summer 2019 calendar

ahhh… summer! fairs, festivals, fireworks, county fairs, food festivals, music, ballet, tribute bands – and the list goes on. Scroll down for some great suggestions to fill your days and/or evenings!

fairs & festivals

JUNE 8-9
CRAFT NEW YORK
Shop from 160 top craftspeople at Artrider’s newest show. This fine craft show features perennial favorites as well as new artists never seen at this location and is held at the same site of the previous craft show. Find wearable art like clothing, jewelry and handbags; home decor – ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; as well as fine art painting, printmaking and photography; and more. Visit the expanded gourmet foods and specialties boutique including distillery and winery tastings. Rain or shine. Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, 62nd St., betw Columbus & Amsterdam Aves. Manhattan; artrider.com

JUNE 15-16
CLEARWATER FESTIVAL
The Great Hudson River Revival, usually just called The Clearwater Festival, is one of America’s oldest environmental events. The non-profit both celebrates and helps the Hudson River with folk and Americana artists. Founded in 1966 by Pete Seeger, this riverfront festival also features activities like kayaking, rowboating, and rides on the tall ships. Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson; clearwaterfestival.org

JUNE 9-SEPTEMBER 8
HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Theater Tent is the perfect home for the sorts of comical-tragical hybrids this summer: an uproarious summertime romp, a fantastical work from the twilight of Shakespeare’s career, Sondheim’s homage to fractured fairy-tales, a reimagining of a French classic by a longtime HVSF fan favorite, and an electrifying play of political upheaval. Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, Into the Woods, Cyrano and Julius Casear. At Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route NY-9D, Garrison, NY; 845-265-9575; hvshakespeare.org

JUNE 22-23
RHINEBECK CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, featuring contemporary fine craft and art from over 200 American makers. Find original fashions, accessories and jewelry; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, fiber, wood and mixed media; and fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Gourmet foods, concessions and tastings from local distilleries and wineries. Plus, watch and participate in hands-on craft demonstrations. Dutchess County Fairgrounds; Rhinebeck, NY; artrider.com

JUNE 25: 10AM-3PM
SAXON WOODS POOL PARTY AND BBQ
With free mini golf. Admission and parking also free. Rain date is June 26. Open to all Westchester residents ages 60 and over. Saxon Woods, 1800 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-813-6400; events.westchestergov.com

JULY 11: 7PM
OUTDOOR SHAKESPEARE JULIUS CASEAR
Back for another year, the City of White Plains and ArtsWestchester help bring Julius Caesar, presented by the acclaimed Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Turnure Park in White Plains. artswestchester.org

JULY 12-14
HUDSON VALLEY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
In its 28th year of hosting balloonists and vendors from all over the country. The festival’s history has evolved into a Hudson Valley tradition and has grown into a full weekend of activities, drawing tens thousands of visitors from all over the world. Some of the festival favorites are the evening Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in the hot-air balloons throughout the weekend! In addition to 100 balloon launches scheduled annually, helicopter rides, hayrides, games, live music, activities. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. GPS address: 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck; dcrcoc.org

AUGUST 10-11
PUTNAM COUNTY WINE & FOOD FEST
Now in its 9h year, this two-day event supports the region’s agri-business, features hard cider, spirts, wineries, arts and crafts, food vendors, cooking and mixologist demonstrations, children activities and live music. Its goal is to give back to the community while partnering with local charities. 61 Fair St., Cold Spring, NY; putnamcountywinefest.com

AUGUST 17-OCTOBER 6
NY RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Travel back in time to an age of adventure! Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th century English village. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more! Stroll our quaint village as the music of the Renaissance surrounds you. Shop our Marketplace, featuring over 100 Artisans offering the finest in handmade wares. Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY; 845-351-5171; renfaire.com/ny

AUGUST 20-25: 10AM-10PM
DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR
Features of this fair that began in 1842 include:Livestock Hill, 2 horse show rings featuring equestrian events, a working sugar house and cider mill, museum village, arts and crafts and award winning foods, marketplace with 300 vendors, free entertainment, grandstand concert series. So much more, so visit their website. GPS: 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY; 845-876-4000; dutchessfair.com

 

comedy, talent, special events

JUNE 8-SEPTEMBER 29 THE LIVING ART OF ROBERTO BURLE MARX
This horticultural tribute explores the world of the Brazilian modernist and his contributions to plant discovery, conservation, and garden design. Discover the fascinating life of Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94), one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th century. This first-ever large-scale horticultural tribute features immersive garden designs as well as a curated gallery of his paintings, prints, drawings, and textiles. Discover the deep connections between his art and his commitment to environmental conservation in his native Brazil; and experience his boldly modern and vibrantly colorful landscape designs.. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY; 718-817-8700; nybg.org

JUNE 12 & 26; JULY 17 & 31; AUGUST 14 & 28
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

JUNE 12: 6-8PM
HISTORY MYSTERY TOUR
Learn about people at the center of controversies, scandals and mysteries including a murdered author, a psychologist whose famous experiments tested the boundaries of authority and a violinist whose escapades scandalized Europe. Guide: Patrick Rafferty, Westchester County Historical Society. Trolley tour with light refreshments on board. Free. Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla. Reservations req: 914-949-0347 ext 228.

AUGUST 3
ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder and Yonkers-Native Pat Quinn will join Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, hundreds of advocates and other special guests in attempting one of the largest simultaneous ice bucket challenges trackside at Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY. Pre-register https://www.yonkersny.gov/; event at Empire City Casino, 810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers; www.empirecitycasino.com
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

MAY 30-AUGUST 4
ON YOUR FEET!
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

JUNE 4: 1PM
STRANGERS IN GOOD COMPANY
After their bus breaks down, seven older women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian wilderness. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives, share stories, and exchange intimate thoughts, turning the crisis into a magical time of humor and spirit. A mostly ad-libbed script, the film weaves a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville; 914-747-5555; burnsfilmcenter.org

JUNE 4-22
SKELETON CREW
Rumor has it that Detroit’s last export auto plant will soon close. Four factory workers navigate opposing agendas and shifting power dynamics in their attempt to survive. Who is looking out for themselves, and who is working for the good of the team? Skeleton Crew is the gripping final play in Motor City native Dominique Morisseau’s prize-winning Detroit trilogy. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

JUNE 8: 8PM
BALLET HISPANICO
A premier Latino dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for nearly 50 years.Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098; emelin.org

JUNE 11: 6-9PM
MUSEUM MILE
Stretches along Fifth Ave. from 82nd to 105th Sts. This year’s participating institutions include: El Museo Del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Neue Galerie New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. You can get into some of the museum exhibitions for free! The festivities are happening rain or shine. museummilefestival.org

JUNE 13: 6-10PM
JAZZ IN JUNE
Wartburg’s gala, Jazz in June: A Celebration of Art and Music, is proud to present Special Guest Host, Academy Award nominee, Chazz Palminteri, best known for his role as Sonny in A Bronx Tale, now on Broadway. Surf Club On The Sound, 280 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle; wartburg.org or kthomas@wartburg.org

JUNE 13-30
GLADSTONE HOLLOW
Also subtitled The Farm Play by Dorothy Lyman- best known for All My Children and behind the scenes work on The Nanny, she brings this powerful play to the stage. Schoolhouse Theater, 3 Owens Rd., North Salem; 914-277-8477; schoolhousetheater.org

JUNE 14: 12:30-2:30PM
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
The film is about a fisheries expert, recruited by a consultant to help realize a sheikh’s vision of bringing the sport of fly fishing to the Yemen desert, initiating an upstream journey of faith to make the impossible possible. Shames JCC, 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-366-7898; info@ShamesJCC.org

JUNE 14-15: 8PM
CASA VALENTINA
A staged reading of Harvey Fierstein’s first nonmusical play since 1987’s concerns a group of straight men who in 1962 meet in the Catskills to dress and act like women. Harrison Players, Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave., Harrison; harrisonplayers.org

JUNE 16
HOT JAZZ AGE FROLIC
Two of the torch bearers of hot jazz — Vince Giordano and Bria Skonberg — bring their bands to Caramoor with the classic swingin’ jazz of the 1920s and ’30s that will leave you with no choice but to get up and dance! Join us for a dance lesson between the afternoon and evening sets. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JUNE 21: 8PM
Tribu Baharú
Tribu Baharú’s exuberant performances of champeta music — a fusion of Colombian, African, and Afro-Caribbean styles — are driven by lively vocals, sparkling Congolese guitar, and high-energy bass and drums. With traces of soukous, zouk, calypso, soca, rap, and more, Tribu Baharú celebrates the colorful Colombian musical spectrum. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JUNE 26: 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

JUNE 27: 8PM
HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR
Sing a long to the soundtrack of the 60’s and 70’s. The Happy Together Tour returns once again with six headline artists who delivered the biggest hits of the era: The Turtles,Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

JUNE 28: 8PM
ROOMFUL OF TEETH
This Grammy-winning experimental vocal project explores the possibilities of the human voice by studying with masters of singing technique around the world, from Tuvan throat singing to yodeling to Hindustani music to Broadway belting. The program includes Caroline Shaw’s Partita for 8 Voices, the work which made her the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music and brought her to international prominence. Caramoor, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JUNE 29: 8PM
BUIKA
Grammy-nominated for Best World Music Album in 2018, and named as one of the world’s “50 Great Voices” (NPR), Spanish singer BUIKA captivates audiences from all over the world, regardless of any language barrier. Her genre-transcending music is heavily influenced by flamenco, imbuing her singing with a raw and powerfully emotive sound. Venetian Theater at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 4: 8PM
POPS PATRIOTS
& FIREWORKS
Celebrate Independence Day at Caramoor! The Westchester Symphonic Winds perform a selection of works that pay tribute to America’s independence. The evening includes a medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs performed by Caramoor Schwab Vocal Rising Star alums Madison Leonard and Shea Owens, and ends with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, followed by spectacular fireworks!. Venetian Theater at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 10: 7:30PM
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
After the passing of Bobby Hatfield in 2003, Bill Medley carries on The Righteous Brothers’ legacy with old friend Bucky Heard! With a string of #1 classics, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” The show features the biggest hits – “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” and much, much more! Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

JULY 11: 7PM
RUSSIAN RENAISSANCE
World music with a Russian soul! Russian Renaissance, a genre-defying quartet, takes performance on traditional folk instruments to the next level, creating modern and vibrant interpretations. Winners of the prestigious M-Prize in 2017, the quartet explores new expressive techniques and genres.. Spanish Courtyard at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 12
THE EDWARDS TWINS
Direct from Las Vegas, twin brothers Anthony and Eddie Edwards perform as your favorite legendary superstars. Including Cher, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand. Dazzling costumes, live singing, no gimmicks – just plain talent. Each star sings their number one hit as well as your favorite Songs. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

JULY 16-AUGUST 3
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
From Czarist Russia to the Lower East Side, Irving Berlin’s uplifting immigrant story epitomizes the American Dream, and his songs capture Berlin’s patriotic vision of this country. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring work, including “Blue Skies,” “God Bless America,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “White Christmas,” and more, Felder will make this evening an unforgettable journey. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

JULY 20: ALL DAY
JAZZ FESTIVAL
Celebrating its 5th year in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, this is a highlight of the summer with jazz performed by phenomenal talent amid lush gardens and distinctive venues on our 90 acres of grounds. Treat yourself and stay for a whole day of music leading up to the evening headliner — ten-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri, one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years and recognized as a true American musical icon. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 25: 7PM
AMERICAN MODERN OPERA COMPANY
This recital, featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor, Paul Appleby, tenor, Matthew Aucoin, piano marks the debut of Veils for Desire, created by members of the American Modern Opera Company, an exciting new collective of some of today’s most gifted, curious, and innovative artists and recently named one of “19 for 19 Artists to Watch” by WQXR. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah; 914-232-1252; caramoor.org

JULY 29: 7PM
HEART WITH SHERYL CROW & ELLE KING
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and so many more. Along the way, music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart sold more than 35 million albums. In addition to such number one hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun,” and “The First Cut is the Deepest,” Sheryl Crow keeps bringing it. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY; 866-781-2922; bethelwoodscenter.org

AUGUST 1-10
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
This adaptation of Mel Brooks’ legendarily funny film is now an electrifying stage musical. See Frederick Frankenstein inherit the family estate; hear the hilarious hunchbacked Igor sling asides; feel the electric sparks between leggy lab assistant, Inga, and Frederick as he tries to fill the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors.. Brewster Theater Co; 845-206-9013; brewstertheatercompany.org

AUGUST 10: 8PM
ART GARFUNKEL
Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums. In late 2017 he released an autobiography, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man. (He is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the US and now Europe. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown; 914.631.3390 ext.100; tarrytownmusichall.org

AUGUST 14: 8PM
JANIS IAN &
LIVINGSTON TAYLOR
Grammy Award-winning folk singer Janis Ian is best known for her 60s and 70s hits “Society’s Child” and “At Seventeen.” Livingston Taylor, brother of James Taylor, is known for Top 40 hits “Boatman,” “I Will Be In Love With You” and more! Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795; ridgefieldplayhouse.org

AUGUST 17
KOOL & THE GANG
Award-winning R&B band Kool & the Gang will perform trackside at Empire City Casino as part of the entertainment destinations’ summer event series. Tickets available for purchase. Trackside at Empire City Casino, Yonkers; www.empirecitycasino.com. (Artist subject to change without notice.)

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; empirecitycasino.com

art, museums, historical events

THRU OCTOBER
UNTERMYER GARDENS TOURS
Tours are 90 minutes, no reservations are req. Most are history oriented, but once a month there is a garden oriented tour (still with plenty of history) and once a month there is a premium President’s tour. Tours are appropriate for all audiences. In June, July and August, they are at 11am, meeting behind the Community Center near the parking lot. Bring water and wear sturdy closed toe shoes. For times and dates and type of tour, visit.untermyergardens.org

THRU DECEMBER
A CENTURY OF LUNAR PHOTOGRAPHY & BEYOND
A selection of lunar photographs from NASA, the Hastings Historical Society, the Lick Observatory Archive, and private collections. Items range from 19th century astronomers John and Henry Draper’s earliest experiments – some never before seen in museums – to massive NASA mapping surveys, to high-definition digital photography from lunar orbit. This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; hrm.org

OPEN THRU DECEMBER
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. House tours on weekends. First tour 10am, last tour 4pm. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison; 845-265-3638; boscobel.org

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