Top 5 Arts Picks: December 6-12

FRI, DEC. 6: Talk & Tour with Fashion Historian Stéphane Houy-Towner

On Friday, Hudson River Museum will host fashion historian Stéphane Houy-Towner for a special talk and tour through its historic home Glenview, as well as the Self in the City exhibition. The tour will spotlight the fashions of the Gilded Age, which will be displayed in paintings, photographs and on mannequins at Glenview, which is decorated for the holiday season. Begins at 6:30pm.

FRI, DEC. 6: Caroling and Tree Lighting at Untermyer Park

Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents its Annual Community Tree Lighting at Untermyer Park this Friday. The evening’s entertainment will feature performances by the Letterman Quartet and the 2019 Yonkers Idols, and Santa Claus may just pay a visit too. The outdoor festivities will be followed by hot chocolate and light refreshments, as well as a performance of holiday songs. Begins at 5:30pm.

SUN, DEC. 8: RiverArts presents an Afternoon of Dvořák

RiverArts will kick off its season with a chamber music concert at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation on Sunday. A group of RiverArts’ chamber musicians will play music by Antonin Dvořák among paintings by Jasper Cropsey. Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci will join the ensemble for a performance. A reception will follow the concert.  Begins at 1pm.

SUN, DEC. 8: Salzburg Marionette Theatre’s The Nutcracker

This Sunday, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre brings The Nutcracker tale to life via puppets.  Presented by the Smart Arts program at Westchester Community College, this original production features live actors and hand-carved puppets with imaginative staging, costumes and Peter Tchaikovsky’s beloved music. Begins at 3pm. Read more about this program here.

WED, DEC. 11: Singer-Songwriter Yola at The Capitol Theatre

On Wednesday, British singer-songwriter Yola Carter will take the stage at The Capitol Theatre. Carter’s full-length studio debut album, Walk Through Fire, encapsulates all of the expansive branches of her stylistic influences, from soul and pop to country and folk. The artist captivates audiences with her powerful vocals and her emotive lyrics that tell tales of heartache and survival. Begins at 8pm.

Remembering Ralph Martinelli

There are many ways to remember Ralph Martinelli.  As an entrepreneur, Ralph purchased Spotlight Magazine from Susan Meadows and turned it into Westchester’s version of New York Magazine, a monthly compendium of everything Westchester. But that’s not all.

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