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New Rochelle

The 411: Settled by Huguenots from La Rochelle, France, in 1688, New Rochelle is the second largest city in Westchester, and the seventh largest in New York State. New Rochelle, nicknamed Queen City of the Sound for its 2.7 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, is just two miles from the Bronx border and 25 miles from downtown Manhattan. The densely developed former industrial downtown consists of condominiums, high-rises, offices, shopping centers, affordable housing complexes, a medical center, nursing homes, and two college campuses (including the largest Catholic women’s college in the U.S.). The remainder of the city consists of sprawling, residential neighborhoods and country, yacht, and beach clubs. The city operates a 300-slip marina with 150 moorings. Points of interest include the Thomas Paine Historical Site, Execution Rocks Lighthouse, Huckleberry Island, Leland Castle, a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle, the 105-acre Glen Island Park, 60-acre park Sheldrake Lake, the Wykagyl Country Club, and New Roc City, an entertainment complex that features a 19-screen movie theater, an IMAX theater, an ice hockey arena, mini-golf, go-karts, and an arcade. The city has been referenced/showcased repeatedly in myriad media including The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Goodfellas, Michael Clayton, Burn After Reading, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, and Starting Over.

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Open Studio Access Package at Peekskill

Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College

Sep 6, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014

The Center for the Digital Arts at Peekskill is an artist's space and a friendly environment in which to work. The Center hosts five Apple post-production studios including two video labs, an animation studio, and facilities for other digital projects. This package is for the professional or aspiring artist with competent computer skills who wants to continue to develop a portfolio and use the...

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Emelin Theatre - Fall 2014 season

Emelin Theatre

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Emelin Theatre's Fall 2014 season brings the best in live performing arts to Westchester County and offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes. This Fall Emelin Theatre will present award-winning musicians, family programs, outstanding comedy and theatr, dance, and more. Individual tickets purchased prior to September 27, 2014 are $5 off. BLUEGRASS SERIES The...

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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

HVWC in Sleepy Hollow

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

HVWC in Sleepy Hollow

Nov 17, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014

As a writer, you are an artist. As a presenter of your words, maybe not-so-much. Reading one's writing aloud so that it's appreciated to its potential requires an array of skills that might need some fine tuning. In this workshop, you will practice and improve your timing, pacing, projection, expression and body language. To gain confidence, you will read aloud first from a famous work or two,...

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CLAY-HOLIDAY: Annual Studio Tour and Sale

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 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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A Gift of Art

Mamaroneck Artists' Guild

Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 24, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season with A Gift of Artù, Mamaroneck Artists Guild's Annual Holiday Show and Boutique. Opening on Thursday, November 20, 2014, and continuing through Wednesday, December 24, 2014, affordable and unique gifts for everyone on your list can be found at this annual event. Original, one-of-a-kind fine art in a variety of media including paintings, photographs of local...

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Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol at Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst Mansion

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Charles Dickens will hold court once again inside the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28, 2014. Mr. Dickensù will deliver the famous author's historic American readings. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children (16 and under) and available along with show times at Lundhurst.org. Group rates available. A Christmas Carol, was written by...

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Dickens's 'Christmas Carol'

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Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014

Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary admission to A Holiday Open House at Philipsburg Manor. Performances at 3:30, 4:45 and 6pm. Buy tickets in advance. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary admission to A...

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