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Oct. 17, 2018: Below are events that will take place in and around Bronxville from Wednesday, October 17, to Wednesday, October 24, 2018. For the Village of Bronxville calendar, click here. For events at the Bronxville Public Library, click here. For the Bronxville school district calendar, click here.
Wednesday, October 17, 1:30 pm, Bronxville Women's Club Day. Evelyn Osario Vaccaro will present her documentary It's a Potcake Life at 1:30 pm at the clubhouse of The Bronxville Women's Club at 135 Midland Avenue. The film is about finding forever homes for dogs in the Bahamas and the efforts of her team to take care of dogs who have been abandoned there and other places where natural disasters have occurred. The event is free; coffee and tea will be served. For more information, call 914-337-3252 or go to www.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org.
Wednesday, October 17, 2:00 pm, Author Michael Klein at Sarah Lawrence. Michael Klein, author of When I Was a Twin and Track Conditions, will be giving a talk titled "One World Falls Into the Other: When Poetry Marks Prose" about how he decides which works are poems, which are essays, and which might become book-length memoirs and how poetry is used throughout his process. The talk will take place at 2:00 pm at Slonim House Stone Room, 911 Kimball Avenue, on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College. For more information, call 914-395-2412 or go to www.sarahlawrence.edu.
Thursday, October 18, 2:00 pm, Author Vivian Gornick at Sarah Lawrence. Author Vivian Gornick will be holding a craft talk at Slonim House Stone Room, 911 Kimball Avenue, on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College. For more information, call 914-395-2412 or go to www.sarahlawrence.edu.
Thursday, October 18, 3:30 pm, Face-Painting Class for Kids at Bronxville Library. Professional face paint artist Nicole Jones will be running a workshop at 3:30 pm at the Bronxville Public Library for kids ages seven to ten years old. Using practice props and special paint, she will show kids how to create designs. Attendees will practice small designs on each other’s arms as well. No practice on faces will be permitted. Parents must give consent when registering for the class. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information, call 914-337-7680, ext. 34, or stop by the children's room.
Friday, October 19, 8:00 pm, Bronxville Women’s Club Coffeehouse/Songwriter’s Listening Room. The loggia in The Bronxville Women's Club will become an entrance way into a song circle/listening room at 8:00 pm when artists will sit together for a set and take turns, each playing songs. Bronxville’s Al Hemberger, popular performer and director of The Loft in Bronxville, is the host. The musicians will be Judy Kass & Glen Roethel. Judy was recently named a Top 5 Winner in the singer/songwriter category of the 19th Great American Song Contest. Glen Roethel is a vocalist and an acoustic guitarist. For more information, call 914-337-3252 or go to www.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org.
Saturday, October 20, DAR Lecture at Bronxville Library on Changes from the Great War. Town historian of Eastchester Richard Forliano will be giving a lecture titled "Changes from the Great War, at Home, in America, and on the World Stage" on Saturday, October 20, at 1:00 pm in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Public Library. High school students are especially welcome. The lecture is presented by the Anne Hutchinson-Bronxville Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information, go to www.bronxvillelibrary.org, email
, or call 914-337-7680, ext. 34.
Saturday, October 20, 6:30 pm, Bronxville Historical Conservancy Gala "Framed." In celebration of its 20th anniversary, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy (the "BHC") is hosting its “Framed” gala on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at Siwanoy Country Club. The event is an interactive murder-mystery performance, threaded through cocktails and a sit-down dinner. One hundred sixty attendees will collect clues and interview suspects as they try to solve a Bronxville-based crime and catch the culprit. Non-members are invited to join the BHC and attend "Framed." Tickets are offered at $150 to $500 per person. Visit BronxvilleHistoricalConservancy.org for additional gala information and to purchase tickets.
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm, Sarah Lawrence President to Discuss Challenges Facing Higher Education. Sarah Lawrence's president, Cristle Collins Judd, will give a presentation titled "The State of the College and the Landscape of Higher Education" on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:00 pm in the Pillow Room of the Esther Raushenbush Library on the campus of the college. President Judd's talk will focus on the challenges facing higher education today and some of the creative ways to address these issues. She will highlight Sarah Lawrence's history of innovation in both undergraduate and graduate education, with an overview of the campus today and thoughts about the future. This event is open to all, but space is limited. To register, e-mail
or call 914-323-6154.
Wednesday, October 24, 2:00 pm, Author Joshua Bennett at Sarah Lawrence. Dr. Joshua Benett, author of The Sobbing School, will be holding a craft talk titled "Four Horses: Pursuing the Animal in Black Poetics." The talk will take place at 2:00 pm at Slonim House Stone Room, 911 Kimball Avenue, on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College. For more information, call 914-395-2412 or go to www.sarahlawrence.edu.
Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 pm, Lecture about Art Collection at Pelham Art Center. The Pelham Art Center is hosting a public lecture with Titia Hulst, local collector, art historian, and published author, and Matthew Cluxton, director of valuable articles and personal-lines at The Cincinnati Insurance Co., titled "Living with Art: Insights into Art Collecting" on Wednesday, October 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. This professional lecture will discuss the meaning and joys of collecting art. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Charlotte Mouquin, executive director, at 914-738-2525, ext. 115, or
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 pm, Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care "Better than Cooking Dinner" Benefit. Enjoy an evening of fine wines and gourmet signature tasting dishes prepared by top country club and restaurant chefs. Popular new restaurants will be joining the Better than Cooking event to benefit Jansen Hospice & Palliative Care. Purchase tickets at betterthancooking.bpt.me. The event will take place from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Bronxville Field Club. For more information, call 914-787-5001 or go to www.jansenhospice.org.
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