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, restrictions still exist as COVID-19 remains a threat.

In-person events

The New York Blood Center has declared a blood emergency and Phelps Hospital is responding with a blood drive Fri., Apr. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Healthcare Heroes Tent outside the west wing of the hospital, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Appointments are preferred to accommodate social distancing guidelines. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800/933-2566 or use the QR Sponsor Code 70323. Prospective donors must present a photo ID or their blood donor ID card; wear a mask or face covering; have their temperature taken and be symptom-free for 14 days if recovering from COVID-19. You may not donate if you have a positive diagnostic test, have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are currently on self-quarantine restrictions.

All blood types are urgently needed. Walk-in donors will be permitted if the tent capacity allows, but appointments are preferred.

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 Apr. 12-23. Children will be given a bag with all the pieces they need to make a spring craft.

Members of the Rye Brook Seniors are invited to an afternoon of free hot dogs with all the fixings Tues., Apr. 20 at 12 p.m. at Posillipo Center. Guests can eat on the patio or at tables set up on the walkway. All participants will be entered to win a special raffle basket. Reservations must be made by Apr. 16 at 914/939-7904.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library will present StoryWalk thru 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 a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. 914/939-6710.

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, Fri., May 21 and Fri., June 18 at 9:30 a.m. each date. 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 takes place 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. 914/937-2047.

Clay Art Center has resumed its Maker Series. Next date is Fri., Apr. 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. 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., 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

The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham will present 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Live Action films Sat., Apr. 10 at 4 & 6 p.m., Sun., Apr. 11 at 1:30 & 4 p.m. and Thurs., Apr. 15 at 5 p.m. and 2021 Oscar nominated Short Documentary films Fri., Apr. 9 at 8 p.m., Sat., Apr. 10 at 1:15 & 3 p.m. and Sun., Apr. 11 at 1 & 6 p.m. Tickets for each are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students. www.thepicturehouse.org.

Tarrytown Music Hall will present Paris Monster Sun., Apr. 18 at 6 p.m. with limited, socially distanced ticketed seating. $15 at https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/orderticketsvenue.asp?p=3345&src=&_ga=GA1.3.1024942621.1501518600

There will also be a free livestream broadcast via YouTube and Facebook as a fundraiser; donations welcome. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/277946667270098

Random Farms Kids’ Theater has announced that spots are still open for spring group classes (in-person and virtual classes). In-person classes take place at their studio at 77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford and include Voice Over Technique (grades 3-8) beginning Mon., Apr. 12; Improv (grades 5-8) beginning Wed., Apr. 14; Fairy Tale Frenzy (grades 3-5) beginning Wed., Apr. 14; Random Farms Grab Bag (grades 3-8) beginning Thurs., Apr. 15 and Disney Dance (grades K-4) beginning Fri., Apr. 9. All in- person classes are 4-5 p.m. In-person programming will be conducted outdoors (weather permitting). All participants will be socially distanced and will be required to wear masks when social distancing is not possible or when walking outside of the designated rehearsal area.

Classes via Zoom include Virtual Disney Dance Class (grades K-4) beginning Wed., Apr. 14, 4-4:45 p.m. and Virtual Group Voice (grades 3-6) beginning Sat., Apr. 17, 10-10:45 a.m. For information on in-person and virtual classes and to register go to www.randomfarms.com.

Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will offer UNIS Peacekeepers Mondays thru Apr. 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 and Sun., Apr. 11—A Spring Awakening: Connect with Emerging Nature of Spring, 3-4:30 p.m. The program will begin indoors and then will continue outside where participants will perform some gentle stretches and centering exercises to open awareness to the natural world. Each person will be given the opportunity to share his/her experience of nature meditation. Non-member tickets are $40. Register at www.wainwright.org.

Ballet des Amériques, 16 King St., Port Chester, will present Evenings of Dance in Westchester, a series of performances created by renowned choreographer Carole Alexis. Performances will take place Sat. Apr. 17 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Apr. 18 at 2 & 4 p.m.; Sat., May 15 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 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, 2610 Rte. 35, Katonah, is holding its First Enchanted Garden Show. Bright colors and mystical creatures will fill the Glass House Conservatory at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial. 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 Thurs.-Sun., thru Apr. 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.

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, the Rothko Room and Beatrice Scaccia: My Hope Chest thru June 27. Still/Live explores how contemporary artists working in photography, video, and new media are reimagining the genre of still life. Since ancient times, deceptively simple depictions of fruit, flowers, and every-day objects have disguised rich layers of symbolic association. 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. In the Learning Center, experience Still Life Studio and learn 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. Objects will be available to set up your own still life arrangement with various art materials to create unique still life artworks. Upon arrival, young visitors will receive an interactive family guide and activity pack which will lead them through the Still/Live exhibition in the galleries.

In The Rothko Room experience two masterpieces in a room designed for individual reflection. Untitled, 1969 and Untitled (Still-life with Clock and Vase), 1938/1939 are the second and third in an ongoing series of works by Mark Rothko presented by the KMA. Rothko envisioned the creation of spiritual single work “chapels” along the sides of highways throughout the country where weary travelers could stop and contemplate one of his paintings. This vision inspired the KMA’s The Rothko Room, which offers guests the opportunity to spiritually re-charge in the presence of a single masterpiece, as Rothko intended.

Italian artist Beatrice Scaccia’s exhibition My Hope Chest, which includes a stop-motion animation and site-specific wall drawing, 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.

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.

Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY is presenting a site-specific installation of Rashid Johnson’s 2019 sculptural work The Crisis on view thru Nov. 8. The installation will mark the first US presentation of the artwork, which the artist has adapted to respond directly to Storm King’s native landscape. The work—a sixteen-foot-tall, yellow pyramidal steel structure—is set within a field of native grasses, which Storm King has worked to reintroduce to its landscape and cultivate over the last 25 years. For information go to stormking.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 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. Apr. 17 learn about soil preparation, garden planning, and early crops; 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. 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. $10 per child and per adult for all workshops except Apr. 24 when fee is $15 per person.

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

Other 10573 events

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. 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. 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 first 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 first 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 Talk with Paul Andrew Wandless: Telling My Story Thurs., Apr. 22, 7–8 p.m. His talk will cover how his personal philosophies and concerns manifest themselves as musings, stories or philosophical statements and the decision-making process that goes into which creative process and medium is most appropriate for a given idea. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures/paul-andrew-wandless-telling-my-story?mc_cid=43e2573690&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. Following is the current information from The Capitol:

Rescheduled shows: Fri., Aug. 27: Nate Bargatze-Good Problem to Have. Oct. 8 & 9: Umphrey’s McGee presents UMBowl 2020. Oct. 15 (sold out on website) & Oct. 16: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Sat., Dec. 4: Hot Tuna Acoustic and Electric w/David Grisman Trio. Apr. 9, 2022: The Beach Boys. Apr. 10, 2022: Bela Fleck & the Fleckstones.

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 The Fab Faux.

Refund at point of purchase. Original tickets will be honored on the new date and tickets for all performances can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com.

Bingo that usually takes place Tuesdays at Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School Cafeteria has been cancelled until further notice.

Other events

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) will host a Virtual Gala Mon., Apr. 13 at 7 p.m. Event will honor Sarah Kayle of Scarsdale and Suzi Randolph of Rye Brook and will include a performance by Ben, Henry and Jonah Platt and personal stories shared by WJCS clients at their annual Give For Good Auction. Tickets are $180. Ticket purchase will be confirmed by email upon registration and registrants will receive a link to the virtual event on Apr. 12. Reserve at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/WestchesterCommunityServ/cart3/index.php

Lagond Music will present another livestream concert in the Flip the Stage series Sat., Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. The performance features Brighton Beat with positive, uplifting, danceable music. Their influences range from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, to modern cutting-edge NYC Jazz with a heavy helping of classic New Orleans brass band funk. The concert is hosted by Rich Nesin. Go to http://lagondmusic.org/donate/ for tickets. After you make your donation, you will be emailed your Live Stream ticket Sat., Apr. 10 between 3 and 6:30 p.m.

The next livestream concert in the series will be Sat., Apr. 24 and will feature Lost Soul Found with old school R&B grooves. For information go to lagondmusic.org.

The Picture House in Pelham will present their digital screening room showing of The White Tiger Mon., Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sound of Metal with Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke Thurs., Apr. 15 at 7:30 p.m. $20 for each. www.thepicturehouse.org.

The Town Players of New Canaan has not reopened; however, they will continue to provide quality entertainment including “The Best of the Best,” an amazing array of one-act plays, recorded live on stage at the Powerhouse Theater and available for your viewing pleasure at your convenience. Many of these plays are being revived with the original casts from the Ridgefield Theater Barn (RTB), Eastbound Theatre’s East/West PlayFest in Milford and Westport, and others with partial original casts, as seen at the Darien Library, Manhattan Repertory Theatre in NYC, and the Theatre Artists Workshop (TAW). To attend, purchase a ticket for any date from 7 p.m. Fri., Apr. 9-Apr. 23 on the Town Players website, tpnc/org. The 2-hour show will be available for you to stream for 24 hours - stop, start, rewind, rewatch,

Jazz Forum Arts will present free livestream concerts on the following Thursdays at 7 p.m.: Apr. 15—Marcus McLaurine Duo; Apr. 22—Larry Corban Quartet featuring James Weidman, Harvie S and Steve Johns and Apr. 29—Willie Martinez Quartet. RSVP on Facebook.

To celebrate the 7th Annual Beethoven Festival, the musicians of the Yonkers Philharmonic will present an online performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture led by their Music Director, Tong Chen beginning Sun., Apr. 18 on demand starting at 8 a.m. Smaller ensembles led by members of the Philharmonic will highlight specific instruments within the orchestra. Show your appreciation by donating what you can through the Yonkers Philharmonic website, www.yonkersphilharmonic.org. To view the concert go to http://yonkersphilharmonic.org/athome

Mamaroneck Artists Guild will present the 16th Open Juried Online Group Show of all media small works thru Fri., Apr. 30 via Zoom. There will be a Zoom reception Sat., Apr. 10, 12-1:30 p.m. For information call 914/834-1117 or go to www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

Katonah Museum of Art will present Slow Art Day 2021 Sat., Apr. 10, 2-3 p.m. This is a global event whose simple mission is to help more people discover the joy of looking at and love art. Free. Join a KMA docent for a virtual in-depth conversation about a selection of works in Still/Live. Registration required at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-2hqjItH9Zm3Q44XIbWm0DAXfDCtZRG. KMA will also present The Quiet Dominance of Form: A Lecture by Christopher Rothko Sun., Apr. 11, 5-6:30 p.m. Rothko will discuss an oft-overlooked aspect of his father’s work—the primary importance of form. This virtual talk celebrates the ongoing series of works by Mark Rothko presented by the KMA in The Rothko Room. $20 for non-members. For tickets go to http://www.katonahmuseum.org/programs-and-events/StillLive-TheQuietDominanceOfFormChristopherRothkoLecture.

Westport Country Playhouse will present virtual Story Hour with Jenny Sun., Apr. 11, May 16 & June 6. Event is a live, interactive reading of a book in English and Spanish to engage children in grades K-3. Apr. 11 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. will feature the picture book “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood. May 16 will feature “Wings;” June 6 will feature “Lubaya’s Quiet Room. Tickets for each Story Hour with Jenny, including picture book, activity ticket and crayons start at $10. Limited enrollment, first come, first serve. Register at https://tickets.westportplayhouse.org/overview/storyhour or call 203/227-4177.

Westport Country Playhouse’s “From Concept to Curtain” virtual documentary series will present “Telling Mlima's Tale,” premiering Thurs., Apr. 15, at 7 p.m. on the Playhouse’s website, westportplayhouse.org and Youtube channel (WestportPlayhouse), free-of-charge. Through conversations with playwright, director and artists, “Telling Mlima’s Tale” will examine the powerful visual scope and sweep and vibrant theatricality of the Playhouse’s 2019 award-winning production, “Mlima’s Tale,” written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Lynn Nottage, and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. Telling Mlima’s Tale” will examine how the team worked together to create the world of the play, how they handled their greatest challenges in the piece, and how they collaborated to shape the stage production. The 30-minute video includes short clips and photos from “Mlima’s Tale.”

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., Apr. 12: Digital Crafts with the Cricut Maker—Bookmarks, 4-5:30 p.m. Learn to use digital design programs to make projects using the Cricut Maker, a digital cutting machine that turns digital art into real projects. Participants will need to download open source software to participate. Register at https://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=78001&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=4/1/2021&df=calendar&EventTyp; Thurs. Apr. 15: World Art Day Storytime with Amalia Hoffman, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. For children, Ages 2-4 and 4-6. Register at https://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=78088&rts=&disptype=info&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=4/1/2021&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=; Mon., Apr. 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. Register at https://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=77320&rts=&disptype=info&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=4/1/2021&df=calendar&EventTy

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

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

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

They will also offer in person Flow Yoga Fri. 9:30-10:45 a.m. All Movement Classes are $10, and Meditation Classes are $5. To purchase an online class, go to www.wainwright.org and click Daily Schedule under Weekly Classes, click on the day of the class, then click “book now” on the class. You must select the class time. Then click “next” with class price (not buy a pricing plan), then hit Next, register and pay.

Wainwright House will offer Paint Your Wildest Dreams via Zoom Sat. & Sun., Apr. 17 & 18, 10-11:30 a.m. with Kori Burkholder. All levels welcome. A creative journey with a focus on you--your dreams and goals. $40. On Wed., Apr. 21 they will hold a Spring Book Talk Show at 7 p.m. This Zoom event is the first  installment of their new author series Friends With Words. Host Annabel Monaghan will interview author, blogger and humorist Lea Geller about her new book “The Truth and Other Hidden Things.” $20. Register at www.wainwright.org.

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 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.

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; The Sixties Show postponed to June 11, 2021; Lisa Loeb Solo postponed to Oct. 14, 2021; Joan Osborne: postponed to Nov. 11, 2021; Peking Acrobats postponed, date TBD.; 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; Mark Morris Dance Group postponed to 2022. 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 has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

The Underwater Bubble Show, new date: TBD; Kevin James, new date TBD; 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; Whose Live Anyway, new date: Oct. 9, 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; Colin Hay: new date Apr. 7, 2022; One Night of Queen, new date: Apr. 15, 2022; Rick Thomas, new date: Apr. 23, 2022; The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour, new date: May 24, 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 Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville announced that it will reopen Fri., Apr. 30. For information go to www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

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

The Westchester County Clerk’s Office is now open to the public by appointment. Appointments may be made by phone at 914/995-3080 or online using the office's new appointment scheduling software at https://www.westchesterclerk.com/appointments. When scheduling an appointment online, the customer will select the specific service they require. An appointment will be reserved for the appropriate amount of time for the service needed. For certain services, the scheduling software will request additional information, which will allow staff to prepare documents in advance of the customer's visit, guaranteeing the public's appointments will be as brief as possible. While scheduling appointments, the software will also provide information to the customer so that they know what documents, payments, identification, or other materials are required.

Historic Hudson Valley welcomes visitors back to Washington Irving's Sunnyside for a special outdoor-only experience and limited capacity self-guided tours of Union Church of Pocantico Hills. For information and to purchase tickets go to www.hudsonvalley.org.

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.