Nearby In-Person Events

April 18, 2024 at 4:35 a.m.
A dog enjoys the surf at Playland Beach in Rye. An End-of-Season Paw-ty will be held there Sun., Apr. 21. See Nearby In-Person Events below for details.
A dog enjoys the surf at Playland Beach in Rye. An End-of-Season Paw-ty will be held there Sun., Apr. 21. See Nearby In-Person Events below for details.

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An End of Season Paw-ty will be held Sun., Apr. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Playland Beach and Boardwalk, Playland Park, Rye. Canine guests can only be off leash when they are on the beach. Anywhere else, including the boardwalk, all dogs must be on leash. There will be complimentary professional dog photos by pet photographer Geoffrey Tischman, prizes and giveaways by Pet Pantry, a food truck and many other tail-wagging festivities. Rain date is Apr. 28. Closing for the season will be Sun., Apr. 28 and will reopen to dogs in October.

Westchester Residential Opportunities will present the 2024 Fair & Affordable Housing Expo Sat., Apr. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. Free admission. Workshops will include The Path to Homeownership at 12 p.m., Fair & Affordable Rentals at 1 p.m. and Credit & Home Buying Grants at 2 p.m. Register at

Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd. will host Soundtrack: Liner Notes from a Pandemic Mixtape by Alison Cupp Relyes, Sat., Apr. 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. An engaging book talk and workshop where Relyes will explore how music can inspire, heal and move us.

The Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Ave., Cos Cob presents free guided gallery tours of LIFE: Six Women Photographers, Sun., Apr. 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16 & 30, 1-1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission--$10 adults; $8 seniors; free for youth under 18, members, active military/Blue Star.

Friends of The Kensico Cemetery will host a Free Tree Planting Workshop, Sat., Apr. 27, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Kensico Cemetery Arboreum, 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla. Coffee and donuts will be served. Registration required at

The White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains will offer Beginner Stitching Fri., Apr. 19 at 2 p.m.; Fun Friday Apr. 19 & 26 at 4 p.m.; Demystifying Medicare, Sat., Apr. 20 at 1 p.m. Registration recommended at 914/231-3236; Tech Tuesday for Youth, Apr. 23 at 4 p.m.; Learn About 3D Printing in The Igloo, Thurs., Apr. 25 at 12:15

Household Recycling Days will be held at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompound Rd., Yorktown Heights, Sat., Apr. 20, and at Sprain Ridge Park, 149 Jackson Ave. Yonkers, Sat., Apr. 27, both 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Residents can conveniently and safely dispose of household waste. In addition to properly labeled household chemicals, tires, scrap metal, electronics, appliances and other special waste found in a typical household. Residents can also bring documents for shredding and expired or unwanted medications for disposal. For additional information go to or call 914/813-5425.

The Ethical Society of Northern Westchester will host an illustrated lecture, Art of Social Justice: Cautionary Images of Optimism, Sun., Apr. 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 103 Pinebridge Rd., Ossining and via Zoom. Dr. Mark Fasanella will introduce the viewer to socially-engaged perceptive, panoramic, narrative oil and acrylic paintings created by luminary artists of the 20th & 21st centuries. For information go to

Run for Hope, a free 2K run/walk, will take place Sat., Apr. 20 starting at 11 a.m. at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Rain or shine. The event is to spread mental health awareness. It is hosted by the State University Police Community Partnership Team in conjunction with the Offices of Counseling and Behavioral Health Services, Athletics, The Harbor Center, Student Health Services, Student Life, and Purchase Dining Services in partnership with the Westchester County Office of Mental Health, Stop DWI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Family Services of Westchester, 988 Suicide and Crises Life line, and various other community organizations. Refreshments and resources will be provided, and parking will be available in the West 2 lot. Register at

The Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Pl. will hold their Spring Gala Thurs., Apr. 25, 6-9 p.m. honoring Mary Calvi and Sandy Amoyaw. Tickets start at $125. Free parking with advanced ticket purchase at

The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., will present Artists in Conversation: John Edmonds and Sanford Biggers, Sat., Apr. 27, 4-5:30 p.m. Artist and guest curator of There is a Body: Legacy of the Ancestral Arts in the 21st Century, John Edmonds will moderate a conversation with exhibition artist Sanford Biggers whose work is an interplay of narrative, perspective, and history that speaks to current social, political, and economic happenings. A reception will follow. $15 non-members.

Wainwright House260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will offer Flower Arranging with Outdoors Contained, Sun., Apr. 21, 11 a.m. $80 for non-members; Tai Chi with John, Thurs. 1-2 p.m.; Sunset Yoga Tues. thru May 23. If you love to sing, join the Fonrose Singers; Critical Alignment Yoga, Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. Register at

Fly-Tying School will be held Sat., Apr. 20, May 4 & 11, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. Course is designed for anglers with at least 2-3 years of fly-fishing experience. Get details and register at

Bedford 2030 will host an Earth Day Festival 2024 Sun., Apr. 21, 12-3 p.m. at the Bedford Hills Train Station, 46 Depot Plaza, featuring timed activities, live music, food vendors. bike safety checks, textile recycling and you can test drive an E-bike with CLIP. RSVP to

The League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester will hold their annual luncheon, Fri., Apr. 19 at Orienta Beach Club, 1054 Walton Ave., Mamaroneck. Check-in at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Guest speakers: Michael Rebell, Harriet Shugarman and Rejeev Rajam. $70 online at

Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye will present Flower Arranging with Outdoors Contained, Sun., Apr. 21, 11 a.m. $80 non-members. Register at

A Compost Giveaway will take place at H-MRF, 15 Woods Rd., Valhalla Sun., Apr. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration required. Each registered Westchester County resident will receive a bag of compost equivalent to about one 5-gallon pail. Register at

Histoury will offer Victorian Villages: Tarrytown and Irvington Historic House Tour, Sun., Apr. 21 at 1 p.m.- 4 Hours (approx.) The bus start/stop location will be in the Mamaroneck area, specific location details will be provided via email prior to the tour. $75 adults; $49 students Purchase tickets at

The Picture House Bronxville, 54 Kraft Ave. has announced their new Sundays at the Cinema Spring Film Series. The four-part series features political-themed films at 1 p.m. Apr. 21, 28 & May 5 hosted by veteran film critic Joe Neumaier. Tickets are on sale now at

Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye, will offer My Naturalist & Me, Fri., Apr. 26; May 3, 10, 17 & 31 at 9:45 a.m. At this fun-filled hour learn all about nature through fun activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. $15 per family per session. Pre-register online at

Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., will offer CPR Friends and Family (infant/child), Apr. 20 & 22 at 39 Volunteer Lane; Spring into Shape: Healthy Eating for Weight Loss, Thurs., Apr. 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The 2024 Toonerville Music Festival will be held Sept. 21, 12-10 p.m. at 195 Sparks Ave., Pelham featuring a mix of global, national, regional and local acts for audiences of all ages. There will be two stages, pop-up food activations and family-friendly activities. Headlining the festival will be 10,000 Maniacs. Advance pre-sale tickets are available for $55 at

Stepinac Theatre, 950 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, will stage “Catch Me if You Can,” Fri. & Sat., Apr. 26 & 27 & Thurs. & Sat., May 2 & 4 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Sun., May 5.

Clocktower Players will present “Into the Woods” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale Sat., Apr. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Apr. 28 at 2 p.m. $28 adults general admission; $22 children under 18 at

Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct. will present Ann Talman: Elizabeth Taylor and the Shadow of Her Smile, Sun., Apr. 21 at 7 p.m. An evening of true stories and songs about the amazing bond between Elizabeth and Ann. $20; Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Musical, Sat., Apr. 27 at 1 & 4 p.m. $30; Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride, Fri., June 7 at 7 p.m.  $70. Tickets are on sale now.

The Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers La., will present “Grease” Fri. & Sat., Apr. 26 & 27; May 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 8 p.m.; Sun., Apr. 28 & May 5 at 2 p.m. $35 adults; $30 seniors and youth 18 & under.

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. will present Shen Yun; Fri. & Sat., Apr. 19 & 20 at 7 p.m.; Sat., Apr. 20 at 2 p.m. and Sun., Apr. 21 at 1 p.m. For prices and to purchase tickets, go to the website,; The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sat., Apr. 20 at 5 p.m. $33.75-$65.

The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, hosts Mall Walks Fridays & Tuesdays, 8-10 a.m.

Senior Cinema is taking place at The Picture House Regional Film Center ( Moviegoers 65 and older enjoy a great afternoon of film and friends at the theaters in Bronxville and Pelham on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. through June 2024. For free admission on Tuesdays, seniors should head to the box office before showtime to pick up their ticket. Annual membership holders ($55 for those 65+) will also enjoy free popcorn every time they visit the theater along with discounted tickets every day of the year. As a reminder, The Picture House Regional Film Center offers half-price tickets on Tuesdays for all other moviegoers.

Westchester Children’s Museum100 Playland Parkway, Rye presents Weekend Story Time every Sat. & Sun10:30 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

The Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck will present The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour, Fri., Apr. 19 at 8 p.m. $39-$49; Lez Zeppelin: All Girls, All Zeppelin, Sat., Apr. 20 at 8 p.m. $38-$49; Amythyst Kiah. Fri., Apr. 26 at 8 p.m. $32-$42.

Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., will present Kathleen Madigan: The Potluck Party Tour, Fri., Apr. 19. Sold out on website; Permission to Speak: A Theater Experience Starring the Audience, Sat., Apr. 20 at 7:30 p.m. $39-$65; Madison Cunningham & Juana Molina: Not That Similar Tour, Sun., Apr. 21 at 8 p.m. $41-$54; Randy Rainbow for President, Fri., Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m. $74-$204; Gary Gulman: Misfit Book Tour, Sat., Apr. 27. Sold out on website.

Jazz Forum Arts, 1 Dixon La., Tarrytown, will present the Marcus Roberts Trio, Fri. & Sat., Apr. 19 & 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $35-$40; Monika & The Brazilians, Sun., Apr. 21, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20; the Ted Rosenthal Trio + Randy Brecker, Fri. & Sat., Apr. 26 & 27, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $30-$35; the Adriano Santos Brazilian Jazz Quintet, Sun., Apr. 28, 4 & 6 p.m. $15-$20. $10 minimum per person on food & drink.


Pelham Art Center, 155 Firth Ave., will present Ceremonials: Magic, Myth & Mother Nature, Thurs., Apr. 25-May 12. The pop-up exhibition showcases the work of 50 local and international artists. Gallery hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains is presenting Open Call, thru May 26. Exhibit features 22 artists who represent the breadth of art being made in Westchester County. Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri. & Sun., 12-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-6 p.m.

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich is presenting Anila Quayyum Agha: Dualities, thru Apr. 21. This multidisciplinary artist uses light to transform space into immersive visual spectacles that inspire a sense of wonder; Hockney/Origins: Early Works from the Roy B. and Edith J. Simpson Collections. This ongoing exhibition features rarely displayed works on loan from the Bank of America Collection; Photographic Revolutionaries of Group f/64: Works from the Bank of America Collection. The exhibition celebrates the dawn of photography as fine art and features seminal works by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Willard Van Dyke, Brett Weston and Edward Weston thru Apr. 28; Arms and Armor: Evolution and Innovation, thru Aug. 11; Andy Warhol: Small is Beautiful, thru Oct. 13. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $20 adults; $15 seniors (62+) and students; free for children under 5 and members.

Treasures from the Westchester Historical Society exhibit will be on display at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza thru May 6. For additional information go to

The Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Center, is presenting Bridging Chasms Exhibition: A Group Exhibition Disrupting the Concept of Borders & Offering A Vision of Hope, Healing and Inclusivity, thru May 16. Gallery hours: Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri, & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., 12-5 p.m. [email protected]

The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., is presenting Jungle Fool, a large outdoor sculpture, thru June 23; There Is a Body: Legacy of the Ancestral Arts in the 21st Century and Stellar Reverberations: African Masks in Outer Space, both thru June 30. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m. $12 for adults; $6 for seniors & students; free for children under 1.

The Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 1987 Palmer Ave. Larchmont, is presenting the 19th annual open juried Small Works Show, in the gallery & online thru Sat., Apr. 27. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 p.m.

Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob is presenting Life: Six Women Photographers, thru July 7 in celebration of Women’s History Month. Artists include Margaret Bourke-White, Marie Hansen, Martha Holmes, Lisa Larsen, Nina Leen and Hansel Mieth—the only women employed by “Life” as full-time photographers between the late 1930s and early 1970s. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-4 p.m. Free with museum admission: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors & students; free for children under 18 and free admission every Wednesday.

Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd. is presenting Silk Paintings: The Work of Berenice Pilskin, thru Apr. 19; The Ground Glass Annual Members Show; thru Apr. 29.

Westchester Children’s Museum100 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.

Camps & Summer Programs

The Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Ave., Cos Cob will offer Art & History Camps with enhanced programs that provide engaging and interactive STEAM experiences for school-age children. Historical Happenings for grades 5-8 will run July 8-12, Colonial Connections for grades 2-4 will run July 15-19 for grades2-4, all 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Family Fridays for all ages, July 8-26. Campers set up an art show to display their masterpieces to friends and family and stage a play that they have written, produced and set designed. Children can attend one week at $450 or two weeks at $800. A sibling discount is offered at $800 for two weeks; an early bird discount of $50 is offered for registration by Fri., Apr. 19. Register at

Muscoot Farm’s Young Farmers Camp, 51 Rte. 100, Katonah will be offered for youngsters entering grades Pre-K-nine, July 1-Aug. 16, $350 per camper per week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Campers are allowed one week max. Registration is open now at

Westchester County Parks will offer one and two-week sessions Mon., July 8-Fri., Aug. 16 at the following locations: Cranberry Lake Preserve, N. White Plains, 914/428-1005; Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914/967-8720; Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers, 914;868-5851; Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Rd., Rye, 914/835-4466 and Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914/864-7322. Sessions are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for $350 per camper per week and $175 for Pre-K, 9-11:45 a.m.—must be potty trained.

Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye will offer the following summer programs: June Bugs for pre-school and kindergartners, June 10-14, June 17-21 & June 24-28, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. $450 for morning session; $390 for the afternoon session; Paddle Adventure Camp for children entering grades 8-10 in the fall, July 1 (no camp July 4)-Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $600 per camper per week; Summer Camps, July1-Aug. 16—Explorers for children entering pre-k & kindergarten, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $450; Discoverers for children entering K-6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $475 and Naturalists in Training, for children entering grades 6 & 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $495. For additional information and to register go to

Clocktower Players will offer Summerstage 2024 for ages 6-12 at Hastings American Legion. 215 Farragut Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. There will be eight sessions for $412 per session. Each week explores a show your kids love and concludes with a filmed performance shared digitally with families as a keepsake of the creative and fun week. “Matilda, July 7-12; “Teen Titans Go,” July14-19; “Stranger Things,” July 21-26; “Disney, 21Princess,” July 28-Aug. 2; “Super Mario Bros,” Aug. 4-9; “Percy Jackson and The Olympians,” Aug. 11-18; “High School Musical,” Aug. 18-23 and “Barbie,” Aug. 25-30. Register at


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