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Sat., May 18

BALLET DES AMÉRIQUES. 16 King St., Port Chester. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. General audition for 2019-2020 Ballet Conservatory and 2019 Summer Intensive Programs. All students—boys and girls, from beginner to advanced levels are invited to audition. The pre-professional program will run from Sept.-June; the 2019 Summer Intensive Program will take place in July and August. To register for the audition, call 646/753-0457 or go to


Thru June 13

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE CELEBRITY SALON SERIES. Various private homes. Events raise funds for student scholarships. May 22: At Wendy and Howard Berk’s Scarsdale home. 6:30 p.m. Movie screening of “Out of My Head” and discussion about the journey of a mother and daughter as they discover the truth about living with chronic migraines with writer/director Susanna Styron, producer/director Jacki Ochs and Dr. Richard B. Lipton, co-director of the Montefiore Headache Center. They will answer questions about this complex and often misunderstood disorder. May 23: At Diane and Marc Greenwald’s Scarsdale home. 7 p.m. Justin Hefter will speak about his astounding and life affirming story. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at all salons. $165 per event. Additional events will be listed in upcoming issues.; 914/606-6558.

Fri., May 17

NATURE ACCESS FUND BENEFIT. Home of Robin and Peter Jovanovich, 65 Rye Rd., Rye. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Event will benefit Rye Nature Center. Small bites, wine & beer, ambient music. Attire: jackets, dresses and garden shoes. $175-$1,000.

UNDER THE STARS. Riverside Yacht Club, 102 Club Rd., Riverside, CT. 7-11:30 p.m. Event will benefit Pediatric and Women’s Health at Greenwich Hospital. There will be a live performance by the boy band 98 Degrees. Event will include fabulous food, cocktails, auctions and dancing. CBS News Anchor Jeff Glor will serve as Master of Ceremonies. For tickets and information call 203/863-3865, [email protected] or

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy., Rye. 7-10 p.m. Cocktails, buffet stations and silent auction to raise funds to support the museum’s operations. Event honorees: County Executive George Latimer and Corinne Zola, former president of the museum. Tickets start at $200 per person. www.discoverWCM.lorg/spring-benefit.


Sun., May 19

POLISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. 12-6 p.m. Music and entertainment, crafts and food vendors. 914/231-4033.


Thru Sat., May 25

YONKERS COMEDY CLUB. 257 Market St., Yonkers. Every Thurs. Comedy Night. 8 p.m. $10.  May 17: Wellie Jackson at 8 & 9:45 p.m. May 18: Angelo Lozada and 8 & 9:45 p.m. May 24: Friday Comedy Night. $20. May 25: J. J. Ramirez. 8 & 9:45 p.m. Ages 16 & over. There is a 2-drink minimum during the show.  For ticket information call 914/358-9260 or go to

LUCY’S LAUGH LOUNGE. 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville.  May 17: Geno and Aaron at 7:30 p.m. Geno Bisconte and Aaron Berg share the stage. May 18: Shauna Lane and Friends at 6 p.m. Hard Headed Comedy at 8 pm. featuring Luz Michelle and including Ashlee Voorsanger, Gary Hannon, Amanda Griffin and Andrew Woodford. May 25: Joe Matarese. 7:30 p.m. All shows are $20. Ages 16+; 13+ with parent.; 914/200-4812.

Sun., May 19

AN EVENING WITH KRISTINA KUZMIC: THE HOPE AND HUMOR TOUR. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. $35, $45 & $75.


Thru Sun., May 26

JAZZ FORUM ARTS. 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown. May 17 & 18: Paquito D’Rivera Quintet at 7 & 9:30 p.m. May 19: Richard Boukas & Quarteto Moderno Brazilian Jazz at 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. May 24 & 25: Wallace Roney Quintet at 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20 & $25. May 26: Téka Penteriche Quartet + Helio Alves, Itaiguara Brandao and Tiago Michelein. 4 & 6 p.m. $25-$20.; 914/631-1000.

Fri., May 17

YONKERS PHILHARMONIC. Saunders Trade High School, 185 Palmer Rd., Yonkers. 3 p.m. Free. Features the winners of the Concerto Competition—young musicians who either live or take lessons in Westchester.’ 914/410-0151.

GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. Canadian folk, folk-rock, and country music singer. $48-$90.

Fri. & Sun., May 17 & 19

HUDSON CHORALE CONCERT. Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 8 p.m. May 17 and 3 p.m. May 19. Features works by Brahms, Stravinsky and Bartok. Following the concert, the audience is invited to an informal reception to meet and chat with the conductor, soloists, orchestra and chorus members. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $10 for students. or 800/838-3006.

Sat., May 18

NORTH COUNTY HARP ENSEMBLE. Holy Spirit Church, 1969 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt. 1:30 p.m. Features harpist Alyssa Reit.

CHOIR FESTIVAL CONCERT. Church of St. James the Less, 10 Church La., Scarsdale. 7 p.m. Features choral masterworks of Fauré and Vierne. A suggested donation of $20 is welcome. 914/723-6100.

SONGWRITERS IN-THE-ROUND. Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 7:30 p.m. Features Joshua Garcia, Lisa Bastoni and Vincent Cross. $18-$20.

FOREIGNER’S JOURNEY. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m. The premier tribute to Foreigner and Journey. $25, $30 & $35.

JAZZ FEST. Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains. 8 pm. Concert will feature jazz pianist Valerie Capers and her Trio in an evening of jazz standards. Suggested contribution is $20 per person; $10 for seniors and students; $5 for children with $45 maximum for families. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Childcare reservations are available by phone to 914/946-1660 ext. 6.

OLETA ADAMS. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 8 p.m. Jazz composer, musician and singer with roots in gospel while crossing effortlessly into the realms of R&B, urban and popular music. $68, $58 & $48. 914/698-0098;

Sun., May 19

ROBERT MILLS MEMORIAL CONCERT FEATURING CAROLYN ENGER. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 2 p.m. She will perform a program of works by Rorem, Bernstein and Copland. Free and open to all. 914/422-1480.

Wed., May 22

SALSA & JAZZ WITH CARLOS JIMENEZ. Yonkers Comedy Club, 257 Market St., Yonkers. Every Wednesday, 8-11 p.m. Ages 16 & over. 2-drink minimum. 914/358-9260.

Wed., June 26

WEDNESDAY DANCE WITH BALLET DES AMÉRIQUES. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 7 p.m. French-American choreographer Carole Alexis and her Port Chester-based Ballet des Amériques dance company bring a rich and sprawling repertoire to the Tarrytown Music Hall in a new series called Westchester Wednesday Dance. These weekday evenings of dance offer audiences a break in the workday routine and a chance to witness the original work of the Music Hall’s company in residence. Treat yourself to a Wednesday night of vibrant culture! $20 & $35.

Crafts, Fairs & Festivals

Sat., May 18

CELEBRATE PINKSTER. Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Features continuous performances of African drumming, dancing and storytelling. For all ages. Learn about the accomplishments of enslaved men, women and children who lived at worked at Philipsburg Manor. Author Michael Twitty will be reading and signing copies of his book “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South.” $14 for adults; $12 for seniors 65+ and students 18-25 with valid ID; $8 for children 3-17 and free for children under 3.

Sat. & Sun., May 18 & 19

YONKERS 6TH ANNUAL ARTS WEEKEND. Yonkers downtown. An urban arts festival celebrating Yonkers art, culture and music scene. Festival will include the 16th annual Open Studio event, Hudson River Museum, several downtown art galleries and pop-up venues in vacant space transforming into a dynamic art show featuring local, regional and international artists. The Yonkers BID Food Court will feature food trucks and restaurants from the area.

Sun., May 19

VEHICLE FAIR. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This event will feature assorted vehicles to climb, ride, and explore, as well as bouncy houses, All Aboard Train, face painting, DJ, a raffle, and prizes. Raffle tickets are 1 for $5; 5 for $20. Tickets are $20 per child; $50 family pass. Purchase tickets at

Wed., June 5

WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE’S WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: TASTE & STYLE AT SAVOR WESTCHESTER AND 2ND ANNUAL BARTENDER SHAKE OFF. The Westchester, Level 4, White Plains. 6-9 p.m. Ages. 21 & over only. Sample fresh, flavorful cuisine, sip delicious cocktails and cheer on your favorite bartender. Makeovers, massages, shopping, raffles and more make this an evening not to be missed. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at

Thurs., June 6

WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE’S WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: BURGER & BEER BLAST. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 12-4 p.m. Event will feature some of the county’s tastiest burgers. Ticketholders will vote for their top picks and one burger will be given the prestigious Heineken Lite Best Burger Award. Tickets are $75 in advance; $85 at the door. Ages 21 & over only.

Sat., June 8

WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE’S WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 12-4 p.m. Peter X. Kelly of Xaviar’s Restaurant Group will demonstrate his culinary expertise. Journalist Mary Calvi will host a book signing; Food Network star, chef Christian Petroni of the Fortuna restaurant group will discuss his wholesome, seasonal fare and Rafael Palomino will be in the chef demo tent as well. Grand Tasting Village tickets are $85 online; $95 at the


Thurs. & Fri., May 23 & 24

GUIDE BY TEATOLOCAL. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 8 p.m.  Teatolocal is a new site-inspired dance theater piece using movement, sound, music and design elements. This performance is for a small audience; members of the audience will be asked to move through two different spaces to view the work.  The proximity to the performers adds a physical and visceral level to this site-specific performance piece. The audience is encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the performance to enjoy beverages and snacks and to stay after the show for an informal talk-back with the artists. $18.


Sat., May 18

CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT OF 1882. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 2 p.m. Screening of the PBS documentary followed by a presentation and discussion facilitated by William Kaung, Vice President for Advocacy and Board Member of the OCA Westchester and Hudson Valley. 914/422-1480.

Sun., May 19

SHORT FILMS THAT CELEBRATE CYCLING. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 6:30-9 p.m. Event is part of the 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival. Event includes raffle prizes: a child’s bicycle with helmet, bell and water bottle; a folding bicycle helmet; jewelry made from bicycle parts and other assorted cycling gear. Sheets of 25 raffle tickets will sell for $10 & $20 each (cash or personal checks only). $15 per adult; $12 for seniors and students.

Tues., May 21

WORLD STAGE ON SCREEN. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 2 p.m. The Royal Opera—Faust. Pre-recorded. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet, and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle—and the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. $30.

REMIX: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN FILM, MEDIA AND ART. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 7 p.m. “Personal Problems.” Introduction by writer Ishmael Reed. This entirely African American–conceived and produced drama comes from the pioneering writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn. Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, it went unseen for many years; the original tapes have been carefully restored and this experimental, challenging film about married life in New York City at the time. $14.

Thurs., May 23

LA CHIPERITA: BY THE ROAD. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 7 p.m. Free. A folkloric film about daily life in small town Paraguay. Virgilia, a shy and innocent chipa seller, spends her days daydreaming about Walter, her best friend from childhood. In Guarani and Spanish with English subtitles. Enjoy performances by traditional Paraguayan harp and guitar music, chipa “cheese bread” making demonstrations and traditional snacks and beverages (for sale) from 7-8 p.m. 8-9:30 p.m. Introduction of “La Chiperita” by film director Hugo Cataldo Barud followed by film screening.


Sun., May 19

FILM MUSIC: GROUNDBREAKING DIRECTOR/COMPOSER COLLABORATIONS. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Ave., White Plains. 2 p.m. Presented by NY Public radio host, Elliott Forrest. He will explore the unique relationship of film composers and directors, charting the evolution of the art form. He will also address why film composers’ scores were initially not welcome for performance in concert halls and how that has changed today. Tickets are $25 and are available at

Thurs., May 23

MUSIC AS A CREATIVE PROCESS. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 2 p.m. Learn how the setting, elements of melody, harmony and rhythm integrate to form a musical work from Daniel Perkis. Sections of famous works from different musical periods will be played, demonstrating these critical elements. 914/422-1480.


Thru May 26

DISNEY’S “NEWSIES.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. Wed., Thurs. and some Fri. matinees: lunch at 11:30 a.m.; show at 1 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat.  dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; Sun. matinee lunch at 12 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Musical is based on the 1991 Disney movie about the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, it is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dream only of a better life  far from the hardship of the streets. $59-$89 plus tax, depending on the performance chosen. Beverage service & gratuities are not included in the ticket price.; 914/592-2268.

Thru Sun., May 19

IN THE HEIGHTS.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. The contemporary musical is recommended for ages 14 & up.  Cast includes three actors from the original Broadway company. Musical is a love letter to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s NYC’s Washington Heights community. Tickets start at $30.

“GUYS AND DOLLS.” Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers La., Wilton, Ct., Fri & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. A musical fable of Broadway. $35 & $30.

“I HATE HAMLET.” Dressing Room Theatre, Curtain Call Inc. 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Fri. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. “I Hate Hamlet” is about a young and successful TV actor who relocates to NY. With his TV career in limbo, he is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage in NY’s Shakespeare in the Park, but there’s one problem: he hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost. Seating is cabaret-style with a BYOEverything format. $35 for adults; $25 for senior citizens and $17.50 for children. 203/461-6458 x36 or

 “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., matinees Sat. at 3 p.m. and Sun., at 4 p.m. Presented by the Axial Theatre. $27.50 general admission; $22.50 seniors and students.;

 “BABY.” Whippoorwill Theatre, North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd., E., Armonk. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Presented by the Armonk Players. Play is about three couples on a university campus who deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of conceiving a baby. $20 adults; $10 students 18 & under.


Fri.-Fri., May 24-31

WRITING AND PAINTING WORKSHOPS. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville. The college’s Writing Institute is offering writers the opportunity to stretch their creative muscles with an exploration into writing and painting in Italy. The 7-day excursion to Cetera, an hour’s drive from Naples, includes writing workshops led by authors Patricia Dunn and Kathy Curto, as well as afternoon painting sessions with artist William Papaleo. The program is designed for writers and no previous painting experience is necessary. For information and registration go to


NEW HAVEN PAINT & CLAY CLUB 118TH ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION. Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St., New Haven. Thru June 1. Exhibition includes “Shadow,” a painting by Rye Brook artist Joseph Fama. [email protected].

STRUCTURES. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Thru June 1. There will be an opening reception Sat., May 18, 1-3 p.m. Solo exhibition by Jim Maciel, whose process of painting is executed by working from photos that he has taken of old buildings and barns on his backroad travels. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m.; 914/834-1117.

ART SHOW: WORKS BY THE WESTCHESTER WATERCOLOR GROUP. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Sat. & Sun. thru end of May. 12-4 p.m. 914/864-7282.

POTS FOR PETS. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Thru June 1. Celebrating pottery for the “furry members” of our family with handmade dog and cat bowls. 10% of all gallery sales will go to Adopt-a-Dog, a Greenwich, CT nonprofit organization with a shelter in Armonk.

MODERN FAMILIES: A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Thru May 25. Exhibition focuses the camera lens on the families we’re given and the families we choose. Rarely exhibited group portraits by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee will be presented alongside contemporary photography that illuminates the diverse definitions of family in our community. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m., Sat. 12-6 p.m.; 914/428-4220.

ASOG’S 2019 SPRING ART SHOW. Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT. Thru May 23. The show dazzles with bright and beautiful florals, soothes with gentle landscapes and atmospheric still lifes and delights the eye with bold abstracts and breathtaking photography. Artworks in watercolor, acrylic, oil, sculpture, drawings/graphics, photography and mixed media are included in the show. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

GOOD TIMES, BIG HAIR. C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Fri., May 17-June 3. Rock photographer Mark Weiss and Fox 5 NYC anchor Steve Lacy team up for this major art exhibition. Weiss has created iconic images of rock & roll’s elite. Lacy has taken images from Mark’s legendary photo archive and turned them into signature, one-of-a-kind screen-printed canvas artworks. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. 203/661-0205.

SARAH MCKENZIE SOLO EXHIBITION. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Thru June 22. McKenzie is the winner of the 10th Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting and will receive a $5,000 prize in addition to this solo exhibition. Her work explores the architecture of exhibition space. On Sat., June 15 she will give an Artist Talk from 2-4 p.m. that is free and open to the public. 914/738-2525.

THINGS THAT GO UNSEEN. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru June 22. Solo exhibition features large-scale contemporary photography by Adrien Bloom. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. 914/834-8077.

HEAVEN AND EARTH: SOLO EXHIBITION FEATURING PAINTINGS BY DAVID KONIGSBERG. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. Thru June 22. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment. 914/834-8077.

SUMMER WITH THE AVERYS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 1. Features landscapes, seascapes, beach scenes and figural compositions as well as rarely seen travel sketchbooks. The exhibition takes an innovative approach to the work produced by the Avery family. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under age 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays.

PARAGUAY ARTS, CRAFTS AND CULTURE. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. Thru. May 24. Free. The County’s first ever exhibition devoted entirely to Paraguayan arts, crafts and culture. For hours in information go to

BURIED TREASURES OF THE SILK ROAD. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru June 2. Showcases the collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection at the museum. Features dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics and other antiquities. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. 203/869-0376;

HILDRETH MEIÈRE: THE ART OF COMMERCE. Fairfield University Art Museum, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, Ct. Thru Sept. 21. Meière was a prolific naturalist who discovered the frescoes and mosaics in Florence, Italy that were to inform her craft. June 15: Anne Kupik, the great-granddaughter of Meière, will talk about her career, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

SHARKS! Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Thru Sept. 1. Visitors to this interactive science exhibition will get up close and personal with life-sized models of a great white, hammerhead and some of their living and extinct cousins. Watch live sharks developing within eggs and compare and contrast jaws from nearly 20 different species. Exhibit will also address climate change. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students with ID; free for members and children under 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. 203/869-0376;

LANDESCAPE: NEW VISIONS OF THE LANDSCAPE FROM THE EARLY 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Thru June 16. The show juxtaposes the work of early 20th century American modernist painters who exhibited their works at the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show with contemporary artists from the 21st century who have rediscovered and reinvigorated the genre. Hours: Tues-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12- p.m. $10 adults; $5 seniors and students; members and children under age 12 are free.

NINA CHANEL ABNEY: ROYAL FLUSH. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru June 30. Abney is one of the most important young artists on the rise today. She tackles controversy—homophobia, race, politics, consumerism and inequity. Her bold, flat colorful paintings and collages are packed with symbols, numbers, words, emojis, figures and body parts—all informed by celebrity culture, video games, social media, hip-hop, tabloid news and the 24-hour news cycle. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m. $5; $3 seniors 62 & over and students; free for children under 12 & members; free for all the first Saturday each month. 914/251-6100;

A SPECIAL ROLE: ST. PAUL’S CHURCH AND WORLD WAR II. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. Free. Thru Jan. 2021. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibit uses original artifacts, documents, images, sound recordings and photographs to explore the story of World War II, in the context of the history of the church and the local community. At the time, the historic significance of St. Paul’s as an originating point of America’s most prized national values, enshrined in the Bill of Rights, gave the church a special role in the broader struggles of the war. 914/667-4116.

MINIATURING MODERNISM: RICHARD PETTIBONE PAINTS THE NEUBERGER’S RICKEY COLLECTION. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Thru June 17. A display of some of the abstract works by well-known artists that were collected over time by George and Edith Rickey. Exhibited alongside the Pettibone works on view are their large-scale corresponding prints, paintings and sculptures.,

HISTORY IS…SEVEN WAYS WE CONNECT TO HISTORY. Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. Thru Sept. 7. Exhibit encourages visitors to reflect on the role history plays at different stages in their lives and explores the ways individuals look at, define and interpret history. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-4 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors & students; free for members, children under 18 and for all on the first Wednesday each month.; 203/869-6899.

WAXING POETIC. Pelham Art Center, 155 Firth Ave., Pelham. Thru Spring 2019. To Wax Poetic is to grow more expansive or expressive lyrically. Growth and transformation are inherent in the verb to wax, and within the creative or poetic process itself. Each of the six New York based artists in this exhibition has created a symbolic language, or aesthetic, using encaustic paint. Encaustic is the ancient medium of beeswax, resin and pigment, applied while molten. The medium is highly adaptable, and each artist has works selected to show the possibilities of the medium and the breadth of their vision. The new public artwork by Sui Park in the courtyard consists of five exciting creations that hang, lay and stand in different areas in the courtyard and around the art center. The materials are non-durable, disposable, trivial and easily consumed. Hours: Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

BRETT SLAVIN EXHIBITION AND SALE. Slavin Studios, The Mariner, 21 Willett Ave., Port Chester. Ongoing. Ceramic sculpture and functional wares.  914/671-4252.

COASTAL SCENE. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Permanent. The Bruce Museum has acquired and installed this painting by Alfred Thomas Bricher, a well-known 19th century American landscape artist. The painting, which currently hangs behind the information desk in the front lobby of the Museum, is a fine example of luminist painting.

CHINESE FOLKTALE: KAI AND THE DRAGON. Rye Town Park Administration Building, 95 Dearborn Ave., Rye. Permanent installation. Clay Art Center invites individuals and families of all ages to celebrate this mural installed on the wall surrounding the historic buildings in Rye Town Park. This mural project was created and installed during the summer of 2009 by local ceramic artist Sarah Coble who created the clay tiles with elements sculpted in relief so that the mural seems to move and flow like the waterfront it faces. The tiles narrate a folktale about a young boy named Kai who fights against adversity to save his town and outwit a fearsome dragon. The vibrant tiles also reference the historic Dragon Coaster of Playland amusement park and the inspiring waters of Long Island Sound. It was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rye Town Park. It was made possible by ArtsWestchester’s Municipal Challenge Grant, funded by Verizon and in partnership with the Rye Town Park Commission and the Clay Art Center. or 914/937-2047.

HOPE MURAL. Café Brazil Courtyard, North Main Street between Westchester Avenue and Adee Street, Port Chester. Sponsored by Hope House and the Westchester Arts Council.

SCULPTURE FOR PERMANENT EXHIBIT. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. The Museum has acquired a major sculpture by the French/American artist Gaston Lachaise titled “Man Walking (Portrait of Lincoln Kirstein).” Lachaise was one of the pioneers of modern art in the early decades of the 20th century. The sculpture depicts author, impresario and patron of the arts, Lincoln Kirstein, who with George Balanchine established the School of American Ballet which later became the NYC Ballet. “Man Walking” is the finest piece of 20th century sculpture in the Bruce collection and is currently on view in the entrance rotunda of the Museum. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. 203/869-0376 or

CHANGES IN OUR LAND. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Permanent exhibit. Exhibition addresses environmental history from global to local perspectives and from ancient times to the present. This visual display of the environmental and historical development of the area includes a mineral gallery, wigwam, life-size woodland habitat and a live-animal marine tank. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Admission: $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students and free for children under 5 and members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. www.brucemuseumorg; 203/869-0376.


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