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What To Do In Port Chester This Weekend

The Rye Arts Center will host several workshops and art events this weekend in Rye.
The Rye Arts Center will host several workshops and art events this weekend in Rye. Photo Credit: File

RYE/PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – A family movie screening and photography, arts and writing workshops are on tap in Rye and Port Chester this weekend. For more to do, visit our Events page .

Friday, Nov. 30 Wiggle & Giggle Time: 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children will wiggle to music, giggle to funny rhymes and pretend to be wild animals in this lively interactive program. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye.

Friday Fun Flick “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”: 3:30 p.m. The Rye Free Reading Room presents the 93-minute family movie. Still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple, the animal friends make their way through Europe, where they find the perfect cover – a traveling circus reinvented Madagascar style. Community Meeting Room, Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye.

Saturday, Dec. 1 Fashion Illustration Level II: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Part II of the Fashion Illustration workshop entitled, “Anatomy of Fashion: Research historic and contemporary designers from A-Z – Adrian, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Erte, Fendi, Givency and others,” presented by Maureen Amaturo in conjunction with the Rye Arts Center. Bring an 11 x 14 sketchpad, pencils, ruler and eraser. To register, call 914-231-3172. Community Meeting Room, Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye.

Abstract Writing Workshop with Maureen Amaturo: 1 to 2 p.m. for ages 8-12 and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. for ages 12 and up. Ekphrasis is an artistic style in which one art form is used to describe another art form. In this session, students will use the abstract art on exhibit “From Where I Stand” in the Rye Arts Center Gallery to inspire writing. Admission is $10. The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye.

Painting – An Abstract Approach with Larry D’Amico: 2 to 5 p.m. Fee is $75 per session for adults and teens. The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye.

Discovery Workshop – Abstract Art with Katharine Dufault: 2 to 3 p.m. Fee is $10 per session. In this workshop, children will explore the many aspects of abstract art and participate in a project inspired by the movement. Also, they will view the exhibit in the gallery, “From Where I Stand” as a source of inspiration. Materials are included. The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye.

Take Great Holiday Photos Workshop: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m . This program will cover basic digital terminology that pertains to the settings of the digital camera to ensure the best quality file is captured. The menus of the camera, as well as the programs will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras with a charged battery. Community Meeting Room, Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye.

Rye Middle School Sixth Grade Event : 7 to 10 p.m. The Rye YMCA is open for basketball, swimming, working out, video games or socializing with friends in the teen lounge. Teens also can play air hockey, pool, ping-pong or Foosball in the Game Room. Admission is $5 for all. Rye YMCA, 21 Locust Avenue, Rye.

Sunday, Dec. 2 Free Arts Westchester at Rye Arts Center: All Day. An artist-led tour of “From Where I Stand” will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The “Family Art Workshop of Abstract Art” is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Instrument Workshop is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. There will be poetry readings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Bertin Rowser Performing Arts Room. The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye. Free.

Free Arts Westchester at Clay Art Center: All Day. Check out live demonstrations of sculpting or take a stab at creating your own handmade pottery at The Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Free.

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