Brewster's HamletHub Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:02:09 -0400 August 26 Auditions: The History of Rock Cabaret

Auditions for The History of Rock - '50's to '00's
Rock music has been a volatile, unpredictable creature that has constantly redefined and reinvented itself since its emergence in the late 1940s. Not surprisingly, then, it can be extremely difficult to apply a straightforward definition to such a restless musical format.

But while people might quibble over specifics, rock music can generally be described as hard-edged music performed with electric guitars, bass, and drums and usually accompanied by lyrics sung by a vocalist.

A closer look at the evolution of rock suggests how different styles and influences have shaped its development over the years.

Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM - 6 PM

The Brewster Theater Company
28 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, New York 10509

For full audition info and requirements go to
Directed by Pam DeHuff and Phil DeHuff

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Save the dates: Sept 28-30 Bedford Playhouse Grand Opening Celebration

Grand Opening Celebration

SEPTEMBER 28 – 30, 2018


We are thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of our entirely new, state-of-the-art film, arts, cafe and cultural center.  Three days of celebration and exciting programming will kick off a new chapter for our beloved landmark after a $6m+ renovation and community effort that began back in 2015.

Events will include parties, family films, “community choice” flicks, wine tastings, live entertainment and some very special guests… 

Friday, September 28th – Community Night

Saturday, September 29th – Cocktail Party, Dancing & Special Presentation by Mr. Clive Davis

Sunday, September 30th – Family Day

Additional details coming soon!

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Family Program BBQ and Movie Night

Family Program BBQ and Movie Night
August 24
6:30 pm 

St. Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, New York 10509

Spend a summer evening having some fun with us. Sunset dining including hamburgers, hot dogs, refreshments, ice cream. There will be a bubble machine to delight little ones. End the evening with popcorn and an outdoor movie 
EVAN ALMIGHTY under the stars. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Everyone is welcome! 

Register at:


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What does Patterson Rotary Do? Camp Sundown is just one example

You might wonder..what is Rotary? What do they do up in Patterson? Is it a bunch of crabby old men sitting around? Well - no it isn’t! We have crabby women too! (just kidding.). We are a bunch of people who meet and make things happen for our community and we need you to join us. I will be highlighting some of the many things that our club and Rotary do to make our community and world a better place.
What we do: The Feast for XP
Each year during July, the Xerodermapigmatosum (XP) Society holds a camp for kids that are afflicted with a disease that prevents kids from being in the sun or under certain kinds of artificial light, risking the onset of fatal cancers.
Camp Sundown is 2 one week sessions. Kids with XP and their families get together for camp that has activities at night. About 50 people are at each session.
Our rotary club has been very involved with Camp Sundown for the past 22 years. Besides donating to XPS twice every year at our annual give-always, we provide a meal that the camp has nicknamed ‘The Feast’. Most of our members make or donate a specialty dish. Some of the dishes include Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Chicken Pieces, Steaks from Clocktower Grill, Pulled Pork Sliders, Mac & Cheese, Spinach Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, as well as a large selection of desserts from Brewster Pastry, Homemade Cupcakes, S’mores and everything in between.
Would you like to contribute to the Feast, XP or become a part of Rotary? Email us at
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The Circle of Life! Musicals at Richter Presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr Aug 16 - 18

The Circle of Life! Musicals at Richter’s Summer Youth Musical Theater Presents “Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.” August 16-18

Musicals at Richter (MAR), now in its 34th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, concludes its offerings with “Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.,” performed by students from its Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, August 16-18.

Adapted from the blockbuster Broadway musical and Disney’s popular 1993 animated film, “Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.” brings the African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences.

With music and lyrics by the powerhouse songwriting team of Tim Rice and Sir Elton John, the score includes such familiar favorites as “The Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” and “Hakuna Matata.”

Directed by Jen Yates McPartlin (New Fairfield) and choreographed by Doreen Rafferty (Brookfield), “Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.” features a talented cast of more than 30 young area performers. Olivia Scherer and Ethan Berger (both of Danbury) share the role of Simba (younger and older, respectively). Grady Bomba (Brookfield) portrays Simba’s father Mufasa and Sydney Michel (Ridgefield) is the mother lioness Sarabi, joined by Sara Heinen (Sandy Hook) and Ciara Cuneo (Patterson, NY) as younger and older versions of Simba’s friend Nala. Curtis Rodriguez (Danbury) takes on the role of the warthog Pumbaa, joined by Southbury residents Matthew Segal as Timon the meerkat and Emily Segal as Rafiki, and Alana Ferreira-Botex (Brookfield) as Zazu. Kylie Block (Brookfield) is featured as the jealous, scheming Scar.

Rounding out the company in a variety of roles are: Jack Boucher, Bennett Malo and Hannah McGuire (Bethel); Izzy Ferro (Brewster, NY); Heather Bothwell, Madeline Bringman, Liliana Calipa, Sophia Fawcett, Tatiana Frouge, Emma Jardim, Mila Kuilan, Grace Mariano, Fallon Rivard, Kate Salvador, Aanika Shriram, Caroline Stanton, Isabelle Stein and Morwenna Zarba (Danbury); Chloe Adams and Molly Tarnowski (New Fairfield); Naiomi Herrman (Redding); Dusya Kotereva (Ridgefield); and Joseph Gaetano (Southbury).

The creative team also includes Richter veterans Caitlin Mandracchia (Sherman) as musical director and Will Armstrong (Old Greenwich) as set designer and tech director.

“The Lion King, Jr.” is performed at the Richter Arts Center (next to the Richter Park Golf Course, I-84, Exit 2), 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury. Tickets for this summer youth performance cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students and $5 for children, and may be made reserved through the Musicals at Richter website ( or purchased at the door. Grounds open at 7 p.m. for picnicking, with curtain at 8:00 p.m. (please note earlier show time). Soft drink/snack concessions are available on-site.  

Photo credit if you give one to David Henningsen.


Now in its 34th season at Richter Park, Musicals at Richter is Connecticut’s longest-running outdoor theater. Performances take place at the Richter Arts Center (next to the Richter Park Golf Course), 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury. Nestled in the hills of Western Connecticut, the Arts Center stage has served as the scenic backdrop for over 95 musicals and workshop performances produced by Musicals at Richter, as well as a professional springboard for hundreds of up-and-coming performers. Musicals at Richter is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. For further information, visit the website at, leave a message at 203-748-6873 or e-mail


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The Artist’s View: Traveling the Merritt Parkway

New exhibit – Wed. Oct. 17, 2018, 12-4 p.m.

Reception & Talk

Jill Smyth, author of The Merritt Parkway: The Road that Shaped a Region

Thurs. Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Curated by Gail Ingis, the exhibition entitled, The Artist’s View: Traveling the Merritt Parkway will feature new paintings by Cynthia Mullins, inspired by her road trips along the historic thoroughfare. Connecticut artist Cynthia Mullins’ painting roots run deep, as she is the great, great granddaughter and great, great niece of renowned Hudson River School painters Aaron Draper Shattuck and Samuel Colman. Ms. Mullins has had a strong and continuous thread of art making, interest, and exposure in college, museums, and workshops focusing on pottery, pastel, and oil painting.

The Lockwood–Mathews Mansion is located at  295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

]]> (Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum) Neighbors Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:30:30 -0400
5 Tips To Beat The Heat

With summer almost over and the August heat droning on, the rising temperatures can cause more than discomfort. Although we can see the finish line of summer, high temperatures can last well into September. As the thermometer goes up here are a few tips and tricks to ward off sunburn, sweat and heat exhaustion.


  1. Wear Sunscreen

This must seem obvious, but wear plenty of sunscreens. Make sure to put it on in the morning, even if you aren't spending a day at the pool it’s important to stay protected from UV rays even in day to day life. If you do get a sunburn there are plenty of over the counter treatments such as Solarcaine which can relieve the hot sensation of the burn

  1. Stay Hydrated

Another important component to beating the heat is making sure your body has plenty of water. In the summer our bodies sweat and in order to stay properly hydrated, we need to take in as much fluid as we sweat out. A good idea is to buy a reusable water and carry it with you throughout the day.

  1. Know How To Cool Down

If you start to become overheated and want a quick way to cool down, know your bodies cooldown points. Cooldown points are places on your body where you can put a cool cloth and can bring down your body heat more efficiently. This works best on your wrist and neck because they are your pulse points. Simply put a cold paper towel or ice wrapped in a towel to this points. You can also do this to the insides of your elbows and knees.

     4.  Cut Back On Cooking Indoors  

When you cook inside heat from ovens and stoves can cause your house to collect unnecessary heat inside your home, and if you don’t have an air conditioner the excess can make a huge difference in the temperature of your home. To avoid this you can cook outdoors on the grill or cook a meal that can be easily reheated and repurposed for dinner the next night. Another tip on how to avoid excess heat in your home is keeping your windows open at night to let the cool air in.

        5. Stay Happy and Safe

Last but not least not yourself and your body, if you become so hot you feel sick it might be time to go inside or seek help. Also, remember in extreme heat is to never leave dogs or children in a parked car with the windows rolled up.  Another thing to remember is to take it easy during the hottest and sunniest parts of the day because at these times of day you are at increased risk of heat exhaustion and sunburn.

Photo Credit: Pixabay
Information credit:

]]> (Charlie Fitzpatrick, Student Reporter) Life Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:54:01 -0400
Tilly Foster Farm Southern BBQ Featuring The Legend of Johnny Cash Starring Philip Bauer

Join Tilly's Table for a Southern BBQ at Tilly Foster Farm with LIVE Music Featuring the Legend of Johnny Cash Starring Philip Bauer. He's AMAZING and travels all over the US. Be sure to see him while he's here.

Click here for tickets>>>

Tickets are available for purchase online for $29, plus tax and include a Southern BBQ Buffet and the Show.

Bull & Barrel Craft Brewed Beer will be featured! 

A Cash Bar will be available throughout the evening.

Doors open at 6:30 PM Show 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 25 at 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

100 NY-312, Brewster, New York 10509

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Save the Date: October 20 Annual Truck & Car Show 2018

Come join the Patterson Fire Dept. No. 1 on Saturday, October 20, 2018, for our Annual Truck and Car show! Enjoy a variety of vehicles, from everyday cruisers to classic antiques. Enter your Truck or Car for a chance to win an Award! Come on down for a day filled with family fun! In case of inclement weather, a rain date has been set for October 21st. 

The registration will begin at 9:00 AM for those who plan on entering a vehicle in the show, and the fee for entering is $10. Those who register a vehicle for the show will be provided breakfast for a small fee of $4.00. Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, October 20 at 11 AM - 3 PM
Patterson Fire Dept. No.1, Inc
13 Burdick Road, Patterson, New York 12563

Click here for more details

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Master Networks Brewster Carmel & Mahopac Chapters Meets August 15

Master Networks is a cutting-edge training, development and referral network. Chapters meet weekly for pragmatic, hands-on training that can be applied to members’ businesses. Members also agree to refer business to one another every week. For more information, visit

Brewster Carmel Chapter: Wednesday, 5:45-6:45pm at Laura Spain Memorial Park, 1 Fair St. Carmel, NY

Mahopac Chapter: Wednesday 8/15 at 7:30-8:30am at TrustCo Bank Mahopac, 945 S Lake Blvd, Mahopac, NY 


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CANCELED: Village of Brewster Board of Trustees meeting 8/15/18

Due to scheduling conflicts the Village Board of Trustees will not be meeting on August 15, 2018.  The next scheduled meeting is September 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY, 10509

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FREE disaster preparedness kit

Are You Prepared?
This hurricane season, stop by for a FREE disaster preparedness kit & local information from the American Red Cross from Aug. 13 - 18!

Kits are FREE to the public and include:

• wet wipes

• first aid kits

• dust masks

• whistles

• water bottles

• rain ponchos

• emergency blankets 

• flashlights

• More information to complete your kit for your family!

• Information on local resources and emergency contact details

We look forward to helping you and our entire local community prepare, build disaster preparedness kits, and discuss ways to be better prepared in the event of a disaster or unexpected event!

Smith & Clarke Agency, Inc.

530 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 845-210-5550 

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Auditions for Fall Musical “I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change” at Brewster’s Cultural Arts Coalition

The Cultural Arts Coalition is proud to announce auditions for their Fall 2018 Production of  “I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change” with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and Music by Jimmy Roberts.

We are casting ALL roles. The traditional 4-person cast will be extended to an 8-10 person cast. We are asking all actors interested in auditioning to submit an audition video demonstrating their singing ability. Complete instructions on how to do this can be found on our website at 
Submissions will be accepted beginning on August 5th and ending on August 14th. Submissions must be made by August 14th.
In person Callbacks, if needed, are tentatively scheduled for Thursday August 16th. Rehearsal begin Sunday, September 16th 2018
We will rehearse all Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Performances will be held at the Studio Around the Corner at 67 Main Street in Brewster on November 3 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm and November 4 at 4:00 pm.

Directing the production is Christine DiTota. Christine has been an active participant in the theatre scene both locally and beyond for over two decades. She has had successful associations with numerous organizations as a director, teacher, actor and entertainer. Christine is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film and is a member of Actor's Equity. 

For more information on this and other Cultural Arts Coalition events, visit:, call (845)363-8330, email or find us on Facebook at “Cultural Arts Coalition”.

Online Audition Application will go live August 5.


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Patterson Rotary's Blues and BBQ is Back! Save the Dates September 15 & 16, 2018

Are you getting ready for two days of fun, music, love and of course - great food?!?  Save the weekend of September 15th and 16th!
This festival, now in it's seventh year attracts music and food lovers from the tristate area. It is a community, and family friendly event with outstanding BBQ, beer, wine and exceptional Hudson Valley musicians to entertain the festival goers. Plenty of vendors with items for purchase.
Free Admission and Free parking! 
Just a short walk from the Patterson NY Metro North Train Station.

Patterson Blues & BBQ Festival will be held at the Patterson Fire Dept, 13 Burdick Rd at Route 311, Patterson, New York 12563 on September 15 & 16 from 11am - 7pm.

The Patterson Rotary Club gives ALL donations and proceeds from the Blues and BBQ back to the community during its two giveaways in February and June.


Do you want to sponsor an event that attracts over 3,000 people?  Are you an organization that is looking to have your name stand out in front of the local community?  Want to find out more?  Click Here for Sponsor and Event Information


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Dover Stone Church & Roger Perry Memorial Preserve Hike

Join our naturalist, John Foley on a guided hike at two small preserves near Dover Plains, NY. Our first stop will be a walk along a naturally formed steep ravine that ends at an extraordinary cave like formation shaped like a gothic arch, hence it is called "Dover Stone Church." A beautiful 30' waterfall cascades from above the ravine into this unusual open rock formation. The easy walk to that point is about 25 minutes and traverses an open field, passes a large pond and then gradually goes uphill along the stream as the ravine sides grow steeper. The group will retrace its steps back to the parking lot. 

Saturday, August 25 at 9 AM - 1 PM

Great Hollow Nature Preserve
225 Route 37, New Fairfield, Connecticut 06812

Due to a very limited parking area, the group will then carpool to The Roger Perry Preserve of the Nature Conservancy just a short drive east from the center of Dover Plains. We will traverse over a trail of pure white sand leading through a red cedar forest. Once known locally as the White Sands of Dover, this site features a series of eroded limestone ridges and stunning bedrock outcrops. Calcium enriched ground water seeps through rivulets creating an area of rich calcareous wetland fens. Fens support a unique assemblage of both plant and wildlife, many of which are rare and endangered. 
These two areas are intriguing for children as well as adults; short and with variety. Due to the sensitivity of these areas, we ask you to leave your dogs home. We will meet in the Great Hollow parking lot at 9am and then drive to the Dover Elementary school parking lot or meet us in the school parking lot by 10am. A donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP with John at 

Thanks to Justin Goodhart for the photo!

]]> (Great Hollow Nature Preserve) Neighbors Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:11:40 -0400