Arts and Culture Spring into Westchester

Posted By Stacy |

Spring has arrived with a new line up of arts and culture-themed exhibits and performances. Visitors can enjoy the start of spring at the county’s finest cultural institutions.

 

“There is no shortage of arts and cultural experiences in Westchester,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “If you are looking for exceptional concerts and captivating films, look no further than Westchester County. Whether visiting Lyndhurst for the Flower Show, experiencing a new documentary at the Westchester Jewish Film Festival or checking out Jazz at Caramoor, there are many opportunities to explore the best of the arts in the Hudson Valley.”

 

Music, Art, Film and Flowers in Bloom

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A summer evening performance in the Spanish Courtyard at Caramoor in Katonah, New York. (Photo by Gabe Palacio)



Caramoor’s spring season is here. Spring highlights include a creatively curated showcase for the emerging young singers of Schwab Vocal Rising Stars; new music by the Sleeping Giant composers collective from the resident Argus Quartet; the return of celebrated chamber series Edward Arron & Friends; violin duets by Pamela Frank and Christian Tetzlaff; a sold-out set from roots outfit Darlingside; the brass of the Gotham Kings, presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center; and a special cabaret benefit with Melissa Errico. Visit https://www.caramoor.org/ for more information.

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The Jacob Burns Film Center hosts the Westchester Jewish Film Festival takes place March 16- April 2. Features include 38 engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining films—a robust mix of documentaries and narratives, along with all eight episodes of False Flag, one of the latest in Israel’s brilliant streak of political thrillers made for TV. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit,https://burnsfilmcenter.org/series/westchester-jewish-film-festival-2017/.

 

 

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Catherine Opie, Melissa & Lake, Durham, North Carolina, 1998
Private Collection. © Catherine Opie. Courtesy the artist
and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

The Katonah Art Museum is pleased to announce its spring exhibition, Picturing Love:  Photography’s Pursuit of Intimacy, on view from March 19 to June 25, 2017. The exhibition looks at the history of intimacy in photography from the nineteenth century to the present moment, underscoring how changes in camera technology as well as social norms, among other factors, impact – with powerful and often disarming frankness – how love looks today. For more information visit http://www.katonahmuseum.org/exhibitions/.

When Jay Gould and his children owned Lyndhurst, the mansion was constantly bedecked with flowers from the vast Lyndhurst greenhouses. To recreate this, Lyndhurst Mansion will open its 2017 season of tours with an extravagant spring flower show featuring Westchester’s finest florists displaying lavish arrangements throughout the rooms of the mansion. Visitors may either take guided tours of the historic home or simply walk through at their leisure to see the various floral displays.  This provides future brides, planners and hostesses the opportunity to sample some of the best floral craft available in Westchester County. The Spring Blossoms Flower Show will run from April 8 to 9. For more information, visit http://lyndhurst.org/event/spring-blossoms-flower-show/

 

 

Stay and Play

Stay at the Westchester Marriott this spring and receive a $100 gift certificate to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Or Come relax for the weekend with a spa getaway. Visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/nycwe-westchester-marriott/ for more details.

The Ritz-Carlton Westchester invites guests to enjoy the Shop & Stay package. The package includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe Guestroom, daily American Breakfast for Two in The Lounge or In-Room Dining, overnight valet parking and a $50 USD gift card to be used at The Westchester Mall or Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, a Simon property. For information on this and other packages visit,http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester/offers.

 

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