Riverdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Mon, 26 Sep 2022 19:21:29 -0400 HamletHub.com Celebrating 60 Years of the Armonk Outdoor Art Show https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4833-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show4833-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4833-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show4833-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2.

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2. It’s an incredible milestone for this nonprofit, annual show, marking sixty years of raising funds for the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

As visitors enjoy the exceptional artists, large selection of food and drink, and complimentary children’s activities, they are helping to support the library’s vibrant educational and entertainmentprograms at the same time.

When art show volunteers set up for that first show on the lawn of Armonk’s Methodist Church in 1961, they could not have envisioned the 9,000 visitors that would one day flock to Community Park’s field each year. Sixty years later the Armonk Outdoor Art Show remains almost entirely volunteer-run and offers the perfect community activity to enjoy on a fall day!

Consistently ranked among the top fine art and fine crafts show in the nation, our jury carefully selects approximately 140 artists each year from close to 600 applicants. The show’s chosen exhibitors are innovators in their fields, representing twelve different mediums including: oils/acrylics/watercolors, mixed media, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. This extensive variety of mediums, styles, and price points ensures that all visitors can discover a piece that they just can’t live without.

New for this year’s 60th anniversary show is a specially commissioned exhibition entitled “The Art of Storytelling,” featuring work that utilizes a book as the artist’s “canvas.” This exhibition celebrates the connection between our art show and our local North Castle Public Library, highlighting the library’s vital role within our community. Just as art can elicit powerful emotions and transport the viewer to a world of
imagination, so too do the stories that are found in our favorite books. These compelling pieces will be auctioned to benefit the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

Key Details:
• Saturday & Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Rain or Shine
• Community Park, 205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
• ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org showcases each artist exhibiting this fall
• Tickets go on sale in August and can be purchased through our website
• Follow us @ArmonkOutdoorArtShow for inspiration, announcements, and previews of our artists.

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kerry@ducey.org (Nicole Blum) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:45:07 -0400
Autism Speaks Walk Unites Westchester Greater Hudson Valley Area Autism Community https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/charities/4832-autism-speaks-walk-unites-westchester-greater-hudson-valley-area-autism-community4832-autism-speaks-walk-unites-westchester-greater-hudson-valley-area-autism-community https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/charities/4832-autism-speaks-walk-unites-westchester-greater-hudson-valley-area-autism-community4832-autism-speaks-walk-unites-westchester-greater-hudson-valley-area-autism-community

The Westchester Greater Hudson Valley Walk will be held on Sunday, October 2 at New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center in White Plains.

The Westchester Greater Hudson Valley Autism Speaks Walk is back to promote acceptance and raise vital funds for people with autism. This year, the Westchester Greater Hudson Valley Autism Speaks Walk will be held in person at New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center, bringing the community together to fuel the Autism Speaks mission and help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential. 

To learn more and participate, click here.

To join the conversation on social by finding @autismspeaks on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter and using #AutismSpeaksWalk.  

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Lori Kiehle) Charities Thu, 22 Sep 2022 06:19:58 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Continues on Saturday with Spider-man: No Way Home https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4831-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home4831-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4831-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home4831-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home

White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative continues with the family comedy, Spider-man: No Way Home (2021-PG13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

County Executive George Latimer said, “What better way to end a week back in school then with an outdoor movie with your closest friends and family. Join us for a crisp Saturday night under the stars filled with fantasy, action and adventure!”

Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Even though summer is coming to an end, we still have fun-filled fall events planned! Take this opportunity to spend another lovely evening in our parks.”

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. Event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs, and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.

The final movie in the series is The Addams Family 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, Oct. 21, at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.

The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative Inc with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio100.7 WHUD107.1 The PeakPalisades MazdaThe Premier CollectionLook CinemasValley Bank, HamletHub, Robison OilInspiria Outdoor, and Westchester Magazine.   

Movies may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:43:56 -0400
Kaplan Educational Foundation Announces 2022 College Acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4828-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances4828-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4828-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances4828-kaplan-educational-foundation-announces-2022-college-acceptances

Leadership Program Helps Community College Students Transfer and Earn Four-Year Degrees From Top Colleges and Universities

 The Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF) celebrates the latest college acceptances from their 15th cohort of  scholars in the Kaplan Leadership Program.  

Established in 2006, the Kaplan Leadership Program helps high-potential, low-income and underrepresented community college students complete their associate's degree, successfully transfer and go on to earn a four-year bachelor's degree at the nation's most highly-selective schools. The program focuses on a holistic approach – providing extensive tutoring, academic advisement services, leadership and career training, stipends for living expenses, and other resources and support to help them expand their personal goals, and eventually attain leadership roles in their professions and communities. 

The 2022 Kaplan Leadership Scholars and their college acceptances: 

  • Marlon Arteaga, Union County College -  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Elhadj Barry, Bronx Community College - Brown University

  • Angel Beebe, Hudson County Community College - Smith College

  • Fambougouri Diane, Bronx Community College - Tufts University

  • Aïssata Diop, Bronx Community College -  Smith College

  • Sybel Francois, Union County College - Claremont McKenna College

  • Raquel Hernandez, Borough of Manhattan Community College - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

  • Quiana James - Borough of Manhattan Community College - New York University

  • Belicia Kensah - Union County College - Rutgers University - New Brunswick

  • Gabriel Morillo - Bronx Community College - Haverford College

  • Ndongo Njie - Hostos Community College - Princeton University

Students also received acceptances from Pomona College, Mt. Holyoke College, Occidental College, University of Rochester, University of Michigan, and Wellesley College.

Since KEF’s inception, Kaplan Leadership Scholars have been accepted to the country’s most competitive schools. This year, KEF has its first acceptances to Princeton University and Haverford College. Eighty-seven percent of Kaplan Scholars earn a bachelor’s degree. 

"While COVID-19 continued to create challenges for our scholars, given the fact that the diverse and resilient talent that the nation needs to fuel the economy can be found in our community colleges, we felt it was particularly important that we remain committed to our mission and celebrate the achievements of our students at this time,” says Nolvia Delgado, Executive Director of KEF. “This year’s cohort continues to represent the wide diversity that exists in U.S. community colleges, including non-traditional age students, recent immigrants, first-generation and ESL learners, and others pursuing degrees in education, STEM, computer science, medicine, law and other fields. We’re excited to continue to remove barriers and provide greater access to higher education for talented, motivated individuals."

For more information on the Kaplan Leadership Scholars and how to apply to be a scholar:

http://www.kaplanedlfoundation.org

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:37:28 -0400
Swim Across America Long Island Sound’s 30th Anniversary Events Raise Record-Breaking $1.64 Million to Fight Cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/charities/4830-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer4830-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/charities/4830-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer4830-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – August 16, 2022 – Hundreds of swimmers made even greater waves this summer at Swim Across America Long Island Sound chapter’s open-water and seven pool events, raising a record-breaking $1.64 million for local cancer research, prevention and treatment.

Swim Across America Long Island Sound chapter (SAA-LIS) was founded thirty years ago with only 17 swimmers, who raised $15K for the cause. Since 1992, SAA-LIS has grown to be the organization’s largest chapter whose swimmers now have raised over $23 million life-saving dollars.

“Unfortunately, everyone knows someone who has cancer or has lost a loved one to the disease,” says SAA-LIS Executive Director Tony Sibio. “We at SAA-LIS are a family of incredibly dedicated swimmers, kayakers, and volunteers, who participate year after year because we know we play a key role in helping to eradicate cancer forever. I couldn’t be more proud or thankful to our participants who over the years have continued to bring hope to those battling cancer.”

The fundraising activities of SAA-LIS have already had a profound impact. The chapter was instrumental in funding some of the most exciting cancer news this year with the announcement of a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering which was published in

The New England Journal of Medicine and showed a 100 percent success rate in treating patients in a phase 2 clinical trial for advanced rectal cancer with dostarlimab, an immunotherapy treatment produced by GlaxoSmithKline. The clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering was funded by early-stage grant funding from SAA-LIS.

Proceeds from the swims support the Swim Across America research lab, Dr. Luis Diaz and the MSK Kids Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Columbia University Medical Center; and patient services with Cancer Support Team.

Although the swim season is officially over for 2022, donations are always welcome and can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.

“SAA-LIS has come a long way in the past three decades, but we won’t stop swimming and fighting until cancer is gone for good,” adds Mr. Sibio. 

* aerial photography by Bedford Photo-Graphic, Inc.

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kerry@ducey.org (Jeannette Boccini) Charities Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:36:08 -0400
CDC Call to Action: Add Routine & COVID-19 Vaccinations to the Back-to-School Checklist https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4829-cdc-call-to-action-add-routine-covid-19-vaccinations-to-the-back-to-school-checklist4829-cdc-call-to-action-add-routine-covid-19-vaccinations-to-the-back-to-school-checklist https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4829-cdc-call-to-action-add-routine-covid-19-vaccinations-to-the-back-to-school-checklist4829-cdc-call-to-action-add-routine-covid-19-vaccinations-to-the-back-to-school-checklist

Late summer is usually a time many families begin preparing to send their children back to school. This is a crucial time when healthcare providers need to communicate with families to add routine childhood and COVID-19 vaccinations to their back-to-school checklist.

During the 2020-2021 school year, vaccination coverage among kindergarteners nationwide dropped more than one percent. With most schools now back to in-person learning, efforts must be made to ensure:

  • All school-aged children are up to date on their routine vaccines and have received recommended COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Routine vaccination coverage is equitably distributed and sufficiently high to protect children, their families, and their communities against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Healthcare providers are trusted sources of information for parents and guardians. They can also help families make the informed decision to vaccinate. Here are some ways they can help catch school-aged children up on vaccination.

Healthcare providers can help make vaccines more accessible

  • Send reminders to families whose children are behind on well-child visits and routine vaccination.
  • Notify families when children are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Tell them where they can find COVID-19 vaccines for their children if they’re not offered in the office or clinic.
  • Offer vaccination-only appointments or hold vaccination clinics.
  • Administer COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as other routinely recommended vaccines, if recommended and appropriate.

Help share the facts

Catch-up vaccination will require efforts from healthcare systems, healthcare providers, schools, state and local governments, and families by sharing the facts about routine and COVID-19 vaccines and answering families’ questions using resources such as CDC’s Quick Conversation Guide on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children.

 Facts about routine vaccines

  • Vaccines are safe and effective for your child to receive at the recommended age, and at the recommended dose.
  • Did you know your child may be eligible for free vaccines? CDC’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) program helps provide free vaccines to children who qualify.
  • Getting your young child vaccinated may reduce disruptions to childcare and in-person learning and activities.
  • Facts about COVID-19 vaccines
  • Clinical trials and ongoing safety monitoring show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for children 6 months and older.
  • Emerging evidence indicates people can get added protection by getting vaccinated after having been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. So even if a child has had COVID-19, they should still get vaccinated.
  • COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines can be given at the same visit.

Healthcare providers should make strong recommendations

Healthcare providers should be encouraged to use every visit – including well-child checks, sports physicals, and other appointments – as an opportunity to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as well as other vaccines that are due or might have been missed because of pandemic-related disruptions. Routine vaccination and well-child visits or check-ups are all key to helping keep children safely in school, childcare, and participating in other activities.

Fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, but they can be infected with and spread the virus. There is no way to tell in advance if a child will get a severe or mild case. 

Vaccinating children is the single best way to protect them from post-COVID conditions and severe illness associated with COVID-19. Health departments have reported thousands of cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) since the beginning of the pandemic. Vaccination reduces the likelihood of MIS-C in children ages 12–18 years by 91%.

According to the CDC COVID DATA TRACKER, 75% of children 12-18 years of age are fully vaccinated, and 50% of those children have received a booster dose. For kids 5 and older, 71% are fully vaccinated, and 48% of those kids have received a booster dose. Rates dropped for both fully vaccinated and boosters in younger children. 

Vaccination is critical to helping protect those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. They include children from certain racial and ethnic minority groups and children with disabilities.

Help protect children by doing what you can to get kids caught up on recommended vaccines.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ) Public safety Tue, 16 Aug 2022 10:56:11 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars continues with Boss Baby 2 - Family Business on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4827-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza4827-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4827-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza4827-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza

White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars continues with Boss Baby 2 - Family Business on Wednesday, August 17 at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla!

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. The event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs, and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.
 
The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative Inc with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Look Cinemas, Valley Bank, Hamlet Hub, Robison Oil, Inspiria Outdoor, and Westchester Magazine.
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 04 Aug 2022 06:41:52 -0400
Scarsdale Scout Troop 4 to have girls’ linked troop for the first time in its history https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4826-scarsdale-scout-troop-44826-scarsdale-scout-troop-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4826-scarsdale-scout-troop-44826-scarsdale-scout-troop-4

Scarsdale’s Troop 4 is pleased to announce that this fall, it will have a girls’ linked troop for the first time in its history. 

Nationwide, in 2019, Scouts BSA, formerly known as the Boy Scouts of America, opened membership to girls ages 11 - 17. Scouting develops character, civic mindedness, leadership and physical fitness. Middle and high school-aged Scouts, with guidance from adult leaders, create and lead activities such as hikes, outdoor games, community service, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities.

Any interested girl from Westchester is encouraged to join the troop. Girls in Troop 4 will design and lead their own activities. Additionally, they will participate in some events with the boys in the troop. Troop 4’s regular meetings are on Monday evenings. Troop 4 embodies the values of inclusion, tolerance, and mutual respect for all people.

Troop 4’s Scouts develop character, civic mindedness, and physical fitness. The troop achieves these aims through camping, outdoor activities, and community service, all while having a lot of fun. Middle and high school-aged Scouts, with guidance from adult leaders, create and lead activities such as hikes, outdoor games, community service, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities. 

A diverse set of parent leaders support Scouts in their goal to achieve the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle Scout. Each year, less than 7% of eligible Scouts have attained the rank of Eagle, since its inception in 1911. Due to its rigor, earning the Eagle Scout rank can offer lifelong academic, social, and professional networking benefits. Troop 4 is committed to supporting any youth wanting to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

The first cohort of female Eagle Scouts was recognized in 2020. In 2021, Rebecca Gilder, of White Plains, became the first female Eagle Scout in Westchester County.

Amongst other requirements, to attain the level of Eagle Scout, Scouts must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges. All Eagle Scouts earn badges in 14 required topics touching on issues of citizenship, the outdoors, personal responsibility and leadership. Other merit badges are electives.

There are over 100, such as American Business, Animation, Archery, Art, Bird Study, Chemistry, Chess, Crime Prevention, Disability Awareness, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Fingerprinting, Game Design, Gardening, Journalism, Kayaking, Moviemaking, Music, Sports, and Theater.  Scouts in Troop 4 can also participate in activities to improve their leadership and foreign language skills. 

Together with Scarsdale’s Cub Scout Pack 440, Troop 4 will host two recruiting events on Sept. 18 (outdoor games and sports) and Oct. 23 (pumpkin carving). Any rising sixth through 11th graders interested in joining Scarsdale’s Troop 4 may contact Scoutmaster Ted Mazza.  Please visit Troop 4’s website and Facebook page.  

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:57:25 -0400
Provide Feedback on Westchester County's Mobility & Transit Plan https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4825-provide-feedback-on-westchester-county-s-mobility-transit-plan4825-provide-feedback-on-westchester-county-s-mobility-transit-plan https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4825-provide-feedback-on-westchester-county-s-mobility-transit-plan4825-provide-feedback-on-westchester-county-s-mobility-transit-plan

Over the last two years, Westchester County has been diligently working to better align our mobility network with the needs of our residents, workers and visitors. We wanted to share with you the ideas for potential changes that our consultant team has developed for the Bee-Line Bus and mobility network.

Please visit www.westchestermobility.org to learn about the suggested improvements and share your feedback, either through the website’s comment page, by attending one of the pop-up events listed on the homepage, or by participating in a virtual forum to be scheduled for mid-August.  We would also like to ask that you share the below social media post with your constituents through any outlets you may have.

In-person meetings:

  • July 25, 2022 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Peekskill by the Field Library
  • July 26, 2022 2:30-4:30 p.m. on plaza outside Dunkin Donuts in Getty Square (Yonkers)
  • July 27, 2022 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon City Hall
  • July 29, 2022 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Westchester Medical Center (top of the oval)

Note: In case of inclement weather the events in Peekskill, Yonkers, and Mount Vernon will be held the following week. The Westchester Medical Center event will be held at the same time in the basement cafeteria.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Town of Yorktown) Neighbors Wed, 20 Jul 2022 08:07:54 -0400
The Robison Summer Concert Series at Kensico Dam Plaza kicks off Thursday with Garcia’s presents Dead Meat https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4824-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat4824-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4824-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat4824-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat

Get out your dancing shoes! Westchester County Parks is hosting The Robison Summer Concert Series at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla! This Thursday, July 21, 2022 rock to Garcia’s presents Dead Meat.

Concerts will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m. 

The price per ticket is $10 per person and parking is free. Seating will be general admission style. We encourage guests to bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic.

Get tickets

Line-up is as follows:

  • Thursday, July 21 – Garcia’s presents Dead Meat

  • Tuesday, July 26 – The Nerds

  • Saturday, Aug. 13 – Songs in the Attic

  • Friday, Aug. 26 – 45 Riots and SAGE

Get tickets for concerts!

The Robison Summer Concert Series is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre, HamletHub, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.

All attendees must show proof of purchase upon entry. For more information, call (914) 231-4564.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 19 Jul 2022 13:14:22 -0400
KZA Realty Closes Office Lease In The Historic Poe Building In The Bronx https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4819-kza-realty-closes-office-lease-in-the-historic-poe-building-in-the-bronx4819-kza-realty-closes-office-lease-in-the-historic-poe-building-in-the-bronx https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4819-kza-realty-closes-office-lease-in-the-historic-poe-building-in-the-bronx4819-kza-realty-closes-office-lease-in-the-historic-poe-building-in-the-bronx

Poe Building2432 Grand Concourse, Suite B, 2nd floorBronx, New York 10458Kathy Zamechansky, President KZA Realty Group, Inc

KZA Realty Group Inc. has recently secured the 7-year lease of a newly renovated office space in the Fordham section in the Bronx. The commercial space, which is located on the second floor of the Poe Building on Grand Concourse will be an extension of Health Acquisition Corp’s Elara Caring Group; a leading provider of home-based care services.

Kathy Zamechansky of KZA Realty Group represented the owner, Poe Affiliates, L.P., during January’s negotiation of the commercial space at 2432 Grand Concourse working in collaboration with the lessee’s representative, Alex Foley, VP of Swearington Realty Group, LLC, the two were able to arrange mutually beneficial terms that were accepted by both parties. In total, the space will be rented for the next 7 years, with the option to renew for an additional 5-year period, at a rate of $34 per sq. ft., or in total, $3.3 million by Health Acquisition Corp.

Sitting in the heart of Fordham Road, the 14,039 sq. ft. of space is located on the second floor of the 5-story Poe Building on Grand Concourse It includes new upgrades to the HVAC System, a new electric panel with electric direct meter-to-space, and updates for ADA-compliant bathrooms. The building itself features a modern aesthetic with easy access to the parking garage and security in the front lobby.

“We are very excited to bring additional medical care to the heart of the Bronx,” said Kathy Zamechansky of KZA Realty Group. “As many of our loved ones continue to age, it is essential that we provide them with accessible care – especially in their own homes. That’s why we are proud to be a part of this leasing agreement between Poe Affiliates and Health Acquisition Corp.”

Elara Caring, overseen by Health Acquisition Corp, is a leading provider of home-based care. They offer services across 16 different states in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southwest, and have approximately 32,000 caregivers in more than 200 locations. Their patient-centric ideology offers a multitude of programs for at-home services that include Home Health, Palliative Care, Behavior Health, Personal Care Service, and Hospice Care.

Originally built in 1929, the Poe Building has been a long-standing complex that was once home to small businesses in the area including gas stations, repair shops, and retail stores. However, after a facelift in 1989, much of the space was converted for office use and is currently home to other medical-based corporations such as Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Montefiore Hospital, and Rite Aid Pharmacy. Public bus lines for the BX1 and BX2 are conveniently located outside of the building, with the B, D, and #4 subway lines and BC12 bus line only a short distance away.

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mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Places Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:34:28 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4823-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza4823-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4823-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza4823-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza

Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative present the White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars, which kicks off with the musical comedy, Sing 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, July 15, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 

County Executive George Latimer said, “Outdoor movies bring back fond childhood memories. I hope Westchester County residents will start some treasured family traditions and take advantage of this wonderful program, which is possible thanks to our sponsors! 
 
Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Summertime is synonymous with outdoor movies, and Kensico’s great lawn is the perfect spot to enjoy a free movie with family and friends on a warm summer night.”
 
The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. The event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.
 
The other movies in the series are:
  • Boss Baby 2: Family Business (2021-PG) on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021-PG 13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park , New Rochelle
  • The Addams Family 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, Oct. 21, at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Look Dine-In Cinemas, Valley Bank, Hamlethub, Robison, LLP, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.
 
Click here for details.
 
Movies may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions.
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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester.Gov) Events Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:14:00 -0400
5th Grade Student Gives Teacher End of Year Break With LEGO® Class https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4822-5th-grade-student-gives-teacher-end-of-year-break-with-lego-class4822-5th-grade-student-gives-teacher-end-of-year-break-with-lego-class https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4822-5th-grade-student-gives-teacher-end-of-year-break-with-lego-class4822-5th-grade-student-gives-teacher-end-of-year-break-with-lego-class

Mrs. Nanjad got a well-deserved teaching break from, of all people, a student and some LEGO® Bricks. Daniel Carrera, the recent winner of the Mini Master Model

Builder competition at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester and a 5th grade student at P.S. 090 Horace Mann in Queens, gave a mini LEGO building lesson about how to create graduation themed LEGO® models.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester donated hundreds of LEGO® bricks to help Carrera teach the class of 25 about building special items for their 5th-grade graduation.

They created a name badge, apple, pencil and notebook all as part of the special fun session which gave Mrs. Nanjad a well-deserved break to enjoy seeing one of her students become a budding LEGO® builder.

On top of it all, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester surprised each student with the new Summer Play Pass so they can keep building, creating, and playing for the rest of the year at the attraction.  The summer play pass will launch this weekend for the general public to purchase. $39.99 for admission Sunday - Friday from now until Dec 31, 2022.

Daniel is also competing to become the North American Mini Master Model Builder, and New Yorkers looking to support their local Mini Master Model Builder, can vote starting tomorrow morning at 9:00AM, June 22nd, through Monday, June 27th, at noon at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester's Facebook page.

The votes will be combined with Master Model Builders at all LEGOLAND Discovery Centers to decide the winner. Daniel thanks you for your support and is hoping the first ever North American Mini Master Model Builder will reside right here in New York. 

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kerry@ducey.org ( Jonathan Diaz ) Neighbors Tue, 21 Jun 2022 09:54:19 -0400
Westchester resident Paul Asaro represents Team USA in Special Olympics, takes home Gold https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4821-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold4821-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4821-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold4821-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold

Over 5,000 athletes and coaches arrived in Orlando, Florida on June 5 to compete in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Among them was star athlete Paul Asaro, of Eastchester, who has been a Special Olympics New York athlete since 1994 and a coach since 2008.

According to Asaro’s coach, Courtney Sim, the longtime athlete won two medals for his performance including the gold medal for the first-ever open swim competition and a silver medal in the Triathlon. 

“I’m beyond proud to have been part of his journey. He is an incredible athlete to coach!” said Coach Sim.

The open swim competition was on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Luckys Lake in Central Florida. This was the first-ever Open Swim for the U.S. Special Olympics. “He edged out the competition for a gold medal with a time of 36:06!” explains Coach Sim.

Three’s a charm for this incredible athlete! Asaro’s triathlon performance was stellar. In the 440-yard swim, 10.8 Mille bike ride and 5k run, Asaro took home the Silver.

“The Triathlon was held in Clermont, Florida where Paul received the silver medal with a time of 1:33:35!” Coach Sim says.

Thank you for making New York and Eastchester proud, Paul! #ShineON!

Special Olympics USA featured musical guest Sara Bareilles, Presenting Partner Jersey Mike's Subs, Host Partner Walt Disney World and Global Broadcast Partner ESPN.

Learn more about this incredible athlete HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:20:51 -0400
Stand With Westchester County As We Gather Against Hate https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4820-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate4820-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4820-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate4820-stand-with-westchester-county-as-we-gather-against-hate

GATHER AGAINST HATE!

Join the Westchester County community as they come together as one "United Against Hate!" in all forms!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th from 4 to 5 P.M.

RICHARD J. DARONCO WESTCHESTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE

111 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

WHITE PLAINS NY, 10601 (Rain Date. June 16)

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:58:49 -0400