Top Arts Picks: Events in Westchester September 30-October 6

Top Arts Picks: Events in Westchester September 30-October 6

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, SEPT. 30 THROUGH SUN, OCT. 16: The Great Leap: A New Play in Pleasantville

Beginning this Friday, Arc Stages will bring its next production, The Great Leap, to its stage in Pleasantville. The play follows Manford Lum, a college basketball player who must juggle international politics and his own personal history when he arrives at a game in China, which is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era. Performances will be held through October 16. Begins at 8pm.

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SAT, OCT. 1: Jay Day Fall Family Festival

The Jay Day Fall Family Festival, presented by the Jay Heritage Center, will welcome all families to the historic John Jay Homesteadthis Saturday. This festival will include live acapella performances, guided tours of the historic gardens, a hayride and petting zoo from Bronx Equestrian, and an old-fashioned cornhole and ring toss on the mansion and more. There will also be an archaeology demonstration, during which guests will hold artifacts, ranging from 4,000-year-old projectile points to an 18th-century slate pencil used by one of Rye’s earliest students. Begins at 12pm.

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SAT, OCT. 1: Ballet Hispanico at Tarrytown Music Hall 

Tar­ry­town Mu­sic Hall will share its space with River­Arts on Saturday for an evening of Latin dance performed by Bal­let His­pánico. The evening will include a pro­gram of three dances that cel­e­brate Na­tional His­panic Her­itage Month. Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training and community engagement experiences. Begins at 7:30pm.

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SAT, OCT. 1 AND SUN, OCT. 2: Armonk Outdoor Art Show

The 60th annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will take place this weekend. The two-day event will celebrate fine art and fine crafts with 140 juried artists in a park setting. Children’s activities will be offered, including art lessons and projects. Begins at 10am at North Castle Community Park. Find more arts festivals taking place this fall in ArtsNews.

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THUR, OCT. 6 THROUGH SAT, OCT. 8: Aerial Dance and Public Art Performances 

Next Thursday, choreographer Jo Kreiter and Flyaway Productions will present the world premiere of Apparatus of Repair, a series of site-specific aerial dance and public art performances exploring the devastating effects of mass incarceration. This program is the final project in Kreiter’s The Decarceration Trilogy, which is part of a national wave of ongoing political action taking on prison reform. Begins at 7:30pm at Bethany Arts Community.

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Artsy Staycation: Featuring an arts event and nearby restaurant for your next outing!

Co-presented by ArtsWestchester and IntoxiKate, Westchester and Fairfield restaurant advocate, radio host and writer.

Through August 29, the Rye Arts Center presents New Beginnings, a solo show of works by Debbie Paciarello whose unique expression is drawn from her life experiences, working in both a culinary career and the automotive industry. Gallery hours vary. 

IntoxiKate Recommends: Rye has been all a-buzz with the recent rebrand of the beautiful Granola Bar! A chic spot to grab breakfast 7 days per week, the menu includes goodies like Truffle Egg Toast, Cornflake Crusted French Toast, and Huevos Racheros. Tip: Hitting the location after the show? Grab a booth and dive into their delicious lunch options including The Crispy Chicken Sandwich!

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

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Developers are teaming up with ArtsWestchester to commission temporary and permanent murals, and sculptures in downtown White Plains. ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam discusses how and why. 

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