Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:02:27 -0400 HamletHub.com Yonkers St. Pat's Parade https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4815-yonkers-st-pat-s-parade4815-yonkers-st-pat-s-parade https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4815-yonkers-st-pat-s-parade4815-yonkers-st-pat-s-parade

The celebration of the magnificent Emerald Isle is not over yet. Yonkers will host it's 63rd annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.

Come join the fun on McLean Avenue. 

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Neighbors Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:48:34 -0400
March For Our Lives Event This Weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4814-march-for-our-lives-event-this-weekend4814-march-for-our-lives-event-this-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4814-march-for-our-lives-event-this-weekend4814-march-for-our-lives-event-this-weekend


For those of you who are interested in taking part in the nation-wide March For Our Lives movement this Saturday March 24, there is an official March happening locally in Mamaroneck. It starts at the Rye Neck High School at 2:30PM and ends at Florence Park Mamaroneck.

  •       Get your walking shoes on and MAKE POSTERS in support of SCHOOL SAFETY - these will make our message crystal clear as we wind our way through local streets
  •       We will meet at the GIANT ROCK out front of RN High School at 300 Hornidge Road at 2:30 pm sharp
  •       Join us for a peaceful gathering immediately following the march in Florence Park from approximately 3:30p-4:30p where there will be speakers and food trucks
  •       Please spread the word to your friends in local and surrounding towns as well as anyone who cares about keeping our schools safe - the more the merrier!

Link if you are not on social media.


March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to student-led activism around ending gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools today. On March 24, we will take to the streets to demand that our safety become a priority.

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Events Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:52:42 -0400
Get Ready to Rock this summer at the 2018 Brewster Music Festival Set for June 9 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4813-get-ready-to-rock-this-summer-at-the-2018-brewster-music-festival-set-for-june-94813-get-ready-to-rock-this-summer-at-the-2018-brewster-music-festival-set-for-june-9 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4813-get-ready-to-rock-this-summer-at-the-2018-brewster-music-festival-set-for-june-94813-get-ready-to-rock-this-summer-at-the-2018-brewster-music-festival-set-for-june-9

Free family-friendly event includes live music, children's activities, raffles and more. Vendors Spaces Available

Tired of snow and winter? Then get ready to rock into the summer of 2018 at the 2nd Annual Brewster Music Festival on June 9, 2018 from 12-6PM at Wells Park at 98 Oak Street in Brewster. The rain date is June 10, 2018. This FREE family-friendly event includes live performances by local bands and artists, children’s activities, food trucks, raffles, vendor and community booths. 

The Cultural Arts Coalition, who is currently working towards restoring the Old Town Hall Theater located on Main Street, is coordinating this annual fundraising event with media sponsor Brewster HamletHub. “The Brewster Music Festival is an opportunity for the community to gather together to celebrate the beginning of summer,” explains Judy Marano, Cultural Arts Coalition President, “We are partnering with local businesses and organizations to provide more activities while providing a free concert with some of the most talented musicians in our area.”

Bands include Special Sauce, Analogue, The Soul Proprietors and Fresh Paint with sound provided by K Bays Sound Concepts. Between sets, solo artists Frank Funigiello, Jr. and Jeffrey Marano will entertain the crowd. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy games and great local live music. A children’s area will be set up with activities and crafts provided by local children’s organizations including Apple Moms in the Hudson Valley.

Local businesses, organizations, crafters, artists and artisans are encouraged to apply for a 10x10 booth space. To express interest, please visit our website to complete an application by April 10, 2018. Booth space is available for $50 plus a donation of an item valued at $20 or more for the Cultural Arts Coalition raffle.

Volunteers are invited to email info@CulturalArtsCo.com to express their interest. For more information and to apply for a booth space, call (845) 363 – 8330,  email info@culturalartscoalition.com or visit www.CulturalArtsCo.com or www.BrewsterMusicFestival.com.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Cultural Arts Coalition) Events Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:20:09 -0400
Con Ed Customers Can File for Damages https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4812-con-ed-customers-can-file-for-damages4812-con-ed-customers-can-file-for-damages https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4812-con-ed-customers-can-file-for-damages4812-con-ed-customers-can-file-for-damages


If you lost food, medicine, or other items during the latest two nor'easters, Con Ed will reimburse you.



Customers Impacted by Nor’easters 

We regret that we were unable to provide reliable restoration times for many customers during these storms. Con Edison will reimburse customers for food and prescription medicine spoilage if they lost power for at least three consecutive days or more during the two nor'easters that slammed the region recently.

Customers may receive reimbursement for up to $225, or up to $515 with receipts.
Reimbursement Form
Formulario de reembolso

Business owners are eligible for food spoilage reimbursements up to $10,200 with receipts.
Reimbursement Form
Formulario de reembolso

aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:36:21 -0400
Blind Brook Board of Ed Workshop Meeting https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/4810-blind-brook-board-of-ed-workshop-meeting4810-blind-brook-board-of-ed-workshop-meeting https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/4810-blind-brook-board-of-ed-workshop-meeting4810-blind-brook-board-of-ed-workshop-meeting

Dear Members of the Blind Brook Community:

On Saturday, March 17th, there will be a Board of Education workshop meeting for the 2018-2019 budget.  The workshop will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Monroe E. Haas Instructional Media Center (Library) at the Blind Brook Middle School/High School. Administrators will be presenting on various aspects of the proposed 2018-2019 budget. A tentative schedule for the workshop can be found below. Times listed are approximate and subject to change during the course of the meeting. 

Blind Brook MS/HS Library

Saturday March 17, 2018

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Opening Remarks Mr. Jeffrey Diamond
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Budget Overview
Administrative & Capital Budgets
Dr. Jonathan Ross
 9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Curriculum & Instruction
Professional Development

Library & Media Services

Dr. Colin Byrne

Mr. Charles Von Hollen

 9:25 AM -   9:45 AM Elementary School Mrs. Tracy Taylor
 9:45 AM -  10:05 AM Middle School Mr. Todd Richard
10:05 AM - 10:25 AM High School & Guidance Mr. Derek Schuelein
10:25 AM - 10:40 AM 15-Minute Break  
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Pupil Services & Special Education
Health Services
Mr. Harry Burg
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Extra-Curricular & Athletics Mr. DJ Goldman
11:15 AM - 11:20 AM Transportation Services Dr. Jonathan Ross
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Budget Wrap-up & Future Dates Dr. Jonathan Ross
11:30 AM Final Comments/Q&A Mr. Jeffrey Diamond


annaleder@yahoo.com (Anna Leder) Politics Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:12:47 -0400
Lunch At Scala https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4809-lunch-at-scala4809-lunch-at-scala https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4809-lunch-at-scala4809-lunch-at-scala

No need to travel to Italy! Join us here at the Rye Free Reading Room for six Mondays at noon (bring lunch or a snack) and watch some of the most popular operas ever recorded at Italy's famed La Scala. Noon - 3 pm March 12 - La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
March 19 - Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano
March 26 - La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini
April 2 - La Cenerentola by Giachino Rossini
April 9 - Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
April 16 - Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Neighbors Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:27:54 -0400
Why Does Writing the College Essay Frighten 17 Year Olds? https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4807-why-does-writing-the-college-essay-frighten-17-year-olds4807-why-does-writing-the-college-essay-frighten-17-year-olds https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4807-why-does-writing-the-college-essay-frighten-17-year-olds4807-why-does-writing-the-college-essay-frighten-17-year-olds


Why is it that, after writing so many school essays, research and history papers, procrastinating writing that college essay becomes a common ordeal, one that even the most diligent of students appear to suffer through?  Students’ advanced placement courses, GPA, after-school curricula, music and community service all profile hard-working, highly successful candidates, but where is “the me nobody knows” that admissions counselors crave to discover?  How do students who have written countless objective reports reveal the soft underbelly side of themselves, which is exactly what those who decide among qualified candidates need and want to discover in order to lift that candidate off the page?


The buzz from the admissions people is that when they must vet through the hundreds of qualified students vying for those few, competitive acceptance spots, the deciding factor often comes down to a well-written, polished and organized essay that reveals a side of the candidate that little else in their file does.  The idea of becoming vulnerable, introspective, funny, self-deprecating or outrageous is scary for teens who have spent their high school careers writing measured and serious essays. So it is no wonder that many students leave this as the last part of the college application process, while they are better off to start writing drafts based on the common application essay prompts or those given on the applications for schools that require additional writings.


Make sure your essay is original in thoughts, puts yourself “out there,” is organized in content, directed to where your theme is headed, and that the grammar and punctuation are polished and correct.  This occasion is one where the seasoned eye of a professional essay coach can be an excellent investment in time and money. She/he can help you work through this process in order to create a stellar essay that is wholly original, effective and shows you DO have the ability to successfully tackle this major part of the college application process.  As they say in Latin, Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!) and good luck to you.

About the author-  A former principal of public and private schools, Dr. Norma Irom is an experienced educator and private tutor.  She is also the founder of The Reading/Writing Connection, an educational consulting firm that serves students from grades 1-12, offering individual academic support and specializing in the preparation of the college essay writing and application process for older students.  She works in Rye and can be contacted at drnormairom@gmail.com.  Check out her website to learn more!

annaleder@yahoo.com (Dr. Norma Irom) Life Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:02:18 -0400
Rye YMCA Members Team with The Sharing Shelf to Help Families https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/4808-rye-ymca-members-team-with-the-sharing-shelf-to-help-families-15208694714808-rye-ymca-members-team-with-the-sharing-shelf-to-help-families-1520869471 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/4808-rye-ymca-members-team-with-the-sharing-shelf-to-help-families-15208694714808-rye-ymca-members-team-with-the-sharing-shelf-to-help-families-1520869471



Rye Y members and friends once again rallied around Westchester families during a recent children’s clothing drive for The Sharing Shelf in Port Chester. Organized by the Y’s Togetherhood Committee, the project gave members the opportunity to donate seasonal clothing for babies, children and teens and to volunteer during a day of service at The Sharing Shelf’s warehouse.

The Sharing Shelf is a program of Family Services of Westchester. The volunteer-run organization collects new and gently-used children’s clothing for ages 0-17 and distributes it at no cost to children in need through social service agencies, teachers and others. Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages Y members in community service.

The project was coordinated by Togetherhood Committee members Mary Ellen Garcia and Kate Beeby. Garcia, a teacher in the Pelham School District, observed “The Sharing Shelf is an ideal Togetherhood project because it’s local, direct, and it’s a great way to give back, make friends and have fun! We’re encouraged to shop local so it’s nice to donate local with our time and resources.”

From February 5-9, Rye Y members repeatedly filled a large box in the Y’s lobby with winter and spring clothing. By the end of the drive, 36 bags and three boxes of kids’ clothes had been collected and delivered to The Sharing Shelf. Beeby, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck, brought eight of those bags from St. Thomas’s thrift shop. Five Togetherhood volunteers worked in the Y’s lobby, accepting, sorting and picking up donations.

On the morning of Saturday, February 10, another group of Rye Y members—9 adults and teens —arrived at The Sharing Shelf’s warehouse ready to roll up their sleeves and help sort and organize the vast amount of donated clothing that passes through the facility.

“We’re grateful to all of the Y members and friends who made this project a success,” remarked Denise Woodin, the Rye Y’s Director of Community Impact and Social Responsibility. “Thanks to their contributions of clothing, time and positive energy, we were able to make a difference for families who need a helping hand.”

Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Charities Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:43:38 -0400
Spring Ahead Weekend is HERE! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4805-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here-15199516024805-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here-1519951602 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4805-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here-15199516024805-spring-ahead-weekend-is-here-1519951602

It's time to spring ahead! Tomorrow night, Saturday, March 10, most responsible Americans set their clocks ahead and kiss goodbye (or goodnight) the hour we won't see again until November.

Daylight Saving Time 2018 (note: it is Saving is singular) begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4.

What does this mean?  At 2 a.m. on Sunday, you will lose an hour or spring forward an hour and the correct time will be 3 a.m.  This hour is not lost forever.  On November 3, the clocks will be readjusted backward and you will gain an hour.

For many of us, the adjustment of clocks will be minimal since smartphones, tablets, computers and more adjust automatically.  However, the adjustment of our body clocks might take a bit longer, so prepare yourself for a "tired Monday!"

The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, aka, the 'early to be, early to rise' guy, back in 1784.

National Geographic documents some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time in an article titled Daylight Saving Time: When Does It Begin? And Why?. Read it here.

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Life Sat, 10 Mar 2018 02:45:52 -0500
2018 Spring/Summer Brochure Is Now Online For Viewing & Registration Begins Soon! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4804-2018-spring-summer-brochure-is-now-online-for-viewing-registration-begins-soon4804-2018-spring-summer-brochure-is-now-online-for-viewing-registration-begins-soon https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4804-2018-spring-summer-brochure-is-now-online-for-viewing-registration-begins-soon4804-2018-spring-summer-brochure-is-now-online-for-viewing-registration-begins-soon






Our 2018 Spring/Summer Brochure Is Now Online For Viewing



Online Registration Begins On

Wednesday, March 14th At 9:30PM

*Please Keep In Mind That Waiting To Register For Programs May Cause Programs To Be Cancelled 

Due To Lack Of Enrollment*





annaleder@yahoo.com (Rye Brook Rec.) Life Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:01:44 -0500
George Latimer Angry at Con Ed https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/4806-george-latimer-angry-at-con-ed4806-george-latimer-angry-at-con-ed https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/4806-george-latimer-angry-at-con-ed4806-george-latimer-angry-at-con-ed

Today, after sitting through one hour of a group phone call with Con Ed and municipal officials, I had had enough.

I had listened to angry residents for six straight days. I tried to calm them down. I fought for them - visited their homes, called some. Saw the downed trees for myself; visited the warming centers on consecutive nights. I heard local Mayors and Supervisors - friends in both parties - pleading for attention and help. Good men and women who simply want to solve their people's problems. And yet, each one was left out of the decision of how to best help solve their problems. I went down to see the working men who came from Indiana and Michigan and Wisconsin and Quebec queuing up at Playland, 1,000 miles from home to help us. To risk their life with high voltage work. They're not in a corporate boardroom.

And I realized that the local officials and I are always accountable at the next election. And the top level Con Ed Management crew are barely accountable at all to their public. They can insist on following their procedures, thumb their nose at governments and the public and likely skate through this, blaming Mother Nature.

Not blaming their poor assessment of storm ferocity in advance. Not blaming their late call for mutual aid from far away; not staffing up fully in Saturday, or putting a full court press to assess the full scope of the human need and letting that influence the priority targets.

And when they set a goal, and clearly missed it.... When they had misinformation in their robocalls and in their website.... when they didn't adjust their strategies to include locals in their decision process ... I had had enough. Historically, I've worked well with Con Ed personnel on issues. Jane Skolnick and Orlando Alves and others have always been gracious and good friends.

But the rigidity at the top - the unwillingness to admit they needed to respond differently - it was Sandy all over again. And I thought about so many folk suffering so much in the dark, and in the cold, unheard by a structure that wouldn't listen to their pain.

I got criticized for quoting "Keep Calm and Carry On" but after TWO days. But after FIVE days, I'm angry. And I want to see a price paid by those who were unmoved by the suffering. Who didn't go out each of the five nights. And made decisions without feeling their pain.

So I'm not going to wait for PSC analysis I Want an acknowledgment and a contrition.!i may not get it, but I want it for all the people who aren't County Executive but who suffer tonight and can't get satisfaction.

In so many ways, my County Executive term was unexpected. I was not the likely candidate 14 months ago. I was well outspent. Less well known. Not a flamboyant pol, not a snappy dresser, don't carry an ethnic constituency or a demographic base. I don't look like "change".

But I bleed real blood for the people of this county. For some, I'm just a liberal - but they know nothing of me other than my party. I beat their guy and In the enemy.

I'm not obsessed by re election nor by running for higher office at age 64.

But by God, I'm not afraid to BE County Executive. I wasn't afraid to run in a tough race - again - and put my will up against 1,000 disadvantages. To take a negative beating in mailings and attacks and soldier through no matter what. It didn't begin in this election. It began 30 years ago in an "unwinnable" City a council race that I won. 60 years ago in the Southside of Mt. Vernon. Internet trolls touting their extreme rhetoric on line doesn't faze me - bullying people don't faze me.

I'm here now by luck or not and I'm gonna do what I think is right.

And this time, I'm right. The top crew at Con Ed must go. A new team, new attitudes of cooperation - new flexibility to win back a disaffected constituency.

aseward100@aol.com (George Latimer) Politics Thu, 08 Mar 2018 20:54:52 -0500
Metro-North to Operate Reduced Service on Wednesday, March 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/4802-metro-north-to-operate-reduced-service-on-wednesday-march-74802-metro-north-to-operate-reduced-service-on-wednesday-march-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/4802-metro-north-to-operate-reduced-service-on-wednesday-march-74802-metro-north-to-operate-reduced-service-on-wednesday-march-7

For Wednesday (March 7th) Metro-North will operate a reduced weekday schedule with some combined/cancelled trains during the AM and PM Peak.  Hourly service will commence after 8 PM to ensure customer safety during the storm. Customers should anticipate delays due to the effects of the winter storm throughout our service territory. Please travel only if necessary.

Customers can use our interactive schedules page at http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm for train times or use the Train Time App.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (MTA) Public safety Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:31:03 -0500
Heavy Snowstorm Forecast for Wednesday, Winter Storm Warnings Issued https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4803-heavy-snowstorm-forecast-for-wednesday-winter-storm-warnings-issued4803-heavy-snowstorm-forecast-for-wednesday-winter-storm-warnings-issued https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/4803-heavy-snowstorm-forecast-for-wednesday-winter-storm-warnings-issued4803-heavy-snowstorm-forecast-for-wednesday-winter-storm-warnings-issued

The GFS, EURO and NAM models are in fairly good agreement that a large winter storm will impact our area on Wednesday.  
Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, except 10 to 15 inches across interior portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, and most of interior southern Connecticut. Locally higher amounts are possible.
The following forecast is based on a blend of the GFS and NAM models: 
Wednesday Morning: Light snow and flurries are forecast to move into the state between 4:00 – 6:00 AM.  The snow is forecast to remain light during the morning rush hour with just a minor impact expected on travel between 7:00 – 9:00 AM.  The snow is forecast to become steady and moderate at times between 9:00 AM and Noon with 1” – 2” of accumulation mainly on grassy areas by noon.
Wednesday Afternoon: Snow intensity increasing and becoming heavy at times by 3:00 PM.  The snow could become very heavy with snowfall rates of 1” – 3” per hour between 3:00 - 7:00 PM.  A rain / snow line is expected to move into southeastern Connecticut and stretch from East Lyme to North Stonington by 4:00 PM.  The impact on the afternoon rush hour is forecast to be major with heavy snow falling across most of the state, several inches of snow on most roads and low visibilities.  Highs are forecast to be in the low 30’s with Northeast winds gusting to 25 MPH at times. 
Wednesday Evening and Overnight: Snow heavy at times is forecast to change to a mix or rain southeast of a line from East Haven to Willimanticby 7:00 PM.  The impact on evening travel is expected to range from minor in Southeastern CT to Major in the Hartford / Stamford areas and the NW hills with a deep snowpack on most roads.  Any mix is expected to change back to snow by late evening and the snow is forecast to taper off to lighter snow between 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  Light snow is expected to continue overnight and end completely by early Thursday morning.  There is still expected to be a minor to moderate impact on the Thursday morning rush hour.  
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor this approaching storm.  
Click HERE for additional information.
kerry@ducey.org (NOAA) Life Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:28:25 -0500
Concussions: What You Need to Know on March 24 at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/4800-concussions-what-you-need-to-know-on-march-24-at-chappaqua-performing-arts-center4800-concussions-what-you-need-to-know-on-march-24-at-chappaqua-performing-arts-center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/4800-concussions-what-you-need-to-know-on-march-24-at-chappaqua-performing-arts-center4800-concussions-what-you-need-to-know-on-march-24-at-chappaqua-performing-arts-center

"Concussions: What You Need to Know" on Saturday, March 24 beginning at 1:30 pm at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua.

Concussions can happen to the best of us - even the hard-headed ones. Northern Westchester Hospital is offering a free program on concussions at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The program will include a showing of the movie Concussion starring Will Smith. Immediately following the movie a panel of expert clinicians from Northern Westchester Hospital will lead a discussion and a Q&A session.

Learn more about this event and register HERE.


Tarad@hamlethub.com (New Castle Parks & Rec) Public safety Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:22:41 -0500
Greenwich Art Society 101st Annual Members Exhibit Opens March 9 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4799-greenwich-art-society-101st-annual-members-exhibit-opens-march-94799-greenwich-art-society-101st-annual-members-exhibit-opens-march-9 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4799-greenwich-art-society-101st-annual-members-exhibit-opens-march-94799-greenwich-art-society-101st-annual-members-exhibit-opens-march-9

The Greenwich Art Society proudly presents its 101st Annual Members Exhibition, a major exhibition comprised of artwork by Greenwich Art Society members. The show takes place at The Bendheim Gallery on the 2nd floor at Greenwich Art Center from March 9, 2018, thru April 13, 2018. There will be a public reception on Friday, March 16 from 6:30pm-8pm with a special VIP walk and talk tour with the juror on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30-7:00. The Art Center / Bendheim Gallery is located at 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830.

The Greenwich Art Society 101st Annual Members Exhibition will exhibit a diverse range of works by its members and will be juried by a curator from one of the major NYC museums. The Annual Members Exhibition is highly competitive, drawing fine artists from the entire tri-state region. Many of the Society’s artists/members are locally and regionally recognized for their work and have shown in galleries and art fairs in NYC and beyond.

Juror: Randall R. Griffey is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Prior to the Metropolitan, Griffey held curatorial positions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (1999 – 2008) and the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (2008 – 2012).  Among his publications are the journal article “Marsden Hartley’s Aryanism:  Eugenics in a FinnishYankee Sauna,” in American Art (Smithsonian Institution) in 2008 and the essay “Reconsidering ‘The Soil’: The Stieglitz Circle, Regionalism, and Cultural Eugenics in the 1920s,” in the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties in 2011.  Both of these publications were recognized with awards from the Association of Art Museum Curators. At the Metropolitan, Griffey has organized Reimagining Modernism:1900 – 1950, a comprehensive reinterpretation of the museum’s collections of European and American modern painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and design. He also co-curated Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered and, most recently, Marsden Hartley’s Maine.

Anna Patalano, president of G.A.S. says: “Please join us for both the public reception and VIP tour. The show’s award-winning artists will attend for a meet and greet with the VIP’s and juror.”

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Greenwich Art Society ) Events Mon, 05 Mar 2018 05:21:13 -0500