July 2013

Pack up a picnic and treat the family to the Lippolis Electric Movie under the Stars showing of the animated family film Rio (PG, 2011) on Wednesday, July 31, rain or shine, at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.  Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. The movie begins at approximately 8:15 p.m.  Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic.  The movie, which will be shown in standard format, tells the story of Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, who meets the fiercely independent Jewel, and takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the “bird of his dreams.”  Go to www.westchestergov.com/parks or call (914) 864-PARK

soireeSave the date!  Soiree a Paris, Northern Westchester Hospital Annual Benefit.
In support of our new operating rooms.
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 6:30pm cocktails, 8pm dinner and program, 9pm dancing.
Co-chairs Lisa Shrewsberry & Brian Braden, Daphne and Zachary Viders.  Honoree Anita Grover, MD.
Bonsoir!  Join us for an evening rendezvous in Paris, the city of light.
Celebrate the vision, innovation, and excellence that make Northern Westchester Hospital one of the best community hospitals in the entire country.
Info: ggreenwald@nwhc.net or 914.242.8392.  Click here for tickets and information.

bennettlogoBennett Academy of the Performing Arts is a school that teaches music, acting, creative writing, film and voice.  At Bennett Academy both hobbyist and aspiring professionals, receive innovative lessons from some of the best teachers in the performing arts in a safe, supportive environment. The Academy is centrally located in New Rochelle, NY one block away from Larchmont and only minutes away from  Eastchester, Pelham, and Scarsdale.
Web: www.bennettacademymusic.com, phone:914-661-2143, Email: bennettarts96@yahoo.com.

caramoorlogo2013149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536, (914) 232-5035
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who established the estate and built a great house as its centerpiece, filling it with treasures collected on their travels. The Rosens furnished their mansion with their vast collection of European and Asian art and furnishings. With its outstanding performances, engaging arts-in-education programming, the extraordinary Rosen House, and beautiful grounds, Caramoor is a cornerstone of the cultural life of Westchester County and beyond. Since 1945 visitors have delighted in the exceptional music – from classical to opera to jazz – and the enchanting garden setting that makes Caramoor such a unique and treasured resource. Visit www.caramoor.org.

Join Friends of John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk on Thursday, July 4th for a celebration of America’s founding at the Independence Day Fair from 11am to 4pm at John Jay Homestead.  Bring your family for the reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a copy.  Stay for the family fun including sheep herding, bee keeping, blacksmith and cavalry demonstrations, historic house tours, crafts, hayrides, colonial games, live music, and plenty of food from the grill.  And, new this year, please visit the Carriage Barn Education and Visitor Center and six new Discovery Centers around the property.  Admission to the grounds, Carriage Barn, Discovery Centers and Reading are free; food, house tours and some special activities are available by ticket purchase.  John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is located at 400 Jay Street in Katonah, NY.  For more information, please call (914) 234-5698 or e-mail bedfordarmonkrotary@gmail.com or friends@johnjayhomestead.org.

Field Station: Dinosaurs, the 20-acre outdoor Jurassic expedition that brought the tri-state area up close and personal with 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and a 15-foot Mighty T-Rex, now presents Dozin’ with Dinos, an overnight adventure on Saturdays, July 13th and August 10th. This cretaceous campout includes a lantern-lit tour through the park’s .75 mile trail, a viewing of the extended version of the 3D movie, Dinosaurs Alive!, s’mores and campfire songs and lots more pre-historic fun. “There hasn’t been a dinosaur sleepover in 65 million years and we’ve got some catching up to do,” says Guy Gsell, Executive Producer of Field Station: Dinosaurs. “Forget crickets and roosters – we’ll be falling asleep to the roars of Velociraptors and waking up to the blasting horn of Parasaurolophus! In between we’ll experience what it’s like on to be on a real dinosaur dig after the sun goes down.” Dozin’ with Dinos sponsors Coleman provided all tents and cots for the overnight expeditions, and Whole Foods Market will serve breakfast. Space on these unique expeditions is limited; tickets can be purchased in advance online for $75/person at www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com or at the box office at 855.999.9010. One adult is required for every three children, and space is limited.