One of Bisa Butler’s photographs from the virtual exhibition presented by the Katonah Museum of Art. Her work will be discussed Sun., June 7. See listing for details.
One of Bisa Butler’s photographs from the virtual exhibition presented by the Katonah Museum of Art. Her work will be discussed Sun., June 7. See 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:

Whitney Renee of Weber Drive teamed up with Port Chester Trustee Joan Grangenois-Thomas to organize a march on Sunday, June 7 starting at Columbus Park at 2 p.m. The march for social justice will proceed down Ryan Avenue to Purdy Avenue, head down South Main Street to Westchester Avenue and end at Church of the Living God on New Broad Street. All are invited to take part.

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

There are currently no scheduled events at Garcia’s.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library has announced that Gentle Chair Yoga will be presented online by Joan from SPRYE Mon., June 8 at 12:30 p.m. View the program with Joan at To join a Zoom watch party and participate in the session as a class go to For more information, contact Stacey Harris at

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 every Wednesday morning. New videos will go up June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 @". 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., June 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

Learn English Virtually with the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library and Westchester Community College, Evening schedule, Tues.-Thurs., June 11-Aug. 25, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Online placement test June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Class cost: $21; eBooks must be purchased online. For information go to 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 The Center has created an NCECA virtual gallery in their online shop to purchase the works from their NCECA booth to support artists.

CAC virtual clay classes for adults include Pottery for Beginners, June 11-July 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This 5-week virtual introductory course is your way to get started working with clay, even while at home. Explore a wide range of hand building techniques such as coil building, pinching, soft and hard slab construction along with basic surface decoration approaches. Using these skills, each student will make a variety of useful and beautiful objects for the home and kitchen.

Youth Classes: June 8, 4-5 p.m.; Super Heroes (Ages 10+), June 10, 3-4 p.m.; Tealight Candle Holder (Ages 7+), June 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Giraffe Ring Dish (Age 7+), June 24, 4-5 p.m. CAC instructors will guide your child through a fun instructional clay project. Curbside clay pickup available at Clay Art Center or through Amazon or Michael’s curbside pickup. Beginner’s Welcome!

CAC is also presenting Guest Ceramic Artist Talks and Demos. Learn from some of the top ceramic artists practicing today as they guide you through demos, studio tours and informative lectures. These adult ceramic sessions will cover a variety of topics to keep your clay interests fulfilled. June 9, 7-8 p.m. Exploring the Prehistoric Southwest Through Ceramics with Jaclyn Eckersley. In this presentation Jaclyn discusses how archaeologists learn about prehistoric peoples of the American Southwest through the study of ceramic artifacts. June 13, 1-2 p.m. Artist Demo with Lauren Skelly Bailey: Funktional. Watch Lauren demonstrate aspects of her sculptural studio practice. She will explore whipped porcelain along with plaster slabs to create paper thin ruffles for her nature inspired formations; June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Artist Talk with Vicky Youngman: Process & Ideas. Vicky demonstrates her process of generating ideas, gathering inspirations and development of the final project. In this presentation, she will share her methods and demonstrate a hand-built bowl project and June 27, 1-2 p.m., Artist Talk with Lauren Sandler: Disrupting Narratives. Join Lauren as she talks about her studio practice and current body of work as she reflects on the challenges we currently face as artists and educators. Register for all programs at

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 that will be displayed alongside their written message about their experience. View the exhibit at

Tarrytown Music Hall presents Livestream Concerts—Joe Pascarell, lead singer for The Machine Fri., June 5, 7 p.m. RSVP to; Clare Maloney with special guest Nate Debrine, Wed., June 10, 6 p.m. Go to and Dan Zlotnick, Wed., June 17, 6 p.m. Go to

The beaches at Playland and Croton Point Park are open for the season at reduced capacity, weather permitting. 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 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

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center will hold a virtual happy hour Thurs., June 11 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the start of summer. Entertainment will include live music from singer/songwriter Carly Glenn, a short film about the farm and a cocktail demonstration by Billy Stanton, General Manager of the Farmer & The Fish. For more information, and to register for this event, visit Registration is open through Thurs., June 11; a Zoom link will be provided.

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 Solo Show by Joseph Blumstein: Imaging Kabbalah is rescheduled for January 2021. A new online group show is on view through June 20 with an opening reception via Zoom, June 13, 4-4.45 p.m. It is an exhibition of contemporary crafts. MAG artisans create handmade items in a variety of materials from fiber, glass, ceramics, and silver. To attend go to

Lyndhurst Mansion offers virtual tours of its mansion which introduce visitors to the lifestyles of the mansion’s residents and the development of American taste during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The mansion has more than 17 rooms open to the public and are filled with rare collections of original A. J. Davis furniture, French 19th century painting and Tiffany windows. Lyndhurst’s 67-acre grounds are also open from 9am-5pm. For information go to

As part of its community art initiative, Pelham Art Center has announced Community Art Days and “Pelham Art Rocks.” Outdoor Community Art Days will take place Sun., June 7, July 5 & Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m. (Rain dates: June 14, July 12 & Aug. 9.) The Community Art Days aim to bring artmaking to the public in a collaborative and fun way, with the use of social distance practices. PAC teachers will be present in the Pelham Art Center Courtyard at 155 Fifth Avenue doing live painting demos. Come speak with an artist, watch an artist create, and join in their new community art project! Part of the upcoming Community Art Days is “Pelham Art Rocks!”--a collaborative public art installation consisting of individual rocks painted by community members. Come take a rock, paint a rock, and leave a rock under the Pelham Art Center red arch! Visitors can create a rock during any of the three Community Art Days, or paint their rock at home and return it under the arch later. PAC invites everyone to contribute a colorful design to build an Art Rock Garden as a tribute to the strength and beauty of our community. Disposable materials will be provided on site to participate in Pelham Art Rocks, or visitors are welcome to paint their rock from home and return it to the arch at their convenience. For those painting from home, suggested paints are acrylic and details can be added using paint markers. Consider mandala rocks, patterned rocks, inspirational words, spirals, shapes and patterns for your design. It is recommended to add a top coat clear acrylic sealer on top of your painted rocks. For additional information go to

ArtsWestchester’s Virtual Arts Award Celebration will take place online Tues., June 30, 2020. Join leaders from the County’s arts and business community for a virtual celebration of the stellar accomplishments of the 2020 Arts Award Honorees. This year’s seven honorees have enriched the cultural life of Westchester, its communities and its citizens. Join us online to applaud our Arts Award winners and to raise funds for ArtsWestchester’s programs and services. Go to on Facebook and You Tube at 6 p.m.

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.

The Galleria has now begun offering curb-side pick-up of purchases as part of the Phase 1 reopening from the New York State on Pause closures. They have prepared for curb-side pick-up by converting a loading bay near the Sears store into a safe, off-street merchandise pick-up site. The site will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and it will have dedicated, sheltered parking spots for customers. Signage on Main Street will direct customers to the pick-up site. Shoppers will place their orders with retailers online or by phone and they will pay for their purchases in advance.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Norwalk Seaport Association (NSA) is canceling the 43rd annual Norwalk Oyster Festival, previously scheduled for September 11-13, 2020. Prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved, the decision comes after careful deliberation between the NSA Board of Trustees, and Festival Exhibitors. The NSA team is exploring options to coordinate an online experience or a smaller event to showcase this historic, beloved event--one of the most popular in Connecticut and the Northeast. To keep updated on their planned activities, follow their Facebook page, email at or visit

Greenwich Hospital is offering Webinar classes due to the COVID-19 crisis via Zoom videoconference in June Registration is required for all programs at 888/305-9253 or The Zoom line will be distributed in advance of each session. Participants will be muted and off-camera; they can ask questions via chat. Programs include Tues., June 9, 9-10 a.m. Greenwich Hospital’s Nancy Ryan, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will discuss “How Sweet It Is: Managing My Diabetes.” Learn about the many tools available to manage diabetes, which impacts more than 30 million Americans. Also, 2-3 p.m. Greenwich Hospital’s Erica Christ, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, and Richard Becker, certified diabetes educator, will present “Reducing Inflammation with a Low-Sugar Diet.” Sugar can wreak havoc on our bodies by increasing inflammation and impacting insulin levels and appetite hormones. Gain an understanding about how to decrease inflammation with simple diet changes that can improve overall health while decreasing the risk for certain diseases. June 10 & July 8: Stroke Education Support Group, 5-6 p.m. Free. Offers valuable information about prevention, nutrition and medication management for those who are risk of stroke or who have suffered a stroke. Registration is required at 888/305-9253. The Zoom link will be distributed in advance of the session. Participants will be muted and off-camera; they can ask questions via chat. June 11: Heart and Lung Benefits of Exercise. 2-3 p.m. A free talk about how cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises can impact the prevention, management and treatment of heart and lung diseases. Registration is required at 888/305-9253 or The Zoom link will be distributed in advance of the session. Participants will be muted and off-camera; they can ask questions via chat. Additional events will be listed in upcoming issues.

Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers re-opened its retail stores for curbside and in-store pickup only. The center will operate in adherence with CDC and government guidelines in conjunction with New York On Pause being lifted for the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Shoppers can make purchases from Cross County retailers online or via phone and come to the center for contactless delivery to their vehicle, or shoppers may visit the storefront to retrieve their package(s) there. Macy’s is open for curbside pickup only, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days per week.

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

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

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 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

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

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe is offering livestream webinars including Thurs., June 11, 6 p.m. $10. The Italian born pianist with two performances that are bound to make you a fan. Register at She also performs (Omaggio all'Italia Wed., June 20 at 1 p.m. $10. Register at To view all upcoming webinars go to All of our previously aired Webinars are now available On-Demand. Go to

All films and programs at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville are canceled until further notice. They are showing the following virtual screenings: La Traversée de Paris, Papicha, Joan of Arc, The Painter and the Thief, Lucky Grandma and Rififi. For information go to

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is closed until further notice.

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

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

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

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.

Rye Nature Center is presenting June Bugs at Home for children pre-school and kindergarten, ages 3-6 as follows: June 8-12, Around the World; June 15-19, Mad Science and June 22-26, Awesome Animals. These are three weeks of fun planned for you and your child, including science experiments, art projects, outdoor exploration, and exciting animal experiences! Registration is available by the week. This program will guide you through outdoor lessons and provide supplemental virtual material. To make this simple RNC will provide a packet detailing each day's camp activities. Packets can be sent electronically or a physical copy may be mailed to you depending on your preference. To see a sample day of June Bugs at Home, go to Register at

They are also offering Backyard Bushcraft! Tues., June 9, 16, 23, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Join FRNC's Kris Karpinia for this three-part survival series. Participants will engage in making easy, upcycled survival essentials using materials found in your home or yard. Duct tape shoes, DIY map & compass, and stick tents are on the agenda! You will receive step-by-step instructions, feedback for questions or concerns, and of course, your finished product. All are welcome. $50/family for three sessions. Suggested for grades: kindergarten through middle school. Topics include June 9: Duct Tape Shoes, June 16: Make Your Own Map & Compass and June 23: Stick Tent. Register at For materials and course descriptions go to

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

They are also presenting a virtual book talk Wed., June 17 at 7:30 p.m. with George Packer, a staff writer at the New Yorker. He won the National Book Award for his 2013 book "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," which describes the unraveling of our social contract. He's a wonderfully fluent writer and his new book, "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century," was recently named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. Register at

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

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

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’ 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 or

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

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 (for Shakespeare) and 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:

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

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 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. Forgotten Stories: Bisa Butler’s Photographic Inspirations. The origin of Bisa Butler’s work is highly personal and employs a variety of photographic sources both personal and historical. She then uses African textiles with traditional designs and patterns to create compositions that are intricate. The vibrant mosaic of shapes and patterns transform historical figures into powerful narratives. Join KMA Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Programs Emily Handlin for a virtual tour that explores the history behind the photographs and their relationship to Butler's work. Register at, Non-members $10; senior/student $5.

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.

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.

SPRYE’s next Current Events Zoom program will be Fri., June 12 at 10:30 a.m. Grab a hot cup of your favorite beverage and listen to national and international news from others. For information go to

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

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

June events include Virtual Table Top Gaming, Mon., June 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Play table top games virtually with Erik and Ashley. The event will be hosted on Zoom, and the games will be played on Please make a free account on boardgamearena prior to the event. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend. Tues., June 9, 16 & 23: Family Wellness: The Creative Breath-Reiki Guided Visualization, 4-5 p.m. Visual guided meditation for families to de-stress and listen to their intuition. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend. Sat., June 6: Coping with COVID: Building Emotional Resilience, 10-11 a.m. This program with Dr. Joanna Fava will demonstrate how practicing awareness of sadness, anxiety, and other emotions specific to this pandemic can foster emotional resilience. Strategies for improving self-care and increasing comfort in your daily life will be covered. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with the link

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

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,

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:; TPH at Home Link:

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., 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

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.