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kerry@ducey.org (Mike Dardano) Events Sat, 30 Sep 2023 04:54:19 -0400
Bicycle Sundays Returns to the Bronx River Parkway on Sunday, September 10th https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4995-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th4995-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4995-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th4995-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th

Head back out to the Bronx River Parkway with us for more Bicycle Sundays, as the event returns, Sunday, Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 1 for the season!

The last Sundays of the season in which Bicycle Sundays will take place are Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “September Bicycle Sundays are a special time as it feels like an extended summer. I’m delighted to welcome cyclists, joggers and families back to the Bronx River Parkway for the fall installment of the 2023 series.”

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O'Connor said, “Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean it’s time to put away our bikes or running shoes. I encourage folks to get out and ride or jog the Bronx River Parkway to keep moving well into the fall.”

Chairperson of the Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF), Seth Mandelbaum said, “Bicycle Sundays embodies the WPF mission to invest, advocate, and enhance all 50 Westchester County Parks. We thank NewYork-Presbyterian and Con Edison for their continued support of this iconic program and look forward to seeing everyone along the Bronx River Parkway this Fall.”

During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway is closed to cars from for the exclusive use of bicyclists, joggers, walkers, scooters and strollers. The course runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a round-trip of 13.1 miles. There are many points of entry and exit along the way.

Bicycle Sundays is presented by Westchester County Parks and sponsored by Westchester Parks Foundation and its partners, through generous donations from co-presenting sponsors NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester and Con Edison, with Jen’s Cycles in Yonkers as the official Bicycle Sponsor.

Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, philanthropic organization which provides private support to preserve the County’s Park system and improve the quality of life in our communities. Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to invest in, advocate for, and enhance the over 50 parks of the Westchester County Parks system. For more information, visit http://www.thewpf.org


kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Thu, 17 Aug 2023 11:10:52 -0400
Burke Rehabilitation Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as One of the Best Rehabilitation Hospitals https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4993-burke-rehabilitation-nationally-ranked-by-u-s-news-world-report-as-one-of-the-best-rehabilitation-hospitals4993-burke-rehabilitation-nationally-ranked-by-u-s-news-world-report-as-one-of-the-best-rehabilitation-hospitals https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4993-burke-rehabilitation-nationally-ranked-by-u-s-news-world-report-as-one-of-the-best-rehabilitation-hospitals4993-burke-rehabilitation-nationally-ranked-by-u-s-news-world-report-as-one-of-the-best-rehabilitation-hospitals

Burke Rehabilitation, a member of the Montefiore Health System, has been honored as one of the nation’s Best Rehabilitation Hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 rankings. Only 50 hospitals nationwide are included in the prestigious list of the best rehabilitation hospitals for those recovering from traumatic injury, stroke, heart attack and other conditions. Burke is the only nationally ranked rehabilitation hospital in the Hudson Valley.

“We are proud to receive this notable national recognition by U.S. News & World Report,” said Burke Rehabilitation’s Executive Director Scott Edelman, MBA, CPA, CFE. “Our hospital is dedicated to patient satisfaction and quality outcomes, which we achieve thanks to our exceptional staff, who provide outstanding patient-centered care.”

According to Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park, Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, “This ranking reflects the tireless effort and dedication of every staff member at Burke to ensure patient safety and quality. The whole-person approach with the patient and family as key members of the care team is Burke’s differentiator, leading to great outcomes including the lowest readmission rate in the country. We listen to our patients to design and provide the rehabilitation services to achieve the goals meaningful to them.”

Founded in 1915, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is located on a majestic 61-acre campus in White Plains. Its doctors, therapists, nurses and social workers provide patient-centered coordinated care. The patient experience is further enhanced with the Marsal Caregiver Center as well as therapeutic recreation, companion dog visits and Burke’s Neurological Music Therapy (NMT) program. Outpatient services are available at 12 sites in Westchester County and the Bronx, with a Rockland County location to launch later this year.

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. It was named as one of the Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. Burke also offers therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex. For additional information, please visit burke.org.

abell@30-ink.com (Anne Davis) Neighbors Thu, 10 Aug 2023 05:37:56 -0400
Robison Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, Aug. 17 with Zac n’ Fried - A Zach Brown Tribute Band https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4994-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band4994-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4994-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band4994-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band

Robison Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, Aug. 17 with Zac n’ Fried - A Zach Brown Tribute Band from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m., admission and parking are free. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs for general seating and coolers are permitted.


And, mark your calendars for Thursday, Aug. 31, the final concert in the summer series is The Dave Matthews Tribute Band!

The Robison Summer Concert Series is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Hamlethub, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, Morano Group Landscapes and Hardscapes, Westchester Magazine and White Plains Hospital.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. For more information, call (914) 864-PARK or click here.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 08 Aug 2023 15:26:02 -0400
Westchester Parks Foundation to honor Hillary Rodham Clinton at 46th anniversary gala on September 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4992-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-214992-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4992-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-214992-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-21

Westchester Parks Foundation Announces Announces 2023 Gala Awards Honorees

Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) to honor Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton with the inaugural Leadership Award at 46th-anniversary gala titled Parks Are Essential on Thursday, September 21 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle beginning at 6:00 pm.

All funds raised will benefit the many WPF programs and services which preserve, enhance, and beautify Westchester County Parks. 

“Parks are Essential” annual gala provides opportunities to recognize remarkable vision and leadership in our community, and celebrate the dedication to, and support of, Westchester Parks Foundation by individuals, businesses and friends who help our Westchester County parks grow and flourish. All of the funds raised will benefit WPF’s programs and services towards preserving, enhancing and beautifying our county parks.

During this special evening we will honor outstanding individuals and businesses that support our organization, and parks and open space in Westchester:

  •  Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton – Westchester Parks Foundation Leadership Award

  • Montesano Bros, Inc.– Community Partner Award

  • Wegmans – Business Impact Award

  • Eileen Andreassi & the Adaptive Sports & Therapeutic Recreation
    Program at Burke Rehabilitation - Special Recognition Award

For additional Sponsorship or Ticket Information, please contact Erin Cordiner at 914-231-4600 or Erin@theWPF.org

For additional information regarding the Parks Are Essential Gala and to purchase tickets, call 914-231-4600 or click https://www.thewpf.org/gala2023

kerry@ducey.org (Josefa Paganuzzi ) Neighbors Mon, 31 Jul 2023 06:12:31 -0400
Rye Brook Resident Richard Celiberti is New New Board Chairman at Burke Rehabilitation https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4989-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman4989-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4989-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman4989-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman

Burke Rehabilitation has announced the appointment of Richard Celiberti as the new Chairman of the Burke Rehabilitation Board of Trustees. Mr. Celiberti was approved as the Board Chair at Burke Rehabilitation’s Annual Meeting held on May 18, 2023. He follows John R. McCarthy who is retiring as Board Chair, a position he has held since 2018.

Mr. Celiberti has been a member of the Burke Board since 2014 and prior to becoming Chair, served as Treasurer. He is an accomplished healthcare executive with consulting and operational experience at Ernst & Young and the Montefiore Healthcare System. Mr. Celiberti was the Executive Director at Montefiore-Wakefield Hospital after serving as Senior Vice President-Network Development at Montefiore Medical Center. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center which became part of Montefiore in 2006. Prior to that, he was the Partner and National Director of Ernst & Young’s healthcare consulting practice.

Mr. Celiberti earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Temple University and is a Certified Public Accountant. An Army veteran, he was the Chief Financial Officer for a 500-bed military hospital.

“It is an honor for me to continue to serve with the distinguished members of the Burke Board of Trustees as Board Chair. Together, we have accomplished amazing things, and I anticipate reaching additional milestones,” said Mr. Celiberti. “I wish to thank John McCarthy for his dedication and service to Burke. He leaves behind a legacy of which we all can be proud.”

Burke’s Executive Director Scott Edelman, MBA, CPA, CFE, said, “We are excited to work with Mr. Celiberti as he assumes this important role on the Burke Board. I look forward to our collaboration and the sharing of ideas as we continue to provide the highest quality of rehabilitation services to our patients.”

Mr. Celiberti and his wife Marion reside in Rye Brook, NY.


abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Neighbors Wed, 28 Jun 2023 13:00:12 -0400
FREE Robison Summer Concert Series Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza on July 13 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4991-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza4991-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4991-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza4991-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza

Summer is just around the corner and the time is right for free live music in the park. So mark your calendar for Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, to kick off the Robison Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

County Executive George Latimer said: “Music brings people together by creating a sense of unity and understanding. It’s been linked to forming social closeness and familial bonds. The beauty of Kensico Dam Plaza sets the perfect atmosphere for residents and their family and friends to smile and unwind.”

Parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor said: “We have a terrific lineup this year! Kensico is one of the County’s most popular parks. We want everyone who attends the concerts to sit back, relax and take in the terrific tunes.”

Concerts begin at 7 p.m., admission and parking are free. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs for general seating and coolers are permitted.

The other concerts in the series are:

Thursday, July 27 - Rikki Nicks - A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
Thursday, Aug. 17 - Zac n’ Fried - A Zach Brown Tribute Band
Thursday, Aug. 31 - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
The Robison Summer Concert Series is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Hamlethub, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, Morano Group Landscapes and Hardscapes, Westchester Magazine and White Plains Hospital.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. For more information, call (914) 864-PARK.


kerry@ducey.org (Sharc Creative) Events Wed, 28 Jun 2023 11:33:00 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Returns for Summer Entertainment https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4990-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-for-summer-entertainment4990-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-for-summer-entertainment https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4990-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-for-summer-entertainment4990-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-for-summer-entertainment

Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative present the White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars series, which kicks off with the musical comedy, Minions: The Rise of Gru on Friday, July 14, at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The series features four lighthearted films, all rated PG and released in 2022.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Our outdoor movies give people multiple family entertainment opportunities. Each film is geared towards adults and children alike, so everyone can enjoy the shows together. Join us at our very own ‘Central Park’ for a wonderful night of family entertainment.”

Westchester County Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor said: “Watching movies while picnicking in the open air are wonderful ways to spend warm summer nights with family and friends.”

Minions: The Rise of Gru tells the story of a 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

The other movies in the series are:

DC League of Super-Pets on Friday, July 28, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish on Thursday, August 10, at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson

The Bad Guys on Friday, August 25, at Glen Island Park, New Rochelle*

Admission and parking are free.* Westchester residency and parking fees are applicable at Glen Island Park.*

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. Event is rain or shine. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale. Movies may be canceled due to inclement weather.

The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Robison Oil, HamletHub, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, LOOK Dine-In Cinemas, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising and Westchester Magazine.

Go to Westchester County Parks or call (914) 864-PARK.

kerry@ducey.org (Catherine Cioffi) Events Wed, 14 Jun 2023 10:31:39 -0400
School's Out/Art's In at Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4984-school-s-out-art-s-in-16801003374984-school-s-out-art-s-in-1680100337 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4984-school-s-out-art-s-in-16801003374984-school-s-out-art-s-in-1680100337

Tuesday, April 4 – Friday, April 7
Workshops at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM

Join teaching artists for unique collage and assemblage activities during spring break. New art materials, projects, and techniques are introduced each day.

April 4: Kusama-Inspired Aviary Collage. Collaged patterns, ink drawing, and collected bird images come together in this unique Kusama-inspired, mixed-media project. 

April 5: Correspondence Collaging. A wide assortment of vintage paper materials will be on hand to create a correspondence collage that mixes words with images, like the work of artist Ray Johnson. 

April 6: Shadow Box Assemblage. Like artist Joseph Cornell, make you’re your own miniature, dream-like world with found materials thoughtfully arranged within a box. 

April 7: Polka Dot Take Over! Inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama, create artworks that use mixed-media circles and dots in many surprising ways.

Registration recommended. Ages 3-8 with and adult; ages 9-12 can be dropped off. KMA Members: Child $6.00, Adult Free. Non-Members: Child $12.00, Adult $12. Seniors and non-participating Students 13 and over $6.00.

kerry@ducey.org (The Katonah Museum of Art) Places Mon, 03 Apr 2023 15:55:14 -0400
The Osborn to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4983-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-84983-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4983-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-84983-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-8

In a welcome sign of spring, The Osborn announced its Easter Egg Hunt, a much-loved tradition for the community, to be held Saturday, April 8, 2023. The Osborn will host the special springtime morning of Easter fun on its majestic campus in Rye (101 Theall Road). The annual event is held in memory of longtime board member and former Chair, Jack Miller, who personified the spirit of the season.

During the festivities, 6,000 candy-filled Easter eggs will be hidden for children to find, gather and enjoy. The event is split into two groups – one for children under 3 years of age and the other for children over 3, allowing the little ones a head start on the Hunt.

Residents of The Osborn line the sidelines of the South Lawn and Porch to have a bird’s eye view of the lively fun, allowing seniors and children to interact in a mutually joyful way. For nearly two decades, this event has been drawing hundreds of participants from all over Westchester County as well as southern Fairfield County, Connecticut.                                                                                                 

The Osborn Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to the public and pre-registration is NOT required. The Hunt begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. with gates opening at 10:45 a.m. Participants should bring their own baskets to gather eggs.

The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance and be available for photos. The festivities will also feature carnival games and refreshments available for purchase. For information, please call (914) 925-8218 or visit www.theosborn.org/events.

About The Osborn
The Osborn is a private, non-profit, continuum of care community, founded in 1908 and based in Rye, New York. It offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, a Five-Star Skilled Nursing Facility, as well as Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Care. In addition to residential and health care services on its 56-acre campus, the organization provides home care in Westchester and Fairfield Counties through Osborn Home Care. The Osborn is accredited by CARF and has an “A” rating from Fitch. Individuals and families interested in learning more about The Osborn are invited to call 888-9-OSBORN or visit www.theosborn.org.

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Events Mon, 03 Apr 2023 15:53:24 -0400
This Week On the Children's Shelf: The Power of Hope in “The Magician’s Elephant” https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4985-this-week-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-power-of-hope-in-the-magician-s-elephant4985-this-week-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-power-of-hope-in-the-magician-s-elephant https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4985-this-week-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-power-of-hope-in-the-magician-s-elephant4985-this-week-on-the-children-s-shelf-the-power-of-hope-in-the-magician-s-elephant

I picked up a copy of Kate DiCamillo’s “The Magician’s Elephant” when it was first released but somehow missed reading it until now. My delay in reading is no reflection on the story and simply that of “to be read” pile growing out of control as Kate DiCamillo is definitely one of my favorite children’s authors.

“The Magician’s Elephant” is the story of hope when things seem hopeless. A fortune teller's tent appears in the middle of town and a young orphan, Peter Augustus Duchene, knows he must ask the one question that plaques him….is his sister still alive? He was told his sister died at birth by the soldier who took him after his parent’s deaths, but he believes she might be alive. The fortune teller gives him a nearly impossible-to-believe answer…she is alive, follow the elephant.

While there are no elephants here, this answer might destroy all hope, but Peter waits and as luck would have it, a magician uses his spell to drop an elephant on the stage instead of flowers. Obviously, Peter believes this is a sign and knows he needs to get to that elephant to find his sister.

It isn’t easy getting to an elephant, but Peter is determined and even more determined to have the elephant lead him to his sister. Nothing is truly hopeless until one gives up all hope…Peter never does. He truly believes the elephant will help him find his sister. Check out this sweet story to see if Peter finds his sister and how an elephant can possibly change his entire life. Once you read it, check the sweet adaptation on Netflix!

Jessica Collins is an award-winning writer who has earned National acclaim for her series On The Children's Shelf. Visit On the Children's Shelf HERE to follow Jessica's reading journey.

kerry@ducey.org (Jessica Collins) Life Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:09:17 -0400
Celebrating 60 Years of the Armonk Outdoor Art Show https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show4975-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2.

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2. It’s an incredible milestone for this nonprofit, annual show, marking sixty years of raising funds for the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

As visitors enjoy the exceptional artists, large selection of food and drink, and complimentary children’s activities, they are helping to support the library’s vibrant educational and entertainmentprograms at the same time.

When art show volunteers set up for that first show on the lawn of Armonk’s Methodist Church in 1961, they could not have envisioned the 9,000 visitors that would one day flock to Community Park’s field each year. Sixty years later the Armonk Outdoor Art Show remains almost entirely volunteer-run and offers the perfect community activity to enjoy on a fall day!

Consistently ranked among the top fine art and fine crafts show in the nation, our jury carefully selects approximately 140 artists each year from close to 600 applicants. The show’s chosen exhibitors are innovators in their fields, representing twelve different mediums including: oils/acrylics/watercolors, mixed media, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. This extensive variety of mediums, styles, and price points ensures that all visitors can discover a piece that they just can’t live without.

New for this year’s 60th anniversary show is a specially commissioned exhibition entitled “The Art of Storytelling,” featuring work that utilizes a book as the artist’s “canvas.” This exhibition celebrates the connection between our art show and our local North Castle Public Library, highlighting the library’s vital role within our community. Just as art can elicit powerful emotions and transport the viewer to a world of
imagination, so too do the stories that are found in our favorite books. These compelling pieces will be auctioned to benefit the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

Key Details:
• Saturday & Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Rain or Shine
• Community Park, 205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
• ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org showcases each artist exhibiting this fall
• Tickets go on sale in August and can be purchased through our website
• Follow us @ArmonkOutdoorArtShow for inspiration, announcements, and previews of our artists.

kerry@ducey.org (Nicole Blum) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:44:56 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Continues on Saturday with Spider-man: No Way Home https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home4971-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home

White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative continues with the family comedy, Spider-man: No Way Home (2021-PG13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

County Executive George Latimer said, “What better way to end a week back in school then with an outdoor movie with your closest friends and family. Join us for a crisp Saturday night under the stars filled with fantasy, action and adventure!”

Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Even though summer is coming to an end, we still have fun-filled fall events planned! Take this opportunity to spend another lovely evening in our parks.”

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. Event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs, and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.

The final movie in the series is The Addams Family 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, Oct. 21, at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.

The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative Inc with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio100.7 WHUD107.1 The PeakPalisades MazdaThe Premier CollectionLook CinemasValley Bank, HamletHub, Robison OilInspiria Outdoor, and Westchester Magazine.   

Movies may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:43:56 -0400
Artwork Fosters Healing at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital4965-artwork-fosters-healing-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital demonstrates its commitment to treating the whole person by displaying art installations in its inpatient and outpatient settings. The restorative quality of art reinforces the treatment provided by Burke’s highly trained therapists.

According to Jodi Moise, the Director of The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Medicine, art humanizes the patient experience and supports Burke’s mission by addressing emotional and physical needs. The art program fosters a healing environment in service to patients, visitors, and staff. “Studies show that art, especially pieces that reflect nature or floral themes, promotes health and healing,” she said. “At Burke, we also choose art that incorporates movement to further its rehabilitative mission.”

A recent addition to the Burke campus, entitled Celebrate, is a series of four paintings in the Burke CARES Staff Lounge. Artist Jennifer Glover Riggs experimented with bright and joyful colors to foster an optimistic feeling that brighter days always lie ahead.

Another example, Infusions by artist Jamie Harris, adorns The Bonnie and Tom Grace SCI/Neurorehabilitation Gym. This artwork, spanning 31 feet, creates an atmosphere of encouragement by employing uplifting colors and imagery that projects a sense of motion.

According to Burke’s Vice President of Inpatient Rehabilitation Sandra Alexandrou, PT, MBA, “When someone enters the Bonnie and Tom Grace Gym, especially for the first time, they are immediately captivated by this beautiful piece of art which highly complements this already impressive space.” Alexandrou also noted, “For those individuals receiving therapy in the gym and for the employees, the sense of movement and transition captured by the art communicates the essence of rehabilitation in such a graceful manner and raises the spirits of everyone who spends time in the gym.”

The collections are curated to enhance the unique characteristics of each location. Rachel Hellman’s mural, Light Paths, consists of shifting panes of warm and cool colors that are inspired by Burke’s landscape. Sited in the Outpatient Gym in White Plains, this mural creates a positive environment that encourages patients along their rehabilitative journey. The artwork enriches this newly renovated space outfitted with modern technology.

Burke’s locations throughout Westchester and the Bronx also incorporate art to continue this restorative mission.

Moise concluded, “When I curate art for Burke, my hope is for everyone to experience the artwork as they move through our various facilities and that it transforms the experience of their rehabilitation process.”

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. Burke also offers therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex.

For additional information, please visit burke.org.

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Kaplan Educational Foundation Announces 2022 College Acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances4963-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances

Leadership Program Helps Community College Students Transfer and Earn Four-Year Degrees From Top Colleges and Universities

 The Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF) celebrates the latest college acceptances from their 15th cohort of  scholars in the Kaplan Leadership Program.  

Established in 2006, the Kaplan Leadership Program helps high-potential, low-income and underrepresented community college students complete their associate's degree, successfully transfer and go on to earn a four-year bachelor's degree at the nation's most highly-selective schools. The program focuses on a holistic approach – providing extensive tutoring, academic advisement services, leadership and career training, stipends for living expenses, and other resources and support to help them expand their personal goals, and eventually attain leadership roles in their professions and communities. 

The 2022 Kaplan Leadership Scholars and their college acceptances: 

  • Marlon Arteaga, Union County College -  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Elhadj Barry, Bronx Community College - Brown University

  • Angel Beebe, Hudson County Community College - Smith College

  • Fambougouri Diane, Bronx Community College - Tufts University

  • Aïssata Diop, Bronx Community College -  Smith College

  • Sybel Francois, Union County College - Claremont McKenna College

  • Raquel Hernandez, Borough of Manhattan Community College - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

  • Quiana James - Borough of Manhattan Community College - New York University

  • Belicia Kensah - Union County College - Rutgers University - New Brunswick

  • Gabriel Morillo - Bronx Community College - Haverford College

  • Ndongo Njie - Hostos Community College - Princeton University

Students also received acceptances from Pomona College, Mt. Holyoke College, Occidental College, University of Rochester, University of Michigan, and Wellesley College.

Since KEF’s inception, Kaplan Leadership Scholars have been accepted to the country’s most competitive schools. This year, KEF has its first acceptances to Princeton University and Haverford College. Eighty-seven percent of Kaplan Scholars earn a bachelor’s degree. 

"While COVID-19 continued to create challenges for our scholars, given the fact that the diverse and resilient talent that the nation needs to fuel the economy can be found in our community colleges, we felt it was particularly important that we remain committed to our mission and celebrate the achievements of our students at this time,” says Nolvia Delgado, Executive Director of KEF. “This year’s cohort continues to represent the wide diversity that exists in U.S. community colleges, including non-traditional age students, recent immigrants, first-generation and ESL learners, and others pursuing degrees in education, STEM, computer science, medicine, law and other fields. We’re excited to continue to remove barriers and provide greater access to higher education for talented, motivated individuals."

For more information on the Kaplan Leadership Scholars and how to apply to be a scholar:



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