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 Sun., 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.

Good Friday will be observed Apr. 2. Government offices in the Port Chester, Rye Brook and the Town of Rye will be closed for this holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

Easter Sunday will be observed Apr. 4 when Christians worldwide celebrate the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter to all our readers who celebrate this holiday.

Staples will laminate completed Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccination cards for free until Apr. 3. This will turn your card into a permanent protected document that cannot be damaged by water, folding or overuse.

Temple Sholom and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive Mon., Apr. 5, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich. Make an appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=TSGREEN&cid=siebel&med=email&source=bdc_email&utm_source=siebel&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bdc_email

Sign up now for the April Grab & Go Spring Craft Pickup at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library by emailing pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org or by calling 914/939-6170 (press 3). The Grab and Go Spring craft will be distributed from Apr. 12-23. Children will be given a bag with all the pieces they need to make a spring craft.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will present StoryWalk, Thurs., Apr. 1-Apr. 30. Take a StoryWalk around the outside of the library and enjoy walking and reading Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand, StoryWalk is a great way for parents. Children and caregivers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. 914/939-6710.

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, 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.

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. 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.

Clay Art Center will present Around the World in Clay for students in grades 3-12. Classes start the week of Apr. 6 and are free. Register now 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. For information on camp programs go to https://www.balletdesameriques.company/tickets

Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will offer UNIS Peacekeepers Mondays, Apr. 5-26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The program is led by UN award winner Truike Boekholt and is geared toward middle schoolers. The Peacekeeping club can help with simple hands-on strategies to deal with feeling alone or stressed by school pressures. $100. Register at www.wainwright.org.

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, thru 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. 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

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 a virtual artist talk Thurs., Apr. 8 with Jessica Lagunas. $10. www.pelhamartcenter.org

The Garden Around the Corner, 67 Main St, Suite 101, Brewster, is open for a new season! With this new series of free workshops, they want to teach people how to start their own garden and produce their own food. The Kathryn Davis Scholars invite you to register for this free series of 3 workshops, where you will learn the foundations to build your own garden! Once a month, we will come together to demonstrate and share our gardening techniques. Session 1, Sat., Mar. 27 will be remote, and it will cover starting seeds indoors and different techniques for small indoor gardening. The next two sessions will be in person at the Studio Around the Corner, following all Covid safety protocols! In the second session, Apr. 17 learn about soil preparation, garden planning, and early crops. The last session, May 8 will be the moment to learn about different garden techniques. We will also sow some seed and transplant the seedlings. Sessions are 12-2 p.m.  At the end, you can take home some seeds to start your own garden! Limited seating available. Register at www.CulturalArtsCo.com

Westchester Children’s Museum at Playland Park in Rye will offer STEAM-based family workshops Saturdays in April, 11-11:30 a.m., as follows: Apr. 3: Storybook Dance Workshop for ages 3-5 with caregiver; Apr. 10: Paper Sculpting with Dara Kane for ages 4-7 with caregiver; Apr. 17: Origami Workshop for ages 4-8; Apr. 24: Museum Voyager—Step Into Space for ages 7 & up. Workshops will feature Museum educators, guest educators and local artists.

NYS mandated health and safety precautions will be followed including social distancing, mask requirements and increased rigorous cleaning. For additional information and to register go to discoverwcm.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, thru May 1. 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. 27: Dino Discovery. For information and to register go to https://discoverwcm.org/weekend-workshops

Other 10573 events

Blind Brook Middle School’s virtual production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. can be viewed Fri., Mar. 26 at 7pm. This production will be the culmination of months of Zoom rehearsals, pre-recording vocals and on-location filming, all while navigating the safety precautions necessary to keep cast and production team members safe. Tickets are on sale at ShowTix4U.com (search for Blind Brook). Individual Viewing tickets are $15 and Family Viewing tickets are $30. We ask that you please purchase a Family ticket if there will be more than one person viewing. (You will also be able to view it on multiple devices if you specify that at time of purchase.) Please contact Cher Treacy at ctreacy@blindbrook.org with any questions regarding the show.

Virtual Spring Singalongs with Chloe will be available on the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library’s website http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org Wed., Apr. 7, 14, 21, 27, May 5, 12, 19 & 26. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups can join along with the fun, sing songs and move and groove. Free. Each weekly program will feature different songs and video clips.

Virtual Spring Storytime with Ms. Tee will be offered at www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org Tues., Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25. Free. See and hear Ms. Tee share songs, stories and more.

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 are available at the library. It is also available from HBO Max. Email mblanyar@wlsmail.org for the discussion link. For additional information call 914/939-6710.

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.

Clay Art Center will present a Virtual Artist Demo with Hayne Bayless Thurs., Apr. 8, 7-8 p.m. The Virtual Demo will cover extrusions and slab decoration for the hand-built teapot as well as unconventional forming methods and unusual approaches to surface decoration. Register now at www.clayartcenter.org.

Clay Art Center is offering Kids Clay Virtual Parties via Zoom for a fun way for your child to celebrate with friends virtually. Let CAC host a virtual get together for an upcoming birthday party, scout meeting, school friends get together or weekly playdate where CAC instructors will guide kids through a fun clay project of your choosing. For ages 7-teen. Curbside clay pickup available at Clay Art Center. You must be able to download Zoom video chat. Clay and supplies where applicable must be purchased separately. For a list of supplies (if needed) for each program and to register, go to www.clayartcenter.org.

CAC is also offering Adult Clay Virtual Parties! Plan a fun upcoming birthday party, work team-building exercise, or creative check-in with your friends. Schedule a party at https://www.clayartcenter.org/group-parties-and-birthdays-adult-virtual?mc_cid=a830855845&mc_eid=5c7341d786.

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

Rescheduled shows: Fri., 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

Safe & Sound The Musical, having made its world premiere at the Front Row Fringe Festival this month, announced that it will present a special streaming encore run Sat., Mar. 27 at 4 p.m. The empowering new musical written by Holly Block of Mahopac and the UK's Elizabeth Jerjan swept the Festival awards, winning a total of 10, including Best Musical, Best Writing (Music), Best Director and Best of Fringe. It brings attention to mental health, self-love, toxic masculinity, equality and kindness. For tickets go to https://www.safeandsoundmusical.com/

The Holocaust & Human Rights Center will partner with the Westchester Jewish Council to present The Czech Scroll Story: WWII to the Diaspora and the Annual Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration. The Czech Scroll Story: WWII to the Diaspora will be shown Tues., Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Hear about the miraculous story of how 1,564 Czech scrolls survived the Shoah. Lois Roman, Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, will lead a multi-media talk about the scroll collection as well as provide insights into the Czech Jewish communities that were destroyed during the Shoah. Almost all of the Rescued Torah Scrolls that gather at the Annual Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration come from Memorial Scrolls Trust. Register for the Czech Scroll Story at https://hhrecny.z2systems.com/np/clients/hhrecny/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1358

The Annual Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration will take place Thurs., Apr. 8, 12-1 p.m. via Zoom. Free and open to all. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdu-vrjsuGtTrmzHQ1JcqoRweNtPfM3jD

Westport Country Playhouse will host a virtual storytelling about Phenomenal Women Tues., Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. to celebrate Women’s History Month. The virtual storytelling of original works will feature stories about five outstanding women—all with connections to Connecticut, each representing different periods of history—Constance Baker Motley, the first African American woman to be named a federal court judge in 1966; Mary Freeman, who with her sister Eliza, developed, bought and sold real estate in Bridgeport before women had the right to vote; Mary McLeod Bethune, the daughter of former slaves who became one of the most important Black educators, civil and women’s rights leaders and government officials of the 20th century; Gloria Steinem, writer, political activist and feminist organizer and Anne Bogart, a contemporary theater director.

Tickets are Pay What You Can, starting at $2. To register and receive a link to access the broadcast premiere on the Playhouse’s YouTube channel go to www.westportplayhouse.org/show/womeninspire/. The event will be posted for later viewing on WestportPlayhose.org and YouTube channel WestportPlayhouse.

The Picture House in Pelham will offer Arts Breaks for Spring Break. Take a trip to far-away places and explore different cultures through film. The Picture House will be sharing a curated list of family-friendly animated and documentary films to help you explore far away places and different cultures while school is out beginning Mon., Mar. 29. They will also be providing activity suggestions to keep everyone busy and creative. The list, and our Spring Break Arts Breaks, will be available on their website, www.thepicturehouser.org.

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 a free webinars 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) 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 bills. For more information, 914-286-7680; axialtheatre.org. 

Lagond Music School will present a livestream Flip the Stage concert Sat., Mar. 27, 7-7:30 p.m. featuring The Jerad Lippi Trio joined by Glenn Zaleski (piano) and Rick Rosato (bass). The Jerad Lippi Trio will entertain with upbeat, improvisational modern jazz. Name the price of your ticket by donating at agondmusic.org/donate/ After you make your donation, you will be emailed your Live Stream ticket Sat., Mar. 27 between 3 & 6:30 p.m. Show begins promptly at 7 p.m.

The Katonah Museum of Art will present the Himmel Award and Conversation: Art & Philanthropy in the Time of Covid Sat., Apr. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Join Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation as he and KMA Executive Director Michael Gitlitz discuss Walker’s in-depth experience in the non-profit world to address structural, societal changes during this period of social and political disruption and despite the additional challenges posed by the pandemic. $75 non-members. For tickets go to TINYURL.COM/4SVUDSHQ.

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 a Zoom session Sat., Mar. 27 at 10 a.m. $20 at https://jazzforumarts.org/tickets/

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/

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

Jazz Forum@Home will present a free live show via Facebook—the Andrew Beals/Chris Morris Organ Quartet featuring Kyle Koehler & Joe Strasser Thurs., Apr. 1 at 7 p.m. RSVP on Facebook.

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 announced an all-virtual 2021 Season, featuring two productions---a new comedy and a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama; two archival productions recorded in HD video; and four Script in Hand play readings. All content will be offered on-demand for patrons’ convenience and include open captions in Spanish. Productions will be rehearsed and filmed under Covid-19 safety protocols. The all-virtual 2021 Season will open in June with a new comedy, “Tiny House.” “Doubt: A Parable,” the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner by John Patrick Shanley, will be staged in the fall, directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. For information go to 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 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. 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; Mon.-Thurs., Mar. 29-Apr 1: 3D Design & Printing, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for grades 7-12. Learn to 3D model and print with Woody Poulard, custom fabricator and founder of FabriMakr. These four classes will cover a brief history, applications and basics of 3D printing. Register in advance at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=77854; Mon., Apr. 5 & 19: Virtual Table Top Games, 4:30 p.m. Program uses the platform boardgamesarean.com to play the games while participants have a conversation on Zoom as a guest. For children and teens in grades 4-12.

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 free livestream event via YouTube and Facebook: Wed., Mar. 31—Milton at 7 p.m. Concert is a fundraiser; donations welcome.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

Colin Hay: new date Apr. 7, 2022; 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: Oct. 9; One Night of Queen, new date: Apr. 15, 2022; In Conversation with The Sopranos, new date: May, 15, 2021; Melissa Etheridge 2020 Tour, new date: May 16, 2021; Legends of British Rock Dave Mason with special guest John Mayall, new date: Aug. 27; Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers, new date: May 22, 2021; Paula Poundstone, new date: June 4, 2021; Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell, new date: June 12, 2021; The Righteous Brothers, new date: June 13, 2021; Bumping Mikes with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell, new date: Aug. 28, 2021; The High Kings, new date: Oct. 2, 2021; Stars of the Sixties, new date: Oct. 3, 2021; Vic DiBitetto, new date: Nov. 5 & 6, 2021; The Machine Performs Pink Floyd, new date: Nov. 19; Aaron Neville, new date: Dec. 3, 2021; Tommy Emmanuel,  new date: Dec. 12, 2021; 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.

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.