Expect the unexpected from Yonkers. New York’s fourth-largest city with a history dating to the 1600s, Yonkers enjoyed a robust role in industry in the 1800s and 1900s. It was here the world’s first completely synthetic plastic, Bakelite, was invented, where much of the work that led to the invention of FM radio was performed and where, in 1853, Elisha Graves Otis invented the first elevator safety brake and opened Otis Elevator Co. — the first elevator factory in the world — on the banks of the Hudson River. Brick smokestacks with the faded Otis logo still loom over Yonkers, but the facility is hardly a ruin. It is now used by Kawasaki for subway-car manufacturing.more»
Saint John's Episcopal Church Getty Square presents a Candlelight Concert Series, of Beethoven and Mendelssohn String Quartets, on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m.
Jazz, Blues, and Improvisation for the Body, Mind, & Soul - A free 8-week workshop for adults aged 50+, 8 Tuesdays, 2 – 4 pm, starting January 15, at Yonkers Public Library, Will Branch, 1500 Central Park Avenue
In a series of events this past Fall, D&D Elevator of Elmsford, NY opened its new Elevator Learning Center at 200 Corporate Boulevard in Yonkers, NY, just a few minutes north of New York City. In addition to classroom space, the 2,500-square-foot facility includes workshop areas where actual, real-life elevator mechanical equipment – donated by various companies throughout the elevator industry – is set up for use in hands-on training sessions. The setup also includes advanced communications technology that allows students anywhere to visually interact online with instructors, using high-definition video streamed with high-fidelity audio.more»
Martinelli Manor, a 45-unit senior housing complex in East Yonkers, is the latest to benefit from renovations as part of an ambitious three-year plan by The Municipal Housing Authority and the City of Yonkers to upgrade more than 1,700 units of affordable housing in the city.more»
Toys & Clothes may be dropped off at: The Next Chamber Networking Breakfast Tuesday, December 19th at Castle Royale 92 Waverly Street, Yonkersmore»
Free Yonkers Philharmonic Family Education Concert, Sunday - November 11, 2018 - 3:00pm, at Saunders High Schoolmore»
Donate toiletries, November 17 @ 10 am—12 pm at Y.W.C.A, Yonkers or drop off earlier at City Hallmore»