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A New Hal­loween Ghost Story: Mostly True as Far as You Know

by Elaine Mar­ran­zano –   It was a weird Hal­loween. For one thing it was snow­ing. The “white Hal­loween” of 2011 blew in on a Nor’easter which dumped 12 inches of snow on Westch­ester. Trees that still had their leaves caught the snow and snapped un­der the... More »


Local Couple Starts Innovative Theatre Company

by Susan Tolchin –  He is an accomplished tap dancer and stage actor who performed at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and in various Off Broadway productions before turning to arts and administrative management at CCNY. She started her acting career perform... More »


Pair of Irvington Musicians Selected for All-State Band Festival

Two Irvington High School students have been selected to perform at the All-State Festival, which will take place in early December as part of the New York State School Music Association’s Winter Conference. Chaeil (Robert) Yun and Richard Ackerman will both p... More »


Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Debuts October 10-13

Celebrating “outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural,” the first annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) will happily haunt the rivertowns October 10-13. SHIFF comprises an expansive program of new films an... More »


8th Annual JazzFest White Plains Returns September 11-15

JazzFest White Plains 2019 is a five-day celebration of jazz, culture, and community — for music lovers of all ages — from Wednesday, September 11 through Sunday, September 15.  A partnership between ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains, the White Plains ... More »


River Spirit Reigns over Hastings’ Draper Park

A long, languid, sunny September day framed the second annual River Spirit Music & Arts Festival at Hastings on Hudson’s Draper Park Saturday, as crowds were treated to 22 different bands playing on two stages while arts, crafts and food were on sale around th... More »


School News: Hall of Fame Essay Contest Winners

The annual Hall of Fame Essay contest, part of the curriculum for 10th graders at Sleepy Hollow High School, was won last semester by Maya Weitzen and Arya Glenn. The Tarrytown School District, The Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, and th... More »


Tree of Life Benefit Concert at Irvington Theater Sept. 27

by W.B. King – While Rob Rosman is an ardent fan of music, leaning toward the San Francisco Bay Area sound that produced the likes of the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, he’s also a father whose eldest son is autistic. So, for the seventh time, Rosman is... More »


Tarrytown Painter Takes Long Road on Her Artistic Journey

Arts & Entertainment by Rich Monetti –  Clara Shen was sitting in her Tarrytown studio a few years ago and had the impetus to go for a ride. Instead, the Chinese immigrant began splattering an easel with the scene of a colorful sports car taking a road trip al... More »


Three More Years of Free Outdoor Jazz

Rivertowns aficionados of summer jazz concerts will be heartened to hear that Mark Morganelli, Executive and Artistic Director of Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown has signed a new contract with Montefiore Health Systems to extend their presenting sponsorship of hi... More »


Jazz Forum Club in Tarrytown Marks Second Anniversary

One block from Tarrytown Music Hall, another venue, the Jazz Forum, has made a name for itself as Westchester’s only dedicated jazz club. The club just celebrated its second anniversary. Jazz Forum is an 85-seat venue offering patrons an intimate experience wi... More »


Irvington Icon Barbara Denyer Honored for Decades of Service

Barbara Denyer — artist, activist, and Irvington resident for 58 years — was honored on May 31 at Clocktower Players’ spring fundraiser gala with a 2019 Bravo Award. For over half a century, Denyer’s creative vision, energy, and dedication to the arts have sig... More »