Summer’s Gone, Great Arts Ahead

Leonard Bernstein (photo credit: Paul de Hueck)

What can we do about the end of summer? Mourn the loss? Or…get with the new fall program? Your choice. I’m sprinting into fall with a line-up that’s off the charts. There’s Romare Beardon at the Neuberger. He’s the guy who was anointed as the “foremost collagist” in America. Leonard Bernstein will be in New Rochelle…well, to be totally truthful, it’s his music that will be there. Paquito D’Rivera will be in White Plains…yes, he himself. And Trisha Brown’s dance company at RiverArtsChoreographer Sidra Bell in Yonkers, President Ulysses Grant (so to speak) at the Lincoln Depot Museum in Peekskill. That’s not all. One of my all-time favorites is the annual pilgrimage to Saunders Farm for Collaborative Concerts in our neighboring Putnam County. That’s where the heifers go head to head with artists from all around the Hudson Valley. Trust me, the sculpture is awesome and the cows will be happy to see y’all. And, if you think that’s not corny enough, check out Historic Hudson Valley’s Cornucopia but don’t bring a husky.