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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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Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

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Impariamo Insieme Italian Language Enrichment Course for Children Ages 4 to 12

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Mar 27, 2015 - May 9, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

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Art by Whit

The Lionheart Gallery

Mar 27, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

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Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America

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Mar 27, 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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BIG NIGHT OUT: Big Night, Big Causes, Big Impact

Pepe Infiniti

Mar 27, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

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Dominicanyorkness - Words & Visuals with performance artist Josefina Baez and exhibiting visual artist Pepe Coronado Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm A conversation through performance on Dominican history, identity and its expression in the arts. "Josefina Baez has been breaking open hearts and re-ordering minds for more than I care to count. She is one of North...

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Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

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