8 Stellar May Events to Check out in Westchester County

A museum exhibition in Ridgefield, an SNL alum at The Tarrytown Music Hall, a craft fair at Lyndhurst, and more make the month special.

Through Oct 27

Radical Repurposing

The dreamy items of childhood become fodder for this New York-based artist in her first solo museum exhibition on show at Ridgefield’s Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3 employs iconography borrowed from Englander’s study of religious Asian artworks and combines it with bright toys, nutcrackers, and kitschy items to produce sculptures of goddesses, gods, and saints from various religions.

May 3

License to Laugh

A sidesplitting SNL alum as well as an Emmy-nominated actor, author, and comedian, funnyman Kevin Nealon is perhaps best known for his memorable turn on the hit Showtime series Weeds. Also having appeared in hit films like The Wedding Singer and Anger Management, Nealon recently resurfaced again, guest starring on Max’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and hosting his own YouTube series, Hiking With Kevin. Catch the famed comedian this month onstage at The Tarrytown Music Hall.

Child’s Play
Photo by Jeremy Daniel Photography

May 5

Child’s Play

Little ones are welcome to enjoy an afternoon out on the town at this family-friendly musical onstage at Mamaroneck’s Emelin Theatre. Based on the children’s books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist; andIggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends tells the story of three curious kids dreaming big in Ms. Greer’s classroom. The result is a fun stage show aimed at kids aged 5 to 9, full of vibrant costumes, colorful sets, and fun songs.

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May 4

Blue Note

Spend an evening soaking in some smooth tunes as New York’s Jane Irving Trio makes its way to Mount Kisco’s Jazz on Main for an evening of memorable music. Originally hailing from Australia, Irving is best known for her well-regarded 2023 album Don’t Quit Now. This month, those with a soft spot for smoky piano, bass, and drums need look no further than this acclaimed, Aussie-born pianist and singer.

Photo courtesy of Lyndhurst

May 5 – 7

Spring Fling

Add some style to your home with the work of more than 200 craftspeople and makers during this annual show overtaking the scenic grounds of Tarrytown’s Lyndhurst mansion each spring. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst features jewelry, handmade fashions, furniture, sculptural works, prints, paintings, photographs, and more, along with craft demos, family activities, gourmet food, and tastings from local distilleries.

Jones, Sweet Jones May
Photo by Joelle Grace

May 10

Jones, Sweet Jones

Exploding onto the music scene with her 2002 smash hit “Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones has since become a nine-time Grammy-winning musical stalwart who has sold more than 52 million albums worldwide. This month, local lovers of her sultry songs can catch Jones in flesh when she takes the stage at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre on May 10.

Big Banjo
Photo by Tadin Brown

May 11

Big Banjo

Enliven your evening with intoxicating stringwork courtesy of the winner of two International Folk Music Awards and the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, Jake Blount. Onstage this month at Katonah’s Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the banjoist, fiddler, singer, and scholar explores folk traditions of Black and Indigenous Americans through this blues, bluegrass, and spiritual-infused music.

May 31

Wise Guy

A familiar face on the silver screen, Chazz Palminteri earned an Academy Award nomination for his gritty role in Bullets Over Broadway, and drew positive reviews for his appearances in The Usual Suspects and Analyze This. This month, Palminteri will be returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage performing a one-man show of his own making, A Bronx Tale. A story he wrote about growing up in New York City, the tale would become a heralded Broadway play, a book, and a feature film starring Robert De Niro.

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