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Rye Brook

The 411: This tiny quintessential bedroom community—less than 10,000 people live within its three-and-a-half miles—is particularly desirable for families. Life in Rye Brook, known for its excellent, private school-like educational system (its high school typically graduates fewer than 100 students) revolves around the kids, their activities, and the schools, starting with the Ridge Street Country School, a private nursery school and camp located here. The town is especially tightly knit and those who live here boast of knowing that they can really count on their friends and neighbors for anything from the proverbial cup of sugar to a last-second lift home from softball practice.

You’ll find tidy split-levels and Colonials on neat, manicured lawns located on quiet streets that attract kids on bikes, teens shooting hoops in driveways, and moms power-walking through the neighborhood, as well as some town homes and cluster housing. And while there is no downtown center, per se, in Rye Brook, three active strip shopping centers, including the fashion- and kid-centric Rye Ridge Shopping Center, serve as informal spots for congregating and catching up with one’s neighbors.

The village offers several lovely parks; its crown jewel is the 35-acre Crawford Park, featuring ball fields, tennis courts, a playground, and the historic Crawford Mansion, which can be rented for parties. Rye Brook is also home to the private Blind Brook County Club, the Rye Town Hilton, and the sprawling Doral Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center; the latter offers a nine-hole golf course that is open to the public.

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Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms.  Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....

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Painting and Mixed Media

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 12, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity.  Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing.  Individual instruction given.  Work at your own pace.  Students bring supplies to class.

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Color Camera Club celebrates WestArts ARTSEE Festival

Color Camera Club of Westchester

Jan 26, 2015 - May 25, 2015

Join in the fun.  The Color Camera Club in celebration of Artsestchester ARTSEE Festival provides a learning and fun experience for those interestd in photogrphy who want to better their skills.  NOW is a great time to express yourself through the use of your camera, learn new teqniques, open up your artisic abilities and enjoy the hobby of photography.  Document your family events, create...

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Glenview Tours

Hudson River Museum

Feb 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer.  See elegant 19th century restored period rooms, and highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview.   Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. Free with Museum admission.

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John Ruppert: Yellow Orb

Katonah Museum of Art

Feb 4, 2015 - May 31, 2015

On the South Lawn John Ruppert transforms prison-grade metal chain link into vessel-like forms that define volume yet remain ethereal and porous. At the KMA, the intense yellow industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the landscape, as is the mesmeric effect of the material's shifting patterns. Ruppert's 14-foot tall sculpture simultaneously contrasts and compliments its verdant...

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Portfolio Workshop for Teens

Westchester Community College Center For The Arts

Mar 25, 2015 - May 27, 2015

Designed for students 15 and over, this class is an intensive studio experience in drawing and painting. A variety of media will be explored, such as acrylics, charcoal, oil pastel, and ink. Projects are devised to build skills in drawing and painting as well as express individuality and creativity. This is an excellent course for the serious art student or the student who needs to prepare a...

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Rachel Allen - Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

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Rachel Allen- Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

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