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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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Marking Wonderland

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Oct 7, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE                                  Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the fall art season with two new exhibitions.  In gallery II, our annual drawing show features five contemporary artists whose practice centers on drawing. The show’s title, Marking Wonderland, is...

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Holistic Kids Series (FREE)

Mount Kisco Library

Oct 7, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Get Your Children Excited About Health! Join us at the Mount Kisco Library for our three part series teaching 3 and 4 year olds through games, songs, stories and crafts, how to take care of themselves, eachother, and the environment, to create a healthy happy future, to build healthy habits, foster positive relationships, and develop an appreciation for the planet.   ...

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Exhibit Rick STEVENS

Canfin Gallery

Oct 7, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

As the Expressionists before him, STEVENS distils what is quintessential to his subject, and in turn captures in refracted light and tactile form - the forest, discernable, beautiful, and experiential. STEVENS undertakes through his works in paint to discern and replicate those spiritual and essential values as founded and revealed in the quietude of the wilderness. In a language both...

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Hermann Nitsch "Leviticus"

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Oct 7, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015 Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm HVCCA is honored to present Hermann Nitsch’s one-person installation, “Leviticus.” The installation features Nitsch’s “Leviticus,” his seminal book (52 3⁄4” x 38 1⁄2”) opened to the segment describing the sacrificial...

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Wednesday Volunteer Appreiation Nights

Oct 7, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

Every Wednesday night, more than 70 Westchester area restaurants show their appreciation for those who volunteer in the community by offering 20% off your dinner check. (Holidays and alcohol portion excluded).  Full list of participating restaurants may be found at ThankYouForCaring.com Volunteers must show their ThankYouForCaring cards, which are free to any not-for-profit for their...

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Revival by Cara Lynch: Public Art in the Courtyard

Pelham Art Center

Oct 7, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present Revival is a site-specific installation inspired by the neighborhood of Pelham, by New York based artist Cara Lynch. Created with stencils and chalk spray, Lynch places patterns of Tudor-revival style architecture beneath the feet of visitors to the center. This lace-like installation will sweep across the courtyard space, eventually fading from...

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Oct 7, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Pound Ridge Partnership to Hold 5th Annual Harvest Festival in Town Park Soul Asylum to Top Music Line Up Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM, Pound Ridge Town Park The Pound Ridge Partnership will hold its fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM (rain date Sunday, October 18) in the Pound Ridge Town Park.  Continuing what has become a beloved Pound Ridge...

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White Plains, NY September 16, 2015 --The Westchester, an upscale fashion center and expansive retail destination for fashion, discovery and community at Westchester Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in White Plains, New York; anchored by Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, recently welcomed 3NY Boutique, a brand catering to New York City’s fashion gurus, to its world-class line-up of stores. The...

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Reading by Author Eula Biss

Slonim Living Room

Oct 7, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Eula Biss is the author of On Immunity: An Inoculation, Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays, and The Balloonists. She teaches nonfiction writing at Northwestern University. 

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