All things entertaining in Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley
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Looking for some sweet family fun? It’s maple-sugaring season, that once-a-year spell of mild days and icy nights that provides just the right conditions for the maple sap to flow in the Hudson Valley. At about 20 days long, the prime maple season is fleeting; so don’t miss your chance to experience it. These five local sweet spots invite families to learn about the process, celebrate the season...Read more »
Briarcliff Manor native Elizabeth Tryon blends operatic and comedic elements in her show, "There's a Phantom in My Opera," which makes its New York City debut Tuesday night.
Tryon, 32, recently told Newsday Westchester that her show, which Caroline's on Broadway will host for a one-night-only performance, embraces and lampoons opera, Broadway, classical and pop music. In writing...Read more »
For its 27th season at Boscobel in Garrison, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will open its online box office Tuesday — the earliest its tickets have ever gone on sale.
In keeping with the tradition of presenting one drama and one comedy by William Shakespeare, as well as a third show by another scribe, the region's only professional resident Shakespeare company will stage "All's...Read more »
Looking for ways children can celebrate Black History Month? Kids can learn about an important African-American role model at a story walk, make crafts to commemorate historical figures and hear a reading and meet the author of a book about skin color and identity as seen through a child’s eyes. Find all the details here.
Sunday: Story walk in White Plains
Families with children in grades...Read more »
The 85th Academy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 24, and if you’ve yet to see many of the nominated films, don’t despair -- there’s still time to get to the theater, watch some of the nominees and make educated picks for your office’s Oscar poll.
Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville
Rather than programming only the big-name Oscar nominees, this independent film house and education center...Read more »
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh will celebrate George Washington’s 281st birthday with a free three-day event this weekend. The event will feature Revolutionary War re-enactors, period music, candle making, a magic show, history talks and birthday cake for all.
Newburgh figures into George Washington’s story more than you might expect. According to Elyse B. Goldberg,...Read more »
Let the hunt for Yonkers' finest begin. Mayor Mike Spano announced today that the city will search for the most talented locals in singing and dancing competitions, which kick off next weekend.
The "Yonkers Got Talent" contest, which includes "Yonkers Idol" and "Yonkers Best Dance Crew" competitions, is open to local teens and preteens. Conducted in collaboration...Read more »
Legendary rock vocalist Darlene Love, a Suffern resident, will make a hometown appearance when she performs a sold-out show at the Lafayette Theatre on Valentine’s Day (97 Lafayette Ave., Suffern; 845-369-8234; www.bigscreenclassics.com/lafayette.html). Love also will be the special guest Wednesday on Rockland’s WRCR AM 1300 radio program, “Mostly Movies with Mercedes and Big Jim.”
Mercedes...Read more »
Jermaine Paul, season two winner of NBC's “The Voice,” was slated to perform at The Castle Fun Center in Chester on Feb. 8, but due to the snowstorm, this show has been postponed to Feb. 15.
This is the second appearance that the Harriman resident will make at The Castle Fun Center, having appeared at the entertainment venue last March. Paul, who recently performed at a Martin Luther King...Read more »
Bald eagles are soaring over the Hudson, and Teatown Lake Reservation is throwing a party. Featuring events for all ages and special eagle-viewing stations along the river, the nonprofit nature preserve will host its 8th annual EagleFest at Croton Point Park on Sunday, Feb. 10. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday but pushed back a day due to the incoming snow.
From 9 a.m. to 4...Read more »