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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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Marking Wonderland

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Oct 7, 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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Holistic Kids Series (FREE)

Mount Kisco Library

Oct 7, 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 7, 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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Purchase College Presents an Evening with Prize-Winning Author Zadie Smith

Purchase College Performing Arts Center

Oct 7, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Purchase College-SUNY will be hosting An Evening with Zadie Smith: A Lecture, Reading, and Conversation).  Born in London, Zadie Smith is the acclaimed author of four novels as well as numerous essays and reviews. Presented by the Purchase College School of Humanities, the event is part of the Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings preeminent writers to the Westchester community....

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Hermann Nitsch "Leviticus"

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Oct 7, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015 Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm HVCCA is honored to present Hermann Nitsch’s one-person installation, “Leviticus.” The installation features Nitsch’s “Leviticus,” his seminal book (52 3⁄4” x 38 1⁄2”) opened to the segment describing the sacrificial...

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Revival by Cara Lynch: Public Art in the Courtyard

Pelham Art Center

Oct 7, 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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Oct 7, 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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Reading by Author Eula Biss

Slonim Living Room

Oct 7, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Eula Biss is the author of On Immunity: An Inoculation, Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays, and The Balloonists. She teaches nonfiction writing at Northwestern University. 

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