ongoing events – winter

Mark your calendar – whether you keep it in print, online, or both- as you scroll through our curated selection of events to take you through the wintry months. Be sure to check all listings as some events are subject to change. Enjoy getting out there and staying active!

DEC 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30
JANUARY 6 & 13: 7-10PM
BAR CAR NIGHTS AT NYBG
For adults only, join in the festive outdoor adventure, with an after-dark viewing of the Holiday Train Show; sip a cocktail as you journey through a series of station stops, including pop-up acts featuring some of NYC’s favorite street performers. Special ticket req. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx; 800-322-6924; nybg.org

MONDAYS: 10AM
WALKING WITH SENIORS
Walk at your own pace and enjoy the company of others. Benches available along the walkways. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Free, but sign up is required. Hergenhan Recreation Center, 40 Maple Ave, Armonk; 914-273-3325

MONDAYS IN DEC: 12PM
ADULT CHESS & CHECKERS
Drop in and play. No registration needed. Not interested in chess? Bring a friend and play checkers, backgammon or another game of your choice. We have two small chess and checkers sets or bring your own. In the Community Room.John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak. 914-245-5262 ext 227; yorktownlibrary.org

THRU DECEMBER 23
CHRISTMAS TREE SALE
North White Plains Fire Company No. 1 Christmas tree sale fundraiser. Fridays: 4-8pm. Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm. 621 North Broadway, White Plains; 914-949-3575.

DECEMBER 13 & 27
JANUARY 10 & 24
FEBRUARY 14 & 28
10-11:30AM
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER GRP
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. 914-253-6860 or pgaston@alz.orgburke.org

MONDAYS: 10:30AM
WINTER WATERCOLORS
Explore making winter scenes with water colors & salt –to create dramatic effects! The winter brings us crystal images and we will make them as well. Bring your watercolors and your imagination, and learn to make great effects in your art work. $30 instructor fee paid at the first class. Call to register. Somers Library, Route 139 & Reis Park; 914-232-5717; somerslibrary.org

2ND TUES. OF MONTH:10AM
COLORING FOR ADULTS
Relax with a good book…a coloring book! Join us in the Maker Space to participate in the latest trend in relaxation! Coloring pages, colored pencils and markers provided. Light refreshments. Yonkers Library/ Riverfront Branch One Larkin Center. Registration rec. but not required at 914-375-7966 or register online at ypl.org.

TUESDAYS AT DORRY’S
WEEKLY TABLE TALK
An evening of conversation, coordinated by Dorry’s friends at Memorial United Methodist Church, Kol Ami, Sisters of the Divine Compassion and WP Examiner. 5:15 to order and eat. Or come 6-7pm for talk only. No reservations req. Dorry’s, 468 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-682-0005; juliedc@igc.org

TUESDAYS: 1PM
MAHJONG TOURNAMENT DAY
Registration is required for tournament day: contact Pam Hoffman at 917-318-1312 or email ossiningmahjongg@aol.com. Ossining Library, Art Gallery, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining; Any questions about the program call the library at 914-941-2416 ext. 327; ossininglibrary.org

DECEMBER 10-30
MR. DICKENS TELLS A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Michael Muldoon, plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as visitors travel throughout the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters. Performances are approximately 60 minutes. Lyndhurst, 635 So. Broadway, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481; lyndhurst.org

DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 14
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
From the Academy Award-winning composing team of Alan Menken (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) & Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s (author of Les Miserables) epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the Disney film’s Academy Award-nominated score. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd flr, White Plains. 914-328-1600; wppac.com

DECEMBER 28-JANUARY 28
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Set in the Wild West, where Frank Butler is the sharpest sharpshooter around and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill’s traveling Wild West show. Frank meets his match in the rough and ready tomboy sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. Romantic sparks fly. Irving Berlin’s score of memorable hit songs, including “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” and the show-stopping hit, “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

JANUARY 9-20
WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
The tumultuous tale of “America’s greatest folk poet” is told using Guthrie’s own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including “This Land Is Your Land,” “Union Maid,” and “This Train Is Bound for Glory.” Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

THRU JANUARY 21
WALK WITH ARTISTS: THE HUDSON VALLEY & BEYOND
Examines the key role played by artists in bringing views of nature indoors, while inspiring our own outdoor itineraries. Forty paintings and prints from the Museum’s permanent collection from the 19th century to today, more than half recent acquisitions on view for the first time, underscore the centrality of landscape in our thought, then as now. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; hrm.org

OPENS FEBRUARY 8
A CHORUS LINE
Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is one of the true masterpieces of live theater. A celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage. Memorable musical numbers include “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” “What I Did for Love”, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

THRU FEBRUARY 25
THE PLAYFUL UNIVERSE OF IGNACIO ITURRIA
Ignacio Iturria is one of Uruguay’s most accomplished artists. For more than four decades, he has examined society in a profound and poetic manner, creating work that invites us to view the world with amusement and hope. In his small theatrical stages, Iturria creates universes inside of which he transforms found objects and uses trompe-l’oeil. Part of the exhibition features a living studio in which the artist will work in collaboration with college students. The new works created will be added to the retrospective as they are completed. During the course of the residency, visitors will be invited to enter the space and meet the artist. Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College. 914-251-6100; neuberger.org

THRU FEBRUARY
WED-SUNDAYS: 1 & 3PM
GLENVIEW TOURS
Walk through Glenview Mansion, the Hudson River Museum’s river home and explore it in the context of Civil War times in Westchester. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; hrm.org

FEBRUARY 10-MARCH 4
I HATE HAMLET
By Paul Rudnick. Andy seems to have it all: a hit television series; a beautiful girlfriend; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. However, Andy’s TV series has been canceled; his girlfriend is eccentric; his apartment is haunted and he HATES Hamlet. M&M Performing Arts Company brings another fast paced show to Lyndhurst. Performed in alternating repertory with a 90-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Performances in Grand Picture Gallery of Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481; lyndhurst.org

FEB. 17-MARCH 4/ HAMLET
Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy in a fast-paced, 90-minute adaptation presented with intimate staging. The energetic, scaled-down production aims to remove as many barriers as possible between the Bard’s words and the audience. Performed in alternating repertory with I Hate Hamlet at Lyndhurst Mansion. Tarrytown. 914-631-4481; lyndhurst.org

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.

THRU APRIL, 2018
TREASURES OF THE EARTH
Takes visitors on a tour of the breathtaking splendor, wonder, and science of minerals. Approximately 100 dazzling specimens from the exceptional Robert R. Wiener Collection will be on display, ranging from enormous interconnected cubes of pyrite to dazzlingly clear crystals of selenite to fi ery red hexagons of vanadinite. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT. 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.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.

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