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 have made a comeback. However, restrictions still exist as COVID-19 remains a threat.

In-person events

Blind Brook High School Theatre presents "Songs for a New World" (music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown) and "Wheat," a one-act play written and directed by BBHS student Tess O'Brien in-person (max. 33% capacity). Fri., Apr. 30 at 7 p.m. + “Wheat” at 4 p.m. and Sat., May 1 at 7 p.m., “Wheat” at 4 p.m. All audience members will be required to complete a screening form prior to entry; masks are required at all times. Tickets are $15 & $10 for “Wheat.” For ticket info and livestream option, go to https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/50848 or ShowTix4u.com (search for Blind Brook).

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.

The Village of Rye Brook 2021 Arbor Day ceremony will take place Fri., Apr. 30 at 11 a.m. at Harkness Park, Arbor Drive and King Street, adjacent to Blind Brook High School. Come learn about this joint project between the Village of Rye Brook and the Blind Brook High School Roots & Shoots Club to improve native plantings at Harkness Park.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library is presenting 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.

The Corpus Christi Holy Rosary School will host the 10th Father Peter M. Rinaldi Drive-In Awards Gala Sat., May 1 on the campus of Kingsbrook Corporate Park, 1100 King St., Rye Brook. The event will honor Sr. Mary Rinaldi, FMA; Christina McAleer and Michael Borrelli, the latter of Rye Brook. Rain date: May 2. Tickets start at $100. For information and to reserve a spot, go to https://www.cchrs.org/reservations

Rye Brook Seniors will celebrate mothers at a Mother’s Day luncheon Thurs., May 6 at 12 p.m. at Posillipo Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl., Rye Brook. Enjoy a traditional roast turkey meal with all the fixings and delicious dessert. $4. Registration and payment are required in advance. Space is limited; no walk-ins. Register at 914/979-7904.

The League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester will hold a forum for candidates running in the May 18 Port Chester Board of Education election on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. It can be accessed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83951995398 or watched later on the League’s YouTube channel.

The public may submit questions to lwvryerbpc@gmail.com. Please indicate your school district in the subject line.

Friends of Crawford Park will host their annual day of planting annuals Sat., May 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook. Rain date: May 15. Bring gloves, shovels to plant annuals around the mansion, in the sunken garden and the Morabito Garden. They will have hundreds of annuals which will bring loads of color all season long. With a large area to cover, social distancing will be possible. For additional information email info@friendsofcrawfordpark.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., 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.

A Story of Israel in Song Drive-in Concert will take place Sun., May 2, 2-4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale. The concert will feature Israeli artists in celebration of the story of Israel. The live concert will feature MusicTalks. $10 per car—maximum 50 cars. Rain date: May 16. Purchase tickets at operations.daxko.com

Rye Brook Seniors will have ice cream & basket raffles Tues., May 18, 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Enjoy some soft serve and win a chance at the free raffle basket while safely enjoying the company of friends outdoors. Reservations required by Wed., May 12. Space is limited; no walk-ins. Reserve at 914/939-7904.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library is sponsoring a May Grab and Go Flower Craft. Sign up now by emailing pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org or by calling 914/939-6710, press 3 to pick up a Grab and Go Flower craft which will be distributed May 17-27. Children will be given a bag with all the pieces they need to make a beautiful flower craft.

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich presents “Let in, Let go” thru Sun., May 30. It is a multi-sensory video projection installation created by Holly Danger, a video artist based in Stamford, who has brought experiential events and immersive installations to audiences around the world. Danger transforms ordinary spaces into moving experiences and mixes natural and digital elements together, creating vibrantly colored, abstract, audiovisual art that is projected onto natural and architectural surroundings. Each work is a site-specific, one-of-a-kind experience that comes to life with the energy and presence of the viewer. Exhibit explores the synchronization of video, art, light, and sound, and how it relates to emotion, connection, and experience. The imagery was inspired by elements found in nature, and discovering a digital reinvention of their form, color, and symmetry. In accordance with current state and local health-safety guidelines, admission is by advance reservation, with timed ticketing to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors and staff.  Adults $10, students (5-22 w/ valid ID) and seniors (65 & up) $8; Museum members and children under 5 free. To reserve a timed ticket to visit the Bruce Museum, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203/869-0376, ext. 311.

The Greenwich Historical Society at 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob has announced that starting Wed., May 5 and continuing on alternating Wednesdays thru Nov. 2, they will host Garden Markets in their Tavern Garden from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tavern Garden Markets feature all things "Home"—from food and flowers to specially curated items that enrich life enjoyed with family & friends. Enjoy a stroll on their campus, shop the market, enjoy an iced coffee at their Artist's Cafe and support local growers, producers and artisans. For additional information go to www.greenwichhistory.org.

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, 40 Beech St., Port Chester offers their Maker Series Fri., Apr. 30, May 14 & 28, 7-9 p.m. Learn to use the potter’s wheel. $65; Family Wheel Night, Sat., 8 & 22, 6-8 p.m. for ages 9+. $45 and Saturday Clay Classes for ages 6-99, May 8 & 22, 2-4 p.m. $25. Register at www.clayartcenter.org.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst returns to the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst 67-acre estate at 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown during the spectacular spring blossom season, Fri., Apr. 30-Sun., May 2 with 150 craftspeople and makers in a modified, socially distant layout. Come shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings or just for yourself. Find handmade original fashions, accessories and jewelry; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, fiber, wood and mixed media; and fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Plus, enjoy gourmet foods, specialties, food trucks and tastings from local distilleries, wineries and cider houses and get creative by making your own hand painted silk scarf. Hours: Fri. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No kids’ activities this year. General admission is $12; $11 for seniors 62 & up; $4 for kids 6-16 and free for kids under 6. Tickets are non-refundable. Free parking. Event will take place rain or shine. Food is available for purchase on site. Buy tickets at https://www.showclix.com/event/spring-crafts-2021

Jazz Forum Arts will be holding free Jitterbugs Jazz Events for kids outdoors and in-person at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays before the 6:30 p.m. concerts July 7-Aug. 25.

Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye will host I Love My Park Days Sat. & Sun., May 1 & 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. They will welcome renowned forager Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of “Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard Farmer’s Market,” who will lead workshops on identifying and harvesting edible invasive species. Food and drinks will not be provided. Please bring water and snacks or a packed lunch with you. Register at https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/m17hbqzu0jtunij/

The Greenwich Historical Society at 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob will present Beautiful Work: The Art of Greenwich Gardens and Landscapes Sat., May 1-Sept. 5. Cultivated for generations by farmers and agricultural laborers in the closing years of the 19th century, many of Greenwich’s planting fields and wood lots were transformed into extravagantly designed gardens by wealthy New Yorkers seeking the ‘country life’ away from the city. The exhibition will be accompanied by outdoor adult and family programs set amid their historic garden museum site. www.greenwichhistory.org or 203/869-6899.

Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will host Rye Moms: A Spring Picnic & Open House, Sun., May 2, 4-6 p.m. Bring your chair or blanket and spend the afternoon with fellow moms and support Wainwright House. Suggested donation at checkout. Register at https://www.wainwright.org/events/moms-picnic-at-wainwright-house

ArtsWestchester will present Together Apart: Creating During COVID at their gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains Fri., May 7–Sun., Aug. 1. The exhibit features the works of 224 Hudson Valley artists that reflect their shared experiences during the year of the pandemic. It includes more than 250 works from painting, photography and sculpture to craft, song and writing. Hours: Wed.-Fri. & Sun., 12-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-6 p.m. Timed ticket entry is required. For Wed.-Fri. & Sun. reservations go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artswestchesters-together-apart-creating-during-covid-tickets-150269583369; for Sat. reservations go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artswestchesters-together-apart-creating-during-covid-saturdays-only-tickets-150280987479

Old Salem Farm, 190 June Rd., N. Salem will present spring horse shows—Sat., May 1: “C” show all day; May 9: Welcome Day; May 11-16: Spring Show Week, week 1 and May 18-23: Spring Show Week, week 2. For information go to https://oldsalemfarm.net/our-events/ FarmVet's Mobile Store will be available throughout the duration of our Spring Shows.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild will present Urban Nature: A Collaborative Exhibition thru May 30 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.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild’s show Spring Approaches: 2D Media will be exhibited at the Bronxville Women’s Club at 135 Midland Ave. Sat., May 1-May 28. There will be an opening reception Sun., May 2, 2-4 p.m. Free sign up to attend the reception at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149171228159/ The show can also be viewed online at https://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/

Katonah Museum of Art is presenting Still/Live, the Rothko Room and Beatrice Scaccia: My Hope Chest thru June 27. The Museum has now increased capacity to 50%. 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 marks the first US presentation of the artwork, which the artist has adapted to respond directly to Storm King’s native landscape. The work—a 16-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, participants come together to demonstrate and share gardening techniques. May 8, 12-2 p.m. will be the moment to learn about different garden techniques. Sow some seed and transplant the seedlings. 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 is presenting its Tot Academy Spring Session every Wednesday in May, at 11 a.m. It is a preschool preparedness program for a child and his/her caregiver. This class teaches fun, age appropriate topics through movement activities, song, cognitive challenges, and art. Your child will gain experience with the 5 developmental domains of early childhood: fine and gross motor control, social skills, language, and cognitive skill building. Classes are taught by 3 certified educators and cover a new topic each week! $195 non-member for one child & caregiver; $350 non-member for two children & caregiver. Register at https://discoverwcm.org/tot-academy-spring-session?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=50ba8759-af0c-4792-9f13-d97e33dcfd75

Westchester Children’s Museum at Playland Park in Rye will host 3 fun-filled dates to celebrate and honor our first heroes—Mom, Dad and Grandparents Sun., May 9 (Moms), Sun., June 20 (Dads) and Sept. 12 (Grandparents). Events feature arts & crafts, movement activities, S.T.E.A.M. activity led by WCM educator and shopping. $25 for non-members. Register at https://discoverwcm.org/new-events/familyfunraiser2021

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 8. 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. Register to see the exhibit in their viewing room at https://madelynjordonfineart.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/11-susan-wides-and-something-happens-to-the/

The Stepinac Theatre, 950 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, has announced the cast of young actors who will enthrall audiences when they perform in the Tony-winning smash-hit musical, Pippin. Four outdoor performances will be staged on Stepinac High School’s front lawn terrace at 6 p.m. Fri.-Sun., June 4, 5 and 6 and a 2 p.m. matinee Sun., June 6. Cast members include John Ceja of Port Chester and Kate Kitchin of Rye Brook. $20 general admission tickets will be available for sale at the door only at each performance; no credit cards. Doors will open one hour before showtime. Food trucks will be conveniently available for those who wish to purchase some food or snacks. In keeping with Westchester Department of Health guidelines, all audience members will undergo a brief health screening before entering the performance grounds.

Other 10573 events

The Council of Community Services presents Community Conversations: Mental Health, Fri., Apr. 30 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. Learn more about mental health and the resources available in our community. Presenters include Michael Orth, Commissioner Westchester County Department of Mental Health, Sara Hodgdon, Associate Director School Based Health Centers Program with Open Door Family Medical Center and Lupita DeLuccia, Clinic Director Family Services of Westchester. To register, send an email to council10573@gmail.com and you will receive the zoom link!

Rye Brook Seniors present Virtual Bingo via Zoom with Angie Fridays at 10 a.m. If you cannot Zoom, you can participate by phone. For information call 914/939-7904.

Sustainable Port Chester Alliance will present Westchester’s Housing Crisis, a webinar series via Zoom on the history and to discuss solutions and create an action agenda to bring fair and affordable housing to Westchester. The first webinar was Wed., Apr. 7. Upcoming webinar in the series will be Wed., May 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Register at bit.ly/westchesterhousing.

The Port Chester Council for the Arts, Inc. will present a pre-recorded virtual benefit Fri., May 7 at 7 p.m. celebrating their 40 years of bringing the arts into our community. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.portchestercfa.org. After purchasing a ticket, a link to the virtual benefit will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event date.  All proceeds will support their continuing mission and the development of future programs.

Virtual Spring Singalongs with Chloe will be available on the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library’s website http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org Wed., 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., May 4, 11, 18 & 25. Free. See and hear Ms. Tee share songs, stories and more.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library and Westchester Community College will offer English Classes. There will be morning classes, Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. May 18-July 15. First class May 25; online placement test is May 18 at 9 a.m. The evening schedule is Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-9:30 p.m., May 25-July 22. First class is June 1; online placement test is May 25 at 6:30 p.m. The weekend schedule is Sat., May 22-Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. First class is May 29 at 9 a.m. Online placement test is May 22 at 9 a.m. Class cost is $22. A computer or tablet (preferred) or a smartphone (not recommended) are needed. Books must be purchased during the first class for $18. Register at LibraryESL@sunywcc.edu or call 914/606-6607.

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., 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.

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 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.

Clay Art Center will present a free Zoom webinar Virtual Artist Talk with Adero Willard: Pattern and Color on the Clay Surface, Tues., May 11, 7 – 8 p.m. Willard brings us along her journey of how she developed her colorful layered patterned surfaces, and how her intricate visual dialogue presents for her endless possibilities for exploring identity, metaphor, materiality, and design. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures/adero-willard?mc_cid=7395de8e79&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.

Camps

Clay Art Center is actively planning its 9-week, in-person summer camp program for ages 6-15 with health and safety measures in place. The award-winning, weekly themed, full- and half-day camps will run July 5–Sept. 3. Registration has begun for this program. For information, go to https://www.clayartcenter.org/summer-camp-preview?mc_cid=82faa4547c&mc_eid=5c7341d786

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

Westchester County’s Nature and Young Farmers Camps are scheduled to reopen this summer. Registration for these popular camps has begun and will continue through the next few weeks. County Executive George Latimer said: “This will be the second summer we are opening our day camps with COVID-19 protocols in place. Although they will operate differently than they normally would, we are glad we can offer our children an in-person experience during a time of great uncertainty.” Camps start Mon., July 5 and run through Fri., Aug. 26.

Nature Camps are available for children entering pre-k through eighth grade and will focus on different aspects of nature including animals, insects and plants. They will take place at the following nature centers: Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains; Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye; Marshlands Conservancy, Rye; Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers; Muscoot Farm, Katonah and Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. For more information, please visit https://parks.westchestergov.com/children-camps.

Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation has announced a new location for the Slam Dunk Basketball Camp as the Westchester County Center in White Plains continues to be used as a vaccination site. The House of Sports in Ardsley will host the camp this summer July 5-9 and Aug. 16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 3-9 in September. Tuition is $350 per camper per session. For additional information and registration go to https://parks.westchestergov.com/activities/childrens-camps or call 914/231-4673.

Westchester County’s Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camp will be held at all six Westchester County Golf Courses this summer. Campers will learn the fundamentals, hone their skills and develop their confidence. Three, four-day sessions will be held in July and August at Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake in Yonkers, Maple Moor in White Plains, Saxon Woods in Scarsdale, Mohansic in Yorktown Heights, and Hudson Hills in Ossining. Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camp is open to children age 10 to 17. Campers must bring their own equipment, rentals will not be available. Tuition is $75 per camper, per session. Due to COVID-19, sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 campers, and parents will be required to fill out daily health forms for their children. For dates and times at each location go to https://parks.westchestergov.com/children-camps or call 914/231-4673.

Other events

A Fair & Affordable Housing Virtual Expo will take place Sat., May 1, 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m. via Zoom. Hosted by the Housing Action Council, workshops are offered in English and in Spanish. Topics: Finding Affordable Rental Housing, Remaining in My Home and Home Ownership: Is It For Me? Register for free at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v-axkfarSBC6SvCUCget0w

Soul Ryeders has introduced on-demand pre-recorded yoga classes on their website www.soulryeders.org. With a variety of classes and themes, there is something for everyone whenever you need it! Classes are 30 minutes or less and include Yoga for Deep Relaxation & Sleep, Yoga for Anxiety & Stress, Yoga for Neuropathy, Post Chemo Yoga, Intro to Self-Care for Caregivers, Yoga for Caregivers and Meditation for Caregivers. Registration is required each time you register for one of these classes. These classes are complimentary, but if you are able, donations are appreciated. For information call 914/412-4884.

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center will present The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel and author Howard Reich Wed., May 5 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlceGrqzouHtGdJOvuy4qnwVu45Y9MVDOk and Understanding the Warsaw Ghetto Through the Theatrical Musical ‘To Paint the Earth’ via Zoom Sun., May 16 at 5 p.m. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kpcRk1QIQBeLJt-T4HyIAw

Jazz Forum Arts will present free Jitterbugs Spring events Sat., May 1 & June 5 at 10 a.m. Keep your kids jazzin’ with two more fun-filled online events for kids under 10 years. They’ll play music games comparing jazz to other genres, paint and experiment! For May 1 register at https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=B1A0625A-C09C-D612-B770BB8A1AFF57B2; For June 5 register at https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=B1A06324-A603-2F02-39B282E9877D8805

Mamaroneck Artists Guild will present the 16th Open Juried Online Group Show of all media small works thru Fri., Apr. 30 via Zoom. www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild is presenting an online member show, Elegant & Unique: Art with Love from Boutique with fine crafts & 3D art, thru Sat., May 15. Select an authentic gift for Mother’s Day from the boutique. View the artwork at https://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/elegant-unique-art-from-boutique/ To purchase an artwork call the gallery at 914/834-1117 or email gallery@mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

The Katonah Museum of Art will present Crashes, Cracks and Other Catastrophes to Avoid: Preventive Care Tips for Collector Thurs., May 6, 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. For reservations go to www.brucemuseum.org or call 203/869-0376, ext. 311.

SCORE Westchester will present a free webinar via Zoom, Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What You Need to Know Tues., May 4, 12-1 p.m. The RRF is a $28.6 billion federal grant program created to provide funding to help restaurants, food stands, food trucks, bars, bakeries--and other eligible businesses--keep their doors open. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1316192150993/WN_fvzM-H17RGWCgV341yrvjA

Westport Country Playhouse will present virtual Story Hour with Jenny Sun., May 16 & June 6. Event is a live, interactive reading of a book in English and Spanish to engage children in grades K-3. 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 is presenting “Telling Mlima's Tale” on their 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.”

Single tickets for Westport Country Playhouse’s all-virtual 2021 Season will go on sale, beginning Tues. May 4 at noon. The Playhouse’s 2021 Season, from June 15 through Dec. 19, has been reconceived as a diverse entertainment offering that can excel in a virtual environment. All content will be available on the Playhouse website, on-demand for patrons’ convenience. Single tickets, starting at $25 for staged productions and $20 for Script in Hand playreadings, may be purchased by phone at 203/227-4177, or online at westportplayhouse.org.

Hudson Stage Company will present short commissioned one-act virtual stage readings via YouTube. Next reading will be Sat., May 15 at 8 p.m. “This Doesn’t Work,” directed by Margarett Perry. A link will be provided in advance. A live Q&A will follow. Free but support is welcome. For information go to www.HudsonStage.com.

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; Sun., May 2: 5 Simple Spring Cleaning Shortcuts at 2-3 p.m. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtf-ivrz0tGNXcBAmjUguhVPLpkNOtpWLr; Mon., May 3 & 17: Virtual Table Top Games, 4:30-6 p.m. Games use the platform boardgamearena.com. Tues., May 4: A Conversation with James McBride at 7:30 p.m. for adults 55 & over. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rG4WQMCvRAW_AnlL29bz2A;

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.

The Picture House in Pelham has announced their May Film Study class for adults: Asian American Films taught by actor, filmmaker, guest instructor Will Tiao, Thurs., May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Register at https://thepicturehouse.org/show/may-film-study-asian-american-films

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.

ArtsWestchester is presenting works by the finalists and this year’s winner of the 2021 Lawrence Salley Award for Photography. The online exhibition is on view thru Sept. 30 on their website, www.artswestchester.org. The award was established in 2018 by ArtsWestchester, the African American Men of Westchester and the Salley family to celebrate the life and artistic achievements of Lawrence “Larry” C. Salley, an active member of the Westchester community.

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. 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. Fri., Apr. 30 they will present the world premiere of Heginbotham Dance: 24 Caprices at 7 p.m. The series consists of 24 miniature dances, filmed throughout New York City. Each is a captivating jewel, rhythmically intricate and varied in range, capturing a moment in this unprecedented time plus a selection from the series and a Q&A with John Heginbotham, Artistic Director of Dance Heginbotham, moderated by Nelly Van Bommel, Director, Conservatory of Dance, Purchase College SUNY. There is no cost to attend the watch party, but an RSVP is required at https://purchase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_21K0_axlS26hlPlCPUve3w

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 will present Secret Impressionists’ Great Art on Screen documentary series. It screens daily thru May 4, 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. $10. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Wed., May 5-Tues., May 11, weekdays, at 4 & 7 p.m. and weekends 2 & 7 p.m. $15. Additional programs will be listed in an upcoming issue. www.emelin.org.

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

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 White Plains Public Library has reopened with the exact same level of service they offered over the summer. Patrons will be welcome to browse the first floor collections and check out material. For now, the Library hours will remain unchanged (Mon.-Thur., 1 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sun.); Grab & Go services have ended and they have a Holds collection. Patrons will need to come into the building and check out holds material. Everyone must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.

The Jazz Forum in Tarrytown has reopened and is seeking support from the public. If you can help, please consider contributing to support the Jazz Forum as it reopens. Go to https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/4bXxDDbNnuSvdVnIs0NuKw

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.