Serious Fun Arts Fest

#SERIOUSFUNARTSFEST

 

The Serious Fun Arts Festival will brighten the City of White Plains this fall with arts activities ranging from concerts to live mural painting, a public art walking tour to dancing in the streets. There will be sculpture, performance art, massive public art unveilings by renowned artists, fun family art-making and more throughout the downtown. Don’t miss Sunday’s headliner concert with Sammy Rae and the Friends . And reserve your spot for Saturday’s FREE Serious Fun Block Party, with an eclectic mix of six inspired performances! The block party and Sunday concerts will take place on the mainstage located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue (between Martine Avenue and Main Street) White Plains.

 

 

5-Day Schedule of Events
(click the tabs to learn more about what’s happening each day.)

(performers subject to change without notice)

 

Galleries:
10am-5pm:
Serious Fun Art Fair at The Galleria (enter at former Macy*s | Main and Court Street)
10am-6pm: One Martine Gallery
(1 Martine Avenue | near the train station)

All day: Self-Guided Art Walk. Learn more about the Artists’ work here.

Performances & Events:

12-2pm: Live music at Court Street Farmers Market
12-2pm:
Chamber Music with the Phil | Schubert | Downtown Music at Grace
3-5pm: Family Fun: Art-making with the ArtsMobile at Renaissance Plaza
3:30-4:30pm: Family Fun:
Jitterbugs: Jazz for Kids workshop at Renaissance Plaza
4-6pm: Street performers stroll along Main Street and Mamaroneck Ave.
5-6pm:
WUZA-WUZA African Music & Dance Ensemble at Renaissance Plaza
5-7pm: Live music at White Plains Train Station
7-9pm: Open Mic Poetry Slam Zork and Kristen at White Plains Library (rear courtyard)

Galleries:
10am-5pm: Serious Fun Art Fair at The Galleria (Former Macy*s | Enter at the corner of Main & Court Streets
10am-6pm: One Martine Gallery | 1 Martine Avenue near the White Plains train station
12-5pm: ArtsWestchester: Social Fabric” exhibition & “Metropolis Rising,” a public art installation | 31 Mamaroneck Avenue

All day: Self-Guided Art Walk. Learn more about the Artists’ work here.

Performances & Events:

12-2pm: Street performers on Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue
2-4:30pm: The Prom at the White Plains Performing Arts Center
3-5pm: Family Fun: Art-making with the ArtsMobile at Renaissance Plaza
4-7pm: Street performers stroll along Main Street and Mamaroneck Ave.
5-5:30pm: Westchester Chordsmen Quartet in Renaissance Plaza
5-7pm: Live music at White Plains Train Station
6-9pm: Evening Gallery Hop & Pop-Up Parties:

  • One Martine Gallery | 1 Martine Avenue (near the White Plains train station)
  • Serious Fun Art Fair at The Galleria | Former Macy*s | Entrance at the corner of Main & Court Street
  • @ ArtsWestchester | 31 Mamaroneck Avenue | NE corner of Martine and Mamaroneck Avenue
    • Opening Reception “Social Fabric”
    • Music by D.J.
    • Open Studios 4th & 8th Floors

Print this card and bring it with you, get it stamped at each location for a chance to win a $250 gift card to The Opus Spas in White Plains.

Galleries:

10am-5pm: Serious Fun Art Fair at The Galleria (Former Macy*s | Enter at the corner of Main & Court Streets
10am-6pm: One Martine Gallery | 1 Martine Avenue near the White Plains train station
12-5pm: ArtsWestchester: “Social Fabric” exhibition & “Metropolis Rising,” a public art installation | 31 Mamaroneck Avenue

All day: Self-Guided Art Walk. Learn more about the Artists’ work here.

Performances & Events:

12-2pm: Street performers on Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue 3-6:30pm: Public Art Tours3:30 & 5:30pm Reflective storytelling improv experience with NYC Queer Playback Theater. (2 performances at mural sites | TBA)
3-5pm: Family Fun: Art-making with the ArtsMobile at Renaissance Plaza
4-7pm: Street performers stroll along Main Street and Mamaroneck Ave.
4-7pm: Live music at White Plains Train Station
8-10:30pm:  The Prom at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

Galleries:
10am-5pm: Serious Fun Art Fair at The Galleria | Former Macy*s | Enter at the corner of Main & Court Streets
10am-6pm: One Martine Gallery
| 1 Martine Avenue near the White Plains train station
12-5pm: ArtsWestchester: “Social Fabric” exhibition
& “Metropolis Rising,” a public art installation | 31 Mamaroneck Avenue

All day: Self-Guided Art Walk. Learn more about the Artists’ work here.

Performances & Events:

11am-1pm: Live music at White Plains Train Station
11am-1pm:  Street performers stroll along Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue
11am-1pm: Hula hoop & Chinese Fan Workshop at Renaissance Plaza
11am-2pm: Family Fun: Art-making with the ArtsMobile on Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue
11am-2pm: Family Fun: Hands-on arts activities on Mamaroneck Avenue
12-6pm: “The Poet Is In” BK Fischer Poetry Event (location TBD)
2-4pm: Street Performer on Mamaroneck Avenue
4-7pm: Live music at White Plains Train Station
8-10:30pm:  The Prom at the White Plains Performing Arts Center


Serious Fun Block Party – All Day Saturday with MC Baba Isreal.

Free outdoor music on Mamaroneck Avenue between Main Street and Martine Avenue!
Reservations requested, but not required.

11:30am-12:15pm: Family Fun: Songs From the Middle East with Matt Turk & Friends
12:30-1:15pm: Live-looping mastery of rootsy singer songwriter Will Evans (of Barefoot Truth)
1:30-2:20pm: Evolution of Cabaret (20th c. Soul/Pop Hits) with Porter Carroll, Jr.
2:35-3:25pm: Pop Now Grooves with REMY
3:40-4:30pm: Post-Rock Soundscapes with Wess Meets West
4:45-6pm: Indie Folk Rock with Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Enjoy a Pop-Up Dance event as Westchester Dance Artists A HYPE SQUAD responds to the music from 2:30-5:30pm! (back end of concert area)

Performer management assistance is provided by Ferry Godmother Productions

Galleries:
10am-1pm: ArtsWestchester: “Social Fabric” exhibition & Metropolis Rising,” a public art installation
10am-3pm: Serious Fun Art Fair at The Galleria (Former Macy*s | Enter at the corner of Main & Court Streets
10am-6pm: One Martine Gallery | 1 Martine Avenue near the White Plains train station.

All day: Self-Guided Art Walk. Learn more about the Artists’ work here.

Performances & Events:

11am-12pm: Pop-Up Dance: Parijat Desai “Dance in the Round” at Renaissance Plaza
11am-1pm: Live music at White Plains Train Station
11am-1pm: Street performers on lower Main Street
12-1pm: Pop-Up Dance: Steffi Nossen Dance at Renaissance Plaza
1-3pm: Chinese Fan and Hula Hoop Workshop on Renaissance Plaza
2-4:30pm: The Prom at the White Plains Performing Arts Center
3-6pm: Live music at White Plains Train Station
3:30-6:30pm: Pop Up Dance: Westchester Dance Artists at Renaissance Plaza (participatory event)
4-6pm: Street performers on lower Main Street

Dance management assistance is provided by Ferry Godmother Productions

Headliner Concert Celebration on Mamaroneck Avenue (2pm-6:30pm)
Tickets are $25/person – under 12 FREE.

2-3:10pm: ANDROMEDA: “Emerging”
3:30-4:30pm: The Brighton Beat
5-6:30pm: Sammy Rae & The Friends

RAIN OR SHINE
TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Getting Here

  • From NYC: Metro North Harlem Line to White Plains (5 minute walk from the Station to MainStage)
  • By Car: Google Maps
  • Public Transportation:
    • Westchester Bee Line Service from all points in Westchester County to the Martine Avenue (White Plains) or Mamaroneck Avenue Stop (Corner of Martine Avenue)
    • From Connecticut ride the I95-Bus Express (Stamford to White Plains). More info

Where are the Galleries and when are the open?

Serious Fun Art Fair at The Galleria
Wed-Sat | 12-5pm
Thurs Eve | 6-9pm
Sun | 12-3pm
Former Macy*s | Enter at the corner of Main & Court Streets


One Martine Gallery
Thurs Eve | 6-9pm
Fri & Sat | 10-6pm
Sun | 10-5pm
1 Martine Avenue near the White Plains train station


ArtsWestchester Gallery
On View “Social Fabric
Thurs-Fri | 12-5pm
Thurs Eve | 6-9pm
Sat | 12-6pm
Sun | 12-5pm
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
NE corner of Martine Avenue


Parking in White Plains

  • City Center Parking Garage | 237 Martine Avenue
  • Hamilton-Main Garage | 365 Hamilton Avenue
  • Lyons Place Garage | 5 Lyon Place
  • Quarropas Lot | 104 Court Street
  • Court Street Lot | 125 Court Street

Pay for parking using your phone without having to go to a meter. Download the free ParkWhitePlains app!


Places to stay – explore!

Cambria Hotel
250 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
914-681-0500

The Opus Westchester, Autograph Collection
Three Renaissance Square
White Plains, NY 10601
914-946-5500

Sonesta Hotel
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
914-682-0050


SHOP & DINE on the FESTIVAL CONCERT BLOCK

ASIAN LEGEND | 23 Mamaroneck Ave
An authentic Asian fusion restaurant serving oriental cuisines

BUFFALO WILD WINGS | 1 Mamaroneck Ave
A popular chain that dishes out wings, tenders and burgers, plus sauces ranging from sweet to very spicy

CITY CENTER SHOPPING MALL | 75 Mamaroneck Ave
A large mixed-use development shopping complex in downtown White Plains

COLD STONE CREAMERY | 25 Mamaroneck Ave
Ice cream chain offering design-your-won creations hand-mixed on a granite slay, plus shakes and more

FAMOUS FAMIGLIA | 48 Mamaroneck Ave
Pizza chain offering NYC-style pies and other familiar Italian fare in a counter-serve setting

HOLY CRAB CAJUN SEAFOOD | 32 Mamaroneck Ave
Cajun seafood restaurant and bar decorated with modern fixtures and nautical murals/accents

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE | 5 Mamaroneck Ave
Upscale chain for aged prime beef, seafood
and other traditional steakhouse fare

SHAH’S FOOD | 40 Mamaroneck Ave
Serving family recipes for a wide variety of Halal food

Melting Pot | 30 Mamaroneck Ave
Fondue restaurant chain offering heated pots of cheese, chocolate or broth for dipping and cooking

T-Mobile | 46 Mamaroneck Ave
Wireless provider offering cell phones, data
plans, Internet devices and accessories

Nearby:
GRECA MEDITTERRANEAN KITCHEN + BAR | 189 Main Street
Paired with its rustic and reimagined Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, Greca presents a cocktail inspired by the new public artworks enlivening White Plains.


Shopping on your to-do list? Visit:


What to see a Play?


Security

  • Police and/or special security will be present at all events during the 5-day festival.
  • Sunday, October 16: Attendees and their belongings may be searched upon entry to the venue. Attendee consents to such searches and waives any related claims that may arise. If attendee elects not to consent to such searches, attendee may be denied entry to the event without refund or other compensation.

 

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Learn more about the Artists’ work here.

 
 

 
 

Get Your Tickets today for the Headliner Concert Celebration
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022 | 2:00 – 6:30PM
Mamaroneck Avenue (btwn Main Street/Martine Avenue)
White Plains

We are so excited to share that this Fest’s headliner is Brooklyn’s fast-rising band Sammy Rae & The Friends! Their high-energy, spirited and unrestrained shows bring audiences inside an all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie, to enjoy the band’s palpable chemistry, deft virtuosity and Sammy Rae’s riveting vocal fireworks! NPR Music, the Boston Globe and American Songwriter alike have dubbed Sammy Rae, “…an artist to watch in 2022.”

Stacked with tight rhythm and horn sections, keyboards and backup vocals, Sammy Rae & The Friends’ sound is a mélange of Sammy Rae’s influences from classic rock, folk and funk, sprinkled with soul and jazz. This band has been selling-out shows in the Northeast and beyond, including Terminal 5 in NYC, the Boston Royal, 9:30 Club in DC, Theatre of Living Arts in Philly, Showbox in Seattle and Cannery Ballroom in Nashville.

Leading off the Serious Fun Headliner Concert Celebration is ANDROMEDA “Emerging” at 2pm. This moving concert experience combines dance and immersive theater with uplifting songs of hope.

Next, at 3:30 The Brighton Beat takes center stage with danceable tunes featuring a bumping horn section. Brighton Beat shows include guest vocalists, audience participation and more!

Get your tickets now to support the arts and enjoy this exciting event! Click the link below for tickets, just $25 and kids under 12 FREE!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Serious Fun Arts Fest is made possible with the support of the following sponsors

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 

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