daily events calendar – winter

What better way to celebrate winter than to take advantage of all the goings-on in and around Westchester!

DECEMBER 1-9: 8PM
ARMONK PLAYERS- THE LIAR
Alternative facts, mistaken identities, devious servants and passionate young love collide in The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s hilarious seventeenth-century farce, Le Menteur, by acclaimed American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist David Ives. Whippoorwill Theatre, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. East, Armonk (GPS: Kent Place); armonkplayers.org

DECEMBER 4: 7-9PM
OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS
Provides support to individuals suffering from osteoporosis as well as information to those interested in learning ways to decrease their risk of their disease. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-725-5229 or susanisworking@hotmail.com; burke.org/community/community-calendar

DEC. 4, JAN. 8, FEB. 5: 1-3PM
WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Provides peer support and education about the challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Room 202; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-949-4936; burke.org/community/community-calendar

DECEMBER 6: 2PM
MIND GAMES ARE FUN
Group games and puzzles using memory skills, visual recall, focus and speed. Board Room/ C Level at Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

DECEMBER 10: 3 & 6PM
THE NUTCRACKER
An enchanting hour-long production, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults! Founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, New York Theatre Ballet has earned national attention for its artistry and elegant restorations and revivals of masterworks by great choreographers.Tarrytown Music Hall. 914-631-3390; tarrytownmusichall.org

DECEMBER 12
NEW YORK TENORS
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
An extraordinary, beautifully themed show, spotlighting the singing voices of a legendary singing policeman, Daniel Rodriguez, famed Irish tenor, Andy Cooney and the gifted Christopher Macchio. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

DECEMBER 14: 10:45AM
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT
For people with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise, and activites of daily living.Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Board Room/ C level; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

DECEMBER 15 & 16: 8PM
ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT
High energy evening of rock, jazz and blues – original tunes and holiday classics. PepsiCo Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

DECEMBER 15: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GRP
Supporting family caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease – you don’t have to go it alone. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

DECEMBER 16: 1:30PM
TABLETOP HOLIDAY TOPIARY
Create a 2-foot tall, round topiary using fresh-cut greens, including boxwood, variegated fan arborvitae, cedar, and juniper with blue berries. Decorate with an assortment of hand-colored dried botanicals—hydrangea, herbs, pods, roses, nuts, and more—to suit your personal style. Your topiary will stay fresh throughout the holiday in a terra-cotta pot. Bring a box to transport your creation home. NY Botanical Garden, Watson Room 101, Bronx; 800-322-6924; adultednybg.org

DECEMBER 16 & 17
THE NUTCRACKER
Connecticut Ballet’s enchanting annual production of The Nutcracker returns to The Palace. Called ‘beguiling and a feast for the eyes’ by Connecticut Post, Brett Raphael’s production features a giant Christmas tree, falling snow, spectacular sets and costumes, and a full corps de ballet.The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org

DECEMBER 17: 3PM
WINTER POPS!
Ted Sperling, conducting. Laura Michelle Kelly (created the stage role of Mary Poppins in London’s West End) on vocals. Special appearance by Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin. Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-251-6200; westchesterphil.org
POST-CONCERT PARTY
Party with the Stars! Upper Lobby, following the concert. Conductor Ted Sperling welcomes you with a toast to the holiday season! Mingle with the stars at our popular backstage party. Scrumptious appetizers, wine tasting by Aries Fine Wines & Spirits, plus live music. Performing Arts Center, Purchase; 914-251-6200; westchesterphil.org

DECEMBER 17: 3PM
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FOLLIES
Recorded live in London and rebroadcast. Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical with Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton. PepsiCo Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

DECEMBER 17: 3PM
SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER
Combined All Baroque program with Alexander Abayev, soloist, performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The program also includes J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, BWV 1050 in D Major and Johann Pachelbel’s Canon. A snow date for this concert has been set for Dec. 16. Iona College Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. 914-654-4926; thesymphonyofwestchester.org

DECEMBER 17: 7PM
SINBAD
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the 100 Greatest Standups of All Time, Sinbad – who has starred in four HBO comedy specials – comes to the Paramount. Paramount Theater, Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

DECEMBER 18
CELTIC ANGELS CHRISTMAS
Combined with stunning dance routines performed by tantalizing world-champion dancers, this show creates an unforgettable evening’s entertainment! This family show is a holiday celebration of Christmas in Ireland featuring Christmas music from across the centuries, presented in inimitable fashion by some of Ireland’s finest female performers. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

DECEMBER 20-22
CANDLELIGHT TOURS
Experience John Jay’s historic Bedford House with these unique guided tours focusing on holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Tours are offered at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, and 7pm. Reservations are required for timed tours as space is strictly limited. John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St. (Rt. 22), Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

DECMBER 31: 7 & 10PM
SHADOWS OF THE 60’S
Pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of Motown Super Groups: The Four Tops, Temptations, Supremes, a salute to the female stars and Smokie Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight. Paramount Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

JANUARY 11: 10:45AM
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT
For people with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise, and activites of daily living.Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Board Room/ C level; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JANUARY 11: 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.

JANUARY 12: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GRP
Supporting family caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease – you don’t have to go it alone. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JANUARY 16: 10AM
SENIOR STEPS
HEALTH SCREENINGS
Free Health Screenings for seniors. Appointment required. Phelps Hospital, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Pulmonary Lab, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu for more information and to register.

JANUARY 17: 12:10PM
FREE CHAMBER MUSIC
From the Westchester Philharmonic. Held at the historic Grace Church, 33 Church St., White Plains. 914-251-6200; westchesterphil.org.

JANUARY 20: 8PM
CAPITOL STEPS
Extremely funny satirical troupe, and although not all of the members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. They have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Orange Is the New Barack. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

JANUARY 20: 8-10PM
LOHUD COMEDY
Line up of popular comics perform. Friends of Crawford Park, 122 N. Ridge St. Rye Brook. 845-535-9111; lohudcomedy.com

JANUARY 24: 6:30PM
SUCCULENTS TERRARIUM
Use a selection of plump succulents, thick moss, and stones, housed in a geometric glass vessel, to make a delightful oasis garden, under the guidance of an instructor who literally wrote the book Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass. NY Botanical Garden, Watson Room 102, Bronx; 800-322-6924; adultednybg.org

JANUARY 27: 10AM
SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You’ll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home. NY Botanical Garden, Watson Room 102, Bronx; 800-322-6924; adultednybg.org
JANUARY 27: 8PM
AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Talented instrumentalists in an intimate setting. Conducted as always by Dr. John T. King, this music will warm even the coldest of winter’s nights. Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale. 914-725-1678; newchoralsociety.org

JANUARY 27: 8PM
LIZ CALLAWAY
Liz Callaway is a terrific cabaret and concert artist, who earned her chops on Broadway, Off Broadway (where she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill), and in regional theatre across the country. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

FEBRUARY 1
NEIL BERG’S
100 YEARS OF BROADWAY
Recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

FEBRUARY 2: 8PM
THE NEW GOLDEN AGE
OF LATIN MUSIC
Infectious indie-mambo band Orkestra Mendoza updates the Latin big band tradition, merging a multitude of styles. PepsiCo Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-251-6200; westchesterphil.org

FEBRUARY 4: 3PM
SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER
The annual Family Concert, featuring competition winners, student composers and family-friendly ticket prices. Iona College Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. 914-654-4926; thesymphonyofwestchester.org

FEBRUARY 5: 7-9PM
OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS
Provides support to individuals suffering from osteoporosis as well as information to those interested in learning ways to decrease their risk of their disease. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-725-5229 or susanisworking@hotmail.com; burke.org/community/community-calendar
FEBRUARY 7: 2PM
MIND GAMES ARE FUN
Group games and puzzles using memory skills, visual recall, focus and speed. Board Room/ C Level at Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

FEBRUARY 8: 10:45AM
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT
For people with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise, and activites of daily living.Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Board Room/ C level; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

FEBRUARY 9: 8PM
MEN ARE FROM MARS
Women are From Venus. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org

FEBRUARY 9: 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.

FEBRUARY 9: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GRP
Supporting family caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease – you don’t have to go it alone. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

FEBRUARY 10-11
VALENTINE’S WEEKEND
Stroll thru the expansive Haupt Conservatory, talk to guides about the many aphrodisiac plants that can be found, and have a custom love poem penned for you. The Hudson Garden Grill will feature a special prix fixe menu as well. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx; 800-322-6924; nybg.org

FEBRUARY 10: 10AM
ESSENTIAL OIL
PERFUME WORKSHOP
Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop. Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and keep perfume notes. Formulate three unique signature scents using wax, carrier oils, and essential oils, and take home one solid perfume, a 2 oz. aromatherapy spray, and a roll-on perfume. NY Botanical Garden, Watson Room 101, Bronx; 800-322-6924; adultednybg.org

FEBRUARY 10: 8PM
C.J. CHERNIER &
THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND
C.J. Chenier, a Creole born and raised in an indigenous American culture with its distinct language, cuisine and music, delivers a soulful vocal and accordion! Chenier, a Grammy® nominated musician and recording artist, has performed alongside many internationally recognized artists including his Grammy® awarded father, Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco,” Paul Simon, The Gin Blossoms, and John Mayall. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

FEBRUARY 10: 8PM
MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS
Singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenters like “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org

FEBRUARY 11: 3PM
WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC
Ted Sperling, conducting. Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin. Beethoven: Romance No. 2 for violin and orchestra; Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-251-6200; westchesterphil.org.

FEBRUARY 16: 8PM
RED WINE
Red Wine is one of the most important European bands with a style that encompasses traditional and contemporary Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, and Swing. Since 1984, they’ve performed at major international festivals, played concerts all over Europe, and gained a strong following. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org
FEBRUARY 16: 8PM
MARC COHN
Bonnie Raitt declared, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.” Paramount Theater, Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

FEBRUARY 17: 8PM
VELVET CARAVAN
Savannah-based Velvet Caravan is one eclectic ensemble! Combing gypsy, honky tonk, swing and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world, with a sense of humor. Black Box Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

FEBRUARY 20: 10AM
SENIOR STEPS
HEALTH SCREENINGS
Free Health Screenings for seniors. Appointment required. Phelps Hospital, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Pulmonary Lab, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu for more information and to register.

FEBRUARY 22: 8PM
THREE DOG NIGHT
Claiming 21 Top 40 hits and three No.1 singles, they are renowned for songs including “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” and “Shambala.” Paramount Theater, Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

FEBRUARY 23: 7PM
PURCHASE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Made up of the talented students of the Conservatory of Music to create a memorable concert. Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

FEBRUARY 23: 8PM
CHICAGO CITY LIMITS
Imagine walking out onto a blank stage. There is no script, no set, no preconceived ideas. Suddenly the stage lights flash and the show starts. Some call this the Actor’s nightmare, others call it Improvisational Theatre. Just sit back, relax and get ready to call out whatever is on your mind…a word…a phrase…an idea. Audience, start your engines! The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org

FEBRUARY 24: 8PM
VIC DIBITETTO
Grand Prize winner on TV’s “America’s Funniest People” and star of a Hulu original talk show. If you’ve never seen him live, be prepared. Vic DiBitetto is a super high-energy comedian who’s made audiences rock with laughter in clubs and casinos all over the country. Tarrytown Music Hall. 914-631-3390; tarrytownmusichall.org
FEBRUARY 25: 10AM
SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP
Bring the bouquet of a summer garden indoors with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps. You’ll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home. NY Botanical Garden, Watson Room 102, Bronx; 800-322-6924; adultednybg.org

FEBRUARY 25: 3PM
AMERICAN RHAPSODY:
THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK
Gershwin’s music remains as fresh and irresistable as it did during the jazz age. World class musicians are led by Michael Andrew, bringing this music to life in a brand new program. Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

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