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Mount Vernon

The 411: With one of the fastest growing economies in the area, Mount Vernon is one of the largest cities in the state—the third largest in Westchester—and is home to about 70,000 people in neighborhoods that range from the quaintly suburban to the densely urban. In fact, to observers, Mount Vernon can be seen as two cities: one a quiet, suburban shell surrounding a more active, populous downtown that shares a border with the Bronx. One of the county’s most diverse communities, with many of its homes dating back to the Roaring ’20s, Mount Vernon has a majority African American population and ethnicities from every corner of the globe. The city holds annual events like the Arts on Third Street Festival, Ben Gordon Day, the Summer Breeze Concert Series, and go-cart races through downtown. The city is also known for the largest library system and only athletic stadium in the county.

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Mount Vernon, Gramatan Avenue, circa 1948. Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Public Library. This is our current featured photo for Mount Vernon. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Mount Vernon page.

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PAC: Adult Drawing and Painting

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Oct 4, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014

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Emelin Theatre - Fall 2014 season

Emelin Theatre

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

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Love To Give Shop

Neiman Marcus

Nov 5, 2014 - Dec 24, 2014

LOVE TO GIVE SHOP Level One of the White Plains Neiman Marcus. Neiman Marcus, The Westchester, and ArtsWestchester  come together to host this special event. This holiday season, 10% of the sales generated from items in the Love to Give holiday shop will benefit ArtsWestchester. Purchases are applicable from  Wednesday,  November 5 to Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Each of the 41 NM...

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Culling & Counterpointing: Fall Poetry Workshop

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Nov 17, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014

As the shortest days of the year approach, this intensive six-week workshop will lay the foundations-the fruitful store-for a winter's writing labor. Participants will be encouraged to bring 6 pieces of writing to the table, one each week, single poems or parts of longer projects, to consider strategies for developing and expanding this core of work over the next season. The workshop will focus...

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Speak Up: Your Words Will Be Heard

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Nov 17, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014

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 Holiday Show-Call to Artists! Blue Door Gallery is hosting its Annual holiday show! November 22nd-December 20th Preview for BDAA Members - November 21st 5:30-7:30 p.m. Opening Reception- November 22nd, 2-5:00 p.m. Art Submission Deadline: Saturday, November 15th Drop off art: Tuesday, November 18th 12-5:00 p.m. Installation: Thursday, November 20th, 12-5:00 p.m. Pick up art:...

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CLAY-HOLIDAY: Annual Studio Tour and Sale

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Nov 22, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014

Clay Art Center presents: CLAY-HOLIDAY: Annual Studio Tour and Sale SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center's highly coveted Annual Holiday Studio Tour and Sale features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by Clay Art Center artists and invited guest artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center's Gallery and SHOP, runs November 22- December 22, with an opening...

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Holiday Sale at Clay Art Center

Clay Art Center

Nov 22, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014

Clay Art Center presents: CLAY-HOLIDAY: Annual Studio Tour and Sale SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center's highly coveted Annual Holiday Studio Tour and Sale features hundreds of pieces of fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by Clay Art Center 50 artists and invited guest artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center's Gallery and SHOP, runs November 22-...

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