spring arts & entertainment calendar

As the leaves return to the trees, greenery isn’t the only thing to look forward to in Westchester and surrounding areas. Our curated calendar of events was developed with you in mind so take the time to review, plan and mark your calendars!

COMEDY, TALENT, SPECIAL EVENTS

MARCH 7 & APRIL 1
RANGERS VIEWING PARTY
Hockey takes over… Join the Rangers Blue Crew and one of their legendary player to cheer on the team as they take on the Detroit Red Wings and the Texas Rangers. Food specials, giveaways, photos and more. Free to attend. Empire City Casino, 810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers; www.empirecitycasino.com

MARCH 14: 7PM
TAPE FACE
As seen on “America’s Got Talent,” Tape Face has created one of the most accessible and enjoyable shows the world has ever seen. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MARCH 14: 8PM
LEWIS BLACK: THE JOKE’S ON US
This Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is more irritated optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

MARCH 29: 8PM
COMEDIANS FROM THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Each of these three comedians are cutting it up just about everywhere. Paul Mecurio is an Emmy & Peabody Award winner for ”The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. Nick Griffin is a stand-out on the NYC comedy club scene. The national headliner, best-selling author and award-winning director, Bonnie McFarlane, has been rated the ‘#1 funniest female you should know’ by The Huffington Post. Each will take a turn at the mic on the Emelin stage. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 11: 7:30PM
DAVID SEDARIS
Join best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The Palace Theatre, 61 Stamford St., Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

APRIL 20: 8PM
RICK THOMAS ILLUSIONIST
Rick Thomas is both a star of ‘Masters of Illusion’ and ‘The Illusionists’ on Broadway. From sold-out performances at Caesars Colosseum to headlining the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Rick Thomas continues to entertain millions of people across the world with breathtaking and spectacular magic. The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

MAY 2: 8PM
JAY LENO
Acclaimed late night show host, stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”. The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

MAY 4: 7:30PM
STEVE SOLOMON’S CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT
Author and star of the critically acclaimed show “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” – now brings you “Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt… the Therapy Continues.” Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

MAY 5: 11AM-5:15PM
BOOMING BETTER EXPO
Created especially for ages 55 and better, come for a fun day of learning, socializing and expanding horizons. Presentations and experts in health and wellness, finances, beauty and style, meditation, legal, technology and more. All free. Reg. requested but not required. Reid Castle at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY; boomingbetter.com

MAY 10: 8PM
THE CAPITOL STEPS
Former Capitol staffers engaged in political satire, they have recorded over 35 albums including their latest, Make America Grin Again. Taken together the performers have worked in a 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

WEDNESDAYS MARCH 13 & 27, APRIL 10 & 24, MAY 15 & 29
COMEDY NIGHT
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

Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art New at the Bruce Museum Through April 20, 2019
Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art showcases more than 100 original works celebrating the history of this unique art form in America. Among the many items on display is an early editorial cartoon by Thomas Nast, a witty New Yorker gag by Peter Arno, as well as classic Peanuts, Doonesbury, and Calvin and Hobbes comic strips. Visit BruceMuseum.org for details, including related programs and special events. Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; 203-869-0376

 

DANCE, MUSIC, THEATER, FILM

THURSDAYS: 8 & 10PM
TRIBUTE BAND THURSDAYS
Brings 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

MARCH 5: 1PM
MONSIEUR IBRAHIM
In a poor neighborhood in Paris, an old Turkish shop owner befriends a teenage Jewish boy who lives with his father in a small apartment on the other side of the street. Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of a César Award for Best Actor. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville; 914-747-5555; burnsfilmcenter.org

MARCH 10: 3PM
THE LISTENING EYE
Music inspired by the visual arts – where Pulitzer Prize-winners Kevin Putts (won as opera composer) and Steven Stucky and 2007 Resident Kathryn Alexander. Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco; 914-788-4659; coplandhouse.org

MARCH 11-13
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Featuring traditional Irish step dancing, songs, instruments and brilliant costumes. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

MARCH 15: 8PM
SISTER SADIE
A few years ago, some of bluegrass music’s most notable performers joined forces to form this superb all-star band. The sublime vocals of Dale Ann Bradley (guitar), Tina Adair (mandolin), and Gena Britt (banjo), along with Beth Lawrence’s rock-solid bass and Deannie Richardson’s fiery fiddle, are an unbeatable combination. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

MARCH 16: 8PM
ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
Top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking repertoire, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company that reflects the pioneering spirit of the American West. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre.. Purchase College Performing Arts Center; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

MARCH 17: 3PM
SCHWAB VOCAL RISING STARS: LOVE AT THE CROSSROADS
From Fauré to Cole Porter to Jason Robert Brown, explore the complexity of love through song. Artistic Director Steven Blier selects four young voices and a pianist for a weeklong residency, which includes daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops, culminating in a Music Room performance to bring these songs to life. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

MARCH 20-24
SHEN YUN
This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms — classical Chinese dance. Along with scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty. The Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase College; 888-90-SHOWS; shenyun.com

MARCH 20 & 21 APRIL 10 & 11: 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. Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT; 203-293-8729; jibproductions.org

THRU MARCH 24
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and more!. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

MARCH 23: 8PM
DEL & DAWG
Through the years, Del McCoury and David Grisman have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country. In 2012, they released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of bluegrass classics. Del & Dawg celebrate their nearly 50-year bluegrass friendship. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

MARCH 29, 30 & 31
SHEN YUN
This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms — classical Chinese dance. Along with scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

MARCH 30: 8PM
Cyrille Aimée
This French-born, Dominican-raised phenomenon began her musical life in America right here as a student at Purchase College? As part of the celebration of the Jazz Studies program’s 25th anniversary, Aimée comes back, leading a band of alums and professors in what will be a scintillating evening of music. Purchase College Performing Arts Center; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

MARCH 31: 5PM
THE MUSIC OF BOBBY DARIN
Showman Ron Gartner tells the story of the swingin’-est guy who ever put on a tux. Backed by a 5-piece band, Gartner covers everything from Darin’s rock and roll days to the evenings at the Copa, with stories, multi-media and finger-snappin’ songs like “Mack The Knife,” “Dream Lover,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Splish Splash,” and many more. Hear the backstage stories about this entertainment phenomenon who was determined to “do it all.” Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

MARCH 9-31
BLITHE SPIRIT
High-spirited comedy with a surprising supernatural turn. This much-loved classic centers on an invitation to an eccentric medium to conduct a spooky séance but the evening takes an unexpectedly ghostly turn in this lighted-hearted, endearing Broadway and West End smash hit. Performances are in the Grand Picture Gallery of the Mansion. Guests must be able to climb the main staircase to reach the second-floor- there is no elevator. Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 1-888-718-4253 opt. 1; lyndhurst.org

MARCH 10-30
THE SEAGULL
Chekhov’s masterpiece, wherein art and love, life and death, find an intersection on the grounds of a beautiful estate in the Russian countryside. A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company, The Seagull will be performed in repertory with Blithe Spirit.Guests must be able to climb the main staircase to reach the second-floor- there is no elevator. Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 1-888-718-4253 opt. 1; lyndhurst.org

MARCH 30: 7:30PM
IRVINGTON FILM FESTIVAL
The Spring 2019 program, “In The Blink of An Eye,” presents short films from around the world that capture moving snapshots in time… from life-changing decisions we make at the spur of the moment to playful bursts of humor and joy. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington; irvingtontheater.com; 914-591-6602

APRIL 1 & 2
ALL HANDS ON DECK
An all-singing, all-dancing, All-American 1942 Roadshow and Radio Broadcast reproduction filled with the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved for 70 years! Featuring a nine-piece orchestra, classic commercials, tight harmonies, impromptu skits, and over 40 of the greatest American songs ever written. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

APRIL 4: 8M
AN EVENING WITH MARC COHN
SPECIAL GUEST: DARLENE LOVE
Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Marc Cohn – best known for his hit song “Walking in Memphis” – and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Darlene Love will perform in Concert to Benefit Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC). The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

APRIL 4-27
THE LEGEND
An urban fairy tale about the journey of William Rodriguez, a young boxer who has not spoken since he was brutally bullied as a child. When his mother dies, William embarks on a journey into the rabbit hole of professional prizefighting with the help of his trainer and next-door neighbor. Westchester Collaborative Theater Black Box Theater, 23 Water St., Ossining; wctheater.org

APRIL 6: 8PM
DANCE OFF THE GRID
Returning for its sixth season of spectacular dance at the Emelin, this performance of Dance Off The Grid features acclaimed dancer/ choreographer Caleb Teicher, Bessie Juried Artist Abigail Zbikowsi, and critically-acclaimed Bharatanatyam soloist Malini Srinivasan. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 7: 3PM
JAIME LAREDO, CONDUCTING – PAMELA FRANK, VIOLIN
Of Pamela Frank, the Philadelphia inquirer wrote: “She has a big, rich sound that vibrates, Phrasing breathes with great purpose. Even single notes don’t leave the strings without meaning.” With Ms. Frank on violin, Meastro Laredo on the podium, and the virtuosic Westchester Philharmonic, Beethoven’s powerful and lyrical masterpiece couldn’t be in better hands. Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; 914-682-3707; westchesterphil.org

APRIL 10: 8PM
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & THE STRANGERS
The three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. Kristofferson has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs. The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT; 203-325-4466; palacestamford.org

APRIL 12: 8PM
MONROE CROSSING
One of the busiest bands in bluegrass, with an eclectic repertoire (from Bill Monroe to Motown), outstanding vocals and instrumentals, and instant rapport with the audience, their music and stage show are as entertaining as it gets. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 13: 8PM
LEYLA McCALLA ROOTS MUSIC
Singing in English, French, and Haitian Creole, McCalla has created a style of music wholly her own. A classically trained cellist, McCalla cultivates her unique blend by merging classical and roots traditions and switching between her cello, banjo, and guitar. Having worked with the award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, McCalla has made a name for herself as a solo artist with her refreshing and poetic vocals and unbridled talent.Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

APRIL 13: 8PM
THE SIXTIES SHOW
Featuring former members of Bob Dylan’s Bands, Dave Davies’s bands (The Kinks), James Brown’s Bands and NBC TV’s Saturday Night Live Band. The Sixties Show is a high energy musical trip back in time to the uniquely inspirational, entertaining, and historically significant era. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

Spring at The PAC Through MAY 5, 2019
Get ready to experience world-class arts right in your own backyard! The Purchase PAC’s season runs until May, with cabaret, world music, contemporary dance, jazz, classical music, and family programming. With discounts for seniors, groups, and children, ample parking, and a convenient location on the campus of Purchase College, there is no better place in Westchester to enjoy an afternoon or evening of performing arts. The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College www.artscenter.org

APRIL 13: 8PM
DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET
Now, with The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, Bromberg and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the music David discovered in high school, when, circa late 50s, he was introduced to a friend’s dad’s collection of blues 78s. Irvington Town Hall Theater; irvingtontheater.com; 914-591-6602

APRIL 14: 3PM
NEAVE PIANO TRIO FEATURING CARLA JABLONSKI
Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-­edge performances. Carla Jablonski’s vocal versatility has captivated audiences on opera, concert and jazz stages across the globe. She has sung with The Metropolitan Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Wolf Trap, Heartbeat Opera, Opera Santa Barbara and Chautauqua to name a few. Bethel, NY; 866-781-2922; bethelwoodscenter.org

APRIL 23-MAY 11
IN THE HEIGHTS
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Before the smash hit “Hamilton,” Miranda wowed audiences with this love letter to NYC’s famed Washington Heights, a vibrant Spanish-speaking community on the brink of change. Three generations of inhabitants look to the future full of hope, dreaming of new opportunities, and struggling with the pressures of expectation and tradition. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

APRIL 24: 7PM
BALLET DES AMERIQUES
French-American choreographer Carole Alexis and her Ballet des Amériques dance company bring a rich and sprawling repertoire to the Music Hall in a new series called Westchester Wednesday Dance. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

APRIL 25: 8PM
BODYTRAFFIC
Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, Bodytraffic has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, recruiting great talent from around the globe to create world-class contemporary dance by distinctive choreographic voices.. Purchase College Performing Arts Center; 914-251-6200; artscenter.org

APRIL 26-MAY 12
THE BODYGUARD
Based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated film that stared Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, the musical features chart-topping hits, including: “I Have Nothing”, “So Emotional”, “Saving All My Love”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You”. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd flr, White Plains; 914-328-1600; wppac.com

APRIL 27: 7 & 9:30PM
JOHN PIZZARELLI
World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli pays tribute to the artist who has inspired him most, with A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

APRIL 27: 8PM
SYMPHONY OF WESTCHESTER
Concluding the current season is the All American Program: Bernstein – Overture to West Side Story, Copland – Appalachian Spring: Suite (Chamber Version), Gershwin – Piano Concerto in F Major, Alon Goldstein, pianist. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College, New Rochelle; 914-654-4926; thesymphonyofwestchester.org

APRIL 28: 3PM
QUATUOR EBENE
One of the most exciting quartets playing today – with their fresh approach to tradition and engagement with new forms, this French ensemble has been successful in reaching a wide audience of listeners. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

APRIL 30
THE DRIFTERS & TRIBUTE TO THE PLATTERS
The Drifters: One of the most successful and beloved singing groups of all time: There Goes My Baby ~ Save The Last Dance For Me ~ Under The Boardwalk ~ This Magic Moment ~ and more! Tribute to The Platters: One of the top vocal groups of the 50’s: You’ve Got That Magic Touch ~ My Prayer ~ Smoke Gets In Your Eyes ~ among others. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

MAY 3-9
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
NY Times’ Charles Isherwood called it “The most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years,” the “saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown.” Axial Theatre at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville; 914-286-7680; axialtheatre.org

MAY 3-11
AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG
The play opens just before the beginning of WWII on a house in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne filled with well-meant and bustling domestic chaos.But nothing can be the same after the war. Filled with humour, the drama explores the family’s personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys, and is a rich, picture of home life in wartime. Brewster Theater Co; 845-206-9013; brewstertheatercompany.org

MAY 4: 8PM
DANCE OFF THE GRID
This performance of Dance Off The Grid features the highly eloquent contemporary ballet of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, the abstract, often comedic dance of Larry Keigwin & Nicole Wolcott, as well as Mamaroneck dancer, choreographer and teacher Megan Williams. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

MAY 5: 11AM-5:15PM
BOOMING BETTER EXPO
A fun day of learning, socializing and new horizons. Area experts and interactive presentations across categories: health and wellness/fitness, finances, legal concerns, technology. All free. Come for one or two sessions or the full day – whatever works for you. Register online to receive updated schedule and times, and avoid regular check-in line. Reg. requested but not required. Reid Castle at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY; boomingbetter.com

MAY 7: 8PM
THE BRITISH INVASION YEARS
First, you may hear classic songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, The Rolling Stone, and Herman’s Hermits. The American musical “response” follows, with memorable hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Turtles, The Mamas & The Papas, and The Doors. Retrospective concludes with an extraordinary finale paying tribute to the The Beatles! Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

MAY 8: 11AM
OMER QUARTET
Part of the Wednesday Morning Concerts: includes a 45-minute performance in the majestic Music Room followed by a tour of the historic Mediterranean-style Rosen House, an optional seasonally inspired buffet lunch, and freedom to explore the gardens. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

MAY 10: 8PM
PAULA COLE
Paula Cole creates an emotional rapport with her audience with a voice that’s big, rich and gorgeous, and a heart that transforms suffering into beauty. Having started as a jazz singer, Cole recently returned to pay homage to her first love of jazz and folk. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

MAY 11: 8PM
Edmar Castañeda Quartet
Join the incomparable Edmar Castañeda as he invites us to travel with him to countries such as Colombia, Venezuela, and Argentina — all through the power of his unparalleled talents on the harp. It’s almost impossible to take your eyes off of Castañeda as he shows off his wondrous dexterity and infectious passion that resonates in each pluck of the strings. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

MAY 18: 8PM
OLETA ADAMS
The four-time GRAMMY nominee, Platinum recording artist and legendary singer draws deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

MAY 22: 11AM
FLAMENCO IN THE COURTYARD
Be transported for a day amid Caramoor’s architecture and sprawling grounds with the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm. 45-minute concert, followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art, and an optional buffet lunch inspired by Spanish cuisine. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

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

SUNDAYS: 8PM
LATIN NIGHT
Enjoy some of the hottest Latin and Salsa bands in the metro area. Free in the main floor Entertainment Lounge. Empire City Casino, Yonkers; www.empirecitycasino.com

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, MARKETS, EVENTS

MARCH 12, APRIL 9 & 23, MAY 14 & 28, JUNE 11 & 25:
NY-PRES HV HOSPITAL
FARMERS MARKET
Plenty of vendors selling seasonal fresh fruit, veggies, herbs, artisan baked goods, local grass-fed beef, selected crafts, gifts, etc. EBT/SNAP customers welcome. NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, 1980 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor; 914-737-9000; nyp.org/hudsonvalley

APRIL 6-7
LYNDHURST FLOWER SHOW & ANTIQUES ON THE HUDSON
Start your Spring antiques treasure hunt as the mansion is transformed into a wonderland of color and fragrance – floral designers handcraft a display to harmonize with the sumptuous interiors of the historic mansion. Experience Lyndhurst awash with flowers and walk through the home without a guided tour. Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 1-888-718-4253 opt. 1; lyndhurst.org and barnstar.com for lecture and jewelry evaluation info.

THRU APRIL 28
THE ORCHID SHOW: SINGAPORE
The 17th annual show is a tribute to Singapore, one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures, where these storied flowers are an integral part of life in this vibrant “City in a Garden.” Developed in partnership with Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay, this horticultural tribute set in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory features thousands of orchids. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY; 718-817-8700; nybg.org

MAY 1: 9:30AM-2:30PM
SALUTE TO SENIORS
Vendors, businesses and other organizations looking to connect with Westchester’s senior population. Walk around and see what interests you. Westchester County Center. More info: 914-747-0519.

And They’re Off! Fancy Hats and Mint Juleps Take Over Empire City Casino on May 4
Celebrate the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4 at a historic racetrack without having to leave Westchester! Take your fancy hat out of its box and head to Empire City Casino for their annual viewing party with celebrity host, hat contest, prizes and more. Enjoy the Southern thirst and charm of a traditional Mint Julep and dine on a variety of food selections trackside. The event is free to attend. For more information,visit www.empirecitycasino.com

MAY 5: 11AM-5:15PM
BOOMING BETTER EXPO
Created especially for ages 55 and better, come for a fun day of learning, socializing and expanding horizons. Presentations and experts in health and wellness, finances, beauty and style, meditation, legal, technology and more. All free. Reg. requested but not required. Reid Castle at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY; boomingbetter.com

MAY 3-5
SPRING CRAFTS
AT LYNDHURST
In its 34th year, hundreds of artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering unique gifts for all occasions. Enjoy food concessions, hands on craft demonstrations, tours of the mansion (at additional cost) and more! 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-631-4481; lyndhurst.org

MAY 11-12: 10AM-6PM
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND GARDEN PARTY
Celebrate with the biggest garden party yet, at the most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer – with live music, games, picnicking. Includes floral demonstrations, a variety of food trucks and more on Daffodil Hill. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY; 718-817-8700; nybg.org

ART, MUSEUMS, HISTORICAL EVENTS

MARCH 17-JUNE 16
LANDESCAPE
Presenting works by leading contemporary artists such as Jo Baer, Alex Katz, April Gornik, Lois Dodd, Shara Hughes, and Kerry James Marshall, LandEscape brings together two distant generations that continue to both re-examine and to challenge our perspective of the landscape. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street – Route 22, Katonah; 914-232-9555; katonahmuseum.org

REOPENS APRIL 3
500-ACRE OUTDOOR MUSEUM
Under the open sky, visit the beautiful landscape with outdoor sculptures, bike trails, hills and meadows – a unique place to explore art in nature. Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd., New Windsor, NY; 845-534-3115; stormking.org

THRU APRIL 7
THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE
This exhibition will showcase approximately one hundred artifacts, ranging from surgical tools to quack patent medicines to early x-ray tubes, telling the story of how various branches of diagnostic and therapeutic medicine evolved. Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.org

MARCH 29, APRIL 26, MAY 31
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

BEGINNING LATE APRIL
UNTERMYER GARDENS TOURS
90-minute public tours given by docents on Sundays from late April thru end of October. Tours alternately focus on history and gardens, including The Walled Garden, The Vista and The Temple of Love. Private tours are available with a focus on history or horticulture. Untermyer Gardens, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers; 914-613-4502; untermyergardens.org

MID-APRIL OPENING
BOSCOBEL GUIDED TOURS
Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of Loyalists Elizabeth and States Dyckman. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them 15 miles north in Garrison, NY. The Neoclassical mansion was restored back to and beyond its original grandeur. 1601 Route 9Dm Garrison; 845-265-3638; boscobel.org

WEDNESDAYS THRU SUNDAYS: 1 & 3PM
GLENVIEW HISTORIC HOME TOUR
Walk through Glenview and travel back in time to 1877! Tours of our Gilded Age historic home are available year-round, featuring six period rooms, including Yonkers’ favorite dollhouse, Nybelwyck Hall. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; hrm.org

THRU JUNE 2
BURIED TREASURES OF THE SILK ROAD
The Silk Road was actually numerous overland and water routes that stretched thousands of miles across China, Central Asia, and Western Europe. In addition to the merchandise that passed along this ancient network of trade routes, artistic and cultural styles were also exchanged among these regions. This exhibition celebrates the work of anonymous Chinese artists supported by the riches earned on the Silk Road. Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.org

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