Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:45:40 -0400 HamletHub.com Saturday's Lewisboro Library Fair: Shopping, Cars, Beer, Food, Music & Family Fun! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2063-saturday-s-lewisboro-library-fair-shopping-cars-beer-food-music-family-fun2063-saturday-s-lewisboro-library-fair-shopping-cars-beer-food-music-family-fun https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2063-saturday-s-lewisboro-library-fair-shopping-cars-beer-food-music-family-fun2063-saturday-s-lewisboro-library-fair-shopping-cars-beer-food-music-family-fun

Are you ready for Lewisboro's largest annual event?

This Saturday's Fair features huge Book, Attic Treasure and Toy sales, Food, "Battle of the Bakers", Music, Concours d'Elegance car show, Children's Games, a Craft Beer Garden, Jewelry Appraisals, Vendor Alley & Community Booths - and a Gnome Scavenger Hunt!
The Book, Toy and Sporting Equipment Pre-Sale is Thursday, September 19 from 5 to 9 pm. Admission is free for Lewisboro residents; there is a $20 admission fee for non-residents. The Book and Toy Pre-Sale continues Friday, September 20 from 9 am to 5 pm, with free admission for all. There will be an After-Sale of bargains on Sunday, September 22 from 10 am to 2 pm.
New this year!
  • Craft Beer Garden: The Library Fair will have beer for sale for the first time ever! Scott Vaccaro, founder of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, is donating some of his best beer product to the Fair. Adults 21 and over can purchase a commemorative beer mug for $10, which also includes a wristband and two beer tickets. The Craft Beer Garden is located between the Food Tent and the Concours d'Elegance car show. No beer will be permitted outside the tent and will only be served to those with a wristband.
  • Jewelry Evaluations: Want to know the value of your family heirloom jewelry? Rago Auctions - veterans of the PBS Antiques Road Show - will conduct complimentary evaluations by appointment. Schedule appointments at robin@ragoarts.com or 609.397.9374, ext. 119.
Thank you to the generous businesses who underwrite the costs of producing the Fair, such as tent rentals, food and music, so more proceeds can go directly to the operating budget. This year's sponsors are:   
  • 123 Auto Repair
  • Bach to Rock
  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
  • Copia Home and Garden
  • Cross River Shell
  • Curry & Hovis, Inc.
  • Dutch Flower Garden
  • Flower Market Delivery
  • Foliage Garden
  • Gary Page Wholesale Flowers
  • Gossett Brothers Nursery
  • Greenway Markets
  • Harvest Wholesale
  • Houlihan Lawrence Bedford/Pound Ridge Brokerage
  • Houlihan Lawrence Katonah Brokerage
  • Ingenuities
  • Marshall Oil Company
  • Mercedes-Benz of Goldens Bridge
  • Prime Burger
  • Prime Taco
  • Ridgefield Academy
  • Ridgefield Prime
  • Rings End
See you at the Fair!! 
Click HERE for all the details! 
kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:58:09 -0400
RA Lower School Campout: An Annual Tradition Under the Stars https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2047-ra-lower-school-campout-an-annual-tradition-under-the-stars2047-ra-lower-school-campout-an-annual-tradition-under-the-stars https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2047-ra-lower-school-campout-an-annual-tradition-under-the-stars2047-ra-lower-school-campout-an-annual-tradition-under-the-stars

Tradition is woven into the RA experience. Traditions are important here because they bring together individual students, faculty, staff and families into one vibrant community. Children learn how to be part of our school community and see themselves as valued members. A favored tradition of the Lower School is the Annual Lower School Campout.

The 13th Annual Lower School Campout took place on Friday evening, September 13, and was attended by over 100 people. The prediction of the Harvest Full Moon made the anticipation of this year’s campout especially charged. Students went excitedly through their school day until 5 pm when Lower School families ventured onto the lower field with tents and camping gear. Through a child’s eyes, the campout offers an experience that is simultaneously cozy and thrilling. It’s a chance to wonder under the night sky without the distraction of screens, sleep in a tent with their families, overnight at the school no less! It is also a time to try something out of the ordinary, which infuses the campout with a sense of vitality and happiness.

Setting up a tent is a family affair and many children, like first-grader Landon, and his sister, second-grader Gabby, helped their parents. This was Landon’s very first Lower School Campout. What did he look forward to the most? “I am most excited about sleeping at the school.” Older sister Gabby was most excited about “what the tent will look like on the inside!” For Grade 3 students like Lilah and Sophia, this will be their last campout before moving up to Grade 4. With many memories formed during Lower School Campouts, Lilah’s favorites are “roasting marshmallows by the fire” while Sophia enjoys “sleeping in tents and having fun with my friends.”

Third Grader Aidan is also a seasoned Lower School camper. His advice for first-timers is this: “If you feel comfortable, do the whole thing! If you don’t feel comfortable, just try to be happy!”

There were many happy faces, as after a BBQ dinner in Perry Commons, families gathered around the campfire to make s’mores and listen to not-so-scary stories performed by Director of Facilities & Security Larry Curry. After an evening of fun, families enjoyed breakfast together before departing on Saturday morning. The Annual Lower School Campout is a great way for families to connect with other LS families and get to know teachers outside of the classroom. For children, the tradition helps them create lasting memories while stimulating wonder and strengthening their sense of place within the RA community. 

The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our educational program is intellectually inspiring, and we foster joyful learning with mutual respect in all that we do. We empower each student to rise to their authentic self, preparing confident graduates who shape their future with ingenuity and integrity

kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Neighbors Tue, 17 Sep 2019 07:31:22 -0400
Emmanuel Church Family Fair Set for September 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2046-emmanuel-church-family-fair-set-for-september-212046-emmanuel-church-family-fair-set-for-september-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2046-emmanuel-church-family-fair-set-for-september-212046-emmanuel-church-family-fair-set-for-september-21

Emmanuel Church Family Fair Set for September 21

Fun will abound at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s 113th Family Fair — said to be the oldest in the state — on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The time-honored event will take place on the parish grounds, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston; Fairfield County residents and beyond are invited to attend, rain or shine.

The festivities planned are many and varied. Fairgoers will enjoy music from Weston’s own duo, Ted and Linda and friends (the Terodactyls), beginning at 11:00 am and additional performances by Tony Award Winner, Kristin Huffman, and members of the New Paradigm Theater Youth Board. Carnival fare will be served by the popular food trucks, Chez Lenard (hotdogs and hamburgers) and Christophe’s Crepes (crepes). There will also be an inflatable obstacle course and a bouncy house for the younger set.

On the animal front, features include a chicken petting zoo and new this year, is an exciting Dog Fashion Show from 2:00 - 3:00 pm which will include prizes. The Dog Fashion Show will have several categories: Agility Course, Cutest Dog, Quirkiest Dog, Smallest Dog, Largest Dog, Most Creative Dog Costume (i.e., funniest, best dressed, most original, best hand-made), Best Kissing Dog, Biggest Lap Dog, and the Dog with the Best Tricks. No prior registration is necessary.

What’s more, attendees are invited to enter the longstanding “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Connecticut” contest — back with a panel of local judges, to include Hurlbutt Principal Laura Kaddis and Weston Today’s Ted Craft, among others. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Place. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter at no charge. Bring one dozen, homemade chocolate chip cookies, a list of ingredients (required for entry) & your name and contact information to the contest table by 12:00 noon on the day of the fair. Creativity is welcomed — the only rule is that the cookies include chocolate chips. Guidelines can be found on the church website, www.emmanuelwestonct.org.

 Shoppers will delight in the selection of treasures sold via booths of every sort to include toys, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, baked goods (at Emmanuel’s “Country Kitchen”), art, and autumn plants. Great finds are sure to be discovered throughout the Family Fair. Cash and credit cards accepted; no checks please.

All can bid on a Silent Auction sporting a vast array of items donated from community businesses, vendors, artisans and the like. Attractive items include unique experiences, themed gift baskets, and other sought-after surprises such as a virtually brand new Genze 2.0 Electric Scooter (sleek and perfect for commuting to the train; travels up to 30 mph for a range of 30 miles on a single charge from any standard outlet).

“Our Fair is a longtime tradition of gathering on these beautiful grounds to build community. We’ve added some new, family-friendly attractions this year they we know everyone will enjoy,” said Katy Piazza, Emmanuel’s Priest-In-Charge.

Fair Committee Member, Faith Florer, also commented.

“This Fair is a day not to be missed. Families flock from all across the state to enjoy great eats, deals, and entertainment. It showcases a collaborative effort among our parishioners, youth included, that is fun for all.”

113 years old, the Emmanuel Family Fair proudly fosters a home-grown atmosphere and promotes a true sense of community — a sure-fire, winning combination. Additional details can be found at www.emmanuelwestonct.org. by calling the church office at (203) 227-8565.


PHOTO CAPTION: A pair of brothers from Weston enjoy guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar at last year’s Emmanuel Family Fair. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. All on invited; admission is free.

PHOTO CREDIT: Aline Weiller

kerry@ducey.org (Aline Weiller) Events Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:16:57 -0400
Harvey and NY Rangers Offering Kids Free Hockey Introduction https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2045-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction2045-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/2045-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction2045-harvey-and-ny-rangers-offering-kids-free-hockey-introduction

The Harvey School has announced it is partnering with the New York Rangers to offer area children a free introduction to the sport of hockey at Evarts Rink on the campus of the Katonah school.

“Part of the Junior Rangers Rookie Series, "Try Hockey For Free" invites girls and boys ages 5 to 9 to come to the rink for an exciting introduction to ice hockey,” Harvey Head of School Bill Knauer said. All equipment is provided, and instruction will be given by the New York Rangers Hockey Development team and local qualified, experienced coaches.

Harvey’s Evarts Rink, selected as an official host site for the New York Rangers program, will set aside two dates for the introductory events. The first one is scheduled for Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11. The second session is slated for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Each date offers two sessions, the first one starting at 10 a.m. and the second one at 10:50 a.m.

To register for this program open only to children ages 5 to 9 with little or no hockey experience, parents should visit the Rangers Rookie Series website at https://www.nhl.com/rangers/community/junior-rangers-rookie-series

kerry@ducey.org (Chris DelCampo) Life Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:48:15 -0400
Broadway Classics, Pop Hits When Kristin Chenoweth Headlines at Ridgefield Playhouse Gala https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2044-broadway-classics-pop-hits-when-kristin-chenoweth-headlines-at-ridgefield-playhouse-gala2044-broadway-classics-pop-hits-when-kristin-chenoweth-headlines-at-ridgefield-playhouse-gala https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2044-broadway-classics-pop-hits-when-kristin-chenoweth-headlines-at-ridgefield-playhouse-gala2044-broadway-classics-pop-hits-when-kristin-chenoweth-headlines-at-ridgefield-playhouse-gala

The Ridgefield Playhouse welcomes Kristin Chenoweth to Fall Gala on Saturday, September 28

Don’t miss this night of Broadway classics, standards and pop hits! 

Purchase tickets here.

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.”

In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List. Chenoweth will star alongside Scott Wolf in the holiday film “The Christmas Song,” which is slated to debut on Hallmark Channel in November 2019 and the film “Holidate” which will premiere on Netflix in 2020. Chenoweth will star as “Madeline” in the upcoming musical comedy “Death Becomes Her,” an adaptation of the 1992 film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Chenoweth has released multiple albums, most recently The Art of Elegance, and has performed to sold-out audiences across the world.

5:30pm Gala: Dinner, open bar & silent auction (Gala ticket holders only)

8:00pm Performance: Live auction and show

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series

kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:45:01 -0400
The 59th annual Lewisboro Library Fair on Saturday, September 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2043-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park-15680439822043-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park-1568043982 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2043-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park-15680439822043-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park-1568043982


The 59th annual Lewisboro Library Fair will be held rain or shine, on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm Town Park. 

The Fair is the largest community event in Lewisboro, attended by thousands of your neighbors and people from surrounding towns.  There is something for everyone – games, music, a car show, food trucks & booths, Battle of the Bakers and tons of shopping at the Book Sale, Toy Sale, Attic Treasures and vendor booths. 

The shopping starts at the Book, Toy and Sporting Equipment Pre-Sales on Thursday, September 19 from 5 to 9 pm. The Book Pre-Sale continues Friday, September 20 from 9 am to 5 pm. Bargain hunters can continue shopping the After-Sale on Sunday, September 22 from 10 to 2 pm.

Click here to be a library fair volunteer.

ATTENTION BAKERS! - The theme for this year's "Battle of the Bakers" is pumpkin recipes - cakes, cookies, pies, breads, etc. So dig up your favorite family recipe and join the battle - anything that doesn't have to be refrigerated! Entries should be brought to the Bake Sale Tent by noon on Fair Day. Judging is at 1:00 pm. Click here to register your entry 

VENDOR/COMMUNITY GROUPS - Do you have a small business selling jewelry, crafts, home services, etc.? Showcase your business at this popular Fair! The Library Fair has a limited number of vendor spaces for $80. Spaces are also available free of charge to non-profit community organizations. Questions?  Contact kayparkerjex@kayjex.com. You may download the Vendor application HERE. Community groups can download a Community application HERE.

SPONSORS NEEDED! - The Library needs the support of local businesses and individuals to underwrite the costs of producing the Fair, such as tent rentals, food and music, so more proceeds can go directly to the operating budget. If you are interested in being a named sponsor, please call Cindy Rubino at 875-9004.


kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Events Mon, 09 Sep 2019 06:53:00 -0400
John Jay High School A Cappella Group to Open for Naturally 7 at The Ridgefield Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2042-john-jay-high-school-a-cappella-group-to-open-for-naturally-7-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse2042-john-jay-high-school-a-cappella-group-to-open-for-naturally-7-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2042-john-jay-high-school-a-cappella-group-to-open-for-naturally-7-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse2042-john-jay-high-school-a-cappella-group-to-open-for-naturally-7-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse

 John Jay High School A Cappella Group The Rolling Tones Will Open for Naturally 7 at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sept. 15

More than just an a cappella group, Naturally 7 is a band without a band who summon up soul, rap, rock and folk in one harmonious balance using only the power of the human voice – seven human voices, actually.

Naturally 7 not only sings but also creates every backing instrument heard on its songs. We're talking drums, bass, guitars, horns, flutes ... even down to turntables. Naturally 7 rose to prominence in 2007 after their viral video of the group singing Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" on a Paris subway train exploded on YouTube.

After Michael Bublé tapped the group as his worldwide touring partner, Naturally 7 has since headlined the Playboy Jazz Festival, played London's Royal Albert Hall, performed at the BET Honors for Herbie Hancock, and were invited to sing at Quincy Jones' 75th birthday party in Montreux, Switzerland. They most recently wowed audiences on CBS’ “World’s Best” with their stunning rendition of Coldplay’s “Fix You.” Naturally 7 returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, September 15 at 7:30pm, with their 20th anniversary tour, part of Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity.

Opening for Naturally 7 will be none other than the Rolling Tones a John Jay High School a cappella group! Visit 850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant (424 R. Main Street, Ridgefield) for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary draft beer with purchase of an entree when you show your ticket! Media partner for this event is 94.3 WYBC, The Rhythm of The City.

In a music world rife with technological tricks of the trade, one vital commodity is getting lost in the shuffle: the beauty of the human voice. Enter Naturally 7.  Its members have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they've branded as "Vocal Play" -- singing as instruments. Seven guys, multiple ways of making music using only their voices. Every band member has his preferred style, or favorite songs and together they can interpret them all.  What they do is far more than a cappella. Stepping beyond R&B and pop, Naturally 7 taps into various genres from traditional gospel and rock to 17th century baroque that, on the surface, don't seem to mesh. But, in the hands of musical director/first baritone/rapper Thomas and his six enterprising cohorts -- brother Warren Thomas (drums, third tenor), Rod Eldridge (first tenor, turntables, trumpet), Napoleon "Polo" Cummings (fourth tenor, guitar), Dwight Stewart (second baritone, trombone), Garfield Buckley (second tenor, harmonica) and Armand "Hops" Hutton (bass) -- the impossible becomes possible. The group gives a nod to its spiritual influences (many of them have a background singing in church choirs) by sampling Mahalia Jackson's gospel classic "Trouble of the World" on the beautiful and raw "Mahalia." Scoring a musical coup, Naturally 7 samples Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on "Galileo." Notes Thomas, "We're the first in the world licensed to sample the rock band, and we're honored to be able to do that."

Naturally 7's aural magic really glistens on what Thomas calls "hybrids": taking the essence of a well-known song and putting their own melodies and lyrics on top. Wham's infectious "Everything She Wants'' provides the impetus for "Life Goes On" while Art of Noise's "Moments In Love" finds the group imitating all of the song's instruments and singing its own song to the mix on "Moments (I've Been Loved)." Among the set's eight original tunes are "Keep the Customer Satisfied" and "Rhapsody of the Queen." "Most a cappella groups just focus on the a cappella part," says Thomas. "And that's fine. But we also try to make sure it's about good songs. Those never die."

The Rolling Tones are a 16 member all-male a cappella group from John Jay High School in Cross River, New York. They are a continuously evolving group made up of freshman through seniors. This past year they won 2nd place at the GILDAS Club Annual A Cappella Competition. The group covers everything from Santana to The Backstreet Boys.

kerry@ducey.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:25:26 -0400
Fox Lane High School Student Creates Book Drive, Hopes to Collect 5,000 Books to Help Foster Childhood Literacy https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/2041-fox-lane-high-school-student-creates-book-drive-hopes-to-collect-5-000-books-to-help-foster-childhood-literacy2041-fox-lane-high-school-student-creates-book-drive-hopes-to-collect-5-000-books-to-help-foster-childhood-literacy https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/2041-fox-lane-high-school-student-creates-book-drive-hopes-to-collect-5-000-books-to-help-foster-childhood-literacy2041-fox-lane-high-school-student-creates-book-drive-hopes-to-collect-5-000-books-to-help-foster-childhood-literacy

3,985 Books and Counting…

Charlie Della Penna, a junior and honors student at Fox Lane High School, has created a children’s book drive to benefit underserved school libraries.

Charlie, who has a passion for helping with childhood literacy, developed the idea to reach out to independent bookstores in the Northern Westchester area asking if they would support his efforts by allowing him to set up donation bins with signage to collect children’s books that a family might have outgrown. 

Charlie approached several bookstores including Booksy in Pound Ridge, Little Joe’s in Katonah, and Scattered Books in Chappaqua, and he was amazed to see how supportive the owners of these bookstores were. As Charlie says, “I thought this would be an ideal time of year for this book drive as parents are thinking about their children going back to school. Parents can look on their bookshelves to see if there are some favorite books their child might have outgrown that could bring a smile to another child when given the opportunity to enjoy a favorite story all over again.”

The books that Charlie is collecting will go to K-5th grade students at Bronx Charter School for Children, Bronx Academy of Promise, and a local elementary school in Danbury. The children’s books collected will go to good use as Charlie learned that one of the schools in the Bronx has no books to start the school year in their 1st grade classroom.

Charlie got the idea for his book drive through his volunteer work with elementary school age children at Summer Links, a non-profit program run for children of immigrants where English is not the native language. As Charlie says, “Reading and enjoying books is so important for children and not all kids have easy access to books they can connect with. I wanted to create something that would benefit children in economically challenged areas and make an impact in their school.”

Charlie’s goal is to collect 5,000 books, an ambitious quantity, as this is the number of books that a small school library can contain.

Parents who are interested in supporting Charlie’s book drive can donate new or gently used children’s books at the three bookstores mentioned above. His book drive is going on now until the end of September.

kerry@ducey.org (Ron Feuchs) Charities Thu, 05 Sep 2019 13:51:46 -0400
Lewisboro Library Invites You to Stitch Together https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2035-stitch-together-15669617552035-stitch-together-1566961755 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2035-stitch-together-15669617552035-stitch-together-1566961755

Stitch Together Meets Weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm 

monthly on third Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm

This casual gathering of those who knit/crochet has two sessions to accommodate member schedules. Daytime group meets weekly on Fridays and the evening group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a project you are working on. No sign-up required just come on in!


lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:26:10 -0400
League of Women Voters of Westchester Explores Role of Media in Politics https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2034-fact-or-fake2034-fact-or-fake https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2034-fact-or-fake2034-fact-or-fake

FACT OR FAKE? on Sunday, September 15, 2:00 pm

Exploring the role of the media in politics. The League of Women Voters of Westchester presents a civics workshop about the role of the media in today's political environment and how technology has influenced political change like never before. Learn how to spot media biases and fake news and different ways to access unbiased news. 

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:25:01 -0400
Defensive Driving Program at Lewisboro Library Begins on Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2033-defensive-driving-program2033-defensive-driving-program https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2033-defensive-driving-program2033-defensive-driving-program

Defensive Driving Program at Lewisboro Library on Saturday, September 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $45/$35 for Seniors

The Defensive Driving Insurance Reduction Program is a 6-hour course consisting of a series of films and discussions about driving attitudes and behaviors. It is designed for licensed drivers. Completion of the course results in a ten percent liability insurance discount to the principal operator as well as a maximum of four points off the driver's violation record. Please register at the Library. Payment is required at time of registration - cash or a check made out to John Coxen.

lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Liz Gabriele) Events Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:23:14 -0400
Fall for Katonah Museum of Art: Events, Exhibits and More! https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2040-event-posting2040-event-posting https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2040-event-posting2040-event-posting

There is so much to FALL in love with at the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA)

OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020 KMA’s Learning Center is transformed into a hands-on creative lab that explores Abstract Expressionism. Learn about this art movement and style, experience unique art techniques and create your own abstract expressionist works of art.

FAMILY DAY: EXPRESS YOURSELF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Get inspired by a variety of surprise happenings around the KMA, including expressive dance performances and experimental music, and explore your own ways of artistic self-expression.  Abstract painting, dynamic community art projects, and other activities for friends and family running throughout afternoon. Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.

SCHOOL’S OUT / ART’S IN T 11/5, F 11/29, T 12/24, TH 12/26, F 12/27, T 12/31, TH 1/2, F 1/3 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, DROP-IN Drop in to the Learning Center on select school vacation days for unique artist-led projects where kids can make an artistic mess, experiment with new materials and practice unusual artmaking techniques all inspired by the abstract expressionist works on view. Free to members, non-member children and adults $10. CREATIVE COMMUNITY FRIDAYS 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17 Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.

STROLLER TOURS 9:30 – 10:30 AM Ever wondered what life was like for women artists in New York in the 50s? Bring your baby and explore the exhibition Sparkling Amazons together with other new parents and caregivers. Treats provided and crying babies welcome! Recommended for adults with children under 18 months

SENIOR SOCIALS 1:00 – 2:00 PM In the great company of art-loving guests and an expert docent, explore the work of women artists of Abstract Expressionism and reminisce about New York in the 50s. Coffee and treats provided.

ARTFUL AFTERNOONS 3:00 – 5:00 PM Looking for creative activities to do after school? Stop by the KMA on the 3rd Friday of the month for a host of fun projects and activities inspired by the exhibition Sparkling Amazons. All ages welcome.

SPARKLING AMAZONS: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST WOMEN OF THE 9th ST. SHOW OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020 Sparkling Amazons presents the pioneering contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. This show brings together for the first time since 1951 works by the 11 women artists who participated in the groundbreaking 9th St. show. The exhibition includes major paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell, as well as works by Perle Fine, Anne Ryan and recently discovered paintings and sculptures by Sonja Sekula, Day Schnabel, Marguerite Knoop and Jean Steubing. 1st Look (Curator’s Circle and above)           Saturday, October 5, 5:00 – 8:00 PM Member Preview                            Sunday, October 6, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Public Opening               Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

LEE AND ME THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Join Ruth Appelhof, PhD, former Executive Director of Guild Hall, East Hampton as she talks about her relationship with Lee Krasner.  Krasner is the subject of her recent personal memoir, Lee and Me, inspired by the 1974 summer Appelhof spent with the artist in East Hampton, Long Island.  Get a glimpse into the artist’s intense and idiosyncratic personal life as well as her groundbreaking work. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.

PICTURE & PROSE MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Explore the nexus between important art and literature. Following a private tour of the Sparkling Amazons exhibition, participate in a discussion of Mary Gabriel’s critically acclaimed book, Ninth Street Women, now being developed into a television series. $10 members, $15 non-members. Includes tour and snacks.

SCHOLARS PANEL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Join KMA Associate Curator, Michele Wije, for a conversation with the authors of the Sparkling Amazons catalogue to discuss the women of the 9th St. show, the New York School, and the downtown scene in the 1950s.  Signed catalogues available for purchase. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.

ROTEM RESHEF: ARCADIA OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020 In Arcadia, Israeli artist Rotem Reshef has collected organic materials, some from the KMA grounds, to paint monumental rolls of unstretched canvas that are suspended from the walls.  The marks and vibrant palette which saturate the entire surface reference the natural world, and the gesture of pouring paint reveals her unconventional artistic process that filters and redefines abstraction and expression. Member Preview   Sunday, October 6, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Public Opening    Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 3:00 – 5:00PM Join Rotem Reshef, Christopher Rothko and Stephen Maine as they discuss Reshef’s processbased artistic practice, the influence of Helen Frankenthaler on her work and her unique response to abstract expressionism in her site-specific installation in The Spot Gallery. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.

FAKES, FORGERIES AND OTHER DECEPTIONS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Samuel Sachs II, President, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and one of the most pre-eminent former museum directors in America, will lecture on the history of forgeries and present a test at the end to see who can tell a fake from the real thing. $20 members, $25 non-members. Includes reception.


ANIMATED FILMS FROM THE CREATIVE CULTURE PROGRAM AT THE JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 3:00 – 4:30 PM Enjoy the premier screening at the KMA of animated films from the Creative Culture Program at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Meet Program Director Sean Weiner and the filmmakers Maya Cueva, Emily Ann Hoffman, and Ariel Noltimier Strauss. Have an opportunity to discuss their process and work. Some mature content. Recommended for ages 16+. Free admission as part of the Katonah Art Stroll. Includes reception

NAMASTE KMA YOGA SUNDAYS, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19, 10:30 – 11:45 AM De-stress from your week with an invigorating yoga practice before the Museum opens to the public. Join Katonah Yoga instructors for a class and then explore the Museum galleries. $20 members, $25 non-members. Series of four: $60 members, $75 non-members. Museum admission included.

HIMMEL AWARD AND LECTURE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Hear the legendary Philippe de Montebello, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, speak about the changing world of museums and art. The Himmel Award is held in honor of Betty Himmel “in recognition of creators, conceivers, radical thinkers and risk-takers that provoke new thinking in art and design.” $50 members, $75 non-members, $15 students.

JEWELRY POP-UP SHOP SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 12:00 – 5:00 PM Find the perfect gift at this two-day boutique featuring unique, curated jewelry and works of ornament by top artists and designers. Free admission to the Museum.

KMA ART SALE & DANCE PARTY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 7:00 – 11:00 PM (Snow Date Sunday, February 2) Jump on the chance to snap up carefully selected works of art at very attractive prices and then make your way to the dance floor for the KMA’s annual Dance Party. $75 members, $85 non-members in advance, $85 members, $95 non-members at the door

Link to our website: http://www.katonahmuseum.org/



kerry@ducey.org (Katonah Museum of Art ) Events Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:14:02 -0400
58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show Sept. 21 & 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2039-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show2039-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2039-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show2039-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show

58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show

The 58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show features 185 juried artists from 26 states, Canada, and Israel, including 34 new artists. The show is ranked #2 Fine Art and Design Show in the Nation, based on sales reported by exhibitors to Sunshine Artist, a premiere art and craft show publication. A broad range of art in every medium and price point will be on display, including painting, printmaking, drawing, pastels, mixed mediums, sculpture, photography & digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. Free personal consultants, trained in fine art and interior design, are available to assist visitors in selecting art that best fits their taste and decor.

“The Armonk Outdoor Art Show is a must-see event every fall for thousands of discerning art lovers from the Hudson Valley and NYC metro area” said Anne Curran, Executive Director of the show. “It’s also a fun experience for the whole family with free activities for kids and collaborative art projects, great food vendors, and beer and wine. So, come for the art and stay for the fun.”

Come for the Art...

The 58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show continues its long tradition of showcasing well curated and diverse fine art.

Learn about what inspires our 2019 Featured Artists:
Jennifer Ardolino, Michael Patterson, Evan Lorberbaum, Natalya Khorover Aikens and Nnamdi Okonkwo.

Stay for the Fun! 

Free Fun-Filled Activities for All Ages

Art and entertainment for kids ages 1-5 with adult participation
Interactive programs for kids ages 5-12, sponsored by The Harvey Schooland Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company
And an Engaging Alliance of Arts Organizations:
Food, Craft Beer and Wine – Diverse Vendors and New Additions!
Including: Luke’s Lobster, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Fortina and BBQ by Taylored Menus
General $14.00, Seniors $12.00, 18 and under: Free

Ample free parking on site. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show
Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & September 22
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Rain or Shine.
205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
Show Benefits North Castle Public Library

Learn more: https://armonkoutdoorartshow.org

kerry@ducey.org (Michael Dardano) Events Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:10:24 -0400
The 59th annual Lewisboro Library Fair will be held rain or shine, on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm Town Park. https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2038-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park2038-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/2038-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park2038-the-59th-annual-lewisboro-library-fair-will-be-held-rain-or-shine-on-saturday-september-21-from-10-am-to-4-pm-at-onatru-farm-town-park


The 59th annual Lewisboro Library Fair will be held rain or shine, on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm Town Park. 

The Fair is the largest community event in Lewisboro, attended by thousands of your neighbors and people from surrounding towns.  There is something for everyone – games, music, a car show, food trucks & booths, Battle of the Bakers and tons of shopping at the Book Sale, Toy Sale, Attic Treasures and vendor booths. 

The shopping starts at the Book, Toy and Sporting Equipment Pre-Sales on Thursday, September 19 from 5 to 9 pm. The Book Pre-Sale continues Friday, September 20 from 9 am to 5 pm. Bargain hunters can continue shopping the After-Sale on Sunday, September 22 from 10 to 2 pm.

Click here to be a library fair volunteer.

ATTENTION BAKERS! - The theme for this year's "Battle of the Bakers" is pumpkin recipes - cakes, cookies, pies, breads, etc. So dig up your favorite family recipe and join the battle - anything that doesn't have to be refrigerated! Entries should be brought to the Bake Sale Tent by noon on Fair Day. Judging is at 1:00 pm. Click here to register your entry 

VENDOR/COMMUNITY GROUPS - Do you have a small business selling jewelry, crafts, home services, etc.? Showcase your business at this popular Fair! The Library Fair has a limited number of vendor spaces for $80. Spaces are also available free of charge to non-profit community organizations. Questions?  Contact kayparkerjex@kayjex.com. You may download the Vendor application HERE. Community groups can download a Community application HERE.

SPONSORS NEEDED! - The Library needs the support of local businesses and individuals to underwrite the costs of producing the Fair, such as tent rentals, food and music, so more proceeds can go directly to the operating budget. If you are interested in being a named sponsor, please call Cindy Rubino at 875-9004.


kerry@ducey.org (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:53:29 -0400
Camerata d’Amici Seeks New Singers for 2019-2020 Choral Season https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2037-camerata-d-amici-auditions2037-camerata-d-amici-auditions https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/2037-camerata-d-amici-auditions2037-camerata-d-amici-auditions

Camerata d’Amici is pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 concert season.  Auditions take place August 30, 31, and September 4,or other times by appointment.  To set up a specific audition time, or to find out more about Camerata, contact the artistic director at conductor@cameratadamici.org.

Fall rehearsals for the 2019-2020 season begin Thursday, September 5, 2019.  Rehearsals generally take place Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at South Salem Presbyterian Church in South Salem, New York. 

Camerata d’Amici performs three concerts per season, in addition to outreach concerts in neighboring communities. Our concerts for the 2019-2020 season are scheduled for December 8, 2019, March 1, 2020, and May 17, 2020.

Now in its fourteenth season under the direction of Kristin Sponheim, Camerata d’Amici is a 35-member auditioned choral ensemble, drawn from towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Camerata performs a range of choral music, old and new, sacred and secular. We are a collegial, mutually supportive group of dedicated singers, united by a desire to capture and express the unique capability of music to touch the hearts of our audience.  

For more information on our choir and the music that we sings, visit cameratadamici.org, and find us on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

kerry@ducey.org (Camerata d'Amici) Neighbors Thu, 29 Aug 2019 06:33:44 -0400