Take Me to the River!

HASTINGS–12milesnorth will be hosting the Take Me to the River Grassroots Music & Arts Festival this Saturday (September 8) in Hastings-on-Hudson’s Draper Park.  (Click here for directions.)
Now in its sixth year, the Take Me to the River Festival is quickly becoming a local classic.  This year’s musical highlights include world-renowned banjo player Tony Trishka, the Grand Slambovians, Black Taxi, Spuyten Duyvil, and many more.  All told, 28 bands will grace our two stages! Our art walk will feature works from 10 local artists, a scavenger hunt, a short film screening, and back by popular demand, our tea tent and lounge.  Come sample food from one of our eight local vendors, enjoy some Captain Lawrence beer, listen to some great music, peruse our eco-expo, and extend the summer vibe.  Gates open at noon. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, go to our website at 12milesnorth.org.

Support Your Local Entrepren-her

WHITE PLAINS– Do you have an entrepreneurial idea? Are you interested in buying from local, women-owned businesses? Most of us probably don’t know about the Women’s Enterprise Development Center. If you’re entrepreneurial, they’ll teach skills, tools and resources needed to start and expand a businesses. The cost is low and the training is good.

Have You Heard of VDay? Rivertowns Chapter Working to End Violence Against Women

from V-Day Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow 2012:
A group of Rivertowns women are producing, directing and acting in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, to be performed on April 28, 8pm at The Purple Crayon Center in Hastings-on-
Hudson. V-Day Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow 2012 is a group of mothers, daughters, girlfriends and professional women from all walks of life that came together out of a conversation over wine, food and friendship. This idea of giving something to the sisters, mothers and friends in our communities who live in fear and violence quickly grew into an organized well-oiled production  once co-producers Tracy Brown and Elyssa Feldman- Most assembled their team. “We emailed, we registered, and we committed,” says Feldman-Most. “Our individual reasoning for committing differs from woman to woman and of course our experiences and histories are varied, but our desire for all women and girls to feel safe, empowered and proud unites us.”

All proceeds from the fundraiser and performance will benefit V-Day (www.vday.org) (10%) and Hope’s Door of Westchester (90%).

Loop Lit: Coming Up, Spoken Interludes Literary Salon

Spoken Interludes literary salon kicks off its 2012 season on Tuesday, March 27th at 6 pm with a great line-up of three critically-acclaimed best-selling authors. We wrote about Spoken Interludes back in January. Kathryn Harrison will read from her new novel, Enchantments. Lucette Lagnado will read from her new memoir, The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn, and
Ben Marcus will read from his new novel, The Flame Alphabet. Praise for Enchantments:

“Ask yourself who, in all the world, would be the best novelist to imagine being Rasputin’s daughter.

Coming Up on Both Sides of the Hudson

A plethora of listings from our friends at RivertownsGuide.com

Thursday, March 22 from 6pm – 9pm
Best Practices: The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media [link] | Westchester Burger Company Rye Brook
275 South Ridge Street, Rye Brook
Presented by Westchester Business Connection. Appetizers included, cash bar. Networkin, A Great Social Media Education(Nothing Technical!!!) for “All levels of expertise.”. The event highlights feature: A presentation from Keith S. Chan from The Froogle Institute for Social Media. www.keithschan.com/about/ and www.FroogleInstitute.com

Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 – 8pm and Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 – 8pm
Home Buyers’ Workshop: Two-Part Series | The Warner Library, Tarrytown
Thursday, March 22: Buying a Home:What You Need to Know
Thursday, March 29: Securing a Home Mortgage
Both workshops are FREE.