What’s Going On in Rye 1-17-14

Theater camp open house

The Amadeus Summer Theater and Art Day Camp is holding an open house on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Camp gives children ages 6 to 16 the opportunity to perform musical theater, study two instruments, create art, compose, create sets, learn photography and film making, June 30 to Aug. 8. This year’s show is “The Little Mermaid.” The open house is located at Amadeus Conservatory of Music, 201 King Street, Chappaqua 10514. For further information and to RSVP, please call 914-238-0388, or visit our website, amadeusconservatory.com, amadeustheaterartscamp.com, amadeus@amadeusconservatory.com.

Rye library events

Free reading with Freading

Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.

Art exhibit at the library

“Raising the bar,” an exhibit of works in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and watercolor on plaster/paper by Kent Iarocci will be on display at the Rye Free Reading Room from Jan. 3 through Jan. 23. An opening reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. Kent Iarocci, who is an award-winning writer, author, artist and poet, traces the genesis of this exhibit back 22 years to when he first became inspired.

For more information, go to www.ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3161.

Clay Arts Center event

Clay Art Center and the Volunteer Center of United Way join forces to offer a creative arts experience to community minded volunteers during the annual MLK Day of Service. Offered each winter as a way to mobilize volunteers and offer community service activities, the MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

Clay Art Center invites the local community to do their part to help beautify the community while creating a functional and lasting work of art for future generations to enjoy. On Jan. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Participants are invited to work with CAC’s professional teaching artists to create unique clay tiles. After the tiles have been created and glazed they will become part of a permanent floor installation at Clay Art Center. By offering this activity, CAC hopes to connect with the Westchester community in a meaningful way while offering them a creative and inspiring experience. Spaces are limited for this activity if you are interested in signing up to volunteer for this activity, please visit volunteer-center.org. You must sign up to participate.

Wainwright joins with Mannes College
for salon music series

What could be more wonderful than the classic elegance of Wainwright House for an evening of classical music? Announcing The Mannes Music Salon Series at Wainwright featuring the gifted young artists of The Mannes College New School for Music with Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska.

Starting this December, Wainwright House and Mannes College will offer a series of four classical music programs, each to be followed by a reception where guests will be able to meet and spend time with the artists. The dates of the salon series are Jan. 18, 2014, March 1, 2014 and March 29, 2014. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon or $100 for the series of four.

Each of the salons will offer four individual programs and will include two evenings of piano and two evenings of chamber music. The series will be led by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska. Each evening will present pre-concert remarks, deepening the audience understanding and appreciation of the works performed.

Founded in 1916, Manhattan’s Mannes College The New School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. Mannes College is a division of The New School, an intellectually rich and dynamic institution renowned for its excellence, diversity and integrity.

Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic educational and learning centers in the United States.

The salon series will be concluded with a grand finale evening on April 26, 2014.

Do not miss your chance to hear world-class performances by the future stars in classical music. For reservations, call Wainwright House at 914-967-6080 or visit their website www.wainwright.org. Seating is limited.

Rye Arts Center events

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Arts education program
announces docent training

March 27 and 28

The Rye Arts Center will be offering Famous Artist Docent training March 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Performing Arts Room of The Rye Arts Center. Parents interested in bringing the Famous Artist Program to their local elementary school are encouraged to contact The Rye Arts Center or racfamousartists.wordpress.com to register their school to participate in this very popular arts education program. This year’s Famous Artist is the utterly unique Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was a court painter to the Habsburg Emperors. Arcimboldo is best known for his portraits composed entirely of fruits, vegetables, sea creatures, weapons and other physical material. His paintings embodied the mystical world of Rudolf II’s Prague and its fascination with magic, alchemy and astrology.

Rye Historical Society events

Square House Museum hours

The Rye Historical Society has announced that in January and February its Square House Museum will be open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The regular hours of operation, Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. remain unchanged.

Sunday visitors to the Square House Museum will be welcomed with fresh-brewed coffee and freshly baked cookies and a special “behind-the-ropes” guided tour of the museum or a fascinating gallery talk about the current exhibit, Rye during World War II.

For more information, please call 914-967-7588 or visit the Rye Historical Society’s website,

World War II film series continues

Following the enthusiastic response to its first WWII film series last fall, the Rye Historical Society invites the public to its Square House Museum on two January Sunday afternoons, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., for the next installment of classic and powerful films about World War II. The Square House Museum is located at 1 Purchase Street, Rye.

Jerome Coleman, a trustee of the Rye Historical Society and avid WWII buff, has selected two iconic films about that era. “Best Years of Our Lives” will be featured on Jan. 26. The winner of 7 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Frederic March, the film is about three U.S. servicemen readjusting to civilian life after coming home from WWII.

The program cost is $5 each showing for the general public and free admission for veterans and active military service personnel. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. For reservations, call the Rye Historical Society at
914-967-7588 and visit our website ryehistory.org for information about other upcoming events.