Artist, Alice Renner Rigney has on exhibit traditional hand hooked rugs through the month of April at the Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY, (845-35-3877). Alice is a member of ATHA, Association of Traditional Hooking Artists. Alice worked as an illustrator with a nationally known men's fashion artist and later began her own graphic studio producing mail order catalogs, programs, logos and ads. In the early 70's Alice, ventured into the gift business and her first retail shop was located in the Federal House on Main Street in Tappan. At that time, she also designed the menus, table cards, wine lists and logo for the '76 House. Which are also on exhibit in the Display case of the Tappan Library for the month of April. Alice continued her painting throughout the years and after retiring her business began studies at the Art Student's League and Drawing the Masters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with PierConsagra.
Support Group for Adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Beginning on Wed. April 3 the Mental Health Association of ROckland County will offer a professionally facilitated Survivors of Suicide support group for adults age 18 and over who have lost someone to suicide. The SOS group will be held on the first Wed. of the month at 6:30 pm at the Mental Health Association of Rockland, 140 Route 303 Valley Cottage. For more information call MHA at 845-267-2172x 465.
Quoth the Raven, "Eat My Shorts:" Tappan Library Celebrates National Poetry Month Tappan, NY - In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Tappan Library will hold an event on the lasting influence of Edgar Allan Poe's work on American culture. The event will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 PM at the library. National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. In this lecture, English Professor John Gruesser, President of the Poe Studies Association at Kean University, explains the ironies behind Poe's tremendous impact on our culture. Poe created some of the most celebrated works in American poetry, but reaped few rewards during his lifetime. Today, his work is such a part of our landscape that even the Simpsons and an NFL team pay him homage. Pre-registration for this lecture is required. Please register online at http://www.taplib.org or call the library at 845-359-3877. The Tappan Library is located at 93 Main Street in Tappan. This event is free and open to the public.
Our annual Multicultural International Show and Dinner will be at 5 PM on Friday, April 12th in the TZHS cafeteria. Featuring a full buffet of outstanding international foods cooked by both local caterers and the parents of our students. After the dinner there is a fashion show and various musical performances along with desserts.
Rockland Literacy Extravaganza Professional Development Tuesday, April 16, 2013...4:30PM-5:30PM. Supporting Students From Diverse Backgrounds, Including English Language Learners, to Achieve Common Core Standards Success, K-12. Presenter: Maxine LaRaus, Certified English as A Second Language Teacher, Consultant to Districts with Diverse Students, St. Thomas Aquinas College Library. Free! No Pre-Registration Required. Certificate of Attendance Provided. In case of inclement weather, check www.stac.edu. For more information: Dr. Michael Shaw, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, email@example.com Debbie Studnitzer, RTC Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly Hidalgo, Rockland Reading Council, email@example.com
SUNY Empire State College to Hold Information Session State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at the Peekskill Center for the Digital Arts, Westchester Community College, 27 North Division St., Peekskill on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 914-948-6206.
Mark the date of April 17th on your calendar in big, bold, red letters. That’s when Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, starts expanded hours for their 2013 spring season. Doors to the Museum will open every Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 10 AM and closing at 5 PM. Tours will be offered every half hour, beginning at 10:30 AM. The last tour of the day will be 4:30 PM. On Sunday, the hours of operation will be 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, with tours beginning at 1:30 PM and the last one starting at 4:30 PM. Come visit the first historic site in the nation that served as the location of General Washington’s Headquarters during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War. While residing at Headquarters Newburgh, General Washington rejected a monarchy, quelled a potential military rebellion and created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart. While here, see our permanent exhibit in the Museum of over 1,300 artifacts, “Unpacked and Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection.” All of this is available for a small admission fee. Call 845-562-1195 for further details or directions.
The Lions Clubs of Rockland and Westchester are once again coming together for the annual Journey for Sight Walk-a-thon. The purpose of this walk is to raise money for charities. These worthy charities depend on donations to help offset the cost of the programs provided to may individuals. The walk will take place this year a PECKS POND located in West Haverstraw, NY on Saturday April 20th from 9 am to 1 p.m. If you would like more information regarding this walk please contact the Journey for Sight Co-Chairs Dina Nejman at (845) 300-1659 or Maryellen Brown at (845) 803-4105.
Wellness Walk and 5K Run. April 20, 2013- 8:00 am. Rockland Lake State Park. Raising money and awareness for the Mental Health Association of Rockland County.
MUSIC LOVERS INVITED TO ALL SEASONS BENEFIT PARTY APRIL 20 Bergen County music lovers are invited to attend the Annual Benefit Party of the All Seasons Chamber Players on Saturday evening, April 20 at 8:00 P.M. at a lovely home in Washington Township. The evening will be a festive occasion with refreshments, musical entertainment by the All Seasons Chamber Players, door prizes and desserts. Admission is $50 per person or $100 per person to be listed as a Benefactor in the evening’s program. Checks may be sent to All Seasons Chamber Players, 115 Orchard Rd., Demarest, NJ 07627. Phone reservations may be made by calling the All Seasons Chamber Players at (201) 768-1331, Peggy Kabakow at (201) 767-3364 or Naomi Epstein, at (201) 768-2766. Directions, address and written confirmation will be provided. All proceeds from the party will be used to support the ensemble’s 15 free, public Community Concerts for Bergen County which are held in the public libraries of New Milford, Fort Lee, Ridgewood, Englewood, Upper Saddle River, Teaneck and Mahwah; Petrocelli College (FDU, Hackensack); the Central Unitarian Church of Paramus, Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ridgewood, the Oradell Reformed Church; and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. This concert series is the only one of its kind in New Jersey to bring so many free, public, professional chamber music concerts to residents of a county. Musical entertainment of one hour will include classical favorites from the ensemble’s current season performed by ensemble members Brenda Sakofsky of New City, NY, flute; Robert Lawrence of NYC, violin; E. Zoe Hassman of NYC, cello; Jackie Schiller of Paramus, piano and Jean Strickholm of Demarest, piano. The All Seasons Chamber Players, now in its 32nd year, has delighted audiences in over 700 concerts in Bergen County and the wider metropolitan area and is one of New Jersey’s most active ensembles. It has performed at the Lincoln Center Library, Montclair Art Museum, N.J. Historical Society, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in NYC, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew University, Caldwell College, the Barron Arts Center, the Art Center of Northern NJ, and numerous public libraries, churches and senior communities in the metropolitan area. It has been featured on Cablevision’s MetroArts/13, Comcast, WTT-35 and other cable stations. Ensemble members are professional musicians who also perform as soloists and members of metropolitan area orchestras, Broadway shows and summer music festivals. For further information on the ensemble’s programs, players, and supporters visit www.allseasonschamberplayers.org. You may also call (201) 768-1331 for a printed schedule of events or to be placed on the ensemble’s mailing list.
“MY BILL EVANS – A Personal Conversation” Cliffside Park Public Library The Joel Zelnik Trio will present “My Bill Evans – A Personal Conversation” on Sunday, April 21, 2PM, at the Cliffside Park Public Library, 505 Palisade Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ, telephone 201-945-2867. The concert is free.
On Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m., the West Point Band will present its annual Young Artist Concert in the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom. The concert will feature the two winners of West Point’s 20th annual Young Artist Solo Competition, flautist Amanda Kam and pianist Mirana Stoker. This concert is free and open to the public. Amanda Kam, a junior at Millburn High School, has already enjoyed great success as a flute player. She was a featured soloist with the New Jersey Youth Symphony’s Sinfonia Orchestra and Flute Choir at age 12, and she is currently the principal second flute in the top Philharmonic Orchestra of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. She will perform Chaminade’s Concertino for flute, Op. 107. Mirana Stoker, currently attending James I. O’Neill High School, has extensive experience on piano as a soloist and accompanist. She won the 2013 Orange County Music Educators Association performance scholarship and placed second out of 33 pianists at the Piano Festival at SUNY New Paltz. She will perform the second movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466. Mirana is the daughter of Lt. Col Geoffrey Stoker, an instructor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at West Point. This marks the first time the child of a Soldier stationed at West Point has won the Young Artist Competition. In addition to featuring these talented young musicians, the band will perform American Overture by Joseph Willcox Jenkins, the overture to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and Henry Fillmore’s Americans We. The band will close the program with selections from Bizet’s Carmen. 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.
Child care resources of Rockland invites you to attend its 21st Annual Children’s Champions Celebration Dinner. April 24, 2013. The Nyack Seaport. Nyack NY. 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm presentation of children’s Champions Awards. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Celebration Dinner. Rsvp by April 10, 2013.
Village of Hillburn. 31 Mountain Avenue. Hillburn, New York 10 31 Board of Trustees Meeting. Wednesday April 24, 2013 7:00 pm. 7:15 Opening of Bids Building Maintenance Contracts. Meeting will be held in the Municipal Meeting Room, 31 Mountain Avenue, Hillburn NY 10931.
Thursday, April 25--19th Century Homes in the Hudson Valley. In the 1800s, the lower Hudson River Valley was in transition from a locally-based rural lifestyle to a suburban, middle class existence connected to wider networks. On Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tappan Library, Dr. Eugene Boesch demonstrates how these transformations set the stage for 20th contemporary culture. This lecture shows how the techniques of archeology can be used to explore 19th century homes of the Hudson Valley and covers the process by which historic house sites are evaluated for possible inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a NY Council for the Humanities Speakers program,is free and open to the public. Pre-register online at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?HistoricalSocietyoft/35d0632697/bb1d4ac6cf/cbcce506ee call 845-359-3877 or email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.The library is located at 93 Main Street in Tappan NY.
United Hospice of Rockland and Dominican College Present Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death Thursday, April 25th, 1:00-5:00 pm. Dominican College Prusmack Hall
Orangeburg, NY – United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) Community Liaison Mimi Hoffman has announced that, UHR and Dominican College are hosing a DVD Presentation: Annual Hospice of America Seminar Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death on Thursday, April 25th from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at Dominican College Prusmack Hall, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962. Questions and Discussion will follow. For more information and/or to RSVP, contact: Mimi Hoffman at 845 634-4974, email@example.com. For CEU information- UHR Director of Counseling Eileen Schmidt, 845-634-4974 or firstname.lastname@example.org The program is especially designed for adult children of veterans, as well as professionals who work with veterans and their families, physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, veterans and their spouses and students pursuing degrees in health care Topics that will be discussed include: How specific wars (WWII, Korean, Vietnam) may require specialized responses. How dangerous duty and combat duty can make dealing with illness and end of life more difficult. The importance of reminiscing and life reviews for the veteran.
“The Ethic Musicals: Assimilation & Integration” May 1, 2013. 8:15 P.M. Temple Beth El 415 Viola Road, Spring Valley, N.Y. Shelly Berger, 917-539-913. National Council of Jewish Women, Rockland Section www.NCJWRockland.org No charge, Open to the Public, Light Refreshments
Rummage Sale. Saint Aedan’s Church. Ehrardt Road Pearl RIver NY. Thursday May 2nd. 9 am to 3 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm.
Mother’s Day Boutique
The Auxiliary Unit of the Stony Point Ambulance Corps is pleased to announce it will hold its First Annual Mother’s Day Boutique at the new state-of-the-art ambulance corps building located at 47 South Liberty Drive (9W South) in Stony Point, NY.
We have vendors who will display and sell handmade items, as well as Avon, Tupperware, Scentsy, Bubbles & Fun, to name a few. Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 10AM to 4PM. Refreshments will be available.
For further information, go to the web site http://stonypointems.com or call (845)786-5990.
The Nyack Library Arts & Crafts Gift Sale You are invited to join us as a vendor and of course a shopper for our Saturday, May 4, 2013 Spring Festival Arts & Crafts Gift Sale. 10-4:30 PM
Graduation, Mothers' Day and Wedding season is upon us and shopping under one roof makes that all easier and convenient.
Please contact me asap if you or someone you know would be interested in being one of our vendors
Sunday, May 5, 2013. Ross Dock, Fort Lee, New Jersey Start time: 9 AM Presented by Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corporation
Register today for the second annual Escape to the Palisades Half-Marathon/5K. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the historic Henry Hudson Drive, one of the oldest scenic roads in the United States while supporting the parks and historic sites of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Proceeds from the race will be directed toward the rehabilitation of the roads and trails of the New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate Park.
Our inaugural year was a great success, with more than 800 runners from across the tri-state area and beyond taking part in the event. We expect at least that many will run this grueling up and down half-marathon this year. If you're looking for something less difficult, or even a fun event for the family, consider taking part in the 5-K race, which also travels along the beautiful Henry Hudson Drive on the west shore of the Hudson River.
FAMILYA of Rockland County. Join us at the Movies to celebrate Mental Health Month. Thursday evening May 9, 2013. 6:00 pm. at the Finkelstein Memorial Library. 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley NY. Friday afternoon May 10, 2013. 1:30 pm at the New City Library. 220 North Main Street, New City, NY
The New City Library Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM at the New City Library. The public is welcome to attend. For further information, please call Barbara DuBois at 845-634-4997, ext. 112.
The New York State Department of Transportation on April 5th will begin construction work to restore the Todd Hill Service Station building, located in the median of the Taconic State Parkway, Town of LaGrange, just south of the Route 55 interchange. Throughout the work, which is scheduled to be completed by early July, the parking spaces located on the east and west sides of the building will not be available. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the work area and pay particular attention to all traffic control messaging from flaggers, work zone signs and electronic variable message signs. State fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in driver’s license suspension. For trip planning and current roadway conditions, call 511 or visit www.511ny.org
“MY BILL EVANS – A Personal Conversation” Cliffside Park Public Library The Joel Zelnik Trio will present “My Bill Evans – A Personal Conversation” on Sunday, April 21, 2PM, at the Cliffside Park Public Library, 505 Palisade Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ, telephone 201-945-2867. The concert is free.
Statewide Firefighter Recruitment Open Houses to be Held April 27 - 28 (NEW YORK) Volunteer fire departments across New York State will open their doors and fire truck bays to local residents during the weekend of Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 as part of the third annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort. To coincide with National Volunteer Week, fire departments will hold recruitment drives at their respective firehouses. RecruitNY is designed to help increase volunteer membership which has suffered over the last few years due to various factors including the stagnant economy. During RecruitNY weekend, fire departments will conduct tours of their firehouses and fire apparatus, allow visitors to try on turnout gear, and provide visitor activities and stations throughout the firehouse. Members will discuss the volunteer requirements and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to join their fire department. “Last year, over 430 departments in 55 counties across the state participated in RecruitNY and we expect even more counties to get involved this year,” said James A. Burns, president of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). “We encourage departments to sign up to let their communities know of their participation. RecruitNY has proven a success in past years and is a key initiative to help bolster membership numbers so fire departments can continue to provide the optimum level of protection to their local residents.” Recruit NY Established in 2011, RecruitNY is a joint undertaking by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC), Association of Fire Districts of New York State, Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York, and County Fire Coordinators Association of the State of New York. For fire departments that would like to sign up for RecruitNY, simply log on to www.recruitny.org/signup and fill out the participation form. The program provides fire departments with access to recruitment resources, communication tools, posters, banners, etc. via http://recruitny.org/resources.php to help a firehouse hold a recruitment open house. For area residents looking for more information, or to find out if your fire department is participating in RecruitNY, visit www.recruitny.org or contact your local fire department via a non-emergency phone number or its website.
April 1, 2013 -- Stony Point, NY – Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, announces the slate of plays and special events planned for its 36th season.
“This year’s exciting lineup is heartfelt, humorous and provocative”, says Mr. Brancato. “It’s a rich experience of the diverse theatre that finds a home at Penguin Rep”. The mainstage productions include three premieres.
Subscriptions are currently on sale. Single tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale April 15, 2013.
The season officially begins May 17, 2013 with the New York premiere of Class, written by Charles Evered, directed by Mr. Brancato, and starring TV star and Penguin veteran Richard Kline (of Three’s Company fame).
In this funny and poignant new play, Sarah, a hot young megastar determined to be taken seriously as an actress, finds studying with a renowned coach (played by Mr. Kline) more challenging than she ever expected. The tables are turned though as he teaches her to act while she instructs him on the infinite possibilities of change.
This is Mr. Kline’s fourth appearance at Penguin Rep following memorable performances in Tom Dudzick’s comedies Don’t Talk to the Actors and Greetings! and Richard Strand’s Ten Percent of Molly Snyder.
Mr. Evered’s play The Size of the World was seen in its New York premiere at Penguin Rep, and his other stage works include Running Funny (premiere featured Paul Giamatti), Adopt a Sailor (premiere featured Sam Waterston and Eli Wallach), and Celadine (premiere featured Amy Irving). He has won several awards for his writing including The Berrilla Kerr Award, The Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Chesterfield/Amblin Fellowship, The Edward Albee/William Flanagan Fellowship, The Bert Linder Fellowship, The Lucas Artist Fellowship and The Crawford Playwriting Award.
Performances of Class will run through Sunday, June 9.
Next up is Catherine Trieschmann’s thought-provoking new play How the World Began, which will be performed from June 28 through July 21. “One hundred years ago, people were talking about the conflict between science and religion,” says Mr. Horn, who is celebrating his 30th year as Executive Director of the Stony Point-based professional theatre. “We’re still talking about it today”. In How the World Began, Susan, a high school teacher from New York City, relocates to a small Kansas town reeling from a tornado and unexpectedly sets off a firestorm of her own when she makes an off-hand comment about the origin of the universe.
Summer 2013 brings the world premiere of Erasmus Fenn’s comedy Drop Dead Perfect, staged by Mr. Brancato and starring Drama Desk Award winner Everett Quinton from the legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Idris Seabright is the heartbroken, half-made mistress of a Key West cottage where mayhem and wackiness rule. When she and her ward are visited by a mysterious stranger, “fasten your seatbelts for an outrageous and bawdy ride”, says Mr. Brancato.
Drop Dead Perfect will be presented from August 9 through September 1 and is suggested for adults.
Closing the season will be the world premiere of The Farm, an explosive modern-day spy story by Walt McGough, from September 27 through October 20. Something went wrong, but Finn’s not talking. Instead, he’s retiring, and Parker needs to know why. But trust doesn’t come easy at the CIA, and as the operatives match wits, it becomes clear that they may not even be on the same side.
The Farm will be directed by Mark Shanahan who staged Penguin Rep’s productions of Woman in Black and Hound of the Baskervilles, and appeared as an actor in Penguin’s Women Who Steal and Mrs. Mannerly. An Edgar Award-nominated playwright, his Off Broadway acting credits include Tryst and As Bees in Honey Drown.
Walt McGough is a Boston-based playwright and a current Playwriting Fellow at the Huntington Theatre Company. He won the 2011 Best Comedy Award from the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, and was named one of the Boston Globe’s 2012 Artists on the Rise.
Mainstage productions are presented at Penguin’s intimate, 108-seat theatre in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York.
Performance days and times for mainstage productions are: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 4:00 pm and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m.
Penguin’s popular Monday evening Play With Your Food series returns beginning June 10 and features readings of new plays, preceded by picnic dinners catered by Pasta Cucina of Stony Point and followed by discussions among the authors, actors and audience. (Other dates: July 16, August 6, August 27, September 10).
For children, Penguin Rep present Hot Peas ‘N Butter, a unique children’s musical group that blends Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk and rock, on Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14. Performances are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
“This year, we are also offering a special pre-season event at Penguin’s barn theatre”, says Mr. Brancato, with The Rockland Shakespeare Company performing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, for three performances: Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
SUNY Rockland Community College’s 504-seat Cultural Arts Center in Suffern, New York is the venue for three special events, starting with 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, featuring Emmy Award-winning standup comic Judy Gold, on Saturday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.
For one performance only, Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m., The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith, Angelo Parra’s acclaimed music about the trailblazing blues singer, which was a hit at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Off Broadway and throughout the U.S., is back in Rockland County where it all started.
Some of Broadway’s brightest stars gather Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. at SUNY R.C.C. to celebrate the genius of composer Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Follies, Into the Woods). According to Mr. Brancato, A Salute to Sondheim is “an amazing opportunity to see great talent singing Broadway’s greatest music in a benefit for Penguin Rep’s 36th season”.
Subscriptions to the four 2013 mainstage productions are on sale now and start as low as $104 for the four plays.
Mr. Horn points out that subscribers save 25 to 35% off single tickets, and that the very best seats in the house go to subscribers before single tickets go on sale. "Bringing friends or family just got easier," says Mr. Horn, "with subscribers receiving $8 off the purchase of additional tickets". Lost or forgotten tickets? "Don't worry", says Mr. Horn. Need to exchange your tickets for a different date? "It's not a problem," says Mr. Horn, stating that only subscribers may exchange their tickets. For no additional charge, patrons can select value-added subscription series that include opening receptions, post-performance discussions among the artists and audience, and pre-show tastings supplied by local restaurants. An additional incentive, says Mr. Horn, “is to dine out at a discount, with select restaurants offering special benefits to Penguin subscribers”.
Individual tickets go on sale beginning April 15. Tickets for mainstage productions are priced at $39 each. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and young people (30 and under).
Tickets for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) are $20.00 ($15 for Penguin subscribers and students).
Tickets for Hot Peas ‘N Butter are $18.00.
Tickets for Judy Gold in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and A Salute to Sondheim are priced at $39 each ($34 for Penguin subscribers), and tickets for The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith are priced at $30 each ($25 for Penguin subscribers).
Tickets are $21 for each Play With Your Food event, or $64 for all four.
To order tickets or for further information, visit Penguin Rep’s website at www.penguinrep.org or call 845-786-2873.
Under the dynamic leadership of founding Artistic Director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, Penguin Rep Theatre has grown in 35 years from a summer theatre in a converted 1880’s hay barn to become one of the Hudson Valley’s most influential nonprofit cultural institutions.
Founded in 1977, Penguin now reaches tens of thousands of theatergoers, students and artists each year at its home theatre in Stony Point, in New York City and beyond – with plays and productions premiered by Penguin moving to Off Broadway and to stages across the country and around the world.
Hailed by The New York Times as "the gutsiest little theatre" and by The Journal News for its “wondrous productions”, Penguin Rep is Rockland’s only professional theatre employing members of Actors’ Equity Association.
Penguin Rep’s Barn Theatre features air conditioning, wheelchair accessible rest rooms and seating, new upholstered theatre seats, and plenty of free parking.
Penguin Rep Theatre gratefully acknowledges general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency celebrating 60 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; the Shubert Foundation, and the Cory and Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother is generously underwritten by Barry and Helene Lewis.
Class A new play by Charles Evered Directed by Joe Brancato May 17 – June 9, 2013 TV star and Penguin veteran Richard Kline (Three’s Company) stars in this funny and poignant new play. Sarah, a hot young megastar determined to be taken seriously as an actress, finds studying with a renowned coach more challenging than she ever expected. The tables are turned as he teaches her to act and she instructs him on the infinite possibilities of change. New York premiere.
How the World Began A new play by Catherine Trieschmann Directed by Joe Brancato June 28 – July 21, 2013 100 years ago people were talking about the conflict between science and religion; we’re still talking about it today. In this thought-provoking new play, Susan, a high school teacher from New York City, relocates to a small Kansas town reeling from a tornado and unexpectedly sets off a firestorm of her own when she makes an off-hand comment about the origin of the universe.
Drop Dead Perfect A new comedy by Erasmus Fenn Directed by Joe Brancato August 9 – September 1, 2012 Drama Desk Award winner Everett Quinton from the legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company stars as Idris Seabright, the heartbroken, half-mad mistress of a Key West cottage where mayhem and wackiness rule. When she and her ward are visited by a mysterious stranger, fasten your seatbelts for an outlandishly funny ride. World premiere. Suggested for adults.
The Farm A new play by Walt McGough Directed by Mark Shanahan September 27 – October 20, 2013 Something went wrong, but Finn’s not talking. Instead, he’s retiring, and Parker needs to know why. But trust doesn’t come easy at the CIA, and as the operatives match wits, it becomes clear that they may not even be on the same side. An explosive modern-day spy story that asks how you move on from a life lived in shadow. World premiere.
Special Pre-Season Event The Rockland Shakespeare Company’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. An irreverent, fast-paced romp that through the Bard’s plays performed by the Rockland Shakespeare Company.
Children’s Theatre Hot Peas ‘N Butter Tuesday, August 13 at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. A unique children’s musical group featured on Nickelodeon that blends Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk and rock.
One Performance Only Judy Gold in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother At SUNY Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Judy Gold, two-time Emmy Award winner for The Rosie O'Donnell Show, SiriusXM radio host and a veteran stand-up comic, brings her trademark warmth and humor to 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.
Special Event! One Performance Only The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith By Angelo Parra Conceived and directed by Joe Brancato Musical direction and arrangements by Miche Braden At SUNY Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
A hit at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Off Broadway and throughout the U.S., The Devil’s Music is back in Rockland County where it all started.
Special Event! One Performance Only A Salute to Sondheim At SUNY Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Some of Broadway’s brightest stars gather to celebrate the genius of composer Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Follies, Into the Woods) for the benefit of Penguin Rep’s 36th season! An amazing opportunity to see great talent singing Broadway’s greatest music.
BREAKFAST CLUB-Provides 44 children, grades K-8 with nurturing, educational and recreational activities and a nourishing breakfast before school, from 7:00am to 8:15am. In collaboration with The Nyack School District, students are bused to their various schools. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM-Operating until 5:30pm, 87 students K-8 in The Nyack School District receive homework help and a nutritional after school snack. Children participate in educational, creative and recreational activities. In collaboration with The Nyack School District, students are bused from their various schools to the center.
COMPUTER TIME- The program provides computer and recreational activities for area teens Monday-Friday 5:30-9:00 pm throughout the year. A Computer Coach supervises and mentors the teens.
BACKDOOR CAFE -A substance free performance program for teenagers. A student board and two adult advisors coordinate the program. Students meet weekly and plan events two or three times per month.
NYACK YOUTH COLLABORATIVE-A monthly meeting of over 40 youth service organizations in Rockland County. A series of youth forums and employment night are run each year. The first of its kind in Rockland County. 40 different Rockland collaboratives grew from this pilot. Our next meeting is March 23 at 9. CAMP NYACK- For the last five years, Nyack Center has contracted with Village of Nyack to run its summer camp for children from K-6 grade. The camp is six weeks, 5 days a week from 8:30-3. Activities include-breakfast and lunch, swimming, arts and crafts, gym time, computer time, reading and weekly field trips. Campers pay on a sliding scale dependent on family income.
MUSIC FOR AARDVARKS
The class offers an exciting interactive experience for preschoolers. Mondays, 10-10-45 am 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 DELTA ACADEMY Monthly Meeting every third Sat. This month: April 20, 11am-1pm. Free program for girls, 11-14. Parental permission required. For more information call Leslie 323.1478.
EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING! Weekly Mon.and Thurs. 6:30 -9:00pm Kung-Fu class for youth offered by 4-10 Training Systems.
FACE 2 FACE Mondays 5:30-8:30pm Free Short-Term Counseling with CANDLE A safe place where youth or parents can drop in and talk!
FIGURE DRAWING A collaboration between Edward Hopper Art Center and Nyack Center. Weekly non-instructional figure drawing sessions, Thursdays from 7:30-10pm. NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL First Wed. of Each Month. Next Meeting: April 3, 6:30-8:30pm. For more information call 358.2600
NYACK BRANCH NAACP MEETING Wed., April 24th, 7:00pm For more information call 358.2600 email@example.com 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, April 13th, 2013 ~ 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. VCS WORKING TOGETHER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE Next Meeting: April 13th, 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
11am-2pm, April 6, 2013 Help us build a better playground in Nyack Memorial Park! Come vote on potential playground equipment amidst live musical performances and entertainment by: Luke Montgomery from Music for Aardvarks, Danna Banana, local kids' band Mustache Cash Stash and the Amazing Grace Circus. There will also be an art contest for best "Dream Playground" artwork by students from Nyack Elementary. Suggested donation for individuals: $10, families: $12. Let's give our kids a place to play this summer!More information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook/nyackplaygroundcac
Middle of Nowhere Wednesday, April 10 - 8:00 PM A plaintive, slow-boiling, stirring story about a woman coming into her own. Ruby is a lonely young nurse whose husband Derek is serving time. She dutifully visits him, and moves through her life in a detached haze. Her isolation and disconnection are broken only when she spends time with her young nephew. Though she's put her life on "pause," and tries to remain inconspicuous, Ruby reveals herself as a woman to remember. 2012, USA, 97 minutes, rated R for language AT NYACK CENTER Rivertown Film at Nyack Center Brooklyn Castle Wednesday, April 24 - 8:00 PM Meet the Filmmaker: Director Katie Dellamaggiore will be present to discuss her film. The big brain-little bodied chess champions of Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn are a remarkable, funny, inspiring and sometimes devastating group. We meet a multi-cultural group of boys and girls and learn how and why they became conquerors. Though these chess-geeks are the heart and soul of the film, at a higher level it looks at politics, pedagogy and their intersection. A mash note to its young subjects and their dedicated teachers. 2012, USA, 101 minutes, documentary
Every Thursday, 8am-2pm The market will continue to be open for throughout the winter beginning Thursday, November 29th at 8 a.m. to 2 pm at Nyack Center. There are Sponsorship Opportunities available.
Participate in the new Single FATHERS INFORMATION & SUPPORT GROUP @ the Nyack Center Every Tuesday evening 7:30-8:30 p.m. Meeting room First - but not last - meeting: April 9, 2013
On April 20 at Nyack Center, Anne Steele, a multi-award winning NYC Cabaret and live performer, is bringing her BRAND NEW show to Rockland County for the very first time! After a sold-out debut at Joe's Pub in NYC this month, Anne is excited to take over the Nyack Center for a ONE NIGHT ONLY benefit for VCS Rockland Pride. The doors open at 7:30pm. Showtime at 8pm. Stay after for cocktails and a meet and greet with Anne and her fantastic Musical Director/ pianist Nate Buccieri. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets go online or call:www.gaypriderockland.org or 845 634-5729 x307
Edward Hopper House
Contact: Rachael Solomon, Program Manager, email@example.com, 845.358.0774 SPECIAL EVENTS Inventing Worlds: Abstract Painting by Leslie K. Price, Lorna Ritz, Robert Straight February 16 - April 7, 2013 EXHIBITIONS Favorites from the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust and other early Hopper work and memorabilia ~ Thru April Inventing worlds: Abstraction Painting byLeslie K. Price, Lorna Ritz, and Robert Straight, February 16 - April 7, 2013 The Ghost Army April 13-June 9 Curator Elizabeth Sayles www.edwardhopperhouse.org
Earth Day in Nyack! April 20 12-5, Memorial Park
Monday Jazz Sessions Mondays 8-11:30 pm Hosted by Saxophonist John Richmond featuring weekly outstanding guest artists 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 IN ROCKLAND
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:
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
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. April 13th 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 (more if you can, less if you can't) VCS, 77 S. Main Street, New City 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. Free Legal Clinics Sponsored by Hacso
Monday, April 1 10-4pm HRHCARE, 34 West Broad Street, Haverstraw To register call 352-5897 x24 Free ESL Classes Sponsored by Hacso
HRHCARE, 34 West Broad Street, Haverstraw To register call 352-5897 x17 (Creole) x 24 (Spanish) Diversity Talks Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30pm Why Should We Talk About Race? / With Dr. Shelly Tochluk Wednesday, April 24, 7:30pm Gender Diversity / With Joel Baum Of Gender Spectrum For information, please contact Vicki Larson at 845.356.2514 x311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
220 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956; 845-634-4997; www.newcitylibrary.org. Internet Orientation Monday, May 6, 10:00 AM Registration begins 5 days before class. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 125 or stop by the adult reference desk. Teen Book Discussion Monday, May 6, 7:00 PM The group will be discussing Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick. Step Up to the Podium Thursday, May 7, 7:00 PM Librarian and lecturer Veronica Reynolds shares some tips and tricks to work past your fear of public speaking. Investigating Mysteries Book Discussion Group Monday, May 13, 7:00 PM The group will be discussing Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. Chapters Book Discussion Group Tuesday, May 14, 7:15 PM The group will be discussing The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Facts Book Discussion Group Wednesday, May 15, 1:00 PM The group will be discussing The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. In Other Worlds Book Discussion Group Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 PM The group will be discussing Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente. An Introduction to Twitter Monday, May 20, 10:00 AM Registration begins 5 days before class. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 125 or stop by the adult reference desk. Art from the Heart Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 PM Turn your focus inward for a change. Treat yourself to a guided meditation. Then turn that relaxed creativity into a drawing that represents you inner journey. No experience in meditation or art needed. Limited registration. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 139. Youth Board Meeting Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 PM For 7th grade and up. Find out about volunteer opportunities and help plan programs. New members always welcome. Outdoor Concert: The Big Band Sound Sunday, May 26, 2:00 PM This 20-piece orchestra recreates the swinging sounds of the big band era. Bring a chair/blanket. If raining, concert will be indoors. The following exhibit will be on display throughout May: Artists of Jawonio. The proud clients from New City's Jawonio display their talents. Reception: Wednesday, May 8, 11:00 AM.
Redback Trail Hike: Saturday, April 6 at 1 PM Join Janet Setter and the Friends for a 3-mile, one-way hike through the eastern part of Sterling Forest. We will leave some cars at the western side and carpool over to the trailhead at the eastern side. This is a moderate hike that goes through the deep woods, past iron mines and areas where ore was processed. Bring water and a snack/lunch. Hike will last approximately 3-4 hours.
Earth Day: Sunday, April 21 at 1 PM Come help the Friends beautify our park. Take a stroll along the roads of Sterling Forest and help us pick up garbage. We will supply the bags OR bring a bag if you can. Wear gloves. Meet at the Visitors Center at 1:00 PM. Plan for approximately 2-3 hours. Park Rangers will be on the roads for our safety.
Lecture Fabulous Fungi: Sunday, April 28 at 1 PM Join Ray Clyne and explore the world of Mycology in a presentation covering the many forms of mushrooms that can be found throughout the park. Also learn a little bit about how fungi are part of our daily lives and how it has even helped shape history! Presentation lasts approximately 1 hour.
All events will take place at the Visitors Center unless otherwise noted. The trails can be steep and rocky, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Our hikes will include stops along the way to interpret natural and historic features. Hunting is allowed in portions of Sterling Forest State Park, we suggest wearing hunter orange or bright colors other than white during the hunting season. Registration is required for all programs. For more information or to register, call 845-351-5907. Water Safety for Guides Class To be Held April 29 in Kingston Water Safety for Guides, a session required to obtain a NYS guide's license, will be held on Monday, April 29, at the Gander Mountain store, 705 Frank Sottile Blvd. in Kingston. Lasting about three and a half hours, the classroom session includes films and discussions on potentially dangerous situations around the water that an outdoor leader may encounter. Sponsored by the New York State Outdoor Guides Association and utilizing volunteer instructors, a $45 per participant charge is collected to cover materials and other expenses. Pre-registration for the class is required and may be done by contacting Alan Woodruff at (315) 392-4592.
Health and Hospitality: Two new King Graduate programs mean development and careers The King Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied Research is adding two programs that will make a difference in students’ lives and in the communities they serve. The new Master of Public Health program and Master of Science Program in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management will debut in the fall and students can begin applying now. “We are expanding our degree offerings into areas where we already have strong academic foundations,” said Dr. Michael Marinaccio, Dean of the King Graduate School. “Accordingly, the academic content will be relevant to burgeoning career markets, enhancing educational and career opportunities for undergraduates. But more than that, these programs have strong practical components that enable us to fulfill our mission of providing educational programs that make a difference.” Designed for students interested in pursuing careers in public health and for those who want to enhance their existing public health careers, the 45-credit Master of Public Health (MPH) program puts graduates in position to have positive impact on the health outlook for individuals and communities. “Public health problems involve complex and interrelated social, behavioral, legal, medical, and economic issues,” said Dr. Jerry Kostroff, Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions, “and graduates from the Master’s program will be intimately involved in developing and implementing interventions designed to improve overall health.” With a practice-based internship and a thesis paper based on an outcome-oriented project, graduates will have a leg up into exciting career opportunities in government agencies, academia, health care institutions, public health interest groups, and non-profit organizations. Students will choose one of the concentrations in either Community Health or Health Administration and Leadership. The Master of Science program in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management is an accelerated, one-year program that prepares students for leadership positions in hotels and resorts, convention services, strategic development for tourism boards, international tourism development, real estate development projects and business ownership. It’s also an excellent opportunity for students who may be looking to change their careers from the hospitality industry to academia. Conducted primarily online so that working professionals have the opportunity to take advantage of the program, the M.S. program in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management will include residencies at the beginning and end of the program to help students build relationships and share issues currently faced by the industry and at the same time experience real world situations first-hand that will enhance their studies. Based just outside New York City, the program will give students the benefit of learning in a fast-paced, complex environment, which will make for invaluable training. To apply or get more information: Please contact the King Graduate School directly or visit our website: Phone: 1-888-4-KINGGRAD Email: email@example.com Website: www.monroecollege.edu/king
At this one-of-a-kind event, attendees will learn from experts about topics such as advocating for your child, nutrition and exercise for children, dealing with challenging behavior, helping children cope with divorce and other life events, adolescent issues such as depression and anxiety, and more. There will be sessions for parents of children with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and autism as well. A full list of conference workshops can be found online at http://www.rjfs.org/parent-conference/.
Presentation: A Talk & Walk on Iona Island Presenter: Doc Bayne Dates: Talk: Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM, May 25, 2013 Walk: Sunday, 10:00 AM, May 26, 2013
Place: The Haverstraw Brick Museum 12 Main Street Haverstraw, New York 10927 Phone: 845-947-3505 for additional information E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org A $2.00 donation is suggested for attending each program.
The mission of the Haverstraw Brick Museum is to collect, preserve, research and exhibit materials and cultures of the brick making industry within the Hudson River Valley.
Join us and our friends at the first Nyack Playground Now event, this Saturday, April 6th from 11:00am - 2:00pm at the Nyack Center.
Enjoy music by Luke Montgomery of Music for Aardvarks, Danna Banana, and Mustache Cash Stash, as well as entertainment by the Amazing Grace Circus.
Have your face painted and participate in some fun crafts provided by local nursery schools.
Learn about and share your ideas about playgardens, playground equipment, and how you want to make your playground as great as the kids who use it. The Friends of the Nyacks built the Jimmy Van Heusen Playpark at Memorial Park and we helped raise the money to begin renovating it a few years ago. Now with an amazing new group of volunteers at the helm, we can help finish the job.
Suggested donation: Individuals $10; Families $20. (tax deductible donations can be made payable to The Nyack Parks Conservancy.
Information Sessions Scheduled (MAHWAH, NJ) – High school students and their families are invited to attend an Information Session for the Financial Literacy & Stock Market Trading Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Wednesdays, April 17 or June 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. The sessions take place in the College’s Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business, Room ASB-527. Pre-registration is requested online at www.ramapo.edu/cipl/youth/stockmarketfinlit.html. In response to the new learning requirements for New Jersey high school-age students prescribed in the national Common Core Standards, the program focuses on financial literacy and the stock market to help high school students form good financial habits. The full-day program runs August 5 through 9. Through interactive hands-on activities, students learn about the importance of saving, budgeting and building a credit record. Each student is assigned a specific budget and researches and reports on lifestyle choices the budget allows. Students learn how to manage their money in preparation for entering the workforce. Students also become engaged in the world of finance and the stock market in fun and interactive sessions in the College’s Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory. This authentic stock market trading room, complete with electronic ticker display carrying financial data from multiple world markets, brings the experience of Wall Street and the global marketplace to the students’ summer. When asked how they spent their summer vacation, they can answer, “My parents gave me $1,000,000 and I used it to trade on Wall Street!” Additional summer youth programs include The Princeton Review SAT Prep Plus College Immersion program offered for entering 11th and 12th graders that runs July 22 through August 1. Students receive four proctored SATs with detailed computer analysis of the results, 11 practice tests for the SAT and PSAT, extra online lessons, special college admissions seminars, and much more. For middle school grades, students may attend the full-day Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp that runs a two-week session July 8 through 19 and covers such topics as Science Matters, Robotics Rumble, GPS: Geo Problem Solvers (math), and CSI: Crime Science Investigation, and more. The Ramapo College of New Jersey youth/pre-college programs are directed by Center for Innovative and Professional Learning. The Center supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages. For more information, contact the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370 or visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps.
Piermont: “JAMES GARVEY: Visual Forensics – drawings and forgings” Opening reception: April 6, 2-5pm. Exhibition on view through June 2, 2013 (Wed-Sat 10-4; Sun 10-2) at the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery, 241 Kings Highway, 10976. Tel: (845) 359 1263. theartstudentsleague.org
Epilepsy Awareness Month. For the month March, Cupcakes by Carousel will donate 10% of every purple iced cupcake sold to The Anita Kaufmann Foundation. The Anita Kaufmann Foundation is an epilepsy education organization and the US sponsor of Purple Day for epilepsy awareness. For more information go to www.akfus.org. 192 East Ridgewood Ave. • Ridgewood, NJ 07450 • 201-389-3090
Knitting and Crocheting Circle Continues in the Spring at the Finkelstein Library If you like to sit and knit or crochet with others, the Circle is for you. You will learn from each other. The Knitting & Crocheting Circle meets on Tuesdays at 1pm in the Meeting Room on the first floor. It usually runs until 2:30pm. Drop by if you need help finishing that project. The Library is located at 24 Chestnut Street and Route 59 in Spring Valley. For more information, call the Library at (845)352-5700 ext. 244.
Rockland Literacy Extravaganza Professional Development. Thursday, April 4, 2013 4:30PM-5:30PM. Fostering Reading Comprehension Strategies in Young Children - Print and Online (Pre K-2): CCSS Teaching for 21st Century Success Presenter: Cortney Steffens Early Childhood Teacher, Cherry Lane Elementary School St. Thomas Aquinas College Library 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976 . Free! No Pre-Registration
Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. Special Talk: "Who Are We?" Thursday, April 4th at 7 PM Presenter Donald Doc Bayne will discuss immigration and settlement of the region through the experience of Irish immigrants: two brothers who came as indentured servants in 1663 and a blacksmith who arrived in 1733. Bayne tells of their story and legacy while taking the audience back in time to learn how they and their descendants lived, worked and adapted to a new world.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only and is limited to the first 50. You may reserve seats by calling 845-446-2134. Please leave your name, phone number and number of people in your party.
JCC Rockland International Jewish Festival. Koch Rockland Premiere! Thursday April 4 7:30 pm. AMC Theaters, Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack.
College Fair @ Palisades Center. Thursday, April 4th. The Rockland College Fair will be hosting its 3rd Annual COLLEGE NIGHT on Thursday, April 4th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY. Over 35 Colleges, Universities from across the country will be on-hand to speak one on one with parents & incoming college students.
Each year High School Students are faced with the task of seeking information about colleges, universities and other post secondary institutions. At the same time, students are seeking additional information regarding temporary employment, banking information, how to buy textbooks, apply for grants, and various other services.
Rockland College Fair will provide parents & high school students helpful hints to talking to admission counselors. Spend the evening discovering ways to make your college dreams a reality.
High School Students who pre-register and attend the College Fair will be entered to WIN an IPAD! Must Be Present to WIN!
To register, visit www.rocklandcollegefair.com
There will be a monthly meeting of the Rockland County Home Improvement Licensing Board on Thursday April 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Legislative Committee Room, Allison-Paris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY.
Naturalization Ceremony on Friday April 5, 2013. at 10:00 am. Clarkstown High School South. 31 Demarist Mill Road. West Nyack, NY. (Processing of paperwork for 125 citizens will begin at 8:00 am.)
Finkelstein Memorial Library's Spring Book Discussion Series begins Norma Mandel Ph.D. will lead the book discussion of Colum McCann's award-winning novel,Let the Great World Spin on FRIDAY, APRIL 5th at 10:00 am. New York Times book reviewer Jonathan Mahler described this book of NYC as "One of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years. Copies of the book are available at the second floor reference desk. The Library is located at 24 Chestnut Street and Route 59 in Spring Valley. For more information, call the Library at (845)352-5700 ext 244. APRIL 5 LINCOLN CENTER, NYC
The Nyack College Chorale will be featured in "A Concert Celebrating God's Faithfulness" on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center located at Columbus Avenue and 65th Street. Cost of tickets: Orchestra, $25; First Tier, $20; Second Tier, $15 and Third Tier, $10. Click here to purchase tickets on line or by phone CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 or the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office at 212.875.5030. Advance ticket purchases are recommended.
Nyack School of Music’s 75th Anniversary Concert. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC Friday, April 5th, 7:30 pm This year the Nyack Rockland School of Music celebrates its 75th anniversary with the pièce de résistance of this milestone: The Nyack College Chorale in a Concert Celebrating “God’s Faithfulness” on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center located at Broadway and 65th Street in Manhattan. Don’t miss this presentation of sacred, classical and contemporary music on a world-renowned stage! For tickets visit, www.lincolncenter.org or call Center Charge at 212.721.6500 APRIL 7 STONY POINT
"Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated at the Marian Shrine, Stony Point on April 7th from 9am - 4pm. Mass is 10am. Celebrant and Homilist is Fr. Armand Patenaude (Fr. Pat - singing priest) from LaSollette Shrine in MA. Mass, break for lunch, Reflections, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Benediction. Please joint us in this special day of prayer and thanksgiving. Call 845-548-6729 Kate" (as per Fr. Bill Bucciferro, SDB)
Rockland Renaissance Art Exhibit at Piermont Library on Sun, April 7, 2 p.m. at 25 Flywheel Park, Piermont, NY
Job Fair at RCC – April 9. Free and open to the public. Over 40 business are expected to participate in RCC’s 15th Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, April 9 this year. Job Fair, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. 11 am – 3 pm. Eugene Levy Fieldhouse. RCC - Suffern For more information please call RCC’s Career Services at 845-574-4149.
SUNY Empire State College to Hold Information Session. Nanuet, NY – State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Nanuet location, 150 East Route 59, Nanuet on: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 845-517-1294.
College School of Music
String Orchestra Spring Concert. Wednesday, April 10, 8:00 pm. Prof. Sungrai Sohn, director. The combined string orchestras of Nyack College and Sara Lawrence College perform works of various styles from various periods. Free Admission. Nyack College School of Music. 1 South Boulevard. Nyack, NY 10960
SUNY Empire State College to Hold Information Session State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Hartsdale location, 200 North Central Ave., Hartsdale on: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. For more information, please call 914-948-6206.
Fri. April 12 A presentation on the past, present and future of the Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass West Virginia will be hosted by the Bergen Rockland National Railway Historical Society Chapter, at its monthly meeting. Cass Scenic is celebrating its 50th Anniversary as a steam excursion line in 2013. Open to all. Anyone interested in railroading, current and past, meet with others sharing common interest. 8 PM Westwood Woman’s Club, 205 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood, NJ. Call Don Winters 201-768-7406 for more info.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Floral Circle of St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church is presenting a youth program. The event starts at 6:00 pm in the Albert Laurence Holland Fellowship Hall, located at 432 Valentine Avenue, Sparkill, New York, where the Rev. Louis E. Sanders is Pastor. A donation of $10.00 is requested (at the door) which will benefit the St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church. The youth program features a young piano player Naomi J. Anthony in concert. She ‘s playing classic pieces. hymns in a beautiful form, spirituals and other pieces of her own. Her sister, Nora performs also. It is going to be a special musical evening. For more information call Naomi G. Anthony 845-358-1883.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 Showtime 8:00 PM, Doors open 7:30 PM Where: Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 25 Fremont Ave. Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Tickets: $18 advance online & $21 at the door www.cafeacoustic.org 201-573-0718 Proceeds benefit the OLM St Vincent’s Haiti Scholarship fund.
St. John's Church Communion Breakfast The Men's Club of St. John's Church (895 Piermont Ave., Piermont) will hold its annual Communion Breakfast on April 14 following the 10:30 Mass. The breakfast will take place at The View in Piermont. Honoree this year is Janet Zahn, longtime Piermont resident and active parishioner. Guest speaker is Rick Cerrone, editor/founder of "Baseball Magazine" and senior PR counsel for the NY Yankees. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12 and can be purchased at the door. Contact info: Msgr. Mulligan Rectory 359-0078
Music on a Sunday Afternoon Welcomes the Return of Lyric Coloratura Anne Tormela Ms. Tormela returns to the Finkelstein Memorial Library withOperatic Delights and Broadway Classics on SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at 2:00 pm. Doors to the Fielding Room open at 1:45pm. She welcomes all personal requests. The Library is located at 24 Chestnut Street and Route 59 in Spring Valley. For more information, call the Library at (845)352-5700 ext. 244.
The West Point Woodwind Quintet will present a recital on Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the West Point Jewish Chapel. Entitled “Illustrating the Civil War,” the performance will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a number of pieces composed for and dedicated to the West Point Woodwind Quintet. This concert is free and open to the public. The recital will flow at a brisk pace and feature several Civil War-themed pieces of music. Selections include The Dred Scott Decision by Tim Labor, If My Grandfather Fought in the Civil War by Michael Pepper, On a Wednesday in May by France Kayali, and Elegy for the Dead at Gettysburg by David A. Miller. Each piece performed on this program was commissioned with the help of “Composer’s Voice,” a New York City-based nonprofit organization. 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.
College School of Music Baldwin Dedicatory Recital. Sunday, April 14, 3:00 pm. President’s Hall at Shuman Hall. Inaugural piano recital, featuring Nyack faculty and student pianists, celebrating Nyack’s newly donated Baldwin piano by Joseph and Betty Loprinzi. Free Admission. Nyack College School of Music.1 South Boulevard. Nyack, NY 10960
Native American Sunday April 14, 2013 Ladentown United Methodist Church 9:30AM Old Route 202Pomona, NY 10970. Viola United Methodist Church 11:15AM. 159 Viola Road Monsey, NY 10952. www.merrymethodists.com
Rockland County Executive Candidate Debate on Thursday, April 18.
Can Rockland Grow a GREEN Environment & Economy?
Come hear Rockland County Executive candidates tell us their views on the environmental issues affecting Rockland’s future, including United Water’s proposed Hudson River desalination plant, land use development, planning & zoning, water management, energy use, “green” growth, jobs and economic development. Thursday, April 18, 2013. 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm) Clarkstown Town Hall; 10 Maple Ave; New City, NY
Author and Bereavement Expert to Talk to About Life After Loss of a Spouse/Partner Author, actress and bereavement expert Anne Hosansky will visit the Jewish Community Campus in West Nyack at 7PM on April 18, to talk about creating a new life after the loss of a spouse or domestic partner. Anne Hosansky will be on hand to autograph books following her talk on April 18. Admission is $10; refreshments will be served. For registration and more information call 845-354-2121 ext. 142 or email email@example.com. Rockland Jewish Family Service programs are open to people of all faiths.
The Merry Widow Friday, April 19th, 8:00 pm. Sunday, April 21st, 3:00 pm. Friday, April 26th , 8:00 pm Sunday, April 28th, 3:00 pm. Prof. Shelley Jameson, director. Nyack College’s Opera Workshop performs Franz Lehár’s popular masterpiece, The Merry Widow, in English. Suggested Donation: $15 adults, $10 children, students, seniors All proceeds from the donations will go to benefit the family of Jeff Chanin, of Pearl River, NY, husband and father of four, who was killed in super storm Sandy. Nyack College School of Music.1 South Boulevard. Nyack, NY 10960
St. Anthony’s Parish Players keep their tradition of excellence alive with this year’s production, “Wonderful Town,” a fast-paced musical-comedy about two Ohio-bred sisters who come to New York to make “good” and the characters they meet along the way. Based upon the book, “My Sister Eileen,” this was the first foray of composer, Leonard Bernstein into the realm of the Broadway musical. Three performances will be held at the St. Anthony School Auditorium, 34 West Nyack Rd, Nanuet, NY. on Friday, April 19, 2013, 8 pm; Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8 pm and a matinee on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3 pm. Tickets can be ordered by calling: (845) 634-0153, emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the website at: www.parishplayers.wordpress.com Price: $10 (adults); $8 (seniors/children under 12).
Chamberfest Concert. Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm. Dr. Tammy Lum, director A program of vocal, keyboard, and instrumental chamber music performed by music students, faculty and friends in the elegant ambience of Pardington Hall. Free Admission. Nyack College School of Music.1 South Boulevard. Nyack, NY 10960
APRIL 25 SPRING VALLEY Introduction to Taekwondo for Men at the Finkelstein Memorial Library On THURSDAY, APRIL 25th at 7pm, Master Raymond Portante of East Coast Martial Arts will provide some hands-on-training in this traditional Korean martial art. After some basic stretching, the proper technique for beginning punching and kicking will be taught. Taekwondo improves balance, coordination and self-confidence. Registration is required. Register by calling 845-352-5700 ext. 244 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor. You must be a 16years old male or older to register. All registrants should wear loose fitting clothing. The Library is located at 24 Chestnut Street and Route 59 in Spring Valley. For more information, call the Library at (845)352-5700 ext. 244. APRIL 25 Historical Society of the Nyacks
Thursday, April 25 19th Century Homes in the Hudson Valley: In the 1800s, the lower Hudson River Valley was in transition from a locally-based rural lifestyle to a suburban, middle class existence connected to wider networks. On Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Eugene Boesch demonstrates how these transformations set the stage for 20th contemporary culture. This lecture shows how the techniques of archeology can be used to explore 19th century homes of the Hudson Valley and covers the process by which historic house sites are evaluated for possible inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. NY Council for the Humanities Speakers program. Pre-register online at http://cts.vresp.com/c/?HistoricalSocietyoft/aa80673140/bb1d4ac6cf/fcc4bd41c0 or email Jill at email@example.com
The Tappan Zee Thrift Shop is celebrating its 10th annual Fashion Show and Auction in the meeting room of St. John's R.C. Church in Piermont, NY. on Friday April 26th, 2013 at 7pm. An entertaining auction of clothing and accessories, modeled by the Shop's volunteers, will be followed by a raffle of items i.e. tickets to restaurants and services donated by local merchants. These are fundraisers for ten non-profit organizations. Raffle tickets are available at the shop now. Join us at this happy event! Free admission. Refreshments available. TZ Shop's number 845 359 5753.
Celebrate National Arbor Day by Planting Trees Receive 10 Free Shade Trees by Joining the Arbor Day Foundation
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26 this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees. By joining the Foundation in April, new members receive the following trees: red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, baldcypress, thornless honeylocust, pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple and red maple. The free trees are part of the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. "These trees provide shade in the summer and gorgeous colors throughout the fall," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "By the simple act of planting trees, one person helps create a healthier and more beautiful planet for all of us." The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in April or May with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE SHADE TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by April 30, 2013, or visit arborday.org/april.
The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to celebrate the region's best musical traditions at the BIG SQUEEZE, an Accordion Summit. The event will take place Sunday, April 28th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. THE BIG SQUEEZE has been made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Summit will take place at the Nyack Library's Carnegie Room at 9 South Broadway, Nyack, NY. Building on the past successes of other similar summits featuring drums and fiddles, this year's event presents three Rockland-based ethnic accordion traditions: Traditional Irish, Ukrainian and Mexican Norteño. Invited participants include: Patty Furlong (Cherish the Ladies), Stanislav Kosiv and Agustin "Guty" Lopez. We are also delighted to welcome Dr. Marion Jacobson, ethnomusicologist and author of the new book Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America (University of Illinois Press, 2012). The program will be hosted by Eileen Condon, guest folklorist. Space is limited and advance tickets are $5 and can be purchased on-line by visiting www.artsrock.org.
20th Century Music Concert. Monday, April 29, 8:00 pm. Dr. Glenn Koponen An evening of modern music performed by faculty and student studying Music of the Twentieth Century and beyond (MUS320). Music by John Cage, electronic music, Neoclassical, impressionistic, and original compositions by class members. Free Admission. Nyack College School of Music.1 South Boulevard. Nyack, NY 10960
Spring Wind Ensemble & Handbell Concert. Tuesday, April 30th, 8:00 pm. Dr. Glenn Koponen & Ms. Jennifer Scott, director. Established in 1968, the Wind Ensemble is comprised of students, faculty, and community musicians performing works for concert band under the direction of Dr. Glenn Koponen. Selections by the Nyack Handbell Choir, directed by Jennifer Scott, will also be performed. Free Admission
Sunday, May 5, 2-5 PM Open house and tours of the house and gardens, sparkling wine and light fare, to benefit The Edward Hopper House Art Center, $100 per person.
A rare opportunity to visit the restored home and gardens of actress Helen Hayes and her playwright husband, Charles MacArthur, in the Hudson River Village of Nyack. In 1939, Edward Hopper was commissioned by the actress and her husband to paint a portrait of Pretty Penny, built in 1856.
The afternoon will include talks on the house and its furnishings, the gardens, and the Edward Hopper commissioned painting.
Edward Hopper House Art Center| 82 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960| 845-358-0774 | www.edwardhopperhouse.org
Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Bear Mountain State Park's Trailside Museums and Zoo. Garden keeper Volunteers Needed. Wed. May 8th, Saturday May 11th, 9:30 am to 12 noon.
The Active and Retired Center will hold their general meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00 at Town Hall in Haverstraw. MAY 22
The Active and Retired Center's book club will meet on Wednesday, May 22 to discuss the book "Welcome to the World, Baby Girl" by Fannie Flagg. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. For further information please contact B. Berkowitz at 845-351-2090.
The Active and Retired Center's film club will meet on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 at the Nanuet Public Library. We will watch and discuss "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." This event is free and open to the public. For more info call B. Berkowitz at 845-351-2090.
Save the date. Wed. June 19, 2013. 5:30 pm. Paramount Country Club ( Formally Dellwood) New City NY. NAMI-FAMILYA’S Annual Award Dinner Reframing the Story.
Save the Date. 18th Annual Rockland Literacy Extravaganza Saturday, October 19, 2013 8A.M. - 2P.M. St. Thomas Aquinas College. Sparkill, NY
Speaking of the kiddos, don't forget the fundraiser on April 6 for the Nyack Playground NOW! efforts to raise money for a new playground in Memorial Park.
Nyack Playground/Playspace Family Kickoff Event April 6, 2013 11:00am - 2:00pm Nyack Center
This Saturday is the last chance to see the current exhibit at the Museum of the Historical Society of the Nyacks.
Our exhibit, open Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00, is called Local Treasures: a Quilt, a Blanket, a Diary, a Notebook
More than 500 expected to celebrate 20 years of hope, individuals and businesses from Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties uniting in the fight against breast cancer
New Windsor, NY (DATE) – Breast cancer survivors will be on the catwalk April 29 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, as the American Cancer Society hosts the 20th Anniversary Step Into Spring Fashion Show. The event supports breast cancer awareness, life-saving research and local services to breast cancer patients living in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties. All fashion show models are breast cancer survivors. Featured clothing and accessories will be provided by Elizabeth Boutique, Scruples, Harriman Clothing Co., Style Counsel & The Gap. The event includes a delicious dinner, an amazing silent auction and a pre-event restaurant raffle where 3 winners have the opportunity to win 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches or 12 dinners at various restaurants throughout the region! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event. Founding committee member, Joan Pagones will be the survivor guest speaker. With an emphasis on hope and a celebration of survivorship, the event will raise funds to support breast cancer research and the local cancer services programs of the American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley. The American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley offers local services such as Look Good…Feel Better an educational program that helps women with cancer manage their appearance; Patient Navigation, a process by which one effectively engages survivors, caregivers and health systems to facilitate access to needed services and measurably improve the quality of life for survivors; and Reach to Recovery, a trained breast cancer survivors provide one-on-one support and up-to-date information to individuals facing breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, or recovery. Tickets are available and may be purchased by calling 845.440.2520. The American Cancer Society will mark its 100th birthday in May 2013. The Society is the nation’s largest voluntary healthcare non-profit organization and the country’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion. Nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will have the chance to celebrate a birthday this year thanks in part to the Society’s efforts. For more information call 24/7 at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
April 4 lecture in Creating a Sustainable World series (MAHWAH, NJ) – What does a sustainable approach to waste management look like? On Thursday, April 4, Shabazz Jackson and Josephine Papagni will present “Zero Waste: A Permaculture Perspective on Waste Management” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Friends Hall at Ramapo College. Through their company Greenway Environmental Services, they have worked to unite the concepts of permaculture and zero waste. In their work, materials are recovered and cycled back into use to home and community and to restore and enhance public environments. They also attend to the social change and behavior changes required for communities to achieve "zero waste." Beyond articulating the principles behind their approach, they will showcase several cases studies that apply these principles. These include applications to homesteads, college and community practices, along with instituting municipal zero waste programs. Jackson and Papagni's lecture is of particular importance to community decision-makers and citizens concerned with addressing waste in a sustainable manner. This is the second year of the series, which is part of the capstone experience for students in the Masters in Sustainability Studies Program. The idea is to invite successful practitioners in diverse areas of sustainability to give a public lecture and then offer a seminar for Masters students in their methods of practice. The series is organized by Professor Michael R. Edelstein. All events are free and open to the public. Community members coming to campus are reminded to get a parking pass from the security booth at the north entrance. For further information on any upcoming program, contact Professor Edelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 684-7745.
For sports fans, March Madness is one of the most exciting months of the year. Some of the best athletes in men’s and women’s college basketball will come together to compete for the championship. Watching the games is fun for kids and families, but the American Heart Association (AHA) encourages parents to use the March Madness excitement as an opportunity to encourage physical activity with their children.
“Watching March Madness on television is exciting, but playing basketball is, too, and it’s one of most popular youth team sports. This is a great opportunity to gather your kids and their friends for a neighborhood game of heart-healthy basketball,” said Carolyn Torella, AHA spokesperson and former youth basketball coach.
Basketball remains one of the most popular youth sports in the U.S. It has a relatively low equipment cost and kids can easily create informal pickup games even if they’re not on an organized team. The AHA encourages basketball through their popular school-based program Hoops for Heart, which engages elementary and middle school students in playing basketball while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues through fund-raising.
Team sports participation has been found to prevent childhood obesity, according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics. Research found that children who played on multiple sports teams were nearly 40 percent less likely to be obese compared to who didn't participate on any teams.
“Games like Knockout (Lightning), Around the World, Twenty-One or H-O-R-S-E are all great basketball games that can be played on the backyard or playground court,” said Torella, “What’s great is the kids usually know the rules already because they play them in physical education classes at school.”
The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. The AHA says that adults and children are not getting enough physical activity – almost 1 in 4 children do not participate in free-time physical activity. Fitness and physical activity habits established in childhood are key indicators for health in adulthood. Kids who are physically fit are much less likely to be obese or have high blood pressure in their 20’s and early 30’s.
If you’re planning a March Madness celebration party, be sure to include lots of healthy choices like fruit and cut veggies, and offer ice cold water to avoid sugar-sweetened beverages.
“Winning isn’t the goal--having fun while being active is. And it’s something the whole family can enjoy together. March Madness is a great reminder that Spring is here and it’s time to get active!” said Torella. To learn more about children and heart health, visit www.heart.org/healthierkids .
The Palisades Parks Conservancy launched the capital campaign to Save the Tower of Victory at Washingtons Headquarters State Historic Site in September during our 2012 Annual Founders Award Gala. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individual donors, private foundations, non-profit organizations, and public agencies, we have made great progress! To date, the Conservancy and our co-chairs, Barnabas McHenry and Maurice Hinchey, have raised $565,000 toward our goal of $1.5 million.
Every donation brings us one step closer to a restored Tower of Victory. Thank you to everyone who has contributed! If you havent contributed yet, or if you are considering an additional gift, now is the time to add your name to the growing roster of sponsors of the Tower of Victory Restoration Campaign.
On March 7th, students in Ms. Amy Rosenthal and Ms. Christine Drivas’ classes were visited by Outreach speaker, Bria Wilder, from Free the Children, and Johannes Glatz, an intern at Creative Response to Conflict. The purpose of their visit was to introduce students to opportunities for change both locally and globally as well as to inform them of a Hudson Youth Leadership Academy (H.Y.L.A.) Conference that will be held at Rockland Community College this summer. Free the Children is a worldwide program that works building schools and helping communities obtain clean water and improve their local economies. TZ senior Kevin Schaub commented, “I liked this organization because instead of just giving resources to underdeveloped communities, they also teach them how to use their environment to become self-sufficient.” After Wilder shared her experiences with Free the Children in Latin America, she encouraged the students to take an active role in changing the world around them. Senior Skyler Finning said, “I thought the presentation was interesting and it made me think about what I can do to make the world a better place.” Wilder also encouraged students to take part in the Hudson Youth Leadership Academy’s four day camp this summer from June 26th through June 29th. The program is designed for middle school and high school students to help promote leadership qualities and self-confidence when trying to make changes in their communities. TZ senior Kassiana Temidis noted, “I think it would be good for parents to send their children to the summer academy because it would benefit them in many ways. They could help their community and it would look really good on a college application!” This year’s Summer Academy theme is: Creating a Culture of Caring in Our Schools. Anyone interested in more information about the H.Y.L.A. camp should call 845-353-7196. Flyers are available in the guidance office at Tappan Zee High School. Online registration is available at crc-global.org/HYLA-2013.
A Concert Featuring Russian, Estonian and American Music (MAHWAH, NJ) – The Friends of Ramapo will host To Russia with Love, a choral concert and dessert reception Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m. in the Berrie Center Rehearsal Hall. The program will span from Russian masters to favorite American composers. The program will feature selections of the 1980s rock opera, CHESS, by Tim Rice and former ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. CHESS is based on the famous Cold War world chess championship between United States’ grandmaster Bobby Fisher and Russian world champion Boris Spassky. The Ramapo College choral groups CantaNOVA and Skylark will perform under the direction of Lisa Lutter, professor of Music with pianist Itay Goren. Tickets are $25 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Ramapo Scholarship for the Arts for students in the visual or performing arts. Seating is limited. Reservations required. Tickets may be ordered online: http://tinyurl.com/ToRussiaWithLove or by sending a check payable to Ramapo College Foundation to JoAnne Zellers, Ramapo College Foundation, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Info: email@example.com. The Berrie Center Rehearsal Hall is located on the campus of Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ.
Looking for a little “spring” into fitness? Join the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The AHA encourages Hudson Valley residents to walk for 30 minutes that day at work, at home or visit many regional walking paths, parks and other walker-friendly sites to celebrate spring and walk for their hearts.
National Walking Day is part of the American Heart Association’s national healthy living initiative, My Heart. My Life. which offers a simple set of solutions that focus on improving nutrition, physical activity and children’s health. The American Heart Association is working to help individuals and families understand how to make incremental changes for a substantial long-term health impact.
Studies have shown that more than 80% of heart disease can be prevented by simple lifestyle changes like walking most days of the week. A person is 1.5 to 2.4 times more likely to have coronary heart disease if he or she is inactive, but walking vigorously for 30 minutes a day can help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity weekly – that’s about 20 minutes every day.
National Walking Day encourages walking as the exercise of choice because it has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease, our nation’s No. 1 killer.
The American Heart Association encourages employees to walk at work to adopt a heart-healthy work style. Studies show that some adults may gain as many as two hours of life expectancy for each hour of regular, vigorous physical activity. Low-cost or free walking programs at work, like starting a walking path, walking club or incentive programs, can help employees get active and have an impact on healthcare costs and absenteeism and boost morale.
According to an American Heart Association study, only 15 percent of American adults achieve the association’s recommended level of moderate aerobic exercise, which is 30 minutes a day for five days a week.
The American Heart Association’s My Heart.My Life. program offers key resources to help companies and individuals get started with a walking program at www.startwalkingnow.org.
Other great events include the AHA’s Heart Event, set for Sunday, May 5th at Lake Welch Beach, Harriman State Park. For info, visit www.tricountyheartwalk.org .
My Heart. My Life. is sponsored nationally by SUBWAY® Restaurants and Jenny Craig and locally by Health Quest and Cumulus Radio.
TAPPAN PRODUCTIONS in association with the NYACK VILLAGE THEATRE presents an original play by VINCENT PASTORE WILD CHILDREN Nyack, New York (March 26, 2013) - Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos, Malavita) and local actor/filmmaker Paul Borghese (HBO’s 61*, Malavita), team up again after their successful sold out run of their Off-Broadway production of Louis LaRusso's Tony Award Nominated "Lamppost Reunion" but this time with an original play by Pastore. Wild Children will premiere in scenic Nyack on the Hudson at the Nyack Village Theatre on April 12, 2013. Directed by Richard Quinn, produced by Paul Borghese and co-produced by Brooke Malloy. This Hollywood-Meets-Hudson Valley production will star former "Sopranos" alumn Al Sapienza and Anthony J. Ribustello along with Rocco Parente (Boardwalk Empire), Peter Evangelista (The Rascals Once Upon a Dream) and Sam Waymon (Ganja and Hess). Together they will join local actors Steve Zarro, Dana Duff, Wes Laga, Jonathan Baldwin, Ted Odell, Shana Lin, Leigh Pupps, Vincent Cueva and Joe DeSpirito. Runs April 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm and April 14, 21, 28 at 3pm. Tickets $25 online at www.nyackvillagetheatre.com or $30 at the door with Reservations suggested.
The Nyack Village Theatre is located at 94 Main Street, Nyack, NY 10960
WHAT: The DiMenna Childrens History Museum at the New-York Historical Society is pleased to offer a large and diverse selection of activities for the whole family in May 2013 designed to make history come alive. This exciting series of programs take place at the DiMenna Childrens History Museumthe first-ever childrens museum bringing American history to life through the lives and times of children of the past. Mays family program highlights include magic workshops, a David Grover childrens concert, family book club, and a baby bird program! Currently on view at New-York Historical Society are the special exhibitions Audubons Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock and WWII & NYC. All New-York Historical Society exhibitions are family-friendly and are the inspiration for the broad range of family learning program offerings.
WHEN: May 1, 2013 through May 30, 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 a family program please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
INFO: For more information on family programs and the DiMenna Childrens History Museum, please call (212) 485-9293 or visit www.DimennaChildrensHistoryMuseum.org
Saturday, May 4, 2013 2:00 pm Recommended for ages 6 - 10 How do you feed and care for a fledgling? Get some practice in this totally unique program. In honor of the first installment of the New-York Historical Society's Audubons Aviary exhibition, the Wild Bird Fund will introduce children to our neighbors with nests. Participants will learn about the bird life of New York City and about actual wild bird rehabilitation cases. Theyll also feed some of the baby birds in the WBFs care, and have the option of crafting nests for baby bird patients.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:30 pm
Folk singer and childrens musician David Grover will entertain participants, young and old, in this concert of American standards, as well as some of Davids favorite songs for kids. To register for a special songwriting workshop with David on Sunday, May 5, please contact email@example.com David Grover knows how to make great music. Its that simple. - Parents Guide to Children's Media This is pure, earnest old-school folk music. And it works just as well for kids now as it did then. - Cookie Magazine
Saturday, May 11, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The New-York Historical Society, Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court (entrance on 77th Street at Central Park West).
RSVP required, $5 per person, includes Museum admission
Ages 4 - 10 Venga y acompañenos! Families look, discuss, and create in this Spanish-language monthly family program, combining time in the galleries with art-making in the studios. In Mays program, families will visit the unique and historical furniture in the Henry Luce III Center. After the gallery visit, families will design their own piece of furniture in the studio. For more information, please e-mail Rosa Tejada at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lets Talk About History and Art: Educational Workshops for Families is sponsored, in part, by the Goodman Memorial Foundation.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 1:00 pm RSVP required at email@example.com $20 per child per session ($15 members) Ages 8 - 14 Calling all budding magicians! Celebrity magician Matt Wayne breaks down one trick per sessionfrom the history to the techniques. Tricks range from card-based to sleight of hand. After learning about the history of the trick and seeing historical footage of magicians performances, kids will get hands-on practice and guidance during the class, and will take home materials to continue learning at home. Sign up for all four! The class is for kids; adults may accompany their child if needed. Come Sing-a-long with Little Pim and Sonia de los Santos from Dan Zanes Special Little New-Yorkers! May 22, 2013 3:30 - 4:15 pm Ages 3 - 6 Little New-Yorkers is proud to be joined by Little Pim for a Spanish sing-a-long for our littlest visitors! Little Pim is the award winning language learning series for young children. This is a fun filed event with singer Sonia de los Santos (from Dan Zanes band) singing children's Spanish songs from Little Pim followed by book reading of Little Pim Animals and Little Pim Numbers books and a coloring activity. Your kids will love the singing, dancing, story time and will learn some Spanish too! Little Pim: Fun With Languages series is winner of 25 consumer and educational awards including the 2012 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, 2012 Dr Toy Best Children's Products, 2011 Tillywig Brain Child Award, Dr. Toy 2011 Best Vacation Products, 2011 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 2010 Best Audio Visual Award, Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the Creative Child 2010 Media of the Year Award, iParenting, Parents' Choice, and the AEP Award. www.LittlePim.com
Sunday, May 19, 2013 3 pm Around the World by author/illustrator Matt Phelan Ages 9 12 RSVP suggested; Free with Museum admission firstname.lastname@example.org Come discuss the graphic novel Around the World by award-winning author/illustrator Matt Phelan. There will be snacks, conversation, a Q&A with the author, and a peak at objects from the Museums collection related to world exploration and ground-breaking female journalist and world-traveler, Nellie Bly. And of course, there will be a book signing! About Around the World This graphic novel tells the stories of three people who circumnavigated the globe in different ways: Thomas Stevens did it on a bike, Nellie Bly set a record by steamboat, and Joshua Slocum was the first to make the trip alone on a 36-foot sloop. Each world-traveler faced different challenges while experiencing cultural encounters very few people could in the nineteenth century. This book has earned starred reviews from Kirkus, the School Library Journal and many more publications. The New York Times calls it A first-rate pleasure from the acclaimed graphic novelist Phelan. And this book - riveting, wondrously drawn, expertly paced - is a triumph in and of itself. About the Monthly Reading into History Book Club Each month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. Get ideas for discussion, ask authors questions, and visit the History Detectives blog! At the end of each month, families can attend a Book Wrap event where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum artifacts and documents related to the book, meet other history detectives, and even the authors! Past authors have included Walter Dean Myers, Neela Vaswani, and Donna Jo Napoli.
Sundays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 11:30 am Ages 4 7 Barbara K. Lipman Childrens History Library Free with Museum admission Hear tales of New York and learn about your citys history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions. Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Time provided by the Macy's Foundation. May 5, 2013
Celebrate Mexican independence and heritage by reading letters that cousins Charlie and Carlitos send each other from Mexico and the United States! Then enjoy hearing all about Mouses misadventures during the Cinco de Mayo festival at the city parkwill Cat spoil his fun? Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh Cinco de Mouse-o by Judy Cox May 12, 2013 MOTHERS DAY It is important to spend quality time with your mom on Mothers Day. But a little Bear lost his mama in the middle of New York City. Help the little Bear find his mama and then share what you enjoyed about the story with your mother! When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest May 19, 2013
Learning and performing magic tricks is toughbut when the going got tough, Houdini didnt quit! He followed his dreams to become the best escape artist and moved to New York City. After reading about Houdinis life and performances, consider staying at the museum and learning magic tricks of your own from celebrity magician Matt Wayne. Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King by Kathleen Krull May 26, 2013
Watching the Memorial Day parade with his mother, Marco wishes that his abuelo were there to enjoy the celebration. After all, his grandfather is a veteran, and the parade is in his honor! Join us to learn what surprise Marcos mother and grandfather have in store for him! Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Golding
Thursdays, May, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2013
3:30 - 5:30 pm Ages 6 and up Barbara K. Lipman Childrens History Library Free with Museum admission Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers and younger children will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers and older children and adults can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designsmake a handcrafted gift for someone!
Tuesdays, May 14, 21, 28 Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2013 3:30 4:15 pm
Ages 3 5 Barbara K. Lipman Childrens History Library Free with Museum admission Held in the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Childrens History Library, this program introduces New York and American history to the littlest New Yorkers with age-appropriate themes and engaging hands-on activities. Each class includes story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and a related craft project.
Check out our on-line interactive site for families and kids ages 6 and up. In the clubhouse, kids play on-line history games (Sloppy Copy and Meet the People of New Amsterdam); log-in, save earned points, and decorate your clubhouse. In History Detectives our blog for kids catch up on cool historical objects and facts, and read interviews with authors. For more family programs, visit http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/family-programs About The Dimenna Children's History Museum The DiMenna Childrens History Museum is a new museum-within-a-museum and occupies the New-York Historical Society's entire lower level. It covers 350 years of New York and American history and includes character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Childrens History Library. Families explore and learn together, through visiting the museum and through participating in our intergenerational family learning programs. All ages can enjoy and learn in the DiMenna Children's History Museum, but the exhibits are targeted at age 8-13.
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 MEDIA CONTACT Laura Washington New-York Historical Society email@example.com (212) 873-3400 x263 Sarah Buffum Arts & Communications Counselors firstname.lastname@example.org (212) 715-1594
West Point, NY – The West Point Band’s Jazz Knights will present two joint concerts with the West Point Glee Club and the Hunter College Choir. The first performance is on Friday, April 12 in Assembly Hall at Hunter College in New York City at 7:30 p.m., and the second is on Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Eisenhower Hall Theatre on the campus of the United States Military Academy. These performances will recreate a historic collaboration with the voices and instruments of Hunter College and West Point featuring works of Ellington, Gershwin, and other American composers. Conducting will be Paul F. Mueller, Matthew Rupcich, Constance Chase, Ryan Keberle, and Sgt. Major Scott Arcangel. This is a special collaboration not to be missed, with two glorious chances to hear three amazing performing groups come together. Both performances are free and open to the public. For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit www.westpointband.com. Get West Point Band news by following us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
We will be decorating our Sanctuary with Easter Lilies for Easter. If you would like to order one or more plants in memory or honor of a loved one, please send me your name, # of plants you wish to order and your donation of $10 per plant. Please make checks payable to the Clarkstown Reformed Church. Please indicate In Memory / Honor along with the names of your loved ones. You may take your Easter Lilies home with you after the Easter Service. I can be reached at the church office at (845) 358-4320 or by email at email@example.com. --- Clarkstown Reformed Church 107 Strawtown Road West Nyack, NY 10994 (845) 358-4320 www.clarkstown.rcachurches.org
Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 14 Days
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.
The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is April 14, 2013. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.
“The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program continues to be an essential resource for the New Yorkers who were hit hardest by Sandy,” Governor Cuomo said. “This extension allows them to have a temporary place to stay and more time to get their lives back to normal.”
This is a short-term program that places families in hotels while they work toward a longer-term housing plan.
To be eligible for TSA, survivors must first apply for federal assistance through FEMA by: • · Registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov; • · Registering via smartphone or tablet by using the FEMA app or going to m.fema.gov; or • · Registering by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 800-462-7585). For 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.
Southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway Closure Rockland County Motorists are advised that all southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway traffic will be detoured at Exit 18 (Route 6/Seven Lakes Drive) to the Long Mountain Traffic Circle, then back to the southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway for maintenance activities. Weather permitting, the closure will be in effect starting Monday, March 25th to Friday, March 29th between the hours of 9am and 3pm. Motorists are asked to use caution when traveling through the work area and pay particular attention to all traffic control devices, including work zone signs and flaggers. Travelers are also reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of the driver’s license. For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org
Westbound Ramp Bridges to be Closed
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction to replace the decks of two bridges carrying the exit and entrance ramps for westbound State Route 17 at Interchange 100 over the Mid-Mongaup River in Liberty, Sullivan County will begin on March 25th. The bridges will be closed during construction, and a detour will be put in place. Plans for this $1 million NY Works project meet the goals of the Governor’s Drivers First initiative to ensure that construction causes the least impact to motorists.
“The NY Works program ensures that New York State has a safe and stable infrastructure to support our economy for decades to come,” Governor Cuomo said. “By making the Drivers First initiative a part of the construction process, this project in Sullivan County will move forward with the least hassle for motorists so that we can complete the work efficiently and as soon as possible.”
In addition to replacing the bridge decks, other structural work will be done, including replacement of the bridge rail. While the decks are being replaced, the bridges will be closed to all traffic. The closures will begin on Monday, March 25, and work is expected to be completed by the end of May.
During the closure, traffic for the Interchange 100 exit ramp will be detoured to Interchange 101 and Sullivan Avenue. Traffic intending to use the Interchange 100 entrance ramp will be detoured to Interchange 99. Periodic lane closures on State Route 17 may also be needed.
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald said, “Replacing the bridge decks will increase safety for motorists and enhance mobility at an important interchange in Sullivan County. Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s innovative NY Works program, we will see many important safety projects taking place this year, helping to improve our infrastructure, facilitate economic development and create immediate jobs across New York State.”
NY Works projects in the greater Binghamton area total $46.5 million and have addressed nearly 50 miles of pavement. This project is part of a $19.8 million contract to replace bridge decks on 19 structures in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Sullivan and Tioga counties. The construction contractor for the project is Economy Paving Co, Inc. of Cortland, Cortland County.
It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully through this and the many other highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter during the upcoming construction season.
The bridge closures and detour plans were established as part of the Drivers First initiative, developed by Governor Cuomo last year. Drivers First requires that capital construction road and bridge projects are reviewed to ensure that work has the least impact possible on highway users. For this project, it was determined that closing the bridges and establishing a relatively short detour would allow the project to be completed much more quickly and safely, while creating only a minimal amount of travel delays for drivers.
NY Works focuses on improving the condition of bridges from fair condition to good condition in order to extend their service life. This rehabilitation work will better preserve the state’s infrastructure and guard against the need for more costly, in-depth construction. Bundling projects sites within close geographic locations into a single contract enables DOT to lower expenses and obtain lower bids.
Senator John Bonacic said, “This project creates construction jobs and makes the flow of traffic safer. Continuing the conversion of Route 17 to I-86 is important as we strengthen bridges, roads, and other infrastructure throughout New York.”
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther said, “This is an important project for Sullivan County and the region. Governor Cuomo has shown extraordinary leadership, not only with the Drivers First initiative, but with a significant investment in improving the roads and bridges in Sullivan County and New York State.”
For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. 511NY is New York State’s official traffic and travel information source. The 511NY site and mobile app offer free, 24/7, statewide, real-time traffic and transit information for all of New York State. It also offers a transit trip planner, camera views, as well as weather alerts and forecasts. New features available at the site – www.511ny.org – include additional mobile app features, border crossing times, new notifications on the home page, and an interface that is easier to navigate.
March 25, 2013, New York, NY – In response to a special request from City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Dr. Timothy J. McNiff, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York, announced today that the Archdiocese would grant refunds to families who have paid registration deposits at archdiocesan high schools for the 2013-2014 school year and who can demonstrate their child’s acceptance into one of the eight New York City specialized public high schools below: • Bronx High School of Science • Brooklyn Latin School • Brooklyn Technical High School • High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College • High School of American Studies at Lehman College • Queens High School for the Sciences at York College • Staten Island Technical High School • Stuyvesant High School The appeal by Speaker Quinn was prompted by a delayed high school acceptance notification date by the New York City Board of Education as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The postponement necessitated some parents to register their children in alternate high schools, including Catholic high schools, to ensure placement for next year, without yet receiving verification of acceptance into a specialized high school. The unprecedented decision by Dr. McNiff, made in consultation with Cardinal Dolan, is a one-time accommodation only for those families with documentation verifying acceptance into one of the city’s eight specialized high schools and will be funded by the Archdiocese of New York rather than the individual Catholic high schools. “I felt this was the appropriate and compassionate decision given the extraordinary circumstances resulting from Hurricane Sandy and a way to relieve families impacted by the devastation of one, but for many, significant, financial burden,” said Dr. McNiff. “By assuming the reimbursement responsibility, the archdiocese both respects our Catholic high schools’ no-refund policy and demonstrates our willingness to work with the city for the best interest of New York families.” Parents whose children qualify for the refunds should contact Joseph Gerics, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education, Archdiocese of New York, at Joseph.Gerics@archny.org by April 15 . All requests must include appropriate documentation indicating admission into one of the eight specialized high schools listed above.
Learn to line dance with Knights Line dancing! The only line dance event group in Rockland County. We have dance lessons at Clarkstown Reformed Church in West Nyack on Tuesdays 7-9pm $5 Admission. Lessons at North Rockland High School on Wednesdays 7-9pm by Semester. Dance at Clarkstown Reformed Church in West Nyack on Thursdays 7-1030pm $10 Admission. Good Friends Good Dance and Partner Dance too - Good Exercise and Good Fun! Nothing better for mind, body and soul. Come Join Knights Line dancing at facebook: Knights Line dancing or www.knightslinedancing.com Contact: Matt Mann at 845-642-2721 Rockin' Country in Rockland County!
KEEP ROCKLAND BEAUTIFUL 2013 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP - APRIL through MAY Help make a difference in your community! Join the thousands of Rockland County residents who will remove tons of litter from our streets, parks, and waterways to make our communities cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful. In 2012, over 3,000 volunteers throughout the county got out for the Great American Cleanup. You can be part of the 2013 campaign! Join a Community Cleanup Event near you or schedule your cleanup for any day that suits you throughout April and May.
Be on the lookout for our new mascot, Cleanup KiRBy! This little green gnome will be making surprise appearances at cleanup sites throughout Rockland….find him and win a prize!
Visit www.KeepRocklandBeautiful.org for details or call (845) 708-9164 for more information. Working Together for a Cleaner, Greener Rockland
United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) Youth For Hospice (YFH) To Hold 6th Annual Dance-a-Thon Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM Open to All High School Students
United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) teen group, Youth for Hospice (YFH), will hold its sixth annual Dance-A-Thon on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 7:30 PM-11:00 PM at Albertus Magnus High School, 798 Route 304 in Bardonia. The event is open to all high school students and proceeds benefit United Hospice of Rockland. Last year’s event drew close to 400 students from 16 area high schools and raised a record $18,00 Students are encouraged to pre-register by mailing their forms to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956. Registration forms are available from http://hospiceofrockland.org/news-events/events/youth-hospice-dance-thon-0 or from UHR Assistant Director of Development Lisa Denburg by phone 845 634-4974 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited to the first 300 people. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.
All high school students are welcome. Teens raise money by asking friends, family and neighbors to support them as they dance to raise funds for UHR. A minimum of $25 in sponsorships is requested. Anyone who has pre-registered is guaranteed a t-shirt. Those who raise $100 or more will be entered in Grand Prize drawing and there will be prizes for the highest fundraisers. There will be a DJ, raffle, and complimentary food and beverages. In addition all participants earn community service hours.
Autism Awareness Concert by local teen artist TALINA- Family fun night Saturday night, April 6th at 7pm. The Suffern Community Center; 41 Washington Avenue, Suffern NY. Music, raffles, poster contest, kids activities, vendors...& more Tickets @ door- $5 adults, $3 students & children. Proceeds to benefit MARBLEJAM KIDS- an enrichment program for children with autism. For more info www.talinaworld.com
The Rotary Club of North Rockland Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held at the West Haverstraw Community Center on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Our club will be serving Breakfast from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The Breakfast is terrific, the Raffle Items are Good and Plenty items that everyone will enjoy. Don't forget the opportunity to meet old friends and make new friends as we all enjoy a great time and meal. All the proceeds of from the event are turned back into the community. Some of the great things that the club supports are: Coats For Kids, Scholarships for NRHS Students, Dictionaries For North Rockland School Students, Wipe Out Polio, Fight Cancer. There is more, and we invite you to join us for Breakfast and see also see more of the interesting events and support from The Rotary Club of North Rockland! The West Haverstraw Community Center address is: 130 Samsondale Avenue West Haverstraw, New York 10993 (At the Entrance to Bowline Park)
Monday, April 8, 2013- May 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Free class for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. The course is offered free of charge and consists of 6 classes that meet weekly for 2 1/2 hour sessions. Contact NAMI-FAMILYA for more details, or to register for the next class. Pre-registration is required. Call 845-359-8787 for more information or visit us online at: www.namircockland.org
The Historical Society of Rockland County announces Rockland County High School History Conference. Conference to be held on April 9. This day-long gathering is designed for high school history honor students, their advisors and the Social Studies Chairpersons from all of the Rockland County High Schools. The Keynote Speaker will be Linda Zimmermann, author of Rockland County: A Century of History. Craig Long (County Historian), C. Scott Vanderhoef and Senator David Carlucci are also scheduled to address invited guests. 20 Zukor Road. New City, NY 10956. 845 634 9629 Contact: Clare Sheridan
Bond Readiness Training Program for Minority and Women Business Enterprise and Small Business Contractors Offered at Rockland Community College April 9, 11, 15, 17, 22, and 24; 5:30-8:30 pm. RCC Cultural Arts Center, Faculty Dining Room 145 College Road, Suffern, NY. No cost to participate To Register or for more information: email@example.com or call the Rockland Small Business Development Center at 845-356-6065
April 11-14 FOOTLOOSE at Rockland Community College open to the public Ramapo, NY— Spring is in the air… and that means it’s time for a proud performance by Rockland Community College of the Campus Players and Performing Arts. This year’s offering is the enormously entertaining and energetic stage performance of FOOTLOOSE. Everyone is invited to enjoy the evening performances at 8 pm on April 11, 12, and 13, or come for the special matinee performance on April 14 with ticket proceeds dedicated to Autism Speaks.
FOOTLOOSE April 11, 12, 13 @ 8 pm April 14 @ 2 pm Cultural Arts Theater Rockland Community College 145 College Road, Suffern NY 10901 Ticket Prices: Students (with ID) and Senior Citizens $10, Adult $12. RCC’s Cultural Arts Theater is fully accessible - handicapped parking available.
Town of Clarkstown is offering the Clarkstown residents a day of free shredding services on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9am to 1pm. or until the truck is full. Town Hall Parking Lot. 10 Maple Ave. New City.
Rummage Sale Sat. April 13, 2013. 10:00am - 3:00 pm. at the Garnerville United Methodist Church Bridge Street, Garnerville NY. For info call 845-429-5403.
“Damn Yankees” at The Antrim Playhouse. 15 Spook Rock Road. Wesley Hills, NY 10901. 845-354-9503. To benefit NAMI-FAMILYA of Rockland County. Tickets $25 Arrive 7:30 pm. Curtain 8:00 pm.
McGuire Senior Center Hosts Chicken & Ribs" Family Time Dinner The McGuire Senior Center, (201) 767-6299, will host a " Chicken & Ribs Dinner" on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5PM to 7 PM at their center, 116 Paris Ave., Northvale., NJ.
This is a chance to get the family together for a hot and delicious meal in the company of your neighbors and friends!
The menu will please all ages with BBQ Chicken and Ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert, soda, water, coffee or tea. Take-outs available.
This event is a Fund Raiser for the McGuire Center. We offer a safe and comfortable place for people 55 and up to join exercise classes, learn how to crochet, play pool & cards, bingo, watch movies, join a book club, stay for hot lunches, enjoy parties and most of all, each other. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $8.00 for children under 12 years. Please call for reservations.
Rockland County Executive Candidate Debate & Forum: Can Rockland grow a green environment and economy? Come hear Rockland County Executive candidates tell us their views on the environmental issues affecting Rockland’s future – including United Water’s proposed Hudson River desalination plant, land use development, planning and zoning, water management, energy use, “green” growth and economic development. Can Rockland grow a green environment and economy?
Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm) Clarkstown Town Hall Auditorium 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY. The following candidates will attend: Democratic candidates: David Fried, Dagan LaCorte and Ilan Schoenberger Republican candidate: Edward Day The public and press are welcome to attend what promises to be a provocative and informative debate on a broad range of environmental & economic issues.
The Lions Clubs of Rockland and Westchester are once again coming together for the annual Journey for Sight Walk-a-thon. The purpose of this walk is to raise money for charities. The walk will take place this year at Pecks Pond located in West Haverstraw, NY on Saturday April 20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you would like more information regarding this walk please contact the Journey for Sight Co-Chairs Dina Nejman at 845-300-1659 or Maryellen Brown at 845-803-4105.
Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. 21st Annual Children’s Champions. Wed. April 24, 2013. at The Nyack Seaport 21 Burd Street. Nyack NY 10960. 5:45 pm- 7:00 pm. Presentation of Children’s Champions Awards. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Celebration Dinner Featuring Raffle Prizes and music and dancing. RSVP by April 10, 2013.
Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 A.M. @ Rockland JCC The New City and Rockland Chapters of Hadassah together with MetroNorth WLCJ are hosting “ Brunch With Author Maggie Anton”, award winning author of “Rashi’s Daughters”. Ms. Anton will discuss her newest book, “Rav Hisda’s Daughter – Book 1 Apprentice”. Pre-registration is $25. $30. at the door. Books will be available for sale and signing. For information and registration forms, call Hadassah at 845-623-5035 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday May 3rd ~ 8:30 A.M.—1:00 P.M. The Alzheimer’s Association’s spring educational conference, New Hope, New Choices: Utilizing Strengths and Resources when Coping with Alzheimer’s. The charge for the event is $25 for family and general community, and $45 for health care professionals. Pre-registration is required by April 19. To register or to obtain further information, call 800 272 3900. Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
“Towers of Nyack," a photographic exhibit showcasing many of Nyack's most dramatic architectural features, opens at the Museum of the Historical Society of the Nyacks on April 6. The photographer is Bob Goldberg, long time leader of Nyack Walking Tours and of the John Scott Armchair Walking Tours. Towers crown many Victorian homes and buildings in Nyack. “They are readily seen, but seldom appreciated.,” says Goldberg. “Many of them are on buildings that have been maintained in excellent condition, while others cry out for care. We hope that this exhibit will foster a sense of pride in the many beautiful buildings that grace the streets of the Nyacks.” The exhibit continues on Saturdays through May 11, and is open from 1 PM to 4PM. The Historical Society of the Nyacks collection of artifacts, pictures, and documents is also accessible, and publications and cards are available for purchase. The Museum is located in the historic DePew House, at 50 Piermont Avenue, just behind the Nyack Library. For more information, call 845.418.4430 or go to www.nyackhistory.org.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 Ross Dock, Fort Lee, New Jersey Start time: 9 AM Register today for the second annual Escape to the Palisades Half-Marathon/5K. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the historic Henry Hudson Drive, one of the oldest scenic roads in the United States while supporting the parks and historic sites of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Proceeds from the race will be directed toward the rehabilitation of the roads and trails of the New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate Park.
Our inaugural year was a great success, with more than 800 runners from across the tri-state area and beyond taking part in the event. We expect at least that many will run this grueling up and down half-marathon this year. If you're looking for something less difficult, or even a fun event for the family, consider taking part in the 5-K race, which also travels along the beautiful Henry Hudson Drive on the west shore of the Hudson River.
ONE TO ONE LEARNING will hold its annual Hands of Hope Gala on May 10, 2013 to support its mission of providing English classes and other services to enable adult immigrants to become contributing members of their communities. The event will be held at the Nyack Seaport, 21 Burd Street, Nyack, NY. Honorees will include The Immigration Coalition of Rockland, The Outreach Ministry of St. John the Baptist Church, Piermont, The Rockland Country Club Foundation, Ceil and Ugo Volpati, Albertus Magnus High School, Lucille Levine and John McCoy, Elsy Guadalupe Zamora and Jose Armando Figueroa. Tickets are $ 100.00. For further information or to purchase tickets or journal ads, please call 845-512-8176.
Thomas Lipuma, president of the Vincent Linguanti Lodge of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, is happy to announce the lodge’s upcoming annual golf outing. As in the past, proceeds from the event will be used to: assist local charities, grant scholarships to graduating seniors who are about to enter college, as well as a host of organizations within the Suffern community. This year’s outing will include benefits for Sacred Heart Church (Suffern,NY).
“The Tappan New York Senior Club is hosting a trip to Michigan from May 28 –June 3, 2013. The price is $709 per person, double occupancy. This includes a trip to the Upper Peninsula, Mackinac Island, a breakfast at the Grand Hotel, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and a dinner cruise through the Sault Ste. Marie Locks (Soo Locks) between Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Trip insurance is advised. This trip is open to all interested people; you do not need to be a member of any senior club to join us. A $25.00 deposit is required. Contact Marilyn for more information at 845-359-2836.”
News Release: Announcing Rockland County’s first craft beer festival! Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival presented by Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe, Sat. June 1st 3-7 PM For the first time, Rockland County will be host to a craft beer festival! Featuring 30+ breweries, this will be the premier craft beer sampling event in the lower Hudson Valley. The event will take place in the outdoor area of the Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe, 148 E. Rt. 59 Nanuet, NY. Each attendee will receive a souvenir tasting gill and have the opportunity to taste samples of more than 60 amazing craft beers. Attendees will enjoy live music and delicious beer-centric food (available for purchase). A selection of local retail vendors will also be on-site. Info, initial list of participating breweries and advance tickets available at www.lhvcraftbeerfest.com –General admission $40, VIP (2-3PM) $75, Designated Driver $10. A $2 per ticket donation will be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research. Growler &Gill (www.growlerandgill.com) is a unique craft beer bar & retail establishment serving craft beer enthusiast and novice alike. Growler & Gill is proud to be working with local beer distributors and breweries from all over the country to bring the first craft beer festival ever to Rockland County, NY! ### For festival info, call Walt Mihatov at 845-507-0899 or e-mail email@example.com
The Fresh Air Music Festival. 6/15/13. 12 pm- 9:30 pm. (rain date 6/16/13) Elks Lodge 33 Ramapo Valley Road. Oakland NJ 07436. Contact Big Mountain Entertainment. Phone: 551-804-9372. www.bigmountainentertainment.com.
Poems Wanted. Poetryfest is sponsoring a poetry contest free to everyone. There are 100 prizes in all and the $1,000 grand prize goes to the last poet standing. Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any style. Send one poem to: Free Poetry Contest PO Box 3336, Central Point OR 97502. Or enter at www.friendlypoets.com. Deadline for entering is March 31, 2013. Include your name and address on the same page as your poem. All entrants will be sent a winner’s list.
Town Clerk Justin Sweet will be available to provide many of the services his office offers at hours that are more convenient for the Town’s working residents. Services that will be available include free notary services, dog licensing, sales of super saver bus tickets, Nanuet Train Station and handicapped parking permits, and KI tablet distribution. Applications and information for town services will also be distributed. Town Clerk Justin Sweet stated “I look forward to providing our residents with the opportunity to avail themselves of some of the Town’s services at a convenient time and location outside of our regular hours. I am happy to provide the Town’s working residents with a convenient opportunity to access our office’s services without missing work.”
For more information please contact the Town Clerk’s Office by telephone at (845) 639-2010 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING EXHIBIT IN MARCH
March Exhibits at Tappan Library In the Reading Gallery this month is an exhibit of acrylic on canvas, as well as a collection of HOMAGES in the display case, by Pat Foxx of Warwick.Pat was introduced to art by her father, a professional artist and has been involved with art all through her life, creating fabric art, teaching watercolor techniques, and drawing and painting on her own. Pat's exhibits will be on display through the month of March at the Tappan Library.
ONGOING EVERY THURSDAY EVENING
The Mental Health Association of Rockland County welcomes new members to its Friendship Club, a socialization program for adults with a developmental disability who are living a home or with family. The Friendship Club meets every Thursday evening from 6-9 pm at the Mental Health Association, located at 140 Route 303, Suite E, Valley Cottage, NY To register call MHA at 845-267-2172 ext.284.
PAINTING PERFORMANCE ARTIST EXHIBITION AT RAMAPO COLLEGE Artist Stephen Keene will present an exhibition and performance “The Steve Keene Show” at Ramapo College beginning with an opening on March 27 in the Pascal Gallery on campus. There will be an opening reception on March 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition and performance continues on view through April 19. The artist will be working in the gallery for many of these days.
EXHIBITION ABOUT ORIGINALITY ISSUES OPENS AT RAMAPO COLLEGE An art exhibition about originality issues “The C of O Show” opens at Ramapo College on March 27 in the Kresge Gallery on campus. There will be an opening reception on March 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Artist and curators’ talks begin at 6 p.m. The exhibition continues through May 1.
Wed. March 27 - 8:00 PM The Other Son. 2012. France, 105 minutes, rated PG-13 For information: 845-353-2568 or rivertownfilm.org. Unless otherwise noted: $11 general admission, $9 for Rivertown Film members, students and seniors, $8 for Rivertown Film senior members. Purchase tickets for RIvertown film at the Nyack Center at the Nyack Center at the door or in advance from rivertownfilm.org. or 800-838-3006. At NYack Center, Broadway at Depew, Nyack NY.
Board of Trustees Meeting. Wed. March 27, 2013. 7:00 pm. Meeting will be held in the Municipal Meeting Room, 31 Mountain Avenue Hillburn NY 10931
Annual Good Friday Service at HMC Family Worship Center, Nyack NY. Please join us for our Annual Good Friday Service on March 29, 2013 at the Hollingsworth Memorial Family Worship Center, 187 Main Street, Nyack NY, 845-348-0401. Service will begin at 12:00 PM. Several anointed ministers from Rockland County and the surrounding area will speak on “The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross”. All are welcome to come and celebrate our Lord and reflect on His passion for a lost and dying world.
EASTER EGG HUNT FOR KIDS IN PIERMONT, SATURDAY, MARCH 39 Piermont will be holding its second annual Easter Egg Hunt for children at 10 AM sharp, Saturday, March 30, in the village’s Parelli Park (across the parking lot from the library). Parents are encouraged to sign up early for the Piermont Civic Association sponsored affair. The fee is $5 a child, or $10 a family. To register call Kathleen Puder at 845-304-4838, or Patricia Lukes at 845-521-6005.
Easter Egg Hunt. March 30, 2013. 12 noon to 2pm. Tappan Fire House Western Hwy, Tappan, NY Fun and Games Smoke House Bake sale Hotdogs and drinks available. Sponsored by: The Ladies Auxiliary of volunteer Fire Association of Tappan, NY
March 31 Easter Egg Hunt for Kids New Hope Christian Church announces its Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids after the Easter service on Sunday, March 31 at 11 a.m. Weather permitting, colorful eggs filled with surprises and candy will be hidden around the church yard, and children ages 12 and under will race to collect as many as they can. This is a free event and everyone is invited.
Survivor of suicide group to start at MHA Rockland. On Wed, April 3 at 6:30 pm the Mental Health Association of Rockland will start a monthly support group in Valley Cottage for individuals age 18 and older who have lost someone to suicide. The SOS (survivors of suicide) group will be professionally facilitated and will offer participants a welcoming place to discuss how they can re-engage with those parts of life that hold meaning for them. The SOS Group will meet at MHA Rockland 140 Route 303, Valley Cottage. For more information call 845-267-2172 x 323
Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood New Jersey Presents Star of Stage, Screen, and Beloved Telethon Host Jerry Lewis Thursday, April 4, 2013 7PM Ticket Price: $149, $99, $59, $49, $39 Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030
The Power of Nutrition in Your Fight Against Cancer. On Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM, the Nyack Hospital Breast Center is sponsoring a workshop on Nutrition and its role in fighting cancer and preventing it. The class will be held in the McCormack Conference Room at the Breast Center at Nyack Hospital, 160 North Midland Avenue in Nyack, NY. Attendance is free, but registration is required, with limited availability. Please call (845) 664-9997 by Monday, April 1, 2013 to reserve a spot. Nutritionist Kathleen Fulgione, MA, RD, CDN will share what foods are best to eat before, during and after treatment for cancer. Topics will include: “Top Cancer fighting foods,” “Foods to minimize or avoid,” “Vitamins, minerals and other supplements,” and "What’s weight got to do with it?” For more information about the Breast Center at Nyack Hospital and other cancer services, please visit www.nyackhospital.org.
First Friday Film Series at the Piermont Public Library On Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m., the First Friday Film Series at the Piermont Public Library will present Bullets Over Broadway (1994), one of Woody Allen’s funniest, sharpest and most brilliantly written movies. A dizzying romp of amazing ensemble acting, Bullets Over Broadway has more laughs (and lethally aimed satirical barbs) packed into its exquisitely orchestrated 99 minutes than almost anything else he has done. The all-star cast includes John Cusack, Dianne Wiest (who took home an Oscar), Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Reiner, Tracey Ullman, Jim Broadbent, Harvey Fierstein and Edie Falco! All welcome and always free.
Autism Awareness Concert by local teen artist TALINA- Family fun night Saturday night, April 6th at 7pm The Suffern Community Center; 41 Washington Avenue, Suffern NY Music, raffles, poster contest, kids activities, vendors...& more Tickets @ door- $5 adults, $3 students & children Proceeds to benefit MARBLEJAM KIDS- an enrichment program for children with autism For more info www.talinaworld.com
Rockland day Care has been providing excellent care to children since 1983. Come join us for an opportunity to learn more about early care and education program. We are sure you will agree that our program is just the right fit for you and your child. Saturday APRIL 6, 2013. 10 AM -12 PM. Rockland Day Care. 50 Sanatorium Road. Building R. Pomona New York 10970. R.S.V.P. to Carol Diemer at tel. 845-364-2697. Fax: 845-364-2545. Email: email@example.com. website: www.worksitedaycare.com.
Helen Hayes Hospital will host an “Adopted Sports, Recreation and Living Expo” on Saturday april 6, 2013 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event is free of charge and is open to the public. The event is free of charge and is expected to attract wounded veterans, injuries with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury stroke orthopedic disabilities and other conditions as well as seniors from throughout the New York metropolitan region. For additional information on exhibiting or attending the event call the Helen Hayes Hospital Public Relations Office at 845-786- 4225 or visit the hospital’s web site at www.helenhayeshospital.org.
The S.W. Johnson Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring A Penny Sale On Saturday April 6, 2013. Doors open at 5:45 pm. Games start at 7 pm. The S.W. Johnson Firehouse. Bridge St. and Eakman Dr. Garnerville, NY 10923 Door prizes.. Raffles, Sweepstakes, 50/50. Refreshments Available. For more info e-mail SWJLA1@AOL.COM OR CALL 845-570-1187
On Sunday, April 7 at 3pm, Dr. James F. Mellichamp, President of Piedmont College and Professor of Music will perform a recital endowed by West Point’s Class of 1936 Distinguished Organists Recital Series. Dr. Mellichamp has concertized for over forty years making appearances throughout the United States, Canada and Europe including such notable venues as the Washington Cathedral, Berlin Cathedral and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. He was an international organ scholar at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Herford, Germany, and earned his doctorate at Indiana University studying with Wilma Jensen. This organ recital is free and open to the general public. A freewill offering will be accepted. West Point’s Cadet Chapel has the world’s largest church pipe organ numbering over 23,500 pipes in a splendid cathedral sanctuary measuring over 200 feet long. The organ pipes fill the space from the massive six-tier galleries in the front to the horizontal trumpets in the back. This organ is heard by literally thousands of visitors every year including heads of state, members of Congress, cabinet members and foreign dignitaries. Please allow extra travel time for the 100% vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, please check www.westpoint.edu/special before leaving for the recital.
Rockland Renaissance at Piermont Library in April Rockland Renaissance, a beautiful traveling display of paintings by Tappan’s Sue Barrasi, will visit Piermont for the month of April. This county-wide exhibit celebrates the impact that Rockland’s natural beauty had on America’s first art movement, the Hudson River School, and continues to have on artists of the 21st century. For the project, Sue was awarded a grant from the Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR) that allowed her to spend several months researching areas in the county that were painted by Hudson River School artists and to paint her impressions of those areas as they appear today. In her blog about the show (http://www.suebarrasi.blogspot.com/), she notes her amazement at how much land has been preserved thanks to the PIP and other conservancy organizations. An opening reception for Rockland Renaissance will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. All welcome.
Suffern’s American Legion Post will hold its next monthly membership meeting on Thursday April 11, at 8 pm. The Post is located at the top of Pavilion Road, just off of Route 202, Suffern. Call the Post at 1-845-357-6707 for further information.
Village of Montebello Clean up Day April 13 2013. (Rain Date April 14, 2013) from 9:00 am - 2 pm. Meet, greet and pickup supplies at Montebello Village Hall. For more information contact Keep Rockland Beautiful. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. phone 845-708-9164.
"The Woman's Club of Suffern proudly presents 'Damn Yankees' to be hold on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2 PM at the Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Road, Wesley Hills, NY. Tickets: $30.00 at the door. Proceeds from this fund raiser will benefit the Scholarship and Philanthropic Funds of the Woman's Club. For further information call 845-357-6070."
Suffern’s American Legion Post will hold its next monthly fund-raising breakfast between the hours of 8 am - noon. The Post is located at the top of Pavilion Road, just off of Route 202, Suffern. Call the Post at 1-845-357-6707 for further information.
CPR AED Certification Course at Ramapo College Ramapo College is offering the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED (automated external defibrillator) course for 2-year certification for personal trainers, volunteer coaches, parents, lifeguards, teachers and others with little or no medical background. Successful candidates are issued a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card within 30 days. Classes are offered on Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Academic Complex, Room A-217 and on Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Academic Complex, Room A-227. Pre-registration is required on the Web site at: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/workshops/cpr.html. Instructor-led courses teach participants the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) takes over. Course includes multiple learning activities: videos, hands-on practice and skill testing. Appropriate attire for working with mannequins at floor level is required. According to the American Heart Association, AED is included in the CPR course based on science in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC that indicates that the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is greater when high-quality CPR includes use of an AED. As AEDs are becoming more and more widely available in public and workplace settings, there is an increased need to educate people on how to use an AED. The fee is $125 plus $12 for the required book, which is mailed and must be reviewed prior to the first day of class. For more information about the workshop, please visit: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/workshops/cpr.html, or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370.
On April 18th the Antrim Playhouse in Suffern will conduct an extra staging of their Spring production, :Damn Yankees" in order to raise funds to both support the Rebuild Hi-Tor efforts and NAMI Familya which is a unique organization, largely staffed by dedicated volunteers, that provides a lifeline for families of people with mental illness and their loved ones. They offer support, education and advocacy as well as extensive educational outreach to the community and local schools and colleges to promote understanding and treatment of mental illness. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased from the www.antrimplayhouse.com website by clicking on the special button marked "Buy Tickets for the NAMI / Hi-Tor Fund raiser." The evening will have a special intermission with some free beverages and snacks provided by Jimmy's On Main in Nanuet and a special mingling appearance by the Rockland Boulders mascot Boulder Bird! This will be an amazingly fun evening and suitable for the entire family. "Damn Yankees" is a classic Broadway musical and is reproduced frequently by theater companies and stands the test of time. Come out and enjoy and help NAMI and the homeless animals of Rockland County.
NEW CITY LIBRARY
New City Library Board Meeting The New City Library Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM at the New City Library. The public is welcome to attend. For further information, please call Barbara DuBois at 845-634-4997, ext. 112.
The S.W. Johnson Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring
A Dinner Threatre- “The Soaprano’s- Tony’s Retirement Party Saturday April 20 2013. 6:30 pm. Price: $40 per person advanced ticket sales only includes dinner and show at the S.W. Johnson Firehouse Bridge Street and Eakman Drive. Garnerville NY 10923. For Ticket info call 845-570-1187 or email SWJA1@AOL.COM
The fund raising event will be Sunday, April 21st, 2013 MEGA 50/50 CARE ABOUT THE STRAYS SPRING LUNCHEON & TRICKY TRAY Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon with great food at Casa Mia Manor House, 577 Rt, 303, Blauvelt, NY which is 2 miles south of Palisades mall. The price of $35.00 pp included a sumptuous cold buffet, followed by a hot luncheon buffet. The fun and food begins at 12PM with a tricky tray, raffles, 50-50, auction and door prizes, and continues until 4pm. Please join us and make a difference. For info. and reservations call Susan @ 201-724-8515
Hollingsworth Memorial REVIVAL SERVICES, April 24-26, 2013 “Changing the World with a Changeless Message”, Acts 2:21. Revival services will be held on April 24-26 at the Hollingsworth Memorial Family Worship Center, 187 Main Street, Nyack NY, 845-348-0401. Services will begin nightly at 7:30 PM. The Guest Revivalist will be Pastor Lawrence J. London of New Jerusalem Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Come hear a powerful and anointed message each night. Everyone is invited to join us for this time of revival and renewal.
Thursday April 25th 2013 Montammy Golf Club Performance by: Kelli Agresta & Alexander Diaz plus The Sklar Sisters and Special Appearance by ABC Eyewitness News Anchor Lori Stokes 6:30PM – 9:30PM $100.00 Per Person Patron & $150.00 Per Person Benefactor www.communitychestofenglewood.org
The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to celebrate the region's best musical traditions at the BIG SQUEEZE, an Accordian Summit. The event will take place Sunday, April 28th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. THE BIG SQUEEZE has been made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Summit will take place at the Nyack Library’s Carnegie Room at 59 South Broadway, Nyack, NY.
The Hudson Valley Chapter of Fellowship of Reconciliation (HUDVALFOR ) 2013 Earth Day Event
April 28th 2013 HUDVALFOR will host EARTH DAY at its headquarters in Nyack 521 N. Broadway The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about recycling, ecology, sustainability and stewardship of the earth and the environment and also to bring HUDVALFOR to the attention of community and all the good that it does. Starting at 2:00pm and ending at 6:00pm The afternoon will consist of exhibitors with hands-on displays representing our environmental; Organic farming and edible landscaping demonstrations, Children’s activities; face painting and art sessions. Music; entertainment from local bands throughout the day, and drum circle. Organic food vendors; home baked breads and much more. Suggested donation $5.00 All proceeds to the Hudson Valley chapter of fellowship of reconciliation For more information please call Cass McVety PH: (845) 300-0739 Email: email@example.com website www.hudvalfor.org
Name of Event: Annual Student Exhibition Date: Opening Reception Sunday, April 28th, 2:00-5:00pm On view through May 14th. Emerson Gallery Rockland Center for the Arts 27 South Greenbush Road West Nyack, NY 10994 Contact: Dena Ventrudo, Registrar, (845) 358-0877 ext. 10. Website: www.rocklandartcenter.org
This year’s Annual Student Exhibition will include artwork from RoCA’s very talented students of all ages. The exhibition will also feature artwork made by families in our community who participated in our Exploring Art Together: Family Heritage Workshops made possible by a generous funding by First Niagara Bank.
Friday May 3rd ~ 8:30 A.M.—1:00 P.M. The Alzheimer’s Association’s spring educational conference, New Hope, New Choices: Utilizing Strengths and Resources when Coping with Alzheimer’s. The charge for the event is $25 for family and general community, and $45 for health care professionals. Pre-registration is required by April 19. To register or to obtain further information, call 800 272 3900. Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
The Taghkanic Chorale Features Mozart and Haydn May 4th Travel in spirit with the Taghkanic Chorale to the heartland of classical music to discover choral gems including Mozart’s Te Deum, Ave Verum Corpus and Sparrow Mass and Haydn’s Little Organ Mass. Experience the breadth and depth of emotion these two musical geniuses are able to express while adhering to classical form and convention. Chamber orchestra and soloists from the acclaimed Clarion Music Society will accompany the Chorale under the musical direction of maestro Steven Fox.
The concert will be performed Saturday May 4th at 8:00 pm at Trinity Church, Ossining, 7 South Highland Ave (Rt. 9). Audience members are invited to join Chorale members, Mr. Fox and soloists for a reception after the concert.
Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, $12 for children under 12. For tickets and information, please call 914-737-6707 or visit www.taghkanicchorale.org
MAY 4 WEST
A CarFit event, which offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them, will take place at Helen Hayes Hospital on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Participants will each have 20-minute one-on-one consultation with a certified CarFit technician. The CaarFit event on May 4 is free but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment call 845-786-4809. For additional information on CarFit, visit the web site at wwww.car-fit.org.
ROCKLAND LAKE STATE PARK
Meals on Wheels presents the 3rd Annual Walk Away Hunger on May 11, 2013. Rockland Lake State Park, north parking lot. The walk is 5k and once around the Lake. Registration 7:50 am. Walk: 8:50 am. Arrive before am to avoid Park imposed parking fee. $25 Online Registration up until May 8th at www. mowrockland.org or send check payable to meals on wheals to: Meals on Wheels 121 West Nyack Road Nanuet NY 1054 by May 8th: After May 8th participants can register the day of the event on - site for $35.
JAMCCAR’S Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon Save the date. - Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fun filled event with food, fashion, performances, JAMCCAR’s Ekklipse Steel Band, Raddy B Disco, raffles, honorees and more. Proceeds benefit our Scholarship Fund Hilton Pearl River. 500 Veterans Memorial Drive. Pearl River New York. To nominate an Honoree or Purchase Tickets Contact: Clover Hall 917-806-9375 or Millicent Johnson-James 917-562-6771 or JAMCCAR 845-425-7327/ JAMCCARJA@GMAIL.COM.
Vendors Wanted: Hillburn Ladies Auxiliary Street Fair- May 18. 10 am to 3 pm on 5thStreet in the Village. Hillburn residents can reserve a 12x 12 space for $20 Non-resident cost is $25 vendors are encouraged to bring their own tables and feature items for sale. Contracts are available. Deadline to reserve a space is May 4th. To reserve a space or for more information, call 845-304-3697.
“The Tappan New York Senior Club is hosting a trip to Michigan from May 28 –June 3, 2013. The price is $709 per person, double occupancy. This includes a trip to the Upper Peninsula, Mackinac Island, a breakfast at the Grand Hotel, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and a dinner cruise through the Sault Ste. Marie Locks (Soo Locks) between Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Trip insurance is advised. This trip is open to all interested people; you do not need to be a member of any senior club to join us. A $25.00 deposit is required. Contact Marilyn for more information at 845-359-2836.”
Bergen Performing Arts Center located in Englewood, New Jersey is proud to present The Beach Boys on Friday May 31, 2013- Buy tickets Friday March 8th 2013 at 11AM as this is one show not to be missed. The legendary Beach Boys celebrate two decades of some of the biggest hit songs in American history. Tickets for this spectacular show go on sale Friday March 8, 2013 at 11AM at Ticketmaster.com or call the box office at 201 227 1030, Tickets can also be purchased in person at bergenPAC located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood New Jersey.
Save the Date. Congratulations RCADD 40 years 1973-2013. Sunday October 20, 2013 3pm to 7 pm The Clubhouse of Patriot Hills 19 Clubhouse Lane Stony Point NY. The Board of Directors of Rockland Council on ALcoholism and other drug dependence, Inc. would like the entire ROckland Community to help celebrate the Council’s 40th year anniversary.
When: March 27th Time: 3:00-6:00 pm Location: Otisville Correctional Facility Otisville, NY 10963
The Englewood Public Library is spotlighting the selected artwork of five artists - - Dail Fried of Cresskill, Patricia Malarcher of Englewood, Irmari Nacht of Englewood, Larry Schulte of New York City, and Won Ju Seo of Englewood Cliffs - - during April. This unique group show's theme is “SquareS.” The exhibition is free and open to the public. There will be a combined “Meet The Artists” Program and Public Art Reception for the quintet on Friday, April 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited and the artists will be on hand to discuss their techniques. The square is a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles. The square, a mathematical form, occurs rarely in nature, notably in the eye of the lobster. Since the emergence of abstract painting in the mid-20th Century, many artists have chosen the square as a format for two-dimensional artwork. Prior to that, when representational art was the norm, the conventional view was that the square did not lend itself to subjects such as landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. The five artists are currently exploring the square as a format for painting, collage, fiber art, and mixed media constructions. Their diverse approaches suggest that the square, despite its fixed definition, is a shape with limitless flexibility. Varying in scale and approach, the works include large panels of interlaced paper with patterns derived from Fibonacci numbers, abstract acrylic paintings with sensuous surfaces, pierced fabric hangings inspired by the Korean tradition of bojagi wrapping cloths, a series of explorations of tonality and texture on squares arranged in grids, and sewn collages that incorporate Mylar, painted canvas, and laminations. The artists will also exhibit a selection of small three-dimensional pieces based on the square. To enhance awareness of the ubiquity of squares in everyday life, a selection of familiar objects - - among them a Rubik’s cube, a chess board, a crossword puzzle, and a checkerboard tablecloth - - will complement the artworks. Dail Fried, a graduate of Boston University, is a professional artist working as a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. She has had numerous solo and group shows nationwide. Her work has received many awards and is included in many private and corporate collections. She noted: “Painting on a square format allows for an emphasis of the images as one entity. Boundaries become nearly nonexistent as the eye naturally experiences a wholeness. The feeling of oneness is intensified as the eye is less inclined to travel away from the visual journey.” Patricia Malarcher has shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Her work is in many corporate collections and in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Racine Museum. She has received three Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and has had 20 solo exhibitions. “Generally, my work is built incrementally, from small units to larger constructions,” she stated. “I work primarily with fabrics and various plastics, with sewing by hand or machine as the means of construction. Often, I create a series of small pieces - - e.g., six or eight inches square - - in a spirit of open-ended exploration. I then assemble them into a larger construction, either attached to each other in a quilt- like format or as a set of related units. I also build units into three-dimensional structures.” Irmari Nacht’s art has been exhibited in every major museum in New Jersey, including the Newark Museum, NJ State Museum, Morris Museum, Montclair Art Museum. Her work is in several corporate and public collections, including,Yale Art Museum, Bowdoin College, and Jimmy Carter Museum. She has exhibited internationally, as well as nationally, and received two NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Sculpture. She received a second Puffin Foundation Grant for “Who Am I?”, an interactive project where the viewer becomes part of the artwork. “The square shape appeals to my sense of order with its absolute equality of form,” she said. “At the same time, I need to break up this rigidity with fluid elements that flow or relate to an adjacent square.” Larry Schulte was born and raised on a farm in the middle of Nebraska. The cycles found in nature are an integral part of his psyche, and show up in the repetition and patterns found in his artwork. “I was a mathematician before I started making artwork,” he said. “The simple shapes of mathematics - - squares, circles, triangles - - have always been a part of my artistic vocabulary. I regularly work in a square format.” Won Ju Seo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She earned her B.F.A. with a concentration in Western Painting from Hong-Ik University in Seoul. She has been inspired by bojagi, which is Korean traditional wrapping cloth, and, as an artist, she has been working with colors and compositions on various types of textiles, using the bojagi sewing technique, which includes embroidery and silk painting with a modern twist. She pointed out: “The square shape of bojagi mirrors the window from where I would gaze and imagine the outside world as a child. The window represents the desire to explore the unknown world like that of many Korean women who grew up in a traditional Confucian culture, including myself. From the inside, I boldly throw open the window and freely play an active role as a creative and contemporary person.” The artwork may be viewed during normal Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For further information on the April Exhibit, please call Dick Burnon, Head of Adult Programming and Public Relations at the Library, at 201-568-2215, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org., or visit the Library’s website at www.englewoodlibrary.org. The Englewood Public Library is located at 31 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ.
We are seeking workshop proposals for our 32nd Annual Organic Farming and Gardening Winter Conference scheduled for January 24th-26th, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
We are interested in proposals for a wide-range of conference workshop tracks including: Dairy and Grazing, Livestock, Fruits and Herbs, Vegetables, Beginning Farming, Urban Farming, Value-Added Processing and Marketing, Grains and Field Crops, Gardening and Homesteading, and People and Policy. Information on past conference workshops can be found at www.nofany.org/events/winter-conference.
General conference workshops are 75 minutes long. A limited number of longer (intensive) workshops that are ½ day (3 hours) to full-day (6 hours) will be offered on the first full day of the conference.
Workshops are offered at different levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Preference will be given to workshops with a single presenter. Presenters will be offered a full conference registration and a small honorarium.
Please submit your workshop proposal electronically to: https://nofa.wufoo.com/forms/x7w0m7/
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PUBLIC PROGRAMS: For tickets to Public Programs, please call the New-York Historical Societys call center at (212) 485-9268 or visit http://www.nyhistory.org/programs. Programs $30 (Members $18) unless otherwise noted.
BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES:
SWING TIME: TIMES SQUARE AND CONEY ISLAND Thursday, May 2, 6:30 pm Barry Lewis Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West In this lecture and slideshow, presented in anticipation of the new exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York, architectural historian Barry Lewis explores two major entertainment centers that were emerging in New York in the 1930s: Times Square and Coney Island. Marsh was fascinated by urban daily life, and in Manhattan and Brooklyn, these two public spaces provided the backdrop for the social lives of many New Yorkers.
NEW THINKING ON THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am $60 (members $36) Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West") Marc A. Genest, Edward G. Lengel Old Wars, New Threats A series of Saturday programs presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute Registration and Continental Breakfast 9 am Strategic Communication in the American Revolution Featuring: Marc A. Genest 9:30 am Outmatched by the most dominant military power of the eighteenth century, the American rebels compensated by constructing a sophisticated insurgent network. Marc A. Genest discusses how the Americans utilization of public diplomacy, propaganda, and covert operations undercut British conventional military advantages.
The Savior of Our Country: Remembering Gen. George Washington Featuring: Edward G. Lengel 11 am Edward G. Lengel, one of the nations leading scholars of the life of George Washington, gives a fresh and frank look at General Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses.
THE CIVIL WAR IN 50 OBJECTS Monday, May 13, 6:30 pm Harold Holzer, Eric Foner (moderator) Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West From a soldiers diary with the pencil still attached to John Browns pike, the Emancipation Proclamation, a Confederate Palmetto flag, and the leaves from Abraham Lincolns bier, Harold Holzer and Eric Foner provide a unique and intimate look at the Civil War through the New- York Historical Societys renowned collection.
THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT: THE WAR IN WESTERN EUROPE Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm Rick Atkinson, Steve Coll (moderator) Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war. Two authors tell the tale of the riveting series of events from the brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich.
FILMS: BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ CLASSIC FILM SERIES: Join us for the New-York Historical Societys film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. For more information on our featured films and speakers, please visit nyhistory.org/programs or call (212) 485-9205. Thanks to Bank of America's generous support, admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with New-York Historicals Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted). World War II and Its Legacy in Film Organized in conjunction with the exhibition WWII & NYC
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940) Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West Adam Gopnik, Richard Brody Adam Gopnik and Richard Brody dive into Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller, in which a young reporter struggles to uncover Nazi agents in Britain. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 120 min.
IN A LONELY PLACE (1950) Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West Adam Gopnik, Richard Brody Adam Gopnik and Richard Brody discuss one of Bogarts finest and lesser-known film performances in this postwar film noir murder mystery. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame. 94 min.
ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945) Friday, May 24, 7:00 pm Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West Will Friedwald, Ron Simon Join us for Fleet Week! Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly star as sailors looking for love while on shore leave in Los Angeles in this classic wartime musical. Directed by George Sidney. Starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson. 143 min.
I KNOW WHERE IM GOING! (1945) Friday, May 31, 7:00 pm Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West Thelma Schoonmaker Thelma Schoonmaker, the Academy Award-winning editor renowned for her work with Martin Scorsese, talks about her late husband Michael Powells masterpiecea wartime romance between a fiery young woman and a naval officer on shore leave. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown. 88 min.
CONCERTS: The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Night Programs. Admission to the concert is free. No advanced reservations are possible for this events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).
FRANK SINATRA: HERES TO OL BLUE EYES! Jay Leonhart, Family & Friends Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm Jay Leonhart, a world-renowned bassist and songwriter, has been performing professionally for more than 50 years. Throughout his illustrious career, he has performed with many of the legendary musicians of the 20th century, including Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Barbara Cook, among others. He has recorded numerous solo albums and continues to tour nationally.
INFORMATION HOTLINE: To reach the Museums offices call: (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 (under 4) -free
National Action Network is partnering with the American Cancer Society as Champions in enrolling participants for their newest research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), at Touro College, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 4:00PM to 7:30PM. Join us at NAN Headquarters located at 106 W. 145th street and the corner of Lenox avenue, NYC, every Saturday in March from 11:00AM to 2:00PM to register or for more information. We will kick- off THIS SATURDAY, March 16th, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM! Who can enroll? Individuals between the ages of 30-65, with no personal history of cancer (except for basal or squamous cell skin cancers) and who are willing to make a long term commitment to the study. What’s involved? • Step 1 – Register for an enrollment appointment at NAN or by visiting www.cps3manhattan.org • Step 2 – Prior to your appointment, fill out the survey emailed to you about your health history. Don’t forget to print out the final confirmation page and bring it with you to your enrollment appointment! • Step 3 – At your appointment, you will complete a brief survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and provide a small blood sample (7 teaspoons in total) taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist. • Step 4 – Every 2 – 3 years, you will be sent a brief follow up survey to complete and return. Want to do more? We are also looking for community members who are willing to help spread the word about CPS-3 and volunteers to help with enrollment Tuesday, April 16th. If you would like to learn more, please call or email Rosemary Perez-Bell at Rosemary.Perez-Bell@cancer.org or 212-237-3917 or and we will share more information with you. Enroll early because appointment times are filling up! Visit www.cps3manhattan.org for enrollment information and details on the study.
According to the FEMA regional office, the Town of Orangetown was the first applicant in Rockland to receive reimbursement from FEMA for debris removal and emergency protective measures for damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. In early February, the Town received approval for $1.75 million for expenses related to the late October storm and shortly thereafter received payment from the federal government. The federal government is responsible for 75% of the reimbursement while New York state pays for 25%. Orangetown is still awaiting reimbursement from the State, but expects that to occur in the next several weeks. This quick payment allows the Town to minimize the costs associated with incurring huge unanticipated expenses in October and November but not being reimbursed until February and March. Supervisor Andy Stewart said, “An outstanding performance by our finance director Jeff Bencik and our department heads put Orangetown first in line for reimbursement of Sandy cleanup costs. Our regional FEMA representative informed me that Finance Director Jeff Bencik’s quick turn around time and thorough documentation through meetings, telephone calls and emails really paid off. According to FEMA, Orangetown received funding in record breaking time setting the standard for Rockland County and other counties under Branch 3 of FEMA. Jeff Bencik 359-5100 x 2204 Stewart cell 845-729-5590, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
OPRHP and PIPC hold Public Hearing for the Draft Master Plan for Rockland Lake, Hook Mountain, Nyack Beach, and Haverstraw Beach State Parks
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Palisades Region and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) will hold a public hearing regarding the preparation of a Draft Master Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Rockland Lake, Hook Mountain, Nyack Beach, and Haverstraw Beach State Parks (The Park Complex). OPRHP and PIPC encourage the public to participate in the planning efforts for The Park Complex and welcome all comments related to the DRAFT MASTER PLAN and DEIS.
The meeting will be held at Rockland Lake State Park Championship Golf Course Clubhouse on Championship Road in Congers, NY on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM. OPRHP staff will make a brief presentation about the master plan and receive public comments.
All persons interested in The Park Complex are urged to attend. The DRAFT MASTER PLAN and DEIS may be viewed on the OPRHP Web site at www. nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx and at the New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, the Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack and Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage.
Written comments should be submitted by April 10, 2013 to: Rockland.Plan@parks.ny.gov
M. Pamela Otis, Director Environmental Management Bureau 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12238
Jim Hall Palisades Interstate Park Commission Bear Mountain Administration Building Bear Mountain, NY 10911
For additional information and directions to the meeting, contact the park office at 845-268-3020. To confirm on the day of the public hearing or if the weather seems questionable , please visit the OPRHP Web site for a meeting cancellation notice and updated information: www. nysparks.com/newsroom/meeting-notices/.
Rockland Lake, Nyack Beach, Hook Mountain, and Haverstraw Beach are part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, which administers 28 parks, parkways, and historic sites for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in New York as well as the Palisades Interstate Park and parkway in New Jersey. For more information about New York State parks and historic sites, please visit www.nysparks.com. For information about the New Jersey section of the PIPC please visit www.njpalisades.org. For more information about the Palisades Parks Conservancy and the Palisades Interstate Park parks and historic sites, please visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org.
Since our founding over a century ago, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission has depended on donations as well as public funds for financial support to meet our mission to promote and expand the preservation of natural, historical and cultural resources. These donations enable us to conserve and protect open space and wildlife habitats, improve facilities and enhance programs and services for our visitors. You can help! The Palisades Parks Conservancy, Inc., the charitable partner of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission is a free-standing federally registered non-profit corporation exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations may be made over our secure Web site at palisades.exhibit-e.com/donate/ or by mailing to Palisades Parks Conservancy, Bear Mountain State Park, Administration Building, Bear Mountain, NY 10911. For more information, please call us at 845-786-2701 or send email to email@example.com.
Saturday, May 11, 2013,10am-1pm Can you believe it? Year 4!!! Here are a few photos from past years. It's loads of fun! Woodlands Lake/VE Macy Park - Irvington
Coca Cola - Elmsford/Greenburgh
For information or to suggest sites, please contact me. Ann-Marie Mitroff, River Program Director, (914) 375-2151, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDNERS, PA. – One of the new features of the Appalachian Trail Museum during the upcoming season will be an exhibit on the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame.
“The Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame has been a wonderful addition because it honors the men and women who made the trail what it is today – one of the most widely hiked trails in the world,” said Larry Luxenberg, museum founder and president of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society. “Through the Hall of Fame, we learn the stories of the trail, from when it was conceived by Benton MacKaye to when it was first blazed by Myron Avery to when it was thru hiked by such pioneers as Earl Shaffer, ‘Grandma’ Gatewood and Gene Espy.”
The Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame now has 11 members, including McKaye, Avery, Shaffer, Gatewood and Espy. Other hall of famers are Ed Garvey, Arthur Perkins, David Richie, Frank Schairer, Jean Stephenson and Major William Adams Welch. Another class of members will be inducted on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Visit http://atmbanquet2013.eventbrite.com for ticket information.
The museum will be open during the 2013 season on: • Saturday, March 30, to Sunday, May, 5 – weekends, noon to 4:00 pm • Saturday, May 11, to Sunday July 7 – 9:00AM to 4:00 pm every day • Monday, July 8, to Sunday, August 4 – noon to 4:00 pm every day • August 5 to November 3; noon to 4:00 pm Wednesday thru Sunday • Labor Day – Monday, September 2, • Columbus Day, Monday, October, 14
During the 2013 season, plans also are in the works to relocate the historic Dean’s Gap Shelter from Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania, to the museum, update the existing Earl Shaffer Shelter display and open a 30th anniversary exhibit on hikers who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1983. Other exhibits under consideration are one on the Appalachian Trail and the Civil War and one on historic trail saws.
More than 7,000 visitors experienced the Appalachian Trail Museum during the 2012 season. Luxenberg said since opening in 2010 the museum has had more than 23,000 visitors from across the United States and many other countries.
Luxenberg said volunteers are being sought for all aspects of museum operations from greeters and docents to maintenance and landscaping crews to program and hike leaders. Museum manager Howard Davis is accepting inquiries at email@example.com A seminar for volunteers will be held on March 30, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Ironmasters Mansion in Pine Grove Furnace State Park,
The seminar will include Appalachian Trail history and first-hand experiences of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and section hikers. There also will be updates on the soon-to-begin expansion of the museum including the amphitheater walkway; the multi-purpose upper level deck ramp, a lower level children’s areas and upper level enhancements.
“Seminar attendees will see and hear the how’s-and-wherefores’ of what goes into the museum’s exhibits, displays and artifact collection,” said museum manager Davis. “They will learn about the important role volunteer docent/greeters have in the operation of the museum. The program will conclude with opening of the museum for the 2013 season at noon.”
Located in a 200-year-old, restored grist mill in historic Pine Grove Furnace State Park and at the midway point of the 2,184-mile-long Appalachian Trail, the museum is across from the Pine Grove General Store on scenic Pennsylvania Route 233 in Cumberland County.
About the Appalachian Trail Museum Society The Appalachian Trail Museum Society, a 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization formed in 2002, organizes programs, exhibits, volunteers and fundraising nationwide for the Appalachian Trail Museum. The museum opened on June 5, 2010, as a tribute to the thousands of men, women and families who have hiked and maintained the 2,184 mile long hiking trail that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. Located in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, Pennsylvania, the museum is conveniently near Carlisle, Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Additional information is available at www.atmuseum.org.
MEDIA CONTACT Joe Patterson Appalachian Trail Museum Society 717-823-7556 firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle school and high school students may now register for the full-day summer academic programs offered at Ramapo College of New Jersey: the Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp, the Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program, and SAT Prep Plus College Immersion. Pre-registration for upcoming March and April Information Sessions is also open. Visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps to register. The Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp runs July 8 through 19 and focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning activities while having fun. The program is for middle school students entering 7th and 8th grades, and entering 6th graders may attend with a special recommendation by a teacher or guidance counselor. The Ramapo Explorers-STEM schedule consists of several educational programs that give campers a chance to explore STEM topics in a fun and interactive environment while they advance their problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities that are a part of the new national Common Core Standards. Campers follow a schedule from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. including: Science Matters, Robotics Rumble, Recreation, GPS: Geo Problem Solvers (math), and CSI: Crime Science Investigation. Students are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers and are supported by trained college-age counselors who are often teacher education majors. Early drop off and late pick up are offered. The Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program for high school students utilizes the College’s Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business, which is accredited by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program runs from August 5 through 9. In the mornings, 9 a.m. to Noon, participants learn about budgeting and finances to prepare them for making sound financial decisions in the future. They learn about how to save money, the positive and negative effects of using credit cards, and how to budget their personal finances that impact lifestyle choices. In the afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m., students interact with the latest software for simulated stock trading in the Trading Lab, an authentic stock market trading room complete with an electronic ticker display carrying financial data from multiple world markets. Students participate in games and competitions as they buy, sell and trade to build their own stock portfolios. No previous knowledge is necessary. A Princeton Review SAT Prep Plus College Immersion program is also offered for entering 11th and 12th graders and runs July 22 through August 1. It includes four proctored SATs with detailed computer analysis of the results, 11 practice tests for the SAT and PSAT, extra online lessons, special college admissions seminars, and more. The Ramapo College of New Jersey youth/pre-college programs are directed by the College’s Center for Innovative and Professional Learning. The Center supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages. For more information, contact the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370 or visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps.
Unless otherwise noted, events meet on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm at Philipse Manor Hall, State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. Free parking is available! For more information, call or email Curt Collier at (914)375-2151 or email@example.com
TRAVELER ADVISORY Road Closure, Route 6/202 Town of Cortland, Westchester County Motorists are advised that Route 6/202 (Bear Mountain Bridge Road), between Route 9D and Route 9 (Annsville Circle), will be closed until further notice for emergency repairs. A detour has been established and is as follows: • Route 9 to Route 403; to Route 9D; back to Bear Mountain Bridge Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during this period, if possible. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of the driver’s license.
Natalia Indrimi, executive director of the Centro Primo Levi, New York, will speak at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Thursday, April 11 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. in the Robert A. Scott Student Center, Friends Hall (SC-219) about "Deconstructing a Hero of the Holocaust." The Morton and Clara Richmond Endowment will underwrite the event and the Italian Club of Ramapo College will co-sponsor it. Indrimi will present the rationale and preliminary results of a research project promoted by Centro Primo Levi dedicated to reconstructing the life and career of the Italian police officer Giovanni Palatucci (1909-1945). Palatucci of Montella, Naples was an adjunct deputy police superintendent in Fiume between 1937 and 1944 and died in Dachau in 1945. He is believed to have saved between 5,000 and 8,000 Jews by supporting clandestine emigration through the port of Fiume and by "officially deporting them to the internment camp of Capagna (near Naples)." There, his uncle, Giuseppe Maria Palatucci, was the bishop and allegedly assisted Jewish internees to safety. It is believed that, after the armistice of September 8, 1943, Palatucci saved the Jewish population of Fiume from the German round ups by alerting the community and destroying police records of over 5,000 individuals. In 1990, Yad Vashem recognized him as Righteous among the Nations and, in 2001 the Catholic Church opened a process of beatification. During more than 50 years in which this story took its shape, the academic world has remained silent. Most studies on the persecution of Jews in Fiume, Fascist concentration camps and Jewish clandestine emigration from the Adriatic coast contradict the possibility of such massive rescue operations. The State of Israel, the Italian government as well as Jewish-American and Italian-American organizations have invested greatly in the celebration of Palatucci's deeds. In 2010, Centro Primo Levi began to dedicate attention to the growing presence of English language literature on Palatucci and to the circulation of material that, while giving a new fictional dimension to his story, denied basic facts in the history of the persecution of the Jews of Italy. The center established a collaborative research project aimed at documenting from different historiographical perspectives of Palatucci's life and career. The project resulted in the creation of a database of hundreds of documents from Italian, Israeli, Croatian, German, American and British archives that challenge the alleged deeds of Palatucci and poses the question of how his fame was constructed. Indrimi received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Rome La Sapienza. Since 1985, she has developed international cultural partnerships and curated exhibitions and conferences in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Latin America. Between 2001 and 2007, she was the program director of the Center for Jewish History. Centro Primo Levi (CPL) is the English Language portal for Italian Jewish studies and community news connecting the Italian Jewish worlds in Italy, Israel and the U.S. Based at the Center for Jewish History in New York, CPL serves scholars and the general public through resources, programs, networking, exchange opportunities and educational initiatives. CPL's monthly online publication, "Printed Matter," features research and current affairs from the Jewish communities of Italy. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 201.684.7409.
April-May Events at Edward Hopper House
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 Finding Edward Hopper in Vermont, a talk and book signing of Edward Hopper in Vermont by Bonnie Tocher Clause Friday, April 19 at 6 PM Edward and Josephine Hopper made a series of summer trips into Vermont between 1927 and 1938, culminating in two month-long stays on a farm in South Royalton. There Edward painted a series of distinctive and little-known watercolor landscapes of the White River. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause describes her quest to illuminate the back story of these Vermont sojourns. She will illustrate her talk with slides of Hopper's Vermont works--both watercolors and drawings--along with photographs, old and new, of the real places in the paintings. Reservations strongly suggested. Two on the Aisle 2nd Annual One act play competition and festival Produced by the Edward Hopper House Art Center and DICE Theatre Company Two On The Aisle Play Submissions $100 Prize to Top Play! The Edward Hopper House Art Center is calling for original one act plays for its 2nd annual Two On The Aisle, One Act Play Competition. Plays will be selected by a panel of performing arts professionals. Selected works will be given a workshop style showcase at the Edward Hopper House Art Center. All plays will receive notes/analysis from the jurors. Selected plays/playwrights are responsible for casting the production, securing a director and rehearsals in addition to those outlined in the guidelines below. Their is a $10 submission fee which can be paid via check made out to Hopper House or paid via paypal. Plays can address any topic or theme but must meet the competition guidelines below. The deadline to submit is March 11, 2013. Applicants will be notified by March 22, 2013. Sunday on the River with Edward Hopper Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2-5 PM Open house and tours of the house and gardens, sparkling wine and light fare, to benefit The Edward Hopper House Art Center, $100 per person. A rare opportunity to visit the restored home and gardens of actress Helen Hayes and her playwright husband, Charles MacArthur, in the Hudson River Village of Nyack. In 1939, Edward Hopper was commissioned by the actress and her husband to paint a portrait of Pretty Penny, built in 1856. The afternoon will include talks on the house and its furnishings, the gardens, and the Edward Hopper commissioned painting. Hosted by Elle Decor Magazine publisher, Barbara Hertz Friedmann, and Radio-WQXR/WNYC host and producer, Elliott Forrest. Hopper House is looking for New Docents and Summer 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. 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. Artists of Deception: The Art of the Ghost Army April 13-June 9 Curators: Elizabeth Sayles and Rick Beyer An exhibition of original works by soldiers in “The Ghost Army,” an extraordinary World War II deception unit loaded with artists. This top-secret group of GI’s helped win the war with inflatable tanks, sound effects and illusion. As they travelled across the battlefields of Europe they documented everything, with watercolors, ink, and pastel, creating a vast array of artwork by some of the most talented artists of the era. Artists in the unit included fashion designer Bill Blass, painter/sculptor Ellsworth Kelly, and wildlife artist Arthur Singer. This exhibition, specially curated for the Hopper House, will feature wartime paintings and sketches by more than 15 Ghost Army soldiers. It includes Blass’s wartime sketchbook and exquisite Singer watercolors, as well as works by Rockland County Ghost Army veterans Bill Sayles and Ned Harris.
SPRING FILM SERIES CONTINUES AT BETHEL WOODS
The annual Spring Film Series at the not-for-profit cultural organization Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues with three films sure to appeal to all audiences with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on March 9, Taking Woodstock on April 6, and Some Like It Hot on May 4. Movie tickets are $8.00 for the general public; $6.00 for members; $5.00 for kids 3 to 12; and children 2 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance and at the door. More ticketing info is available at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org or by calling 845.295.2060.
The Bethel Woods film series offers guests opportunities to see childhood favorites on the big screen, and to introduce their children to classic films. Stay after the screening for “Cinema Conversations,” featuring guest hosts from the film community to lead a lively group discussion about the film, the series, and subjects of the audience’s interest.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. The “scrumdiddlyumptious” world of Roald Dahl comes to life on the big screen in this delightful musical for the whole family. Charlie Bucket is a poor boy with big dreams to someday visit the mysterious chocolate factory of the magical Mr. Willy Wonka. The mischievous proprietor hides five golden tickets inside his famous chocolate bars and the lucky few to find them will go on life-changing journey through this dangerous and delightful fun house. Is Charlie’s luck about to change? At this special family-friendly screening, the afternoon will start with an audience sing-along and a reading from the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There will be chocolate bars for all, plus a special prize for one lucky child. This film is rated G by the MPAA. More Info
Taking Woodstock - Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. In keeping with the opening of our spring 2013 special exhibit On Assignment: Woodstock, the Photos of Rolling Stone Photographer Baron Wolman, Bethel Woods will be presenting the film Taking Woodstock. Based on Elliot Tiber’s memoir Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life, and directed by filmmaker Ang Lee, the film takes a humorous (and sometimes inaccurate) look at the story behind how one of the greatest concerts came to be. Join us afterwards for a discussion about the film’s accuracies and inaccuracies in telling the story of the 1969 Woodstock concert. This film is rated R by the MPAA. More Info
Some Like It Hot - Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Named by the American Film Institute as the “Funniest Film of All Time,” Some Like It Hot continues to delight audiences with its wacky and witty humor and memorable performances by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. When two musicians (Curtis and Lemmon) are wanted by the Mob, they go into hiding, disguising themselves as women in an all-female band. Their cross-dressing antics lead to a comedy of errors when one of the disguised men becomes the object of affection for a rich, eccentric millionaire, and the other falls in love with the band’s lead singer: the steaming, blonde bombshell Sugar Kane (Monroe). The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards. This film is rated PG by the MPAA. More Info
BAD COMPANY AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD ANNOUCE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Tour Includes Stop At Bethel Woods On July 27 BETHEL, NY (March 4, 2013) – Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a co-headline tour that takes the bands coast-to-coast for 12 dates, which includes a stop at the not-for-profit cultural organization Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. Both bands celebrate significant 40th anniversaries in 2013, with Lynyrd Skynyrd having released their debut album on August 13, 1973 and Bad Company being formed that same year. While the pair have shared the stage and Paul Rodgers has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Skynyrd have never toured as co-headliners together.
Tickets for go on-sale on Friday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, Ticketmaster or by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets for are $50.00, $82.50, $100.50, and $138.00 for reserved seating, and $30.00 for lawn. For a limited time only, a lawn four-pack will be available for $95.00. All-in ticket prices show at a glance exactly what you will pay for your ticket, including standard shipping. Bad Company were dubbed a super-group upon the band's formation due to the union of Free's Paul Rodgers (Vocals / Multi-Instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs (Guitar) plus King Crimson's Boz Burrell (Bass) and Free's Simon Kirke (Drums). Over the next nine years, the band released a string of six albums, yielding international hits "Can't Get Enough," "Bad Company," "Feel Like Makin' Love," and many others penned by the main songwriters Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs. Original members Rodgers, Ralphs, and Kirke will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning (from Paul Rodgers solo band). Original bassist Boz Burrell passed away in 2006.
Bad Company has inspired many of today's musicians. Most notably, Metal band Five Finger Death Punch who scored a #1 Active Rock hit with a cover of the song "Bad Company". Since 2001, the band has only played 11 isolated performances, and has not staged a tour of The United States until now. In front of the run, Rodgers shares, "When Mick and I formed the band in the 70's we were amazed at the instant success. It didn't hurt to have Led Zeppelin behind us, and we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for fans."
Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd has maintained a tremendous legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and continues with the recently released Last Of A Dying Breed (Roadrunner). The band's career was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and then subsequently faced adversity through the losses of Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on. With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. The current line-up features Gary Rossington (Guitar), Johnny Van Zant (Vocals), Rickey Medlocke (Guitar), Mark "Sparky" Matejka (Guitar), Michael Cartellone (Drums), Johnny Colt (Bass), Peter Keys (Keyboards), Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes (Backing Vocals) and Carol Chase-Honkettes (Backing Vocals).
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant offers, "Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company’s music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage.” Paul Rodgers reveals, "The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70's and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the Riot House. In the 90's the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that's why I am so damned happy and healthy these years."
For more information please visit BethelWoodsCenter.org or call 1.866.781.2922.
West Point Professor to Examine Crucial Roles Played by Jews in Early Hungarian Sound Film
The presentation titled "‘Without the Jews, how will we produce Christian culture?’ Nation and anti-Semitism in the Wartime Cinema of Hungary" will be given by Professor David Frey at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Thursday, March 28 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion. The program is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and History Club of Ramapo College. Frey is an associate professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His talk will examine the birth, unexpected ascendance and wartime collapse of Hungary's cinema and place it within a peculiar international context that involves the interplay of Hungarian cultural and political elites, Jewish film professionals and financiers, Nazi officials and global film moguls. Frey will demonstrate that although it intended to contribute to forging a national culture, Hungary’s film industry became mired in contradictions of its own making, including those inherent to racial nationalism based in anti-Semitism.
Frey earned his Ph.D. in Central European History at Columbia University. I.B. Tauris will publish his manuscript, “Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary: The Tragedy of Success, 1929-44,” later this year. His articles have appeared in numerous journals and edited volumes, including the award-winning “Cinema and the Swastika.” Last fall, he was in Hungary as a Fulbright Scholar researching Hungarian-American relations between 1944 and 1951. He directs the new Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Point, spearheading efforts among the service academies to integrate Holocaust and Genocide Studies into their curricula and to help the Department of Defense develop education and training programs related to understanding and preventing mass atrocity. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 201.684.7409.
New City Library Calander of Events
Community Relations Department, 845-634-4997, ext. 139. 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. Introduction to PowerPoint 2010 Monday, April 1, 7:00 PM Registration begins 5 days before class. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 125 or stop by the adult reference desk. Teen Baby-sitting Workshop Wednesday, April 3, Tuesday, April 9, Wednesday April 15, 7:00 PM Taught by members of the police force, volunteer firefighters and a nurse. Attendance at all three sessions is required to receive a certificate. Limited in-person registration begins Monday, March 18, 7:00 PM. All participants must be 12 or older, please bring proof of age. First Time Home Buyers Saturday, April 6, 2:30 PM Mortgage consultant Leah Scala Israel discusses this important and stressful process. She examines each step taken in looking for a home. Credit reports, credit scores and how they impact qualification will also be discussed. A Q & A session will follow the presentation. Investigating Mysteries Book Discussion Group Monday, April 8, 7:00 PM The group will be discussing What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman. Here to Help Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The second Tuesday of each month the New City Library will feature local non-profit organizations that contribute to our community in unique ways. This informal program takes place in the front lobby where group members are available to answer questions and supply information. This month’s featured organization will be United Hospice of Rockland. Chapters Book Discussion Group Tuesday, April 9, 7;15 PM The group will be discussing Charming Billy by Alice McDermott. Teen Book Discussion Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 PM The group will be discussing White Cat by Holly Black. A Quartet of Poets Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 PM Celebrate National Poetry Month with Rockland’s first Poet Laureate Dan Masterson. Joining Masterson will be poets Marty Levine, Diane Weber and Harry Waitzman. Listen to their work, then share some of your own. Children’s Program: National Sibling Day Thursday, April 11, 5:30 PM Miss Amy will share stories and a craft for you to enjoy with your siblings. Drop-in program. Living Well: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions Fridays, April 12 – May 17, 1:00 PM Are you or a loved on finding it difficult to manage an illness such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson’s or heart disease? Learn how to take charge of your life again. Participants who complete the six-week series will receive a copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. To register, call 845-364-2501. National Scrabble Day Saturday, April 13, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Bring the family in to play this challenging word game. Scrabble games will be available in the children’s room all day. Spend time together and have fun while building your child’s vocabulary. Facts Nonfiction Book Discussion Group Wednesday, April 17, 1:00 PM The group will be discussing The Great Bridge by David McCullough. Bully Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 PM Take a realistic, thought-provoking and personalized view of bullying and its impact on individuals, families, schools and society. View the widely-acclaimed documentary Bully and then take part in a facilitated discussion led by psychologist David Drassner, Ph.D. In Other Worlds Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 PM The group will be discussing Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. Bharatanatyam: A Traditional Indian Dance Sunday, April 21, 2:00 PM Performer, teacher and choreographer Indhra Rajashekar brings this ancient and divine dance to the library. Bharatanatyam embodies the mythological and historic culture of Southern India and is known for its grace, purity, tenderness and sculpturesque poses. This program was made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR). Keepers of the Green Monday, April 22, 4:00 PM Grades: K – 6. Learn about different ways that you can be a Keeper of the Green! Make Earth-friendly crafts and gather information about keeping our planet as healthy as possible. Introduction to Excel 2010 Monday, April 22, 7:00 PM Registration begins 5 days before class. Call 845-634-4997, ext. 125 or stop by the adult reference desk. Youth Board Meeting Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 PM For 7th grade and up. Find out about volunteer opportunities and help plan programs. New members always welcome. Celebrate Arbor Day! Friday, April 26, 4:00 – 6:00 PM The New City Library will be giving away small, bare-root spruce trees. Instructions on planting and care will accompany each tree. These hardy trees are very deer resistant. Masterwork Conversations: Vienna Sunday, April 28, 2:00 PM Pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva pay tribute to the great musical masters who have left their historical mark of this enchanting city with a lively concert. The following exhibits will be on display in April: A Paradise Under Glass. Karen Ostertag welcomes spring with her photographs of the NY Botanical Garden’s Conservatory. Hear That Train a’Coming. Hand painted and built by Harvey Gold, these dioramas reflect on what a railroad accomplishes while providing a historical glance at scenes of the railroad lifestyle during the 1950s.
Yoga Workshop for Experienced Practitioners at Ramapo College
Ramapo College invites experienced yoga practitioners with at least six months of regular yoga practice to enjoy a three-hour yoga practice led by Lena Madsen of Lena Madsen Yoga and associated with Living Simplicity in Nyack, NY, on Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Ramapo College campus in the Birch Mansion York Room. Registration is online at: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/workshops/yoga.html. Participants will be instructed through a deep and thorough practice covering the physical and energetic qualities of the shoulders, elbows and wrists for the often-practiced Downward Facing Dog pose. Attendees will also apply their deeper understanding of the straightforward inversion known as the Hand Stand, either by practicing it themselves and/or studying it in other practitioners in the group. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, and to bring a towel or blanket and a mat. Admission is $35 for the general public, $25 for Ramapo College alumni and employees, and $10 for Ramapo College student yoga club members. For more information about the workshop or the Ramapo College Yoga Teacher Certification program, registered and approved by the Yoga Alliance, please visit: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/certificates/yoga.html, or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370.
Two Easter Festival Worship Services at First Presbyterian Church of Englewood on Sunday, March 31
For the first time, First Presbyterian Church of Englewood is having two Easter Festival Worship Services on Sunday, March 31, one at 9am and the other at 11am. Over the past five years, the attendance for this inspiring Easter Sunday service has nearly doubled. With two identical services, each will be more inviting and parking will be easier.
First Presbyterian Church's Easter worship has grown with people attending from all parts of Bergen county, as well as Hudson and Rockland counties, and even New York City. Reverend Richard Hong said "We are hoping that having two services will allow us to welcome more participants. We are excited to be seeing such growth: Easter is such a magnificent day that we want to make sure the maximum number of people are able to experience it.”
In each service the music of Handel, Rutter, Brahms and King will be performed by the Chancel Choir and soloists, accompanied by brass quintet, timpani, and historic pipe organ, directed by Dr. David Macfarlane. Both will have an extended prelude beginning 15 minutes prior to the service and end with full audience participation joining in Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus. The only difference will be that the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the 11:00 service.
First Presbyterian's Easter service, one of the most beautiful in the northern valley area, has been performed for over 140 years in the historic 1870 Victorian Gothic sanctuary which has excellent acoustics and is bathed in light flowing through from the Tiffany and LaFarge stained glass windows.
Everyone is invited to attend this festive Easter service, as well as the service of Tenebrae on Good Friday, March 29 at 8 pm, which will also feature the Chancel Choir, soloists and instrumental ensemble. First Presbyterian Church is at 150 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood, NJ . For more information visit the website at www.englewoodpres.org or call 201 568 7373
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!
As March comes to a close, the Supervisor of the Town of Haverstraw, Howard T. Phillips, Jr. would like to remind the public that every March is Brain Injury Awareness month. The Brain Injury Association of America has unveiled the theme of this year’s campaign: Brain Injury – Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone, Brain injuries do not discriminate. Please take every precaution, especially with children, in wearing the proper helmet while riding a bicycle, rollerblading, skate boarding, or any other activities to avoid brain trauma injuries. The Supervisor also wanted to mention that at this coming Monday’s Town Board meeting on March 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm, the Town Board will host a presentation highlighting brain injury awareness. The presenter is Barry Dain, a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of New York State who will be speaking about some alarming brain injury facts such as:
Each year in the United States:
Approximately 1.7 million people sustain a TBI. Of them, about 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1,365 million are treated and released from an ED.
Approximately 511,000 TBIs occur among children ages 0 to 14 years; ED visits account for more than 90% of the TBIs in this age group.
Falls are the leading cause of TBI. Rates are highest for children ages 0 to 4 years and for adults 65 years or older. In every age group, TBI rates are higher for males than for females.
Falls result in the greatest number of TBI-related hospitalizations.
Adults ages 75 years or older have the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalization and death.
Motor vehicle-traffic (MVT) is the leading cause of TBI-related death. Rates are highest for ages 20 to 24 years.
An estimated 1.7 million TBI-related deaths, hospitalizations, and ED visits occur in the U.S. each year. An estimated 124,626 people with TBI experience long-term impairment or disability from their injury. Thus, TBI prevention to reduce the incidence of TBIs and improved acute care, and rehabilitation services to reduce the likelihood of TBI-related disability are critical.
Traumatic Brain Injuries – From Concussion to Coma Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma, often a blow or jolt to the head, causes damage to the brain. The severity of TBI can range from mild (a concussion) to severe (coma). A concussion may cause temporary confusion and headache and sometimes cause permanent cognitive changes while a severe TBI can be fatal. Levels of brain trauma are characterized by the following: Mild (Concussion): A person with a mild TBI (awake), which is also called a concussion, may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes or perhaps not at all. Typical symptoms and cognitive problems can include confusion, memory and attention difficulties, headache and behavioral problems.
Moderate: A person with a moderate TBI is often lethargic with their eyes open to stimulation and may lose consciousness for 20 minutes to six hours. He/she may experience some brain swelling or bleeding causing sleepiness, but is still able to be aroused.
Severe (Coma): A person with a severe TBI is typically in a coma state for more than six hours.
A TBI does not include a stroke, an infection in the brain or a brain tumor.
Causes of all TBIs1 (Mild, Moderate and Severe) According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of TBI are: • Falls (35.2%) • Motor vehicle-Traffic (17.3%) • Struck By/Against Events (16.5%) • Assault (10%) • Unknown/Other (21%)
For More Information Contact the Brain Injury Association of New York State www.BIANYS.org 10 Colvin Avenue - Albany NY 12206-1242 Telephone: (518) 459-7911 Fax: (518) 482-5285 Toll-Free Family Help line: 1-800-444-6443 or 1-800-228-8201
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Sign up for our RSS feeds at: http://www.nyhistory.org/rss-feeds TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS: AUDUBONS AVIARY: PART I OF THE COMPLETE FLOCK March 8, 2013 May 19, 2013 This spring, the New-York Historical Society will launch the first exhibition in a sweeping three-part series that celebrates the sesquicentennial purchase of its unparalleled collection of John James Audubons preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (182738), engraved by Robert Havell Jr. Over three years, Audubons Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts IIII), will feature all of its 474 stunning avian watercolors by Audubon, including all 435 models for The Birds of America, all but one acquired in 1863 from the artists widow Lucy Bakewell Audubon. Engaging state-of-the-art media installations will provide a deeper understanding of the connection between art and nature, as well as Audubons contributions to American art and history. Audubons Aviary: The Complete Flock is a once-in-a-lifetime trilogy of exhibitions (20132015) that will explore the evolution of Audubons dazzling watercolors in the order in which they were engraved. Visitors to New-York Historical will have the unique opportunity to view these national treasures sequentially and in their entirety for the first timethe same way Audubons original subscribers received the Havell prints. Audubons Aviary: Part I of The Complete Flock will open with a look at the self-taught Audubons development of his innovative signature depictions and experimental media. 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. 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 leaderat 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 and coordinated at the N-YHS by Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections. POP SHOP TOKYO Until June 2, 2013 In honor of the installation of the ceiling from Keith Harings famous Pop Shop above the new admissions area in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, the New-York Historical Society, in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation, has created a rotating display devoted to the Pop Shop in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. The ceiling is a gift from the Haring Foundation, and all items in the Luce Center display are on loan from Foundation. n 1986, internationally famed artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) opened the Pop Shop at 292 Lafayette Street. The following year, Haring collaborated with Japanese film producer Kaz Kuzui, and his American wife, film director Fran Rubel Kuzui on a Tokyo venue, in the Aoyama neighborhood. The shop was made out of two shipping containers welded together to form one large room. While the shop was conceived very much in the image of its New York counterpart, many of the products were created by Haring to mirror Japans cultural traditions. Haring did extensive design work in Tokyo; fans and kimonos were manufactured in Kyoto, and rice bowl templates were painted and then produced in Nagoya. With speed and virtuosity, Haring began painting the interior of the shop on Wednesday, January 27, 1988 and finished the next day. The paint was still tacky on Friday, January 29 when he oversaw the installation of the displays in time for a press preview that evening. On Saturday, January 30, Pop Shop Tokyo opened to the public. However, sales were disappointing, and Haring noted there are just too many Haring fakes available all over Tokyo and, this time, theyre really well done. The shop closed in the summer of 1988. PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS DiMenna Childrens History Museum Explore 300 years of New York and American history through the eyes and lives of children of the past! The DiMenna Childrens History Museum is a museum-within-a-museum and occupies the New-York Historical Societys entire lower level. It includes character-based pavilions, a childrens 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 Harings 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 Historicals 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 Yorks 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 The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra (NewWSO) will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3pm in the beautiful sanctuary of the Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, NY, 10583