Nearby In-Person Events
September 7, 2023 at 1:05 a.m.
Playland Park in Rye 2023 schedule: Beach & pool hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 9 & 10. The Park will be open Saturdays in Sept. 4:30-9 p.m. and Sundays. in Sept. 12-8 p.m. thru Sept. 24. Dance at Playland’s Neon Glow Party will be Sat., Sept. 9, 6-9 p.m. at Playland Beach complete with beach games and music while being donned with neon glow items. Free with admission to the beach and pool; Say Thank You to Our First Responders will be Sat. & Sun., Sept. 9 & 10 with free admission to the park; Amusement Night, will take place every Saturday beginning Sept. 16 at 7:15 p.m. Enjoy screenings of family friendly films at the Park. Free with park admission. There will be special park admissions during September weekends starting Sept. 16 with back to school “Play Like a Kid” offer. All guests can enjoy discounted admission at junior pricing: $19.99 for Westchester residents and $24.99 for all others. Parking is $20 on weekdays & weekends; $30 on holidays. Additional dates will be listed in upcoming issues. For admission pricing, event schedule and to purchase tickets, go to www.playland.com
Christ Church Greenwich will host a Hoedown Party Fri., Sept. 8, 6:30-9 p.m. in an outdoor tent at the Tomes-Higgins House, 216 E. Putnam Ave. Put on your cowboy boots and favorite jeans for a fun, casual evening of great western food and live music by The Rustlers, a 5-piece classic and contemporary band. There will be a live auction that includes a vacation getaway to a White Stallion Ranch in Arizona, dinner and tennis on the Field Club lawn with the Rev. Marek Zabriskie, a boating adventure with Rev. Cheryl McFadden and more. All are welcome. $75 per person. RSVP to Christchurchgreenwic.org
A September 11th Memorial Ceremony will be held at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla Mon., Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. RSVP encouraged to [email protected]
Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye will host the inaugural Margaret Nolan O’Neill Fellowship in American History Presentation, Fri., Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. The Margaret Nolan O’Neill Fellowship at the Jay Heritage Center was established in 2022 to advance scholarship in American History and foster respectful dialogue of topics relevant to the evolution of our nation, the shaping of its democracy and place in the global arena; and Roses with Stephen Scanniello, Sun., Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. The celebrated horticulturist, garden designer and author serves as curator for both the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden and the Helen S Kaman Rose Garden at the Elizabeth Park Conservancy in West Hartford, Conn. RSVP to www.jayheritagecenter.org
Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye will host Jay Estate Gardens Tours Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21 & 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays, Sept. 10, 17 & 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Register at www.jayheritagecenter.org
Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., will host a Fall 2023 Open House, Sat., Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It will be a celebration of artistic expression, community collaboration and creative exploration. There will be activities, food and showcases that cater to all ages and artistic interests. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. www.ryeartscenter.org
Westchester County will present a free event for seniors and their families, The Ninth Annual Livable Communities Celebrate Aging Village Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Dr., Valhalla. Fair will include movement, discussion, interactive learning and fun with inspired thinkers and doers from across Westchester County. Registration is required by contacting Jennifer Crawford at 914/813-6263 or [email protected]
The Hudson Valley Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze will be held Friday, Sept. 15-Nov. 19 at Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. It is the area’s biggest Halloween event and features over 7,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. New for 2023, see the twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in the gourd-eous circus sideshow! Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed! Timed tickets start at $24 at www.historichudsonvalley.org
The 7th Annual Mexican Independence Day Celebration will take place at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. There will be flag raising ceremony in front of Town Hall and singing of the Mexican National Anthem. The Mexican Consul General of Boston, Alberto Fierro, will address attendees via his audio message to Greenwich. A reception on the patio behind Town Hall will follow the ceremony.
The Bruce Museum Seaside Center and Waste Free Greenwich will present The Impact of Marine Debris and Plastics on Long Island Sound, Sun., Sept. 10, 2-3 p.m. Free and no registration is required. There will also be a Clothing Drive thru Sat., Sept. 9. Dropoff times are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information/alternate drop off locations call 203/524-1331.
The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich will present Recovering Histories and Reshaping Identity—Exploring Contemporary Black Artistry in Connecticut, Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. A panel will delve into the work of three Black contemporary artists based in Connecticut. Space is limited; reservations are requested. $25 for adults; livestream $25; $15 for students. www.brucemuseum.org
Kids’ Summerfest ’23 will present Zac Haber and his band featuring beloved children’s music Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and The Larry Siegel Ensemble with a showcase of popular songs and their original composition, Friday, Sept. 15, 5-6:30 p.m. Events will be at the outdoor courtyard space at 33 LeCount Pl., New Rochelle. In addition to the musical festivities, early attendees will have the opportunity to receive complimentary t-shirts while supplies last. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Tickets are free and the updated schedule and ticket information can be found at https://NewRocKidsSummerfest23.eventbrite.com
Old Salem Farm, 190 June Rd., N. Salem, will host Horse Shows Tues.-Sun., Sept. 12-17 and Wed.-Sun., Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Shows feature competitions for riders of all levels and ages from young children on ponies to Olympic veterans. For information go to www.OldSalemFarm.net
The Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe has announced that the NY Yankees will host Italian Heritage Week at the stadium thru Sun., Sept. 10. The Yankees will play Milwaukee Sept. 8-10. Tickets are $85; $70 Field Level seats; $55 Second Level seats and $45 Third or Fourth Level Seats. Each ticket will come with a hot dog, a drink and a Yankees Italian hat. For information and tickets call 914/771-8700.
The New York Renaissance Faire is taking place Sat. & Sun. thru Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at 600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo. Leave your worries in the past—or should we say the future—and travel back in time to 16th-century England. Visitors can relax and rejoice in a quaint Renaissance-era village in Tuxedo alongside fairies, pirates, knights, and maidens. Featured guests will include Robin Hood and his Merry Men as well as Queen Elizabeth I herself, so don’t forget to dress for the occasion in your Renaissance best. Tickets are $42 for adults; $18 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. For additional information and to purchase tickets, go to https://renfaire.com/ny/
Crafts at Lyndhurst will take place Fri.-Sun., Sept. 8-10 at 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. Parking is free and the show is outdoors, rain or shine. Hours: Fri. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. General admission is $12; $11 for seniors 62 & up; $4 for ages 6-16 and free for children under 6. No pets, with the exception of service animals, are allowed. Visitors can shop for original fashions, accessories, jewelry, home décor, furniture, photography & fine art, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, mixed media and more. Plus, they can enjoy gourmet specialties, tastings from local distilleries, craft demos and family activities. For additional information go to www.artrider.com
Random Farms Kids’ Theater will hold auditions for “Mean Girls High School Version,” Sun., Sept. 10, 12-6 p.m. at 77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford or by video submission. This program is for students 13 & older. www.RandomFarmsNY.org
The 45th Annual Norwalk Oyster Festival will take place Fri.-Sun., Sept. 8-10 at Veterans Memorial Park, 42 Seaview Ave. Hours: Fri., 6-11 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Event features food and dazzling free entertainment on multiple stages, plus a myriad of special events for families and friends, including the New England Craft Village. $15 for adults; $10 for seniors 65+; $5 for ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. The festival is the main fundraiser for the Seaport Association and Sheffield Island Lighthouse.
The Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich YMCA & YWCA of Greenwich will present the movie, Breaking Barriers: The Negro Leagues & The Other Boys of Summer, Wed., Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at the YWCA of Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave. It is a documentary about racism, segregation and civil rights in America, told through the lives of the Negro League baseball players. $10 for non-members; free for children under 18. Register at www.greenwichhistory.org or 203/869-6899.
Greenwich Historical Society will present a Discover Greenwich Walking Tour at Greenwich Point with Susie Baker Saturday, Sept. 9, 12-2 p.m. Learn the fascinating story behind the magnificent Innis Arden Estate and ongoing preservation efforts to restore historically significant buildings while exploring the natural wonder of this beautiful park. $25 for non-members. GHS will host Tavern Garden Markets at 47 Strickland Ave., Wed., Sept. 20, Oct. 4 & 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. GHS offers free admission every Wednesday. Admission includes access to Museum Galleries, Special Exhibitions and guided tours of the Bush-Holley House. Adults: $10; seniors and students: $8; free to all members, children under 18 and active military. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. www.greenwichhistory.org or 203/869-6899.
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye offers Tai Chi Thursdays at 1 p.m.; Sunset Yoga Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wunderkinds Saturday Club, Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7 & 21; Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 9, 9:15-10:30 a.m. For children under 5. Neurodiverse & neurotypical children come together for a magical morning of joy & connection; Songs, Sounds & Strings: An Evening of chamber music in remembrance of 9/11. Sun., Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. featuring Sayuri Lida, Bradley Bosenbeck and Bernard Tamosatis. $50 for non-members; $25 for ages 9-18 and free for 8 & under and a “Fun” Raiser, Thurs., Sept. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Enjoy 30-minute rejuvenating yoga with Lexy Tomasino followed by a short documentary. “Journey to the Children of the Ganges, with a short Q&A with the Founder, Truike Boekholt. Enjoy masala tea and then participate in the Color Fest. All proceeds will benefit Children of the Ganges & Wainwright House. $35. Register at www.wainwright.org
Bicycle Sundays will be held on the Bronx River Parkway Sept. 10, 17 & 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Events begin at Westchester County Center in White Plains and continue to Exit 22 at Scarsdale Road, Yonkers. The Parkway is closed during Bicycle Sundays.
Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown will host a Harvest Dinner, Sat., Sept. 9, 5-9 p.m. A field to table outdoor evening will feature organic produce and flowers from the farm. Feast on a multi-course meal prepared for the occasion with seasonal bounty. Seating is limited. Tickets start at $300. Register at hanoverfarm.org
St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon is presenting Senior Professor Phil Papas of Union County (NJ) College, Sat., Sept. 9. He will explore themes from his book, “Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee;” Kevin Weddke, Professor at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He will explore themes from his award-winning book, “The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolutions. Events are at 1 p.m. and will be livestreamed as well through their website. Free. No registration required for in-person attendance. www.nps.gov/sapa.
Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye presents Weekend Story Time every Sat. & Sun, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.; Maker May, Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Make discoveries at Maker May! Make your own paper, record music with Bach to Rock, and bring your own robotics to life with iCamp! Good for all ages. All activities included with admission—$10 per person; $9 for seniors and free for children under 1 and members. Hours: 7 days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional information and registration go to www.discoverwcm.org. The museum will be closed thru Sept. 15 for a deep cleaning, to refresh the space and for staff training.
The Greenwich Hospital Benefit will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Way. Event will honor Dickerman Hollister, Jr., MD. For ticket information go to www.greenwichhospital.org
Greenwich Hospital will offer The Nurse is In, Mon., Sept. 11 at the YMCA of Greenwich, 50 E. Putnam Ave., 10-11 a.m.; at Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave.; Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; a lecture, Wed., Sept. 13 11 a.m.-12 p.m. A Look at Pulmonary Medication and Treatment by Alisa Greenberg, MD. She will discuss how to manage COPD, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer. Free. Register at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events and car seat safety checks, Wed., Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at W. Putnam Medical Center, 500 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. To make an appointment call 203/200-KIDS or email [email protected]. Free. For information call 203/863-4444.
The White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains will host Fun Friday, Sept. 8 & 15 at 4 p.m. A fun afternoon activity: video games, board games, crochet and creating writings. No registration required; Intro to Microsoft Excel, Part 1, Tues., Sept. 12, 3 p.m.; Tech Tuesday for Youth at 4 p.m.; Igloo VR Fun for Kids, Thurs., Sept. 14, 12:15 p.m. whiteplainslibrary.org
Curtain Call Inc. will present “And Away We Go” at its Kweskin Theatre. 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford Fri. Sept. 8-Sun., Sept. 24. It is a theatrical romp through 2,000 years of history from backstage in ancient Greece to a rehearsal at Shakespeare’s Globe until today. Performances are Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. plus Thurs., Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. $41 for adults; $31 for senior citizens and $23 for children under 21 at www.curtaincallinc.com
Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct. will present An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O’Hara and James Naughton Sat., Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. This benefit concert for the Playhouse features three Tony Award winners and others who have Fairfield County connections. A limited number of tickets at $1,000, including a post-performance meet and greet with Justin Paul and other artists, may be reserved by contacting Catherine MacKay at [email protected] 203/671-1141. Tickets at $300 and $500 for the performance only may be reserved at https://tickets.westportplayhouse.org/6164/6155 or by calling the box office at 203/227-4177.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund at the Pocantico Center, 200 Lake Rd., Tarrytown will present An Evening of Indigenous Short Films, Fri., Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Experience three short documentaries on Indigenous peoples’ struggles for social justice and cultural preservations, followed by a Q&A with local Indigenous leaders and filmmakers;. $15 + $1.75 ticketing fee; Kyle Dacuyan, Thurs., Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The poet will present a reading of “Dad Rock,” an episodic monologue bringing together poetry, movement, video and original music composition. $15 + $1.75 ticketing fee; Japanese Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony Demonstration, Fri., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Event is sold out. www.rbf.org
The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck has announced the dates for the Fall 2023 Film Club that will take place for members Wed., Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1, 15 & 29 at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of new memberships are available. $110 per subscription, plus $10 handling fee. To join call 914/698-0098 or email [email protected]
Music in the Park will take place at Lasdon Park and Arboretum, 216 Amawalk Rd., Katonah Sun., Sept. 10, 17 & 24. Gates open at 1 p.m.; performances are 2-4 p.m. Admission is $10. Sept. 10 will feature Dan Zlotnick; Sept. 17 will feature Deni Bonet & Chris Flynn and Sept. 24 will feature Back to the Garden 1969. For additional information go to www.lasdonpark.org
The White Plains JazzFest will be held thru Sun., Sept. 10. Events are free unless noted otherwise. Fri., Sept. 8 will feature Jazz at Noon, Edmar Castaneda at White Plains Public Library Plaza, 100 Martine Ave., 7 & 9 p.m. $45 single set (7 or 9 p.m.); $80 both sets; John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet, Arts Westchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave. Sat., Sept. 9 will feature the MCW Jazz Faculty Ensemble: A Tribute to Wayne Shorter, Music Conservatory of Westchester, 215 Central Ave. 7 & 9 p.m. $45 single set; $80 both sets.; Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner, ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave. Sun., Sept. 10: White Plains Jazz & Food Festival, 12:30-7:30 p.m. on Mamaroneck Ave. between Main St. and Martine Ave. Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu, 1:45-2:45 p.m.; Mike Freeman ZonaVibe, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Endes Owens & The Cookout, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and Mike Phillips, 6:15-7:15 p.m. For a full festival schedule and to purchase advance tickets go to artsww.org/jazzfest
Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown will present Beth Orton, Sat., Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. $38-$54. www.tarrytownmusichall.org
Jazz Forum Arts, 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown, will present Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Quartet, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 8 & 9, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Andrea Brachfield, Sun., Sept. 10, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. $10 minimum in food or drink per person. www.jazzforumarts.org.
Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is at FDR State Park, 2959 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights thru Oct. 22. This outdoor interactive event is for all ages. It is a nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter ™ and Fantastic Beasts ™ films. Set in a beautiful woodland, this experience has been brought to life by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators. Limited availability in Dec. & Jan. Tickets for ages 16+ are $46 + booking fee; ages 5-15 are $35 + booking fee. Parking if booked online is $8; $10 if purchased on site. Admission includes standard entry to the forest trail inspired by the wizarding world + access to the Village where you can find magical food and drink to add to your experience. For tickets go to https://www.stubhub.com/harry-potter-a-forbidden-forest-experience-westchester-tickets
Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 1987 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, is presenting Barns: Watercolors by Jim Maciel—Solo Show thru Sept. 23. There will be an opening reception Sat., Sept. 9, 3-5 p.m. 914/834-1117; www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org
C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich will present a new show Blue Skies: Now More Than Ever thru Oct. 8. The show honors the United Nations International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies Global Initiative. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.cparkergallery.com
The Yonkers Public Library Riverfront Gallery, 1 Larkin Center, is presenting Across Imaginary Boundaries thru Dec. 14. It is a group exhibition exploring diasporic identity across the Caribbean while celebrating new modes of thinking about shifting identities, place and home through photography, printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture and video. The gallery is open during library hours—Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.ypl.org.
A New Summer Art Installation: The Bulldog Walking Gallery 2023 is on view on Main Street and Bridge Street, Irvington thru September. It features bulldogs which have long been the mascot of Irvington. They signify strength and courage, especially among its sports teams. The new art installation pays tribute this summer to the village’s beloved mascot.
The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, is presenting Material Matters: The Sculptures of Elie Nadelman on view thru Sept. 24; Then is Now: Contemporary Black Art in America on view thru Oct. 15; Monsters and Mermaids: Unraveling Natural History’s Greatest Hoaxes, thru Feb. 11. Encounter “monsters,” “giants” and “lost civilizations” that confounded scientists and the public. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $20 adults; $15 seniors (62+) and students; free for children under 5 and members. BruceMuseum.org
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, presents the exhibit “A Matter of Discovery: The Art of Luis Perelman” which runs thru Nov. 5. Dynamic retrospective features signature resin sculptures and never-before-seen studies and Romuald Hazoumé: The Fa Series, thru Dec. 23. It is a solo exhibition presenting 22 large-scale canvas works inspired by the Venice Biennale-bound artist’s personal journey through the visual lexicon of the West African divination system, Admission to the museum is free. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m. www.neuberger.org
Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye, is presenting A World of Possibilities organized by The Arc Westchester. It is an exhibit of vibrant original works of art made by children with developmental disabilities supported by The Arc Westchester’s Children’s School for Early Development and adult artists participating in programs at The Arc Westchester. The colorful canvas designs represent each student’s individual creativity, fostered in a nurturing setting. Museum hours: Wed.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $10 per person; $9 for seniors and free for children under 1 and members. www.discoverwcm.org