The weekly farmers market supports farmers and sustainable efforts in our area, featuring over 20 local vendors each week. Vendors vary every week and updates will be available on muscootfarm.org.
Presented by Professor Joseph Spedaliere, the Antologia del cinema italiano lecture/film-viewing/discussion series will shine a light on the golden age of Italy’s greatest contribution to cinema, il Neorealismo of the 1940s and the postwar period. Registration fee includes all four films/classes, Tasting of regional foods, wine and coffee. Classes may not be purchased separately. Starting with the innumerable contributions of the pre-Christian Etruscan and Latin civilizations, Italy has made – and continues to make – its indelible mark on world culture. Influencing almost every sector of human development and expression, the Italian genius is ubiquitously evident. With its incomparable heritage of millennial artistic splendor, early 20th Century Italy was destined to add even greater glory to its cultural patrimony. Through its innovative contributions to the newborn medium of movie-making, Italian directors, screenwriters, actors, technicians, et al. were able to elevate the moving picture to an art form admired and imitated throughout the world.
Make Italian cookies filled with assorted jams or chocolate hazelnut spread that are shaped just like your favorite savory ravioli. Antipasto and wine are included! In this class you will learn how to make a classic Italian Sweet Dough, Pasta Frolla, and then use it to shape the cookies. We will bake the cookies in class and everyone will go home with a recipe and a sampling of cookies. To register visit: https://www.wiccny.org/event-details/ravioli-dolce-with-tina-zaccardi
The party of the year is back ! Watch the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby and support the museum in style! Raffles, live & silent auctions, and prizes for most elegant and original hats add to the excitement. Winners Circle: Cocktails and Hors d’ oeuvres • VIP Derby parking, check-in, and cocktail service • 10 complementary raffle tickets • Listing in program* $400. Owners Box: Cocktails and Hors d’ oeuvres • 5 complementary raffle tickets • Listing in program* $250, Jockeys Gate: Cocktails and Hors d’ oeuvres $150
*If purchased prior to program finalization on 4/24/23, Tickets: https://bartowpell.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/bartowpell/eventRegistration.jsp?event=2731
The Manor Club of Pelham presents an interactive courtroom drama on May 5, 6 & 7. The event is open to all. Written by novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand the program is called, “Night of January 16”. In the play, the audience is presented with a crime that has been committed. A murder has occurred. While no one saw it, several people have opinions as to how it happened. People from the audience make up the jury to determine guilt or innocence. Each performance may have a different conclusion. The cast features Manor Club members Ann Rende and Loretta Illustrato, along with Pelhamite Emily Aronoff. The director, Christopher Arena has directed numerous plays in the county. Co-producerss are Loretta Illustrato and Mauro Constrastano. The play takes place on Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm and two performances on Saturday, May 6 at 2 and 7:30pm. The final performance is on Sunday, May 7 at 3pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through the Manor Club website. Friday and Sunday’s performances will also feature a dessert buffet afterwards. The historic Manor Club theater is located at 1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor. Street parking is available. Tickets are at TMCofpelham.org
AT THE NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
All events take place at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle. In addition to the programs listed below, daily programs for children and teens, and a variety of computer classes can be found on the NRPL online calendar at bit.ly/NewNRPLCalendar. As always, all programs are FREE and open to all!
Art Exhibit: Our Children, Our Artists
Through May 26
The exhibit showcases the artwork of students from the New Rochelle Public Elementary Schools (through May 12) and the New Rochelle Middle Schools and New Rochelle High School (May 15 – May 26.) On display in the Lumen Winter Gallery during regular Library hours
How to Get Started in Amateur Astronomy (Virtual)
May 3, 7:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to explore the surface of the Moon? See Saturn’s rings for yourself? Fantasized about becoming an amateur astronomer? In this virtual talk from the Westchester Amateur Astronomers, you’ll hear about how to purchase and use your own telescope, what to look for in the night sky this spring, and more about this out-of-this-world hobby! Registration required at bit.ly/Astronomy_05_2023
Adult Art Workshop: Make Your Own Van Gogh
May 5, 10:00 – 11:15 am
Make your own version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Create a cheerful, sunny bouquet out of colorful papers. Everything you need is provided. Drop in.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Childrens’ Dance Workshop and Performance
Children’s Dance Workshop, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Performance, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the New Rochelle Public Library. The festivities begin with a Mexican dance workshop for children ages 8 – 12, followed by traditional Mexican music and dance performances, including a folkloric ballet, mariachi band and vocal artist. Registration for children’s dance workshop requested at bit.ly/CincoWorkshop_05_2023
Registration for performance requested at bit.ly/CincoPerformance_05_2023;
For more events, visit nrpl.org
Capoeira for Kids: Brazilian Martial Arts
May 6 and 13
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 3 – 5 year olds*
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6-11 year olds
An introduction to the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs, children will learn specific offensive and defensive movements and constantly be in motion. Space may be limited. First come, first served. A culminating performance will take place with both age groups on May 20th at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater. *Parents/guardians required to stay and participate with 3-5 year old group
Elijah and the Not for Prophets Klezmer Concert
May 7, 2:00 pm
Elijah and the Not for Prophets, a band of seven passionate musicians, brings the sounds, songs and history of Klezmer music to the Ossie Davis Theater. Klezmer embraces the melodies and rhythms of Ukrainian and Romanian music, Balkan and others. For 500 years these traveling Jewish musicians (klezmorim) went to towns and villages to perform at weddings, holiday parties and other celebrations in Christian and Jewish communities in the public square and private homes. Registration requested at bit.ly/Klezmer_05_2023
Women and Money Roundtable (Virtual)
May 10, 1:00 pm
The Women and Money series is a virtual, monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources, learning activities and moderators to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences, and ask questions. Registration required at bit.ly/womenandmoney_05_2023 or call or phone 914-813-3706
Registrants will receive a ZOOM link to the program a few days before the event.
Yoga and Meditative Arts Workshop
May 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join us for a 45-minute Gentle Yoga class with Breathing (Pranayama) and Movement (Asana) followed by a 45-minute Artistic Meditation (Pratyahra) with specific creative exercises including writing prompts, vision collage and mandala coloring. Appropriate for teens aged 16+ through adults of any age. Free. Space is limited. Registration is requested at https://bit.ly/NewNRPLCalendar (find the date you’d like to register, click and proceed with registration) or phone 914-813-3706
Capoeira for Kids: Brazilian Martial Arts Final Performance
May 20, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is the culminating performance of the Capoiera workshop that introduced children to this Brazilian martial art. Disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs, children will share what they learned over the past several weeks.
Sing Your Heart Out
Saturdays, May 13, 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(rehearsals continue Mondays and Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00 pm; final rehearsal, Friday, July 14; Final performance, Saturday, July 15)
Music maestro Robert Puleo, returns to lead the Spring 2023 session of the “Sing Your Heart Out!” Workshop. Robert will continue to help participants attain the confidence required to sing, along with teaching aspiring singers how to select music appropriate for their voice, and–most importantly–how to have fun throughout the entire ‘learning to sing’ process!.
Registration requested at bit.ly/SingYourHeart_Spring2023
New Rochelle Plays Hollywood: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
May 21, 2:00 pm
A family with ten children has a father who is a frustrated singer in a low-paying job and is subject to alcohol induced rages. The mother steps in to support the family by entering and winning advertising jingle contests which were the rage in the ’50s and ’60s. Based on a true story, the film shows the resilience of a mother and family with humor and drama. A little-known film that will leave you exhilarated.New Rochelle Plays Hollywood is a film series presented by the New Rochelle Public Library. Prior to the screening, film aficionado Les Srager will introduce the history of the film and its creative personnel with a discussion period following the screening. The fall series features films that are little-known, but well worth watching – “Hidden Gems”
Registration requested at bit.ly/PrizeWinner_05_2023
NRPL Film Series: Searching
May 27, 2:00 pm
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander month, New Rochelle librarian and film historian Chris Poggiali will introduce and discuss the film SEARCHING (2018) starring John Cho, Michelle La, and Debra Messing; Directed by Aneesh Chaganty – 102 minutes. After his teenage daughter goes missing, David Kim (John Cho) decides to search her laptop for clues, in an effort to trace her digital footprints before she disappears forever. Set entirely on computer screens and smartphones, this was the first mainstream Hollywood thriller to headline an Asian-American actor. Registration requested at bit.ly/Searching_05_2023 or phone, 914-813-3706