Check out these virtual arts activities while you’re at home!
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.
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.
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
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
- 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.
- May 30 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm $124
In the beginning: Exploring Questions of Spirituality & Religion Through Creative Writing with Jessica Jacobs via Zoom
- June 6 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm $124
The Art of Crafting and Telling Personal Stories with Wendy Mages via ZOOM
- June 7 at 4pm — FREE POETRY READING
Virtual Reading with SHP Editors: Peggy Ellsberg, Jennifer Franklin, Margo Taft Stever
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.
- Saturday, May 30 | 7pm
Debora Watts & John Allen Watts
Click here for more info
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.
- Sunday, June 14 | 10:30am
Live on ZOOM
More Info and Tickets
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
- Saturday, June 13 | 7-9pm
Lagond’s Got Talent
Virtual live music performances by students
- 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.
- 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.
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.
This summer, the Music Conservatory of Westchester is offering kids grades K-7 a new, online experience with fun, interactive classes to spark their interest in the visual and performing arts!
The Conservatory’s Virtual Summer Programs will be offered in three two-week sessions with Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday class options:
- Session 1: June 29 – July 10
- Session 2: July 13 – July 24
- Session 3: July 27 – August 7
Visit SummeratMCW.org for more details and to register!
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.
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.
The Ossining Documentary Film Series presents it’s first virtual screening and panel discussion. This will be a live webcase and audience Q&A panel discussion.
- Friday, May 29 | 6:30pm
Documentary Film Screening and Q&A
Screening of two short films A Living River and Keeping Carbon and
Q& A featuring Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeepers and Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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/