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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 Studio: Science Projects

Hudson River Museum

Oct 11, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014

Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and Science Educators offered on weekends at the Museum.  On Saturdays explore the shape, materials, gravity, and birth of the Solar System's smaller bodies. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children. FREE...

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Glenview Tours

Hudson River Museum

Oct 11, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer.  See highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview.  Learn about life in the Gilded Ages.  Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm.  2 pm tour geared to families. Free with Museum admission.

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Family Studio: Art Projects

Hudson River Museum

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and offered on weekends at the Museum.  On Saturdays and Sundays in November, make a peacock with paint and colored pencils.  Artist Brian Keith Stephens who's work you can see in Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in...

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Student Exhibition

Westchester Community College Center For The Arts

Nov 3, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014

This year's show will highlight the accomplishments of our students working in the media of drawing, painting and jewelry. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, November 6 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm, as we celebrate our students. This reception is also an opportunity to find out more about our facility and the classes we offer.

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Gallery Stage: Little Pea

Hudson River Museum

Nov 9, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

It's all about the adventures of Little Pea, a blue jay lost in the Museum's galleries which are filled with pictures of beautiful peacocks.  Can Little Pea's new found friends, Robin and Peacock, help him find his way home?  Find out in this new, original musical and theater production performed by Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach students.  Free with Museum admission, ages 6+. 25...

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Let Me Dream

Dole Community Center

Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

The Revelators production Let Me dream, is a Film & Dance Symposium which allows the cast and the audience to dream without limits based on their current standing and environment. The production will be focusing on the individual dreams of each of the artist circumstances.

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YOGA FOR FOOD

Karen Young Yoga at Breaking Ground Dance Center

Nov 23, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Sunday, November 23rd  at 9:30 Breaking Ground Dance Center, 101 Castleton Street, Pleasantville     ALL AGES class will benefit Food Bank for Westchester.  This is a by-donation class, with a $10/adult $5/child suggested donation, but any and all donations will be warmly and wholly appreciated.  For every dollar collected, The Food Bank for Westchester will be...

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Yonkers Raceway's Smash Hit: "French Connection"

Yonkers Raceway

Nov 23, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:45 AM

Vive La France! ‎ While American sports fans are gobbling their weekly Sunday NFL action, French zealots are devouring the trotters, courtesy of‎ ‎Empire City Casino’s historic Yonkers Raceway.‎   For the second consecutive week on Sunday, November 16, simulcasting outlets in France wagered in excess of $1.75 million on the matinee card at Yonkers, with...

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TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Greenburgh Nature Center

Nov 23, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

(With generous support from Con Edison)   EVERY SUNDAY AT 11:30AM (NOV 2, 9, 23, 30) (NOTE: No walk November 16 due to special event) Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE...

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Holiday Call to Artists Gift Boutique

Blue Door Gallery

Nov 23, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Holiday Show-Call to Artists! Blue Door Gallery is hosting its 7th Annual Artist Gift and Boutique holiday show!   All items for sale between $3 to $300   Artists working in all media are welcome to submit.   November 22nd-December 20th Preview for BDAA Members - November 21st 5:30-7:30 p.m.   Opening Reception: November 22nd, 2-5:00 p.m....

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