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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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Classic Holiday Mansion Tours

Lyndhurst Mansion

Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Described as one of the “Ten Best Historic Holiday Tours” by USA Today, Lyndhurst goes all out during the holidays with “A Very Duchess Holiday.” Lyndhurst is elaborately adorned with an over-the-top display of holiday ornaments but we also pay homage to a real French duchess, Anna Gould, the Duchess of Talleyrand, the last owner of Lyndhurst. For the last month of the year, we bring...

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Country Bank Presents Faces of Burke Photo Exhibit

Country Bank

Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...

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Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017, visitors to the Bruce Museum can take a global tour of the splendor, wonder, and science of minerals as Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection opens to the public. Continuing through April 1, 2018, this exhibition offers a rare chance to discover the wondrous beauty and amazing properties of world-class minerals...

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Random Farms presents Into the Woods

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater

Dec 15, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would...

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A Candlelight Christmas Concert

Church of the Assumption

Dec 15, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Please join us Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7pm for our annual concert of joyful Christmas music at the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill, NY.  Performers include Internationally Acclaimed Soprano Mary Mancini, World Renowned Accordion Virtuoso Mario Tacca and The Victor Lionti String Quartet.  They'll be performing your favorite Christmas Hymns and Carols, as well as stunning pieces from...

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Children of a Lesser God

Apricots & Honey Wine and Spirits

Dec 15, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Loose yourself in the ambiance of Apricots & Honey one of Westchester premier local specialty wine shops as you observe the Art work of Noel Donaldson, a self-taught artist whose work consists of acrylic paintings on large canvas, larger mixed media pieces on canvas and recycled, distressed denim doll sculptures which he refers to as his "Ancestral stitching". The Artwork on display has...

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Art Show Case - Children Of A Lesser God

Apricots & Honey Wine & Spirits

Dec 15, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Loose yourself in the ambiance of Apricots & Honey a premiere Westchester wine boutique as you observe the Artwork of Noel Donaldson, a self-taught artist whose work consists of acrylic paintings on large canvas, larger mixed media pieces on canvas and recycled distressed denim doll sculptures, which he refers to as his "Ancestral stitching". The Artwork on display has been hand selected by...

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Maryknoll International Film Festival

Maryknoll Society Center

Dec 15, 2017 @ 07:30 PM

Maryknoll, New York – November 8, 2017 – Whistle Down the Wind will be the featured film for December in the 2017-2018 International Film Festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. It will be shown Friday, December 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.              Whistle Down the Wind is a 1961...

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Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol

Lyndhurst Mansion

Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 @ 07:30 PM

Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol’ recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Michael Muldoon, plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits...

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Paul Winter's 38th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Dec 15, 2017 @ 08:00 PM

Seven-time Grammy®-winner Paul Winter’s 38th Annual​ Winter Solstice Celebration embraces the spirit of the holidays with dazzling extravaganza of music and dance in New York’s most spectacular acoustic space. In addition to the ​Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, ​directed by Christiane Karam​, this multimedia event features the 10-member ​Paul Winter Consort​, gospel singer ​Theresa...

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