Afro-Rican Drumming with BombaYo!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Pelham Art Center welcomes internationally-acclaimed performer/educator and Bronx native Jose Ortiz, a.k.a. Dr. Drum, to lead the community in a Bomba music celebration. Bomba is an African-derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico. With call-and-response singing, drumming and dance, BombaYo will kindle the joy of this Afro-Puerto Rican art form and ignite the ancestral rhythms of Bomba.

Sensory Warning for Visitors Who May Be Sensitive to Drumming or Loud Sound

Pelham Art Center Community Art Days

Stop by during the Pelham Farmer’s Market for some free art fun celebrating the natural beauty of autumn.

Pumpkin Painting! B.Y.O.P. – all ages can participate (pumpkins available at the Pelham Market).
Leaf Printing – Try Our Fall Monoprint Project Inspired by Nature
Live Music 1:00-3:00 with Susan Davis
Live Pumpkin Carving Art.

Stop by during the Pelham Farmer’s Market for some free art fun celebrating the natural beauty of autumn!

Public Art Installation Opening with Fran Sisco

Fran Sisco’s new courtyard installation on Sunday October, 18th 1:00-3:00PM

Fran Sisco will be present to discuss her award-winning large wooden sculptures. The artist’s Q&A is followed by three special performances. Singers Teri Lamar (a Westchester favorite) and Freddie Lando (“Golden Voice of the Bronx”) will give a performance accompanied by Baron Raymonde (worldwide sax player) and Joyce Balint (solo mandolinist at the Metropolitan Opera Company, and freelance violinist). Poet Ruth Hanley, who is manager of the Poetry Caravan, a volunteer organization that brings poetry to nursing homes, senior centers and other venues, will perform spoken word poetry. Entertainer Kelly Sisco, Fran’s daughter, will sing a cover and an original song parody with Fran and Fran will recite an original poem.

K-12 STEAM Celebration

Students and parents are encouraged to join for a virtual K-12 STEAM Celebration with a rocket launch, career panels, guest speakers, and an astrophysicist session. There will also be be special sessions for 5th, 8th, and 12th graders about their transitions into next year.
This event is a collaboration between the Pelham Public Schools and the Junior League of Pelham.

Virtual Drawing Workshop: Landscape Basics

Join acclaimed artist and professor Edgar Jerins in his studio for a landscape drawing workshop. The class will go over an explanation of the horizon line, basic compositional strategies, to creating the illusion of depth and detail in drawing a landscape

Presented by the Pelham Art Center. Suggested Ages: Adult + High School

Virtual Workshop: Surreal Collages

Create your own surreal collage using magazine images, patterned paper and newspaper! Instructor Jackie Meier will lead this workshop and introduce collage artists Hannah Höch and Joseph Cornell for inspiration.

Presented by the Pelham Art Center. Suggested Age: 8-12

Pelham Recreation Teen Night at the YMCA New Rochelle

Pelham Recreation has rented out the New Rochelle YMCA for Pelham Teens Only,
Grades 6 and up from 7:15PM-9:00PM on Various Saturday Nights.

Enjoy the pool, basketball, exercise room, racquetball, pizza and soda. The YMCA will be supervised by the Pelham Recreation Staff on these nights. Transportation is available from the Richard J. Daronco Town House at 7PM and returns at 9PM. Alternatively, you can drop your child off and pick up at the YMCA. Please wear sneakers and bring a bathing suit, bathing cap and towel.