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Harrison

The 411: The members of this town’s exclusive Westchester Country Club hosted the Westchester Classic stop of the PGA Tour for many years. And Jean Harris dispatched her lover, “Scarsdale Diet” creator Dr. Herman Tarnower in his home here, the gatehouse of an old estate. But lots of different types of people—not just those with deep pockets—including the proprietors of its many Italian delis and second-generation contractors, call Harrison home. The town attracts a wide variety of residents to its different neighborhoods. Some, like the super-wealthy hamlet of Purchase and the Westchester Country Club area, are dotted with stone walls and gated multi-million-dollar homes and estates; others, like the working-class areas close to its two downtowns, are characterized by sidewalks, basketball hoops, and more affordably priced clapboard houses. The town comes together through its kids, schools, and spirited sports leagues, three active community centers, and much-used parks, like the one in downtown West Harrison sporting an elaborate water park-like swimming pool. CEOs and sub-contractors alike cheer on the Columbus Day parade during the town’s wildly popular “It’s Great to Live in Harrison” celebration, sampling authentic ethnic goodies from homemade sausage to sushi afterwards. Also calling Harrison home—and helping to offset residents’ taxes—are such corporate giants as MasterCard and PepsiCo; the lush compound of the latter features a spectacular, open-to-the-public outdoor sculpture garden.

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3RD Anual ValWalk

Shiloh Baptist Church

Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

All Are Welcome to the 3rd Annual ValWalk, a 1 mile and 2.5 mile fun run and walk in loving memory of Valerie Murray and in support of those affected by Cancer. The run/walk will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 and will start at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 15 Marble Place in Tuckahoe, New York. The walk starts at 8 am. There will be a breakfast following the walk from 10 am to 11:30 am. Cost...

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NY State Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary Building

Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

Take this NY State approved 8-hour boating class taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and be prepared for boating season.  This class is now required for everyone born on, or after 1 May 1996 wishing to operate a motorboat; and everyone over 14 years old wishing to operate a personal watercraft (jet ski).   It's recommended that new boat owners take this course as well....

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Art show

Gallery 18

Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

April Artist of the month, Hastings on Hudson photographer Susan Richman, will have a solo exhibition on display at Gallery 18 March 31st through April 29th. The exhibition titled Urban Landscapes features both new and old work that reveal the beauty of urban, industrial and neglected environments to capture overlooked and often-dismissed details. An artist’s reception will be held...

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Art show

Gallery 18

Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

April Artist of the month, Hastings on Hudson photographer Susan Richman, will have a solo exhibition on display at Gallery 18 March 31st through April 29th. The exhibition titled Urban Landscapes features both new and old work that reveal the beauty of urban, industrial and neglected environments to capture overlooked and often-dismissed details. An artist’s reception will be held...

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Tiny Dancers Dance Program

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Apr 25, 2015 - Jun 4, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Tiny Dancers Dance Program Spring Session Begins Thursday, April 9, 2015 Tiny Dancers I    (12-21 months) 10:00 -10:45 AM Tiny Dancers II   (22-36 months) 10:45 – 11:30 AM Learn basic ballet positions through creative movement and musical games. Improve motor skills, gain strength, express creativity & make new friends! Family Members and/or...

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Tiny Dancers Dance Program

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Apr 25, 2015 - Jun 4, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Tiny Dancers Dance Program Spring Session Begins Thursday, April 9, 2015 Tiny Dancers I    (12-21 months) 10:00-10:45AM Tiny Dancers II   (22-36 months) 10:45 – 11:30 AM Learn basic ballet positions through creative movement and musical games. Improve motor skills, gain strength, express creativity & make new friends! Family Members and/or...

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Immerse your children in Italian song, rhyme, movement, and stories with a themed craft activity culminating each lesson. Our experienced teacher implements her own curriculum and songs,and has been teaching young children since 2008. Children learn in an age-appropriate, nurturing setting utilizing fun props. Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided each session for non-Italian...

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Impariamo Insieme Italian Language Enrichment Course for Children Ages 4 to 12

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Apr 25, 2015 - May 9, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills in the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and...

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RISK Storytelling Workshop & Story Slam

The Center@862

Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Ranking 1 MILLION in downloads per month, this widely popular podcast is coming to Scarsdale! Taught by RISK! instructors this workshop consists of exercises that will help you identify and refine a story to tell to the audience. Open to all adults, no experience required. This one-day workshop will end in a live Storytelling Slam!  

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