Sat., Jan 9


Family art

Wave Hill, located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, will host a family art project, “From Sheep to Shapes/De oveja al hilado,” on the grounds in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Participants will see how wool fleece is spun to make naturally dyed yarn. They will also be able to color and construct yarn creations with the help of artist Robyn Love.

The event will be repeated on Sunday, Jan.10 , and is free with paid admission to the grounds.

For more information, call 718-549-3200.

Religious services

The Carlebach Minyan of Riverdale will meet in its new space on the third floor of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, at 9 a.m.

Rafael Kellman will lead the Torah reading. There will be lively singing to the melodies of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach as well as a healthful Kiddush (light snacks) to follow. Children’s groups are available beginning at 10:15 a.m.

For more information, call 718-543-0085 or e-mail

Movie night

The Film Club at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture will screen Pan’s Labyrinth at the Meeting House, 4450 Fieldston Road, at 7 p.m.

The film, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, is set in post- Civil War Spain and begins with an introduction and is followed with a discussion.

A donation of $3 to $5 at the door is suggested.

For more information, call 718-548-4445.

Café concerts

The Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Ave., is hosting the first in a series of concerts as part of its Café Maayan winter season, beginning at 8 p.m.

Isra-Alien will perform music derived from numerous traditions, including Greek, Balkan, Eastern-European and Jewish/Klezmer.

The Y describes the event as having a coffee house/cabaret atmosphere with small, candlelit tables, kosher wine, coffees and teas sweets and savories.

The event is $25 per person, including food, drinks and entertainment.

Tickets are available online at

For more information, call 718-548-8200.

Chamber music

Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, located at 475 W. 250th St., presents the first show in a new chamber music series, “Intimate Voices,” at 8 p.m.

The program includes works by Mozart, Glière, Spohr and others, performed by violinists Renée Jolles and Sheila Reinhold.

Wine and other refreshments will be served, and a reception with the musicians will follow the concert. The series is presented in collaboration with the Riverdale YM-YWHA.

For more information, call 718-543-8400 or go to

Film screening

The Spuyten Duyvil Library, located at 650 West 235 St., will screen Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 drama, Sunset Boulevard, starring Gloria Swanson, at 1 p.m.

The movie follows the story of a fading movie queen who dreams of a comeback.

The show is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 718-796-1202.