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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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Emelin Theatre - Fall 2014 season

Emelin Theatre

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Emelin Theatre's Fall 2014 season brings the best in live performing arts to Westchester County and offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes. This Fall Emelin Theatre will present award-winning musicians, family programs, outstanding comedy and theatr, dance, and more. Individual tickets purchased prior to September 27, 2014 are $5 off. BLUEGRASS SERIES The...

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Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol at Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst Mansion

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Charles Dickens will hold court once again inside the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28, 2014. Mr. Dickensù will deliver the famous author's historic American readings. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children (16 and under) and available along with show times at Lundhurst.org. Group rates available. A Christmas Carol, was written by...

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It's a Wonderful Life

Jacob Burns Film Center

Dec 25, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Everyone will enjoy this Christmas favorite on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen. Never before has George Bailey's plight seemed so painful. And never before has the work of his guardian angel Clarence-who shows George the good he has done in the world-been so sweet. It's as touching and warm now as it was on the day it was released. Frank Capra. 1946. 130 m. NR. USA . Paramount...

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A Very Duchess Holiday

Lyndhurst Mansion

Dec 26, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

  Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic...

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School's Out/ Art's In

Katonah Museum of Art

Dec 26, 2014

November 4, 11, 28, December 26, 30, 31, January 2 Looking for creative fun for kids when schools are closed? Teaching artists introduce a different project each day, including kimono dolls, origami, masks, and Japanese-inspired cards. Children age 3 and up. Participating children: $5 members, $8 non-members. Adults: Regular museum admission.

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CRAFT-TASTIC: An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade @ Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center

Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

CRAFT-TASTIC An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015   Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop: Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM   15% Member Discount Sale: December 2 – December 6, 2014     Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade...

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Presepio Napoletano

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita of the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in...

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Italian Language Courses for Adults

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Dec 26, 2014 - Mar 7, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning.  Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level. Winter Session:  Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...

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Half Day for Half Pints: Creative Kids Program

The Rye Arts Center

Dec 26, 2014 - May 20, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

September 15, 2014 - May 20, 2015 Monday & Friday Mornings: 9:15am-12:00pm Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons: 11:45am-2:30pm   To register or for more information call (914) 967-0700. Offered by semester. Fees vary.   Half day creative arts immersion program designed specifically for the Pre-K child to explore the arts while developing cognitive, social, creative, and motor skills...

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Picturing Mary

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

On display next to Presepio Napoletano is an international collection of images of the Virgin Mary depicted in various art forms: paintings, frescoes, etchings, and sculptures. A documentary on view will take viewers on an artistic journey spanning almost two-thousand years through virtual visits of museums, chapels, and cathedrals in eight countries to view rare and sacred masterpieces by such...

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