Great Books Discussion: Gulliver's Travels, RAO
Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

Great Books Discussion: Gulliver's Travels, RAO

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726) will be discussed. The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable journies of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, among them, one to the land of Lilliput, where six-inch-high inhabitants bicker over trivialities; and another to Brobdingnag, a land where giants reduce man to insignificance.
Written with disarming simplicity and careful attention to detail, this classic is diverse in its appeal: for children, it remains an enchanting fantasy. For adults, it is a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.

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Great Books Discussion: Gulliver's Travels, ACR
Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00

Great Books Discussion: Gulliver's Travels, ACR

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels will be discussed. The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable journies of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, among them, one to the land of Lilliput, where six-inch-high inhabitants bicker over trivialities; and another to Brobdingnag, a land where giants reduce man to insignificance.
Written with disarming simplicity and careful attention to detail, this classic is diverse in its appeal: for children, it remains an enchanting fantasy. For adults, it is a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.

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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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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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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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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, the 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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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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Pace University Student Documentary, Hope in the Dark", Gaathering Room
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Pace University Student Documentary, Hope in the Dark", Gaathering Room

In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, nearly three and a half million U. S. citizens were plunged into darkness.  Six months later, Pace University student filmmakers spent five days on the island where they gathered more than 50 interviews with people who survived the storm, asking “What happens to people when infrastructure is completely destroyed?  How can we rebuild?”

 

Their documentary, Puerto Rico:  Hope in the Dark, is a moving portrait of the strength, spirit and resilience of the Puerto Rican people.  Student presenters include Joseph Gonzalez, a graduate student from Toms River, NJ, currently the Graduate Assistant in the Media Communications Arts Department;  Devin Stafford, a third-year student from Andover, CT, majoring in Digital Camera and Filmmaking with a minor in Accounting; and Rachel Scopp-Cardillo, a third-year undergraduate from Washington, DC, studying Digital Cinema and Filmmaking.

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

REBEL Musical Ensemble, Gathering Room

Hailed by the New York Times as “sophisticated and beguiling,” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making," the award-winning, New York based ensemble, REBEL (pronounced “Re-BEL”) is one of North America’s top-tier ensembles specializing in 17th- and 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments. 

 

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Discussion of Medical Aid in Dying and Policy Issues, Gathering Room
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Discussion of Medical Aid in Dying and Policy Issues, Gathering Room

A Look at the Current New York Law and the New York Bill by Guest Panelists:

David C. Leven, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant, End of Life Choices, New York and

Dr. May Beth Morrissey, Esq., PhD, MPH. Founder and President, Collaborative for Palliative Care, New York, Fellow, Fordham Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center.

They will present and discuss the New York Bill: The Medical Aid in Dying Act that will be reviewed by the New York State Legislature some time this year. The bill, based on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, is in line with other major legislation to legalize and regulate physician-assisted suicide.

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Mayor Ken Wray's Tour of Sleepy Hollow
Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

Mayor Ken Wray's Tour of Sleepy Hollow

Tour Sleepy Hollow with Mayor Ken Wray. This excursion will give participants greater familiarity with the neighborhoods, downtown, and the former G.M. site which is being transformed. Mayor Wray will talk about the Village demography, the progress of the large development projects and their long-range implications.

An optional luncheon at Kendal with the Mayor is also planned.

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Residents Council Meeting, Gathering Room
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Residents Council Meeting, Gathering Room

The newly elected board members are Arthur Brady, Jacky Cummings, Eugene DuBow, Margaret Gilroy, Robert M. Sanders, Lois Seulowitz, Norma P. Siegel and Pat Taylor.

The new officers for the coming year are Jeff O’Donnell, Chair; Lois Seulowitz, Vice Chair; Margaret Gilroy, Secretary; Robert M. Sanders, Treasurer.

The new slate will take office on Oct. 8 at the first Council meeting of the new term.

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Walkway Over the Hudson
Oct
3
9:15 AM09:15

Walkway Over the Hudson

Enjoy panoramic views from this former railway bridge between Highland and Poughkeepsie, New York. Kendal participants must be able to walk the entire one-way distance (1.28 miles). The walkway is wheelchair accessible with benches on the bridge. Lunch will be a Picnic or at a Restaurant depending on the weather.

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century, Gathering Room
Oct
2
1:30 PM13:30

Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century, Gathering Room

This is the last of a four session course taught by Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. studying the work of Alfred Hitchcock by examining 4 films directed by him. The course will examine how his work both reflected and defined what was happening historically and cultural at the time and how he created a new cinematic art and language to do so.

The film Psycho (1960) will be discussed today.  Thanks to the Movie Committee, course takers will be able to watch the films in advance of our classes.

Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is an Alfred Hitchcock expert. His book, Scripting Hitchcock, (with Walter Raubicheck) was nominated for an EDGAR award by the Mystery Writers of America, 2012.

Tuition: $15 per individual session. Complete class enrollment form. Make check payable to KOH Residents Assn. Note "Hitchcock" in the memo line. Place in Fran Kelly's Box 4120.

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Caroline Persell, Megawatts and Magnanimity: A Sociologist Visits Iceland, Gathering Room
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Caroline Persell, Megawatts and Magnanimity: A Sociologist Visits Iceland, Gathering Room

Kendal on Hudson resident Caroline Persell said she has always wanted to see Northern Lights, so last March 15-19 when her alma mater, Swarthmore College, sponsored a short trip to Iceland she and her sister decided to go.  When they arrived they learned it had been cloudy every night for two months, so they might not see any northern lights! 

However, they ended up finding the country fascinating geologically, socially, and artistically.  In her talk and slide show Caroline will share some of what she saw and learned about Iceland’s vibrant geology, history, society, and arts from the visit and relevant readings.

Caroline Hodges Persell is Professor Emerita of Sociology at New York University.  She received her B.A. in English Literature from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University.

 

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century, Gathering Room
Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century, Gathering Room

This is the third of a four session course taught by Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. studying the work of Alfred Hitchcock by examining 4 films directed by him. The course will examine how his work both reflected and defined what was happening historically and culturally at the time and how he created a new cinematic art and language to do so.

The film Rear Window (1954) will be discussed today.  Thanks to the Movie Committee, course takers will be able to watch the films in advance of our classes.

Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is an Alfred Hitchcock expert. His book, Scripting Hitchcock, (with Walter Raubicheck) was nominated for an EDGAR award by the Mystery Writers of America, 2012.

Tuition:   $15 per individual session. Complete class enrollment form. Make check payable to KOH Residents Assn. Note "Hitchcock" in the memo line. Place in Fran Kelly's Box 4120.

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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Sara Mascia and Charlene Weigel, Historical Society of the Tarrytowns, Gathering Room
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Sara Mascia and Charlene Weigel, Historical Society of the Tarrytowns, Gathering Room

Sara Mascia and Charlene Weigel present the back story for Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. While visiting relatives in Tarrytown as a child in the 1790s, Washington Irving learned to love the local community. Written in 1819, his short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, gave Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow world wide recognition. In the Legend, Irving combined many of the folk tales he had heard over the years together with local traditions and many prominent family names. Katrina Van Tassel, the Old Dutch Church, Ichabod Crane, and the Headless Horseman are constant reminders of a historic and legendary past.

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century
Sep
18
1:30 PM13:30

Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century

This is the second of a four session course taught by Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. studying the work of Alfred Hitchcock by examining 4 films directed by him. The course will examine how his work both reflected and defined what was happening historically and culturally at the time and how he created a new cinematic art and language to do so.

The film Nortorius (1946) will be discussed today.  Thanks to the Movie Committee, course takers will be able to watch the films in advance of our classes.

Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is an Alfred Hitchcock expert. His book, Scripting Hitchcock, (with Walter Raubicheck) was nominated for an EDGAR award by the Mystery Writers of America, 2012.

Fill out the September Film Course Sign-Up Sheet; $15 per individual session; Check payable to KOH Residents Assn. Please note "Hitchcock" in the memo line.  Place Sign-Up Sheet and check in Fran Kelly's Box 4120

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Howard R. Permut, "The Evolution of Metro North from the worst to the best passenger railroad in the world", Gathering Room
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Howard R. Permut, "The Evolution of Metro North from the worst to the best passenger railroad in the world", Gathering Room

Howard Permut was part of the original team that formed Metro North Railroad in 1983.  He held a series of progressively more senior executive positions culminating in his appointment as President from 2008 until his retirement in January 2014. His work was instrumental in Metro North's transformation into a leading transit agency.  His initiatives expanded ridership, improved safety and customer service, increased financial efficiency, implemented new fares and revenue generating strategies, redeveloped Grand Central Terminal and rebuilt the railroad's infrastructure.

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Team Kendal ~ 3 Mile Walk to End Alzheimer's, SUNY Purchase
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Team Kendal ~ 3 Mile Walk to End Alzheimer's, SUNY Purchase

TEAM KENDAL, lead by Cathy DiSomma is participating in this year's 3-mile walk to end Alzheimer's Disease.  The Information/donation table will be outside the Bistro Wednesday, August 22 and  Wednesday, September 12.  Please make checks payable to The Alzheimer's Association.  Donate on line directly to TEAM KENDAL.  Go to the website: Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer's SUNY Purchase, Scroll down to Team Kendal and Click on Donate.

For more information contact Cathy DiSomma

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Pepsico Sculpture Garden, Purchase
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Pepsico Sculpture Garden, Purchase

Donald M. Kendall, former chairman of the board and CEO, conceived the gardens which bear his name. He imagined an atmosphere of stability and creativity. The sculpture collection was started in 1965 and consists of works by major twentieth century artists, including Calder, Dubuffet, Lipchitz, Miro, Morre, Nevelson and Noguchi.  

Russell Page, the internationally famous garden designer, cultivated the corporate grounds into an arboretum transforming the gardens into a work of art. The sculptures and gardens exist in harmony on a carefully maintained landscape.

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century, Gathering Room
Sep
11
1:30 PM13:30

Alfred Hitchcock and the Mid-Twentieth Century, Gathering Room

This is the first of a four session course taught by Walter Srebnick, Ph.D. studying the work of Alfred Hitchcock by examining 4 films directed by him. The course will examine how his work both reflected and defined what was happening historically and culturally at the time and how he created a new cinematic art and language to do so.

The film The 39 Steps (1935) will be discussed today.  Thanks to the Movie Committee, course takers will be able to watch the films in advance of our classes.

Pace University Professor Emeritus Walter Srebnick is an Alfred Hitchcock expert. His book, Scripting Hitchcock, (with Walter Raubicheck) was nominated for an EDGAR award by the Mystery Writers of America, 2012

Tuition:  $45 for all four sessions; $15 per individual session. Complete class enrollment form. Make check payable to KOH Residents Assn. Note "Hitchcock" in the memo line. Place in Fran Kelly's Box 4120.

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Sara Mascia and Len Andrew: Proposed Historic Preservation Law for the Village of Sleepy Hollow, Gathering Room
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Sara Mascia and Len Andrew: Proposed Historic Preservation Law for the Village of Sleepy Hollow, Gathering Room

Landmark preservation has become settled law, and a model landmarks law for New York State municipalities has been published. The reasons this law should be enacted by Sleepy Hollow will be discussed by Sara Mascia, Executive Director, Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, and Kendal resident Len Andrew, a long time resident of Sleepy Hollow.

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Living with Hearing-Impairment, Private DIning Room
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Living with Hearing-Impairment, Private DIning Room

Lecture and discussion on living with hearing impairment by Jessica LaCorte.  Ms. LaCorte is the Coordinator of Audiology Services at Phelps Hospital. She earned a Doctorate in Audiology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Before coming to Phelps, she worked at and Ear Nose and Throat private practice in Manhattan for seven years, assessing hearing and balance, and dispensing hearing aids.

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Lyndhurst and Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition, Tarrytown
Aug
30
12:20 PM12:20

Lyndhurst and Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition, Tarrytown

Afternoon trip to this fine Gothic Revival mansion on the Hudson and its special exhibition on Louis Comfort Tiffany, with his early and rarely exhibited works including paintings, furniture and decorative arts as well as favrile glass and stained glass; Tiffany lamps are placed in the house, which also features the artist's stained glass windows.

Designed by leading architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1838 and doubled in size by him 25 years later, the turreted mansion has original furnishings from the three families who owned it, the most famous being Jay Gould.  The trip includes a film, the Classic Mansion tour, Tiffany exhibition, gift shop and a drive around the landscaped grounds.

Please do not sign up for a trip unless you are willing to avoid making conflicting plans; if you do need to cancel, please cross your name off the list or wait list.  The Trips Book is in the Activities Alcove across from the Computer Room.

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