Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room
Sep
24
1:30 PM13:30

Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room

Third of four session film course on melodrama — a major form of film associated with plot twists, heightened emotion, personal crises, and intense but sympathetic protagonists — most of them female.

Douglas Sirk’s, Imitation of Life (1959) will be discussed during this class.

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Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is a scholar of film and literature. He has written on and taught courses on a wide range of literary subjects. This is his second film course at Kendal.

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Dia: Beacon, Beacon, NY
Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

Dia: Beacon, Beacon, NY

Dia Beacon, opened in 2003, in a former Nabisco box-printing factory overlooking the Hudson River. The museum has huge galleries with wonderful natural light; it showcases modern and contemporary works by artists of the 1960s and 1970s to the present.

The permanent collection includes art by Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol and more recently Lee Ufan and Sam Gilliam.

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Manhattan String Quartet, Gathering Room
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Manhattan String Quartet, Gathering Room

Curtis Macomber and Sunghae Anna Lim, violin, Danielle Farina, viola, Chris Finckel, cello will perform Quartet in F Minor, opus 20#5 (1772)  Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Quartet #1 (1923) Leos Janácek (1854-1928) and Quartet in C Major, opus 59#3 (1806) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

                 

 

 

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Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room
Oct
1
1:30 PM13:30

Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room

Fourth of four session film course on melodrama — a major form of film associated with plot twists, heightened emotion, personal crises, and intense but sympathetic protagonists — most of them female.

Todd Haynes, Far from Heaven (2005) will be discussed during this class.

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Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is a scholar of film and literature. He has written on and taught courses on a wide range of literary subjects. This is his second film course at Kendal.

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Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland to Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct
2
9:15 AM09:15

Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland to Poughkeepsie, NY

Stroll over the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. The 1.28 mile walkway is a former railway bridge. It’s now a New York State park at 212 feet above the river offering 360 degree panoramic views. Kendal participants must be able to walk the entire distance one way as the van drops residents in Highland and picks them up in Poughkeepsie. It’s wheelchair accessible and there are benches on the bridge. There’s a Dutchess Welcome Center in Poughkeepsie that offers restrooms, outdoor patio with seating and a dog friendly water fountain. Priority will be given to residents who have not as yet taken this trip; some space may be open for repeat participants.

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REBEL, Gathering Room
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

REBEL, Gathering Room

I R R E G U L A R   P E A R L S

Works by Vivaldi, Philidor, J. S. Bach, Gemininani, Fox, Bodinus & Telemann

Matthias Maute, traverso & recorder, Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer, violins & directors, John Moran, violoncello; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

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Hudson River Cruise, Pride of the Hudson, Newburgh, NY
Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

Hudson River Cruise, Pride of the Hudson, Newburgh, NY

This is a two-hour cruise that begins and ends in Newburgh. It sails through the narrow and scenic Hudson Highlands with narration by the captain. This 130 - passenger vessel has a spacious sundeck and climate-controlled main salon with huge wrap-around windows.

En route you will see Washington’s Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman’s Island, Cold Spring, Constitution Island, Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Mountain and West Point.

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Material Recovery Facility, Yonkers
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Material Recovery Facility, Yonkers

Free tour of the Westchester County government’s major recycling center. The tour includes an observation tower to view machinery that separates, sorts and prepared material to be sold and the tipping floor, where truckloads of recyclables are dropped off; There’s a presentation and video on the benefits of recycling, and there’s a Recycled Materials Art Gallery.

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Sam DeCaprio, cello; Leon Bernsdorf, piano, Gathering Room
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Sam DeCaprio, cello; Leon Bernsdorf, piano, Gathering Room

Sam DeCaprio

Currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, cellist Samuel DeCaprio is a winner of the 2018 Aldo Parisot Prize at the Yale School of Music, awarded to "gifted cellists who show promise for concert careers." He is currently a Morse Teaching Fellow at The Juilliard School, and is privileged to lead a second grade music appreciation class at the Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in Harlem.  He received his Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and a Graduate Diploma from the Mannes School of Music.

Leon Bernsdorf

Leon Bernsdorf was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1992 and received his first piano lessons at the age of five. He has made concert appearances in Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and the US. In 2010, he won Second Prize in the Liszt competition in Moscow. In June 2013, Leon played the second piano concerto of Brahms with the Albert-Schweitzer-Jugendorchester in the Laieszhalle, Hamburg, Germany.  He is a doctoral candidate at The Juilliard School.

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Tour of Sleepy Hollow with Mayor Ken Wray
Sep
18
9:30 AM09:30

Tour of Sleepy Hollow with Mayor Ken Wray

Free morning tour to give Kendal residents greater familiarity with the people and village of Sleepy Hollow; see diverse neighborhoods, downtown and former G.M. site; learn about the village’s demographics and update on the progress of two very large development projects — Edge on Hudson and the East Parcel — and their long-term effects, and a stop at Village Hall. Optional lunch at Kendal with the Mayor.

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Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room
Sep
17
1:30 PM13:30

Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room

Second of four session film course on melodrama — a major form of film associated with plot twists, heightened emotion, personal crises, and intense but sympathetic protagonists — most of them female.

Michael Curtiz’ Mildred Pierce (1945) will be discussed during this class.

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Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is a scholar of film and literature. He has written on and taught courses on a wide range of literary subjects. This is his second film course at Kendal.

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Soheil Nasseri, piano: An Evening of Chopin, Gathering Room
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Soheil Nasseri, piano: An Evening of Chopin, Gathering Room

This is Soheil Nasseri’s 14th appearance at Kendal.

California native Soheil Nasseri has been lauded by The New York Times as “consistently interesting… consistently thoughtful…Filled with character…” The New Yorker has noted that Mr. Nasseri is “one of New York’s most prolific recitalists.” Since 2001 he has performed 22 completely different solo recital programs in New York, all without repeating a single piece.

Soheil Nasseri began studying the piano at the age of five; at the age of 20 he moved to New York. In 2001 Mr. Nasseri became a protege of Jerome Lowenthal who remains his mentor today. Soheil Nasseri resides in Berlin, Germany.

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Hudson River Cruise, Pride of the Hudson, Newburgh, NY
Sep
11
11:00 AM11:00

Hudson River Cruise, Pride of the Hudson, Newburgh, NY

This is a two-hour cruise that begins and ends in Newburgh. It sails through the narrow and scenic Hudson Highlands with narration by the captain. This 130 - passenger vessel has a spacious sundeck and climate-controlled main salon with huge wrap-around windows.

En route you will see Washington’s Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman’s Island, Cold Spring, Constitution Island, Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Mountain and West Point.

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Kendal Bell Ringers, First Rehearsal, Gathering Room
Sep
11
11:00 AM11:00

Kendal Bell Ringers, First Rehearsal, Gathering Room

The Kendal Bell Ringers are holding their first rehearsal of the new season in the Gathering Room on Wednesday, September 11 from 11 am - noon and seek new members.

Please join them for beautiful music and fun. You need not be able to read music! The only requirement is to want to be part of a group that makes beautiful sounds and has a lot of fun doing it.

For information, contact Jane Beers or Dot Bone.

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Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room
Sep
10
1:30 PM13:30

Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. Film Course: Melodrama, Gathering Room

First of four session film course on melodrama — a major form of film associated with plot twists, heightened emotion, personal crises, and intense but sympathetic protagonists — most of them female.

Irving Rapper’s, Now Voyager will be discussed during this class.

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Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is a scholar of film and literature. He has written on and taught courses on a wide range of literary subjects. This is his second film course at Kendal.

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Stephen Collins, actor, Melville Play, Gathering Room
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Stephen Collins, actor, Melville Play, Gathering Room

On Monday evening, September 9, actor Stephen Collins will present “Sailing towards My Father” a one-man play written and directed by Carl A. Rossi.  The play chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relationships with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.  The program is 65 minutes, with Q&A to follow.

Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, MA and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After 20-plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves – performing and teaching.  Recently he has been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost and Contemporary Poetry at various locations throughout the country.

 

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A Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets, Gathering Room
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

A Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets, Gathering Room

The Resident Acting Company will present an afternoon of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

The RAC consists of actors who banded together following the 2017 closure of the Pearl Theater after 33 seasons.

The cast, featuring Rachel Botchan, Dominic Cuskern Robin Leslie Brown and Bradford Cover, will read selected sonnets that express the thoughts of a person in a crisis. These crises are often about love, sometimes about betrayal, time or death, but always deeply felt. These poems exist in the extremes expressing the deep feelings we may all have in private, but don’t know how, and probably don’t wish, to express to one another.

A post-show discussion will be led by Kate Farrington, Shakespeare expert, who recently taught the very popular Shakespeare’s Comedies: Travels through Time.

The afternoon will conclude with a reception in the Private Dining Room

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Teatown Environmental Science Academy, Gathering Room
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Teatown Environmental Science Academy, Gathering Room

Two Teatown Environmental Science Academy graduates will be introduced by Howard Permut, Chair of the Teatown Board. Saya Azeki-Nevins from sleepy Hollow High School, and Anneka Rust from Croton-Harmon High School, will present their research reports.

Teatown is a nature preserve and education center located in Ossining. Its mission is to inspire the community to lifelong environmental stewardship.

The Teatown Environmental Science Academy (TESA) provides high school students with the meaningful hands-on experience with the theories, tools, and techniques scientists use to study today’s pressing conservation issues. Students conduct research in the fields, forests, lakes. and streams of Teatown’s 1,000 acres.

A long partnership between Pace University and Teatown was formalized in 2015. TESA classes are taught by Pace Clinical Associate Professor Michael Rubbo. Teatown and Pace have co-hosted field courses and public forums on sustainability working with more than 20 Pace interns in Environmental Science and Studies, Environmental Policy and Media Arts. A new internship program with Pace Law School will help Teatown become an accredited land trust.

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Jewish Museum, New York City
Aug
22
9:30 AM09:30

Jewish Museum, New York City

On Thursday , Aug 22, participants will visit the Jewish Museum in New York showing Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything (1934-2016) . This exhibition celebrates the imagination and legacy of the world-renowned Montreal singer/songwriter, poet and novelist through commissioned works by international contemporary artists inspired by him, a video projection showcasing Cohen’s drawings, and an innovative multimedia gallery where visitors can hear Cohen’s songs by musicians such as Lou Doillon, Feist and Moby; also “Scenes from the Collection,” a rotating themed show of 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art forming a unique mix of artworks and ceremonial objects, many of which are being shown for the first time.

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Hal Greenberg, A Visit from Washington Irving, Gathering Room
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Hal Greenberg, A Visit from Washington Irving, Gathering Room

Meet our illustrious neighbor, Washington Irving, creator of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Mr. Washington Irving.

Hal Greenberg, an Irving scholar and interpreter at Sunnyside, Tarrytown, represents Washington Irving as he was in 1859. Learn about Washington Irving’s history and hear the telling of one of his favorite stories.

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David Shenton "O Sole Trio"  - Hooray for Hollywood
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

David Shenton "O Sole Trio" - Hooray for Hollywood

The New York based ensemble features the lush voices of  Erin Shields. soprano and Brian Giebler, tenor, as well as the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin. O Sole Trio's shows are both touching and humorous, featuring a program that showcases jazz and pop standards made popular by such singers as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Connie Francis. They breathe new life into these familiar favorites with their unique and innovative arrangements. 

On Sunday, August 18, the Trio will present a program, “Hooray for Hollywood,” featuring songs from our favorite films…Singing in the Rain, Moon River, As Time Goes By, The Way We Were, Fly Me to the Moon and many more.

 

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New York City, Do Your Own Thing
Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

New York City, Do Your Own Thing

Drop off is at the Met Museum; sign up for this trip is now on a first-come, first-served basis with no one-way trips.

New Met Museum exhibits include Alicja Kwade’s Parapivot two rooftop sculptures of steel and stone; Camp: Notes on Fashion , the exhibition examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion; the world premiere of a major new work: Death Is Elsewhere (2019), a seven-channel video installation by the acclaimed Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, and much more.

You can also go to other museums or art galleries, shop, eet a friend for luch or explore the neighborhood.

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Emily Polstein: Immigration at the US-Mexico Border, Gathering Room
Aug
12
7:30 PM19:30

Emily Polstein: Immigration at the US-Mexico Border, Gathering Room

From August 2018-2018 Emily Polstein worked for Annunciation House, a non-profit organization that operates a network of shelters for recently arrived immigrants in El Paso, Texas. Emily also volunteered as a visitor for immigrants in ICE detention facilities.

Annunciation House shelters provide basic needs and services — beds, food, a change of clothing to very recently arrived people — and assists in making travel plans for those trying to get to family members or friends in other part of the U.S. For those staying longer, it helps meet other social needs, such as getting children enrolled in school, finding legal help, etc.

On August 12, Emily (Debby O’Keefe’s grandniece), will talk about her experiences living and working at the border. A graduate of Oberlin College, where she studied environmental justice and Latin American Studies, Emily grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson. She is completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Llyn Clague: Poetry in the Age of Trump - The Life of a Poet at Kendal, Gathering Room
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

Llyn Clague: Poetry in the Age of Trump - The Life of a Poet at Kendal, Gathering Room

Kendal Resident Llyn Clague will speak about how he writes poetry, how his inspirations arise. He will read from his own work. He will examine painting and poetry and finally political and social poetry in our highly tribalized world today.

Llyn and Alice moved to Kendal in April 2019. A writer all his life, Llyn has concentrated on poetry during the last 20 years, publishing eight books and some 300 poems in literary journals. His poems have appeared in Main Street Rag, New York Quarterly, Ibbetson Street, Wisconsin Review and other magazines.

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CANCELLED Cloisters, New York  (May be rescheduled)
Jul
31
12:30 PM12:30

CANCELLED Cloisters, New York (May be rescheduled)

The basis for the museum's architectural structure came from the collection of George Grey Barnard, an American sculptor and collector who almost single-handedly established a medieval art museum near his home in the Fort Washington section of Upper Manhattan.

Barnard was primarily interested in the abbeys and churches founded by monastic orders from the 12th century. Following centuries of pillage and destruction during wars and revolutions, stones from many of these buildings were reused by local populations.[4] A pioneer in seeing the value in such artifacts, Barnard often met with hostility to his effort from local and governmental groups.[5] Yet he was an astute negotiator who had the advantage of a professional sculptor's eye for superior stone carving, and by 1907 he had built a high-quality collection at relatively low cost. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. financed the purchase of many of the early collection of works, often buying independently and then donating the items to the museum.[3] His financing of the museum has led to it being described as "perhaps the supreme example of curatorial genius working in exquisite harmony with vast wealth"

Located on the south side of the building's main level, the Cuxa cloisters are the museum's centerpiece both structurally and thematically.[70] They were originally erected at the Benedictine Abbey of Sant Miquel de Cuixà on Mount Canigou, in the northeast French Pyrenees, which was founded in 878.[80] The monastery was abandoned in 1791 and fell into disrepair; its roof collapsed in 1835 and its bell tower fell in 1839.[81] About half of its stonework was moved to New York between 1906 and 1907.[80][82] The installation became one of the first major undertakings by the Metropolitan after it acquired Barnard's collection. After intensive work over the fall and winter of 1925–26, the Cuxa cloisters were opened to the public on April 1, 1926

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