Top 5 Arts Picks: Events in Westchester May 7-13

Top 5 Arts Picks: Events in Westchester May 7-13

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.


FRI, MAY 7 THROUGH AUGUST 1: Together apART: Creating During COVID

Beginning this Friday, ArtsWestchester will reopen its gallery for Together apART: Creating During COVID, an in-person and online exhibition that reflects individual contemplations on the year of the pandemic through more than 250 works of painting, photography, sculpture, craft, song, and other creative activities by 224 Hudson Valley artists. The exhibition will be on view in the White Plains gallery through August 1, 2021. Read more about this exhibition in this article from the May issue of ArtsNews. Gallery hours: Wed-Fri & Sun: 12-5pm, Sat: 12-6pm.


SAT, MAY 8: RiverArts presents Imprint of Light

This Saturday, RiverArts presents Imprint of Light, a dance, music and video collaboration that will be broadcasted on Zoom on May 8. Choreographer and dancer Maxine Sherman and composer and videographer Steven Brent collaborate in this new work that explores the human spirit and its relationship to the 4 elements of the earth. Begins at 8pm. Read more about this program in this article from the May issue of ArtsNews



SUN, MAY 9: “Songs of Spring” A Virtual Concert

The Sanctuary Series presents “Songs of Spring,” a virtual concert of works by Scarlatti, Rachmaninoff and Schumann with pianist Wynona Wang. The concert will be performed in the sanctuary of the South Salem Presbyterian Church and streamed live on Facebook. Begins at 4pm. 

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WED, MAY 12: In-Person Screenings: Nomadland and More!

Beginning May 12, Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will reopen with limited capacity in-person screenings. For its opening week, JBFC will screen the Academy Award-winning film Nomadland, along with documentary film The Truffle Hunters and acclaimed drama Minari, also an awards contender. Times vary. Read more about this program and other in-person screenings in this article from the May issue of ArtsNews.


WED, MAY 12 THROUGH SUN, MAY 16: Virtual Festival of Contemporary Music

Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS)’s Annual Festival of Contemporary Music will kick off this Wednesday via Zoom. This year, the festival will be held online and will consist of eight faculty and student recitals of works composed between 1920 and the present day. The festival will include a premiere of composer and HBMS faculty member Derek Cooper’s “Fantasy on Open Strings” for viola on May 13. 

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

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