This Month's Highlights

Plus Home Theater and Quadricentennial 2009.



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Quadricentennial 2009

This month's Quad Events

If you’ve already seen Dutch New York at the Hudson River Museum and Double Dutch at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art—and you still have a hankering for Quad-themed artwork—check out Fumetto at ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange. The exhibition, which features international cartoons that warn about the dangers of climate change to our natural resources, will be on view from October 1 to November 10.

Besides artists, writers take center stage at this month’s Quad events. First, Philipse Manor Hall hosts a symposium on October 8 titled The (Forgotten) Melting Pot: A Quadricentennial Panel Discussion. There, authors Daniel Wolff (How Lincoln Learned to Read), Sherrill Wilson (New York City’s African Slave Owners), David Oestricher (Lenape: The First Inhabitants), and others get together to discuss the roles of African Americans, Native Americans, the Dutch, and womenin New York’s cultural landscape.

Have you read World’s End by T.C. Boyle? If not, get on it—Peekskill is hosting a community-wide read of the novel, which was written by a Peekskill native and takes place in this area. On October 17, the library hosts One Book, One River: An Evening with T.C. Boyle, at which the author will be on hand for a reading, book signing, and cocktail party. The evening will end with a screening of The Road to Wellville, also based on one of Boyle’s books.

When you’ve finished reading and want to take part in a less solitary activity, Yonkers holds its Half Moon Festival, with music and entertainment along the river. The festival takes place weekends between October 17 and October 25.