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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Katonah Museum of Art

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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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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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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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IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014 June 8th-Nov 2nd, 2014 noon - 6:00 PM 100-150 N. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 Caramoor in collaboration with HVCCA presents Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron Sanctuary: Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light) which is a part of the IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014. Please call HVCCA 914-788-0100 for...

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Story Walk

Greenburgh Nature Center

Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

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Weekday Classes for Young Children

Greenburgh Nature Center

Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 29, 2014 @ 1:30 PM

NATURE SERIES PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (6-week class – 2 sessions available) Children and parents or caregivers come for an hour of nature fun. Dress for outdoor activity. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program.   PRE-REGISTRATION & PRE-PAYMENT...

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En Plein Air at Les Beaux Arts Gallery

Les Beaux Arts Gallery

Sep 22, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

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

“En Plein Air” Opens the Fall Season at Les Beaux Arts Les Beaux Arts Gallery is celebrating the opening of their fall season with “En Plein Air,” an exhibition of paintings by Jean-Pierre Jacquet, a French artist and resident of Greenwich. The exhibition is a collection of airy and luminous landscapes, many of which are recognizable locations in this area....

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