Scarsdale's HamletHub Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:46:28 -0500 Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College on Dec. 15

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 Anne Ducey) Events Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:23:39 -0500
Scarsdale's own, Derek Milman to discuss Swipe Right for Murder on Nov. 16 at Bronx River Books

Scarsdale's own, Derek Milman will discuss "Swipe Right for Murder". An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively readable thriller.

Derek was born in New York City and raised in Westchester County. In high school, he published an underground humor magazine that caught the attention of the New York Times. He studied English, Theater, and Creative Writing at Northwestern University and went on to receive an MFA in acting at Yale School of Drama. He began writing YA fiction a few years ago. "Swipe Right for Murder" is his second novel.

Please join us on Saturday, November 16th from 5-6 PM at Bronx River Books, 37 Spencer Place, Scarsdale.

]]> (Wendy Archer) Events Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:48:14 -0500
Nancy's Book Group on Nov. 20 at Mid Westchester JCC

Nancy’s Book Group, led by Nancy Zachary, will come together on November 20th at 1:00 PM to discuss "The Tsar of Love and Techno "by Anthony Marra.

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art. This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking.

Please call the Reference desk at 722-1302 to register.

Please note: The location is Mid Westchester JCC at 999 Wilmot Avenue.

]]> (Wendy Archer) Events Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:46:53 -0500
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

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

]]> (Purchase College, SUNY) Events Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:26:29 -0400
Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Training on Nov. 9

As an organization committed to STEM excellence, Housatonic Community College (HCC) proudly announced today that it is now a certified Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Provider. The only community college in the nation to offer this world-class training, HCC will present an inaugural training workshop on Saturday, November 9th to all schools and educators looking to improve their STEM education using research-based, best practice planning processes.

The nationally acclaimed Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is a strategic planning process to provide schools and districts with the time, tools and collaboration needed to improve their STEM education initiatives. The Pathway, which is comprised of three parts, will be facilitated by HCC educators who have been rigorously trained by Carnegie Science Center.

The STEM Excellence Pathway has proven to be the desired model for creating a national stamp of excellence in schools across the country. HCC is the only organization in the lower New England and the NY-NJ region offering the training program.

This initial workshop, entitled the ‘Emerging Workshop,’ is a first step toward improving STEM offerings or to evaluate progress on improvement. Participants will work collaboratively to create an action plan to put into place at their educational institution. In one 6-hour session, attendees will gain an understanding of high-quality STEM education, reflect on current conditions of STEM education in their own schools/districts, identify key priority areas for improvement and develop a plan of action.

The workshop will take place Saturday November 9th from 9am – 3pm at the Beacon Hall Event Center on the HCC campus, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport, CT. The cost is $150, including all materials and lunch. The deadline for registration is Friday, November 1st. Those interested should contact Dean Robin Avant, or visit

“This training is appropriate for any school or district looking to adopt best practices in STEM education,” said Robin Avant, Housatonic Community College Academic Dean. “Participants will walk away with a stronger understanding of what it means to deliver superior STEM instruction, and a customized plan with action steps that make sense for their own schools.”

A follow-up workshop, entitled ‘Processing Workshop’ will take place early next year. During that session, attendees will collaborate on common action plan goal areas, review their progress and identify further support and resources for achieving goals. During the final session, the ‘Advancing Workshop,’ participants meet one-on-one with HCC educators, reflecting on their plan implementation and their schools’/districts’ connection to the four pillars of STEM education, making plans for continued progress.

“Getting students interested in STEM subject matter, and placing high-quality, best practice STEM educational programs in place in our schools and districts is crucial to preparing a pipeline of talented and well-trained people to work in these fields,” said Avant.

Becoming the regional Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Provider is only the latest step in the college’s STEM journey. Students there can choose from over 40 associate degree or certificate options under the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math disciplines. Adding Arts to STEM learning, HCC hosts an annual two-day STEAMfest event, offers STEAM research trips and plans to open a STEAM Center of Excellence later this year.

HCC is currently accepting schools for the 2019-2020 cohort. If you are interested in learning more about this training opportunity, please contact Robin Avant at or visit

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Chouk Bwa performs stripped-down Haitian roots music at Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

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.

This event is part of (T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture, and Ideas - HAITI, taking place November 14-16 on the campus of Purchase College.

Tickets: $30 / $20 / $15

Website Link:

For tickets and more info, visit our website or call the box office at (914)251-6200. Box office hours are Wednesday – Friday noon to 6pm.


]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:15:53 -0400
Take a Look Tuesdays at Landmark Preschool in Bedford

Childhood is celebrated at Landmark Preschool

This is at the center of all we do in the classroom and on the playground! Our great passion is knowing our students as individuals within our vibrant community and sharing with them the joy of learning. Our intentionally connected curriculum is brought to life by our engaging teachers and fosters our students’ natural curiosity and openness to the world.

Interested in learning more? Join us at our Landmark Preschool Bedford Campus at 10:00 am on October 29 and select Tuesdays through March. Take a tour of our school. Meet our teachers. Watch a classroom in action. Feel the energy and enthusiasm they bring to all that they do. See how our talented faculty are committed to inspiring joyful learning with our students.

The strength of our programs and the culture of kindness in our community is vibrant, and you will experience it best when you come to take a look. Dates: October 29, November 12, December 3, January 14, February 4, March 10.

For more information or to RSVP, call Director Kimberly Swabsin at 914-234-2300 or visit 

The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our education 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

]]> (Andrea Grady) Events Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:02:47 -0400
New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Announces Upcoming 56th Annual Thanksgiving Parade

The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Announces Upcoming 56th Annual Thanksgiving Parade 

The Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle is again partnering with the City of New Rochelle to host the 56th Annual Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, Nov. 23rd. This year’s Grand Marshal is The New York Empire, the only professional sports team to call New Rochelle home and 2019 Champions of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on North Avenue at Eastchester Road and proceed down North Avenue ending at Bonnefoy Place.

The New York Empire, owned by the Stevens Family and lead by head coach, Bryan Jones, finished their season with a victory against the Dallas Roughnecks (26-22), in August 2019. They not only won the championship title, but also became the third team in AUDL history to finish a season undefeated. The New York Empire has been a professional AUDL East Division team, having originated in Brooklyn before moving to New Rochelle’s Joseph F. Fosina field at Flowers “City” Park in 2018. They have been devoted to the community; especially the youth, ever since their arrival.

President of the Chamber, Robert Hayes, said, “When they first joined the Chamber I knew they had something special. They were fun, fresh and community focused. As Champions they helped contribute to what makes New Rochelle great. We aren’t just the Queen City on the Sound; we are a City of Champions!”

Barbara Stevens, owner of NY Empire said, “We could not have chosen a better place for the NY Empire to call home. We are thrilled to be a part of this community and cannot wait to get back on the field. It is our goal to represent NY and the City of New Rochelle with professionalism and to provide a fun, friendly, exciting experience. Ultimate is a great sport that anyone can play. Come out to support the team and join in the fun. Gooooo Empire!”  

Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, expressed how the parade contributes to the area by saying, “The Thanksgiving Parade is one of New Rochelle’s most beloved traditions, bringing thousands of friends and neighbors together in celebration of the season and our community. This year, we will have the added pleasure of recognizing the New York Empire, 2019 American Ultimate Disc League Champions, which has brought pride to countless fans both within and beyond New Rochelle.”

The parade will feature several big balloons including New Rochelle’s hometown hero, Mighty Mouse, sponsored by United Hebrew celebrating their 100th Anniversary. The balloons will be joined by marching bands playing throughout the parade, clowns, beauty princesses, superheroes, singers and marchers from Iona and Monroe Colleges, local schools, businesses and organizations.“Because the Parade is the 2nd largest parade for Thanksgiving in the state of New York outside of the Macy’s parade, we invite all of our surrounding communities to join us for this spectacular event!” stated Diamond Wollaston and Jennifer Lanser, of the Chamber of Commerce. 

North Avenue is also located right off the New Rochelle stop at the New Rochelle Transit Center on the Metro-North New Haven Line and can easily be accessed from all areas. The parade ends near Main Street where you can enjoy lunch and more fun activities.

WHO: The general public is invited to line the streets of North Avenue to cheer on and celebrate the marchers. There will be several viewing stands along the Parade route.

WHERE: The one mile parade shall start at Eastchester Road on North Avenue and Eastchester Road, in front of New Rochelle High school and proceed down North Ave. New for this year, the parade will end on North Avenue at Bonnefoy Place.

DETAILS: The Grand Marshals, dignitaries, Board Members, parade committee and sponsors will participate in a photo-op and event Ribbon Cutting at 9:45 AM on North Avenue and Eastchester Road with the large balloons as a backdrop to officially kick off the parade at 10 AM. For more information visit or

The parade will be preceded by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence’s Pancake Breakfast in the House IV cafeteria, starting at 8AM. For more information, visit

]]> (Jennifer Lanser) Events Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:24:54 -0400
4th Annual Vital Aging Fair October 21 at the Scarsdale Congregational Church

The 4th Annual Vital Aging Fair will take place on Monday, October 21st from 2-4pm at the Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Road. Convenient parking is located right across the street.

The annual event, which features a variety of senior providers and experts, is a collaboration of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service’s Aging in Place, The Scarsdale Public Library and the Scarsdale Recreation Department. This year’s Fair will host approximately 30 vendors in industries such as estate planning, financial advisory services, home health care, nutrition, fitness, geriatric care/consultation, transportation, wellness and assisted living.

Raffles, prizes and complimentary refreshments will also be on hand. Don’t miss out on this FREE event that addresses all your aging needs!

For more information, please contact: Maryellen Saenger, SFCS Aging in Place Coordinator, (914) 723- 3281

]]> (Wendy Archer) Events Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:37:26 -0400
The Golden Age of Mystery at Scarsdale Library with Jo-Anne Weinberg Tomorrow!

The Golden Age of Mystery is usually considered to include British authors of the 1920s and 1930s, although the style was written at least as early as 1911. Everyone has heard of Agatha Christie, but there were other excellent writers in that era.

Please join us on Thursday, October 17th from 2-3 PM to explore these writers. This talk, led by librarian Jo-Anne Weinberg,  is an introduction to authors of the period, which include Patricia Wentworth, R. Austin Freedman, Gladys Mitchell and Ellery Queen just to name a few.

Refreshments will be served.

With construction underway at the Olmsted Road library, the session will be held at the Scarsdale Alternative School, 45 Wayside Lane.

Registration is required via telephone at 914-722-1302 or online at

]]> (Wendy Archer) Events Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:36:17 -0400
Nancy's Book Group at at Mid Westchester JCC on October 23

Nancy’s Book Group, led by Nancy Zachary, will come together on October 23rd at 1 PM to discuss Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson. “A brilliant, cinematic biography of resistance leader Marie-Madeleine Fourcade.

Olson’s weaving of Fourcade’s diary artfully and liberally into her own writing and her heart-stopping descriptions of Paris, escapes, and internecine warring create a narrative that’s as dramatic as a novel or a film. Olson honors Fourcade’s fight for freedom and her ‘refusal to be silenced’ with a gripping narrative that will thrill WWII history buffs.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The group will meet at the Mid-Westchester JCC, 999 Wilmot Road.

Registration is required. Please call the Reference Desk at 914-722-1302.

]]> (Wendy Archer) Neighbors Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:34:00 -0400
NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley Welcomes Pavan Ananth, M.D.

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley is pleased to welcome Pavan Ananth, M.D., M.P.H., an obstetrician/gynecologist and minimally invasive surgeon.  Dr. Ananth joins the medical group’s Cortlandt Manor location at 1978 Crompond Road, and the Cold Spring location at 1756 Route 9D.  He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and is an assistant professor at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Ananth specializes in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, as well as reproductive medicine. He offers minimally invasive surgical techniques for a range of procedures and treats pelvic pain, adenomyosis, fibroids, incontinence and endometriosis.

Dr. Ananth earned his medical and public health degrees at Tulane University and completed his residency at New York Medical College, where he was named Chief Resident and was awarded Resident of the Year. He completed his fellowship training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Northside Hospital at the Atlanta Center for Special Pelvic Surgery and Reproductive Medicine in Georgia.

He is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

New patients are welcome. Appointments can be made by calling 914-736-6180 (Cortlandt Manor) or 914-528-7664 (Cold Spring). For more information about the medical group, visit


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Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project on Oct. 20

Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project on Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3pm at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, PepsiCo Theatre

Paco de Lucía was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. He died more than three years ago, leaving behind an immense impact on flamenco music. Now members of his last touring band, led by guitarist-producer and 10-time Latin Grammy® winner Javier Limón, are on the road as the Flamenco Legends, revisiting the late guitarist's music and honoring his legacy while paving a new path into the future of flamenco.

Israel Suárez “Piraña” – Percussion
Alain Pérez – Bass
Antonio Sánchez – Guitar
Antonio Serrano – Harmonica
David De Jacoba – Voice
Antonio Fernández Montoya “Farru” – Dance  
Javier Limón – Producer

Ticket Cost: $85 / $65 / $40

For tickets and more information, visit our website:

or call the box office at 914-251-6200. Box office hours are Wednesday – Friday noon to 6pm.

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:37:30 -0400
Three Mayors Address Real Estate Leaders on Development Trends and Revival of Urban Centers

Mayors from Westchester’s largest cities told members of Westchester’s largest residential real estate company that the county’s cities are thriving and on the cusp of an economic development revival.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach addressed about 100 real estate professionals from Houlihan Lawrence at its offices at 800 Westchester Avenue on September 16. They discussed hundreds of units of housing either under construction or in the planning stages in the three cities. Also making their cities more attractive, they said, are major infrastructure projects such as a $90 million rehabilitation of White Plains’ Metro North train station and future plans for Penn Station access from the New Rochelle.

Deborah Doern, Regional Vice President of Houlihan Lawrence, moderated a panel discussion that followed.

“We thank the mayors of our cities for taking the time to educate Houlihan Lawrence on the exciting developments that are taking place in their cities,’’ said Doern. “Their leadership has helped to promote the economic health of Westchester which benefits us all.”   

]]> (Victoria Hochman) Politics Mon, 23 Sep 2019 06:28:54 -0400
Tour de Bronx 25th Anniversary Oct. 27

our de Bronx 25th Anniversary on Sunday, October 27 from 8:30am to 5pm

Join thousands of participants cycling through the burgeoning neighborhoods, scenic waterfronts and greenways of the borough in the largest FREE cycling event in New York State. 

Choose one of two rides. The 25-mile route takes riders through the south, east and mid portion of the borough including the Mott Haven district, Clason Point along the East River, and the largest park in New York City: Pelham Bay Park boasting nearly 3,000 acres of natural forest, OR The 40-mile route, which includes a visit to the historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula, the nautical community of City Island and the northern portions of the borough like Woodlawn and Riverdale. Both rides conclude at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where riders receive a complimentary souvenir T-shirt (while supplies last) and enjoy a live musical performance as they relax from the day’s festivities.


Learn more and go to registration page here.



]]> (The Bronx Tourism Council) Events Sun, 22 Sep 2019 10:11:15 -0400