Community Events Calendar

 
 
Now through Sunday, 2/2: Yonkers International Restaurant Week
yonkers restaurantThis annual event highlights the wide variety of dining options that are available right here in Yonkers Downtown. From Mexican to Indian and Sushi to Italian, there is something to please everyone's palate. Grab your friends and turn a boring winter day into a fun and delicious night out! Participating restaurants in the Downtown are offering 20% off Lunch and 25% off Dinner (applies to food only) and include Dolphin, Dos Marias, Francey Bradys, Guapo, Khangri, Giovanni's IV, La Belle Havana, Le Moulin, Nawab, Plaza Garibaldi, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, Yonkers Brewing and Zuppa. You must download the event voucher HERE in order to receive the discount.
Tuesday, 1/28, 7-10pm ARTY Monthly Gathering
ARTY (Arts Round arty octTable, Yonkers) is an informal monthly gathering of people who want to see more arts and culture in Yonkers. They are visual artists, performers, painters, filmmakers, writers, musicians, photographers, graphic artists, muralists, architects, and art enthusiasts from all over the city. Now that all the chaos of the holidays is behind us, here's a chance to get together, catch up and raise a glass to the New Year! Please bring a savory or sweet dish to share. Feel free to invite new friends and neighbors. Ample FREE parking available. Signature ARTY PARTY cocktail and cash bar available. At the Park Hill Racquet Club at corner of an Cortlandt Park Ave and Lakeside Dr. For more info and to stay in the loop about upcoming ARTY gatherings and events, you can follow them on Facebook HERE
 
 
Thursday, 1/31, 9-11am Yonkers Police and McDonald's Coffee With a Cop
coffe cop mcdonaldsThis is A National Outreach Program to bring Officers and Community Members together. Come meet and talk with your local Yonkers Police Officers and neighbors. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together - over coffee - to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Police + Community = Success!! FREE. At 155 South Broadway.
Friday, 1/31, 10-11am Folk Art Fridays
Participants will explore a ypl folk artvariety of cultural art techniques and projects like book-making, painting, mosaic, printmaking, and a variety of art forms from around the world. Also on Fridays through 2/28. FREE. Please register by emailing HERE. At the Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Plaza, across the street from the Yonkers Train Station. 
 
Saturday, 2/1, 9am-12pm Kids Workshop at Home Depot. Heart String Art
hd heartsCreate a loving memory with your child at our Heart String Art Workshop. As you help your child piece together the symbol of Valentine's Day, they will develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. Celebrate the moment as your child makes a unique keepsake. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. FREE but you must register HERE. The Home Depot is off I-87 at Stew Leonard Drive.
Saturday, 2/1, 1:30-2:30pmMaking History, Artist Talk with Vinnie Bagwell
vinny bagwellYonkers artist Vinnie Bagwell recently won a high-profile commission from NYC's Department of Cultural Affairs to design a new monument in Central Park. Her proposed submission, entitled "Victory Beyond Sims," is anticipated to be installed in 2021. Hear from the artist herself about her journey to becoming ". . . a creative steward for our nation's memory." At the Hudson River Museum. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
 
 
Saturday 2/1, 8-10pmYoFi Encore, "The Sympathy Card."
This is yofi sympathyan Encore Presentation of a film shown at YoFiFest last fall. It's not just a lesbian cancer comedy. "The Sympathy Card" is about the uncertainty of life and love and the balance between loving hard and letting go. "A darkly humorous story" - The Advocate. "8 out of 10 stars" - Film Threat. Purchase $12 tickets HERE. At YoFi DMAC at 28 Wells Ave, 1st Floor (entrance on Bashford St).
 
 
Sunday, 2/2, 2-3pmPanel Discussion on History, Science, andAmerican Landscape Art at the Hudson River Museum
hrm panelArtist James McElhinney, Art Historian Katherine Manthorne and Hudson  River Estuary Coordinator at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Frances F. Dunwell will gather to discuss the dynamic and interdependent underpinnings of our Hudson Valley landscape across time, space, and consciousness. Moderated by Laura Vookles, Chair of the HRM's Curatorial Department. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.  

 
 
 
 Sunday, 2/2, 3pm
6th Annual Beethoven Festival with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra on Beethoven's 250th Anniversary
We yonkes philharmonictend to think of Beethoven as a giant, one of the great three "B"s of classical music, but image the challenge of presenting a first symphony in the footsteps of Mozart and Hayden. Hear how Beethoven's Symphony #1 masters the Classical tradition but also clearly stakes out his personal vision. Beethoven's only Violin Concerto opens the concert with renowned soloist Chin Kim. FREE. At Saunders High School at 183 Palmer Rd, just east of the Saw Mill Pkwy.
 
Tuesday, 2/4, 5:30-7:30pmStorytelling Night
Are you a person disabled on the movewith a disability and something powerful to share about your dreams, life, or experiences with barriers and advocacy? Please join Westchester Disabled On The Move's Advocacy Team and their awesome host Jeff Zitofsky for an event where you can hear and tell stories through narratives, song, and poetry. To sign up to speak or for more info, please email Laurac@wdom.org or call 914-968-4717 ext. 104. At the end of the evening, there will be an open mic session for anyone who did not sign up in advance (as time allows). This event is suggested fir adults over 18. Light refreshments will be served. FREE. At the Yonkers Riverfront Library in the 2nd floor Community Room at 1 Larkin Plaza.
 
 
Thursday, 2/6, 5:30-7:30pmFirst Thursday Gallery Hop
View gallery hop 2020contemporary art from emerging and established artists on the first Thursday of every month at multiple galleries in Downtown Yonkers. Participating galleries include Blue Door Art Center (13 Riverdale Ave), Philipse Manor Hall (29 Warburton Ave), Riverfront Art Gallery (1 Larkin Center), Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) and Warburton Galerie (16 Warburton Ave). Local restaurants generously provide 10% off food and drinks for Gallery Hop participants: La Bella Havana, Cafe Hudson, Dolphin, Francey Brady's, Guapo, Khangri, Le Moulin, X20, Yonkers Brewery and Zuppa. Stop by any gallery for the code. First Thursday Gallery Hops are sponsored by the Yonkers Gallery Group. More info on their Facebook page HERE.  
 
 
 
 
Friday, 2/7, 10-11amFolk Art Fridays
Participants will explore a ypl folk artvariety of cultural art techniques and projects like book-making, painting, mosaic, printmaking, and a variety of art forms from around the world. Also on Fridays through 2/28. FREE. Please register by emailing HERE. At the Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Plaza, across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
 
Saturday, 2/8, 1:30-3:30pmSpoken Word Workshop Honoring Black History Month at the Hudson River Museum
hrm spokenYonkers-based spoken word poet Marcus John will perform with instrumentation and invite the audience to create their own word portraits celebrating prominent African Americans in US history. Followed by a book signing. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.  
 
 
Saturday, 2/8, 2-3:15pmMotown Concert at the Yonkers Public Library
cody childsMotown Music Concert at the Riverfront Auditorium featuring Cody Childs and The Ladies of Soul! FREE. At 1 Larkin Plaza across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
 
Saturday, 2/8, 3;30-4:30pmViolins and Valentines by the Rivertown String Quartet.
pmh valentinJoin the Rivertown String Quartet for a Valentines Season Concert with Candy, Crafts and Canoodling! The Rivertown String Quartet seeks to make timeless music accessible to local communities with concerts, stories, and sometimes snacks! Accompanying the music, historical backgrounds and contexts will be given on the creation of the pieces. FREE. More info HERE. At Philipse Manor Hall at 29 Warburton Ave, at the corner of Dock St, across the street from the Saw Mill River Daylighting. 
 
Sunday, 2/9, 12-5pmLunar New Year Festival
hrm lunar new yearKick off the Year of the Rat with traditional Asian arts, crafts, and demonstrations. The afternoon begins with a Lion Dance and continues with a communal art workshop led by Teaching Artist-in-Residence Jia Sung. Members of the Evergreen Club from the Theodore D. Young Community Center in Greenburgh will demonstrate calligraphy and teach origami. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a Tai Chi workshop, and following a Chinese Folk Dance performance, the public will be invited to participate. A Chinese dulcimer concert by award-winning artist Ariane Kuo and live Balinese dance and Gamelan Gender Wayang music by Gamelan Dharma Swara round out the event. At the Hudson River Museum at 511 Warburton Ave. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550.  
 
Wednesday, 2/12, 1:30-2:30pmFarewell Tour of the Landscapes of Lynch and McElhinney
hrm farewellExperience the Hudson Valley landscapes of Janelle Lynch Photography and painter James McElhinney for one last time on a docent-led tour. At the Hudson River Museum at 511 Warburton Ave. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550.  
 
 
 
Friday, 2/14, 10-11amFolk Art Fridays
Participants will explore a ypl folk artvariety of cultural art techniques and projects like book-making, painting, mosaic, printmaking, and a variety of art forms from around the world. Also on Fridays through 2/28. FREE. Please register by emailing HERE. At the Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Plaza, across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
 
 
Friday, 2/14, 7-11pmYoFi Valentine's Day LOVEFEST & Reception 2020
Start the evening with an intimate cocktail party where hosts, yofi love festYoFi DMAC, YoFiFest and Sawyer Place, will provide scrumptious hors d'oeuvres from La Bella Havana and open wine & beer bar. Following the cocktail hour, you'll grab some popcorn and saunter down the hall to watch some romantic short films about love and relationships. Then the bar will be open again along with some Fabulous homemade desserts and bubbly! Giveaways, trivia and a raffle. Complimentary valet parking included for all guests. Couples, singles, and groups welcome. Hors d'oeuvres at 7pm, Screening at 8:30pm, and Dessert at 9:30pm. Full details provided with ticket purchase confirmation. More info and purchase $35 tickets HERE. (For a limited time save $10 when you use code LOVEYA.) Sawyer Place is at 45 Main St.
 
 
 
REGISTER NOW for Tuesday 2/25, through Tuesday, 4/14, 2-4pmJazz Meets Samba, Singin', Swingin' & Swayin
mj jazzFREE workshop for adults 50+. Join jazz vocalist MJ Territo for a fun and exciting journey in jazz and improvisation. Sing swing jazz and Latin jazz standards. Explore Latin rhythms through song, percussion instrument play, movement, and a session with a jazz drummer, and dig into scat singing and free improvisation. Nu musical or singing experience necessary! Open by pre-registration only by contacting MJ at 914.318.6667 or MJ@MJTerrito.com. Workshops will be held at the Will Library at 1500 Central Park Ave, just south of Tuckahoe Rd.
 
 
Volunteer Opportunity
curb eelsInterested in Volunteering for the 2020 American Eel Migration Project? This is CURB's 7th year of participation in this research program organized by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. CURB is one of 15 sites located along the Hudson River that will be sampling for eels using a fyke nest stationed in their marsh. American eels migrate from the Sargasso Sea (where they are born) to the Hudson River in search of freshwater tributaries. They typically arrive in late February as glass eels (1 yr old American eels), and the migration continues through May. This program was developed in order to track the population of American eels in the Hudson River.  
 
curb logoVolunteers assist staff with their daily eel counts on afternoons on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm and Fridays from 2-3pm. Sampling includes wading out to the fyke net in waders, emptying the net into a bucket, counting and weighing the glass eels, and collecting weather and water quality data. The entire sampling process takes about an hour to complete. Volunteers must be ages 14+. Typically volunteers will choose one day per week and then come in on that day throughout the duration of the project (13 weeks). All equipment (waders, gloves, etc.) is provided. FREE. For more info or to sign-up, contact Outreach Coordinator Jason Muller at jmuller@sarahlawrence.eduMore info about being a volunteer HERE. CURB is on the riverfront at 35 Alexander St, one block north of the Yonkers train station. 

 

Recurring Events:

Tuesdays & Fridays, 3-5pm
Job Readiness Workshop
childrens villageJob Readiness Workshop for youths ages 16-24 at The Education and Employment Center Children's Village at 45 South Broadway. FREE. More info HERE or contact Jamalya Smith at 914.693.0600.
 
 
 
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Tent Tales for Tykes
tent talesStorytime at LL Bean. Recommended for children ages 3-6. FREE 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursdays 6:30-8pmEvery Saturday, 11am-12:15pmChair 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. 
 


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 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, 1/31. 7pm: Pizza & Bowling 
Sunday, 2/2: Super Bowl Party 
Saturday, 2/8: Karaoke Night!
 
Calendar Compiled by Jane McAfee
 


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