Rye's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/rye Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:45:38 -0400 HamletHub.com New Public Art: Triquetra for Healing https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4851-the-rye-arts-center-15397021914851-the-rye-arts-center-1539702191 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4851-the-rye-arts-center-15397021914851-the-rye-arts-center-1539702191

The latest installment of The Rye Arts Center’s Public Art Initiative, Triquetra for Healing by Julia Sinelnikova, gives us just one more reason to spend some time outside before it gets cold.

Ranging from seven to ten-feet-tall these three modular hand-welded steel sculptures have curvy legs and large flat discs at their centers. Each centerpiece has transparent colored acrylic panels that are modeled after geographical borders and inspired by both the concept and design of the “mandala”. The panels create healing light patterns that filter to the ground in a stained-glass effect.

Triquetra for Healing represents the power of unity and healing. It aims to bring neighborhood residents of all ages together to enjoy the alluring light effects from the sun.

“Transparency and light are key elements in my sculptural work, in both concept and technique. Living in a world greatly controlled by technology, I utilize transparent sculpture elements and light play as a metaphor – intangible structures controlling physical space, just as digital functions control human life. The development of immersive environments which can be interacted with by the audience is my primary artistic focus, in an age when art is increasingly presented in 2D and digital formats.” - Artist, Julia Sinelnikova

Sinelnikova is an interdisciplinary artist who works with holograms, performance, and digital culture. Her light installations have been exhibited internationally, and she has performed widely as The Oracle of Vector Gallery. She has received commissions from NYC Parks Department, Pace University, Michael Madden (Maroon 5), and more. Selected profiles of her work have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, Artnet, Huffington Post, and more. Her work has been presented at the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, The Oulu Museum of Art, and Williamsburg Art & Historical Center. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from The Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Triquetra for Healing was installed in front of The Rye Arts Center on Friday, October 5 and will remain on view through the fall of 2018. All are invited to join us for a free Artist’s Talk with Julia Sinelnikova on Thursday, October 25, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

This installation is part of The Rye Arts Center Public Art Initiative, spearheaded by local artist, Bob Clyatt. This program is made possible by grants from ArtsWestchester, The New York State Council on the Arts, and The Westchester Community Foundation, and through the generous support of hundreds of donors and members.

 

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noahopitz@ryeartscenter.org (The Rye Arts Center) Places Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:02:27 -0400
Rye Resident Launches New Career Planning Platform https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4852-rye-resident-launches-new-career-planning-platform4852-rye-resident-launches-new-career-planning-platform https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4852-rye-resident-launches-new-career-planning-platform4852-rye-resident-launches-new-career-planning-platform

HELLO CAREER GURU, THE FIRST AI POWERED CAREER PLANNING PLATFORM,

CREATES A GAME PLAN FOR WOMEN WITH AN EYE ON THE C-SUITE 



Hello Career Guru’s algorithms and unique data sets create a customized dashboard outlining career growth strategies including needed job training, skill set development, tailored content and curation of current women’s conferences and events. Available on phone, computer and eventually through voice integration, Hello Career Guru will aggregate learning marketplaces and facilitate coach, mentor and peer networking matches. Hello Career Guru will help women map out a successful game plan and machine learning ensures the platform will evolve and grow with their careers.

 

In order to develop the platform, Hello Career Guru launched a crowdfunding campaign on ifundwomen, a fundraising network exclusively for female founders. Reaching the $30,000 goal will provide working capital for the coding and design of the minimum viable product to run a dedicated set of beta testers through the platform for proof of concept. This outcome will guide the development of the full product and provide a set of key performance indicators (KPI’s) for a seed round of fundraising.

 

Hello Career Guru fills a large unmet need in the marketplace. There is a serious lack of women in the C-suite, despite research that shows companies with women in the C-suite and on corporate boards are more profitable.  “A busy, working woman doesn’t have the the extra 10 hours a week needed to develop a plan for advancement, and 40% of working women find that their companies aren’t helping their development either,” says Suzanna Keith, founder and CEO of Hello Career Guru. “Our platform will provide a custom curated dashboard of content, networking opportunities and events to close the needs gap in job training and to recommend innovative strategies for career growth.”

 

“This is not just a ‘nice to have,’ career growth for a woman is a must have. Women have more obstacles in their paths” says Mercedes Riley, CFO of Hello Career Guru. “Hello Career Guru will give women a leg up. That is better for families, 60% of households now require two incomes.” The latest McKinsey & Co and Lean In “Women in the Workplace” study says that most C-suite promotions are earned by people who work their way up the leadership line, but women are falling off that line at the managerial level. Hello Career Guru’s mission is to empower women to optimize their best career.

 

“Our leadership team recognizes that there are different paths to the C-suite and the path is more difficult for women of color,” says Kendall Egan, COO of Hello Career Guru, “Through our development of code and diversity in our datasets, we recognize that each woman’s story and climb up the corporate ladder is different.” Respect for diversity and empathy for each woman’s unique path are Hello Career Guru’s core values.

 

The Hello Career Guru crowdfunding campaign is open for the next 45 days and every dollar of fundraising advances the launch of the custom curated career planning platform.  

 

For more information about the crowdfunding campaign, an explanatory video and a more detailed description of the technology visit the Hello Career Guru ifundwomen crowdfunding page. Visit the website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Life Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:56:46 -0400
Great Opportunity for Kids to Serve and Learn https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4850-great-opportunity-for-kids-to-serve-and-learn4850-great-opportunity-for-kids-to-serve-and-learn https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4850-great-opportunity-for-kids-to-serve-and-learn4850-great-opportunity-for-kids-to-serve-and-learn

The Rye Free Reading Room is recruiting students from kindergarten to 3rd grade for our new Reading Buddies program where children will read to residents from the Osborn Home. My kids have participated in this program and really enjoyed it.

Pairing young readers with older listeners will help kids strengthen their reading skills by improving vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, and gain reading and public speaking confidence. Together everyone benefits from hearing stories read aloud and by engaging in this personal interaction and different experience. Please contact the Children's Room at 914-231-3162 for more information or to sign up.

       
Next date:
 
        Friday Oct 12, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 PM          
 
 
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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Places Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:54:32 -0400
Rye Neck Students Spread Kindness https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4849-rye-neck-students-spread-kindness4849-rye-neck-students-spread-kindness https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4849-rye-neck-students-spread-kindness4849-rye-neck-students-spread-kindness

 

Rye Neck Middle School students spread kindness with peace dove paintings

Sixth-graders at Rye Neck Middle School are spreading kindness, peace and positive messages throughout their school, thanks to an art project they recently completed in teacher Trisha Appel’s art classes.

Inspired by Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and his famous antiwar painting called “Guernica,” the students created their own original paintings that incorporated the international symbol of peace – a white dove – at the center of their work.

“The students used the dove as a means to carry their message throughout their work,” Appel said. “Many expressed how their doves were being used to show a positive message and bring that message to others as they view their work.”

Using pencils and paper, the students first sketched out their ideas before painting their compositions with watercolor paints. Then, they painted their dove white with tempera paint to make it stand out, and later outlined it in black oil pastels or black pencils to either smooth out the edges for a softer look or create a crispier edge. They also incorporated different words of encouragement, scenes of nature, landscapes, people and city skylines to help express their messages of peace, kindness and positivity. As a final step to the project, the young artists added borders to their finished works and reflected on the experience.

“In my project, the dove is rising with the sun – with the rays of different words that describe peace, such as hope, love, peace, joy, life, grace, unity, pride,” said sixth-grader Samina Quli, who added that her dove is rising to bring hope to a new day. “When people look at my painting, I hope they feel a bit happier. In darkness, you can always find a speck of light.”

The students’ work also directly aligns with the No Place for Hate program at Rye Neck Middle School, which was spearheaded by sixth-grade guidance counselor Meegan Lawlor as a way to promote kindness within the school community.

“The peace dove art project will be used as a visual means for all students to remember to be kind and to stand up for what is right in order to make our school a safe and fun place to be for everyone,” Appel said. “The students liked the idea of being able to brighten up the halls of the middle school with positive messages expressed through their own works of art.”

As sixth-graders work on this project each trimester, their paintings will decorate the middle school halls with messages about peace and kindness throughout the year. In addition, several paintings will be chosen to be displayed at an upcoming exhibit at the Mamaroneck Library, to be held in December.

Photo Captions: 

Photo 1: Rye Neck Middle School sixth-graders Keira Bowers, Christina Pirrone, Mia Rodriguez and Daniela Guedez Ajjam with their completed peace dove art projects.

Photo 2: Rye Neck Middle School sixth-graders Ronan Hendrickx and Nico Doherty complete their peace dove art projects.

Photos courtesy of the Rye Neck Union Free School District

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Life Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:48:03 -0400
Annual Fall Festival Coming Up https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4846-annual-fall-festival-coming-up4846-annual-fall-festival-coming-up https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4846-annual-fall-festival-coming-up4846-annual-fall-festival-coming-up

RYE TOWN PARK AND RYE ARTS CENTER TO HOLD 2ND ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 FROM 11AM TO 3 PM

Rye Town Park and the Rye Arts Center are holding their second annual fall festival at the park. The family oriented event will take place on Saturday, October 20th, from 11 am to 3 pm.

A wide range of activities and events are planned to celebrate the fall season -- a time when crops are being harvested, the leaves are changing colors, and the smells of apple pies and other goodies are in the air.

Among the activities planned are pumpkin painting, face painting, live music and dancing with “Songs For Seeds”, donuts and cider, a petting zoo, piñatas, a bouncy castle, and the ever popular hayrides.

The entry fee for the event is $ 10 for children ages 4 and up. Adults and children 3 and under are free. Parking is also free.

Various refreshments will be available. Besides the Rye Arts Center, sponsors include Friends of Rye Town Park, Longfords Ice Cream, Ophir Sports Academy, and the Ridgeway Garden Center.  

Rye Town Park is located at 95 Dearborn Ave. in the City of Rye, NY.

For further information, people can phone Sara Summa at 914 881-4535. Or, they can see Rye Town Park on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ryetownpark

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Events Tue, 09 Oct 2018 07:11:45 -0400
Greenwich Hospital Launches Hospice Collaboration https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4845-greenwich-hospital-launches-new-hospice-collaboration4845-greenwich-hospital-launches-new-hospice-collaboration https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4845-greenwich-hospital-launches-new-hospice-collaboration4845-greenwich-hospital-launches-new-hospice-collaboration

Greenwich Hospital today announced that is it launching a clinical collaboration with Vitas to improve Hospice care in the community. This new alliance will allow Greenwich Hospital to serve more Hospice patients through a larger program.

The Hospice program at Greenwich has provided excellent, high quality care to many patients over the years, but over the past few years experienced a significant decline in volume and lower than expected community utilization. Because Vitas is a robust independent program, they are able to provide much more comprehensive care to Greenwich patients. They will provide seven-day coverage for Hospice patients including meeting the needs of patients when a hospital admission is required, which will ensure continuity of care.

Vitas has existing clinical collaborations with other Yale New Haven Health hospitals including Bridgeport, Lawrence + Memorial and Yale New Haven. In addition, Yale New Haven Hospital is working with Vitas on a protocol to improve the end state care of patients suffering with chronic cardiovascular disease such as congestive heart failure.

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kerry@ducey.org (Greenwich Hospital) Places Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:14:00 -0400
The Princeton Review is HIRING a Business Development Director for NY Metro and Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4844-the-princeton-review-is-hiring-a-business-development-director-for-ny-metro-and-connecticut4844-the-princeton-review-is-hiring-a-business-development-director-for-ny-metro-and-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4844-the-princeton-review-is-hiring-a-business-development-director-for-ny-metro-and-connecticut4844-the-princeton-review-is-hiring-a-business-development-director-for-ny-metro-and-connecticut

Business Development Director

The Princeton Review is HIRING a full-time Business Development Director to lead a team of 5 Outreach Managers, spanning the entire “NY Metro & CT” areas that serves as The Princeton Review's definitive brand ambassadors for test preparation, online homework help, and admissions programs.

Learn more about this position and APPLY here.

Business Development Directors lead and manage a team to find dynamic ways to partner with leading high schools, colleges, students groups and organizations to prepare America's next generation of great minds! They plan and execute compelling events that engage parents and students to and drive.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of professional experience in sales, client/customer relationship building, and/or event promotion.
  • Experience in test preparation or admissions a plus

Additional qualifications here.

Learn more about this position and APPLY here.

Learn about The Princeton Review here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Thu, 04 Oct 2018 02:39:00 -0400
Maritime Aquarium Invites You Backstage During Feeding Time https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4843-maritime-aquarium-invites-you-backstage-during-feeding-time4843-maritime-aquarium-invites-you-backstage-during-feeding-time https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4843-maritime-aquarium-invites-you-backstage-during-feeding-time4843-maritime-aquarium-invites-you-backstage-during-feeding-time

Maritime Aquarium Invites You Backstage During Feeding Time October 7 and November 4 

Watch and even help with the morning feedings of some of the sharks, rays, turtles and other stars of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in special behind-the-scenes “Feeding Time” programs on Sun., Nov. 4.

This fun experience gives participants exclusive access to some of their favorite marine animals by letting them join educators and the animal-husbandry staff during morning rounds prior to the Aquarium’s opening. Opportunities include:

            •  Feeling the vacuuming power of rays on your palm as you offer morsels in the Shark & Ray Touch Pool.

            •  Hand-feeding a horseshoe crab and diamondback terrapin.

            •  Going above the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit to watch as Aquarium staff feed the 7- and 8-foot sharks prowling just below your feet. Toss in some bonus food for the sharks and the exhibit’s rays and other fish.

            •  Attending a private seal feeding open only to “Feeding Time” participants.

“ ‘Feeding Time’ is a great way to deepen your experiences here at The Maritime Aquarium beyond a typical visit,” said Dave Sigworth, the Aquarium’s spokesman. “The opportunity for interaction with some of our animals is very exciting. And it’s exciting for us to welcome folks ‘backstage’ to demonstrate the quality care that we provide.”

“Feeding Time” starts at 8:30 a.m. Children must be at least 5 years old.

Cost is $40 for adults and $20 for ages 5-12 ($30 and $15 for members).  Aquarium admission at 10 a.m. is included.

Advance registration is required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or register online at www.maritimeaquarium.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dave Sigworth) Places Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:55:00 -0400
Westchester County District Attorney Scarpino Hosts Second Annual Legislative Luncheon https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/politics/4839-westchester-county-district-attorney-scarpino-hosts-second-annual-legislative-luncheon4839-westchester-county-district-attorney-scarpino-hosts-second-annual-legislative-luncheon https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/politics/4839-westchester-county-district-attorney-scarpino-hosts-second-annual-legislative-luncheon4839-westchester-county-district-attorney-scarpino-hosts-second-annual-legislative-luncheon

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. invited State Senators and Assembly members who represent Westchester County to join him and his senior staff for an open discussion on issues and legislation related to criminal justice and law enforcement. This is the second year DA Scarpino hosted the group.

In attendance, State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Shelley Mayer, and State Assembly Members Thomas Abinanti, David Buchwald, Kevin Byrne, Sandy Galef, Steven Otis, Amy Paulin and Gary Pretlow.

For two hours, the group discussed upcoming legislation including bail reform, extreme risk protection orders (red flag bill), discovery reform and the Commission on Prosecutorial Misconduct.  Other topics included new mandates surrounding Raise the Age which go into effect October 1, 2018 (next month), the District Attorney’s School Safety Commission, and reviewing existing marijuana policy.

District Attorney Scarpino said, “As the chief law enforcement officer in Westchester County, I understand the importance of collaboration among the District Attorney’s Office and our partners in government who make the laws we enforce. While I am proud to lead the most skilled, experienced and responsible group of prosecutors in the State, they must have the resources and strongest laws on the books in order to effectively prosecute the crimes that are committed here in our County.”

He added, “The level of commitment demonstrated by everyone in attendance to work together to make our communities safer and more secure is impressive. I look forward to our continued conversations and exchange of ideas.”

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester DA) Politics Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:51:00 -0400
Metro-North Announces Rail Safety Poster Contest for Children https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4842-metro-north-announces-rail-safety-poster-contest-for-children4842-metro-north-announces-rail-safety-poster-contest-for-children https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4842-metro-north-announces-rail-safety-poster-contest-for-children4842-metro-north-announces-rail-safety-poster-contest-for-children

Metro-North Railroad is asking kids to get creative about safety. Metro-North is holding a Rail Safety Poster Contest for students who attend schools within Metro-North’s territory throughout New York and Connecticut.

The contest asks students, from grades pre-K to 12, to create posters illustrating what they believe is most important about rail safety. Students are encouraged to submit as many poster ideas as they’d like, and they’re free to use any art medium they choose for their poster. All artwork must be original. 

TRACKS, the railroad’s safety outreach and education program, is running overseeing the contest.  TRACKS, an acronym for “Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe,” is run by Metro-North’s Office of System Safety; the program earned the Gold Award for Safety, which is the highest safety award presented by the American Public Transportation Association.

This free community outreach program is intended to educate and promote rail safety. TRACKS covers grade crossing safety, rider safety, trespassing and suicide prevention; it’s designed for students, drivers, customers, pedestrians and residents who work and live in or around the communities Metro-North Railroad serves.  

In addition to organizing the kid friendly poster contest, to help make its safety message resonate with young people, TRACKS introduced special ambassadors, a super-hero known as Metro-Man, and his faithful companion, a dog named Tracks. The characters are incorporated into safety presentations and are featured in coloring and activity books that help reinforce the safety message.  Metro-Man - a Metro-North employee dressed in a special costume that features a voice modulator and LED display – and his sidekick Tracks, who is played by a MTA Police Department canine, also make appearances at community events and safety presentations. 

Students can submit posters about any of the key themes covered by the TRACKS program, including: train passenger safety, pedestrian safety, grade crossing safety, trespassing on railroad property and gap safety.   All posters should incorporate the TRACKS slogan “Learn the Facts, Stay Off the Tracks!”, and applicants are encouraged to use hashtags #MNR Tracks and #USRailSafetyWeek.

“Safety is our top priority at Metro-North,” said Catherine Rinaldi, President of Metro-North Railroad. “The poster contest is an original, fun way to promote our safety message and help keep students who live in the railroad’s territory out of harm’s way. Since Metro-North initiated the program in 2016TRACKS has reached 210,000 people, and the poster contest will only serve to amplify this outreach.”

“Our goal is to be out there every day whether it is a school presentation, community or public events and expositions, station or grade crossing outreach events,” said Justin Vonashek, Vice President of System Safety. “We average TRACKS outreach about four to five times per week, and will continue to strive to be out there every day.”

The deadline for contest registration is October 26, and submissions will be accepted until November 30.   One poster will be selected from each grade level group (pre-K, K-3, 4-8 and 9-12).  There is no limit to the number of posters a school can submit. A school may choose to submit one poster as a school representation or multiple posters by individual classrooms, small groups of students or individual students to also represent the school. The winners will be decided and revealed on Monday, January 14th, 2019. 

For more information about TRACKS and the safety poster contest please visit:   http://web.mta.info/mnr/tracks.   

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kerry@ducey.org (Metro North) Public safety Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:10:08 -0400
The Avon Theatre Presents a Documentary Night screening of BREWMASTER on November 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4838-the-avon-theatre-presents-a-documentary-night-screening-of-brewmaster-on-november-74838-the-avon-theatre-presents-a-documentary-night-screening-of-brewmaster-on-november-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4838-the-avon-theatre-presents-a-documentary-night-screening-of-brewmaster-on-november-74838-the-avon-theatre-presents-a-documentary-night-screening-of-brewmaster-on-november-7

The Avon Theatre presents a Documentary Night screening of BREWMASTER on November 7 at 7pm with a post-film Q&A with director Douglas Tirola and producers Susan Bedusa and Danielle Rosen

Purchase tickets online at www.avontheatre.org

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members: $8,

Students & Seniors: $10, Nonmembers: $13.

In 1998 there were less than 1,500 breweries in the United States - now there are over 7,000. BREWMASTER tells the story of the rise of craft beer through two young men pursuing their dreams in the world of beer. Drew is a New York lawyer who wants to start his own brewery. He uses every free moment to make this a reality while preparing for a pitch with a potential investor. Brian, an ex-telemarketer, is studying to become a Master Cicerone - the beer equivalent of a sommelier - which requires taking a test only 13 people have ever passed. Set in the craft beer community, the film features successful brewers Sam Calagione, John and Jen Kimmich, Jim Koch, Garrett Oliver and Rob Tod.

Not Rated | In English | 95 minutes

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKERS:

Douglas Tirola is an award-winning director and producer whose documentaries have been distributed around the world and have premiered at some of the most prestigious film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, HotDocs, and SXSW. His first documentary, AN OMAR BROADWAY FILM, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film was followed up by the award-winning ALL IN – THE POKER MOVIE and the James Beard nominated HEY BARTENDER. His producing credits include: MAKING THE BOYS and FAKE IT SO REAL, both NY Times Critic’s Picks, the award-winning ACTRESS and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE, which won a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as BISBEE ’17, which recently premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His last film, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, features interviews with many alumni and supporters of the National Lampoon. The film had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures nationwide. Douglas has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount, Universal, Fox, Warner Brothers, Sony, and New Line. Earlier in his career, he worked on films with directors Woody Allen, Robert Benton and Penny Marshall.

Susan Bedusa is a documentary film producer and Senior Vice President of Production & Development at 4th Row Films. Her eleven feature documentaries have all premiered at the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Edinburgh and SXSW. Susan’s most recent films include BISBEE ’17 which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance winner KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE, and A&E Indiefilm’s DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. Susan’s other credits include ACTRESS, HEY BARTENDER, AN OMAR BROADWAY FILM, MAKING THE BOYS, and KATI WITH AN I. Before 4th Row, Susan worked alongside Fine Line Founder, Ira Deutchman as his Director of Development at Emerging Pictures. She is currently producing several other features including one about a former heavy metal rockstar turned classical composer. Susan is a graduate of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI where she earned degrees in Journalism and Creative Writing. She graduated from Staples High School in Westport, CT.

Danielle Rosen is a documentary film producer and Vice President of Creative Content at 4th Row Films. Danielle’s interest in non-fiction storytelling began while attending Skidmore College. While studying Psychology and Theater, she was encouraged by a professor to look into documentary filmmaking as a way to incorporate both studies into one medium. From that moment on, Danielle knew she had found her calling.

Danielle was brought on at 4th Row Films as an Associate Producer for AN OMAR

BROADWADY FILM. She then went on to co-produce ALL IN – THE POKER MOVIE, HEY BARTENDER, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD, and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE. Most recently, Danielle has been heading up 4th Row Films’ Creative Content Division where she creates branded entertainment for companies such as Avon, Colgate, McDonalds and Poland Spring. Some highlights include directing a short film for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a web series with Avon, and producing the 2017 Spirited Awards, an annual award show that highlights accomplishments in the cocktail and bartending community.

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kerry@ducey.org (Jeanne Ronan) Places Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:15:00 -0400
Hudson Valley Vegfest Returns For Its Second Big Year https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4837-hudson-valley-vegfest-returns-for-its-second-big-year4837-hudson-valley-vegfest-returns-for-its-second-big-year https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4837-hudson-valley-vegfest-returns-for-its-second-big-year4837-hudson-valley-vegfest-returns-for-its-second-big-year

The Institute for Animal Happiness (www.instituteforanimalhappiness.com) is pleased to again bring this major festival event devoted to vegan living to the Hudson Valley. The event, now in its second year, will take place in the massive events space at Gold’s Fitness Center in Poughkeepsie, NY on November 3rd and 4th , 2018.

HUDSON VALLEY VEGFEST is a showcase celebrating all that comprises the vegan world – from the mouth-watering food (and food justice issues), to human health concerns, caring about animals and humane education, as well as protecting our environment. This year’s installment of this annual event will gather 80+ vendors exemplifying a breathtaking array of delicious foods, game-changing businesses, non-profit organizations devoted to change, chefs, authors, and innovators, both local and from around the country.

This year’s Speakers and Presentations line-up includes voices from across the spectrum of inclusive and compassion-based activism, such as: Alyssa Miller (Deafinitely Vegan), Michael Suchman & Ethan Ciment (Vegan Mos), Omowale Adewale (founder of Black Vegfest and GAMENYC), Carmen Ng and Evelyn Li (Ocka Treats), Robert Grillo (Author and founder, Free From Harm), Scott David (with Compassion Over Killing), Gretchen Primack (activist and poet), Heather Stadler (of Official Fat Vegan), Dr. Milton Mills (featured in the film “What the Health” on Netflix) and so many more.

And once again, HUDSON VALLEY VEGFEST will be zero waste thanks to our partnership with local service, Zero to Go! Last year, trash generated at this event for 2500 attendees was reduced to only six bags going to landfill; everything else, composted and recycled.

HUDSON VALLEY VEGFEST gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors: WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, MadeGood, Zero to Go, and Vegan and Animal Professionals Insurance (VAPI.) Never has there been more interest in veganism and plant-based options, as people become aware of the beneficial aspects of making these choices. The Hudson Valley is poised to take its rightful place as a center for the incredible new plant-strong economy that is emerging around the globe. Visitwww.hvvegfest.org for continuing updates and information.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (VegFest) Events Sun, 30 Sep 2018 14:22:00 -0400
Free Emergency Preparedness Training in New Rochelle https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4836-free-emergency-preparedness-training-in-new-rochelle-on-october-64836-free-emergency-preparedness-training-in-new-rochelle-on-october-6 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4836-free-emergency-preparedness-training-in-new-rochelle-on-october-64836-free-emergency-preparedness-training-in-new-rochelle-on-october-6

New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a free disaster preparedness class at the St. Catherine AME Zion Church of New Rochelle on Saturday, October 6.

The two-hour program begins at 11 a.m.. The church is located at 19 Lincoln Ave, New Rochelle

The event is open to any interested citizens but residents are asked to register in advance, if possible, by contacting Technical Sergeant Matt Kassel to register at 914-944-6509 or emailing him at matthew.k.kassel.mil@mail.mil.

The event is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continuing Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which provides citizens with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

Working with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, troops are conducting these training events across the state.

Since the program's launch in early February 2014, troops have held more than 2,682 , events statewide, and taught over 151,000 citizens how to be better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

The program, designed by DHSES, covers a broad range of emergency-preparedness topics, like developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system.

The Citizen Preparedness Corps has equipped thousands of New Yorkers to respond better to emergencies and disasters, he stressed.

Emergency preparedness is part and parcel of the New York National Guard's mission and experience, according to New York State Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Anthony German.

"The men and women of the New York Army and Air National Guard, who have responded to help their fellow New Yorkers during floods, hurricanes, and snow storms, know first-hand the value of being prepared for emergencies," German said.

"Our Soldiers and Airmen are proud to be part of Governor Cuomo's effort to help our fellow citizens prepare to cope with disasters and emergencies," German added.

For more information on the program and emergency preparedness, visit:www.nyprepare.gov.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (readmedia) Public safety Sat, 29 Sep 2018 04:34:00 -0400
Enjoy a cold one, Rye! https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4840-enjoy-a-cold-one-rye-15381727504840-enjoy-a-cold-one-rye-1538172750 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4840-enjoy-a-cold-one-rye-15381727504840-enjoy-a-cold-one-rye-1538172750

TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!

A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!

In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around Rye. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase  “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).

Here is a list of local breweries near Rye that you can check out:

Name Location Phone Website
Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902-7204 (203) 274-8788 www.halffullbrewery.com
Lock City Brewing 54 Research Dr, Stamford, CT 06906-1428 (203) 313-6454 www.lockcitybrewing.com

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.

For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (National Drink a Beer Day) Neighbors Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:52:52 -0400
“When Science Meets History” Lecture Series Kicks Off at Meeting House https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4835-when-science-meets-history-lecture-series-kicks-off-at-meeting-house4835-when-science-meets-history-lecture-series-kicks-off-at-meeting-house https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4835-when-science-meets-history-lecture-series-kicks-off-at-meeting-house4835-when-science-meets-history-lecture-series-kicks-off-at-meeting-house

A new lecture series called “When Science Meets History” will kick off September 29 at 3 pm at the Meeting House at 624 Milton Road in Rye, NY, with a lecture and book signing by Professor Richard Primack of Boston University. He is the author of the highly praised book Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods.

For the past 15 years, Professor Primack and his team have used Thoreau and Walden Pond, icons of the environmental movement, to track the effects of a warming climate on plants and animals in Concord, Mass. He compares Thoreau’s meticulous mid-19th-century records with present-day data to document the earlier flowering and leafing out times of plants and the more variable response of migratory birds. What would Thoreau tell us to do about global warming if he were alive today?

This work has received extensive media coverage and is now being extended to the autumn season. Presented by the Bird Homestead & Meeting House Conservancy and Central Westchester Audubon. The program is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Admission free. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Rye Meeting House, 624 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580.

914.967.0099

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Events Fri, 28 Sep 2018 04:49:57 -0400