Sunday Music Concerts at the
Finkelstein Memorial Library

Our music concert series will take place on the Sundays shown below. All of the concerts are FREE. Our INDOOR concerts are in the Library's Fielding Room on the third floor.

Our OUTDOOR concerts take place at 7 p.m. at the library. These are indicated below. Please bring a lawn chair to these concerts.

For further information, please call the library at (845) 352-5700, ext. 243.

GilbertSullivanSunday, June 8 at 2 p.m.

Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company's "The Gondoliers"

The Gondoliers is set in the Venice of 1750. Its comic plot involves two gondoliers who rule a Spanish duchy on the assumption that one is a prince. A concert version means that props are kept to a minimum; performers are in regular clothing and the story line is carried by a narrator but all the musical numbers are included.

The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, a nonprofit performing group, has presented full productions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan on a regular schedule since its founding in 1937 by Kay and Jack Edson. For over 70 years the group has delighted audiences with the timeless jollity of The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and H.M.S. Pinafore. As one of the oldest continuing musical theater groups in the country, they also perform those G and S works that are seldom seen elsewhere: Iolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, The Sorcerer and others.

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.

GilbertSullivanoutdoor concertSunday, June 29 at 7 p.m.

Homegrown String Band

Homegrown String Band. This band utilizing ten different traditional acoustic instruments (fiddle, banjo, harmonica, guitar etc.) takes their audience through the sounds of American music.

The Homegrown String Band is a "100% Natural Organically Grown" band, homegrown by Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their two daughters, Erica and Annalee. This "family that plays together" has been performing around the country, from the National Theatre in Washington, DC, to the Festival of American Music and Crafts in Branson, Missouri, since 1997. Inspired by the rural string bands of the early 20th century, this 21st century incarnation of the traditional family band utilizes unique instrumentation including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, harmonica, jawharp, doumbek, and percussive dance to put their own stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music.

This is an outdoor evening concert. Please bring a lawn chair.


phyllis lyndSunday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

Soprano Phyllis Lynd accompanied by pianist Sean Mahoney

Soprano Phyllis Lynd accompanied by pianist Sean Mahoney return to the library with a musical program that will delight the audience.

In personal appearances, Phyllis Lynd also sings an International repertoire in 10 languages: Italian, French, Russian, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, English, Spanish, Creole, and Zulu.



This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.


outdoor concertSunday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Jamccar Ekklipse Youth Steel Band


Under the direction of Mr. Richard Nathan, these talented young musicians will perform Calypso, Swing, Reggae and Latin Music on the steel drums.

This is an outdoor concert. Please bring a lawn chair.


Manhattan JazzSunday, August 10 at 2 p.m. "Manhattan Jazz" led by Phil Amarante

On Sunday, August 10, please join us for a music program featuring "Manhattan Jazz" led by vocalist Phil Amarante. The group features a string bass, saxophone and keyboard. The cabaret style performance features hits from Duke Ellington and other jazz greats.

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.



outdoor concertSunday, August 24 at 7 p.m.

A Tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford Performed by Tom Doyle and Sandy Doyle

Les Paul was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and collaborated in the design of the electric guitar. Tom and Sandy Doyle are gifted musicians who combine beautiful vocals with guitar, percussion, and flute in this entertaining tribute. Tom worked with Les Paul for over 40 years as his sound performance engineer/guitarist in New York City and was a close confidant.

This will be an outdoor concert. Please bring a lawn chair.


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