Calendar 2017-2018

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Screening and Artist Talkback:  En Garde Arts’ Wilderness

Sunday, January 21  at 3 pm
In association with Irvington Town Hall Theater

En Garde Arts’ documentary of their original theater production follows a group of teens combating existential crises — anger, depression, addiction — through a hardcore wilderness therapy program. Using interviews with real teens and their families, Wilderness is a compassionate glimpse at the outer edge of teenage angst.  Talk back following the screening with En Garde founder and former Rivertowns resident Anne Hamburger. En Garde Arts is the recipient of six Obie Awards, two Drama Desk Awards and a special Outer Critics Circle Award.  More

Contemporary Chamber Music Concerts

Peter Seidenberg and David Macdonald
March 10 & May 24
Save the dates!

Cellist Peter Seidenberg and the Solace Quartet will perform selections from an original composition by David Macdonald and commissioned by RiverArts for Braiding the River.  Seidenberg is currently the cellist for the Oracle Trio, the Queen’s Chamber Band, and the New York Chamber Soloists. Macdonald is the director of the Locrian Chamber Players, a group of performers and composers dedicated to the music of our time.  More

Tara Linhardt MandolinNew BlueGrass Weekend Intensive!

March 24 & 25
Instructors: Tara Linhardt, Mary Simpson, Christian Apuzzo, Hilary Hawke
Public Concert March 24th  8:00 p.m., First Reformed Church HOH


J. T. Rogers in Conversation

Sunday, March 4 at  3 pm
In association with the Irvington Town Hall Theater

Tony award winning playwright J. T. Rogers conducts a RiverArts Artist Conversation with celebrated playwrights. Please check back for the announcement of his special guest.

Paints & brushes2018 Studio Tour

Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22
The Rivertowns: Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Ardsley, Tarrytown

RiverArts Studio Tour celebrates its 25th year! Still free and featuring world class as well as emerging artists. Visit studios where artist work in every medium, collect their art, and meet other art lovers long the way. Be sure to subscribe to RiverArts news and add a mailing address to receive the expanded and visually detailed brochure that includes a map of studios in the villages!  View 2017 Tour Brochure, map and artists’ pages.

Braiding the River

Saturdays, April 28, May 5
Rivertowns Venues TBA

RiverArts multidisciplinary performance project has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts! Braiding the River reflects the dimensions of arts and cultures along the shores of the Hudson for presentation at a variety of Rivertowns venues in spring of 2018.  The public will be invited to participate in workshop previews as world class artists work across their media to create a constantly evolving performance art experience. Please subscribe for updates on this multidisciplinary collaboration.

poster on poleMusic Tour

Saturday, June 2
Noon to Midnight

The Rivertowns: Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Ardsley, Tarrytown

The free 4th Annual RiverArts Music Tour celebrates the variety and depth of the Rivertowns music culture.  Plan your day and select from more than 75 performances at 25 venues, from local galleries to village plazas and the banks of the Hudson. Be sure to subscribe to RiverArts news to receive the detailed 2018 brochure that includes a complete schedule of performances and map of venues in the villages – remember to include your snail mail address!  View 2017 Music Tour Brochure, map and musicians’ pages.


Recent Events

Classical Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, December
114 Pinecrest Parkway, Hastings on Hudson

Jazz bassist John Patitucci joined classical cellist Peter Seidenberg and Friends.
Program included Schubert’s Trout Quintet & Schumann’s Piano Quartet. More

Autumn Celebration

Sunday, November 5
Eileen Fisher Learning Labs
50 South Buckhout Street, Irvington

Featured an exhibition of unique visions of the Hudson by Studio Tour artists and spectacular views of the River sunset from Eileen Fisher’s Creative Space.   DJ, dancing, food, wine & spirited company. More

Asaran Trio: Why Should Your Heart Not Dance?

Saturday, November 4
In Association with Common Ground Concerts
South Presbyterian Church
343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry

Astrid (Croatia), Artemisz (Hungary) and Anne (Brazil) evoke the earth’s profusion of voices. Their blend of traditional, jazz and choral music found a perfect home in the acoustics of South Church’s vaulted sanctuary. Their close harmonies and world rhythms leap between improvisation, counterpoint, salty flirtation and stirring lament. RiverArts and Common Ground are honored to have joined in the celebration of this debut album release.  More

Dancer in GardenTrisha Brown Dance Concert

Saturday, September 16th
In association with The Untermyer Garden Conservancy

Sold out at Untermyer! Performed outdoors in the magnificently restored Persian Walled Garden, Trisha Brown: In Plain Site included specially chosen pieces from Brown’s post-modern repertory. A delighted audience followed the dancers as they moved from place to place through this extraordinary classical venue. More