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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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Italian Language Courses for Adults

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Mar 2, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning.  Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level. Winter Session:  Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...

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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 2, 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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DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Mar 2, 2015 - Mar 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Adult Dance Program Winter Session Begins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Open Adult classes are appropriate for previously experienced dancers looking to sharpen their technique Fun and engaging classes offered in a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere. Beginner Workshop is perfect for new dancers as well. Great classes to get back into shape! 8 Weeks of Modern Dance -...

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Larchmont BrickFest - a Festival of LEGO® Bricks Tickets Now On Sale

Larchmont Village Center

Mar 2, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

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

Come Explore a World Created out of LEGO(R) Bricks! http://larchmontbrickfest.org February 28th and March 1st March 7th and 8th Limited Timed Entry Tickets Now on Sale!  $5 ages 3 and Up For tickets and information visit http://larchmontbrickfest.org/ Last year this fun family event sold out! This 300 square foot display will entertain people of all ages!  Along...

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Half Day for Half Pints: Creative Kids Program

The Rye Arts Center

Mar 2, 2015 - May 20, 2015 @ 9:15 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

September 15, 2014 - May 20, 2015 Monday & Friday Mornings: 9:15am-12:00pm Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons: 11:45am-2:30pm   To register or for more information call (914) 967-0700. Offered by semester. Fees vary.   Half day creative arts immersion program designed specifically for the Pre-K child to explore the arts while developing cognitive, social,...

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Icons of the Civil Rights Movement

Les Beaux Arts Gallery

Mar 2, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

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

In honor of Black History Month, Les Beaux-Arts Gallery in Greenwich, is proud to present “Icons of the Civil Rights Movement,” an inspiring visual and written exhibit that traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement and honors the many who sacrificed their lives for freedom and equality.  The paintings are by Pamela Chatterton-Purdy and the accompanying historical...

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"Not Really" - Castle Gallery Exhibit

The College of New Rochelle Castle Gallery

Mar 2, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Not Really is inspired by the fiction that encompasses our contemporary experience, from the mediated simulations of “Reality TV”, and the vicarious pleasures of “Celebreality,” to our manipulated, cropped, retouched, enhanced “photoshopped” and “auto-tuned” existence. The twelve artists in the exhibit on view at The College of New Rochelle Castle...

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Heather Gaudio Fine Art Presents "Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery"

Heather Gaudio Fine Art

Mar 2, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

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Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery, to be held February 21ththrough April 11th.  This is Danowski’s first exhibition with the gallery and will feature her most recent body of work.  The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 28th, 1-5 pm. Danowski translates personal situational...

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Meet Horace: The Original Game

Horace Greeley House

Mar 2, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

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On September 20th at 1:00pm the New Castle Historical Society is celebrating the re-launch of the first-ever History Hunt Game – Meet Horace:  The Original Game, redux at the Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street in Chappaqua.  We are happy (and proud!) to redesign this fantastic puzzle hunt so that players can participate on an on-going basis. Players are led though the...

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