Westchester Arts Council to Host Open Studios 2003
Location: The Arts Exchange in Downtown White Plains
Open Studios 2003 will kick off at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 30th with the annual ArtsBash preview reception, featuring live music and culinary samplings from 20 local chefs teamed up with area artists inspired by the art of food. For example, artist John Maggiotto's work on horses will be displayed alongside the exemplary cuisine offered by Equus Restaurant of the Castle at Tarrytown. During the ArtsBash event, five area artists will create a Performed Drawing, during which guests may observe a spontaneous work-in-progress and interact with participating artists. Tickets to the ArtsBash reception are $75, and can be reserved by calling (914) 428-4220, ext. 243.
Open Studios 2003 will feature a number of interrelated events, including an invitational exhibition, "The Drawing Show," which will include both traditional drawings, such as pencil and mixed media on paper, as well as innovative approaches to the genre, such as installational drawings created on walls and floors.
Open Studios 2003 is part of the annual White Plains Art Beat Weekend, which also includes the White Plains Outdoor Art Show in Tibbetts Park. During the weekend, The Arts Exchange will be open to the general public from 12 Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1.
For more information about Open Studios 2003, please call (914) 428-4220 x229.
Birding field trip
Lead by Ralph Grimaldi
Meet at the DEC sign on Rte 207, several miles west of the Stewart airport entrance Town of New Windsor
Open to the public and free of charge. Call 744-6047 for more information.
Bike, Skate and Scooter Sundays
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bronx River Parkway in White Plains
Admission is free; parking at the Westchester County Center is $4.
Celebrate Cancer Survivors' Day
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: White Plains Hospital Center, Davis Avenue at East Post Road, White Plains
More than 2,000 cancer survivors, their families and hospital caregivers have been invited to attend this event. Bonnie Draeger of White Plains, a cancer survivor and former White Plains Hospital Center patient, will be the featured speaker. Diagnosed just one year ago, Ms. Draeger had surgery for bilateral breast cancer and has finished chemotherapy. Her mother is a 27-year breast cancer survivor. "I feel great and I'm looking forward to speaking at Cancer Survivors Day," she said. "It's a wonderful opportunity to make everyone vigilantly aware of their responsibilities of having regular screenings and checkups. "
Held in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors' Day, the event at White Plains Hospital Center is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is currently in treatment for cancer or has completed cancer therapy. Admission and parking are free. A brunch will be served under the big tent on Maple Avenue next to White Plains Hospital Center. There will be a live music and dancing. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling (914) 681-1118.
6th Annual Community in Concert
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery
The Annual Community in Concert is a project of the Joint Membership of Health and Commnity Agencies, a federation of voluntary health and community organizations united in service for the health and wellness of the people of Orange County.
Antique Tractor Day
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Muscoot Farm in Somers
The Yorktown Iron and Smoke Club will display its collection of motorized "tin horses," including such well-known names as Farmall, John Deer and Case, all of which made many tough farm chores easier and more efficient.
Tractors date back to the late 19th century when the first machines were powered by steam engines. Then, in 1892, the J.I. Case Threshing Machine, Co. pioneered the use of gasoline engines in tractors, making the machines smaller and much easier to use and service. The move helped to bring the tractor, and the industrial age, to farms around the world.
Admission is free.
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Museum Village, Monroe, NY
Vendors still being accepted
Tickets $15.00 for adults, children 4-15 $5.00, children under 4 free
Come and join us in supporting the museum
For more information call Kate at 845-782-8248 or visit us on the web at www.museumvillage.org
Free concert promotes health, wellness and recovery
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Route 416 in Montgomery
The performers include:
Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul
Grammy nominated singer John Ford Coley
Folk-roots singer, lyricist and guitarist, Patty Larkin.
Levon Helm and the Barn Burners
Local entertainers include the Beatles tribute band, Twist and Shout!; Radoslav Lorkovic; Evan, and Charlie Lang.
Food vendors include Loughran's Salisbury Mills and Plum's Restaurant and Jazz club of Middletown. No alcohol will be served. Bring the whole family and a blanket or a lawn chair. There'll be lots to do; costumes and inflatables for the children.
For more information contact call (845) 692-4454 x-301.
House and Jazz Tour
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
For more information, please call 561-2585.
Jazz Age Tour
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrating the architecture and music of the Jazz Age, featuring private and public spaces of the era, with live jazz at local clubs.
Tour begins at the Crawford House, 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh.
$20 donation. Call (945) 561-2585 for information.
Fat Tire Festival
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill
The event is sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation and the Westchester Mountain Biking Association (WMBA), a mountain biking advocacy group dedicated to promoting the use of mountain bikes on trails in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
For more information about the "Fat Tire Festival 2003," call the Westchester Mountain Biking Association at (914) 821-9409 or log on to www.wmba.org. General information about Westchester County Parks is available at www.westchestergov.com.
Art Exhibition Celebrates Gay Pride
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Burd House Frame Shop and Gallery at 125 Main St., Suite 4, in Nyack, New York
The exhibition features photographs, watercolors, oils, sculpture, pottery, drawings, collage and prints. This year, local watercolorist, Beverly Bozarth Colgan has created a painting of Nyack landmark, Hook Mountain, which has been playfully titled, "Hooked on Pride". Exquisitely framed by the Burd House Frame Shop, both have donated their work. Hooked on Pride, valued at $750 will be offered as a raffle prize at only $2.00 per ticket, six for $10.00.
Fundraiser for Daniel Blizard
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Diana’s Restaurant, Cottage St., Middletown
$35 per person, $50 per couple
For reservations or questions call 342-5662
Low maintenance perennials
Location: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers
Horticulturist Tolly Beck will discuss a variety of attractive, hardy perennials that have few pest and disease problems, and don't require staking or frequent dividing. She'll also take participants on a walk through the different gardens at the arboretum to demonstrate how they grow and how to use them in a border.
Fee for the workshop is $3 and pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register for the workshop, call Lasdon at (914) 864-7260.
General information about Westchester County Parks, is available on the World Wide Web at www.westchestergov.com.
Cancer Survivors' Day celebration
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: (Call number below for details)
Join us for this special event. Music will be provided by the Saints of Swing Food will be provided by local restaurants. Admission is free to survivors, families and friends. National Cancer Survivor's Day is celebrated in communities throughout America.
Call 845-334-3017 before May 23, 2003 for more information and to make reservations. Seating is limited to the first 250 people.