What’s Happening – April 2019
Exhibit: Mary Ellis is presenting her solo exhibit One A Day through May 5 at the Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Ellis’ work is colored abstract paintings on paper and canvas. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Info: 693-0473 or http://www.southpres.org/the-donald-gallery.
Israeli Folk Dancing: The program will be held on April 3, 17 and 24, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown. Info: http://ctisraelidance.com.
Rivertown Film Programs: The Elmwood Playhouse will present Rumors by Neil Simon at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse, 10 Park Street, Nyack. It is an evening of live theater to benefit Rivertown Film. Rivertown Film is also presenting two films in April. Nathan’s Kingdom will be screened on April 6 at 8 p.m. at the Nyack Center. Cold War will be presented on April 24 at 8 p.m. at the Nyack Center. Tickets for the films are $12 for the general public and $9 for members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from 800-838-3006 or www.rivertownfilm.org.
Drink & Draw: RiverArts, in association with Brieff Studios, will hold Drink & Draw from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at 145 Palisade St., Studio 412A, Dobbs Ferry. All levels are welcome. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Info: https://riverarts.org/drink-draw/
Israel Defense Forces: The Shames JCC presents Café Joe: An Evening with Five Members of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The Tzahal Shalom of the Rivertowns is welcoming a delegation of Israeli men and women who are IDF reservists to connect with the community. Space is limited. Shamus JCC on the Hudson is located at 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. Info: 366-7898.
Fiction Reading: Writers David Means and Amitava Kumar will lead a fiction reading program at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students / seniors / HVWC members. Info: 332-5953.
River Spirit Music Series: Clare Maloney with Peter Calo will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Antiques On The Hudson: The event will be held on April 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lyndhurst. Admission is $10. Pre-purchase tickets at Lyndhurst.org. There will also be high tea served on the same days in the Guest Cottage. Visit the Lyndhurst Web site for more information.
Kids Koncerts: Lard Dog & The Band of Shy will perform as part of the Kids Koncert series at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Wizard of Oz: The Wizard of Ox will be staged on April 6 at 2 and 7 p.m. and on April 7 at noon and 4 p.m. at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St. Info: 591-6602 or http://www.irvingtontheater.com/.
RiverArts Chamber Music Series: The Kandinsky Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Andrus on Hudson Auditorium, 185 Old Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Info: https://riverarts.org/chamber-music-concert-5/#.
Comedy Show: Standup comic Vic DiBitetto will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
JCC Anniversary Events: Kicking off the Shames JCC’s “90 days for their 90th” anniversary will be the Roaring 20’s Gala and Auction on April 6 with cocktails, dinner and dancing to live music of the era. The event will honor Jamie and Beth Geiger, Nancy Lonky, Susan Tolchin and Allen Halpern, all of whom were instrumental in the agency’s growth. April 7 begins the Anniversary Fitness Challenge for members 14 and up. For 90 days, ending on June 6, participants must complete 90 minutes a week of swimming, sports, exercise classes or fitness in any combination. Members must pre-register to start and will receive a binder to track their workouts. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 366-7898 Ext. 1161.
African Judaism: The Israel Committee presents brunch with Professor George Keteku at noon at Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown. RSVP: KetekuBrunch.eventbrite.com. Admission is free for TBA members and $10 guests.
Wizard of Oz: A free screening of The Wizard of Oz will be held at 1 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Flowers Behind the Mountain: Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown, hosts a staged reading of the powerful, prize-winning play Flowers Behind the Mountain by Barbara Bennon at 4 p.m. Donations graciously accepted. All proceeds will benefit the work of Abbott House (providing care and schooling for refugee children) and Cristosal (advocating human rights in Central America). Info: http://ctisraelidance.com.
International Film Festival: The 20th annual International Film Festival will be held from April 9 through 12 at Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Transformations is being presented by the college’s School of Liberal Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome. Info: https://www.mercy.edu/liberal-arts/education/international-film-festival.
Free Concert: The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Clothing Closet: A Clothing Closet and Boutique Sale will be held on April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Church and San Marcus, 43 S. Broadway, Tarrytown,
Poetry Readings: Karen Finley and Daniel Lawless will present poetry readings at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students / seniors / HVWC members. Info: 332-5953.
Special Needs: In Our Own Words: Special Needs Self Advocate Stories will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St. The theater will close out its diversity series for the season with an evening of special needs self-advocates sharing their stories in their own words. Info: 591-6602 or http://www.irvingtontheater.com/.
Rock & Roll: Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets will be presented at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Family Fun Day: Family Fun Day, a free event, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
RiverWalk Workday: Join Friends of the RiverWalk for a Workday at Tarrytown’s RiverWalk park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the end of West Main Street. Bring gloves and hand tools if you can. All are welcome. Info: 419-7229 or www.frw-ttown.org or just show up.
Movie Mavens Series: A Tale of Love and Darkness, directed by and starring Natalie Portman will be presented at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members to offset the cost of refreshments. Info: 631-1770 or tba.org.
Quintet Performance: The David Bromberg Quintet will perform in a program presented by Common Ground Concerts at 8 p.m. at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St. Info: 591-6602 or http://www.irvingtontheater.com/.
Singer/Songwriter Performs: Roger McGuinn will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Kids-Friendly Seder Workshop: Whether you are hosting a Passover Seder or going to someone else’s house, this hands on workshop taught by Shames’ Jewish Life Coordinator, Rabbi Ben Newman is designed to aid parents in keeping kids up to the age of eight engaged and excited. The workshop will be held at the JCC, 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown at 10:30 a.m. Childcare, by reservation, will be available through Kidspace. Reserve your spot by contacting Rabbi Newman at email@example.com. Free to members and $5 for others.
Money Talk: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and the Evolution of Money: A Lecture and Reception, with a talk by computer scientist David Frank, will be presented at 4 p.m. at Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown. TBA members: free in advance; $5 at the door. Guests: $10. Sign up on Eventbrite at: bit.ly/TBA-bitcoin or call the Temple Office at 631-1770.
Mercy College Showcase: The Mercy College Theatre Club Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St. The fee event is not suitable for all ages. No reservations are needed. Info: 591-6602 or http://www.irvingtontheater.com/.
Democracy Discussion: A Community Conversation about Democracy with a panel featuring Barrett Seaman of The Hudson Independent, Tarrytown Historian Rick Rose, educators William Davies and Jessica Hunsberger, high school students and other community notables will be held at 7 p.m at the Warner Library.
Fleetwood Mac Tribute: Tusk – The World’s #1 Fleetwood Mac Tribute will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Holy Week: Christ Episcopal Church and San Marcos Mission, 43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, will hold Holy Week services. On Good Friday, April 19, at noon the Seven Last Words of Jesus meditative service of reflections and silence will be held and at 7 p.m. there will a bilingual Stations of the Cross service. On Easter Sunday, April 21, a festive celebration of the Holy Eucharis will be held at 10 a.m. and La Santa Misa will be conducted at 12:30 p.m.
In the Mood: The 1940’s musical review In the Mood will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Dimmer Twins: Dimmer Twins – Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Book Club: The club will meet at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown. Members will discuss The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas. The suggested donation is $2 RSVP by calling 631-1770 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westchester Wednesday Dance: The series will continue will a performance by Ballet des Amériques at 7 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Putin Talk: Putin’s Russia, The Evil Empire is Back will be the topic of a talk given by David Phillips, director of the Peace-Building and Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights Columbia University and visiting scholar at the Mercy College Center for Global Engagement from 4 to 7 p.m. at the college’s Main 241, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. For more information contact Dr. Sheila Gersh at email@example.com.
Poetry Readings: Estha Weiner, Lee Bricetti and Betsy Schol will read poetry at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students / seniors / HVWC members. Info: 332-5953.
Halloween Benefit: ITHT Benefit: Half Halloween w/ Irvington’s Halloween Bands will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St. Tickets are $35. Info: 591-6602 or http://www.irvingtontheater.com/.
Legends Of Billy Joel Band: The Lords of 52nd Street – Legends of The Billy Joel Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Tarrytown’s Earth Day Celebration: Volunteer for events all over the Village, organized by the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC). Bird Walk with Ornithologist Carole Griffiths, Mushroom Walk & Talk, Clean Up projects, Tree Planting in Neperan Park, Lakes Hike, and “Local Hero” Movie Screening. Sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PKY8BMH
Sheep Shearing Fest: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. The event is an annual fund raiser for Stone Barns. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.stonebarnscenter.org/event/sheep-shearing-fest-2019/.
Studio Tour: The RiverArts Annual Studio Tour will be held on April 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a multi-village adventure featuring almost 100 local artists. Meet and engage with artists in their work spaces. Info: https://riverarts.org/studio-tour/.
A Bronx Tale: A Bronx Tale starring Chazz Palminteri will be held at 8 p.m.at the Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St. Info: 631-3390 Ext.100 or http://tarrytownmusichall.org.
Butterfly Project: Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown, is presenting the Butterfly Project from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Ted Schillinger, a documentarian, will discuss his father’s experience as a survivor of the Holocaust. This will be immediately followed by painting butterflies, which will become part of a permanent Butterfly Trail in Westchester County. Registration is required. RSVP: 631-1770 or email@example.com.
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Modern Dance Classes: RiverArts modern dance classes are now in session. The classes are taught by Mary Ford-Sussman. Classes are being provided on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Hastings Yoga, 34 Main St., Hastings. Individual classes are $25 and multiple dance cards are available. Register on line at https://riverarts.org/educational-programs/dance-lessons/modern-dance-lessons.
Free Tai Chi: Drop-in Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Mondays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Call 366-7898 or visit www.ShamesJCC.org.
Jazz Forum Club: Shows Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at One Dixon Lane in Tarrytown. Call 631-1000 or visit http://jazzforumarts.org/.
Pirate Quest: On Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. children ages 5-8 hunt through the grounds to load precious cargo onto their digital pirate ships at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. Call 366-6900 or visit www.hudsonvalley.org.
Drop Your Pants’ Denim Recycling Initiative: Bring your worn denim clothes to the Tarrytown Music Hall lobby collection box for recycling into insulation and keep textile waste out of landfills. Visit http://bluejeansgogreen.org.
Wine and Jazz Wednesdays: From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. featuring bassist John Lang at La Chinita Poblana in Irvington. Visit www.chinitapoblanany.com.
Ossining Farmers’ Market: Open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Dec. 17 at Spring & Main Sts. Call 923-4837 or visit www.downtoearthmarkets.com.
Irvington Farmers Market: Open 2nd and 4th Saturdays in April from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Main St. School. Visit www.irvingtonfarmersmarket.net.
Irvington Running Meetup: Group meets multiple times per week to keep fit, keep in touch and have fun. Beginning runners always welcome. Visit www.meetup.com/Irvington-running-Meetup/.
Men’s Club: Meets every Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. at JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Meetings have varied speakers and are open to the public free of charge. Call 366-7898 or visit www.ShamesJCC.org.
Chess Club: The Warner Library Chess Club meets on the second, third and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Call 631-7734 or visit www.warnerlibrary.org.
Healthy Life Series: Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow offers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as health screenings and support groups. Visit www.phelpshospital.org.
Torah Study: Torah Study is held on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Ave., Tarrytown. Classes are also conducted on Saturdays at 9 a.m. for a discussion of this week’s Torah reading during conservative services. Info: 631-1770. No class on Dec. 26.
Rivertown Runners: The Rivertown Runners group runs multiple times throughout the week. The weekend group runs on the Rockefeller State Park Preserve carriage trails. For more information please visit www.rivertownrunners.org or follow us on Facebook. All are welcome.
Mah Jongg: Play Mah Jongg in a friendly, non-competitive (no betting) gathering at Temple Beth Abraham, 27 Leroy Ave., on Mondays at 1 p.m. Free for Temple members and $2 per session for guests. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Temple Office at 631-1770 for more information.