Dark Star Orchestra
When/Where: Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m. at
Why Go: For all the Deadheads out there, check out this band that has been performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and have done more than 1800 shows. Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians.
Animals & Acrobats at Van Cortlandt Manor and “A Night on Fire”
When/Where: Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “A Night on Fire” takes place on Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. (separate ticketed performance)
Why Go: Van Cortlandt Manor is turned into a menagerie accompanied by magicians, musicians and other entertainers Modeled on an early-American traveling circus, Animals & Acrobats also includes jugglers, acrobats and animal conservation groups. An ambassador wolf, stilt-dancers, fire-jugglers, gargantuan puppets and the chance to become a circus star will be some of the other fun highlights.
“A Night on Fire,” a one-evening-only performance is a fully choreographed, live display of fire arts featuring four flame-wielding, fire-eating performers twisting and turning, juggling and dancing, spinning and sword fighting. Produced and performed by the juggling and comedy troupe A Different Spin, “A Night on Fire” will feature spectacular stunts and family friendly humor.
Price: $16 adults, $12 ages 3-17, free for age 2 and under. Tickets for “A Night on Fire,” are $20 for adults and $15 for children 17 and under.
Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour
When/Where: Friday, May 25, from 8-11 p.m. at in Peekskill
Why Go: Country music singer Glen Campbell is an icon whose hits have crossed over to top the pop charts. His final album, "Ghost on the Canvas" traces the arc of Campbell's 75 years: From dirt-poor, tiny town Arkansas origins to Hollywood triumphs on the pop charts, TV and movies.
Price: Tickets are $40-$60
“Monet's Garden" Exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden
When/Where: May 19 - October 21 at The New York Botanical Garden
Why Go: This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist—one of which has never been shown in the United States—will be on exhibition, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master.
Meet the Baby Animals
When/Where: Sunday, May 27, 1-3 p.m. at in Somers
Why Go: Go meet the many new little faces on the farm.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
When/Where: Thursday, Thursday, May 24 through June 10 at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls.
Why Go: The Shakespearean comedy Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, who impulsively chooses to dress like her twin brother to fend for herself while in a foreign land. As she does this, she enters a situation as seemingly crazed as the moment when Alice stepped through the Looking Glass. Shakespeare’s adventure plays with oppositions, with exaggeration and delicacy and in the end exhorts us to seize the day and not live in an imagined romance. This is the first time a Shakespearean production has ever graced the Schoolhouse stage. To celebrate the occasion, the Schoolhouse is bringing Penny Cherns, head of the classical acting department at the esteemed London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to direct the beloved comedy.
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