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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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Sheep-to-Shawl at Philipsburg Manor

Philipsburg Manor

Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques. Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving. In the site’s Manor House, experience Wearable Wealth: The Value of Cloth and Clothing in the 18th Century. Activities and hands-on...

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Art show

Gallery 18

Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

April Artist of the month, Hastings on Hudson photographer Susan Richman, will have a solo exhibition on display at Gallery 18 March 31st through April 29th. The exhibition titled Urban Landscapes features both new and old work that reveal the beauty of urban, industrial and neglected environments to capture overlooked and often-dismissed details. An artist’s reception will be held...

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Art show

Gallery 18

Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

April Artist of the month, Hastings on Hudson photographer Susan Richman, will have a solo exhibition on display at Gallery 18 March 31st through April 29th. The exhibition titled Urban Landscapes features both new and old work that reveal the beauty of urban, industrial and neglected environments to capture overlooked and often-dismissed details. An artist’s reception will be held...

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Tiny Dancers Dance Program

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Apr 19, 2015 - Jun 4, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Tiny Dancers Dance Program Spring Session Begins Thursday, April 9, 2015 Tiny Dancers I    (12-21 months) 10:00 -10:45 AM Tiny Dancers II   (22-36 months) 10:45 – 11:30 AM Learn basic ballet positions through creative movement and musical games. Improve motor skills, gain strength, express creativity & make new friends! Family Members and/or...

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1st Annual “Strike Out HD” Bowling fundraiser

Bowlmor Lanes

Apr 19, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Exciting event happening on April 19th at the Brand new Bowlmor Lanes reopening in White Plains, NY. On April 19, 2015, my friends and families will hold their 1st Annual “Strike Out HD” Bowling fundraiser to raise money for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (“HDSA”).  With the support of the entire White Plains Plainsmen Youth Hockey Association, we hope to raise as much...

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Family Fun Day

Lyndhurst

Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

We invite you to exhibit your original LEGO® creation at Lyndhurst Mansion! April 18 & 19, 2015 Exhibitors are admitted to the event free, and receive four guest passes. Sculptures must be created in advance and delivered to mansion April 11th or 12th. Deadline to submit is April 3, 2015. 

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Tiny Dancers Dance Program

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Apr 19, 2015 - Jun 4, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Tiny Dancers Dance Program Spring Session Begins Thursday, April 9, 2015 Tiny Dancers I    (12-21 months) 10:00-10:45AM Tiny Dancers II   (22-36 months) 10:45 – 11:30 AM Learn basic ballet positions through creative movement and musical games. Improve motor skills, gain strength, express creativity & make new friends! Family Members and/or...

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

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Apr 19, 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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