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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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Oct 6, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE                                  Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the fall art season with two new exhibitions.  In gallery II, our annual drawing show features five contemporary artists whose practice centers on drawing. The show’s title, Marking Wonderland, is...

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Oct 6, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Get Your Children Excited About Health! Join us at the Mount Kisco Library for our three part series teaching 3 and 4 year olds through games, songs, stories and crafts, how to take care of themselves, eachother, and the environment, to create a healthy happy future, to build healthy habits, foster positive relationships, and develop an appreciation for the planet.   ...

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Exhibit Rick STEVENS

Canfin Gallery

Oct 6, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

As the Expressionists before him, STEVENS distils what is quintessential to his subject, and in turn captures in refracted light and tactile form - the forest, discernable, beautiful, and experiential. STEVENS undertakes through his works in paint to discern and replicate those spiritual and essential values as founded and revealed in the quietude of the wilderness. In a language both...

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Hermann Nitsch "Leviticus"

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Oct 6, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

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Revival by Cara Lynch: Public Art in the Courtyard

Pelham Art Center

Oct 6, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present Revival is a site-specific installation inspired by the neighborhood of Pelham, by New York based artist Cara Lynch. Created with stencils and chalk spray, Lynch places patterns of Tudor-revival style architecture beneath the feet of visitors to the center. This lace-like installation will sweep across the courtyard space, eventually fading from...

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October Chocolate Factory Workshop and Activities


Oct 6, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Please join us for the project of the day throughout October for difference chocolate factory workshops and activities. Make Your Own Candy Bar (45 minutes) Create your own personal candy bar! Choose your chocolate, choose your fillings, and make it your own! Plus take a dip in our chocolate fountain!.  ($25 per child) Open Molding (45 minutes) Stop by to make and decorate mold in any shape...

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Oct 6, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Pound Ridge Partnership to Hold 5th Annual Harvest Festival in Town Park Soul Asylum to Top Music Line Up Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM, Pound Ridge Town Park The Pound Ridge Partnership will hold its fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM (rain date Sunday, October 18) in the Pound Ridge Town Park.  Continuing what has become a beloved Pound Ridge...

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White Plains, NY September 16, 2015 --The Westchester, an upscale fashion center and expansive retail destination for fashion, discovery and community at Westchester Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in White Plains, New York; anchored by Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, recently welcomed 3NY Boutique, a brand catering to New York City’s fashion gurus, to its world-class line-up of stores. The...

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Oct 6, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

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Westchester County’s Art in Parks presents the work of professional blind woodcarver Ron Davidson in a solo exhibition running through Sunday, November 1. The Mount Kisco artist creates intricate wooden sculptures as well as detailed relief carvings. A portion of the proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to Guiding Eyes for the Blind and the Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward...

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The New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents "Family Ties: Legacy ARTiculated" at the Rotunda Gallery at City Hall from August 11 to October 15th.  An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, August 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm.  "Family Ties" is a unique and extraordinary exhibition featuring the works of artists who are no longer with us and are the...

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