Top 5 Arts Picks: Events in Westchester July 23-29

Top 5 Arts Picks: Events in Westchester July 23-29

Looking for arts events in Westchester this week? Here’s our curated guide to in-person and virtual arts happenings. The list below includes: exhibitions near you, kids activities, livestreamed concerts, recorded performances, art galleries, arts festivals, artist workshops and more! Want more arts news? Read this month’s issue of ArtsNews here.

Please check with organizations to confirm event details.

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FRI, JULY 23: B.B. King Tribute at Yonkers Waterfront

This Friday, blues guitarist “King” Solomon Hicks will perform an outdoor tribute to his musical idol, B.B. King as part of the Yonkers Waterfront Live Concert Series. Hicks, who grew up in the Harlem Jazz scene, will play covers and original songs from his new record, Harlem, which features King taking turns writing, singing and playing. Begins at 6:30pm at the Yonkers Waterfront. 

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SAT, JULY 24: Katonah Art Walk 

The Village of Katonah will kick off its monthly Katonah Art Walk this Saturday. The in-person event will be an opportunity for local stores and galleries to open their doors to visitors by staying open late, hosting artist receptions and presenting live music performances. An outdoor display of work by Ground Glass will be on view by the train station. The event will include an hour of free admission at Katonah Art Museum to close out their Family Fun Day. Read more about the Katonah Art Walk in the summer issue of ArtsNews. 

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SAT, JULY 24: West Philharmonic at Untermyer Park

This Saturday, Westchester Philharmonic will continue its summer season at Untermyer Park and Gardens in Yonkers. The in-person program will include Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, (American) and Haydn’s String Quartet No. 32 in C major (The Bird), Op. 33, No. 3. The concert will feature violinists Robert Chausow and Michael Roth, as well as violist Jessica Troy and cellist Eugene Moye. Begins at 5pm.  Find more in-person and virtual exhibitions, workshops and performances in the summer issue of ArtsNews.

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SAT, JULY 24:  Virtual Table Reading of Sideman by Warren Leight

This Saturday, Schoolhouse Theater’s Pandemic Players will present a virtual reading of Warren Leight’s 1996 play Sideman. Sideman follows the life of a jazz musician for hire throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Viewers will see the actors shape and modify their characters and react to their dialogue in real-time. This reading is part of the Pandemic Players recurring series of virtual events intended to give the audience the experience of being in the room the first time a cast reads through a script.

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TUES, JULY 27: Outdoor Indian and Korean Dance in Mount Vernon

Next Tuesday, Natya Anubhava dance academy and the New York Korean Performing Arts Center will come together for a dance recital that showcases the beautiful traditions of South Indian and Korean dance. This event is part of ArtsWestchester’s Westchester Roots summer concert series, which highlights this region’s well of multicultural and traditional talents. Begins at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza

For a full list of arts groups presenting virtual and in-person events, click here.

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Hearing the roar of Niagara Falls for the first time since I was eight years old was chilling. Perhaps it was because I heard it not at the edge of the falls but in a cavernous 19th century ruin. It was at the abandoned pool house on the historic Lyndhurst estate. It was an empty pool, barren of water.

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