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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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PARENTING: THE BIGGEST JOB® WORKSHOP with Laura Gauld

Wainwright House

Feb 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

The Biggest Job® Workshops are a compilation of the family program at The Hyde Schools. The workshops are designed to help those committed to the pursuit of personal and family excellence. This takes work and time. But there are three things we know about this commitment to exceptional parenting: It is hard It is doable It is never too late No matter what we...

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Italian Language Courses for Adults

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Feb 26, 2015 - 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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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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Movie Screening: The Green Prince

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Documentary, Director: Nadav Schirman. Featuring: Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzhak (1h 41 mins) Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, The Green Prince retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. This extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of...

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Cooking Class - HOMEMADE CAVATELLI

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Our cooking classes are a combination of hands-on and demonstration classes held in our state-of-the-art professional kitchen. You’ll dive into cooking with personalized instruction from one of our experienced chef instructors. You will also observe the chef prepare other dishes with a lot of clear explanations, and create a meal that you’ll sit down to enjoy with a glass of...

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PURCHASE COLLEGE PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR BEN LERNER

Neuberger Museum Study at Purchase College

Feb 26, 2015 @ 4:30 PM

The Purchase College, SUNY, School of Humanities will present An Evening with Ben Lerner: A Lecture, Reading, and Conversation on Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. The event—which is free and open to the public—will take place in the Neuberger Museum Study at Purchase College (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY). A poet, novelist,...

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The talk is geared to parents of teens!   Time management is a challenge for everyone, but it is a particularly daunting challenge for middle and high school students. There is an expectation that "at their age" they should be independent and know how to get things done on their own. But teens are busier than ever. Between homework, school, afterschool...

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Eye on Art: Tour Series

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Feb 26, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Learn about contemporary or Renaissance art and visit those galleries that you’ve heard so much about. Under the guidance of Margot Clark-Junkins and Katharine Dufault, you will be in for an "eye-opening" experience. Register today for the Rye Arts Center's Eye On Art Tour Series.   $35 per tour or $100 for 4 tours. Limited space; reservation & advanced payment required. Transportation...

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Movie Screening and Discussion: The Green Prince

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Feb 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, The Green Prince retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. This extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. Based on...

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PARENTING: THE BIGGEST JOB® WORKSHOP with Laura Gauld

Wainwright House

Feb 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

The Biggest Job® Workshops are a compilation of the family program at The Hyde Schools. The workshops are designed to help those committed to the pursuit of personal and family excellence. This takes work and time. But there are three things we know about this commitment to exceptional parenting: It is hard It is doable It is never too late No matter what we...

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