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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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Gallery 18

Mar 31, 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

Mar 31, 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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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

Mar 31, 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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Kids Camp is back at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, celebrating cherished children's films with Free Admission for the whole family. This month, it’s The Neverending Story from March 30 through April 2.  All shows are at 11:00 am. This classic '80s adventure is about a boy who reads a magical library book that leads him into a wondrous fantasy world with many timeless and...

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Art by Whit

The Lionheart Gallery

Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

The Lionheart Gallery Debuts Art by Whit Conrad from March 7 – April 26 Solo Exhibition Features a Collection of Whimsical Portraits of Daily Life   The Lionheart Gallery, located at 27 Westchester Avenue in Pound Ridge, New York, is hosting a new exhibition, Art by Whit, on March 7 through April 26, 2015 with a breakout collection of satirical painted commentaries by...

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Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America

ArtsWestchester

Mar 31, 2015 - May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

An upcoming contemporary art exhibition that highlights the work of new and first-generation American artists within New York’s immigrant community. Each artist uses his or her autobiography and family history as an artistic tool to explore universal concerns of memory, heritage and identity.   FREE 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 Contact 428-4220 x330...

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Meet the Animals

Mt. Kisco Public Library

Mar 31, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Deborah Mumford of The Nature of Things will be at Mount Kisco Library to introduce a wide variety of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and creepy crawlies for children to see and touch. This free educational program is great for families and children of all ages. More Info: http://thenatureofthings.com/index.html

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Women in Transition

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Mar 31, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Thinking of restarting your career after an extended absence from the workforce? Hear from executive coaches and financial experts on ways women can transition back into the workplace. Cindy Golub, Principal of G-Squared Advisory, Financial Planning Especially for Women. Michelle Friedman, Founder of Advancing Women’s Careers, LLC, a coaching and consulting firm. Arjan...

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