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A Theater Manager’s Recommendations for TV and Online Escapes

by Gregory Allen As the theater manager of the Irvington Theater, part of my job is to fill the calendar with a variety of outstanding live events for patrons to attend. All of that came to a halt two weeks ago when we started canceling March and April events ... More »


Making The Best of Things @ Home!

People and Businesses Offer Creative Ways to Fill Our Days   By Barbara Moroch First, the bad news: Coronavirus pandemic (COVID–19) is upon us and has virtually upended the way we live, work, and interact with one another. Home is now a mandatory shelter for a... More »


Dobbs Ferry Puppeteer Provides an Enchantment Within Studio

by Tara Brandman – Rivertowns residents may often wander the streets of the villages wondering what worlds exist within the doorways and windows of the many artists’ ateliers. One such studio which the lucky wanderer may chance upon is that of Bruce Robbins, a... More »


Jazz Forum: A Club and an Art Venue with History

by Lisa Genn –  This place is full of objects that we love. They represent all the love this place is filled with,” Ellen Prior said, smiling broadly, during a recent interview at the Jazz Forum. Vibrant, colorful art adorns the gray walls—walls specially pain... More »


A Washington Irving Literary Weekend

by Char Weigel –  If Washington Irving, like Rip Van Winkle, awoke from years of slumber, he would celebrate his 237th birthday on Friday, April 3. Irving would be delighted to find a weekend of events to honor his role as a founding father of American literat... More »


Hudson Valley Electric Jazz Band Brings Fusion Ignition To Irvington

by Thomas Staudter –  Fans of le jazz hot, with an emphasis on deep grooves and winning melodies, will want to make their way to the Irvington Theater on Saturday, February 15 to hear the Hudson Valley Electric Jazz Band, a sextet that brings together some vet... More »

Tarrytown - Broadway and Neperan

Robbery Scene for TV Filmed at Citibank Building

by Robert Kimmel –  Bright lights flashed onto the windows and exterior of the Citibank building at 2 South Broadway in Tarrytown last month as a robbery was taking place inside. The robbery was a filmed scene for the new CBS Television series “FBI: Most Wante... More »

Actors in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged):

All of Shakespeare (!) At Lyndhurst

by Linda Viertel –  With the advent of a new year, comes the delightful prospect of new theatre.  From February 28 to  March 21, Lyndhurst’s picture gallery will be the site of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced by the M&M Performing Arts Compan... More »

filming location in Tarrytown, NY

TV Show to Film At Tarrytown Location

By Robert Kimmel           The long-vacated Citibank building at 2 South Broadway in Tarrytown is going to be put into use this coming week, but only on a very temporary basis.  It will be used to film a bank robbery scene for the new CBS television series “FB... More »


Main Street Atelier – A Cool New School in Tarrytown

by Elaine Marranzano –  An atelier is a workshop for artists that is basically a studio. Now two Tarrytown residents have opened their own atelier and are welcoming students who want to learn the fine art of drawing and painting figures, portraits and still li... 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 »

Keith Hamiton Cobb - Tarrytown native

Tarrytown Native Reflects on Off-Broadway Play and Childhood

by Elaine Marrazano –  Actor, playwright and Tarrytown native Keith Hamilton Cobb brought his award-winning new play about Shakespeare and race in America to the off-Broadway stage this summer after seven years of development. The Hudson Independent caught up ... More »