Calendar of Events

Jan
24
Thu
An Introduction to the Law of Attraction with Tara Hanley @ Larchmont Public Library,
Jan 24 @ 7:00 PM
An Introduction to the Law of Attraction with Tara Hanley @ Larchmont Public Library, |  |  |

In this presentation you will learn how to shift your thoughts, emotions, beliefs,
and take control of how your life unfolds. You will be empowered to improve
or change one or more areas of your life, inspire creativity and learn how to be
a deliberate creator using everyday practical tools and techniques. Join us for
this introduction to the Law of Attraction and learn how to manifest what you
really want.

Jan
25
Fri
Opening Reception for Cecile Chong, new encaustic paintings @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art
Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening Reception for Cecile Chong, new encaustic paintings @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art |  |  |

A new exhibition in the project space featuring encaustic paintings by Cecile Chong.

January 11 – February 23, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Jan
26
Sat
Humane Society of Westchester Thrift Shop TWO DAY Liquidation Sale @ HSW Thrift Shop
Jan 26 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Humane Society of Westchester Thrift Shop TWO DAY Liquidation Sale @ HSW Thrift Shop |  |  |

​Dear Friends,
The Humane Society of Westchester’s Thrift Shop will be closing its doors forever on Sunday, January 27th, 2019. The Thrift Shop will no longer be accepting any donations.
We will be staying open on weekends only, from 10am to 3pm to sell the many items we still have left. Sales directly benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Westchester!
We want to thank everyone that has supported us over these many years. We could not have done it without you!

Leading Ladies Of Broadway @ Emelin Theatre
Jan 26 @ 8:00 PM
Leading Ladies Of Broadway @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

Join us as four of Broadway’s finest female vocalists recreate their most memorable moments and celebrate some of the roles and musical selections that underscore the leading lady’s influence on “The Great White Way.”

Jan
27
Sun
Hommocks Ice Rink Winter Festival @ Hommocks ice rink
Jan 27 all-day
Hommocks Ice Rink Winter Festival @ Hommocks ice rink  |  |  |

Come skate with your favorite ice princess and her snowman friend! See visit from the bubble bus, ice cream bounce house, inflatable snow globe, glitter tattoos, popcorn, cotton candy and more! Activities free with paid admission.

Auditions at The Sandbox Theatre – It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman @ Sandbox Theatre
Jan 27 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Auditions at The Sandbox Theatre - It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman @ Sandbox Theatre |  |  |

The Sandbox Theatre announces auditions for its next Tweens (5th-8th grade) production, It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman. Join us for the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. Add to the mix the tension between Superman and a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper because of the superhero’s attraction to Lois Lane, and you have a delightful musical comedy. Auditions will take place on Sunday January 27 from 11am-2pm and Tuesday January 29 from 4pm-7pm. Auditions and rehearsals take place at our studios in Mamaroneck: Sandbox Studios, 300 Waverly Avenue, 2nd Floor. Performances take place at the White Plains Performing Arts Center March 7-10 and March 21-24. All who audition will be cast in the show. A registration fee of $495 is charged once the production is cast and rehearsals begin. For more information, contact us at info@wstshows.com or at (914) 630-0804.

Auditions-Sandbox Studios- IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE,IT’S SUPERMAN @ Sandbox Studios
Jan 27 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Auditions-Sandbox Studios- IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE,IT'S SUPERMAN @ Sandbox Studios | Mamaroneck | New York | United States

The Sandbox Theatre announces auditions for its next Tweens (5th-8th grade) production, It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman. Join us for the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. Add to the mix the tension between Superman and a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper because of the superhero’s attraction to Lois Lane, and you have a delightful musical comedy. Auditions will take place on Sunday January 27 from 11am-2pm and Monday January 29 from 4pm-7pm. Auditions and rehearsals take place at our studios in Mamaroneck: Sandbox Studios, 300 Waverly Avenue, 2nd Floor. Performances take place at the White Plains Performing Arts Center March 7-10 and March 21-24. All who audition will be cast in the show. A registration fee of $495 is charged once the production is cast and rehearsals begin. For more information, contact us at info@wstshows.com or at (914) 630-0804.

Family Movie: Remi, Nobody’s Boy @ Emelin Theatre
Jan 27 @ 2:30 PM
Family Movie: Remi, Nobody's Boy @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

Film directed by Antoine Blossier and based on the Novel by Hector Malot.
Screening in French with English subtitles.
Synopsis:
Raised by a kindly peasant woman after being found as a baby, ten-year-old Remi is brutally taken from his adopted mother and sold by her husband to Signor Vitalis, an old travelling street musician with a shadowy past. Remi sets off on a long journey through France with his new master, their faithful dog Capi and mischievous monkey Mister Joli-Cœur.
From adventures to misadventures, young Remi endears himself to Vitalis, who teaches him to read and helps him discover his extraordinary singing talent. The boy learns the rough life of a travelling showman and suffers through hunger, cold and sometimes great injustice. He also learns life, makes great friends and gains a mentor and father in Vitalis.
But when the clothes he was found in as an infant and a mysterious lullaby from his distant past bring him closer to his origins, Remi is suddenly faced with a new set of challenges that could reveal his true identity and change forever the course of his young life.
Complimentary refreshments and French viennoiseries after the screening.

Jan
28
Mon
The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition with Janet Levine R.D., D.M. @ Larchmont Public Library
Jan 28 @ 7:00 PM
The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition with Janet Levine R.D., D.M. @ Larchmont Public Library |  |  |

Eating a whole food, plant-based diet has been scientifically proven to prevent and reverse chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and gastro intestinal diseases. It is also the diet many athletes follow to achieve maximum performance. Come find out how simple it can be to prepare plant-based foods that are satisfying, nutrition packed, and taste amazing! You’ll learn what eating plant-based really means and why it’s so healthy, how plant-based nutrition can be healthier and more effective than medication when treating many common diseases, strategies to easily transition from the Standard American Diet to healthier plant-based eating, and simple plant-based foods that are easy to make.

Janet Levine is a registered dietitian and dentist.

Jan
29
Tue
Auditions at The Sandbox Theatre – It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman @ Sandbox Theatre
Jan 29 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Auditions at The Sandbox Theatre - It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman @ Sandbox Theatre |  |  |

The Sandbox Theatre announces auditions for its next Tweens (5th-8th grade) production, It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman. Join us for the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. Add to the mix the tension between Superman and a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper because of the superhero’s attraction to Lois Lane, and you have a delightful musical comedy. Auditions will take place on Sunday January 27 from 11am-2pm and Tuesday January 29 from 4pm-7pm. Auditions and rehearsals take place at our studios in Mamaroneck: Sandbox Studios, 300 Waverly Avenue, 2nd Floor. Performances take place at the White Plains Performing Arts Center March 7-10 and March 21-24. All who audition will be cast in the show. A registration fee of $495 is charged once the production is cast and rehearsals begin. For more information, contact us at info@wstshows.com or at (914) 630-0804.

Jan
31
Thu
Westchester Chordsmen Chorus in Concert at the Emelin Theater @ Emelin Theatre
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Westchester Chordsmen Chorus in Concert at the Emelin Theater @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

On Thursday, January 31st, 2019, the Westchester Chordsmen Chorus will appear in concert at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck, New York as part of the Emelin’s “Made In Westchester” program of events in 2019. The show is entitled: “The Westchester Chordsmen: Welcome to the Neighborhood.”

The Chordsmen are a renowned Westchester-based a cappella group. They enjoy spreading the joy and fun of singing show tunes, doo-wop, traditional, gospel and contemporary songs sung in the barbershop style of 4-part harmony. The song selection is a new compilation from their repertoire, featuring 15 chorus plus several quartet songs as well as sing-alongs with the audience.

Following a very successful Holiday Concert in Ossining in December, the Chordsmen are excited and proud to be part of the brand-new performance series that the Emelin Theatre calls ‘“Made In Westchester,” to celebrate the incredible artistry of some of the many talented performers of the Westchester area.”’ More information about the series can be found at emelin.org.

Date and Time: Thursday, January 31st, 2019 7:30pm
Location: Emelin Theater 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Tickets available at: emelin.org or 914-698-0098

Instant Pot Indian Cooking with Rinku Bhattacharya @ Larchmont Public Library
Jan 31 @ 7:00 PM
Instant Pot Indian Cooking with Rinku Bhattacharya @ Larchmont Public Library |  |  |

The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker is the new hot kitchen tool. The Instant Pot lends itself perfectly to Indian recipes, making flavorful, nutritious fare (like dals, legumes and all manner of curries) in minutes instead of hours.
Local author Rinku Bhattacharya will demonstrate Indian cooking with the Instant Pot. Instant Indian features numerous vegetarian and vegan options, and nearly all recipes are gluten-free.
With step-by-step instructions and color photos throughout, Instant Indian makes Indian cooking easy and fool-proof using all the functions of this popular appliance. Signed Copies of Rinku’s cookbook will be available for purchase.

The Westchester Chordsmen @ Emelin Theatre
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM
The Westchester Chordsmen @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

This “Made In Westchester’ event features the renowned Westchester-based a cappella group committed to musical excellence since it was founded and chartered in June, 1953.

Feb
1
Fri
Successful Aging: It’s Everybody’s Business @ Larchmont Avenue Church
Feb 1 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Successful Aging: It’s Everybody’s Business @ Larchmont Avenue Church | Larchmont | New York | United States

The Education Department of the Woman’s Club of Larchmont will present a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of aging. Participants will provide facts and suggestions to help one plan ahead.
Life-style options will be discussed by Elaine Weingarten, Executive Director of At Home on the Sound. Topics include different living arrangements, how to remain independent, and how to plan for what one can and should do as one ages.
Patricia Bave, Elder Law Attorney with Kommer Bave & Ollman, will cover the importance of planning presenting the topics of wills, trusts and advanced directives such as a healthcare proxy, a power of attorney, and a burial directive. Other areas of concern are avoiding guardianship, and asset preservation planning along with additional legal measures that one should address.
The psychological aspects of aging and the skills necessary for having the best possible life in one’s older years will be the areas explored by Beth Metzendorf (pictured), a Clinical Social Worker in Larchmont.
A question and answer session will follow the discussion.
The free program is open to the public.

Jams at Jay – The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective @ Jay Heritage Center
Feb 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jams at Jay - The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective @ Jay Heritage Center |  |  |

Chase away the midwinter blues with music at our 1907 Carriage House. Join us for “Jams at Jay” in 2019! Informal listening every First Friday – casual attire encouraged. The acoustics are incredible and so are the artists! Help us welcome the Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective for our debut “Jams at Jay” on February 1 from 7:00 – 9:30pm. Tickets on sale now at https://conta.cc/2Rph6ef

The acoustic musicians of Brooklyn form a community of vibrant artists who bring a variety of musical insight into the traditional canon of bluegrass tunes. With backgrounds in everything from trad jazz to Klesmer and zydeco, educations as far-reaching as Berklee School of Music and front porch pickin’, and influences that range from Bach to Ornette, the musicians of the Collective bring enormous breadth and depth to NYC bluegrass. The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective captures the best of talent and spirit that resides in the roots music community of Brooklyn, New York. Zack Bruce and Jason Borisoff formed the Collective in the fall of 2014 to record and showcase the expanse of musicianship and style that defines the diverse bluegrass community of Brooklyn. As two musicians working in the scene themselves, Zack and Jason saw a need for an organized, comprehensive, and musically-rigorous Cooperative to catalog the dynamic sound of Brooklyn bluegrass.

JHC Members $20, General Admission $25. First set at 7:15pm. Second set at 8:45pm.

Sign up in advance for all 3 evenings of music! JHC Member $50, General Admission $65

Feb
2
Sat
Cooking Demo by Rinku Bhattacharya @ Mamaroneck Public Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cooking Demo by Rinku Bhattacharya @ Mamaroneck Public Library |  |  |

Rinku Battacharya, local author and food blogger will demonstrate how to cook Indian food using the popular Instant Pot. Rinku will visit us to talk about her new cookbook, Instant Indian, which features numerous vegetarian and vegan options, and nearly all recipes are gluten-free. This will be an afternoon filled with humor, good food and the opportunity to learn about Indian food and the Instant Pot.
Registration required. Please call the reference desk to register (914) 630-5888

Feb
3
Sun
MLK Literary Celebration by American Women of African Heritage (AWAH) @ Jay Heritage Center
Feb 3 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
MLK Literary Celebration by American Women of African Heritage (AWAH) @ Jay Heritage Center |  |  |

Join us for readings by authors Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., Consider It Pure Joy and Alexis Clark, Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse and an Unlikely Romance. Each writer has a powerful narrative about the African American experience. This Annual Literary Tea is organized by the American Women of African Heritage (AWAH) and will be held at the Jay Heritage Center for the 5th consecutive year.

Contact Franteek@aol.com or jayheritagecenter@gmail.com for further information or click here https://bit.ly/2ClcQC2

Thank you to Patrick Corcoran Arcade Booksellers for his help again with this terrific event!

More about the authors….

Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq.

Jennifer Jones Austin, a child and family advocate, is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), an anti-poverty, policy and advocacy organization with 170 member human services agencies operating throughout New York City. Prior to joining FPWA, Ms. Jones Austin served as Senior Vice President of United Way NYC, Family Services Coordinator for Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services; Civil Rights Deputy Bureau Chief for Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, and Vice President for LearnNow/Edison Schools Inc. Ms. Jones Austin has chaired and served on several influential boards and commissions, including serving as Co-Chair of NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Transition, Chair of the NYC Procurement Policy Board, and Co-Chair of the New York State Supermarket Commission. She currently is a Board Member of the National Action Network, the New York Blood Center, the NYC Board of Correction, and the Fund for Public Housing.

“Consider It Pure Joy” is her first book.

Alexis Clark

Alexis Clark is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Town & Country, NBC News Digital, Condé Nast Traveler, The Smithsonian Magazine and other publications. Her debut book, Enemies in Love — the true story of a black army nurse who falls in love with a German prisoner of war interned at a camp in a Jim Crow state — was published by The New Press in May 2018. Her book has since been covered by The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBS Newshour Weekend, NPR, WNYC Midday, Bloomberg TV, and Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. Clark first wrote about black nurses and German POWs in WWII for The New York Times in 2013 and was awarded multiple research grants from the Ford Foundation. Previously, Alexis was a senior editor at Town & Country covering cultural and philanthropic events across the country, including President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Alexis, a Texas native, is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. She also holds a Master’s degree in Government from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College. When she’s not writing, she enjoys yoga, British crime dramas and anything on JFK.

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AWAH values opportunities to inform and educate members of our community. They embrace literature as is evident in their O.R.A.L.S. program, which is dedicated to introducing young people to prominent authors and to a variety of literary prose. They recognize “the word as the message” that bridges cultures, generations, and lifestyles, and simultaneously raises hope in the eyes of women and girls of African ancestry.

This Literary Celebration offers an occasion to appreciate and showcase the works of writers from diverse backgrounds.

Feb
4
Mon
Arnold Palmer & the History of Westchester Golf @ Larchmont Public Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 PM
Arnold Palmer & the History of Westchester Golf @ Larchmont Public Library |  |  |

Golf first gained popularity in the United States during the Gilded Age, with Westchester County becoming home to one of the nation’s first golf clubs. The popularity of golf skyrocketed with the advent of live television and the charisma of golf’s first superstar, Arnold Palmer. Palmer’s charm and talent helped him become a worldwide celebrity. Palmer used his celebrity to lift the popularity of golf to new heights, making golf the tremendously popular sport it is today. Evan Weiner is an award-winning sports journalist.

Feb
9
Sat
The Kept Private – An Untold Tale of the Revolution @ Jay Heritage Center
Feb 9 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Kept Private - An Untold Tale of the Revolution @ Jay Heritage Center |  |  |

Join us for a dramatic reading that reveals the struggle of a 93 year old African American man to claim his rightful pension for 3 years of service in the Revolutionary War, through the Battles of Harlem and White Plains. Based on real events, this compelling narrative, produced by Storyhorse Documentary Theater, is free for students and educators. Reserve tickets here https://conta.cc/2DmVPsX

Born about 1742, Frazier, definitively served in the military from 1775 – 1778. As a wagon team leader he first transported enemy munitions to be melted down for patriot re-use before becoming a body servant for Colonel Morris Graham. He was among the troops that marched from Pine Plains to Tarrytown, from West Point to Sing Sing as part of the Battle of Harlem where he also marched to New York City at the time that the British took possession. He was also was part of the retreat of colonial troops through New Rochelle and Rye, and in the Battle of White Plains. But his quest to receive remuneration for his service was challenging as this play demonstrates, particularly because he was black and likely enslaved at the time of his service.

Delve into a rarely discussed chapter of New York State’s Revolutionary War history. Excerpts of the Kept Private were presented on December 8 as part of the launch for Revolutionary Westchester 250 at the historic Jay Estate and received tremendous praise. The Jay Estate is a member site of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Seating is limited to 150 guests per performance and pre-registration is requested. The play is appropriate for High School students as well. Talkback with the actors and directors after the play. https://conta.cc/2FHHkBy

Performances:

Saturday, February 9, Matinee at 3pm and Evening at 6:30pm

February 10 at 3pm

Free for JHC members, students and educators

$10 per person General Admission

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STORYHORSE DOCUMENTARY THEATER was created by Jeremy Davidson and Mary Stuart Masterson. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, our stories are inspired by transcribed conversations with the people of our communities, historical documents, and other primary sources, focusing on the social, political, environmental and medical issues we face. Our stories are brought to life by actors in concert-style readings. Other plays include the little things (based on a Poughkeepsie family’s battle with Lyme Disease, 2015 Bardavon Opera House); Good Dirt (based on conversations with Hudson Valley farmers, 2016 Brooklyn Academy of Music & Bard’s Fisher Center); The Quiet Execution of Frank L. Teal (based on case files and interviews surrounding the murder of Red Hook surveyor Frank Teal, 2018); and The Face of It (2018, three-one acts about identity in the new millennium). storyhorsetheater.org.

CARL COFIELD (director): Is a New York based director, actor and is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem. He directed the award winning world premiere of One Night In Miami (Huffington Post best of L.A. 2013, N.A.A.C.P., L.A. Drama Critics Circle and others) for Rogue Machine Theater and the Denver Center Theatre, for which, he received the Los Angeles N.A.A.C.P award for Best Director. Disgraced for The Denver Center and Henry IV part 2 for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, A Raisin In the Sun for Two River Theater Company, The Mountaintop for Cleveland Play House. NYC directing credits include: Antigone for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, the 50th anniversary of Dutchman for the Classical Theatre of Harlem/National Black Theatre, The Tempest, Macbeth for Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Balcony (The New School), Better Than Yellow for 48 Hours In Harlem, The Seven by Will Power at the Connelly Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for N.Y.U, 1001, for Columbia University, The Tuskegee Airman Project for CUNY York College. He assisted Molly Smith in the world premiere of Camp David by Laurence Wright at Arena Stage. He directed the reading of Camp David for President and First Lady Carter at the Carter Center retreat in Vail, Colorado. He also assisted Kent Gash on Langston In Harlem at Urban Stages. Upcoming: Twelfth Night for Yale Rep, One Night In Miami for Miami New Drama.

JEREMY DAVIDSON (writer/producer): As a writer, other documentary plays include the little things, Good Dirt, The Quiet Execution of Frank L. Teal, and The Face of It. Jeremy is writer/director of the Holocaust Film Tickling Leo (Jury Prize Best Film Stonybrook Film Festival). As an actor, work includes the recent Netflix Series Seven Seconds, The Americans, Pan Am, Army Wives, and others. He feels fortunate to have worked on stages around the country such as Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theater Club, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theater, The Geffen Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival among others. He and his wife Mary Stuart Masterson have four children and raise them in the Hudson Valley.

MiniGolf in the Larchmont Library @ Larchmont Public Librara
Feb 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MiniGolf in the Larchmont Library @ Larchmont Public Librara |  |  |

A Weekend of Miniature Golf in the Library | A “Hole” Lot of Fun
Please join us for the First Annual Larchmont Mini Golf Open….Fun for all ages!
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Evening cocktails & kickoff for adults from 6:00pm – 9:00pm