Culture, Etc.



Space Case


Space Is the Place, the new exhibition opening at the Hudson River Museum on June 21, invites artists to boldly go into terrain once inhabited by only rocket scientists, engineers, and other eggheads. The final frontier, along with the successes and failures of space programs here on Planet Earth, provides the inspiration for the 17 artists. Among them, you can find Laurie Anderson, NASA’s first artist-in-residence. The resulting paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and sound and video art are sure to make you ponder the mysteries of the universe—or go home and watch Star Wars again. Space Is the Place will be on view through September 7.

Laureen BarberIn the Club


The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester will hold its Humanitarian Awards Dinner on June 7, when it will honor Blue Hill co-owner Laureen Barber as its Humanitarian of the Year. “It’s a big honor,” she says, “especially because all of the people involved in the Boys and Girls Club put in a lot of time and work.” Barber was instrumental in helping get the Tarrytown chapter of the club running in an underutilized facility in a public-housing complex. “We needed to get the local community behind it,” she says. With Barber at the helm, that chapter now serves 750 kids—absolutely free. “But we still need all the help we can get,” Barber notes. Do your part by bidding on a little something in the online auction at boysandgirlsclubnw.cmarket.com.

Take Me to the River


On June 22, Mamaroneck’s waterfront becomes a haven for history buffs, nature fans, culture junkies, and shoppers alike during the town’s annual Historic Harbor Street Fair. Once at the river, you can find tall ships, Colonial craftspeople, historical portrayers, a recreation of a schoolhouse from 1816, an “eco-village” display with touch tanks from the Norwalk aquarium, and screenings of silent movies from the town’s cinematic history. Festivities continue up Mamaroneck Avenue with art shows, live music, dancing, food, and some amazing river views.

Chuck MangioneSmooth Operator


With all the stress and worry in your life, it’d be nice to have an evening that’s just...smooth—something that just “Feels So Good.” To catch a dose of these easy vibes, make time to see Grammy winner Chuck Mangione and His Feels So Good Band at the Tarrytown Music Hall on June 7. Recently, smooth-jazz radio stations across the country recognized the famous flugelhorn player and trumpeter’s 1977 hit, “Feels So Good,” as their all-time, number-one song—we call it cheaper than therapy.