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:

A Black Lives Matter peaceful protest being organized by a group of Blind Brook students will take place at Crawford Park in Rye Brook on Tuesday, June 30 from 1-3 p.m. There will be speakers as well as fundraisers and petition stations available to attendees. All are welcome. Masks are required. Call or text 914-908-0480 for information.

Independence Day is Sat., July 4. Most banks and the post office will be closed; no mail delivery today. The holiday will be observed Fri., July 3 with government offices closed and most post offices closing at 1 p.m. In Rye Brook, Mon.-Wed. garbage and recycling are unchanged; Thurs. garbage and bulk will be collected Wed.; Fri. collections move to Thurs.; Wed. recycling will be collected Tues., Thurs. recycling will be collected Wed.; Fri., collections will be on Thurs. No green waste collection this week. In Port Chester, Mon.-Thurs. collections remain the same; there will be no pickups Fri., July 3 and there will be no curbside bulk pickup July 1. For information, call 914/939-5207.

Port Chester Day Camp and Rye Brook Recreation Day Camps have been canceled for this year.

Rye Nature Center Camps will open Mon., June 29. They have added two more weeks to their Day Camp calendar and one more week to the Paddle Adventure Camp. The calendar and will run for eight weeks; the last day of camp will be Fri., Aug. 21. You can send your child(ren) to more than one week of camp. RNC has revised registration forms asking you to number the weeks by preference so they can accommodate as many requests as possible this summer. Revised registration forms can be found at https://files.constantcontact.com/349fa4d8001/1982d555-7f51-4b62-96d3-8021f7172a87.pdf. For families that registered for camp prior to Mar. 13, your checks have been cashed and your registration is confirmed. They will be reissuing registration confirmations next week to avoid any confusion. For families that sent registration forms and checks between March 13 and May 31, your registration is still pending and your checks have not been cashed. They will be confirming your registration in the next week and will let you know when they will be depositing your payment to avoid any confusion. For information about the programs, go to www.ryenaturecenter.org. For questions email lisalabarbera@ryenaturecenter.org.

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 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 Tues., June 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.

Children entering kindergarten and up can visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website, http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org and participate in the online Summer Reading Program. Children can record the books they read and complete exciting challenges over the summer. All children who read at least 1 book will be awarded a Virtual Certificate of Completion!  For more information, email the Children’s Department at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library: pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org. This program is being sponsored by The Friends of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

Virtual Summer Stories with Ms. Tee @ http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.com will take place July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website to see and hear Ms. Tee share some of her favorite stories pool side. For more information, email the Children’s Department at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library:  pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.

The Jester Jim Virtual Family Show will go live for families and children ages 5 & up Wed., July 1 at 2 p.m. This 40-minute live broadcast will be packed with tricks, balancing and laughs. Join for all the fun and interact with Jim and his amazing show. Go to www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org.

Celebrate Your Heritage--Live Virtual Art Workshops via Zoom @ http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.com will be offered Wed., July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Families, tweens, teens and adults can join and participate using art supplies that you have at home To sign-up for this program, please email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.  This program is sponsored by:  Arts Alive Artist Grants which are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester. For more information, email the Children’s Department at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library: pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.

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.

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.

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 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 www.clayartcenter.org.

CAC is also presenting the 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 www.clayartcenter.org.

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

Rye Brook Recreation will present a Skills, Drills and Fun…Basketball Clinic for boys and girls entering 3rd-5th grade, 9:15-10 a.m. $200 per week.

The program for middle school boys and girls entering grades 6-8 will run 10:15-11:15 a.m. $250 per week.

Basketball for high school boys and girls entering 9th-12th grade will run 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $250 per week.

All sessions take place at Garibaldi Park. Ball handling, passing, shooting and man defense all taught each day. Programs will teach individual skills and use drills to reinforce what was taught. The goal is to have fun, work hard and get better! All classes will be taught by Coach Steven Bluth, Varsity Basketball Coach at Riverdale Country School.

Dates are as follows: July 6-9 (rain date July 10); July 13-16 (rain date July 17); July 20-23 (rain date July 24); July 27-30 (rain date July 31); Aug. 3-6 (rain date Aug. 7) and Aug. 10-13 (rain date Aug. 14). (Mon.-Thurs., rain date Fri.). Must sign up for minimum of 2 weeks. Attendees should bring a basketball, drink, sunscreen, disinfecting wipes, sneakers/workout clothes. Register at CommunityPass. After you register make checks payable to Steven Bluth and mail them to Rye Brook Recreation, 938 King St, RBNY, 10573

Westchester Tennis Center welcomes Village of Rye Brook residents for private or semi-private tennis lessons at Harkness Park Tennis Courts near Blind Brook High School beginning Sat., June 27. Village of Rye Brook residents will receive a 10% discount on new client private and semi-private lessons. The discounted lesson fees (per hour) are here: Staff pro: private $108.00, semi $65.00 per player; Senior pro: private $117.00, semi $70.00 per player; Master pro: private $153.00, semi $92.00 per player. Contact Janice Frank Jfrank@westchestertc.com or

Lauren Levine LLevine@westchestertc.com for reservations or any questions.

Reopened:

Yorktown Recreation has announced the reopening of Sparkle Lake Beach for swimming. To ensure public health, capacity at the lake will be limited and there will be other rules in effect. For information contact Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater at 914-962-5722 x201 or mslater@yorktownny.org.

Greenwich Hospital and all its off-site locations are once again fully open. New safety measures and procedures are in place to protect patients and staff, which allow the hospital to remain fully operational and treat patients with the coronavirus.

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will reopen to members and the public starting Sat., June 27, upon receiving the necessary certification from state agencies. Admission that day will be by advance reservation, with timed ticketing to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors and staff. Admission will be free to all visitors upon the Museum’s reopening to the public. The following hours of operation and admission policy will be in effect starting June 27 until further notice: 9:30 10:30 a.m., Tues.- Sun.--the Museum is open only to self-selected individuals over the age of 65 or who are immunocompromised; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tues.-Sun., The Bruce will welcome Museum members only for one hour of special access. All remaining Museum hours are unchanged—Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To reserve a timed ticket to visit, go to brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.

Kenise Barnes Fine Arts is open and presenting new exhibitions, Poppy Tea Pot, 2020, New Paintings by Melanie Parke and A Year in Windows, a solo exhibition of new oil paintings by Sophie Treppendahl, both are on view thru Aug. 1. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment at 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. www.kbfa.com.

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Greenwich has reopened. There are going to be a few changes in the way they will be conducting the lessons as well as keeping the studio safe for all the 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 officially reopened their doors June 24. 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 Westchester County Continuum of Care Partnership to End Homelessness (CoC) will host their annual Open Forum Meeting on Priorities online, Tues., June 30 at 9:30 a.m. The CoC is a public-private partnership whose mission is to coordinate all of the stakeholders, systems and resources available to prevent and end homelessness in Westchester County. The meeting is an opportunity to hear from Westchester County residents, advocates and service providers about the current needs of people experiencing homelessness, as well as to discuss suggestions to improve current homeless services, as well as strategies to prevent and end homelessness in the County. Anyone wishing to attend or present can register through the CoC website: https://www.wcochomeless.org/new-events.

Westchester County Summer Camps will open July 6 with modifications for opening safely under NY State COVID-19 guidelines. Camps held at the nature centers will operate outdoors only, because of limited space; the camps will close on inclement weather days. Muscoot Farm camp will be held outdoors and, during inclement weather, inside the large activity building. The camp is currently full and waitlisted. Tuition is $250 per camper per week. At Cranberry Lake Preserve in N. White Plains and Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers, there will be only eight campers per session to maintain social distancing. Camps will run Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $350 per camper per week. Camp will be cancelled if heavy rain or thunderstorms are predicted. A make-up day will be scheduled at the end of camp for any missed days. At Marshlands Conservancy in Rye there will be six five-day sessions. Camp will be split into two daily sessions, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for children in grades 1-3 and 1-4 p.m. for grades 4-6. Tuition is $175 per week per camper. Camp will be cancelled on days with heavy rain or thunderstorms forecast; a weather make-up day will be available at the end of camp. Age range at the nature camps is grades 1-12 and grades 4-12 at Muscoot. At the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, there will be seven, five-week sessions. Prior to their session, families will pick up a “Family Camp Box” containing materials and supplies for their week of on-site activities. Each day at camp will consist of one or two hours of self-guided activities combined with one naturalist-led activity. Heavy rain or thunderstorms will cancel camp. The Parks Department’s Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camp for ages 10-17 will take place at the six County-owned golf courses—Mohansic in Yorktown Heights, Hudson Hills in Ossining, Maple Moor in White Plains, Saxon Woods in Scarsdale and Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake, both in Yonkers. Sessions times and start dates vary with location. $75 per participant. Registration will be limited to 10 participants per session to assure social distancing. Registration for all camps is taking place now. For camp details and registration go to parks.westchestergov.com.

Summer Theatre Academy 2020 at White Plains Performing Arts Center will offer online and in-person summer theatre camps starting June 29 for grades K-10, followed by three on-stage musicals this summer. The on-stage programs include two three-week sessions; one one-week session and a 4 day session all culminating in performances. WPPAC has developed plans and protocols to ensure that they can provide quality theatre education this summer in a safe, dynamic, and fun environment for all. In addition to online classes, WPPAC is implementing policies for camps on site, including: limited camp sizes, twice daily cleanings of all facilities with regular disinfecting throughout the day, contact free temperature checks for campers and staff, outdoor classes and more.

In the new Musical Theatre Intensive (MTI), digital campers will meet for 90-minute online classes in acting all from the comfort of their own home. MTI campers will sharpen their performance skills in our digital studio, receive individual feedback from professional instructors, and graduate with their very own actor reel. For the in-person camps, students spend their days with Academy Staff, learning about acting, singing and dancing while rehearsing their production. Students learn to apply theatre techniques towards their performance. Each session culminates with performances on the WPPAC stage for a limited audience. For additional information call 914/328.1600 x 10 or go to www.wppac.com

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

White Plains Public Library will present STEAM Camp for Teens: Introduction to Game Development, June 29-July 2. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Students will learn the basics of how a game is made and the logic behind development. Students will be tasked with hands-on creation of games with instruction and guidance from the teacher and will be given the chance to experiment with their games. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=75818&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventT; STEAM Camp for Teens: Paper Circuitry, July 6-9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Students will learn about the basics of electricity and how to create circuits with paper and conductive tape. They are encouraged to think creatively about how the circuits can be displayed, hidden, or deliberately shown, and how to incorporate artistry in what they do. They will also learn how to make their own homemade batteries out of pennies. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=75820&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventT and STEAM Programs for Middle Grade: Storyboarding & Storytelling, Tues., June 30 & Thurs., July 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about Storyboarding and Storytelling for film in this 2-day workshop. Conor McFinn will teach techniques and secrets of becoming a film producer. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. Registration is required. This program is funded by a generous grant from Verisk Analytics to the White Plains Library Foundation and is done in conjunction with the Rye Arts Center. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76082&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=; STEAM Programs for Middle Grade: Digital Painting, Tues, July 7 & Thurs., July 9, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Don Hebel will teach the craft of digital painting. Participants will need to download Krita, a free to use software. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. Registration is required. This program is funded by a generous grant from Verisk Analytics to the White Plains Library Foundation and is done in conjunction with the Rye Arts Center. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76083&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=; STEAM Camp for Teens: Intro to Coding with Python, July 13-16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Students will be introduced to interacting with a widely used programming language and learn the basics of code development. Students will be led through various exercises and small projects to provide them with a strong foundation in coding that will assist them if they continue to pursue such an education. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=75824&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=; STEAM Programs for Middle Grade: Gesture Sculpture, Tues., July 14 & Thurs., July 16, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Nicole Zahour from the Rye Arts Center will run this 2 day workshop to teach sculpture. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. Registration is required. This program is funded by a generous grant from Verisk Analytics to the White Plains Library Foundation and is done in conjunction with the Rye Arts Center. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76085&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=; STEAM Camp for Teens: Stop Motion Animation, July 20-23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Students will learn about the basics of stop motion animation. Class will cover different techniques to achieving a stop motion animation, while also learning how to equip ourselves through DIY tools or equipment (like a makeshift tripod). Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=75828&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=; STEAM Programs for Middle Grade: Minecraft Engineering with Legos, Tues, July 21 & Thurs., July 23, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Gary Mack will teach a 2-day workshop on engineering skills using ideas from Minecraft and using LEGOs. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. Registration is required. This program is funded by a generous grant from Verisk Analytics to the White Plains Library Foundation and is done in conjunction with the Rye Arts Center. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76087&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=; STEAM Camp for Teens: Intro to Coding with Java, July 27-30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Students will be introduced to interacting with a widely used programming language and learn the basics of code development. They will be led through various exercises and small projects to provide them with a strong foundation in coding that will assist them if they continue to pursue such an education. Students must have a desktop or laptop computer and download Eclipse, a free to use software. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=75832&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp= and STEAM Programs for Middle Grade: Fun with Sewing, Tues., July 28 & Thurs., July 30, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Terry Taylor will teach a 2-day workshop that will teach basic skills on learning to sew. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. Registration is required. This program is funded by a generous grant from Verisk Analytics to the White Plains Library Foundation and is done in conjunction with the Rye Arts Center. Register at http://whiteplainslibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=76089&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2020&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=

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.

The White Plains Library’s annual International Film Festival is going virtual this summer! Watch the films on Kanopy, the Library's free streaming service, and join us for a lively discussion on Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. on Zoom. The schedule of films is listed below: July 7 – Cleo from 5 to 7 (French); July 14 – Ugetsu (Japanese); July 21 – Ave Maria (Arabic, Hebrew, English); July 28 – Good Luck (Serbian); Aug. 4 – Sátántangó (Hungarian) and Aug. 11 – Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (French). www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

ArtsWestchester’s 2020 Arts Awards will go virtual Tues., June 30 at 6 p.m. The online event will honor seven Westchester County residents and organizations including the Mayor of Tarrytown, the Romita family of Pelham, Blue Door Art Center of Yonkers, the City of New Rochelle, the Ossining Public Library, A-Chord with Kids of Rye and Port Chester  and Arnold Kestenbaum of Mamaroneck. A-Chord with Kids will receive the Education Award. The group was founded in 2012 by students at Rye Country Day School to provide music education to students who are members of the Carver Center in Port Chester. View the event at artsw.org/artawar2020. It will also be on Facebook and YouTube.

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 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.

WCM has also begun a new program, Musical Mornings at 9:30 a.m. every weekday on Facebook Live @DiscoverWCM. The lineup is as follows: Mon. violinist Andrew Knebel, Tues. & Fri., singer Rachel Lachaga; Wed. Noah Mattison playing trumpet and drums and Thurs., guitarist Alan Lighty.

WCM is also now launching virtual birthday parties with an educator-lead program over Zoom, activity kitsfor either Scribble Bots or Slime and a discounted dessert add-on from The Snackery Bake Shop 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 1p.m. For information go to www.neubeger.org or www.artscener.org.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild gallery is closed; however, the art is exhibited virtually. Their website features selected works by MAG artists at http://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/membership/our-artists/ They are also actively using their FB and IG channels to showcase the latest works by their artists--MAG FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MAG.Larchmont/ They created MAG FB group to facilitate a conversation between the artists and art lovers--MAG FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322451772045195/ and MAG is actively posting on IG: https://www.instagram.com/mamaroneckartistsguild/.

The Solo Show by Joseph Blumstein: Imaging Kabbalah is rescheduled for January 2021.

They are also presenting a MAG Group Show: Artist's Choice. MAG artists select artwork that represents their interest, method, and themes--on view at the gallery by appointment; http://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/mag-group-show-artists-choice/and Online Group Show: Creative Spirit, Art & Perseverance in Uncertain Time. 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; http://mamaroneckartistsguild.org/exhibits-events/the-creative-spirit/

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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., July 5 & Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m. (Rain dates: 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 www.pelhamartcenter.org.

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.

Summer classes at RAC begin Mon., June 29. To browse all courses go to www.ryeartscenter.org.

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. www.katonahmuseum.org.

From June 30-July 28, KMA will present CrossTalk 2.0, a vibrant, virtual program addressing the current complex, uncertain and unprecedented moment in history. Each program in this summer’s series features two local leaders, juxtaposed in unlikely and seemingly unrelated pairings but tackling the same theme. During each 30-minute Zoom program, hosted by a CrossTalk 2.0 Committee member, the speakers will explore a compelling topic, engage in lively conversation with each other and field questions from viewers. June 30, 6-6:30 p.m.: historian Kenneth Jackson with podcaster Avery Trufelman. Topic: Reimagining. Host: Mary Kane, Director, Katonah Village Library Registration required, $5 minimum donation, higher donations graciously accepted. Register at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E191587&id=23.

Cook. Eat. Clean: Spilling the Beans on Zero Waste Kitchen will be presented via Zoom, Tues., June 30, 12-1 p.m. (limited to 100 participants). Anna Riehl, Village of Pelham Sustainability Advisory Board & Patti Capparelli, Rye Sustainability Committee will be 'spilling the beans' on creating a Zero Waste kitchen. Learn more about food waste's impact on the environment, sourcing and shopping for sustainable options, and cooking and entertaining with Zero Waste flair! There will be tips and advice for money savings, clean up and storage, too. Whether you’re joining as an individual or wearing your community’s sustainability initiative hat, you’ll leave with lots of inspiring ideas, helpful resources and the confidence to get started knowing that even small, first steps can make a big impact! For additional information email zerowaste@sustainablewestchester.org.

Harold Rosenbaum will presents a Group Conducting Lesson: Working on Your Physical Conducting Technique. This free live Zoom event will take place Mon., June 29 at 7:30 p.m. He will demonstrate, then observe and comment on your physical conducting technique. Rosenbaum is Conductor of The New York Virtuoso Singers and The Canticum Novum Singers Registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUsvUbhdZ3Alcl7l8_xzBEIazXA5mJ6DnDUaL1KKoigEi33w/viewform There will be a limit of 20 active participants. Up to 80 others can observe.  All can ask questions in the Q&A segment at the conclusion of the 60 minute lesson. You will be notified via email of your successful sign up, with a Zoom invitation.

 

The Entergy Screenings Under the Stars outdoor movie series at Kensico Dam Plaza has been a staple of Westchester’s summer fun and entertainment scene for the past 16 years. And, this year for the first time, Kensico will be transformed into a drive-in, presenting The Secret Life of Pets (PG, 2019) on Fri., July 17 and Wonder Park (PG, 2019) on Fri., Aug. 14, allowing movie-goers to enjoy these two animated films in a socially-distanced way. Both movies will be ticketed-admission events, with purchase available by online pre-sale only. Tickets are on sale now for The Secret Life of Pets at wcparks.ticketleap.com/drivein. Tickets are $20 per car and there will be a 125-car limit due to capacity and distancing protocols. Wonder Park tickets will go on sale at the same link Mon., July 20, starting at 2 p.m.

St. Paul’s National Historic Site in Tuckahoe will present the following digital programs Wednesdays at 2 p.m.: July 1: Live, narrated digital tour of St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site. Tour begins in the 18th century stone and brick church, used as a Revolutionary War field hospital, which maintains its internal appearance of the 1780s; then enter the museum, a former parish hall, for a look at an exhibition on display that explores Westchester County and the American Revolution. The third stop is the historic cemetery, among the nation’s oldest burial yards, with legible gravestones dating to 1704. The discussion and viewing--stones & stories--focuses on the era of the American Revolution and the colonial period. July 8:The Triumph of Woman Suffrage: Commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. This presentation chronicles and examines the historical background of the campaign to end restrictions on voting based on gender, culminating in the approval of the 19th amendment, 100 years ago, in 1920. July 15: The Lincoln Assassination: A Historical & Emotional Passage in American History. An exploration of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, with an emphasis on the varied reactions to this tragic event, and a surprising connection to St. Paul’s Church. July 22: Anne Hutchinson’s Long Journey to St. Paul’s. Tracing the life, times and religious controversies of Mrs. Hutchinson, the Puritan dissident, exiled from Massachusetts Bay colony, who lived near St. Paul’s Church in the final period of her life in the early 1640s and July 29:The Jewels of St. Paul’s. Return to St. Paul’s for a revealing look at the stories behind some of the iconic features of the church, including the colonial bell, one of the nation’s oldest working pipe organs, a testament to the Roosevelts and a simple but illuminating oak chair from the 17th century.

These digital presentations, with questions and discussion at the conclusion of each, generally run about an hour. The programs will be available through Google Meet or Zoom, and you should be prepared to join us through either of those two platforms.  To be part of this learning experience, respond by e mail to dho59stpaul@yahoo.com with your name and e mail address, specifying for which of programs you are registering. On the day of the event, one half hour before the presentation begin, they will communicate through e mail with the appropriate link. 

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is closed; however, they have introduced virtual offerings via the PAC in Your Living Room. You can listen to the music of Black Violin on Spotify, see dancer Kyle Abraham / A.I.M. thanks to the Joyce Theatre. His evening-length program When the Wolves Came is available for free viewing from now until the end of April. Enjoy a theater performance of NT Live at Home. London's National Theatre invites audiences to stream much-loved NT Live productions, free on YouTube. A new play, plus bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks will be released each week, available for seven days and Family Fun with Hatched, a Treehouse Shakers' awarded performance for ages 0-6 about life on the farm. For information go to www.artscenter.org.

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.

The Norwalk Seaport Association is offering a fascinating two-hour cruise that begins with a leisurely cruise through the historic Norwalk Harbor. Passengers will hear the tale of how Native Americans shared the joy of eating oysters with early English settlers, a Norwalk specialty still enjoyed today. The harbor area has a rich history of commercial shipping with 18th c. sloops sailing to ports as far as the West Indies and, the engaging stories of Norwalk's waters that once teemed with pirates. On this cruise, passengers will see two of only 33 remaining sparkplug lighthouses still in existence in the U.S. The grand finale of the harbor cruise is to pass by historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse, the undisputed icon of Connecticut’s maritime heritage. Passengers will also see a wildlife refuge, cute lightkeepers’ cottage, and the new wooden pavilion.

The Seaport Association is running daytime cruises at 12 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through September. Sunset Cruises will be offered Wed.-Sun., at 6 p.m. through September. Weekday cruises begin on July 1, with daytime cruises offered Wed. at 11:30 a.m., and on Thurs. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The boat will not run on Monday and Tuesday. Adult tickets are $30, children 12 and under $18, and a family pack for four passengers is $75. Sunset cruises are $30 per person. The boat sails promptly as scheduled so it is best to arrive at the dock 30 minutes before departure. The Association cannot accept cash or transaction at the Seaport Dock. For tickets go to https://www.seaport.org/tickets-and-prices or call 203-838-9444.

Wainwright House in Rye has suspended all classes and upcoming workshops until further notice; however, they are offering online classes including the following: Mon. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Therapeutic Yoga with Iekelien; 6-7 p.m. QiGong with Dana McAvity; 7:30-8 p.m., Mindfulness Meditation with Jackie; Tues., 12:30-1:30 pm Therapeutic Yoga with Iekelien; Wed., 9- 10 a.m. Energetic Flow Yoga with Iekelien; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Tai Chi with Stu; 12:30-1:45 p.m. Heartfulness Meditation with Mary-Lynn; Thurs., 2.30-3.30 p.m. Yin Yoga with Iekelien; Fri., 9-10 a.m. Energetic Flow Yoga with Iekelien and Sat., 10-10:30 Mindfulness Meditation with Jackie.

To purchase an online class 1. Click on Daily Classes under Weekly Classes. 2. Click on the day of the class. 3. Click "Book Now" on the class. 4. You must select the class time. 5. Click "BOOK A SESSION" with class price (Not Buy a pricing plan). 6. Hit Next. 7. Register and pay. To participate in a virtual class, sign up online at least 1 hour before the class and set up an account with Zoom. Once your account is set up, you are set. Zoom can be accessed (for free) via your web browser. You will be sent the link for the class 1 hour before the class. Please join the class 5 minutes before the class begins. All movement classes are $10, and Meditation Classes are $5. If you experience any challenges signing up for the classes, please reach out to Laurie Jordan at ljordan@wainwright.org.

 

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. Register for all classes at www.wainwright.org.

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 9 a.m.-5p.m. For information go to http://lyndhurst.org/about/virtual-tours/

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.

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 info@seaport.org or visit www.seaport.org

Greenwich Hospital will host a virtual town hall What to Expect for Your Upcoming Surgery Tues., June 30, 5-6 p.m. on Facebook to answer questions about delaying medical care and your safety in a healthcare setting. Community residents can send their questions in advance via email to YNHHpublications@ynhh.org. Write Greenwich Surgery Town Hall in the email subject field. View the town hall at https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichHospital/ Peggy Lennon, executive director, Surgical Services will serve as moderator.

Greenwich Hospital is offering Webinar classes due to the COVID-19 crisis via Zoom videoconference.  Registration is required for all programs at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events. 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 Mon. June 29: Healthy Eating for Performance 6-7 p.m. Free. Erica Christ, registered dietitian and certified diabetes education and Richard Becker, certified diabetes educator and exercise physiologist will discuss proper hydration and nutrition. Wed., 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. 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.

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.

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.

All Westchester County Parks annual Cultural Heritage Celebrations have now been cancelled due to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, will take place June 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 Sun., June 28: Music in the Kitchen with ALFIO at p.m. $15. ALFIO entertains his audience with music and song while cooking one of his favorite dishes from his kitchen. Register at https://wiccny.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/367880/register. To view all upcoming webinars go to wiccny.org/Webinars. All previously aired Webinars are available On-Demand. Go to http://wiccny.org/Webinars/

They are also offering Italian language courses for adults and children. The 5-week courses will start soon. For dates, pricing and course level info, go to http://wiccny.org/Language/

All films and programs at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville are canceled until further notice. For information on their virtual screenings go to www.burnsfilmcenter.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!

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.”

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! jazzforumarts.com.

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 attend that will include children’s activities (stories, crafts, games), videos on the Monarch butterfly, a memorial service and the butterfly release. Butterflies 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. www.hospiceofwestchester.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.

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 April 17, 2021.

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

Marc Broussard is postponed to Jan. 8, 2021.

Aaron Neville Duo postponed to Aug. 15.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd postponed to Feb. 21,2021.

Rickie Lee Jones postponed to Oct. 16.

Melissa Etheridge postponed to Oct. 8

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.

Zero postponed to Nov. 19.

Paula Poundstone postponed to Dec. 4.

Shovels & Rope postponed to Apr. 5, 2021.

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

Lunasa postponed to Mar. 7, 2021.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers postponed to Mar. 5, 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.

The Sopranos postponed to Aug. 8, 2021.

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

For a complete listing of upcoming shows go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org

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 also presenting free, livestream concerts including Wed., July 1: Nikki & Jeff Schoen on Facebook Live at 6 p.m. The Tarrytown based father and daughter duo create and perform soulful, folk music straight from the heart. RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/1884967271639766?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=RSVP&utm_campaign=8-23-2016 and Wed., July 8: Greg Jacquin at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live. RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/2336028720038615?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=RSVP&utm_campaign=8-23-2016.

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; no new date has been announced.

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. For information go to www.thepicturehouse.org.

They are also presenting virtual Q&As and discussions led by Marshall Fine. This virtual series will include conversations about filmmaking with documentarian Timothy Greenfield-Sanders speaking about “About Face,” Wed., July1 and with actress Patricia Clarkson  Wed., July 8 who will speak about The Station Agent.” Both will be at 7:30 p.m. Each of their films will be a jumping off point for the discussion. TPH is not providing access to the film and, while important, it is not critical to see these films before coming to the Q&A. 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.