daily calendar – june thru august

The weather has warmed, the chill in our bones has finally subsided: making no better time to take advantage of all that Westchester offers during these summer months. Scroll through, get ideas, take action – and make the most of your days and nights!

JUNE 5: 6PM
ELDER LAW PLANNING
The program is designed to help people understand the tax consequences of estate and various asset protecting planning techniques. A discussion of estate, gift and income tax laws will be discussed as they relate to both estate and Medicaid qualification planning strategies. Phelps Hospital Auditorium, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 6: 9AM-3PM
LIVING LONGER, STAYING STRONGER
Key note speaker, workshops for meditation, sexual heath, family caregiving. Mercy College Rotunda, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry; register 914-374-4075 or kaythoroughgood@aol.com

JUNE 6: 1:15-2:15PM
SUPERFOODS
Missy believes that “health doesn’t happen in the doctor’s office, it happens in our kitchen.”Learn how to make life-changing choices with food that helps prevent illness and keep you out of the doctor’s office. Even better, gain tips for eating to improve energy and vitality, naturally reduce addictions and cravings.Tastings included! Mind/Body Studio, New Building, JCC on the Hudson; 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914.366.7898; shamesjcc.org

JUNE 5-10
WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
With 7 events over 7 days, the 2018 Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of gourmet food, wines, beer, spirits, mouth-watering burgers, and award-winning chefs. Mingle with Westchester’s top chefs, sommeliers, and specialty food purveyors, and attend exclusive dinners, tastings, and demos. Various ticketed events and locations including main location at Kensico Dam Plaza. Check website for tickets, etc: winefood.westchestermagazine.com/

JUNE 8: 1-2:30PM
STRETCH IT STRAIGHT
With Dr. Christopher Warden, we will go through a daily stretching routine for improved flexibility and better health. What are the benefits? What areas should you be targeting? Will also discuss proper posture when you sit, stand, and lie down to put less stress on your spine and nervous system.John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak; 914-245-5262; yorktownlibrary.org

JUNE 10: 8AM-4PM
HASTINGS FLEA MARKET
Celebrating its fifth year of bringing a monthly outdoor market to the River Towns. Join us for a fun-filled day of shopping, live music, food and crafts, featuring dozens of local artisans, collectors, and artists who make one-of-a-kind items. Hastings-on-Hudson train station parking lot (GPS: 131 Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson;hastingsflea@gmail.com; hastingsflea.com

JUNE 12: 10:30AM-NOON
MELODIES OF MEMORIES AND MIRACLES
Back by popular demand!!! Broadway Baritone, James Michael will perform his widely and critically acclaimed production bringing the sound of Broadway to the JCC. Performance by World-Class Baritone James Michael. JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale; 914-472-3300; jccmw.org

JUNE 12: 5-8PM
MUSEUM MILE FESTIVAL
Fifth Avenue in NYC, from 82nd St. to 105th, is closed to traffic, with free access to the museums, street entertainers, live bands. Participating museums: El Museo del Barrio at 104th, Museum of the City of NY at 103rd, Jewish Museum at 92nd, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design at 91st, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts at 89th, the Guggenheim at 88th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 82nd to 86th Streets, Goethe House German Cultural Center at 82nd St.; museummilefestival.org

JUNE 12: 6-8PM
HISTORY MYSTERY TROLLEY TOUR
Led by Patrick Raftery, tour will feature people at the center of controversies, scandals and mysteries including an author who was murdered, a psychologist whose famous experiments tested the boundaries of authority, and a violinist whose escapades scandalized Europe. Tour starts at Kensico Cemetery adm bldg: 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla. Res. with Maureen: 888-Kensico ext. 228

JUNE 14: 8:30AM
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Free breakfasts with presentation by guest speaker and light exercise program. Covers music therapy, cardiology. Phelps Hospital, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Cafeteria, G Level. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 16: 8:30PM
AUDRA McDONALD OPENING NIGHT CONCERT
Record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards, Audra McDonald returns to Caramoor bringing her unparalleled talents to the Opening Night of our Summer Season. Celebrate the American Songbook as brought to life by the inspiring force of a Broadway legend. Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JUNE 16: 8PM
COCKTAIL HOUR
The Show reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with an original mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music and exquisite costume design. This pop-infused performing arts experience combines the magnetism of Hollywood’s Golden Age with a sleek twenty-first-century sensibility, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of lively, sparkling vignettes. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd flr, White Plains. 914-328-1600; wppac.com

JUNE 16 & 17
CLEARWATER FESTIVAL
The festival features diverse music, dance, storytelling as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. Wheelchair accessible; stage programming staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson; clearwaterfestival.org

JUNE 17
KEYS, KEGS & ‘QUE WITH POST-CONCERT FATHER’S DAY BBQ
Ever since his triumphant Chopin 2nd in 2011, we’ve been anxious to bring back Orion Weiss. At the time, he had just married acclaimed Mozart interpreter, Anna Polonsky, making them a pianistic power couple. Join the artists and members of the orchestra for a fun-filled Father’s Day celebration right after the concert. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-682-3707; westchesterphil.org

JUNE 17: 7-9PM
FATHER’S DAY CONCERT IN THE PARK
Treat your special guy to an evening of free outdoor music. Featuring a Dobbie Brothers tribute. Turnure Park between Lake and Main Sts., White Plains.

JUNE 18: 7:30PM
STEPHEN SILLS & JUDY COLLINS
Stephen Stills is one of rock music’s most enduring figures with a career now spanning six decades and Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

JUNE 19: 10AM-3PM
SAXON WOODS POOL PARTY AND BARBECUE
With free mini golf. Admission and parking also free. Rain date is June 20. Open to all Westchester residents ages 60 and over. Saxon Woods Park, 1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. 914-813-6400; events.westchestergov.com

JUNE 20: 5:30 CHECK IN
YOGA EVENT
Special outdoor yoga event featuring movement, meditation and mindfulness. With local vendors, sponsors and a marketplace. Court Street, White Plains; mhawestchester.org

JUNE 23 & 24
RHINEBECK CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Meet a unique mix of 200 emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this a most anticipated yearly event. Enjoy hands-on craft demonstrations, interactive family activities, tantalizing foods and gourmet specialties and more! 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY; 845-331-7900; artrider.com

JUNE 23: ALL DAY
AMERICAN ROOTS FESTIVAL
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann (performs in evening), named one of the top-10 living songwriters by NPR Music, headlines the American Roots Music Festival, now in its 8th year. Rising star multi-instrumentalist Valerie June brings her unique blend of Appalachian tradition, gospel, and blues. Many other artists round out this day-long celebration of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, and intriguing folk fusion performances held throughout Caramoor’s lawns and gardens. Caramoor, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JUNE 30: 10:30-11:30AM
SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING
Free educational workshop for single, married, divorced, widowed ages 60-70 by retirement specialist Paul Petrone. Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St., South Salem; Reg: 914-875-9004 or lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm

JULY 1: 2PM
GENE KELLY- THE LEGACY
Did you know the legendary dancer directed the film Hello Dolly! His wife and biographer Patricia Ward Kelly presents an intimate portrait of him in this unique one-woman performance. What a great opportunity to hear first person about a Hollywood legend. Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

JULY 3: 6-10PM
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY
A fun filled evening of entertainment, food, rides and fireworks. Featuring Army West Point’s Benny Havens band. White Plains High School.

JULY 4: 11AM-4PM
INDEPENDENCE DAY FAIR
Join John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk in a celebration of America’s founding with a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence, live music, food, crafts, games, house tours, and plenty of other activities. Free admission to the grounds; fees apply for food and drink, and some fair activities.John Jay Homestead, Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

JULY 4: 8PM
POPS, PATRIOTS, FIREWORKS
Celebrate the 4th paying tribute to Leonard Bernstein alongside other grand symphonic works with the esteemed Westchester Symphonic Winds and two stellar alumni from Caramoor’s Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Then, stick around for a proper ending to the evening with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and of course — fireworks! Caramoor, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 6-8
HUDSON VALLEY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Hayrides, food trucks, a tap tent, corn hole, vendors, live music from great bands, Majestic Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in the hot-air balloons for sale. New location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY; dcrcoc.org/balloonfestival

 

 

JULY 8: 8AM-4PM
HASTINGS FLEA MARKET
Shopping, live music, food and crafts, featuring dozens of local artisans, collectors, and artists who make one-of-a-kind items. Hastings-on-Hudson train station parking lot (GPS: 131 Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson;hastingsflea@gmail.com; hastingsflea.com

JULY 11: 1-2PM
RIVERFRONT BOOK CLUB
Join librarian Jody Maier for a book discussion each month at 1 pm in Room 2B. Call 914-337-1500 ext. 461 for current book title or check the library’s monthly Happenings brochure. Riverfront Library, Yonkers. 914-337-1500 ext. 461; ypl.org

JULY 11 & 15: 2-3PM
THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay’s fellow New Yorker and close ally in the Federalist cause, famously died on July 12, 1804, following a duel with Aaron Burr. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting Jay’s connection to this deadly cultural practice and his relationship with Hamilton. Regular admission fees apply.John Jay Homestead, Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

JULY 12: 8:30AM
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Free breakfasts with presentation by guest speaker and light exercise program. Covers music therapy, cardiology. Phelps Hospital, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Cafeteria, G Level. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JULY 13: 7PM
THE SECRET GARDENER
Become entangled in the storytelling of The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) as performers and audience members meet in Caramoor’s Sunken Garden. Written by an 18-year-old Mozart, this is a story of love, madness, and redemption that unfolds in the lush grounds of a beautiful garden. Disguises and mistaken identities abound in Mozart’s charming tale of a triple love triangle! Enjoy a summer evening outdoors with this lighthearted comic opera, performed in English. Seating is extremely limited for this unique performance, so be sure to book well in advance! Caramoor, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

 

JULY 14: 11AM-5PM
CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
A collection of some of the coolest cars and motorcycles in Westchester. Wartburg, 1 Wartburg Pl., Mt. Vernon; 914-513-5308; wartburg.org

JULY 20: 8PM
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries, like ‘Moonlight Serenade,’ ‘Little Brown Jug’ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo.’ Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

JULY 21: 10:30-11:30AM
SOLVING THE RETIREMENT PUZZLE
Free educational workshop for people approaching, entering and recently retired by retirement specialist Paul Petrone. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye; register at 914-231-3161 or ryelibrary.org

JULY 21: STARTS AT NOON
ALL DAY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Now in its fourth year in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor’s annual Jazz Festival is back with exceptional talent and music for you to enjoy throughout the stunning gardens and historical venues within Caramoor. Join us for a full day of jazz, interactive activities for the kids, and evening headliner five-time Grammy winner, Dianne Reeves. Caramoor, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 26: 7PM
CHANTICLEER
Three-time Grammy-winning vocal group Chanticleer makes their Caramoor debut in our stunning Spanish Courtyard. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, they will perform works by Palestrina, Lassus, Gibbons, Byrd, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, Matthew Aucoin, Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin, and other classics from their extensive and varied repertoire. Caramoor, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 28
FOREVER MOTOWN
Sing, dance & celebrate the music of your life to songs like My Girl, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Dancin’ In The Street, Stop, In The Name Of Love, Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) & Uptight – nearly 30 non-stop hits in all! Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

AUGUST 7: 1PM
HOW TO STEAL A MILLION
This elegant 1966 romantic comedy features a sparkling Audrey Hepburn who decides to rob a Paris museum to protect her wealthy father (who is an art forger), and Peter O’Toole as the burglar she hires for the job. Don’t miss the classic double-take from French comic actor Moustache. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville; 914-773-7663; burnsfilmcenter.org

AUGUST 11
THE SIXTIES SHOW
Take a trip back in time with this show, a cross-generational crowd pleaser. The band is known for re-creating spot on, note for note recreations of the hits, B-sides and deep album cuts from the greatest songs of the 1960’s. All of the music is performed live, with no samples, backing tracks or pre-recorded music of any kind. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

AUGUST 12: 8AM-4PM
HASTINGS FLEA MARKET
Join in for a fun-filled day of shopping, live music, food and crafts, featuring dozens of local artisans, collectors, and artists who make one-of-a-kind items. Hastings-on-Hudson train station parking lot (GPS: 131 Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson;hastingsflea@gmail.com; hastingsflea.com

AUGUST 15: 7PM
THE BEACH BOYS
The unforgettable harmonies and classic sound of The Beach Boys will bring Good Vibrations back to The Ridgefield Playhouse after their sold-out performances in 2015 and 2017! Ridgefield Playhouse, 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

AUGUST 25: 6:30PM
MOON VIEWING
The 52nd Annual Moon Viewing Concert, Dinner and Tea Demonstrations. Live traditional Japanese music in the garden. Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem. Event coordinator to RSVP: 914-552-5258; nisalee.com

AUGUST 25
THE HITS OF BILLY JOEL & ELTON JOHN
Jeff Scott has been performing the music of Elton John for over a decade. His show features costume changes, superb and skillful piano playing and the distinctive and powerful vocals we have come to know and love. Jeff Brewer is a world-class Billy Joel tribute artist. His vocal abilities and flair for entertainment make for a very enjoyable evening. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

AUGUST 25 & 26
PUTNAM COUNTY WINE & FOOD FEST
Enjoy some of the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus live music, chef demonstrations, and great food! Sample wines, spirits, ciders or beer from some of New York’s and beyond most renowned producers. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy savory foods while rocking to the rhythmic sounds of live music. There will be arts and crafts, exhibits, and two full days of live entertainment. Held rain or shine. No refunds. Free parking. At the Patterson Fire Department (Grounds) 13 Burdick Road, (off Route 311) Patterson, NY; 800-557-4185, ext. 3; putnamcountywinefest.com

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