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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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Young Artists, an annual program for local student artists in its 32nd year, gives aspiring artists an opportunity to participate in all aspects of a museum exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art. The exhibition features artwork by more than 400 local high school seniors from more than 40 high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties (see addendum for list of...

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Italian Language Courses for Adults

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Mar 6, 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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A CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO A GREEN, ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME with Judith Martin

Wainwright House

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 6, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Friday.

A CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO A GREEN, ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME with Judith Martin Ms Martin, Founder & Principal of Green Home Consulting, LLC (WH Board Trustee) along with Guest Speakers during a 5-Week program and educate yourself on how to live Green.  Week 1 – Jan 30:  Easy ways to increase energy efficiency Week 2 – Feb 6  :  Various...

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Icons of the Civil Rights Movement

Les Beaux Arts Gallery

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

In honor of Black History Month, Les Beaux-Arts Gallery in Greenwich, is proud to present “Icons of the Civil Rights Movement,” an inspiring visual and written exhibit that traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement and honors the many who sacrificed their lives for freedom and equality.  The paintings are by Pamela Chatterton-Purdy and the accompanying historical...

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Meet Graphic Novelist George O'Connor

The Voracious Reader

Mar 6, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

He’s coming back and we’re all thrilled! If you’ve already met George O’Connor, creator of the Olympians graphic novel series, you understand our excitement. If you haven’t seen him in action yet, DON’T MISS HIM! The newest and seventh book in the series, Ares: Bringers of War, has just been published.  This is always a dynamic and lively presentation with one of our favorite...

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Impariamo Insieme Italian Language Enrichment Course for Children Ages 4 to 12

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Mar 6, 2015 - May 9, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills in the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and...

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Women for Women

Beckwith Pointe

Mar 6, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Join us for an evening of shopping and cocktails—all for a good cause! Guests will have the opportunity to shop with nearly 20 vendors, participate in a raffle, and mix and mingle with community members and PCC supporters. The Pregnancy Care Center offers programs, services, and shelter to distressed pregnant women in need.

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Blondes vs. Brunettes Kickoff Party

Beechmont Tavern

Mar 6, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Help us TACKLE Alzheimer's! The Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is excited to announce the second annual flag football fundraiser, Blondes vs. Brunettes, scheduled for April 25th. If you are excited about a little friendly competition and want to be  Bold and Beautiful for Brain Health… Join us on March 6th for an...

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