Community Events Calendar

 
Now through Sunday, 11/17
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
hudson valley restaurant weekThis dining extravaganza features a 3-course lunch or dinner and is all about highlighting the talented chefs and locally sourced food of the region. The 3-course prix-fixe lunch is $22.95 and dinner is $32.95. The ten participating restaurants in Yonkers are: Dolphin, Fortina, Havana Central, La Lanterna, Le Moulin Eatery & Wine Bar, Louie's and Johnnie's Restaurant Primavera, Texas de Brazil, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, Yard House, Zuppa Restaurant. More info HERE.
 
Now through Monday, 11/11 7th Annual Yofifest in Downtown Yonkers
7th Annual Yofifest in Downtown yofifest 2019Yonkers continues through the weekend with a full day of films SAturday, Sunday and Monday with After-Parties both Saturday and Sunday. The festival is all about connections and conversations, so in addition to including talkback Q&A sessions at almost every screening, the festival offers a "mini film school" series of workshops taught by award-winning industry professionals, and parties where filmmakers and film fans get the chance to meet and mingle. Complete schedule of films, workshops and After-Parties HERE. Film Guide with synopsis and details HERE
 
Saturday, 11/9, 9:30am-12:30pm Discover Revolutionary Yonkers and Kingsbridge Trolley Tour
 As the junction between British- trolley touroccupied New York City and Westchester's bountiful farmlands, Yonkers and Kingsbridge played a dramatic role during the eight years of the Revolutionary War. The 3-hour tour, begins and ends near Philipse Manor Hall. It will trace the historic military routes traveled by General George Washington and others, and will recount the triumphs and struggles of British commanders, Hessian auxiliary troops, Native American soldiers fighting for the Patriot cause, and the hardships faced by everyday people, including women and free and enslaved persons of African descent. At each stop, knowledgeable local docents will lead the discussion. At 9:30am, Board the Trolley in front of the Manor Hall at 29 Warburton Ave. At 12:30pm, Return to the Yonkers Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Plaza. Pre-register for the Trolley Tour through the Yonkers Historical Society by email or by phone at 914.961.8940. $10 donation suggested per person. Seating is very limited.
Saturday, 11/9, through Sunday, 1/5/20 Pop-Up Ice Skating Rink Opens at Cross County Shopping Center
ccsc rinkThe pop-up ice rink is not real ice, but a smooth "glice" material, easy to glide on for young and first-time skaters. Admission is $10 and includes skates (bring your own socks!) and a one-hour session. Debit/credit only - no cash accepted. Must be 5 years old or 42" tall. Holiday characters like Mickey & Minnie, Frosty, Elves will be skating with guests throughout the season. More info HERE.
 
Saturday, 11/9, 12-4pm Quilt Works at The Manor
You don't have quilt pmhto be a quilter to enjoy this colorful art show. It includes an exhibit of quilts in The Community Gallery at Philipse Manor Hall, a Show and Tell of modern and traditional quilt styles by master quilter Diane Schneck, and a family paper quilt activity and fabric brooch making workshop. From 12-4pm: View the Quilt Exhibit. From 1-2pm: Quilt Show and Tell. From 2-4pm: Workshops. FREE admission. More info: 914.965.4027. The historic Hall is at 29 Warburton Ave.
 
 
Saturday, 11/9, 3:30pm Let's Talk About Place and Story at the Hudson Museum
hrm place and storyExamine the natural world that surrounds us, from New York to the West, in this reading-and-discussion book club series. Through poetry, fiction, and journalism, readers will engage with perspectives that capture the complicated relationship Americans have with the land and living things around them. Join environmental educator Troy Thompson as he leads stimulating conversations over the course of five sessions: 11/9, 11/16,12/14, 12/21 and 1/5. Borrow one book at a time from the Museum, take it home, and return it at the end of the next session. This session's book is "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner. Repeat attendance is encouraged but not required - jump in anytime! Recommended for older teens and adults. Light refreshments will be served. Expand your knowledge while you enjoy connecting with new people. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
From 11/9 through 12/18 Toy Drive at Santa's House
Help Santa ccsc santaat Cross County Shopping Center collect gifts and bring holiday cheer to children in need at ANDRUS, a family centered non-profit organization headquartered in Yonkers. ANDRUS provides mental health treatment and support, special education, and other social services to over 4,500 children and families each year throughout New York State. Please bring an UNWRAPPED NEW TOY to Santa's house (in the mall near Gap) for children ages 6 to 14 years old. More info HERE.
 
Sunday, 11/10, 3-5pm The Necessities of Life, Music and Money
Want to share your love of music for generations to come? Not sure yonkes philharmonicwhere to start or what your options are? Join like-minded individuals also seeking answers to these questions and enjoy chamber music performed by members of the Yonkers Philharmonic in between the information sessions. Eldercare law attorney Steven Schurkman will discuss how to ensure the arts and cultural organization that is dearest to your heart can be incorporated into your estate planning. Laura Rossi, Executive Director of Westchester Community Foundation discusses how a community established trust exists to make it easy for people to be philanthropists and create a permanent legacy reflecting your values and support for the arts. FREE but please RSVP HERE or by calling 571.310.7060. At the Will Library at 1500 Central Park Ave, just south of Tuckahoe Rd.
Sunday, 11/10, 1:30pmThe Curator's Eye: Creating "Self in the City"
hrm self in cityTake a behind-the-scenes tour of this Hudson River Museum exhibition that focuses on the urban environment and the ways in which cities and individuals contend with each other. Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, will share insight on how and why the particular selections and juxtapositions were made. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
 
 
Thursday, 11/14, 11am-12pmThe Power of Self-Healing, Reiki Circle
reikiLearn how to receive energy healing, relieve stress, and restore balance through this interactive class. FREE but please register HERE. At the Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Plaza across the street from the Yonkers Train Station. 
 
 
Friday, 11/15 through 1/2/20Holiday Food Truck Market at Cross County Shopping Center
ccsc food truksEnjoy tasty treats and savory snacks while shopping or stop in for lunch or dinner! Food trucks will be located on The Green lawn, near the pop-up Ice Skating Rink and Santa's Village throughout the holiday season. Food trucks will be open for lunch and dinner daily. From 11/15 to 12/6: Leila's Crepe Station, Crazy Taco Mex, Superlicious, Crafty Frites, Three Little Pigs BBQ and Graziella's Italian Kitchen. From 12/12 to 1/2: Abeetz Pizza, Waffle Box, Sloppie Joes and Empanadas, Walter's Hot Dog Food Truck and Leila's Crepe Station. More info.

 
 
Saturday, 11/16, 10am-12pmAdopt-A-Highway Rumsey Road Vine Cutting and Cleanup
adopt a highwayJoin the small and stalwart band of faithful monthly regulars for an hour or two of easy, pleasant public service.  Bring your work gloves, clippers and loppers and help control the invasive vines that threaten to overtake our beautiful old trees and help pick up trash that is a blight on our landscape. Tools, safety vests and garbage bags will be provided. Sponsored by the Yonkers Land Conservancy.  At the north end of Rumsey Road near the intersection of the Cross County and Saw Mill Pkwys. You can park your car near the entrance to the parkways (northeast side of Rumsey Road). Questions, more info, and to RSVP (so they can let you know if there's a weather cancellation): Email Norma Guzman HERE.  
 
Saturday 11/16, 11am-4pmA Revolutionary Family Day at Philipse Manor Hall
pmh revolutionTravel back in time for a full day immersion with musicians, costumed reenactors, speakers and authors as your  guides. You'll learn about what actually happened here in 1777. Activities will take place throughout the historic Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site which centers on the oldest standing building in Westchester County. The Revolutionary War story will be told by diverse voices. Special guest Mary Calvi, first lady of Yonkers, NY, television journalist, and author of "Dear George, Dear Mary, a Novel of George Washington's First Love," will speak informally with visitors. There will be a one-hour performance of "A Revolution of her own" performed by Judith Kalaora. Outdoors, "Hearts of Oak" costumed youth and adult re-enactors, smartly dressed in their authentic uniforms, the same as worn by private Alexander Hamilton, will perform authentic drills and demonstrations to rousing fife and drum tunes. History enthusiasts will have the opportunity to hear expert and popular speakers scheduled throughout the day. Admission is FREE. More info: 914.965.4027.
 
Saturday, 11/16, 2-4:30pmFREE Weekend Movies at Your Library.
sun is also starSee "The Sun is Also a Star" (rated PG13). A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
 
 
Saturday, 11/16, 3:30pmLet's Talk About Place and Story at the Hudson River Museum
Examine the natural world that surrounds us, hrm logofrom New York to the West, in this reading-and-discussion book club series. Through poetry, fiction, and journalism, readers will engage with perspectives that capture the complicated relationship Americans have with the land and living things around them. Join environmental educator Troy Thompson as he leads stimulating conversations over the course of five sessions: 11/9, 11/16,12/14, 12/21 and 1/5. Borrow one book at a time from the Museum, take it home, and return it at the end of the next session. This session's book is a continuation of the discussion from 11/9 "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner. Repeat attendance is encouraged but not required-jump in anytime! Recommended for older teens and adults. Light refreshments will be served. Expand your knowledge while you enjoy connecting with new people. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, 11/16, 4-6pmTeen Studio, Watercolor Painting
Join artist hrm senseEbony Bolt in painting a watercolor landscape scene inspired by "James McElhinney: Discover the Hudson Anew." Whether you are new to painting or looking to fine-tune your skills, you will learn to paint step-by-step. Purchase $5 tickets HERE. Refreshments and Museum admission included. At the Hudson River Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
 
 
Saturday, 11/16, 5-6pmRidge Hill's Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival
rridge hill tree Don't miss Santa's entrance by fire truck, the lighting of their 45' tree, musical performance by The Mistletones, magical snowfall and much more! FREE event. Ridge Hill is off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
Sunday, 11/17, 9amGarden Photowalk at Untermyer Gardens
untermyer novJoin the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy's Jessica Norman for a walk in the garden. Jessica is responsible for the photos featured on the Conservancy's social media as well as their website. As a gardener, she has unique insight into the plants and seasons of the gardens. The theme of this month's Photowalk is Emotion. Bring your camera or cellphone, sturdy shoes and water as you'll be walking around the gardens. Photowalks are limited to 15 participants so purchase your $25 tickets HERE. The photowalk will be cancelled and tickets refunded in the event of rain. Untermyer Park and Gardens is at 945 North Broadway.
 
 
Sunday, 11/17, 2pmAuthor Talk, Christine Coulson's "Metropolitan Stories."
hrm coulsonHidden behind the Picassos and Vermeers, the Temple of Dendur and the American Wing, exists another world: the hallways and offices, conservation studios, storerooms, and cafeteria that are home to the Met's devoted and peculiar staff of 2,200 people-along with a few ghosts. Christine Coulson has written a surreal love letter to the private side of The Met in which the powerful voices of the art itself are heard. Her stories reflect the personal relationships fostered by museums between the viewer and the work of art. Hear from Coulson, who worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than twenty-five years, as she reads from her enchanting novel, "Metropolitan Stories." Following the reading, enjoy a conversation between the author and Hudson River Museum Director Masha Turchinsky and join them at a book signing and festive reception and toast in Glenview. Adults $8, Seniors/Students/Veterans $5, Members FREE (tickets include Museum general admission). Purchase tickets HEREThe Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
 
Sunday, 11/17, 2-3pm
FREE Weekend Movies at Your Library
pikachuSee"Pokemon Detective Pikachu" (rated PG). In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
 
Saturday,11/23, 1:30pmWhat Happened at Catskill Creek, A Musical
catskill creekSarah Lawrence College Theater Outreach Program presents a new musical for all ages about an urban family seeking a deeper connection with nature. During a visit to Catskill Creek, they encounter the ghost of Thomas Cole, a mysterious nature photographer with a large camera, and an orange-vested, contemporary landscape painter. With lyrics by Sarah Lawrence College Theater Outreach Director Allen Lang and music by Sarah Lawrence Faculty William Cantanzaro. FREE with general admission ($3-$7, members FREE). More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave. 
 
 
Would you like to help someone less fortunate keep warm this winter?
 
jane for coatsDid you know that 90% of homeless adults need a new, warm coat each winter because they have no place to keep one over the summer months? But it's not just homeless people who need our help. Thousands of New Yorkers are forced to make a choice between buying a winter coat and putting food on the table, or meeting other basic survival needs. For those of you in Yonkers or nearby, if you have coats or jackets (for adults and/or children) you don't need anymore, just call (914.62.8836) or e-mail me. I'll pick up your unwanted outerwear any time before December 14th and deliver them to the New York Cares Coat Drive. Thanks for helping during the holidays!
ny cares coat
 
 
Book Drive
book driveMy company, Houlihan Lawrence, is kicking off our annual children's book drive. The single most significant factor influencing a child's early educational success is an introduction to books. Help us ensure every child can bring one home. Our offices are accepting donations of new books for Preschool to Middle School-aged readers until 11/22/19 but I will be happy to pick up books from you if you'd like to donate. Just call me at 914.262.8836. Books will be given to Family Centers, a local organization, who will distribute them to children in need.

 

Recurring Events:

Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm through October The Science Barge
bdac science bargeThe Science Barge, a floating sustainable urban farm operated by Groundwork Hudson Valley, is open every weekend for tours all day. $5 suggested donation. FREE for kids 10 and under. The barge is at 99 Dock St, on the Yonkers waterfront just north of the Yonkers Pier.
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesdays & Fridays, 3-5pmJob Readiness Workshop
childrens villageJob Readiness Workshop for youths ages 16-24 at The Education and Employment Center Children's Village at 45 South Broadway. FREE. More info HERE or contact Jamalya Smith at 914.693.0600.
 
 
 
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Tent Tales for Tykes
tent talesStorytime at LL Bean. Recommended for children ages 3-6. FREE you must register each participant HERE. At 1 Ridge Hill Blvd in Ridge Hill off I-87 or Tuckahoe Rd at the Ridge Hill exit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Every Wednesday through Sunday, 1-2pm and 3-4pmGlenview Tours
GlenviewWalk through Hudson River Museum's historic home and travel back in time to 1876! The home reflects the lifestyle of its residents, the Trevor family, and is full of fine woodworking, furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures. More info or 914.963.4550. The Museum is at 511 Warburton Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursdays 6:30-8pmEvery Saturday, 11am-12:15pmChair Yoga and Meditation at Philipse Manor Hallchair yogaSimple chair yoga and meditation practices can help us release stress, relax, feel healthier and calmer and sleep better. $10 per class; no reservations needed. More info or email info@yogaforbliss.netFREE parking. At 29 Warburton Ave. 
 


What's Happening at the Racquet Club:

PHRC logoThe Racquet Club is a year-round private membership organization nestled in the Park Hill section of Yonkers. Established as the Park Hill Country Club in 1892, it is a family club beautifully situated on 2+ acres, welcoming members from many diverse backgrounds. The Club has 4 clay tennis courts, a pool, vintage bowling lanes, kids' playgroup, and social events year-round (see upcoming events below).  Interested in joining?  Check out the website or contact the Membership Committee at ParkHillRacquetClub@gmail.com. Most events are members only but non-members are welcome at specific events and will be noted as such. Details are on website.
 
Friday, 11/1: First Friday Take-Out
Friday, 11/8: Pizza and Bowling Night
Saturday, 11/16: Karaoke Night
Wednesday, 11/27: Thanksgiving Eve Bonfire
Friday, 12/6: First Friday: German Food and "Krampus" movie
Saturday, 12/14: Member Holiday Cocktail Party
Sunday, 12/15: Breakfast with Santa
Wednesday, 1/1: New Year's Day Potluck Brunch
 
Calendar Compiled by Jane McAfee
 


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