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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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#LDCW Selfie Challenge

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

Jul 29, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

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Patterson & Sweeney R & B Band

Hudson Park Bandshell

Jul 29, 2015 @ 07:30 PM

The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, continues this week with the Patterson & Sweeney Blues Band playing rhythm and blues favorites. The Summer Sounds concert series is presented by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, in partnership with the New Rochelle Dept. of Parks and Recreation.  For more information visit the NRCA website at...

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Hudson Park Bandshell

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

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Festival Youth Orchestra Announces Auditions for Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion

Purchase College, SUNY

Jul 29, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 @ 8:30 AM

The Festival Youth Orchestra (FYO) will hold its inaugural season in residence at Purchase College, SUNY.  The FYO experience emphasizes intensive musical preparation, with special focus on practice and performance techniques, interpretation, phrasing, and general musicianship. Students will also develop useful communication skills as a result of their musical collaborations, learning the...

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SummerDance 2015 Camps

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Jul 29, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:30 AM

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Revisiting Arcadia: Contemporary Landscapes

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Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Diverse artistic approaches by 15 exhibiting artists explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world and settings around us. Includes traditional Hudson River School-style painting, conceptual photography and video installation. July 16- August 29 artsw.org/arcadia 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm & Sat 12-6pm

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Group Exhibition, I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment

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Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

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