Check out these virtual arts activities while you’re at home!

Angelica Women’s Chamber Choir has cancelled their live performance scheduled for June 7, 2020. In the meantime, we have prepared a “virtual choir” piece for you which you can watch on you-tube.

ARTS 10566 In response to the times, Arts10566 has taken the initiative to collaborate with its creative team and the Peekskill School District to provide fun and enriching instructional lesson-based activities through our new interactive platform, available for students, parents and community. New classes are posted every Monday at 3pm. To learn more click here.

ArtsWestchester is providing weekly social media activities, such as Art of the Week assignments (every Monday), a look back at the staff’s favorite exhibited works (every Thursday), virtual ArtsMobile activites for kids and more.
facebook.com/artswestchester and instagram.com/artswestchester

Bedford Playhouse Virtual Playhouse aims to bring you a selection of interactive experiences, connectivity and conversations to enjoy with our amazing community — just like you normally would at the Playhouse. For a list of current programs, click here and visit facebook.com/bedfordplayhouse and instagram.com/bedfordplayhouse

Blue Door Art Center has announced that its “Faces: Portraits” exhibition will now be online. It will be on view from May 1-31. https://bluedoorartcenter.org/gallery/faces-portraits

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Caramoor offers a variety of music: jazz opera, classical lating and family programs. Like many public gathering places at the moment, Caramoor is temporarily closed to the public. In light this, please enjoy past performances by world renowned artists on https://www.youtube.com/c/caramoor.

Concordia Conservatory Summer Program an enriching 4-week virtual summer camp program from June 29 through July 24, in response to current health guidelines from New York State. For more info click here.

Copland House is posting videos of past performances with a new “Coping …with Copland House,” series. coplandhouse.org/coping

Downtown Music has been posting video excerpts from past concerts each Wednesday on their Facebook page. facebook.com/dtmusicgrace

Emelin Theatre Virtual Screen Room. Stream the best in independent, international and documentary films for the price of a movie ticket. $12 per film. For the complete list of offerings, click here. More streaming available on facebook.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Strolling Gardens are currently closed in accordance with State requirements, but once they are open, head there and stroll the grounds and breathe the fresh air. In the meantime they are offering some virtual activities for families and adults and a virtual exhibition.

  • June 6, 2020 – June 5, 2021
    Hammond Museum Artist Members
    Virtual Gallery
    Curated exhibition for Hammond Museum Artist members viewable on the Hammond’s virtual exhibition website. Each exhibit will stay online for a year. Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis
    More Info

Harrison Public Library is offering suggestions on its website for what to read, watch, listen to and learn.  harrisonpl.org/explore

Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art’s interactive digital tours will educate viewers about several highlighted exhibitions.  Virtual tours: How We Live and .edu: Art Faculty of the Hudson Valley

  • Virtual Sculpture Trail Tour
    Available Anytime you need a break from the mandane!
    Click here to access the tour.

Hudson Valley Writers Center  is offering a series of classes and readings, all online, and ready for immediate rgistration. For a complete list of will now offer youth programs, virtual classes, workshops and online readings, visit writerscenter.org.

Jacob Burns Film Center is highlighting staff-chosen films, as well as its Viewing and Doing series, which provides a short films with related activities.  education.burnsfilmcenter.org/education/blog

Jazz Forum Arts has launched Jazz Forum @ Home, a series of live-streamed concerts on Facebook Live these concerts are FREE of charge.  You can also visit their YouTube page for additional performances.

Jitterbugs Jazz for Kids @ Home | Bringing Jazz to a new generation of New Yorkers, ages 2-7 years old! Each event is a stand-alone class which will feature two instructors who lead the children through interactive music games. The children will get to know Jazz through storytelling, movement, listening and playing with instruments.

John Jay Homestead interactive activities, such as children’s projects, a virtual tour and downloadable worksheets on its website.  johnjayhomestead.org

Katonah Museum of Art’s slideshow and virtual tour of its upcoming rescheduled “Bisa Butler” exhibition, as well as downloadable kids activities, introduce audiences to the artist’s quilted portraits. katonahmuseum.org

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: BISA BUTLER CURATOR’S TOUR
    Sunday, June 7 | 1-2pm | Non-Members $10 | Members FREE | Senior/Student $5
    There is more than meets the eye in this ground-breaking exhibition. Join curator Michele Wije to delve deeper into Bisa Butler: Portraits with an overview of the show and an exploration of the history of portraiture as it relates to Butler’s works. Vibrant and bold in nature, her narrative portrait quilts celebrate the art of storytelling, transforming family memories and cultural traditions into visual social statements. More Info

For fun family projects, check out Art Where You Are updated weekly.

Lagond Music School is dedicated to contemporary music education and live music performance. Our vision is the cultivation of educated musicians with a passion for their craft and the confidence to achieve their goals. For complete camp, classes and other upcoming events, visit their website.

  • Saturday, June 6 | 4pm
    Virtual Kinds Open Mic
    Facebook Live
    More Info
  • Saturday, June 13 | 7-9pm
    Lagond’s Got Talent
    Virtual live music performances by students
    Facebook Live
    More Info
  • June 15 – August 28
    Summer Super Sessions (Grades 2-12)
    Enrollment May 1 – June 30
    A virtual music summer camp that provides a custom tailored program geared to the interests of your child to ignite their passion in a variety of area which includes private lessons, singer song writing, vocal and a variety of workshops and masterclasses.  Meet and get training by musicians around the world and gain skills while engaging in a fun filled musical learning experience.
    More Info
  • July 20 – August 14
    Summer Music College Prep Program (Grades 9-12)
    Enrollment May 1 – June 30
    A one month unique summer program where highly trained instructors will provide the skills for a customized program for your student to enter the world of music post high school.
    More Info

M&M Performing Arts Company in partnership with Red Monkey Theater Group present The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on YouTube. Tal Aviezer, Artist Director of Red Monkey who has adapted several Sherlock Holmes stories for stage is doing readings, in costume, for free, in his living room. The series is available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCweubkh6NsYCJCbIWmOr8MA.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art take a virtual tour of past exhibitions in the gallery. madelynjordonfineart.com/exhibition

Mamaroneck Artists Guild is using Facebook to highlight the artworks of their artist. facebook.com/MAG.Larchmont

Mariachi Sol Mixteco is a White Plains based family Mariachi group that will surprise your family and friends with a virtual serenade! For more information, click here. Facebook and InstraGram

Music at Asbury has put together a series of full-length concerts from past seasons, available to stream on its website. New concerts will be released on Sundays, May 3 and May 10. http://www.musicatasbury.com

Music Conservatory of Westchester: Registration is still open for private online/video lessons. musicconservatory.org/virtual-lessons

New Choral Society. Making and sharing music is part of the principal mission, and since they can’t perform for you in person, they have shared some of their choral highlights from the past 26 years on a new SoundCloud channel. This includes works by Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Gounod, and Rossini as well as Randall Thompson’s Frostiana. Check out this video from December’s Messiah performance.

New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents a virtual exhibit, Black and White: The Absence of Color (through May 26) on view on the Council’s YouTube channel. The exhibition features monochromatic works by four local artists, including ink and graphite drawings on paper and manipulated book sculptures. The 6-minute video allows viewers to join Curator Judith Weber as she guides them through works by the artists.

Neuberger Museum of Art Out of an abundance of caution in relation to COVID-19, the Neuberger Museum of Art is temporarily closed and now offering a wide-range of virtual events and programs. To learn more about all the cultural offerings visit the Events Page of their website.

Ossining Arts Council Dr. Jill Kiefer is an art historian and teaching artist. She is the Director of What About Art? and a Member and Past President of the Ossining Arts Council. Jill has developed, implemented and taught comprehensive academic and lifelong learning programs at prestigious institutions in the USA and abroad. Beginning in June “Dr. Jill” will be offering virtual classes on a variety of topics. Every session runs for one hour. The presentations are around 35-45 minutes long with time left over for a Q&A. For more info, click here.

Ossining Public Library’s Virtual Mother Goose Time will take place every Thursday at 10am on Facebook, facebook.com/ossiningpubliclibrary and other resources while we are all Stuck at Home.

Pelham Art Center is hosting a series of virtual studio visits a unique opportunity to learn about the work and careers of artists specializing in different media. You are invited to join studio visits and art workshops. Your $10 admission directly supports the artists and the Pelham Art Center. For complete list of online events go to their event page and Facebook page.

Pelham Picture House is presenting short films, each with discussion questions and activities that can be adapted into teaching tools for students of any grade level. instagram.com/the_picturehouse.

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College Experience something…virtual. The Purchase PAC has always been the place to see world-class performing arts: music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, and family programming. With the theatres currently closed, The Performing Arts Center is on a mission to deliver the arts directly to you. Click here to learn about The PAC in Your Living Room initiative.

  • Friday, May 29 | 10:45am-11:30am
    The PAC in YOUR Living Room: Coffee Hour Conversation
    Topic: Funding for the Performing Arts: Surveying the Regional Landscape in the Time of Social Distancing.
    For more info and register, click here.

Play Group Theater Join PGTonline! Enroll now for the April Writers’ Series, YOGA for Actors, Musical Theatre History, VacationLAB, and the much anticipated PGT Project 24 [zoom-style]. To learn more visit: http://www.playgroup.org/online/

Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) uses the transformative power of the arts to help people in prison develop skills to unlock their potential and succeed in the larger community. RTA also seeks to raise public awareness of the humanity behind prison walls.

  • Amazing Grace (33 minutes, documentary) showcases RTA putting on an original performance at Bedford Hills Coorectional Facility. Viewable on Vimeo here.
  • Dramatic Escape (90 minute, documentary) follow the entire acr of RTA mounting Aaron Sorkin’s play A Few Good Men. Orginally aired on PBS and available here.

RiverArts creating community through the arts continues to challenge us in new ways. Many programs are continuing on line. These includes music, dance and art lessons, virtual studio tours and more. Keep up to date  at Facebook, InstaGram and Youtube.

  • Monica Shulman Virtual Studio Tour
    Artist Monica Shulman took over RiverArts InstaGram Story this past Thursday. If you missed it, don’t worry; you can walk through her bright Dobbs Ferry studio in this video.
  • Six-Pack Music Lessons!
    Looking for something to do at home? Try music lessons! Classes are taught by world-class musicians and are now offered virtually. Classes are for all ages. For more info click here.
  • Virtual Dance Lessons with Mary Ford-Sussman
    Channel your excess energy indo something that gets the heart pumping. Mary Ford Sussman, formerly a dance withe Limon Dance Company, is teaching virtual dance classes for all levels. For more infor click here.

Ruth Keeler Memorial Library highlights its digital collection, including e-books, audio books, music and streaming movies, TV for anyone with their library card. westchesterlibraries.org/listen-read

Rye Arts Center has taken its classes and lessons online. Classes include painting, drawing, origami, coding, animation, Minecraft, sewing, photography, model-making, writing, and so much more! Multi-session classes begin starting on May 4. Private lessons are also available on an ongoing basis subject to instructor availability.

The Sanctuary Series will join with South Salem Presbyterian Church (New York) to present a special concert of hymns performed on the pipe organ in the Sanctuary of the Church. The concert is being presented as a tribute to the medical personnel and other essential workers who sacrifice each day for us on the front lines of the current COVID-19 crisis and to offer a moment of respite and reflection for the community. Visit their FACEBOOK PAGE for virtual concert offerings.

Steffi Nossen Dance has been posting virtual classes recorded in the homes of some of its dance teachers. instagram.com/steffinossendance

Tarrytown Music Hall has launched a series of free one-hour workshops for kids. Previous topics included Shakespeare and Creative Writing. tarrytownmusichall.org/academy

Untermyer Performing Arts has dedicated itself to community service since its formation in 1976. All of our events always have been and continue to be presented free of charge!

Westchester Children’s Museum has created WCM at Home, a page on their website with creative and fun projects for families to do at home! For more information at WMC at Home, click here. Discover WMC on Facebook and InstaGram.

White Plains Public Library has built a “Stuck at Home” page on its website, which includes resources chosen by Josh Carlson, Manager of Youth Services. whiteplainslibrary.org/2020/03/stuck-at-home-staff-picks

YoFi Digital Media Center Friday Film Series: Every Friday YoFi DMAC presents an evening of independent film and conversation. Cost: $15.00. For info on upcoming screenings visit https://www.yofidmac.com/

  • Friday, May 22 | Flexible online screening
    The Man Who Saved the World
    Talkback on Friday, May 22 @ 9pm
    Get Tickets Here
  • Friday, May 29 | Felxible online screening
    The Lavendar Scare
    Talkback on Friday, May 29 @ 9pm
    Get Tickets Here