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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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The First Annual ART AROUND TOWN

Jun 4, 2015 - Jun 29, 2015

Thursday June 4th, Northern Westchester Artists Guild (NWAG) will kick off the first annual Art Around Town in the Hamlet of Chappaqua. The event will pair NWAG artists with merchants in the hamlet. The opening night kick off, June 4th from 5:00-8pm will be a lively celebration of art and community including a reception at each participating merchant with wine, food, music, and the artists will...

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SummerDance 2015 Camps

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Jun 29, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:30 AM

Calling All Dancers!  Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen. Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....

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Katonah Art Center's 18th Annual Student Art Show!

Katonah Village Library

Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

The Katonah Art Center is pleased to announce our 18th Annual Student Art Exhibit from June 6th - July 2nd at the Katonah Village Library. This event has always been a wonderful opportunity for our students to exhibit their work and for Katonah Art Center to showcase the quality of artwork being created in our studios. The show will be open to every student at the art center (yes,...

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Group Exhibition, I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art

Jun 29, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015 @ 2:45 PM

I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment Curated by Diana Buckley  June 25 - August 21, 2015 Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm Madelyn Jordon Fine Art  Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 pm.  Big things are happening in 2015. In Brooklyn, things are changing fast, and artist Meccas are being...

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Summer Theatre Academy Program - Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition

White Plains Performing Arts Center

Jun 29, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Treasures of the Northern and Southern Skies

Pound Ridge Library Exhibition Hall

Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Astrophotography Exhibition at Pound Ridge Library – May 23rd to July 3rd  2015   Pound Ridge Library will be having an exhibition of the astrophotography of Scott Nammacher, a Westchester based amateur astrophotographer.  The exhibition opens May 23rd and extends to July 3rd  in the library’s Exhibition Hall.  It is called “Treasures of the...

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Portuguese Language for Kids in Westchester, NY

Brazilian Earth Institute

Jun 29, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015 @ 4:45 PM

Spring Session 2015: April 28 - June 30 This course is designed for children, ages 6 to 11 years-old. Using a constructive approach, children will learn and improve vocabulary, grammar skills.  Kids will be exposed to classic Brazilian literature and folk culture. They will learn in a fun way, through songs, arts & crafts, story telling, games, and other activities, always using...

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New Orleans Artists at The Lionheart Gallery

The Lionheart Gallery

Jun 29, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

The Lionheart Gallery Celebrates Acclaimed New Orleans Artists May Exhibition Showcases Work of Photographer Sandra Russell Clark and Abstract Painter Evert Witte   Pound Ridge, NY – (April 10, 2015) Susan Grissom, director of the Lionheart Gallery at 27 Westchester Road in Pound Ridge, New York, is hosting a new exhibition in May and June that celebrates the art of two...

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