A selection of items that will be available for sale at the Clay Art Center Spring Fest Sat., June 5. See “In-person events” for details.
A selection of items that will be available for sale at the Clay Art Center Spring Fest Sat., June 5. See “In-person events” for details.

In-person events

The Johnson & Johnson “1-shot” COVID vaccine will be available Fri., May 28, 5-9 p.m. at Westchester County Airport’s main terminal by the baggage claim area at 240 Airport Rd., White Plains. No appointments, walk-ins only. Must be age 18 or older to receive the J&J vaccine.

Memorial Day will be observed Mon., May 31. Government offices in the Town of Rye, the Village of Port Chester and the Village of Rye Brook will be closed as will most banks, the library and the post office—no mail delivery Monday. In Port Chester Monday garbage will be collected Tuesday, Tuesday garbage will be collected Wednesday; Thursday & Friday collections are unchanged. There will be no curbside trash and/or green waste pickup Wed., June 2. In Rye Brook Monday garbage will be collected Tuesday; Tuesday garbage will be collected Wednesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday garbage and recycling collection will remain the same. Bulk collection will remain the same. There will be no green waste collection this week.

There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Westchester Avenue and N. Regent Street, at 11 a.m. Mon., May 31. Port Chester Mayor Luis Marino will speak, and the American Legion Firing Squad will participate in the ceremony.

The six Westchester County Parks Nature Centers are now open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., then Mon.- Fri. beginning Mon., June 28. One household allowed in at a time and face masks must be worn. Call ahead to confirm your visit to Cranberry Lake Preserve, N. White Plains, 914/428-1005; Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson 914/862-5297 (Fri.-Sun, only); Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye, 914/967-8720; Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers, 914/968-585; Marshlands Conservancy, Rye, 914/835-4466 and Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914/864-7322.

Canoe rentals are available at Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park in N. Salem, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, call for times during the week: 914/864-7312; boat rentals at Wampus Pond in Armonk will reopen for weekends and holidays beginning Sat., May 29, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., last boat out at 4 p.m., walk-ins only. Nature centers are free to the public. For canoe and boat rental fees visit parks.westchestergov.com.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library is offering a June Grab and Go Sandcastle Craft Pickup. Sign up now by emailing pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org or by calling 914/939-6710, press 3. Deadline to sign up is Fri., June 11. The craft pickups will be distributed from June 14-24. Children will be given a bag with all the pieces they need to make a sandcastle craft. For additional information email Tee at tcotter@wlsmail.org.

The Gil Gordon “Gentle Giant” Memorial Anti-Bullying Scholarship Fundraising Dinner will be held Thurs., June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at T&J Restaurant in Port Chester. Event will honor Westchester County Executive George Latimer. Keynote speakers will be Vicky Caputo, Casey Sorbara and Jenna Larizza. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Gene Di Napoli and Tom Jones Impersonator “Vittorio.”  There will be raffle items, a large flat screen TV and a 50/50 raffle. $60 per person includes appetizer, buffet dinner, soft drinks, dessert & coffee (cash bar). For reservations call 914/424-3363. Reserve ASAP.

A Pride Month Car Wash will take place Sun., June 6, 1-3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 761 King St., Rye Brook. This COVID-friendly event (masked & distanced) will benefit LGBTQIA homeless youth. Funds will go to Ali Forney Center in NYC. Venmo money to @st.pauls-ryebrook. Co-sponsors are Congregation KTI of Port Chester and PCHS GSA.

Friends of Crawford Park will break ground on the George Hogben Memorial Garden Sat., June 5. George died Feb. 11, 2021 after suffering from septic shock. For more information about this project, like how you can donate, volunteer and read more about George, go to https://www.friendsofcrawfordpark.org/projecto-2

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 Fri., June 18 at 9:30 a.m. There will be two lines, one will be for the Port Chester Housing Authority tenants and the 2nd line will be for all other residents and is 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.

The Clay Art Center Spring Fest will take place Sat., June 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date: June 12. Free. All activities will be held completely outdoors in their parking lot outside the gallery at 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Shop their popular pottery seconds sale with handmade one-of-a-kind works donated by area ceramic artists. Browse hundreds of less than gallery perfect mugs, bowls, plates, platters, vases and more available at bargain prices. Fun for the whole family. Events include Raku Firing Demonstrations, Hands-on Kid’s Clay Activities & Wheel Throwing Demonstrations. www.clayartcenter.org.

Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, presents an exhibition curated by The Color Network in partnership with CAC--State of Emergence, featuring ceramic works by 15 emerging artists of color. In person (by appointment) and online thru June 13.  

Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester offers their Maker Series Fri., May 28, 7-9 p.m. Learn to use the potter’s wheel. $65. Register at www.clayartcenter.org.

The Westchester Children’s Museum at Playland in Rye is offering the following in-person Family Weekend Workshops: Sat., June 5, 12-12:30 p.m. Storybook Dance Workshop with Steffi Nossen School of Dance. Best for ages 3-5. Register at https://discoverwcm.salsalabs.org/junestorybookdanceworkshop/index.html?page=register&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=9ec8bb0d-b2fc-4673-9411-e734222cc287 and Sat., June 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Avian Architect Workshop: Let’s Build a Birdhouse. Best for ages 4-8. Register at https://discoverwcm.salsalabs.org/birdhouseworkshop/index.html?page=register&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=9ec8bb0d-b2fc-4673-9411-e734222cc287

The Rye 2021 Down to Earth Farmers Market is open Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. thru Dec. 5. It is located in the parking lot on Theo Fremd Ave. directly behind the Purchase St. stores. For information on participating vendors go to https://downtoearthmarkets.com/markets?region=Westchester&market=Rye

The farmers market at Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, has returned and will run every Sunday through Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Muscoot’s weekly farmers market supports farmers and sustainable efforts in our area, featuring over 20 local vendors each week. Social distancing protocols will be in place and masks will be required in accordance with New York State COVID-19 guidelines. Admission is free. For more details, call Muscoot Farm at 914/864-7282 or visit https://www.muscootfarm.org/. 

Rye Arts Center at 51 Milton Rd. is presenting Nature’s art: Geodes from the Collection of Robert R. Wiener, on view thru June 18. These amazing crystalline forms that are found in rock throughout the world are records of the earth’s geological history and objects of visual delight. This exhibit will excite visitors of all ages and will include educational materials and hands-on projects designed to elucidate the inherent relationship of nature and art. Exhibit will also feature phosphorescent rocks. There will be an opening Sat., June 5, 1-3 p.m. For gallery hours and additional information go to www.ryeartscenter.org.

The Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) is recognizing the month of May as Older Americans Month with the 53rd Annual Salute to Seniors event. Salute to Seniors this year has been reimagined into smaller, safer, outdoor events. The information and business expos will feature music as well as information on programs, services and products targeted at the senior community and their caregivers. Events will take place Wed., June 9 at Tibbetts Brook Park, 355 Midland Ave., Yonkers. All events will take place 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free of charge, but advanced registrations are required. To RSVP call 914/513-5208. Space is limited and safety protocols will be in place to allow seniors and their caregivers to participate in a safe, socially distanced way. One box lunch will be provided to each senior who registers. A maximum of 200 reservations will be accepted.

Westchester Parks Foundation and Westchester County Parks announced an expanded Bicycle Sundays season for 2021. The program takes place every Sunday through October – except Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. It is presented by Westchester County Parks and sponsored by the Westchester Parks Foundation and its partners through generous donations from co-presenting sponsors Con Edison and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. Danny Cycles returns as the exclusive bicycle shop. To help kick off the expanded series, Westchester Parks Foundation and Westchester County Parks Department will promote Bicycle Safety Month in May with online tutorials and safety tips to help promote a safe ride along the 6.5 miles of the Bronx River Parkway. The annual event welcomes bicyclists, skaters, joggers, and walkers and runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers – a round-trip of 13.1 miles. There are many points of entry, exit and parking along the way. The event is free to the public.

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 show time. 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.

The Greenwich Historical Society at 39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob is hosting Garden Markets in their Tavern Garden from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on alternating Wednesdays thru Nov. 2. Tavern Garden Markets feature all things "Home"—from food and flowers to specially curated items that enrich life enjoyed with family and 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.

The Greenwich Historical Society in Cos Cob is presenting Beautiful Work: The Art of Greenwich Gardens and Landscapes thru 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.

Pelham Art Center at 155 Firth Avenue presents a solo exhibition by Matthew Cole thru June 26. Cole employs traditional painting, collage and printmaking methods to interpret certain memories and current events. His pictures are amalgamations of real life and fantasy, sometimes stemming from profound personal experiences. The processes of layering and distorting are instrumental in conveying emotion in his work. The artist creates composite imagery to represent the fragmented nature of memory, while projecting dystopian visions of the future. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a Matthew Cole Virtual Studio Visit Mon., June 14 at 6 p.m. For information go to www.pelhamartscenter.org or call 914/738-2525.

Jazz Forum Arts will present the Helio Alves Quartet Fri. & Sat., May 28 & 29, 7 & 9:30 p.m. featuring Steven Wilson, Peter Washington & Duduka Da Fonseca. Tickets are $25-$30. There is a $10 minimum per person for food & drink. Sun., May 30: Portinho Quartet, 4 & 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Fri. & Sat., June 4 & 5: Monty Alexander Trio 4th Anniversary Celebration, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $30-$35. Sun., June 6: Cesar Garabini Quartet, 4 & 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. www.jazzforumarts.org.

Jazz Forum Arts will hold 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.

ArtsWestchester presents Together Apart: Creating During COVID at their gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains thru 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

Mamaroneck Artist Guild is presenting a special closing event for the Arts on the Avenues program in which Urban Nature Pop-up show by MAG artists participated. The event on Sun., May 30, 2-5 p.m. will be hosted by Larchmont Chamber of Commerce and will feature a silent auction and music performance followed by a reception.

To attend the 2-4 p.m. performance, RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empty-canvas-performance-tickets-155699634799. To RSVP for the 4-5 p.m. reception go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-on-the-avenues-closing-cocktail-reception-tickets-155700122257

Mamaroneck Artist Guild is presenting Forces of Nature at the Rye Arts Center, 61 Milton Rd., Rye thru June 18. It is an exhibit by artists of MAG and Ground Glass. For information log on to https://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/forces-of-nature-rye-art-center/

Mamaroneck Artists Guild is presenting Urban Nature: A Collaborative Exhibition thru May 30 at One River Art School, 2081 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont. Fifteen artists present works in a variety of media that 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. 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.

Westchester Children’s Museum at Playland Park in Rye will host 3 fun-filled dates to celebrate and honor our first heroes—parents and grandparents 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

Other 10573 events

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.

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 free webinar State of Emergence: Virtual Launch II, Wed., June 2, 7-8 p.m. April Felipe and exhibiting artists will discuss their work and process. The exhibition speaks to the current state of the world these artists are navigating. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures/state-of-emergence-launch-2?mc_cid=9cf1014f27&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: Sept. 11: The Struts; 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; Apr. 29, 2022: Nate Bargatze at 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Yet to be rescheduled: Phil Lesh, Disco Biscuits, Rival Sons, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli, 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.


Westchester County Parks is offering an out of the park deal for HEAT Baseball Camp, which will be held at V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley this summer. Those who register thru May 30 will receive the early bird registration discount, and an additional 10 percent discount if booking multiple weeks. The camp will cover all areas of the game including fielding, pitching, hitting, base running, strength and conditioning, game situations and baseball IQ.

Four week-long sessions will be held in July: Session 1: July 5-9; Session 2: July 12-16; Session 3: July 19-23 and

Session 4: July 26-30. The early bird registration fee is $250 per camper, per session. Starting May 31, the registration fee increases to $275 per camper, per session. Go tohttps://parks.westchestergov.com/children-camps/baseball-camp or call 914/231-4673.

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

Westport Country Playhouse has announced that there are a limited number of spots remaining for their in-person CampWCP, a social justice theater camp for kids that will run July 6-30. For the inaugural session CampWCP will be exploring the idea of home. Kids in grades 6 through 8 will engage in the art of playwriting with José Casas and learn about acting and movement with Jenny Nelson. Plus, they’ll bring in some local activists along with Playhouse staff for workshops and more. Campers will even devise their own monologues and perform them at the Playhouse for an invited audience of friends and family! Registration is open until June 1. Scholarships and payment plans are available to ensure that all young artists have equal access. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. $750. A non-refundable $100 deposit (to be applied to camp fees) will be required with all registrations. Register at https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/campwcp/?sourceNumber=

Westchester Children’s Museum has announced that registration is open for their Exploring Play Summer Program for ages 3-5. Tues., July 6-Wed., Aug. 11. The program runs 3 days a week, Mon.-Wed., 9-11 a.m. and 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. $895 for non-members. For additional information and to register go to https://discoverwcm.org/summer-program?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=dda97f8d-3089-4f1d-a5a5-56a96ef5b2e3

Westchester Parks Foundation will be relocating its Camp Morty to Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers for the 2021 season. The traditional sleepaway camp was remote last year because of COVID and, because of the current climate, will transition into an in-person day camp for underserved children in Westchester County ages 8-15 who are in foster care, live in homeless shelters, in child protective services, or otherwise receive services from Westchester County DSS. Camp Morty Day Camp will have many of the same programs campers enjoyed in previous years--arts & crafts, sports, outdoor adventure, drama, and many other favorites. All camp activities will take place outdoors with a large tent available to provide shelter in case of inclement weather. The camp will provide breakfast, lunch and a snack to all campers. Families will have two options for transportation to and from camp; they may drop off and pick up campers directly to Tibbetts Brook Park or they can make use of the camp bus that will transport campers from White Plains to Tibbetts Brook Park (exact location TBD).

Both new and returning campers are encouraged to apply for open spots. Sessions run on a weekly basis, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Session 1: July 6-9; Session 2: July 12-16; Session 3: July 19-23; Session 4: July 26-30 and

Session 5: Aug. 2-6. New camper applications can be completed at www.campmorty.com. For more information visit http://campmorty.com/

Westchester County’s Nature and Young Farmers Camps are scheduled to reopen this summer and registration for these popular camps has begun. 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.

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 ages 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

ArtsWestchester has announced a Juneteenth Countywide kickoff free virtual event Tues., June 1, 7-9 p.m. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Jun Jun and Liberation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the U.S. In 2021 it will be recognized as an official NYS holiday. Join together to celebrate this historic and momentous occasion and kick off a month-long series of Juneteenth activities around Westchester and Rockland Counties. There will be a keynote lecture by civil rights scholar & public historian, Dr. Larry H. Spruill; music and dance performances by Ray Blue, Samara Joy, Rocky Middleton, Mount Olivet Praise Singers, Prestige Step and the Ptah-Shabazz Wisdrum Orchestra and presentations about upcoming local Juneteenth celebrations. Watch the livestream on ArtsWestchester’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArtsWestchester or register and watch on Zoom at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PzEdFbeWRCqAoKu1Ydzngw

Greenwich Hospital will host a free webinar “Understanding Total Joint Replacement Surgery” Wed., June 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. with a panel of experts who will discuss the latest surgical options for knee, hip and joint replacements, pain management techniques, rehabilitation and recovery. Brian Kavanagh, MD, medical director, Total Joint Replacement Program, Greenwich Hospital, will offer opening remarks. Annie Nardi, DPT, manager, Clinical Programs, will serve as moderator.  To register for the free webinar, call 888/357-9253 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events.

Greenwich Hospital will present Update of COVID-19 Vaccines Thurs., June 3, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom. Free. Gavin McLeod, MD, infectious disease specialist, Ralph Cipriani, MD, internist/infectious disease specialist and Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian will discuss where to find updates on COVID-19 vaccines from reliable federal and state health websites. Find out how to spot and stop the spread of misinformation about these vaccines. Register at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events.

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 Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County, in partnership with The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College and Watershed Agricultural Council, will be hosting a series of "lunch and learn" webinars titled "Living in Suburbia: The Urban and Suburban Ecosystem." The free webinars on Thursdays, 12-1 p.m., will be led by educators and experts in their fields. Schedule is as follows: June 10: Water: Where Does It Come From and Where Does It Go? and Sept. 9: Urban and Suburban Landscapes: What Can Go Wrong? To register and for more information, go to http://westchester.cce.cornell.edu/events/2021/05/20/living-in-suburbia

Jazz Forum Arts will present free Jitterbugs Spring event Sat., 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

Westport Country Playhouse Radio Theater, a free-of-charge broadcast series, in partnership with WSHU Public Radio, will present the new audio play “The Return,” Sat., May 29, at noon, followed by a rebroadcast on Sun., May 30 at 4 p.m. “The Return” is a haunting tale by Kavin Panmeechao, based on the Thai folk legend, “Mae Nahg.” Radio station frequencies and locations are listed at wshu.org. “The Return” will also be accessible on the Playhouse’s website (westportplayhouse.org) from May 31-June 20. Following the audio play will be a brief discussion with playwright and director of “The Return.” The audio play runs approximately 35 minutes. Complete details at https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/thereturn/

Westport Country Playhouse will present virtual Story Hour with Jenny Sun., June 6. Event is a live, interactive reading of a book in English and Spanish to engage children in grades K-3. Event 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 are now on sale. 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.

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; Quick N Easy Crochet Thurs., June 3 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Join librarian Kristen for a granny stripe crochet tutorial. Those signed up will be notified when they can pick up their bag of program supplies from the library. Everything needed will be in the kit aside from a pair of scissors which participants will need to provide themselves. Registration is limited and required. Register at www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

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

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

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

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

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

ArtsWestchester 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 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. 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 will present Hermitage: The Power of Art—Great Art on Screen Documentary. Film tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture. Screenings daily thru Tues., June 1 at 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. $10. For tickets go to 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:

Jann Klose June 13, 2021; In Conversation with The Sopranos is cancelled; Melissa Etheridge 2020 Tour, new date TBD; Legends of British Rock Dave Mason with special guest John Mayall is cancelled; Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers is cancelled; Eaglemania: The Breakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty will be July 9; The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band is scheduled for July 30; Dead on Live: An Evening of the Grateful Dead will be Aug. 6; Classic Stones Live: The Greatest Rolling Stones Tribute will be Aug. 13; Eric D’Allessandro Live will be Aug. 20; Willie Nile with special guest James Maddock will be Aug. 21; Bumping Mikes with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell, new date: Aug. 28; The High Kings, new date: Oct. 2; Stars of the Sixties, new date: Oct. 3; Whose Lives Anyway, new date: Oct. 9; The Monkees Farewell Tour with Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz: Oct. 20; The Mavericks: Oct. 30 & 31; Vic DiBitetto, new date: Nov. 5 & 6; The Machine Performs Pink Floyd, new date: Nov. 19; Aaron Neville, new date: Dec. 3; Tommy Emmanuel, new date: Dec. 12; Paula Poundstone, new date: Jan. 21, 1922; Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell, new date TBD; The Righteous Brothers, new date: Feb. 25, 2022; 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; Kevin James new date: Apr. 29 & May 11, 2022; The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour, new date: May 14, 2022 ;Martin Sexton & KT Tunstall, new date: TBD; Puddles Pity Party is cancelled; Shovels & Rope is cancelled;  Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie is cancelled

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.


The Westchester Children’s Museum will reopen June 26 with a special members-only mini opening Sat., June 19 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Museum is CDC compliant and has made changes to keep you, your family, and our staff safe and healthy. While not required, you may purchase tickets in advance to expedite check-in process. Museum hours starting June 26: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. The Museum will close for one hour (12:30-1:30 p.m.) to be cleaned and reset before the afternoon session. 914/421-5050; info@discoverWCM.org

The Jazz Forum at 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown, finally reopens on May 28 with upcoming live shows Fridays and Saturdays: 7 & 9:30 p.m./Sundays: 4 & 6 p.m. 914/631-1000 or jazzforumarts.org.

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 Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville has reopened. 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 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.