out and about this summer

While Westchester Broadway Theatre, a fixture in the community for 46 years, was unable to   continue operating due to the pandemic, great theater is now being produced by The Westchester Theatre, with performances at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

Menopause the Musical® will be taking the Chappaqua stage June 16 through 25. Now in its 20th year and its 16th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history, GFour Productions presents this groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink or who have survived “The Change.” 
Check to find out if proof of vaccination, valid ID and masks are still required for admission. For updates and more information, go to thewestchestertheatre.com or call 866-806-5777. Westchester Broadway Theatre gift certificates will be honored.

Jazz in June returns to the Meadow at Wartburg on June 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for a celebration of the Arts and Music. Enjoy an evening with Latin flare, great music and food, and wonderful company. The evening will recognize Lehrer Cumming, The Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Judith Watson and the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, and the Knights of Columbus, Council 410 in Mount Vernon. Special guest performer to be announced. For more information, go to wartburg.org or call 914-513-5179.

Celebrate the birth of our great nation on July 2 at Boscobel’s Independence Day event, featuring the Greater Newburgh Symphony. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. and culminates with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Boscobel is about 35 miles north of White Plains, in Garrison, NY, and be reached via the Metro-North Hudson Line (to Cold Spring).

On Site Opera presents an evening of operatic comedy and tragedy featuring international star Stephanie Blythe.

In Lesson Plan, Blythe stars as an acclaimed opera diva who thinks she will be teaching a master class with trained singers at a prestigious conservatory. Instead, due to a scheduling faux pas, she takes the stage for a group of liberal arts students at a community college—a group with little singing experience or interest in what the great diva has in mind. Intercepted by an overwhelmed school administrator (Laquita Mitchell) with a side hustle as an amateur choir director, the pair clash over teaching technique, singing, and the true meaning of art.

The performance will take place on July 22 at 8 p.m. at Caramoor’s Venetian Theater. For more information, go to caramoor.org.

On exhibition through August 13 at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, Cloud Wanderings of Wang Mansheng features the artist’s paintings and calligraphy, and explores the spirit of the natural world. The show includes landscape paintings and calligraphy in Guild Hall, colorful paintings of lotus in the Hays Gallery, and a selection of album paintings and artist’s tools in the central Goelet Gallery. 

Several programs will accompany the exhibition, including: Artist’s Talk and reception on Saturday, June 11; Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration with Wang Mansheng on Saturday, July 9; and Yunyou Writing Workshop (limited to 10 people) on Saturday, August 6.
The Chinese painting tradition spans 3,000 years and is the visual component of one of the world’s oldest cultures. Steeped deeply and broadly in China’s classical arts, Wang Mansheng’s paintings speak to the concerns and sensibilities of viewers now, throughout the world, and are inspired by China’s vibrant past.

For more information about this exhibition and the Hammond Museum, in North Salem, visit www.hammondmuseum.org.

Through the end of August, movies are only $10 on Tuesdays at the JBFC. So stay cool while enjoying your summer. Along with $10 Tuesdays, beer and wine is coming soon to the concession stand. Treat yourself to a drink and a movie!

The Jacob Burns Film Center is located at 364 Manville Road, in Pleasantville. For more information, call 914-747-5555 or go to burnsfilmcenter.org

Celebrate over 40 years of tradition by heading out to the Bronx River Parkway for Bicycle Sundays. Enjoy the traffic-free opportunity to get outside and walk or bike some or all of the 13-mile loop. The program is funded by Westchester Parks Foundation and sponsored by Con Edison, NY-Presbyterian Hospital and Danny’s Cycles. Dates for the balance of the season are: June 5, 12, 19 and 26; September 11, 18 and 25; and October 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to thewpf.org/bicycle-sundays

On June 25, A Summer Night returns to Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY, when guests are invited to explore the grounds after hours.

This year, acclaimed singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Vagabon will perform under the open sky. Featured artist Lætitia Tamko wrote and recorded her second album under this Vagabon  moniker. 

Go to stormking.org for details and to purchase tickets; general admission is $40.


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