Somers's HamletHub Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:43:14 -0400 Free Trial Classes at Seven Star School's Open House on Sept. 18

Seven Star School of Performing Arts is excited to be holding our Open House on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 - 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Come tour the studio, take a trial dance class and see what makes SSSPA so GREAT! Our Location: 509 Route 312 Brewster, NY 10509

Please use the following link to sign-up for a trial class:

Trial Classes for 3-6 yr olds on 9/18:

  • 2:00pm-2:20pm (Tap/Jazz/Ballet)
  • 2:20pm-2:40pm (Hip Hop)
  • 2:40pm-3:00pm (Tap/Jazz/Ballet)

Trial Classes for 7-12 yr olds on 9/18:

  • 1:40pm-2:00pm (Hip Hop)
  • 2:00pm-2:20pm (Tap), 2:20pm-2:40pm (Jazz)
  • 2:40pm-3:00pm (Lyrical)

Trial Classes for 13+ yr old: By appointment only

Seven Star School of Performing Arts offers a complete performing arts education in dance, voice and acting to children of all ages, beginners to pre-professional. Our passionate faculty is committed to providing a nurturing atmosphere in order to help facilitate personal growth and self esteem!

Our goal is simple: to make every student feel like a star!

Contact SSSPA with any questions and we look forward to meeting you: (845) 278-0728 or email:

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Things to Do in New York State This Fall

Can fall in New York get even more colorful? Besides the changing leaves, come experience award-winning state parks, epic outdoor adventures, family-friendly farms, historic sites, and so much more!

Whether you’re sipping locally made wines or fall-themed craft beers, picking your own apples, hiking to scenic summits, or looking for new ways to celebrate Halloween, this season will surpass your expectations.

Get ready to breathe in that crisp air—fall in New York is a time to create vivid memories.

Visit the I Love NY website to read about all things YOU can do this fall in NY.

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FORTNITE! Battle Royale at Somers Library

Fortnite! Battle Royale will be held September 20th, 27th & October 4th from 6-7pm at Somers Library.

This is a BIG favorite with gaming tweens and teens! We offer a safe place to play or learn how to play with a tech expert to guide them through tips and tricks! Plus they can improve hand eye coordination and meet other Somers Fornite fans. Gr.6-12


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Putnam County Executive Odell Addresses the crowd at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Last Show at Boscobel, Company moving to a new home next season.

As the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival wrapped up its final season at Boscobel House and Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 4, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell wished the company well in its new permanent home.

HVSF plans to open next year at a new location just down the road in Garrison on nearly 100 acres
donated by the local philanthropist Chris Davis.

“Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has been such an asset to this county and our residents,” County Executive Odell said. “Generations of Putnam residents have attended HSVF productions over the past 35 years and come away enchanted and enlightened. HVSF has had a glorious run at Boscobel, and I am sure that a fabulous encore awaits in the next season in their new venue. As life has taught us all, as one curtain closes, another one surely opens.”

Saturday’s final performance was The Tempest, which is considered to be the last play Shakespeare wrote on his own, and thus a fitting sendoff to HVSF’s 35 years at Boscobel.

“HSVF is at our own pivotal moment in our life as a theater,” Davis McCallum, artistic director of HVSF wrote in the playbill. “Thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Chris Davis, we are busily planning our move to the company’s first ever permanent-home! Just three miles down the road, this spectacular new home – with astonishing Hudson River views – will allow us to remain a vital part of the Hudson Highlands community that we’ve served and loved over the past 35 years.”
After the last bow was taken on Saturday, McCallum had everyone in the audience light an LED tealight candle. When the lights in the iconic tent were turned off, he employed a bit of theater superstition and made a wish for all the wonderful stories that have been told during HVSF’s run at Boscobel to find their way to the company’s new home.

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County Executive to unveil new playground at Kensico Dam Plaza

Children can slide, swing and play again at the Kensico Dam Plaza on a brand new updated playground!  The new, brightly-colored play structures, one of which includes a ramp for wheel chairs, all sits on top of a rubber safety surface and is part of a $1.86 million dollar capital project.

Friday, September 17

11 a.m.

Kensico Dam Plaza

1 Bronx River Pkwy Rd

Valhalla, NY  10595

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “The new Kensico Dam Plaza playground is another example of updating the already great facilities Westchester County has to offer. In my administration we get things done and we fix what needs to be fixed.  I’m excited to welcome the children back to experience the new play structures and make fond memories with family and friends.”

The new accessible playground replaced previous structures that were over 20 years old and features two new structures, one for children ages 5 through 12 and one for ages 2 through 5. The area also includes a new paved seating area with benches and picnic tables and the entrance features new landscaping with trees, flowering shrubs and perennials. New pavements and an increased number of new and accessible picnic tables have been added to the main picnic area.

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “Kensico Dam Plaza is the “Central Park” of Westchester County as the park receives a large number of visitors and keeping the facility up-to-date is important to keeping children safe and happy.”

The capital project also includes a new memorial dedicated to first responders who lost their lives to 9/11 related illnesses, which is located next to The Rising. The landscaped backdrop to the memorial has been fully renovated with new trees, shrubs and perennials.

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The NY Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Masquerade Opens in Three Week

MASQUERADE is LIVE ON STAGE October 8 to 24 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center!

One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences behind the scenes in Masquerade! This NY premiere features stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work. A funny and warm musical portrait and a concert for the theater, offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky family and bohemian youth in London to the creation of such smash hits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and many more. You’ll hear new and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs and rediscovered gems.

Visit the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) on the web for tickets and more information


11 City Place, 3rd Floor


White Plains, NY 10601


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Fun Stuff at home with the Somers Library

Library Fun at Home from Somers Library 

Ahoy Maties!

It's time to celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day". Here are a few ideas on how to change from landlubbers into buccaneers!

  • Learn to "Talk like a Pirate"- Click here for a list of Pirate words and phrases. Remember to growl and say Arrrrgh often!
  • Design your own Treasure Hunt- Draw a map to a buried treasure and have family and friends try to find the "booty".
  • Take the Pirate Quiz- Click here or Stop by the Children's Room.
  • Read pirate-themed books. Learn more about real pirates from the past, or read of fantastic pirate adventures with these books and more available now at the Somers Library.

Eyewitness Pirates

What If You Met a Pirate ~ Adkins

The Barbary Pirates ~ Forester

Pirates: Robbers of Pirate Girl ~ Funke


Everything I know about Pirates ~ Lichtenheld

Pirate Pet's Talk Like a Pirate ~ Kennedy

Pirates: Robbers of the High Seas ~ Gibbons

The Best Book of Pirates ~ Harward

Who Was Blackbeard? ~ Buckley

Shiver Me Timbers: Pirate Poems and Paintings ~ Florian

Pirate Ship Adventure Crafts ~ Llimos

Once Upon a Pirate Craft ~ Lerner

Edward and the Pirates ~ McPhail

Captain & Matey Set Sail ~ Laurence

Treasure Hunters Pirate Treasure ~ Hunter

A is for Arrr! A Pirate Alphabet ~ Salas

Jack Sparrow Series ~ Kidd

Blackbeard's Sword ~ O'Donnell

Magic Tree House Pirates Past Noon ~ Osborne

The Pirate Princess ~ Philip

Stories of Pirates ~ Punter

Geronimo Stilton Shipwreck on the Pirate Islands ~ Stilton

Pirates Ho! ~ Thomson

Treasure Island ~ Stevenson

Gross Facts about Pirates ~ Vonne

Give us a call or visit our website to search the catalog for these books and more.

 These books can also be found on Overdrive and hoopla.

Peter Pan ~ Barrie

Pirate Boy ~ Bunting

Pinkalicious and the Pirates ~ Kann

The Gingerbread Pirates ~ Kidstrup

DK Find Out! Pirates

101 Amazing Facts About Pirates ~ Goldstein

Pirate Diary ~ Platt

Boxcar Children Mystery of the Pirate's Map ~ Warner

 Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!

Vicki DiSanto-Children's Librarian & Beth Levine- Library Assistant. Somers Library

Funding for programs provided by Friends of the Somers Library

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Virtual Presentation: Alzheimer's Conversations: Protecting Your Health and Wealth

Virtual Presentation: Alzheimer's Conversations: Protecting Your Health and Wealth

Tuesday, September 28, 12:30- 1:30 pm

Join the Somers Library for an informed discussion hosted by Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones and featuring a special guest speaker from the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's is one of the costliest diseases; a lifetime cost of care can be over $350,000. This disease robs families of their relationships and their wealth - two things we work so hard to preserve. At this special presentation, we'll discuss:

Alzheimer's disease risk factors, warning signs, resources and how you can join the fight.

Protecting your finances and family with designated beneficiaries, legacy and estate strategies, life insurance - and knowing the red flags of financial scams.

Registration is required; Please register on our online calendar here or call the library at 914-232-5717 in order to have access to this meeting. You will receive an email prior to the meeting with a Zoom invitation.

Our programs are funded by The Friends of the Library - thanks for your support!

The Somers Library ~ 914-232-5717 ~

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Zacc Attack to fight Childhood Cancer with the Hudson Valley renegades

Join the American Cancer Society and Brewster's own ZACC ATTACK along with #GoldTogether For Childhood Cancer this Sunday September 19th at Dutchess Stadium to watch the Minor League High A - League Affiliate of the NY Yankees, The Hudson Valley Renegades  as they join the fight to strike out childhood cancer.

The $20 ticket package includes a Valley Reserved seat at the game and a Renegades Group hat along with a $5.00 donation to fight cancer. First pitch is 4:35 PM. It is also Fan Appreciation day at the "Dutch"

See the accompanying photo/flyer for how to purchase your tickets today.

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Café Anime at Somers Library for Grades 6 - 12



3:30-4:45pm at Somers Library

Is your teen interested in reading manga or watching anime? This is a place to meet new friends and discover this genre safely. Plus we will be learning about Japan...and food! Gr. 6-12

Register @




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SpaceX Crew to launch 1st ALL-Civilian Crew tonight

SpaceX is targeting a five-hour launch window on Wednesday, September 15, opening at 8:02 p.m. EDT (Thursday, September 16 at 00:02 UTC) for launch of the Inspiration4 mission – the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit – aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Three days after liftoff, Dragon and the crew will return to Earth and splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the Florida coast.

SpaceX’s webcast for launch of the Inspiration4 mission will go live 4 hours before liftoff.

Watch the launch live here an NASA TV. Watch live coverage of all the pre-flight activities and the launch now on You can also view the live feed on Facebook.

Inspiration4 is commanded by Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments and an accomplished pilot and adventurer. Joining him are Medical Officer Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and pediatric cancer survivor; Mission Specialist Chris Sembroski, an Air Force veteran and aerospace data engineer; and Mission Pilot Dr. Sian Proctor, a geoscientist, entrepreneur, and trained pilot.

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Yom Kippur 2021! “G’mar chatima tova” from HalmetHub

“G’mar chatima tova” is the customary greeting on Yom Kippur. In English, it means “May you be sealed in the Book of Life.” 

According to Jewish tradition, one's fate is decided on Rosh Hashanah and sealed on Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown tonight, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Those of the Jews faith traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days.

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Go Green, Save Green at Home, a Sustainable Westchester Webinar

Wondering how to make your home even cozier? A well-insulated home can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Attend our upcoming webinar, enroll online, or get in touch. Sustainable Westchester can connect you to vetted installers who will help to improve your home's comfort and climate impact.

RSVP to the webinar at or call (914) 242-4725 ext. 122

The Town of Somers, Somers Energy and Environment Committee and Sustainable Westchester have partnered with Sustainable Westchester to bring EnergySmart Homes Westchester to our community.

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Yorktown Street Festival is October 10th, 2021

After a year off due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Yorktown Festival & Street Fair is back and better then ever. Join the Yorktown for Chamber of Commerce and their sponsors for a fun filled day of live music, children's activities, food and merchandise vendors and more. There will be something for everyone at the Yorktown Street Festival & Fair.
The fair will be held at Jack Devito Memorial Field and along Commerce Street and Veterans Road in downtown Yorktown from 11:00 am, until 5:00 pm.
Visit the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Website for more information or call the chamber at (914) 245-4599
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Get ready to spend September 19th at the 29th Annual Brewster Fall Festival

The Community Event of the Year Provides Something for Everyone at the Brewster Fall Festival

Celebrate Our Community with Family Fun, Live Entertainment, Games, Vendor Fair and Fabulous Food

Get ready to spend September 19th at the 29th Annual Brewster Fall Festival as Main Street in Brewster, NY is turned into this annual community celebration.  The Cultural Arts Coalition is proud to organize this FREE family-friendly event. Last time we had the event, there were over 125 booths, 2 stages of free entertainment, and over 4,000 attendees!

Lining Main Street will be a variety of merchants, community organizations, local businesses, crafters, artists, veterans’ organizations, politicians, historical societies, health & wellness services, jewelry, books, churches, and food vendors.

Come with an appetite as the Brewster Fall Festival has a variety of culinary delights including BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, vegan, Italian, tacos, drinks, ice cream, and baked goods.

Free live music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day. Three venues will be set up for entertainment, including the Band Stage, the Community Stage and introducing performances on the stage of our Old Town Hall Theater. A great variety of performers from our area are volunteering their time - from Seven Stars School to the Independence Band and 1/3 of Sophie, there will be entertainment for all throughout the day! The Cultural Arts Coalition is organizing the Brewster Fall Festival as a fundraiser for the Old Town Hall Restoration so stop by the stage at 67 Main Street to see the theater and hear about the progress of the theater restoration.

The Brewster Fall Festival is the perfect event for people new and not-so-new to the area to find out about all the amazing things our community has to offer. A dedicated team of volunteers help showcase the best of the community while helping raise funds for the restoration of the Old Town Hall Theater at 67 Main Street in Brewster.

The Brewster Fall Festival Committee wishes to thank their sponsors including Educational Awareness, Confident Homes, Inc., Brewster HamletHub, Master IT Media LLC, Lisi's Towing, OLA Consulting Engineers, Suburban Carting Co., Open Door Family Medical Center,  St. Lawrence O’Toole, BrewsterCares and Guardian Vet.

“The Cultural Arts Coalition has plans to bring even more entertainment, education, and art to our community,” explains Judy Marano, Cultural Arts Coalition President. “Events like the Brewster Fall Festival showcase our community and demonstrate the value of having a cultural hub in the heart of Brewster Village.”

The Cultural Arts Coalition, in cooperation with the Town of Southeast, is spearheading the restoration and the reopening of the Old Town Hall Theater. Once restored, the theater will accommodate audiences of 200 or more and provide space for music concerts, theater productions, dance performances, film screenings, lectures, and meetings. The total cost of the restoration is estimated at over $3 million.

The Brewster Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 11 – 4pm. Free parking is available Tristate Commuter Lot on Park Street and Morningthorpe Ave. Trolley service courtesy of Putnam County will be available to bring festival goers between this parking lot and Main Street throughout the day. Visit us on Facebook at Brewster Fall Festival or for more details.

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