“Music and the arts are essential for a happy life,” says Shirley L., resident at The Knolls.
That is why The Knolls, with input from residents, plans trips and organizes on-campus performances every week, offering residents opportunities to explore new destinations, music and art.
“There are trips every Wednesday, and I go on as many trips as possible,” says Shirley. “Whether it’s a museum, a concert, or a theater performance, The Knolls has made a real difference in the opportunities I have to gain new experiences.”
Since moving to the community, Shirley has helped to share her passion for music by introducing some of her favorite musical venues, such as the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, to The Knolls’ arts and music calendar.
Music and Arts in the City
The Knolls is just a short commute to New York City’s world-renowned music, arts and entertainment attractions. From the live performances of the New York City Ballet and The Signature Theatre to the visual delights of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection and the Museum of Art and Design, well as the historical offerings of the Jewish Museum, The New York Historical Society, and The Morgan Library – there is something for everyone to enjoy.
For local entertainment, residents regularly attend the free concerts given by the Chappaqua Orchestra at the Chappaqua Library Auditorium, as well as Pleasantville Chamber Music Society concerts at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church. Groups from The Knolls have also attended Downtown Music at Grace Church, a non-profit performing arts organization located in White Plains, NY.
Another popular local destination is the Metropolitan Opera simulcast in White Plains at City Center 15 Cinema. The performances are streamed live in high-definition, making you feel like you’re sitting in the historic Metropolitan Opera House.
The Knolls also supports the Jacob Burns Film Center. This partnership provides discounted tickets and priority seating for residents at different locations throughout the region.
Culture on Campus
If you prefer to stay on campus, The Knolls regularly hosts live performances, including Kol Rinah, a Jewish chorale group from Westchester that performs traditional Yiddish music, and graduate students from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, who perform classical pieces.
“We get vocalists who sing Broadway show tunes, folk singers, pop music singers, and singers who play songs from the 40s and 50s,” says Shirley. She continues, “That’s one of the great things about living at The Knolls, all the arts and events, attract engaged, active people. We live life to the fullest, which includes celebrating the arts!”
If you would like to learn more about the arts at The Knolls, please call us today at 914-461-4517 to speak with one of our friendly team members.