Another Openin’, Another Show

The Port Chester Council for the Arts, in cooperation with the Port Chester Recreation Department, presents two musicals this month. Wear your blue suede shows to “All Shook Up”, set in 1955 in a Midwest town, and in rides a guitar-playing roustabout. The Elvis Presley music and the book by Joe DiPeitro, based on “Twelfth Night”, will have you on your feet. The show dates are July 21 and 22.

The following weekend, on July 28 and 29, journey to the African savannah for Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” Join Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.

Both productions will be performed at 7:30 at School of the Holy Child, 2225 Westchester Avenue, Rye. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children under 12. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tickets are also available at the door for $18 and $15, respectively.

Another View Into Thoreau’s World

This month marks the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, and a month-long display at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich offers insight into this celebrated American thinker, naturalist, and champion of social justice, who inspired Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many more. In addition to items from its own collection, the exhibit includes pieces loaned by a local Thoreau enthusiast.

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Transformative

As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Clay Art Center is resurrecting one of its most memorable exhibits, “Transformations 6x6”, which featured six-inch tiles now in the Center’s shop.

Over 180 artists are participating in “Redux: Transformations 6x6”, some 750 ceramic tiles transformed from three dimensions into two will fill the gallery walls. Executive Director Leigh Taylor Mickelson notes that many of the artists were in the first exhibit. I am excited to see how they will reimagine their work as a 6x6-inch tile nine years later.”

The opening reception is Saturday, July 22 from 6-8. Clay Art Center is located at 40 Beech Street in Port Chester.

The Sands of Summer

Tops on the calendar of fun for Westchester County residents is the Sand Castle Contest, August 5 from 11-4 at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. Registration and rules can be found on parks.westchestergov.com. The rain date is August 6.