The Buckley Manor Band will perform at Rye Town Park as part of the Town of Rye Summer Concert Series Tues., Aug. 9. See Nearby In-Person Events for details.
The Buckley Manor Band will perform at Rye Town Park as part of the Town of Rye Summer Concert Series Tues., Aug. 9. See Nearby In-Person Events for details.

The Town of Rye Summer Concert Series will take place in Rye Town Park, 95 Dearborn Ave., Rye, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. The schedule for the free concerts is as follows: Aug. 9—Buckley Manor Band; Aug. 16—The Bookends Band; Aug. 23—M62’s. Aug. 30—potential rain date. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnicking welcomed.

The Loft LGBTQ+ Community Center, 252 Bryant Ave., White Plains announced that they will hold the third first-dose, on-campus Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics with the Westchester County Department of Health Thurs., Aug. 11. Appointments can be made from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for adults 18 and up. Information on the second dose will be given to each vaccinated person after their first dose. This clinic is for first-dose inoculations only. The vaccination is free of charge. Make an appointment at Welcome to CDMS Registration (ny.gov). No appointments available for this date per website. Information on the fourth, first-dose clinic on Thurs., Aug. 18 will be released soon.

Westchester County’s MetroCard Mobile Van provided by the County’s Department of Transportation in conjunction with the MTA NYC Transit Authority will be at the following locations to assist riders interested in purchasing MetroCards: Mon., Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Huguenot Street/North Avenue, New Rochelle; 1:30-2:30 p.m. at August Petrillo Plaza, Mt. Vernon; Tues., Aug. 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Wildey and Cortlandt Streets, Tarrytown; Wed., Aug. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at City Hall/MCU Building, 36-40 S. Broadway, Yonkers; 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Trans Center, Water Street and N. Lexington Ave., White Plains; Thurs., Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at City Hall/MCU Building, 36-40 S. Broadway, Yonkers; 1:30 -2:30 p.m. at The Galleria Mall, Main Street/MLK Blvd., White Plains and Fri., Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers.

The Greenwich Historical Society will host a Picnic in the Park Sun., Aug. 14, 12-4 p.m. in Bruce Park. Picnic box provided by Happiness Is catering. To order, go to https://greenwichhistory.org/event/picnic-in-bruce-park/

The Glen Island Sand Art Competition will take place Sat., Aug. 6 at Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle at 11 a.m. Teams should be comprised of at least two participants, with a maximum of 10. Each team will be provided with three five-gallon buckets, a spray bottle and access to water. Additional tools can be brought from home. Building begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Judging begins at 3:30 p.m. and winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Trophies and additional prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winning teams. Registration required at 2022 Sand Art Competition Registration Form (westchestergov.com). Participation in the Sand Art Competition is free; parking and admission fees apply. Westchester County residence is required to enter Glen Island.

The Hey Stamford Food Festival will take place at Mill River Park, downtown Stamford, Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 11-14 and 18-21. This family-friendly event will feature award-winning chefs, 50 vendors from the tri-state area and amazing live performances from a variety of artists. Chef Todd English will be headlining cooking demos Aug. 13 & 14; Chef Aaron May will be headlining cooking demos Aug. 20 & 21. For additional information including vendor listings, ticket pricing and a full list of performers, go to www.heystamfordfoodfest.com

The India Heritage Festival will take place Sun., Aug. 7, 12-6 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. Event will feature the food, culture and music of India. www.westchestergov.com

Swim Across America will take place at Lake Isle Country Club, Eastchester, Sat., Aug. 6. Pool swims are ½ or 1 mile. Open water swims are 2K, 5K or 10K. Proceeds from the swims will support the Swim Across America research lab, Dr. Luis Diaz and the MSK Kids Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Columbia University Medical Center and patient services with the Cancer Support Team. To register to swim, kayak or sponsor a swimmer or volunteer to help go to www.swimacrossamerica.com/Long_Island. Donations can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.

The White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave. is presenting Move & Groove Under the Sea, Mon., Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. on the Library Plaza for ages 1-8 and families. Space may be limited. Bring a blanket to sit on; Open Media Lab for Teens, Tues., Aug. 9 & Thurs., Aug. 11 at 4:45 p.m.; Creative Fortnite Design for Teens, Thurs., Aug. 11 at 4 p.m.; and Music and Puppets with Jumpin’ Jamie Fri., Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. on the Library Plaza for children and families. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd. has limited space still available for their Forest Preschool Five Day Program and their Preschool Ecology (1- to 2-day) Program. For additional information, fees and to register, go to www.ryenaturecenter.org

SUNY Westchester Community College Gateway Center, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla will offer a speaker series, Cannabis, Community & Care that explores the many facets of the budding cannabis industry. This speaker series provides a multi-faceted, foundational awareness for those interested in the cannabis industry and the employment opportunities it will bring. Events will take place at 1 p.m. as follows: Thurs., Sept. 8—Cannabis in the NY Criminal Justice System presented by Elizabeth Gaynes; Thurs., Sept. 29—Cannabis as Medicine presented by Dr. Junelia Chin; Thurs., Oct. 20—Cannabis & Real Estate presented by Kristin Jordan and Thurs., Nov. 10 presented by Mary Pryor. $29 per session. Register at wccspeakerseries.eventcombo.com

Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye offers Relaxing Sunday Afternoon Sound Bath Meditation at 4 p.m. $35 for non-members; Morning Balance Sound Baths, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Sound Bath on The Sound Thursdays, 6-7:30 a.m.; SUP on Yoga, Sat., Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 9:30-11 a.m. Join the Mermaids this summer and take your yoga practice to a whole new level on a floating yoga mat. $85; Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard, Fri., Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $150; Carole Alexis Ballet Theater – Ballet des Ameriques, Sat., Aug. 13, 3 & 6 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 14 2 & 5 p.m. Join them in their tent for a spectacular summer ballet performance. General admission: $50. For information and registration go to www.wainwright.org.

Curtain Call Inc, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford will present their 32nd annual Summer Youth Theatre production, “The Pajama Game,” the multi-Tony Award winning musical playing in the Kweskin Theatre Thurs.-Sat., thru Aug. 13. Performances are Thurs.-Sat. evenings at 7:30 p.m. Sun. and Sat., Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $38 for adults, $28 for senior citizens and $20 for children under 21 at 203/461-6358 or on the web at www.curtaincallinc.com.

Robison Summer Concert Series will be at Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla on the following date: Sat., Aug. 13—David Clark’s All About Joel: a musical tribute to Billy Joel, and Fri., Aug. 26—45 Riots and SAGE, a one-night festival of blazing R&B, jazz, soul and dance. Gates open at 6 p.m.; concerts begin at 7 p.m. and parking is free. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating; coolers are permitted. All concerts will be ticketed admission events with purchase available by online pre-sale only. $10 per person. Children 5 years and older require a ticket. Pre-purchase tickets at https://maingatetickets.com/events/view/1303. Tickets will not be available for purchase onsite on the day of the event. For additional information call 914/864-PARK or go to visitparks.westchestergov.com

The Yonkers Waterfront Summer Concert Series will take place Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater, 71 Water Grant St., Aug. 5 will feature Antoine Dolberry: Soul on Fire; Aug. 12 will feature Kofi Boakye. Additional events will be listed in upcoming issues. www.yonkersdowntown.com.

Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St. will present Summer Socials: Evenings at the KMA Outdoor Concert Series featuring The Four26, Sat., Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy drinks, food, live music and art-making inspired by the exhibitions on view. Non-member tickets are $25; free for children 12 & under. www.katonahmuseum.org.   

White Plains Hospital Screening Under the Stars will take place at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. The program will include “Boss Baby 2” Wed., Aug. 17. Rain or shine. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. Admission and parking are free. Bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.

Playland Park in Rye is open thru Sept. 25 (limited hours in Sept.). Park hours: Mon.-Thurs., 12-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 12-11 p.m. and Sun., 12-10 p.m. There will be fireworks every Fri. at 9:15 p.m. Admission fees for Westchester County residents are $24.99 admission & ride pass; 14.99 junior admission with rides for children 48” & under; $4.99 Spectator—admission only. A 2022 Season Pass includes rides—all ages for $89.99. Must show proof of residency. Parking: $12 weekdays; $15 Sat. & Sun. and $20 holidays. There will be entertainment throughout the season. For information on this and to purchase tickets go to www.playland.com.

The Historic Jay Gardens at the Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye are open Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For additional information go to www.jayheritagecenter.org.

Re-Imagine Greenwich is hosting Free Music Fridays at Greenwich Common Park on Greenwich Avenue this summer from 12-1 p.m. Event will feature local artists with different performers every week, appealing to a variety of musical tastes. Grab a sandwich or a salad, sit outdoors. Aug. 5: Hot Rubber Monkey Band; Aug. 12: Billy and the Showmen. Additional events will be listed in upcoming issues.

Westchester Roots: Performing Families will feature the Braata Folk Singers Sat., Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave. Event will include dance and call-and-response singing; The City of Mt. Vernon Summer Breeze--WUZA-WUZA African Music & Dance Ensemble, Tues., Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Plaza, 1 Roosevelt Square. They are New York’s leading Ghanaian dance and drum ensemble and Day of Ecuadorian Culture, Sat., Aug. 20, 3-8 p.m. at Barnhart Park, 25 Andrews La., Sleepy Hollow. For free tickets go to www.artswestchester.og.

The Picture House Pelham, 175 Wolfs Lane, will host a Picnic in the Park fundraiser Sat., Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. It will be a fun-filled night starting with a great movie at the Pelham theater followed by cocktails, food trucks and dancing to the sounds of DJ Stephen Byfield in a tent just across the street in Wolfs Lane Park. Early bird tickets are on sale now through Sat., Aug. 20--$135 for non-members. After Aug. 20 non-member tickets start at $155. Purchase tickets at https://thepicturehouse.org/join-give/picnic-in-the-park/

The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck is presenting Concerts in the Park—free concerts at Harbor Island Park featuring Broadway on the Sound. Hollis Brown: In the ‘Aftermath’ Tour with special guest Bruce T. Carroll, Wed., Aug. 17. Rain date: Aug. 18. Concert begins at 7 p.m. No tickets or reservations are required. Food trucks and decadent ale will be on site. Free parking at Harbor Island Park after 4:30 p.m. on concert days. https://emelin.org/concerts-in-the-park

The New York Opera Conservatory is presenting free summer concerts at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr., Croton-on-Hudson. The August opera will be “Norma” by Bellini, Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat., Aug. 9, 11, 12 & 13. All performances are at 8 p.m. Free tickets must be reserved due to limited space. Go to https://taconicopera.org/tickets or call 855/886-7372.

Jazz Forum Arts, 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown will present the Emmet Cohen Trio, Fri. & Sat., Aug. 5 & 6, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $30-$35; Kenia Ashby, Sun., Aug. 7, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. 2 for 1 Sun. only with discount code 241W31. Jason Marsalis Quartet: Tribute to Lionel Hampton, Fri. & Sat., Aug. 12 & 13, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $25-$30; Ashley Pezzotti, Sun., Aug. 14, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. In an abundance of caution, the Jazz Forum requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the box office and that you wear a mask, except while seated. $10 minimum in food or drink per person. Tickets at www.jazzforumarts.org.

Jazz Forum Arts is presenting outdoor concerts this summer: Jazz at Henry Gourdine Park, Ossining, Mon., Aug. 8 & 22, 6:30-8 p.m. and Jazz at Horan’s Landing, Sleepy Hollow, Tues., thru Aug. 23, 6:30-8 p.m. Jazz Forum Arts is also presenting Jitterbugs for Kids in Dobbs Ferry this summer, as a part of Jazz Forum Arts’ free outdoor Summer Concert series Wednesdays. The Dobbs Ferry series will include a pre-concert program for kids up to 10 years old. The Jitterbugs program is led by Neal Spitzer, Early Childhood Educator and Jazz Musician. For additional information go to www.jazzforumarts.org.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah will present Les Arts Florissant Trio in the Spanish Courtyard, Fri., Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. $40, $55, $70 & $8; children 50% off select seats; Music and Meditation in the Garden: Boyd Meets Girl, Sat., Aug. 6, 11 a.m. Adults $25; children are free; Angélique Kidjo at 8 p.m. in the Venetian Theater. Tickets start at $40; 50% off select tickets for children; garden listening is $20; free for members and children; Orchestra of St. Luke’s Sun., Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Venetian Theater. Tickets start at $40; 50% off select tickets for children; garden listening is $20; free for members and children; Concert on the Lawn: Ladama on Friends Field, Fri., Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. $35 for adults; $15 for children. Purchase tickets at www.caramoor.org.

Bicycle Sundays take place Sept. 11, 18 & 25 & Oct. 2. The program closes a section of the Bronx River Parkway between Yonkers and White Plains from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for bicyclists and other recreational activities. Parking for Bicycle Sundays is available at the Westchester County Center lots. For additional information, go to thewpf.org/bicycle-sundays.

The Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob will present Music on the Great Lawn, Thurs., Aug. 11, 25 & Sept. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. Site opens at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11: The Bob Button Band; Aug. 25: Gunsmoke and Sept. 8: Demolition Brass Band. Non-member tickets are $20 at www.greenwichhistory.org

Rye Farmers Market will be held in the parking lot on Theodore Fremd Avenue, behind the Purchase Street stores, Sundays thru Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The market features locally grown fruits & vegetables, pasture-raised meat & eggs, local seafood, honey, small batch baked goods, pickles and more. For additional information go to downtoearthmarkets.com.

Greenwich Historical Society’s Tavern Garden Market is open at 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. It features all things “home” with a specially curated and alternating selection of locally grown and sourced products. Support local growers, producers and artisans when you fill your basket and your home with the bounties of nature and unique, hand-crafted goods. Enjoy farm-to-table organic produce, fresh eggs, plants and flowers. Savor the flavor of nutritious prepared foods, fresh-baked breads, fruit pies and donuts. Find the perfect gift from an array of vintage silver, jewelry, stationery and one-of-a-kind art, ceramics and accessories. It is open on alternating Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. thru Nov. 2. The next market will be held Aug. 10. For more information and to schedule your visit email events@greenwichhistoricalsociety.org and specify your preferred appointment time/s between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or call Daniel Suozzo at 203/869-6899 x12.

The Muscoot Farmers Market, 51 Route 100, Katonah, will be open Sundays thru Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. It features more than 20 local vendors each week. Admission is free. For additional information call 914/864-7282 or go www.muscootfarm.org/

Mall Walks at The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, take place every Tues. & Fri., 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Meet at the horse fountain on retail level 2. Membership is free and members park for free from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tues. and 8 a.m.-11 a.m. on Fri., Every walker, including past participants must register at the registration table before walking. 914/231-4645.

The Toonerville Music Festival will take place in Pelham Sat., Sept. 17. Early bird tickets are on sale now at www.toonerville.org--$45 for adults; $25 for students 12-18 & seniors 65+; free for kids under 12. The festival is named for the famous Toonerville Trolley that carried residents of this small commuter town up and down its main street to what is now the Metro-North train into Manhattan. The large municipal Lot #7 behind popular Rockwell’s Restaurant and other Wolf’s Lane retail will be transformed into an outdoor amphitheater and host top national acts as well as the best regional and local rock, blues, R&B and folk groups.

Historic Hudson Valley has announced that their sites will be open thru Nov. 6. Step inside the home of Washington Irving, the “Founding Father of Literature,” behold vibrant stained-glass windows by Matisse and Chagall and the Union Church of Pocantico Hills and see the gristmill and learn about the life and labor of the 23 enslaved individuals who lived at Philipsburg Manor. Uncover the stories of the people and places that shaped our region. Tickets are on sale for all location. Go to www.hudsonvalley.org or call 914/366-0900.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events: Cancelled shows: The Allman Betts Band with Special Guest River Kittens, Westchester Symphonic Winds: Polkas & Other Stories; Survivor Blues with John Mayall & Walter Trout; Mary Chapin Carpenter - Marc Cohn - Shawn Colvin: Together in Concert, Shovels & Rope; Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie, In Conversation with The Sopranos, Legends of British Rock Dave Mason with special guest John Mayall, Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers and The Fixx: The English Beat US Tour 2021.

Above information is subject to change. For a complete listing of upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org

Exhibits

The White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave. is presenting Jamaica 60 Art Exhibit thru Sun., Aug. 7 in celebration of the 188th year of Jamaica’s independence.

Pelham Art Center at 155 Fifth Ave. will present Cover Lover Remix on view thru Aug. 27. This exhibition of remixed album covers is touring from the Garner Arts Center to the PAC this summer. There will be a free concert Fri., July 29, 7-8:30 p.m. by Angels in the Chamber and a Community Art Day, Sat., Aug. 27, 12-3 p.m. For additional information on all events go to www.pelhamartcenter.org or call 914/738-2525.

Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye is presenting Debbie Paciarello: New Beginnings thru Aug. 29.  Her unique expression is drawn from her life experiences, working in both a culinary career and the automotive industry. She is attracted to the energy and freedom of colors when working with epoxy and resin and A Student and Instructor Exhibit thru Sept. 9. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. www.ryeartscenter.org.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Arts, 37 Popham Rd., Scarsdale is presenting Surreal Summer, a group exhibition thru Aug. 6. Face masks are recommended. 914/723-8738.

Art in the Park: The Soul of the Species will be featured at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, juncture of Rtes. 35 & 121 S., Cross River thru Aug. 7. Admission is free; parking is $5 with Park Pass and $10 without pass. 914/864-7317.

Muscoot Farm, 51 Rte. 100, Katonah will present art shows weekends thru August in the Main House first floor gallery. A full schedule of events can be found on the website, www.muscootfarm.org.

Pelham Art Center at 155 Fifth Ave. is displaying a new public art installation, “The Conversation Sculpture,” by Brooklyn artist Musa Hixson. It is a 9 ft. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. steel sculpture that mimics a blooming flower with three seats enclosed in its frame. The interactive piece intends to facilitate new connections and encourage people to think differently about public space. The installation will be on display through June 20, 2023. www.pelhamartcenter.org.

Summer Programs

Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Ave., Rye will present Summer Musical Theater for ages 8-14, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. as follows: Aug. 8-12--“The Little Mermaid” and Aug. 15-19--“Bye, Bye Birdie.” Tuition for each weeklong workshop is $475. Register at www.ryeartscenter.org.

The Picture House will offer Green Screen Camp for ages 8-12 Aug. 8-12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Picture House Bronxville, $500 for non-members. Page to Screen for students in grades K-2 and 3-5 will be offered Aug. 8-19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Picture House Pelham. $900 for 2 weeks for non-members; $500 for one week. Students should bring lunch from home. Register at www.thepicturehouse.org.

Tarrytown Music Hall at 13 Main St. will offer Circus Week, a one-week program for ages 6-12 Aug. 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $525. Register at https://tarrytownmusichall.org/the-academy