10573 Calendar of Events

November 30, 2023 at 3:24 a.m.
Comedian Kevin Hart will perform at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester Fri., Dec. 1. See 10573 Calendar of Events for details.
Comedian Kevin Hart will perform at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester Fri., Dec. 1. See 10573 Calendar of Events for details.

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Winter Fest, hosted by Rye Brook Recreation, will be held Fri., Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m. in Pine Ridge Park, Latonia Road. A special guest from the North Pole will be in attendance, and there will be ice carving demos, a bounce house, train rides, Santa and Elf Magic Show and a Christmas tree and menorah lighting. Food and snacks will be available for purchase. 

The Port Chester School District will present the following winter concerts, each at 7 p.m.: Mon., Dec. 4, Edison School; Thurs., Dec. 7, Park Avenue School; Mon., Dec. 11, King Street School; Tues., Dec. 12, JFK School; Wed., Dec. 13—snow date for elementary school concerts. All elementary school concerts will be held at the Port Chester Middle School on Bowman Avenue. Mon., Dec. 18, Port Chester High School concert at PCHS, Tamarack Rd.; Tues., Dec. 19, Port Chester Middle School concert at PCMS on Bowman Ave.; Wed., Dec. 20, snow date for middle & high school concerts.

Hanukkah will begin at sundown Thurs., Dec. 7. This Jewish festival commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of its Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire. The Maccabees successfully revolted against Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Temple was purified, and the wicks of the menorah miraculously burned for eight days, even though there was only enough oil for one day. The holiday is observed by lighting candles on a hannukiah (menorah) each night for eight nights, singing special songs, eating foods fried in oil, such as latkes (potato pancakes) and doughnuts, playing the dreidl game, giving Hanukkah gelt (money) and exchanging gifts, especially for children who look forward to receiving a gift each night of the holiday. Happy Hanukkah to our readers who celebrate this holiday.

A Menorah lighting led by Rabbi Ben Goldberg and Cantor Alexis Sklar of KTI will take place Thurs., Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. in the courtyard of the Gateway Shopping Center, Boston Post Road, Port Chester, near ULTA Beauty. Refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods. Event is sponsored by the Port Chester-Rye Brook Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Port Chester.

Holiday Lights at Crawford Park will take place Sat., Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook. Free. There will be a holiday music concert, tree and menorah lighting, giant inflatables, selfies with Santa and games & activities for children. For additional information go to www.townofrye.com

Santa in the Park/Parade will be held in Lyon Park, 39 Parkway Dr., Port Chester Sat., Dec. 9. It will begin with a parade from King Street School at 1:30 p.m., featuring the PCHS Band and Elementary Schools, the PCFD, PCPD and Santa at the end. Children can see Santa, get a small gift and a candy cane, have some hot chocolate or food from the food trucks and dance around in the new Bubble Show with music in the park.

Port Chester Historical Society Winterfest will take place Sat., Dec. 9 at Bush-Lyon Homestead, 479 King St. from 1-3 p.m. Crafts and stories for kids, ethnic goodies, pictures in historic garb and tours of the homestead and its contents.

Blind Brook Community Coalition will present Sullivan’s Message with Kathi and Chris Sullivan Tues., Dec. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. at Blind Brook High School, 840 King St., Rye Brook. Kathi Sullivan, parent & motivational speaker will discuss the death of her 17-year-old daughter Taylor who died after attending a homecoming game followed by multiple underage drinking parties. She will share statistics on the prevalence of underage drinking and the legal liabilities of allowing underage drinking in the home. Chris Sullivan’s six-year career in the NFL turned into a battle with substance use disorder and mental health issues. Today he dedicates his time to sharing stories about the dangers of substance use and works to spread mental health awareness to help others make good choices when it comes to coping, mental health and substances.

Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, is holding its annual Clay Holiday Market in the gallery and online thru Dec. 23. Shoppers can enjoy browsing for ceramic gifts, ornaments, cultural items, contemporary tableware and sculptures. Shop local and give handmade this season! The annual event celebrates the hard work and creativity of regional and nationally recognized artists, current and past Artists-in-Residence, emerging artists and CAC artists. The works are all individually handmade with creativity, talent and love. Take your time, soak up the atmosphere of the season, and enjoy choosing gifts for your family, friends…or yourself! Shop in-person at the gallery at Clay Art Center Mon. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or online anytime throughout the season. Enjoy a special family-friendly outdoor shopping day complete with sweet treats, clay activities for families, and holiday flavors: Sat., Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Your purchase directly supports the artist and helps fund Clay Art Center. Direct shipping or pick-up available after online purchase.

Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester is presenting a Virtual Meet & Greet with 2023-24 Artists in Residence Mon., Dec. 4, 7-8 p.m. CAC will welcome its 2023-24 Artists in Residence and Westchester Community Foundation Fellow. Learn more about these emerging artists, their work, processes and inspirations. Register at www.clayartcenter.com

The Port Chester Middle School Drama Club will present “Into the Woods Jr.” Fri. & Sat., Dec. 1 & 2 at 7 p.m. in the Port Chester Middle School Auditorium, 113 Bowman Ave., Rye Brook. $15; $12 for students at SHOWTIX4U.COM. Open to the public. Only cash will be accepted at the door beginning 45 minutes before showtime.

Rye Brook Seniors is offering an outing to Christmas @Hunterdon Hills Wed., Dec. 6. $82. There is a waitlist for this outing. Bus departs AJP at 9:15 a.m. For additional information and to register, call 914/939-7904.

The Rye Brook Seniors Holiday Party will be held Fri., Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Zody’s 18th Hole Restaurant, 451 Stillwater Rd., Stamford. $45 per person. Menu: appetizers, salad, pasta, choice of three entrees, coffee, tea, dessert. Soda included; cash bar. Full menu can be viewed at Posillipo Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl. Bus transportation is available; bus will depart AJP at 11 a.m.

SPRYE’s Gentle Chair Yoga takes place in Crawford Park, 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook, Wednesdays thru Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. For additional information, call 914/481-5706

Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library Events

Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library hours are as follows: Adult Dept.—Mon., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Children’s department: Mon., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. www.portchesterryebrooklibrary.org

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., will offer a Holiday Beading and Jewelry Making Program for Teens and Adults, Sat., Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Create beaded earrings. For each pair of earrings made, another pair will be made to donate to a women’s shelter. Pre-registration is required in person or by phone to 914/939-6710, press e.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., will present Understanding Medicare Wed., Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. This 60- to 90-minute program will offer accurate and practical information about Medicare. For information, call 914/939-6710 press 5.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library Art of English conversational ESL class meets Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Classes continue to meet via Zoom. To sign up, email [email protected]

Health Insurance Navigation Help, offered by the Westchester County Department of Health, takes place at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. by appointment, but drop-ins are welcome. Free. Questions and requests will be kept confidential. To make an appointment, call 914/995-6350 or email [email protected].


The next pickup of trash in Port Chester will be Wed., Dec. 6. Bulk & green waste are collected every Wed. except during holiday weeks.

The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester will present comedian Kevin Hart: Brand New Material, Fri., Dec. 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. $102-$282; Let’s Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience Celebrating Taylor Swift with special guest Let’s Sing Harry, Sat., Dec. 2. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. $45-$69.50; Moe. with Neighbor, Fri., Dec. 8, $39-$89.50; Moe. with Midnight North, Sat., Dec. 9, $39-$89.50; Central Park Dance presents “The Nutcracker,” Sun., Dec. 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., performance at 12:30 p.m. and doors open at 4 p.m., performance at 5 p.m. This event is all ages. Children 3 & under are admitted free provided they sit on a parent or guardians’$ lap. Children 4 years old and over require a ticket. $29-$49. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 18+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children under 8 years of age are not permitted. www.thecapitoltheatre.com.

Garcia’s, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester will present Summerfeet, Fri., Dec. 1. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; Half Step, Thurs., Dec. 7. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Must be 21+ with valid ID. www.thecapitoltheatre.com

Garcia’s, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester will present the Rock ‘n Roll Playhouse playing The Music of the Beatles for Kids + More, Sat., Dec. 2. Doors open at 11 a.m., show at 11:30 a.m. or doors open at 1:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. All ages. $17.50 in advance; $20 day of show. www.thecapitoltheatre.com.

Advance sale tickets for all upcoming shows at The Capitol Theatre are available at www.thecapitoltheatre.com

Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, offers the following weekly programs: Maker Night, Fridays, 7-9 p.m. for ages 17+. $65 includes all materials; Family Wheel Night, Saturdays, 6-8 p.m. for ages 10+. $50; Saturday Clay for ages 6+. $35; Adorned: Ceramic Jewelry with Jess Palmer, Mondays, at 10 a.m. Discover the possibilities of ceramic jewelry in the 7-week course. Students will learn to make unique ceramic jewelry components including necklaces, earrings and other wearable art. For additional information on classes and to register go to www.clayartcenter.org


MAPSpace, 6 N. Pearl St., Port Chester will present Margaret Pinto: Carapace Pierced, Fri., Dec. 8-Jan. 20. There will be a reception Fri., Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. Exhibit features armored bodies, investigating the relationships between fear, protection, vulnerability and violence. The gallery is open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment contact [email protected].


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