Newburgh, N.Y. - In honor of Martha Washington, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will hold its annual program, “The General’s Lady,” featuring guest speaker, author-historian Dr. Patricia Brady and her talk entitled, “Martha Washington: At Her Husband’s Side In War And Peace”. The event takes place on Sunday, April 6th at 2:00 PM at the Lobby of the Ritz Theater, on Broadway in Newburgh.
Patricia Brady is the author of Martha Washington: An American Life. She is a social and cultural historian who writes about Southern women and free people of color. Dr. Brady first became interested in Martha Washington through research for her books about Nelly Custis, Martha’s granddaughter. Read more »
Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo to Discuss the Evolution of the Hat as Part of “HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture,” an Exhibition at ArtsWestchester
White Plains, N.Y. -
WHAT: Lecture: The Studio Artists of Popular Culture, Vogue and Couture: Who Were They, and How They Got Their Hats Out There
Presented by Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo, Ph.D., Exhibiting Milliner and Historian of Millinery Read more »
Kingston, N.Y. - Are you interested in history? Do you like helping others? Do you enjoy learning new things? Join us at Senate House State Historic Site at 2 pm on Sunday March 23, 2014 for our Volunteer Workshop. This is a great way to meet other people and share your interests. Many volunteer opportunities exist including leading tours of Senate House, providing visitor services, assisting with special events, gardening, assisting with educational programs, and more.
Senate House is one of New York’s outstanding historic sites. The former home of Abraham Van Gaasbeek was the first meeting place of the New York State Senate in 1777. Read more »
Acclaimed mezzo-soprano joins guest conductor Kwamé Ryan for April 6th program of Fauré, Berlioz, and Schumann
“Inside the Music” pre-concert dinner on April 5th with Maestro Ryan
Purchase, N.Y. - The Westchester Philharmonic’s reputation for discovering young talent before they become household names - Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Midori all performed with the orchestra as little-known teenagers - was also on display twenty years ago, when a mezzo-soprano named Michelle DeYoung bowed with the Phil. On Sunday, April 6th at 3 pm, two decades, three Grammy Awards, and millions of superlative accolades later, DeYoung returns to perform the richly romantic song cycle by Hector Berlioz, Les nuits d’été. Since her debut with the Philharmonic, Ms. DeYoung has become one of the world’s leading sopranos, appearing with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies. Read more »
Hang onto your mittens, winter’s winding down in Orange County, but not the fun!
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - The snowy landscape will soon be refreshing Orange County’s beautiful lakes and rivers as it melts, but winter white is expected to cloak the ski slopes at Tuxedo Ridge and Mount Peter for much of March. Hurry and get in that last month of lessons or practice runs. As temperatures rise, you won’t even need to pack your thermal underwear. Glides around the outdoor skating rink at Bear Mountain State Park and zips down the famous snow tubing hill at Thomas Bull Memorial Park will be winding up on March 2nd, but the winter fun doesn’t end there. The events calendar at http://www.orangetourism.org/ is bursting with sweet adventures to bridge your fun ‘til spring. Take a look. March is a fine time to wander through the countryside for more of the season’s sparkling happenings. Read more »
With Farah Jasmine Griffin Author Of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists Of Progressive Politics During World War II
Pre-registration and Admission Fee Required
Hyde Park, N.Y. — The FDR Presidential Library, Catharine Street Community Center and the Roosevelt Institute proudly present the fifth annual Eleanor Roosevelt “We Make Our Own History” Forum. The 2014 forum is an author talk and signing with Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists of Progressive Politics during World War II. The program will take place in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. A reception will follow the event. Pre-registration and a $25 admission fee is required. Call (845) 473-2272 for information. To download the registration form visit: www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/publicprograms/calendar.html. Read more »
The organization partners with New York State Council on the Arts to award 39 grants to
Westchester-based artists and arts organization
White Plains, N.Y. - Imagine a workshop in which a musician facilitates environmental awareness through cooperative songwriting, or a theater group that brings performances to underprivileged communities, exposing them to ideas they may have never considered. ArtsWestchester’s Arts Alive Grants turn these and other imaginings into realities annually by providing direct support to artists and organizations that combine creativity and community - enlivening the cultural landscape of our neighborhoods. This year at a breakfast on February 14, a total of 39 grants will be awarded to artists and organizations that support projects throughout the county, including performing and fine art, public art installations, multimedia exhibitions and educational programming. Over $46,000 will be awarded to support programs that incorporate community involvement and/or engagement as the basis of their intent. For more information, visit: http://www.artsw.org/artsalive. Read more »