Community Events Calendar

Compiled by Jane McAfee
Tuesday, 12/5, 7:30pm ARTY Monthly Gathering

ARTY (Arts Round Table, 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. Feel free to invite a friend, colleague or neighbor. All are welcome. Join them to raise a glass to the holidays at their December ARTY gathering at Yonkers Brewing Company. Happy Hour pricing all night long for ARTY people. Yonkers Brewing Co is at 92 Main St in the Trolley Barn on Yonkers Waterfront. For more info and to stay in the loop about upcoming ARTY gatherings and events, you can follow them on Facebook.

Thursday, 12/7, 4-6pm Rudolph Meet and Greet at Ridge Hill

Santa's here and he brought Rudolph, Hermey and Bumble, too. Meet Rudolph and friends live in rudolph meetperson. Meet & Greet takes place in Town Square. FREE. At Ridge Hill off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.

Thursday, 12/7, 5:30-7:30pm First Thursday Gallery Hop

See all gallery hop new exhibits at this monthly art walk, just in time for the holidays. Enjoy the festivities of downtown Yonkers with art, restaurants, and shopping. The Riverfront Art Gallery unveils its new exhibit "Soul Works." Participating Gallery Hop galleries are the Blue Door Art Center (13 Riverdale Ave), PC4 (16 Warburton Ave), Philipse Manor Hall Gallery (29 Warburton Ave), and Riverfront Art Gallery (1 Larkin Center, 4th floor). FREE. Local restaurants (Bella Havana, Café Hudson, Dolphin, Francey Brady, Giovanni's, Guapo, Khangri Sushi, Le Moulin, Xaviars X20, Yonkers Brewery and Zuppa's) offer discounted food and drink specials for gallery visitors.

Thursday, 12/7, 5-7:30pm Opening Reception for Solo Exhibition by Jacqueline Lorieo at Philipse Manor Hall

See Jacqueline's works featuring the Hudson River and Yonkers in 1784 in relief, and additional sculpture and art medals. Candlelight tour of the Manor at 7pm. FREE. Exhibit is on view until 12/23. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 12-5pm. The historic Manor Hall is at 25 Warburton Ave, just east of the Yonkers Train Station.

Thursday, 12/7, 6-7pm Zumba Class

Ditch the workout and join the zumba party! Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. FREE class for Teens & Adults will be led by certified Zumba instructor Kellz Arteaga. No experience is necessary. Come comfortably dressed and be prepared to sweat. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.

Friday, 12/8, 5-8pm Holiday PJ Night at Cross County Shopping Center

Throw on your most festive jammies and go see Santa for FREE visits. Photos with Santa are also available. More info and photo pricing HERE. FREE parking.

Friday, 12/8, 6-8pm Art & Wine Time Workshop

Art & Wine Time Workshop with instructor Helayne Friedland who will lead the group in Monoprinting on Fabric & Merlot. No experience is necessary, and all art supplies will be provided as well as both white and red vino. Email to pre-register, or call the Blue Door Art Center at 914.375.5100. Join Blue Door for an unforgettable evening of wine, light refreshments, friends and art. Must be 21+. FREE. The gallery is at 13 Riverdale Ave just south of Main St.

Friday, 12/8, and Saturday, 12/9, 9am-10pm Book Fair Fundraiser

The Jewish Center of Yonkers (JCY)-Westchester Community Partners is raising money for its one-on-one literacy mentorship programs at schools and libraries in Yonkers. Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of their proceeds to the JCY-Westchester Community Partners BUT only if you mention JCY when you check out at the register. There will also be author appearances on Friday from 6-8pm and on Saturday from 1-5pm. Imagine the pleasure of giving your child or grandchild a signed book from the beloved children's authors of ""Max and Ruby" (Rosemary Wells), "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" (Ron Barrett), and the "Biscuit Books" (Alyssa Capucilli), and others. FREE gift wrapping and Children's Crafts, too! The Yonkers Barnes & Noble is at 2614 Central Park Ave.

Brunch with Santa

Stew Leonard's welcomes all families to a special holiday brunch with Santa and his friends. This brunch is a two-day extravaganza with three seating times: 9:30am and 12:30pm include a farm fresh menu of pancakes, sausage, eggs, home fries, fresh fruit, orange juice, water and coffee. The 2:30pm seating features a lunch of pasta, chicken, salad, assorted veggies & dip, finger sandwiches, cookies, drinks. More info and to reservations HERE. Each child will be able to take a photo with Santa and dance along with Santa's helpers. Stew Leonard's is off I-87 at Stew Leonard's Blvd.

Thursday, 12/7, 5-7:30pm Would you like to help someone less fortunate keep warm this need coats winter?

Did you know that 90% of homeless adults need a new,warm coat each winter because they have no place to keep one over the summer months? But it's not just homeless people who need our help. Thousands of New Yorkers are forced to make a choice between buying a winter coat and putting food on the table, or meeting other basic survival needs. For those of you in Yonkers or nearby, if you have coats or jackets (for adults and/or children) you don't need anymore, just call or e-mail me. I'll pick up your unwanted outerwear any time before December 15th and deliver them to the New York Cares Coat Drive. Thanks for helping during the holidays!

Recurring Events

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.

Fridays and Saturdays Planetarium Show

At the Andrus Planetarium at Hudson River Museum:
At 12:30pm, Earth, Moon, & Sun. At 2pm: The Sky Tonight. At 3:30pm: Habitat Earth. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. More info.

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 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 Most events are members only but non-members are welcome at specific events and will be noted as such. Details are onwebsite.
Sunday, 12/3: Holiday Boutique (PHRC members only) Saturday, 12/16: Winter Adult Holiday Party (PHRC members only)
Saturday, 12/16, 7pm: Winter Adult Holiday Party (PHRC members only) Sunday, 12/17, 11am-1pm: Brunch with Santa (PHRC members only) Friday 12/22, 7pm: Holiday Bonfire (PHRC members only) Monday 1/1, 12pm: New Year's Day Brunch (PHRC members only)

Calendar Compiled by Jane McAfee


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