“WEST POINT BAND FEATURED ON FOX NEWS”


West Point, NY – The United States Military Academy’s “West Point Band,” under the direction of Lt. Col. Jim Keene, is delighted to announce the broadcast schedule of a unique collaboration between the U.S. Army’s oldest band and FOX News. The program, celebrating the holidays at the United States Military Academy, will showcase segments from the West Point Band’s popular "A West Point Holiday." The production will also feature a number of chamber ensemble performances, interviews, and fabulous footage from the Nation’s premier leader development institution- West Point! The broadcast schedule is as follows (EST): Dec. 24 (10 p.m.), Dec. 25 (1 a.m., 4 a.m., 1p.m.). Check local listings for additional information.
As you enjoy the holiday season with your family and loved ones, please remember the sacrifice of our Armed Forces serving our Nation home and abroad. To honor our fallen heroes, the West Point Band has produced a short film entitled Taps: Stories behind the Sound. The video can be viewed by visiting www.youtube.com/BandWestPoint.
For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit www.westpointband.com. West Point Band news can also be found by following us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

 

 

HONE YOUR SKILLS PLAYING THE WORLD’S GREATEST CARD GAME:

HAVE FUN, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND HONE YOUR SKILLS PLAYING THE WORLD’S GREATEST CARD GAME. DISTRICT 3 OF THE AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE, WHICH ENCOMPASSES UPSTATE NEW YORK THROUGH CENTRAL NEW JERSEY, ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL WINTER REGIONAL TOURNAMENT AT THE HILTON RYE TOWN, 699 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, RYE BROOK, NY, JANUARY 15-21, 2013. GAMES ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL LEVELS OF PLAY INCLUDING A COMPLETE FAST PAIRS EVENT ON TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 15 – THE FIRST TIME SUCH AN EVENT HAS OPENED A REGIONAL IN NORTH AMERICA. FREE LIGHT SUPPER PROVIDED. THE TOURNAMENT ALSO FEATURES GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY PAIRS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 – A CHANCE FOR BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS TO EARN GOLD POINTS PLAYING AGAINST PEOPLE AT THEIR OWN LEVEL. ADDITIONALLY, JANUARY 20 AND 21 HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS CHAR- ITY DAYS. $1 PER SESSION FROM EACH PLAYER’S ENTRY FEE WILL BE DONATED TO AGENCIES ADMINISTERING RELIEF TO VICTIMS OF HURRI- CANE SANDY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL DEBORAH WASIK AT (973) 699-5902 OR VISIT WWW.BRIDGE-DISTRICT3.ORG FOR A FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, HOTEL INFO, DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND ALL THE OTHER DETAILS.

 

Candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 8:00 P.M. at the Clarkstown Reformed Church.

 

Beary Merry Holiday: December 22nd: 10:30 AM
(Rain date: 12/23)

Have a Beary Merry Holiday with the bears of Bear Mountain! Bring the family to Trailside Museums and Zoo to make tasty holiday snacks for the black bears. At 11:00 the holiday celebration will be in full swing when they unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious holiday treats. Youll also discover how the rest of our native animals prepare for winter. The zoo and park are beautiful this time of year, so take advantage of the day to stroll the nature trails and explore our museums. Well see you at the zoo!

Parking at Bear Mountain State Park is $8.00. There is no admission fee for Trailside Museum and Zoo, however we happily accept donations.
For more information call (845) 786-2701 ext. 293


NATALIE MERCHANT WITH HVP AND YO-YO MA DEBUT AT BETHEL WOODS
Pavilion-Only Concerts On Sale January 14


Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues 2013 concert announcements with a big name in alternative rock and the best known cellist of the modern age. Bethel Woods Presents in association with the Bardavon, Natalie Merchant with The Hudson Valley Philharmonic on Saturday, July 20 featuring Randall Craig Fleishcer, conductor. Experience the Goat Rodeo Sessions live featuring popular cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile with vocalist Aoife O’Donovan on Friday, August 16. Both concerts are pavilion-only and begin at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets go on-sale on Monday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, Ticketmaster or by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets for Natalie Merchant with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic are $19.50, $39.50, $49.00, $65.00 and $79.50 for reserved seating. Yo-Yo-Ma tickets are $35.00, $49.50, $69.00, $99.00 and $125.00 for reserved seating. All-in ticket prices show at a glance exactly what you will pay for your ticket, including standard shipping.

Over Natalie Merchant's 30-year career, she has earned a distinguished place among America's most respected recording artists with a reputation for being a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a unique and captivating performance style. With her latest and highly acclaimed Nonesuch recording entitled, Leave Your Sleep, Natalie Merchant embarks on a new artistic path, creating songs from literary inspiration which are composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra.

Natalie Merchant began her musical career as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the pop music band 10,000 Maniacs and released two platinum and four gold records with the group between 1981 and 1993 (The Wishing Chair, In My Tribe, Blind Man's Zoo, Hope Chest, Our Time in Eden, and MTV Unplugged). Together with artists like R.E.M., they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

In 1994, Natalie Merchant began her solo career with a self-produced debut album, Tigerlily (1995). In the years following, she released Ophelia (1998), Natalie Merchant Live (1999) and Motherland (2001). In 2003, Merchant independently released an album of American and British folk music, The House Carpenter’s Daughter, on her own label, Myth America Records. In 2005, she curated a collection of her own work for a double album, Retrospective and another for her former band, Campfire Songs.

Yo-Yo Ma once again embraces styles and traditions that go beyond classical music by bringing together four American string virtuosos and creating a new kind of chamber ensemble. Joining world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma are legendary Bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan, acclaimed bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolin wizard Chris Thile and guest vocalist Aoife O'Donovan. While each artist is a prominent figure in his own music sphere, they have come together as a unified ensemble on a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project. The music feels both new and familiar – it’s composed and improvised, uptown and down home, funky and pastoral and above all, uniquely American.

Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.

Tickets for Sundays With Friends, the Bethel Woods Chamber Music Series in the intimate Event Gallery are on-sale now. Spearheaded by Zarin Mehta, the former president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic, and presented by curator Eileen Moon, Associate Principal Cello of the New York Philharmonic, the series will feature five eclectic recital and small ensemble performances by world-renowned classical musicians. The Chamber Music Series performances are made possible through the generous support of Robyn Gerry and Children in loving memory of Catherine Gerry.

Bethel Woods 2013 Season Memberships are now available. Enjoy member benefits, such as presale access, reserved parking, and members-only early entry. There is a membership level for every budget. In addition to the many benefits of Membership, if you join or renew at or above the $250 level by January 4, 2013, you will also receive one reserved parking pass to two shows (some restrictions apply). See all of the 2013 Membership benefits at www.bethelwoodscenter.org/membership.

For more information about Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
170 Central Park West, New York, NY (212) 873-3400 www.nyhistory.org
EXHIBITIONS
February 2013

This release contains information covering February 2013. FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILED PRESS RELEASES, you may contact the Communications Office at (212) 485-9263 or visit our online press room . All exhibitions are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Sign up for our RSS feeds at: http://www.nyhistory.org/rss-feeds




TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS:



THE LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK
Until February 18, 2013
This winter the New-York Historical Society will present The Landmarks of New York, an exhibition which explores the history of New York as revealed by its historical structures. The exhibition’s ninety photographs of New York landmarks are critical documents that chronicle the city’s past from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. As the city grew, single family houses were replaced by apartment buildings and then skyscrapers; agriculture replaced manufacturing, which was supplanted by commerce and the movement of goods and services. All of these structures tell the story of New York’s journey from a small colonized village to a world class city. Since 1965, when the New York City Landmarks law was instituted, more than 30,000 structures and environments throughout the five boroughs have been designated as landmarks and thus protected from destruction. New York’s law, passed after citizens’ outrage over the razing of Pennsylvania Station, became the benchmark upon which worldwide preservation movements have been built. The Landmarks of New York is curated by Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel who has been a powerful force in shaping the direction of preservation, arts, and cultural policy in New York City. Marilyn Satin Kushner, Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collctions will be coordinating the exhibition at the N-YHS. After the exhibition completes its tour, the photographs will be donated to the N-YHS by Diamonstein-Spielvogel.




WWII & NYC
Until May 27, 2013
When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC explores how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to victory in the Second World War, and how New Yorkers experienced and confronted the challenges of “total war.” The presence of troops, the inflow of refugees, the wartime industries, the dispatch of fleets, and the dissemination of news and propaganda from media outlets, changed New York, giving its customary commercial and creative bustle a military flavor. Likewise, the landscape of the city acquired a martial air, as defenses in the harbor were bolstered, old forts were updated, and the docks became high security zones. This grand consideration of the wartime metropolis features the compelling stories of those who experienced the war in a New York City context. The exhibition ranges from the mobilization of workers to the frenzy of shipbuilding, from the home front arts and entertainment industry to the dispatch of troops to the European theater, from the struggles over Civil Rights and segregation to the Times Square celebration of V-J Day. These were the times that saw raucous men in uniform celebrating their last stateside moments, tearful families embracing their sons, women with lunch pails off to work, celebrity-studded bond rallies and calls for justice at home and abroad from African-American patriots. The exhibition draws upon extensive collections at New-York Historical and on important loans from the US Navy, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of WWII-Boston, the Mariners’ Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other institutions.






NATURE AND THE AMERICAN VISION: THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL
Until February 21, 2013
After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole’s five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society. "There is no better illustration of the life cycle of a great power than The Course of Empire...[Cole] beautifully captured a theory of imperial rise and fall to which most people remain in thrall to this day," said Niall Ferguson in Foreign Affairs.





JOHN ROGERS: AMERICAN STORIES
Until February 18, 2013
John Rogers (1829–1904) was unquestionably the most popular sculptor of the 19th century. In his lifetime he sold over 80,000 works and earned the epithet “the people’s sculptor.” His plasters, known as “Rogers groups,” carried on a deeply rooted American genre tradition that was popularized by painters such as William Sidney Mount and George Caleb Bingham. Rogers’ wide range of subjects included the Civil War, domestic life, popular theater and literary themes from Longfellow, Irving, and Shakespeare. Rogers wished to make his sculptures available and affordable to the widest possible audience. He advertised extensively, established a factory for large-scale production, and took great pains to ship the finished pieces intact to locations all over the country. In an era when most Americans had little access to works of art, or even serviceable reproductions, Rogers groups were a commonplace in the homes of the middle and upper class. More than any other artist of his era, Rogers reached Americans en masse, addressing issues that shaped their lives and that defined the American experience. In addition to 40 plasters and master bronzes that he used to create the plasters, ephemeral materials from the New-York Historical Society Library and Print Room such as mail order catalogues, advertisements and stereograph views will vividly illustrate how his works were presented and promoted to the public. The exhibition will be enriched with a selection of paintings from New-York Historical’s acclaimed collection to show how Rogers carried on the American genre tradition.






THE DREAM CONTINUES: PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING MURALS BY VERGARA
Civil Rights Gallery
Until May 5, 2013
MacArthur Fellow Camilo José Vergara has been traveling across the United States for more than thirty years photographing Martin Luther King murals. Continuing its commitment to recognizing the history of Civil Rights in this country, the New-York Historical Society will exhibit approximately forty of these photographs. The murals appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. These folk art portraits of Dr. King have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader—at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians. Martin Luther King can be seen depicted alone or accompanied by others including Malcolm X, Pancho Villa, or Cesar Chavez. Since 2008 King has also been coupled with Barack Obama, suggesting that Obama realized the potential and promise that the civil rights movement offered to minorities. Martin Luther King championed rights for everyone, and this exhibition evidences his influence reaching across cultural boundaries throughout the nation. Vergara remarked about his work that “most murals and street portraits of Dr. King are ephemeral. Paint fades, businesses change hands and neighborhood demographics shift. Gradually, images reflecting the culture and values of poor communities are lost….Often, my photographs are the only lasting record of these public works of art.” Curated by: Camilo José Vergara assisted by Marilyn S. Kushner, Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections, N-YHS.





PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

DiMenna Children’s History Museum


Explore 300 years of New York and American history through the eyes and lives of children of the past! The DiMenna Children’s History Museum is a museum-within-a-museum and occupies the New-York Historical Society’s entire lower level. It includes character-based pavilions, a children’s library, a Whiz Bang Quiz Machine, and interactive exhibits and games. The DCHM encourages children to identify with the people whose enterprise and creativity changed the course of our history. All ages can enjoy and learn in DCHM, but the exhibits are targeted at age 8-13.






The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History
Dedicated to telling the story of America through the lens of New York, this new gallery features such works as a piece of ceiling from Keith Haring’s “Pop Shop;” Here is New York, a rotating selection from the approximately 6,200 photographs taken by the people of New York City on September 11, 2001, and immediately afterward; History Under Your Feet, an educational scavenger hunt for visitors featuring our “history manholes;” and Liberty/Liberté, an installation by New York-based artist Fred Wilson. This permanent installation provides an overview of New-York Historical’s diverse collections and orients visitors to the experiences and exhibitions waiting deeper in the Museum.






Treasures of Shearith Israel

Objects and documents from the incomparable collection of Congregation Shearith Israel (established 1654), including manuscripts, maps, liturgical treasures, and historical artifacts, are featured in The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture.

The history of New York’s Jewish presence began in 1654 with the arrival of twenty-three refugees of Sephardic ancestry from Recife, Brazil. Soon after their arrival the group established a congregation, the first in North America. This foundation was the beginning of a rich legacy that has culminated in the growth of what is now one of the largest Jewish communities in the world, and, importantly, set the stage for the religious and ethnic diversity for which our city and nation are known.






INFORMATION HOTLINE:

(212) 873-3400

ONLINE INFORMATION:
www.nyhistory.org



MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 10 am-8 pm (pay as you wish from 6 pm-8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

MUSEUM ADMISSION:
Adults - $15
Teachers and Seniors - $12
Students - $10
Children (5-13)- $5
Children (4 and under) -free


 


DECEMBER 27 AND 29
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site’s annual Winter Welcome Week

You’re cordially invited to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site’s annual Winter Welcome Week, Thursday, December 27th until Saturday, December 29th, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Tours will begin at 10:30 AM, taking place each half-hour. The last tour will begin at 2:30 PM. Admission to this winter school-break tradition is: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students and children 12 and under are free.
 
Visit the seasonally decorated rooms of the historic Hasbrouck House, used by General and Mrs.Washington during the yuletide of 1782, the last winter of the Revolutionary War. Hear how the Southern Washingtons coped with a Northern winter as you walk through the house’s history-laden rooms accompanied by a historic interpreter attired in 18th Century reproduction clothing.
 
Take some time, while visiting in the recently renovated museum, to see over 1,300 artifacts. Many of which have not been on view for a number of years. Also in the museum, children can make 18th Century-style hats to take home as a remembrance of the day.
 
Experience the rich history of the Hudson Valley while visiting the first publicly owned historic site in the nation – Washington’s Headquarters.
 
Call 845-562-1195 for further details or directions.
 

 

Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

2012 Holiday Programs

For two Christmases, John and Catherine Ellison shared their home with the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Over the winter of 1780-81, General Henry Knox, his wife Lucy and the young Henry and Lucy were there, while two years later it was General Horatio Gates and his military family of aides de camp who shared in the seasons festivities. From 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday December 15th & from 2:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday December 16th tour the elegantly appointed 1754 Ellison house decorated for Christmas and staffed by Revolutionary War era costumed interpreters.

In December 1774, Colonel Thomas Ellison of New Windsor, Johns father, received a letter from a grandson in New York City wishing him greetings of the season:
May you and yours see the return of many happy Christmasses & New Years & may each bring you an occasion of joy and peace especially of that peace which passeth understanding & which this world can neither give or take away.

On Wednesday December 26th, Thursday December 27th & Friday December 28th, there will be open house at Knoxs Headquarters. The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM each day. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.

Knoxs Headquarters is located at 289 Forge Hill Road, in Vails Gate, New York, three miles southeast of the intersection of I-87 and I-84. The bridge over Moodna Creek, just east of Knoxs Headquarters, was damaged by Hurricane Irene, so access to the site is from State Route 94 only. For more information please call (845) 561-1765 ext. 22.

 

Freedom Writers Actress April Hernandez


Speaks to Students at RCC - December 13

Ramapo- April Hernandez, best known for her role as Eva in the popular movie Freedom Writers (2007), will speak with students enrolled in RCC’s First-Year Seminar program. Hernandez’s presentation will be Thursday, December 13, and is titled "Freedom Writers: Finding Your True Voice."

“Freedom Writers: Finding Your True Voice” – April Hernandez
Thursday, December 13, 2012.
12:30 – 2:30 pm
RCC Technology Center – Ellipse

As part of the First-Year Seminar program at RCC, students viewed the film, Freedom Writers, and completed assignments based on its themes. The true story was initially reported by journalist Tracey Durning for ABC TV’s Primetime Live, and later made into a film, with Hilary Swank as idealistic high school teacher Erin Gruwell and Patrick Dempsey playing her husband. Many of Gruwell’s students were struggling with difficult circumstances in an atmosphere of racial tension. She earns their trust and teaches them to develop stronger personal voices through writing; they learn about tolerance, the Holocaust, and how to better initiate changes in their lives.

April Hernandez grew up in the Bronx, identifies herself as a “tough Latina,” and has a commitment to speaking truthfully about her own life and the struggles she has overcome with determination and faith, including breaking away from an abusive relationship as a teen. In addition to her acting career, she is “dedicated to planting seeds and encouraging the youth of this world,” and is now certified by the state of New York as a Chaplain with the National Association of Youth Chaplains. Along with her husband, (filmmaker Jose Castillo) she launched the Bold Faith Ministries in 2010. Her performance career include roles in ER, Law & Order, 30 Rock, Dexter, Person of Interest, and Nurse Jackie, as well as doing stand-up comedy.

For more information about this event or the First Year Seminar at RCC please contact Christie Cruse at 845-574-4140.

 

Celebrating 10 Years
 

For 10 years women have fought heart disease and helped save lives through the Go Red For Women campaign, but the fight is not over. This No. 1 killer is still taking the lives of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. Far too many women are still unaware that heart disease is their number one health threat. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
 
As we look toward the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day this February 1st , it’s more important than ever for women to fight to end heart disease. Heart disease in women requires more attention, more research and swifter action.
 
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.
Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 for themselves when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack than they are for someone else.
 
As you look forward at your February 2013 editorial calendar, we hope that you will consider stories on women’s number one killer - heart disease – in your February/Heart Month stories.
 
Attached are Go Red facts and a variety of resources available online, including women & heart disease facts, tips, recipes, images, videos and more. Local image resources are also listed.
 
Local upcoming events include:
Dutchess-Ulster Go Red For Women Luncheon: February 8, 2013 – The Grandview, Poughkeepsie
Westchester-Fairfield Go Red For Women Luncheon – February 28, 2013 – Hyatt Greenwich, CT

United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) To Sell Holiday items from South Africa
to Benefit Choice Trust


Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:30-5:30 PM-at UHR

New City, NY –– United Hospice of Rockland is selling items purchased on a recent trip to South Africa on from 3:30-5:30 pm, Thursday, December 13th at UHR, 11 Stokum Lane (off Main Street, behind Starbucks) in New City. The holiday sale will benefit UHR’s African partnership, Choice Trust, an organization that cares for people afflicted with life-threatening illnesses in a rural area of South Africa. Holiday gift items to choose from include jewelry and house wares, all reasonably priced. For more information, please contact Lisa Denburg,, UHR Assistant Director of Development, 845 634-4974 ldenburg@hospiceofrockland.org  or Mimi Hoffman, Community Liaison, 845 634-4974, mhoffman@hospiceofrockland.org or visit or donate at http://hospiceofrockland.org/news-events/events/africa-partnership <http://hospiceofrockland.org/news-events/events/africa-partnership> .

Five members of UHR’s African Partnership Committee visited Choice Trust in early September 2012. UHR Community Liaison Mimi Hoffman said, “The visit made our partnership real. It was hard to determine when we were giving and when we were receiving. It’s hard to know whose spirit was raised more...Our group was greatly moved by the extraordinary work Choice Trust was doing with individuals and families. Our deep respect for Choice Trust’s vision, fortitude, resilience and spirit remains strong. Understanding the challenges under which they work makes our ability to share UHR’s palliative care practices with them more focused. Opportunities for mutual growth abound.”

UHR’s partnership with Choice Trust is one of more than 90 coordinated by FHSSA, Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa. Choice Trust, UHR’s African Partner, provides training, outreach and home based health care to thousands in rural Limpopo Province (Tzaneen), South Africa. The main focus of Choice Trust, is on Community Home Based Care, a significant challenge in the most rural of South Africa’s provinces where many enclaves are remote.. To learn more about Choice Trust, go to www.choicetrust.org.za <http://www.choicetrust.org.za> , contact UHR Community Liaison Mimi Hoffman at mhoffman@hospiceofrockland.org <mailto:mhoffman@hospiceofrockland.org> , call 845 634-4974, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> .

The African Partnership Committee of United Hospice of Rockland includes: Helen Airo, Louise Becker,  Holly Friedberg, Wendy Greenspan, Mimi Hoffman, Yolanda Isom, Beverly Kaplan, Maureen Kroning, Clement Osei, Amy Stern, Sarah Styles, Marcia Vetter, Elizabeth Voigt, Lynne Weissman

United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) serves as a resource for palliative care, bereavement support, and information about end of life issues. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc.  In addition, UHR received a third consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator. UHR's mission is to enable patients with advanced illnesses to live in comfort, with dignity, and surrounded by those they love. When time matters most, UHR provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families and offers compassionate support to members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  For more information, call 845 634-4974, write to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org or fax to 845 634-7549

 

 

The following events will take place at the New City Library, 220 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956; 845-634-4997; www.newcitylibrary.org.


 
Parent & Child Drop-In Crafts
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
Ages: 3 – 6.
January 2: Mittens Craft
January 16: Sled Craft
January 30: Sparkling Spirals
February 13: Valentine’s Day Craft
February 27 Rain Stick
 
Tween Program: Art from the Heart
Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM
Grades: 5-8. A quiet winter meditation led by Mrs. B will release your creative spirit. Afterward, each person will draw a mandala to take home to remind them of their inner journey. Registration begins on December 26.
 
Teen Book Discussion
Monday, January 7, 7:00 PM
The group will be discussing Legend by Marie Lu.
 
Pre-School Storytime
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:00 AM
All adults must show their New City or West Nyack Library cards at the door.
 
Chapters Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 8, 7:15 PM
The group will be discussing Dark Voyage by Alan Furst.
 
All Aboard! Storytime at the Congers Train Station
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 10:00 AM
Come to the Congers Train Station to hear some fun stories and songs and make some new friends! Children will need a mat for sitting on the floor (chairs available for adults). In case of bad weather, check www.newcitylibrary.org for cancellations. Come to one session or all.
 
Lose to Win
Wednesdays, January 9 – February 6, 10:30 AM
This community-based weight loss program, sponsored by Nyack Hospital, has been held throughout the county with over 380 adults shedding nearly one ton - that’s 2,000 lbs! Registration is limited. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 139.

Family Pajama Storytime
Wednesdays, January 9, 23, February 6, 20, 6:30 PM
Come in your PJs, bring your favorite stuffed toy or pillow and settle in for an evening of fun storytelling with Miss Janet. All adults must show their New City or West Nyack Library cards at the door.
 
Young Ones Storytime
Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
Ages: 3 & up. Mrs. B shares some fun stories and songs. Come to one session or all. All adults must show their New City or West Nyack Library cards at the door.
 
Narrative Memoir Writing
Saturday, January 12, 1:30 PM
Everyone has a story to tell. Louis Alexander, author of Echoes from a Small Country Town, will help you find yours. Whether full-length or short anecdotes, personal narratives can be a wonderful legacy to leave family members.
 
Investigating Mysteries Book Discussion Group
Monday, January 14, 7:00 PM
The group will be discussing The Guards by Ken Bruen.
 
Introduction to PowerPoint 2010
Monday, January 14, 7:00 PM
Registration begins 5 days before class. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 125 or stop by the adult reference desk.

Spilling the Beans
Tuesday, January 15, 10:30 AM
Diane Hoch, food coach, nutritional counselor and teacher, will discuss the use of legumes and other seasonal foods as she demonstrates their preparation. Tasting will follow.

Facts Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, January 16, 1:00 PM
The group will be discussing Time and Again by Jack Finney.
 
In Other Worlds Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 PM
The group will be discussing The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft.
Matty Roxx Concert
Thursday, January 17, 10:00 AM
Ages: 12 months and up. Sing, play along and dance! Due to space constraints only one adult per child will be admitted. All adults must show their New City or West Nyack Library cards at the door.
 
How the Internet Changed the Media
Thursday, January 17, 1:00 PM
Find out why newspapers, music and television will never be the same. Brian Rose, a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, will delve into the many ways the internet has radically transformed the "old" media. Trace this revolution through its short life, and discover what lies ahead in the continually changing era of "new" media. This program is offered through the New York Council for the Humanities.

Mr. Kurt at Night Concert
Thursday, January 24, 6:00 PM
Ages: 12 months and up. Due to space constraints only one adult per child will be admitted. All adults must show their New City or West Nyack Library cards at the door.
 
Pencil Techniques
Saturday, January 26, 1:00 PM
Learn the art of simple line drawing. Find out how to make drawings more realistic by concentrating on strokes, values and texture. Graphic designer Pam Jones, brings pencils, erasers and blending tortillions. Registration is limited. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 139.
 
Introduction to Excel 2010
Monday, January 28, 7:00 PM
Registration begins 5 days before class. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 125 or stop by the adult reference desk.

Forever Free: Lincoln, the Civil War and the American March to Emancipation
Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 PM
Few events in history have been as consequential in defining American identity as the Civil War and its corresponding march to freedom. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the war, this lecture reflects on the legal and political struggle toward the abolition of slavery. James Coll, a history professor at Nassau Community College and an NYPD detective, will discuss the Emancipation Proclamation as well as wartime legislative developments dealing with the institution of slavery. He will also talk about the subsequent policy for Reconstruction of the South that resulted in nothing short of a revolution in American constitutional theory. This program is offered through the New York Council for the Humanities.
 
Financial Aid for the College Bound
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 PM
College advisor Joshua Marber will take you through the financial aid forms and give tips on scholarships, grants and how to communicate your needs to the college of your choice.
 
Youth Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 PM
For grades 7 and up. Find out about volunteer opportunities at the library. New members always welcome.
 
The following exhibits will be on display in January:
Transitions. Artists from the Rockland Living Museum, an open art studio for adults with mental illness, display their work.
All Bottled Up. Larry Fiegler displays milk bottles and other glass objects that give us a glimpse into Rockland’s past.

 

United Hospice of Rockland’s (UHR) Trees of Life Benefit
Annual Tree Lighting, December 12, 2012
(Snow Date: December 13)


West Nyack, NY - United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. (UHR) will hold its annual Trees of Life benefit at the Palisades Center, Level One, near Banana Republic.  From  November 30th -December 24th, between the hours of 10 AM and 8:30 PM daily, UHR volunteers will staff the Tree of Life table to accept purchases of stars in honor or memory of a loved one. To purchase a star or make a donation online: www.hospiceofrockland.org/tree-of-life <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org/tree-of-life> .  Donations may also be made by mail to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, and by calling UHR Special Events Coordinator Laurie Meltzer Bandremer at 845-634-4974.

The Trees will be illuminated on Wednesday, December 12, .(snow date December 13) at 7:30 PM, featuring a special ceremony and musical entertainment by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus, led by Jared Rosenblum of Nyack. The group consists of about 100 youngsters ages 6-16 who have performed at many large functions– including Radio City Music Hall. Members of the group come from Rockland and Westchester Counties, New Jersey and upstate New York. Light refreshments will be served.

Contributors may become Benefactors (a $5,000 gift), Name A Tree ($2,500 gift) or become a Tree of Life Patron ($1,000 gift); these donations include special recognition.  Another choice is to Name a Star: Platinum Star ($500 gift), Gold Star ($250 gift), Silver Star ($100 gift), Purple Star ($50 gift), Blue Star ($25 gift), or Red Star ($10 gift). For further information, contact UHR Special Events Coordinator Laurie Meltzer Bandremer, lbandremer@hospiceofrockland.org, call 845 634-4974, or visit www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> ..

The event, presented by the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving, provides an opportunity for members of the community to pay tribute to special people in their lives.  By purchasing a star and lighting a light on the trees, individuals may honor or remember a loved one in a unique way. Proceeds from the event will enable UHR to continue to provide compassionate care, comfort and support to people with serious illnesses and their families.

The names of honorees will appear on stars adorning the Trees of Life and will also be inscribed in the UHR Tree of Life Honor Roll Book which will be on display at the Tree of Life ceremony and viewable on-line beginning December 12th at www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> . The Illuminated trees will remain on display through December 24th.

Executive Director Amy Stern said, "The illuminated trees reflect the countless families, friends and patients who have benefited from Hospice services.  Seeing the trees adorned with stars and lights reminds us of those special people.  The Tree Lighting is a time when families and staff see each other and reminisce.  It is truly our most rewarding event, and a wonderful way to remember.

Wireless Zone® created the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving® Inc. in 2003 after years of supporting research into Neurofibromatosis (NF), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), as well as United Hospice of Rockland and other local and national charities. Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving, Inc. is a charitable organization exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) serves as a resource for palliative care, bereavement support, and information about end of life issues. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc.  In addition, UHR received a third consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator. UHR's mission is to enable patients with advanced illnesses to live in comfort, with dignity, and surrounded by those they love. When time matters most, UHR provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families and offers compassionate support to members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  For more information, call 845 634-4974, write to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> or fax to 845 634-7549.

 

 

Small Business Administration Disaster Recovery Program Information


 
SBA would like to ensure that disaster survivors have ample time to take advantage of the assistance that has been made available for their recovery.  SBA desires for as many people as possible to take advantage of the SBA disaster loan program.  The deadline for physical damage is December 31, 2012. 
 
I also want to make sure that businesses are aware of the Economic Injury Disaster Loans that are currently available for those businesses located in one of the declared counties or in one of the counties adjacent to a declared county.  
 
Survivors should first register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-621-FEMA.   People affected by Hurricane Sandy can register or get help online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or they may visit any disaster recovery center.

 

Donate Blood This Holiday Season,
Bring Home Tyler the Holiday Bear or Shop Rite Gift Card


 
Volunteer donors can help boost the blood supply at Community Blood Services this holiday season and get a thank you gift for taking time out of their busy schedules when they donate blood or platelets at blood drives at the Warwick Valley Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 20 or at the Florida Fire Department on Thursday, December 27th.
 
Donors who donate blood or platelets on December 20th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a bloodmobile at the Warwick school, 225 West Street, will bring home Tyler the Holiday Bear. Adorable Tyler, a super-soft stuffed bear with a checkered ribbon around his neck, is being offered as a thank you to donors willing to take time out of their busy holiday schedules to donate and help save the lives of patients at such community hospitals as Orange Regional Medical Center.
 
Donors who donate on December 27th from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Florida Fire Department, 19 South Main Street, will get a Shop Rite gift card as thanks for their lifesaving donations.
 
Call 866-228-1500 or visit www.communitybloodservices.com to make an appointment. Whole blood donors can also walk in but an appointment is needed to donate platelets
 
“Donating blood, platelets or plasma during the holiday season is a wonderful way for donors to give the gift of life,” said Patrice Foresman, director of donor recruitment. “In return, donors can gift Tyler to a loved one during this season of giving or use their Shop Rite gift card to plan for New Year’s.”
 
Foresman noted the blood supply dips every holiday season because donors are busy traveling, holiday shopping and attending holiday events. Wintry weather and donors suffering from colds or flu also can diminish the blood supply.
 
Type O negative and B negative donors, as well as male plasma donors with AB or O blood, are especially needed every day in order to meet the needs of patients at area hospitals, Foresman explained. She said Type O negative blood must constantly be replenished because, as the universal blood type which can be used for any donor in need, it is in most in demand by hospitals. Foresman said B negative blood also must constantly be replenished because only 2 percent of the population has this blood type.
 
In addition, male donors with AB positive type blood are universal donors of plasma, the liquid portion of blood. AB positive plasma is often used in emergencies, for newborns, and for patients requiring massive transfusions. Type O male plasma donors are also needed, and platelets are needed to treat patients diagnosed with cancer or other blood disorders.
 
Community Blood Services, a not-for-profit organization, provides blood and blood products to more than 15 hospitals in New York and New Jersey. It is the sole supplier of blood to Orange Regional Medical Center.
 
Whole blood donors must be 17-75 years old (16 years old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds. When they donate, donors will receive complimentary health screenings, including cholesterol, glucose, and hemoglobin.
 

 

Christmas and Kwanzaa Celebrations
DECEMBER 14
SPRING VALLEY

 

Please join us for our Annual Christmas and Kwanzaa Celebrations At Our Next Monthly Meeting Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Spring Valley Youth Bureau at the Louis Kurtz Civic Center 9 North Main Street, Spring Valley, New York

BUSINESS MEETING Including Election of JAMCCAR’s Officers for 2013 – 2014
CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY RADDY BLACKWOOD AT THE TURNTABLE AND
OUR OWN JAMCCAR EKKLIPSE STEEL BAND. KWANZAA CEREMONY

Please bring your favorite dish to share for the dinner at the end of the meeting
Also please bring toiletries (soap, toothpaste etc.) and other non-perishable items to be donated to the needy . Networking and Fellowship

 

Emergency Contraception is Not Best for Teens

The American College of Pediatricians disputes the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that pediatricians provide younger adolescents with a prescription for “emergency contraception” and instruct all adolescent patients to use it “in case” of unprotected intercourse.
Research has consistently shown that increased access to “emergency contraception” (EC) does not result in lower pregnancy rates among adolescents and young adults, but can be associated with an increased incidence of sexually transmitted infections.  Despite self-reports denying it; “ready access” to EC apparently increases the sexual activity of adolescents which is a risk factor for depression and suicide, poor school performance, more lifetime sexual partners, and an increased divorce rate.
How does emergency contraception work? Although some EC medications can prevent ovulation in the adolescent female and thereby prevent fertilization by the sperm, there is a possibility it also works after an egg has been fertilized – which would result in the death of a newly formed human embryo.  This may occur even when EC is taken promptly and nearly always when taken 48 hours after intercourse. This information must be presented to the adolescent in informed consent by a physician.  Because the College advocates for life from the time of conception, it opposes all methods of EC that work after fertilization.
The human brain does not reach full maturity until early adulthood and, therefore, adolescents fundamentally need the guidance of their parents in decision-making.  Bypassing parental involvement with advance prescriptions for emergency contraception is not best for adolescents as EC can cause adverse side effects including heavy/irregular menstrual bleeding, and pelvic pain. Any use of EC requires close monitoring.
Ready access to EC may persuade an adolescent who has been sexually assaulted to avoid treatment by an emergency department, foregoing a forensic exam, and losing the benefit of sexual assault teams trained to counsel her. Such avoidance could lead to more sexual assaults as the perpetrators are not pursued. 
In summary, the American College of Pediatricians recommends against a policy of pre-prescribing “emergency contraceptives” to adolescents.  Rather than facilitating adolescent sexual activity, health professionals need to encourage good adolescent-parental communication, teach adolescent patients the benefits of delaying sexual activity until marriage, and teach them how to avoid premature/promiscuous consensual sex and situations that can result in coerced sex.
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The American College of Pediatricians is a national medical association of licensed physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. The mission of the College is to enable all children to reach their optimal physical and emotional health and well-being. For more information about the College, please visit our website www.Best4Children.org.
 

Phone: 352-376-1877 • Toll Free: 888-376-1877
Fax: 352-376-4959 • Email: contact@acpeds.org

 


YOUTH BUREAU SEEKS TRAINERS FOR T.E.E.N. WORKS PROGRAM

NEW CITY, NY - The Rockland County Youth Bureau is seeking professional
trainers to facilitate employment training to teens participating in the
T.E.E.N. Works (Teen Employment Education Network) Program.

T.E.E.N. Works will be a 17-week employment opportunity program for
teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 to strengthen their
ability to become self-sufficient and responsible. The program will also
provide a paid job placement at the end of the 17-week program pending a
successful assessment of the participant.  T.E.E.N. Works will run from
January 28 to May 30, 2013 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:30
p.m. - 6 p.m.

The job duties of a T.E.E.N. Works Facilitator include:
· The position will be approximately 15 hours per week
· Reports directly to T.E.E.N. Works Coordinator
· Deliver T.E.E.N. Works curriculum for employment training to
participants
· Assess participant’s understanding of the training content
through written evaluations, observations and communication with
participant
· Provide regular feedback to Coordinator on participant’s
progress
· Assist Coordinator with employment placement
· Provide feedback to the Coordinator about the T.E.E.N. Works
curriculum
· Create practical and interactive lesson plans based on the
T.E.E.N. Works curriculum
· Communicate with T.E.E.N. Works Coordinator problems or concerns
regarding individual participants
· Collaborate with T.E.E.N. Works Coordinator to lead participants
in developing a service-learning project to be implemented during the
program
· Complete a facilitator training
· Prepare to lead interactive lesson plans
· Complete participant assessments

The following qualifications of a T.E.E.N. Works Facilitator are
required:
· Ability to implement T.E.E.N. Works style of planning and lesson
delivery
· Mandatory participation in T.E.E.N. Works facilitator training
· Create practical and interactive lesson plans based on T.E.E.N.
Works curriculum
· Minimum one (1) year or more of experience working with youth
· Ability to work with a diverse population
· Excellent communication and team working skills
· Ability to work independently
· Plan and organize work according to the needs of the program
participants
· Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules,
regulations, policies and procedures to participants
· Ability to work a flexible schedule, evenings and weekends
· Ability to complete comprehensive assessments on the
participants.

If interested, please forward your resume to Marianne McCarney-Haesche
(mccarnem@co.rockland.ny.us). Rockland County Youth Bureau * 18 New
Hempstead Road * New City, NY 10956 Phone: 845-638-5166 * Fax:
845-638-5377

 

 

What's happening in the community in December at Nyack Center, Nyack and Rockland

CAPOEIRA
Instructor Zumbi
Every Thurs. 5:30- 6:30pm
A Brazilian game that combines Martial Arts and Dance. 
For more information call 347.553.0966

NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL
First Wed. of Each Month
Next Meeting: December 5th
6:30-8:30pm
For more information call
358.2600

NYACK BRANCH NAACP MEETING
Wed., December 19th, 7:00pm
For more information call
358.2600
info@nyackcenter.org 
 
 
NYACK CENTER'S TEEN TIME 
Mon-Fri. 5:30 - 8:30pm 
A free drop-in computer time for all community youth. Computers and tutoring available. 
For more information call  
358.2600 or email us.
 
 
   
 NYACK CENTER EVENTS
FACE 2 FACE

Tues. and Thurs. 5:30-8:30pm 
Free Short-Term Counseling 
A safe place where youth or parents can drop in and talk!

 
EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING! 
Weekly Mon.and Thurs. 
6:30 -9:00pm
Kung-Fu class for youth offered by 4-10 Training Systems.

 

TALKING ABOUT GENDER
Talking about Gender is a support discussion group for transgender identified people who are eighteen years or older*. It is open to those from Rockland as well as from surrounding communities.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 ~ 7:30 - 9:00 pm. TaG will meet the 2nd Wednesday each month.

*For information about groups for younger transgender identified people please call CANDLE at 845 634-6677 x21.
For information about groups for parents, friends and allies of transgender identified people, please call PFLAG at 845 268-2373.
For information or questions please call 845-634-5729 x312, reply to this email or visit www.gaypriderockland.org.
TaG was developed in collaboration with the
Pride Coalition of Rockland County.

 
 
 

 

DELTA ACADEMY 
Monthly Meeting every third Sat. This month: December 15th, 11am-1pm.  Free program for girls, 11-14. Parental permission required. For more information call Leslie 323.1478. 
 

VCS WORKING TOGETHER
FOR RACIAL JUSTICE 
Next Meeting: December 12th, 9am
Monthly meetings to review and affirm the principles of Undoing Racism as taught by the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond. Parking is easy! You do not have to put money in the meters. For more information contact VCS.
 

NYACK YOUTH COLLABORATIVE 
Next Meeting: December 18th at 9am 
For more information contact 
Brooke Malloy

Rivertown Film at Nyack Center 

2 DAYS IN NEW YORK 
Wednesday, December 5 - 8:00 PM
 
Directed by Julie Delpy

This sequel to 2 Days in Paris finds Marion now living with boyfriend Mingus (Chris Rock) and their two kids from previous relationships. They are a happy family. Or at least they were a happy family until her eccentric father, sister and ex-boyfriend arrive from France for a visit that coincides with a gallery opening of Marion's artwork.

2012, USA, 96 minutes, rated R for language, sexual content, some drug use and brief nudity

Indoor Nyack Farmer's Market at Nyack Center
Starts November 29th  8am - 2pm 
The market will continue to be open for throughout the winter beginning Thursday, November 29th at 8 a.m. at Nyack Center.   
  
Rivertown Film at Nyack Center 
THE BEST EXOTIC
MARIGOLD HOTEL
Wednesday, December 19 - 8:00
 
Directed by John Madden 
 
Seven disparate, financially strapped British retirees are lured for a stay at a new "luxury hotel for the elderly and beautiful" in Jaipur, India. "Luxury" turns out to be a bit of an exaggeration, and these visitors have wildly differing responses to their predicament in this strange land. Slowly, they learn that it's never too late to leave your comfort zone and explore new horizons.

2011, UK/USA/UAB, 124 minutes, rated PG-13

 

The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World!  

PERFECT FOR ADULTS.....yet safe for the kiddies!
Ho, ho, ho! It's the Holiday Season in Nyack!  From the people who brought you
Antics Roadshow, Ship of Fools Productions in conjunction with Modern Metro Studios, proudly presents:
The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World by Don Zolidis at the Nyack Village Theatre.  Family Holiday Fun!! 
PERFORMANCES: 
December 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th at 8pm 
December 9th & 16th at 3pm 
 
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: 
Adults: $15 online / $17 at the door 
Students & Seniors: $13 with valid ID 
Kids Under 10 ONLY $10 online/ $13 at the door! 
 
visit www.nyackvillagetheatre.com for tickets 
or call (201) 694-0610 for reservations 
 
Directed by Brooke Malloy
STARRING: 
Joe DeSpirito, Dana Duff, Brianne Higgins, Rick Levi, Brooke Malloy, Joe Miceli, Mary Norey and Jim Todd 
 
www.shipoffoolsproductions.com

 

Edward Hopper House

Hopper Holiday Boutique 
Nov. 15 - Dec. 23, 2012 
Find unique gifts of original art and handmade crafts by local artists for sale in the gift shop through the holidays.
www.edwardhopperhouse.org  
  

Rockland YMCA Teen Nights

Monthly Teen Nights 
 
6:30PM to 10PM
(For Members & middle school students with valid school ID)
Swimming, dancing, sports, small group activities,
along with occasional giveaways & raffles.
Admission includes refreshments, pizza and a healthy snack.

Here are the upcoming events:

December 22nd
January 19th
February 23rd
March 23rd
April 27th
May 25th
June 22nd

Admission:  $1 for members
(Must have Valid YMCA ID card)
$3 donation for non-members

All teens must bring
and show school ID.

For further information contact:
Joeffrey Gardner, Youth & Teen Development Director
(845) 358-0245 x 319 Jgardner@rocklandymca.org 

Arts Rock December Events
  
The Klezmatics 
The Best Band in the Klezmer Vanguard.
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4pm
 
Love to Play Klezma Music?
Take a Master Class with The Klezmatics Before the Show
Sunday, December 2nd, 10am - 12pm
 at Temple Beth Torah
Classes Include: Fiddle, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone and Yiddish Songs
$50 per Person
(Advanced Players Only)
  
The Bossy Frog Band 
(Milk 'n Cookies Playhouse)
Children Will Smile for Days After the Show!
Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11am

www.artsrock.org 
email us @ info@artsrock.org

for tickets call us @ 855-ARTSROCK (278-7762)  

Stand Together
The Rockland County Disaster Relief Community Festival

Come out and support your local community!
Sunday, December 16th
Market and Craft Fair 10:00-5pm
With live music, kids activities, Santa, and more
Band Showcase 5:00-12am
With food, drink, and a lots of fun!
Sponsored by Starbucks and Target
All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity and People to People
*both non-profits will be at the event

Want more info? call Wendy at 201-625-2528

 
VCS Presents: Screening of "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker" Documentary!
 
We need an LGBT ( & allies) focus group to watch a major new movie not released yet.
Please join us!
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:45 pm 
 
Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack 
 
FREE! No RSVP necessary.
We have room for only 75, so come early.
On Screen at 7:00 pm Cinema Chat and intro begins
15 minutes prior to screening. Discussion with Producers Susan and Lloyd Ecker follows screening.

Nyack Library Special Events  
 
 
12/09 Sun. 2:00-4:00 
Book Signing/Reading 'Lost in the Details' by Amy Akillian-This first collection of stories from author Amy Akillian spans topics as diverse as divorce, friendship, infidelity, forgiveness and loss through the common bond of human interaction. A resentful wife, a jaded childhood friend, overindulgent twenty-somethings and suspicious family members make up the collective cast of Akillian's commentary on the way we all exist, or don't, with each other.
12/12 Wed. 7:00-8:30 
Travels through Wine Countries- A night in the Veneto-   Romeo and Juliette were not far from the magic of the Veneto. An entire wine list can be made just from this region. Come experience the wines of the Veneto. Presented by JoAnn DeGaglia CSW     PRE-REGISTER A MUST,SPACE IS LIMITED
Each participant is asked to bring their own glass for tasting.
12/17 Mon. 6:30-8:30 
Book talk: Black Asset Poverty and the Enduring Racial Divide by Lori L. Martin- Claims of apost racial society notwithstanding, there are enormous and even expanding differences in the level of assets owned by various racial and ethnic groups-and black families are vastly overrepresented among the asset poor. Lori Martin provides an in-depth exploration of the causes and consequences of racial wealth inequality. Drawing on both national data and case studies from New York City, Martin probes the reasons for discrepancies in wealth accumulation and their significance for black Americans of all economic classes. Her work allows a deeper understanding of the impact of asset poverty on individuals, families, communities, and the nation as a whole.
12/19 Wed. 11:30-4:30
Blood Drive- American Red Cross- Please Register - Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment time slot. Walk-ins are welcome!   redcrossblood.org
12/19 Wed. 6:30-8:30
Local Author Kelvin V.Smith Book Signing - "THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATE" An Amazing Journey of a Heart Transplant Patient. Learn what it's like to experience the Gift of Life & the true miracle of organ donation. Mr. Smith returned from death's door and 'paid it forward' by writing this compelling inspirational memoir. There will be discounted books for signing as well as a discussion period so bring a friend and enjoy the refreshments and givaways.
12/20 Thurs. 7:00-8:30 
Insurance and Hurricane Catastrophe Preparedness - Get practical advice on steps to take during and after the storm. Understand what is and what is not covered by insurance and how to handle the claims process. Presented by Ian C. Prastien LUTCF Sales Representative Liberty Mutual Insurance
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Nyack Library's On-going Book Groups & Adult Programs
 
 
12/03, 10, 17, Mon. 
Shakespeare Discussion Group-This informal group reads aloud and discusses all things Shakespeare. For anyone who's just curious, seriously addicted, or wants to brush up their knowledge.
12/04-Tues, 13-Thurs, 6:30-8:00PM Mother Daughter Book Group-New comers welcome.
12/05 Wed. 7:00-8:30PM 
Fiction Book Club- Books will be available for pick-up at the Adult Services Desk. Newcomers welcome.
12/06 Thurs. 2:00-3:30PM Non-Fiction Book Club- Newcomers are welcome to attend the Non-Fiction Book Club.
12/11 Tues. 11:00-12:30PM
Fiction Writers Workshop-Fiction writer's workshop-ongoing. Will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month facilitated by Chris Echaurre who recently helped establish the Tappan Writers'Group.
12/ 13, 27 Thurs. 7:00-8:30PM Nyack Toastmasters- Anyone who wants more poise,confidence and effectiveness in their spoken communications should see if Nyack Toastmasters is right for them. All are welcome.
 
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Nyack Library's Science & Technology/Computer Classes 
 
 
12/08 Sat. 11:00AM  
Downloading E-books from the Library to Your E-reader- (Must Register) 845-358-3370 ext.214 or nyacklibrary.org (through our Events Cal.)
12/12 Wed. 10:00AM  
Hands-on Computer Basics- (Must Register-Space is limited) 845-358-3370 ext.214 or nyacklibrary.org (through our Events Calendar)
12/20 Thurs. 1:30PM 
Introduction to The Internet- (Must Register-Space is limited) 845-358-3370 ext.214 or nyacklibrary.org (through our Events Calendar)

Nyack Library's Carnegie
Concert Series 
 
 
 
:info@carnegieroom.org   845-608-3593   http://www.carnegieroom.org 
(12/07, 14, 21 Fri. 7:30-9:00)   (12/01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Sat. 7:30-9:00)   ( 12/02, 09, 23 Sun. 7:30-9:00)

Nyack Library's
Children's Programs
 
 
 
12/03, 10, 17 Mon. 1:00-2:30 
Cuentos y Canciones- Bilingual Storytime for children 3 to 5 with caregiver.
12/04, 18, Tues. 10-11AM -  
Head Start of Nyack Storyhour- Story time for Head Start of Nyack
12/05, 12, 19 Wed. 11:00-11:30AM Mother Goose Time-For infants up to 18 months with caregiver. This lap-sit program is a gentle way to introduce your baby to the library. We will read simple stories and do rhymes, songs and finger plays. No registration necessary.
12/06, 13, 20, Thurs. 11:00-11:30AM Preschool Storytime- For children ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. Listen to longer stories, sing songs, dance and play games. No registration necessary.
12/07, 14, 21, Fri. 11:00-11:30AM Toddler Time -For children ages 18 months to 36 months with caregiver. Simple stories, songs and movement games for you and your active toddler.***Due to the high demand for this program, we have to cap attendance. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Children's Desk upon arrival to reserve your space! 845.358.3370 x228
12/12 Wed. 4:00-5:00PM 
Holiday Craft/Storytime-For children ages 6 to 10. Listen to stories from all traditions, and make a special craft to keep or give to someone special. Space is limited, please register today!
12/27 Thurs. 2:00-3:00 
'Jedi Training School' - For children ages 5-11. Calling all Jedi Knights and Princesses!! Led by wise "Master", David Engel, children will participate in a high-energy light saber class, samurai obstacle courses, non-sensical coordination games and creative dramatic play by saving the planet from a rogue meteorite shower. Please Register, space is limited.
12/18 Tues. 4:30-5:30PM 
8th Annual Cookie Decorating Party- For children ages 5 to 11. We will provide the cookies, frosting and other decorations. You bring your imagination and your sweet tooth! Yummy fun for everyone! Space is limited, please register today!

Nyack Library's
Teen Programs 
   
 
12/07, 28 Fri. 4:00-6:00PM 
Teen's Choice Movies- Join us on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month for movies and popcorn. Movies are rated up to PG-13.
12/08 Sat. 1:00-3:00 
SAT Clinic-Free (Please Register- Space is limited)
12/12 Wed. 4:00-5:00PM
Make a Gift for the Holidays- Create a beautiful votive candleholder - it looks like stained glass! Make one to give to someone special over the holidays. Please register in the Teen Room.
12/14 Fri. 4:00-5:00PM 
It's a Celebration of The Hobbit- Celebrate the release of The Hobbit movie with an afternoon of Hobbit trivia, games and treats!
 
 

 VCS' Transgender Roundtable 

 
Transgender Roundtable  
for Health, Mental Health, CASAC's and other Human Service Professionals, Educators, Faith Communities & all interested in improving competence in serving Transgender people.
 
Wed. Dec 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Few in our community have training or experience in working with Transgender people and their families. At the same time, requests for service have increased enormously.
Suggested Donation: $10.00
 
VCS, 77 S. Main Street
New City

JAZZ Sessions at
The Turning Point
 
*JAZZ CONCERT*
SUNDAY DECEMBER 2
4 pm - 6 pm
do not miss this!
Vibist BILL WARE Quintet featuring Vocalist ANNETTE SANDERS
Bob Albanese, piano, Saadi Zain, bass, Jaime Affoumado, drums
$20
http://billwarevibes.com/Home_Page.php
Check out bio info on the artists 
 
Monday Jazz Sessions
Mondays 8-11:30 pm
Hosted by Saxophonist John Richmond
featuring weekly outstanding guest artists
 
MON DEC 3-Art Hirahara, piano; Mike McGuirk, bass;
Colby Inzer, drums
MON DEC 10-John Hart, guitar; Bill Moring, bass;
Maurizio de Souza, drums
Great Open Sessions-all Jazz Instrumentalists, Jazz Vocalists,
All music PATRONS invited!
Jazz sessions-customary format.
House band short set up front then session opens immediately-get there early!
$5/ no minimum
  
68 Piermont Ave. Piermont, N.Y. 10968
(845) 359-1089
www.turningpointcafe.com 
www.johnrichmondjazz.com
 

 

 

SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT GROUPS FOR ABUSED WOMEN

 
The Rockland Family Shelter (RFS) offers free evening women's support and empowerment groups for survivors of physical and/or emotional abuse. Groups meet weekly and are ongoing. Women may enter the group at any time. Groups meet Monday and Wednesday evenings. Monday evenings a Spanish speaking group meets in Haverstraw at 7:00 PM. 
  
  RFS's non-residential walk-in office in New City at 9 Johnsons Lane is open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday. Friday the office is open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. RFS also offers services at satellite offices in Spring Valley and in Haverstraw. Call 634 3391 for satellite office hours and locations. Multi-lingual services are available in Spanish, French, Creole, Yiddish and some Asian languages. Services are culturally sensitive and are all LGBTQ Friendly. 

The Mental Health Association of Rockland CountyPresents: Growing and Learning Together, an EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Parent Group for Parents of Young Children (5-10 years old)

Listening and Responding to Children 12/12/12;  
Structure and Limits 1/9/13; Guiding your Child's Behavior: Positive Discipline 2/13/13; Encouraging Emotional Growth 3/13/13
 
Please Join Us at 140 Route 303, Valley Cottage , NY 10989
 
The time is 6:00pm-7:30pm and the presentation is Free. There will be a Social Skills and Play Group for Children (ages 3-10) as well.
 
RSVP Kathy Abramson 845 261-2172 ext 278 as there are  
Limited Seats Available
  

Lambda Peer Support Services' Holiday Connections

Tuesday, December 25, 2012: Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
:  
 
New Year's Day
 
This is an open invitation to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Community, 18 yrs. and older to come celebrate the holidays with community through the LPSS "Holiday Connections" Program.The "LGBTQ Family Events" are traditionally a pot luck get together, hosted at the home of a member of the community. Whether you come for the day or just for dessert, you are welcome to join in the fun that community can offer.A dish and $5 donation is requested.
 
Call LPSS @ 914-514-3220 for more information and to reserve your seat at the table.   

 

NYACK WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET
Indoors at Nyack Center. 58 Depew Avenue Thursday 8am to 2pm. Free parking during Market hours in the Artopee Way parking lot

 

 

The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World!  

PERFECT FOR ADULTS.....yet safe for the kiddies!
Ho, ho, ho! It's the Holiday Season in Nyack!  From the people who brought you
Antics Roadshow, Ship of Fools Productions in conjunction with Modern Metro Studios, proudly presents:
The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World by Don Zolidis at the Nyack Village Theatre.  Family Holiday Fun!! 
PERFORMANCES: 
December 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th at 8pm 
December 9th & 16th at 3pm 
 
TICKETS & RESERVATIONS: 
Adults: $15 online / $17 at the door 
Students & Seniors: $13 with valid ID 
Kids Under 10 ONLY $10 online/ $13 at the door! 
 
visit www.nyackvillagetheatre.com for tickets 
or call (201) 694-0610 for reservations 
 
Directed by Brooke Malloy
STARRING: 
Joe DeSpirito, Dana Duff, Brianne Higgins, Rick Levi, Brooke Malloy, Joe Miceli, Mary Norey and Jim Todd 
 
www.shipoffoolsproductions.com

 

Edward Hopper House

 

Hopper Holiday Boutique 
Nov. 15 - Dec. 23, 2012 
Find unique gifts of original art and handmade crafts by local artists for sale in the gift shop through the holidays.
 www.edwardhopperhouse.org  
  

Rockland YMCA Teen Nights

Monthly Teen Nights 
 
6:30PM to 10PM
(For Members & middle school students with valid school ID)
Swimming, dancing, sports, small group activities,
along with occasional giveaways & raffles.
Admission includes refreshments, pizza and a healthy snack.

Here are the upcoming events:

December 22nd
January 19th
February 23rd
March 23rd
April 27th
May 25th
June 22nd

Admission:  $1 for members
(Must have Valid YMCA ID card)
$3 donation for non-members

All teens must bring
and show school ID.

For further information contact:
Joeffrey Gardner, Youth & Teen Development Director
(845) 358-0245 x 319 Jgardner@rocklandymca.org 

 

Arts Rock December Events
  
The Klezmatics 
The Best Band in the Klezmer Vanguard.
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4pm
 
Love to Play Klezma Music?
Take a Master Class with The Klezmatics Before the Show
Sunday, December 2nd, 10am - 12pm
 at Temple Beth Torah
Classes Include: Fiddle, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone and Yiddish Songs
$50 per Person
(Advanced Players Only)
  
The Bossy Frog Band 
(Milk 'n Cookies Playhouse)
Children Will Smile for Days After the Show!
Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11am

www.artsrock.org 
email us @ info@artsrock.org

for tickets call us @ 855-ARTSROCK (278-7762)  

Stand Together
The Rockland County Disaster Relief Community Festival

Come out and support your local community!
Sunday, December 16th
Market and Craft Fair 10:00-5pm
With live music, kids activities, Santa, and more
Band Showcase 5:00-12am
With food, drink, and a lots of fun!
Sponsored by Starbucks and Target
All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity and People to People
*both non-profits will be at the event

Want more info? call Wendy at 201-625-2528

 
VCS Presents: Screening of "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker" Documentary!
 
We need an LGBT ( & allies) focus group to watch a major new movie not released yet.
Please join us!
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:45 pm 
 
Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack 
 
FREE! No RSVP necessary.
We have room for only 75, so come early.
On Screen at 7:00 pm Cinema Chat and intro begins
15 minutes prior to screening. Discussion with Producers Susan and Lloyd Ecker follows screening.

 

Nyack Library Special Events  


 
12/09 Sun. 2:00-4:00 
Book Signing/Reading 'Lost in the Details' by Amy Akillian-This first collection of stories from author Amy Akillian spans topics as diverse as divorce, friendship, infidelity, forgiveness and loss through the common bond of human interaction. A resentful wife, a jaded childhood friend, overindulgent twenty-somethings and suspicious family members make up the collective cast of Akillian's commentary on the way we all exist, or don't, with each other.
12/12 Wed. 7:00-8:30 
Travels through Wine Countries- A night in the Veneto-   Romeo and Juliette were not far from the magic of the Veneto. An entire wine list can be made just from this region. Come experience the wines of the Veneto. Presented by JoAnn DeGaglia CSW     PRE-REGISTER A MUST,SPACE IS LIMITED
Each participant is asked to bring their own glass for tasting.
12/17 Mon. 6:30-8:30 
Book talk: Black Asset Poverty and the Enduring Racial Divide by Lori L. Martin- Claims of apost racial society notwithstanding, there are enormous and even expanding differences in the level of assets owned by various racial and ethnic groups-and black families are vastly overrepresented among the asset poor. Lori Martin provides an in-depth exploration of the causes and consequences of racial wealth inequality. Drawing on both national data and case studies from New York City, Martin probes the reasons for discrepancies in wealth accumulation and their significance for black Americans of all economic classes. Her work allows a deeper understanding of the impact of asset poverty on individuals, families, communities, and the nation as a whole.
12/19 Wed. 11:30-4:30
Blood Drive- American Red Cross- Please Register - Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment time slot. Walk-ins are welcome!   redcrossblood.org
12/19 Wed. 6:30-8:30
Local Author Kelvin V.Smith Book Signing - "THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATE" An Amazing Journey of a Heart Transplant Patient. Learn what it's like to experience the Gift of Life & the true miracle of organ donation. Mr. Smith returned from death's door and 'paid it forward' by writing this compelling inspirational memoir. There will be discounted books for signing as well as a discussion period so bring a friend and enjoy the refreshments and givaways.
12/20 Thurs. 7:00-8:30 
Insurance and Hurricane Catastrophe Preparedness - Get practical advice on steps to take during and after the storm. Understand what is and what is not covered by insurance and how to handle the claims process. Presented by Ian C. Prastien LUTCF Sales Representative Liberty Mutual Insurance
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Nyack Library's On-going Book Groups & Adult Programs
 
 
12/03, 10, 17, Mon. 
Shakespeare Discussion Group-This informal group reads aloud and discusses all things Shakespeare. For anyone who's just curious, seriously addicted, or wants to brush up their knowledge.
12/04-Tues, 13-Thurs, 6:30-8:00PM Mother Daughter Book Group-New comers welcome.
12/05 Wed. 7:00-8:30PM 
Fiction Book Club- Books will be available for pick-up at the Adult Services Desk. Newcomers welcome.
12/06 Thurs. 2:00-3:30PM Non-Fiction Book Club- Newcomers are welcome to attend the Non-Fiction Book Club.
12/11 Tues. 11:00-12:30PM
Fiction Writers Workshop-Fiction writer's workshop-ongoing. Will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month facilitated by Chris Echaurre who recently helped establish the Tappan Writers'Group.
12/ 13, 27 Thurs. 7:00-8:30PM Nyack Toastmasters- Anyone who wants more poise,confidence and effectiveness in their spoken communications should see if Nyack Toastmasters is right for them. All are welcome.
 
 .
 

Nyack Library's Science & Technology/Computer Classes 
 
 
12/08 Sat. 11:00AM  
Downloading E-books from the Library to Your E-reader- (Must Register) 845-358-3370 ext.214 or nyacklibrary.org (through our Events Cal.)
12/12 Wed. 10:00AM  
Hands-on Computer Basics- (Must Register-Space is limited) 845-358-3370 ext.214 or nyacklibrary.org (through our Events Calendar)
12/20 Thurs. 1:30PM 
Introduction to The Internet- (Must Register-Space is limited) 845-358-3370 ext.214 or nyacklibrary.org (through our Events Calendar)

Nyack Library's Carnegie
Concert Series 
 
 
 
:info@carnegieroom.org   845-608-3593   http://www.carnegieroom.org 
(12/07, 14, 21 Fri. 7:30-9:00)   (12/01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Sat. 7:30-9:00)   ( 12/02, 09, 23 Sun. 7:30-9:00)

Nyack Library's
Children's Programs
 
 
 
12/03, 10, 17 Mon. 1:00-2:30 
Cuentos y Canciones- Bilingual Storytime for children 3 to 5 with caregiver.
12/04, 18, Tues. 10-11AM -  
Head Start of Nyack Storyhour- Story time for Head Start of Nyack
12/05, 12, 19 Wed. 11:00-11:30AM Mother Goose Time-For infants up to 18 months with caregiver. This lap-sit program is a gentle way to introduce your baby to the library. We will read simple stories and do rhymes, songs and finger plays. No registration necessary.
12/06, 13, 20, Thurs. 11:00-11:30AM Preschool Storytime- For children ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. Listen to longer stories, sing songs, dance and play games. No registration necessary.
12/07, 14, 21, Fri. 11:00-11:30AM Toddler Time -For children ages 18 months to 36 months with caregiver. Simple stories, songs and movement games for you and your active toddler.***Due to the high demand for this program, we have to cap attendance. Participants will be allowed in on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Children's Desk upon arrival to reserve your space! 845.358.3370 x228
12/12 Wed. 4:00-5:00PM 
Holiday Craft/Storytime-For children ages 6 to 10. Listen to stories from all traditions, and make a special craft to keep or give to someone special. Space is limited, please register today!
12/27 Thurs. 2:00-3:00 
'Jedi Training School' - For children ages 5-11. Calling all Jedi Knights and Princesses!! Led by wise "Master", David Engel, children will participate in a high-energy light saber class, samurai obstacle courses, non-sensical coordination games and creative dramatic play by saving the planet from a rogue meteorite shower. Please Register, space is limited.
12/18 Tues. 4:30-5:30PM 
8th Annual Cookie Decorating Party- For children ages 5 to 11. We will provide the cookies, frosting and other decorations. You bring your imagination and your sweet tooth! Yummy fun for everyone! Space is limited, please register today!

Nyack Library's
Teen Programs 
   
 
12/07, 28 Fri. 4:00-6:00PM 
Teen's Choice Movies- Join us on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month for movies and popcorn. Movies are rated up to PG-13.
12/08 Sat. 1:00-3:00 
SAT Clinic-Free (Please Register- Space is limited)
12/12 Wed. 4:00-5:00PM
Make a Gift for the Holidays- Create a beautiful votive candleholder - it looks like stained glass! Make one to give to someone special over the holidays. Please register in the Teen Room.
12/14 Fri. 4:00-5:00PM 
It's a Celebration of The Hobbit- Celebrate the release of The Hobbit movie with an afternoon of Hobbit trivia, games and treats!
 
 VCS' Transgender Roundtable 

 
Transgender Roundtable  
for Health, Mental Health, CASAC's and other Human Service Professionals, Educators, Faith Communities & all interested in improving competence in serving Transgender people.
 
Wed. Dec 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Few in our community have training or experience in working with Transgender people and their families. At the same time, requests for service have increased enormously.
Suggested Donation: $10.00
 
VCS, 77 S. Main Street
New City

 
IN ROCKLAND

 

JAZZ Sessions at
The Turning Point

   
 
*JAZZ CONCERT*
SUNDAY DECEMBER 2
4 pm - 6 pm
do not miss this!
Vibist BILL WARE Quintet featuring Vocalist ANNETTE SANDERS
Bob Albanese, piano, Saadi Zain, bass, Jaime Affoumado, drums
$20
http://billwarevibes.com/Home_Page.php
Check out bio info on the artists 
 
Monday Jazz Sessions
Mondays 8-11:30 pm
Hosted by Saxophonist John Richmond
featuring weekly outstanding guest artists
 
MON DEC 3-Art Hirahara, piano; Mike McGuirk, bass;
Colby Inzer, drums
MON DEC 10-John Hart, guitar; Bill Moring, bass;
Maurizio de Souza, drums
Great Open Sessions-all Jazz Instrumentalists, Jazz Vocalists,
All music PATRONS invited!
Jazz sessions-customary format.
House band short set up front then session opens immediately-get there early!
$5/ no minimum
  
68 Piermont Ave. Piermont, N.Y. 10968
(845) 359-1089
www.turningpointcafe.com 
www.johnrichmondjazz.com
 

 

 

SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT GROUPS FOR ABUSED WOMEN

 
The Rockland Family Shelter (RFS) offers free evening women's support and empowerment groups for survivors of physical and/or emotional abuse. Groups meet weekly and are ongoing. Women may enter the group at any time. Groups meet Monday and Wednesday evenings. Monday evenings a Spanish speaking group meets in Haverstraw at 7:00 PM. 
  
  RFS's non-residential walk-in office in New City at 9 Johnsons Lane is open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday. Friday the office is open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. RFS also offers services at satellite offices in Spring Valley and in Haverstraw. Call 634 3391 for satellite office hours and locations. Multi-lingual services are available in Spanish, French, Creole, Yiddish and some Asian languages. Services are culturally sensitive and are all LGBTQ Friendly. 

The Mental Health Association of Rockland CountyPresents: Growing and Learning Together, an EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Parent Group for Parents of Young Children (5-10 years old)

Listening and Responding to Children 12/12/12;  
Structure and Limits 1/9/13; Guiding your Child's Behavior: Positive Discipline 2/13/13; Encouraging Emotional Growth 3/13/13
 
Please Join Us at 140 Route 303, Valley Cottage , NY 10989
 
The time is 6:00pm-7:30pm and the presentation is Free. There will be a Social Skills and Play Group for Children (ages 3-10) as well.
 
RSVP Kathy Abramson 845 261-2172 ext 278 as there are  
Limited Seats Available
  

Lambda Peer Support Services' Holiday Connections

Tuesday, December 25, 2012: Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
:  
 
New Year's Day
 
This is an open invitation to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Community, 18 yrs. and older to come celebrate the holidays with community through the LPSS "Holiday Connections" Program.The "LGBTQ Family Events" are traditionally a pot luck get together, hosted at the home of a member of the community. Whether you come for the day or just for dessert, you are welcome to join in the fun that community can offer.A dish and $5 donation is requested.
 
Call LPSS @ 914-514-3220 for more information and to reserve your seat at the table.   

 

NYACK WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET
Indoors at Nyack Center. 58 Depew Avenue Thursday 8am to 2pm. Free parking during Market hours in the Artopee Way parking lot

 

 

New Windsor Church Asks Community to Donate Lifesaving Blood
In Honor of Reverend Kevin Armstrong


 
New York, NY, December 6, 2012 – Solid Rock Church, in conjunction with New York Blood Center (NYBC), will sponsor a blood drive in honor of Reverend Kevin Armstrong on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Solid Rock Church, 20 Holloran Road, in New Windsor, New York.
 
Kevin Armstrong is the Youth Director at Solid Rock and former basketball coach of Washingtonville High School.  He has had two heart transplants and is now battling kidney disease. He must undergo daily dialysis treatment and is awaiting a kidney transplant. As with many transplant patients, Kevin will potentially require multiple blood transfusions when he receives his kidney and that blood can only come from volunteer blood donors.
Solid Rock Church hopes that the community will heed the call to donate, not only for Kevin, but for all patients in need. If you cannot donate but still wish to participate in bringing crucial blood products to patients in need, please ask someone to donate for you, or consider volunteering at a local blood drive.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood call 1-800-933-2566 or visit: www.nybloodcenter.org
To learn more about Kevin’s story please go to www.facebook.com/findakidneyforkevin. 
Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive. NYBC also offers special community service scholarships for students who organize community blood drives during summer and winter months. Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure and hematocrit level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission or consent), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. People over 75 may donate with a doctor's note.

 

Edward Hopper Jan-Feb Events


Contact: Rachael Solomon, Program Manager, info@hopperhouse.org, 845.358.0774
 
Please note our gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 PM or by appointment.  Admission is $5 adults, $3 Seniors; Free for members, students and children. Docent guided tours can be arranged for an additional fee. 

SPECIAL EVENTS
 
The legendary Armory Show, 100 Years on… Rockland’s roll in it
Friday February 15, 7pm
Called the most important American art show in the 20th century.
The 1913 Armory show in New York City introduced Modern Art to the American public. It was a controversial sensation, the visionary echo’s of which are still heard today.
 
Amongst the Artists introduced to many in America for the first time, Picasso, Munch, Duchamp, Van Gogh, Kandinsky were two Rocklanders that produced and participated in the organization and one young artist who, selling his first painting at this show started a journey that would make him one of the most loved and iconic of American artists’ Edward Hopper.
 
Mark Waller, dealer, historian, author, and director of Gallery Moderne in Piermont New York will give a presentation at the Hopper House, Nyack on the 100th anniversary of the opening day. It will give a brief outline of the show, its beginnings and an insight to the important roll played by these Rocklanders.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
 
Hopper House is looking for New Docents and Spring Interns!
Visit http://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/opportunities.html for more information.
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
Favorites from the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust
October 20 thru April
The Edward Hopper House will be dedicating a Gallery in memory of Rev. Arthayer R Sanborn and his wife Ruth.  During this show, selections will include memorabilia and art works chosen by Phil Sanborn that provide a broad overview of the Arthayer R Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust which had personal meaning to Arthayer and Ruth Sanborn – objects that have historic significance and help to tell the story of the Sanborn’s relationship with Edward and Jo Hopper.
 
Annual Members’ Exhibition
January 5 – 27, 2013
All Hopper House members are invited to exhibit work in this eclectic display of creativity.
 
Inventing worlds: Abstraction Painting by Leslie K. Price, Lorna Ritz, and Robert Straight,
February 16 – April 7, 2013
The three painters in this exhibition all draw from nature using improvisational techniques, but the results are widely varied.  Leslie K. Price sees nature as a metaphor for life: “I paint from some aspect of the natural world, and the uniqueness of the space, light, and color interacting with it.”  Lorna Ritz’s colorful abstractions “bring the landscape indoors.  They become windows that peer deeply into space beyond their four edges.”   Robert Straight’s creates his “own world” that draws from aspects of contemporary life.  While he uses math and science as a basis for his constructed abstractions, he embraces improvisation in the execution. 
 
 
 
 
United Hospice of Rockland’s (UHR) Trees of Life Benefit
Annual Tree Lighting, December 12, 2012
(Snow Date: December 13)

West Nyack, NY - United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. (UHR) will hold its annual Trees of Life benefit at the Palisades Center, Level One, near Banana Republic.  From  November 30th -December 24th, between the hours of 10 AM and 8:30 PM daily, UHR volunteers will staff the Tree of Life table to accept purchases of stars in honor or memory of a loved one. To purchase a star or make a donation online: www.hospiceofrockland.org/tree-of-life <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org/tree-of-life> .  Donations may also be made by mail to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, and by calling UHR Special Events Coordinator Laurie Meltzer Bandremer at 845-634-4974.

The Trees will be illuminated on Wednesday, December 12, .(snow date December 13) at 7:30 PM, featuring a special ceremony and musical entertainment by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus, led by Jared Rosenblum of Nyack. The group consists of about 100 youngsters ages 6-16 who have performed at many large functions– including Radio City Music Hall. Members of the group come from Rockland and Westchester Counties, New Jersey and upstate New York. Light refreshments will be served.

Contributors may become Benefactors (a $5,000 gift), Name A Tree ($2,500 gift) or become a Tree of Life Patron ($1,000 gift); these donations include special recognition.  Another choice is to Name a Star: Platinum Star ($500 gift), Gold Star ($250 gift), Silver Star ($100 gift), Purple Star ($50 gift), Blue Star ($25 gift), or Red Star ($10 gift). For further information, contact UHR Special Events Coordinator Laurie Meltzer Bandremer, lbandremer@hospiceofrockland.org, call 845 634-4974, or visit www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> ..

The event, presented by the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving, provides an opportunity for members of the community to pay tribute to special people in their lives.  By purchasing a star and lighting a light on the trees, individuals may honor or remember a loved one in a unique way. Proceeds from the event will enable UHR to continue to provide compassionate care, comfort and support to people with serious illnesses and their families.

The names of honorees will appear on stars adorning the Trees of Life and will also be inscribed in the UHR Tree of Life Honor Roll Book which will be on display at the Tree of Life ceremony and viewable on-line beginning December 12th at www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> . The Illuminated trees will remain on display through December 24th.

Executive Director Amy Stern said, "The illuminated trees reflect the countless families, friends and patients who have benefited from Hospice services.  Seeing the trees adorned with stars and lights reminds us of those special people.  The Tree Lighting is a time when families and staff see each other and reminisce.  It is truly our most rewarding event, and a wonderful way to remember.

Wireless Zone® created the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving® Inc. in 2003 after years of supporting research into Neurofibromatosis (NF), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), as well as United Hospice of Rockland and other local and national charities. Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving, Inc. is a charitable organization exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) serves as a resource for palliative care, bereavement support, and information about end of life issues. Founded in 1988, United Hospice of Rockland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and meets the Standards for Charity Accountability of the Better Business Bureau, Inc.  In addition, UHR received a third consecutive 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator. UHR's mission is to enable patients with advanced illnesses to live in comfort, with dignity, and surrounded by those they love. When time matters most, UHR provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families and offers compassionate support to members of the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  For more information, call 845 634-4974, write to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956, visit www.hospiceofrockland.org <http://www.hospiceofrockland.org> or fax to 845 634-7549.

 

 

 

 

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

December 2012 Events

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the Nature Center.

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.: Two Views for One Hike
Come join local naturalist Eric Van Deusen on this approximately two-mile-long hike to the best scenic vistas in the Peters Kill Area of Minnewaska. Following along the modest hills of the Bullwheel hiking trail, our route will reach the intersection with the High Peters Kill hiking trail. From there, the hike will follow the trail a modest distance in each direction to reach gorgeous vistas of both the Clove Valley and the Rondout Valley from rocky cliff edge perches. Meet at the Peters Kill park office. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.: Tuesday Trek: Lake and Cliffs Hike
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this approximately three-and-a-half-mile-long hike following the carriage road that loops around Lake Minnewaska and the cliff edge Beacon Hill hiking trail, returning along the Beacon Hill Carriage Road. With the leaves down, scenic views of the Lake and out over the Wallkill Valley are abundant on clear days. And, if were lucky, we may even find signs of local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, December 5, 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.: Homeschoolers: Nature Collages
Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska to make art, using materials from the natural world. First, we will look at examples of collage and explore a few techniques for assemblage. Then, we will search nearby trails to gather items to use in our art project. The fun begins when we return to the Nature Center and we create our collages. This program is recommended for seven to twelve year old children, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Well-behaved younger siblings are always welcome. Please note, this program had to be cancelled in November and is being offered instead now. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.: Lake and Cliffs Hike
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this approximately three-and-a-half-mile-long hike following the carriage road that loops around Lake Minnewaska and the cliff edge Beacon Hill hiking trail, returning along the Beacon Hill Carriage Road. With the leaves down, scenic views of the Lake and out over the Wallkill Valley are abundant on clear days. And, if were lucky, we may even find signs of local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, December 15, 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.: Every Evergreen
Tis the season of evergreens! Pitch pines, white pines, hemlocks; theyre all green, who can tell the difference? You can! Or youll be able to after this one-mile hike led by Park Educator Nick Martin. Along the way, participants will learn about the distinguishing characteristics between many of the evergreens populating Minnewaska, including pitch pines and hemlocks! Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, December 18, 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.: Tuesday Trek: Two Views for One Hike
Come join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, on this approximately two mile-long-hike to the best scenic vistas in the Peters Kill area of Minnewaska. Following along the modest hills of the Bullwheel hiking trail, our route will reach the intersection with the High Peters Kill hiking trail. From there, the hike will follow the trail a modest distance in each direction to reach gorgeous vistas of both the Clove Valley and the Rondout Valley from rocky cliff edge perches. Meet at the Peters Kill park office. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, December 23, 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.: Jenny Lane Loop Hike
Come explore the Old Wawarsing Turnpike and stroll along Jenny Lane hiking trail, which traverses a section of forest that was burned in the Overlooks Wildfire of 2008. Along this approximately four-mile-long hike, well visit two vastly different ecological communities and learn about the plants and animals that live here. If the stream is passable, well return via the Mossy Glen hiking trail. This hike does include some hills and stream crossings. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, December 29, 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.: Echo Rock Walk
Need a break after the holiday? Join Park Preserve Educator, Nick Martin, for an approximately four-mile walk to Echo Rock and get away! This walk gradually descends down a densely forested section of the lesser-travelled Hamilton Point Carriage Road, which is marked by timeworn hemlocks and rock faces adorned with icicles and decorated with green mosses. As our path follows the edge of the spreading Palmaghatt Ravine, this walk peaks at a scenic viewpoint, where vultures are often seen soaring. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $8 per car. Once trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, a per-head trail fee will be charged instead. The trail fee is: $6 per adult and $5 per junior. Snowshoes rentals are available at the park office at $15 per adult and $14 per junior. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise. Minnewaska State Park Preserve consists of approximately 22,000 acres of wild and scenic land located on Route 44/55, five miles west of the intersection with Route 299 in Gardiner, New York.

 

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO OFFER FUN AND EDUCATIONAL FAMILY PROGRAMS FOR January 2013

The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at New-York Historical is the First Ever Children’s Museum To Bring American History to Life

WHAT: The New-York Historical Society is offering a large and diverse selection of activities in January 2013 designed for families to enjoy the holiday spirit together and make history come alive. The exciting series of family programs at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum at New-York Historical—the first-ever museum bringing American history to life through the eyes of children.

Highlights of the January programs include kids’ cooking classes, Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, Spanish language arts and crafts, story-hour sessions, and our first event family benefit event – Passport Through History

Currently on view at New-York Historical are the special exhibitions WWII & NYC, Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection (closing January 6th), Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School, and John Rogers: American Stories. All New-York Historical Society exhibitions are family-friendly and inspire the broad range of family program offerings.

WHEN: January 1, 2013 through January 31, 2013 (specific program dates/times listed below).

WHERE: All family programs take place at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets

HOW: To RSVP for an family program please e-mail: familyprograms@nyhistory.org

INFO: For more information on family programs and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, please call (212) 485-9293 or visit www.DimennaChildrensHistoryMuseum.org

 

 

FAMILY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS FOR January 2013:

HOLIDAY EXPRESS: CAN YOU SPOT IT?

January 1, 5, 6, 2013 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ages 3 and up

Families take this I-spy hunt into the Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection to spot the intricate details in these amazing model train scenes, composed of miniature trains, stations, people, and decorations made by the Märklin model train company. Can you spot the refreshment stand? The station clock? How many train cars are pulling into the train station? Bring the whole family, pick up your hunt, and see who can spot the most!

WWII & NYC: JANUARY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

Through Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Family Gallery Cards: all day: Ages 8 and up

Plane Spotting Bingo: 2:00 pm: Ages 6 and up

See 1940s New York City through the eyes of kids! WWII & NYC family gallery cards all day, with Plane Spotting Bingo at 2 pm.

The family gallery cards, Walk in My Shoes, guide families through the exhibition through the eyes of a fictional young New Yorker. In Code Breakers! learn and practice wartime code making techniques. Keep your eyes peeled for WWII planes in Plane Spotting Bingo, mark your cards, and call BINGO!

AT THE KIDS’ TABLE: HOW THE KITCHEN HAS CHANGED

Saturday January 12, 2013 2:00 pm

With Sarah Lohman

RSVP required, $10 materials fee

Ages 8 and up

What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast from SCRATCH—everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813...to 1913...to 2013! RSVP at familyprograms@nyhistory.org

HAPPY 307TH BIRTHDAY, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN!

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ages 4 and up

Celebrate one of America’s Founding Fathers! See up close and hear the beautiful and rare sounds of a glass armonica – one of the many inventions by Ben Franklin! Or decorate your own Ben Franklin proverb plate to take home. Don’t forget to have some cake!

HABLEMOS DE LA HISTORIA Y DEL ARTE: LANDSCAPES

Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:00 pm

RSVP required, $20 for a family of four, includes admission rose.tejada@nyhistory.org

Ages 4 to 10

Families look, discuss, and create – in Spanish! This Spanish-language monthly family program combines times in the galleries with art-making in the studios. In January, families will visit our Hudson River School painting exhibit and discuss the American landscape. In the studio, families will paint their own landscapes together.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation with author Tonya Bolden

Monday, January 21, 2013: 2:00 pm

Hear Tonya read from her new children’s book Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty and celebrate the 150th anniversary of this essential part of American history.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY SCAVENGER HUNT

Celebrate James McCune Smith: Abolitionist, Physician, New Yorker

Saturday - Monday, January 19 - 21, 2013: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ages 6 and up

Learn about the abolitionist who spoke up against injustice in America and discover the story of James McCune Smith, the first African-American university-trained physician practicing in 19th century New York City. This scavenger hunt will take families throughout the whole New-York Historical Society.

PASSPORT THROUGH HISTORY: DIMENNA CHILDREN’S HISTORY MUSEUM FAMILY BENEFIT PARTY

Saturday January 26, 2013 11:00 am – 2:00 PM

Join us for our first ever family benefit party! Kids will be inspired and challenged at activity booths ranging from early New Amsterdam to the World War II era. Add your signature to the Declaration of Independence, hand-crank some historical ice cream, take a photo of you at a Civil War encampment – and don’t forget to collect passport stamps for each century!

READING INTO HISTORY BOOK WRAP: PICTURE THE DEAD – MEET THE AUTHOR!

Sunday January 27, 2013 3:30 pm

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown

Ages 9 to 12
At this Book Wrap, we'll discuss the book; examine Civil War era artifacts; and have author Adele Griffin read aloud, answer questions, and sign books!

In the novel Picture the Dead author Adele Griffin tells the story of Jennie, a young woman whose twin brother is killed during the war. Jennie lives with her fiancé’s family, who reluctantly take care of her while her fiancé, Will, and his brother, Quinn, are at war. When Quinn returns from battle without Will, some strange things start to happen to Jennie, and she begins to realize that nothing is as it seems. This story is full of mystery and suspense, and maybe even ghosts! Griffin's writing is illuminated by Lisa Brown's illustrations, which appear as a scrapbook of memories and events. This is a fun, sophisticated novel, especially perfect for our older readers.

Reading Into History is a monthly book club for kids ages 9 – 12. Each month we read a new historical fiction or non-fiction book, meet authors, and see historical objects and documents up close. Past authors have included Walter Dean Myers and Gail Carson Levine.

CROSS-STITCH CIRCLE

Thursdays January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 3:30-5:30 pm

No preregistration required. Free with Museum Admission.

Ages 6 and up

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs—make a handcrafted gift for someone!

LITTLE NEW-YORKERS

Tuesdays, January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 2013 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Free with Museum Admission, for ages 3 – 5

Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song.

MACY’S SUNDAY STORY HOUR:

Sundays, 11:30 am

Ages 4 – 7

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library

Free with Museum admission

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

MACY’S SUNDAY STORY HOUR: CITY IN THE SNOW

January 6, 2013 11:30 am

Ages 4 – 7

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library
Want to know what it is like to live in the most populous borough in New York City? Six-year-old Michelle shares what she looks forward to every year in I Live in Brooklyn. After the story, share what your favorite parts of the year are in your neighborhood! I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi

MACY’S SUNDAY STORY HOUR: CITY IN THE SNOW

January 13, 2013 11:30 am

Ages 4 -7

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library

Do you stay inside or play outside when it snows? If you go outside you can make special tracks, snow angels, and snowballs. Young Peter can’t wait to explore and play in the snow—join in his adventures by reading The Snowy Day! The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

MACY’S SUNDAY STORY HOUR: HOW MARTIN CHANGED THE USA

January 20, 2013 11:30 am

Ages 4-7

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library
What ideas did Martin Luther King, Jr. share with others that changed our country’s history? Everyone can be great and anyone can make the world a more loving place—big ideas that are alive today thanks to Dr. King.

MACY’S SUNDAY STORY HOUR: GRAND CENTRAL CENTENNIAL

January 27, 2013 11:30 am

Ages 4 – 7

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library
Get ready for the 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s opening by exploring how unique and diverse the station is in Maira Kalman’s book Next Stop Grand Central! Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman

FAMILY CLUBHOUSE AT DIMENNACHILDRENSHISTORYMUSEUM.ORG

On-line interactive site for families and kids ages 6 and up.

Play our on-line games (Sloppy Copy and Meet New Amsterdam) and catch up on history for kids on our History Detectives blog!

For more family programs, visit http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/family-programs

 

MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS:

Tuesday- Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm

Friday: 10 am – 8 pm (pay-as-you-wish from 6 pm – 8 pm)

Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

MUSEUM ADMISSION:

Adults- $15

Teachers and Seniors- $12

Students- $10

Children (5-13) - $5

Children (4 and under)- free