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Teen Benefit for Australia Slated February 8 in Dobbs Ferry

Local teens are hosting a fundraiser for fire-relief in Australia on Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, in Dobbs Ferry. Proceeds will help the Cobargo Wildlife Sanctuary in New South Wales rebuild after bushfires devast... More »


Build a Bigger Table February 23 at Irvington Theater

by Clara Firpo-Cappiello –  On February 23rd (from 2 to 4 p.m.), the Irvington Theater will host “Build a Bigger Table,” a free event designed to offer audience members an opportunity to hear from neighbors who have personally experienced the presence of homel... More »

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is set to perform on Friday, January 31.

Folk Music Festival in Irvington Will Help Muffle Winter Blues

by Thomas Staudter –  A folk music festival in Irvington—presented in the middle of the winter? Carter Smith, the indefatigable impresario behind the long-running Common Ground Community Concerts series, acknowledged the idea was “counterintuitive.” Nonetheles... More »


World-Renowned Quantum Physicist to Speak in Dobbs Ferry

  Professor Dovid Yehuda (Tom) Imbo is currently an associate professor of Physics at the University of Illinois. But how he got there, growing up in the rough streets of Chicago’s Near West Side, getting his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, and then doing po... More »


Revisiting The Founding Era: Video of Oct 16 Panel Discussion

Understanding the issues that confronted Americans during the nation’s Founding Era and how those same issues influence life in our country today was the focus of a scholarly panel discussion with audience participation held at the Warner Library on October 16... More »


New Tulip Tree Honors Tarrytown’s Patriots

By Barrett Seaman For more than two centuries, the giant Tulip Poplar provided shade for visitors to Tarrytown’s Patriot Park. It was there that in 1780, colonial militiamen captured British Major John Andre, finding on him papers that revealed the treachery o... 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 »


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 »


9/14 from 11 am to 5 pm

Save the date! Saturday, September 14 Rivertown Public Market at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hudson Independent is proud to support the Rivertown Public Market as an official media sponsor. For a complete list of vendors and updates about... More »


Nearby Getaway Escapes for Summertime Fun

  by Barbara Moroch Mystic, Connecticut Driving Distance: approx. 2 hours Swab the decks, batten down the hatches and get ready to set sail for Mystic, Connecticut’s seaside city devoted to all things maritime. From the popular Mystic Seaport, a recreated 19th... More »


Duck Derby & Healthy Kids Day Set for 12th Consecutive Year

by Robert Kimmel –  Win Yankees’ Tickets at Duck Derby Entertainment, children’s rides, food, and health information, along with two big ducks and 2,000 competing little duckies, are all part of the annual Duck Derby, and Healthy Kids Day, scheduled in Patriot... More »


Bicentennial Kick Off for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Char Weigel –  On April 3, the Headless Horseman will gallop into the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground. This time, he’ll be searching for a slice of birthday cake instead of Ichabod Crane. County Executive George Latimer will be on hand to celebrate Washingt... More »