Community Events Calendar
Friday 11/2- Sunday,11/11
Sixth Annual Yonkers Film Festival
This year's YoFiFest is the biggest and best festival to date. They're presenting over 160 films across 10 days, including features, shorts, narratives, documentaries, animation, live action, experiment and student work from around the world. There are also workshops, events and parties on-site and in local restaurants. This Friday night is opening night and features a Red Carpet reception, several short movies and a feature film, as well as a great after-party. Saturday and Sunday offer screenings all day in two theaters, workshops and more parties from 10am to 10pm.
Teen Night Glow Party at the Hudson River Museum
Sugar Skulls Workshop at the Blue Door Art Center
Join instructor Emilio for a fun workshop in Sugar Skulls (Dia De Los Muertos inspired) for kids ages 7-12. All children's workshops are FREE but registration HERE is requested as class sizes are limited according to each instructor. More info or 914.375.5100. The Gallery is at 13 Riverdale Ave, just south of Main St.
Crestwood Cinema. See "Max 2: White House Hero"(PG)
Max is assigned to the White House while Charlie, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12-year-old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by the Russian President and his daughter, Alexandra (Alex), TJ is asked to accompany her, during their stay. TJ befriends Alex, but when they get into trouble, Max comes to the rescue! FREE. In the Children's Room of the Crestwood Branch of the Yonkers Public Library at 16 Thompson St.
Music Under the Dome with Lulu Lewis
Journey through the night skies in the Planetarium at the Hudson River Museum with a live soundscape performed by Lulu Lewis. Founded by Dylan Hundley (Metropolitan) and Pablo Martin (Tom Tom Club), Lulu Lewis is a multifaceted modern rock band influenced by post punk, gothic, soul, and experimental film. Cash bar from 7-8pm (no drinks allowed in the Planetarium). The galleries will be open from 6-8pm for ticket holders only. Tickets can be purchased HERE, $12 for HRM Members, $15 for non-members.
Clay and Chardonnay Workshop
Sugar Skulls Workshop at the Blue Door Art Center
See Santa at Cross County Shopping Center. Santa will be in his winter home at the mall between Gap and Bath & Body Works. Visit Santa for photos and a free gift from now until Christmas. FREE to visit with Santa. More info about photo prices and Santa's in-house hours HERE. Reservations available but not required.
The Park Hill Players Present "Play On!"
This farcical comedy romp will have you rolling in the aisles! It's three days before opening night and a local theatre group is trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from the haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong, does. All in all, the audience is treated to a madcap climax and a thoroughly hilarious romp in this play-within-a-play. Open to the public and performances on Saturday and Sunday are at 7:30pmand 5:30pm on Sunday. The play will also be performed the following weekend on Friday, 11/16, and Saturday, 11/17, at 7:30pm. Admission $20. More info and tickets HERE. At the Park Hill Racquet Club at the corner of Glenbrook and Van Cortlandt Park Aves.
She Sings of Rivers
Join Soprano Yolanda Johnson for an afternoon of song, inspired by rivers and water. Selections will include "Clear Water" by Nadine Shanti, spirituals, and a special arrangement of "Shenandoah," created exclusively for this performance. Accompanied by pianist and keyboardist Michael Eisenberg. Johnson has performed opera, concert, and sacred music nationally and internationally. An active recitalist and lecturer, she is currently working on a children's opera. At the Hudson River Museum. FREE concert with Museum admission: $3-$7 (members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
Thanksgiving with Beethoven
Get into the spirit of the season with the return of the Rivertown String Quartet's Thanksgiving with Beethoven! Come listen to some of his timeless works and learn about this history behind them. This performance will start at 3:30 inside the Gothic Chamber. FREE. At Philipse Manor Hall at 29 Warburton Ave.
Ring in the Season at Ridge Hill
Wondrous sights, sounds and flavors - Share the joy of the season at Ridge Hill's spectacular tree lighting ceremony! Delight in an energetic live performance by The Mistletones, a holiday a cappella quartet, radiating cheer with classic carols, modern holiday songs and exciting arrangements. Marvel in high-flying and elevated entertainment as aerial artists bring time-honored holiday traditions to life. See Santa's Magical Arrival as Ridge Hill celebrates the arrival of Santa Claus to kick off the holiday season. FREE. More info. At Fountain Plaza in Ridge Hill, off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
Crestwood Cinema: "Incredibles" (PG)Discover Your Inner Superhero! Mr. Incredible, Bob Parr, is left to care for the kids while Elastigirl Helen is out saving the world. FREE. In the Children's Room of the Crestwood Branch of the Yonkers Public Library at 16 Thompson St.
Pop-up Holiday Ice Skating Rink Opens at Cross County Shopping Center!
Pet Night with Santa
Bring your paws tosee the Claus and have your pet photos taken with Santa at this special event. Dogs and cats only. Please keep dogs on a leash and cats in their carrier. FREE to visit with Santa. More info photo prices HERE. Reservations available but not required. At the Cross County Shopping Center.
The Sacred Heart Players Present "Twelve Angry Jurors,"
The Sacred Heart Players Present "Twelve Angry Jurors," the taut engrossing drama by Reginald Rose. Shows are at 7pm on Friday and Saturday and at 5pm on Sunday. Admission $10, Students & Seniors $8. More info and tickets: 914.965.6953. In the Sacred Heart Church Hall at 34 Convent Ave.
Walk through Hudson River Museum's historic home travel back in time to 1876! The home reflects the lifestyle of its residents, the Trevor family, and is full of fine woodworking, furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
What's Happening at the Racquet Club:Every Saturday, 11am-12:15pm:
Chair Yoga and Meditation at Philipse Manor Hall
Simple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer and sleep better. $10 per class; no reservations needed. FREE parking. At 29 Warburton Ave.