Photo by Liflander Photography, courtesy of Lyndhurst
A flower show in Tarrytown, Suzanne Vega in Mamaroneck, and more make our top picks for the month in Westchester.
By Paul Adler and Anaya Rojas
Apr 15 and 16
You don’t have to have a green thumb to experience this botanical wonderland. Spend your weekend celebrating all things spring, when a group of floral designers create handcrafted displays that they integrate with the architectural beauty of Tarrytown’s Lyndhurst on April 15 and 16. Flower Show: Celebrate Spring! will also feature free workshops, a botanical market, and food alongside the efflorescent compositions.
Gather the entire family and celebrate the environment as Green Ossining presents its 13th annual Earth Day Festival. Past years’ fests have included an Earth Day march, informative presentations, food, drink, as well as live performances by a host of regional and national music acts. It all amounts to a fun way for kids and adults alike to learn the importance of environmentalism.
Ongoing thru June 25
Explore the relationship of heralded American artist and filmmaker Joseph Cornell with two influential friends in this eclectic exhibit on show at the Katonah Museum of Art. Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama features the works of the three influential artistic figures, displaying the uncanny echoes and surprising resonances among them.
Viva Las Vega
Folk legend Suzanne Vega is making her way to Westchester for a night of incomparable song. With nine studio albums and two Grammys to her name, Vega has been lauded for her “clear, unwavering voice” by Rolling Stone. This month, Vega will overtake Mamaroneck’s Emelin Theatre with celebrated hits like “Luka,” “Tom’s Diner,” and “Left of Center.”
Apr 14–May 7
Heartbreak hits the White Plains Performing Arts Center as it presents a moving production of the Puccini-inspired musical Miss Saigon. A three-time Tony Award-winning Broadway megahit, the play is intertwined with melodic music, booming voices, and an electrifying storyline. In the midst of the Vietnam War, two star-crossed lovers must transcend their respective cultures in order to survive the war together.
Irreverent, edgy, and undoubtedly funny, Dane Cook is a true treat for local comedy lovers. Waxing wiseguy this month onstage at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, Cook is famous for roles in feature films like Employee of the Month, Dan in Real Life, Good Luck Chuck, and My Best Friend’s Girl, as well as an HBO comedy special and six comedy albums.