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Jewish Spy in Nazi Territory to Speak in Tarrytown

| by Alexander Roberts |  Just 22 years old, the pretty blond woman pretended to be a nurse searching for her Nazi soldier boyfriend behind enemy lines in Nazi–occupied France during World War II.  But in actuality, Marthe Cohn was a French Jew with forged papers who spoke fluent German, recruited by the Allies to funnel information about German troop ... Read More »

Astorino Kicks Off Halloween Tourism Season in Sleepy Hollow

| by Rick Pezzullo |  Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino paid a visit to Sleepy Hollow in mid-September to bring attention to the upcoming Halloween tourism season in the area. A few days before Circus Latino! dazzled audiences for three days, Astorino joined Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray, Historic Hudson Valley President Waddell Stillman and others to invite visitors to ... Read More »

Spooky Halloween Events Highlight Month Ahead

| by Robert Kimmel | Spine tingling experiences, ghost stories, haunted hayrides, a costume parade, and more await you during this spook-tacular month of Halloween in the villages. October is packed with events that will chill, thrill and amuse both adults and kids.  The line-up includes all of the following. Horseman’s Hollow Historic   Philipsburg Manor becomes a very scary ... Read More »

Rick Stevens, Jean-Francois Larrieu to be Exhibited at Canfin

| by Morey Storck |  Canfin Gallery in Tarrytown will be showing the work of Rick Stevens and Jean-Francois Larrieu in October and November. Both artists articulate a number of aesthetic influences and thematic references as windows into their artistic endeavors. Rick Stevens: “My work is a combination of being self-referential and alluding to something else. By self-referential I mean ... Read More »

Theatre NOW New York Premieres CARRIE, The Musical At Irvington Town Hall Theatre, Halloween Weekend

| by Morey Storck |  Theatre NOW New York (TNNY) is a non-profit professional theatre company emerging from two established companies: the Genesius Theatre Guild in New York City and ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Its mission is to “facilitate the creation and development of new theatrical works, the re-imagining of previously produced known titles and the reinterpretation ... Read More »

Rising from the Ashes: Local Students Bring Shakespeare Back to the Park

| by Zoe Kaplan |  “Let’s get back to basics. What more do we need for Shakespeare in the Park than Shakespeare and a park?” Kristen Ippolito, former camper, counselor, and assistant director of YMCA Summer Theater, felt incomplete with a change the program brought to the summer 2015 schedule: performing a musical rather than Shakespeare. While she, along with ... Read More »

Tarrytown Teen to Star in New Family Channel Sit-Com

| by Elizabeth Nutig | Watch out Judd Apatow, Demetri Martin and Patton Oswalt, because there’s a new kid in town. He’s funny, he’s dark, he’s witty, AND he’s only 15. Simon Cadel is one of a kind, and is about to star in The Family Channel’s newest sitcom The Wonderful Wayneys.  A Tarrytown native and sophomore at Sleepy Hollow High ... Read More »

Local Music Teacher’s Incredible History Surfaces with Re-Release of Two Albums

| by Tess Weitzner | “I can’t talk right now, I’m at school,” said Greenburgh music teacher Bobby Lance. It was nearing lunchtime when the phone rang. “Just tell me, are you Bobby Lance?” pressed the man on the other end. “I’ve been looking all over for Bobby Lance!” When Lance replied, “Yes, that’s me,” the record label representative hardly paused ... Read More »

What’s New at the Irvington Town Hall Theater? Everything!

If you’ve walked along Main Street in Irvington this summer, you’ve likely noticed renovations taking place outside of Village Hall.  Change is happening inside the building as well, especially on the third floor: The Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) has unveiled a new website, ticketing system, and logo—and is about to launch several innovative, new programs in addition to returning favorites. ... Read More »

Circus Latino Concludes Sleepy Hollow’s Vibrant Arts Initiative

| by Robert Kimmel | Sleepy Hollow’s riverfront will come alive with circus aerialists, acrobats, Latino music and dancers for three days this month in an exciting culmination of this year’s multi-art activities hosted by the village. The Circus Latino performances, along with a lantern art exhibit, are scheduled for September 18,19 and 20 on what was the vacated site of ... Read More »

Tarrytown/SH Fans Salute the Grateful Dead With Trek to Chicago for Final Concerts

| By W.B. King | July 4, 2015: Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow residents gather at Congress Hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Front row: Maddy McGovern, Laura Kiss, Joanne Malandrino-Daly, Sharon Bucci-Thomas, Stella Goldstein, Heather Whitaker and Belle Gonzalez. Back row: Myles Birrittella, Kyle McGovern Jr., Tom Kiss Jr., Tom Kiss Sr., John Korzelius, Brad King, Laurie Birrittella, Kyle McGovern, Tom Shumacher, ... Read More »

Arts Are Alive in Tarrytown Summer Camps

| by Zoe Kaplan | Fourteen years ago, former Tarrytown Superintendent of Schools Dr. Howard Smith asked Alison Paul to “do something with the arts when the buildings are empty in the summer.” With about 30 kids at the time, Multi Arts summer camp was born. Although in an academic location, the camp is focused on creating an environment without ... Read More »

Young Actor Takes on Challenging Role in Shakespeare Festival

| by Jonathan Ortiz | The character of Mamillius from Shakespeare’s late romance, The Winter’s Tale, despite only living through the first half of the play, is in no way an insignificant role. The death of Leontes’s heir, Mamillius, marks the tale’s turning point from the cold psychological tyranny of the King’s bitter jealousy to his remorse and the eventual rebirth ... Read More »

Flea Fun Hits Westchester

The “flea” experience has arrived in Westchester.  The Hastings Flea is a monthly, curated, specialty outdoor flea market at the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro North Train station parking lot (131 Southside Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY), overlooking the Hudson River.  At the Hastings Flea, local vendors sell unique, authentic, handpicked and handmade items including vintage finds, antiques, furniture, home goods, comics, crafts, jewelry and ... Read More »

YMCA Theater Camp Moves from Shakespeare to Les Misérables

|  by Zoe Kaplan  | For the past 10 years, local director Peter Royston has brought numerous Shakespeare productions into the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow community. From As You Like It to Romeo and Juliet, tweens and teens alike have not only performed but also learned the magic of Shakespeare. However, this year moves away from “Shakespeare in the Park.” The 2015 production ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Offering Art Activities During Summer

|  by Robert Kimmel  | Artistic skills are being honed and shown in Sleepy Hollow during this summer, thanks to grants the Village received from New York State and several other sources.  As part of The Sleepy Hollow Art Initiative, activities range from woodcut workshops, and a multi-art-form summer camp, to painting murals and Flamenco dance classes. The woodcut workshops are ... Read More »

Mark Morganelli, Jazz Forum Arts Relocate to Tarrytown

|  by Morey Storck  | In 1991, Executive Director Mark Morganelli relocated Jazz Forum Arts to Dobbs Ferry from New York City. For 24 years this was home and office for Morganelli and his family. The location was well-suited to serving his growing commitments in Westchester and throughout the tri-state area as a jazz promoter and performance organization.  But when the ... Read More »

Irvington Stage Door Welcomes Original Scripts from Playwrights

Last year, the Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) introduced two new series:  Irvington Stage Door, which presents readings of original works in progress followed by “talkbacks” between the creative team and audience, and Cabaret on the Hudson, which brings professional Cabaret artists from the New York City region to the Irvington stage.  Both series will return this fall, each featuring ... Read More »

Tarrytown Director Films Documentary on Investing in Humanity

Sherry Saturno

  |  by Stefanie Sears  |   Inspirational. That is one way to describe social worker Sherry Saturno’s new documentary Human Investment. Educational is another. The 20-minute film consists of individual interviews with a group of social workers in the healthcare field that were all participants and speakers at the Care Management Summit at Binghamton University last year. They each ... Read More »

Caramoor Celebrates 70th Season with Summer Music Events

Lucinda Williams

|  by Paula Romanow Etzel  |   Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts celebrates its 70th anniversary season with music programming that includes the American Roots Festival on June 27, the Caramoor Jazz Festival on July 18, and special events throughout the summer — all produced on the historic 90-acre Caramoor estate in Katonah, New York (149 Girdle Ridge ... Read More »

RiverArts Presents Multi-Village All-Day and Evening Music Tour Event on June 6

The first annual RiverArts Music Tour will take place on Saturday, June 6 throughout Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, and Hastings-on-Hudson beginning at 12 p.m.  This inaugural event is modeled after the RiverArts Artists Studio Tour (now in its 22nd year) which showcases works each spring by local visual artists in the river towns community. More than 150 musicians will participate ... Read More »

Irvington Theater Manager Wins International Festival Awards for Debut Film

When Gregory Allen took on the position of Irvington Town Hall Theater manager last year, his extensive list of achievements included award-winning author, speaker, stage producer, and actor.  He can now add award-winning film director to his credits. At the 2015 Boston International Film Festival (April 16th-21st), Allen won the Indie Soul Best Director Award for his short film, “Mother” ... Read More »

An Extraordinary Explosion of Music and Wit: The Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble

|  by Morey Storck  | On May 9, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will have the opportunity to hear and appreciate one of the nation’s foremost wind and percussion ensembles. This unique organization is called The Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble (HVSWE). James D. Wayne is its Music Director and Conductor; Sprague is the Music Department Chairperson and Band Director at ... Read More »

Events at Irvington Town Hall Theater

|  by Gregory Allen  | Irvington Town Hall Theater Manager I can’t believe I’ve been at the Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) for almost a year already. What an incredible time it has been working with so many people who share a common goal of bringing artistic expression to Irvington and the surrounding rivertowns. Nestled into the third floor of ... Read More »