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Sage Cacao, a NY-based ceremonial cacao company, will host a full-moon cacao ceremony and  sound bath at Pelham Art Center on October 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., inside the Ultralight Beam exhibition.

Drink chocolate in its most wholesome, native form. Ceremonial cacao is meant to benefit the body and mind: opening the heart and energizing the spirit. Attendees will learn about cacao as a traditional plant medicine and spiritual plant—originating in Meso- and South America, and then experience a guided ceremony with Chynna Dee Andrada, Holistic Nurse and founder of Sage Cacao. For information and to learn more, go to pelhamartcenter.org.


This show, taking place on Sunday, October 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the John C. Hart Memorial Library, was conceived by songwriter and torch songstress Ellen Woloshin. Woloshin combines her interpretations of classic songs (George Harrison, the Gershwins, Joni Mitchell and more) with her own original songs: always mindful that the art of torch-singing lies in its effect on the listener.

To register for the show, go to yorktownlibrary.org, select “calendar” from the top navigation bar and then scroll to the month of October.


The Armonk Art Show will be celebrating its 60th year with this annual event, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on October 1 and 2. Juried artists showcase their work across every medium-—painting, printmaking, drawing, pastels, wearable art, sculpture, photography, fine crafts—and price point. The show is sponsored by Friends of North Castle Public Library and funds The Armonk Players local theater group and library enhancements, among other things.

The show will be at 205 Business Park Drive in Armonk. For more details, visit armonkoutdoorartshow.org


The Mall Walk at The Westchester has returned so pull on those Nikes, Pumas, or Skechers, and join the the Mall Walking Club!

The group meets every Tuesday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Westchester mall in White Plains. It’s a great way to enjoy the benefits of walking, regardless of the outdoor weather conditions.

Sign up at the Horse Fountain on retail level 2 (located between Crate & Barrel and Urban Outfitters) on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program.

Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the program. For more information, call 914-231-4645.


Shop for original fashions, accessories, home decor, jewelry, sculptural works, fine arts and more on September 16, 17 and 18, on the sprawling grounds of Tarrytown’s Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst 67-acre estate. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Hudson River while watching demonstrations such as wheel thrown pottery, and tastings from local distilleries, wineries and cider houses.

For more information, go to lyndhurst.org or purchase tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-718-4253.


The hit Off-Broadway show Angels Among Us is coming to Yorktown Stage on October 6 through 9. Presented in a series of four connected vignettes, the characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. Angels Among Us explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face while having to evolve and face our mortality. For more information, visit yorktownstage.com or call 914-962-0606.


For more lifelong learning, consider attending the September 24, 1 p.m. in-person lecture at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site in Mount Vernon. Dr. Phil Papas, Senior Professor at Union County College in New Jersey and author of several books on the era of the American Revolution, including That Ever-Loyal Island: Staten Island and the American Revolution, explores the Loyalists of the American Revolution. For more information, call 914-667-4116.


Many important designers have shaped the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden throughout the years, including Calvert Vaux, Beatrix Farrand, Piet Oudolf, and Lynden B. Miller. Stroll the grounds on October 14 with award-winning author Marta McDowell, who will discuss how the Garden’s plantings, pathways, ornaments, and structures illustrate the interplay of formal and informal styles that draw from many traditions across time. The program is outside only; rain or shine. Visit nybg.org for more information and additional programming.

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