One of the artworks in the virtual exhibit Connections presented by the Clay Art Center in Port Chester featuring works by artists documenting this time of COVID-19. See Clay Art Center listing for details.
One of the artworks in the virtual exhibit Connections presented by the Clay Art Center in Port Chester featuring works by artists documenting this time of COVID-19. See Clay Art Center listing for details.

Since almost all events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online, the following information about organizations we usually list in our calendars is being substituted:

All shows at The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester are canceled or postponed. At The Capitol, Nate Bargatze, originally Sun., Apr. 5, has been postponed to Oct. 4. Sunrise Day Camp Benefit featuring Jessie’s Girl originally May 1 & 2 has been postponed to Sept. 25 & 26; Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is postponed from Sun., May 17 to Sun., Nov. 22. Umphrey’s McGee originally May 1-2 is rescheduled for Sept. 25-26. Dark Star Orchestra postponed from May 8 & 9 to July 16 & 17; Pigeons Playing Ping Pong postponed from Apr. 24 & 25 to July 23 & 24. The Fab Faux postponed from May 16 to Aug. 7; Blues Traveler postponed from May 15 to Aug. 12; Sheryl Crow postponed from Apr. 7 & 21 to Oct. 21 & 22; Billy Strings postponed from Apr. 11 to Dec. 4 and The Beach Boys postponed from Apr. 4 to Apr. 3, 2021. The following shows have not yet been rescheduled: Phil Lesh & Friends, Disco Biscuits, Lake Street Drive, Lukas Nelson, Rival Sons and The Struts. The following shows have been canceled: Bombay Bicycle Club (originally June 11) and Michael Frantis and Spearhead (originally June 23). 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.

There are currently no scheduled events at Garcia’s.

Rye Brook Recreation is presenting Name That Tune “Happy Hour” (adults only please) Fri., May 22 at 6 p.m. at Pine Ridge Park.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library is closed until further notice. However, “Virtual Singalongs with Chloe” have begun with new videos added to the library’s website at portchester-ryebrooklibrary.com every Wednesday morning. New videos will go up on May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 @ http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.com". Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups can join in the fun, sing songs and move and groove for free. "Virtual Storytime with Ms. Tee" will take place on Tues., May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. To see and hear Ms. Tee share songs, a story and more! Each week Ms. Tee will share one of her favorite stories and hopes to connect with the children and families in Port Chester and Rye Brook. For questions, contact Tee at teecotter@yahoo.com.

Learn English Virtually with the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library and Westchester Community College, June 2-Aug. 12. Morning schedule—Tues.-Thurs. 9-11:15 a.m. Online placement test May 26 at 9 a.m. Evening schedule, Tues.-Thurs., June 11-Aug. 25, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Online placement test June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Weekend schedule, Sat. & Sun., May 30-Aug. 23 (no sessions July 4 & 5), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Online placement test May 23 at 9 a.m. Class cost: $21; eBooks must be purchased online. For information go to LibraryESL@sunywcc.edu or call 914/606-6607.

 

The Clay Art Center in Port Chester is closed until further notice; however, CAC has created ways to bring together its community through online learning and engagement.  CAC is offering Kids Clay Virtual Parties via Zoom! Looking 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 our 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. The Center has created an NCECA virtual gallery in their online shop to purchase the works from their NCECA booth to support artists. Artist Lecture & Demo—Sat. May 23, 1-2 p.m.--Anat Shiftan: In the Studio Day After Day. A virtual artist talk. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures.

CAC is also presenting a new exhibition, Connections on their website thru Dec. 31. It is a virtual exhibit of postcards documenting ceramic artists’ experiences during this time of COVID-19. CAC invited ceramic artists to participate in a nationwide response to the situation we all find ourselves in due to the coronavirus asking them to share their experiences, as expressed through the creation of a postcard which they will share with us digitally. In this two-part exhibition ceramic artists from across the US submitted images of postcards in process, whether as drawings, mixed media or clay, along with a message about their experience during this time. The second part of this exhibition will take place at Clay Art Center Gallery (date TBD when Clay Art Center opens). Fifty postcards from the virtual gallery will be selected for an in-person exhibition. Artists will translate their virtual postcards into a ceramic postcard which will be displayed alongside their written message about their experience. View the exhibit at www.clayartcenter.org.

The beaches at Playland and Croton Point Park will be open for the season and at reduced capacity on Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25. The two beaches and the parks where they are located—Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson and Playland Park in Rye, will be available only to Westchester residents.

Those entering either park will be required to verify their Westchester residency with their Westchester County Park Pass or driver’s license with a Westchester address. All beachgoers are required to follow park staff’s instructions and posted signs regarding social distancing protocols and everyone must have a mask. The beaches will be open weather permitting.

The beaches will be open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with no admittance after 6 p.m. Parking at Playland and Croton Point Park is $5 per car with the park pass and $10 per car without. Admission to the beaches is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for children age 5 and under.

No food concessions will be open. Bathrooms will be open; showers and locker rooms will be closed.

The Galleria at White Plains is calling on Westchester County’s residents to walk or run around the Galleria five times: the equivalent of five kilometers. The Galleria 5K Challenge is easy. Simply start at the Galleria 5K sign posted near the Main Street garage entrance by Macy’s and begin walking or running. One kilometer is the equivalent of walking or jogging around the Galleria at White Plains once on the public sidewalks from Court Street to Main Street, S. Lexington Avenue and Martine Avenue. There’s no set time or day for the Galleria 5K Challenge. Participants can do it whenever they please. Friends can do it together so long as they maintain proper social distance. Participants who complete five circles around the Galleria at White Plains are invited to post #Galleria5K or #GalleriaHigh5 on their social media platforms.

UN75 Global Consultation: Shaping Our Future Together will take place via Zoom Sun., May 31, 3-5 p.m. It will be hosted by the UN-USA Westchester Chapter. This annual meeting and community consultation for citizens ages 16 and older to chart the future of the United Nations and will feature live remarks by U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Register for this free event at https://ascendleadership.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6u92_FxiTMeMCV9hX2VRrQ

Paws Across America is hosting their Memorial Day Telethon Mon., May 25 at 12 p.m. on Facebook Live—www.facebook.com/pawscrossed. The event will feature entertainment, rescue stories, adoption check-ins and more. There will also be a live view on the PCAR website, www.pawscrossedny.org/telethon.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild in Larchmont is presenting an online group show: The Creative Spirit, Art & Perseverance in Uncertain Times thru May 30. During these difficult and uncertain times, artists continue to create. In makeshift studios, on desktops and dining room tables, in basements and attics, artists continue to make art. Flip through the slide show online: http://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/exhibits-events/the-creative-spirit/ Contact the gallery at gallery@mamaroneckartistsguild.org to inquire about the artwork.

County Executive George Latimer has announced that the weekly Muscoot Farms Farmers Market is Sundays thru Nov. 22, rain or shine. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. You can support local farmers and sustainability and enjoy a day at the farm, following social distance guidelines as follows: The day will be divided into six, 45-minute blocks where 30 people maximum will be allowed to shop at one time in order to maintain safe social distancing; masks and gloves must be worn at all times; verification of registration (print out or phone) must be shown upon arrival; shopping time is limited to 30 minutes, though 20 minutes is encouraged; one-way circulation through market; credit/debit card or contactless form of payment preferred--bring cash as alternative and arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Advance registration is required at westchestercountyparks.eventbrite.com.

Join the Yonkers Philharmonic from the security and comfort of your own home for an on-line celebration of the winners of the 2020 Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition Sun., May 31 at 3 p.m. Tong Chen, YPO Music Director, and Robert Sherman, WQXR radio personality, will discuss the music, the students and their accomplishments. The winners will share solo video performances so that you can get a taste of their artistry in this premier episode of YPO@Home. This program is available online only at http://yonkersphilharmonic.org/athome

ArtsWestchester’s Teen Tuesdays and Thursdays program has gone digital and offers new art-making workshops led by professional teaching artists each week. All of the workshops are available on ArtsWestchester’s YouTube channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsK4qxsHO4U&feature=youtu.b

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.

Westchester County Parks’ annual Cultural Heritage Celebrations series have been cancelled due to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Festivals cancelled so far are: Polish Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun., May 17; Asian Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sat., June 6; Albanian Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun., June 7; Portuguese Heritage Festival, Ridge Road Park, Sun., June 7; Irish Heritage Festival, Ridge Road Park, Sat., June 27; African American Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun., June 28 and Hispanic Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun., July 12. Festivals on hold are: Italian Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun., July 19; Heritage of India Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun., Aug. 2; Ecuadorian Festival, Croton Point Park, Sun., Aug. 9; Jewish Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun., Aug. 16 and Muslim Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Sun. Aug. 23. Any additional cancellations, postponements or rescheduling will be posted at parks.westchestergov.com.

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center presents Memory Keepers: Generations Forward Speaker Series, Fri., May 22: 5 p.m. Michael Gyory. Online cocktail hour. Gyory is the son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors. During World War II, his parents, mere teenagers were sent to concentration camps and slave labor camps. After surviving the horrors and torture of the war, they returned to Budapest to find that they were orphans. They managed to fall in love, marry, emigrate to America and have three children. However, the love story does not last their lifetimes, and Michael discusses what is was like to grow up in America with survivor parents. RSVP to Millie Jasper mjasper@hhrecny.org for Zoom log-in details. Thurs., June 4: 5 p.m. Audrey Reich. Online cocktail hour. Audrey Reich is an artist and educator, who tells her father’s Holocaust story, and has created artwork inspired by it. Email mjasper@hhrecny.org for Zoom instructions. Programs are free of charge.

Greenwich Hospital is offering Webinar classes due to the COVID-19 crisis via Zoom in May. To register for the free classes, call 888/305-9253 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events. The zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the session. Participants will be on mute without camera access and can comment via chat. Classes include Immune-Boosting Cooking: Single Pan Stir Fry, Thurs, May 28, 3 p.m. Presenter: Erica Christ, RD, CDE. Spend an hour in the kitchen of Erica Christ, dietitian with Greenwich Hospital’s Center for Behavioral and Nutritional Health. Stir-fry meals can be easily made with either plant-based or animal-based protein foods. Learn how to prepare this immune boosting meal, which is rich in vegetables, grains while meeting protein requirements.

Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, will take place June 7, 14, 21 and 28, and September 13, 20 and 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There are no dates in July or August. During Bicycle Sundays, the parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. The course will be slightly modified this year, beginning at Main Street in White Plains (instead of Westchester County Center) and will continue south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The road is closed to automobiles on that stretch of parkway. Admission is free.

There are numerous points of entry along the route. Although parking will be available in the Westchester County Center east parking lot, participants should follow signs and directions to enter the route at Main Street once they exit their cars. For additional information as well as rules and regulations, contact Westchester County Parks at (914) 864-PARK or visit parks.westchestergov.com.

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe is offering livestream webinars including: Tues., May 26, 1 p.m. $10. Discuss what a gladiator actually is (professional vs slave), how the Colosseum provided a world-renowned stage for these fights, and the various types of gladiatorial and chariot race spectacles. Explore the Roman Colosseum, unearthing its secrets and trap doors, and move on to the Roman Circus, the original horse racetrack. Register at https://wiccny.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/310334/register. Camila Calhoun tells the story of her memoir: The White Moth, Thurs., May 28, 7 p.m. $10. 10 registrants will be selected at random to win a free signed copy of the book! The author shares her story of living in Italy in the mid-1970s at her friend Aldo Rafanelli's farm villa. The book is inspired by the courage, optimism and resilience of her mother-in-law Alda who welcomed the troops home from WWI in 1918, experienced life during the Spanish Influenza pandemic and kept her family together during the harsh realities of fascism and WWII Italy. The White Moth celebrates the redemptive power of family, farm life, food and the Tuscan landscape through both blissful and turbulent times. Register at https://wiccny.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/310351/register. Love That Moves the Sun: The Passionate & Challenging Life of Vittoria Colonna, Mon., June 1, 2 p.m. $10. Linda Cardillo, the award-winning author of fiction that explores the search for connection and belonging, will present the journey (both physical and metaphorical) she undertook in creating her latest novel, Love That Moves the Sun. Set in turbulent 16th-century Italy. It is a stirring and emotionally resonant portrait of a pivotal relationship in the life of Michelangelo. Register at https://wiccny.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/319534/register. Performance LIVE from Italy: Cristiana Pegoraro, (Vivaldi: The Four Seasons). Thurs., June 11, 6 p.m. $10. The Italian born pianist with two performances that are bound to make you a fan. Register at https://wiccny.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/311435/register. She also performs (Omaggio all'Italia Wed., June 20 at 1 p.m. $10. Register at https://wiccny.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/319535/register. To view all upcoming webinars go to wiccny.org/Webinars.

ArtsWestchester is presenting a virtual photography exhibit on view now--The Lawrence Salley Photography Award 2020 Virtual Exhibition. This exhibition is best viewed in full screen. It was produced in collaboration with the African American Men of Westchester and is their first-ever virtual exhibition featuring the photographic work of Arnold Kastenbaum, the 2020 Lawrence Salley Award winner and the eight finalists in this year’s competition. From pure abstraction to photojournalism, the nine photographers gathered in this virtual exhibition represent the varied practices of contemporary photography and the deep talent of the Hudson Valley’s creative community. View the exhibit at www.artswestchester.org.

The 10th Annual Father Peter M. Rinaldi Awards Dinner honoring Sr. Mary Rinaldi, FMA; Christina McAleer and Michael Borrelli benefitting Corpus Christi/Holy Rosary School will be rescheduled to Spring 2021. If you already purchased a ticket or journal ad, or made a donation, you will be contacted. Watch for details on what promises to be the best gala ever!

Rye Arts Center is closed; however, they invite people of all ages to participate in their new video series fRyeday Not Live. It will be a series of videos of at-home performances that the RAC will weave together into a show. Typical acts include music, theater, stand-up comedy, poetry readings and dance. The RAC also offers several online art courses. For additional information on online courses, fRyeday Not Live and to submit a video go to www.ryeartscenter.org.

Their spring session of online classes for children includes Online Art Classes, Virtual Music lessons, Virtual S.T.E.A.M. classes and free Python Coding Class. New workshops for adults include One-on-One with Jill Parry, Critique Group with Jill Parry, Loosen Up and Paint and Hilman of Klint Inspired Art with Katharine Dufault. For a complete list of classes with times and descriptions go to https://www.ryeartscenter.org/online-classes-lessons.

The Westchester Go Red for Women luncheon, which was originally planned for Fri., Apr. 3 and had been rescheduled for Wed., May 27, will now become a virtual event on May 27. Additional information will be announced soon.

The League of Women Voters Annual Luncheon, originally scheduled for Apr. 24, has been postponed with the hope of rescheduling in the fall. It is sponsored by the LWV of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, and Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester.

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

Rye Nature Center is closed until further notice; however, the grounds will be open from dawn until dusk. They encourage you to spend time outside enjoying nature and exploring the trails. The playground and STEM challenge course will be closed until further notice amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus. No bathrooms are available. They will continue accepting registration in June Bugs, Summer Camp, Paddle Adventure Camp, Forest Preschool, and Preschool Ecology for the 2020-21 academic year.

Online programs for May include: Mini Shelters & Solar Stills, Tues., May 26. Participants will shrink themselves down to action figure size and construct different shelters out of sticks, leaves, mud, and rocks. Learn the many different structures, methods to make basic shelters, and other materials you could use to enhance your structure! This session will also cover another essential to survival--finding clean drinking water. Learn how to make two different solar stills to harvest clean drinking water from plants. Materials: shoe box lid or other container, sticks, rocks, leaves, large plastic bottle, plastic wrap, rubber band, bucket/garden pail. Register at https://ryenaturecenter.z2systems.com/np/clients/ryenaturecenter/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1925&. For information go to www.ryenaturecenter.org.

Jay Heritage Center in Rye is closed to the public until further notice; it will reopen as soon as it's safe to do so. If you are stuck at home with kids, try their Ecoquest Challenge. Children love helping to identify invasive species—and walks in your yard are one of the few outdoor activities kids can do safely these days. Try hunting with them for invasive lesser celandine (also known as fig buttercup). Once you find some—and 'tis the season—download the iNaturalist app, photograph the flower, and upload it to the database. By mapping an invasive species you'll both be educating your child and helping to save the planet. As long as you're foraging for invasives, making homemade paper is a fun Saturday afternoon project with kids using tall grasses from your yard. All you need is a blender (one you don't also cook with), soda ash, and some easy-to-find crafting supplies. I Love My Park Day, which had been scheduled for May 2, has been canceled. For information on all online offerings, go to www.jayheritagecenter.org.

Wainwright House in Rye has suspended all classes and upcoming workshops until further notice. Wainwright is offering online classes in online yoga, movement and meditation. All movement classes are $10 and Meditation Classes are $5. Register online under daily classes at least one hour before the start time of the class.

Ann Magalhaes & 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. at www. Register for all classes at wainwright.org.

The Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye is closed until further notice; however, at the WCM At Home page, you can bring the Museum home. How this page works: 1) Tune in every week for new Featured Activities and Featured Website Links. 2) Tune in at the start of each month for monthly drop-in themes adapted to be virtual. Online events for children under age 7 include Build Your Own Bird’s Nest, Color Fizz, Biome in a Bag and Build a Fairy House. For ages 7 & up: Let’s Make Bioplastics, Make Your Own Paint Brush, Make a Parachute and Blow Up Balloon. New series: WCM Online Storytime on Zoom every Wed. at 11 a.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesday: Early Childhood Manager Jeannette will do an adapted version of our Young Discoverers program, with a different theme each month. Child participation encouraged! 2nd & 4th Wednesday: Volunteers Emma, Catherine, and Yu will alternate reading a surprise book! For parents there are resources including Explaining COVID-19, a cute and reassuring story and activity book for younger children to calm their fears and a funny & informational comic for older children explaining what COVID-19 is and a well-written article for parents about how to explain COVID-19 to your kids. For updates go to discoverwcm.org/wcm-at-home.

Most of the Westchester County Parks remain open; however, residents may not be able to get around to visiting them as much as normal due to social distance practices and the new realities we all face. Some of the activities available now or coming soon are computer or smartphone based, while others combine technology with in-person visits to the parks. Several programs involve interactive fun for children; others offer information for people of all ages. Current activities are: naturalist story time--children’s engagement every Wednesday with different staff naturalist or curator; short videos featuring nature center staff, including “Solitary Bees” at Read Sanctuary in Rye; natural egg dye “how-to” instruction sheet; Zoom--Westchester County Parks virtual backgrounds for Zoom teleconferencing available through social media. Access through @WestchesterParks (Facebook); @WestchesterPark (Twitter) @westchestercountyparks (Instagram); Playland Playhouse--Coaster’s Match Up game; Coaster’s Word Search; Coaster’s Hide n’ Seek--playlandpark.org/coasters-playland-playhouse/ Access through @PlaylandParkWestchesterCounty (Facebook); @playland_park (Twitter); @playlandparkofficialpage (Instagram); Lasdon Park Scavenger Hunt (Smartphone needed)--ages 5-7 park tour by following clues. Participants are reminded to maintain proper social distancing while at the park. Access through LasdonPark.org or facebook.com/lasdonpark.

The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck has announced the following performance changes: Joan Osborne, Sat., Aug. 8 at 8 p.m., rescheduled from Apr. 24; Lisa Loeb, Fri., Oct. 9 at 8 p.m., rescheduled from Mar. 21; Wrong Side of History with Colin Quinn, Fri., Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., rescheduled from May 1, and Red Molly, Thurs., Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. rescheduled from May 16. The Sixties Show is scheduled for Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. “Bacarau” can be streamed now-- $12 for an e-ticket. Tickets for all performances are on sale now at www.emelin.org.

Curtain Call, Inc. in Stamford is offering two streaming channels. Using the Vimeo platform, anyone with the link can see the library of 15 shows that have been added, and more will be added on a regular basis. The Shakespeare on the Green channel has nine of their past productions like Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing and more. The second channel features several original musicals and two plays--The Importance of Being Earnest and Mulberry Street," To view these past shows go to https://vimeo.com/channels/CCSOG (for Shakespeare) and https://vimeo.com/channels/CCLIVE for the others. Curtain Call is offering these productions for free so patrons can go back and watch shows they've enjoyed in the past, but several people have been seeing shows for the first time, too.

Westport Country Playhouse is postponing its 2020 season until spring 2021, due to the global pandemic. All programming will move to 2021, including the season’s five main productions, Script in Hand Playreading series, Family Festivities presentations and the New Works Initiative. This year would have marked the historic, professional theater’s 90th season. Since its founding in 1931, the Playhouse has been closed for only four seasons, from 1942 through 1945, during World War II. In 2021, a five-play season will run from mid-Apr. through mid-Nov., built around a reimagining of the Tony Award-winning musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” which was originally scheduled for this season. Pending availability of artists, design teams, and licensing, other productions previously announced for 2020 may be produced next year, including the Tony Award-winning musical “Next to Normal”; a new comedy, “Tiny House”; a world premiere translation of “Antigone”; and the drama, “Blues for an Alabama Sky.”

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Greenwich is offering online group dance classes. For information and to join go to Zoom ID# 641-469-9405; password: 823072. Link to join: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6414699405?pwd=alc3aTQ4bUFyRStQa3krSndXOXhydz09

Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown has postponed concerts until further notice and postponed the cancelled shows to later dates in 2020; however, they announced that they will be airing a weekly free-of-charge Facebook Live Streaming series from artists' homes on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Tune in, enjoy and keep in touch for more of your favorite live music. They are also keeping the community strong with their Jazz Forum @ Home e-blast newsletter every Thursday. Check out Jazz Forum on Facebook and Instagram. They are also offering an online jazz class for kids ages 2-7 live via Zoom. With Jitterbugs @ Home musical adventure, children will get to know Jazz through an interactive online class with music, storytelling and games! For tickets for Sun., June 14 at 10:30 a.m. go to jazzforumarts.com.

The Katonah Museum of Art is closed until further notice; however, a variety of activities are being offered online. Take a virtual tour of Bisa Butler’s works. Even in a digital format, the intimacy of Butler's vibrant quilted portraits is evident. They are now offering the option to purchase a set of four 5x7-inch postcards when buying a Bisa Butler catalogue. Each postcard features a full-bleed image of one of the works in the exhibition and is a wonderful complement to the catalogue. Rekindle the lost art of letter-writing and stay in touch with loved ones. $30 for non-members and available only with the purchase of a catalogue; not for individual sale. The Catalogue is a look at how Bisa Butler draws from an array of vibrant patterned fabrics to create portraits of everyday people. $25 for non-members. Purchase at www.katonahmuseum.org. Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. From Docents to Cyberdocents, virtual docent dialogues, a weekly series and creative collaboration between the Museum and KMA docents – now cyberdocents--that brings you the artistic process and stories behind the narrative quilts of Bisa Butler. Live, interactive sessions, led by a KMA docent, held via Zoom. It focuses on a diverse aspect of Butler's work and gives insight into the role community plays in Butler's work and the nuances it has engendered, shaping the choice of colors, shapes and patterns. Watch, listen, engage, comment and come away reflecting on the transformative power of art. Sun., June 7, 1-2 p.m. Behind the Scenes: Bis Butler Curator’s Tour—Bisa Butler Portraits. Join curator Michele Wije to delve deeper into Bisa Butler: Portraits with an overview of the show and an exploration of the history of portraiture as it relates to Butler's works. Vibrant and bold in nature, her narrative portrait quilts celebrate the art of storytelling, transforming family memories and cultural traditions into visual social statements. Non-members $10; senior/student $5. Purchase tickets at https://katonah-museum-of-art-inc.networkforgood.com/events/20931-behind-the-scenes-bisa-butler. www.katonahmuseum.org.

Hospice of Westchester (HOW) will host its 10th annual Celebration of Life Memorial Butterfly Release at the Wainwright House in Rye Sun., June 28 rain or shine. This event will give community members the opportunity to honor the lives of loved ones who have passed away. All are invited to purchase butterflies in memory of their loved ones and attend the event to participate in the release. The event will include children’s activities (stories, crafts, games), videos on the Monarch butterfly, a memorial service and the butterfly release. Butterflies will be available for purchase until June 18 at $20 each and will not be available for purchase on the day of the event. Every Hospice of Westchester family will receive one free butterfly. Space is limited and reservations are required. To order your butterflies or make a reservation by June 18, please call (914) 682-1484 ext. 130.

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is closed until further notice.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild gallery is closed. They will evaluate at a later date. The Solo Show by Joseph Blumstein: Imaging Kabbalah is rescheduled for January 2021. The 16th Annual Open Juried Works in May will be rescheduled for a future date to be announced. For updates, email gallery@mamaroneckartistsguild.org

SPRYE events are canceled until further notice; however, the SPRYE office will remain open. For the protection of its volunteers SPRYE will also be suspending volunteer rides to appointments, shopping and other errands. However, if you need groceries, medication or other essential items, call the office at 914-481-5706 and they will be delivered. If you have a medical need or feel ill, the office can arrange transportation to get you to your health care provider through a car service or taxi. Please continue to look for updates from the office and please call or email the director@sprye.org with any questions.

The committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Greenwich Hospital Benefit on Fri., May 15 at the Greenwich Country Club. Dr. James Brunetti and the Arthur and Elizabeth Martinez Family have graciously agreed to serve as next year's Benefit honorees. The committee looks forward to honoring them and celebrating in May 2021.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

Kevin James is postponed to June 28.

The Musical Box, a Genesis Extravaganza is canceled (originally June 12).

Marc Broussard is postponed to July 11.

Dave Mason with John Mayall is postponed to Sept. 10.

Aaron Neville Duo postponed to Aug. 15.

Bumping Mikes with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell postponed to Aug. 29.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd postponed to Sept. 4.

Whose Live Anyway postponed to Sept. 13.

Tommy Emmanuel postponed to Sept. 24.

The Medicine Show Tour is postponed to Oct. 6.

Rickie Lee Jones postponed to Oct. 16.

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers postponed to Oct. 17.

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour postponed to Oct. 18.

Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie postponed to Nov. 5.

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell postponed to Nov. 6.

Puddles Pity Party postponed to Nov. 13.

Paula Poundstone postponed to Dec. 4.

Shovels & Rope postponed to Jan. 21, 2021.

Martin Sexton & KT Tunstall postponed to Feb. 19, 2021.

Lunasa postponed to Mar. 7, 2021.

Red Hot Chili Pippers postponed to Mar. 15, 2021.

Colin Hay postponed to Apr. 8, 2021.

The Underwater Bubble Show postponed to Apr. 10, 2021.

Rick Thomas postponed to Apr. 25, 2021

One Night of Queen postponed to May 2, 2021.

Zero postponed to May 20, 2021.

The Sopranos postponed to Aug. 8, 2021.

Stars of the Sixties postponed to Oct. 2, 2021.

Tarrytown Music Hall is offering free online workshops for kids of all ages. Young people can take part in one-hour workshops on Shakespeare, Creative Writing, Science Fiction and more. Space is limited. RSVP to proyston@tarrytownmusichall.org.

Tarrytown Music Hall is committed to staying connected and bringing you the best music. Visit their SPOTIFY page and check out the new playlists. This week they're introducing: MUSIC HALL FAVORITES--favorites from all the artists who have graced their stage.

The White Plains Public Library is temporarily closed, but there are plenty of other ways they’re keeping the Library open and still serving the community. Join on Zoom with a variety of virtual events presented by Library staff and local experts. Programs include: 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.

May events include Virtual Happy Hour, Fri., May 22 & 29, 5-6 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of lively conversation over the news of the week. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend. For all virtual offerings, go to www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

ArtsWestchester’s Arts Award Luncheon has been postponed to June 30. www.artswestchester.org.

Pelham Art Center encourages everyone to find artistic outlets and to connect with others via online platforms. As part of its community art initiative, PAC will host several online Community Art Hours. Free. Go to pelhamartcenter.org for the Zoom links to sign up.

The Pleasantville Music Festival has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the village-run event scheduled for July 11 has been cancelled. This is the first time the Festival has been cancelled in 16 years.

This year’s Girl’s Inc. of Westchester’s Strong Smart & Bold Gala has been postponed to Thurs., Sept. 24 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook.

The Fair & Affordable Housing Expo at the Westchester County Center scheduled for Mar. 21 has been postponed to June 20.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst has been rescheduled from May 1-3 to July 24-26.

The Picture House in Pelham has introduced TPH Education At Home, sharing some of the short films they use in their filmmaking classes, along with suggested discussion questions and activities. These are a great way to provide a little arts enrichment in your “school at home” day, as inspiration for a writing assignment or just a way to come together and connect through the art of film. Films include:

“Emmeline,” a short film for every age. It presents loneliness and connection in a simple and whimsical way, with artfully crafted shots and special attention to color. For older students who are already making their own films, it’s an excellent example of simple storytelling with rich, visual detail--shot over a weekend with zero budget!

“He Who Dances on Wood,” a beautiful, short documentary for all ages. Meet Fred Nelson and learn about his discovery of dance and how he finds joy in the rhythm of it. The discussion questions and activities can be adapted to fit any grade level, from kindergarten through high school,

“The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse,” an animated short film from France. In this film, we meet a quartet of woodland creatures and watch their relationships unfold. (Fair warning for our youngest viewers, there is a scary moment in the middle of the film, but hang in there!) This is a beautifully animated film with a rich musical score.

“Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art,” Part music video, part documentary, this short film follows Lil Buck through the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, marking the opening of the Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. As Lil Buck interprets the art on display through dance, the camera follows along, mimicking his smooth style and providing a frame for the dancer, just like the frames around the famous works of art hanging on the walls. Creative and inspiring, this film is perfect for any age.

“Lights Out” is a short film for scary movie fans in middle school or above. It is an excellent example of how you can make something genuinely scary with minimal effects. There is no blood, no violence, no gore and no dialogue--just light, shadow, sound and pitch perfect editing.

“La Linea” for high school age and up. It is a nine-minute short “based on nine million true stories.". It tells the story of Alejandro, a Mexican who discovers that his border-crossing journey into America will not be a lonely one. In contrast to films with related subject matters, La Línea notably takes a more lighthearted approach to telling a story of illegal immigration, highlighting humor and humanity. This short is a great example of simple storytelling for up and coming filmmakers with low or no budgets. For suggested activities for each film go to their website, https://thepicturehouse.org/at-home/

Bear Story” (Historia de un Oso). This story was inspired by the director's grandfather, Leopoldo Osorio, who, after the Chilean coup d'état, was imprisoned for two years and then forced to live in exile for the duration of the dictatorship. It’s generally for all ages, it is recommended that parents watch along with their elementary-age children. The animation is stunning, and though it's sad, the elevated level of storytelling makes it well worth the watch. For suggested discussion questions and activities, along with a link to an interview with the filmmaker go to YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG4He0HP1Tk; TPH at Home Link: https://vimeo.com/412901511.

Crescendo.” When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression, or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, both on and off-stage. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Academy Award-nominated director Dror Zahavi directs this gripping drama as a constantly growing ‘crescendo’, tension and conflicts rising until the last frame. Crescendo is a remarkable theatrical movie and contribution to the world-wide efforts towards understanding, humanity and peace. Cost to screen this film is $12.

The Picture House is also presenting online screenings with Q&A’s including Fri., May 22: “Life Itself.” Q&A May 27 with Chaz Ebert in conversation with director Steve James. Charity: Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund; Fri., May 29: “Blackfish.” Q&A Wed., June 3 with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Charity: GiveDirectly’s COVID relief fund and Fri., June 5: “Hail Satan?” Q&A on June 10 with director Penny Lane in conversation with Lucien Greaves, head of The Satanic Temple. Charity: GiveDirectly’s COVID relief fund. For information go to www.thepicturehouse.org.

The Wilton Playshop has postponed their upcoming performances of Evita. They have received the rights to perform the show Oct. 16-31. Current ticket holders will have their tickets honored on the new performance dates.

Common Ground Concerts, which has concerts at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings-on-Hudson and a few concerts each year at Irvington Theater in Irvington, has announced that the remainder of their spring season has been postponed.

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 on-site facilitation again. www.gildasclubwestchester.org.

All films and programs at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville are canceled until further notice. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.