CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN WESTCHESTER

 

Live Music is Back! ArtsWestchester in partnership with the City of White Plains, the City of Mount Vernon, the Village of Sleepy Hollow and the Bethany Arts Community. The free events include concerts in parks, staged performances on city streets and an outdoor cultural festival.

 

Bring friends, family, and neighbors together for 10 great nights of cross-cultural experiences with music and dance throughout Westchester. Travel the world and enjoy evenings fill with the  sounds of raggae, traditional dance from Korea and Ireland, the rthymic sounds of West African drumming, classic R&B and Soul music, get in the groove with the music from Columbian jazz, and enjoy a day filled with music, food and dance at the the Ecudorian Festival.

These performances will take place in accordance with New York State and local health department guidelines.

CITY OF WHITE PLAINS: NIGHT IN THE PARK feat. ITAL RAIN REGGAE BAND 

DATE: Thursday, July 15, 2021 | TIME: 7pm

WHERE: Court Street (between Main St. and Martine Ave.) | White Plains, NY

A high-energy reggae band that plays everything from Bob Marley, Vybz Kartel, Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, UB-40, Marcia Griffiths, original songs, and many others.

Co-presented by the City of White Plains and ArtsWestchester

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON: WESTCHESTER ROOTS feat. NATYA ANUBHAVA
AND THE NEW YORK KOREAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 

DATE: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | TIME: 6:30pm

WHERE: City Hall Plaza | 1 Roosevelt Square North | Mount Vernon, NY

Experience the power and beauty of South Indian and Korean dance by some of New York’s finest tradition bearers.

RSVPs are requested, but not required. Register here.

Co-presented by the City of Mount Vernon and ArtsWestchester

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain and with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

CITY OF WHITE PLAINS: NIGHT IN THE PARK feat. MCLEAN AVENUE BAND

DATE: Thursday, July 29, 2021 | TIME: 7pm

WHERE: Court Street | between Main Street and Martine Avenue | White Plains, NY

Taking the Irish American music scene by storm, McLean Avenue Band masterfully combines traditional Irish tunes and ballads with elements of rock, pop and R&B.

RSVPs are requested, but not required. Register here.

Co-presented by the City of White Plains and ArtsWestchester

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON: WESTCHESTER ROOTS feat. THE PTAH-SHABAZZ WISDRUM ORCHESTRA 

DATE: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | TIME: 6:30pm

WHERE: City Hall Plaza | 1 Roosevelt Sqaure North | Mount Vernon, NY

This illustrious family ensemble presents an evening of traditional West African dance and drumming.

RSVP requested, but not required. Register here.

Co-presented by the City of Mount Vernon and ArtsWestchester

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain and with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

CITY OF WHITE PLAINS: NIGHT IN THE PARK feat. BASE CAMP R&B

DATE: Thursday, August 12, 2021 | TIME: 7pm

WHERE: Court Street | between Main Street and Martine Avenue | White Plains, NY

This R&B band performs soul-filled classics, from Luther Vandross and Sade to Mary J. Blidge and The Isley Brothers, plus more!

RSVP requested, but not required. Register here.

Co-presented by the City of White Plains and ArtsWestchester

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain 

DIA DE LA CULTURA ECUATORIANA / DAY OF ECUADORIAN CULTURE

DATE: Saturday, August 14, 2021 | TIME: 3-8pm**

**Due to inclement weather forecast, this event will take place on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Same location and time.**

WHERE: Barnhart Park | Sleepy Hollow, NY

Join us for an afternoon of Ecuadorian music, dance, food and craft, along with family-friendly presentations on traditional Ecuadorian costumes and the indigenous Kitchwa language.

RSVP requested, but not required. Register here.

Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket

  • 3pm | Ecuadorian Dance Workshop with Ayazamanai (all ages welcome)
  • 4pm | Presentation of Ecuadorian Costomues by Dra. Pacha Muenala
  • 4:30pm | Finger Painting Demo by renowned Ecuadorian artist Cristóbal Ortega
  • 5-8pm | Traditional ceremoney, ritual demonstration, and live music and dancing featuring music ensemble Inti Andino, cultural troupe Sumak Taka Llakta, Grupo San Jose, Grupo Samey de la Escuela Caminemos Juntos, Fabian Muenala and Atik Katary Paguay.

Co-presented by the Village of Sleepy Hollow and ArtsWestchester

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain and with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON: WESTCHESTER ROOTS feat. JOMION & THE UKLOS 

DATE: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | TIME: 6:30pm

WHERE: City Hall Plaza | 1 Roosevelt Sqaure North | Mount Vernon, NY

Jomion & the Uklos, a family band from Benin, West Africa, combines traditional rhythms and songs from Vodoun culture with reggae, salsa and jazz to create vibrant and joyful music that will get you on your feet.

RSVP requested, but not required. Register here.

Co-presented by the City of Mount Vernon and ArtsWestchester in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze Series.

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain and with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

PERFORMING FAMILIES feat. THE MAYOR FOUR AND THE PTAH-SHABAZZ WISDRUM ORCHESTRA 

DATE: Thursday, August 19, 2021 | TIME: 6-7:30pm

WHERE: Haron’s Landing | Sleepy Hollow, NY

Celebrate the bonds of music and dance with two family ensembles as they explore the connections between kinship, tradition and the arts. This program brings together Columbian jazz pianist Pablo Mayor  and his family band, as well as the Ptah-Shabazz Wisdrum Orchestra, a West African dance and drumming ensemble of extended-family.

RSVP requested but not required. Register here.

Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket!

Co-presented by the Village of Sleepy Hollow and ArtsWestchester.

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain and with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

NEW DATE HAS BEEN SET!

 

PERFORMING FAMILIES feat. INTI ANDINO AND MARIACHI SOL MIXTECO

DATE: Friday, September 24 | TIME: 6:30-8pm

WHERE: Bethany Arts Community | 40 Somerstown Road | Ossining, NY

Celebrate the bonds of music and dance with two family ensembles as they explore the connections between kinship, tradition and the arts. This program brings together the Ecuadorian family band Inti Andino and the Mexican family band Mariachi Sol Mixteco. 

Limited seating. Register here.

Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket!

Co-presented by Bethany Arts Community and ArtsWestchester.

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain and with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

CITY OF MOUNT VERNON: WESTCHESTER ROOTS feat. THE JALIYA KAFO ENSEMBLE W/ SALIEU SUSO & EBRIMA JASSEY

DATE: Tuesday August 24, 2021 | TIME: 6:30pm

WHERE: City Hall Plaza | 1 Roosevelt Square North | Mount Vernon, NY

Jaliya Kafo performs traditional Gambian kora (harp) and balafon music from West Africa. The family ensemble is led by Salieu Suso, a master musician born into a family of farmers, griots, traditional musicians and historians in Gambia, West Africa.

RSVP requested but not required. Register here.

Co-presented by the City of Mount Vernon and ArtsWestchester.

This program is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors by conEdison| Arts Al Fresco and Etain and with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

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