In-person events

Passover will begin at sundown Sat., Mar. 27 and will end at sunset Apr. 4. Passover is an important and biblically derived holiday that Jews celebrate in commemoration of the exodus—their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt. Passover is observed by avoiding leavened foods and is highlighted by the seder meals, eating matzoh and bitter herbs, drinking four cups of wine and reading the Haggadah, a Jewish text that tells of the exodus from Egypt—the retelling of which is an obligation to pass on as we celebrate that we were once slaves in Egypt but are now free. Happy Passover to our readers who celebrate this holiday.

The Village of Rye Brook has announced that the new brochure for spring & summer 2021 activities is now available at www.ryebrook.org.

Westchester Medical Center will be conducting COVID-19 testing for residents in Port Chester at the Salvation Army, 36 Bush Ave. Fridays through March, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made in English or Spanish by calling 914/202-4530 or by going to https://www.westchestermedicalcenter.org/news/coronavirus-update-1401.

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., 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.

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.

Rye Walk History will take place Sat., Mar. 20. Pick up your self-guided walking tour between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. www.wainwright.org.

Clay Art Center is presenting the exhibition Balanced Beauty--Porcelain Works by Martha Grover thru Apr. 12. This in-person and online exhibit features works inspired by orchids in beauty, color, form and functionality. View online at www.clayartcenter.org. In-person by appointment only.

Clay Art Center has resumed its Maker Series. Dates are Fri., Mar. 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. Mar. 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., Mar. 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.

Clay Art Center has announced that registration is open for their Summer Camps. Have your kids discover the art of summer and make friends, memories and art at the weekly themed half and full-day summer camps for ages 6-15, July 6–Sept. 3. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/summer-camp-2021-nav?mc_cid=8f7524c930&mc_eid=5c7341d786 before Mar. 15 and receive a 10% discount. For information on camp programs go to https://www.balletdesameriques.company/tickets

Ballet des Amériques will present Evenings of Dance in Westchester, a series of performances created by renowned choreographer Carole Alexis. Performances will take place Apr. 17 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 18 at 2 & 4 p.m.; May 15 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. and May 16 at 2 & 4 p.m. Advance ticket purchase and registration are required as audience size will be very limited for each performance. Temperature checks at the door and wearing of masks are mandatory. $20. To purchase tickets and to register go to www.balletdesameriques.company/tickets.

Lasdon Park will hold its First Enchanted Garden Show. Bright colors and mystical creatures will fill the Glass House Conservatory at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial – just in time for spring. The new enchanted garden show will be sure to delight guests of all ages. County Executive George Latimer said: “We had great success with our ‘Autumn Changes’ and ‘Holidays on the Hills’ exhibits last year, and we’re excited to add a spring show to our line-up at Lasdon. This new exhibit will provide families with an exciting outing and horticulture enthusiasts with ideas for their own gardens.”

The inaugural exhibit “The Magic of Spring” features over 200 plant species including Cherry, Lime, Lemon and Grapefruit Trees, Norfolk Island Pines, ferns, pothos, philodendrons, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, pansies and ranunculus. The enchanted garden will be open Fri., Mar. 26-Apr. 4 and Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 8-25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets will be sold exclusively online with scheduled viewing times. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children (free for ages 2 and under) and $7.50 for seniors. All visitors are required to wear masks inside the Conservatory and adhere to social distancing protocols. For more information and ticket purchase, visit lasdonpark.org or call (914) 864-7268.

Westport Country Playhouse will present Acting for the Camera with Tenisi Davis. SAG-AFTRA and Equity actor Tenisi Davis is your guide to acting in front of the camera. In this new class which runs Saturdays, Apr. 10-May 8 at 10 a.m. Davis will take on 10 high school students to teach the foundations needed for becoming a leading actor. Class sessions are approximately 90 minutes long and are designed to get you industry ready. You’ll finish the class with a professionally produced video of yourself performing a monologue of your choosing, filmed on the historic Playhouse stage. $275.Scholarships and payment plans are available. Requests for scholarship or payment plan will not in any way affect the selection process. Applications are due by Mar. 29. Go to https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/actingforcamera/?sourceNumber=5427

Mamaroneck Artists Guild will present Urban Nature: A Collaborative Exhibition, Fri., Mar. 19-May 2 at One River Art School, 2081 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont. Fifteen artists will present works in a variety of media that will contrast the urban, suburban and natural environments. There will be an opening reception Sat., Mar. 20, 5-7 p.m. Register to attend for social distancing at www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-nature-tickets-142342874369. See the show at One River School on regular hours: Mon.-Thurs.,10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. 914/893-6111 or 914/834-1117.

Katonah Museum of Art is presenting Still/Live Beatrice Scaccia: My Hope Chest, The Rothko Room, Beatrice Scaccia: My Hope Chest and Still Life Studio in the Learning Center thru June 27. Still/Live explores how contemporary artists are reimagining the genre of still life. The artists represented in Still/Live work from within the still life tradition, examining three themes—time, portraiture and trompe l’oeil—with new technologies and from new perspectives. The Rothko Room—experience two masterpieces: Untitled (1969) and Untitled (Still-life with Clock and Vase) (1938/1939) – the second and third in an ongoing series of works by Mark Rothko presented by the KMA. Beatrice Scaccia: My Hope Chest’s exhibition grew from her thoughts about a simple item of furniture: the hope-chest. Used by unmarried women to collect items in anticipation of married life, Scaccia uses the hope chest to explore the social expectations placed upon women. In Still Life Studio learn about what makes a still life and why this genre continues to inspire contemporary artists. Discover an unexpected paper-built still life installation by artist Daniel Gordon. Timed tickets for the Learning Center must be reserved for the same time slot as your main Museum admission. Advance timed entry tickets are required for admission to the Museum galleries and grounds. Tickets are $10; $5 for seniors. For additional information and to purchase tickets go to www.katonahmuseum.org

Katonah Museum of Art will present Rago Jewelry & Watches, Appraisal and Consignment, Mon., Mar. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Join Rago specialists Dianne Batista and Laurent Martinez at the Museum for a complimentary evaluation of your fine jewelry and watches. Learn more about your precious jewelry and watches and make an informed decision on whether it may be a good time to consider auction. Due to Covid-19, appointments are required to ensure your safety. Please contact robin@ragoarts.com or 609/460-3619 to schedule your appointment.

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: Mar. 25—Mary Tooley Parker and Apr. 8—Jessica Lagunas. $10 per session. www.pelhamartcenter.org

Westchester Children’s Museum has announced that registration is open for their Exploring Play Summer Program for ages 3-5. The program runs 3 days a week, Mon.-Wed., 9-11 a.m. Tues., July 6-Wed., Aug. 11 The program will be taught by Jeannette, Lisa, and Margie. Children will get to spend their morning exploring the various Museum exhibits and doing developmentally appropriate group activities, including movement games, STEM challenges, story time, singing, and arts and crafts. Please note: Children must be toilet trained and used to wearing face masks. For additional information and to register go to https://discoverwcm.org/summer-program?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=dda97f8d-3089-4f1d-a5a5-56a96ef5b2e3

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, 37 Popham Rd., Scarsdale, is presenting And Something Happens to the Light, a solo exhibition of photographs by New York camera artist Susan Wides, Sat., Mar. 20-May 1. There will be an opening reception Sat., Mar. 20, 12-5 p.m. To ensure the health and safety of visitors, face coverings will be worn and social distance maintained during your visit. 914/723-8738; MadelynJordanFineArt.com

The Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy., presents the following workshops on Saturdays in March at 11 a.m. There’s something for every age group, interest, and family! Please note that all NYS mandated health & safety precautions will be followed, including social distancing, mask requirements, & increased and rigorous cleaning. Workshops featuring guest educators from Steffi Nossen School of Dance, and Museum educators Doc Harmon, Lisa, and Margie! A new topic each week for children and their caregivers; individual supply kits per class. Mar. 20: Fairies & Flowers and Mar. 27: Dino Discovery. For information and to register go to https://discoverwcm.org/weekend-workshops

Other 10573 events

Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library Bilingual Read Alouds in Spanish & English in collaboration with Don Bosco Early Childhood Bilingual Program will take place Thurs., Apr. 15 & May 20 to listen and participate with a bilingual read aloud with Mrs. Jeannie Oliva-Rivera, Bilingual Preschool Teacher & Martha Sud, Director of the Don Bosco Early Childhood Program. The benefits of reading aloud in your native and/or target language: fosters parent-child relationships, promotes oral language development, enhances reading comprehension and helps with brain development in the early years. If you have any questions, please free to contact Tee at teecotter@yahoo.com.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Film Club will begin Wed., Apr. 28. The film for the 1st virtual session via Zoom, 7-8:30 p.m. is Princess Mononoke (1997), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Seeking a cure for a deadly curse, Ashitaka stumbles into a bitter conflict. The enigmatic Princess Mononoke, raised by wolves, will stop at nothing to prevent humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there.

 Please watch the film on your own before the 1st session. A limited number of copies will be available at the library starting Mon., Mar. 22. It is also available from HBO Max. Email mblanyar@wlsmail.org for the discussion link. For additional information call 914/939-6710.

Sustainable Port Chester Alliance will host a virtual celebration, Our Future, Our Voice, Thurs., Mar. 25 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The event will honor Lou Sanchez, Olga Santos, Gregg Hamilton and Janete Sucena. Special guest speakers will be Congressman Mondaire Jones and State Senator Jessica Ramos. $5 general admission; $25 general admission plus SPCA t-shirt. 8Register at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ourfutureourvoice2021

Virtual Zumba classes with Martha are 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., Mar. 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., Mar. 23. www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org.

Clay Art Center will present NCECA: Cup Demo and Giveaway with Zoey B Scheler, Sat., Mar. 20, 11 a.m. This virtual live demonstration and conversation celebrate the universal cup and the wide ranges of making that each artist brings to their studio practice. CAC past resident artist, Zoey B Scheler will share her approach to this ubiquitous object we hold so dear. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfu2rqz8oHNXF2N9sbFfy8P8X3CBnRtcr?mc_cid=13d382cbec&mc_eid=5c7341d786. There willalso  be a  free Virtual Artist Talk with Dustin Yager: How to Write F*** on a Cup, Tues., Mar. 23, 7-8 p.m. Join him as he delves into the expressive qualities of pottery in the domestic space. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures/dustin-yager-how-to-write-f-on-a-cup?mc_cid=e12616db4c&mc_eid=5c7341d786

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, and the first postponed show is coming up soon. Following is the current information from The Capitol:

Rescheduled shows: Sat., Apr. 9-The Beach Boys; Bela Fleck & the Fleckstones TBA; Pigeons Playing Ping Pong; Sat., Dec. 4-Hot Tuna Acoustic and Electric w/David Grisman Trio (originally July 11, 2020; Fri., Aug. 27, Nate Bargatze; Aug. 27; Umphrey McGee presents UMBowl 2021; Fri. & Sat., Oct. 15 & 16, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.

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

County Legislator Nancy Barr will host a Launch1000 presentation by Deborah Novick, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Westchester County Office of Economic Development Thurs., Mar. 25 at 10 a.m. In response to the significant disruption this past year due to the pandemic, Westchester County is providing the Launch1000 program to qualified county residents, with the goal of providing entrepreneurial training to 1000 Westchester residents to start a business or develop an income stream for themselves and their families.

Launch1000 is an online, self-paced program which teaches participants to evaluate their idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. Results depend on the participant’s motivation and hard work. As participants progress through the program, additional resources such as mentorship, valuable introductions, and even grants, will be made available. The self-paced program can be completed in 12 to 16 weeks. Participants who have been working on an idea for some time may find they move faster. Those who are just beginning their journey may find it takes them longer to evaluate their idea and move it forward. Novick will give an overview of the Launch1000 Program and will allow time for questions and answers. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdumgqzwtGdM5wRh09Vv0g3fB9MNtc0tA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

Steffi Nossen School of Dance is presenting a curated series of dance films that feature innovative works from acclaimed choreographers thru Sun., Apr. 4. The program’s latest episode highlights Alison Cook-Beatty’s Central Park Field #4, shot in Central Park during the pandemic. Additional films include This Moment by choreographer Stefanie Batten-Bland, Brothers & Sons by Gierre Godley and Project 44 Dance and more. Each film will only be available for two weeks on Steffi Nossen’s YouTube channel.

SCORE Westchester will present the following free webinars; Understanding Cash Flow - A Critical Component to the Life of Your Business, Fri., Mar. 19, 11 a.m. SCORE Certified Mentor and serial entrepreneur Julie Brander will help you to get real with money, understand your costs, and manage your cash to create and maintain stability and profitability. Register at https://westchester.score.org/event/understanding-cash-flow-critical-component-life-your-business; Pricing for Profit, Tues., Mar. 23, 10 a.m. After you have done a thorough Competitive Analysis, determined your unique selling proposition, created an effective sales and marketing program, and figured out the cost of your product or service, it's time to price your product or service for success. This is done using Financial Planning. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wnrFb8csQJe1PboEHdP6eg; Basics of Small Business Bankruptcy, Tues., Mar. 23, 1 p.m. This webinar, presented by retired bankruptcy judge Hon. Thomas Small, will focus on understanding the basics of small business bankruptcy. Register at https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1426454&tp_key=b825a008eb&sti=scoreeventpage and Wed., Mar. 31, Diversity & Inclusion for Your Small Business, 1-2 p.m. Businesses with diverse teams often see higher returns, capture a larger portion of their market, and out-perform their less-diverse counterparts. Webinar will cover:

what is diversity & inclusion, misunderstandings around the topic, creating a culture of diversity & inclusion, no matter your company's size and understanding communication & messaging around diversity & inclusion. Speaker will be Kevin-Rene Matta, Director of Client Engagement & Inclusion at AWE. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1883876148339384843?source=westchester+blast

Axial Theatre has announced the line-up of short plays and monologues for March Madness, an all-virtual seasonal tribute to love and lovers. The 13 original one-acts and monologues, presented as two separate bills of plays, will probe the depths of joy, despair and everything in-between that follows when Cupid’s arrows strike – or miss their mark. The first bill of plays, collectively themed "It Takes Two, Baby" (Program A), debuts 8 p.m., Fri., Mar. 19, and will be available until Mar. 26.

The second bill, themed “I’ve Gotta Be Me” (Program B), debuts 8 p.m., Fri., Mar. 26, and will be available for streaming through Thurs., Apr. 1. All tickets can be purchased at axialtheatre.org for $20, which entitles the ticket holder to watch all 13 plays on both of the bills. For more information > 914-286-7680; axialtheatre.org. 

Jazz Forum at Home will offer Jitterbugs Winter Series: New Orleans Jazz, a program on the beginning of jazz for kids 4-9. There will be Zoom sessions Sat., Mar. 20 & 27 at 10 a.m. $20 per session at 444https://jazzforumarts.org/tickets/

Jazz Forum Arts will present the following live concert via Facebook at 7 p.m.: Thurs., Mar.25—James Weidman Rhythm Keepers with Marvin Horne & Marcus McLaurine. RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/jazzforumclub/live/

Jazz Forum will present Premium Live Stream: Kenny Barron Trio at the Jazz Forum Sat., Mar. 20 at 8 p.m. $15. Buy tickets at https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=8A356F3D-A344-6039-0107B98A666925F6

The Mamaroneck Artists Guild is presenting a new online show Visions: Creative Possibilities thru Mar. 31.  For information go to https://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/visions-creative-possibilities-group-show/

MAG will offer Preparing Your Portfolio for Exhibition with Patricia Miranda Sun., Mar. 21, 2-4 p.m. via Zoom. This is a professional development program for emerging and established artists . Get creative tips, tools and marketing advice. Cost is $35 for non-members. Register at www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org or call 914/834 1117.

Katonah Museum of Art will present The Future of the Museum, Thurs., Mar. 25, 7-8 p.m. as part of their virtual Director’s Series. Join KMA Executive Director Michael Gitlitz and Akilli Tommasino, incoming Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum in NY, for a salon-style conversation. $75 for non-members. Register at http://www.katonahmuseum.org/programs-and-events/Virtual-DirectorsSeries2020-21/

Irvington Theater’s inaugural Arts Incubator Short Play Fest will stream on demand. Celebrating short, new plays and the playwrights behind them, this virtual festival features a musical and three plays that speak candidly to this global moment.  All four plays will be available to stream on demand Fri., Mar. 26 at 12 a.m. through Sun., Mar. 28 at 11:59 p.m Purchase your per-household ticket to receive the viewing link and password at irvingtontheater.com/shortplayfest

Chill Bucket Productions will present a virtual performance of An Evening of Shakespeare starting Sun., Mar. 28 at 8 p.m. The show features a diverse selection of sonnets and monologues and even a few scenes, ranging from the best of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and history plays. It will be accessible to audiences any time after that date at www.chillbp.co. This production does not require a ticket but donations are welcome and can be bought through their GoFundMe: httsp;/gf.me/u/y8kf3s

The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester have announced that registration is open for the Racial Equality Workshop that will take place online Tues., Mar. 30, 6-8 p.m. Racial Equity 103. It will guide 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. 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 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.

The Picture House Education at Home March Film Study will feature Women in Film: The Difficult Kind via Zoom. This film study program for adults honors Women's History Month. The class will be taught by Picture House Marquee Night 2019 Honoree Clara Bingham, a journalist, author, and documentary film producer whose work has focused on social justice and women’s issues.  She will discuss important films, including North Country, and the trail-blazing career of Frances McDormand. More films to be announced soon! Class will meet online on Thurs., Mar.  25. For more information and registration go to https://thepicturehouse.org/education/athome/march-film-study-women-in-film/

The Picture House has announced that their Digital Screening Room 2021 Spring Film Club with Marshall Fine will begin Apr. 7. The fee is $140. For information and to purchase tickets go to www.thepicturehouse.org.

Hudson Stage Company will present short commissioned one-act virtual stage readings—Sat., Mar. 20 at 8 p.m. The Parrot Trap by Brenda Withers.  It examines our attachment to privilege and how hard it can be to let go of something that was never really ours. Future readings will be 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.

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 service has begun again. Items can be picked up outside the library only.

The White Plains AARP Tax-Aide program at the library will not be able to offer the kind of in-person service taxpayers have become used to for so many years. The primary concerns remain the health and safety of taxpayers and preparers, and the protection of confidential taxpayer information. Instead, AARP will operate a no-contact, electronic service, which involves the transmittal of instructions, forms, permissions, and scans of tax documents using email, and consultations between volunteers and taxpayers via Google Meet, which is similar to Zoom. For information go to https://whiteplainslibrary.org/2021/02/aarp-foundation-tax-aide/

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; Wed., Mar. 24: Virtual Tech Help, 11-11:30 a.m.  Beginner or an advanced user, all are welcome. Register for the date you want at www.whiteplainslibrary.org and provide your email.

The White Plains Library Foundation will present A Conversation with Mara Gay Sun., Mar. 21, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. She is a New York Times Editorial Board member who writes about politics and New York and also an MSNBC political analyst. Her journalism career began at White Plains High School where she served as editor-in-chief for The Orange. She will be interviewed by Bill Falk, editor-in-chief of The Week, a weekly news magazine with editions in the United Kingdom and United States. The subject will be What’s It Like Working as a Journalist Today? Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fnDZ5m0LRh6vWKdqUDrc1w to receive a Zoom link unique to your email address and COVID and Immune Health, Wed., Mar. 24, 7-8 p.m. Pharmacist and Wellness speaker Dr. Cedrick Batchateu to review its history, impact on the health care system, prevention protocols, vaccines and, especially, the role of the immune system and how we might assist its optimum functioning.

Sign up at 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.

SPRYE events, which are open to members only unless noted otherwise, will take place via Zoom until further notice.  For information go to www.sprye.org or call 914/481-5706.

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 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 offer a virtual watch party of the film adaptation of Rubberband: Gravity of Center, Fri., Mar. 26 at 7 p.m. based on the eponymous stage work by Victor Quijada. Five world-class dancers embody animal instinct and human dignity in this visual tale set in the wake of a natural and economic disaster. The watch party will be followed by a Q&A with Victor Quijada, Artistic Director and founder of Rubberband. There is no cost to attend by an RSVP is required at www.artcenter.org/arts-in-education/the-pac-in-your-living-room/dance-202//rubberband.

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 and 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 has announced the following schedule: Red Molly is postponed. New date TBD. Joan Osborne: postponed to Nov. 11, 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. 14, 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 performance: Wed., Mar. 24--Belle-Skinner Live from the Music Hall Stage at 7 p.m. Belle-Skinner is a singer-songwriter based in New York. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads – nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Livestream via YouTube and Facebook. For information go to tarrytownmusichall.org.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

Colin Hay: new date TBD; The Underwater Bubble Show, new date: TBD; Kevin James, new date TBD; The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour, new date: TBD; Whose Live Anyway, new date: TBD; One Night of Queen, new date: TBD; In Conversation with The Sopranos, new date: TBD; Legends of British Rock Dave Mason with special guest John Mayall, new date: TBD; Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers, new date: TBD; Paula Poundstone, new date: TBD; Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell, new date: TBD; Bumping Mikes with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell, new date: Aug. 28; The High Kings, new date: Oct. 2; Stars of the Sixties, new date: Oct. 3; Vic DiBitetto, new date: Nov. 5 & 6; The Machine Performs Pink Floyd, new date: Nov. 19; Aaron Neville, new date: Dec. 3; Tommy Emmanuel,  new date: TBD; Red Hot Chilli Pipers, new date: Mar. 11, 2022; Marc Broussard, new date: Apr. 2, 2022; Rick Thomas, new date: Apr. 23, 2022; Martin Sexton & KT Tunstall, new date: TBD; Puddles Pity Party is cancelled; Shovels & Rope is cancelled; Lunasa postponed date TBD; Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie is cancelled; Dead on Live is postponed date TBD; Eaglemania is postponed date TBD; The Righteous Brothers, new date: TBD.

Above information is subject to change. For a complete listing of upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, 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 Picture House at 175 Wolfs Lane in Pelham has reopened.  For information go to www.thepicturehouse.org.

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.