Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:41:32 -0500 HamletHub.com Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College on Dec. 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5241-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here5241-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5241-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here5241-canadian-brass-christmas-time-is-here

Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College on Sunday, December 15, 2019, 7pm

With four decades under their belts, Canadian Brass continues to thrill audiences around the world, and they don’t look like they are letting up anytime soon! We are thrilled to have them heading our way with this program of specially arranged holiday favorites, sure to get you in the spirit of the season.

Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Canadian Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. From trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them – from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects – they do it all with spontaneity, virtuosity, dedication, exceptional skill, and, most of all, loads of fun.

Canadian Brass is: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Brandon Ridenour and Caleb Hudson (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone), and Jeff Nelsen (horn).

Ticket Prices $75 / $50 / $35

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Box office hours are Wednesday – Friday noon to 6pm

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:23:39 -0500
Recipe of the Week: Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5242-recipe-of-the-week-baked-stuffed-acorn-squash5242-recipe-of-the-week-baked-stuffed-acorn-squash https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5242-recipe-of-the-week-baked-stuffed-acorn-squash5242-recipe-of-the-week-baked-stuffed-acorn-squash

Here is another riff on the native American tradition of the Three Sisters – corn, beans, and squash. This recipe uses acorn squash here, and it serves as a vessel for the sweet and pungent bean, corn and tomato filling.


4 large or 6 smaller acorn squash
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for basting
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, diced
1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes with juice, pulsed to a coarse purée in a food processor
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons mild honey, maple syrup or pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar
Salt to taste
½ teaspoon cayenne
3 cups cooked pintos, black beans or red beans, or 2 cans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn kernels
⅔ cup breadcrumbs
2 ounces / 1/2 cup Gruyère, grated


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place squash on a baking sheet and bake 20 minutes, until soft enough to easily cut in half. Wait until cool enough to handle (about 15 minutes), then cut in half (stem to tip) and scoop out seeds and membranes.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add onion. Cook, stirring often, until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add red pepper and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and cook, stirring often, until tomatoes have cooked down slightly, about 5 minutes. Add honey, maple syrup or pomegranate molasses, vinegar, salt and cayenne, and bring to a simmer. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes, until thick and fragrant. Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in beans and corn and simmer another 5 minutes.
  • Oil 1 or 2 baking dishes or a sheet pan that will accommodate all the squash. Season cavities and cut sides of the squash with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil or melted butter. Fill with bean mixture. Mix together bread crumbs, Gruyère and remaining olive oil and sprinkle over the filling. Brush exposed edges of squash with oil. Place in the baking dish or on baking sheet and cover tightly with foil. Bake large squash for 45 minutes, check smaller squash after 30 minutes. The flesh should be easy to penetrate with the tip of a knife. Uncover and return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until breadcrumbs and cheese are lightly browned. Serve hot or warm.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market

Open Every Sunday
(Closed on select holidays)

15 Mount Ebo Road, South
Brewster, New York 10509

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


Support your local farmers market!

keytocomputing@gmail.com (HVRFM) Life Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:09:41 -0500
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail and The Magic Dreidels come to White Plains https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5243-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains5243-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5243-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains5243-a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail-and-the-magic-dreidels-come-to-white-plains

From ‘Oh Bother’ to ‘O Hanukkah!’
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail and The Magic Dreidels come to White Plains
Just in time for the holidays, the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is presenting two plays filled with imagination and wonder to celebrate the season. Created for young people and performed by adults, these plays are fun for the whole family! First up, A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, playing for two performances on Black Friday (Friday, November 29) at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Next, The Magic Dreidels, playing during Hanukkah for two performances: Thursday, December 26 at 2:00 pm and Monday, December 30 at 11:00 am. Join in the fun for these enchanting tales that focus on love, true friendship, and the joy of the holiday season 
In A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, Christopher Robin, tells a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey, lost his tail. In the adventure that follows as Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet gather their friends and a search is organized. Fun and excitement abound In this enchanting musical. 
In The Magic Dreidels, all involved learn discover the close ties of family. When young Jakob meets a goblin who offers him dreidels that work miracles, the town busybody becomes jealous and Jakob’s father lays down the law. Luckily, the holiday works its own magic as everyone learns the true meaning of Hanukkah. 
Tickets are $17 for youth and $22 for adults. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For group sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com. Take in some holiday cheer at these family friendly events full of wonder and imagination!

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail is produced by Stage 2, a program created by WPPAC to bridge the gap between our Education programs 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 https://wppac.com/shows/a-winnie-the-pooh-christmas-tail/
kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:58:00 -0500
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The Chamber of Commerce hosts a downtown holiday family fun event on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. This event involves the closing of Purchase Street with lots of fun activities and performers for the entire family. Again this year we are trying to make it more of a holiday, hometown family festival with lots of crafts, activities and some games. All proceeds go to the Rye Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

annaleder@yahoo.com (Rye Chamber of Commerce) Events Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:04:04 -0500
2019 Tamarack Tower Turkey Trot is Almost Here! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5239-2019-tamarack-tower-turkey-trot-is-almost-here5239-2019-tamarack-tower-turkey-trot-is-almost-here https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5239-2019-tamarack-tower-turkey-trot-is-almost-here5239-2019-tamarack-tower-turkey-trot-is-almost-here




3.5 FUN RUN/1.7 WALK


Registration from: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Race begins at 9:30 a.m. at Port Chester High School stadium side by flag pole

Water, refreshments and snacks will be provided and PRIZES AWARDED

Pre-Registration by November 25, 2019 - $20 Adults/ Students $10

Ticket Cost on Day of Race - $25 Adults/ Students $15

Registration forms available at all Port Chester Schools or by clicking on this link.


annaleder@yahoo.com (Tamarack Tower Organization) Events Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:59:57 -0500
SNL’s Ana Gasteyer brings a night of hilarious holiday cabaret to The Ridgefield Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5238-snl-s-ana-gasteyer-brings-a-night-of-hilarious-holiday-cabaret-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse5238-snl-s-ana-gasteyer-brings-a-night-of-hilarious-holiday-cabaret-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5238-snl-s-ana-gasteyer-brings-a-night-of-hilarious-holiday-cabaret-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse5238-snl-s-ana-gasteyer-brings-a-night-of-hilarious-holiday-cabaret-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse

SNL’s Ana Gasteyer brings Sugar & Booze, a night of hilarious holiday cabaret to The Ridgefield Playhouse on December 18 

Funny lady Ana Gasteyer (“Saturday Night Live,” “The Goldbergs,” “Wine Country”) is sweetening up the holidays with the release of her new holiday album, Sugar & Booze. The collection of festive seasonal songs, classic and original, offer a swinging nod to the vintage holidays of yore with a modern touch and plenty of style. Gasteyer brings her Sugar & Booze tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, December 18 at 8pm with a night of hilarious holiday cabaret that harkens back to the big-band jazz era with a modern and often comedic touchThis show is part of Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series, Barts Tree Service Comedy Series and the Holiday Series. Media partner for this event is 103.7FM Danbury’s New Rock Alternative.               

Sugar & Booze was produced by New York's Downtown nightclub supernova Julian Fleisher and features original songs written by Gasteyer, such as the modern nostalgic title track “Sugar & Booze,” in addition to classics like “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Let it Snow.” The first song to be released from Sugar & Booze is the cheeky, woke original song with a retro-Cuban beat, “Secret Santa,” featuring Maya Rudolph.

Recorded in New York’s iconic Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, Sugar & Booze features a rollicking percussive band, a blazing horn section and is an intoxicating, merry blend of jazz, pop, soul, funk, blues and comedy that will send Holiday spirits soaring. Brimming with creative arrangements on standards such as “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and a retro Mambo “Sleigh Ride,” Gasteyer's soulful, clear vocals breathe a fresh new, and often bemused take on these beloved classics and evokes Holiday nostalgia on its original songs, such as “Nothing Rhymes with Christmas” and “Blue Black Friday.”

“We set out to make a new Holiday album with a throwback feel,” says Gasteyer. “This album is a nod to the swing sound of the ‘50s and ‘60s but with a modern twist. It is festive, with a full-bodied sound, that I hope makes people feel joyful, jolly and gay.” Gasteyer continues, “I love records from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s that never scrimped on sound. That’s hard to do in this day and age, but we sought arrangements that utilized a proper band, including horn and percussion and created as full and lush a sound. The holidays are also the one time of year we can let it rip, so we wanted to make a record that was festive, fun and celebratory. A holiday record should land on a turntable and create a warm, uplifting ambiance, leaving you free to tend bar, wrap presents and live in the magical moment.”            

Sugar & Booze is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut album I’m Hip. Gasteyer has toured with her band, performing what she calls her 'Happy Jazz’ act since 2016, delighting audiences and critics nationwide, with her “high-octane vocals”, “a topnotch swingin’ ensemble” and “exuberant and rollicking entertainment.”  Of her two-week residency at the famed Cafe Carlyle, Stephen Holden of the New York Times raved about Gasteyer’s “strong singing voice that can stir up a storm.”

In addition to her celebrated work as a television actor and on “SNL,” Gasteyer is a trained singer who has starred in multiple Broadway and televised musicals. She starred as Elphaba in Wicked in both the Broadway and Chicago productions (earning a Jefferson Award Nomination for her performance in the latter). In 2017, Gasteyer starred in FOX’s “A Christmas Story Live!,” inspired by the holiday classic feature. In the expanded role of “Mrs. Schwartz”, Gasteyer belted out the Emmy Award nominated song “In The Market For A Miracle” which was created for her by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Gasteyer also starred as Mae in the movie musical Reefer Madness for Showtime and as ‘Principal McGee’ in FOX’s hit live broadcast of the iconic musical Grease opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens. In 2018, Gasteyer performed as Miss Hannigan in the Tony-winning musical Annie at The Hollywood Bowl alongside David Alan Grier, Megan Hilty, Lea Salonga and Roger Bart.

In addition to her album I’m Hip, her voice can be heard on the soundtracks for Reefer Madness, “A Christmas Story Live,” the 2015 cast recording of A New Brain (opposite Jonathan Groff) and the Actors Fund Benefit recording of Hair. Prior to I’m Hip, she created and toured the musical acts Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman and Let It Rip.

For tickets ($45) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

kerry@ducey.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Places Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:25:32 -0500
MTA Announces a special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5237-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable5237-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5237-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable5237-mta-announces-a-special-thanksgiving-holiday-timetable

MTA recently announced their special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable:

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

Every year we cook up a special Thanksgiving Holiday Timetable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

keytocomputing@gmail.com (MTA) Events Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:39:57 -0500
Rye's Osborn Pavilion Earns Highest 'U.S. News & World Report' Rating https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5236-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating5236-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5236-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating5236-the-osborn-pavilion-earns-highest-u-s-news-world-report-rating

The Osborn Pavilion short-term rehabilitation center is proud to once again be named one of New York’s top performing nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report. The organization evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country, including 619 licensed facilities in New York State. Of those 619 in New York, The Osborn Pavilion was one of seven that received the top rating in Short-Term Rehabilitation.

The 2019-20 report is the second time U.S. News has rated facilities on Short-Term Rehabilitation based on several factors. One of the measures is the percentage of patients who received more than the minimum amount of therapy indicated for their condition. A higher percentage suggests that patients are receiving therapy tailored to their individual needs.

The Osborn Pavilion is an 84-bed skilled nursing facility, with all-private rooms, that provides skilled nursing care, short-term inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation. The Pavilion is an integral part of The Osborn’s continuum of care.

According to Matthew G. Anderson, President and CEO of The Osborn, “We are delighted once again to receive this designation by U.S. News & World Report. This recognition affirms our commitment to quality, compassionate care for all our residents.”

To learn about any of The Osborn’s programs and services, please visit our website at http://www.theosborn.org or call (888) 9-OSBORN.

kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Places Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:49:58 -0500
An American in Paris Enchants Through Song and Dance https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5235-an-american-in-paris-enchants-through-song-and-dance5235-an-american-in-paris-enchants-through-song-and-dance https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5235-an-american-in-paris-enchants-through-song-and-dance5235-an-american-in-paris-enchants-through-song-and-dance

Westchester Broadway Theatre’s An American in Paris is a stunningly gorgeous and enchanting production. The cast brings George Gershwin’s music to life with a vibrancy that will keep your eyes glued to their movements. The tension between Jerry and Lise, played by Brandon Haagenson and Deanna Doyle, is palpable in their dances. Tommaso Antico, as Adam Hochberg moves from narrator to active character seamlessly, and has an ease to him reminiscent of great American crooners. Jonathan Young as Henri Baurel has the perfect balance of goofiness and intelligence that makes his character shine among an already very strong cast. 

An American in Paris runs through November 24th, so before the holidays are upon us, gift yourself a night at WBT to see this amazing productions.

Reservations: Call (914) 592-2222.  Visit: www.BroadwayTheatre.com

Group Reservations: Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call (914) 592-2225.

Luxury Boxes: Call (914) 592-8730. For private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking.

Show Times:

Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am &

Show 1 pm.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm.

Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm

Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm.

Ticket Prices: Dinner & Show range between $61.00 to $91.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performance chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers!

Westchester Broadway Theatre

Is Proud to Present

An American In Paris

Music & Lyrics by Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin

Book by Craig Lucas

Directed & Choreographed by Richard Stafford

Musical Direction by Ryan Wise

Through NOVEMBER 24th, 2019

Our Most Lavish Production! The thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor.

Described as an extended symphonic poem, George Gershwin’s 1928 “An American in Paris rapidly became one of his most famous compositions. The 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron was inspired by Gershwin’s score and became one of the studio’s most acclaimed and famous movie musicals, winning six Academy Awards. In 2015.

The stage musical was inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and features a score which includes the Gershwin songs “I Got Rhythm,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “They Can’t Take That Away”  and “An American In Paris.”

Starring: Brandon Haagenson as Jerry MulliganDeanna Doyle as Lise Dassin, Erika Amato as Madame BaurelTommaso Antico as Adam Hochberg, Lauren Sprague as Milo Davenportand Jonathan Young as Henri Baurel. 

With: Danielle Behrens, Rachel Beiswenger, Joseph Cullinane, Jamie Foord, Tim Fuchs, Rachael Britton Hart, Leeds Hill, Katy Kauffman, Ian Knauer, Ryan Lambert, Garrett Marks, Leisa Mather, Georgina Moore, Collin Sanderson, Rebecca Shulla, Joey Simon, Charity Van Tassel, Kate Wesler, Kent Zimmerman.

Directed & Choreographed by Richard StaffordThe Associate Choreographer is Joseph Cullinane, The Musical Direction is by Ryan Wise, Set Design by Steve LoftusLighting Design by Andrew GmoserSound Design by Mark ZuckermanThe Costume Designer is Keith Nielsen, Wig & Hair Design by Gerard Kelly, the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, ASM is Theresa Stark, and Properties are by Grumpy’s Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Antonia Carey) Neighbors Thu, 07 Nov 2019 04:07:23 -0500
Recipe of the Week: Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5234-recipe-of-the-week-chicken-enchilada-spaghetti-squash-casserole5234-recipe-of-the-week-chicken-enchilada-spaghetti-squash-casserole https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5234-recipe-of-the-week-chicken-enchilada-spaghetti-squash-casserole5234-recipe-of-the-week-chicken-enchilada-spaghetti-squash-casserole

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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


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


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

Recipe and photo courtesy of Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market

Open Every Sunday
(Closed on select holidays)

15 Mount Ebo Road, South
Brewster, New York 10509

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


Support your local farmers market!

keytocomputing@gmail.com (HVRFM) Life Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:13:39 -0500
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Lasdon Park https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5232-holiday-wreath-making-workshop-at-lasdon-park5232-holiday-wreath-making-workshop-at-lasdon-park https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5232-holiday-wreath-making-workshop-at-lasdon-park5232-holiday-wreath-making-workshop-at-lasdon-park

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop on November 23 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at Lasdon Park

Make your own special Holiday Wreath and enjoy time with friends and family during the Lasdon Wreath Class. There will be light refreshments served in the house.

Registration is required. Register HERE.

All materials will be supplied. This is a paid workshop, you must be registered to attend. Sorry, no walk-ins.

Lasdon Park is located at 2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35, Katonah. Learn more lasdonpark.org

kerry@ducey.org (Lasdon Park) Events Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:00:30 -0500
Westchester County Families: Learn What Ridgefield Academy Can Offer Your Child! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5231-westchester-county-families-learn-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-your-child5231-westchester-county-families-learn-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-your-child https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5231-westchester-county-families-learn-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-your-child5231-westchester-county-families-learn-what-ridgefield-academy-can-offer-your-child

Westchester County Families: Learn What Ridgefield Academy Can Offer Your Child!

Research proves that a strong, early academic foundation is critical to ensure future success in high school, college and beyond. Ridgefield Academy helps students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 build that foundation through a forward-thinking, integrated educational program. Our entire community is dedicated to helping students build the necessary skills to become accomplished leaders, public speakers, and critical thinkers. RA students graduate as authentically self-assured individuals who have a strong sense of self, exceptional confidence, and are prepared for what comes next.

Learn what Ridgefield Academy can offer you child at our Take a Look Tuesday on November 12 from 9AM to 11AM. We are conveniently located only 12 miles from Bedford Center. Hear from our Head of School, Tom Main, about the benefits of RA’s independent preschool through Grade 8 education. Experience our dynamic classrooms in action. Tour our beautiful campus and see firsthand how our students thrive and their unique talents are cultivated by talented faculty who inspire a joy of learning.

Come see why our parents say, “RA educates rather than teaches.”

RSVP here or contact Director of Enrollment David Suter at 203-894-1800 x112 or via dsuter@ridgefieldacademy.org. We would be delighted to meet you.

Curious about what other parents say about RA? We invite you to view videos on the RA experience.

Can’t make it on November 12? Visit RA during these upcoming Take a Look Tuesdays:

  •      December 10
  •      April 21

The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our educational program is intellectually inspiring, and we foster joyful learning and mutual respect in all that we do. We empower each student to rise to their authentic self, preparing confident graduates who shape their future with ingenuity and integrity. Visit today!


kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Places Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:55:53 -0500
Westchester High School & Middle School Bands Named Finalists in BandJam 2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5233-ridgefield-bandjam-2019-finalists-announced5233-ridgefield-bandjam-2019-finalists-announced https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5233-ridgefield-bandjam-2019-finalists-announced5233-ridgefield-bandjam-2019-finalists-announced

After an amazing night of live tryouts last week, The Ridgefield Playhouse is thrilled to announce the bands who have made it to the Ridgefield BandJam 2019 Finals, taking place on Sunday, November 24 at 4pm at The Playhouse. The high school finalists are: Customer Service (Wilton, CT), Freedom Rockets (Ridgefield, CT), Golden Generator (North Salem, NY), Postscript (Bedford, NY) and The 7's (Orange, CT). The middle school finalists are: Alien Paradox (Chappaqua, NY), Cottage Kids (Brewster, NY) and Fortuna (Bedford Hills, NY).

 The five high school and three middle school bands will each perform a set live on stage in front of fans, family and friends, facing an esteemed panel on music industry insiders, including “American Idol” finalist Kimberly Locke, who will offer constructive critiques and career advice before selecting the winners! BandJam, which will feature a live auction of concert tickets and other music-themed prizes, will be co-hosted by comedian Christine O’Leary and rocker Richie Scarlet, who will also perform. All proceeds from the show and live auction benefit The Ridgefield Playhouse. BandJam is presented by Mountain Dew and is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury, Calzone Case Company and Guitar Center. It is part of the Bruce Bennett Nissan Family Series, HamletHub Community Events Series and the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. Media sponsor is I95.

In addition to being a fundraiser for The Ridgefield Playhouse, BandJam is a great way for up-and-coming musicians to get exposure and valuable music business guidance. Each of the finalist bands have been assigned to one of our participating mentors – Bach to Rock (Ridgefield), Hubbels Music (Bedford Hills, NY), The Music Cottage (Brewster, NY) or School of Rock (Ridgefield). Over the course of the next three weeks, the finalists will work with a mentor team to rehearse and prepare for the November 24th competition. At the show, a respected panel of experienced music industry professionals – Aaron Accetta (Dirty Canvas Music - multi-platinum producer/songwriter/musician), Ethan Carey (host of Ethan & Lou on I95); Wayne Forte (Entourage Talent, President); Shep Goodman (Dirty Canvas Music - multi-platinum producer/songwriter/manager), and Kimberly Locke (“American Idol” finalist) – will give feedback on each band’s performance before deliberating and choosing the winners!

The Playhouse will not be the only ones to benefit from BandJam. Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury, a BandJam sponsor, will be collecting donated instruments for their Kiwanis is INSTRUMENTAL program at this show. The program works with local schools to refurbish these instruments so they can be used for children who cannot afford the rentals fees. Instruments in any condition will be accepted. More info on the program can be found here: https://kiwanisct.org/Page/47459

For tickets ($20 | $15 student tickets) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

jill@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Neighbors Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:38:12 -0500
Laurie Berkner Band comes to Tarrytown Music Hall https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5230-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall5230-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5230-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall5230-laurie-berkner-band-comes-to-tarrytown-music-hall



"The queen of kids' music" -- People Magazine

"What's better than a visit with Santa Claus? How about hearing Laurie Berkner sing?" -- The New York Times

NEW YORK -- It's the most wonderful time of the year! Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner invites everyone to share the spirit of the season with The Laurie Berkner Band at two festive holiday concerts on Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY.

"It's almost winter holiday time, and I am so happy to once again be playing my Holiday Celebration show with the whole band in Tarrytown! These are some of my favorite concerts of the year," says Laurie Berkner. "I love singing the seasonal songs I grew up with (plus some new favorites!) and sharing them with the kids and families who so generously allow us to become part of their holiday traditions."

The Laurie Berkner Band's Tarrytown concerts will feature such traditional, secular songs as "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman," plus originals from Laurie's well-loved album, A Laurie Berkner Christmas, like "Santa's Coming to My House Tonight." Laurie and the band will pay tribute to Hanukkah with "Candle Chase" and "The Dreidel Song." They'll also perform an array of Laurie's greatest hits, such as "We Are The Dinosaurs," "Victor Vito," and "Pig On Her Head," along with tunes from Laurie's new album, Waiting for the Elevator. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads), and Laurie hopes everyone will join in the holiday spirit and sing along!

Laurie Berkner's holiday shows have become a beloved seasonal tradition for many families, as essential as sleigh rides, snowmen, and hot cocoa by the fireside. Enthused Westchester Magazine, "Laurie Berkner is considered a godsend by parents for being one of a handful of children's musicians that all members of the family can enjoy in equal measure. If your kids are climbing the walls waiting for Santa to arrive and think they'll burst before December 25, have them let off some steam seeing Berkner in concert."

Laurie Berkner is one of most popular children’s entertainers in the U.S. She has filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans and sold millions of albums, songs, and videos. Her secret? Laurie’s shows are interactive throughout; her songs get the kids (and adults) on their feet to sing, clap, and dance along. She keeps even the youngest audience members fully engaged with dynamic expressions of musical joy in active songs like "I'm Gonna Catch You" and "Rocketship Run," and gives everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments by including quieter interludes featuring songs such as Laurie's classic "Moon Moon Moon." Laurie displays an instinctive understanding of children's natural rhythms and energy in her shows, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents happily along for the ride.

Laurie has received tremendous critical acclaim. USA Today named Laurie "the undisputed queen of kindie rock." Time Magazine lauded her as "a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow ... Berkner inhabits a kid's curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated -- very repeated -- listenings." The Wall Street Journal called Laurie "one of the most popular children's performers in America ... her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups." NPR's All Things Considered declared, "Laurie Berkner is like a goddess to these children."

Watch Laurie Berkner in action on her Youtube channel HERE.

The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.

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The Laurie Berkner Band in a Holiday Celebration Concert!

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019

WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591

TICKETS: $35, plus applicable fees. VIP tickets $100*, plus applicable fees. 
A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available.

TO CHARGE BY PHONE: 877-840-0457

TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

*VIP tickets include priority seating and a meet and greet/photo opportunity with Laurie and the band.




annaleder@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Frazier) Events Sat, 02 Nov 2019 06:29:30 -0400
Global Festival at Purchase College to Spotlight Haiti https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5229-global-festival-at-purchase-college-to-spotlight-haiti5229-global-festival-at-purchase-college-to-spotlight-haiti https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5229-global-festival-at-purchase-college-to-spotlight-haiti5229-global-festival-at-purchase-college-to-spotlight-haiti


From November 14 through November 16, Purchase College, in conjunction with the college’s Office of International Programs and Services, will host the second annual (T)HERE festival, dedicated to opening a space for dialogue between people and cultures from around the world. While last year celebrated Benin, West Africa, the 2019 (T)HERE: A Global Festival of Arts, Culture & Ideas will focus on Haiti. The festival will present lectures, performances, film screenings, and art at various venues across campus including The Performing Arts Center and the Neuberger Museum of Art. All events are open to the public. The full schedule can be found at www.purchase.edu/globalfestival.

Highlights of the festival include the keynote lecture by National Book award finalist and this year’s Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature, Edwidge Danticat on Thursday, November 14. Danticat will also lead a discussion with pathbreaking contemporary Haitian journalists and media figures in the panel New Storytellers on November 15.

The Neuberger Museum of Art will present the exhibition “Art Got Into Me”: The Work of Engels the Artist. Engels, who is in residence at the museum for fall 2019, will open up his studio to visitors on November 14 and 16.

On November 15, the students of the Purchase Symphony Orchestra, Purchase Jazz Combo, and the Purchase Dance Company will be joined by local high school musicians for Haiti Alive, an evening of dance and music celebrating Haitian influences in American music in The Performing Arts Center.

Also on November 15, Atlanta McIlwraith from Timberland Corporation will be joined by Timote Georges and Hugh Locke, co-founders of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance for a discussion about their partnership to transform agriculture in Haiti.

Haitian comic book artist Thony Loui will be artist in residence during the global festival. With the help of Purchase students, Thony will complete work on the first comic book featuring his latest superhero creation, Tanama. She uses her special powers to support smallholder farmers—and women smallholders in particular—in Haiti and around the world as they overcome tremendous hardships and fight off evil forces to combat climate change through tree planting. Audiences can visit the Tanama Studio, meet the artist and check on the comic book’s progress, and can also see Thony’s art on display in the Performing Arts Center during the Festival.

The festival culminates with a spirited performance of Haitian roots music and dance by Chouk Bwa at The Performing Arts Center on November 16.

Film offerings include student films from the Transnational Filmmaking Project, which brings together film students from the U.S., Benin, and Haiti for a year of collaborative filmmaking and cross-cultural conversation. A selection of short films focusing on Haitian student directors will be screened and discussed on Friday, November 15. The festival will also feature films by award-winning artists such as filmmaker Guetty Felin and actress and director Gessica Geneus.

Food trucks and an interactive fair featuring Haitian- and American-based community engagement organizations working in Haiti will round out the festival’s offerings.

Anne Kern, Dean for Global Strategy and International Programs, said,An nou pale Ayiti, “let’s talk Haiti” in Creole, is the guiding phrase of the second edition of Purchase’s global festival. It is an invitation to listening and open dialogue without presuming answers or conclusions, to crafting new narratives, and to honoring the artists, thinkers, and activists who help us connect Haiti’s audacious past to a more auspicious future for all.”


About the Events



Thursday, November 14


Studio Visit with Engels the Artist
Thursday, November, 14 and Saturday, November 16
12:30 - 3 pm
Neuberger Museum of Art
Free with museum admission

Haitian-born Engels the Artist, the Neuberger Museum’s Fall 2019 artist-in-residence, will welcome guests into his studio for a special meet-and-greet.

The artist and his exhibition, “Art Got into Me”: The Work of Engels the Artist, will be introduced by Patrice Giasson, Alex Gordon Curator of Art of the Americas, at 12:30pm.  Light refreshments will be served on November 14.

The exhibition is on view October 9 through December 22.

A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat
2019-2020 Roy & Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature
Thursday, November 14
6:30 pm
Humanities Theatre, Humanities Building

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Edwidge Danticat is the author of many books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak! (1996), a finalist for the National Book Award; and Claire of the Sea Light (2013), named a book of the year by Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, National Public Radio, and The Washington Post.

Her most recent collection of short stories, Everything Inside, was published in August 2019 by Knopf. In addition to her fiction, Danticat regularly reports on Haiti, migration, and other topics for The New Yorker. Her 2007 memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her many recognitions include a MacArthur Fellowship, honorary degrees from Smith College, Yale University, and the University of the West Indies Open Campus, and the 2017 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. 


Friday, November 15


Panel Discussion: New Storytellers

Friday, November 15

12:30 pm

Humanities Theatre, Durst Humanities Building


Led by Durst Distinguished Chair Edwidge Danticat, a panel of contemporary Haitian journalists and media figures will discuss the complex landscape of storytelling within contemporary Haiti, as well as the challenges of telling Haiti’s stories from the U.S.


Film Screenings and Discussion

Transnational Short Films
Friday, November 15

3:00-5:00 pm

PepsiCo Theatre, The Performing Arts Center

To foster collective and collaborative dialogue, Purchase College has launched a transnational filmmaking project in which film students from the U.S., Benin in West Africa, and Haiti in the Caribbean, work together to produce short films and promote cross-cultural conversations. The program seeks to inspire young filmmakers to address art, politics, and social issues of relevance across the world.

A selection of short films produced in 2018 and 2019 with a focus on Haitian directors will be showcased during the festival and followed by a discussion with the student filmmakers.


Panel: An Agricultural Sustainability Revolution

5:00- 6:30 pm

Upper Lobby, The Performing Arts Center


Timberland (think boots, shoes and apparel) has become a major force in transforming agriculture in rural Haiti. Cotton is being grown again for the first time in over 30 years, with farmers planting trees to earn credits—or “tree currency”—which they use to pay for cotton and food crop seeds, tools to work the land, and much needed agricultural training.

The combined result is significantly increased yields and profits for farmers, as well as 7.5 million trees planted to date and 25 million more projected over the next five years. 

Hear from the team leading this transformational venture: Atlanta McIlwraith from Timberland is joined by Timote Georges and Hugh Locke, co-founders of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance in Haiti. They will also share details of the cutting edge new data app, currently in beta testing, that tracks and measures the impact of each crop on improving farmer income, combatting climate change, contributing to food security, and supporting gender equality.

Performance: Haiti Alive
7 pm
Recital Hall, The Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $20, with discounts for students and seniors

Haiti Alive highlights different intersections between Haitian folk music and the classical and jazz musical traditions. Opening with a demonstration of Haitian style bamboula drumming, the concert continues with a Purchase student jazz combo, joined by violist and composer Rudy Perrault, playing an original set based on Haitian folk themes and themes drawn from the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, a 19th-century American composer for whom the music of Haiti was a major source of inspiration. Following the drums and jazz, two dance soloists from the Dance Conservatory will perform George Balanchine’s Tarantella with Gottschalk’s score performed by piano soloist Steven Mayer, and the Purchase Symphony Orchestra. Haitian-American composer Rudy Perrault’s music will then be presented by a string quartet (two movements from his Zombie quartet); and the Purchase Symphony Orchestra (Exodus). The Orchestra will conclude its set with the Gottschalk's “Night in the Tropics”. The concert will conclude with the world premiere of a complete solo piano transcription of “Night in the Tropics”, written and performed by Steven Mayer.

Mina Kim, Conductor
Steven Mayer, Piano
Choreography by George Balanchine
Staged by Bettijane Sills

Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Grande Tarantelle, Op. 67
Gottschalk/Mayer: Symphony No. 1 “La Nuit des tropiques” (Solo Piano Transcription)
Gottschalk: Symphony No.1 “La Nuit des tropiques”; Movement II (Orchestra)
Jean “Rudy” Perrault: Exodus
Jazz set based on themes by Gottschalk, Ludovic Lamothe, and Justin Elie

Saturday, November 16


Film Screenings, Co-Curated by Filmmaker Guetty Felin

Saturday, November 16

various locations



The festival will present a selection of films reflecting the multiplicity and complexity of Haiti today, including Broken Stones, directed by Guetty Felin (2012, 61 min.) and The Sun Will Rise, directed by Gessica Généus (2018, 51 min.)

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, reared in the United States and having come of age cinematically in Paris France, Guetty Felin is an award-winning Haitian-American filmmaker with a rich and eclectic background in the film and television industry in in the US, Europe and Haiti. She writes and directs and produces both documentaries and narrative films. Her films explore haunting themes such as memory, exile, foreignness, and the unending search for home, while interconnecting our common global humanities.

Her feature narrative debut, A y i t i M o n A m o u r , premiered internationally at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016 and is currently touring the festival circuit around the world. The film was bought by Orange Studio for distribution in France. It won Best Narrative Feature at the BlackStar Film Festival and was Haiti’s very first Oscar contender for Best Foreign Language Film Category for the 2018 Academy Awards. The film was widely acclaimed by the press, Variety called director Guetty Felin a "strong and distinct new voice" in international cinema. The film was recently picked up by Indiepix and will be released in July 2019. It is still touring the festival circuit with an upcoming showcase at the Fribourg International Film Festival in March 2019.

Her feature-length documentary Broken Stones on self-recovery in post -quake Haiti was selected in over two dozen festivals around the world. It garnered two grand prize awards at the Belize International Film Festival and at FEMI in Guadeloupe and broadcast on French television in 2012.

Broken Stones (directed by Guetty Felin, 2012, 61 min.): The oldest quartier in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Quartier Cathédrale (Cathedral Quarter) was the most devastated sector in the city in Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. To commemorate the eve of the quake’s tenth anniversary, the festival will revisit Guetty Felin’s 2012 film, Broken Stones, which documents the cathedral’s cracked columns and open air, the ruins resembling an amphitheater, where the daily realities of Haitian life unfold as impressionist moments interwoven into the narrative fabric of this captivating documentary.

The Sun Will Rise (directed by Gessica Généus, 2018, 51 min.): In this textured and surprising personal documentary, Haitian filmmaker and actress Gessica Généus undertakes a journey to understand what she calls Haiti’s "illness of the soul"—the country’s fraught religious divide between Vodou and Christianity. With her mother’s bipolarity as her poignant point of departure, Généus skilfully interweaves traditional interviews and ethnographic-style observation with poetic narration as she seeks to connect the dots of her family’s, and her island’s, fractured history. The result is a moving meditation on both mental illness and a nation’s as-yet unassuaged inner turmoil.

More films to be announced.

Performance: Chouk Bwa
8 pm
PepsiCo Theatre, The Performing Arts Center
$30, $20, $15

From the countryside of the New World’s first free black republic, Chouk Bwa performs stripped-down Haitian roots music: enthralling percussion, dance, call-and- response singing, work songs, Vodou performances, and Holy Week rara music.

Infused with the scent and sensibility of voodoo, it is music that refuses to obscure their homeland’s deep African heritage. As they themselves declare, these are rhythms that were “torn from Africa and secretly replanted in a new land.” But this “replanting” sowed a new identity. As such, the music of Chouk Bwa is a proud statement of Haitian culture, of a nation that’s known the hardest of times but whose spirit remains as tough as those ancient drums.

About Purchase College, SUNY


Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. His aspiration for Purchase was to create a dynamic campus that combined conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in order to inspire an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talents in all students. Today, Purchase College, SUNY is a community of students, faculty, and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity. For more information about the College, visit www.purchase.edu.

kerry@ducey.org (Purchase College, SUNY) Events Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:26:29 -0400