Compiled by Janice Llanes Fabry
This Weekend 9.15.18
Join thousands of volunteers in the annual global effort to rid shorelines of trash and debris. Do your part at Read Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday at 10.
Metropolitan Museum of Art expert Michael Norris will present the changing world of Picasso at the Rye library on Saturday from 10:30-12. He will focus on the artist’s work exhibited at the Met, from his teenage years through his experimentation with Cubism.
A restorative yoga and Reiki session will be offered at Wainwright House on Saturday from 1-3. Quiet the nervous system and open up to physical and emotional healing. This workshop will be held monthly.
The fee is $40 for members, $45 non-members. Packages are available. Register at wainwright.org.
Celebrate MAC Angels’ new location in Port Chester at a gathering at the Port Chester Station House Sunday from 3-5.
Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit MAC Angels, which supports families with ALS.
Fall Family Festival
Jay Day is back at the Jay Heritage Center September 23 from 11-3. Part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, the outdoor community event celebrates American culture and traditions with live music from Bach to Rock, art by Varin Acevado, and “Dragon Masters” author Tracey West.
Enjoy the sights and tastes of autumn with sample bites from Souvlaki and Burger Trucks, Waffle Box, Melt Mobile, Jimmy’s Soft Serve, Reed’s Ginger Brew, Virgil’s Natural Sodas, and ABC cakes. Pied Piper Pony rides, crafts, vendors, and historical house tours offer something for everyone.
Admission is $40 per family, $10 for individuals. For tickets or more information about attending or volunteering, email email@example.com.
<<Arts & Entertainment>>
The Whole Picture
The exhibit of Dennis A. Dilmaghani’s black-and-white photography exhibit is on view at the Rye library through the end of the month. The artist suggests that “photography provides a means of capturing the grace of the natural or man-made world and presenting my interpretation in tangible form.”
Tour de Force
The Rye Arts Center is offering a tour of the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation in Mount Kisco on September 17 from 11-1. It was established as an educational resource to increase public awareness about works by self-taught contemporary and emerging artists.
The fee is $35 with a discount for members. Sign up at ryeartscenter.org.
No Small Wonder
A small works exhibition and fundraiser will be held at The Rye Arts Center from September 20 through October 27. At mini receptions every Thursday from 5-7, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists.
Proceeds will be donated to the Center’s outreach programs.
In a Funk
Head to a jazz concert at The Rye Arts Center on September 21 from 8-9 when John Fumasoli brings out his ten-piece funk fusion band, The Jones Factor. They will be joined by award-winning guitarist and composer Chieli Minucci.
Buy general admission tickets at ryeartscenter.org. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door; $30/$35 for members.
The Little Tramp
On Mondays at noon, the Rye library is offering a video series celebrating entertainers. Bring a snack and enjoy the life of famed silent film star “Chaplin” on September 24. “Yankee Doodle Dandy” about Broadway composer George M. Cohan, is next on October 8.
Word of Honor
A special dedication of the 14-foot public art work, <Cope>, a steel sculpture by Damien Vera, will be held at Rye Town Park September 24 from 5:30-7. At the Rye Arts Center occasion, Gail Harrison Roman will be honored for her years of generosity, advocacy, and scholarship. For more information, visit ryeartscenter.org.
Add Fuel to the Fire
Get creative at Rye Arts Center’s ceramic studio Tuesdays from 9-12 starting September 25. Beginners and pros alike will have the opportunity to work in an open studio without distraction.
Clay will be for sale and sculpture tools available. Firing fees apply. For details, contact Adam Levi at 967-0700, ext. 24, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr.
Singing the Blues
Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr. will present a lecture and concert, “Racism, Reconciliation, and the Blues”, at the Rye library September 27 at 7. They will examine how the blues developed from “race music” to rock-n-roll, covering American history, racism, and their Southern heritage in the mix.
The duo will perform and discuss how their own music can be a healing and a key factor in reconciling differences.
<<For a Good Cause>>
Make a Run for It
Head to Oakland Beach as a participant or a runner for the Westchester Triathlon September 22 and 23. Now in its 35th year, all net proceeds from this premier Olympic distance race are donated to charities. Among the charities supported are the MAC Angels, which supports families with ALS, Soul Ryeders, which supports all those affected by cancer, and the Rye YMCA, which offers vital programs and services to the entire community.
Fees run from $65 for a child to $325 for an Olympic relay team. For more information and to register, visit westchestertriathlon.org.
<<Talks, Workshops, & Just for Fun>>
Wainwright House is offering a ten-week Positive Parenting course on Tuesdays beginning September 18 from 9:30-10:30. Designed for parents and caregivers who want to have a toolbox of skills and strategies to manage day-to-day challenges.
Topics to be covered by instructor Ann Magalhaes include: developing a child’s motivation and confidence; managing emotions; improving communication and behavior; passing on values; using positive discipline; and fostering independence.
The fee is $495 for members, $550 non-members. Register at wainwright.org.
A monthly wellness lecture series begins at Wainwright House on September 20 from 7-8:30. Mindfulness and Meditation teacher Sangeeta Bansal, Ph.D., will introduce participants to a regular practice of mindfulness meditation. Simple breathing techniques create a relaxation response in the body and help shed light on life’s situations.
For more information and to register, visit wainwright.org. The cost is $40 for members, $45 non-members, $50 at the door. Packages for all six sessions are available.
Loss of a Loved One
A workshop at the Rye library on September 22 from 11-12:30 will focus on bereavement and mourning. M. Katherine Shear and Linnie Larson Pickering, both trained at Columbia University’s Center for Complicated Grief, will focus on grief as a new homeland, a permanent place in which people must redefine their lives and restore a capacity for joy.
Feathered and Fearless
Learn how birds, seemingly fragile, survive the many challenges in nature at Read Sanctuary on September 22 at 1. Special traits, adaptations, and survival strategies will be discussed.
Wainwright House is offering a three-part introduction to meditation on September 25, October 2 and 9 from 11:30-1. Explore the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation and its ability to tune into your senses and be present.
Jackie Berner, a mindfulness meditation instructor in the Buddhist Shamatha tradition, along with yoga/mindfulness instructor and school psychologist Beth Gallos will teach participants new to meditation how to gain a clearer awareness. Regular meditators can deepen their existing practices.
The fee is $100 for members, $115 non-members, $40 drop-in fee per class.
For What It’s Worth
Anyone interested about the treasures in their attics or jewelry boxes may attend an Art Valuation Discover Day at The Rye Arts Center on September 26. From 4-6:30, experts from Bonhams, one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, will be on hand to evaluate fine art, watches, jewelry, and other 20th century objects for $10 per item.
From 6:30-8:30, Art Director Dan Tolson will present a lecture on collecting and living with modern design.
Admission for the reception and lecture is $10 per person; a reception/lecture with three valuations bundle is $25. Visit ryeartscenter.org for more information.
Holistic Moms presents a talk entitled “Hope for Lyme Disease” at the Rye library September 27 from 7:30-9. Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist Perry Levenson will discuss the “Uprooting Lyme” approach, a comprehensive wellness program that supports the natural healing process while helping to rid the body of infectious bacteria, fungi, and stealth pathogens.