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work session...NYTIMES MOMENT IN TIME...FUN EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
Release Date: May 02, 2010

Town of Greenburgh Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board Tuesday – May 04, 2010 – 9:15 AM (Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.) (Please note that, although the Work Session Agenda is shared with the public prior to each Work Session, the Agenda may be revised at any point up to the start of the meeting as well as during the meeting, if necessary.) (All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live. Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm. Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours, depending upon the length of the two meetings.) 09:15 AM Capital Budget Meetings with Department Heads/Commissioners § Department of Public Works § Department of Parks & Recreation § Police Department 11:00 AM Motion for Executive Session by ____________ for Waterwheel, ___________________ 2nd by _______________ Vote: ________ THE NEW YORK TIMES.COM ORCHESTRATES A MOMENT IN TIME: A SINGLE MOMENT IN THE LIFE OF OUR PLANET Thousands Of Shutters To Be Released Simultaneously for Photo Quilt WHAT IS IT? The Lens Blog Division of The New York Times.com will capture one single moment in the life of the planet with pictures taken from around the world, resulting in a fascinating, diverse photo quilt of world issues and humanity. WHO: This program is dependant upon thousands of professional and everyday photographers. Everyone with a digital camera, a cell phone with a camera, or even a recyclable one-time-use digital camera (available at places like CVS) is invited to participate – no matter where you are in the world. Thousands of shutter-bugs from across the globe have already committed to and shared their enthusiasm for the project at its Facebook page (A Moment In Time). WHERE: The “where” is up to you. Assuming you will be here on the east coast of the United States, where would you typically be on a Sunday morning at 11 AM? Think about your photo in advance as you’ll be sending in only one -- the most important part of this project is the thought behind the picture. General topics include Religion, Play, Nature and the Environment, Family, Work, Arts and Entertainment, Money and the Economy, Community and Social Issues. Note: If you do not plan on taking a photograph, remember to look sharp, as someone may photograph YOU. WHEN: Sunday, May 2nd at 15:00 hours U.T.C. (the neither-English-nor-French abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time, previously know as Greenwich Mean Time.) Much of the populated world is in daylight at this time -- the moment translates into 11:00 AM here in New York, lunch time in Rio de Janeiro, dinner time in Cape Town, dusk in Afghanistan and Monday morning in Australia. HOW: After you have taken your photo, send it as soon as possible to submit.nytime.com/moment (the link will be activated then). You will have five days to upload the picture as some will not have immediate access to a computer or the Internet. On the web form you’ll be asked to categorize your photo by location and subject (see topics above) as well as caption information (you can view submission form beforehand though obviously you won’t be able to use it yet. A small margin of error of within a few minutes is expected, but do your best to target 15:00 UTC exactly. THEN WHAT: The photos will appear quickly on the Lens blog and on NYTimes.com. You will be able to arrange and view them by country and topic and rank other photos. Random viewing is also encouraged for an overall effect. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/ (scroll down to The Moment Nears) http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/about-3/ timeanddate.com (for that 15:00 UTC translates to around the world) ) To submit photos and other details: submit.nytimes.com/moment FUN EVENTS THIS WEEKEND FROM RIVERTOWNSGUIDE.COM Friday April 30 @ 6am Central Park Birding Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining [link] Meet at 6:00am at Teatown or 7:15am at 77th St. and Central Park West. The Central Park Ramble is one of the hot spots of the birding world. Come along for what will surely be a highlight of the spring. Be prepared to carpool from Teatown. Not suitable for young children. Friday, April 30 from 10am - 5pm, Saturday, May 1 from 10am - 6pm & Sunday, May 2 from 10am - 5pm Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst [link] Lyndhurst, Tarrytown With Mother's Day just around the corner, SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST, a Festival of Contemporary Craft, Art, Music and Food, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts that show mom just how special she is. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, for mom's luxiorious side; fashion and accessories for her glamourous side; furniture, and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media for the mom who keeps a beautiful home. Despite it's name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also purchase specialty foods, participate in children's activities, and enjoy live music all throughout the weekend. The show is held rain or shine. Friday, April 30, Saturday, May 1, & Sunday, May 2 (check the website for schedule [link]) Kick-off Weekend: Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring Exhibition [link] The New York Botanical Garden Discover the Renowned Poet’s Life Among Gardens and Spring Flowers. - See "Her Garden": Tour her Victorian Homestead recreated in the Conservatory filled with tulips, lilacs, lilies and more. " Her Poetry": Stroll through garden paths and read some of Dickinson’s most famous works around the flowers that inspired them. " Her Life": An interactive perspective through photos, art and books in a gallery exhibition. Special Celebration Weekends. Enjoy poetry readings, live theater, gardening demonstrations, and more. Through June 13 Friday, April 30 @ 6:30pm Make-a-Wish: Annual Gala 2010 [link] DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown Join us for our largest fundraising event of the year! As we celebrate 24 years of granting wishes in the Hudson Valley at this year’s gala, we are thrilled to honor Friends4Michael Foundation and Elisa & Kevin Peters. Friday, April 30 from 6:45pm - 8:45pm "The Cove" Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville Don’t miss this acclaimed Oscar winning docuthriller, "The Cove", where Flipper meets the Bourne Identity. Winner of Best Documentary in 2009. Come to Sarah Lawrence College’s Heimbold Visual Arts Center, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville. Join Yonkers whale and dolphin advocate Taffy Williams for a wine and cheese Q&A and to learn how you can help protect our underwater world. 914-377-6067. Friday, April 30 & Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30pm Willy Wonka Irvington Town Hall [link] Presented By Clocktower Players Jr. Teen Troupe. Carb-loaded, lighthearted, and utterly satisfying! Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy-maker and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa” and “I Want It Now” by Academy® and Grammy® award-winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Director/Choreographer: DAVYD H. SUBER, JR. Musical Director: JULIUS PETTY Thursday, April 29, Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30 "Swinging on a Star" Iona Prep High School New Rochelle In conjunction with The Prep Payers. General Admission - $12. Students $8. Seniors $8. Friday, April 30 @ 8pm Gretchen Witt [link] Part of the River Spirit Music Series [link] Hastings Station Cafe Vocally, Gretchen has been compared to singers from Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Jewel, and Natalie Merchant Jewel. Spotlighted in the documentary Idolette, her music has played on various radio stations in the U.S., and she has appeared on World Café Live. A finalist at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Competition, she has performed at NYC venues such as the Knitting Factory, the Cutting Room, The Living Room, Makor, The Bitter End, Mo Pitkin’s, The Postcrypt Café, and around the country in all of the top folk music venues. Tickets are $10 (kids free!) For tickets and more information, go to [link]. Friday, April 30 @ 9pm DJ Mike Allen from WFAS [link] Pumpernickel Restaurant, Ardsley [link] Playing New & Old Saturday, May 1 beginning @ 8am "Make the Scene a Clean Scene" Andrus Children's Center, Broadway, Yonkers Join us for a volunteer day of service, sprucing up our 110 acre campus. Painting, planting, weeding, raking, you name it! Community Service certificates will be available. BBQ and music at 1pm. Register with Judy Wood, 965-3700 x1318. Saturday, May 1 from 9am - 4pm (rain or shine) Garden Club of Dobbs Ferry Plant Sale 2010 [link] Dobbs Ferry Train Station Parking Lot Presented by The Garden Club of Dobbs Ferry. Annuals, Perennials & Herbs, all locally grown. Saturday, May 1 from 10am - 2pm "Friends of Charlie" Spring Plant Sale American Legion Post, Hastings Beautiful hanging baskets for gifts, and herbs & flowers for your garden. Saturday, May 1 from 10am - 3:30pm “Ship to Shore Shad Bake” Beczak,Yonkers Celebrate the migration of the American Shad! Learn about Hudson River fish with educators at Beczak Environmental Education Center, then walk to the Yonkers Pier and board the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater for a two-hour sail including a stop at Alpine’s historic Kearney House Shad Bake. Saturday, May 1, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM, $55 adults, $40 Clearwater members, $20 kids 12 and under. Info at [link] . Reservations at email, (845) 265-8080 x 7107. Saturday, May 1 from 10 - 6pm & Sunday, May 2 from 10 - 5pm Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst [link] Lyndhurst, Tarrytown With Mother's Day just around the corner, SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST, a Festival of Contemporary Craft, Art, Music and Food, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts that show mom just how special she is. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, for mom's luxiorious side; fashion and accessories for her glamourous side; furniture, and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media for the mom who keeps a beautiful home. Despite it's name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also purchase specialty foods, participate in children's activities, and enjoy live music all throughout the weekend. The show is held rain or shine. Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 check website for schedule [link] Kick-off Weekend: Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring Exhibition [link] The New York Botanical Garden Discover the Renowned Poet’s Life Among Gardens and Spring Flowers. - See "Her Garden": Tour her Victorian Homestead recreated in the Conservatory filled with tulips, lilacs, lilies and more. " Her Poetry": Stroll through garden paths and read some of Dickinson’s most famous works around the flowers that inspired them. " Her Life": An interactive perspective through photos, art and books in a gallery exhibition. Special Celebration Weekends. Enjoy poetry readings, live theater, gardening demonstrations, and more. Through June 13 Saturday, May 1 @ 2:30pm Michelle Le Blanc Quintet Warner Library, Tarrytown [link] Performs "I Remember You" jazz concert with Michelle LeBlanc, vocalist, Tom Kohl, piano, Bill Crow bass, Ed Xiques on horns and Ron Vincent on drums. This free concert is funded by The Friends of the Warner Library. For more information, please contact the Library at 631-7734. Saturday, May 1 @ 4pm Bridal Fashion Show "I Do, I Do" [link] Irvingotn Presbyterian Church, Knox Hall The Irvington Historical Society Requests The Honor Of Your Presence At Their Bridal Fashion Show"I Do, I Do". Follow link above for details. Saturday, May 1 from 5pm - 7pm Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, Brew LaLa [link] Dobbs Ferry Historical Society Mead House, 12 Elm Street You are cordially invited to a fun-filled evening for an historical experience of one of Dobbs Ferry’s oldest industries: beer-making! Captain Lawrence will be on hand with samples of his latest beers and songstress Marilyn Haskell will teach us some new, and some historic, drinking songs. Make your reservations soon because tickets are limited. Saturday, May 1 @ 6:30pm Paper Jam 2010 :: Auction Benefit [link] Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase Don't miss this perennial favorite! The perfect opportunity to start or grow your collection of works on paper by notable artists mixed with great food and fabulous company. Tickets and info: 251-6115. Saturday, May 1 from 7pm - 11pm Hastings Education Foundation Fifth Annual Gala Party and Auction [link] Alder Manor, Yonkers Our Fifth Annual Gala Party and Auction will be held at Alder Manor.Spuyten Dyvil [link] will be performing at 9pm.Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Payment can be mailed to HEF, PO Box 565, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706. Questions? Email: Hillari, Samantha or Deb. Saturday, May 1 @ 7pm Rising Waters Beczak Environmental Education Center [link] Part of the "RiverTalks" Saturday Evening Lecture Series. Katie Mosher-Smith, Coordinator of the NY/NJ Baykeeper Oyster Program, describes a time when NYC’s oysters supplied the world. Discover why they disappeared, why they are important and what Baykeeper is doing about it. Mark Lowrey of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shares the startling new results of the Sea Level Rise Task Force and its impact on Hudson River communities. “It’s even worse than we thought.” Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30pm Willy Wonka Irvington Town Hall [link] Presented By Clocktower Players Jr. Teen Troupe. Carb-loaded, lighthearted, and utterly satisfying! Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy-maker and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa” and “I Want It Now” by Academy® and Grammy® award-winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Director/Choreographer: DAVYD H. SUBER, JR. Musical Director: JULIUS PETTY Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30pm Latin American Cultural Initiative IV Costumbres y Tradiciones (Costumes and Traditions) de Guatemala [link] Arts Exchange, ArtsWestchester, White Plains Traditional Mayan cultural displays and folk dance by Hermanos y Amigos de Guatemala troupe with live marimba music by Marimba Flor de Selva, plus giant Mayan votive barriletes (kites) and artworks by painter Balam Soto and others. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. $5 discount for Students, Seniors and ArtsWestchester members. Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30 "Swinging on a Star" Iona Prep High School New Rochelle In conjunction with The Prep Payers. General Admission - $12. Students $8. Seniors $8. Saturday, May 1 @ 8pm Le Vent du Nord: Part of the Great Traditions Series [link] The Emelin Theater Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord has quickly become one of the most recognizable and esteemed bands of the Québec traditional music world. A direct predecessor of Cajun music, this lush genre blends fiddle, accordion and step dancing. Singing in their native French, the band's dynamic stage presence has delighted audiences across Canada, the US and Europe. Saturday, May 1 @ 9:30 Johnny Fed & Da Bluez Boyz [link] Pumpernickel Restaurant, Ardsley [link] Blues, rock Sunday, May 2 from 10am - 5pm Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst [link] Lyndhurst, Tarrytown With Mother's Day just around the corner, SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST, a Festival of Contemporary Craft, Art, Music and Food, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts that show mom just how special she is. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, for mom's luxiorious side; fashion and accessories for her glamourous side; furniture, and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media for the mom who keeps a beautiful home. Despite it's name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also purchase specialty foods, participate in children's activities, and enjoy live music all throughout the weekend. The show is held rain or shine. Sunday, May 2 check website for schedule [link] Kick-off Weekend: Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring Exhibition [link] The New York Botanical Garden Discover the Renowned Poet’s Life Among Gardens and Spring Flowers. - See "Her Garden": Tour her Victorian Homestead recreated in the Conservatory filled with tulips, lilacs, lilies and more. " Her Poetry": Stroll through garden paths and read some of Dickinson’s most famous works around the flowers that inspired them. " Her Life": An interactive perspective through photos, art and books in a gallery exhibition. Special Celebration Weekends. Enjoy poetry readings, live theater, gardening demonstrations, and more. Through June 13 Sunday, May 2 from 11am - 2pm Barnyard Grand Opening Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale [link] Join us for the official opening of our new barnyard. Travis Brady, Curator of Living Collections, will introduce you to our expanded collection of barnyard animals, now residing in their spacious new digs. There will be some special activities planned that the whole family will be sure to enjoy. Members AND non-members are invited to attend. Members-free, Non-members-$6 per person. Sunday, May 2 from 12pm – 5pm (rescheduled from last week) ECAD Presents Family Fun Day Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry East Coast Assistance Dogs [link]. Donations $10/family, $5/person. Sponsors: Nutro, Quad Village Rotary Club, The Reader's Digest Associatin. Entertaiment: Kat & the 107.1 Peak Street Team, Knicks Groove Truck, NY Rangers Road Tour, Food, Music, Smooch a Pooch, Service Dog Demonstrations, Face Painting, Prizes, Jumping Castle, San Ken Ryu Karate Demonstrations, Oasis Day Spa Chair Massage, Farm on the Moo-ve, Silent Auction, more. Joey Pantoliano (actor from the Sopranos, Memento, The Matrix…) will be making an appearance. Sunday, May 2 @ 1:00pm "Falstaff" by Verdi The “Best of” Film Series at The Best Little Theater in Westchester Irvington Town Hall Theater [link] Presented By Irvington Town Hall Theater Commission. During May we are presenting the final two operas of Giuseppe Verdi, Otello and Falstaff, both based upon plays by Shakespeare. Verdi, after the completion of Aida, had retired from opera composition. His work was done. But he always loved Shakespeare. (Macbeth had brought him one of his early successes, and he worked throughout his life on the never completed opera, King Lear.) So when his publisher, hoping to woo him from retirement with one last opera, left the libretto for Otello with him, he was tempted. This opera and its successor, Falstaff, were both written to librettos of the poet Arrigo Boito, unarguably the greatest librettist of his day. Falstaff, Verdi’s final opera, is a lyric comedy, and the only comedy he ever composed, aside from an unsuccessful attempt early in his career. It follows the antics of Sir John Falstaff, a portly, old cad who, being short of drinking funds, decides to write love letters to two wealthy married women. Unfortunately for him, the two compare notes and decide to teach Falstaff a lesson. Sunday, May 2 from 2pm - 5pm Opening Reception Mary Rankin and Dorothy Ehret Hines Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry [link] Exhibit: April 29 to May 23. Sunday, May 2 from 3pm – 5pm A Tree Grows in Westchester Presented by The Rivertown Play Group [link] The Great Hunger Memorial Park A Tree Grows In Westchester, where kids get to plant a tree they can grow with! Help us celebrate our Earth, and rebuild our communities after the recent devestating storms. We hope you and your family will take this unique opportunity to contribute to one of Westchester's beautiful parks! This is a great event for families with kids of all ages to enjoy! Cost is $10 per family.Great for families with young children 0-5. Small groups of families will be planting trees together. Located right past exit 17, going northbound on the Saw Mill River Parkway. Sunday, May 2 @ 3pm Screening: "Spellbound" Hastings-on-Hudson Library Tension, suspense, elation, complex characters and familial relationships, intense competition and hard work – no, it’s not the latest inspirational sports film or family melodrama. It’s “Spellbound,” Jeffrey Blitz’s film about the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This film will have you so involved in the characters that you will forget you’re watching a documentary. “Dessert and discussion to follow. Rated G. Sunday, May 2,: Silent Auction from 5pm - 7pm; Concert @ 7pm; Reception @ 9pm “Hope for Haiti” Performing Arts Center, Purchase [link] “Hope for Haiti” a Gala benefit concert and silent art auction by students from the Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatories will raise funds for Haitian relief and rebuilding efforts. Tickets $30, $10 for Purchase students. Call 914-251-6200 or online. other WEBSITES,,, www.thehudsonindependent.com for news and activities. www.tarrytownpatch. com for more news and activities. www.scarsdale10583.com news about Edgemont and Hartsdale




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