Out of Here — Activities Outside of Rye
Compiled by Robin Jovanovich
Head to Rosedale Nurseries in Hawthorne this weekend, from 9-5:30, to stock up on native plants, and, while you’re there, learn more about them at free talks. The talks include: Hot Plants for Butterflies, Native Plants for Shady Areas, Trees That Attract Wildlife, and Plants and Best Practices for the Fall Native Garden.
A percentage of sales will go to The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College. Members receive a 10% discount at Rosedale. Not a member? Stop by the Native Plant Center information table and join for same-day rewards.
Romare Bearden, <River Mist,> 1962, mixed media
Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, NY
The Other Romare Bearden
Largely unknown abstract works by Romare Bearden are the focus of an exhibit that opens today at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase. The 20th-century artist is best known for his uniquely textured collages evoking the history, culture, richness and tension of the African-American experience, which are found in every major museum collection in the country.
The Neuberger show reveals a startling body of work he produced throughout the 1950s and early 1960s comprised of exquisite, fully-abstract watercolors, oil paintings, and mixed media collages. Most of that work is largely unknown; that is about to change.
“Romare Bearden: Abstraction” runs through December 22. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12-5.
Food for Thought
Manhattanville College in Purchase is hosting a Food Justice Festival, complete with workshops, panel discussions, and garden demonstrations, from 9-5. Be inspired by chef/writer/advocate Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, learn how to create an edible garden, and hear experts on food policy and action.
For more information, call 323-5239 or visit community.mville.edu/mfa.
Art with Heart
Yolanda Sánchez, <A Verdant Heart>, 2017, oil on canvas
A solo show of new paintings by Cuban-born artist Yolanda Sánchez opens at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, with a reception from 6:30-8. “A Verdant Heart” features seven new large-scale paintings from the artist’s Miami studio.
“Sánchez continues the legacy of painters such as Franz Kline, Brice Marden, and Cy Twombly,” notes director Kenise Barnes. “The expert cadence of her brushstroke communicates unheard rhythms and the harmonies of opposing forces.”
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5:30. For information, visit KBFA.com.
Puttin’ on the Dog
Pets, and the people who love them, won’t want to miss the 30th annual Adopt a Dog festival at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich from 10-4:30. In addition to fun canine competitions, families will be able to find the perfect pup to adopt, as well as enjoy exciting demonstrations, lots of food truck delights, and activities to keep the kids busy.
Greenwich Library is pleased to announce the return of Dr. Mark Schenker with a new Playwrights Lecture Series, which begins tonight from 7-8 in the Library Meeting Room. In his first lecture, he will give patrons insight into one of Shakespeare’s early plays, “The Comedy of Errors.” In this tale of two sets of twins accidently separated at birth, mistaken identity, puns, and word plays rule.
The series continues with a discussion of “Much Ado About Nothing” October 19, and Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” November 16.
A dean at Yale College, Schenker has lectured on literature and film for over 25 years and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. In 2001, he received the Wilbur Cross Award from the Connecticut Humanities Council.
The series is open to all at no charge. Register using the Library’s online calendar at www.greenwichlibrary.org.
Jonathan Spector, Surf Photographer
The Artful Weekend
The 56th annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will be held from 10-5, rain or shine. Rated one of the top 50 fine art and craft fairs in the country, the show continues its long tradition of showcasing fresh and diverse art. The works of over 189 artists from 29 states, Israel, and Canada, will be featured.
In addition, there will be fun under a big-top tent for the kids: interactive programs courtesy of The Harvey School, creative exploration inspired by the Neuberger Museum’s permanent collection, and more.
Admission is $12, $10 for seniors, free for children. For more information, visit www.rmonkoutdoorartshow.org.