Top Arts Picks: July 4th Celebrations & More Events in Westchester

Top Arts Picks: Events in Westchester July 4th Celebrations & More Events in Westchester

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! For more Arts Picks, read the Dec/Jan issue of ArtsNews.

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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.

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Please check with organizations to confirm event details.

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FRI, JULY 1: Live Concert at Yonkers Downtown Waterfront

This Friday, pop and R&B singer-songwriter Ivan Polanco will perform a live concert at the Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater as part of Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID’s summer concert series. Polanco, a White Plains native, is inspired by the music styles of Ed Sheeran and John Mayer. Begins at 6:30pm at the Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater.

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SAT, JULY 2: Musical Tribute to America’s Independence 

On Saturday, Westchester Symphonic Winds, a 60-piece wind and percussion ensemble, will return to Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts for its annual musical tribute to America’s independence. The program will include performances of The Star-Spangled Banner, John Philip Sousa’s patriotic march The Stars and Stripes Forever, classic songs from Cole Porter, and more. A Sondheim medley will also be performed by alumni of Caramoor’s Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program. Begins at 4pm.

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SAT, JULY 2: Outdoor Music Festival at Untermyer Park

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation will present World Fest 2022, an outdoor music festival this Saturday. This year’s festival will celebrate the music and spirit of the iconic Woodcock Music Festival as part of its theme “Back to the Garden 1969.” Begins at 7pm at the Untermyer Park Great Lawn.

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MON, JULY 4: Live Music and Fireworks in Tarrytown

This Fourth of July, Tarrytown’s Recreation Department will continue its Music in the Open Air summer concerts with a performance by Kick-Start Charlie. The eight-piece band includes a three-piece horn section and performs classic hits and dance music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The family-friendly event will also include a vibrant fireworks display. Begins at 7pm at Pierson Park, Tarrytown.

New York City Center presents Dorrance Dance, on March 28, 2019.
Program A – Thu Mar 28 at 8pm
Lessons in Tradition (NY Premiere), Choreography by Michelle Dorrance and Bill Irwin
Harlequin and Pantalone (World Premiere), Choreography by Bill Irwin
Jump Monk (Company Premiere), Choreography by Brenda Bufalino
SOUNDspace, Choreography by Michelle Dorrance
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FRI, JULY 8: Outdoor Classical Concert at Hudson River Museum

Next Friday, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hudson River Museum (HRM) will come together for a lively evening of classical music for the opening night of HRM’s 2022 Summer Amphitheater Series. The program will feature classical works by Bach, as well as jazz pieces, show tunes and dance music. Begins at 8pm at the HRM Amphitheater.

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SAT, JULY 9: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé 

Next Saturday, White Plains Performing Arts Center will present “Shades of Bublé,” a three-man act that honors the work of Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bublé. The trio will perform Bublé’s swinging standards and pop hits while adding the three-part harmony sound made popular by ‘50s and ‘60s boy bands. Begins at 8pm.

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SAT, JULY 9: Pleasantville Music Festival

The 16th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival, presented by Northwell Health, will bring a full day of music, food and fun to the Parkway Field next Saturday. The event will consist of three stages and 18 world-class rock headliners and local bands, including X Ambassadors, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze and more. Begins at 12pm at Parkway Field, Pleasantville.

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NOW THROUGH AUG. 13: Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy on Display

Through August 13, Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Gardensis displaying Cloud Wanderings, an exhibition of paintings and calligraphy in the Chinese tradition by Wang Mansheng. The works explore the spirit of the natural world and venture into contemporary meaning. Gallery hours: 12-4pm.

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

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Who Writes History?

ArtsWestchester’s current Who Writes History? exhibition was conceived during the height of the disinformation surge in this country. If one were to ask Winston Churchill his view on the subject, he would likely say with a smirk: “history is written by the victors.” And, to be sure, many scholars agree. However, at ArtsWestchester we think everyone has a story for the history books.

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