longer-running events

Just when you thought it was safe to just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, here we are – again – letting you know there’s more to summer than lazy days. Promise there’s something here you will want to get to!

JUNE 1-9
NEXT TO NORMAL
From The Armonk Players, this award-winning rock musical centers on a mother struggling with bipoloar disorder and the effects her illness has on her family. It has been called one of the best musicals of the 21st century. Whippoorwill Theater, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk; armonkplayers.org; inquiries@armonkplayers.org

JUNE 1-SEPTEMBER 16
RIVERTHATFLOATSBOTHWAYS
Video installation by artist Ellen Kozak and composer Scott D. Miller. Drawing from the formal traditions of gestural abstraction and the dazzling potential of video art, Kozak’s piece is an immersive meditation on the relationship between music and imagery, as well as the relationship between artist and nature. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; hrm.org

 

 

THRU JULY 1
SISTER ACT
The story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

JUNE 2-SEPTEMBER 2
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK

Led by photographer Joel Sartore, this is a multiyear effort to document every species living in wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. With ingenuity and wit, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has captured portraits of more than 6,000 creatures in 40 countries to date. Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.org

JUNE 7-SEPTEMBER 3
HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Featuring The Taming of the Shrew and Richard II by William Shakespear; The Heart of Robin Hood, by David Farr; and Rip Van Winkle by Seth Bockley – adapted from the story by Washington Irving; and The Sea-Maid’s Music. Most performances begin at 7:30 but arrive early to enjoy the Hudson River views, enjoy a picnic dinner, participate in a pre-show discussion. Performances take place at historic Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY; 845-265-9575; hvshakespeare.org

JUNE 5 & 19; JULY 3 & 17; AND AUG 7 & 21: 11AM-4PM
FARMERS MARKET
20 vendors participate, selling seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, artisan baked goods, local grass-fed beef, selected crafts and gifts, and other items. EBT/SNAP customers are welcome and some farmers accept FMNP checks. NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, 1980 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor; 914-737-9000; nyp.org/hudsonvalley

JUNE 9, 16, 23 & 30; JULY 7 & 21; AUGUST 4 & 18: 6:30-10:30PM
ALOHA NIGHTS
Enjoy an after-hours viewing of Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i in the Conservatory and Art Gallery (exhibition thru Oct. 28). Then take in the seasonal beauty of the Garden on festive summer evenings as live music sets the mood for traditional artisan demonstrations of kapa– and lei-making as well as block printing. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx. 718-817-8700; nybg.org

JUNE 14-JULY 1
THE DOG IN THE DRESSING ROOM

A charming backstage romance… A delicious new comedy by Deborah Savadge. Schoolhouse Theater, 3 Owen Rd., North Salem; 914-277-8477; schoolhousetheater.org

 

 

JUNE 17, 24; JULY 8, 22, 29; AUGUST 19 & 26
UNTERMYER HISTORY TOUR

Tour highlights the history of the estate from 1862, through each of its three owners, emphasizing its world famous heyday in the Untermyer years, its dramatic decline after 1940, and the remarkable restoration efforts that have been ongoing from 2011 to present day. With an emphasis on Samuel Untermyer and his wife and their place in early 20th century history as well as discussion of the remarkable architecture of the gardens. GARDENS TOUR also offered on other dates. And late June start date to WORLD FEST SUMMER CONCERTS:

Free outdoor concerts Saturday eves at 7:30 starting late June. Picnic and walk around the gardens before dusk. The gardens are on the Hudson River on 43 acres and include The Temple of Love with five waterfalls; The Walled Garden – Persian Garden; and The Vista – with two ancient Roman columns, 2000 years old. 945 North Broadway, Yonkers. Go to website or call for all dates, times and details of tours. 914-613-4502;  untermyergardens.org

JUNE 22, JULY 13 & 27
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
This year’s series pays tribute to a great American city, a great American humanitarian, and a great American composer. With the glass-domed Conservatory as the backdrop, this innovative series developed in collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment presents three themed evenings showcasing today’s dynamic jazz talent. Bring your blankets and low-back chairs and enjoy the best seat in the house on the scenic Conservatory Lawn. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx. 718-817-8700; nybg.org

JULY 5-SEPTEMBER 9
ANYTHING GOES
Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards and considered one of the greatest tap dancing musicals of all time. A brassy nightclub singer, a starry-eyed stowaway and Public Enemy No. 13 are booked on a transatlantic luxury liner bound for romance and laughter. Cole Porter’s first-class score includes some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “All Through The Night,” and many more! Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

JULY 10-28
A FLEA IN HER EAR
Raymonde has everything a turn-of-the-century Parisian housewife could want — everything, that is, except for a husband who lavishes her with attention in bed. Doubting his fidelity, she gets a “flea in her ear,” sending all involved on a wild ride of accusations, mistaken identities, and riotous confusions! Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

AUGUST 2-11
THE PAJAMA GAME
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. Brewster Theater Co., 28 Gleneida Ave., Carmel; brewstertheatercompany.org

AUGUST 4-SEPTEMBER 30
NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE
A rollicking romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance. August 19-20: Marketplace Master Craftsman; August 26-27: Celtic Weekend. Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY; 845-351-5171; renfaire.com/ny

AUGUST 14-SEPTEMBER 1
THE UNDERSTUDY
Audiences mob the theater when a Hollywood action star takes the Broadway stage in a recently discovered play by Franz Kafka. But what if he can’t go on? Enter Harry, the understudy, a journeyman actor who has the chops but not the résumé.Gets hilarious from there. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

AUGUST 21-26: 10AM-10PM
DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR

The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Events include: Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet, Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck, Country Living Fair, Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show, Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, AMCA National Antique Motorcycle Meet & Antique Machinery Show, Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, and the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival. Century Museum Village, 300 crafts, food, shopping vendors and entertainment. Fairgrounds GPS: 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY; 845-876-4000; dutchessfair.com

 

 

TUESDAYS: 10-11:30AM
KNITTING/CROCHETING
Learn the basics of knitting and/or crocheting! Or resume knitting and/or crocheting by reviewing the fundamentals! All levels welcome. Bring your own materials. Light refreshments served. Yonkers Public Library – Riverfront branch. One Larkin Center, Yonkers; 914-375-7968; ypl.org

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS: 8-10AM
MALL WALKS
Window shop as you get and stay in shape with indoor walks. Special guest speaker first Friday each month at 9am (Food Court, Level 4). Adm. and parking free for members of mall walk program. Sign up at horse fountain near Crate & Barrel, Level 2, Tues and Fri mornings during program. Westchester Mall, White Plains. Info: 914-231-4645.

TUESDAYS: 10:30AM-12:30PM
BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS

Always wanted to play bridge? Here is your chance! These classes are for both beginners and players with some experience. Bridge maven Walter Heitner will help you navigate your way around the gameSomers Library Conference Room, Route 139 & Reis Park; 914-232-5717; somerslibrary.org

TUESDAYS: 1:30-3PM
MEMOIR WRITING
Want to start writing your biography? Learn how to put your thoughts and memories down on paper. Instructor is author and poet Catherine Wald. Reg. is required. Call or email jtrapasso@wlsmail.org. Ossining Library, 53 Croton Ave, 2nd flr conference room; 914-941-2416 ext. 327; ossininglibrary.org

THIRD FRIDAY OF MONTH SENIOR SOCIALS
Enjoy an afternoon of art viewing and socializing. Led by an expert docent, participants stroll through the galleries, learn about the exhibition on view, then mingle with other like-minded art enthusiasts over coffee and treats. Free with adm. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street – Route 22, Katonah; 914-232-9555; katonahmuseum.org

SATURDAYS: 9AM-1PM
JOHN JAY FARM MARKET
Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops. Saturdays June thru October. John Jay Homestead, Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

SATURDAYS: 11AM-NOON
BIRD WALKS
Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for our feathered friends and learn more about bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and those that make a permanent home at the Garden. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx. 718-817-8700; nybg.org

WEEKENDS: 10AM-5PM
EXPLORE, FORAGE, TASTE
Visitors are invited to self guide and explore the farm at their own pace. Check out their Full Farm Adult Walking Tour, Hands-on Taste, Meet the Bees. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd., Tarrytown (for GPS); 914-366-6200; stonebarnscenter.org

SUMMER-LONG
ARTISTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
The exhibition explores the impacts of the changing climate in ways that incorporate scientific, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives. Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd., New Windsor, NY; stormking.org

YEAR ROUND
VARIOUS LOCATIONS/TIMES
DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE COVERAGE WORKSHOPS
Reviews Medicare coverage, including supplemental and drug plans, Medicare Advantage and cost-saving programs. Workshops run in single sessions at the N. Salem, Harrison, Sleepy Hollow, West Harrison, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Irvington, Valhalla, Montrose, Yonkers, South Salem, Eastchester, Shrub Oak, Ossining, Scarsdale, and Pelham libraries, Cortlandt Town Hall and Croton Rec. To find the date and time near you, see calendar at westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking or contact Westchester Seniors Out Speaking at 914-231-3236 or sbic@wlsmail.org. WSOS is a project of the Westchester Library System.

MONTHLY CLASSES
CHEF PETER X. KELLY TEACHING KITCHEN
Cooking classes held monthly. Some feature disease-prevention curricula like eating for heart health or recipes for a gluten-free diet, and are co-hosted by physicians from the NY-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley and Chef Emilie Berner. These classes are free while others cost $15. Dempsey House Teaching Kitchen, 1992 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor. 914-734-3780; nyp.org/hudsonvalley

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