spring crafts and more

A few suggestions on some in-person events and activities: 

Outdoors, rain or shine, Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst returns to the historic site from April 29 through May 1 (opens at 10 a.m. each day).

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings or just for yourself! Handmade 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 will all be on display for sale.

Gourmet foods, food trucks, and tastings from local distilleries, wineries and cider houses will be present as well.
Watch demos like wheel-thrown pottery and get creative by making your own hand-painted silk scarf!

Shop, lunch and enjoy Lyndhurst’s 67 sprawling acres (visitation is included in the craft show admission fee), with its breathtaking scenic views of the Hudson River. Tours (for an additional fee) are available to experience the magnificent Gothic mansion museum!

Lyndhurst is located at 635 South Broadway in Tarrytown. General admission is $12; $11 for ages 62 and over. Free parking on site.

 

Caramoor’s 2022 Spring season, presented in the Rosen House Music Room — amid 16th-century paintings, terra cotta reliefs, and authentic Renaissance furniture — is highlighted by two outstanding pianists: Michelle Cann (March 20, pictured here) and influential jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau (April 14). The Grammy-nominated and consistently critically-acclaimed Danish String Quartet performs on April 22. The exciting spring season keeps moving along with concerts from jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn (April 30), and blues, folk, singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell (May 14).

Edward J. Lewis III, Caramoor’s new President and CEO, shares: “We’re thrilled to continue live in-person music performances with our 2022 Spring season. We’ve curated a vibrant genre-spanning program of established masters and emerging artists; education programs that mentor the next generation of musical stars; and multicultural, sensory-friendly family events that invite everyone to enjoy the music. I hope you’ll join us.”

Two-time Grammy nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn – winner of both the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition and the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, and a performer in Caramoor’s 2016 Jazz Festival – gives a Music Room performance, presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center that showcases songs of striking musicality, emotional power, and social relevance.

American singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell makes her Caramoor debut as the reigning Queen of the Minor Key. She leads a tight quartet that blends influences of surf-noir, early blues, classic country, folk, and 1960s era rock ’n’ roll.

The Caramoor Box Office can be reached at 914-232-1252 Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (caramoor.org)

 

Westchester County’s 54th Annual Salute to Seniors event will take place on four Wednesdays in May, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at four separate locations. The Southern Westchester event will be on May 4 at Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers; Central Westchester will be at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale on May 11; Northern Westchester will be on May 18 at Croton Point Park; and, last, Glen Island Park in New Rochelle will be the site for Southern Westchester, on May 25.

For the second year, Salute to Seniors has been reimagined as four smaller, outdoor events. The expo will feature music as well as information on programs, services and products specific to Westchester County baby boomers and seniors.

Reserve your spot at least one week in advance by calling 914-218-3968. One box lunch will be provided for each reservation. On the four Salute to Senior dates, seniors (ages 65 and older) ride free on the Bee-Line bus system.

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