Great Books Discussion: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, RAO
Dec
12
3:00 PM15:00

Great Books Discussion: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, RAO

Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’s preeminence comes from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, and other topics. Most of all, Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story, filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters.

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Great Books Discussion: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, RAO
Dec
13
3:00 PM15:00

Great Books Discussion: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, RAO

Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’s preeminence comes from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, and other topics. Most of all, Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story, filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters.

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Pete and Maura Kennedy In Concert, Gathering Room
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Pete and Maura Kennedy In Concert, Gathering Room

The story of Pete and Maura Kennedy’s personal and professional relationship, now in its 22nd year, is somewhere between fate and a fairytale. How else can you explain a chance meeting in Austin between two East Coast-born musicians that immediately sparked a songwriting collaboration, a first date at Buddy Holly’s grave, an enduring romance, and a creative partnership that radiates warmth, positive energy, and captivating music?

They have released over a dozen CD’s and were named Artists-in-Residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Since 2002, they have been residents of New York City.

This concert is The Kennedy’s second appearance at Kendal on Hudson and includes original folk songs as well as a few fun holiday songs for the season. .

Meet and greet The Kennedys at the reception in the Private Dining Room after the program.

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Amb. Robert Gosende, "H. W. van der Merwe, the Un-sung Quaker Hero of South Africa's Transition to Democracy," Gathering Room
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Amb. Robert Gosende, "H. W. van der Merwe, the Un-sung Quaker Hero of South Africa's Transition to Democracy," Gathering Room

Ambassador Robert Gosende’s program presents Professor Hendrik W. van de Merwe (June 24, 1929 - March 5, 2001) a South African academic, a Quaker, and a pioneer of conflict resolution. He founded the Abe Bailey Institute for Inter-Racial Studies (now the Centre for Intergroup Studies) at the University of Cape Town in 1968.

His memoir, Peacemaking in South Africa: A Life in Conflict Resolution (with a foreword by Nelson Mandela) recalls how in 1984 he was the first to arrange meetings between the then banned African National Congress (in exile) and South African newspaper editors

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Neue Galerie, New York
Dec
6
9:45 AM09:45

Neue Galerie, New York

The group will explore two exhibitions from the early 20th-century: Franz Marc and August Macke, 1909-1914, 70 paintings and works on paper by two German painters who were good friends, who with Kandinsky founded Die Blaue Reiter (the Blue Rider) group of German Expressionists, and died young in World War I;

Weiner Werkstatte Jewelry (Vienna Workshops Jewelry), rare miniature jeweled treasures by leading artists like Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

Sign-up sheets are in the Trips Book in the Activities Alcove.

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Field Horne, "Westchester County: A History", Gathering Room
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Field Horne, "Westchester County: A History", Gathering Room

Field Horne has been a member the Westchester County Historical Society since 1961; he’s a graduate of Williams College and the Cooperstown Graduate Program. He was Director of the Saratoga County Historical Society from 1978 to 1985 and Curator of the National Museum of Racing from 1992 to 2000. Additionally he’s a consultant to many museums, historical societies, architectural firms and government agencies.

Field Horne authored more than one dozen books, including histories of Green County and Saratoga Springs and is a contributing editor to The Encyclopedia of New York State. Field has also contributed several articles to the The Westchester Historian, the quarterly journal of the Westchester County Historical Society, including a full-length article on the Mead family of Waccabuc. He is a resident of Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Purchase Conservatory of Music Student Concert, Gathering Room
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Purchase Conservatory of Music Student Concert, Gathering Room

Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from Purchase College Conservatory of Music, SUNY will perform at Kendal on Hudson.    They are the chamber music students of Professors Julia Lichten, Deborah Buck and Carmit Zori, and play violin, viola, cello, clarinet, piano and bass.

Selected movements of pieces by five composers will be played including Mozart, Koussevitszky, Felix Mendelssohn, and Vaughn-Williams.   

Meet and greet the students at a reception in the Private Dining Room following the program.

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The Secret Stories Behind the Movies' Great Christmas Songs," Gathering Room
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

The Secret Stories Behind the Movies' Great Christmas Songs," Gathering Room

Jon Reichman explores the creation and historical context of the great Christmas songs which came out of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He will discuss and analyze what made them famous, and why they still resonate today using classic film clips, sound recordings and rare photographs.

Mr. Reichman is an entertainment lawyer who represents the estates of movie stars from the Golden Age. He’s also a cocktail pianist who performs Christmas music at parties and receptions throughout the holiday season. Clancy Tager is a public school music teacher and a professional jazz saxophone player who performs solo and in bands throughout the year.

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Pam Deitrich's Art Workshop, ART
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Pam Deitrich's Art Workshop, ART

Pam Deitrich returns to the art room for another fun workshop with ink drawing. No special experience is necessary. Just come and enjoy the freedom of creating.

This session will experiment with honey locust pods (from a tree outside Pam’s door) dipped in walnut ink to recreate the leaves of Autumn. Other implements will be available; Pam will provide all supplies.

Limited to 12 people. Fee $15 Check to KoH Residents Assn. Please write “Art Workshop” on memo line. Put in cubby 3312 (Bix Smethurst)

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Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
Nov
28
9:30 AM09:30

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers

The Hudson River Museum is the largest museum in Westchester County. While the museum has an extensive collection of works from the Hudson River School, it also features exhibits on the history, science and heritage of the region.

There will be a docent tour of Maya Lin: A River is a Drawing. Maya Lin was awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom and is best known as the designer of the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington, DC.

The Glenview Mansion, built in 1877, was the home of the museum from 1929 until the mid-1960’s; it now forms a large part of the Hudson River Museum. The Mansion’s six period rooms display furniture and decor from the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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Roger Lowenstein,  "Buffett The Making of an American Capitalist", Gathering Room
Nov
26
7:30 PM19:30

Roger Lowenstein, "Buffett The Making of an American Capitalist", Gathering Room

Roger Lowenstein is an American financial journalist and writer. He graduated from Cornell University and reported for the Wall Street Journal for more than a decade, including two years writing its "Heard on the Street" column, 1989 to 1991. 

By picking the right stocks and businesses to invest in, plainspoken Nebraskan Warren Buffett became the richest man in the U.S. In this excellent biography, Lowenstein details the billionaire stock market wizard's strategy of betting on the long-term growth of a handful of successful companies such as American Express and Berkshire Hathaway. Providing personal glimpses of a very private man, Lowenstein unearths childhood traumas such as the tormenting rages of Buffett's mother and his forced relocation to Washington, D.C. in 1943, where at 13 he ran away from home (he was found by the police the next day).

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Lore Strauss, From Kristallnacht to the Marquis: Growing up in pre-war Germany and wartime France, Gathering Room
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Lore Strauss, From Kristallnacht to the Marquis: Growing up in pre-war Germany and wartime France, Gathering Room

Lore is from Bavaria. She and part of her family were able to leave Germany for France on December 21, 1938. She was 15 at the time. Her family had business interests in France. They first went to Paris, but after the occupation in 1940, they went to Carcassone in the south of France which was not occupied at the time. She became involved in the resistance after 1940 and came to the US in 1947.

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Michael Boriskin, Music from Copland House, Gathering Room
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Michael Boriskin, Music from Copland House, Gathering Room

Best known as an internationally-active pianist and prolific recording artist, Michael Boriskin has been extensively involved in every aspect of the concert music world, and has been hailed by American Record Guide as “one of the most skilled and versatile musical figures of his generation.”

A native New Yorker, he has performed throughout the United States and in over 30 countries. Taking listeners on captivating journeys across four centuries of music, he has appeared at many of the world's foremost concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the BBC, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berlin and South West German Radios, and Vienna’s Arnold Schönberg Center.

Since this is Leonard Bernstein's centennial year we look forward to some Bernstein music in the program.

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Nancy Gibbs, "Trust, Tribes and Trauma: How Democracy Broke, Gathering Room
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Nancy Gibbs, "Trust, Tribes and Trauma: How Democracy Broke, Gathering Room

Nancy Gibbs, Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA.

From 2013 through 2017, Nancy Gibbs was Editor in Chief of TIME directing breaking news and feature coverage across all platforms for more than 65 million readers worldwide, the first woman to hold the position.

Gibbs is one of the most published writers in the history of TIME, having covered four presidential campaigns and written more cover stories (175+) than any other writer in its history.

Gibbs graduated from Yale summa cum laude, with honors in history, and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar.


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Sleepy Hollow Comprehensive Plan Workshop, Galgano Senior Center, Sleepy Hollow
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sleepy Hollow Comprehensive Plan Workshop, Galgano Senior Center, Sleepy Hollow

A Sleepy Hollow Comprehensive Plan Workshop will be help in the Galgano Senior Center, 55 Elm Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Come and learn more about our Village — the qualities that attract residents and visitors, changes already underway, and future challenges to be addressed.

Bring your best ideas for improving connectivity/transportation; housing/neighborhoods; parks/trails/waterfront; central village revitalization/jobs; social services & cultural resources; governance & communications; sustainability/climate change.

NEED A RIDE? Sign up in the Activities Alcove.

Questions? contact Ann White, Apt 3301; awhitepho@gmail.com

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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Nov
7
1:00 PM13:00

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

On Exhibit: The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects, a meta-group exhibition in five chapters—organized by five curators, including more than seventy artists—that will feature tabletop art objects from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Handheld, a group exhibition that explores the contemporary meaning of touch by charting artists’, designers’, and makers’ various responses to objects scaled to the hand. Touch is, in many ways, our most intimate sense, and our hands are its primary agents. Hands are meant to hold lots of things: pencils, babies, heavy pieces of furniture, other people’s hands.  Handheld is one chapter in a series of concurrent exhibitions brought together under the title The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects, all of which explore the nature of small objects and our relationship to them. 


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Election Day Rides to the Polls
Nov
6
8:00 AM08:00

Election Day Rides to the Polls

Tuesday is Election Day. Sign up Sheets for drivers and riders are at the front desk.

Volunteer Drivers: Print your name, phone extension and approximate departure time to drive to the polls on the sign up sheet. Number the spaces below your name with the number of riders you can accommodate.

Riders: Select the best time for you to go to the polls and pick a volunteer ride or a van ride. Print your name and phone extension in the space provided. Meet in front of Mary Powell building

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Marcy Freedman, "Social and Political Commentary in Art", Gathering Room
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Marcy Freedman, "Social and Political Commentary in Art", Gathering Room

Marcy B. Freedman is an artist and art historian based in the New York metropolitan area. While it has been a challenge to pursue both of these career paths, Marcy is convinced that her endeavors in each field have enriched her work in the other.  She has taught courses at Kendal on Hudson. Last year she spoke about "Crimes Against Art".

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