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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ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place

Katonah Museum of Art

Jun 29, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries June 29 - September 28, 2014 Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm Closed Monday The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a...

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To complement its current exhibition, ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place, the Katonah Museum of Art presents a cinematic meditation on the spirit of Iceland from award-winning Scandinavian-American filmmaker Eric Heimbold. Heimbold captures epic experiences of Iceland's volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and Northern Lights interspersed with the indigenous flora, fauna, and human faces that...

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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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Audition for the Conservatory, Pre-Professional and Post-Graduate Programs

Ballet des Amériques School & Company, Inc.

Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

Ballet des Amériques is holding auditions for its three signature programs: Conservatory Program Daytime schedule for home and cyber schoolers Pre-Professional Program Afternoon and evening schedule Post-Graduate Program Daytime schedule for students age 18 and up who have completed high school and are beginning professional careers in dance Pre-registration is required. Please...

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Week of Dance Open House

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014

Steffi Nossen School of Dance will open its doors to the community for a free week of dance, September15 - 20. All classes are available at no charge. With studios centrally located in White Plains and Chappaqua, Steffi Nossen appeals to the needs of a variety of dance students.  We are delighted to announce a roster of new classes: Contemporary, Tiny Dancers, Improvisation/Composition,...

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Iridescent Effects

Bullseye Glass Resource Center

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014

Learn to harness the glimmer and shimmer of Bullseye's iridescent sheet glasses. Iridescent Effects provides hands-on experience with a multitude of techniques: clear powder application, irid patchwork, sandblasting, kilncarving, and photo resist film. You'll study an extensive collection of samples and finished works, and then explore the possibilities as you make your own set of 6 finished...

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Dogfight

White Plains Performing Arts Center

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

Presented by Harrison Summer Theatre (Producers of Spring Awakening and Bare at WPPAC) & WPPAC, DOGFIGHT, written by TONY Nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story) with Book by Peter Duchan based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film & screenplay written by Bob Comfort; takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the...

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Larchmont's Down to Earth Farmers Market

Parking Lot off Chatsworth Ave - enter Myrtle Blvd

Sep 20, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.

If you’re looking for a down to earth experience while buying your favorite groceries, why not try Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market. We are open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8:30am-1pm in the parking lot off Chatsworth Avenue. Some vendors you’ll see at the market this year include:  #freedom Craft Brewery, American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Co., Calcutta...

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The Art Promenade

15 Split Tree Road, Scarsdale, NY

Sep 20, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

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Genealogy Series: Using Find A Grave

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Sep 20, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Westchester Italian Cultural Center Presents Using Find a Grave Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:30am First created to help people visit celebrity graves, Find a Grave has become an invaluable tool to genealogists. With an ever growing database, this amazing site offers you so much more than just a grave site of relatives. You will be amazed to see all of the ways it can help...

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