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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Lily Cox Richards: Possessing Powers

Hudson River Museum

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Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment

Hudson River Museum

Jun 7, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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Tea at Three

Hudson River Museum

Jun 7, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

New for young families!   Glenview Explainers - students from Sarah Lawrence, Mercy, and Lehman (CUNY) colleges, that staff Glenview,  the historic 1876 river home at the Museum, study the inside and outside of this house to answer questions for visitors. Sit near Glenview's Great Hall fireplace and listen to a story about this old house told by a Glenview Explainer. Find out about the...

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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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Family Studio: Art Projects

Hudson River Museum

Aug 2, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

Come to Family Studio and join in on the creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and science professionals. On Saturdays discover the thousands of worlds that exist beyond our solar system. Learn about the astronomy detective work that uncovers them. Free with Museum admission.  Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger visitors.

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Basic Kilnformed Pattern Bars

Bullseye Glass Resource Center

Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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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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