Rye's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/rye Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:42:20 -0400 HamletHub.com May We All Grow Up To Be Children https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4783-may-we-all-grow-up-to-be-children4783-may-we-all-grow-up-to-be-children https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4783-may-we-all-grow-up-to-be-children4783-may-we-all-grow-up-to-be-children

A SPECIAL EXHIBIT OF ARTWORK FROM THE FORTHCOMING BOOK 
ARTHUR AND BUN-BUN: ADVENTURES WITH TUT 

On View at the Westchester Children’s Museum Lavan Family Art Gallery
September 15-November 26

““An exhibit that will remind children and adults alike to never lose their sense of childlike wonder and curiosity” ”
— Alexandra Tagami, Committee Chair of the Westchester Children’s Museum Lavan Family Art Gallery

The Westchester Children’s Museum is proud to present a special exhibit of illustrations that celebrates childhood wonder and the loving bond between children and their "imaginary" friends.  The artwork by acclaimed artist George H. Lewis and accompanying text are drawn from the forthcoming book Arthur and Bun-Bun: Adventures with Tut, co-created by George H. Lewis and A.D. Lubow.

The exhibition showcases the book’s sumptuous illustrations and invites museum visitors of all ages to take a remarkable journey with a boy named Arthur and his beloved stuffed bunny Bun-Bun as they travel back in time to the era of King Tutankhamen.

More information available at http://discoverwcm.org  

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corinne.zola@gmail.com (Westchester Children's Museum) Places Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:11:49 -0400
HamletHub Breast Cancer Survivor Stories: Meet Candee Caldwell https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4787-hamlethub-breast-cancer-survivor-stories-meet-candee-caldwell4787-hamlethub-breast-cancer-survivor-stories-meet-candee-caldwell https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4787-hamlethub-breast-cancer-survivor-stories-meet-candee-caldwell4787-hamlethub-breast-cancer-survivor-stories-meet-candee-caldwell

On October 10, 2018, the 10th Annual Drink Pink for a cause will take place at Bernard’s in Ridgefield. This event supports Ann’s Place while putting a spotlight on local breast cancer patients and survivors.

The photo you see here captures Brookfield resident Candee Caldwell in all of her beauty! Part of Kristen Jensen’s “Faces of Courage”, this photograph and many other candid images of cancer survivors and those in the midst of treatment will blanket the walls of Bernard’s on October 10 telling a story of life, struggle, friendship, and hope.

Here, we couple the many Courageous Faces with their unique stories. We thank each and every one of these ladies for sharing their difficult journey with us.

Candee Caldwell

- Hometown: Brookfield

- Occupation: Award Winning Makeup Artist

- 7 Months, Cancer Free

Tell me about when you first learned you had Breast Cancer.

I found a hard lump in my left breast in the summer of last year (2017) and naturally was afraid of what it might be.  I put off calling my GYN until November and thankfully didn’t wait any longer. During my appointment, we confirmed the presence of a small tumor and my doctor wanted me to get a biopsy.  In December I had a 3D Mammogram and scheduled the biopsy for the January 2nd. After the biopsy, they told me that it would take a few days to confirm if the tumor was benign or not. To my surprise, when my doctor found out what the test results were, she called me back within HOURS.   She confirmed that I had a Stage 2 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma that was dime size (1.5cm) that was HER2 + ER 1%. I sat at my desk in disbelief, I decided then that I needed to take this one step at a time and accept the challenge. I scheduled my lumpectomy with Dr. Zandra Change and called my husband (who was in disbelief)!  His response was “WOW! YOU?” … I had spent the last few years consciously trying to make wise food and exercise choices to mitigate the possibility of just this circumstance.  I called a family meeting to tell my sons what was going on.  As a mother, I am supposed to be the strong one. I am not supposed to have medical crises, I am supposed to respond to them.  I stood in front of them - with their blank stares, everyone was in.

Who did you turn to for support and how was that person or organization supportive?

I had tons of support from my close family and friends.  But if I was to pick one who really got me through, it would be my sister, Michelle and Ann’s Place in Danbury. My sister called me every day, never missing a Monday before my chemo treatments. After each milestone, she would send me cards and flowers, a gift to lift my sprints.  My sons and husband took turns traveling with me to treatments and spending that time with me so I never felt alone. Michelle lives in Utah, though, and to know that I am in her thoughts every day and for her to take that time every day was very special to me.

Honestly, I don’t know how I would have gotten through all of this without Ann’s Place and Kevin B, our counselor.  Ann’s Place offers comfort, support, and resources to people living with cancer and their families. My husband and I are very grateful for all the services that we received there and highly recommend them to anyone feeling like they don’t have a community to reach out to. They have been amazing.

What Massage do you have for others who have been diagnosed with breast cancer?

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY! Don’t be afraid and ask questions, ask for help if you need help. Walk and drink plenty of water.  I am a Makeup Artist by profession so it would be irresponsible for me not to talk about beauty!  It is so important through this process to feel beautiful and keeping up with a beauty regimen can help with your self-esteem.  When you feel good, you heal faster!  Keep pampering yourself with little things like foot massages and face masks!

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:51:00 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Paddington 2 to Kensico Dam TONIGHT! https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/15-todays-events/4795-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight4795-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/15-todays-events/4795-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight4795-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movie to Westchester Tonight!

Head to Kensico Dam Plaza TONIGHT, Friday, August 10 to see “Paddington 2”!

The fun begins at 6:00 pm with food trucks and carnival games from PM Amusements.  The movie starts at sundown.

Admission and parking are free.

Campers welcome (and encouraged!)! Show up in your Camp T-Shirt and the Camp with the most representation wins free Ice Cream from Longford's Ice Cream Truck on site that night! Plus Westchester Talk Radio will schedule a winning visit with special prizes for the campers!

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will also be available for sale. In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled.

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Thanks to the following businesses for providing additional support:

Entergy

Indian Point Energy Center

Walters Hot Dogs

5 Alarm Pizza

Longford’s Ice Cream Truck

Metro-North Railroad

Boston Children’s Health Physicians

Applebee’s

Inspiria Media

HamletHub

Zaccagnino Electric

Sharc Creative

Metro-North Railroad

100.7 WHUD

107.1 The Peak

Westchester County Parks Foundation

JP McHale Pest Management

Westchester Talk Radio

Questions? Visit Entergy Screenings Under the Stars online here.

Learn more about Entergy Screening Under the Stars on YouTube here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Todays events Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:46:06 -0400
Katonah Museum of Art Play & Rewind exhibition opening night party August 11 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4789-katonah-museum-of-art-play-rewind-exhibition-opening-night-party-august-114789-katonah-museum-of-art-play-rewind-exhibition-opening-night-party-august-11 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4789-katonah-museum-of-art-play-rewind-exhibition-opening-night-party-august-114789-katonah-museum-of-art-play-rewind-exhibition-opening-night-party-august-11

Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) "Play & Rewind" Opening Night Party with DJ and filmmaker Ephraim Asili on Saturday, August 11 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tickets $10. Buy tickets.

Includes fun summer drinks and snacks.

Members FREE! Join now.

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kerry@ducey.org (KMA) Events Thu, 09 Aug 2018 09:55:00 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movies to Westchester on August 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4785-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-104785-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4785-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-104785-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-10

Westchester County Parks and Title Sponsor Entergy, Indian Point Energy Center bring free outdoor movies to Kensico Dam Plaza! One week from tonight, Friday, August 10, it's PADDINGTON 2!

The fun begins at 6:00 pm with food trucks and carnival games from PM Amusements.  The movie starts at sundown.

Admission and parking are free.

Campers welcome (and encouraged!)! Show up in your Camp T-Shirt and the Camp with the most representation wins free Ice Cream from Longford's Ice Cream Truck on site that night! Plus Westchester Talk Radio will schedule a winning visit with special prizes for the campers!

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will also be available for sale. In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled.

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Thanks to the following businesses for providing additional support:

Entergy

Indian Point Energy Center

Walters Hot Dogs

5 Alarm Pizza

Longford’s Ice Cream Truck

Metro-North Railroad

Boston Children’s Health Physicians

Applebee’s

Inspiria Media

HamletHub

Zaccagnino Electric

Sharc Creative

Metro-North Railroad

100.7 WHUD

107.1 The Peak

Westchester County Parks Foundation

JP McHale Pest Management

Westchester Talk Radio

Questions? Visit Entergy Screenings Under the Stars online here.

Learn more about Entergy Screening Under the Stars on YouTube here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:44:32 -0400
August 8 Free Family Night at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4788-august-8-free-family-night-at-hudson-valley-shakespeare-festival4788-august-8-free-family-night-at-hudson-valley-shakespeare-festival https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4788-august-8-free-family-night-at-hudson-valley-shakespeare-festival4788-august-8-free-family-night-at-hudson-valley-shakespeare-festival

Parents + Kids: Join the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival on Wednesday, August 8 at 5:45pm for our free Family Night All-Ages Workshop: Music led by Conservatory Company member Tora Alexander, followed by a performance of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD!

Children and Students receive automatic ticket discounts that night >https://goo.gl/NRcSHC

HVSF Theater Tent
at Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Route NY-9D
Garrison, NY 10524

hvshakespeare.org

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival) Events Tue, 07 Aug 2018 03:11:00 -0400
CABARET at WPPAC This Week https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4784-cacabaret-at-wppac-opens-friday4784-cacabaret-at-wppac-opens-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4784-cacabaret-at-wppac-opens-friday4784-cacabaret-at-wppac-opens-friday

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! First Look at CABARET

Stage 2 at WPPAC CABARET

CABARET, winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Musical and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center stage August 3-12.

CABARET features memorable songs, including “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Two Ladies” and “Maybe This Time,” and tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub at the cusp of the 1930’s in pre-WWII Berlin. As Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich the Kit Kat Klub invites audiences to leave their troubles at the door and indulge. As life in Germany grows uncertain, will the allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through the tumultuous times?

The cast is headed by Keiji Ishiguri, Elyssa Alexander, and James Arthur Douglas as the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and Cliff Bradshaw, respectively. They are supported by Peter Ackerman (Herr Schultz), Nellie O'Brien (Fraulein Schneider), Kevin Rodd (Ernst), and Rebecca Simpson-Wallack (Kost), with Allison Burke, Jacob Anthony Cain, James Anthony Caposito, Casey Dath, Megan Fay, Katie Jo Flanagan, Rena Gavigan, Jenna Goldberg, Leah Lundin Hall, Kat Katona, Kayla Mattocks, Abby Grace Menocal, Jake T. Moses, Luis G. Quintero, Mario Regis, Gianna Rini, Romello Rodriguez, Garrett J. Shin, and Chase Slovak.

CABARET is directed and choreographed by MK Lawson with musical direction by Katie Luekens Chan Chee. Scenic Design by Jim Foster, Costume Design by Molly Seidel, Lighting Design by Noah Platte, Sound Design by Robert Isley, Stage Managed by Allison Queen. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten, and the stories by Christopher Isherwood.

CABARET performs August 3-12 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. It is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Tickets start at $27. For tickets visit the theatre box office or call 914.328.1600 Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm. Tickets can also be purchased online at wppac.com. For group sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

CABARET is produced by Stage 2, a program created by WPPAC to bridge the gap between our Conservatory and Mainstage, giving college and community performers the chance to work in a regional theatre under the guidance of professional artists. More information can be found at http://wppac.com/shows/cabaret/

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:17:00 -0400
Explore the Shore https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4774-explore-the-shore4774-explore-the-shore https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4774-explore-the-shore4774-explore-the-shore

Weekly Young Discoverers program explores seashells by the seashore all summer! Dig for shells in our sand table and make your own seashell craft. Young Discoverers is a weekly science-based "drop-in" program designed for children 2-5

More information available at http://discoverwcm.org 

 

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corinne.zola@gmail.com (Westchester Children's Museum) Places Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:29:56 -0400
FREE Summer Astronomy Night with Jupiter Joe & the STEM Alliance https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4780-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance4780-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4780-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance4780-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance

Free astronomy night at Harbor Island in Mamaroneck on Friday, July 27 from 8 to 11pm!

Please RSVP 

Where to find us: Enter the Harbor Island Park and travel straight towards the playground. Before the playground take a right. Take that road to the South West parking lot. We will be set up in that parking lot for optimal viewing.

NOTE: This is a free public program. Participation is entirely at the risk of the participants and their children.

Learn more about the Stem Alliance of Mamaroneck-Larchmont here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Stem Alliance) Neighbors Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:17:00 -0400
New Exhibit at Local Gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4782-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery4782-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4782-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery4782-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery

 

A national invitational exhibition of ceramic works exploring the idea of what it is to be an American.

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, July 21st

6 – 8PM

In the Gallery: July 21st– September 15th

 

 

US is the third of four themed exhibits for 2018, a year featuring artists whose works examine social justice issues and the intricacies of maneuvering life, lifestyles and living within a global society. US is a national invitational exhibition of ceramic works exploring the idea of what it is to be an American. Social and political issues will be touched upon by ceramic artists in an array of expression. Artists such as Ehren Tool, a US military veteran, will activate the community by creating ceramic cups with imagery of war to start a discussion with other veterans. At the close of the exhibition on September 15, Ehren Tool will generously give away his handmade cups with a suggested donation to Clay Art Center programs. He states “I hope that some of the cups can be starting points for conversations about unspeakable things.” Juxtaposed with this is Mariko Paterson, an immigrant from Canada who layers her colorful pottery with patriotic and social imagery that draws upon her interpretation of America’s past.

Invited Artists:  Natalia Arbelaez, Russell Biles, Andrew Coombs, Jared Gelormino, Brian Harper, Virgil Ortiz, Mariko Paterson, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Hope Rovelto, Steven Montgomery, Sana Musasama, Ehren Tool, and Shalene Valenzuela

Concurrent to this exhibition will be Port Chester Day with Ehren Tool on August 25th at 10:00am. Ehren, a US military veteran, will be doing a ceramic demo in Lyons Park in Port Chester, NY, followed by a process slide lecture from 6 – 7pm at Clay Art Center.  Ehren states “When I returned from the 1991 Gulf War I was surprised to see a G.I. Joe version of myself, my gas mask and my war, in stores, “for ages 6 and up”. I am compelled to make work that talks about the strange places where military and civilian cultures collude and collide.”

The 2018 gallery year is hosting 4 Degrees of Separation, a series of four exhibitions featuring artists whose works examine the intricacies of maneuvering life, lifestyles and living within a global society with its political and social ramifications. The exhibits will focus on relationships from different vantage points on the intricacies of individualism, racial biases, national identity or environment and how all of it is communicated and understood. Clay Art Center is committed to exhibiting emerging, mid-career, and established artists, as it seeks to become a platform for the field to express potent ideas and relevant topics of our time. 

 

Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Port Chester community at large. 

Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community.  It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.

 

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Neighbors Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:26:34 -0400
The Italian American Club of Northern Westchester Multicultural Festival on August 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4778-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-44778-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4778-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-44778-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-4

The Italian American Club of Northern Westchester’s Multicultural Festival will be holding their 7th Annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, August 4th (Rain Date: Sunday, August 5th) from 9am-4pm at Shopper's Park behind Village Hall located at 104 Main Street in Mount Kisco.

The Multicultural Festival will be a day of celebration and will feature a car show, music, refreshments, and vendors.

For more information about the event/participate as a vendor, please contact Events To Remember at (914) 218-3968 or e-mail BarbaraG@EventsRemember.com.

Purchase tickets and learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:57:00 -0400
Aloha Night at New York Botanical Garden on July 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4777-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-214777-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4777-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-214777-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-21

Have you experienced Aloha Nights at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)? Don't miss this summer celebration!

During these festive summer evenings, celebrate the cultural artistry of the Hawaiian Islands with an after-hours viewing of Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i as the centerpiece. Join us on the Conservatory Lawn for interactive hula lessons that blend storytelling with rhythm and motion. Enjoy lei-making demonstrations and a rotating line up of live music. Take in illuminated installations by Hawaiian-Chinese sculptor Mark Chai and unwind with an array of refreshments for purchase—from poke bowls to our signature cocktail, Passiflora Punch.

Upcoming Aloha Nights

July 21

August 4

August 18

Aloha Nights take place at NYBG from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets here.

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kerry@ducey.org (NYBG) Places Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:18:00 -0400
Food Donations Needed https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4781-food-donations-needed4781-food-donations-needed https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4781-food-donations-needed4781-food-donations-needed

 

On Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, the Rye Y's Togetherhood volunteers will team up with our summer campers to collect non-perishable food for Bread of Life.

Bread of Life meets the urgent food needs of underfunded and undersupplied pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens throughout southern Westchester County. This small, grassroots organization serves 400 families every week at its Rye food pantry alone and thousands more at other facilities.

The following items are needed: Canned tuna and chicken, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, soup.

Please leave your donation in the box in the Rye Y’s lobby.

More of our neighbors go hungry or struggle with food insecurity than we know. Together, we can make a real difference!

The Rye Y's Togetherhood program engages volunteers of all ages in community service projects. For more information, contact denise@ryeymca.org.

 

  

   

  

 

 

 

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Charities Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:23:23 -0400
Return to Eighth Grade and meet the filmmaker on July 19 at Jacob Burn Film Center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4775-return-to-eighth-grade-and-meet-the-filmmaker-on-july-19-at-jacob-burn-film-center4775-return-to-eighth-grade-and-meet-the-filmmaker-on-july-19-at-jacob-burn-film-center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4775-return-to-eighth-grade-and-meet-the-filmmaker-on-july-19-at-jacob-burn-film-center4775-return-to-eighth-grade-and-meet-the-filmmaker-on-july-19-at-jacob-burn-film-center

Return to ‘Eighth Grade’ this July 19 at Jacob Burn Film Center beginning at 8:00 pm and experience what it’s like for a young adolescent to grow up in a time where social media dominates.

Eighth Grade is centered on thirteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) who endures the tidal wave of suburban adolescence in the age of social media as she makes her way through the last week of middle school – the end of her thus far disastrous eight grade year – before she begins high school. Eight Grade is filmmaker and comedian Bo Burnham’s first film and premiered at this year’s the Sundance Film Festival. Trailer: https://bit.ly/2pcxWgq

Following the screening will be a Q&A with filmmaker/comedian Bo Burnham with JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin.

If interested in attending, let me know and happy to accommodate.

Tickets: $20 (members), $25 (nonmembers)

 

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kerry@ducey.org ( Jacob Burn Film Center) Life Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:21:00 -0400
State Police and local law enforcement to crackdown on seat belt use in State Parks https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4776-state-police-and-local-law-enforcement-to-crackdown-on-seat-belt-use-in-state-parks4776-state-police-and-local-law-enforcement-to-crackdown-on-seat-belt-use-in-state-parks https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4776-state-police-and-local-law-enforcement-to-crackdown-on-seat-belt-use-in-state-parks4776-state-police-and-local-law-enforcement-to-crackdown-on-seat-belt-use-in-state-parks

The New York State Police, the New York State Park Police and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee are partnering to ensure that visitors to state parks are buckling up for safety.
 
“BUNY in the Parks” is an enforcement and educational campaign to ensure that visiting motorists and their passengers properly buckle-up their seatbelts while traveling inside state parks, and to teach the importance of properly securing our youngest visitors in approved child safety seats. This year’s campaign will be held from Saturday, July 14, 2018 to Monday, August 13, 2018.
 
Since New York State became the first state in the nation to enact a primary seatbelt law, effective January 1, 1985, countless lives have been saved.  The seatbelt compliance rate has steadily increased, reaching 93% in New York State in 2017. However, motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for children. Additionally, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2016, more than one-third (35%) of children under the age of 13 killed in car crashes were not restrained using seat belts, car seats or booster seats.

During the 2017 BUNY in the Parks campaign, State Police and State Park Police issued more than 43,089 total tickets. That included 929 tickets for child restraint violations, and 1,921 tickets for adult seatbelt violations.  

Highlights of New York State's occupant restraint law:

  • In the front seat, the driver and each passenger must wear a seat belt, one person per belt. The driver and front-seat passengers aged 16 or older can be fined up to $50 each for failure to buckle up.
  • Every occupant, regardless of age or seating position, must use a safety restrain when riding with driver who has a junior license or learner permit.
  • Each passenger under age 16 must wear a seat belt or use an appropriate child safety restraint system. The restraint system must comply with the child height and weight recommendations determined by the manufacturer. Depending on the size of the child, the restraint system may be a safety seat or a booster seat used in combination with a lap and shoulder belt.
  • The driver must make sure that each passenger under age 16 obeys the law. The driver can be fined $25 to $100 and receive up to three driver license penalty points for each violation.
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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:08:00 -0400