Top 5 Arts Picks: June 14-20

SAT, JUNE 15: Caramoor’s Opening Night Concert

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will kick off its summer season with an evening concert this Saturday. World-renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein will be joined by Caramoor’s resident Orchestra of St Luke’s and conductor Peter Oundjian for a performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Stravinsky’s Firebird and Torque by Canadian composer Gary Kulesha. Begins at 8:30pm.

SAT, JUNE: 15: Pelham Art Center Alexander Rutsch Winner Sarah Mckenzie

This Saturday, Pelham Art Center will be hosting an artist talk with Sarah McKenzie, 2019 Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting winner. As the award winner, McKenzie received a solo exhibition, which is currently on view through June 22 at the Center. McKenzie will reflect on her works in the exhibition, which explore the architecture of exhibition spaces. Begins at 2pm.

SAT, JUNE 15: Alexis Cole’s Canary in Combat Boots

This Saturday, Westchester Collaborative Theater will present the premiere of Alexis Cole’s cabaret show, Canary in Combat Boots. This mixture of music and storytelling touches on Cole’s personal experience in basic training, while simultaneously incorporating the musical themes of WWII. Begins at 7:30pm.

SAT, JUNE 15 AND SUN, JUNE 16: Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park

This weekend, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will present its annual Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park. This year will commemorate the 100th birthday of its founder Pete Seeger, as well as the 50th anniversary of the sloop Clearwater, which has inspired generations of ecologists along the Hudson River. The festival lineup features more than 70 artists, including Mavis Staples, The Wailers and Ani DiFranco. Begins at 11am.

SUN, JUNE 16: Peter and the Starcatcher

This Sunday, The Play Group Theatre will present two performances of Peter and the Starcatcher, a play that tells the origin story of how an orphan would eventually become Peter Pan. Adapted by Tony-nominated Rick Elice, this family-friendly show features a dynamic score that helps turns back the clock on the story of endless youth. Begins at 2 and 7pm.

History Revisited 

“History got under my skin.” That’s the way Waddell Stillman explains his 27-year stint at Historic Hudson Valley (HHV), first as CFO and now as President and CEO. It’s what led him and his team to develop a groundbreaking education program about slavery in the Colonial North. People Not Property is an interactive website and documentary now available online.  It stitches together videos, interviews, reenactments and hundreds of artifacts and documents into a sobering narrative of slavery at Philipsburg Manor, the historic site in Tarrytown under the aegis of HVV.

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