Friday, November 28, Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30 (Fri, Sat & Sun's thru 12/28)
Guided Historic Tours:
A Very Duchess Holiday [link]

Lyndhurst
Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This holiday season, in addition to our lavish holiday decorations throughout the house, we'll be exhibiting Anna's fabulous dresses and a Christmas tree made out of all her hats. Come experience how a real aristocrat lived with our special holiday exhibition "A Very Duchess Holiday."
Friday, November 28
Films at Jacob Burns [link]
Check the website for times
Foxcatcher
A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.
Birdman
Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself.
Whiplash
An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.
Friday, November 28 @ 7pm
$5 Silent Film Series: Metropolis
[link]

Tarrytown Music Hall
Presented by The Music Hall Volunteers. Series made possible in part by The New York Council On The Arts.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Directed by Fritz Lang, this is the 2010 restored version.
Saturday, November 29 from 12noon - 7pm
Customer Appreciation Day!
Meet New York Knicks Legend John Starks! download flyer

The Prime, Hastings

The PRIME American Grille (Formerly The Primeburger of New York City) is celebrating its one-year anniversary serving Hastings-on-Hudson and Westchester county. In honor of the occasion, we want to thank all of you by hosting our Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 29th. Download the flyer for all of the details!
Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30 (Fri, Sat & Sun's thru 12/28)
Guided Historic Tours:
A Very Duchess Holiday [link]

Lyndhurst
Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This holiday season, in addition to our lavish holiday decorations throughout the house, we'll be exhibiting Anna's fabulous dresses and a Christmas tree made out of all her hats. Come experience how a real aristocrat lived with our special holiday exhibition "A Very Duchess Holiday."
Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30 from 1pm - 4pm
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.
Saturday, November 29 @ 3pm
The Nutcracker
performed by New York Theatre Ballet [link]

Tarrytown Music Hall
A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation. An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults! Founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, New York Theatre Ballet has earned national attention for its artistry and elegant restorations and revivals of masterworks by great choreographers. It is equally committed to performing innovative hour-long ballets based on children's literature for family audiences. In October 2012, NYTB reprised their sold-out performance with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall with a suite of dances by Agnes deMille from her best-known Broadway musicals.
Saturday, November 29 @ 4pm through Sunday, January 4
Westchester's Winter Wonderland [link]
Kensico Dam Plaza, Park Dr W, Valhalla

We are excited to bring this unique event to Kensico Dam Plaza... A little bit of Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park right here at home!
What will you experience at Winter Wonderland?
- A spectacular choreographed light show
- Westchester's ONLY refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink
- The Santa Experience in his workshop
- Sleigh rides and the Mini-Himalaya Ride
- A fantastic Food Truck Court and Shopping Tent
- Special Events to include storytelling, caroling, ice sculptors and more!
Sunday, November 30 from 10am – 4pm
New York Reptile Show [link]
Westchester County Center, White Plains

Thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale. Books, supplies, cages, and more! 200 + vendor tables. Buy breeder direct and save! Sorry, no personal pets allowed. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21. Cost: Admission $10 Adults & $5 Children 7-12 yrs., children under 7 free.
Sunday, November 30 (Fri, Sat & Sun's thru 12/28)
Guided Historic Tours:
A Very Duchess Holiday [link]

Lyndhurst
Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This holiday season, in addition to our lavish holiday decorations throughout the house, we'll be exhibiting Anna's fabulous dresses and a Christmas tree made out of all her hats. Come experience how a real aristocrat lived with our special holiday exhibition "A Very Duchess Holiday."
Sunday, November 30 from 1pm - 4pm
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 Sunday, January 4
Westchester's Winter Wonderland [link]
Kensico Dam Plaza, Park Dr W, Valhalla

We are excited to bring this unique event to Kensico Dam Plaza... A little bit of Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park right here at home!
What will you experience at Winter Wonderland?
- A spectacular choreographed light show
- Westchester's ONLY refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink
- The Santa Experience in his workshop
- Sleigh rides and the Mini-Himalaya Ride
- A fantastic Food Truck Court and Shopping Tent
- Special Events to include storytelling, caroling, ice sculptors and more!
Sunday, November 30 @ 1:15pm
Jazz Conversations: Duke Ellington
Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford
Group Facilitator: Frank DeLigio
Mr. DeLigio will guide you in the life and times of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. The "Duke" was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of forms. To register, please call 721-8225.
Monday, December 1 @ 7:30pm
Advance Screening: Magician:
The Astonishing Life and Work of
Orson Welle [link]

The Picture House

Special advance screening of Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles post film discussion with Academy Award Winning Director Chuck Workman and TPH Critic-In-Residence Marshall Fine.The film looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth.
Monday, December 1 from 8pm - 11:30pm
Monday Jazz Sessions [link]
Turning Point Cafe, Piermont

Allen Farnham, keys, Mike McGuirk, bass, Nadav Snir-Zelniker, drums, JR saxophone
Mon Dec 8-Bob DeVos, guitar, Don Falzone, bass, Ron Vincent, drums, JR saxophone
Mon Dec 15- Final session 2014 Jay Azzolina, guitar, Harvie S, bass, Eliot Zigmund, drums, JR saxophone
These have been great OPEN sessions. All Music PATRONS, Jazz instrumentalists, Jazz vocalists welcome.
$5/ no minimum.
Tuesday, December 2 @ 6:30pm
Small Business Marketing Workshop Series: "Event Marketing" Raise Your Profile in the Market by Running Successful Events"
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
Wednesday, December 3
Spoken Interludes [link]
Riverview, One Warburton Avenue, Hastings

Produced by DeLauné Michel. Supper Buffet 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 writers read with a Q&A. Book signing 8:30 - 9:00. Books sold by The Village Book Store of Pleasantville. $25 at the door for Chutney Masala (cash or checks). Reservations: rsvp@spokeninterludes.com
Program, Dec 3: Best-selling, critically-acclaimed writer, chef extraordinaire and owner of NYC's lauded restaurant Prune, Gabrielle Hamilton reads from her new book, Prune.
Best-selling writer Jane Green reads from her new novel, Tempting Fate. Bestselling writer Jean Hanff Korelitz reads from her new novel, You Should Have Known .
Wednesday, December 3 @ 7:30pm
Screening of "Advanced Style" [link]
Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck

A documentary film by Lina Plioplyte. The screening will be immediately followed by a Q&A with the director.
Featuring: Ari Seth Cohen, Zelda Kaplan, Ilona Royce Smithkin, Lynn Dell, Tziporah Salamon, Debra Rapoport, Joyce Carpati and Jacquie Tajah Murdock. The recent emergence of street style as a cultural phenomenon has changed the way we look at fashion forever. In 2008, Ari Seth Cohen, a recent transplant to New York City, began a journey to document the style and stories of the city's senior set.
Wednesday, December 3 @ 8pm
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Holiday Show [link]

Symphony Space UWS, NYC

Nearly 75 years after they hit their first notes together, the gospel-infused Blind Boys of Alabama are exceptional not only in their longevity, but also in the breadth of their catalog and their relevance to contemporary roots music. They come to Symphony Space with songs from their brand new album Talkin' Christmas! as well as their previous Grammy-winning recording, Go Tell It On the Mountain."
Thursday, December 4 @ 6:30pm
The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series: Inequality for All [link]
Ossining Library's Budarz Theatre

The engaging documentary 'Inequality for All' is rich in detail on how the 'haves' are leaving everyone else behind.
As always, FREE! The Program Starts at 6:30 & seating begins at 6:15. Following the Screening, join us for Conversation!
Thursday, December 4 from 6pm - 9pm
Members Night: Winter's Eve [link]
Wave Hill, Bronx

Join or renew your membership today and be part of a Members-only celebration of winter's eve! Enjoy festive shopping, seasonal drinks and live music in elegantly decorated Armor Hall with jazz composer and pianist Gregg Kallor. The Café will be open with special artisanal offerings. Take advantage of your Members-only 20% discount at The Shop with new merchandise, handcrafted items and exclusive in-store designers on hand—mouth-watering chocolates by XocoLula, winter knitwear by Elena Rosenberg and botanical-inspired jewelry from Merzatta Jewelry.
Thursday, December 4 @ 7pm
David Benoit's
Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown [link]

Paramount Hudson Vallley

In 1965, the first ever "Peanuts" animated special took place. It was a landmark event and it was the start of a tradition that would continue year after year. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is a tradition enjoyed around the world by fans of all ages. Now, 50 years later, Contemporary Jazz Piano Legend, David Benoit is paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history, with "David Benoit's Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown".
 
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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
[link]

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.

Sunday, December 14 from 10am - 1pm
Invasive Vine Cutting &
Trail Work [link]
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:
Saturday, January 17th
(10am-1pm)

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