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The 411: Ossining has roots that stretch back to 1685, when Dutch immigrant Frederick Philipse bought a large tract of land that included what would become modern Ossining. It was known as Sing Sing—a name derived from a local Native American word—from 1813 until 1901, when it was changed to differentiate the surrounding area from the maximum-security prison it had become synonymous with. The Town of Ossining comprises two villages: the Village of Ossining and part of Briarcliff Manor, the rest of which is part of the Town of Mount Pleasant. One of the county’s Rivertowns, Ossining is perched on a strand of hills overlooking the Hudson, affording, on clear days,views of the Manhattan skyline. The town retains much of its original character and boasts a myriad of historic sites. Single-family homes comprise the majority of the town’s housing options. Outdoor enthusiasts revel in the town’s Cedar Lane Park, Teatown Reservation, and three boating clubs.

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Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017, visitors to the Bruce Museum can take a global tour of the splendor, wonder, and science of minerals as Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection opens to the public. Continuing through April 1, 2018, this exhibition offers a rare chance to discover the wondrous beauty and amazing properties of world-class minerals...

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Graphic Novel Writing Workshop

Manhattanville College

Mar 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m; Berman Center on Manhattanville Campus One-day Graphic Novel Writing workshops will be held at Manhattanville College on Saturday, March 24 for Youth and Adults.  The special One-Day Workshop Features  cartoonist Colleen Doran, whose recent work includes the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s TROLL BRIDGE for Dark Horse. A three-hour...

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Easter Bunny Photo Experience at The Westchester

The Westchester

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The Westchester offering families the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events. Save time and avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Bunny online at simonbunny.com. The Bunny Photo Experience begins March 2 and runs through March 31. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the...

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Manhattanville College Art Gallery Exhibit of Photographer Jim Frank

Manhattanville College

Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 7, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Jim Frank is a Westchester County-based artist and educator with over 35 years of professional practice. His work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Prof. Frank has taught internationally in Spain and England, and his photographs have been exhibited and published internationally. As a...

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Join the Westchester Jewish Community for a Day Long, County-Wide Celebration of Israel’s 70th Birthday

Schechter Westchester Upper School

Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The Westchester Jewish Council invites you to be a part of our spectacular countywide celebration to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary. The celebration will be held on April 15, 2018, 12:00-5:00 pm at Schechter Westchester Upper School, 555 W. Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Cost for the day is $ 10 per adult before April 1 and $ 20 per adult after this date. Children 18 and under and...

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A Fondness For Beetles: Victorian Diorama Workshop

Hudson River Museum

Mar 24, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Daisy Tainton, Insect Preparator and Curatorial Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, will lead participants in creating a miniature, whimsical insect diorama under glass, centered around a preserved rhinoceros beetle. Participants are encouraged to bring their own miniatures, natural objects, and other items for inspiration. Recommended for ages 11+. Tickets: $20; Members...

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Goddess Rising: Restorative Yoga Workshop

HipHeather, Yoga Sanctuary inside Golden Prana

Mar 24, 2018 @ 01:30 PM

As women, finding the time for relaxation in our everyday lives can be a challenge.  Carve out 90 minutes of your Saturday for this relaxing workshop, with proceeds going towards a good cause.      Restorative Yoga involves placing the body into fully supported yoga postures with the use of props (blankets, cushions, blocks). This practice helps calm the nervous system which also helps...

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Free Community Piano Series Presented by Music Conservatory of Westchester

White Plains Public Library

Mar 24, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Celebrate the Piano with the talented young students of the Music Conservatory of Westchester! In this free, educational concert series, learn how the piano was invented, and how it became the most popular instrument of all time. Take a peek into the lives of the great piano composers and how they influenced piano builders to make it bigger and better. These concerts are supported by the...

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Matcha Tea Tasting


Mar 24, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Japanese tea master Kazuko Komatsu will demonstrate and share the art of tea at te+te, a new local shop in Pleasantville, NY. Learn about the tea, the process, and enjoy a cup before you go. Join us and share in this refreshing and delightful Japanese tradition. All are welcome. No registration is required and no fee to participate.

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On Saturday, March 24, Tinkergarten leader Kate Lanfer will take children—who must be accompanied by an adventurous adult—on a sensory exploration over the stream and through the woods of Hunter Brook Preserve. Prepare to get a bit muddy. This event is free and open to all! Contact Kat Deely at 914-234-6992 ext 15 or at kat@westchesterlandtrust.org to register. (photo by Kate Lanfer)

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