What’s happening in June 2019

WAG’s list of local happenings for the month of June.

Through Sept. 8

Hudson Valley MOCA presents “Greatest Love,” featuring Anne Samat’s new body of iconic wall hangings. Using intricately woven textiles and found objects, Samat builds elaborate totems evoking her familial lineage. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 1701 Main St., Peekskill; 914-788-0100, hvmoca.org.

June 1 through 9

New Pond Farm’s Seventh Biennial Invitation Benefit Art Show showcases paintings, drawings and sculptures featuring timeless themes of nature and agrarian life. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 101 Marchant Road, West Redding; 203-938-2117, newpondfarm.org.

June 1 through 23

ACT of Connecticut presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a play which follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and
hilarious championship quest. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield; 475-215-5433, actofct.org. 

June 1

RiverArts presents RiverArts Music Tour, a weekend during which various musical acts will perform at numerous venues throughout Westchester County’s rivertowns — Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington and Tarrytown. Music genres include folk, rock and jazz. Times and locations vary; 914-412-5120, riverarts.org.

June 1 and 2

Peekskill Arts Alliance presents the 22nd Annual Peekskill Open Studios, a weekend of arts activities throughout the city of Peekskill, including open artists’ studios, group exhibitions, pop-up shows and collaborative events. Noon to 5 p.m., Gazebo at Park and Division streets; peekskillartsalliance.org.

June 2

ArtsWestchester will host a workshop on the The Art of Runway Walking, led by FX Pose choreographer, LGBTQ youth rights advocate and runway regular Twiggy Pucci Garçon, along with ballroom artists Milan and Mermaid Garçon. There will be a pre-workshop conversation about the history of runway in the New York ballroom scene with Yale University professor Tavia Nyong’o. This program is co-sponsored by The LOFT LGBT Center and is being held in conjunction with Westchester Pride. 1 to 2:45 p.m., 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org.

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 12th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, limited to works that are no more than 4 square inches, opens with a reception and awards presentation. The exhibition runs through Sept. 1. 2 to 5 p.m., 299 West Ave., Norwalk 203-899-7999, contemprints.org.

June 2 and 16

The Play Group Theatre presents “Peter and the Starcatcher, a play based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson about Peter Pan. 2 and 7 p.m., 1 N. Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains; 914-946-4433, playgroup.org.

June 4

Pianist Frederic Chiu is this year’s recipient of The Westport Library’s “BOOKED for the evening” award. This is the 21st benefit awards ceremony and will include an inaugural performance by Chiu in the Christian J. Trefz Forum, the library’s new entertainment space. 8 p.m., 20 Jessup Road; 203-291-4800, westportlibrary.org.

June 4 through 22

Westport Country Playhouse presents “Skeleton Crew,Dominique Morisseau’s play about factory workers navigating opposing agendas and shifting power dynamics as their plant prepares to close. 25 Powers Court; 203-227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.

June 8

Mamaroneck Artists Guild will host an opening reception for “Urban Choreography, a solo exhibition of paintings and pastels by artist Marion Block Schneider, who
focuses thematically on New York City and its energy, light and color. 3 to 5 p.m., 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont; 914-834-1117, mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

Celebrate the 70th anniversary year of The Glass House at The Summer Party, featuring an afternoon of performance, exhibition and auction to benefit the iconic Philip Johnson designed house and 49-acre site. Enjoy a special aerial walk by French high-wire artist Philippe Petit and a performance by the Harlem-based drumline and dance line crew The Marching Cobras. Noon to 4 p.m. 199 Elm St., New Canaan; 203-275-7565, theglasshouse.org.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center kicks off its summer season of outdoor performances on the Museum Commons with a Gala Preview Party, a dinner beneath the stars with live music from Chris Coogan, musical theater performances from Fairfield Center Stage, specialty “Cocktails on the Green” and a farm-to-table dinner prepared by Tim Labant, 7 p.m., 370 Beach Road; 203-259-1598, fairfieldhs.org.

June 9

Copland House presents a concert to culminate Cultivate 2019, a weeklong all-scholarship creative workshop and mentoring program that has become its flagship initiative for championing gifted young American composers. The concert will feature the world premieres of six new works by this year’s composer fellows. 3 to 5 p.m., 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco; 914-788-4659, coplandhouse.org.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum celebrates the opening of artist Sara Cwynar’s first East Coast museum exhibition, which features photography, video and bookmaking.  3 p.m., 258 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-4519. aldrichart.org.

June 13

Barbara Paul Robinson, gardener and author of “Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape,” will give a lecture based on her best-selling book. 7 p.m., Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob; 203-869-6899, greenwichhistory.org.

United Hebrew of New Rochelle showcases a group of leading Westchester physicians and their musical talents at a special performance of “Doctors in Concert, featuring classical and contemporary performances on piano, violin, cello and guitar. 7:30 p.m., Willow Towers, 355 Pelham Road; 914-632-2804, ext. 1137, csanders@uhgc.org.

June 15

Pelham Art Center presents an artist’s talk with Sarah McKenzie, the center’s 10th Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition winner. McKenzie’s artwork explores the architecture of exhibition space, including art fair tents, minimalist gallery interiors and video-screening rooms. 2 p.m., 155 Fifth Ave.; 914-738-2525, pelhamartcenter.org.

June 20 through July 7

Shakespeare on the Sound presents “Twelfth Night.  This play that examines love in all forms, and how individual perspective influences your views on love is set here in the early 1950s. 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton; 203-299-1300, shakespeareonthesound.org.

June 21

Jon Batiste and the Stay Human band, which has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” will be part of the Ridgefield Playhouse’s Summer Gala. 5:30 p.m. with food, an open bar and a silent auction under the tent, 8 p.m. performance, 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

“Make Music Day” is an international celebration by professional and amateur musicians around the world, including towns and cities in Fairfield and Westchester counties. makemusicday.org.

June 22 through July 23

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan present a new musical for children, “The Light Princess,  about a princess cursed to possess no gravity. 3 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sundays, 70 South Ave.,  203-966-4634, stonc.org.

June 23

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents its American Roots Festival, a day of American music from folk and country to bluegrass and gospel. The night closes with performances by folk duo The Milk Carton Kids and Tennessee-based multi-instrumentalist Amythyst Kiah. Starts at noon, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah; 914-232-1252, caramoor.org.

June 27

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center hosts an opening reception for “Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations, an exhibition of works made by Ganz out of reclaimed plastic household objects, 6 p.m., 39 Scofieldtown Road; 203-977-6536, stamfordmuseum.org.

Presented  by Arts Westchester  and The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

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