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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Lily Cox Richards: Possessing Powers

Hudson River Museum

May 10, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

Inspired by Hiram Powers, a 19th century artist, contemporary sculptor Lily Cox-Richard creates fresh forms, faithful to Powers' originals, but selected, edited, and most notably, with the figures themselves omitted.  Her six sculptures are on view at the Hudson River Museum May 10 through September 14, and include the Museum's own Powers sculpture, Eve Disconsolate, on view alongside its...

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Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment

Hudson River Museum

Jun 7, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

Seattle based artist Mandy Greer creates visionary worlds she draws from mythology, fairy tales, and from the mundane and magic of everyday life.  The sewing machine and the crochet hook are her tools, fabric and objects fro the natural world her medium.  This summer she brings to the Museum a site specific installation, alive with sumptuous birds, glittering chandeliers, and enigmatic...

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Tea at Three

Hudson River Museum

Jun 7, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

New for young families!   Glenview Explainers - students from Sarah Lawrence, Mercy, and Lehman (CUNY) colleges, that staff Glenview,  the historic 1876 river home at the Museum, study the inside and outside of this house to answer questions for visitors. Sit near Glenview's Great Hall fireplace and listen to a story about this old house told by a Glenview Explainer. Find out about the...

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Fiber Friends

Hudson River Museum

Jun 14, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014

Teaching Artist-in-Residence Sarah Divi leads knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to create fiber art projects inspired by Mandy Greer, whose work is on display in The Ecstatic Moment. Come to all or just one.  Bring your own yarn and needles/crochet hook. June 14,  July 12, August 9 and September 13. Free with Museum admission.

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Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth)

Pelham Art Center

Jul 1, 2014 - Sep 18, 2014

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce the continuation of our Public Art Program, In the Courtyard, with a new sculpture by NY City based artist Andréa Stanislav.  Wonderwall will be on view in our 2,300sq.ft open courtyard from July 1 - September 18, 2014 with an opening reception on July 11, 2014 from 6:30-8pm.

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Family Studio: Science Projects

Hudson River Museum

Aug 2, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014

Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts professionals. On Saturday and Sunday, make celestial shapes like those you see in The Ecstatic Moment from yarn, and add in décor - buttons, sequins, beads, and mirrors. Teaching Artist-in-Residence Sarah Divi is here to lead the...

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Family Studio: Art Projects

Hudson River Museum

Aug 2, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

Come to Family Studio and join in on the creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and science professionals. On Saturdays discover the thousands of worlds that exist beyond our solar system. Learn about the astronomy detective work that uncovers them. Free with Museum admission.  Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger visitors.

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Clay Art Center presents TWO VIGILES: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Connor In Caesar Augustus' ancient Rome there were teams of men called vigiles whose mandate was to enter burned buildings in order to determine the cause of the blaze   Cla Art Center is proud to present TWO VIGILES: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Connor an exhibition featuring two potters who have distinctly different...

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