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The Westchester County Events to Check out in February

Courtesy of Teatown

The return of EagleFest, jazz at Purchase College, family-friendly fun in Tarrytown, and more make our top picks this month.

EagleFest this month in Westchester

Courtesy of Teatown

Feb 4

Bird’s the Word

Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest is back with its 19th annual outing, boasting a full-scale event at Croton-on-Hudson’s Croton Point Park. Celebrate the return of the avian world’s most majestic specimen, the bald eagle, with live bird-of-prey shows, food trucks, children’s activities, and presenters discussing these soaring natural wonders. The event takes place February 4 (with a February 5 snow date).

The Queen’s Cartoonists this month in Westchester

The Queen’s Cartoonists are a highlight in February. By Ron Thiele

Feb 11

Tune Time

Never experience a high-energy mix of jazz and classical music intertwined with campy, off-the-wall cartoons from the golden age of animation? You aren’t alone. Luckily, New York-based jazz combo The Queen’s Cartoonists will be taking the stage at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College with a unique evening of music from greats like Duke Ellington and Mozart, matched with classic cult cartoons and modern animated flicks.

Anthony Nunziata

By Michael Kushiner Photography

Feb 17

Local Love

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Westchester, Anthony Nunziata is an area export well worth a listen. The Italian American tenor will be stopping by Yorktown Heights’ Yorktown Stage for one night, performing singular versions of classic love songs from Broadway, retro-pop hits, romantic Italian arias, and even celebrated original works, including some from his critically acclaimed record, The Love Album.

Feb 1–May 7

Momentous Art

In the Neuberger Museum of Art’s expansive new show, Hard Return: 9 Experiments for This Moment, a group of performance artists will take turns over a series of four months creating weeklong experiences, interactions, and environments live in the museum’s galleries. The nine artists exhibiting their living art in Purchase will include Brendan Fernandes, Amber Hawk Swanson, and Autumn Knight.

Feb 25

Taylor Made

Head to The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College to spy some seriously fancy footwork. Dubbed “one of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world” by The New York Times, The Paul Taylor Dance Company will overtake the stage with an “All-Taylor” program featuring the works A Field of Grass, The Word, and Brandenburgs, which is inspired by the lighthearted tone of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.

The Sustaining Presence this month in Westchester

Courtesy of SYD Carpenter

Feb 1–Mar 1

Black Beauty

Want to celebrate Black History Month but also hoping to stay COVID-safe? Port Chester’s Clay Art Center has an event for you. Its online invitational, The Sustaining Presence, can be found at clayartcenter.org throughout the month. The event investigates the artistic influence of the African diaspora and features such sculptors as Winnie Owens Hart, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, and Lydia Thompson, among others.

Feb 4

School Daze

Curious kids and adults alike are invited to learn all about the worry, stress, and surprising fun to be had on the first day of school when Llama Llama Red Pajama Live! gallops into Tarrytown Music Hall. Presented by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre and written by award-winning playwright, composer, and lyricist Austin Zumbro, the merry musical highlights all the trepidation parents and their children face during moments of change and the joy that can be found by overcoming such fears.

Los Lobos

Los Lobos come to the Paramount in February. Courtesy of Paramount Hudson Valley

Feb 17

Regal Rockers

The three-time Grammy-winning Los Lobos have become an institution in Latin-inspired rock over the last half-century. Founded in 1973, the band — whose name that means “the wolves” in Spanish — hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts with their hit “La Bamba” and have been nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Music lovers of all stripes can catch the acclaimed Los Angeles rockers in the flesh this month at Peekskill’s Paramount Hudson Valley Theater.

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