fall events calendar

Check out our newly-formatted calendar with listings by category. Everything from comedy to music and theater, not to mention library events, support groups and more. Scroll through and you’re sure to find some events you won’t want to miss! Coverage is from September through November. As always, please confirm the event time, date and location before heading out. And enjoy!

comedy/talent

SEPTEMBER 9: 7PM
AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
Actor/director Frank Ferrante recreates his accaimed portrayal of Groucho Marx in this two-act comedy featuring best one-liners, anecdotes and songs. Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

WEDNESDAYS SEPT. 12 & 26; OCT. 31; NOV. 14 & 28
COMEDY NIGHT
Westchester’s best kept secret returns to Empire City Casino. Laugh out loud with the funniest performers from across the nation. Tickets start at just $5 for Empire Club members and come with a free beverage. Get your tickets night-of at Empire City Casino, 810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers; www.empirecitycasino.com

SEPTEMBER 14: 8PM
ROBIN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE EXPERIENCE
Respecting his memory, the show celebrates the comedic genius of the late great Robin Williams, starring master impressionist Roger Kabler, featuring Marc Price (Skippy from “Family Ties”) and hosted by Marc Bova! Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

SEPTEMBER 29: 8PM
WANDA SYKES
Wanda Sykes has been called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

 

SEPTEMBER 30: 4PM
ED ASNER: A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE
Ed Weinberger is a fortunate man. Not only did he survive a bout with bladder stones and his prostate while in Italy, he has Ed Asner – raconteur extraordinaire – on hand to tell the tale. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

OCTOBER 12: 8PM
TRACY MORGAN
One of the most respected comedians in his field – starring for seven seasons on NBC’s “30 Rock,” opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

OCTOBER 18: 8PM
HOWIE MANDEL
Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. He currently serves as a judge on NBC’s talent competition series, America’s Got Talent, now in its 12th season with this being Mandel’s eighth season on the series. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

NOVEMBER 10: 8PM
JOE MATARESE
You may also recognize Joe from Bravo’s reality series “Better Half” where he taught his wife to perform stand-up and she brought home the $20,000 prize. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

NOVEMBER 11: 11AM & 3PM
OLATE DOGS

This live theatrical show includes the incredible jumping rope, twirling, spinning and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on “America’s Got Talent”… and much more. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

 

NOVEMBER 15: 8PM
TIM ALLEN LIVE!
He honed his talents as a stand-up comic throughout the 1980s, providing the perfect lead-in to his highly successful TV series “Home Improvement” but may be best known for his roles in “Toy Story” and “Santa Clause.” The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org
dance, music,
theater & film

dance, music, theater & film

WEDNESDAYS: 12 & 2PM
OLDIES, BIG BAND, SWING
Take an afternoon break and head on over for the best oldies, big-band, and swing music in the area. Free in the Entertainment Lounge. Empire City Casino, Yonkers; www.empirecitycasino.com

SEPTEMBER 12-16
JAZZFEST WHITE PLAINS
Returning for its seventh year, this five-day celebration for jazz enthusiasts takes place at various venues throughout downtown White Plains. Visit artswestchester.org/jazzfest for full line up, locations, other details.

SEPTEMBER 13-NOVEMBER 25
PHANTOM
Based on Gaston Leroux’s love story, Phantom tells the beautiful story of how Erik became the tortured figure underneath the Paris Opera House. Told with passion, emotion, and luxurious music, Phantom reveals the heart of this disfigured musical genius and his love for Christine, the Opera’s beautiful ingénue. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

SEPTEMBER 16: 3PM
ORPHEUS CHAMBER MUSIC
Beloved Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii will open the season with a program of “gentle giants” – an intimate version of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. The program also explores the spiritual ecstasy of Arvo Pärt and the sensitive artistry of Tchaikovsky. Purchase College Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

SEPTEMBER 21: 9PM
LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN
An intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer, and a sold-out smash at its Lincoln Center premiere. Hosted by his daughter Jamie Bernstein and featuring acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin, this multi-media cabaret is an affectionate portrait of Bernstein, sampling his most intimate works. Copland House at Merestead, Mt. Kisco; 914-788-4659; coplandhouse.org

SEPTEMBER 22: 8PM
SLOAN WAINWRIGHT
Singer/songwriter who consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua; 914-458-5143; chappaquapac.org

SEPTEMBER 23: 4:30PM
BERNSTEIN & FRIENDS CONCERT
Marie Mascari, soprano; Marc Molomot, tenor; Robert Osborne, bass-baritone; David Alpher, pianist. Music of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) and his Friends, such as “I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet” from On The Town, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and “My House” from Peter Pan, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Untermyer Gardens, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers; 914-613-4502; www.untermyergardens.org

SEPTEMBER 25
THE DUPREES
Enjoy The Duprees’ biggest chart hits and most memorable songs such as ‘You Belong To Me’, ‘Take Me As I Am’, ‘My Own True Love’ & ‘Please Let Her Know’. With an opening comedian!Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 13
MAN OF LA MANCHA
“The Impossible Dream” comes to life in this beloved American musical. Take an imaginative journey with Don Quixote as he tilts at windmills and battles for good and the love his fair maiden, Aldonza. Rediscover the magic with songs like “Dulcinea” and be transported by this sweeping tale based on Cervantes’ masterpiece. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

OCTOBER 6: 7PM DOORS OPEN; DINNER & SHOW AT 8PM
AN EVENING WITH JIMMY WEBB
His cross-genre hits include Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” his Grammy-Winning “Up, Up and Away,” and the charts-topping “MacArthur Park” – a hit with Richard Harris and Donna Summer. At this up-close-and-personal event, Webb performs his music and shares insightful stories from his illustrious career. Purchase College Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

 

OCTOBER 12: 8PM
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY DUKES
Best known for the Stevie Van Zandt-written “I Don’t Want To Go Home,” the band continues to put their stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, blending R&B and street-level rock. Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

OCTOBER 13: 8PM
YESTERDAY BEATLES TRIBUTE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS
With seven tours of Japan, dozens to Canada, the Philippines, Hong Kong and U.S. military bases throughout the world, these entertainers have performed the world over. Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill; 914-739-0039; paramounthudsonvalley.com

OCTOBER 15
& NOVEMBER 5: 12 NOON
PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD
Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch and then settle in for a program of clever, provocative one-act plays by both classic and contemporary playwrights and read by professional actors. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye; 914-967-0700; ryeartscenter.org

OCTOBER 19: 8PM
DANNY PAISLEY & THE SOUTHERN GRASS
Dan rediscovers old bluegrass chestnuts that have somehow eluded other performers’ attention as well as more recent songs, from ballads to breakdowns, all performed with the band’s trademark intensity and drive. Jump on board Dan’s bluegrass express. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

OCTOBER 21: 3PM
ALL-ORCHESTRAL GALA OPENER
Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte (for a dead infant); Drumroll – one of Haydn’s final three symphonies; and Brahms: Symphony No. 1, with Jaime Laredo conducting. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-682-3707; westchesterphil.org

OCTOBER 27: 7:30PM
TONY DANZA: STANDARDS AND STORIES
Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza performs a selection of his favorites from the Great American Songbook, as well as from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

OCTOBER 27: 8PM
VELVET CARAVAN
Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing, and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor.Purchase College Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

NOVEMBER 2: 8PM
NW DANCE PROJECT
Innovative contemporary dance works from established and emerging dance makers. Founded in Portland in 2004 by acclaimed dancer, mentor, and choreographer Sarah Slippe. Purchase College Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

NOVEMBER 9: 8PM
GEORGE WINSTON
Celebrated American rural folk pianist George Winston has just released his 14th solo piano album and is currently touring the U.S. Each live performance is unique and may incorporate solo 7 string guitar and solo harmonica while benefiting local food banks. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098; emelin.org

NOVEMBER 10: 7:30PM
THE ELVIS & ORBISON SHOW
A unique tribute concert celebrating two legendary performers. First set portrays Roy Orbison: the look, the voice, the phenomenal songs all come to life right in front of your ears and eyes – Oh Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely, Crying, t’s Over, Dream Baby to name a few.Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

NOVEMBER 10: 8PM
SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER
Elgar – Cello Concerto, op. 85, in E minor, Inbal Segev, soloist; Dvorak – Symphony no. 9, op. 95 in E minor (from the New World). Murphy Auditorium, Iona College, New Rochelle; thesymphonyofwestchester.org

NOVEMBER 16-25
SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL
Book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; score and book closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film starring Albert Finney and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Brewster Theater Co., 28 Gleneida Ave., Carmel; 845-206-9013; brewstertheatercompany.org

NOVEMBER 18: 3PM
CIRCA: CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
Get whisked away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ delightful salute to feathers, fur, and fins. Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music, and animal lovers. Purchase College Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

 

NOVEMBER 30: 8PM
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
This Tony Award winning best musical, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

THURSDAYS: 8 & 10PM
TRIBUTE BAND THURSDAYS
Bringing the sounds of musical legends to the Entertainment Lounge twice a night. From Abbey Road to Hotel California to a NY State of Mind, Tribute Band Thursdays offers free, classic entertainment for guests of all ages.Empire City Casino, Yonkers; www.empirecitycasino.com

fairs, festivals, markets, events & the outdoors

SEPTEMBER 7-9
YORKTOWN GRANGE FAIR
Beautiful produce and flower exhibits, livestock shows, great entertainment, and of course, great food! 99 Moseman Rd., Yorktown Heights; 914-962-3900; yorktowngrangefair.org

SEPTEMBER 9: 10AM-5PM
NYACK STREET FAIR
Over 300 vendors with something for everyone. Jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, quality handmade crafts, unique gifts and much more. The fair features live entertainment, plus great food, outdoor dining. In the heart of Nyack, Main Street and Broadway. 845-353-2221; nyackchamber.org

SEPTEMBER 10, OCTOBER 8 & NOV. 12: 8AM-4PM
HASTINGS FLEA MARKET
A curated specialty flea market that features regular and rotating vendors, a few food vendors, as well as live music and entertainment through out the day. Hastings-on-Hudson train station parking lot (GPS: 131 Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson;hastingsflea@gmail.com; hastingsflea.com

SEPTEMBER 13: 11AM-2PM
HERB FAIR
This 70th annual event features plant and craft demonstrations, great food, and herb-related merchandise on the homestead grounds. Free adm., food and wonderful ‘herby’ merchandise for sale. John Jay Homestead, Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

SEPTEMBER 14, 15 & 16
FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST
Along the majestic Hudson River, 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering fall shopping, exciting activities such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, gourmet specialty foods and craft demonstrations. 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown; 845-331-7900; artrider.com

SEPT. 13 & 25; OCT. 16 & 30; NOV. 13 & 27: 10:30AM-3:30PM
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

SEPTEMBER 15: 10AM
AUTUMN GAMES
A free day of activities and athletic challenges for ages 55+. Join the fun, meet other like-minded people and test your abilities. Pickleball, scavenger hunt, obstacle course are just few of the activities. A program of Phelps Hospital and the town of Mt. Pleasnt. Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu

SEPTEMBER 15 & 16
ARTS & CRAFTS ON BEDFORD
There will be vendors exhibiting handmade products. You will find ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, fine art, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, wood products and much more. Bedford St., Stamford, CT; stamford-downtown.com/events

 

SEPTEMBER 16
FOOD TRUCK MASH-UP
A friendly competition is brewing as Empire City Casino hosts the annual Food Truck Mash-Up 2018, a celebration of the best food trucks from NY versus the best NJ has to offer. Empire City Casino, Yonkers; 201-679-5610; www.empirecitycasino.com

SEPTEMBER 16
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Registration at 9am; ceremony at 10am; walk at 10:20am; route is 2.5 miles. Join a team or make a donation. SUNY Purchase West Lawn, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; Westchester Walk Team 914-253-6839; westchesterwalk@alz.org

SEPTEMBER 16 & OCTOBER 7
HORTICULTURE TOUR
Discussion of the architecture, elements of garden design in general and of this garden in particular, and identification and discussion of numerous plants and plant combinations. 945 North Broadway, Yonkers. Go to website or call for all dates, times and details of tours. 914-613-4502; untermyergardens.org

SEPTEMBER 29: 11AM-4PM
FALL FESTIVAL & CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Fun event, brought to the community by Wartburg and Mt. Vernon, will be alive with activities, food trucks, entertainment, shopping vendors and more. Wartburg Campus, One Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon; 914-699-0800; wartburg.org

SEPTEMBER 29-30
MKNG CREATIVITY FESTIVAL
In the MKNG is a festival celebrating creativity, imagination and inspiration. A gathering of people who love to DIY, create and craft, for anyone looking to have some creative fun. The event includes exciting live demonstrations, interactive activities, charity involvement, craft vendors, food and music.Bethel, NY; 866-781-2922; bethelwoodscenter.org

THRU SEPTEMBER 30
NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Visit Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance. SEPT. 8 & 9: Pirate Weekend; SEPT. 15 & 16: Romance Weekend; SEPT. 22 & 23: Masquerade Weekend; SEPT. 29 & 30: Celtic Weekend. Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY; 845-351-5171; renfaire.com/ny

OCTOBER 3: 10:30AM-3PM
GOLDEN HARVEST DANCE & TALENT SHOW
The free event is open to Westchester seniors age 60 and older and will feature performances from local talent, live entertainment, dancing and more. Westchester County Center; 914-831-6300; events.westchestergov.com

OCTOBER 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 26: 6:30-10:30PM
O’KEEFFE AFTER HOURS
See the Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i exhibition during its final month with an evening viewing. Warm up with a cup of Kona coffee, channel your inner botanical artist with sip and sketch drop-ins, and see the colorful flora of Hawai‘i in the Conservatory. Outside, enjoy illuminated installations by contemporary Hawaiian-Chinese sculptor Mark Chai. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx. 718-817-8700; nybg.org

OCTOBER 6 & 7: 10AM-5PM
OUTDOOR ARTS FESTIVAL
The Bruce Museum Art Festival is a juried fine art Festival featuring over 90 of the country’s best artists working in a variety of media. Bruce Museum Grounds, Greenwich, CT; 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.org

OCTOBER 6
EEEEEATSCON NY
This food event features a highly curated group of local restaurants, along with exciting imports from across the country, often serving food you won’t find anywhere else. Live music and panels from thought leaders and industry pioneers. Eeeeeatscon is as much about connecting with a community and getting inspired as it is about eating and being entertained. Forest Hills Stadium, Forest Hills, NY; more info at theinfatuation.com

OCTOBER 13
INTERNATIONAL TROT
The finest trotters from across the world converge on Yonkers Raceway dreaming of winning the $1 million grand prize. Come dressed in your country’s colors and partake in International delights in the trackside Beer Garden, featuring a performance by The Nerds. Festivities start about 1pm. Empire City Casino, Yonkers; 914-457-2457; www.empirecitycasino.com

OCTOBER 21: 10AM-5PM
THE CHOCOLATE EXPO
Outdoor event with all things chocolate, plus activities, celebrity chefs, specialty foods, wines and the museum buildings at Museum Village, Monroe, NY; thechocolateexpo.com

SATURDAYS THRU
OCTOBER: 10AM-2PM
FARMERS MARKET
Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops. John Jay Homestead, Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

SUNDAYS THRU OCTOBER: 9:30AM-2:30PM
MUSCOOT FARMERS MARKET
Shop the many local vendors who offer produce and food products. Stroll the grounds and check out the animals, historic buildings and exhibits. Muscoot Farm, Somers; 914-864-7282; parks.westchestergov.com

NOVEMBER 3 & 4
CRAFT WESTPORT
Features 175 top craft artists from across the country and includes a pop-up Marketplace of local Connecticut makers; run by the volunteers of Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL) since 1976. 70 North Ave., Westport, CT; 845-331-7900; artrider.com

NOVEMBER 12-DECEMBER 24
GRAND CENTRAL HOLIDAY FAIR
Forty vendors take over half of the historic Vanderbilt Hall to sell artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s/women’s accessories, children’s clothing/toys and home goods. A range of products and price points guarantees that shop goers will find something for almost everyone on their list. Vanderbilt Hall, GCT, 89 East 42nd St., NYC; grandcentralterminal.com/events/

NOVEMBER 17: 10AM-4PM
CHAPPAQUA CRAFT & GIFT FAIR
Handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, handbags and accessories, original artwork, tableware and furniture, bath and beauty products, floral designs, children’s gifts, gourmet foods and more! Robert E. Bell Middle School, 50 Senter St., Chappaqua; chappaquacraftfair@yahoo.com; chappaquacraftfair.com

FRIDAYS THRU NOV. 16
INSIDER’S TOUR
A behind-the-scenes view of Stone Barns with one of the staff. Stroll through the greenhouse and planting fields, get to know the livestock. See their favorite places on the property while discussing ways in which they farm and work to build a healthy and sustainable food system. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd., Tarrytown (for GPS); 914-366-6200; stonebarnscenter.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

art, museums & historical events

SEPTEMBER 17: 11AM-1PM
ART TOUR- WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS FOUNDATION
Over 200 artists are featured in the Foundation’s collection, all collected by its benefactor, the late William Louis-Dreyfus. Including James Castle, Red Grooms, Alison Hall, Stanley Lewis, Cathterine Maize, Sangram Majumdar, Nellie Mae Rowe, E.M. Saniga, Beatrice Scaccia, Judith Scott, Leopold Strobl. Register for tour. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye; 914-967-0700; ryeartscenter.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

THRU NOVEMBER 25
A CONTINUOUS THREAD: NAVAJO WEAVING TRADITIONS
This exhibition traces the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest Mexican-inspired saltillos, c. 1880, to the mid-20th century pictorial rugs from the collection of Miss Margaret Cranford (1887 – 1974), who was a resident of Greenwich. At the age of 21, Miss Cranford began a lifelong pursuit of travelling across the U.S. and the world, collecting fine decorative art, jewelry and textiles. Her numerous gifts of rare objects of the highest quality are the foundation of the Bruce Museum’s Native American ethnographic collection. Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.org

OPENS OCTOBER 12
MAYA LIN: A RIVER IS A DRAWING
An immersive, site-specific exhibition that explores the geology and topography of the Hudson River and effects of climate change. Maya Lin was first introduced to international audiences at age 21 with the 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; hrm.org

ONGOING: VARIOUS TIMES
UNCOMMON COURAGE
More than 400 first responders sacrificed their lives to save others in the largest mobilization of emergency personnel in American history. Pay tribute to victims and survivors. Advance tickets/ reservations. No tours on September 11. 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St., Manhattan; 911memorial.org

talks, classes, libraries & learning

SEPTEMBER 10, OCTOBER 22, NOVEMBER 19: 6PM
EARRING MAKING WORKSHOP
Led by Joan Lloyd. Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women’s Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings! If you have any jewelry making tools, bring them along too. For adults and teens John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak; 914-245-5262; yorktownlibrary.org

SEPTEMBER 12: 10AM-2PM
LIVABLE COMMUNITIES FAIR
Music, movement, discussion, interactive learning with inspired thinkers and doers. Mount Pleasant Community Ctr, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla; for more info 914-813-6400

SEPTEMBER 13, OCTOBER 11, NOVEMBER 8: 8:30AM
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Free breakfasts with presentation by guest speaker and light exercise program. Sept: Cardiology; Oct: Stroke; Nov: Osteoarthritis. Phelps Hospital, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Cafeteria, G Level. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27; OCT. 4, 11, 25; NOV. 1, 8, 15, 29
GENTLE YOGA FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
Free Yoga for breast cancer patients and survivors. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or post-treatment, regular exercise is important for your continued health. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains. 914-949-6227 ext. 208 or email ncorona@ywcawpcw.org to register.

SEPTEMBER 16: 2PM
LIRIC OPEN HOUSE
Learning in Retirement at Iona College, LIRIC, offers a variety of Fall programs. Come to the open house to meet course presenters and learn more about this lifelong learning program. Parking at the Iona Parking Garage. Spellman Hall, Iona College, New Rochelle. 914-633-2675; www.iona.edu/liric

 

SEPTEMBER 20: 6-9PM
MASTERING THE ART OF TOMATO GROWING
Eagle Street Farm founder Annie Novak covers the tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, organic, tomato garden. Learn to maintain your growing garden, by discovering the best ways to create trellises, make a fertilizing regimen, manage pests and diseases, and select and store your most successful plants’ seeds. New York Botanical Garden – midtown Manhattan center: 20 West 44th St.; 800.322.NYBG (6924); nybg.org

SEPTEMBER 21: 9AM
FALL PREVENTION DAY
Workshops on how falls are preventable, basics of balance, activities to improve your balance such as tai chi and line dancing. If you have fallen or are concerned about falling, this program is for you. From Phelps Hospital and the town of Mt. Pleasnt. Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu

SEPTEMBER 25: 4-8PM
WOMEN’S HEALTH & FITNESS DAY
Alleviate many health issues with regular exercise. Come join the activities: ballroom and line dancing, zumba and chair yoga. Presented by Phelps Hospital and Village of Mt. Pleasant. Mt. Pleasant Community Center; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

SEPTEMBER 27: 7PM
SOLVING THE RETIREMENT INCOME PUZZLE
Free educational workshop for people approaching, entering and recently retired. Presented by Paul Petrone, CFP, CPA. Briarcliff Manor Library. Reg req: 914-941-7072 ext. 1

OCTOBER 11: 6:30-7:30PM
FINANCIAL FITNESS
Is financial fitness your goal in 2018? Learn to maximize your credit score, minimize your debt, protect your identity, ensure the security of your family’s future, and much more! Registration req. Somers Library Conference Room, Route 139 & Reis Park; 914-232-5717; somerslibrary.org

OCTOBER 16: 9AM-2PM
SENIOR LAW DAY- WHITE PLAINS
A free event covering all aspects of elderlaw, financial planning and geriatric care management, choice of workshops, plus free 15-minute, 1-on-1 consultations with some leading professionals. County Center, White Plains; seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com or seniorlawday.info

OCTOBER 18: 7PM
SOLVING THE RETIREMENT INCOME PUZZLE
Free educational workshop for people approaching, entering and recently retired. Presented by Paul Petrone, CFP, CPA. Larchmont Public Library. Reg req: 914-834-2281 ext. 3

OCTOBER 22: 10AM
SENIOR DEBATE
Join a lively discussion on topics of the day, gather with peers and share your views. Phelps campus auditorium, N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

TUESDAYS: 10-11:30AM
KNITTING/CROCHETING
Learn the basics of knitting and/or crocheting! Resume knitting and/or crocheting by reviewing the fundamentals! All levels welcome. Bring your own materials. Light refreshments served. Riverfront Library, Yonkers. 914-337-1500 ext. 461; ypl.org

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS: 8-10AM
MALL WALKS & TALKS
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.

BY APPOINTMENT
E-READER INSTRUCTION
Individualized instruction on downloading books using eReaders is available by appointment. Call the Reference Desk at 914-337-7680 ext 24 for more information. Bronxville Library, 201 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville; bronxvillelibrary.org

WEDNESDAYS: 7-8:30PM
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS
Sept. 12: Relax with Reiki; Sept 26: Stress Management; Oct 10: Relax with Sound Meditation; Oct 24: TBD; Nov 7: Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls; Nov 28: Relax with Reiki. White Plains Central Library, 100 Martine Ave.; Register 914-422-1496; whiteplainslibrary.org

ONE WED. A MONTH:1:30PM
BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP
All adult library patrons are welcome to join the group and experience the joys of discussing and sharing adventures in reading. Take turns picking book favorites to discuss during the monthly meeting. Call Martha Iwan for more info: 914-864-0136; Mount Kisco Library, 100 East Main St., Mt. Kisco; mountkiscolibrary.org

YEAR ROUND
BALANCE TRAINING
Everything from tai chi, line dancing, zumba, chair yoga, ballet for balance, pilates and private sessions. See ad on page 31 for one free class. StepWise Now, 325 S Highland Ave., Suite 109, Briarcliff Manor; 914-292-0602; molly@stepwisenow.com; stepwisenow.com

 

FRIDAYS OCT 5-NOV 30: 9:30AM
TAI CHI EASY
A graceful form of exercise that helps reduce stress and maintain balance, flexibility andstrength. Tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. No class day after Thanksgiving. Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

FRIDAYS: 4:30PM
MINDFULNESS CLASS
This weekly series has two alternating formats: the meditation relaxes the mind and body and the In Daily Life format looks at practical ways to reduce stress, improve health, and overcome fear and anxiety. Also covers tips on how to problem solve and use techniques. Ossining Library, 53 Croton Ave, 2nd flr conference room; 914-941-2416 ext. 320; ossininglibrary.org; oplanswers@wlsmail.org

FRIDAYS: 10:30AM-12:30PM
COLORING BOOK CLUB
Relax, color, socialize – all for free at Somers Library. Materials are provided, or bring your own colored pencils and coloring books (recommended.) Registration not required. Somers Library Conference Room, Route 139 & Reis Park; 914-232-5717; somerslibrary.org

YEAR ROUND
VARIOUS LOCATIONS/TIMES DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE COVERAGE WORKSHOPS
Topics include Part A and B coverage, Medicare Advantage, supplemental and drug plans, and cost-saving programs. These upbeat, free workshops run by the Westchester Library System in single sessions at the Ossining, Eastchester, Montrose, Pleasantville, Irvington, Yonkers, Pelham, Shrub Oak, Harrison, West Harrison, Lewisboro, Katonah and Armonk libraries, as well as Phelps and community centers in Ardsley, Mount Kisco, and Croton. See the full listing at https://www.westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking/. Pre-registration requested at 914-231-3236, but walk-ins welcome.

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

 

suppport groups

SEPTEMBER 5, OCTOBER 3 & NOVEMBER 7: 2PM
MIND GAMES FOR 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.

SEPTEMBER 8, OCTOBER 16 & NOVEMBER 20: 10AM
SENIOR STEPS HEALTH SCREENINGS
Free Health Screenings for seniors. Sept 8: Balance Screening; Oct 16: Cognitive Screening; Nov 20: Swallowing Screening; Appt. required. Also check for building location. Phelps Hospital, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu for more information and to register.

SEPT. 10, OCT. 1, NOV. 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

SEPT. 11 & 25; OCT. 9 & 23; NOV 13 & 20: 12 NOON
HOLISTIC PAIN SUPPORT
For people suffering from chronic pain, providing comprehensive pain management services including exercise, psychological support and complementary medicine practices. Phelps campus, 755 N Broadway building, 4th flr; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

SEPT. 12 & 26; OCT. 10 & 24; & NOV. 14 & 28: 10-11:30AM
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER GROUP
Encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. In addition, they may provide a needed break from care giving responsibilities. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg 4/ Room 204; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Registration req.: Maria Mursch, 914-253-6861, mamursch@alz.org

SEPTEMBER 13, OCTOBER 11 & NOVEMBER 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.

SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12 & NOVEMBER 9: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
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.

SEPTEMBER 19, OCTOBER 17, NOVEMBER 21: 4-5:30PM
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Information, speakers, supportive environment and a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes post stroke. Participants will learn ways to help problem solve, cope, and understand more about stroke and recovery issues, including lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of stroke and promote a healthy life. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Bldg #8/ 2nd Fl. Conference Room; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-907-7482; burke.org/community/community-calendar

OCTOBER 6: 10AM-1PM
CAREGIVER SEMINARS & RESOURCE FAIR
Topics include understanding Medicare and Medicaid, Continuing Care programs, POAs. Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Dr, Valhalla.

OCTOBER 1: 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

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