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Top 5 Arts Picks: July 6-12

FRI, JULY 6: Afro-Peruvian Music at the Hudson River Museum Amphitheater

This Friday, Hudson River Museum will kick off its outdoor summer amphitheater series with the upbeat Peruvian rhythms of the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble. Their repertoire includes uplifting festejos and “contrapunto de cajones” (box drums counterpoint) as well as Afro-Peruvian folk classics and adaptations of jazz standards. Begins at 8pm. Find more free and affordable outdoor arts events in our “Music in the Air” directory.

TUES, JULY 10: Multi-cultural Family Event at Greenburgh Public Library

Throughout July, Greenburgh Public Library presents “Café a las Siete,” a series that embraces Latino culture through storytelling, music and dance. This Tuesday, children’s book author Emma Otheguy will help families discover and protect their heritage through shared stories. During this interactive workshop, Otheguy will also reflect on her own background as a Cuban-American and discuss her book, Martí’s Songs for Freedom. Begins at 7pm.

TUES, JULY 10: International Film Festival in White Plains

White Plains Public Library’s ongoing International Film Festival showcases films from all over the world and features a variety of genres, from comedy to film noir. This Tuesday, the festival will present a screening of Hero, a Chinese martial arts film about a swordsman who claims to have saved a Chinese emperor from assassins. Begins at 2pm.

THURS, JULY 12: Shakespeare in the Park

On Thursday, the City of White Plains and ArtsWestchester will continue its summertime tradition of Shakespeare in the Park. The renowned Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present a free performance of Hamlet at Turnure Park in White Plains. This 90-minute production recounts the classic tale with contemporary dress and music in order to engage younger audiences. Begins at 7pm. Find more free and affordable outdoor arts events in our “Music in the Air” directory.

THURS, JULY 12: A Frankie Valli Tribute Concert in Yonkers

Through August 17, Cross County Shopping Center’s “Summer Fest” series presents free outdoor concerts, children’s activities, workshops by the Hudson River Museum and more. The series will continue on Thursday with a musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons performed by the Who Loves You band. Begins at 6:30pm on The Green. Find more free and affordable outdoor arts events in our “Music in the Air” directory.

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