Check out these virtual arts activities while you’re at home!
This is your monthly guide of exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances, films and children programs available to stream at home, office or anywhere else you enjoy the arts. Programs are presented by Art Centers, Galleries, Museums, Theaters and Film Houses for your enjoyment.
Please check with organizations to confirm event details.
Arc Stages is offering acting classes and performance workshops for all ages.
ArtsWestchester presents Together apART: Creating During COVID, an in-person and online exhibition that reflects individual contemplations on the year of the pandemic (IN PERSON). The show will be on view through August 1. Gallery hours: Wed-Fri & Sun: 12-5pm, Saturday 12-6pm. The organization also offers ArtsMobile activities, Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays program and more.
Bedford Playhouse’s Virtual Playhouse brings a selection of interactive programs, from comedies to environmental documentaries, author talks, weekly trivia for kids and more.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts‘ grounds will be open and free to the public Fridays through Sundays from June 11 through October 10. Visitors can discover site- specific installations, part of an annual exhibition of sound art called “Sonic Innovations,” from Friday to Sunday. Live-streamed concerts and past performances by world-renowned artists are also available on youtube.com/caramoor.
Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College hosts classes online and via remote learning. The Center offers digital arts education, including web development, 2D/3D animation, digital video and more. Click here for the full list of classes. Interested students should contact Dr. Sherry Mayo at [email protected] or 914-606-7385.
The City of White Plains presents a Juneteenth Heritage Festival on June 12. This virtual program will have live music performances, a flag-raising ceremony and an ancestral prayer by Joseph Boykin, with Salim Ptah on drums, and more. The festival will also include past parade and festival footage. 11am-1pm via the White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Facebook page.
Color Camera Club of Westchester will be presenting photographic programs via Zoom. The club, in conjunction with Croton Council of the Arts, is presenting the virtual exhibit, “Visions During Lockdown,” featuring photographs that were either taken during the pandemic or photographs that express the feelings of the photographer about being in lockdown. Colorcameraclub.com
Emelin Theatre is presenting a diverse roster of virtual events, including musical concerts and film screenings as part of its Film Club.
Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee will host its Kids Short Story Connection series of Zoom writing workshops. Young writers aged 10-17 will work in a virtual, roundtable setting to develop their creativity, improve old stories and write new ones. For more information, contact Sarah Bracey White, (914) 682-1574 or via email at [email protected]
Harrison Public Library presents From Seeds to Blooms, a virtual art exhibition showcasing nature with a scientific touch. The library also hosts virtual workshops for teens and adults via Zoom, online book clubs, yoga classes for adults and more. For a complete list of programs, virtual classes and workshops, visit harrisonpl.org/events/harrison.
Hudson River Museum presents Border Cantos | Sonic Border, a collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and sculptor and composer Guillermo Galindo that addresses the humanitarian situation at the wall between the U.S. and Mexico (IN PERSON). Also on view: Librado Romero (IN PERSON) and Landscape Art & Virtual Travel: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges (IN PERSON). Museum Hours: Thurs-Sun: 12–5pm.
Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art is reopened by appointment, with an expanded exhibition of How We Live. Virtual tours, and an in-depth Sculpture Trail Walk are available on the Museum’s website. Hours: Thursday-Saturday by appointment.
Hudson Valley Writers Center will present free readings throughout the month and a special offer on Slapering Hol Press chapbooks. A series of classes and readings, all online, are open for registration. For a complete list, visit writerscenter.org.
- The Interior Landscape: a poetry intensive via Zoom: June 19 at 12:30pm
- The Joy of Editing with Daniel Lawless & Frances Richey via Zoom: June 13 at 12:30pm
- The Art of Dramatic Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television via Zoom: June 4-July 9 at 1:30-3:30pm
For more programs from Hudson Valley Writers Center, click here.
Jacob Burns Film Center continues to screen new releases and repertory films in its Virtual Screening Room.
Suggestions, encouragement and feedback are given to enable artists to grow and make progress in their chosen medium. June 2 and 16 at 4:30pm.
Music at Asbury will return to live performances on June 13 at 4pm with an outdoor program, “A Tribute to Jerome Kern.” Asbury Church has an outdoor chapel area adjacent to its parking lot, which will serve as the stage with audience members seated socially-distanced.
Neuberger Museum of Art is open to the public and presents new exhibitions featuring works from the museum’s collections: African Art and Culture, Then and Now: Modern and Contemporary Selections and Color and Motion, Ideas and Dreams: Modern and Contemporary Caribbean and South American Art. Pre-recorded 20-minute guided meditations are available on its website, as well as weekly art-related projects and activities for kids.
New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents “Juneteenth: A Narrative of Freedom,” an exhibition in honor of the annual holiday in Rotunda Gallery at City Hall. The exhibition will be on view for the month of June.
Nowodworski Foundation presents Yonkers Community Quilt, a free virtual workshop series for those who are interested in art or want to participate in a community project that showcases the diversity of the city. Workshops will be held on select dates in June. To confirm/sign in, email [email protected].
Oak & Oil Gallery will display Recent Works by Linda Puiatti on view through July 6. Her new ethereal abstract paintings will be showcased alongside her representational works of landscapes, barns, sky and waterways.
Peekskill NAACP will present a virtual Juneteenth Celebration on June 19. This live-streamed event will celebrate the area’s matriarchs with songs of freedom. 6pm via the organization’s YouTube page.
Pelham Art Center presents Matthew Cole as the winner of the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting. A solo exhibition of paintings by Cole will be on view through June 26 (IN PERSON). The exhibition also includes a selection of original works by Alexander Rutsch. The Center also offers a series of virtual studio visits and workshops.
Pelham’s The Picture House offers film screenings via its virtual cinema and continues its Education at Home program, which presents short films with discussion questions and activities for students of any grade level.
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College’s online offerings include a range of live, recorded and curated events, education and entertainment.
The Play Group Theatre’s programs have been adapted for in-person social distance, and online participation for Spring 2021. Registration is now open for programs in Community Connection, Young Actor Co, Little Theatre, PGT Kids, Teen Co, On Camera, Musical Theatre Boot Camp, Design/Tech and Virtual Stage.
To learn more about Online and Hybrid classes and programs, visit the website.
The Rye Arts Center will present Summer Warm-Up for Creative Kids, an in-person educational, multi-disciplinary creative arts immersion program designed specifically for Pre-K children. Dates include: June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25 at 9:15-11:15am. The Center also offers in-person and virtual classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and more.
Steffi Nossen School of Dance is looking forward to dancing in the studio starting June 28th. The school will offer 1-Week to 3-Week Camps and Intensives in Creative Movement, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater and Composition and early-evening drop -in Zoom classes in Modern, Jazz, and Conditioning for adults and teens. Health and safety guidelines will be strictly observed.
Tarrytown Music Hall’s “Night In With the Music Hall” series continues with weekly livestream concerts via its Facebook and YouTube pages.
Westchester Collaborative Theater’s inaugural Hudson Valley New Voices Festival will present new dramatic works featuring the personal stories of members of our Senior Community on June 4-6 at 8 & 3pm. The Festival will also present readings of short plays by Black, Indigenous, and people of color on June 18-20 at 8 & 3pm.
White Plains Public Library‘s webpage also provides online resources for families. Library hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-7pm and Fri-Sat: 1-5pm.