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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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PARENTING: THE BIGGEST JOB® WORKSHOP with Laura Gauld

Wainwright House

Feb 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

The Biggest Job® Workshops are a compilation of the family program at The Hyde Schools. The workshops are designed to help those committed to the pursuit of personal and family excellence. This takes work and time. But there are three things we know about this commitment to exceptional parenting: It is hard It is doable It is never too late No matter what we...

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Italian Language Courses for Adults

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Feb 26, 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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Movie Screening: The Green Prince

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Documentary, Director: Nadav Schirman. Featuring: Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzhak (1h 41 mins) Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, The Green Prince retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. This extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of...

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Movie Screening and Discussion: The Green Prince

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, The Green Prince retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. This extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. Based on...

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Cooking Class - HOMEMADE CAVATELLI

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Our cooking classes are a combination of hands-on and demonstration classes held in our state-of-the-art professional kitchen. You’ll dive into cooking with personalized instruction from one of our experienced chef instructors. You will also observe the chef prepare other dishes with a lot of clear explanations, and create a meal that you’ll sit down to enjoy with a glass of...

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PURCHASE COLLEGE PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR BEN LERNER

Neuberger Museum Study at Purchase College

Feb 26, 2015 @ 4:30 PM

The Purchase College, SUNY, School of Humanities will present An Evening with Ben Lerner: A Lecture, Reading, and Conversation on Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. The event—which is free and open to the public—will take place in the Neuberger Museum Study at Purchase College (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY). A poet, novelist,...

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The talk is geared to parents of teens!   Time management is a challenge for everyone, but it is a particularly daunting challenge for middle and high school students. There is an expectation that "at their age" they should be independent and know how to get things done on their own. But teens are busier than ever. Between homework, school, afterschool...

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PARENTING: THE BIGGEST JOB® WORKSHOP with Laura Gauld

Wainwright House

Feb 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

The Biggest Job® Workshops are a compilation of the family program at The Hyde Schools. The workshops are designed to help those committed to the pursuit of personal and family excellence. This takes work and time. But there are three things we know about this commitment to exceptional parenting: It is hard It is doable It is never too late No matter what we...

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The talk is geared to parents of teens!   Time management is a challenge for everyone, but it is a particularly daunting challenge for middle and high school students. There is an expectation that "at their age" they should be independent and know how to get things done on their own. But teens are busier than ever. Between homework, school, afterschool...

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