Community Events Calendar

 
From now until 3/24
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
hudson valley restaurant weekHudson Valley Restaurant Week is offering three-course lunches for $22.95 and three-course dinners for $32.95 at hundreds of restaurants across Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan and Greene counties. This two-week event gives you plenty of time to enjoy old favorites and discover new ones. Participating restaurants in Yonkers are: Dolphin (Seafood), Fortina (Italian), Havana Central (Nuevo Latino), La Lanterna (Italian), Texas de Brazil (Steakhouse), X20 Xaviars on the Hudson (New American), and Zuppa (Italian). More info HERE and make reservations HERE.
 
Tuesday 3/12, 4:30pm Flag Raising Ceremony and Irish Coffee Receptionirish city hall crpdMayor Mike Spano invites you to join him for Irish flag raising and reception in honor of St Patrick's Day. FREE but please RSVP to Receptions19@YonkersNY.gov. In the Mayor's Reception Room on the second floor at City Hall at 40 South Broadway.

Tuesday, 3/12, 7-10pm ARTY Monthly Gathering
arty marchARTY (Arts Round Table, Yonkers) is an informal monthly gathering of people who want to see more arts and culture in Yonkers. They are visual artists, performers, painters, filmmakers, writers, musicians, photographers, graphic artists, muralists, architects, and art enthusiasts from all over the city. Feel free to invite a friend, colleague or neighbor. This month's ARTY is at Nahmias Et Fils. Owners David and Dorit have invited ARTY to their hip, Moroccan themed space and will be treating the group to some yummy house-made concoctions from their artisanal Fig Spirit and Whiskies. BYO and a dish to share. FREE admission and all are welcome. Nahmias Et Fils is at 201 Saw Mill River Rd. For more info and to stay in the loop about upcoming ARTY gatherings and events, you can follow them on Facebook.
Friday, 3/15, 8pm YoFi Encore Presents "Mary Rose."yofi mary roseYears ago Mary Rose vanished on a secluded island. She was found not knowing she had even been missing. Now, the island is calling her back again. Stylistically, this modern film noir reminds the viewer of a chance meeting between Peter Loree and David Lynch...at once eerie and beautiful with much lurking just below the surface. Q&A with the director, Yonkers filmmaker Vincent Morrone, after the screening. Tickets $12. More info and purchase tickets HERE. You can join YoFiDMAC's mailing list HERE to get notifications about upcoming events. YoFi DMAC is at 28 Wells Ave, 1st Floor (entrance on Bashford St) 
Saturday, 3/16, 10am-12pm Adopt-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, 3/16, 10am-12pm Learn to Use Acrylic Paint at the Blue Door Art Center.bd acrylic paintingJoin instructor Zafrio Aevedo for a fun workshop learning the basics of Acrylic Painting for kids ages 7-12. All children's workshops are FREEbut registration HERE is requested as class sizes are limited according to each instructor. Donations welcome. More info or 914.375.5100. The Gallery is at 13 Riverdale Ave, just south of Main St.
Saturday, 3/16, 10am-3pm Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt at Lenoir Nature Preserve
scavenger huntThis fun Scavenger Hunt searches for signs of spring in natural wonders. All Westchester County Parks Nature Centers are participating so you can take your adventure to Lenoir and beyond! Pick up and return your list to a County nature center between 10am and 3pm to be added to our official super scavenger list. Pre-registration required: 914.968.5851. Lenoir Preserve is on Dudley St. off North Broadway just north of Executive Blvd.
Saturday, 3/16, 10-11:30am Do-It-Yourself Class at Home Depot. Installing A Ceiling Fanceiling fanBreathe easier and stay cool with a ceiling fan installation. This workshop will cover everything you need to consider for a successful install including fan styles and features, selecting the correct fan size for your space and reviewing electrical safety procedures. Home Depot's skilled Store Associates will guide you step-by-step through a ceiling fan installation-making the project a breeze FREE. Register HERE. Home Depot is off I-87 at Stew Leonard's and Ridge Hill's exit.  
Sunday, 3/17, 2-4:30pm FREE Weekend Movies at Your Library.shineSee "Shine" (Rated R) about two Puerto Rican brothers from New York's Spanish Harlem and the street's best Salsa dancers who are separated after a tragedy only to reunite years later on opposing sides of gentrification. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
Sunday, 3/17, 3pm Yonkers Philharmonic Concertyonkes philharmonicJoin the Yonkers Philharmonic as their Concertmaster, Urara Yogi, steps up to the soloists platform to perform Glazunov's Violin concerto. Shostakovitch's Festive Overture and Elgar's Enigma Variations round out this exciting program under the direction of Music Director, Tong Chen. FREEMore info. At Saunders High School at 185 Palmer Road, just east of the Saw Mill Pkwy.
Friday, 3/22, 7-10pm First Open House of the Season at the Park Hill Racquet Club!PHRC logoFREE open to the public. You do not need to live in Park Hill to join the Club; everyone is welcome. The Membership Committee will be on hand to give tours of the club (clay tennis courts, pool, vintage bowling lanes, kids' play area), and answer questions. The Club offers year-round activities for the whole family: holiday picnics, karaoke, pig roast, tennis brunches, pot-luck dinners, Halloween parties, breakfast with Santa, pasta parties, outdoor movie nights, rock-and-roll bowling, vinyl record nights, board game Sundays, trivia nights and the Governor's Ball...all for a very reasonable annual membership fee. Special introductory offer for this initial open house (20% discount off regular rates). Stop in for light refreshments and see what the Club has to offer. RSVP required at ParkHillRacquetClub@gmail.comThe Club is at Van Cortlandt Park Ave and Lakeside Dr.
Saturday, 3/23, 10am-12pm Free Art Expression at the Blue Door Art Centerbd art expressionJoin instructor Kim Acevedo learning how to Express Yourself through a workshop with recycled materials and make something that makes music. For kids ages 7-12. All children's workshops are FREEbut registration HERE is requested as class sizes are limited according to each instructor. Donations welcome. More infoor 914.375.5100. The Gallery is at 13 Riverdale Ave, just south of Main St.
 
Sunday, 3/24, 2-4:30pm FREE Weekend Movies at Your Library.book clubSee "Book Club" (Rated PG13) about four lifelong friends who have their lives forever changed after reading "50 Shades of Grey" in their monthly book club. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
 
Thursday, 3/28, 5-7pm Pizza with a Police Officerpizza policeMeet and greet your local police officers and have a friendly conversation over a slice of pizza. Bring the kids! At Dunwoodie Pizzeria at 683 Yonkers Ave.
 
Friday, 3/29, 7:30-9:30pm YoFi Encore: Long Lostyofi long lostTo coincide with its New York and LA theatrical release, YoFi is presenting this psychological thriller...again! When Seth receives a mysterious letter inviting him to spend the weekend at a secluded mansion in the country, he soon realizes the people inside the house may know him better than he knows himself."Without giving away its secrets, "Long Lost" proves a riveting and often disturbing chamber mystery inspired by films such as Ex Machina, Get Out, and the works of Alfred Hitchcock. To say anything more about "Long Lost "would be to deprive viewers of its unique nuances and twists. Better to see it." (Reading Eagle). Q & A after the screening. Purhase tickets ($12) HERE. You can join YoFi  DMAC's mailing or email list HERE to get notifications about upcoming events or follow them on Facebook HERE. YoFi DMAC is at 28 Wells Ave, 1st Floor (entrance on Bashford St).
Friday, 3/29, through Saturday, 4/20Easter Bunny at Cross County Shopping Centerccsc easter bunnyTake the entire family for a visit with the Easter Bunny! The eggs are in the basket and the chocolates are wrapped, now it's time for your bunny snap! You can also have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Round up the family, put on your best, flash a smile and they'll take care of the rest. Bunny Visits are FREE and HERE'sinfo about making a reservation and the purchase of photos. The Easter Bunny will be in a new space located across from Cinnabon, on the corner near Macy's (Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm, Friday-Saturday,10am-9pm, Sunday, 11am-7pm).
Saturday, 3/30, 10am-12pmStamp Art at the Blue Door Art Centerbd stamp artJoin instructor Morny Villanueva for a fun workshop in Stamp Art for kids ages 5 and up. All children's workshops are FREE but registration HERE is requested as class sizes are limited according to each instructor. Donations welcome. More infoor 914.375.5100. The Gallery is at 13 Riverdale Ave, just south of Main St.  
Sunday, 3/31, 2-4:30pmWeekend Movies at Your Librarynight schoolSee "Night School" (Rated PG)  about a group of high school dropouts who are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school. FREE. At the Riverfront Library across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.Sunday, 3/31, 3pmHistory of Cinema, Part 2, at YoFiDMACyofi part 2This Sound to End of Studio Dominance workshop picks up where the 
History of Cinema Part 1 session left off. They'll start with the introduction of synchronize sound and its impact on global cinema and also cover other technical developments like technicolor and the dominance of the Hollywood studio system.
 
yofi dmacYoFiFest Producer and workshop presenter Kevyn Fairchild has over sixteen years of experience working with film festivals, including the Telluride Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, and the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso, TX. He has a Bachelor's in Film Studies from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Master's in Media Studies from the New School. He is also a published photographer who has been part of exhibitions in Denver and New York. All persons 14+ are welcome. This is a FREE workshop with limited seating and general admission on a first-come, first-seated basis. You can join YoFiDMAC's mailing list HERE to get notifications about upcoming events. YoFi DMAC is at 28 Wells Ave, 1st Floor (entrance on Bashford St).

 

Recurring Events:

Every Saturday, 8am Park Hill Walking Group people walkingJoin your neighbors for a healthy and congenial walk around the neighborhood. All ages welcome. FREE. Meet at the corner of Park Hill Ave and Van Cortlandt Park Ave.
Every Wednesday through Sunday, 1-2pm and 3-4pm Glenview Tours GlenviewWalk through Hudson River Museum's historic home 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.
Every Friday, 3:30-5pm The Riverfront Art Gallery's High School Teen Art Club, Neo, Meets riverfront art galleryThe Riverfront Art Gallery's High School Teen Art Club, Neo, Meets to create and discuss art and the Gallery provides support for teens interested in the arts and to plan for the spring multi-media fashion, film and visual art showcase. FREE. On 4th floor of Riverfront Library, across the street from the Yonkers Train Station.
Every Saturday, 11am-12:15pm:
Chair Yoga and Meditation at Philipse Manor Hall
chair 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. FREE parking. At 29 Warburton Ave.

What's Happening at the Racquet Club:

The 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.

Saturday, 4/27, 7:30pm: The Governor's Ball
 
Calendar Compiled by Jane McAfee 

Jane McAfee, ABR, ASP, e-PRO, SFR, SRES, GREEN

Associate Real Estate Broker Houlihan Lawrence 55 E Grassy Sprain Rd, Yonkers 10710 Cell: 914-262-8836 www.JaneMcAfee.com

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