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Vicki and Si Ford Donate Painting by Bronxville Artist PDF Print Email

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By Mary Marvin, Mayor, Village of Bronxville

Jul. 8, 2020: On the eve of their departure from Bronxville, residents Vicki and Si Ford, known for their legendary generosity to our community, recently donated a painting to be hung in Village Hall. We will hang it proudly and prominently to commemorate Vicki and Si’s years of service to our community.

The painting, Culvert, is a 25 x 30” oil on canvas painted by the Village’s own Hobart Nichols (1869- 1962). It was painted in 1930 while Mr. Nichols lived with his family at 41 Sunnybrook Road in Lawrence Park West. It is a significant representation of his work as he is best known for snowy landscapes with nuances of light on snow that he so adeptly mastered.

Mr. Nichols contributed to the artistic life of the Village and that of New York through both his art but also in leadership roles in various prestigious arts organizations including as a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Director of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and President of the National Academy of Design.

His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. He created several dioramas and autumn forest scenes for the North American Bird Hall at the Museum of Natural History.

We are so appreciative that the Fords chose to leave this piece of Village history in Bronxville as they move home to Minnesota.

Photo courtesy Mary Marvin


 
Bronxville Public Library Offers Curbside Pickup and Many Digital Products PDF Print Email

By Staff

Jun. 3, 2020: The Bronxville Public Library has several resources available to the community.  These include new curbside pickup service and a wealth of free digital services for all ages, including the following:

*Overdrive: Thousands of e-books available to anyone with a library card

*PressReader: Thousands of replica daily newspapers and magazines

*Hoopla: Streaming films

*RB Digital: Audiobooks to download

 *Freegal: Free downloadable music

 *Ongoing virtual events and discussion forums targeted to Seniors, Adults and Children

All above are accessible through the library homepage.

To stay informed about Library activities, please click here here to follow their Instagram page.  You can also register for the monthly newsletter on the library home page.

If you would like to become more involved with the Bronxville Library, click here to join Friends of the Bronxville Public Library.

 

 
Photo of the Week, Inspirational Quote & Events PDF Print Email

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A corner in Bronxville decorated for Memorial Day

By Staff

May 20, 2020: MyhometownBronxville's inspirational quote this week is taken from a recent broadcast of Chief Satriale and Mayor Mary Marvin.  It is below

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."  Mahatma Gandhi.

Below is information about upcoming and postponed events. Please send event information to CLOAKING .

Memorial Day Events

Click here to see Memorial Day events this week in Bronxville.

Ongoing Events

Bronxville Farmers' Market is opening Saturday, May 23rd with enhanced safety protocols. The first new protocol is that to control the traffic flow at the market, all shoppers must sign up for a shopping slot via an Eventbrite link which will go live every Tuesday at 6 p.m. on the Farmers' Market FB page. Those who receive their newsletter will have the link delivered to their inbox at that time. If you would like to sign up for the Farmers' Market newsletter, send an email to  CLOAKING The first two time slots are reserved for shoppers who are over 65 and/or whose immune system is compromised. Click here to learn more.

Bicycle Sundays: Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River parkway are on Sundays in May, June and September, except for Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. Masks are recommended. Click here to learn more. 

Event Postponements

Take Back Day:  The Green Committee is canceling Take Back Day, originally scheduled for June 6, in which residents may drop off specific items for recycling or reuse. We hope to safely hold our next Take Back Day as planned on November 7. In the meantime, you’re encouraged to bring paper for shredding (up to four boxes), electronic waste, and other hazardous waste to the Household Materials Recovery Facility (H-MRF), 15 Woods Road, Valhalla. For details on what is accepted and to make an appointment, call 914-813-5400 or click here.

The Community Fund is postponing its annual golf outing to October 6, 2020.  For more information, contact Amy Korb, Executive Director, The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe at 914.337.8808.

The Counseling Center: In a spirit of solidarity, The Counseling Center is postponing its gala benefit honoring Doug Cruikshank, originally scheduled for Friday, May 1st. We sincerely hope you can join us on the new date of Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Bronxville Field Club. Meanwhile, be well!

Senior Citizens Council: Due to the current health crisis the Senior Citizens Council 50th anniversary benefit scheduled for April 23 has been postponed until October 15. All plans continue to move forward. We wish all our neighbors good health in this trying time.

Gramatan Village:  The health and well-being of our community is of paramount importance to Gramatan Village. Given the rapidly changing environment, Gramatan Village has decided to reschedule our May 14, 2020 May Magic event to May of 2021. 

Photo by A. Warner

 
Concordia Conservatory YouTube Music Concert Reaches Largest Audience Ever PDF Print Email

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By Marilou Yacoub, Administrative Coordinator, Concordia Conservatory

May 6, 2020: Concordia Conservatory brought musical comfort to the community by broadcasting – for the first time – a Hoch Chamber Music Series concert.

The Saturday, April 25 broadcast via the Conservatory’s YouTube channel and local cable TV channels surpassed expectations with a total audience of over 1,000 viewers, reaching 600 more than the Sommer Center at Concordia College would have accommodated.

The Concordia community came together virtually by hosting pre-concert Zoom parties and ordering take-out and delivery to support local restaurants. 

A highlight of the evening was the announcement that Jim Hoch, the Series benefactor, has generously committed to supporting Concordia during this global pandemic by making a challenge donation to support the Conservatory faculty and programs, especially the early childhood, special needs and senior center music programs which have been cut at this time. The Conservatory is depending on good will like this, now more than ever, to continue its commitment to these neediest and most compromised of the community which we serve. 

The broadcast, still available on YouTube, opened with remarks from Concordia College’s President Dr. John Nunes and featured Grammy Award-winning violist Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet and bassist John Patitucci at Concordia College’s Sommer Center, with Broadway’s Golden Couple soprano Marin Mazzie and tenor Jason Danieley, violinists Elizabeth Lim-Dutton and Jee Sun Lee, cellist Julia Lichten, the Chamber String Orchestra, and the John Patitucci Trio. This cherished 2012 concert featuring songs of the heart took place before Mazzie's tragic death from cancer in 2018.

For information, please visit www.concordiaconservatory.org and www.concordiacollege-ny.edu or call 914-671-9620.

Photo courtesy Concordia Conservatory

 

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 
Concordia Conservatory Creates Virtual Musical Adventures For Children Featuring Poems & Songs by Bob Dylan: Click on Link PDF Print Email

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By Marilou Yacoub, Administrative Coordinator, Concordia Conservatory

Apr.  29, 2020: As Westchester County schools and libraries remain closed and shelter in place continues to be the new normal in Westchester County, Concordia Conservatory, part of Concordia College New York, continues to keep music in the lives of the community.

The Musical Adventures at the Libraries program made possible by a grant from The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe is an annual program which brings Conservatory faculty into the Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe Public Libraries and School Districts to enhance the learning experience with music and books.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, on Friday April 24, Concordia Conservatory presented the Musical Adventures program “virtually” via video.  The video features three books by Nobel Prize Laureate Bob Dylan: “Forever Young”“If Dogs Run Free” and “If Not for You” performed by Conservatory faculty Matt Van Brink, storyteller and Lee Metcalf, guitar.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS REALLY FUN VIDEO.

The video will is available to the Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe Public Libraries and School Districts for distribution to elementary students, as part of their online learning.

Executive Director Kathleen Suss said: “Now more than ever, it’s important to keep structure and also enjoyment in students’ lives.” The Conservatory is committed to continuing distant learning for as long as is necessary, providing one-on-one and group lessons via online platforms since early March.

Concordia Conservatory is a preeminent center for music education in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The Conservatory is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. www.concordiaconservatory.org

Photo courtesy Concordia Conservatory


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 

 

 
 
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