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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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Gallery 18

Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

April Artist of the month, Hastings on Hudson photographer Susan Richman, will have a solo exhibition on display at Gallery 18 March 31st through April 29th. The exhibition titled Urban Landscapes features both new and old work that reveal the beauty of urban, industrial and neglected environments to capture overlooked and often-dismissed details. An artist’s reception will be held...

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Art show

Gallery 18

Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

April Artist of the month, Hastings on Hudson photographer Susan Richman, will have a solo exhibition on display at Gallery 18 March 31st through April 29th. The exhibition titled Urban Landscapes features both new and old work that reveal the beauty of urban, industrial and neglected environments to capture overlooked and often-dismissed details. An artist’s reception will be held...

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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

Apr 1, 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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Kids Camp is back at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, celebrating cherished children's films with Free Admission for the whole family. This month, it’s The Neverending Story from March 30 through April 2.  All shows are at 11:00 am. This classic '80s adventure is about a boy who reads a magical library book that leads him into a wondrous fantasy world with many timeless and...

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Art by Whit

The Lionheart Gallery

Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

The Lionheart Gallery Debuts Art by Whit Conrad from March 7 – April 26 Solo Exhibition Features a Collection of Whimsical Portraits of Daily Life   The Lionheart Gallery, located at 27 Westchester Avenue in Pound Ridge, New York, is hosting a new exhibition, Art by Whit, on March 7 through April 26, 2015 with a breakout collection of satirical painted commentaries by...

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Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America

ArtsWestchester

Apr 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

An upcoming contemporary art exhibition that highlights the work of new and first-generation American artists within New York’s immigrant community. Each artist uses his or her autobiography and family history as an artistic tool to explore universal concerns of memory, heritage and identity.   FREE 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 Contact 428-4220 x330...

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Poetry Reading-Blue Heron Woman at the Mount Kisco Library

Mt. Kisco Public Library

Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

  These poems tell of a life of movement, from Hawaii before World War II to 1940s Washington, D.C. and summers on a farm in the Ozarks, from Hawaii after the war to Panama, to boarding school and college. She writes of her life as a corporate wife in St. Croix and Peru and of the end of that life and the beginning of another. Gail plays with words and with form as she reflects on life and...

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