Sunday November 23 from 10am - 5pm
Awaken Fair [link]
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 455 S Bway, Tarrytown
Our Tarrytown Awaken Wellness Fair offers expert speakers, gifted healers, unique vendors and intuitive readers....
Pre-book morning appointments with our Readers; pre-book all day with our Healers. It's a social, fun, learning day --
a totally different kind of holistic expo!
Sunday, November 23 @ 11am & 1:30pm
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse [link]
Emelin Theater, Mamorneck

Ages 4+. Lilly, who is used to being the brightest and loudest mouse around, will also have to get used to sharing the spotlight with her new baby brother in this charming adaptation of Kevin Henkes's award-winning children's book. Gripped with anger after losing her purse, Lilly draws a mean portrait of Mr. Slinger and hides it in his book bag. But when she gets her purse back and opens it outside of school, she finds a surprising note: "Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better." Suddenly wracked with guilt, Lilly sets out to make up with her teacher. But villainous bicycle-riding bullies, a spotlight-stealing baby brother and the dreaded "uncooperative chair" will test our heroine's resolve.
Sunday, November 23 from 12pm - 3pm
20th Annual Alternative Gifts Market
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Grace Church, Hastings
About Alternative Gifts: The gifts offered in the "Gifts Inspiring Change" catalog are unique. They are gifts of peace and justice, gifts that are sustainable and that build security. These alternative gifts multiply and grow, sometimes exponentially, and offer hope and new life to people facing grave crises and need. They challenge the trivia of our modern culture. These are authentic gifts that people really use and cherish. They always fit and are never thrown away.
About the Markets: A very distinctive shopper attends an Alternative Gift Market. These markets are held in the U.S. and Canada, in schools, churches, and service clubs. This market is known as a supermarket for the poor and the planet, and is truly an international venue for fair trade. Unlike all other capitalist markets in the world, it does not exist to make a profit, but rather it gives away three assets. It gives joy to the donor (or shopper), global awareness and education to the recipient of a gift card, and great benefit to people living in poverty. The shoppers in this market are First World people of every age who enjoy ever advantage of empowerment - They are the "haves" in a world of "have-nots." Their compassion is generously shared when they purchase simple gifts that change the world at an Alternative Gift Market.
Sunday, November 23 from 1pm - 4pm (Also on 11/29 & 30)
Painted Peacock [link]
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
Make a peacock with paint and colored pencils.
Artist Brian Stephens shows you peacock images and line drawings, and explores the"rhythms of the peacock" for you to put into your drawing, November 16. Peacock Arts Projects EVERY weekend. Join a Teaching Artist in Residence on the THIRD* Sunday in October, November, December, and January and get more art tips for your "peacock project." The teaching artists all have art on view In Strut. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.
through December 20
Blue Door Gallery's 7th Annual
Holiday Boutique & Gift Show! [link]

Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers

All items for sale between $3 to $300. Artists working in all media are welcome to submit.
Sunday, November 23 @ 2pm
Canal Street String Band [link]
Wave Hill, Bronx
For this family-friendly show, the Canal Street String Band puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun, traditional American music with captivating vocals, 55 strings and a pair of cow bones. As The Buffalo News put it, "This is timeless music. From three-part vocal harmonies to masterful playing on pretty much every stringed instrument…these guys sound like they're having a great time." The performers are Phil Banaszak, Dave Ruch and Jim Whitford.
Sunday, November 23 from 2pm — 3:30pm
The Dixieland Express Jazz Band
Greenburgh Public Library, 300 T'town Rd, Elmsford
The Dixieland Express Jazz Band returns for a toe-tapping good time featuring the music of Fats Waller, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Ethel Waters, and Bix Beiderbecke.
Sunday, Novemebr 23 @ 3pm
Movie Night: Caesar and Cleopatra [link]

The Paramount Hudson Valley
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford's production was hailed by The New York Times as "the climactic event in the company's impressive current season." Now movie audiences can witness the acclaimed performance of legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and experience the drama, intrigue and comedy of George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play. The production also stars Nikki M. James, who later went on to receive the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon. The high quality production captures the true experience of witnessing Shaw's celebrated play on the prestigious Stratford Festival stage.
Sunday, November 23 @ 4pm
Organ Recital by Gesa Graumann
Irvington Presbyterian Church, 25 N. Broadway
German organist returns for thirteenth annual appearance, performing works by Bach, Bossi, Liszt, and Sowerby. Reception following. Free-will offering requested.
Monday, November 24 @ 7:30pm
Irvington Stage Door: Wendy's Shadow - Stage Reading [link] | Irvington Town Hall Theater
The second installment of Irvington Stage Door tells a familiar tale in a very new way. Wendy's Shadow, based on the novel "Peter and Wendy" by J.M. Barrie, will be presented as a musical reading.
Tuesday, November 25 @ 6:30pm
Small Business Marketing Workshop Series
Greenburgh Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford

Presenter: David Fischer, Solutions for Growth, LLC
Join us and learn some great new marketing strategies to help you grown your business. These sessions will be interactive with time to ask questions, share experiences, gain real world insights. To register for one, two, or all three events call Carol at 721-8208 or email
Tuesday, November 25 @ 6:30pm
"Offers and Promotions: Increase & Reward Loyalty while Driving Customers to Your Door"
Tuesday, December 2 @ 6:30pm
"Event Marketing" Raise Your Profile in the Market by Running Successful Events"
Tuesday, November 25 @ 7pm (Series continues: 12/16, 1/27, 2/24, 4/14, 5/12)
Harlan Jacobson's Talk Cinema [link]
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase
Don't wait for the release date, join Westchester's hottest film club and say you saw it here first. Renowned critic Harlan Jacobson hand-picks only the best — the selection of the night may be a quirky indy comedy, a provocative foreign film, or the next breakout hit. We can't reveal the titles just yet, but we can tell you they're all films you'll be talking about. Plus, each screening features a guest speaker; you'll rub elbows with critics, scholars, and filmmakers during the post-film discussions. In recent seasons, audiences have previewed films such as Obvious Child, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Artist. What future hit will you see?
Wednesday, November 26 from 1pm - 5pm
Irvington Farmers Market [link]

Main Street School Auditorium, Irvington

Thanksgiving is less than a week away…have you planned your menu yet? Whether your are hosting the entire shindig, or are just contributing one dish – we will have everything you need at our Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Farmer's Market to make the holiday special – and local. From fresh sausage, leeks, cornbread and herbs for your stuffing, to organic baby spinach and kale for your salads, to freshly-ground spices and orchard fruit for pies and fresh, creamery meadow butter (in rolls!) for your pie crusts or to slather on Wave Hill's crusty breads -we've thought of everything. Saratoga Crackers will be there with their delicate hand-rolled crackers – the perfect foil to Consider Bardwell cheeses: something to tide guests over while they wait for the bird.
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November 23, 2014

throughout the Fall
Tours: Untermyer Gardens Conservancy [link]Untermyer Gardens , 945 North Broadway, Yonkers

Public tours are given by docents on weekend days (see below for schedule). Please join us at the 945 North Broadway Parking lot for a 90 minute tour of the gardens. No reservations are required. We request a ten dollar donation for each individual on the tour. Children twelve and under are free. As the tour goes down the Vista Steps and then back up a woodland path to the Temple of Love, we suggest sturdy shoes. Strollers are not advised for the tours. Check website for add'l Fall dates.

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Holiday Gift Idea...
from PIVOT [link]
Join us for a special Open House Sale at our PIVOT loft space (Lower Level #9),145 Palisade Street, Dobbs Ferry, on December 6th and 7th from 11-5pm and find holiday gifts for family and friends with a real purpose!

PIVOT is a social enterprise of the Osborne Association (a registered 501[c]3) that creates art furniture from salvage and vintage items, employing people who have faced significant life challenges — giving them a second chance. PIVOT is currently featuring a collection of art furniture pieces, home decor items and lighting for the home made from recycled musical instruments.

Messiah Concert

Sunday, December 7 @ 4pm
Irvington Presbyterian Church, 25 N. Bway

A professional performance by the Irvington Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra under the direction of F. Anthony Thurman. Soloists: Christina Rohm, soprano; Nancy Rathbun, soprano; Blake Friedman, tenor; Scott Lefurgy, baritone; and Samuel Hepler, baritone. Reception following. Free-will offering requested. 914-591-8124.

Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting a toy drive [link]

in cooperation with the Open Door Foundation, running thru Dec 10
The Open Door Foundation distributes toys to children from families of less fortunate means who are patients of Open Door Family Medical Centers, to ensure that each child receives a brand new toy this holiday season.
Please donate a new, unwrapped toy (value $10-$20) for children ages newborn to 14 years old and drop it off at the Greenburgh Nature Center any time the Manor House is open, between November 16 and December 10.
Toy Ideas: Baby toys, stroller toys, dolls, superheroes, Duplo & Lego building blocks, toy cars, toy trains, crafts sets, Play-Doh sets, sporting goods, iTunes cards, gift cards for Old Navy, Kohl's, Modell's.
The Open Door Family Medical Centers provide quality primary health care and human services at affordable prices to the community, particularly low-income, under-served residents and those lacking access to health care. Centers are located in Ossining, Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester, Mt. Kisco and Brewster, plus five school-based health centers in the Port Chester public schools, a school-based health center in Ossining High School and a mobile dental van in Mt. Kisco. Open Door serves over 49,000 Westchester residents, many who live at or below the federal poverty line.
Bring joy this holiday season...donate a new toy!

through Sunday, January 19
The New York Botanical Garden's
'Holiday Train Show®' [link]

NY Botanical Gardens, NYC
Step into this annual New York tradition where model trains zip around landmark replicas in the glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Explore 250 acres of crisp winter landscapes during tours of the Garden's many collections, experience festive evening events, and take care of your holiday shopping list!

Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21
Christmas Carol
Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow
Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic. Performances last about an hour. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary admission to A Holiday Open House at Philipsburg Manor, just across the street from the Old Dutch Church. Browse our museum shop and discover creative gifts for everyone on your list. 

Holiday Tours: December 9, 11, 13 and 17 at 12pm and 3pm. Candlelight Tours will be on December 19, 20, and 23 at 7pm. 
Holiday Tours and
Candlelight Tours

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is located at 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
These tours will be conducted by the friendly and knowledgeable staff of the Manor Hall, the oldest standing building in Westchester County.  You can take the daytime Holiday Tour, or walk the Manor Hall at night on a Candlelight Tour, where visitors will learn some of the history of the Manor Hall, as well as early holiday traditions celebrated by Dutch settlers through the Hudson Valley. Visitors will hear about the myths and history of St. Nicholas and the celebration that started in his name, the simple Dutch celebration of Christmas Day and how the holiday was expanded by the English to include gift-giving and decoration, and how Dutch and English settlers celebrated the end of the Christmas season with "12th Night" on January 6th.

Saturday, November 15 from 10am - 1pm
Invasive Vine Cutting &
Trail Work
Farragut Avenue (East Side)>
Saw Mill River Parkway going NORTH, Take Exit 13, Farragut Avenue. After you exit, turn right into the parking lot BEFORE you reach Saw Mill River Road.

Please join us with our on-going battle against the vines that are killing native trees and taking over the river habitat!
Upcoming Future Dates for Your Calendar!
Free-A-Tree Vine Cuttings:
Sunday, December 14th
Saturday, January 17th

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