This Weekend! May 21.22.23

Health, environment and community are all on the agenda this weekend.(But have some fun while you’re at it.)













Residents of Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Scarsdale are invited to a Focus Group to discuss local environmental issues. The Sheldrake Environmental Center will be hosting the meeting from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee and refreshments will be served. RSVP to


Rye’ Wainwright House is hosting an information session at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning to discuss the health risks caused by common households items like cosmetics, water bottles and canned food. The hour-long talk will be followed with a Q&A session with speakers Joy Miller and Rhonda Sherwood.


The Village of Mamaroneck’s Second Annual Village-Wide Spring Cleanup is this Saturday, rain or shine, starting at 9:30 a.m. The clean up will begin Columbus Park and last all day. The Village will provide gloves, rakes and bags.


Scarsdale’s Weinberg Nature Center is holding its Spring Into the Green Eco-Fest this Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The whole family can enjoy outdoor activities like pony rides, live animals, arts and crafts, green energy booths, Native American tool-making workshops, live music and much more. Refreshments and snacks from local vendors will be available. $3 adults; $2 children.


The 2010 Village to Village: Kids for World Health Fest is coming to Larchmont for the 10th year to benefit the Kids for World Health’s operating room in Lwala, Uganda. There will be exhibits, baked goods, Senegalese music and more at the Gazebo beside the Firehouse on Larchmont Avenue.




Musician Jonathan Edwards will be at the Emelin Theatre this Saturday at 8 p.m. Enjoy a concert by the folk songwriter and artist who has recorded 15 albums. All tickets are $35.


Duo Judy Handler and Mark Levesque will be at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Ossie Davis Theater this Sunday to perform in Global Concert: International Music. The two will bring samples of inspiring music from countries including Argentina, Mexico, France, Taiwan, Cameroon and much more. Suggested donation: $2.


The Mamaroneck Artists Guild is holding two introductory workshops this Sunday, both at 1 p.m. The Introduction to Calligraphy workshop will be taught by Terry Kessler Schwartz at the Guild. Participants will learn how to write Italian Renaissance-style. $4 material fee. The Introduction to Plein Air Painting will be taught by Catherine Caulfield Russell at the Hudson Park in New Rochelle. Participants will learn to capture the essence of the outdoors quickly, where the light is constantly changing. Bring a camera. Rain date is Sunday, May 30.


More arts listings from our Arts Calendar listed below…




Mamapalooza, a music, arts and health festival for women and families, is coming to Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be eco-education booths, women-made products for sale, kids activities, food sampling, a farmers’ market, giveaways and plenty of live entertainments.


The Larchmont Manor Club invites residents to a Beach-Patio Open House this Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m. There will be Rita’s Italian Ice and fresh popcorn available for purchase to benefit the storm relief program. It’s also a great time to submit or pick up your season beach application.


The Chatsworth Avenue School is hosting its annual Carnival this Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m. All elementary-age kids are invited to enjoy rides, games, arts & crafts and more.


Meet author Marilyn Johnson at the Rye Free Reading Room this Sunday at 2 p.m. as she discusses her book Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All and how the role of the librarian has changed in the age of technology and information overload.


This Saturday is the LAST week for the Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers’ Market at St. Thomas Episcopal Church from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Don’t miss your last chance for baked goods, cheese, fruit, vegetables and other specialty foods this season. There will also be a Cooking Contest at the market at 10:30 a.m. – bring your own creation made with the vegetable of the month to win a farmers’ market gift certificate.


St. Thomas Episcopal Church is also hosting Men Cooking on Sunday from 5 – 7 p.m. to benefit the Carpenter’s Kids Program. Enjoy food, music, raffles and great conversation while sampling some of the specialties of the guys of St. Thomas and guest chefs. $15 per person; $40 per family. listings from our Arts Calendar…



Workshop: Clay Art Center presents Playing with Parts & Exploring Composition: A Workshop with Susan Beiner.  2-day demonstration workshop on drain cast molds for slip casting anywhere from basic two-part to multi-part molds. 5/21/2010-5/23/2010, Lecture:  Friday, May 21, 7-9pm, Workshop: Saturday – Sunday, May 22-23, 10am – 5pm. 914-937-2047 x222 or


Spoken Word: Emelin Theatre presents Judy Gold.  Emmy Award winning actress and comedian Gold. 5/21/2010, 8 pm. 914-698-0098 or


Dance: Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists presents A Century of American Song and Dance. A magical trip through time as we celebrate each decade of American Song and Dance from 1910 – 2010! Irvington Town Hall Theater, 5/21/2010-5/22/2010, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm, 7:30pm. 914-591-6602 or


Music: Tarrytown Music Hall presents Delbert McClinton.  Three-time Grammy award winner is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them. 5/21/2010, 8pm. 877-840-0457 or




Workshop: Blue Door Gallery presents Show And Tell Artist Demonstrations.  Kaya Deckelbaum – Artist, Hastings-on-Hudson, Sculpture, 1:30-2:30pm; Ed Chaplin – Artist, New York, Drawing, 3:30-4:30pm; Amy Bilden – Artist, Greenwich, CT, Painting, MM, 2:30-3:30pm 5/22/2010. 914-375-5100 or


Music: Choral Arts Society presents In Hindsight.  A collection of choral works whose composers drew inspiration from the past. 5/22/2010, 8pm. 914-462-3212 or


Music: Downtown Music at Grace presents Festival of German Chamber Music Program IV. Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra join the final concert in a series.  Repertoire includes works by Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms. 5/22/2010, 7:30pm. 914-248-1112 or


Theater: Emelin Theatre presents Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.  Two Beans Productions captures all the humor, sibling rivalry and elementary school angst of Judy Blume’s book in their play Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing! Ages 4+ 5/22/2010, 11am, 1:30 pm. 914.698.0098 or


Music: First Unitarian Society of Westchester presents Tracy Grammer. Joan Baez has said of her, "Tracy Grammer is a brilliant artist and unique individual. Her voice is distinctive, as is her mastery over the instruments she plays.” 5/22/2010, 7:30 pm. 914-693-1065 or


Spoken Word: Hamm & Clov Stage Company presents reading & booksigning of new children’s book: Memorial Day by H.H.Hood with illustrations by Marlene Pixley, followed by a discussion with the author and an American war veteran. 5/22/2010, 2pm. 914-963-6222 or


Music: Hoff-Barthelson Music School presents Festival Orchestra Finale Concert.  Festival Orchestra with Jun Nakabayashi, Music Director and Carol Wincenc, flute Guest Artist playing Copland, Brahms, and Mozart. Recital Hall, Purchase Theatres 5/22/2010, 7 pm. 914-723-1169 or


Exhibition: Music Conservatory of Westchester presents Sights and Sounds.  A meet-the-artist reception for Bedford photographer Cathy Pinsky and her new exhibition, "Shapes and Sounds," featuring photographs and canvases. 5/22/2010, 6:30pm. 914.761.3900  or


Music: Paramount Center for the Arts Inc. presents Paquito D’Rivera.  Cuban-born musician and composer, founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna. 5/22/2010, 8pm. 914-739-2333 or


Music: Jazz Forum Arts presents David Benoit.  pianist and composer David Benoit celebrates the release of his new CD featuring all-Benoit original compositions. Tarrytown Music Hall 5/22/2010, 8pm. 877-840-0457 or




Music: Chappaqua Orchestral Association presents Tim Fain and Ed Arron in Brahms’ Double. Two world class soloists perform alone and together with The Chappaqua Orchestra. 5/23/2010, 3:00 pm. 914-238-9220 or


Exhibition: Clay Art Center presents “Chinese Folktale: Kai and the Dragon” Opening Reception.  Celebrate the mural installed on the wall surrounding the historic buildings in Rye Town Park. 5/23/2010, 2pm. 914-937-2047 or


Music: Copland House presents Nature’s Music.  Works inspired by the sounds and creations of nature, by Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, Derek Bermel, and others. 5/23/2010, 3PM. or


Dance: Steffi Nossen School of Dance presents What’s The Buzz? Students of the Core Curriculum classes in a ballet inspired by the movement of creatures found in nature. 5/23/2010, 1:00pm, 3:30pm. 914-328-1900 or


Music: Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers presents Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Young Artists Concerto Concert.  Features the winners of the FAOS annual Concerto Competition for Westchester County High School students. 5/23/2010, 3:00 PM. 914 476-3711 or


Music: Friends of New Rochelle Public Library presents Concert: International Music for Guitar & Mandolin.  The phenomenal duo of Judy Handler and Mark Levesque perform an enticing blend of lyrical, inspiring music from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France, Eastern Europe, Taiwan, Cape Verde and Cameroon and more! 5/23/2010, (914) 632-8254 or


Lecture: Hudson River Museum presents Science Sundays: Mapping the Hidden Worlds of the Hudson and the Poles.  Dr. Robin E. Bell, a research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, explores Earth’s unseen worlds. 5/23/2010, 2:30 pm. 914-963-4550 or


Lecture: Hudson River Museum presents Trip: Harlem! Tour leader Justin Ferate takes you on a bus tour through Harlem. Begin at the Hudson River Museum at 9 am and return at 4 pm. 5/23/2010. 914-963-4550 or


Music: Irvington Town Hall Theater Foundation presents Spring Recital A Global Mosaic.  Come see dance, vocal, and acting students perform the pieces they have been working on throughout the year. 5/23/2010, 2pm. 914-591-6602 or


Theater: Katonah Museum of Art presents Master Puppeteer Hanne Tierney Brings The Art Of Contemporary Puppet Theater To Life.  Puppeteer Hanne Tierney will perform her masterpiece ‘How Wang-Fo was Saved’ in its entirety. 5/23/2010, 1:30pm, 3:30pm. 914-232-9555 or


Music: Lagond Music School presents Performance at Kenny’s Castaways.  An evening of Jazz, Latin, Funk and Rock with Lagond Music! 5/23/2010, 6:00PM. 914-345-0512 or


Music: Tarrytown Music Hall presents Marshall Tucker Band.  One of the major Southern rock bands of the ’70s, it combined rock, country, and jazz and featured extended instrumental passages. 5/23/2010, 7pm. 877-840-0457 or


Workshop: White Plains Public Library presents Make Waves at Your Library: So You Want a Career In Music.  Teen program: Multiple national award winning singer-songwriter, TV personality, recording artist and author Patricia Shih offers a two-hour, two-part workshop. 5/23/2010, 2pm. 914-422-1480 or


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