Community Events Calendar

 
Now through 8/22
Mayor Mike Spano's Backpack to School Drive
backpack driveYou can help Mayor Spano provide students the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Please donate the following supplies: backpacks, crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, glue sticks, Elmer's glue, rulers, pink erasers, #2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, loose leaf paper, composition books, pencil pouches, pocket folders, hand sanitizers, tissue packets. Supplies can be dropped off at many locations: Yonkers City Hall, Cacace Justice Building, Yonkers Riverfront Library, Will Library, Crestwood Library, WestMed building at Ridge Hill, 1st Police Precinct at 730 E. Grassy Sprain Rd, 2nd Police Precinct at 441 Central Park Ave, 3rd Police Precinct at 435 Riverdale Ave, 4th Police Precinct at 53 Shonnard Place.
 
Now through 8/31 Teacher Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND
lego logoFREE admission to all Teachers and Teaching Assistants. 50% off friends and families. Offer is valid at the front gate. Please present a valid educator's ID to redeem this offer. LEGOLAND is at Ridge Hill off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
 
Thursday, 8/8, 10-11am Gardening Workshops for Kids Ages 3-8
ridge hill gardeningKids can plant, water, dig, mulch and harvest with KaleidoscopeGarden Design at Ridge Hill Community Garden which has a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. Each week will feature hands-on fun in the garden, a take-home activity, and a snack provided by Whole Foods. Immediately following each workshop, there will be Open Garden Hours from 11am-12pm (FREE) for guests to drop in, lend a hand and see how the garden is growing. Workshops are $10 and space is limited so you must register HERE. Also on Thursday, 8/15. The community Garden is on the corner of Market St and Lembo St, near Whole Foods in Ridge Hill which is off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
Thursday, 8/8, 6:30-8pm SummerFest 2019 Outdoor Concerts at the Cross County Shopping Center
ccsc summerfestBring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy live bands throughout the summer. This week's guest is The NY Bee Gees (Tribute). Concerts take place on the Green in the center of the mall. Enjoy Summer Fest Eats during the concerts - new food trucks each week! FREE concert and FREE parking. More info.
 
Friday, 8/9, 5-8pm HRM Teen DJ's
hrm teen djRelax in the Hudson River Museum courtyard. Picnic or play a lawn game while you groove and enjoy the musical selections of HRM Teen DJs during FREE Summer Hours (July 5-August 31). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
Friday, 8/9, 6-8pm LGBTQ+ Stories: March On! at the Hudson River Museumhrm march onFrom Stonewall to the Castro, the movie "March On!" tells the story of the Equality Movement through the lives of five families, and celebrates the many faces of same sex marriage, from illegality in 1987 to legality in 2008 in San Francisco. Followed by a discussion led by Robert Voorheis. FREEevent and FREE admission to the Museum Galleries and Planetarium during summer evenings Fridays & Saturdays from 5-8pm through 8/31. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
 
Friday, 8/9, 6:30-8pm Yonkers Waterfront Live Concert Series
joey berkleyEvery Friday all summer long June through August, see live performances at the Waterfront Amphitheatre next to the Yonkers Pier. This week's guest is The Joey Berkley Band with Guest Vocalist Chrissy TambakisFREE. More info. At the Waterfront Amphitheater next to the Yonkers Pier. 
Friday, 8/9, 8pm Summer Amphitheater Series at Hudson River Museumspanglish flyEnjoy a diverse selection of entertainment under the stars. FREE Music, Drama & Magic in the outdoor amphitheater with stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades. This week, see Spanglish Fly. Boogaloo! A mix of Latin and soul/R&B that emerged from the clubs, the street corners, the transistor radios, and the pool halls of 1960s Spanish Harlem, "El Barrio." Inspired by Latin boogaloo, or bugalú, Spanglish Fly plays irresistible grooves that blend Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the fervor, feeling, and harmonics of 60s soul. The Museum also offers FREE admission Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm and FREE Planetarium shows every Friday at 7pm through 8/31. More info. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
Friday, 8/9, dusk Mayor Spano's Summer Outdoor Film Series
ralph internetAll movies are family-friendly and are rated PG. This week's movie is "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and will be shown at Wakefield Park on Bronx River Rd. FREE. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating.
 
 
 
Saturday, 8/10, 10am-1pmWestchester County's Mobile Shredder
shredmobileWestchester County's Mobile Shredder is in Yonkers this weekend to help protect your identity. Shredding personal documents serves a double purpose - to recycle paper as well as protect sensitive information against identity theft - the fastest growing crime in the nation. Residents may shred up to four boxes of loose paper (remove all staples, fasteners, folders and hard covers). FREE. At Yonkers High School on corner of Rockland and Hillcrest Aves.
 
 
 
Saturday, 8/10, 10am-12pmAcrylic Painting Workshop at the Blue Door Art Center
bd acrylic paintingJoin instructor Zafiro Romero Acevedo for a fun workshop in Acrylic Painting. Learn the basics and explore different techniques. FREE but registration HERE is requested as class sizes are limited according to each instructor. More info or 914.375.5100. Blue Door is at 13 Riverdale Ave, just south of Main St.
 
 
 
Saturday, 8/10, 1-4pmJudith Weber Workshop
bd weber workshopCapture your memories using collage and mixed media. Join the Blue Door Art Center for this adult workshop with Judith Weber, acclaimed mixed media and ceramic artist, educator, arts space developer and arts advocate. Mixed-media, "word-driven" collage is Judith's newest creative expression. Surrounded by papers, inks, paints, glues and odds & ends and clay, she approaches the work as though each piece tells a different story, capturing a memory or an idea that changes before her eyes as she layers, alters and continually experiments. This is a hands-on workshop so bring any materials or photos you would like to incorporate in your piece. RSVP HERE to reserve your seat and pay at the door. $10 for Blue Door members, $15 non-members. All are welcome. More info or 914.375.5100. Blue Door is at 13 Riverdale Ave, just south of Main St. 
 
 
 
Saturday, 8/10, 1-3pmThe 8th Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count
fishThe public is invited to join naturalists from the Capital Region to New York City in this FREE family friendly event to learnmore about the fish that live in the Hudson River. The fish count is hosted by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. During the event, participating organizations encourage visitors to help collect fish using seine nets, minnow traps or rods and reels. Seining entails pulling a 30-foot net through the water and checking out the fish, crabs and other river-life captured. Participants can watch from shore or waer available waterproof waders and help pull the net. The fish are released after everyone has a chance to see them close up. The Yonkers site for this event is Habirshaw Park behind Sarah Lawrence Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) at 35 Alexander St, one block north off the Yonkers Train Station.
 
 
 
Saturday, 8/10, 1:30-3:30pmGiving Voice at the Hudson River Museum
eric hrmExplore the visual language of reportage, or documentary drawing, with Teaching Artist-in-Residence Eric Velasquez. Through the simple process of drawing with charcoal on newsprint, make a strong and meaningful statement inspired by the current exhibit "Can I get a Witness; Photographs by Herb Snitzer." FREE with general admission ($3-$7, FREEadmission for members andactive-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve from 5/27-9/2). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
 
 
 
Saturday, 8/10, 7:30pmWorldFest 2018 Summer Concert Series
westchester symphonyThis week, the Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents New Westchester Symphony & Friends. An evening of classical music featuring Westchester's finest local musicians. The program will include pieces by Aaron Copland, Percy Grainger, Gustav Mahler and many more. FREE. In the auditorium at Saunders High School at 183 Palmer Rd, just east of the Saw Mill River Pkwy. Plenty of FREE parking available.
 
 
 
Saturday, 8/10, 8pmSummer Amphitheater Series at Hudson River Museum
hrm yolandaEnjoy a diverse selection of entertainment under the stars. FREE Music, Drama & Magic in the outdoor amphitheater with stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades. This week, see "The Consul." Do not miss this interpretation of famed American composer Gian Carlo Menotti's 1950 powerful and universal opera "The Consul," directed by acclaimed soprano Yolanda F. Johnson and renowned opera director Nancy Rhodes. It is the story of John Sorel and his wife Magda and how he flees the secret police in an unnamed country to gain freedom in a new land. Performance followed by Q&A with the creative team and cast. The Museum also offers FREE admission Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm and FREE Planetarium shows every Friday at 7pm through 8/31. More info. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
 
 
 
Sunday, 8/11, 10amArt in the Gardens at Untermyer Park
art in gardensSpend
the morning with Julia Eisen-Lester in the gardens using Neo Color Carn D'Ache crayons to create art. Julia has been painting and teaching out of her Yonkers studio for the last 25 years. Throughout her artistic practice she has experimented through a variety of media. Her portfolio includes works rendered in graphite, pastel, gouache, watercolor, oil paint and collage. Her most recent works are in oil, concentrating in urban life. RSVP and purchase $30 tickets HERE. Untermyer Park and Gardens is at 945 North Broadway.
 
 
 
Sunday, 8/11, 2-3pmArt & Science Sundays on the Science Barge
science barge newEvery Sunday through 10/27, Groundwork's Science Barge provides children 5-12 with hands-on Art & Science Workshops. This week, it's Monarchs, The Great Migration. Kids can check out butterfly specimens. Suggested donation is $5 to cover the cost of supplies for the workshop. Please RSVP to Jen at Jennifer@GrounworkHV.org. More info: 914.513.7354. The Barge is on the Hudson River at 99 Dock St, just north of the Yonkers Pier.
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 8/11, 4:30pmSummer Jazz Concert at Untermyer Garden
untermyer jazzIt's the perfect way to wind down after a summer weekend. Enjoy the sounds of the Victor LaGamma Quartet with Victor on the paino, Eric Katz on vibes, Jon Doty on drums, Dylan LaGamma on bass and special guest vocalist MJ Territo. Purchase $20 tickets HERE. In the Walled Garden at untermyer Park and Gardens at 945 North Broadway.
 
 
 
 
Thursday, 8/15, 10-11amGardening Workshops for Kids ages 3-8
ridge hill gardeningKids can plant, water, dig, mulch and harvest with KaleidoscopeGarden Design at Ridge Hill Community Garden which has a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. Each week will feature hands-on fun in the garden, a take-home activity, and a snack provided by Whole Foods. Immediately following each workshop, there will be Open Garden Hours from 11am-12pm (FREE) for guests to drop in, lend a hand and see how the garden is growing. Workshops are $10 and space is limited so you must register HERE. The Community Garden is on the corner of Market St and Lembo St, near Whole Foods in Ridge Hill which is off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
 
 
 
Thursday, 8/15, 6:30-8pmSummerFest 2019 Outdoor Concerts at the Cross County Shopping Center
summerfest darkBring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy live bands throughout the summer. This week's guest is The Bailsman. Concerts take place on the Green in the center of the mall. Enjoy Summer Fest Eats during the concerts - new food trucks each week! FREE concert and FREE parking. More info.
 
 
 
Thursday, 8/15, 7-8:30pmMayor Spano's Summer Outdoor Concert Series
fdr driveThis week's guest is FDR Drive (Pop & Motown) at Andrus Park on Central Park Ave. FREE. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating.
 
 
 
Friday 8/16, 5-8pmSummer Happy Hour with HRM Teen DJ's
hrm teen djEnjoy all there is to see and do at the Museum while sipping beer and wine available for purchase and listening to the musical selections of HRM Teen DJs. Then, celebrate the culmination of their 2019 Summer Amphitheater Series with a FREE 8pm performance by Diverse Concert Artists. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.

 
Friday, 8/16, 6:30-8pmYonkers Waterfront Live Concert Series
anaisaEvery Friday all summer long June through August, see live performances at the Waterfront Amphitheatre next to the Yonkers Pier. This week's guest is Anaisa, All Women Band of Traditional Cuban Charanga. FREEMore info. At the Waterfront Amphitheater next to the Yonkers Pier. 

 
Friday, 8/16, 8pmSummer Amphitheater Series at Hudson River Museum
diverse concertEnjoy a diverse selection of entertainment under the stars. FREE Music, Drama & Magic in the outdoor amphitheater with stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades. This week, see Diverse Concert Artists, This is America. Diverse Concert Artists are committed to changing the face of classical and crossover music through diversity. Featuring works of American classical composers and pop artists, this exceptional group draws inspiration from American folk, culture, and landscape. They have collaborated with major artists including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson, Solange, Tony Bennett, and Bebe Rexha, and have performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Royal Opera House of Muscat, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and many more. The Museum also offers FREE admission Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm and FREE Planetarium shows every Friday at 7pm through 8/31. More info. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.

 
Saturday, 8/17, 10am-12pmCollage Workshop at the Blue Door Art Center
bd collageJoin instructor Renee Toback for a fun workshop in Collage. Look through magazines and explore the way you express yourself. FREE but registration HERE is requested as class sizes are limited according to each instructor. More info or 914.375.5100.  Blue Door is at 13 Riverdale Ave, just south of Main St.

 
Saturday, 8/17, through Monday, 9/2Pop-Up Roller Skating Rink at Cross County Shopping Center
pop up rinkGuests ages 5 and up can roller skate and have fun with music, theme nights and other great events at the Rink. Skates are provided or you can bring your own. Admission is $10 and includes skates and a one-hour skate session (unless otherwise stated at the Rink). Only credit and debit cards are accepted (no cash). Click HERE for days and times that the Rink is open and Rink Rules. Located at Center Court in the mall. 

 
Saturday, 8/17, 1:30pmExperiencing Brutalism, An Architect's Tour at the Hudson River Museum
hrm brutalismJoin architect and educator Khader Humied on a tour through the exhibition "Adapt, React, Interact: 50 Years of Architecture of the Hudson River Museum" and the remarkable Brutalist building, designed by Richard Kaeyer in 1969, that it celebrates. Learn about why it is considered such a unique museum space and its relationship to the surrounding landscape and the adjoining historic home Glenview. Then sketch what you see under the guidance of a professional. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, FREE admission for members and for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve from 5/27-9/2). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.


 
Saturday, 8/17, 7:30pmWorldFest 2018 Summer Concert Series
desnaThis week, the Untermyer Performing Arts Council presentsDesna's Ukranian Dance Company of Toronto. Outdoors under the stars in historic Untermyer Park. Bring blankets or chairs and go early to tour the Gardens before the concert. FREE. Looks like rain? Call 914.375.3435 after 2pm Saturday for rain site info. Untermyer Park is at 945 North Broadway with plenty of on-street parking.

 
Sunday, 8/18, 9amGarden Photowalk at Untermyer Gardens
garden photowalk augJoin the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy's Jessica Norman for a walk in the garden. Jessica is responsible for the photos featured on the Conservancy's social media as well as their website. As a gardener, she has unique insight into the plants and seasons of the gardens. The theme of this month's Photowalk is geometry. Bring your camera or cellphone, sturdy shoes and water as you'll be walking around the gardens. Photowalks are limited to 15 participants so purchase your $25 tickets HERE. The photowalk will be cancelled and tickets refunded in the event of rain. Untermyer Park and Gardens is at 945 North Broadway.

 
Tuesday, 8/20, 6-8pmFamilyFest at SummerFest 2019
bash the trashKids will get a kick spending part of their summer at Cross County events just for them. Bash the Trash! Kids make their own musical instruments and then participate in a parade around the mall. On the Green in the center of the mall. FREE event and FREE parking. More info.

 
Thursday, 8/22, 12-3pmHike Lenoir Preserve to Untermyer Park and Gardens
hike to untermyerJoin staff members of LL Bean as they hike LenoirPreserve to Untermyer Gardens via the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. Lenoir is a 40-acre nature preserve with unusual specimen trees, a butterfly garden and dragonfly pond. A short 1-mile hike on the OCA trail takes you to Untermyer, 43 acres featuring multiple gardens, a fountain and scenic overlooks of the Hudson River. Activity Level: easy with one moderate climb. Where to meet: Lenoir Preserve parking lot on Dudley St off North Broadway. What to bring: weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no cotton), waterproof footwear, small day pack with extra clothes, snacks, water, personal medications, sunscreen. Optional recommended items: sunglasses, water bottle holder, camera, binoculars. FREE but please reserve HERE.
 

Recurring Events:

Every Sunday Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Tours
untermyer poolThe gardens are undergoing a dramatic restoration and renaissance. See the walled Persian garden, the tree-lined Vista down to the Hudson, The Temple of Love with dramatic waterfalls and more. At 945 North Broadway. More info re tours and times HERE.
 
Sundays,11amStorytime in the Garden
untermyer storyReading and singing with kids ages 2-5 years old. Blankets are welcome. FREE. In the lower terrace of the Walled Garden at Untermyer Park and Gardens at 945 North Broadway.
 
Every Wednesday & Thursday, 4-7pmRiverRiders FREE Program
yprc river riderThe Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club brings back its popular program for all to try kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on the Hudson River. All are welcome, no experience required, must be 5+ years. More info. Through 8/31 (weather permitting) at the JFK Marina on JFK Memorial Dr off Warburton Ave, just north of the Hudson River Museum.
 
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30amTent Tales for Tykes
tent talesStorytime at LL Bean. Recommended for children ages 3-6. FREEmust you must register each participant HERE. At 1 Ridge Hill Blvd in Ridge Hill off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
 
Every Wednesday through Sunday, 1-2pm and 3-4pmGlenview Tours
GlenviewWalk through Hudson River Museum's historic home and 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.
Every Monday, 5:30-7:30pmRace Training and Fitness
yprc river rider logoRace Training and Fitness at the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC). FREE and open to everyone ages 13+. No registration required. This program runs every Monday until 8/31, weather permitting. More info. At the YPRC Boathouse at 35 Alexander St on the Yonkers waterfront.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Every Friday, 5:30-7:30pmSea Kayak Tours
yprc logoThe Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) offers sea kayak tours to everyone ages 13+. FREE but you must register in advance with info@HudsonRiverRiders.org or at 914.303.5643 x105. Meet at the YPRC Boathouse at 35 Alexander St on the Yonkers waterfront. More info. This program runs every Friday until 8/31, weather permitting.
 

Thursdays 6:30-8pmEvery Saturday, 11am-12:15pm
Chair Yoga and Meditation at Philipse Manor Hallchair yogaSimple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer and sleep better. $10 per class; no reservations needed. More info or email info@yogaforbliss.netFREE parking. At 29 Warburton Ave. 
Yonkers Downtown VolleyballCURB volleyball
All experience levels welcome. FREE. In the field behind Center for the Urban River at Beczak at 35 Alexander St, just one block north of the Yonkers Train Station.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm
The Science Bargebdac science bargea floating sustainable urban farm operated by Groundwork Hudson Valley, is open every weekend for tours all day. $5 suggested donation. FREE for kids 10 and under. The barge is at 99 Dock St, on the Yonkers waterfront just north of the Yonkers Pier.

What's Happening at the Racquet Club:

PHRC logoThe Racquet Club is a year-round private membership organization nestled in the Park Hill section of Yonkers. Established as the Park Hill Country Club in 1892, it is a family club beautifully situatedd  on 2+ acres, welcoming members from many diverse backgrounds. The Club has 4 clay tennis courts, a pool, vintage bowling lanes, kids' playgroup, and social events year-round (see upcoming events below).  Interested in joining? Check out the website or contact the Membership Committee at ParkHillRacquetClub@gmail.com. Most events are members only but non-members are welcome at specific events and will be noted as such.  Details are on website. 

 
Thursday, 8/8: Tiki Night in the Lounge
Friday, 8/9: BBQ Night, Pulled Pork
Thursday, 8/15: Tiki Night in the Lounge
Friday, 8/16: BBQ Night
Thursday, 8/22: Tiki Night in the Lounge
Friday, 8/23: BBQ Night, Brats  
Thursday, 8/29: BBQ Night
 

Calendar Compiled by Jane McAfee


Jane McAfee, ABR, ASP, e-PRO, SFR, SRES, GREEN

Associate Real Estate Broker Houlihan Lawrence 55 E Grassy Sprain Rd, Yonkers 10710 Cell: 914-262-8836 www.JaneMcAfee.com

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