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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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20th Anniversary Retrospective, Part II, 2005- 2014

Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College

Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014

Part II of the Retrospective exhibition celebrating the broad spectrum of digital art making that has been exhibited in The Westchester Gallery at the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill, will feature artists from our second 10 years of exhibitions, 2005 - 2014. Kristin Anderson, Joseph Ayers, Jean Brennan, June Brigman and Roy Richardson, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Pepe Coronado, Florine...

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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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Jylian GUSTLIN Exhibit - CANFIN Gallery

Canfin Gallery

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

The eloquent images of Jylian GUSTLIN are the thankful reminder of better worlds. Her prolific and creative works are the rare jewel - rich in abstracted narrative and exuberant palettes. A fusion of explorations rooted within the perspicacious mind of the artist and combined with a deep and insistent beauty - both human and spirited.  Always recognizable with her signature resin finish,...

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TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Greenburgh Nature Center

Nov 21, 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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Call for Artist Entries Opens November 1, 2014 Visit www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch for details and to apply   Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 8th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 or older. A $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center are awarded to the...

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