Riverdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:57:43 -0400 HamletHub.com See Trolls World Tour Under the Stars on June 25, Tickets On Sale NOW! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4755-see-trolls-world-tour-under-the-stars-on-june-25-tickets-on-sale-now4755-see-trolls-world-tour-under-the-stars-on-june-25-tickets-on-sale-now https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4755-see-trolls-world-tour-under-the-stars-on-june-25-tickets-on-sale-now4755-see-trolls-world-tour-under-the-stars-on-june-25-tickets-on-sale-now

This summer, Sharc Creative and Westchester County Parks will showcase a family-friendly movie series on a 50 ft screen at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. 

The next White Plains Hospital Screening under the Stars drive-in movie will take place on Friday, June 25 and feature Trolls World Tour!

  • $25 per vehicle
  • Movies begin at dusk, gates open one hour before

Click here for tickets.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

  • HOLTEC International
  • Sharc Creative
  • The Premier Collection
  • HamletHub
  • Lippolis Electric
  • Robison Oil
  • Tompkins Mahopac Bank
  • Westchester Magazine
  • 100.7 WHUD
  • Iona College
  • The Peak 107.1
  • Inspiria Outdoor Advertising
  • Westchester.Gov
  • Westchester Parks & Rec
  • Westchester Parks Foundation

For ticket sale dates and times and additional information, click here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:51:35 -0400
Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative Present Screenings Under the Stars at Kensico Dam in Valhalla https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4754-westchester-county-parks-and-sharc-creative-present-screenings-under-the-stars-at-kensico-dam-in-valhalla4754-westchester-county-parks-and-sharc-creative-present-screenings-under-the-stars-at-kensico-dam-in-valhalla https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4754-westchester-county-parks-and-sharc-creative-present-screenings-under-the-stars-at-kensico-dam-in-valhalla4754-westchester-county-parks-and-sharc-creative-present-screenings-under-the-stars-at-kensico-dam-in-valhalla

This summer, Sharc Creative and Westchester County Parks will showcase a family-friendly movie series on a 50 ft screen at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. 

White Plains Hospital Screening under the Stars drive-in movies kick off on Friday, June 11 with Disney's "Onward".

  • $25 per vehicle
  • Movies begin at dusk, gates open one hour before

Click here for tickets.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

  • HOLTEC International
  • Sharc Creative
  • The Premier Collection
  • HamletHub
  • Lippolis Electric
  • Robison Oil
  • Tompkins Mahopac Bank
  • Westchester Magazine
  • 100.7 WHUD
  • The Peak 107.1
  • Inspiria Outdoor Advertising
  • Westchester.Gov
  • Westchester Parks & Rec
  • Westchester Parks Foundation

For ticket sale dates and times and additional information, click here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:15:14 -0400
Westchester County Celebrates Pride Month By Making History https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4753-westchester-county-celebrates-pride-month-by-making-history4753-westchester-county-celebrates-pride-month-by-making-history https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4753-westchester-county-celebrates-pride-month-by-making-history4753-westchester-county-celebrates-pride-month-by-making-history

For the first time in Westchester County history, the LGBTQ Advisory Board and County officials raised two Progress Pride Flags at Playland Amusement Park, and unveiling a Progress Pride Flag mural painted by The LOFT in front of the Playland Fountain.

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH STREAM OF THE EVENT:

https://youtu.be/-Qxexal79s0

The Progress Pride Flag was designed in 2018 by Daniel Quasar to bring focus on inclusion and progress within the LGBTQ+ community.  While retaining the common six-stripe rainbow design as a base, the "Progress" design adds a chevron along the side that features black, brown, light blue, pink and white stripes to recognize people of color, trans individuals, those living with HIV/AIDS and those who have been lost to HIV/AIDS.

County Executive George Latimer said: “Here in Westchester County we want all to know they are welcome and they are respected.  When it was brought to my attention that we needed to do more than raise the Pride Flag, that we had to include the Progress Pride Flag, I immediately said yes.  Anything we can do to show the love and support we have for our LGBTQ+ family we will do.  The arrows on the Flag point to show the forward movement, but it also shows the progress that still needs to be made.  We will get there together my friends!”

Along with the two Progress Pride Flags being raised on top of the Playland Ice Casino joining the American Flag, the Progress Pride Mural was painted at the request of The LOFT by members of LGBTQ+ community.  

LGBTQ Advisory Board Chair Chris Oldi said: “We are proud that Westchester County under County Executive George Latimer has been flying the Pride Flag since 2019 in celebration of Pride Month.  We are also proud that the County is now using the Progress Pride Flag, which represents the all-embracing and beautiful spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community.  We look forward to continuing to work with the County Executive and Legislators to ensure that Westchester continues to be a safe, open and warm place for all LGBTQ+ persons.”

The LOFT Executive Director Judy Troilo: "This is what the Progress Pride Flag mural at Playland represents: We are part of the Westchester family, we are loved and we belong. The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center is deeply fortunate to have a County government that is so responsive in addressing our community needs.  We hope to use this foundation to continue the good work of strengthening and empowering the LGBTQ+ Community." 

Click here to see the Progress Pride Flag being painted.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Life Sat, 05 Jun 2021 10:23:36 -0400
Eric Carle’s beloved and beautiful books come to life at The Bronx Zoo! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4752-eric-carle-s-beloved-and-beautiful-books-come-to-life-at-the-bronx-zoo4752-eric-carle-s-beloved-and-beautiful-books-come-to-life-at-the-bronx-zoo https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4752-eric-carle-s-beloved-and-beautiful-books-come-to-life-at-the-bronx-zoo4752-eric-carle-s-beloved-and-beautiful-books-come-to-life-at-the-bronx-zoo

Beloved books by legendary children’s author Eric Carle come to life at the Bronx Zoo this summer with live performances, music, games, and other activities.

We’re thankful to have worked with him on Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife as one of his final projects. We hope you’ll join us and help us honor his legacy and stories.

For more info, click here

Reserve your tickets here.

Visit The Bronx Zoo on Facebook HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (The Bronx Zoo) Events Fri, 04 Jun 2021 14:22:20 -0400
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and El Centro Hispano Partner to Vaccinate Members of Hispanic Community https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4751-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-and-el-centro-hispano-partner-to-vaccinate-members-of-hispanic-community4751-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-and-el-centro-hispano-partner-to-vaccinate-members-of-hispanic-community https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4751-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-and-el-centro-hispano-partner-to-vaccinate-members-of-hispanic-community4751-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-and-el-centro-hispano-partner-to-vaccinate-members-of-hispanic-community

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains has stepped up to help ensure that all eligible people in the community who want the COVID-19 vaccine can receive it, including those who are medically underserved. To enhance accessibility, Burke and El Centro Hispano, a White Plains not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the Hispanic population in Westchester County, have teamed up to provide a steady source of vaccines to clients of the organization. 

To facilitate vaccine distribution, Burke set aside appointment times which staff at El Centro Hispano filled for their community members who do not have access to a computer for registration, or who do not speak proficient English. The program to date has resulted in 166 clients of El Centro Hispano receiving vaccinations through Burke.

Burke and El Centro Hispano urge all eligible people to receive a vaccination to protect their health and the well-being of their loved ones, friends and community members.

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kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Neighbors Fri, 04 Jun 2021 14:17:07 -0400
BandJam Finalists Perform Before a LIVE Audience and Celebrity Judges on June 6 at Ridgefield Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4750-bandjam-finalists-rock-ridgefield-on4750-bandjam-finalists-rock-ridgefield-on https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4750-bandjam-finalists-rock-ridgefield-on4750-bandjam-finalists-rock-ridgefield-on

Meet the 2021 Ridgefield BandJam FINALISTS!

The competition is heating up and the finalists have been named for BandJam 2021 at The Ridgefield Playhouse! 

High School Finalists are: Electric Jane, Freedom Rockets, Gremlin Daycare, Groove Haven and Hablo Pescobar. 

This year’s Middle School Finalists include: Fortuna, Skynet and Speed Limit.

On Sunday, June 6 at 4pm these talented musicians will perform before a LIVE and virtual audience with this one-of-a-kind fundraiser that supports these teen musicians’ love for music.  The event is hosted by award-winning comedian Christine O'Leary and will include a special performance by the Emperor of Rock and Roll - Richie Scarlet The Show of Shows.  

Celebrity judges will be on hand as we mark the 11th year that The Ridgefield Playhouse presents BandJam!  Our judges include:  “American Idol” finalist Kimberley Locke, i95fm’s Morning Show host Ethan Carey, founder of Entourage Talent, Wayne Forte, and multi-platinum record producer Aaron Accetta.  

Get your tickets here to see which of these next-generation rockers will be our 2021 BandJam Winner on June 6th!

Prizes for the winning bands include cases courtesy of Calzone Case Co. and the chance to perform on the Playhouse stage before an upcoming show!

Originally created by kids for kids in 2009, BandJam was a call to action when the venue, like so many other theaters, took a hit during the financial crisis. "Kids who grew up with the Playhouse couldn't imagine not having it in their town, so they started an event to help raise money to keep our doors open," recalls Executive Director Allison Stockel.

Now those "children" are in their 20's and many BandJam winners have gone on to make a name for themselves in the music industry. From The Voice's Drew Cole and many more, past BandJam performers have gone on to have real careers as music professionals.  "Every year the talent is extraordinary." Says Stockel. "We love this community event because it really encourages kids to pursue their love and passion for music and it's a great thrill for them to be performing on the stage where so many legends have performed." 

So, if you want to see a great show with lots of talent and encourage the next generation of musicians, this is an event not to be missed!

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($20) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

Follow us on Instagram: @RidgefieldPlayhouse Twitter: @RPlayhouse Facebook: here

100% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM BANDJAM SUPPORT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE.

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kerry@ducey.org (KA) Events Thu, 27 May 2021 11:48:48 -0400
New York's Electric Grid Prepared to Meet Summer Demand https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4749-new-york-s-electric-grid-prepared-to-meet-summer-demand4749-new-york-s-electric-grid-prepared-to-meet-summer-demand https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4749-new-york-s-electric-grid-prepared-to-meet-summer-demand4749-new-york-s-electric-grid-prepared-to-meet-summer-demand

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has reported that electricity supplies in New York State are expected to be adequate this summer, with a total of 41,071 megawatts (MW) of power resources available to meet forecasted peak demand conditions.

"The state's grid is well-positioned to handle forecasted summer demand," said Wes Yeomans, Vice President of Operations for the NYISO. "In addition to robust planning processes and thorough stakeholder engagement, the NYISO operates the grid to meet reliability rules that are among the strictest in the nation and are designed to ensure adequate supply."

Summer Demand Forecast

The NYISO forecasts that peak demand this summer will reach 32,327 MW, an increase of 31 MW from the 2020 baseline forecast and 2.3 percent above the 10-year average peak of 31,587 MW. Last summer's peak demand of 30,660 MW was recorded on July 27th.

In July 2013, New York recorded a record peak of 33,956 MW at the end of a weeklong heat wave. Peak demand is a measurement of the average total electric demand by consumers for a one-hour period. One megawatt of electricity can serve approximately 800-1,000 homes.

Demand on New York's electric system peaks in the summer as air conditioning drives overall power usage higher. While the electricity system must be prepared to meet peak load conditions, average demand is typically far less.

The peak demand forecast is based on normal expected summer weather conditions. The NYISO also evaluates the potential for more extreme weather scenarios. The NYISO's analysis for this summer found that peak demand could increase under more extreme conditions to approximately 34,321 MW.

Reliability Requirements and Resource Availability

New York's electric system is operated under reliability standards that include an installed reserve margin requirement and operating reserves to cover the potential loss of the system's largest single resource of electricity. In 2021, the operating reserve requirement is 2,620 MW. The combination of the peak demand forecast and operating reserve results in a total capacity requirement of 34,947 MW.

The total capacity of power resources available to New York this summer is expected to be 41,071 MW. Available resources include 37,789 MW of generating capacity from power plants in New York State and 2,087 MW of net purchases and sales from neighboring regions capable of supplying energy to New York.

In addition to power plant generating capacity and the ability to import power from neighboring regions, 1,195 MW of demand response resources are available. Demand response programs enlist large users of electricity and aggregations of smaller power customers to reduce electricity consumption when called upon by the NYISO.

The effect of energy efficiency programs, distributed solar photovoltaics, and non-solar distributed resources are also included in the NYISO's forecast. These resources moderate the growth of peak load and reduce overall energy usage from the grid.

About the New York ISO

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for operating the state's bulk electricity grid, administering New York's competitive wholesale electricity markets, conducting comprehensive long-term planning for the state's electric power system, and advancing the technological infrastructure of the electric system serving the Empire State

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Wed, 26 May 2021 07:08:13 -0400
Armonk Outdoor Art Show Returns in 2021! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4747-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-in-20214747-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-in-2021 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4747-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-in-20214747-armonk-outdoor-art-show-returns-in-2021

Westchester's top-ranked show returns to the great outdoors this fall, with inspiring original art, in a safe and welcoming environment. Mark your calendars - The Armonk Outdoor Art Show returns September 25 and September 26!

This fine art and fine crafts juried show is sponsored by the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc. Proceeds benefit the North Castle Public Library and its Whippoorwill Hall theater. The Art Show is run by community volunteers. 

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show takes place at 205 Business Park Drive in Armonk.

View Artist Profiles and stay up to date on Art Show happenings on Facebook HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (Katie) Events Tue, 18 May 2021 11:49:31 -0400
Robert E. Hill Mother's Day Weekend Open Houses in Riverdale https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4744-robert-e-hill-mother-s-day-weekend-open-houses-in-riverdale4744-robert-e-hill-mother-s-day-weekend-open-houses-in-riverdale https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4744-robert-e-hill-mother-s-day-weekend-open-houses-in-riverdale4744-robert-e-hill-mother-s-day-weekend-open-houses-in-riverdale

Start your Mother's Day early with open houses courtesy of Robert E. Hill on Saturday, May 8

available by appointment only

5715 Mosholu Ave #3B on Saturday 5/8 From 11:30am-1:00pm

Call Christine To Schedule Your Appointment, Or For A Different Time That Suits Your Schedule (917) 763-7655

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1,000 SF
$259,000

Bright sunny two-bedroom Master BR has 1/2 bath and easily fits king size bed with room to spare. The second BR can accommodate a Queen bed or 2 twin beds with extras. Enter into bright, spacious living room with dining L. Apartment has hardwood floors throughout, 3 wall AC that are approximately 2 years old, and a total of 7 closets.

Click To See Virtual Tour


 

5715 Mosholu Ave #3F on Saturday 5/8 From 11:30am-1:00pm

Call Christine To Schedule Your Appointment, Or For A Different Time That Suits Your Schedule (917) 763-7655

2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,000 SF
$249,000

Large, bright and airy 2 bedroom corner unit with 2 exposures awaits you. Renovated with new bath, modern kitchen, new interior doors and baseboards. Entrance foyer with 3 closets leads into a large L shaped living room with dining area with wide windows offering SE exposure. Kitchen has ceiling high cabinets, stainless steel appliances (included in sale) and a ceramic floor. 

Click To See Virtual Tour


 

5620 Netherland Ave #5A on Saturday 5/8 From 11:30am-12:30pm

Call Joanne To Schedule Your Appointment, Or For A Different Time That Suits Your Schedule (914) 309-8077

2 Bed | 1 Bath | 950 SF
$225,000

Two bedroom, one bath coop in Netherland Gardens Complex, conveniently located - close to all shopping, restaurants and transportation. Motivated seller, furniture included in sale if wanted. Common laundry on premises, on-site security and management, community room, private playground, permit parking for residents only, pets allowed - sorry, no dogs. Beautifully maintained complex!

Click To See Virtual Tour

5620 Netherland Ave #3G on Saturday 5/8 From 11:30am-12:30pm 


Call Joanne To Schedule Your Appointment, Or For A Different Time That Suits Your Schedule (914) 309-8077
 
2 Bed |  1 Bath | 850 SF
$215,000

Bright and airy two bedrooms conveniently located in North Riverdale. Move-in ready two bedrooms, one bath freshly painted coop with five closets. Recently finished hardwood floors, updated windowed EIK, and updated windowed bathroom. Square footage is approximate. Short walk to Riverdale Avenue, which has many shops, restaurants, local and express bus service.

Click To See Virtual Tour


 


 

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kerry@ducey.org (Robert E. Hill ) Places Wed, 05 May 2021 12:52:06 -0400
Moratorium on COVID-related Evictions and Foreclosures Extended https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4745-moratorium-on-covid-related-evictions-and-foreclosures-extended4745-moratorium-on-covid-related-evictions-and-foreclosures-extended https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4745-moratorium-on-covid-related-evictions-and-foreclosures-extended4745-moratorium-on-covid-related-evictions-and-foreclosures-extended

Legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) Extends the Moratorium on COVID-related Residential and Commercial Evictions and Foreclosure Proceedings for Those Filing a Hardship Declaration Until August 31, 2021

Adds to New York State's Efforts to Protect Tenants and Homeowners Undergoing Economic Hardship Due to COVID-19

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act. The legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) extends protections prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic until August 31, 2021. The legislation adds to New York State's efforts to protect tenants and homeowners from the economic hardship incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic at a critical time in the pandemic's trajectory as the State begins to lift restrictions on public gatherings and businesses.

"As we approach the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, it is critical that we continue to protect both New York's tenants and business owners who have suffered tremendous hardship throughout this entire pandemic," Governor Cuomo said. "Extending this legislation will help to ensure that vulnerable New Yorkers and business owners who are facing eviction through no fault of their own are able to keep their homes and businesses as we continue on the road to recovery and begin to build back our economy better than it was before."

Senate Housing Committee Chair and Bill Sponsor Brian Kavanagh said: "The COVID-19 numbers in New York continue to be stubbornly high throughout the state and we need public health measures like the eviction and foreclosure moratorium to keep New Yorkers safe, and ultimately to get past this terrible pandemic as soon as possible. The Centers for Disease Control have specifically found that permitting evictions increases the spread of COVID-19 and that moratorium laws like New York's work to prevent transmission. Ensuring that everyone has access to a stable, safe place to live is always a priority, but it's never been more important than it is now."

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz said: "I am very pleased that the Assembly passed this critical legislation that will help keep people in their homes and small business owners in their stores. This is life-changing legislation that allows the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and other relevant agencies more time to disburse the billions of dollars in state and federal funding to people who need it. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic and the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes. I believe it would be immoral to allow the current moratorium to lapse. This law will save lives."

The previously enacted legislation helps both residential and commercial tenants facing eviction and mortgagors facing foreclosure proceedings due the pandemic:

Residential Evictions
The legislation places a moratorium on residential evictions until August 31, 2021 for tenants who have endured COVID-related hardship. Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions. Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations.

Residential Foreclosure Proceedings
The legislation also places a moratorium on residential foreclosure proceedings until August 31, 2021. Homeowners and small landlords who own 10 or fewer residential dwellings can file hardship declarations with their mortgage lender, other foreclosing party or a court that would prevent a foreclosure.

Commercial Evictions:
The legislation places a moratorium on evictions until August 31, 2021 for commercial tenants have endured COVID-related hardship. The legislation applies to small businesses with under 50 employees that demonstrate a financial hardship. Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions.

Commercial Foreclosure Proceedings:
The legislation places a moratorium on commercial foreclosure proceedings until August 31, 2021. 

Tax Lien Sales
The legislation prevents local governments from engaging in a tax lien sale or a tax foreclosure until at least August 31, 2021. Payments due to the locality are still due.

Credit Discrimination and Negative Credit Reporting
Lending institutions are prohibited from discriminating against a property owner seeking credit because the property owner has been granted a stay of mortgage foreclosure proceedings, tax foreclosure proceedings or tax lien sales. They are also prohibited from discriminating because the owner is in arrears and has filed a hardship declaration with the lender.

Senior Citizens' Homeowner Exemption and Disabled Homeowner Exemption
Local governments are required to carry over SCHE and DHC exemptions from the 2020 assessment roll to the 2021 assessment roll at the same levels. They are also required to provide renewal applications for anyone who may be eligible for a larger exemption in 2021. Localities can also set procedures by which assessors can require renewal applications from people who the assessors believe may no longer be eligible for an exemption in 2021. Recipients of the exemption do not have to file renewal applications in person.

Governor Cuomo first announced a State moratorium on residential and commercial evictions on March 20 to ensure no tenant was evicted during the height of the public health emergency. The Governor signed the Tenant Safe Harbor Act on June 30 which became effective immediately as well as additional legislation providing financial assistance to residential renters and landlords. Additionally, previous Executive Orders have prohibited charges or fees for late rent payments, and tenants facing financial hardship can still use their security deposit as payment and repay their security deposit over time.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Life Wed, 05 May 2021 10:39:46 -0400
Chelsea Piers Fitness Launches Comprehensive Three City Free Outdoor Fitness Series https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4743-chelsea-piers-fitness-launches-comprehensive-three-city-free-outdoor-fitness-series4743-chelsea-piers-fitness-launches-comprehensive-three-city-free-outdoor-fitness-series https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4743-chelsea-piers-fitness-launches-comprehensive-three-city-free-outdoor-fitness-series4743-chelsea-piers-fitness-launches-comprehensive-three-city-free-outdoor-fitness-series

Chelsea Piers Fitness has launched a free outdoor fitness series for the communities surrounding their three Chelsea Piers Fitness club locations.  Their Downtown Brooklyn, Chelsea and Stamford, Connecticut clubs have each connected with local parks and entities for their expert instructors to bring complementary, equipment-free fitness classes out to their communities.

“The past year really highlighted a few things.  First, there is a huge interest and need for fitness for both mental and physical health.  Second, many people use group fitness as a social and support network.  The third thing that we saw nationwide was the importance of communities supporting one another,” commented Keeth Smart, Regional General Manager, Chelsea Piers Fitness.  “Based on these observations we opted to look forward and plan a comprehensive free outdoor fitness series to help support our communities and their desire for movement, community engagement and safe socializing.”

Chelsea Piers has partnered with Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Athleta, Mill River Park, and Columbus Park in Downtown Stamford and Cummings Park in Harbor Point to offer more than 200 free classes across the tri-state area this summer.

Location

Class

Date

Time

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Vinyasa yoga

Sundays, May 2 – Sept. 26

12:00 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Amp’d Class

Thursdays, May 6 – Sept. 26

6:00 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Family Fit

Sunday (monthly), May 9 – Sept. 26

10:00 am

Hudson River Park

Pilates

Saturdays, June 5 – Sept. 25

9:00 am

Athleta Store (Flatiron)

Barre Mat

Sunday (monthly) May 15-Aug. 15

9:30 am

Downtown Brooklyn

Amp’d Class

Mondays, June 7 – Oct. 25

6:00 pm

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT

Bootcamp

Tuesdays, May 11 – Aug. 24

6:00 pm

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT

Yoga

Thursdays, May 13 – Aug. 26

6:00 pm

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT

Yoga

Saturdays, May 15 – Aug. 28

9:00 am

Mill River Park, Stamford, CT

Sweat + Surrender

Wednesdays, May 19 – Aug. 25

7:00pm

Cummings Park, Stamford, CT

Bootcamp

Thursdays, June 3 – Aug. 26

6:00pm

Cummings Park, Stamford, CT

Yoga

Sundays, June 7 – Aug. 29

9:45 am

This outdoor fitness series will include classes in a wide range of modalities including Yoga, Amp’d (a popular high intensity interval training class) Bootcamp, Pilates, Barre and a Family Fit class for family members of all ages. 

“Our complimentary fitness series is targeted towards individuals that have not had access to training over the past year,” commented David Tewksbury, President of Chelsea Piers Fitness.  “We know that fitness is a mental and physical outlet for many adults, and the pandemic severely inhibited people’s access to that. We feel that offering free outdoor programming for all members of our community, is an opportunity to get CT and NY residents back on track with their fitness and wellness regimens. Being able to give back to the community that has supported us for so many years is so important to us and we hope this is the first step towards recovery and normalcy.”

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kerry@ducey.org (Erica Bates) Events Tue, 04 May 2021 14:09:19 -0400
Flowers and Flyers at Elisa Contemporary Art in Riverdale! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4741-flowers-and-flyers-at-elisa-contemporary-art4741-flowers-and-flyers-at-elisa-contemporary-art https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4741-flowers-and-flyers-at-elisa-contemporary-art4741-flowers-and-flyers-at-elisa-contemporary-art

The new Elisa Contemporary Art exhibit, Flowers and Flyers, opens TODAY, April 28 at the Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery in Riverdale NY. The exhibit will run through July 28, 2021.

Our Spring 2021 exhibit focuses on four female botanical artists. They each celebrate the beauty and inspiration of Mother Nature in their unique ways.

As a lover of nature, Cara Enteles subtly addresses environmental issues that plague our natural world. These include declining numbers of pollinating animals, such as monarch butterflies, birds, bees and bats. We will be featuring, Where’d You Go Karner Blue, focused on on the Karner Blue Butterfly and created with recycled aluminum cans.

The exhibit includes new gallery artist and Riverdale Resident, Rebecca Swanson and her Prismatica series. Swanson “paints” with her camera, blending the abstract forms of nature with subtle colors to build intimate portraits of perfect, individual blooms. The Prismatica series are limited edition photographs which are focused on the flower's center. They have a kaleidoscope sense of motion and a wonderful sensual quality.

We are featuring for the first time Connecticut Artist, Deborah Weiss with work from the “Blooms” series. According to Weiss, “Blooms is a celebration of the contemporary botanical image. I have used my own dyed and painted papers for these hand-cut collages... Taking the bloom formations a step further, I am also pursing multiple color palettes and the inclusion of vintage papers.”

The exhibit will also include a new series of 2020 Mixed Media monoprints by Cynthia MacCollum.

The Riverdale Gallery is located at 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY. Hours are Wednesdays 12-5pm and by appointment days/evenings and weekends.

What: Flowers and Flyers
Featured artists: Cara Enteles, Cynthia MacCollum, Rebecca Swanson, Deborah Weiss
When: April 28 through July 28, 2021
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471
Hours: Wednesdays 12pm – 5:00pm and by appointment (Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends)
Website: www.ElisaContemporaryArt.com

Instagram: @ElisaContemporaryArt

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Lisa@ElisaArt.com (Lisa Cooper) Places Wed, 28 Apr 2021 04:30:18 -0400
Cuomo Says NY State Fair is On! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4742-cuomo-says-ny-state-fair-is-on4742-cuomo-says-ny-state-fair-is-on https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4742-cuomo-says-ny-state-fair-is-on4742-cuomo-says-ny-state-fair-is-on

Mark your calendars—the Great New York State Fair will be returning this year. New York State  announced the 2021 Reimagined New York State Fair, a special end-of-summer celebration at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse from August 20 to September 6.

The Fair will feature New York's best food and drink, live music and entertainment, rides, and more in four different concurrent festivals that will take place exclusively in the outdoor areas of the fairgrounds. Officials said they hope it can serve as a unique celebration for New Yorkers who have made so many sacrifices during this pandemic, while allowing visitors from across the state and the country to enjoy some of the best attractions the Fair has to offer with all necessary safety guidelines in place. This is an important step towards the full return of New York's largest events as NY continues to reopen and reimagine the state's economy.  

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Andrew Cuomo) Neighbors Tue, 27 Apr 2021 03:08:14 -0400
Pace University's Haub Law Announces $25,000 Scholarship Gift from Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4740-pace-university-s-haub-law-announces-25-000-scholarship-gift-from-westchester-elder-law-attorney-anthony-j-enea4740-pace-university-s-haub-law-announces-25-000-scholarship-gift-from-westchester-elder-law-attorney-anthony-j-enea https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4740-pace-university-s-haub-law-announces-25-000-scholarship-gift-from-westchester-elder-law-attorney-anthony-j-enea4740-pace-university-s-haub-law-announces-25-000-scholarship-gift-from-westchester-elder-law-attorney-anthony-j-enea

Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law is pleased to announce a scholarship gift of $25,000 from elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, Esq., a 1985 Haub Law graduate and managing member of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, NY. The Anthony J. Enea, Esq. Elder Law Scholarship will make awards to a fifth-semester third-year student who has excelled in elder law courses in their first two years of law school at Haub Law.

“We are grateful for the generosity of esteemed attorney Anthony J. Enea in providing this scholarship,” said Haub Law Dean Horace Anderson. “Anthony has dedicated his career to elder law and this scholarship will lend support to students at Haub Law who share the same interest in protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled, and their families. We are honored to have the support of Anthony as a friend, alumnus of Haub Law, and member of our Board of Visitors.”

Over the years, Mr. Enea has dedicated significant time and support to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, both as an involved alumnus and as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Law School. Additionally, in 2018, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Law School Leadership Awards Dinner.

“I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to establish the Anthony J. Enea, Esq. Elder Law Scholarship at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University,” said Anthony J. Enea. “The Law School taught me the importance of giving back to our legal community. My decades of involvement in both the State and Westchester County Bar Associations, as well as the lectures I give and the articles I write, are directly attributable to my desire to give back and help mentor.”

An “AV” Rated Preeminent Attorney (Martindale-Hubbell) and strong leader in Westchester’s legal community, Mr. Enea is president of the Westchester County Bar Foundation and chair of the New York State Bar Association’s 50+ Lawyers Section. He is also a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section. Named Westchester County’s Leading Elder Care Attorney at the Above the Bar Awards, Mr. Enea’s practice areas include Wills, Trusts & Estates, Elder Law; Medicaid asset protection planning; Medicaid applications (home care and nursing home); special needs planning and guardianships (Article 81 and 17-A). He is the author of hundreds of published articles as well as a frequent lecturer to seniors, the disabled, attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors, with respect to the planning options available to seniors and their rights.

Mr. Enea continued, “I look forward to recognizing the hard work, academic and community achievements of Haub’s elder law students for years to come.”

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is located at 245 Main Street in White Plains, N.Y. with additional offices in Somers, N.Y. While the firm is open for a select number of in-person meetings following New York State’s reopening guidelines, they continue to encourage telephone and video-conference meetings whenever possible. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 914-948-1500 or visit www.esslawfirm.com.

About Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is an AV preeminent rated elder law firm with offices in White Plains and Somers, N.Y. The practice concentrates on Elder Law; Medicaid Planning; Nursing Home and Home Care Applications; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Guardianships; Estate Litigation; Supplemental Needs Trusts; and Special Needs Planning. Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP serves Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island and Queens and is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to seniors, the disabled and their families. Visit the firm online at www.esslawfirm.com.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers J.D. and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, N.Y., opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. World and News Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s J.D. alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit http://law.pace.edu.

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kerry@ducey.org (Co-Communications) Places Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:05:52 -0400
YWCA Holds Stand Against Racism https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4739-ywca-wp-stand-against-racism4739-ywca-wp-stand-against-racism https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4739-ywca-wp-stand-against-racism4739-ywca-wp-stand-against-racism


The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester’s annual Stand Against Racism, being held virtually, will focus on the theme “Racism is a Public Health Crisis,” a topic that has been driven to the forefront of the national consciousness partly by the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice. It also is a declaration that has been made by the American Public Health Association, American Medical Association, several cities and counties across the US, and the CDC also has highlighted racism as a public health threat.

“We want to explore what this designation could mean for our city and county,” says Maria Imperial, CEO, YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, “and we have assembled an impressive panel of experts to share perspectives on the topic.”

Featured on the panel, which takes place from 9:00 – 10:30 next Thursday, are Maya Bermingham, JD, senior vice president, public policy and government affairs and former interim head of diversity equity & inclusion, Regeneron; Traci Gardner, MD, medical director and chief medical officer, The Children’s Village, and Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH, which was one of the first cities to declare racism a public health crisis. Whaley also is vice president for the US Conference of Mayors as well as the Chair of the International Committee for the conference.

This event marks the 15th year the YWCA has taken a Stand Against Racism to build community among those who work for racial justice and raise awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism, which plays a major role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. It affects people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health.

“Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities,” Imperial points out. “And it aligns with our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.”

To fulfill that mission, the YWCA also announces today the launch of the Westchester Center for Racial Equity, a dedicated space for working towards advancing racial equity in Westchester County by providing the vision, the place and the community to sustain anti-racist work. The Center offers training programs, learning opportunities, consulting services and leadership development.

The YWCA is calling on government agencies, organizations, corporations, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and individuals in Westchester County to join with other YWCA’s across the country to hold a Stand Against Racism to build community among those who work for racial justice.

Individuals and organizations of all types can take a Stand Against Racism and attend the free virtual “Racism is a Public Health Crisis” event on April 22, at 9:00 AM. Registration is required.

Youth ages 14 to 21 are invited to engage with their peers and young facilitators in a conversation about racism and their role in combatting it. Register here for the youth event.

For more information on the Stand Against Racism, contact Ariana Quiñones, director of racial justice & youth programming at aquinones@ywcawpcw.org.

About YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Since 1929, the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester (YWCA) has been a pioneer for social change through innovative programs that seek to improve the lives of women and families and that strive for racial justice. For more information, visit https://ywcawpcw.org/.

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kerry@ducey.org (YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester) Life Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:05:11 -0400