Community Events Calendar

Compiled by Jane McAfee
Thursday, 5/4, 4:00pm - 6:00pm CAPE for Kids
Presented by the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, the Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) gives children the ability to use their imagination to transform recyclables, other everyday items and discarded materials...boxes, string, buckets and the like. Children can create, play and interact with the materials however they wish. Materials will be provided. This FREE program will be on the east lawn in front of Philipse Manor Hall at 29 Warburton Ave at the corner of Dock St, across the street from the Saw Mill River Daylighting.
Friday, 5/4, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Dancing in the Daylighting. Do you like to dance? Want a free workout? Meet new people? Dancing in the Daylighting is every Friday in May in the beautiful Van der Donck Park in Downtown Yonkers. Relax in the park, bring a picnic, play giant yard games, listen to a live DJ and dance till dusk. Get a free workout while enjoying the weather. Bring a dance partner, a friend or meet new people! Live DJ. All styles of dance are welcome and every week a different style will be featured. This week's dance style is Disco from the 70's and 80's. The more people, the bigger the dance party. This event is FREE and open to all ages. Kids are welcome. In Van der Donck Park across the street from the Yonkers Metro North Train Station. More info on their Facebook page HERE.
Saturday, 5/5, and Sunday, 5/6 5th Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend (YAW)5th Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend (YAW) is a celebration of the thriving and diverse arts community in the City of Yonkers. YAW will feature hundreds of local, regional and international artists, painters, photographers, musicians, performing artists and sculptors in four of the City's most exciting cultural hotspots: the Downtown Yonkers Waterfront District, theCarpet Mills Arts District (CMAD), the Hudson River Museum and Untermyer Park and Gardens. The Downtown sites include 86 Main St (a gritty one-of-a-kind pop-up art show that spans four naturally lit floors), Urban Studio Unbound at 66 Main St, Blue Door Art Center at 13 Riverdale Ave, The Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Plaza, and YoFi at 66 Main St. All venues are FREE admission for the weekend. A wide variety of restaurants in downtown Yonkers are available for your dining pleasure as well as South Broadway EATS featuring nine local restaurants on South Broadway. A FREE shuttle will run from 12-5pm both days between the Metro North Yonkers Station at Van der Donck Park and the venues throughout the city. More info about the venues, artists, workshops, performers HERE.

Saturday, 5/5, 10am-4pm
Family Fun Day at Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB). Join Sarah Lawrence College's Theatre Outreach Program and the Child Development Institute for a day of spring fun along the Hudson River. FREE activities throughout the day. From 10am-1pm: Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. Since the 2011 inception of the Sweep, 10,000 volunteers spread throughout the Hudson River watershed, have removed 191 tons of debris, planted 2,228 trees and grasses, and removed tons of invasive plants. Gloves are provided and a pizza lunch is included. All ages welcome! At 1pm: Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE). Children of all ages are invited to make creations using natural and recycled materials. At 2:30pm: Dear Natalie, the Moon is Round, a musical play for the young and old. Natalie is a strong and bright young girl who lives in Yonkers. Every night, the moon sings her to sleep and when she dreams she is visited by a wolf, a blue heron, two bears and an otter. The animals tell her how their lives have been impacted by global warming and ask for her help. In her own way, Natalie sets out to make a difference. Registration is required for this event: email Jason at JMuller@SarahLawrence.edu.
Saturday, 5/5, 10:00am - 12:00pm T-Shirt Making Workshop at Blue Door Art CenterArtist Mar-li Pitcher teaches writing a saying that expresses yourself and then transferring it to a t-shirt and children get to take their t-shirt home. This workshop is for kids ages 5-12. FREE but you must register HERE as space is limited. More info or 914.375.5100. The Gallery is at 13 Riverdale Ave just south of Main St. Part of Yonkers Arts Weekend. 

Saturday, 5/5, 12:30pm - 3:30pm Untermyer Performing Arts Council Celebrates Yonkers Arts Weekend At Untermyer Park and Gardens From 12:30-2pm: Jazz in the Park with Carlos Jimenez Quintet. From 1:30-3:30pm: Art in the Park, indoor and plein art class for seniors. From 2:15-3:45pm: Jazz in the Park with Lee Marvin & The Third Bell.Please take lawn chairs or picnic blankets. FREE. All weekend, you are invited to sketch, draw, explore, photograph, relax and dream while enjoying beautiful Untermyer Park, an artistic experience heightened by the sounds of jazz under the soft blue skies of spring.
Part of Yonkers Arts Weekend. 
Saturday, 5/5, 12:00pm - 12:00am 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Pub Crawl in Downtown Yonkers. $5 drink special at the participating bars and restaurants below. With every purchase of a drink, enter that bar's raffle for a chance to win a gift certificate and other prizes. Raffles winners will be announced at the end of night. No need to stay at the bar to win the raffle. The more drinks you buy, the more times you are entered to win. Stop in at: Belle HavanaCafe HudsonDolphin Restaurant Lounge BarFrancey Brady'sGuapo Cocina MexicanaKala'an MulX2O's Dylan Lounge, Yonkers Brewing Co, and Zuppa and celebrate Cinco de Mayo! See the map HERE.
Saturday, 5/5, and Sunday, 5/6, 1200pm - 5:00pm 15th Annual YOHO Artists Open Studio WeekendThis FREE event is a unique opportunity to tour the YOHO Artist Studios. See firsthand where and how the artwork is created. Visit with the artists in their studios and walk the halls of the historic Alexander Smith Carpet Mills factory building and newly designated Carpet Mills Arts District (CMAD). There will also be live music, art demonstrations, kids' projects, food trucks, workshops and vendors. YOHO Artists are pleased to partner with PowerLab, CMAD owners, and Yonkers Arts in development of the inaugural CMAD @ Yonkers Arts Weekend arts festival. More info HERE. Part of Yonkers Arts Weekend. 

Saturday, 5/5, 12-5pmKite Festival at the Hudson River MuseumLearn how to build bird kites from construction paper and twine, and make tissue-paper stained glass windows in the shape of kites. Participate in kite contests led by Kites in Motion throughout the day, as well as an outdoor scavenger hunt with prizes. At 2pm, explore the current exhibit "The Neo-Victorians" in a Talk & Tour with featured artist Pat LaschFREE general admission all weekend in celebration of Yonkers Arts Weekend. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
Part of Yonkers Arts Weekend. 
Saturday, 5/5, 1-4pm Open House at the Amackassin Club The Club in northwest Yonkers is hosting an open house for individuals, couples, and families interested in taking a tour and learning more about it. Membership highlights include: clay tennis courts, a competition outdoor pool, gated baby pool, snack bar, year-round cocktail lounge and game room, cool weather paddle tennis, social events including holiday and theme parties, book club and much more. FREE event. More info HERE.
Saturday, 5/5, 7-9pm YAWBash2018!YoFiFest invites you to their annual bash to raise a glass to celebrate Yonkers Arts Weekend. Nibbles, give-aways, special Happy Hour pricing and...your first pint is on YoFiFest for the first 100 guests...so go early! Sponsored by 66 Main and Yonkers Brewing Co. Adults only please. At Yonkers Brewing Co at 92 Main St. More infoabout YoFiFest and the upcoming Yonkers Film Festival.
Part of Yonkers Arts Weekend.
Sunday, 5/6, 12-5pm Victorian Maker Day at the Hudson Rivervictmaker day Museum Enjoy hands-on workshops and activities inspired by "The Neo-Victorians." Construct Victorian-themed objects from recycled materials with ArchForKids. See and interact with the Riverside High School Robotics Team as they test robots with elaborate obstacle courses. FREE general admission all weekend in celebration of Yonkers Arts Weekend. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.

Part of Yonkers Arts Weekend.

Sunday, 5/6, 1-2:30pm Main Street Blues at Yonkers Arts Weekend See the Eric Lesser Band at Urban Studio Unbound in downtown Yonkers. Enjoy the sweet lyrical sounds of soft and sultry blues while visiting the Downtown Galleries. FREE. Sponsored by Untermyer Performing Arts Council. Urban Studio Unbound is at 66 Main St, #B, just one block from the waterfront.
Part of Yonkers Arts Weekend.
Tuesday, 5/8, 6-8pm A Night of Art Cluster Community residents will share passages from their writing collection, An Anthology of Voices. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Suggested donation $25. RSVP to DCampos@ClusterInc.org. At Urban Studio Unbound at 66 Main St, #B.
Wednesday, 5/9, 1:30pm Arts in the Afternoon at the Hudson River Museum, The Aesthetic Movement and Neurasthenia:Diagnosing Victorian Taste at Glenview Exuberant colors, ornate patterns, and lush interiors are hallmarks of Gilded Age taste. Assistant Curator Ted Barrow leads the Museum's 4th Annual Glenview Lecture, exploring aesthetic over-stimulation and the hazard of neurasthenia, the Victorian condition of lassitude, or weariness. A tour of the current exhibit follows at 3pm. FREE with general admission: $3-$7 (members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.  
Thursday, 5/10, 6-8pm Ribbon Cutting Party for New Façade at the Will Library The Yonkers Public Library 125th Birthday Party continues. Join them for live music with the Joey Berkley Band, refreshments, children's art project, and tours of the local history incubator. FREE. At the Will Library at 1500 Central Park Ave, just south of Tuckahoe Rd.
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Friday, 5/11, 5-8pm Teen Night, Young @ Heart at the Hudson River MuseumPlanned for teens by teens. Enjoy an evening full of art-making activities, open-mic poetry, fashion shows, short films, planetarium shows, and much more-all centered around an "Around the World" theme! FREEadmission for teens and light refreshments served. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
Friday, 5/16, 7-10pm Open House at the Park Hill Racquet ClubYear-round fun and anyone can join. You do not need to live in Park Hill to become a member. Members will be on hand to give tours of club (clay tennis courts, pool, vintage bowling lanes, kids' play area, indoor pickleball court, members' lounge with 3 TV's) and answer any questions you may have. The Club offers year-round activities for the whole family: holiday picnics, karaoke, pig roast, tennis brunches, pot-luck dinners, Halloween parties, breakfast with Santa, pasta parties, outdoor movie nights, rock-and-roll bowling, vinyl record nights, board game Sundays, trivia nights and the Governor's Ball...all for a very reasonable annual membership fee. HUGE savings for new members for a limited time! More info on Special 2018 Promotion HEREFREEevent and open to the public. The Club is at Van Cortlandt Park Ave and Lakeside Dr.
Friday, 5/11, 6-9pm Dancing in the Daylighting.Do you like to dance? Want a free workout? Meet new people? Dancing in theDaylighting is every Friday in May in the beautiful Van der Donck Park in Downtown Yonkers. Relax in the park, bring a picnic, play giant yard games, listen to a live DJ and dance till dusk. Get a free workout while enjoying the weather. Bring a dance partner, a friend or meet new people! Live DJ. All styles of dance are welcome and every week a different style will be featured. This week's dance style is Latin: Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. The more people, the bigger the dance party. This event is FREE and open to all ages. Kids are welcome. In Van der Donck Park across the street from the Yonkers Metro North Train Station. More info on their Facebook page HERE.
Saturday, 5/12, 11am-12:30pm Coffee & Conversation at the Hudson River MuseumSpoken word poet Marcus John leads a series of readings and discussions about civic engagement, cultural understanding, current politics, and community. Recommended for ages 14+. Coffee will be served.FREE with general admission: $3-$7 (members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
Saturday, 5/12, 12-4pm 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Science BargeThe Science Barge has been a revelation on the Hudson and a beacon of sustainability education. Groundwork Hudson Valley celebrates its 10th year since taking on this wonderful project from SunWorks in 2008. Come aboard for a grand day of celebration and FREE family fun, including: Live Music by GreenHeart, Museum Theater by Jonathan Ellers, On-Shore Games and Kite Flying by Flyin' Brian Cavallaro, Live Animals, Robotics Club, crab and eel catching, food trucks, giant puppets, hands-on science experiments and more! More info. The Barge, docked on the Hudson just north of the Yonkers Pier.
Saturday 5/12, 1pm Yonkers Historical Society Monastery TourTour of historic aspects of the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart. The Yonkers Historical Society and Capuchin Historian Brother Roger Deguire will take participants through the Church, with focus on the Main Church and side chapels, the Heritage Hallway, the Capuchin Garden, the Capuchin Heritage Museum, and the Friar's Cemetery. Light refreshments will be available following the tour. $10 donation requested. The Church is at 108 Shonnard Place. More info on the Historical Society's Facebook page HERE.
Sunday, 5/13, 1pm HRM Perspectives with Laura VooklesJoin Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department of the Hudson River Museum, and special guest Marco Polo Stufano, the Founding Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill, as they discuss floral imagery both in "The Neo-Victorians" and on the covers of Victorian books recently donated to the Museum by Stufano. FREE with general admission: $3-$7 (members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
Sunday, 5/13, 1:30pm Family Tour at the Hudson River Museum, Mother's Day BouquetJoin a special guided family tour focusing on the magnificent flowers that bloom in "The Neo-Victorians" and throughout the Museum. Tour includes hands-on activities that complement a Mother's Day-themed family studio workshop. FREE with general admission: $3-$7 (members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
Sunday, 5/13, 2-5pm Master Class at the Hudson River Museum, The Influence of Victorian Design on Today's FashionRenaldo Barnette, design director and adjunct professor at FIT, teaches adapted Victorian rendering techniques and discusses the growing popularity of Neo-Victorian fashion trends. Some experience in fashion drawing required. Tickets $15; Members $10. Limited space available. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
Wednesday, 5/16, 7-8:30pm Backpacking BasicsREI will take the mystery out of Backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Plus, they'll give you important notes on trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. Let REI help you understand what you need to reach your destination. FREEMore info and to register. At the REI store at Ridge Hill off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.

Recurring Events:

Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm The Science Barge a floating sustainable urban farm operated by Groundwork Hudson Valley, is open every weekend for tours all day. $3 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.
Every Sunday Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Sunday Tours The gardens are undergoing a dramatic restoration and renaissance. See the greatest Persian garden, the tree-lined Vista down to the Hudson, The Temple of Love with dramatic waterfalls. Check website for tour subject, times and prices. Untermyer Park is at 945 North Broadway.
Saturdays, 11-12:15am Chair Yoga at Philpse Manor Hall. This class takes place inside the Gothic Chamber at Philipse Manor Hall at 29 Warburton Ave at the corner of Dock St, across the street from the Saw Mill River Daylighting. $10 per class and FREE on-site parking. More info: 914.965.4027.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1-2pm and 3-4pm Glenview Tours. Walk through Hudson River Museum's historic home featuring the Great Hall, Sitting Room, Parlor, Dining Room, Ebony Library, and Yonkers favorite dollhouse Nybelwyck Hall. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
Every Saturday & Sunday Sky shows at the Andrus PlanetariumThe only public planetarium in Westchester County. At the Hudson River Museum. More info about the shows and schedule or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.

What's Happening at the Racquet Club:

The Racquet Club is a year-round private membership organization nestled in the Park Hill section of Yonkers. Established aPHRC logos the Park Hill Country Club in 1892, it is a family club beautifully situated 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.
Friday, 5/11, 7pm: Mother's Day Friday Night BBQ Kickoff (PHRC members only)
Friday, 5/25, 7pm: Memorial Day Weekend Italian Night (PHRC members only)
Sunday, 5/27, 12pm: Memorial Day BBQ (PHRC members only)
Thursdays in June, 7:30pm: Vinyl Night (PHRC members only)
Fridays in June, 7pm: Friday Night BBQ (PHRC members only)
Saturday, 6/16: 8pm: Karaoke (PHRC members only)
Friday, 6/22, 7:30pm: New Members Cocktail Party (PHRC members only)
Saturday, 6/28, 4pm: Family Luau (PHRC members only)

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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