1. 'Light Matter' Opens at the Pelham Art Center
Where/When: , 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Why go: Using luminous new media, six contemporary artists harness and explore light—dazzling and ordinary—as both subject and form in this exhibition created especially for the Pelham Art Center. Curated by Lisa A. Banner,Light Matter is on view through June 30. The opening reception will take place on Friday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m and is free and open to the public. During the opening, visitors of all ages may participate in a free art workshop and learn to use chiaroscuro, the use of light and dark, in their art projects.
2. Our Lady of Fatima Penny Social
Where/When: 5 Strathmore Rd, Scarsdale, Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
Why go: Take a chance at winning beautiful themed baskets, jewelry, money prizes and authentic designer hand bags at the 15th annual Penny Social for Our Lady of Fatima. Admission fee of $20 includes light supper, coffee and dessert. Advanced reservations are recommended because seating is limited. For further information please contact 914-646-0597.
3. Westchester Chamber Symphony All-Mendelssohn Concert
Where/When: , 715 North Ave, New Rochelle, Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Why go: Renowned violinist Elmar Oliveira will perform Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Also on the program are Scherzo: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61 and Symphony No. 4, Op.90, A major (Italian).
Pricing: $50, $40, $15.
4. Third Annual Earth Citizen Walk and Family Picnic
Where/When: Rockland Lake State Park, 299 Rockland Lake Rd., Valley Cottage, Sunday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
Why go: Celebrate the Earth and each other at the third annual Earth Citizen Walk and Family Picnic, held at Rockland Lake State Park. Registration for the walk is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the walk starts at 10 a.m. Take a 1-mile walk—rain or shine, strollers are welcome—or stay for the 3-mile walk. The event includes free children’s face painting, tai chi, drumming demonstrations and raffles. Stay for lunch after the walk, vegetarian lunch boxes will be provided by Eastern Kitchen for $5. There is an $8 per car parking fee (park in field No. 1).
Pricing: $20, pre-registration; $25, on-site registration.
5. CNR's Annual Strawberry Festival
Where/When: , 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, Sunday, May 6 at noon.
Why go: The College of New Rochelle will host a fun-filled day of outdoor activities, music, entertainment and strawberry treats. Admission is free; there is a charge for food, games and rides. The rain location is The Wellness Center. There is a charge for food.