Exciting Things to do in Westchester New York

Arts Events in Westchester June 7 – 20, 2024

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Through June 28: Childhood Memories of the Phillippines
Harrison Public Library presents Dreaming of El Nido, an exhibition of works by artist Erwin Ong. Explore drawings, cardboard sculptures and digital art inspired by Ong’s childhood trip to the Philippines’ Palawan province. These works reference patterns found in nature and are influenced by various artists from Keith Haring and Henri Matisse. Open during library hours. Opening Reception on Sat. June 15 from 1-3 pm.

June 7: A Concert in Celebration of Juneteenth
In celebration of Juneteenth, the New Rochelle Public Library will present a performance by Firey String Sistas!, a women-led band that blends world, funk, soul and jazz music. This concert, featuring guest musicians, will offer an evening of free-flowing rhythms and soulful melodies. Find more Juneteenth events happening in Westchester and Rockland Counties in ArtsNews. 7-8:30pm.

June 7-23: I Am My Own Wife
Studio Theater in Exile presents a one-person show, I Am My Own Wife. The show is based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, German transvestite who “survived the Nazis and the Stasi in a dress” and later founded both a museum and nightclub that protected the LGBTQ+ community. Dates and times vary.

Rescheduled to June 22: A Tribute Show to Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark
Emelin Theatre presents The Joni Project, a tribute concert that honors singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Along with some of the singer’s most iconic songs, this show marks the 50th anniversary of her landmark Court and Spark album. 8-10pm.

June 9: Sound Art Installations in Sync With Nature
Guests can immerse themselves in a multi-sensory experience while exploring Soundscapes, Caramoor‘s collection of sound art installations embedded in nature, such as Majel Connery’s Rivers are our Brothers, which incorporates songs of ecological responsibility as told by the land. Workshops led by the New York Theramin Society, as well as live music, will also take place on this day of exploration. 12-4pm.

June 9: Concert With A Unique Blend of Jazz & Patriotism
Music at Asbury UMC presents an outdoor concert featuring Quintette 7, a sextet comprised of personnel from the West Point Concert Band and the band’s Field Music Group, The Hellcats. With a mix of jazz and patriotism, the program will offer popular favorites as well as original arrangements titled “Cartoon Music” in the open-air chapel at Asbury United Methodist Church. From 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Click here for reservations.

June 9: A Pride Month Discussion With Artist
Hudson River Museum (HRM) presents a Pride Month discussion with artist Elizabeth de Bethune, led by HRM Trustee Angelique Piwinski. The interview will discuss De Bethune’s 2023 series of portraits of queer people who live in Yonkers, Out in Yonkers, Portraits from the Yonkers LGBTQ+ Community, as well as insights into LGBTQ+ history and advocacy. Find more Pride Month events in Westchester in ArtsNews. 2-3pm.

June 18: Documentary Screening About Film Preservation
Bedford Playhouse presents a documentary that explores the world of private film collecting.  FILM IS DEAD. LONG LIVE FILM! delves into the secretive realm of passionate cinephiles who are dedicated to preserving photochemical film, which is often condemned and pursued by the FBI. This preservation is responsible for the survival of classic films. A Q&A featuring director Peter Flynn, film restorer Robert Harris and former NY Times film critic Janet Maslin will follow the screening. From 7-9:15pm.

Photos (top to bottom): Erwin Ong: A Duck A Muck (courtesy of Harrison Public Library); Fiery String Sistas! (courtesy of New Rochelle Public Library); I Am My Own Wife (Courtesy of Studio Theater in Exile); The Joni Project (photo by Robert DeMarco); Sound Art Installation (courtesy of Caramoor); Quintette 7 (courtesy of Music at Asbury UMC); Elizabeth de Bethune: a portrait from Out in Yonkers: A series of Portraits from the Yonkers LGBTQ Community (courtesy of Hudson River Museum); FILM IS DEAD. LONG LIVE FILM! Poster (courtesy of Bedford Playhouse); Artwork by Steve Johnson (courtesy of the artist).