Harrison's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:44:09 -0500 HamletHub.com Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College on Dec. 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4661-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here4661-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4661-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here4661-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here

Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College on Sunday, December 15, 2019, 7pm

With four decades under their belts, Canadian Brass continues to thrill audiences around the world, and they don’t look like they are letting up anytime soon! We are thrilled to have them heading our way with this program of specially arranged holiday favorites, sure to get you in the spirit of the season.

Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Canadian Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. From trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them – from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects – they do it all with spontaneity, virtuosity, dedication, exceptional skill, and, most of all, loads of fun.

Canadian Brass is: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Brandon Ridenour and Caleb Hudson (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone), and Jeff Nelsen (horn).

Ticket Prices $75 / $50 / $35

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Box office hours are Wednesday – Friday noon to 6pm

center@purchase.edu (The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College) Events Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:23:42 -0500
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail and The Magic Dreidels come to White Plains https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4660-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains4660-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4660-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains4660-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains

From ‘Oh Bother’ to ‘O Hanukkah!’
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail and The Magic Dreidels come to White Plains
Just in time for the holidays, the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is presenting two plays filled with imagination and wonder to celebrate the season. Created for young people and performed by adults, these plays are fun for the whole family! First up, A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, playing for two performances on Black Friday (Friday, November 29) at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Next, The Magic Dreidels, playing during Hanukkah for two performances: Thursday, December 26 at 2:00 pm and Monday, December 30 at 11:00 am. Join in the fun for these enchanting tales that focus on love, true friendship, and the joy of the holiday season 
In A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, Christopher Robin, tells a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey, lost his tail. In the adventure that follows as Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet gather their friends and a search is organized. Fun and excitement abound In this enchanting musical. 
In The Magic Dreidels, all involved learn discover the close ties of family. When young Jakob meets a goblin who offers him dreidels that work miracles, the town busybody becomes jealous and Jakob’s father lays down the law. Luckily, the holiday works its own magic as everyone learns the true meaning of Hanukkah. 
Tickets are $17 for youth and $22 for adults. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For group sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com. Take in some holiday cheer at these family friendly events full of wonder and imagination!

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail is produced by Stage 2, a program created by WPPAC to bridge the gap between our Education programs and Mainstage, giving college and community performers the chance to work in a regional theatre under the guidance of professional artists. More information can be found at https://wppac.com/shows/a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail/
kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:58:36 -0500
Chorale Singers wanted to learn and perform new oratorio https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4659-taconic-opera-esther4659-taconic-opera-esther https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4659-taconic-opera-esther4659-taconic-opera-esther

Attention Choral Singers 

Taconic Opera invites you to collaborate on an upcoming PREMIER PERFORMANCE of an original oratorio composed by our very own director, Dan Montez: Esther. This story of the woman who saved the Jews from their first threat of annihilation will be performed in March 2020 during which Women’s History Month and Purim are celebrated.

This is Maestro Montez’s 6th oratorio in a series of biblical themes including Enoch, Jonah, Daniel, Job and David which all premiered to rave reviews. All performances will be with the Taconic Opera Chorus and Orchestra. If you’ve performed other oratorio masterpieces before, no one needs to tell you how powerful an experience it is; if you haven’t, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Rehearsals will be with Maestro Montez, the actual composer, who will also conduct the performances!

No membership fees are required, but singers must purchase their own scores which will be available at the first rehearsal for $20.


Saturday, March 14, 2020, 3 pm

White Plains Presbyterian Church

39 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3 pm

Congregation Sons of Israel

1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor,



Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00

Saturdays, 3:00-5:00

Singers are encouraged to attend as many rehearsals as possible (a few missed rehearsals may be acceptable and can be discussed in advance).


Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

24 Old Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


Friday, March 13, 2020, 7 pm, White Plains Presbyterian Church

If interested or have additional questions, please contact Mary Corda by DEC. 31, 2019.

Email: divamaryc@aol.com


Visit our website: www.TaconicOpera.org

angela.usobiaga@verizon.net (Taconic Opera) Neighbors Sun, 17 Nov 2019 10:58:22 -0500
PCSB Bank Expands Cash Management Services https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4658-pcsb-bank-expands-cash-management-services4658-pcsb-bank-expands-cash-management-services https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4658-pcsb-bank-expands-cash-management-services4658-pcsb-bank-expands-cash-management-services

PCSB Bank announced the launch of expanded Cash Management Services, created to help businesses manage cash flow and control finances. The comprehensive suite of tools provides financial solutions in the areas of receivables, payables, fraud protection, liquidity management, and reporting. It provides full control of finances in real time.

“As a community-focused commercial bank, we are committed to helping local and regional businesses sustain, succeed, and expand their operations,” said Dominick Petramale, senior VP, director of cash management services & retail banking officer. “Recognizing that managing business finances is critical to these goals, we designed a comprehensive suite of cash management services that will save time and money so that businesspeople can concentrate on growth.”

Businesses of all sizes are assigned a PCSB banker who becomes a trusted partner, helping to select and implement the appropriate cash management tools and services. These financial solutions ensure that every available dollar either covers expenses or produces income.

According to Joseph D. Roberto, chairman, president & CEO of PCSB Bank, “With our new Cash Management Services platform, we can offer all the tools and products of a large bank, along with our hallmark personalized service and understanding of the local community. This enables people to keep a finger on the pulse of their business, while also being assured that an experienced banker who understands their financial goals is looking out for them.”

PCSB’s Cash Management Services include these key components:

• Receivables – Automated Clearing House (ACH) Origination, First Data Merchant Services to process credit/debit payments, Lockbox for mail, and Remote Deposit Capture;
• Payables – Ace Payroll Services, ACH Origination for direct deposit, and wire transfers;
• Fraud Prevention – ACH Blocks and Filters, Positive Pay, Check and ACH fraud prevention, and Check Block;
• Reporting – Account Analysis, Account Reconciliation, ACH EDI supplemental information, Business Online Banking, and Business Mobile Banking; and
• Liquidity Management – Commercial Investment Sweep, Zero Balance Accounts, Interest Bearing Checking, and Money Market Accounts.

PCSB Bank also offers Escrow Management Services to provide businesses, municipalities, and professionals with products to assure they meet legal and compliance requirements related to escrow.

Petramale concluded, “Our new Cash Management Services provide the financial solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities of running your business and keeping it healthy amidst any economic climate.”

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Places Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:13:01 -0500
Tiffany Lamp Exhibit Opens at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4657-tiffany-lamp-exhibit-opens-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital4657-tiffany-lamp-exhibit-opens-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4657-tiffany-lamp-exhibit-opens-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital4657-tiffany-lamp-exhibit-opens-at-burke-rehabilitation-hospital

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass is taking its treasures on the road to help patients. The Neustadt recently opened a three-month exhibition in the lobby of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s White Plains campus (785 Mamaroneck Avenue). Four lamps, made more than a century ago by the New York tastemaker Louis Comfort Tiffany, are on view for the hundreds of patients, guests, and staff who pass through every day.

“We are excited to partner with Burke to share the beauty and history of Tiffany with the Hudson Valley community. The visual arts have a role to play in promoting recovery, and we are proud to share portions of our collection to support the healing process,” said Lindsy Parrott, Executive Director and Curator of the Neustadt. “We hope these beautiful works bring tranquility to both patients and hospital staff.”

This new exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Shade Garden, features opalescent glass lamps with motifs including daffodils, apple blossoms, peonies, and pond lilies. It is the first major display of Tiffany’s works in Westchester County. Prior to coming to Burke, the lamps were shown at the Montefiore Hutch-Metro site in the Bronx from June to October.

This collaboration with Burke continues The Neustadt’s new exhibition program of loan shows for medical environments. Up to 10 floral lamps are available for display in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The Queens-based Neustadt is a premier collection of Tiffany’s iconic lamps, windows, metalwork, and rare archival materials, including over a quarter of a million pieces of Tiffany flat glass and glass jewels.

Burke President and CEO Jeffrey Menkes said, “At Burke, we are building a fine art program aimed at fostering an affirming, restorative, and supportive environment for our patients and their loved ones. Exhibiting the Tiffany lamps, with their soft glow and radiant colors, only enhances this mission. I’m proud to partner with The Neustadt in recognizing the therapeutic benefits of arts in healthcare. We are honored to have these beautiful lamps on display in our lobby.”

In a growing number of hospitals, artworks serve as powerful tools for reducing stress and increasing satisfaction with care. Studies show that art, especially with natural or floral themes, enhances patient recovery, promotes tranquility, and provides respite for visitors and staff. Burke, as part of the Montefiore network of 11 hospitals and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is committed to utilizing the therapeutic benefit of art for its patients, staff, caregivers, and visitors.

This exhibition program is made possible through the generous support of The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Einstein, Bronx, New York; Simone Healthcare Development, Bronx, New York; and H. Guy Leibler, President of Simone Healthcare Development and Neustadt Trustee.

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Places Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:47:31 -0500
Westchester Philharmonic: A Vision of Sound https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4656-westchester-philharmonic-a-vision-of-sound4656-westchester-philharmonic-a-vision-of-sound https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4656-westchester-philharmonic-a-vision-of-sound4656-westchester-philharmonic-a-vision-of-sound

Westchester Philharmonic: A Vision of Sound on Dec. 8, 2019, 3:00 pm

“HyeJin Kim’s hands appear to pirouette on the keys: she jumps over several octaves and then, in other passages, allows harmonies to dreamily flow.” – WAZ-Witten

Rachael Worby’s debut performances last season imbued us with a fearlessness of the unexpected. With Worby on the podium, A Vision of Sound explores jazz and Latin jazz influences on American classical music, highlighted by HyeJin Kim and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and a not-to-be-missed collaboration with members of Eduardo Vilaro’s Ballet Hispanico, and a world premiere by Jed Feuer.

GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue

BERNSTEIN   Times Square (from “On the Town”)

BIZET  Excerpts from Carmen.maquia


JED FEUER  4 am (world premiere)


Rachael Worby, conducting

HyeJin Kim, piano

Members of Ballet Hispanico, Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director

center@purchase.edu (The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College) Events Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:52:32 -0500
Rye's Osborn Pavilion Earns Highest 'U.S. News & World Report' Rating https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4655-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating4655-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4655-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating4655-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating

The Osborn Pavilion short-term rehabilitation center is proud to once again be named one of New York’s top performing nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report. The organization evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country, including 619 licensed facilities in New York State. Of those 619 in New York, The Osborn Pavilion was one of seven that received the top rating in Short-Term Rehabilitation.

The 2019-20 report is the second time U.S. News has rated facilities on Short-Term Rehabilitation based on several factors. One of the measures is the percentage of patients who received more than the minimum amount of therapy indicated for their condition. A higher percentage suggests that patients are receiving therapy tailored to their individual needs.

The Osborn Pavilion is an 84-bed skilled nursing facility, with all-private rooms, that provides skilled nursing care, short-term inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation. The Pavilion is an integral part of The Osborn’s continuum of care.

According to Matthew G. Anderson, President and CEO of The Osborn, “We are delighted once again to receive this designation by U.S. News & World Report. This recognition affirms our commitment to quality, compassionate care for all our residents.”

To learn about any of The Osborn’s programs and services, please visit our website at http://www.theosborn.org or call (888) 9-OSBORN.

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Places Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:49:59 -0500
An Evening with David Sedaris Dec. 7 at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4654-an-evening-with-david-sedaris4654-an-evening-with-david-sedaris https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4654-an-evening-with-david-sedaris4654-an-evening-with-david-sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris Dec. 7 at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8pm in the Concert Hall

The master of satire and bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and other satirical gems returns with the acerbic humor, social commentary, and outlandish stories that transfixed the audience at his last (nearly sold-out) Purchase PAC show.

Sedaris is one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, which he details hilariously in his latest book, Calypso, described as beach reading for people who detest beaches and required reading for those who loathe small talk. Fans will love to hear these stories live as the Grammy nominee and New York Times best-selling author brings heart and hilarity to the stage.

A book signing will follow the performance.

Ticket Prices: $75 / $60 / $35

For tickets and more info, visit our website or call the box office at (914)251-6200. Box office hours are Wednesday – Friday noon to 6pm.

Website link: https://www.artscenter.org/events/an-evening-with-david-sedaris/

center@purchase.edu (The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College) Events Mon, 04 Nov 2019 06:59:43 -0500
Laurie Berkner Band comes to Tarrytown Music Hall https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4653-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall4653-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4653-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall4653-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner invites everyone to share the spirit of the season with The Laurie Berkner Band at two festive holiday concerts on Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY.

"It's almost winter holiday time, and I am so happy to once again be playing my Holiday Celebration show with the whole band in Tarrytown! These are some of my favorite concerts of the year," says Laurie Berkner. "I love singing the seasonal songs I grew up with (plus some new favorites!) and sharing them with the kids and families who so generously allow us to become part of their holiday traditions."

The Laurie Berkner Band's Tarrytown concerts will feature such traditional, secular songs as "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman," plus originals from Laurie's well-loved album, A Laurie Berkner Christmas, like "Santa's Coming to My House Tonight." Laurie and the band will pay tribute to Hanukkah with "Candle Chase" and "The Dreidel Song." They'll also perform an array of Laurie's greatest hits, such as "We Are The Dinosaurs," "Victor Vito," and "Pig On Her Head," along with tunes from Laurie's new album, Waiting for the Elevator. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads), and Laurie hopes everyone will join in the holiday spirit and sing along!

Laurie Berkner's holiday shows have become a beloved seasonal tradition for many families, as essential as sleigh rides, snowmen, and hot cocoa by the fireside. Enthused Westchester Magazine, "Laurie Berkner is considered a godsend by parents for being one of a handful of children's musicians that all members of the family can enjoy in equal measure. If your kids are climbing the walls waiting for Santa to arrive and think they'll burst before December 25, have them let off some steam seeing Berkner in concert."

Laurie Berkner is one of most popular children’s entertainers in the U.S. She has filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans and sold millions of albums, songs, and videos. Her secret? Laurie’s shows are interactive throughout; her songs get the kids (and adults) on their feet to sing, clap, and dance along. She keeps even the youngest audience members fully engaged with dynamic expressions of musical joy in active songs like "I'm Gonna Catch You" and "Rocketship Run," and gives everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments by including quieter interludes featuring songs such as Laurie's classic "Moon Moon Moon." Laurie displays an instinctive understanding of children's natural rhythms and energy in her shows, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents happily along for the ride.

Laurie has received tremendous critical acclaim. USA Today named Laurie "the undisputed queen of kindie rock." Time Magazine lauded her as "a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow ... Berkner inhabits a kid's curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated -- very repeated -- listenings." The Wall Street Journal called Laurie "one of the most popular children's performers in America ... her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups." NPR's All Things Considered declared, "Laurie Berkner is like a goddess to these children."

Watch Laurie Berkner in action on her Youtube channel HERE.

The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.

  • Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • TICKETS: $35, plus applicable fees. VIP tickets $100*, plus applicable fees. 
  • A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available.
  • TO CHARGE BY PHONE: 877-840-0457
  • TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

*VIP tickets include priority seating and a meet and greet/photo opportunity with Laurie and the band.




annaleder@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Frazier) Events Sat, 02 Nov 2019 06:29:30 -0400
Wartburg Establishes an Advanced Simulation Learning Lab https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4651-wartburg-establishes-an-advanced-simulation-learning-lab4651-wartburg-establishes-an-advanced-simulation-learning-lab https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4651-wartburg-establishes-an-advanced-simulation-learning-lab4651-wartburg-establishes-an-advanced-simulation-learning-lab

Wartburg Nursing Staff

Wartburg, a premier senior care and housing provider in Mount Vernon, is pleased to announce the opening of its Advanced Simulation Lab (ASL). This innovative teaching lab enables its care staff to practice and improves their clinical and critical thinking skills in a hands-on environment. The lab is equipped with technologically advanced mannequins, wound care models, simulated “real life” equipment for IV, tracheotomy and catheter insertion, and a patient lift for safe transport. 

This state-of-the-art educational facility was made possible by a  $25,000 grant from The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation.  Wartburg is one of the first in the area to offer this type of on-site training for nursing staff, furthering the commitment of the organization to provide top-quality care for its residents and the community.

“We want to provide our nurses with the opportunity to reinforce and increase their clinical competency, knowing they have the resources available to support them and enhance their skills,” said Paula Ress, Vice President and Nursing Home Administrator at Wartburg. “The use of simulation has become the gold standard in medical education.  Students in a simulated environment have the opportunity to enhance critical-thinking, decision-making and communication in a realistic environment.”

“As a result of the generous support of The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, Wartburg will provide advanced training in integrated care delivery, both within a lab environment and on the units, helping to realize a future in which best practices are taught, mastered, and delivered from an integrative perspective,” said Dr. David J. Gentner, Wartburg’s President and CEO. 

The late Thomas Carvel, founder of the soft serve ice cream brand, fueled by a desire to make a difference in the world, created the foundation along with his wife in 1976.  The Foundation devotes its resources to a variety of projects including hospitals and health centers as well as children and youth services.

Ms. Ress conceived the idea of the Advanced Simulation Lab as part of her Action Learning Project while a fellow in the LeadingAge National Leadership Academy. Recognizing the need to care for more acutely ill patients, her goal was to provide her nursing staff with the skills necessary to consistently deliver quality outcomes for patients across Wartburg’s continuum of care.

Launched in 2006, LeadingAge is a national member organization known as the trusted voice for aging.  Its purpose is to grow industry leadership by expanding their understanding, share best practices and collaborate with other professionals who serve seniors.  The Action Learning Project is one of the ways fellows experience the unique opportunity to develop innovations that benefit their organizations and the field of aging services.  

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services.  Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation in Westchester.  Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family.  Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018.
Learn more: www.wartburg.org/

mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Places Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:32:05 -0400
PCSB Bank Supports SunriseWALKS https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4652-pcsb-bank-supports-sunrisewalks4652-pcsb-bank-supports-sunrisewalks https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4652-pcsb-bank-supports-sunrisewalks4652-pcsb-bank-supports-sunrisewalks

A team of PCSB Bank employees participated in the SunriseWALKS event on October 20, raising more than $7,000 for the Sunrise Day Camp in Pearl River.

Sunrise Day Camps are the world’s only full-summer day camps for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. For the past three summers, PCSB employees have volunteered at the Sunrise Pearl River Day Camp, an uplifting experience for both campers and volunteers that reflects the bank’s commitment to the community.

PCSB Bank (www.pcsb.com), a New York-chartered stock commercial bank, has served the banking needs of its customers in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York State since 1871. It operates from its headquarters in Yorktown Heights and 15 branch offices located throughout Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties in New York.

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Charities Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:31:14 -0400
Arch 8: Rising Tide World Premiere Commissioned by The PAC https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4650-arch-8-rising-tide4650-arch-8-rising-tide https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4650-arch-8-rising-tide4650-arch-8-rising-tide

Arch 8: Rising Tide World Premiere Commissioned by The PAC.

Experience the world premiere of Rising Tide, a brand-new work from the innovative Dutch dance company Arch 8, commissioned by The PAC.

Rising Tide is a dynamic dance performance about our world right now. It examines things that are rising: temperatures, sea levels, and especially the extinction of animal species. Using poetry, play, partnering, and live music, the performers weave a world where we fall in love with nature, mourn its loss, and come to realize that our activism and engagement can turn the tide for the better. Both cautionary tale and vessel of hope, Rising Tide invites audiences aboard for an unforgettable journey of discovery for all ages.

Arch 8 is not your everyday dance company. With choreographer Erik Kaiel the company creates unorthodox, acrobatic dance for kids and grown-ups who can’t sit still, specializing in joyful and engaging interactive performances. Their work for young audiences encourages an active viewing, a participatory imagining on the part of the audience – and, oftentimes, a willingness to come up on stage and play along.
The company has performed around the globe, including St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Cairo, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Senegal, and throughout Europe. Arch 8 received the People’s Choice Victor Award at IPAY Montreal in 2016 for its production of Tetris.

Ages 8 +

center@purchase.edu (The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College) Events Wed, 30 Oct 2019 08:49:02 -0400
Wartburg’s Director of Admissions Completes Leadership Academy https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4649-wartburg-s-director-of-admissions-completes-leadership-academy4649-wartburg-s-director-of-admissions-completes-leadership-academy https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4649-wartburg-s-director-of-admissions-completes-leadership-academy4649-wartburg-s-director-of-admissions-completes-leadership-academy

Jamilah Greenidge, Wartburg’s Director of Admissions

Jamilah Greenidge, Wartburg’s Director of Admissions for their rehabilitation center and nursing home, has successfully completed LeadingAge New York’s Ignite Leadership Academy.  The graduation was held at LeadingAge New York’s annual meeting in Saratoga.

“The Leadership Academy helped me to look within myself to figure out what my core values are and what is really important to me,” said Jamilah. “The fellows in my class, our coaches, and all of the leaders that I’ve met through the Academy are the most amazing and passionate people. Networking with them, learning about what they’re doing differently and bouncing ideas off of one another has helped me, and will continue to help me, as a leader.”

Wartburg believes in providing the training and opportunities for upward mobility for their employees.  Jamilah has been a member of the Wartburg family for more than 20 years, first as a receptionist then a lead receptionist after which she moved upward as a resident services coordinator. She began in the Admissions Department as a supervisor and then, taking on more responsibilities, is the current Director of Admissions.  As a frontline ambassador for Wartburg’s incoming patients and residents, Jamilah is dedicated to making everyone feel like family, including our employees, which is why she chose employee engagement as her “Action Learning Project.” Utilizing what she learned at the academy, Jamilah was required to conceptualize a project which forwards an improvement or innovation to their organization while honing leadership skills for fostering organizational innovation and learning. Jamilah’s project specifically addresses how to sustain a collaborative work environment, employee appreciation events, town hall meetings with the president and a newsletter highlighting what is happening at Wartburg to keep employees informed.

“My facility can be an example of how to successfully engage employees,” said Jamilah.  It is all about creating a work friendly environment whereby both the employee and the organization can benefit in a profound way.”

Wartburg has a long history of Ignite Leadership Academy graduates, both at the state and national levels.  Graduates include Dr. David J. Gentner, President and CEO, Paula Ress, Vice President and Nursing Home Administrator, Gregory Poole-Dayan, Chief Operating Officer, Robert Dorcy, Director of Rehabilitation and Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development and Marketing.

“As a longstanding member of LeadingAge and a graduate of the Leadership Academy, I understand the benefits of this program, said Dr. David J. Gentner, Wartburg President & CEO. “Jamilah is a valued member of this organization, she continues to foster relationships and provide exemplary service to residents and families and I look forward to her Action Learning Project work.”

The Ignite Leadership Academy is a professional development program designed to facilitate the development and growth of transformational senior living leaders. This three month intensive program takes place throughout the state with three day trainings on becoming a more authentic leader by creating their own unique leadership legacy, understanding what it means to be a visionary leader who embraces culture change and innovation, learning how to adopt the practices required for networking and partnership building within and outside the organization and managing energy levels for high performance and model behaviors that enhance personal credibility.

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services.  Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes.  From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, its continuing care approach has earned Wartburg a trusted reputation in Westchester.  Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family.  Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018.


mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Places Wed, 30 Oct 2019 08:47:40 -0400
The Osborn Hosts Purchase Dance Company https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4648-the-osborn-hosts-purchase-dance-company4648-the-osborn-hosts-purchase-dance-company https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4648-the-osborn-hosts-purchase-dance-company4648-the-osborn-hosts-purchase-dance-company

Witness the next generation of professional dance artists at The Osborn as it hosts the Purchase Dance Company for a special performance on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The Inspiration of Live Dance program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at The Osborn (101 Theall Road, Rye).

With a wide range of contemporary works, the Purchase Dance Company will showcase the dynamism and virtuosity of young dancers and highlight their exceptional training. Community members are invited to enjoy a varied program of ballet, modern and contemporary dance choreography that reveals the dancers’ impressive technical range. Rounding out the performance will be several works choreographed by the talented dancers themselves.

WellSpring is the Osborn’s integrated approach to wellness that inspires everyone to enjoy life to the fullest by embracing the seven dimensions of wellness: intellectual, social, environmental, physical, spiritual, emotional and occupational.

To reserve a spot for the Purchase Dance Company performance, or for more information, please email rsvp@theosborn.org or call Deb Garvin at 914-925-8218.

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 In- and Outpatient Rehabilitation Care. For more information, visit www.theosborn.org.

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Events Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:46:36 -0400
Chouk Bwa performs stripped-down Haitian roots music at Performing Arts Center at Purchase College https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4647-chouk-bwa4647-chouk-bwa https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/events/4647-chouk-bwa4647-chouk-bwa

From the countryside of the New World’s first free black republic, Chouk Bwa performs stripped-down Haitian roots music: enthralling percussion, dance, call-and- response singing, work songs, Vodou performances, and Holy Week rara music.

Infused with the scent and sensibility of voodoo, it is music that refuses to obscure their homeland’s deep African heritage. As they themselves declare, these are rhythms that were “torn from Africa and secretly replanted in a new land.” But this “replanting” sowed a new identity. As such, the music of Chouk Bwa is a proud statement of Haitian culture, of a nation that’s known the hardest of times but whose spirit remains as tough as those ancient drums.

This event is part of (T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture, and Ideas - HAITI, taking place November 14-16 on the campus of Purchase College.

Tickets: $30 / $20 / $15

Website Link: https://www.artscenter.org/events/chouk-bwa/

For tickets and more info, visit our website or call the box office at (914)251-6200. Box office hours are Wednesday – Friday noon to 6pm.


center@purchase.edu (The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College) Events Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:15:55 -0400