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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ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place

Katonah Museum of Art

Jun 29, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries June 29 - September 28, 2014 Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm Closed Monday The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a...

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Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth)

Pelham Art Center

Jul 1, 2014 - Sep 18, 2014

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce the continuation of our Public Art Program, In the Courtyard, with a new sculpture by NY City based artist Andréa Stanislav.  Wonderwall will be on view in our 2,300sq.ft open courtyard from July 1 - September 18, 2014 with an opening reception on July 11, 2014 from 6:30-8pm.

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To complement its current exhibition, ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place, the Katonah Museum of Art presents a cinematic meditation on the spirit of Iceland from award-winning Scandinavian-American filmmaker Eric Heimbold. Heimbold captures epic experiences of Iceland's volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and Northern Lights interspersed with the indigenous flora, fauna, and human faces that...

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Clay Art Center presents TWO VIGILES: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Connor In Caesar Augustus' ancient Rome there were teams of men called vigiles whose mandate was to enter burned buildings in order to determine the cause of the blaze   Cla Art Center is proud to present TWO VIGILES: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Connor an exhibition featuring two potters who have distinctly different...

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Audition for the Conservatory, Pre-Professional and Post-Graduate Programs

Ballet des Amériques School & Company, Inc.

Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

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Week of Dance Open House

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014

Steffi Nossen School of Dance will open its doors to the community for a free week of dance, September15 - 20. All classes are available at no charge. With studios centrally located in White Plains and Chappaqua, Steffi Nossen appeals to the needs of a variety of dance students.  We are delighted to announce a roster of new classes: Contemporary, Tiny Dancers, Improvisation/Composition,...

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David Diao: Front to Back

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Sep 18, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

The exhibition brings together a selection of Diao's paintings from 1971 to 2012, presenting a timeline of the artist's sustained dialogue with Modernism, as well as his relationship to the art world and the critical establishment.

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‘ART IN STYLE!’ ARTIST OKSANA TANASIV SOLO-ART EXHIBITION

MODHArts Gallery of Contemporary Realism

Sep 18, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 @ 4:00 PM

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

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Terence Gower: SuperPuesto

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Sep 18, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014 @ 0:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

SuperPuesto is a temporary pavilion by Terence Gower, commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Andrew Freedman Home for Beyond the Supersquare, the first U.S. museum exhibition to explore the complex legacies of modernist architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean through the perspectives of 30 contemporary artists. The exhibition is open for...

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