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Record Number of Dates Planned for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

By Rick Pezzullo — The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze kicks off the first of a record 59 nights today at historic Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. Back for a 17th year, the Blaze runs until November 21 with reduced capacity and safety measures in place. Wh... More »

Jazz Forum Arts Artistic Director Mark Morganelli
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Jazz Forum Arts Wins Westchester Community Fund Grant

Tarrytown’s Jazz Forum Arts is one of seven non-profits in the county to win grants from the Westchester Community Fund, an aggregator and donor of funds to non-profits in Westchester. The amount of the grant was $10,000. The funding, sourced from the Feldman ... More »

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The Red Hat Hosts A Celebrity Interview

In its 18 years of existence, Irvington’s Red Hat on the River has had its share of celebrity diners. The restaurant has also made cameo appearances in three of James Patterson’s books—and may be due for more. A recent arrival in the village, actor Michael Dou... More »

Irvington New York's Kate Abrams
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Irvington Student Wins International Film Award

By Hannah Lustyik– Kate Abrams, a seventh grader from Irvington Middle School, has won an inaugural international film competition. The award was given by Videos for Change, an Aus­tralian-based non­profit film­mak­ing pro­gram. Kate was introduced to the prog... More »

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The Receptacle Project: An Artistic Work in Progress

By James Carsey– The Receptacle Project, created by Dobbs Ferry artist Harriet Cherry Cheney, doesn’t quite fit into one particular artistic medium. You won’t see oil on canvas, charcoal lines, or clay modeling in this piece, but it’s just as thought-provoking... More »

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Fred Astaire Studios Resumes Practice Parties after 15-Month Hiatus

By Alexander Roberts— In another sign of economic progress as the COVID-19 pandemic eases, Fred Astaire Dance Studios resumed their practice parties on May 14. About 20 students ventured out from social isolation to once again participate in a tradition at the... More »

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A Digital Artist Combs The Rivertowns For Her Subjects

By Kira Ratan– Artist Elaine Ashburn finds beauty in other people’s trash. She recalls seeing people dump theirs at the recycling plant in Hastings, after which she would follow, find something interesting and take a picture of it. “To me, it wasn’t trash at a... More »

Rebecca Chianese
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Sleepy Hollow Author to Launch New Novel Saturday for a Good Cause

By Rick Pezzullo— Sleepy Hollow author Rebecca Chianese will be launching her new novel Unspoken on Saturday, April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Scattered Books in Chappaqua. A Zoom event with Chianese will also be held from 3 to 4 p.m. In honor of Sexual Assault Aw... More »

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Jacob Burns Film Center Set to Reopen April 30

By Rick Pezzullo—  The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville is set to reopen on Friday, April 30. Tickets for the week of April 30 to May 6 will go on sale Monday, April 26 at noon as a Member Pre-Sale. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general ... More »

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Irvington Theater Restarts Live Performances — Outdoors

This is the second in a series about the return of live performance art to the rivertowns. By Brianna Staudt– The Irvington Theater was built in 1902 and doesn’t have a ventilation system. For anyone living through the Covid-19 pandemic, that statement raises ... More »

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Tarrytown Music Hall Welcomes Back First Arts Patrons In-Person

The first in a series about the return of live performance art to the rivertowns.   By Brianna Staudt– When the “two-man, psych-funk orchestra,” Paris Monster, took the stage Sunday evening at the Tarrytown Music Hall, it marked an extraordinary moment: it was... More »

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