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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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Family Studio: Science Projects

Hudson River Museum

Oct 11, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014

Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and Science Educators offered on weekends at the Museum.  On Saturdays explore the shape, materials, gravity, and birth of the Solar System's smaller bodies. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children. FREE...

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Glenview Tours

Hudson River Museum

Oct 11, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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Family Studio: Art Projects

Hudson River Museum

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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Student Exhibition

Westchester Community College Center For The Arts

Nov 3, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014

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Yonkers Raceway's Smash Hit: "French Connection"

Yonkers Raceway

Nov 24, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:45 AM

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CRAFT-TASTIC: An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade @ Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center

Nov 24, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

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Nov 24, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

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Roger Mudre at Heather Gaudio Fine Art

Heather Gaudio Fine Art

Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

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Jylian GUSTLIN Exhibit - CANFIN Gallery

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Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

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TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Greenburgh Nature Center

Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

(With generous support from Con Edison)   EVERY SUNDAY AT 11:30AM (NOV 2, 9, 23, 30) (NOTE: No walk November 16 due to special event) Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE...

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