out and about – october

The Westchester Craft Crawl is back! This free artist-organized studio tour in Westchester will feature close to 50 professional   craft artists on October 2 and 3. The hosted stops on the Crawl are at 125 Maple St. in Croton-on-Hudson; 70-71 Stone Ave. in Ossining; Lauren Maron Ceramics at 26 Beach Rd. in Ossining; and the Gerber & Peckay Residence at 55 Van Cortlandt Ave. in Ossining.

Meet artisans specializing in wood, metal, ceramics, mixed media, textiles, jewelry, and glass. Tour sponsors include Melita’s Home, The Hat Factory, Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Baked by Susan, Peekskill Coffee House and Birdsall House, among others.


I Get Around, California Girls, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Good Vibrations… and the list of iconic songs from The Beach Boys goes on. Founding member of the band, Brian Wilson, will be performing at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester this coming October 6.

Wilson now tours with his own band and counts 11 albums as a solo artist. In 2015, he was the subject of an award-winning biopic Love and Mercy, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti. The film examines his personal voyage and success.

Wilson’s night at The Cap will include special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.


In 1960’s Southside Chicago, a troubled war veteran moves into an apartment building and the residents become caught in an emotional whirlwind that threatens to change their lives forever. This is the premise of the provocative new play by Joshua Allen, The October Storm. It will take to the stage October 8 through 23 at Whippoorwill Theatre, North Castle Public Library in Armonk, marking the reopening of the venue for live performances from Hudson Stage.

You may recognize Joshua Allen (shown here), a Chicago native seen in From Scratch on Netflix and In Treatment on HBO. The show’s director Cezar Williams is a Yonkers resident and award-winning director.

For tickets and more information: hudsonstage.com

Visit westchestercraftcrawl.com/ fall-2021 for a complete listing of artists and participants.


Four fabulously funny women will be performing at The Tarrytown Music Hall on October 16: NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another, plus the Late Late Show, Comedy Central, The Today Show), Kerri Louise (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Comedy Central, Nick Mom Night Out, The View), Karen Bergreen (Comedy Central, Nick Mom, The View) and Leighann Lord (Comedy Central, HBO).

Covid regulations will be in force at the venue. Visit tarrytown.musichallny.org for ticket information.

Come join us at the Booming BETTER Expo taking place on October 24, 2021 at Reid Castle/Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. A day of engaging activities, workshops and exhibitors. Open to fully vaccinated people. Click here to learn more about the event and our two grand prize raffles for $500 and $250.

Taconic Opera is back with its first indoor mainstage production since 2019: Puccini’s Manon Lescuat, with performances on October 30 and 31, in Yorktown Heights.

Now in its 24th season, Taconic Opera is celebrating the return of fully-orchestrated and staged opera with performances of this Puccini favorite. The general director of the company Dan Montez says, “We feel so grateful to be bringing professional, live opera back to the public as we emerge from such a difficult period. The arts are a vital part of our communities, and we have taken every step as an organization to bring our singing back safely for performers and audience alike.”

Matinee performances will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, and on Sunday, October 31, at the Yorktown Stage. Maestro Jun Nakabayashi is delighted to provide the downbeat to a live orchestra for the enjoyment of a live audience. Supertitles above the stage will make enjoyment of the performances even greater.

All performers and crew will be fully vaccinated; masks are not required for vaccinated audience members.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the company website at taconicopera.org or call the toll-free number: 855-886-7372. The Yorktown Stage is located at 1974 Commerce St. in Yorktown Heights.

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