This Weekend 14.15.16th

There are tons of community events this weekend, and an ample sampling of arts-related ones, too. Be sure to check out this weekend’s listings, and as always, our calendar for more!









The Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers’ Market is in its second to last week this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Stop in and stock up on locally made baked goods, dairy products, meat, wine and other specialty foods and products. This week, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., there’s a Cooking Demo—learn the art of seasonal cooking with award-winning Chef Emily Peterson. There will be free samples of the dish she prepares at the market and recipes to go home with.

The Scarsdale Library is hosting a one-day, six-hour First Aid and CPR Certification course this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Be sure to preregister by emailing for this unique opportunity to become certified to perform CPR and first aid for infants and children. $60.

The 8th Annual Gala Casino & Auction for the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation takes place this Saturday. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the silent auction start at 6:30 p.m.; the live auction, dancing and dessert begin at 8:30 p.m. The theme is Night in Casablanca, and there will be a raffle, black jack, roulette and craps for guests to enjoy. Tickets start at $140 and may be purchased online.

Westchester is offering a unique opportunity over the next few months—you can ride your bike, walk, jog or bring any non-motorized vehicle onto a stretch of the Bronx River Parkway each Sunday with Bicycle Sunday. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the parkway will be closed to regular traffic between White Plains (starts at the Westchester County Center) and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The event is free; parking is $4 in the County Center lot.

Several Westchester animal shelters including the Pet Adoption League and Little Orphan Animals are getting together for a Multi-Shelter Adoption and Education Fair, this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living in Yonkers. Come out and learn about adoptable puppies, kittens, dogs, cats and bunnies, as well as opportunities to volunteer and foster homeless animals.

The Scarsdale Synagogue-Tremont Temple is holding Understand Difference-Respecting Diversity, a community interfaith symposium this Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. Civil rights representatives will address strategies to defeat intolerance, ignorance and hate. Free, preregistration required—contact Scott Baken at (914) 514-6145 or


Amidst a knitting or crocheting project? Thinking about starting one? Get advice from expert needlewomen Charlotte Kastenbaum and Rosalie Hollingsworth this Saturday, 10 a.m. at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Needlework Workshop. You’ll get helpful tips from veterans and have the opportunity to chat with other knitters.

Clarke Auction in Larchmont will be selling more than 470 lots this Monday at 6 p.m. Stop in on Saturday or Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and Monday from 2 – 6 p.m. for previews of the fine art, lighting, tapestries and more.

ArtsWestchester’s annual ArtsBash Open House takes place this Saturday, starting at 12 p.m. The day includes open studio tours of more than 13 resident artists, including Larchmont residents Rima Grad and Patricia Spergel. Guests will also be treated to the opening of the abstrACTION exhibition and a Folk Arts Market, where handmade arts and crafts can be purchased. This event is free and open to the public.

Pelham Art Center is hosting a free concert: Amy Hersh & Matthew Lewis Performance, this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The flute, piano and oboe trio will perform works by Bartok, Debussy, Ginastera, Pouleuc and Reinecke.

Björn Again, the ABBA-endorsed concert that celebrates the music of a generation, is coming to the Emelin Theatre this Saturday at 8 p.m. Experience excitement that has crowds singing and dancing all night to ABBA’s greatest hits! $55.


The Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting its Open-Air Family Music Fest this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be various local bands, catering to all musical tastes and ages. Bring your own picnic or purchase refreshments at the Center. The entrance fee ($8 members; $12 nonmembers; $4 ages two to 12) includes access to exhibits, trails and of course, the music. (Rain date is Sunday).

The Rye United Methodist Nursery School is offering free admission to the Children’s Carnival this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be pony rides, arts and crafts, a toy sale, bake sale and more. Individual attractions have separate fees.

Pinkster: An African-American Celebration of Spring is back at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow this Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. Travel back to the 17th century with traditional food, dance, music and revelry. There will be live drumming and other traditional demonstrations.

More Westchester events from our Arts Calendar…


Music: Friends of New Rochelle Public Library presents American Composers Music Class. Professor Eric Jennings returns to the Ossie Davis Theater for an exploration of the music and lyrics of six of America’s great 20th Century composers, their unique contributions to music, their style, and the singers, dancers and promoters who introduced and championed their work. Ossie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library 5/14/2010-6/11/2010, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. (914) 632-8254 or

Dance: Paramount Center for the Arts Inc. presents Ballet Folklorico Mexico. With exhilarating dances, vibrant live mariachi music and elaborate, breath taking costumes, this authentic troupe brings traditions, ancient folklore and customs of Mexico to life. Paramount Center for the Arts Inc. 5/14/2010, 7pm. 914-739-2333 or

Music: Tarrytown Music Hall presents Leon Russell/New Riders of the Purple Sage. The ultimate rock & roll session man, Leon Russell’s long and storied career includes collaborations with a virtual who’s who of music icons spanning from Jerry Lee Lewis to Phil Spector to the Rolling Stones. Tarrytown Music Hall 5/14/2010, 8pm. 877-840-0457 or


Workshop: Blue Door Art Association presents Show & Tell Artist Demonstrations. Michael Hayes, Artist – Cliffside Park, N.J., Collage, 3:30 – 4:30; Mark Gilliland, Photography – Irvington, N.Y., Photography, 2:30 – 3:30; Pat Hickman, Mixed Media – Garnerville, N.Y., Mixed Media, 1:30 – 2:30 Blue Door Gallery 5/15/2010, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm. 914-375-5100 or

Workshop: Clay Art Center presents Check It Out!. Check clay out in this one-day three-hour clay class for adults who are interested in experimenting with clay for the first time. Clay Art Center 5/15/2010, 1:30pm-4:30pm. 914-937-2047 x222 or

Music: Downtown Music at Grace presents The West Point Jazz Knights in Concert. Traditional Jazz standards will be heard alongside newly commissioned works in this exciting program offered by one of America’s premiere Jazz bands. Downtown Music at Grace 5/15/2010, 7:30pm. 914-248-1112 or

Music: Hoff-Barthelson Music School presents Viola Club hosts Jazz Viola Master Class. Enjoy a visit from jazz violist Judith Insell. Hoff-Barthelson Music School 5/15/2010, 1pm-3pm. 914-723-1169 or

Workshop: Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc. presents Pleasantville Dat. Learn about our many programs for students of all ages – adults, teens, and kids alike. Tour our state-of-the-art production facility, ask questions, and join in hands-on activities! Jacob Burns Film Center / Media Arts Lab 5/15/2010, 914-773-7663 or

Music: New Choral Society presents Walton’s "Belshazzar’s Feast" and Bernstein’s "Chichester Psalms". William Walton’s dramatic choral work "Belshazzar’s Feast" will be paired with another 20th century classic Bernstein’s "Chichester Psalms", presented with Baritone Matthew Burns and boy soprano, to be announced, as well as full orchestra. New Choral Society 5/15/2010-5/16/2010, Saturday, 5/15 at 8 PM; Sunday, 5/16 at 3 PM. 914-725-1678 or

Music: Paramount Center for the Arts Inc. presents The Fab Faux. The Fab Faux are without a doubt the most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band on the scene today, reproducing the Beatles’ studio albums note for note. Paramount Center for the Arts Inc. 5/15/2010, 8pm. 914-739-2333 or

Dance: RiverArts presents RiverArts Annual Contemporary Dance Performance — RIOULT. Come and see world-renowned RIOULT perform an all new dance program at the Claudia Boettcher Theatre RiverArts Presents RIOULT contemporary dance event 5/15/2010, 8pm. 914-476-2321 or

Film: Tarrytown Music Hall presents Singin’ In The Rain. Classic film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor Tarrytown Music Hall 5/15/2010, 6pm. 877-840-0457 or

Music: Westchester Philharmonic presents Itzhak Perlman Conducts – Season Finale. Renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, rapidly rising violinist Giora Schmidt, and our Artistic Director Itzhak Perlman’s daughter and star pianist in her own right, Navah Perlman. Performing Arts Center, 5/15/2010-5/16/2010, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. (914) 682-3707 or

Music: Westco Productions presents Loudon Wainwright III & Sloan Wainwright. A Grammy-award nominated artist, Loudon has made his mark acting, singing and playing the guitar. Sloan Wainwright, Loudon’s sister, demonstrates what the New York Times called her "Sensitive blends of folk, jazz, blues and funk." Irvington Town Hall Theater, 5/15/2010, 8pm. 914-761-7463 or


Spoken Word: Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee presents "Beautiful Also Are the Souls of My People". Opening reception: “Conversation-in-Performance” using Nikki Williams original poetry, her art and life experience growing up in Sugar Hill section of Harlem. Greenburgh Town Hall 5/16/2010, 3:30 pm. 914-682-1574

Workshop: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents Portfolioday III. One-on-One 20 minute review. Sign up early; slots Fill quickly; Open to members only. (914) 788-0100 5/16/2010, 12-6pm. 914-788-0100 or

Film: Irvington Town Hall Theater presents The "Best of" Film Series: Otello by Verdi. Verdi’s last tragic opera, Otello, like Shakespeare’s play, is a shattering psychological drama. 5/16/2010, 1pm. 914-591-6602 or

Music: Lagond Music School presents Neil Alexander. North Castle Public Library Media Room 5/16/2010, 3:00PM. 914.345.0512 or

Music: Lagond Music School presents Performance at The Bean Runner Cafe. An evening of Jazz, Latin, Funk and Rock with Lagond Music! 5/16/2010, 5pm. (914) 737-1701 or

Music: Performers of Westchester presents Piano, Cello, Violin Trio. The program will include Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58; Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 8; Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65. 5/16/2010, 4pm. 914-478-3308 or

Theater: Play Group Theatre presents Willy Wonka. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his wonderful world of chocolate comes to life in this stage adaptation. 5/16: 2pm, 7pm. 5/23: 11am, 4pm. 914-946-4433 or

Festival: Westchester ARC presents All Media Art Exhibit. gallery265 will host an Art Show and film Festival that will feature outsider art, short films from Sprout, as well as short animations created at Jacob Burns, along with creative writing of those with developmental disabilities. 5/16/2010, 914-949-9300 or

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