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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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Family History

Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Jan 5, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

Working one-on-one with a professional writer specializing in family history, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and begin working on your family's history book. Focus on writing detailed biographies, research, structure and style. For further details please call the Writers Center office at (914) 332-5953. This course is offered as a customized one-on-one tutorial, contact the...

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Blogging for Beginners Tutorials

Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Jan 5, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

Launch and maintain a blog using Google's Blogger platform! In this class, we will explore effective design, including use of templates and images. Whether your goal is to keep relatives and friends up to date, or to promote your work or cause, this class will help you frame your content to achieve a captivating blog. Students will also learn to network their new blogs through social media. All...

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International Prints, Posters, and Etchings

transFORM Gallery

Mar 14, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015

International Prints, Posters, and Etchings Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14th from 5 - 8 pm. Times: Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM transFORM Gallery is excited to announce its next art exhibit. Join us at the Opening Reception of International Prints, Posters, and Etchings on March 14, 2015, from 5:00-8:00 pm, sponsored by Westchester Magazine. The exhibit will...

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Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project

Katonah Museum of Art

Mar 22, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015

The Katonah Relocation Project fills the garden, as well as the museum's two rooms. Multi-media artists ad sculptor Chris Larson recreates local architect Edward Larrabee Barnse' Mt Kisco home to scale-with a few of the museum's enormous spruce trees piercing through the base and the roof. New and never-before-seen works by Larson, one of the artists featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial,...

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Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project

Katonah Museum of Art

Mar 22, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015

The Katonah Relocation Project fills the garden, as well as the museum's two rooms. Multi-media artists ad sculptor Chris Larson recreates local architect Edward Larrabee Barnse' Mt Kisco home to scale-with a few of the museum's enormous spruce trees piercing through the base and the roof. New and never-before-seen works by Larson, one of the artists featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial,...

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Chris Larson: The Katonah Relocation Project  In the Beitzel Gallery and Sculpture Garden When artist Chris Larson heard the fantastic tale of Katonah's relocation in the late 19th century, he knew he had stumbled upon a strange and inspiring story. Forced from their original location by the building of the Cross River Reservoir, the townspeople came up with a plan-they would lift their...

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In the Courtyard: Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego

Pelham Art Center

Apr 11, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce the new public art installation Fugitive Color by New York artist Kristen Rego. This solo sculpture exhibition is open to the public April 11 - June 12, 2015, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week in Pelham Art Center's outdoor courtyard. An opening will be held in conjunction with the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival on April 11, 2015, 1:30-3:30PM. The...

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Yoga, Movement & Meditation: Spring Series

Wainwright House

Apr 14, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015

Experience a 6 week series of yoga and/or tai chi. Let the experts guide you in a series of whole body movements helping you to integrate breath and form. Release stress and worry and gain flexibility, strength and vitality as you begin or wind down your day. Mondays: Empower Hour Yoga; 6 weeks, Start April 27, 9:30-10:30am Mondays: Tai Chi For Health; 6 weeks, Start April 27, 11:00-12:00noon...

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Spring Guest Artist Series

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Apr 18, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015

Wondering what to do Saturdays this spring? Join us for a fantastic series of master class workshops in ballet and modern dance. Open to intermediate and advanced level dancers in grade 7 and up. the series starts on April 18 with Nick Nagel's ballet class and follows on April 26th with Nathalie Jonas who comes to us from 11 years on the faculty of the Barnard Dance Department. On May 2nd...

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