Community Events Calendar

Now through Sunday, 11/11
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
hudson valley restaurant weekHere's your chance to try a new local restaurant or go back to an old favorite for a three-course meal at a bargain price: Lunch at $22.95 and Dinner at $32.95. Participating Yonkers restaurants: Fontina (Italian), Havana Central (Neuvo Latino), La Lanterna (Italian), Texas de Brazil (Steakhouse), X20 Xaviars on the Hudson (American New), Zuppa (Italian). More info and a list of restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley HERE.
Friday 11/2- Sunday,11/11
Sixth Annual Yonkers Film Festival
yofi fest greenThis 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.
All week there are movies each evening until next weekend when, once again, Saturday and Sunday are day-long film feasts. This is a great and fun event in downtown Yonkers, founded and organized by local Yonkers residents who donate many, many manhours to bring films to us and filmmakers to Yonkers. You can go to as many or as few films and events as you like. More info and get your tickets HERE.
Friday, 11/2, 5-8pm
Teen Night Glow Party at the Hudson River Museum
hrm glowJoin HRM Junior Docents for a translucent extravaganza with dancing, glow fashion and glow-in-the-dark activities. Enter the glow-in-the-dark inflatable house, draw with luminescent materials, drop into the Planetarium for an experience with popular music under the dome. And at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm, tour "Maya Lin: A River is a Drawing" with Junior Docents. Dress to glow! FREEadmission for all teens and light refreshments will be served. More info or 914.963.4550.  The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave
Saturday, 11/3, 10am-12pm
Sugar Skulls Workshop at the Blue Door Art Center
bd skullsJoin 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.
Saturday, 11/3, 2pm-4pm
Crestwood Cinema. See "Max 2: White House Hero"(PG)
max 2Max 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.
Saturday, 11/3, 8pm
Music Under the Dome with Lulu Lewis
hrm music domeJourney 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.
Thursday, 11/8, 7-9pm
Clay and Chardonnay Workshop
bd clayJoin artist Vicky Youngman at the Blue Door Art Center for a hands-on workshop with quick dry clay. Enjoy a glass of wine as you sculpt and mold. $25 per person. Adults only. This is a popular class and space is limited. Purchase tickets HEREMore info or 914.375.5100. Blue Door is at 13 Riverdale Ave. just south of Main St.
Friday, 11/9, 6pm - Christmas Eve, 12/24
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. ccsc santa
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11/9-11/11
The Park Hill Players Present "Play On!"
play onThis 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.
Saturday, 11/10, 2pm
She Sings of Rivers
hrm yolandaJoin 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.
Saturday, 11/10, 3:30-5pm
Thanksgiving with Beethoven
thanksgiving beethoven pmhGet 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. 
Saturday, 11/10, 5pm
Ring in the Season at Ridge Hill
ridge hill ring inWondrous 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. FREEMore info. At Fountain Plaza in Ridge Hill, off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
Saturday, 11/10, 2-4pm
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.
Saturday, 11/10, 12-8pm
Pop-up Holiday Ice Skating Rink Opens at Cross County Shopping Center!
ccsc ice rink
The rink is not real ice; it's a synthetic floor that feels like ice when you're skating on it. You wear real ice skates but they glide a little slower than on real ice... perfect for young and first-time skaters. And you're not freezing while you're skating! The Holiday Ice Rink is located next to Santa's house is by Victoria's Secret and Gap. Admission fee includes skate rental and one-hour skate session. Tuesday-Thursday $8, Friday-Sunday $12, Children under 4 skate FREE (credit cards only, no cash will be accepted for admission). More info and ice rink hours HERE.
Monday, 11/12, 5:15-8pm
Pet Night with Santa
ccsc pet wiith santaBring 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.
Friday, 11/16, Saturday, 11/17, Sunday, 11/18
The Sacred Heart Players Present "Twelve Angry Jurors,"
12 angry jurorsThe 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.
Registration Now Open for Music Together Classes Winter Seminar.
music roadMusic Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the adults who love them. Music Together class is for children birth through age five. The class fosters natural, family-style learning by grouping children of different ages.  Younger children watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones. Each child participates at his or her own level in signing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. The whole family is welcome for this truly wonderful musical experience. The seminar is on Saturdays from 9:15-10am and runs from 12/15/18 until 3/16/19. More info, prices and register online HERE. Classes are held at Music Road at 66th Main St, 9th floor.
Would you like to help someone less fortunate keep warm this winter? 
jane with dogsDid 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 (foradults 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 13th and deliver them to the New York Cares Coat Drive. Thanks for helping during the holidays!ny cares coat


Recurring Events:

Every Wednesday through Sunday, 1-2pm and 3-4pm
Glenview Tours
GlenviewWalk 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.
Every Thursday, 7am-5pm Saint John's Farmers & Flea Market st john fleaFresh produce, bakery bread, homemade pies, seasonal plants and flowers, and independent vendors. Through 11/15. In the parking lot of Saint John's Church on the corner of Hudson St and Broadway. FREE admission.

What's Happening at the Racquet Club:Every Saturday, 11am-12:15pm:
Chair Yoga and Meditation at Philipse Manor Hall
chair 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. FREE parking. At 29 Warburton Ave.
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 on website. 

Calendar Compiled by Jane McAfee


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