Community Events Calendar

 
Friday, 5/17, through Sunday, 5/19
6th Annual Yonkers Arts 
yonkers arts weekend6th Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend is an urban arts festival and a celebration of the thriving and diverse arts community in the City of Yonkers. Hundreds of local, regional and international artists, artisans, painters, fashion designers, photographers, sculptors, craftsmen, musicians, filmmakers, new media specialists, and other artists will converge on Yonkers to showcase their work at Yonkers Arts Weekend. The venues will include Sawyer Place (45 Main St), Yonkers Riverfront Library Atrium (I Larkin Plaza), Warburton Galerie (16 Warburton Ave), YoHo Artists Studio and Carpet Mills Art District (540-578 Nepperhan Ave), Untermyer Park and Gardens (945 North Broadway), US&U Gallery (66 Main St), Pop Up Galleries(45 Main St, 86 Main St), Riverfront Art Gallery (1 Larkin Plaza), Hudson River Museum (511 Warburton Ave), YOHO Artists (540-578 Nepperhan Ave), Blue Door Art Center (13 Riverdale Ave), Philipse Manor Hall (19 Warburton Ave), and CURB (35 Alexander St). All events are FREE
 
The City of Yonkers will provide FREE shuttle bus service to transport visitors to Yonkers Arts Weekend venues. As parking is limited, visitors are strongly encouraged to utilize the shuttle service. The shuttle locations are: in front of Van der Donck Park across from the Yonkers Train Station, the Carpet Mills Art District, Hudson River Museum, and Untermyer Park and Gardens. They will run from 12-5pm both days. More info about the schedule for each day, discounts from participating restaurants, transportation, visitor info, workshops, special events and more HERE.
 
Friday, 5/17, 7-9pm YAWBASH 2019!dog in easter costume
Join YoFiFest for their annual YAWBASH to kick off Yonkers Arts Weekend.. Complimentary Snacks, Giveaways, Special Pricing on select food and drink all night. FREE admission. At Yonkers Brewing Co at 92 Main St in the Trolley Barn on Yonkers Waterfront. Sponsored by 66 Main and your first pint is compliments of YoFiFest (for the first 100 people). More info.
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Saturday, 5/18, and Sunday, 5/19, 9am-4pm Park Hill Spring Tag Sale
park hill sign cherryAs the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." So true and there will be lots of treasures available at this huge neighborhood tag sale. Pick up maps at various places throughout the neighborhood (Rumsey Rd runs right down the center off Park Hill). FREEadmission. Rain or shine.
Saturday, 5/18, 10am-3:30pm 2019 Spring Family Fun Day at CURB
seining2019 Spring Family Fun Day at CURB, a day of FREE programs. From 10am-12pm: Hudson River Seining. Wade into the river with a seine net to catch and release critters (ages 5+). From 12-2pm: Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE). Children are invited to make creations using natural and recycled materials and lots of imagination. From 2:30-3:30pm: Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Presents The Teen Touring Drama Company of Youth Theatre Interactions performing "A Tribute to Langston Hughes." CURB is at 35 Alexander St, just one block north of the Yonkers Train Station. 
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Saturday, 5/18, and Sunday, 5/19, 12-5pm 16th Annual YOHO Artists Open Studio Weekend and the Carpet Mills Arts District (CMAD) Festival
yoho artsYou'll have the opportunity to shop the work of over 60 artists from YOHO Open Studios who work with an array of mediums from jewelry, fiber, glass, and ceramics, to filmmaking, photography, watercolor, mixed media and tattooing. This FREE event offers attendees the opportunity to explore hundreds of pieces of artwork created by artists local to the Yonkers art scene, interact with art and artists, immerse themselves in music and dance, participate in family-friendly activities, workshops, experience a wide selection of quality food and beverages and encounter all that the city of Yonkers has to offer. At 578 Nepperhan Ave. Shuttle bus from Metro North Yonkers RR Station and FREE parking at YOHO Open Studios at parking lot off Lake Avenue between Nepperhan Avenue and Saw Mill River Rd and across on Nepperhan Ave. PART OF YONKERS ARTS WEEKEND
Saturday, 5/18, 12-5pm Black is Beautiful at the Hudson River Museumhrm black beautifulThroughout the day, enjoy art and science workshops for all ages, dance and purchase delicious soul food. Join programs 
inspired by the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s and celebrate the cultural accomplishments of African Americans across a variety of media. From 12:30-4:30pm: Family Studio Art. At 12:30pm: Planetarium Show. From 1-4pm: Drop In & Draw. Learn how to create your own persuasive work of art with artist Kay Douglas. From 1-4pm: Pop-Up Readings by Junior Docents of celebrated writers and storytellers like Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, and Maya Angelou. From 1:30-2:30pm: African and Modern Dance Performances by Youth Theater Interactions that are inspired by paintings on loan from Art Bridges. At 2pm: Planetarium. From 3-4pm: 1960's and 1970's Philadelphia R&B songs by Kaira. At 3:30pm: Planetarium Show. All day: Dance to DJ Delon, who plays music inspired by the Black Arts Movement and purchase delicious Soul Food by Sistah Gurls CateringMore info or 914.963.4550.  FREE general admission. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
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Saturday, 5/18, and Sunday, 5/19, 12-5pm Yonkers Artist Showcase Pop Up Gallery
yonkers artist showcaseYonkers Artist Showcase Pop Up Gallery hosted by Yonkers Arts. The 11th edition of the Yonkers Artist Showcase is a group exhibition featuring the work of 78 artists working, living, or connected to Yonkers. This year's edition is anticipating the highest participation rate of artists and new artists to the series than any previous edition of the Showcase. The range of styles and mediums and quality are sure to delight any visitor, and pride of Yonkers is guaranteed to be the lasting impression. FREE. At 86 Main St at street level.
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Saturday, 5/18, and Sunday, 5/19, 12-5pm Earth DayART COLLECTORS EXPOArt Collector's Expo is 
an entirely new sector exclusively dedicated to promoting affordable art, honoring artisans and emerging artists, encouraging collectors at all price points, and creating an inclusive and accessible market for both. Local and Yonkers-based artists will be selling their multi-media works -- ranging from photographs, watercolor, paintings, collage, embroidered objects, wearable art, and more! FREE admission.
At Sawyer Place at 45 Main St.
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Saturday, 5/18, 12-4:30pm Transformations Group Exhibit at the Community Gallery of Philipse Manor Hall
pmh art gallerySee Photographs by Sam DeRosa-Farag, Monoprints by Philip Feller, Mixed Media Collage by Laurie Miller Hornik, and Collage by Sheila Perelman. FREE. The historic Manor Hall is at 29 Warburton Ave.
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Saturday, 5/18, 12-5pm The Yes Yonkers Community Quilt Reveal & Fashion Show
quilt revealArtists Evan Bishop and Katori Walker devised the idea for this art project when they considered the history of quilt making and its collaborative process. Awarded a 2018 Yonkers Arts Initiative Individual Artist grant by ArtsWestchester, these panels are stitched together to create the largest piece of art in Yonkers history. This all-inclusive community art project was designed to celebrate Yonkers, family, life, and unity. Each participant was encouraged to create art, write a message, or share positive words on a 10-inch square canvas swatch. At 12pm: Viewing of the Quilt. From 1-2:30pm: Models Catwalk every 30 min. At 3pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. At 3:20pm: 2nd Models CatwalkFREE. At the Riverfront Art Gallery in the Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Plaza.
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Saturday, 5/18, 1-5pm Blue Door Art Center Community Doodle Board
bd yawJoin the Blue Door Art Center to participate in theirCommunity Doodle Board where they will create a collaborative work. Stop by and add your contribution to the doodle and see the current Mt Saint Vincent Exhibition or participate in the poetry workshop. FREEMore info or 914.375.5100. Blue Door is at 13 Riverdale Ave. just south of Main St.
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Saturday, 5/18, 1:30-3pm Downtown Sounds with the Carlos Jimenez Mambo Quintet
downtown soundsUntermyer Performing Arts Council celebrates Yonkers Arts Weekend with the Carlos Jimenez Mambo Quintet. Enjoy the sizzle of the sounds of Mambo mixed with a little bit of jazz, while exploring Yonkers vibrant Downtown and the Downtown Galleries. FREE. At 86 Main St.
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Saturday, 5/18, 2-5pm Open House at St. Johns Episcopal Church
st johnsSee Yonkers First Church founded in 1693. At 2pm: Guided Tour with Yonkers Historian Angelique Piwinski. At 3pm: Vocal Concert by Tenor Jason Slayden. At 4pm: Refreshments and Open House. This is your chance to see a church that was built 325 years ago with a newly restored bell that was made by an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln and was the first bell to ever ring in the city of Yonkers. Tour and open house are FREE, $20 suggestion donation for the concert. The church is at 1 Hudson St.
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Saturday, 5/18, 3pm Yonkers Philharmonic Concertyonkes philharmonicYonkers Philharmonic Concert celebrates the winners of the Concerto Competition as they perform together.  As usual, it is an exceptional group of young musicians, who either live or take lessons in Westchester. Robert Sherman acts as emcee.  Winners: Bethany Bobbs (cello), Juling Wang (violin), Sofia Ricciarini (soprano), Miranda Margulis-Ohnuma (oboe),Elizabeth Chun (violin), and Brian Zhou (English horn). FREEadmission. More info: 914.410.0151. At Saunders High School at 185 Palmer Rd.
 
Saturday, 5/18, and Sunday, 5/19, 12-5pm Pop Up Gallery Collective Intersection
Pop Up Gallery Collective Intersection is a group show that brings together members of multiple individual artist collectives in one venue. This format presents a cross pollination of creative ideas and encourages artist to interrelate, becoming an incubator for co-habitation of the space. FREE. At Sawyer Place at 45 Main St.
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Sunday, 5/19, 12-5pmChildren's Arts Workshops by Savitachildren arts workshopFor 
ages 3-6 yrs: Paper Quilling house workshop, 3D clay bird sculptures and fantasy tree paintings. For ages 7-12 years: butterfly paper Quilling craft, 3D clay fish sculpture, and sunset acrylic painting. For ages 13-16: Pet drawing workshop, dream catcher workshop, and New York skyline acrylic painting. FREE. First come, first served. At Sawyer Place at 45 Main St.
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Sunday, 5/19, 2-3pmBringing Art and Dance Together
yaw danceEnjoy a performance of a variety of dance styles inside the gallery, from modern to Indian to Irish, bringing art and dance together. Dancers from the Dance Gallery, the Golding Academy and Lalitha Cosme Dance will perform. FREE. At Warburton Galerie at 16 Warburton Ave.
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Saturday, 5/18, 11:30amService of Blessing & Gratitude for Yonkers First Respondersyonekers fireHoly Trinity Orthodox Church will offer a Prayer Service followed by yonkers policeBlessing of Police and Fireand all public service vehicles. At 46 Seymour St (Trinity Plaza off Ashburton Ave). After the service, enjoy outdoor Food Truck lunch and dessert. Come out and show your thanks to all our dedicated First Responders. FREE. More info: 914.965.6815.

Sunday, 5/19, 9am-12pmOpening Day for Yonkers Bike Club (YBC)
bike dayJoin YBC for a short ride and some lunch at Tibbetts Brook Park. Meet up with past riding partners and meet some new ones. FREE. Tibbetts Brook Park is on Midland Ave between McLean and Yonkers Aves.
 


Sunday, May 19, 12-5pmKite Festival at the Hudson River Museumhrm moon beamsEnjoy kite-making and art workshops for all ages during this perennial favorite. From 12:30-4:30pm:Make your own bird kite to fly around in the courtyard. At 12:30pm: Planetarium Show. From 12:30-4:30pm:Create a visual representation of the movement of kites in the wind in a drip painting workshop. From 1-4pm: Family Studio Art. From1:30-3:30pm:Come together to create images of the kite-filled sky in a drop-in workshop with Teresa Pereira. At 2pm and 3:30pm: Planetarium Show. All day: Dance to DJ Delon. Plus, from 1:30-4:30pm: Kites in Motion facilitates contests with exciting 1st-place prizes for winners! Highest Angle Kite Contest (youth and adults) at 1:30pm. 50 Yard Dash Contest (kids only) at 2pm. Highest Angle Kite Contest (youth and adults) at 2:30pm. 50 Yard Dash Contest (kids only) at 2:30pm. Most Unusual Kite Contest (adults) at 4pm. FREEgeneral admission all day. More info or 914.963.4550.  The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
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Saturday, 5/18, 1:30-3pmUntermyer Performing Arts Council Celebrates Yonkers Arts Weekend at Untermyer Park.
jazz bidJazz in the Park. See The Lee Marvin Trio, an eclectic trio that combines vocal and instrumental music inspired by world music, jazz, blues and an inclusive worldview. From 1:30-2:30pm: Art in the Park. Plein air art sessions and sweet music. Please bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Come early and tour the gardens. FREE. Untermyer Gardens is at 945 North Broadway.
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Sunday, 5/19, 1-2pmVento Trio at Yonkers Arts Weekendvento trioVento Trio plays jazzy chamber music of the Americas, from classics to Brazilian music. The director of the group, Janet, plays the bassoon and is joined by Kevin on flute, and Sarah on clarinet. Vento Trio has performed extensively throughout the NY metropolitan area, at conferences of Chamber Music America and the International Double Reed Society, the Festival de Música de Londrina in Brazil, and Fou de Bassoon in France. FREE. At Warburton Galerie at 16 Warburton Ave.
PART OF YONKERS ARTS WEEKEND
Trio plays jazzy chamber music of the Americas, from classics to Brazilian music. The director of the group, Janet, plays the bassoon and is joined by Kevin on flute, and Sarah on clarinet. Vento Trio has performed extensively throughout the NY metropolitan area, at conferences of Chamber Music America and the International Double Reed Society, the Festival de Música de Londrina in Brazil, and Fou de Bassoon in France. FREE. At Warburton Galerie at 16 Warburton Ave.
PART OF YONKERS ARTS WEEKEND

 
Sunday, 5/19, 1;30-3pmJazz in the Park at Untermyer Park
untermyer poolEnjoy the sweet lyrical sounds of soft and sultry blues of the Eric Lesser Blues Band while strolling through gorgeous Untermyer Park and Gardens. Please bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. FREE. At 945 North Broadway.
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Thursday, 5/23, 9amYoga for Yogisyoga for yogisInstructor Mandy Engelke shows you how to strengthen, tone and increase flexibility. Bring your own mat to this moderately-paced class. FREE. At the Crestwood Library at at 16 Thompson St.
 
Friday, 5/24, 4-7pmGameNight in the Daylight 3-Corner of Nepperhan Ave and New Maingame nightBring your family out to relax in the new park, play GIANT outdoor games, listen to music and have lots of outdoor fun. There will be face-painting and a wide assortment of games including giant jenga, giant chess and lawn bowling. And let's not forget spring essentials like chalk, bubbles and hula-hoops. This event is FREE and open to all ages.
 
 

Recurring Events:

Every Saturday, 8am Park Hill Walking Group people walkingJoin your neighbors for a healthy and congenial walk around the neighborhood. All ages welcome. FREE. Meet at the corner of Park Hill Ave and Van Cortlandt Park Ave.
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 Friday, 3:30-5pm The Riverfront Art Gallery's High School Teen Art Club, Neo, Meets riverfront art galleryThe Riverfront Art Gallery's High School Teen Art Club, Neo, Meets to create and discuss art and the Gallery provides support for teens interested in the arts and to plan for the spring multi-media fashion, film and visual art showcase. FREE. On 4th floor of Riverfront Library, across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
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.
Every Sunday Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Tours untermyer poolThe gardens are undergoing a dramatic restoration and renaissance. See the walled Persian garden, the tree-lined Vista down to the Hudson, The Temple of Love with dramatic waterfalls and more. At 945 North Broadway. More info re tours and times HERE.
Sundays 5/19, 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 10am-2pm Bicycle Sundays bikerThe Bronx River Pkwy is closed to allow bicyclists, skaters, joggers and walkers to cruise over 6.5 miles of the parkway without worrying about vehicular traffic. Begins at Exit 4 (Scarsdale Rd) and ends at County Center in White Plains. FREEMore 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 website.

Friday, 5/24, 7pm: Italian Night
Saturday, 5/25, 11am: The Pool Opens
Saturday, 5/25, 1pm: Meet and Greet the Tennis Pro
Sunday, 5/26, 9:30am: Memorial Day Fun Tennis Tournament
Sunday, 5/26, 1pm: Memorial Day BBQ
Thursday, 5/30, 7:30pm: Vinyl Nights
Thursday, 6/137:30pm: Vinyl Nights
Thursday, 6/207:30pm: Vinyl Nights
Thursday, 6/27, 7:30pm: Vinyl Nights
 
 
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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