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Gramatan Village Sponsors 'Sing into Spring' with the Song Pipers and the Pelham Larks PDF Print Email

By Joan Toffolon, Member, Board of Directors, Gramatan Village


Apr. 20, 2016:  The sun was shining on Sunday, April 10, as sixty-five music lovers visited the Bronxville Public Library for "Sing into Spring," an afternoon of music performed by the Song Pipers Music Therapy Ensemble and the Pelham Larks

The event was sponsored by Gramatan Village, and admission was free for all members of the local community. 

The two-hour event featured a wide range of musical genres, and all who attended left the performance with smiling faces and uplifted spirits. "We sincerely thank the Song Pipers and the Pelham Larks for sharing their time and talent with the members of the community," said Julie Dalton, executive director of Gramatan Village. "The exceptional performance was enjoyed by all and a terrific way to welcome spring!" 

The Song Pipers is a nonprofit music therapy ensemble established in 1949 in Bronxville. Almost 70 years from its founding, the Song Pipers continues to be a vibrant volunteer organization, and it prides itself on giving back to those who are emboldened by music therapy. 

The Pelham Larks is an accomplished group of 20 women from Pelham and the surrounding communities that sing both a cappella and with musical accompaniment for audiences "from 2 to 92" under the direction of Jeffrey Hoffman, choirmaster of Christ Church in Pelham. The Larks was founded by the Junior League in 1951.  

"Sing into Spring" was a true community event. The audience loved the music and enjoyed seeing old and new friends. "It was a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon for all who attended," said Kerry Walsh, president of Gramatan Village. 

Upcoming Gramatan Village events include the eighth annual May Magic Benefit at Siwanoy Country Club on Sunday, May 1, where Marcia Lee and Sarah Thornton Clifford will be honored for their outstanding contribution to the Bronxville community. During the event, mentalist Oz Pearlman, who appeared on America's Got Talent, will perform and is sure to dazzle the audience. 

Additional future events include a docent-led tour at the Rockefeller Estate on May 12, Cooking with Nancy Contessa--Recipes from the Farmers' Market on June 7, and a kick-off summer visit to Walter's Hot Dogs on June 20. 

Gramatan Village is an organization that engages community residents who want to remain in the home and the neighborhood they love. The organization supports aging-in-community with a network of volunteers, community partnerships, and peer connections that enable members to stay independent and fully engaged in the community. For more information, contact Gramatan Village at 914-337-1338 or CLOAKING or visit the website, www.gramatanvillage.org

Pictured here:  The Song Pipers.

Photo courtesy Joan Toffolon, Member, Board of Directors, Gramatan Village

 

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Books & the Arts Directory

Art Restoration and Framing

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-5053


The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
https://osilasgallery.org/

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Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
914-337-7680
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
http://bronxvillelibrary.org/


Womrath Bookshop

Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

http://www.womrath.com/

Music & Performing Arts Schools

 

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Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Kathleen.Suss@concordia-ny.edu

www.concordiaconservatory.org


Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
914-961-3497

 

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