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Valhalla

The 411: Valhalla's name was inspired by Richard Wagner's opera, Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the hamlet sometimes lives up to its dramatic namesake. The Kensico Dam Plaza, for example, offers 98 acres of parkland with the jaw-droppingly theatrical backdrop of the 300-foot-tall stone dam. It's no surprise that this park is a favorite among bikers, skaters, picnickers, and hikers, and it's often the site of county festivities including ethnic festivals, concerts, and outdoor movies. Valhalla is also home to other county institutions, such as the 1.3-million-square-foot office park the Summit at Westchester, the Westchester Medical Center, Westchester and Community College. These things tend to remain on their own, spread-out campuses, so Valhalla's downtown remains small. However few, there are venues for socializing, such as The Valhalla Crossing, a pub/restaurant located in the historic train-station building. A (less historic) Metro-North station and its location near the Sprain Brook Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway make Valhalla easy to get in and out of, but the well-kept cul de sacs lined with split levels, raised ranches, and Cape Cods keep the suburban vibe.

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Emelin Theatre - Fall 2014 season

Emelin Theatre

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Emelin Theatre's Fall 2014 season brings the best in live performing arts to Westchester County and offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes. This Fall Emelin Theatre will present award-winning musicians, family programs, outstanding comedy and theatr, dance, and more. Individual tickets purchased prior to September 27, 2014 are $5 off. BLUEGRASS SERIES The...

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Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol at Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst Mansion

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Charles Dickens will hold court once again inside the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28, 2014. Mr. Dickensù will deliver the famous author's historic American readings. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children (16 and under) and available along with show times at Lundhurst.org. Group rates available. A Christmas Carol, was written by...

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It's a Wonderful Life

Jacob Burns Film Center

Dec 25, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Everyone will enjoy this Christmas favorite on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen. Never before has George Bailey's plight seemed so painful. And never before has the work of his guardian angel Clarence-who shows George the good he has done in the world-been so sweet. It's as touching and warm now as it was on the day it was released. Frank Capra. 1946. 130 m. NR. USA . Paramount...

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A Very Duchess Holiday

Lyndhurst Mansion

Dec 27, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

  Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic...

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Disney's The Little Mermiad

White Plains Performing Arts Center

Dec 27, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Friday and Saturday.

Based on the popular Disney animated film, THE LITTLE MERMAID tells the story of a beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who longs to leave her home in a magical kingdom beneath the sea to live in the world above. THE LITTLE MERMAID will capture your heart with its timeless tale and irresistible score by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, that includes the hit songs “Under the Sea,”...

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

Pelham Art Center

Dec 27, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

CRAFT-TASTIC An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015   Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop: Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM   15% Member Discount Sale: December 2 – December 6, 2014     Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade...

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Presepio Napoletano

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Dec 27, 2014 - Jan 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita of the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in...

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Picturing Mary

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Dec 27, 2014 - Jan 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

On display next to Presepio Napoletano is an international collection of images of the Virgin Mary depicted in various art forms: paintings, frescoes, etchings, and sculptures. A documentary on view will take viewers on an artistic journey spanning almost two-thousand years through virtual visits of museums, chapels, and cathedrals in eight countries to view rare and sacred masterpieces by such...

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Italian Language Courses for Adults

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Dec 27, 2014 - 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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The Paper Bag Players: Hot Feet!

Emelin Theater

Dec 27, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

The Paper Bag Players: Hot Feet! Saturday & Sunday, December 27 & 28 @ 11AM & 1:30PM The Paper Bag Players return to the Emelin Theatre for another zany romp. "Hot Feet" is best suited for children ages 3 through 8. The show is an hour of funny stories, zany characters, lively music, eye-popping sets and props made out of paper bags and boxes--with lots of...

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