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Port Chester

The 411: Since its beginnings as an industrial boat-building community (it was formerly known as “Saw Pit”), Port Chester has evolved into a food Mecca with a buzzing downtown restaurant scene, including Tarry Lodge, F.I.S.H., Sonora, Alba’s, and The Willett House. A large Latino immigrant population further enhances the village’s dining-destination cred, with numerous authentic ethnic eateries representing Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. Port Chester is also known for the Waterfront, a retail/entertainment center that features a 14-screen movie theater, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Super Stop & Shop, Marshall's, and numerous restaurants.

Points of interest include the 1920s Capitol Theater, where Janis Joplin appeared in August, 1970 (it’s now an event site); the Landmark Condominium (the former Lifesavers candy factory); and a 75-plus-slip marina along the Byram River.

Port Chester has six parks for general recreation, including picnicking and sports. At Columbus Park, a water-spray playground was installed for relief during hot summer days.

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Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Feb 28, 2015 - 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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Immerse your children in Italian song, rhyme, movement, and stories with a themed craft activity culminating each lesson. Our experienced teacher implements her own curriculum and songs,and has been teaching young children since 2008. Children learn in an age-appropriate, nurturing setting utilizing fun props. Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided each session for non-Italian...

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Impariamo Insieme Italian Language Enrichment Course for Children Ages 4 to 12

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Feb 28, 2015 - May 9, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills in the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and...

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Reading and Book signing with Local Author Yona McDonough

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Feb 28, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

As we conclude our celebration of Black History Month join us for a reading and book signing with author Yona Zeldis McDonough for her book Who was Rosa Parks? It offers children an overview of the life of one of the most inspirational figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of several books in this series including Who Was Louis Armstrong? and Who Was Harriet...

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Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Jasmina Danowski: Taking in the Obscenery, to be held February 21ththrough April 11th.  This is Danowski’s first exhibition with the gallery and will feature her most recent body of work.  The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 28th, 1-5 pm. Danowski translates personal situational...

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Celebrate Chinese

Pelham Art Center

Feb 28, 2015 @ 1:30 PM

Chinese New Year Celebration! Free paper-craft workshop and a traditional Lion Dance performance Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:30-3:30PM   Chinese New Year returns to Pelham Art Center on Saturday, February 28, 2015 with family-friendly activities commemorating the beginning of the Year of the Sheep! From 1:30-3:30PM, a paper-craft workshop will be held in which participants...

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Reading and Book signing with Local Author Yona McDonough

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Feb 28, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

As we conclude our celebration of Black History Month join us for a reading and book signing with author Yona Zeldis McDonough for her book Who was Rosa Parks? It offers children an overview of the life of one of the most inspirational figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of several books in this series including Who Was Louis Armstrong? and Who Was Harriet...

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Reading and Book signing with Local Author Yona McDonough

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Feb 28, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

As we conclude our celebration of Black History Month join us for a reading and book signing with author Yona Zeldis McDonough for her book Who was Rosa Parks? It offers children an overview of the life of one of the most inspirational figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of several books in this series including Who Was Louis Armstrong? and Who Was Harriet...

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Celebrating Black History Brunch

Emanuel A.M.E. Church

Feb 28, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

David Fiske, co-author of a complete biography of Solomon Northup, will give two presentations at a Black History Month Brunch. He will talk about how Northup and other black citizens of New York were kidnapped and sold into slavery before the Civil War. Fiske will also discuss the interesting 1895 "Black America" show, which gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in...

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Garden Express Series- Garden Planning & Design

Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center

Feb 28, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

Have you always dreamed of building your own vegetable garden?  Well dust off that old shovel, put it to good use and learn how in this express series.  Get up to speed and start growing your own nutritious, fresh vegetables and herbs.      This class is one of four in a series.   Seed Selection and Propagation Saturday, February 21 1:00 PM - 3:...

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