Libraries are offering ways to get involving right away with Summer Reading—and there are other great ways to start things off right…
The Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce’s Sidewalk Sale continues on Friday and Saturday, with a rain date of Monday. Be sure to come and check out all of the great deals available from local businesses for this special occasion. www.mamaroneckchamberofcommerce.org
Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served up at the Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild Gallery in Larchmont this Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Art for Animals/Animals in Art, an exhibit benefiting the Pet Rescue and Guild. There will be a live auction and original artwork for purchase for this show running through Saturday. $15 donation. www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org
This Saturday, the Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting Bubbles: A Recipe for Fun, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Kids can learn the science behind how bubbles are made during a fun, interactive program. $6. www.greenburghnaturecenter.org
Pre-teens ages 10 to 13 are invited to volunteer at the New Rochelle Humane Society this summer with the supervision of a parent or guardian. Teens (14 – 17) can serve as junior volunteers on their own. Fill out volunteer forms and come to the orientations this Saturday: 10 a.m. for pre-teens and their parents and 11:15 a.m. for teens. www.newrochellehumanesociety.org
There is a Blood Drive at the Damiano Center on Midland Avenue in Rye this Friday from 12 – 6 p.m. Be sure to call ahead to make an appointment in the six-hour period. (914) 967-2535.
Summer Reading Sign-Ups
Kids are invited to the Larchmont Library this Friday from 2:30 – 4:15 for some fancy face painting to kick off the summer. Don’t forget to register for the Summer Reading Game while you’re there. www.larchmontlibrary.org
The Mamaroneck Public Library is unveiling the Set Sail—READ summer reading program this Friday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for Middle and High School students. This year, teens can connect, share opinions and write reviews of the books they read this summer—all online. Learn how to use the program this Friday while enjoying complimentary snacks. www.mamaronecklibrary.org
Enjoy an exciting performance of Rockin’ in the Ocean with Miss Gigi and the Lend-a-Hand Band this Friday at the Scarsdale Library, starting at 2 p.m. Be sure to sign up for the Summer Reading Game right after the show.
ARTS and ANTIQUES
Preview: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, noon- 6: Clarke Auction will hold its last auction at its long-time warehouse space at the end of North Avenue in Larchmont (running parallel to the RR behind Palmer Avenue) and will soon move to 2372 Boston Post Road next to La Riserva.
Concert: Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts presents Caramoor Gala Opening Night. An Evening with Mitsuko Uchida and The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Michael Barrett, Conductor. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts 06/26/2010–06/26/2010, 6pm. (914) 232-1492 or www.caramoor.org
Music: Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts presents Opening Night: Mitsuko Uchida. Mitsuko Uchida—-one of the great pianists of our time-—returns to Caramoor to open the 65th International Music Festival. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts 06/26/2010–06/26/2010, 8:30pm. (914) 232-1252 or www.caramoor.org
Music: White Plains Public Library presents Celebrate Haiti with La Troupe Makandal. An event of traditional Afro-Haitian music and dance. White Plains Public Library Foundation 06/26/2010–06/26/2010, 2pm. 914-422-1480 or http://www.whiteplainslibrary.org/
Theater: New Rochelle Public Library presents Arm-of-the Sea Puppet Theater Performance. Experience whimsical kinetic sculptures and puppet figures big and small, when the Arm-of-the-Sea troupe performs the Turtle Island Medicine Show on Library Green. Librray Green or Ossie Davis Theater 06/26/2010–06/26/2010, 1pm. (914) 632-8254 or www.NRPL.org
Exhibition: Katonah Museum of Art presents Edel Rodriguez. Brightly colored illustrations from “Mama does the Mambo” and “Oye, Celia: A Song for Celia Cruz” by Cuban born artist Edel Rodriguez. Katonah Museum of Art 06/27/2010–09/19/2010, 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday; 12pm-5pm, Sunday. or www.katonahmuseum.org
Exhibition: Katonah Museum of Art presents Charles Johnstone: Havana. The 18 photographs included in the exhibition Charles Johnstone: Havana were taken by the artist in 2006 while visiting Cuba. Katonah Museum of Art 06/27/2010–09/19/2010, 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday; 12pm-5pm, Sunday. or www.katonahmuseum.org
Exhibition: Katonah Museum of Art presents Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media works by 42 Cuban-born artists. Katonah Museum of Art –09/19/2010, 10am-5pm, Tues-Sat, 12pm-5pm, Sun. 914-232-9555 or http://www.katonahmuseum.org
Music: Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts presents Tiempo Libre with Paquito D’Rivera. Tiempo Libre, with special guest Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet and saxophone in a high voltage performance. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts 06/27/2010–06/27/2010, 4:30pm. (914) 232-1252 or www.caramoor.org
Workshop: Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild presents Monotype Printmaking Workshop. A Monotype Printmaking Workshop, led by instructor Mitchell Visoky. Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild 06/27/2010–06/27/2010, 1pm-3:30pm. 914-834-1117 or http://www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org
Dance: Dance in Education Fund presents DiMauro Dance Company Residency. Adult dancers with strong ballet technique can participate in this opportunity to experience company life while dancing alongside professional dancers. Dance in Education Fund-Steffi Nossen School of Dance 06/28/2010–07/02/2010, 10am-4pm. 914-328-1900 or www.steffinossen.org
Dance: Dance in Education Fund presents Moving Wheels Dance Intensive for Kids. Kids (min. age 7 years) with and without disabilities can collaborate with a diverse group of dancers to learn modern dance technique and dances. Dance in Education Fund-Steffi Nossen School of Dance 06/28/2010–07/02/2010, 10am-3:30pm. 914-328-1900 or www.steffinossen.org
Fundraising: Music Conservatory of Westchester presents 9th annual Golf & Tennis Classic. The event will feature a barbeque lunch, cocktail reception, live auction, dinner and awards ceremony. Whippoorwill Club 06/28/2010–06/28/2010, 10am. (914) 761-3900 ext. 106 or www.musicconservatory.org