Harrison's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison Sat, 16 Oct 2021 17:20:08 -0400 HamletHub.com Watch Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween at Kensico Dam Plaza on Friday! https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4909-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded-16340591284909-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded-1634059128 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4909-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded-16340591284909-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded-1634059128

 

 Pumpkin spice season brings an expanded drive-in movie line up to Westchester County Parks as Screenings Under the Stars, sponsored by White Plains Hospital, continues at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla and Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Through the generosity of our partner, White Plains Hospital, we are delighted to extend the popular family-friendly, drive-in movie program into sweater weather. I am grateful for the support of our partners who make such programming a reality for the families of Westchester.”

Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “There’s no better way to spend a crisp, fall night than watching a fun Halloween movie with family and friends on the big screen. Thank you to our dedicated staff for making this event possible.”

All movies will be held on Friday night after dark:

October 15 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween PG (2018) at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

October 22 Hocus Pocus PG (1993) at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., movies at dusk. Event is rain or shine.

All movies will be ticketed-admission events, with purchase available by online pre-sale only.

 Tickets go on sale for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween today, Wednesday, October 6, at 2 p.m. online here

Tickets go on sale for Hocus Pocus Wednesday, October 13, at 2 p.m. online at here

Tickets are $25 per car and there will be limited capacity following distancing protocols.

White Plains Hospital’s Screenings under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Hamlethub, Iona College, Palisades Mazda/The Premier Collection, Robison, LLP, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Holtec International, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.

The ticket link will be listed at parks.westchestergov.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Tue, 12 Oct 2021 08:59:00 -0400
FREE Community Event in Peekskill, NY! https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4906-free-community-event-in-peekskill-ny4906-free-community-event-in-peekskill-ny https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4906-free-community-event-in-peekskill-ny4906-free-community-event-in-peekskill-ny

There is a FREE community event, this Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8 pm at the Paramount Hudson Valley and everyone who reads this article is welcome to attend!

Motherland Featuring Eva Sita is comparable to a live Broadway show, where the main character is the audience being transported into a fantasy world, while discovering a completely different way of life and celebrating West African culture through our American lens.

This storytelling show will appeal to all senses and all ages! There are sound effects, graphic designs and visuals on the surrounding screens, illustrating the story while providing background for the performance.

The audience will be taken on a journey through different countries via a wide musical repertoire, which will range from original compositions, African Standards, to famous songs covered with a modern twist.

The community is encouraged to come out and enjoy this FREE interactive musical experience, using their imagination.  Expect to be clapping and singing while enjoying a live-band and immersive dancing.

Contact the box office by phone at 914-739-0039 or email boxoffice@paramounthudsonvalley.com to reserve your FREE Tickets!  Feel free to reach out to me directly at Jacque@wbutterfly.net if you prefer, and I will ensure you are placed on the list!

For more information about Eva Sita (pronounced Ava Sita) listen to the music and visit her website here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Jacque Roche) Events Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:24:42 -0400
Starting Today Westchester County Department of Health will be holding Pfizer vaccine booster clinics https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4904-starting-today-westchester-county-department-of-health-will-be-holding-pfizer-vaccine-booster-clinics4904-starting-today-westchester-county-department-of-health-will-be-holding-pfizer-vaccine-booster-clinics https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4904-starting-today-westchester-county-department-of-health-will-be-holding-pfizer-vaccine-booster-clinics4904-starting-today-westchester-county-department-of-health-will-be-holding-pfizer-vaccine-booster-clinics

Beginning today, Wednesday, October 6, the Westchester County Department of Health will be holding Pfizer vaccine booster clinics, by appointment only, every Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at 134 Court Street in White Plains.

To be eligible to receive a Pfizer booster dose at one of our clinics, you must have completed your original Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago and you must fall into one of the following categories:

To schedule an appointment, click here

Please be advised that at the current time, only the Pfizer booster has been approved by the FDA for most populations. The Westchester Health Department is waiting for approval of the Moderna booster before it will schedule appointments for those who received the Moderna shots initially. You cannot “mix and match” the vaccines and boosters, so Moderna recipients must wait until the appropriate booster is available. I will keep you updated about this ongoing situation.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Bedford) Neighbors Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:26:47 -0400
SCREENINGS UNDER THE STARS Drive -in screenings expanded https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4907-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded4907-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4907-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded4907-screenings-under-the-stars-drive-in-screenings-expanded

 Pumpkin spice season brings an expanded drive-in movie line up to Westchester County Parks as Screenings Under the Stars, sponsored by White Plains Hospital, continues at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla and Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Through the generosity of our partner, White Plains Hospital, we are delighted to extend the popular family-friendly, drive-in movie program into sweater weather. I am grateful for the support of our partners who make such programming a reality for the families of Westchester.”

Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “There’s no better way to spend a crisp, fall night than watching a fun Halloween movie with family and friends on the big screen. Thank you to our dedicated staff for making this event possible.”

All movies will be held on Friday night after dark:

October 15 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween PG (2018) at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

October 22 Hocus Pocus PG (1993) at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., movies at dusk. Event is rain or shine.

All movies will be ticketed-admission events, with purchase available by online pre-sale only.

 Tickets go on sale for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween today, Wednesday, October 6, at 2 p.m. online at

https://www.showclix.com/event/screenings-202

Tickets go on sale for Hocus Pocus today Wednesday, October 13, at 2 p.m. online at

https://www.showclix.com/event/screenings-2021

Tickets are $25 per car and there will be limited capacity following distancing protocols.

White Plains Hospital’s Screenings under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Hamlethub, Iona College, Palisades Mazda/The Premier Collection, Robison, LLP, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Holtec International, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.

The ticket link will be listed at parks.westchestergov.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:59:07 -0400
Westchester to Kick Off Italian-American Heritage Month Tomorrow at Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4901-westchester-to-kick-off-italian-american-heritage-month-tomorrow-at-kensico-dam-plaza4901-westchester-to-kick-off-italian-american-heritage-month-tomorrow-at-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4901-westchester-to-kick-off-italian-american-heritage-month-tomorrow-at-kensico-dam-plaza4901-westchester-to-kick-off-italian-american-heritage-month-tomorrow-at-kensico-dam-plaza

To commemorate Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, which is celebrated to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States, a flag raising ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at 3:15 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza. The heritage month is in October to coincide with Columbus Day, the American national holiday traditionally celebrated on the second Monday in October.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Many Italians-American residents live in Westchester County because this is where their ancestors chose to settle down and work hard to provide for their families, dating all the way back to the early 1900s at Kensico Dam as it was built by Italian immigrant masons with stone quarried from the adjacent Cranberry Lake Preserve. I feel especially close to this part of our history as my great-grandparents were part of that migrate wave, from Benevento, Italy. Raising the Italian flag at Kensico Dam Plaza is a reminder of the important role Italians had in making Westchester what it is today.”

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “Kensico Dam Plaza is home to where we celebrate many of the cultures that make up Westchester County. Having the Italian flag here for October representing Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month is just one way parks can help honor the diversity of Westchester.

Italian-American Heritage Month celebrates the distinguished cultural contributions of Americans with Italian lineage. 

Tuesday, October 5

3:15 p.m.

Kensico Dam Plaza

1 Bronx River Parkway

Valhalla, NY 10595

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Mon, 04 Oct 2021 08:38:53 -0400
Spooktacular Saturday at Westchester Children's Museum on Saturday, October 30 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4900-spooktacular-saturday-at-westchester-children-s-museum4900-spooktacular-saturday-at-westchester-children-s-museum https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4900-spooktacular-saturday-at-westchester-children-s-museum4900-spooktacular-saturday-at-westchester-children-s-museum

Get your costume on and visit the Museum for a Spooktacular Saturday! We have planned a fun-filled day of creepy-crawly activities!

10:30 - spooky storytime, good for all ages

11:00am - Costume Parade, show us your style and creativity! good for all ages

11:30am - Pumpkins and Potions with Doc Harmon 

Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? How about made a magic potion that sets off a chemical reaction?! Today, you’ll do both! Doc Harmon will show us the famous elephant toothpaste experiment, then help us do a fizzy experiment inside our just-carved pumpkins! Pumpkins and Potions with Doc Harmon is recommended for children 8+. Pumpkins and Potions is free for members and $5 for non members

Visit www.discoverwcm.org/calendar to learn more 

Recommended ages 8+

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kerry@ducey.org (Corinne Zola) Events Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:03:22 -0400
Brandi Burkhardt, Julian Decker and more to Lead New York Premiere of new Andrew Lloyd Webber show at WPPAC https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4899-brandi-burkhardt-julian-decker-and-more-to-lead-new-york-premiere-of-new-andrew-lloyd-webber-show-at-wppac4899-brandi-burkhardt-julian-decker-and-more-to-lead-new-york-premiere-of-new-andrew-lloyd-webber-show-at-wppac https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4899-brandi-burkhardt-julian-decker-and-more-to-lead-new-york-premiere-of-new-andrew-lloyd-webber-show-at-wppac4899-brandi-burkhardt-julian-decker-and-more-to-lead-new-york-premiere-of-new-andrew-lloyd-webber-show-at-wppac

New York Premiere of new Andrew Lloyd Webber show at White Plains Performing Arts Center October 8-24 

Cast Announced for MASQUERADE: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
 
The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce the cast for its upcoming Mainstage production of Masquerade: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, playing October 8-24.
 
The cast of MASQUERADE features the talents of Brandi Burkhardt* (Hart of Dixie, A Tale of Two Cities), Aaron Richard Burt, Julian Decker* (Sunset Boulevard, Les Mis), Andrew Foote* (Jekyll & Hyde), Rebecca Kuznick* (Sistas), Shannon Rakow, Emily Royer and Cartreze Tucker (The Color Purple, Motown).
 
MASQUERADE is Directed and Choreographed by Antoniette DiPietropolo with Music Direction by Stephen Ferri. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Matt Guminski, Sound Design by Don Hanna, Projections by Kevan Loney, Costumes by Antonio Consuegra, Stage Managed by T. Rick Jones. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn, Don Black, T.S. Eliot, Christopher Hampton, Charles Hart, Tim Rice, Glenn Slater, Jim Steinman, Richard Stilgoe & David Zippel. Produced in association with THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LTD.
 
"There are no words to describe the energy and excitement of putting this show together. After a year and half of not being able to do live theatre, this show allows us to deliver a performance that will not only be memorable but the perfect way to welcome audiences back to the theatre.” says Executive Producer Stephen Ferri. 
 
One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences behind the scenes in MASQUERADE!  This New York Premiere features stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work.  A funny and warm musical portrait and a concert for the theater, offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky family and bohemian youth in London to the creation of such smash hits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and many more.  You’ll hear new and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs and rediscovered gems.
 
MASQUERADE will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, October 8 8pm; Saturday, October 9 8pm; Sunday, October 10 2pm; Thursday, October 14 2pm; Friday, October 15 8pm; Saturday, October 16 8pm; Sunday, October 17 2pm; Thursday, October 21 2pm; Friday, October 22 8pm; Saturday, October 23 8pm; Sunday, October 24 2pm.
 
The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro-North Station.
 
For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.
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kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:15:40 -0400
The 59th Armonk Outdoor Art Show Returns to the Field! https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4898-the-59th-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-to-the-field4898-the-59th-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-to-the-field https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4898-the-59th-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-to-the-field4898-the-59th-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-to-the-field

he 59th Armonk Outdoor Art Show Returns to the Field!he 59th Armonk Outdoor Art Show Returns to the Field!he 59th Armonk Outdoor Art Show Returns to the Field!

The 59th Armonk Outdoor Art Show Returns to the Field on Saturday & Sunday, September 25 and 26 from 10am-5pm

Rain or Shine

Explore the Fabulous Fine Art and Crafts of 160 Juried Artists, enjoy family activities and a great selection of food and beverages in a beautiful park setting.

Safety measures have been added to provide a healthy and comfortable environment for our volunteers, guests, artists, and sponsors.Fine Art and Fine Crafts for every taste, décor, and budget.
 
Approximately 160 juried artists will present work in a broad range of art, including Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking/Drawing/Pastels, Sculpture, Photography/Digital Art, and Wearable Art.
 
Artists, happy to chat with observers, often explain the technique, process and inspiration involved in their work. Personal interaction with artists opens the eyes of the beholder to the creator and encourages discovery of art with added perspective and appreciation.
 
A new layout of artists' booths with wide aisles will allow visitors to comfortably browse. Great Food, Drinks, and Family FunVisitors can enjoy a selection of great food and beverages, including beer & wine.
 
Free family activities will include take-a-away art kits, a scavenger hunt of clues within artist’s displays, an interactive art installation, fun photo ops, and visiting artists who will guide creative pursuits.
 
Plan to Purchase Great ArtFollow @armonkoutdoorartshow for daily inspiration and previews of artwork and artists. Save your posts of favorite artists and plan to visit their booths.
 
Explore our website for the roster of exhibiting artists, images of their work, and connect directly with them.
 
Download the field diagram and mark your must-see artists’ booth locations to guide your visit.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Masks are required for all attendees over the age of 2, and masks must fully cover the nose and mouth while on Showgrounds and on buses.

Social distancing throughout all areas of the fieldNote: Requirements may change. Updates will be posted on our website.

Every year net proceeds of the Art Show support our local library, funding educational and entertainment programs for all ages, and The Armonk Players theater group.

We look forward to reuniting, in appreciation of great art and our special community. Anne Curran, Executive Director
205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 
 
Admission:
  • At the Event: $15, Seniors: $13
  • 18 and under: Free
  • Credit Cards Requested – No Fees Added
  • Online in Advance: $13 (includes $2 discount and no fees)
  • Purchase Discount Tickets

Follow Us for Show Updates

Questions? Contact: Anne Curran, Executive Director - (914) 629-7529 or acurran@armonkoutdoorartshow.org

 

 
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kerry@ducey.org (Armonk Outdoor Art Show) Events Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:49:09 -0400
Purchase College Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4896-purchase-college-presents-pulitzer-prize-winning-author-viet-thanh-nguyen-in-conversation4896-purchase-college-presents-pulitzer-prize-winning-author-viet-thanh-nguyen-in-conversation https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4896-purchase-college-presents-pulitzer-prize-winning-author-viet-thanh-nguyen-in-conversation4896-purchase-college-presents-pulitzer-prize-winning-author-viet-thanh-nguyen-in-conversation

Purchase College-SUNY will present the highly acclaimed author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Purchase Professor Usha Rungoo on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held digitally via Zoom. The event launches the fall season of the Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, a premiere cultural offering featuring the literary world’s leading lights.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of two novels: The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and The Committed. He has also published a bestselling short story collection, The Refugees, and two books of non-fiction, including Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War​, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Mr. Nguyen has received fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others.

“Nguyen's literary masterpieces manage what few other books do. They walk the fine line between aesthetic and narrative elegance on the one hand, and political advocacy and social justice on the other, because for Nguyen, both are political acts,” said Usha Rungoo, assistant professor of French and Literature at Purchase College.

She added, “Not only does his work challenge and innovate with respect to Western canonical textuality, but its focus on the human catastrophes engendered by the Vietnam War has universal appeal and is as relevant as ever, in a world still reeling from the Trump presidency and right-wing fascism and where migrant and humanitarian crises are daily​ catalyzed by imperialism.”

Anthony Domestico, Purchase College associate professor of Literature and chair of the Literature Department, commented, “Viet Thanh Nguyen is a gifted novelist and an incisive public intellectual. In both his creative work and his criticism, Nguyen writes with style and force, wrestling with the deepest questions of morality, politics, and history. His writing helps us to better understand where we have been and where we are going.”

To register for the Viet Thanh Nguyen event, please visit: https://purchase.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpc-mgrTssHtBLvxAGeabr47f4Bubnnc-a

As a small public college, Purchase is proud to introduce students to the level of expertise provided by the Durst Distinguished Lectures. The roster of current and past Durst Lecturers have won an impressive array of the highest level of literary honors, including National Book Awards, MacArthur Foundation Grants, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, and Man Booker Prizes for Fiction.

This season of Durst Distinguished Lectures will continue with Tamara Payne on Oct. 21 and Kaitlyn Greenidge on Nov. 9 in virtual programs. Lynda Barry, the leading cartoonist, painter, and writer, will be featured at an in-person and simulcast event on Oct. 28. Ms. Barry was selected as this year’s Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature.

The Durst Distinguished Lecture Series and the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature are funded by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment. The mission of the Durst programs is to infuse the experience and intellect of leading writers into the Purchase community, while providing diverse opportunities for these writers to interact with students and influence campus life.

For more information, please click here or call 914.251.6550, or email humanities@purchase.edu.

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Events Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:19:14 -0400
Things to Do in New York State This Fall https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4897-things-to-do-in-new-york-state-this-fall4897-things-to-do-in-new-york-state-this-fall https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4897-things-to-do-in-new-york-state-this-fall4897-things-to-do-in-new-york-state-this-fall

Can fall in New York get even more colorful? Besides the changing leaves, come experience award-winning state parks, epic outdoor adventures, family-friendly farms, historic sites, and so much more!

Whether you’re sipping locally made wines or fall-themed craft beers, picking your own apples, hiking to scenic summits, or looking for new ways to celebrate Halloween, this season will surpass your expectations.

Get ready to breathe in that crisp air—fall in New York is a time to create vivid memories.

Visit the I Love NY website to read about all things YOU can do this fall in NY.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (I LOVE NY Staff) Life Fri, 17 Sep 2021 04:02:20 -0400
Osborn Resident Don Fowley Makes Splash in 29th Year of Swim Across America to Fund Cancer Research https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4890-osborn-resident-don-fowley-makes-splash-in-29th-year-of-swim-across-america-to-fund-cancer-research4890-osborn-resident-don-fowley-makes-splash-in-29th-year-of-swim-across-america-to-fund-cancer-research https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4890-osborn-resident-don-fowley-makes-splash-in-29th-year-of-swim-across-america-to-fund-cancer-research4890-osborn-resident-don-fowley-makes-splash-in-29th-year-of-swim-across-america-to-fund-cancer-research

Don Fowley, a resident at The Osborn’s Sterling Park Independent Living Community, marked his 29th year of participating in Swim Across America, finishing a half mile to help raise more than $1.2 million for cancer research. The 84-year-old became dedicated to this cause after losing his first wife to cancer. He was the most senior participant in Swim Across America - Long Island Sound, which included 850 swimmers this year.

“You have to stay active and positive as you get older,” said Mr. Fowley, a very well-known and popular Osborn resident. “I try to help people all the time—it makes me feel good as well as those I’m helping. Everyone wins.”

Don Fowley volunteers to head the Dining Committee, which provides resident feedback to The Osborn’s Culinary Institute of America trained chefs. He brings his expertise from a career in the food industry, which included catering for the crew and performers at the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, among other highlights.

According to The Osborn’s President and CEO Matthew G. Anderson, “Don Fowley epitomizes the active lifestyle of Osborn residents. They continue to explore and enjoy activities that reflect their special interests. He represents the spirit of our community—vibrant people living a meaningful and engaged lifestyle.”

The Osborn’s environment is particularly conducive to maintaining independence, with walking paths and an acclaimed arboretum on its 56-acre landscaped campus. Mr. Fowley and the other Osborn residents enjoy frequent nature walks as well as the well-appointed gym, indoor pool and cultural activities.

Since its founding in 1987, Swim Across America has raised close to $100 million for cancer research and clinical trials. Proceeds from the recent swim will support immunotherapy research at the Swim Across America Laboratory, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, pediatric oncology research at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Cancer Support Team of Southern Westchester.

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Neighbors Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:19:58 -0400
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Secures Grant to Create Neurologic Music Therapy Program https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4889-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-secures-grant-to-create-neurologic-music-therapy-program4889-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-secures-grant-to-create-neurologic-music-therapy-program https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4889-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-secures-grant-to-create-neurologic-music-therapy-program4889-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-secures-grant-to-create-neurologic-music-therapy-program

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has announced it received a $50,000 grant award from The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation to support the creation and implementation of a Neurological Music Therapy Program.

Burke is partnering with MedRhythms, Inc., Therapy Division, to provide an on-site Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) to work directly with patients. NMTs utilize musical components to foster neurological changes in the brain. According to Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park, SVP and Chief Medical Officer at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, “The Neurologic Music Therapy Program is envisioned to provide an effective, evidence-based intervention to help patients with neurological deficits make significant progress toward recovery. We are excited to be offering this therapeutic modality to our patients.”

Burke’s SCI/Neuro Clinical Team Leader Elizabeth Rider, OT R/L, said, “We are truly grateful to The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation for their generous financial support of this important program. MedRhythms’ talented, board-certified NMTs use specialized, evidenced-based concepts and techniques such as Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation and Melodic Intonation Therapy to address impairments often seen in patients after a stroke, brain injury, or other neurological diagnoses.”

She added, “Using music as the medium for intervention, NMT sessions address areas such as cognition, upper extremity movement, inattention/neglect, gait, speech, voice and more in conjunction with the patient’s physical, occupational and speech therapies. The interventions are fun, engaging and motivating for patients and caregivers alike.”

Caitlin Hebb, Clinical Operations Manager and Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow, further explained, "MedRhythms’ NMTs work closely with the therapy and medical team by providing individual and group therapy, as well as co-treatment sessions where NMTs collaborate with other clinicians simultaneously, drawing on the expertise of both clinicians and providing the highest quality of care. This inter-professional team-based approach increases patient outcomes and promotes knowledge translation across disciplines."

Chrissy Stack, Therapy Business Development Manager, MedRhythms, described how Neurologic Music Therapy is propelled forward by advancements in neuroscience research and the understanding of how music is processed and perceived in the brain, and how this affects non-musical brain and behavior function.

Stack said, “Neurologic Music Therapy is a specialization within the field of Music Therapy. It is rooted in the biological impact music has on the brain. This research-driven clinical model uses standardized interventions based on neuroscience research in human music perception and production, and how these interventions can aid in neuroplasticity and help individuals who suffer from a neurologic injury or disease improve in the areas of movement, language, and cognition.”

Burke’s NMT program is scheduled to begin in late fall or winter.

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Charities Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:18:12 -0400
Conversations & Cocktails at The Osborn on Sept. 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4892-conversations-cocktails-at-the-osborn4892-conversations-cocktails-at-the-osborn https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4892-conversations-cocktails-at-the-osborn4892-conversations-cocktails-at-the-osborn

The Osborn invites community members and their families to enjoy wine, tiny bites and an opportunity to meet and chat with its current residents during a “Conversations & Cocktails” event. The gathering will take place on Monday, Sept. 20 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at The Osborn (101 Theall Road, Rye, NY).

The event is complimentary and open to the public; please RSVP by calling 914-925-8243 or emailing Georgia Woodbine at gwoodbine@theosborn.org.

The Osborn is a leading provider of quality senior living options in Westchester County for those who want to enjoy an engaged, active lifestyle in a beautiful setting. It offers a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and home care on a 56-acre arboretum campus.

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Events Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:17:46 -0400
County Executive to unveil new playground at Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4895-county-executive-to-unveil-new-playground-at-kensico-dam-plaza4895-county-executive-to-unveil-new-playground-at-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4895-county-executive-to-unveil-new-playground-at-kensico-dam-plaza4895-county-executive-to-unveil-new-playground-at-kensico-dam-plaza

Children can slide, swing and play again at the Kensico Dam Plaza on a brand new updated playground!  The new, brightly-colored play structures, one of which includes a ramp for wheel chairs, all sits on top of a rubber safety surface and is part of a $1.86 million dollar capital project.

Friday, September 17

11 a.m.

Kensico Dam Plaza

1 Bronx River Pkwy Rd

Valhalla, NY  10595

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “The new Kensico Dam Plaza playground is another example of updating the already great facilities Westchester County has to offer. In my administration we get things done and we fix what needs to be fixed.  I’m excited to welcome the children back to experience the new play structures and make fond memories with family and friends.”

The new accessible playground replaced previous structures that were over 20 years old and features two new structures, one for children ages 5 through 12 and one for ages 2 through 5. The area also includes a new paved seating area with benches and picnic tables and the entrance features new landscaping with trees, flowering shrubs and perennials. New pavements and an increased number of new and accessible picnic tables have been added to the main picnic area.

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “Kensico Dam Plaza is the “Central Park” of Westchester County as the park receives a large number of visitors and keeping the facility up-to-date is important to keeping children safe and happy.”

The capital project also includes a new memorial dedicated to first responders who lost their lives to 9/11 related illnesses, which is located next to The Rising. The landscaped backdrop to the memorial has been fully renovated with new trees, shrubs and perennials.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Places Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:31:16 -0400
Westchester County awards West Harrison based company three County projects https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4894-westchester-county-executive-annouces-mwbe-awarded-three-county-projects4894-westchester-county-executive-annouces-mwbe-awarded-three-county-projects https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4894-westchester-county-executive-annouces-mwbe-awarded-three-county-projects4894-westchester-county-executive-annouces-mwbe-awarded-three-county-projects

West Harrison based company bids nearly $6 million dollars

(White Plains, NY) – Westchester County accepted bids from Laura Li Industries, LLC totaling $5.91 million dollars, awarding the West Harrison based company three County projects. Designated as a Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), the construction company is spearheaded by Laura Entre, and the designation allows for eligibility for developmental benefits. More than 300 MWBE’s registered with Westchester County in 2020.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “We want to empower women entrepreneurs to participate in County projects. We’ve laid out a goals for registered MWBE’s in order for them to be successful, including purchasing plans in construction, professional and non-professional services and goods. We hope a large contract like this will hopefully encourage other businesses like Laura Li Industries, LLC to aspire to work with Westchester County and know the goals we set up for these businesses to succeed can be accomplished.”

Laura Li Industries, LLC formed in 2015 and will be responsible for resurfacing and improving Theodore Fremd Avenue, from 300 feet east of North Avenue to Purchase Street in the City of Rye. Work begins September 15, with a target date of completion on May 15, 2022.

Resurfacing work will also be done along Willets Avenue from King Street to Putnam Avenue in the Village of Port Chester. Work is scheduled to begin October 1, with a target date of completion in May 2022.

The company will also work to improve Westchester County parkland at the Blue Mountain Reservation addressing utilities for the trail lodge including sewer, water and electrical work. Construction crews will also replace a wood bridge and pave pathways that extend into the Town of Cortland and the City of Peekskill. Work is scheduled to begin November 21, with a scheduled date of completion in December 2022. 

Managing Member of Laura Li Industries Laura Etre said: “Women are underrepresented in the construction industry. With my background in public administration and attention to detail coupled with my familiarity of Westchester, I know our company can make these projects shine. We love working to improve the County in which we live.”

Department of Public Works and Transportation Commissioner Hugh Greechan said: “Laura Li Industries, LLC has proven itself to be a valuable partner in addressing the County’s infrastructure needs. We look forward to continuing that partnership and creating new partnerships with other MWBE’s on these critical projects.”

Director of Minority and Women-owned Business Development Martha Lopez said: “It is the goal of Westchester County to use its best efforts to encourage, promote and increase participation of business enterprises owned and controlled by persons of color or women in contracts and projects funded by all departments of the County and to develop a policy to efficiently monitor such participation.”

Laura Li Industries, LLC has worked with Westchester County before on various school fields, rehabbing the Elm Street Bridge in the Village of Tuckahoe and site work on the south concourse of the Westchester County Airport.

Entre says she’s currently working on obtaining her commercial driver’s license so she can help haul some of the supplies and equipment for these upcoming projects.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Places Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:30:42 -0400