Community Events Calendar

 
Thursday, 7/12, 6:30-8pm
SummerFest 2018 Annual Fireworks and Summer Concert at the Cross County Shopping Centerccsc summerfestSummerFest 2018 Outdoor Concerts at the Cross County Shopping Center. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy live bands throughout the summer. This week's guest is Who Loves You (Tribute to Jersey Boys and Frankie Valli). On the Green in the center of the mall. FREE event and FREE parking. More info.

Thursday, 7/12, 7-8:30pm
Summer Lecture Series on the Science. Barge. Unknown Palisade with Eric Nelson.eric nelson Mr. Nelson was hired as a seasonal employee at Palisades Interstate Park in NJ in 1992 and in 1998, he became a full time historical interpreter at the park. He oversees the parks historic Kearney House where he has helped to develop unique "living history" program based on the house's role as a 19th-century Hudson River tavern and homestead. He also supervises park publications including the NJPalisades.org website, brochures and interpretive signs. Cookies and cider will be served. $5 suggested donation. On the Barge at 99 Dock St, on the waterfront, just north of the Yonkers Pier.
Thursday, 7/12, dusk Mayor Spano's Summer Film & Concert Series during July and August.peter rabbitMovies are shown on Thursday evenings and begin at dusk. All movies are family-friendly and are rated either PG or PG-13. Wednesday night live concerts start promptly at 7pm. Genres range from Jazz to Latin, to Pop, Swing, R & B and more. This family-friendly series is open to children of all ages. FREE. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating. This week's movie is "Peter Rabbit" and is at Wakefield Park at 167 Bronx River Rd.
Friday, 7/13, 6:30-8pm Yonkers Waterfront Live Concert Seriesmesha steeleEvery Friday all summer long June through August, see live performances at the Waterfront Amphitheatre next to the Yonkers Pier. This week's guest is Mesha Steele, a sultry songstress with a dynamic and captivating voice as well as keen songwriting skills. From her very first notes, you immediately get the sense that you are listening to a singer who is very confident, experienced and definitely talented. Her sound is unique and compelling. FREE. More info. At the Waterfront Amphitheater next to the Yonkers Pier. 
Friday, 7/13, 8pm Summer Amphitheater Series at Hudson River Museum
katie linnaneEnjoy a diverse selection of entertainment under the stars. FREE music, Drama & Magic in the outdoor amphitheater with stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades. This week, see Traditional Irish Music and Dance with Katie Linnane and Friends. This NYC-based group will perform a 70-minute set of Irish traditional music and dance. Featured performers are Katie Linnane on fiddle, Cleek Schrey on hardanger fiddle and Stuart Jackson on the uillean pipes. The Museum also offers FREE admission to the museum Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm and FREEPlanetarium shows every Friday at 7pm through 9/1. Food trucks and parking on site. More info. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
Saturday, 7/14, 8am Yonkers Triyakathon, A Run/Walk, Bike and Kayak Eventyonkers triIt's a 2-mile run/walk along the Yonkers waterfront and daylighted Saw Mill River, a 10-mile bike ride up Warburton Ave, and a 1-mile paddle on the Hudson River in kayaks provided by the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club. The event begins and ends at the Beczak Environmental Center and includes lunch following all the activities. Registration starts at 8am at Beczak, 35 Alexander St, with the run/walk scheduled to begin at 9am. Registration is $35. More information and register HERE. Co-sponsored by the Yonkers Bike Club, the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club, and Yonkers on the Move.
Saturday, 7/14, 11am-3pmRiver Explorers at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB)
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A hands-on nature program for curious kids. From 11am-12pm: Nature-themed lessons and craft activities. Learn about predatory/prey relationships in the Hudson and make Predator Puppets. From 1-3pm: Family seining. Wade into the Hudson Rier to catch and release critters (fishing with a net in waders). FREE but registration is required at riverexplorers1@gmail.com or 914.377.1900 x13. This program continues through the fall. CURB is at 35 Alexander St, just one block north of the Yonkers Train Station. 
Saturday, 7/14, 12-4pmFamily Fun Day at Tibbetts Brook Park
tibbetts fun dayMusic, dance, fun and games all afternoon. FREE admission with pool fee. Tibbetts Brook Park is on Midland Ave midway between Yonkers and McLean Aves.
Saturday, 7/14, 2-4pmCity of Water Daycity of water 2018City of Water Day, now in its eleventh year, is an annual festival organized by the Waterfront Alliance to get people to, on, and in New York Harbor and its surrounding waterways. In Yonkers, City of Water Day is being celebrated on the Science Barge with music, games and live animals. FREE. The Barge is at 99 Dock St, just north of the Yonkers Pier.
Saturday, 7/14, 2-6pmYonkers Parks Dayparks day
Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month at four Yonkers Parks: Kinsley Park, Cerrato Park, Ann Vizzini Park and McLaughlin Park. Each of the four park locations will include arts and crafts, music, refreshments, sports including badminton, volleyball, relay races, and much more, FREEfor all Yonkers residents. The park locations are: Kinsley Park at Park & Chase Aves, Cerrato Park at Riverdale Ave at Vark St, Annette Vizzini Park at Mile Square Rd at Little John Pl, and Lt. Roy McLaughlin Park at Kneeland & Teresa Aves.
Saturday, 7/14, 7:30pmWorldFest 2018 Summer Concert SeriesCT balletThis week the Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents Connecticut Ballet and Summer Dance Caravan. This perennial UPAC audience favorite returns to our beautiful park with four separate ballets, performed by an amazing cast of international soloists. The show will feature a world premiere by Eve Chan, accompanied by classical ballet and works by George Balanchine and Darrell Grand-Moultrie.  Outdoors under the stars in historic Untermyer Park. Bring blankets or chairs and go early to tour the Gardens before the concert. FREE. Looks like rain? Call 914.375.3435 after 2pm Saturday for rain site info. Untermyer Park is at 945 North Broadway with plenty of on-street parking.

Saturday, 7/14, 8pmSummer Amphitheater Series at Hudson River Museum
fjk danceEnjoy a diverse selection of entertainment under the stars. FREE music, Drama & Magic in the outdoor amphitheater with stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades. This week, see FJK Dance. "Untold," a new production by this contemporary dance company layers ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics with contemporary ballet and ballroom movements, while incorporating sculpture and graphic design. The Museum also offers FREE admission to the museum Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm and FREE Planetarium shows every Friday at 7pm through 9/1. Food trucks and parking on site. More info. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
Monday, 7/16, 7pmMovie Mondays at Ridge Hill
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This week, see "Paddington." Bring your chairs and blankets for films and fun. Pre-show activities begin at 7pm. Movies begin at sunset. FREE. On the South Lawn by Whole Foods at Ridge Hill, off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
Wednesday, 7/18, 10amBookworm Wednesdays at Showcase Cinema de Lux at Ridge Hill
trollsEach Wednesday, they'll play a special family movie and admission is FREE with the submission of a simple one-page book report. Children who are not yet able to read are asked to draw a picture about a story someone has read to them. In addition to the movie, a weekly drawing will be held each week. Three randomly selected winners will each receive a book and a movie ticket. Just bring a book report with you to the Bookworm Wednesdays movie and that's your price of admission! This Wednesday's movie is "Trolls." See the Summer Reading Guide HEREand Book Report Form HERE. The theater is at Ridge Hill, off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
Wednesday, 7/18, 4-7:30pmRiverRiders FREE Program
riverridersThe Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) brings back its popular program for all to try kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on the Hudson River. This is your chance to try kayaking and paddle boarding and all you have to do is show up. What's provided by the YPRC: kayaks, paddle boards, paddles, life jackets and experienced guides. What to bring: hat, swimsuit, water shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. YPRC members and non-members are welcome, no experience required, must be 6 years and older to participate. Offered every Wednesday through 8/31 at the JFK Marina on JFK Memorial Dr off Warburton Ave, just north of the Hudson River Museum. More info.
Wednesday, 7/18, 7pmMayor Spano's Summer Film & Concert Series
cherish ladiesMayor Spano's Summer Film & Concert Series during July and August. Wednesday night live concerts start promptly at 7pm. Genres range from Jazz to Latin, to Pop, Swing, R & B and more. Movies are shown on Thursday evenings and begin at dusk. All movies are family-friendly and are rated either PG or PG-13. This 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 Cherish the Ladies with Irish/Folk Music at Coyne Park & Playground at 777 McLean Ave and Old Jerome Ave.
Thursday, 7/19, 6:30-8pmSummerFest 2018 Outdoor Concerts at the Cross County Shopping Center

rubix cubeBring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy live bands throughout the summer. This week's guest is Rubix Kube (80's band)). On the Green in the center of the mall. FREE event and FREEparking. More info.
Thursday, 7/19, 6:30-8:30pmYonkers Arts, Arts Speak Featuring Vinnie Bagwell
vinny bagwellVinnie is a powerful visual storyteller for African diaspora through portrayal of historical events. She will introduce her "Enslaved Africans Rain Garden" project at this engagement and speak as well to her general career. The "Enslaved Africans Rain Garden" will be installed on the Yonkers riverfront. This project is a collection of five figures representing enslaved Africans who lived in Philipse Manor in the late 1700's and were among the first to be released from slavery by law in the United States. The "Enslaved Africans Rain Garden" project, led by Vinnie for the City of Yonkers, commemorates the legacy of the first enslaved Africans manumitted by law (New York State) in the United States, 79 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. FREE. At Philipse Manor Hall at 29 Warburton Ave.
Thursday, 7/19, 7-8:30pmSummer Lecture Series on the Science Barge. Basic Hydroponics and Aquaponics with Jennifer Sloan
hydroponicsCookies and cider will be served. $5 suggested donation. On the Barge at 99 Dock St, on the waterfront, just north of the Yonkers Pier.
Thursday, 7/19, duskMayor Spano's Summer Film & Concert Series
cocoMayor Spano's Summer Film & Concert Series during July and August. Movies are shown on Thursday evenings and begin at dusk. All movies are family-friendly and are rated either PG or PG-13. Wednesday night live concerts start promptly at 7pm. Genres range from Jazz to Latin, to Pop, Swing, R & B and more. This FREE and family-friendly series is open to children of all ages. Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating. This week's movie is "Coco" and is at Fay Park at 428 Hawthorne Ave.
Friday, 7/20, 6:30-8pmYonkers Waterfront Live Concert Series 
waterfront liveEvery Friday all summer long June through August, see live performances at the Waterfront Amphitheatre next to the Yonkers Pier. This week's guest is Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute BandFREEMore info. At the Waterfront Amphitheater next to the Yonkers Pier.
Friday, 7/20, 7pm, Saturday, 7/21, 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday, 7/22, 3pmLittle Radicals Theatrics Presents "Ragtime."
ragtimeSee the wildly theatrical, moving, and innovative retelling of one of musical theater's most celebrated contemporary classics. Set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, a trifecta of inspiring tales are woven together united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future, as the original melting pot is on the verge of boiling over. Together they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. Featuring an incredible cast of actors from age 11 to 70+, this beautiful production is appropriate for all ages. Advance tickets from $10-$22. At the door $13-$25. Purchase tickets HERE or by calling 800.838.3006. At the Will Library at 1500 Central Park Ave, just south of Tuckahoe Rd.
Leaf Blower Ban In Effect
leaf blower banAs of 6/1, Yonkers Gas-Powered Leaf Lower Ban is in effect until 9/30. The City bans the use of gas-powered leaf blowers to help protect the public health during summer months. Electric or battery-operated blowers are fine. To report violations during regular business hours, call Code Enforcement at 914.377.6888. After hours, call the YPD at 914.377.7900. Help keep the air we all breath as clean as possible.
 

Recurring Events:

 

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 for kids 10 and under. The barge is at 99 Dock St, on the Yonkers waterfront just north of the Yonkers Pier.
Every Sunday Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Sunday Tours The gardens are undergoing a dramatic restoration and renaissance. See the greatest Persian garden, the tree-lined Vista down to the Hudson, The Temple of Love with dramatic waterfalls. Check website for tour subject, times and prices. Untermyer Park is at 945 North Broadway.
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.
Every Sunday Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Sunday Tours The gardens are undergoing a dramatic restoration and renaissance. See the greatest Persian garden, the tree-lined Vista down to the Hudson, The Temple of Love with dramatic waterfalls. Check website for tour subject, times and prices. Untermyer Park is at 945 North Broadway.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1-2pm and 3-4pm Glenview Tours. Walk through Hudson River Museum's historic home featuring the Great Hall, Sitting Room, Parlor, Dining Room, Ebony Library, and Yonkers favorite dollhouse Nybelwyck Hall. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
Sky shows at the Andrus PlanetariumThe only public planetarium in Westchester County. At the Hudson River Museum. More info about the shows and schedule or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.

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. 
PHRC Member Events:
Friday, 7/13, 7pm: Friday Night BBQ, Mediterranean Night
Sunday, 7/15, 9:30am: Breakfast at Wimbledon
Saturday, 7/28, 4-9pm: Family Luau Party 
Fridays during summer: Family BBQ's

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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