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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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When: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10:00 AM  Location: Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY Use Mapquest to plan your trip Registration: $25.00 - Event Day: $35.00  ** Chidren 4 and up must be registered.  Registration deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015   2015 marks the twelfth year of our signature event - the Colon Cancer Challenge. Across...

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Wainwright House

Mar 29, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

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Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Mar 29, 2015 - May 9, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

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Art by Whit

The Lionheart Gallery

Mar 29, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

The Lionheart Gallery Debuts Art by Whit Conrad from March 7 – April 26 Solo Exhibition Features a Collection of Whimsical Portraits of Daily Life   The Lionheart Gallery, located at 27 Westchester Avenue in Pound Ridge, New York, is hosting a new exhibition, Art by Whit, on March 7 through April 26, 2015 with a breakout collection of satirical painted commentaries by...

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Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America

ArtsWestchester

Mar 29, 2015 - May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

An upcoming contemporary art exhibition that highlights the work of new and first-generation American artists within New York’s immigrant community. Each artist uses his or her autobiography and family history as an artistic tool to explore universal concerns of memory, heritage and identity.   FREE 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 Contact 428-4220 x330...

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Dining in the Dark – A Blind Dining Experience

Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria

Mar 29, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

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The Light in the Piazza

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Mar 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara-a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman- meets Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome young Florentine. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and...

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