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

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, please check with hosts and venues to confirm event details are up to date.

Arts10566 (Peekskill) Digital Learning 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. Programs are available in several disciplines. Contact Arts10566 for most up-to-the-minute information: [email protected].

ArtsWestchester provides 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 activities for kids, Teen Tuesday and Thursday programs and more. facebook.com/artswestchester and instagram.com/artswestchester

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Bedford Playhouse’s Virtual Playhouse brings a selection of interactive programs, from comedies to environmental documentaries, author talks, weekly trivia for kids and more. For a full list of current programs, click here and visit facebook.com/bedfordplayhouse and instagram.com/bedfordplayhouse.

Bethany Arts Community In an effort to support our community and artists during these unprecedented times, BAC will be offering new online arts programming, art classes and events to stay connected.  BAC features Toy Theater Puppet piece “Star Waltz” by Andrew Irons, a resident studio artist and co-founder of Theater O located in Ossining, NY. This installation has been on display at BAC during our 2020 Winter Exhibit. For addtional classes, workshops and artists talks, visit their website.

Blue Door Art Center

  • Photography: Black, White and Shades of Gray | On View (in person & virtual).
  • ArtSpeak/From Page to Performance | Every second Saturday of the Month. Learn more.

Broadway Training Center check website for current list of offering virtual and in-person.

Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill will host Spring 2021 classes online and via remote learning. The Center offers digital arts education in web development, desktop publishing, 2D/3D animation, digital video and digital filmmaking. Click here for the full list of classes.

Clay Art Center resumed in-person weekly hand-building and wheel classes for adults and youth. The Center also offers virtual classes, artist lectures and demonstrations, as well as its current exhibitions Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color on view through December 31, 2020. They offer curbside pick up for supplies too! Please visit the Clay Art Center website for current offerings.

Copland House now streaming, Tiny Desk (home) Concerts from Copland House. This short concert of his instrumental music spanning a half-century is presented in association with NPR.org.

The Croton Council on the Arts Streaming December 1, Handmade for the Holidays boutique will bring artisans to you via the internet; Photographers of Northern Westchester will meet virtually on December 2 at 7:30pm;  and on the 3rd Wedensday of every month, join Cornelia Cotton for Let’s Talk for dicussions about literatute and philosophy.

Downtown Music in its 33rd season of free, weekly concerts at noon on Wednesdays streaming on youtube.

  • December 2: The Downtown Sinfonietta Chamber Players(featuring members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
  • December 9: Home for the Holidays with Kimberly Hawkey featuring David Budway.
  • December 16: Angelica– A visit with this wonderful chamber choir, directed by Marie Caruso
  • Concerts resume January 13, 2021.

For links to each concert, please visit the Downtown Music at Grace website.

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.

Friends of Music Concerts offers a series of performances by members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The performances were curated by CMS co-artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han and were recorded in HD video and sound. Each will be available for streaming for 5 days after its premiere. The current collection virtual performances ends on Saturday, December 5 with Arnaud Sussemann (violin) featured. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Chausson Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21.

The Ground Glass currently offers several virtual exhibitions

Hammond Museum and Japanese Strolling Gardens presents an Artist Members Virtual Gallery, featuring the works of the museum’s members through June 5, 2021. For a complete list of programs and workshops, visit hammondmuseum.org.

Harrison Public Library is offering suggestions on its website for what to read, watch, listen to and learn, as well as virtual workshops for teens and adults via Zoom, a virtual art exhibit by Dorothy Cancellieri, yoga classes for adults and more. For a complete list of programs, virtual classes and workshops, visit harrisonpl.org

Hoff-Barthelson Music School offers in-person and online classes for students of all ages. The school will also launch its Virtual Performance Program for students in grades 5-12 and adults, beginning this September through January. During this one-semester program, participants will develop ensemble skills while learning the process of creating a virtual ensemble performance that includes learning and recording their parts, synching, editing and publishing final recordings on social media. hbms.org

Hudson River Museum (HRM) is open to the public. Audiences can view the Museum’s current exhibitions (reserved timed entry tickets required). Museum From Home offers a variety of recorded programs and workshops, with new content being added each week. The Sky Tonight Live-Streams every Thursday at 7pm offereing you the chance to visit the stars from the comfort of your own home.

In-Person Museum Hours: Thurs-Sun: 12–5pm. Visit hrm.org for more details.

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

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.

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Jacob Burns Film Center continues to work with film distributors to offer a robust, curated selection of interesting and exciting new and repertory films to the JBFC community. In the Virtual Screening Room you’ll find films selected by JBFC programmers that you can watch at home on your television, computer or mobile device. To learn more and register for upcoming virtual JBFC Live events, visit their Virtual Events page.

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. For up to the minute info on virtual and live events, click here.

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. For info and tickets, click here.

Jay Heritage Center The grounds of Jay Heritage Center are open for your enjoyment. You can enjoy several past exhibitions online and attend virtual events right in your living room. Please contact JHC directly for information on access to buildings.

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 has reopened its Museum and Learning Center to the public. Visitors can purchase tickets to see the Hands & Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics (in person through Jan. 24, 2021). A virtual tour of the exhibition is avaialble online here. Admission is by advance reservation. Hours: Tues-Sat: 10-11:15am, Sun: 12-1pm.

Lyndhurst will open its new Watershed Moment installation at its unrestored swimming pool building on Labor Day weekend. The mansion also offers a variety of outdoor tours that will allow audiences to explore its 67-acre site (IN PERSON). Tours include: the Rose Garden, Greenhouse & Pool Tour, Riverfront & Bowling Alley Tour and Lyndhurst Ramble Tour. Virtual tours of the mansion and its Bowling Alley are also available on its website.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Artis open for in-person and online viewing of their current exhibition DJ LEON: SUPERMAN, BATMAN, AND THE AMERICAN WAY on view through December 19. Visit madelynjordonfineart.com/exhibition for more information.

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 features a wide variety of engaging, appealing, and top quality performances to entertain and educate our audiences. http://www.musicatasbury.com

Music Conservatory of Westchester: Please visit musicconservatory.org/virtual-lessons to learn more about online classes, lessons and other events.

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.

Neuberger Museum of Art While the Neuberger Museum of Art is temporarily closed, weekly suggestions for virtual events and getaways or art-related projects that are perfect for young artists are being posted online at NEU To Do and NEU To Do for Kids.  You are also invited to join the museum for sneak peeks, conversations with special guests, in-depth Q&A sessions, and other experiences that virtually explore what’s happening Inside the NEU.

Ossining Arts Council offers an online gallery of member artist work as well as an artist directory that provides artist statements, educational background and more.

Ossining Public Library offers a variety of online services including, Listen, Read and Watch offering music, books, comics and additional streaming services.  Online programs and activities are also available for adults, teens, and children.

Pelham Art Center is now open for in-person classes and programs with strict COVID-19 guidelines. For more information about in-person proragmming, visit their website. There is still plenty do do virtually for kids, teens and adults. Here is a small sample for upcoming classes, events, and programs:

The Picture House The Picture House (Pelham, NY)—the oldest, continuously running movie theater in Westchester County— has served as a cultural center and community hub.

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.

Play Group Theater PGT produces diverse plays and musicals all year long. With Mainstage offerings that range from Shakespeare to Shrek, PThis season the all new PGT Virtual Stage is bringing you shows right your living room!

To learn more about Online and Hybrid classes and programs, visit the website.

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.

  • Virtual Open Mic | December 31, 2020
  • RiverArts “Current” interviews with member artists and samples of their work.

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

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.

The Schoolhouse Theater’s new Pandemic Players group will be providing virtual matinees for the holiday season at 3pm. For reservations, visit https://www.theschoolhousetheater.org/

  • Dec. 5 | Alan Sklar reads “A Childs Christmas in Wales,” by Dylan Thomas and “The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry
  • Dec. 12 | “A Tuna Christmas” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard Jack Utrata and Nathaniel P. Claridad read 20 characters
  • Dec. 19 | “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
  • Jan. 2 | “This Wonderful Life” by Steve Murray, Frances Goodrich, Mark Setlock
  • Jan. 9 | “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

Tarrytown Music Hall has launched FREE livestream concerts from their Virtual Stage at YouTube and Facebook. To reserve your spot please RSVP.

  • Dec. 2 @ 6pm | Handsom Bill Kelly
  • Dec. 9 @ 6pm | Joshua Garcia Live from the Music Hall Stage
  • Dec. 12 @ 7pm | Tom Chapin & Chapin Sisters – Celebrating The Music Halls Birthday!
  • Dec. 16 @ 6pm | Katya Grineva, Piano – Live from Woodstock FREE Holiday Livestream Concert
  • Dec. 23 @ 6pm | Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Starts Celebrate Holiday Jazz! Livestream from Music Hall Stage

Untermyer Park and Gardens welcomes visitors to our Grand Holiday Illumination, with a free timed-entry reservation system, reduced operating hours and amenities, and limited capacity in order to allow for social distancing. Visit website for complete details.

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 WCM at Home, click here. Discover WCM on Facebook and InstaGram.

Westchester Collaborative Theater hosted a free virtual theater production, COVID Diaries: Notes from the Frontlines, a mix of 11 original short plays and monologues inspired by recent events, written by WCT members and featuring WCT actors. The production is available on the Theater’s YouTube channel.

  • Dec. 12 @ 8pm | Cheers to 10 Years! A Tenth Anniversary Celebration. “Cheers To 10 Years” will include selected scenes from some of WCT’s most popular and highly acclaimed, previously staged productions, music sets by noted jazz artists KJ Denhert and Ingrid Jensen (both Ossining residents) and teasers of upcoming 2021 productions. WCT will also pay tribute to the late Joe Albert Lima, a revered theater professional and longtime WCT actor/writer/director member. Tickets to this live stream production are $25 and available here.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center is making it easy for you absorb Italian art and music from your living room, sitting on the back patio or while out for walk. All webinars are available at reasonable prices and some are even FREE. For a complete list of virtual offerings, click here.

White Plains Performing Arts Center’s Summer Theatre Academy offers an online Musical Theatre Intensive and in-person 1-3 week camp sessions for kids. In-person camps will conclude with musical performances, including Disney’s Descendants, Moana JR, The Wizard of Oz and more.

White Plains Public Library is open to the public and allows a limited number of patrons into the building to browse and borrow materials (IN PERSON). The library’s “Stuck at Home” web page also provides online resources for families. Library hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-7pm and Fri-Sat: 1-5pm. Sample of virtual programs below. For complete calendar of events and programs, click here.

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/