Yorktown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown Sat, 18 Sep 2021 11:49:15 -0400 HamletHub.com Free Trial Classes at Seven Star School's Open House on Sept. 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5254-free-trial-classes-at-seven-star-school-s-open-house-on-sept-185254-free-trial-classes-at-seven-star-school-s-open-house-on-sept-18 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5254-free-trial-classes-at-seven-star-school-s-open-house-on-sept-185254-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: https://forms.gle/rekXggdz4Vtkbndp7

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: info@sevenstarschool.com

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Seven Star School of Performing Arts ) Events Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:47:07 -0400
Things to Do in New York State This Fall https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/5274-things-to-do-in-new-york-state-this-fall5274-things-to-do-in-new-york-state-this-fall https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/places/5274-things-to-do-in-new-york-state-this-fall5274-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.

commandercarey@gmail.com (I LOVE NY Staff) Places Fri, 17 Sep 2021 04:02:20 -0400
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. https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5272-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-season5272-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 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5272-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-season5272-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.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Putnam County) Life Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:00:00 -0400
County Executive to unveil new playground at Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5271-county-executive-to-unveil-new-playground-at-kensico-dam-plaza5271-county-executive-to-unveil-new-playground-at-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5271-county-executive-to-unveil-new-playground-at-kensico-dam-plaza5271-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.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Life Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:31:16 -0400
The NY Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Masquerade Opens in Three Week https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5273-the-ny-premiere-of-andrew-lloyd-webber-s-masquerade-opens-in-three-week5273-the-ny-premiere-of-andrew-lloyd-webber-s-masquerade-opens-in-three-week https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5273-the-ny-premiere-of-andrew-lloyd-webber-s-masquerade-opens-in-three-week5273-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


commandercarey@gmail.com (White Plains Performing Arts CEnter) Events Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:50:40 -0400
Local SUNY Oneonta Graduates https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5270-local-suny-oneonta-graduates5270-local-suny-oneonta-graduates https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5270-local-suny-oneonta-graduates5270-local-suny-oneonta-graduates

More than 1,000 students graduated from SUNY Oneonta. Students who completed the requirements for bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and certificates of advanced study.

Jacob Adler of Yorktown Heights - Bachelor of Science in Digital & Studio Art Linguistics Digital & Studio Art honors.

Samantha Baffuto of Yorktown Heights  - Master of Science in Education in Literacy Education (5-12) .

Cali Cortese of Yorktown Heights - Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies Communication Studies, Cum Laude Honors

Grace McLaughlin of Yorktown Heights - Bachelor of Science in Psychology Theatre Psychology, Summa Cum Laude honors.

Matthew Singer of Yorktown Heights - Bachelor of Science in Business Economics .

SUNY Oneonta is a public, four-year college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs and several graduate certificate and degree programs. The college is known as both an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, and a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/

commandercarey@gmail.com (SUNY Oneonta) Life Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:28:55 -0400
Zacc Attack to fight Childhood Cancer with the Hudson Valley renegades https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/5268-zacc-attack-to-fight-childhood-cancer-with-the-hudson-valley-renegades5268-zacc-attack-to-fight-childhood-cancer-with-the-hudson-valley-renegades https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/5268-zacc-attack-to-fight-childhood-cancer-with-the-hudson-valley-renegades5268-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.

commandercarey@gmail.com (#GoldTogether) Charities Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:49:29 -0400
SpaceX Crew to launch 1st ALL-Civilian Crew tonight https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/5269-spacex-crew-to-launch-1st-all-civilian-crew-tonight5269-spacex-crew-to-launch-1st-all-civilian-crew-tonight https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/15-todays-events/5269-spacex-crew-to-launch-1st-all-civilian-crew-tonight5269-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 SpaceX.com. 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.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Todays events Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:12:58 -0400
Yom Kippur 2021! “G’mar chatima tova” from HalmetHub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5267-yom-kippur-2021-g-mar-chatima-tova-from-halmethub5267-yom-kippur-2021-g-mar-chatima-tova-from-halmethub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5267-yom-kippur-2021-g-mar-chatima-tova-from-halmethub5267-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.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:12:55 -0400
Go Green, Save Green at Home, a Sustainable Westchester Webinar https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5261-go-green-save-green-at-home-a-sustainable-westchester-webinar5261-go-green-save-green-at-home-a-sustainable-westchester-webinar https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5261-go-green-save-green-at-home-a-sustainable-westchester-webinar5261-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 SustainableWestchester.org/Webinar 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.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Sustainable Westchester) Life Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:16:37 -0400
Yorktown Street Festival is October 10th, 2021 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5266-yorktown-street-festival-is-october-10th-20215266-yorktown-street-festival-is-october-10th-2021 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5266-yorktown-street-festival-is-october-10th-20215266-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
commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:59:10 -0400
Get ready to spend September 19th at the 29th Annual Brewster Fall Festival https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5188-get-ready-to-spend-september-19th-at-the-29th-annual-brewster-fall-festival5188-get-ready-to-spend-september-19th-at-the-29th-annual-brewster-fall-festival https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5188-get-ready-to-spend-september-19th-at-the-29th-annual-brewster-fall-festival5188-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 www.BrewsterFallFestival.com for more details.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Cultural Arts Coalition) Events Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:32:20 -0400
Yorktown Job Fair Wednesday September 22nd! https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5258-yorktown-job-fair-wednesday-september-22nd5258-yorktown-job-fair-wednesday-september-22nd https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5258-yorktown-job-fair-wednesday-september-22nd5258-yorktown-job-fair-wednesday-september-22nd

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yorktown are hosting a
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
10:00am - 3:00pm
Albert A. Capellini Community Cultural Center
 1974 Commerce Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
To order and pay online CLICK HERE
and mail to:
The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 632
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
To pay online CLICK HERE.
and mail to:
The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 632
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
For more information call the Chamber office: (914) 245-4599
commandercarey@gmail.com (Yorktown Chamber of COmmerce) Events Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:55:48 -0400
First Time Home Buyers program (in the Library) Saturday, September 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5265-first-time-home-buyers-program-in-the-library-saturday-september-185265-first-time-home-buyers-program-in-the-library-saturday-september-18 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/5265-first-time-home-buyers-program-in-the-library-saturday-september-185265-first-time-home-buyers-program-in-the-library-saturday-september-18

First Time Home Buyers program
(in the Library)

Saturday, September 18 at 2:00pm

Are you ready to buy your first home? What do you need to know, and how to prepare, to reach your goal.  In this workshop we will talk about: saving techniques, mortgage basics, first time homebuyer programs, how much money do you need, how to figure out how much you can afford to buy, and the process from start to finish on what to expect. Let's bring your idea into reality!

Ali Alvarez is a real estate agent with Houlihan Lawrence. She has been helping people through the process of buying, staging and selling their homes for many years.  She takes a practical, educational approach to the process that is both passionate and fun. 
All attendees are required to wear masks according to the Town of Yorktown latest policy.  Please register online or register at the Reference desk in the library.

The John C. Hart Memorial Library is located at 130 E Main Street in Shrub Oak. Phone 914-245-5262.

commandercarey@gmail.com (John C. Hart Memorial Library) Events Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:49:00 -0400
Severe Weather and Flash Flood Threat for Wednesday Afternoon into Thursday https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5264-severe-weather-and-flash-flood-threat-for-wednesday-afternoon-into-thursday5264-severe-weather-and-flash-flood-threat-for-wednesday-afternoon-into-thursday https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/5264-severe-weather-and-flash-flood-threat-for-wednesday-afternoon-into-thursday5264-severe-weather-and-flash-flood-threat-for-wednesday-afternoon-into-thursday

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms and localized heavy rainfall are possible as a cold front passes through the region late Wednesday into early Thursday.

There is a slight to marginal risk of flash flooding for the Lower Hudson Valley and SW Connecticut. There is also a slight to marginal risk of severe thunderstorms across much of the area.


A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible, with the main threat damaging wind gusts and large hail. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, particularly across the lower Hudson Valley.

 Storm Total Rainfall: ½” on average

 Rainfall Rates: Locally up to 1”+/hr possible

 Impacts: Isolated flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as already swollen quick responding small rivers, streams, and creeks.


 Late Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning, with the greatest chances between 3pm and midnight.


 Hazardous Weather Outlook 

Stay alert, by monitoring NWS New York, NY forecasts

commandercarey@gmail.com (NWS) Life Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:30:00 -0400