Scarsdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:07:08 -0400 HamletHub.com The 57th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will take place on September 29 and September 30 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3733-the-57th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show-will-take-place-on-september-29-and-september-303733-the-57th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show-will-take-place-on-september-29-and-september-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3733-the-57th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show-will-take-place-on-september-29-and-september-303733-the-57th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show-will-take-place-on-september-29-and-september-30

The 57th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will take place on September 29 and September 30 at 205 Business Park Drive in Armonk.

This fine art and fine crafts juried show is sponsored by the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc. Proceeds benefit the North Castle Public Library and its Whippoorwill Hall theater. The Art Show is run by community volunteers. Armonk, part of the Town of North Castle, is located in Westchester County, which has a population of 949,113.

It is 35 miles north of New York City. Nearby communities include Bedford, Chappaqua, Rye, Scarsdale and Greenwich. Fairfield County, CT, which includes Greenwich and Stamford, has a population of 916,829. You can learn more about Armonk by visiting the Town of North Castle, Armonk Chamber of Commerce, and All About Armonk websites.

The Show is 1/4 mile from Exits 3/3S off Route I-684, 10 miles north of I-287 and I-95, 5 miles from the Merritt and Hutchinson Parkways, 20 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge (see where we are on the map for traveling directions). Parking is free and within walking distance. Food is available for purchase at the Show.

If you would like to become an Art Show volunteer, please let us know. For more information about the Art Show, e-mail us at info@armonkoutdoorartshow.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Armonk Outdoor Art Show) Events Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:55:06 -0400
Summer Teen Financial Literacy Program a Success https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3732-summer-teen-financial-literacy-program-a-success3732-summer-teen-financial-literacy-program-a-success https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3732-summer-teen-financial-literacy-program-a-success3732-summer-teen-financial-literacy-program-a-success

8-Week Program Teaches Local Students to be Financially Prudent

Twelve local teenagers dedicated themselves this summer to participate in weekly one-hour long workshop sessions – held between June 16th and August 13th - to learn the basics of money management.

This eight-week long summer program focused on topics such as creating and maintaining a budget, managing a bank account, learning strategies for responsible credit card use and maintaining good credit scores in the future, among other topics.

The My Money Workshop, Inc. series was created in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, based in Mount Kisco, and featured key participation from Patriot Bank.

Kathleen Reilly, a Vice President for Patriot Bank who was also the My Money Workshop lead instructor said, “This has been a truly valuable experience for the children. With a little guidance, they can all develop the skills to exercise and grow into responsible, fiscally conscious adults. Reaching and teaching our youth about being in control of their finances now is key for success in their lifetime.”

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester CEO, Alyzza Ozer, states: “The mission at BGCNW is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible caring citizens. Fiscal responsibility is an essential component in meeting this goal both for the individual, his or her family and the community. We are appreciative of Patriot Bank and My Money Workshop, Inc. for their team’s commitment to our kids.”

“We are extremely grateful to partner once again this summer with an amazing organization, the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. These teen leaders in their community learned basic financial literacy tools over eight weeks which will have an impact for the rest of their lives. We are fortunate to have great volunteer instructors who provide real life examples in the workshops, thus creating more meaningful experiences for the students,” said Rob Yaffa, My Money Workshop, Inc. President

Several of the student participants, aged 13 and 14 spoke glowingly of the program: “I am learning how to manage my money and save. I am also learning new ways to use a credit card and how to keep a good credit score. This is helpful because it will help me in the future.”

Another offered, “I enjoy and always look forward to the program because I learn so much about how to save, track and budget. I like that they teach us how to use money wisely.”

“Teenagers taught financial literacy growing up, will become adults who have the tools available to manage their personal finances; from budgeting to maintaining a good credit score and even to saving for retirement” said Judith Corprew, Patriot Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, who oversees all of the bank’s financial literacy programs. “We aim to help cultivate skills needed for financial independence and awareness. At Patriot Bank, we are honored to help facilitate this learning process.”

Over recent years financial literacy initiatives have been a key component of the Patriot Bank’s work within the communities it serves. It offers a free financial literacy guidebook available for download here.

My Money Workshop, Inc. is a leading financial literacy organization working throughout the New York Tri-State Area, educating over 2,700 students and teaching over 200 classes in 2018. The curricula incorporate topics such as: banking-debit cards-credit cards, paycheck, budgeting, savings, credit score, identity theft, insurance and more.

Over 500 children attend the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester in Mount Kisco daily, a safe place with committed teachers, mentors, tutors and volunteers. Over 85,000 free, nutritious meals are served to the children in after school programs each year— over 67% of whom live at or below the poverty level. In addition, 50,000 children have learned to be water-safe, while learning the benefits of physical fitness and good health. For nine years running, 100% of the Club’s high school seniors, including those deemed at-risk, have graduated on time and gone on to college or technical school.

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kerry@ducey.org (News Desk) Life Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:48:00 -0400
Groove Family Music Comes to Scarsdale, Offers Free Demo Classes https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3731-groove-family-music-comes-to-scarsdale-offers-free-demo-classes3731-groove-family-music-comes-to-scarsdale-offers-free-demo-classes https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3731-groove-family-music-comes-to-scarsdale-offers-free-demo-classes3731-groove-family-music-comes-to-scarsdale-offers-free-demo-classes

Groove’s award-winning music classes for kids offered in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale this fall

Free demo class available for new families

Groove Family Music, a mainstay in the Westchester family music scene, is bringing its Music for Aardvarks classes to 3 new locations this Fall.  

Beginning on Tuesday, September 18, Music for Aardvarks’ classes for children ages 3 months through 4 years will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at JCC Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road in Scarsdale, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Artistree , 114 West Boston Post

Road in Mamaroneck and on Fridays at Larchmont Temple, 75 Larchmont Avenue in Larchmont.  Advance registration is required for all classes.  A complete schedule including free demo classes for new families, free community concerts, and birthday party information can be found at findgroove.com.

Music for Aardvarks was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1997 and brought to Westchester in 2004 by Groove Family Music.  Music for Aardvarks is an alternative to traditional music classes for kids. Classes feature original live music, dance party and instrument jam led by accomplished musician/educators. With influences of rock, blues, ballads, folk, jazz and pop, Aardvarks’ extensive song collection reflects and celebrates the lives of children growing up today.   

Groove Family Music is celebrating its 14 th year as the exclusive producer of Music for Aardvarks classes in lower Westchester County. Groove’s programs have the distinction of being named Best Kids Class and Best Way to Spend TIme with the Kids by Westchester Magazine, Top 5 Family Favorite by Westchester Family, Top 20 Kids Attractions by Kids Out and About and Bestie Award Finalist by MommyPoppins .com. 

For more information please contact Lesley Barovick, Owner/Director, Groove Family Music www.findgroove.com lesley@findgroove.com 914-834-3383 

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kerry@ducey.org (Lesley ) Life Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:40:24 -0400
Jacob Burns Film Center to Honor Broadway Producer Dori Berinstein and Robert Goldberg at Annual Gala https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/charities/3730-jacob-burns-film-center-to-honor-broadway-producer-dori-berinstein-and-robert-goldberg-at-annual-gala3730-jacob-burns-film-center-to-honor-broadway-producer-dori-berinstein-and-robert-goldberg-at-annual-gala https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/charities/3730-jacob-burns-film-center-to-honor-broadway-producer-dori-berinstein-and-robert-goldberg-at-annual-gala3730-jacob-burns-film-center-to-honor-broadway-producer-dori-berinstein-and-robert-goldberg-at-annual-gala

Celebrating the Imagination Builders; Jacob Burns Film Center to Honor Broadway Producer Dori Berinstein and Robert Goldberg, President of Yorke Construction at Annual Gala on Monday, September 17th

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, will celebrate its meaningful connection to Broadway by honoring two visionaries of the theater community at its gala, BUILDING IMAGINATION, on Monday, September 17th.

Tony-Winning Producer and Emmy-Award-Winning Director Dori Berinstein will receive the Vision Award and Robert Goldberg, a JBFC Board Member and President of Yorke Construction, will receive the first ever David Swope Leadership Award, named after JBFC’s founding board member and chairman emeritus. Honorary Co-Chairs include Stage and Screen Actor Alan Cumming, Director and JBFC Board Member Ron Howard and Legendary Performer Bette Midler. Previous gala honorees include: Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme, and Julie Taymor.

Ms. Berinstein has been a long-time JBFC fan, friend, and supporter. She is the curator and moderator of JBFC’s ongoing series Life on the Stage (in partnership with the Actors Fund), recently hosting a Q & A with the creative team behind The Band’s Visit, winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Recently, on August 21 was a showing of the original 1933 classic King Kong followed by a conversation with the creative team behind Kong’s fascinating transition from screen to technical marvel on stage. 

Dori has been an instrumental part of extending Broadway’s reach beyond the Great White Way through her documentary films and The Lights on Broadway Show Cards.  That exposure also includes a special treat at this year’s gala in previewing select numbers from her new Broadway Musical The Prom, which opens in October. The musical tells the story of a lesbian high school student from a small town in Indiana, who is not allowed to bring her girlfriend to the senior prom. Dori’s other Broadway productions include Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award) and Fool Moon (Tony Award).

Robert (Bob) Goldberg, JBFC Board Member and President of Yorke Construction, builds artistic vision. Yorke’s legacy of serving the larger arts community can be felt around the region through their work with iconic and diverse cultural institutions such as Lincoln Center Theater, Stages for Success, New Victory Theater, and St. Ann’s Warehouse.  Bob literally brought JBFC’s campus to life as Yorke built the five-screen Theater complex and 27,000 foot Media Arts Lab. A champion of the JBFC, Bob is particularly dedicated to Creative Culture, a fellowship and residency program that fosters diverse voices and a thriving artistic community from the region, across the country, and around the world. 

“Dori and Bob share our commitment to building imagination,” said JBFC Executive Director, Edie Demas. “We are proud and honored to recognize Dori and Bob for their creativity, and artistic vision, as well as their unwavering dedication to our film, media education, and fellowship programs.”

All proceeds from Building Imagination fuels JBFC’s mission to present unique programs such as Life on the Stage, teach students new ways to tell their stories, prepare educators to integrate viewing and creating media in their classroom culture, and empower emerging artists.

JBFC also recently announced its line-up of fall programming that includes an exciting slate of events such as the reintroduction of Jonathan Demme’s Rarely Seen Cinema: Jenny Lumet Selects, The Best of the 2018 NY International Children’s Film Festival, Contemporary Arab Cinema and much more.

For more information on Jacob Burns Film Center, visit https://burnsfilmcenter.org/film, FB: @JacobBurnsFilmCenter, Twitter: @JBFC_ny and Instagram: @JBFC_pville.  

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kerry@ducey.org (Josh Knoller) Charities Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:09:35 -0400
Volunteer New York & Westchester County Invite you to 9/11: Serve + Remember https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3729-volunteer-new-york-westchester-county-invite-you-to-9-11-serve-remember3729-volunteer-new-york-westchester-county-invite-you-to-9-11-serve-remember https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3729-volunteer-new-york-westchester-county-invite-you-to-9-11-serve-remember3729-volunteer-new-york-westchester-county-invite-you-to-9-11-serve-remember

Registration is now open for the 2018 community-wide day of service, 9/11: Serve + Remember, from Volunteer New York! and Westchester County, which will take place on Saturday, September 8th, Sunday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 11th.

Join us as we honor the memories of those lost from the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001 through service and unity.

There are over 30 meaningful ways you can give back in your community as part of #911Day. You can also sign up to volunteer with family, friends or co-workers. For more info please visit volunteernewyork.org/service or call 914-948-4452.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Neighbors Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:39:29 -0400
Julius Reich Sentenced for the Stabbing Death of His Wife in Their Scarsdale Home https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3727-julius-reich-sentenced-for-the-stabbing-death-of-his-wife-in-their-scarsdale-home3727-julius-reich-sentenced-for-the-stabbing-death-of-his-wife-in-their-scarsdale-home https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3727-julius-reich-sentenced-for-the-stabbing-death-of-his-wife-in-their-scarsdale-home3727-julius-reich-sentenced-for-the-stabbing-death-of-his-wife-in-their-scarsdale-home

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit sentenced Julius Reich of Scarsdale to 20 years in state prison for the death of his wife, Robin Goldman, M.D. in January 2016.

Reich pleaded guilty in May 2018 on the eve of trial to Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B violent felony.

The adult children of Dr. Goldman advised the District Attorney and the Court it was their strong desire to avoid the trauma of a trial. The children are in complete agreement with the plea of Manslaughter in the First Degree, as such a disposition would make their 64-year-old father accountable for his actions. They are relieved their father finally accepted responsibility for his actions and his plea will help them move forward and bring finality to a horrific situation. The family decided not to be present for the sentencing proceeding.

Background
Reich and his wife were in the process of divorcing. Reich split his home between an apartment in Manhattan and the marital home in Scarsdale. On the morning of Jan. 20, 2016, Reich entered the upstairs bathroom where he stabbed his wife multiple times resulting in wounds to the chest, abdomen and back. Dr. Goldman died at the scene. At the conclusion of the attack, Reich went downstairs. Sometime later, he called 911. Scarsdale Police officers responded and discovered her body in the bathroom. Reich was arrested at the scene.

Assistant District Attorneys Christine O'Connor and John O'Rourke of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester DA) Public safety Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:23:50 -0400
Open Call Auditions by Appointment for "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3728-open-call-auditions-by-appointment-for-i-love-you-you-re-perfect-now-change3728-open-call-auditions-by-appointment-for-i-love-you-you-re-perfect-now-change https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3728-open-call-auditions-by-appointment-for-i-love-you-you-re-perfect-now-change3728-open-call-auditions-by-appointment-for-i-love-you-you-re-perfect-now-change

Open Call Auditions For Fall Musical  I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change” At Brewster’s Cultural Arts Coalition

The Cultural Arts Coalition in Brewster will be holding an open call for their Fall 2018 Production of  “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and Music by Jimmy Roberts which will be directed by Christine DiTota and musical direction by Michael Roth.WHEN:  Open call Thursday August 23rd @ 7:30-9:30HOW: PLEASE TEXT 914-557-9547 for an appointment time slot.WHERE: The Studio Around the Corner 67 Main Street Brewster NY *Back entrance of building

AUDITION DETAIL: 

Vocal Auditions:
Prepare 16-32 bars of an upbeat song. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.If you are unable to attend open call please email: info@culturalartsco.com for other audition arrangements.REHEARSALS:  Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays 7:00-10:00PERFORMS: One weekend, November 3rd and 4thSYNOPSIS:  This music review type show is Traditionally cast as a 4 person show but will be cast with 8-10 actors. Through a series of vignettes, the show brings the audience through all types of human relationships from first date, to marriage, children and last romance with side splitting humor and touching humanity.BREAKDOWN:
Age range: 20s-70s
Gender: Male & Female
Vocal Range: All
Strong Character acting and comical singing is a plus.

For more information on this and other Cultural Arts Coalition events, visit:  www.CulturalArtsCo.com, call (845)363-8330, email info@culturalartsco.com or find us on Facebook at “Cultural Arts Coalition”.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Cultural Arts Coalition) Neighbors Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:23:08 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Paddington 2 to Kensico Dam TONIGHT! https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/15-todays-events/3726-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight3726-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/15-todays-events/3726-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight3726-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-paddington-2-to-kensico-dam-tonight

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

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

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

Admission and parking are free.

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

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

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

Thanks to the following businesses for providing additional support:

Entergy

Indian Point Energy Center

Walters Hot Dogs

5 Alarm Pizza

Longford’s Ice Cream Truck

Metro-North Railroad

Boston Children’s Health Physicians

Applebee’s

Inspiria Media

HamletHub

Zaccagnino Electric

Sharc Creative

Metro-North Railroad

100.7 WHUD

107.1 The Peak

Westchester County Parks Foundation

JP McHale Pest Management

Westchester Talk Radio

Questions? Visit Entergy Screenings Under the Stars online here.

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

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Todays events Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:46:06 -0400
Stroller Tours at the Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3724-stroller-tours-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-15335885353724-stroller-tours-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-1533588535 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3724-stroller-tours-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-15335885353724-stroller-tours-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-1533588535

Katonah Museum opens its doors to babies and their new parents and caregivers for an enriching experience, a chance to meet local parents, and dynamic conversation over refreshments. Special guests including artists and curators will join each tour.

Free with admission. For adults with children under 18 months. 

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education@katonahmuseum.org (Katonah Museum of Art) Places Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:05:48 -0400
Kerry Kennedy talks family, hope, and politics in exclusive interview with Alex Fischetti https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3725-kerry-kennedy-talks-family-hope-and-politics-in-exclusive-interview-with-alex-fischetti3725-kerry-kennedy-talks-family-hope-and-politics-in-exclusive-interview-with-alex-fischetti https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3725-kerry-kennedy-talks-family-hope-and-politics-in-exclusive-interview-with-alex-fischetti3725-kerry-kennedy-talks-family-hope-and-politics-in-exclusive-interview-with-alex-fischetti

Being born into one of the most influential political dynasties in American history, Ms. Kerry Kennedy has been beautifully carrying out the examples set by her father Robert Kennedy, her mother Ethel Kennedy, her grandparents Joseph and Rose Kennedy and her uncles, President John F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy.

I had the great honor of interviewing Kerry about her new book Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples Of Hope (now out in bookstores everywhere). Here, Kerry shares her views on the state of human rights and the importance of leaving an indelible mark on the world.

1. CONGRATULATIONS on your new book! There are some incredible contributors here! How does it feel to know that 50 years after his passing RFK is still one of our modern day leaders biggest influences?

It’s inspiring to know that my father’s legacy continues to inform not just activists and political leaders, but that everyone around the world can find something empowering in his work for social justice and his moral imagination, and optimism about change. 

2. When you look at today's politicians, who would you say comes the closest to following your father’s principles?

I think the world leader who most closely shares my dad’s commitment to peace and justice, and who demonstrates extraordinary courage while maintaining a cheerful demeanor is easy—Pope  Francis.

You don’t see many people doing what my father did in public life - telling Americans not just what they want to hear, but what they need to know. Speaking truth to power is a challenging act, but I see my nephew, Congressman Joe Kennedy III doing important work on health care, immigration and so many other issues. Joe shares that moral courage and creativity my father believed would make our government an example to the world. 

3. One thing I’ve always loved about you and your family is how your faith in the Lord has always been an ultimate resource in igniting the Kennedy spirit. Do you feel our reliance on The Lord in our country has changed from when your uncle and father were in office and how important is it to have The Lord’s guidance in politics?

Faith is a personal journey, and each individual is going to have their own experience in finding strength or empathy. What we have seen in the decades since my father’s campaign is a weaponization of faith by political extremists in the United States, where faith is too often used as an armament weapon to divide people instead of as a source of hope that unites all of us as children of God. 

4. You’ve done incredible humanitarian work as President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. As you look at the state of our country today, what more do you think can be done for the benefit of human rights?

There is always something we can do - whether that means an organization like Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights going to the Texas border last month to call for an end to the Trump-Miller family separation policy, or an individual working in their community soup kitchen or helping an elderly neighbor. It’s through engagement and action that we develop the habits of compassion and respect for human dignity. Even the smallest ripples of hope make a difference.

5. Of all the work you’ve done as a human rights activist for the past 37 years, what would you say are some of your greatest accomplishments and what do you hope to achieve in the future that you haven’t already?

Let me start by saying that I am one part of a team of partners who work together to create change—and I have never accomplished anything in this field on my own.  That’s one thing I love about human rights work—it’s all about comradery and pooling resources for the greater good.  If you measure impact in terms of lives changed, then I’d have to answer with one of the many cases our team of lawyers has won, which overturned bad laws and created a more just system—like overturning the law in Uganda which made homosexuality punishable by life in prison without parole.  But what touches me most deeply is when I learn that one of our partners was released from prison or was able to escape the threat of death because of our advocacy.  It's that concrete, personal connection which I find most gratifying. 

6. What advice would you give to any young people wanting to enter public service?

Now is the time. We are at an important crossroads in our nation’s history, and all around the country, we’ve seen young people getting involved, running for office, or even lending their time and support to nonprofits o activist groups. It has never been nor more important to our future to get involved.

For more information on the great work Kerry does to make the world a better place check out the RFK Center website at here.  You can purchase her book, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples Of Hope at your local bookstore.

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kerry@ducey.org (Alex Fischetti) Life Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:29:42 -0400
Frozen Custard Shop Opens in New Rochelle https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3723-frozen-custard-shop-opens-in-new-rochelle3723-frozen-custard-shop-opens-in-new-rochelle https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3723-frozen-custard-shop-opens-in-new-rochelle3723-frozen-custard-shop-opens-in-new-rochelle

An inviting new dessert shop has opened its doors in the Wykagyl Shopping Center here in New Rochelle called Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard. The shop is owned, operated and conceived by longtime New Rochelle resident Michael Weissman (Dubb’s is for the “W” in Weissman) and offers a delicious twist on ice cream that will be a revelation to many in Westchester County.

Weissman explained what sparked his motivation to open up a Custard shop in New Rochelle stating: “Following several trips to the Midwest where frozen custard has long been a popular treat, I wondered why this delicious ice cream, with its luxurious mouth-feel and supremely satisfying taste, was not more readily available in Westchester County?” With that, he set off on a journey to learn all there is to know about frozen custard and create a brand that is uniquely his own – and the result was Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard.

Frozen custard is ice cream, but unlike other ice creams, Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard contains only 20% air by volume, which creates a much denser, creamier texture. It is available in vanilla, chocolate and a “flavor of the day”, and is made fresh in the store daily. The Italian ices, offered in a variety of flavors, provide a creamier “mouth feel” than other ices many may have tried. All of the frozen treats (including a vegan offering) are available in cups, cones, shakes, sundaes or concretes—a blended specialty with mix-ins that are not to be missed.

The cheerful décor, friendly staff, and upbeat music add to the vacation-like feel when you walk through the door. As Weissman notes, “I wanted to create a happy space and the fact that I have been able to do so in my own community of New Rochelle is incredibly satisfying.”

Customers have been delighted by the custard’s smooth, creamy texture and the rich, delicious flavors. “I’ve been eating ice cream all my life, so I wondered how different it could be,” commented first-time visitor Devon Gillman. “But the taste and texture of this custard is truly exceptional.”

The certified Kosher shop, located at 1282 North Avenue, is open daily from noon to 10 pm. All items are available as take-out. Additional offerings, including cakes and ice cream sandwiches, will be coming soon.

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Branson expressed his excitement for the opening of the new shop: “We are thrilled that Michael chose to launch Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard in New Rochelle and I encourage everyone to stop by for a real treat.” A grand opening will take place on August 8, which fittingly is National Frozen Custard Day. Following the opening ceremony at 2:00 p.m., free frozen custard and Italian ice will be offered until 6:00 p.m.  In return, Weissman asks that visitors make a voluntary contribution to support three local nonprofits--Hope Community Services, the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence, and the Guidance Center. 

Jennifer Lanser, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and self-proclaimed ice-cream connoisseur added, “When you want to reward yourself, this is the place to go. The chocolate frozen treat has a creamy texture that is worth the trip.” As always, the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and this is one, Jennifer, said she surely won’t miss.    

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kerry@ducey.org (Jennifer Lanser) Places Sat, 04 Aug 2018 08:27:17 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movie to Westchester on August 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3722-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-103722-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3722-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-103722-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-on-august-10

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

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

Admission and parking are free.

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

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

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

Thanks to the following businesses for providing additional support:

Entergy

Indian Point Energy Center

Walters Hot Dogs

5 Alarm Pizza

Longford’s Ice Cream Truck

Metro-North Railroad

Boston Children’s Health Physicians

Applebee’s

Inspiria Media

HamletHub

Zaccagnino Electric

Sharc Creative

Metro-North Railroad

100.7 WHUD

107.1 The Peak

Westchester County Parks Foundation

JP McHale Pest Management

Westchester Talk Radio

Questions? Visit Entergy Screenings Under the Stars online here.

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

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kerry@ducey.org (Tara) Events Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:44:32 -0400
MLB Legends in Scarsdale for FREE Youth Baseball Clinic https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3721-mlb-legends-in-scarsdale-for-free-youth-baseball-clinic3721-mlb-legends-in-scarsdale-for-free-youth-baseball-clinic https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3721-mlb-legends-in-scarsdale-for-free-youth-baseball-clinic3721-mlb-legends-in-scarsdale-for-free-youth-baseball-clinic

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Angel Echevarria and other MLB Alumni
 
Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. In conjunction with Town of Eastchester Baseball, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.
 
Players attending* include seven-year MLB veteran Angel Echevarria, as well as Fred Cambria, John Doherty, Oreste Marrero, Matt Merullo and Ross Moschitto. These six players combine for 23 seasons, 294 hits and 857 games in Major League Baseball.
 
The clinic will take place at Saggese Field, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 118 Woodruff Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m./p.m. and the morning will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance.
 
To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required.
 
For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com.
*Clinicians subject to change.
 
About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)
MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 8,300, of which approximately 6,000 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.
 
About Legends for Youth Clinics
MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 18,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visitbaseballalumni.com/donate. The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic.
 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (NIkki Warner) Events Wed, 01 Aug 2018 05:07:41 -0400
WPPAC Stage 2 Announces ASL Interpreted Performance of CABARET https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3720-wppac-stage-2-announces-asl-interpreted-performance-of-cabaret3720-wppac-stage-2-announces-asl-interpreted-performance-of-cabaret https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3720-wppac-stage-2-announces-asl-interpreted-performance-of-cabaret3720-wppac-stage-2-announces-asl-interpreted-performance-of-cabaret

Stage 2 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that the August 11 performance of the musical, CABARET, will be ASL Interpreted. Two interpreters will translate the musical’s spoken words into American Sign Language.

“In this production, one of our cast members is an ASL interpreter in her life outside of the theatre. She helped make this performance possible,” says Ariana Moses, Director of Education at WPPAC and producer of the Stage 2 program. “We are excited to be able to broaden the reach of our production.”

Winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Musical and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, CABARET tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub at the cusp of the 1930’s in pre-WWII Berlin. As Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich the Kit Kat Klub invites audiences to leave their troubles at the door and indulge. As life in Germany grows uncertain, will the allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through the tumultuous times?

CABARET performs August 3-12 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. It is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Tickets start at $27. WPPAC has worked with our interpreters to blocked off a section of seats that have the best viewing for ASL interpretation. To book a seat in this section, please visit the theatre box office or call 914.328.1600, Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm. Requests can also be made at boxoffice@wppac.com. General seating tickets can be purchased through the box office or online at wppac.com. For group sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

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

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kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:56:30 -0400
New Exhibit at Local Gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3719-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery3719-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3719-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery3719-new-exhibit-at-local-gallery

 

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

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, July 21st

6 – 8PM

In the Gallery: July 21st– September 15th

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:26:34 -0400