Riverdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:44:19 -0500 HamletHub.com Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College on Dec. 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4572-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here4572-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4572-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here4572-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

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:23:00 -0500
On the Children's Shelf: Making Memories https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4579-on-the-children-s-shelf-making-memories4579-on-the-children-s-shelf-making-memories https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4579-on-the-children-s-shelf-making-memories4579-on-the-children-s-shelf-making-memories

My family makes these cream cheese cookies during the holidays that my grandmother used to make. I know the moment they start to bake, the memory of my grandmother making them will hit, but I still somehow can't mentally prepare myself for the sensory memory that happens when I smell those cookies. It's like they are the magical key to a door that transports me through time and my grandmother is there and the cookies are baking and she's singing a funny made up song. Sometimes I can't tell what I love more about the cookies...the way they taste or the way the memories feel when they flood my heart the moment I smell those cookies.
Books do something similar. There are books that take me back the same way...magical keys to a secret portal back to my childhood. I remember details of my childhood room tied to those stories. I remember details about my childhood room...the clock and the sound of it ticking, the shelves, the stuffed animals on my bed. They are all part of the memories that come racing back when I revisit certain childhood book friends.
Recently, I was waiting for a new release book I ordered to arrive and the anticipation triggered this memory of being in preschool. My preschool was in a library (yes, it was amazing), and we would go upstairs into the children's section to listen to stories being read aloud. While I waited for the book, something about the book anticipation made me remember all of it...climbing the stairs, the door into the children's section, sitting in the read-aloud room listening to books. I remembered details I haven't thought of in years.
Then there are the newer bookish memories...the books I've read to my children and the memories tied to them. The ones they loved, the ones we did funny voices for the characters, the ones that rhymed and sounded like a song, the ones they memorized because we read them so much. But it isn't simply about living in the past. The books I read today are tied to new memories that will someday be "remember when." Earlier this year, I brought home a copy of The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The book got passed around my family, everyone laughing out loud as they read it. Recently I've been recommending it to friends, and each time I say the title I remember each person in my family insisting to the next person that it was the funniest book that had to be read.
Sometimes books take us out of our world and into someplace entirely different, but sometimes they tie us to our world more than we realize. The line between the book and our world kind of blurs. We become part of the book, and our world becomes part of the experience of reading the book. Revisiting a beloved book takes me into two worlds...the world inside those pages and the world I remember from previous readings. They connect me to the story, and they connect me to some wonderful memories.
sally.stra@gmail.com (Jessica Collins) Life Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:46:00 -0500
Nelson Gonzalez and Laura Maria Reyes Perform FREE Holiday Concert in The Bronx https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4578-nelson-gonzalez-and-laura-maria-reyes-perform-free-holiday-concert-in-the-broxn4578-nelson-gonzalez-and-laura-maria-reyes-perform-free-holiday-concert-in-the-broxn https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4578-nelson-gonzalez-and-laura-maria-reyes-perform-free-holiday-concert-in-the-broxn4578-nelson-gonzalez-and-laura-maria-reyes-perform-free-holiday-concert-in-the-broxn

Nelson Gonzalez & Laura Maria Reyes Perform Holiday Concert at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in The Bronx on Friday, December 27 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Bronx Care Health System invite you to celebrate the holidays with the All Star Band starring Nelson Gonzalez and Laura Maria Reyes. Enjoy a FREE Holiday Concert for the whole family! Limited Seating, please reserve your seat today.

Supported by Bronx Care Health System.

Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education) Neighbors Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:07:20 -0500
Save the Date! Bronx Fashion Week Kicks Off on February 29, 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4577-save-the-date-bronx-fashion-week-kicks-off-on-february-29-20204577-save-the-date-bronx-fashion-week-kicks-off-on-february-29-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4577-save-the-date-bronx-fashion-week-kicks-off-on-february-29-20204577-save-the-date-bronx-fashion-week-kicks-off-on-february-29-2020

Bronx Fashion Week Kicks Off on Saturday, February 29 from 4 to 7pm

Bronx Fashion Week Powered by Bronx Fashion NYC & the Mall at Bay Plaza presents an evening of diverse & culturally inclusive high-end fashion, beautiful models, great energy, and some of the most talented fashion designers hosted by Bronx Fashion Icon Caridad De La Luz!

Find out why we are one of the most anticipated fashion showcases in the Borough of the Bronx.

Reserve today. Click on the Link for Tickets! General Seating (First Come First Serve).

Please Arrive 15 Minutes Prior for Front Row Seating (first come first serve)

Learn more and reserve your spot here.

The Mall at Bay Plaza is located at 200 Baychester Avenue, Bronx

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:45:24 -0500
87th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4576-87th-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-lighting-on-december-44576-87th-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-lighting-on-december-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4576-87th-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-lighting-on-december-44576-87th-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-lighting-on-december-4

It's (almost) Christmas in the city! A magical time of year! 

The 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Wednesday, December 4 at Rockefeller Plaza. The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues through Friday, January 17, 2020.

The annual tree lighting ceremony is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

According to the Rockefeller Center website, the 2019 Christmas Tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. "Once the holidays have passed and crowds have dispersed, the tree comes down and is milled, treated and made into lumber that is used for home building," they explain.

Learn more about this beloved NYC holiday tradition here.

*Image courtesy Facebook (NYC Parties and events)

kerry@ducey.org (HH ) Events Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:31:56 -0500
Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce Continues https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4574-outbreak-of-e-coli-infections-linked-to-romaine-lettuce-continues4574-outbreak-of-e-coli-infections-linked-to-romaine-lettuce-continues https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4574-outbreak-of-e-coli-infections-linked-to-romaine-lettuce-continues4574-outbreak-of-e-coli-infections-linked-to-romaine-lettuce-continues

CDC advises that consumers not eat and retailers not sell any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, growing region. This includes all use-by dates and brands of romaine lettuce from this region.

  • Most romaine lettuce products are labeled with a harvest location showing where they were grown.
  • This advice includes all types of romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, such as whole heads of romaine, organic romaine, hearts of romaine, romaine in salad wraps, and packages of precut lettuce and salad mixes which contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
  • Hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown romaine, which is voluntarily labeled as “indoor grown,” from any region does not appear to be related to the current outbreak.
  • If you have romaine lettuce or packaged foods containing romaine at home:
  • Look for a label showing where the romaine lettuce was grown. It may be printed on the package or on a sticker.
  • If the label says “grown in Salinas” (whether alone or with the name of another location), don’t eat it. Throw it away.
  • If it isn’t labeled with a growing region, don’t eat it. Throw it away.
  • If you don’t know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix or wrap contains romaine, don’t eat it. Throw it away.
  • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine lettuce was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.
  • If you are buying romaine lettuce at a store:
  • Look for a label showing where the romaine lettuce was grown. It may be printed on the package or on a sticker.
  • If the label says “grown in Salinas” (whether alone or with the name of another location), don’t buy it.
  • If it isn’t labeled with a growing region, don’t buy it.
  • Restaurants and retailers should check the label on bags or boxes of romaine lettuce, or ask their suppliers about the source of their romaine lettuce.
  • Look for a label showing where the romaine lettuce was grown. It may be printed on the package or on a sticker.
  • If the label says “grown in Salinas” (whether alone or with the name of another location), don’t sell or serve it.
  • If it isn’t labeled with a growing region, don’t sell or serve it.
  • Suppliers, distributors, and others in the supply chain should not ship or sell romaine harvested in Salinas, California.

Take action if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.
  • Report your illness to your local health department.
  • Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after changing diapers, using the toilet, and before and after preparing food to lower the chance of infecting others.
Latest Outbreak Information
  • A total of 67 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 19 states.
  • A total of 39 hospitalizations have been reported. Six people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
  • Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence collected to date indicate that romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and is making people sick.
  • The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and if additional products are linked to illness.
keytocomputing@gmail.com (CDC) Public safety Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:47:39 -0500
NYBG Holiday Train Show® November 23 - January 26, 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4573-nybg-holiday-train-show-november-23-january-26-20204573-nybg-holiday-train-show-november-23-january-26-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4573-nybg-holiday-train-show-november-23-january-26-20204573-nybg-holiday-train-show-november-23-january-26-2020

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition Is Back in the Bronx Saturday, November 23, 2019 – Sunday, January 26, 2020

Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites—each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, acorns, and cinnamon sticks.

This year’s show—presented in an immersive indoor winter wonderland adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—showcases Central Park, with its iconic landscape fashioned in mosses and hollies, and architectural treasures such as Belvedere Castle.

Make your best holiday memories with crafts and carolers, seasonal treats, a visit from Thomas the Tank Engine™, and so much more!

Learn more and purchase tickets https://www.nybg.org/event/holiday-train-show/

kerry@ducey.org (NYBG) Events Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:55:53 -0500
Riverdale Temple Crafts and Fair Trade Gifts Fair on November 24 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4566-riverdale-temple-crafts-and-fair-trade-gifts-fair4566-riverdale-temple-crafts-and-fair-trade-gifts-fair https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4566-riverdale-temple-crafts-and-fair-trade-gifts-fair4566-riverdale-temple-crafts-and-fair-trade-gifts-fair

The Riverdale Temple’s Artisan and Fair Trade Crafts Fair and Kids’ Arts-and-Crafts Family Fun Day, scheduled for Nov. 24

The Riverdale Temple's Artisan and Fair Trade Crafts Fair set for Sunday, November 24th from 11:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., is the perfect local, one-stop shopping opportunity for unique handmade holiday gifts– as well as a fun indoor day of entertainment and great food for families.

The fair will be held at the Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Avenue (at 246th Street), Riverdale, NY 10471. Open to the public, admission and parking are free.

The items for sale are one-of-a-kind. The carefully selected vendors at the Riverdale Temple crafts fair are all local New York area artisans or fair trade crafters. Offerings will include locally made foods, handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, ceramics, woodworks and more. All the merchandise was carefully screened for high quality and holiday gift-giving appeal.

A crafting event for kids, which includes three different activities and includes instruction and all materials, will also be available for $5 per child. Adding to the fun for young and old will be raffles with cash prizes and a full array of snacks, baked goods, and beverages. The Girl Scouts will be selling snacks for kids and there will be wine-tasting for the adults.


martin@commstratpr.com (MK) Events Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:47:00 -0500
Bronx Chamber hosts Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive to Support YoungLife https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4571-bronx-chamber-hosts-annual-holiday-party-toy-drive-to-support-younglife4571-bronx-chamber-hosts-annual-holiday-party-toy-drive-to-support-younglife https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4571-bronx-chamber-hosts-annual-holiday-party-toy-drive-to-support-younglife4571-bronx-chamber-hosts-annual-holiday-party-toy-drive-to-support-younglife

Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive, hosted by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce will take place on December 5 from 6 to 10:00 pm at Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course located at 870 Shore Road, Bronx.

Dinner| Open Bar| Dancing

Please bring an unwrapped toy for our Holiday Toy Drive.

Members: $100 per person | Table of 10: $900 Non-Member: $125 per person | Table of 10: $1,150 This year's toy drive supports Young Life.

Please RSVP by November 28 events@bronxchamber.org or 718-828-3900 

Click for downloadable flyer. 

kerry@ducey.org (Bronx Chamber of Commerce) Events Sun, 17 Nov 2019 14:29:22 -0500
New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Announces Upcoming 56th Annual Thanksgiving Parade https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4560-new-rochelle-chamber-of-commerce-announces-upcoming-56th-annual-thanksgiving-parade4560-new-rochelle-chamber-of-commerce-announces-upcoming-56th-annual-thanksgiving-parade https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4560-new-rochelle-chamber-of-commerce-announces-upcoming-56th-annual-thanksgiving-parade4560-new-rochelle-chamber-of-commerce-announces-upcoming-56th-annual-thanksgiving-parade

The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Announces Upcoming 56th Annual Thanksgiving Parade 

The Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle is again partnering with the City of New Rochelle to host the 56th Annual Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, Nov. 23rd. This year’s Grand Marshal is The New York Empire, the only professional sports team to call New Rochelle home and 2019 Champions of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on North Avenue at Eastchester Road and proceed down North Avenue ending at Bonnefoy Place.

The New York Empire, owned by the Stevens Family and lead by head coach, Bryan Jones, finished their season with a victory against the Dallas Roughnecks (26-22), in August 2019. They not only won the championship title, but also became the third team in AUDL history to finish a season undefeated. The New York Empire has been a professional AUDL East Division team, having originated in Brooklyn before moving to New Rochelle’s Joseph F. Fosina field at Flowers “City” Park in 2018. They have been devoted to the community; especially the youth, ever since their arrival.

President of the Chamber, Robert Hayes, said, “When they first joined the Chamber I knew they had something special. They were fun, fresh and community focused. As Champions they helped contribute to what makes New Rochelle great. We aren’t just the Queen City on the Sound; we are a City of Champions!”

Barbara Stevens, owner of NY Empire said, “We could not have chosen a better place for the NY Empire to call home. We are thrilled to be a part of this community and cannot wait to get back on the field. It is our goal to represent NY and the City of New Rochelle with professionalism and to provide a fun, friendly, exciting experience. Ultimate is a great sport that anyone can play. Come out to support the team and join in the fun. Gooooo Empire!”  

Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, expressed how the parade contributes to the area by saying, “The Thanksgiving Parade is one of New Rochelle’s most beloved traditions, bringing thousands of friends and neighbors together in celebration of the season and our community. This year, we will have the added pleasure of recognizing the New York Empire, 2019 American Ultimate Disc League Champions, which has brought pride to countless fans both within and beyond New Rochelle.”

The parade will feature several big balloons including New Rochelle’s hometown hero, Mighty Mouse, sponsored by United Hebrew celebrating their 100th Anniversary. The balloons will be joined by marching bands playing throughout the parade, clowns, beauty princesses, superheroes, singers and marchers from Iona and Monroe Colleges, local schools, businesses and organizations.“Because the Parade is the 2nd largest parade for Thanksgiving in the state of New York outside of the Macy’s parade, we invite all of our surrounding communities to join us for this spectacular event!” stated Diamond Wollaston and Jennifer Lanser, of the Chamber of Commerce. 

North Avenue is also located right off the New Rochelle stop at the New Rochelle Transit Center on the Metro-North New Haven Line and can easily be accessed from all areas. The parade ends near Main Street where you can enjoy lunch and more fun activities.

WHO: The general public is invited to line the streets of North Avenue to cheer on and celebrate the marchers. There will be several viewing stands along the Parade route.

WHERE: The one mile parade shall start at Eastchester Road on North Avenue and Eastchester Road, in front of New Rochelle High school and proceed down North Ave. New for this year, the parade will end on North Avenue at Bonnefoy Place.

DETAILS: The Grand Marshals, dignitaries, Board Members, parade committee and sponsors will participate in a photo-op and event Ribbon Cutting at 9:45 AM on North Avenue and Eastchester Road with the large balloons as a backdrop to officially kick off the parade at 10 AM. For more information visit www.newrochellechamber.org or www.newrochelleny.com

The parade will be preceded by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence’s Pancake Breakfast in the House IV cafeteria, starting at 8AM. For more information, visit www.nredfund.org.

kerry@ducey.org (Jennifer Lanser) Events Sun, 17 Nov 2019 06:24:00 -0500
Scholarship Opportunity for Local High School Seniors https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4575-scholarship-opportunity4575-scholarship-opportunity https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4575-scholarship-opportunity4575-scholarship-opportunity

The Jandon Foundation is looking for 15 high school seniors to earn $12,000 college scholarships each.

Students who can demonstrate a financial need and who possess strong academic records, good test scores, fine character, and a portfolio of extracurricular activities, including community service, are welcome to apply. 

Scholarships are given directly to students over their four-year college careers, to help cover expenses related to their educations. Recipients become part of the Jandon scholars’ community, which offers periodic events and ongoing networking opportunities.

If you or someone you know might be interested in this scholarship opportunity, the application can be found here: jandonscholars.org/application/.  

For more information, visit www.jandonscholars.org or contact Program Coordinator Melanie Montalto at  Melanie.Montalto@jandonscholars.org or call her at the Board of Legislators at 914-995-8620.

The application deadline for the 2020 Jandon Scholarship is February 14, 2019.

kerry@ducey.org (Christopher Johnson) Life Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:44:05 -0500
MTA Announces a special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4569-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable4569-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4569-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable4569-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable

MTA recently announced their special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable:

Like turkey, stuffing — and for the vegans in the family, plant-based goodies — it’s a holiday tradition!

Every year we cook up a special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable

It's ‘stuffed with sweet customer service’ from Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1, 2019.

And we serve them up at Grand Central Terminal and our outlying stations. (Take one, they are packed with excellent information!) You can also find train times online on our schedules page or on Metro-North's Train Time® App for iPhone or Android, and on our new.MTA.info app and website.

We’ve got plenty of service to take you over the river and through the woods, (wearing your little red riding hood or not), and to your holiday destination.

On Wednesday, November 27, fly like a turkey (yes, they do fly usually over our heads into a nearby tree), on one of our 18 early getaway trains, which begin departing Grand Central Terminal at around 1 PM.

Some evening trains may be cancelled or combined because of reduced ridership. See a regular September 30 timetable for details, or our schedule online.

We have a special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable for travel...

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, we will operate an enhanced Sunday schedule with additional inbound trains and cars for those of you heading to the 9 AM Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

And we will have plenty of additional outbound service to get you home to the dinner table.

Here’s our recipe for happy Thanksgiving travel:
Buy your tickets in advance (like your turkey—or for the vegans among us, your plant-based meat substitutes). Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and if you're leaving New York after the parade, you must have your ticket before boarding your train at Grand Central or Harlem-125th Street Station. Again, we suggest you use MTA eTtix® on your iPhone or Android (you’ll be ‘thankful’ you did!)

On the Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29, an enhanced Saturday schedule will be in effect with additional AM inbound and PM outbound trains, so you can take advantage of all those Black Friday sales or simply enjoy the special retail window decorations.

On Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, we will provide regular weekend schedules with additional capacity on trains.

Off-peak fares are in effect for the entire four-day holiday period Thursday–Sunday, and you can take advantage of free parking at many of our stations. (Check for signs at stations, or call 511 for details. Outside of New York, call 877-690-5114.)

For the full weekend service, please visit us amta.info/mnr, or see our interactive schedules page or download our Metro-North's Train Time® App for iPhone or Android.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (MTA) Life Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:32:20 -0500
Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash Frittata with Fried Sage https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4570-recipe-of-the-week-butternut-squash-frittata-with-fried-sage4570-recipe-of-the-week-butternut-squash-frittata-with-fried-sage https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4570-recipe-of-the-week-butternut-squash-frittata-with-fried-sage4570-recipe-of-the-week-butternut-squash-frittata-with-fried-sage

Simple, savory frittata made with butternut squash, onion, Parmesan and fried sage. This delicious gluten-free, meatless recipe is perfect for brunch or dinner. Recipe yields one 10-inch frittata, which is enough for 8 modest or 6 large slices of frittata.


Butternut Fritatta
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ pound butternut squash (1 small or half of a medium butternut), peeled and chopped into ⅓-inch cubes
  • ¾ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Fried Sage
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 16 fresh sage leaves (roughly ¼ cup), chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt and several twists of freshly ground black pepper. Then whisk in about half of the cheese.
  2. In a 10-inch, well-seasoned cast iron skillet or oven-safe sauté pan, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and stir to coat. Cook for a few minutes, until the onions are starting to turn translucent. Add the squash and ½ teaspoon salt and stir. Cover the pan and reduce heat slightly to avoid burning the contents. Cook until the butternut is tender and cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  3. Uncover the pan, raise the heat back to medium and cook until the excess moisture has evaporated and the butternut squash is starting to turn golden on the edges, about 5 to 10 minutes (add another little splash of olive oil if the squash starts sticking to the pan).
  4. Turn the heat down to low. Arrange the butternut in an even layer in the bottom of the skillet. Whisk the egg mixture one last time and pour it into the pan. Sprinkle the frittata with the remaining cheese. Put the pan in the oven and bake until you can shake the pan (wear oven mitts!) and see that the middle is just barely set, about 14 to 17 minutes.
  5. While the frittata is baking, fry the sage: Heat oil in a large (read: 12 inch) skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the sage and toss to coat. Let the sage get crispy (but not brown) before transferring it to a plate covered with a paper towel. Sprinkle the fried sage lightly with sea salt and set it aside.
  6. Once the frittata is done, sprinkle fried sage on top and let the frittata rest a few minutes before slicing it into 6 large or 8 smaller wedges. Serve!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market

Open Every Sunday
(Closed on select holidays)

15 Mount Ebo Road, South
Brewster, New York 10509

Brewster's Year-Round Farmers Market
Under the Tent or in the Lobby in Inclement Weather


Support your local farmers market!

keytocomputing@gmail.com (HVRFM) Life Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:02:18 -0500
Westchester Philharmonic: A Vision of Sound https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4568-westchester-philharmonic-a-vision-of-sound4568-westchester-philharmonic-a-vision-of-sound https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4568-westchester-philharmonic-a-vision-of-sound4568-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

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Recipe of the Week: Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole

This Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole is comfort food lightened up! All the classic flavors of your favorite chicken enchiladas, including refried beans, made healthier with spaghetti squash as its base.


5 cups cooked spaghetti squash
2 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
1 green bell pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow onion
2 cups spinach
1 batch refried beans (bought or homemade)
arrowroot flour
enchilada spices
tomato sauce
chicken broth
herbs for garnish


Roast or cook the squash in an Instant Pot. 
Pre-cook and veggies that go with it.
Make the refried beans and sauce.
Assemble and bake!


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