CELEBRATE ALL THE CULTURE WESTCHESTER HAS TO OFFERS THIS SUMMER!
Live Music is Back! ArtsWestchester in partnership with the City of White Plains, the City of Mount Vernon and Peekskill, 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 all happening in Westchester County.
Bring friends, family, and neighbors throughout the summer for great evenings of cross-cultural experiences with music and dance from northern Westchester to Southern Westchester and point in between! Travel the world and enjoy evenings fill with the sounds of raggae, music and dance from the Andes of Peru, ballet folklorico of Mexico, Jamaican and Carribbean folk music, classic American rock-n-roll music, African music & dance, and enjoy a day filled with music, food and dance at the the Ecudorian Festival.
Programs and performances subject to change.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 | 6:30-8pm
feat. Bria The Artist & Valerie Not Val, Reencuentro Andino, and El Grupo Los Quisqueyano
Peekskill Landing Park | Peekskill
Celebrate the bonds of music with three Peekskill family ensembles as they explore the connections between kinship, tradition and the arts. The program will feature mother-daughter ensemble ‘Bria The Artist & Valerie Not Val,’ Ecuadorian family ensemble ‘Reencuentro Andino,’ andDominican merengue típico ensemble ‘El Grupo Los Quisqueyano.’
Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket!
Co-organized by ArtsWestchester, Arts10566 and the City of Peekskill.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 | 7-8:30pm
CITY OF WHITE PLAINS: SOUNDS OF SUMMER
feat. McLean Avenue Band
Renaissance Plaza | White Plains
McLean Avenue Band has taken the Irish American music scene by storm by masterfully combining traditional Irish tunes and ballads with elements of rock, pop and R&B.
Co-organized by the City of White Plains and ArtsWestchester
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 3-5pm
ART BENNETT MEMORIAL CONCERT
ArtsWestchester Gallery | 31 Mamaroneck Avenue | White Plains
Join us for a special jazz program honoring the life and music of White Plains saxophonist and flutist Art Bennett. The program will feature performances by William Parker, Harold Smith, Juma Sultan, Adam Siegel, Michael Bessio, Alan J. Palmer and many others.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 | 6:30pm
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA
City Hall Plaza | 1 Roosevelt Square North | Mount Vernon
Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists in the world, known for redefining the steel pan as an instrument of jazz-funk-rock fusion. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone and marimba.
Co-organized by ArtsWestchester and the City of Mount Vernon, in conjunction with the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze series
Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 3-8pm
DIA DE LA CULTURA ECUATORIANA
Barnhart Park | Sleepy Hollow
Join us for an afternoon of Ecuadorian music, dance, food and craft, along with family-friendly presentations that feature traditional Ecuadorian costumes and the indigenous Kichwa language.
Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the performance.
Co-organized by ArtsWestchester and the Village of Sleepy Hollow
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 5-9pm
MOONCAKE NIGHT MARKET
ArtsWestchester Gallery | White Plains
$20 adults | $10 for children
Celebrate the mid-autumn festival with an evening of arts from Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese cultures. The event will include music, dance, food and craft activities, including Chinese calligraphy and knotting workshops, origami, Kimono tying, mooncake sculpture making, karaoke, Chinese folk dance and more.
Co-organized by ArtsWestchester and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates Westchester and Hudson Valley Chapter
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 1:30-4pm
AN AFTERNOON OF SYRIAN MUSIC
Katonah Museum | Outdoor Sculpture Garden | Katonah
Join us for a special program on Syrian musical heritage and preservation with the Syrian Music Preservation Initiative. An interactive presentation (1:30pm) will be followed by a performance (3pm) that features esteemed Arab chamber music ensemble Takht Al-Nagham. This program is presented in conjunction with the Katonah Museum of Art’s exhibition, Stories of Syria’s Textiles: Art and Heritage Across Two Millennia (on view October 15, 2023 – January 28, 2024).
Co-organized by ArtsWestchester and Katonah Museum of Art
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