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A festival for Polish Heritage Day and a night to celebrate the culture, history and pride of Africa; watch The Three Amigos and meet star Chevy Chase; enjoy a pint at a craft beer festival; and more

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Patrice’s Picks: This Week’s Three Best Bets

1. 43rd Annual Polish Heritage Day (5/15)


Celebrate the 43rd Annual Polish Heritage Day at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla beginning at Noon. Be sure to bring your own chair or blanket to this free event which runs through 6 p.m. Enjoy the Polish food, live music, classic cars, vendors, and more.
Kensico Dam
148 Martine Ave
White Plains

2. Three Amigos Screening with special guest Chevy Chase (5/18)

Spend your evening laughing at the Bedford Playhouse as you enjoy a 1980s classic, The Three Amigos, starring Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short. Join special guest, Chevy Chase, for the movie, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Main Theater. Patrick Goldstein of The Los Angeles Times wrote, “[Three Amigos is] a goofy delight. It’s like a cross between a big-budget Three Stooges movie and a Hope-Crosby road picture, with dozens of old cowpoke gags thrown in to spice up the brew.” Tickets: $50 Regular, $60 Premium and for Members: $42.50 Regular, $55.25 Premium
Bedford Playhouse
633 Old Post Rd

3. Gallery Night Out at ArtsWestchester (5/19)

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Head to the Luangisa African Gallery Nite Out at the ArtsWestchester in White Plains to celebrate the pride, culture, and history of Africa. The event includes live music by Pitsi Ra and DJ Mao, an immersive fashion show, shopping at the boutique, and the Luangisa Wearable Art Experience. The Luangisa African Gallery in Mount Vernon works with artisans across Africa. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15 and free for ArtsWestchester members.
31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains

Events + Culture Calendar

Friday, May 13

  • Orleans Comes to the Paramount (Peekskill): Orleans is “Still The One” when it comes to their smooth sounds. They are bringing all their classic 1970s hits to the Paramount in Peekskill on May 13 at 8 p.m. Sway in your seats to “Dance With Me,” “Love Takes Time” and many more. Co-founders Lance Hoppen and John Hall have been bringing Orleans music to live audiences for years with long-standing members Lane Hoppen, Fly Amero, and Charlie Morgan. John Hall recently released a new solo album, “Reclaiming My Time.” Tickets: $32.50 – $49.50.
    Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
    1008 Brown St

Saturday, May 14

  • Suds on the Sound (Rye): More than 100 craft beers from more than 50 breweries around the country will be on hand at this Beer Festival on Long Island Sound from 2 to 6 p.m. Your afternoon includes admission to the event, a complimentary tasting glass, live music from Red, White & Brews, and a delicious buffet. Make a reservation and be sure to bring your ID. Tickets: $15 to $55.
    Rye Town Park
    95 Dearborn Ave
    Click here for more info and tickets.

Monday, May 16

  • Upcycling Arts and Crafts (Cross River): Meesha Chang leads a day of multimedia art-making with upcycled materials from the non-profit Retake/Remake Warehouse from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Warehouse’s mission is “to promote creative reuse, environmental awareness, and community by providing affordable, reclaimed art materials.” Leave with your creation in hand. Tickets: $20. Reservations needed.
    792 New York 35
    Cross River

Tuesday, May 17

  • Clean Up Twin Lakes Park (Eastchester): Earth Day is over but keeping the parks clean is an all-season event. Join volunteers at Twin Lakes Park in Eastchester from 3 to 6 p.m. to clear debris and spruce up the park. No experience necessary. Just register so supplies are available for all volunteers.
    Twin Lakes Park
    960 California Rd
    For more info or to register click here.

For upcoming community-based events, check out our online Community Calendar by CLICKING HERE.

A media specialist in the education and not-for-profit sectors, Patrice Athanasidy has written in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years. A Bronx native, she loves exploring all the Hudson Valley has to offer from parks to theaters to historic places. Athanasidy is an adjunct professor of communication at Manhattan College and also an alumna. Now a resident of Westchester County, she is a wife and mom of three grown children and has written columns about living family life on the autistic spectrum.


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