Community Events Calendar

Compiled by Jane McAfee
Friday, 7/21, through Saturday, 7/23"The Secret Garden" Presented by Little Radical Theatrics.

See this TONY Award-winning musical that's part ghost story, part a love story, and totally elegant and entrancing. Little Radical Theatrics is a non-profit community theater based in Yonkers. Performances are at 8pm on Friday, 2pm and 8pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased HERE(discounts for advance purchase) or call 800.838.3006. Seating is assigned, NOT general admission, so get your tickets now. The shows are in the theater of the Will Library at 1500 Central Ave, just south of Tuckahoe Rd.

Friday, 7/21, 6:30-8pm Friday Night Jazz Blues & More

See some of the area's best performers in the Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheatre right on the Hudson River next to the historic Yonkers Pier. This week's guest is Caribbean Carnival. FREE. Rain or shine. More info.

Friday, 7/21, 6:30-8pm Summer 2017 Amphitheater Events at the Hudson River Museum...Music, Movies, Comedy, and Drama. See the Milo Z plays Razzamofunk

Milo Z, out of New York City, mixes funk, soul, rock, rap, and jazz to make "Razzamofunk," guaranteed to get you moving and grooving. FREE. Doors open at 7:30pm. More info or 914.963.4550. The Amphitheater is on JFK Memorial Dr and Trevor Park. FREE parking at the JFK Marina, next door to the theater entrance.

Saturday, 7/22, 11am-12pm River Explorers Nature-Themed Programs for Curious Kids

Explore nature through arts and crafts. Ages 5-12. FREE but registration required. Contact Clara at riverexplorers1@gmail.com. More info or 914.377.1900. At SLC Beczak Center for the Urban River, on the riverfront at 35 Alexander St, one block north of the Yonkers train station.

Saturday, 7/22, 2-3pm Lecture, Great Houses of Yonkers

Lecture, Great Houses of Yonkers, a collaboration between the Hudson River Museum, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy and Wave Hill. The Museum's Chief Curator Laura Vookies will discuss Yonkers' Gilded Age homes including the Hudson River Museum's Glenview Mansion, the John Copcott Mansion, the Ethan Flag House, and others that no longer stand. FREE. In the Cola Community Center at Untermyer Gardens at 945 N. Broadway. FREE parking in lot or along Broadway.

Saturday, 7/22, 2-4:30pm July Saturday Movies @ Your Library

See "Split" (rated PG-13) about three girls who are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. FREE. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.

Saturday, 7/22, 2-4pm River Explorers Family Seining

Wade into the river to catch and release critters. All ages. FREE but registration required. Contact Clara at riverexplorers1@gmail.com. More info or 914.377.1900. At SLC Beczak Center for the Urban River, on the riverfront at 35 Alexander St, one block north of the Yonkers train station.

Saturday 7/22, 7:30pm Opening Reception of Summer 2017 Exhibition at Urban Studio Unbound.

See "the in-between," the line that signifies context, the artist intention vs. the viewer interpretation. This exhibition will feature a range of mediums, approaches and content inspired by a variety of subject matter. FREE and open to the public. At 66 Main St, #B, just one block from the waterfront.

Saturday 7/22, 7:30pm World Fest 2017, The 42nd Season of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council

See live concerts under the stars at the beautiful and historic Untermyer Park. This week's show is Romeo and Juliet by Hudson Valley Shakespeare. Please bring your beach chairs or blankets. Go early to tour the Gardens. FREE admission and FREEparking all along the street. The park is at 945 North Broadway, just south of Executive Blvd.

Saturday, 7/22, 8pm Summer 2017 Amphitheater Events at the Hudson River Museum...Music, Movies, Comedy, and Drama

See the National Comedy Theatre, an improvised comedy performance based on audience suggestions. NCT is fast moving, interactive, and the most fun allowed by New York law. FREE. Doors open at 7:30pm. More info or 914.963.4550. The Amphitheater is on JFK Memorial Dr and Trevor Park. FREE parking at the JFK Marina, next door to the theater entrance.

Sunday, 7/23, 2pm Scholars' Series at the Hudson River Museum: Mark D. Mitchell, The Language of Flowers

We all know that red roses mean love, but in the 1800's, there was a whole language of flowers to learn and enjoy. Dr. Mitchell, Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at Yale University, talks about the historic language of flowers. The Hudson River Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. Museum admission: $3-$6 (members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550.

Monday, 7/24, 7pm Movie Mondays at Ridge Hill

Guests of all ages are invited to the 4th Annual Outdoor Family Film Series. Catch some of your new and old favorites in Ridge Hill's Town Square this summer. Come early to grab your spot and to enjoy the pre-show fun provided by some of your Ridge Hill favorites and community partners. Activities start at 7PM and movies begin at sunset. This week's movie is "Toy Story" (rated G). FREE. Ridge Hill is off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.

Wednesday, 7/26, 6:30-8:30pm SummerFest 2017 Outdoor Concerts at Cross County Shopping Center

Bring your chairs and blankets to The Green in the center of the mall to enjoy FREE live music. This week's guest is Genessa & The Selena Experience. More info. FREE parking.

Wednesday, 7/26, 7pm 2017 Yonkers Summer Film & Concert Series

With more than 70 dynamic parks and playgrounds in Yonkers, there is no better way to spend your summer nights than to enjoy an outdoor movie or concert with family and friends. Music begins promptly at 7PM on Wednesday nights throughout the summer. Genres range from Jazz to Latin, to Pop, to Irish & Mexican Folk, Swing, R & B and more. The FREE and family-friendly series is open to children of all ages. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating. This week's concert is McLean Avenue Band with Irish Folk and Pop at Coyne Park & Playground at 777 McLean Ave and Old Jerome Ave.

Wednesday, 7/26, 7-9pm Music in the Square at Ridge Hill

This week's guest is The New Review with Funk and Soul. FREE. Ridge Hill is off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.

Thursday, 7/27, 6-8pm SummerFest 2017 Kids DJ Dance Parties at Cross County Shopping Center

Kids will dance, sing and have fun with WPLJ 95.5FM DJ Mike Allan. On The Green in the center of the mall. FREE dance party and FREE parking. More info.

Thursday, 7/27, at dusk 2017 Yonkers Summer Film & Concert Series

With more than 70 dynamic parks and playgrounds in Yonkers, there is no better way to spend your summer nights than to enjoy an outdoor movie or concert with family and friends. Movies are on Thursday evenings in July and August. The films begin at dusk at various locations throughout the City. All movies are family-friendly and are rated either PG or PG-13.The FREE series is open to children of all ages. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating. This week's movie is "Storks" at Lt. Roy McLaughlin Park at 375 Kneeland Ave.

Friday, 7/28, 6:30-8pm Friday Night Jazz Blues & More

See some of the area's best performers in the Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheatre right on the Hudson River next to the historic Yonkers Pier. This week's guest is Joe Boykin & Playing it Froward. FREE.Rain or shine. More info.

Friday, 7/28, 8pm Summer 2017 Amphitheater Events at the Hudson River Museum...Music, Movies, Comedy, and Drama

See singer songwriter Lucy Kaplansky. Popular record albums, successful gigs, and a penchant for bringing life's experiences to her soulful vocals make Kaplansky's performance a summer star billing. FREE. Doors open at 7:30pm. More info or 914.963.4550. The Amphitheater is on JFK Memorial Dr and Trevor Park. FREE parking at the JFK Marina, next door to the theater entrance.

Saturday, 7/29, 11am-12pm River Explorers Nature-Themed Programs for Curious Kids

Explore nature through arts and crafts. Ages 5-12. FREE but registration required. Contact Clara at riverexplorers1@gmail.com.

More info or 914.377.1900. At SLC Beczak Center for the Urban River, on the riverfront at 35 Alexander St, one block north of the Yonkers train station.
Saturday, 7/29, 2pm Talk & Tour at the Hudson River Museum, The Archivist's Eye: Sylvia Sleigh's "Invitation to a Voyage."

Visiting Associate Curator Giovanna Florino-Iannace, PhD, will give a tour of this full-mural installation, which chronicles days spent on the banks of the Hudson River with friends. Museum admission: $3-$6 (members FREE). Planetarium admission: $2-$4 (members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.

Saturday, 7/29, 2-4pm River Explorers Family Seining

Wade into the river to catch and release critters. All ages. FREE but registration required. Contact Clara at riverexplorers1@gmail.com. More info or 914.377.1900. At SLC Beczak Center for the Urban River, on the riverfront at 35 Alexander St, one block north of the Yonkers train station.

Saturday, 7/29, 2-4:30pm July Saturday Movies @ Your Library

See "The Space Between Us" (rated PG-13) about the first human born on Mars whi travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be. FREE. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.

Saturday 7/29, 7:30pm World Fest 2017, The 42nd Season of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council.

See live concerts under the stars at the beautiful and historic Untermyer Park. This week's show is Music from Eastern Europe performed by the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. Please bring your beach chairs or blankets. Go early to tour the Gardens. FREE admission and FREEparking all along the street. The park is at 945 North Broadway, just south of Executive Blvd.

Saturday, 7/29, 8pm Summer 2017 Amphitheater Events at the Hudson River Museum...Music, Movies, Comedy, and Drama. See "Edward Scissorhands."

The classic Tim Burton movie tells the story of Edward, an unfinished creation with scissor blades instead of real hands, who is taken in by a suburban family and finds life and love. PG-13. FREE. Doors open at 7:30pm. More infoor 914.963.4550. The Amphitheater is on JFK Memorial Dr and Trevor Park. FREE parking at the JFK Marina, next door to the theater entrance.

Tuesday, 8/1 National Night Out

The Yonkers Police Department will be participating in National Night Out in four Yonkers locations. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The four locations are: 1st Precinct at Andrus Field from 5:30-8:30pm, 2nd Precinct at Coyne Park from 6-9pm, 3rd Precinct at Sullivan's Oval, 5-8pm, and 4th Precinct at Kennedy Marina, 5-9pm. FREE entertainment, vendors, children's activities and FREE hand outs.

Wednesday, 8/2, 7pm 2017 Yonkers Summer Film & Concert Series

With more than 70 dynamic parks and playgrounds in Yonkers, there is no better way to spend your summer nights than to enjoy an outdoor movie or concert with family and friends. Music begins promptly at 7PM on Wednesday nights throughout the summer. Genres range from Jazz to Latin, to Pop, to Irish & Mexican Folk, Swing, R & B and more. The FREE and family-friendly series is open to children of all ages. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating. This week's concert is Sage with Jazz and Blues at Boo Wilson Park on Tuckahoe Rd at Runyon Ave.

Thursday, 8/3, at dusk 2017 Yonkers Summer Film & Concert Series

With more than 70 dynamic parks and playgrounds in Yonkers, there is no better way to spend your summer nights than to enjoy an outdoor movie or concert with family and friends. Movies will be screened on Thursday evenings in July and August. The films will begin at dusk at various locations throughout the City. All movies are family-friendly and are rated either PG or PG-13. The FREE series is open to children of all ages. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating. This week's movie is "Ghostbusters" at Pelton Park, corner of McLean and Van Cortlandt Park Aves.

Friday, 8/4, 5:30-8:30pm SummerFest 2017 Foodie Fridays at the Cross County Shopping Center

Enjoy food from both the Center's eateries (Applebee's, BGR the burger joint, Boston Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, CUPS Frozen Yogurt, Green Cube Café, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Panda Express, Panera Bread, Red Lobster, Red Mango, Shake Shack, T.G.I. Fridays) and area Food Trucks along with a live music from the Royal Khaoz band. A donation from Food Truck sales will be donated to support the Food Bank of Westchester. FREEparking.

Want to See the Yankees vs. Red Sox in a Luxury Suite at Yankee Stadium?

Yonkers Partners in Education's (YPIE) Yankee Raffle is back! Prize includes a Luxury Suite behind 1st base for 16 people, food and non-alcoholic beverages, and 3 VIP parking passes for the game on Saturday, 9/2, at 1:05pm. Great odds with only 300 tickets sold! Raffle ticket price $100. All proceeds support the YPIE students in the Yonkers Public Schools. The drawing is Tuesday, 8/22, at 5pm and winning ticket holder need not be present to win. To purchase tickets, call 914.377.4882 or email raffle@ypie.org.

Recurring Events

Fridays and Saturdays, 5-8pm, until 9/2 Planetarium Show

FREE admission to the Hudson River Museum. FREE Planetarium Show Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. More info.

Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Sunday Tours

Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Sunday Tours. Untermyer Park and Gardens is well on its way, once again, to being one of greatest historic gardens in North America. Please wear sturdy shoes. Cancelled if raining. Strollers not advised. Questions: 914.512.0436. Check website for tour subject, times and prices. Untermyer Park is at 945 North Broadway.

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, kids 10 and under. At 99 Dock St, on the Yonkers waterfront just north of the Yonkers Pier.

Thursdays, 4-7pm Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) River Riders Program.

Want to kayak or paddle-board on the Hudson River? YPRC provides all equipment and safety-trained volunteers in a protected cove at JFK Marina. FREE. No experience necessary. Adults & kids welcome. At the north end of JFK Park & Marina at 565 Warburton Ave, just north of the Hudson River Museum. More info.

Wednesdays-Sundays, 1pm and 3pm Glenview Tours

The Hudson River Museum's historic mansion has six restored Gilded-Age period rooms that reflect the lifestyle of its turn-of-the-century residents, the Trevor family. More info.

Fridays, 10am-4pm: Groundwork Hudson Valley's Get Fresh Farmers' Market

Hyper-locally grown fruit and produce, veggies from the Science Barge, baked goods, antibiotic-free meats, dairy and eggs, and other local vendors. Family activities: guided tours of Daylighted parks, Colonial-era games, interactive art and science activities, and musical performances. At Philipse Manor Hall at 29 Warburton Ave.

Nearby Performances of Yonkers Artists and Musicians

Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten Duyvil, a six-piece band of Yonkers musicians, plays original and cleverly recycled alternative folk, roots, traditional and acoustic music. They'll be performing on Friday, 7/21, at 6:30pm, at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC and on Saturday, 8/12, at 7:30pm, at Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia, NY. 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 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 their website.
Friday, 7/21, 7pmPizza and Pasta Night. (PHRC members only) Saturday, 7/29, 8pmKaraoke! (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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