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Sunday, December 9th, 2018

  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, caramoor, katonah, christmas
    - The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great tradition of holiday music with charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats, and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones). Events throughout December are known to fill up, so be sure to book early!



    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
    149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah NY 10536
    Caramoor Box Office 914.232.1252 info@caramoor.org
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events
    - Join Stan Woodman, level 2 Authorized KPJAYI Teacher, and explore the beautiful tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. This workshop will give you a taste of the flowing vinyasa style of Ashtanga while taking a deeper look at the basics behind the asana system. We will spend time exploring the 3 main concepts (Posture, Breath and Gazing Point) of this methodology and how these techniques help us to quiet the mind. This workshop is open to all.

    About Stan Woodman

    “Stan Woodman is an attentive, compassionate and intuitive teacher. I had been searching for years when we met and I asked, “what is Mysore?” he told me to come at 6 AM the next morning and gifted me with the most powerful experience on the mat. That was the beginning of a lifelong love for and commitment to a daily practice of Ashtanga yoga. Stan will open up doors for you, you never thought possible. You come!”
    ~ Corinne Trang, award-winning author, holistic health and nutrition counselor

    Stan Woodman is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), in Mysore, India and owner of The Yoga Shala in Ridgefield, CT. He took his first yoga class in 1991 and began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 1997. Having first met Sri K Pattabhi Jois in NYC 2001, Stan eventually went to the source in Mysore India in 2003 to study with Guruji. Since then, he has made several trips to the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, studying with its founder until his death in 2009 and eventually with Jois’ heir and grandson, Sharath Jois. Today, Stan continues his yearly pilgrimage to Mysore to study at the KPJAYI with Sharath and in the summer of 2016 completed a special two month teachers course in Mysore with Sharath. He is also the co-founder of Kaia Yoga from 2006-2018.

    In addition to his work as a yoga teacher, Stan’s education includes intensive coursework with special needs children through the Son-Rise Program at The Autism Treatment Center of America. Formerly licensed as a massage therapist, he has extensive knowledge in eastern and western philosophies and practices in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, myology, and neurology. Stan has served on the board of directors of several not-for-profits including Odanadi and The Give Back Yoga Foundation for empowering individuals through the gift of yoga. He also works closely with Operation Shanti in Mysore to help raise funding for their programs.

    An avid extreme sports enthusiast, Stan loves a good challenge, especially when snowboarding or skateboarding. Stan has been featured in numerous magazines including Fitness, More and Organic Spa.

    $50 members
    $60 Non-Members
    Wainwright House
    260 Stuyvesant Avenue rye NY 10580
  • - The Boston Brass quintet teams up with all-star brass players from around the globe to produce an unmatched sound that will get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season. The ensemble of all brass – trumpets, French horns, trombones, and tubas, with jazz rhythm section – will present big band arrangements of classics like the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols, Greensleeves, Motown Jingle Bells, and more!
    Boston Brass is a one-of-a-kind musical experience. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences with great music and boisterous fun.
    Program:
    Joy to the World
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    We Three Kings of Orient Are
    Angels We Have Heard on High
    The Nutcracker Dances
    Jingle Bells Forever
    The Twelve Days of Christmas
    Sleigh Ride
    The Christmas Song
    Frosty the Snowman
    Good King Wenceslas
    Once in Royal David’s City
    The Holly and the Ivy
    White Christmas
    Silent Night
    Greensleeves

    Concert Hall
    Single tickets: $65/ $45 / $30
    CYO3 $55.63 / $38.63 / $25.88
    CYO5 $52.50 / $36.50 / $24.50

    click for details

    The Performing Arts Center
    735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase NY 10577
    Box Office 914.251.6200 center@purchase.edu
  • - This hands-on, in-depth, and advanced training is designed to take your yoga practice and teaching to the next level. You will be expertly guided by Paula Heitzner, Patty Holmes, and Susan J. Wright--3 Master Yoga Instructors, with a combined 100 years of yoga teaching experience.

    In this 300 Hour Training, you will build upon foundational competencies learned in your 200hr training by deepening your knowledge of yoga, refining your teaching style, and honing in on your authentic voice.

    Each of our modules is experiential, hands-on and in-depth. This material fosters an enhanced understanding and experience as compared to the content of your school's RYS 200 or foundational Techniques, Training and Practice sessions.

    1. Techniques, Training and Practice:
    Asanas,
    Alignment,
    Pranayama
    Mantra,
    Mudra,
    Meditation,
    Pre-natal
    Restorative Yoga

    2. Teaching Methodology:
    Sequencing, Part 2
    Teaching with a Theme, Part 2
    Refining Your Teaching Perspectives
    Voice Development and Communication Skills
    Yoga For Men
    Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.
    Qualities of a teacher, teaching styles and the student learning process
    Business aspects of teaching yoga* (including marketing and legal).

    3. Anatomy and Physiology:
    Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.)
    Energetic Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).
    Includes both the study of Anatomy and Physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
    Pre-natal Physiology,
    Psoas Care,
    Understanding the Core,
    Sacroiliac Care,
    Shoulder Wellness,
    Neck Care,
    Healthy Movement Patterns

    4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teacher
    Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in your school's RYS 200 syllabus content.
    Rajanaka Philosophy Part 2
    Mythic Consciousness
    Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma.
    Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.
    Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).

    5. Practicum:
    Practice teaching as the lead instructor
    Receiving and giving feedback
    Hands-on assists
    Observing other teachers teach

    Weekend Workshops with renowned visiting instructors will satisfy remaining hours. Info to follow.

    Pre-requisites:
    In order to participate in the full 300-Hour you must have completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and have at least 2 years of consistent yoga practice.

    About Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy:
    Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy provides inspired students the chance to enrich their lives, expand their minds and join in the community of the heart.

    Wainwright House rests upon five beautifully landscaped acres overlooking Milton Harbor and the Marshland Conservancy in Rye, NY. It is an idyllic spot to fully immerse yourself in your yoga training.

    Patty Holmes, Advanced E-RYT500
    Patty is the owner of Yoga Garden in White Plains, NY, where her students range in age from 6-93. She has been a student of yoga since 1974, a teacher since 1998. Her approach to yoga is simple: "Practicing with full attention in the body is advanced yoga, no matter how simple the pose. Practicing with a scattered mind is beginning yoga, no matter how difficult the pose."

    Paula Heitzner, Advanced E-RYT500
    Paula Heitzner has been involved with movement her entire life. Beginning as a dancer, she owned her own dance studio at the age of 16. Paula has been teaching yoga for over 45 years. She started her training with the esteemed Blanche DeVries, long considered one of the pioneers in bringing yoga to the United States along with her husband Pierre Bernard.
    Paula is a master yoga teacher widely recognized by her peers, and well known for owning and operating Nyack’s first, and longest running yoga studio. Paula is a certified advanced Kripalu Yoga Teacher E-RYT500. She is one of the earliest members of the Yoga Alliance and a board member-at-large for the for Yoga Teachers Association (YTA), and is responsible for writing their monthly memo. Paula has graduated a minimum of 150 certified yoga teachers through her teacher certification program. Paula is skilled in Iyengar, Siddha, Sivananda and the Intergral methods of Hatha Yoga. In addition to these Eastern techniques, she has studied the western mind-body modalities including; Reichian Work, The Alexander technique, Ideo-Kinesis, Polarity, Bio-Energetics and Continuum. Her classes are a synergy of the best of Eastern and Western ideologies. It would be a disservice to describe her teaching as one form or another, but a unique, classically informed evolution of all the previously mentioned techniques. She is a regular guest master teacher at various yoga studios around the country. Her students have travelled with her to India and Bali on yoga retreats.

    Susan J. Wright, Advanced E-RYT500, LMT, LCSW-R
    Susan J. Wright, LMT, LCSW-R, E-RYT created and directs the Birth of Venus Center for Yoga and Healing. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Reflexologist. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the body/mind/spirit healing professions and the author of the book, The Chakras in Shamanic Practice: Eight Stages of Healing and Transformation, published by Inner Traditions books.

    Wainwright House
    260 Stuyvesant Avenue rye NY 10580
  • | Religious Events, Chanukah
    - We light Chanukah candles to remember the miracle of the Maccabees’
    victory and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days in the Holy
    Temple. It is a mitzvah to “publicize the miracle” by lighting a Chanukiyah,
    each night, during the eight days of Chanukah.

    1000 Pinebrook Blvd New Rochelle NY 10804
    914.235.1800

Monday, December 10th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - True Care Home Care Services would like to invite you to our office 199 Main st Suite 300 White Plains,NY to apply for a home health aide Position

    Please bring the Following Documents:
    HHA Certificate
    Unexpired ID (Please bring Permanent Resident card or Work Authorizationd card if not a Citizen
    Social Security Card
    Physical (withing the last year)
    Drug Screen (within the last 6 months)
    2 negative PPD Or Chest X-ray if PPD Positive (Quantiferon tb gold test also acceptable)
    BAR BUILDING
    199 MAIN STSUITE 300 WHITE PLAINS NY 10601
    Anilsa Paredes 6466685898ext219 aparedes@truecareny.com
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Gallery, Exhibition, Sculpture, Brick
    - This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who ran them. Powerful, large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. #AWbricks
    ArtsWestchester
    31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601
    Kim McKoy 914.428.4220 kmckoy@artswestchester.org
  • | 2:00pm - 3:15pm | Library Events, Motivational,
    - Tamara Gropper, founder of KIVUN Coaching, will lead this interactive workshop for adults of all ages.

    Participants will share what they love about the life they are living as well as what they are tolerating in it day by day. We will explore the values we hold and how leaning into those values enables us to Say Yes to the opportunities and experiences that really matter to us and No to the ones that don’t.

    Bring your curiosity, your generosity of spirit and your willingness to grow and stretch into your future.

    Registration recommended.
     
           
    Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace 914.835.0324 giannace@wlsmail.org

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Gallery, Exhibition, Sculpture, Brick
    - This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who ran them. Powerful, large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. #AWbricks
    ArtsWestchester
    31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601
    Kim McKoy 914.428.4220 kmckoy@artswestchester.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, caramoor, katonah, christmas
    - The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great tradition of holiday music with charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats, and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones). Events throughout December are known to fill up, so be sure to book early!



    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
    149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah NY 10536
    Caramoor Box Office 914.232.1252 info@caramoor.org
  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Library Events, Holiday Craft
    - Librarian Lisa Ragano will be showing us how to make beautiful holiday trains using card stock.

    All materials will be provided.

    Registration is required.

    2 Bruce Avenue Harrison NY 10528
    Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace 914.835.0324 giannace@wlsmail.org

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - Beth and Ann will provide parents with best practices for engaging, educating, and parenting boys of all ages. Each workshop includes effective parenting and engagement strategies combined with facilitated discussion. All are welcome.

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

    Beth Gallos, MA, CAS is a mother of three boys, registered yoga instructor, mindfulness instructor and experienced School Psychologist. In her practice, Beth sees first-hand the positive impact a mindful and holistic approach to health and wellness can have. Beth is committed to bringing this work to individuals, families and the community to strengthen all three and help them reach their full potential.

    Ann Magalhaes, MBA has been leading parenting courses and workshops since 2008. She trained - and worked with - The Parent Practice in London until 2013 when she moved to Rye. She has since taught the Positive Parenting Course and workshops in NYC, and in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.


    Members: $40
    Non-Members $45
    Wainwright House
    260 Stuyvesant Avenue rye NY 10580
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Library Events, Bead Embroidery, Jewelry
    - Bead embroiderer Regina Farrell will discuss the art of using beads to create beautiful embroidered artworks and jewelry. She will be showing us examples of her own designs.

    Rescheduled from Tuesday, December 4. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
    Harrison Public Library
    2 Bruce Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 NY 10528
    Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace 914.835.0324 giannace@wlsmail.org
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Gallery, Exhibition, Sculpture, Brick
    - This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who ran them. Powerful, large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. #AWbricks
    ArtsWestchester
    31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601
    Kim McKoy 914.428.4220 kmckoy@artswestchester.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, caramoor, katonah, christmas
    - The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great tradition of holiday music with charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats, and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones). Events throughout December are known to fill up, so be sure to book early!



    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
    149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah NY 10536
    Caramoor Box Office 914.232.1252 info@caramoor.org
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events
    - Grab your girlfriends for a fun night out! Create a beautiful, seasonal arrangement to take home while learning some basic floral design principals in this workshop! This workshop is BYOC (bring your own clippers) but don't worry, you don't need to BYOB. We've got that covered.

    Price includes all materials for your floral arrangement and wine! Please bring your own clippers (although, some will be available for purchase).

    Registration Deadline is December 11th, to ensure ample flowers!

    ABOUT Fani Szterenbuch
    Fani Szterenbuch grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was an Assistant Manager at a 5-star hotel in Rio before moving to Westchester, New York. Fani's creativity and passion for flowers started to bloom when she moved to Rye, where a beautiful garden surrounded her new home. Inspired by the exquisite and unfamiliar flowers, she wanted to learn all about them, from proper care in the garden to flower arranging techniques. Fani began taking design classes at The New York Botanical Garden and from thereshe completed all of the requirements to get her Floral Design Certification.

    Fani is a Floral Designer, who has been designing her unique works of art professionally since 2004. She is a member of The Society of American Florists.

    Fani developed her skills and personal style while working at a few flower shops in Westchester. In 2012, she started her own company, "Fani Flowers", and since then she has been producing stunning floral designs for weddings, events and corporate clients throughout Westchester and Connecticut. She has extensive training and experience in floral home décor and can bring any event to life through her flowers.

    Using her love of color, texture, and form along with her client's vision, Fani is able to actualize magnificent floral creations using imaginative and visually stunning combinations of fresh flowers. She also uses silk flowers for clients desiring long-lasting arrangements. Fani's designs can be seen in many homes and offices throughout Rye and the surrounding area.

    While Fani weaves her Brazilian style into her work, she loves living and working in Rye. She has lived in Rye since 2003 with her husband and 12-year-old-son.

    $100 Members
    $115Non-Members

    Wainwright House
    260 Stuyvesant Avenue rye NY 10580
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - With opening Guest Matt the Electrician

    Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than 1.5 million records with over 54 million streams on Spotify, 25+ million views on YouTube, and over 110k social media followers. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music; five records over seven years.

    Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.

    In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

    Matt the Electrician

    Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue collar beginnings, with lyricism that embraces the day-to-day, the mundane, the beauty of the ordinary.

    Matt’s most recent release, a double CD called The Doubles, is the culmination of a 2-year vinyl 45 collaborative project.

    Get your tickets now!
    Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
    1008 Brown Street Peekskill NY 10566
    Box Office 914.739.0039 boxoffice@paramounthudsonvalley.com

Friday, December 14th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Gallery, Exhibition, Sculpture, Brick
    - This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who ran them. Powerful, large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. #AWbricks
    ArtsWestchester
    31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601
    Kim McKoy 914.428.4220 kmckoy@artswestchester.org
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - You're invited to Wainwright's Annual Holiday Party!
    All proceeds benefit Wainwright House, the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic learning center in the nations.
    Wainwright House
    260 Stuyvesant Avenue rye NY 10580
  • | 8:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - “This holiday production puts a new spin on Christmas classics.” The New York Times
    Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with the one and only Rob Mathes, now in his third decade of holiday performances at The Center. This annual celebration featuring Mathes, plus his all-star band and chorus, is a high-energy evening of rock, jazz, and blues — original tunes and holiday classics that will put you in the spirit of the season.
    Mathes has worked with virtually every big name in the music industry, arranging, producing, directing, recording, and performing with the likes of Bono, Bennett, Sting, and Springsteen. But despite his busy schedule, he’s here each year, and it’s always a treat to have this Greenwich, CT, native “home” for the holidays.
    PepsiCo Theatre
    Single tickets: $85/ $65 / $40
    CYO3 $72.63 / $55.63 / $34.88
    CYO5 $68.50 / $52.50 / $32.50

    click for details
    The Performing Arts Center
    735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase NY 10577
    Box Office 914.251.6200 center@purchase.edu
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, concert, holiday, music, rob mathes, sting, vanessa williams, david sanborn
    - Get ready to rock in the holidays with the one and only Rob Mathes, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his holiday concerts. This annual celebration features Mathes, his all-star band , his choir of “Saints and Friends” and this year, Rob will be joined by special guests Sting, Vanessa Williams and David Sanborn who will perform a few holiday songs with Rob and the band. The annual Rob Mathes Holiday Concert is a high-energy evening of rock, jazz, and blues – original tunes and holiday classics that will put you in the spirit of the season. Fun for the whole family! Mathes is a life-long Greenwich, Connecticut, resident and has worked with virtually every big name in the music industry, arranging, producing, directing, recording, and performing with the likes of Bono, Bennett, Sting and Springsteen. But despite his busy schedule, he comes home each year to the Connecticut/New York area to perform and ring in the holidays. This year, he will be performing two (2) concerts: Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, 8:00 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; tickets at: click for details
    Performing Arts Center
    735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase NY 10577
    Performing Arts Center 914.251.6200

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, dogs, puppies, Pet Rescue, animal rescue, pet adoption, pets, puppy, dog
    - Meet our dogs! This is a great opportunity to meet many of our beautiful dogs for adoption including those at our kennel as well as those in foster homes. You can see all our adoptable dogs on our website: click for details. If you are interested in adopting, the first step is to complete an application online prior to the event - or you are welcome to just drop by and say hello. All our pets are examined by a veterinarian, spayed and neutered (when age appropriate), provided with appropriate vaccines and micro chipped.
    Pet Rescue
    7 Harrison Ave. Harrison NY 10528
    Pet Rescue 914.835.3332 nypetrescue@gmail.com
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Gallery, Exhibition, Sculpture, Brick
    - This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who ran them. Powerful, large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. #AWbricks
    ArtsWestchester
    31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601
    Kim McKoy 914.428.4220 kmckoy@artswestchester.org
  • - Come and experience a unique combination of Restorative Yoga & Reiki. Breathe and let go into cushions and props that are positioned to support the body in releasing tension and stress. As you relax, you’ll be offered Reiki, a gentle, hands-on technique that channels life force energy through the subtle body to promote deep relaxation, balance and well-being. This practice encourages the nervous system to quiet and allows for healing on a physical and emotional level. This workshop is limited to 10 people, so make sure to pre-register!

    Future Dates: October 20, November 17, December 15

    This event is limited to 10 people to ensure everyone gets individualized attention.

    Jody Raso, is a Social Worker, Reiki Master and Certified Yoga Instructor. She created this class after completing Restorative Yoga Teacher Training in 2011. The combination of both the healing practices of Restorative Yoga and Reiki allows the body and mind to quiet encouraging balance in the nervous system. This workshop is a culmination of Jody's 20 years experience in the healing arts and true reflection of her beliefs as a therapist, teacher and Reiki Practitioner. click for details

    $40 members
    $45 Non-Members
    Drop in $50
    PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR THE SERIES:
    MEMBERS CAN BUY 3 PACK FOR $105
    NON-MEMBERS: 3 PACK FOR $120
    Pre-Registration recommended
    Wainwright House
    260 Stuyvesant Avenue rye NY 10580
  • | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Library Events, Charles Dickens, Holiday Books, Tea
    - The prolific works of Charles Dickens have produced many notable quotes, maybe none more so than "God bless us, every one!" This brief exclamation, uttered through the small voice of Tiny Tim, is a most apt summation of one man's journey from self-absorption to benevolence toward his fellow man.

    Please join us as librarian Elaine Provenzano explores the history of this classic holiday tale about Scrooge, Marley, the Three Ghosts, and Cratchit family; what it meant to Charles Dickens, and how it affected Victorian readers.

    All are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits after the presentation.

    Harrison Public Library
    2 Bruce Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 NY 10528
    Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace 914.835.0324 giannace@wlsmail.org
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, caramoor, katonah
    - This a cappella vocal quartet brings their exquisitely blended voices to the Music Room in Sing Thee Nowell, a program of sacred Christmas music spanning seven centuries. The Rosen House, splendidly decorated for the holidays, will be open for self-guided tours between the two performances. Ring in the holidays with New York Polyphony’s “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (NPR).

    Geoffrey Williams, countertenor
    Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
    Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone
    Craig Phillips, bass


    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
    149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah NY 10536
    Caramoor Box Office 914.232.1252 info@caramoor.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - “This holiday production puts a new spin on Christmas classics.” The New York Times
    Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with the one and only Rob Mathes, now in his third decade of holiday performances at The Center. This annual celebration featuring Mathes, plus his all-star band and chorus, is a high-energy evening of rock, jazz, and blues — original tunes and holiday classics that will put you in the spirit of the season.
    Mathes has worked with virtually every big name in the music industry, arranging, producing, directing, recording, and performing with the likes of Bono, Bennett, Sting, and Springsteen. But despite his busy schedule, he’s here each year, and it’s always a treat to have this Greenwich, CT, native “home” for the holidays.
    PepsiCo Theatre
    Single tickets: $85/ $65 / $40
    CYO3 $72.63 / $55.63 / $34.88
    CYO5 $68.50 / $52.50 / $32.50

    click for details
    The Performing Arts Center
    735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase NY 10577
    Box Office 914.251.6200 center@purchase.edu
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, concert, holiday, music, rob mathes, sting, vanessa williams, david sanborn
    - Get ready to rock in the holidays with the one and only Rob Mathes, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his holiday concerts. This annual celebration features Mathes, his all-star band , his choir of “Saints and Friends” and this year, Rob will be joined by special guests Sting, Vanessa Williams and David Sanborn who will perform a few holiday songs with Rob and the band. The annual Rob Mathes Holiday Concert is a high-energy evening of rock, jazz, and blues – original tunes and holiday classics that will put you in the spirit of the season. Fun for the whole family! Mathes is a life-long Greenwich, Connecticut, resident and has worked with virtually every big name in the music industry, arranging, producing, directing, recording, and performing with the likes of Bono, Bennett, Sting and Springsteen. But despite his busy schedule, he comes home each year to the Connecticut/New York area to perform and ring in the holidays. This year, he will be performing two (2) concerts: Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, 8:00 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; tickets at: click for details
    Performing Arts Center
    735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase NY 10577
    Performing Arts Center 914.251.6200
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

  • | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Emelin Theatre comes together with renowned choreographer Carole Alexis to present the seasonal ballet favorite featuring the professional dance company Ballet des Amériques. Alexis’ Nutcracker Dream is a special one hour, family-friendly adaptation of the classic ballet, inspired by the work of Marius Petipa and Rudolf Nureyev. Carole Alexis created Nutcracker Dream to bring families and friends together around what she believes is the essence of the story, namely the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age in the midst of family and friends.
    The Emelin Theatre is thrilled to present this professional adaptation of the beloved ballet for the enjoyment of family audiences throughout Westchester. Looking to collaborate with Westchester-based artists, the Emelin sought out Carole Alexis and Ballet des Amériques, whose quality, cultural knowledge and artistic vision brings world-class art to its family and holiday season programming.
    AUDITIONS
    Fri, Sep 21: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sat, Sep 22: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    The professional dancers of Ballet des Amériques will perform the featured roles of the ballet. Additional roles will be cast by auditions at the Emelin on Friday September 21 from 5-8pm and Saturday September 22 from 10am-1:30pm. Boys and girls aged 10-17, who have at least 3 years of ballet training, are invited to audition. Candidates should have intermediate to advanced ballet technique, clean lines and the ability to take corrections and directions quickly. To pre-register for the audition, please call (646) 753-0457 or write to info@balletdesameriques.com with “Nutcracker Dream Audition” in the subject line.
    ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
    French-American choreographer Carole Alexis has electrified audiences with her Ballet des Amériques dance company since its foundation in 2011 and has won numerous awards and proclamations for her contributions to the arts and the advancement of culture. A student of Maurice Béjart, Alexis’ choreographic work is rooted in classical ballet training and tradition while drawing upon influences as disparate as children’s games, island rituals, natural phenomena, and modern urban life. Her dances entice and charm the viewer with elements of humor, psychological insight and surprise. Her company’s extensive and eclectic repertoire bears her distinctive signature and vision, reinvigorating “ballet” for new audiences and dance connoisseurs alike.
    ABOUT THE COMPANY
    Proclaimed Westchester’s Premier Dance Company by the County Executive, Ballet des Amériques is committed to developing inclusive dance audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Established in 2011, Ballet des Amériques is a company of classically trained dancers performing works of French-American director and choreographer Carole Alexis. Drawing on multifarious cultural traditions, these works transcend the established categories of classical, modern and contemporary dance in surprising and captivating ways. The company has been staging productions at the Emelin Theatre since 2012.
    ACCOLADES
    “Westchester is home to one of the most accomplished young ballet companies in the country. Alexis’ talented troupe displays fancy footwork that has placed them among the most celebrated companies in the region.” – Paul Adler, Westchester Magazine
    ARTIST WEBSITE: click for detailsany
    Emelin Theatre
    153 Library Lane Mamaroneck NY 10543
  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, caramoor, katonah, christmas
    - Jolly Saint Nick comes to Caramoor to fill the Rosen House with holiday cheer. The little ones will be in for an adventure with I Spy a Santa or Two in the Music Room followed by a 30-minute concert of favorite holiday songs, then Santa Claus appears to delight the whole family. Santa’s favorite snack — milk and cookies — will be served in the Summer Dining Room. Bring your cameras and begin the festive season with joy!




    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
    149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah NY 10536
    Caramoor Box Office 914.232.1252 info@caramoor.org
  • | 3:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Rachael Worby, conducting
    Special Guests: Time for Three
    Exuberant maestra and Rockland native Rachael Worby has been Music Director of the Pasadena Pops, Wheeling Symphony, Carnegie Hall's Young People's Concerts, guest-conducts around the world with legendary soprano Jessye Norman, and leads her own LA-based ensemble, Muse/ique.
    ​Joining her and The Phil will be Time for Three (violists Nicolas Kendall and Charles Yang, bassist Ranaan Meyer), who happily and infectiously defy genre classification, performing music from Bach to Brahms to bluegrass to the Beatles. The program for this annual celebration of the season includes light classics, American Songbook gems, and holiday favorites.
    ​Concert Hall
    Single tickets: $98/ $76 / $36
    This concert cannot be purchased as part of a CYO package

    click for details
    The Performing Arts Center
    735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase NY 10577
    Box Office 914.251.6200 center@purchase.edu
  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - Violinist Alexander Abayev will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the Symphony of Westchester at Iona College on Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

    The All-Baroque program also includes J.S. Bach’s Air from Suite no. 3 BWV 1068 in D major and Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 BMV 1048 in G major.

    In addition to being the Symphony’s concertmaster, Abayev performs as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad and participates in many international music festivals.

    The Symphony’s concert season continues on Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with its annual Family Concert, featuring concerto competition winners, student composers and family-friendly ticket prices. On Sat., May 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., the Symphony of Westchester concludes its season with an all-Romantic program featuring violinist Tessa Lark.
    All concerts are at Iona’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. Ticket prices are $50 general admission, $35 seniors (65+) and $15 students with ID. Single tickets and subscriptions are available on-line: click for details or by phone: (914) 654-4926. More information is available on the website or by emailing info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

    This concert series is sponsored in part by the Iona College Council on the Arts through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph M. Murphy and the Baron Lambert Fund.

    715 North Ave New Rochelle NY 10801
    Barry Hoffman 914.654.4926 info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org
  • | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Emelin Theatre comes together with renowned choreographer Carole Alexis to present the seasonal ballet favorite featuring the professional dance company Ballet des Amériques. Alexis’ Nutcracker Dream is a special one hour, family-friendly adaptation of the classic ballet, inspired by the work of Marius Petipa and Rudolf Nureyev. Carole Alexis created Nutcracker Dream to bring families and friends together around what she believes is the essence of the story, namely the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age in the midst of family and friends.
    The Emelin Theatre is thrilled to present this professional adaptation of the beloved ballet for the enjoyment of family audiences throughout Westchester. Looking to collaborate with Westchester-based artists, the Emelin sought out Carole Alexis and Ballet des Amériques, whose quality, cultural knowledge and artistic vision brings world-class art to its family and holiday season programming.
    AUDITIONS
    Fri, Sep 21: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sat, Sep 22: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    The professional dancers of Ballet des Amériques will perform the featured roles of the ballet. Additional roles will be cast by auditions at the Emelin on Friday September 21 from 5-8pm and Saturday September 22 from 10am-1:30pm. Boys and girls aged 10-17, who have at least 3 years of ballet training, are invited to audition. Candidates should have intermediate to advanced ballet technique, clean lines and the ability to take corrections and directions quickly. To pre-register for the audition, please call (646) 753-0457 or write to info@balletdesameriques.com with “Nutcracker Dream Audition” in the subject line.
    ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
    French-American choreographer Carole Alexis has electrified audiences with her Ballet des Amériques dance company since its foundation in 2011 and has won numerous awards and proclamations for her contributions to the arts and the advancement of culture. A student of Maurice Béjart, Alexis’ choreographic work is rooted in classical ballet training and tradition while drawing upon influences as disparate as children’s games, island rituals, natural phenomena, and modern urban life. Her dances entice and charm the viewer with elements of humor, psychological insight and surprise. Her company’s extensive and eclectic repertoire bears her distinctive signature and vision, reinvigorating “ballet” for new audiences and dance connoisseurs alike.
    ABOUT THE COMPANY
    Proclaimed Westchester’s Premier Dance Company by the County Executive, Ballet des Amériques is committed to developing inclusive dance audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Established in 2011, Ballet des Amériques is a company of classically trained dancers performing works of French-American director and choreographer Carole Alexis. Drawing on multifarious cultural traditions, these works transcend the established categories of classical, modern and contemporary dance in surprising and captivating ways. The company has been staging productions at the Emelin Theatre since 2012.
    ACCOLADES
    “Westchester is home to one of the most accomplished young ballet companies in the country. Alexis’ talented troupe displays fancy footwork that has placed them among the most celebrated companies in the region.” – Paul Adler, Westchester Magazine
    ARTIST WEBSITE: click for detailsany
    Emelin Theatre
    153 Library Lane Mamaroneck NY 10543
  • - This hands-on, in-depth, and advanced training is designed to take your yoga practice and teaching to the next level. You will be expertly guided by Paula Heitzner, Patty Holmes, and Susan J. Wright--3 Master Yoga Instructors, with a combined 100 years of yoga teaching experience.

    In this 300 Hour Training, you will build upon foundational competencies learned in your 200hr training by deepening your knowledge of yoga, refining your teaching style, and honing in on your authentic voice.

    Each of our modules is experiential, hands-on and in-depth. This material fosters an enhanced understanding and experience as compared to the content of your school's RYS 200 or foundational Techniques, Training and Practice sessions.

    1. Techniques, Training and Practice:
    Asanas,
    Alignment,
    Pranayama
    Mantra,
    Mudra,
    Meditation,
    Pre-natal
    Restorative Yoga

    2. Teaching Methodology:
    Sequencing, Part 2
    Teaching with a Theme, Part 2
    Refining Your Teaching Perspectives
    Voice Development and Communication Skills
    Yoga For Men
    Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.
    Qualities of a teacher, teaching styles and the student learning process
    Business aspects of teaching yoga* (including marketing and legal).

    3. Anatomy and Physiology:
    Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.)
    Energetic Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).
    Includes both the study of Anatomy and Physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
    Pre-natal Physiology,
    Psoas Care,
    Understanding the Core,
    Sacroiliac Care,
    Shoulder Wellness,
    Neck Care,
    Healthy Movement Patterns

    4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teacher
    Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in your school's RYS 200 syllabus content.
    Rajanaka Philosophy Part 2
    Mythic Consciousness
    Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma.
    Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.
    Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).

    5. Practicum:
    Practice teaching as the lead instructor
    Receiving and giving feedback
    Hands-on assists
    Observing other teachers teach

    Weekend Workshops with renowned visiting instructors will satisfy remaining hours. Info to follow.

    Pre-requisites:
    In order to participate in the full 300-Hour you must have completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and have at least 2 years of consistent yoga practice.

    About Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy:
    Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy provides inspired students the chance to enrich their lives, expand their minds and join in the community of the heart.

    Wainwright House rests upon five beautifully landscaped acres overlooking Milton Harbor and the Marshland Conservancy in Rye, NY. It is an idyllic spot to fully immerse yourself in your yoga training.

    Patty Holmes, Advanced E-RYT500
    Patty is the owner of Yoga Garden in White Plains, NY, where her students range in age from 6-93. She has been a student of yoga since 1974, a teacher since 1998. Her approach to yoga is simple: "Practicing with full attention in the body is advanced yoga, no matter how simple the pose. Practicing with a scattered mind is beginning yoga, no matter how difficult the pose."

    Paula Heitzner, Advanced E-RYT500
    Paula Heitzner has been involved with movement her entire life. Beginning as a dancer, she owned her own dance studio at the age of 16. Paula has been teaching yoga for over 45 years. She started her training with the esteemed Blanche DeVries, long considered one of the pioneers in bringing yoga to the United States along with her husband Pierre Bernard.
    Paula is a master yoga teacher widely recognized by her peers, and well known for owning and operating Nyack’s first, and longest running yoga studio. Paula is a certified advanced Kripalu Yoga Teacher E-RYT500. She is one of the earliest members of the Yoga Alliance and a board member-at-large for the for Yoga Teachers Association (YTA), and is responsible for writing their monthly memo. Paula has graduated a minimum of 150 certified yoga teachers through her teacher certification program. Paula is skilled in Iyengar, Siddha, Sivananda and the Intergral methods of Hatha Yoga. In addition to these Eastern techniques, she has studied the western mind-body modalities including; Reichian Work, The Alexander technique, Ideo-Kinesis, Polarity, Bio-Energetics and Continuum. Her classes are a synergy of the best of Eastern and Western ideologies. It would be a disservice to describe her teaching as one form or another, but a unique, classically informed evolution of all the previously mentioned techniques. She is a regular guest master teacher at various yoga studios around the country. Her students have travelled with her to India and Bali on yoga retreats.

    Susan J. Wright, Advanced E-RYT500, LMT, LCSW-R
    Susan J. Wright, LMT, LCSW-R, E-RYT created and directs the Birth of Venus Center for Yoga and Healing. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Reflexologist. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the body/mind/spirit healing professions and the author of the book, The Chakras in Shamanic Practice: Eight Stages of Healing and Transformation, published by Inner Traditions books.

    Wainwright House
    260 Stuyvesant Avenue rye NY 10580
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Monday, December 17th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Gallery, Exhibition, Sculpture, Brick
    - This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who ran them. Powerful, large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. #AWbricks
    ArtsWestchester
    31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601
    Kim McKoy 914.428.4220 kmckoy@artswestchester.org
  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events, Ornaments, Arts & Crafts
    - This workshop will be led by librarian Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace, who will show you how to make your own beautiful holiday ornament using recycled greeting cards.

    All materials will be provied. Teens are welcome!

    Registration is required.

    Harrison Public Library
    2 Bruce Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 NY 10528
    Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace 914.835.0324 giannace@wlsmail.org

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Gallery, Exhibition, Sculpture, Brick
    - This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the families who ran them. Powerful, large-scale installations and commissioned photographs are presented alongside historical materials and personal narratives related to the once vital brick industry. #AWbricks
    ArtsWestchester
    31 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601
    Kim McKoy 914.428.4220 kmckoy@artswestchester.org

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday sale, holiday shopping, one of a kind gifts, clay art center
    - Clay Art Center Presents CLAY HOLIDAY: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving as well as for one's own use.

    Don’t Miss Our Ornament Wall- hundreds of hand-made ceramic holiday keepsakes.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6 – 8pm
    Ongoing through December 22nd

    Meet the artists and join us for great food and drinks

    SHOP Local and give hand-made! Clay Art Center’s highly coveted Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour features fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. The sale, which takes place in Clay Art Center’s Gallery and SHOP, runs November 17- December 22.

    The holiday sale is a time to shop and to discover the area's only ceramic center, where sculptors and potters work in a cooperative environment. Visitors are welcome to tour our artists’ studio spaces and meet the artists.

    For the Kids: They Make •You Shop
    Ornament Making Clay Class for ages 6 – 15
    Saturday Dec. 1 & 8 at 1:30pm & 3:30pm • $20 per child

    HOLIDAY SHOP HOURS:
    Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm

    Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

    Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
    Clay Art Center
    40 Beech Street Port Chester NY 10573
    Clay Art Center 914.937.2047 mail@clayartcenter.org

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