We will roll water-based ink on a plexiglass plate, lay paper on top, and draw using pencil, fingers, and sticks.
Anne Winner is a painter, printmaker, and teacher. Her work has been exhibited throughout New Jersey and New York
Limited to 12 people, $15 fee. Make checks out to KoH Residents Association. Write “Art Workshop “ on memo line. Put in cubby 3312.
Music from Copland House, featuring pianist Michael Boriskin and a string trio, will present a special concert for residents under a tent on the Terrace. The program will be a repeat of the May 31st Concert on the Hudson arranged by KoH Administration for potential Kendal residents. Here are the details:
3:00 pm Pre-concert light refreshments on the Terrace
4:00 pm Program begins
5:30 pm . Program concludes
Seating is limited. To confirm attendance, sign up in the book at the front desk by May 15.
Sleepy Hollow High Schools Jazz Band and Chamber Ensemble will perform. Reception to follow in the PDR.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-DAY, the largest multi-national military invasion during World War II to defeat Nazi Germany. America’s most prominent partner in this secret undertaking was Winston Churchill, the wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain. Eight years before he emerged on the world stage, Winston Churchill delivered an historic lecture on “THE WORLD CRISIS” at the newly-opened Westchester County Center in White Plains in 1932 during a two-month U.S.lecture tour.
Author/ historian Anthony Czarnecki reveals the fascinating story behind Churchill’s appearance in Westchester County, what he said to an audience of 1,500 people, and how his remarks came to re-shape post-war Europe.
Mr. Czarnecki is the author of “WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL SPOKE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY”. He is a long-time member of the International Churchill Society and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Westchester County Historical Society.
Pianist/harpsichordist Anthony Newman, with Guy Fishman, principal Cellist for The Handel + Haydn Society, will present a program featuring works by Beethovan, Handel and Bach, along with the world premiere of Newman’s Sonata 3 in the Gathering Room.
Reception to follow in the PDR.
Jack Viertel is the senior vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters. He has been involved in dozens of productions presented by Jujamcyn since 1987, including multiple Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winners, from City of Angels to Angels in America. He has also helped shepherd six of August Wilson’s plays to Broadway.
He is the artistic director of New York City Center’s acclaimed Encores! series, which presents three musical productions every season. In that capacity he has overseen fifty shows, for some of which he adapted the scripts. He conceived the long-running Smokey Joe’s Cafe and the critically acclaimed After Midnight and has been a creative consultant on many shows, including Hairspray, A Christmas Story, and Dear Evan Hansen.
He was the Mark Taper Forum’s dramaturg and the drama critic and arts editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and he has spent a decade teaching musical theater at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Garrison and Cold Spring, NY, two riverside villages in the Hudson Highlands will be explored. Garrison Landing historical district, with its wooden houses and commercial structures dating to the 1850”s with a splendid view across the Hudson River of West Point;
A Cold Spring walking tour of the charming village’s shops, antique stores and art galleries. After lunch there will be a drive through the well-preserved 19th-century historical district to Dockside Park with dramatic views of the Hudson River and Storm King Mountain.
Signup for the trip is, as usual, in the Trips Book located in the Activities Alcove.
Croton Point, now the site of Croton Point Park, was once one of the largest tidal marshes on the Hudson River. Its human history dates back 7,000 years to the time of the first Native American settlements. Today you can find oyster middens on the northern tip, abundant evidence of a major brickmaking operation, and vaulted wine cellars from an early commercial vineyard. There are tales of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure and links to the capture of Major John André during the Revolution.
Marc Cheshire's interest in local history began when he first moved to Croton-on-Hudson and met his next door neighbor, Joyce Finnerty, who was then the Village Historian. When she told him that the foundation of his house was made of stone left over from the construction of the New Croton Dam and that a Native American skeleton had once been discovered at the end of his driveway, he became fascinated by the rich history of the Croton area. In 2012 he started a blog, Croton: History and Mysteries (www.crotonhistory.org) to share his research with the community. He was appointed Village Historian last year.
Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) . Discover this landscape architect, innovative artist and conservationist through a specially created garden with tall palm trees and lush tropical plants of Brazil; signature curved, patterned pathways; a sculptural water feature and a living wall. His vibrant paintings, drawing and textiles are on view in the Mertz Library.
The exhibition also includes a recreated Sitio, his home and living laboratory of plants near Rio, where he entertained friends from around the world.
Matt Ganis has held many lead architectural and managerial roles in IBM over his 22 year career. Hired as an IBM system programmer, he progressed to networking and later was responsible for the creation of the first IBM Corporate-level firewall to the Internet.
He was involved in creation and operation of the Internet infrastructure that served the Olympic websites for the Atlanta, Nagano and Sydney games. Currently he is the lead architect of the International Space Station's Amateur telescope project whose goal is to place a telescope on the space station that could be used by any interested individual or group of individuals worldwide, especially schools.
An Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Astronomy at Pace in Pleasantville, Matt teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA in Information Systems from Pace as well as a Master of Science in Astronomy from the University of Western Sydney Australia.
A filmmaker, seeking treatment for her daughter's migraine attacks, discovers a confounding neurological disease and learns why a devastating condition, afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide, remains so deeply misunderstood.
Jacki Ochs, the filmmaker, will introduce her film and answer questions afterward.
“Artificial Intelligence … will lead to a profound military revolution…” according to the director of China’s central military and technology commission. What are China’s goals and efforts and what do they mean for American security and for the Chinese population?
Marjorie Miller, Prof. of Philosophy and Asian Studies Emerita, lectures extensively around the Tri-State area.
Eligible Sleepy Hollow residents will be able to vote on the 2019-2020 School Budget on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 7am-9pm. Transportation will be available to the Morse School to vote. If you will not be here on May 21 to vote, you may request an absentee ballot.
Get the Absentee Ballot form from Annette Leyden or Martin Smolin. It needs to be mailed to the Board of Education of the Tarrytowns.
On Monday, May 20 at 7:30 pm, the Kendal Chorus will present its Spring concert, What a Wonderful World, in the Gathering Room.
This concert presents an evening of poetry and music, exploring. Featured will be poems of Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, and the music of J.S. Bach, Antonio Salieri, George Gershwin, Al Jolson, Andy Beck, and Andrew Miller.
2019 - 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.
Saturday, May 18 will be the first event in the Sleepy Hollow LitFest — an 18 month long celebration of the bicentennial. There will be more than 100 authors reading and signing books at different venues on Ichabod Crane’s path through Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.
Kendal will be offering van service to and from four of the readings, two at the Hudson Valley Writers Center (11 am - 1 pm and 1 - 3 pm) and two at the Old Dutch Church (Noon and 1 pm)
Sign up for van service at the front desk. More information is online at http://sleepyhollowlitfest.org or contact Anne White.
Jim Wood, Chair of the Residents Association Budget Committee, and John Sorice and Hank Schacht, members of the KoH Board Audit and Finance Committee will present and discuss Kendal’s financial health at a meeting in the Gathering Room.
Mayor Ken Wray and the newly reelected Sleepy Hollow Village Board will join us in the Gathering Room on Tuesday, May 14 for an hour of updates and the opportunity for us to get answers to our question.
The Horticulture Committee plan an excursion to the Westchester Greenhouse in Hartsdale for residents who wish to purchase plants for their balcony/terrace.
The bus can take 12 people. There is a sign-up sheet on a clipboard in the Activities Alcove across from the Resident Computer Room.
Questions? Contact Anna Mae O’Leary or Peter Limberg
The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) opened in 2001 as a nonprofit five screen cinema and education center. One of the most successful suburban art houses in the country, the Burns Center celebrates film as a vehicle for entertainment, education, and inspiration.
On Monday evening, May 13, Executive Director Edie Demas returns to ive us an inside view of the JBFC. MS. Demas joined the JBFC as executive director in May 2014. Previously she worked with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and was Director of Education at New York’s New Victory Theater, where under he direction, its education programs were honored with the Americans for the Arts award for Arts Education.
Edie holds an MA and PhD from NYU’s Program in Educational Theater.
What a special Mother’s Day for Debby O’Keefe. Her son Larry and his wife Nell will take a break from Broadway to grace the Gathering Room stage with a special “Salute to Mom” musical program.
They’re bringing some of their favorite Broadway singers to celebrate spring and mothers everywhere.
What did the future look like in 1933? ln which World's Fair did Aunt Jemima make her debut? How many native people were imported into World's Fairs of the 19th and 20th centuries? Which iconic works of architecture are still standing from World's Fairs and why were they preserved?
On Monday, May 6, Tamar Gordon, daughter of Jetta and Myron Gordon, will trace the history and culture of international exhibitions known as World's Fairs from 1851 to the present. We will explore some of the stories these fairs told about the nations that put them on, the peoples they put on display, the technologies they showcased, and the futures they imagined.
Tamar Gordon is a cultural anthropologist who teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic lnstitute.
David Geber, Manhattan School of Music, Cello and Chamber Music Faculty, introduces the student musicians:
Jennifer Ahn and Ziqing Guo, violin
Devin Moore and Tal McGee, viola
Liav Kerbel and Tzu-Wei Huang, cello
This month’s lecture: Core Strength and Balance.
Balance Drills: 10:30 - 11:30
Please register in person with Cathy DiSomma by April 24.
The educational challenges presented by the cultural and socioeconomic mixture of the 2900 students attending the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are formidable.
23% of the District’s students enter school learning English as a second language. Yet the class of 2017 had a 94% graduation rate. (New York State had an 80% graduation rate)
Christopher Borsari became Superintendent in July 2016. Previously, he was principal of Bryam Hills High School in Armonk; before than he was principal of the Sleepy Hollow Middle School.
First Prize Winner of the 2016 American Prize in Chamber Music, the Avery Ensemble is a piano quartet joined frequently by guest vocalists and instrumentalists.
The April 28 program 1919 and Beyond features classical and new music. Works by Paul Hindemith, Paul Schoenfield and William Walton.
Adriana Jarvis, Piano
Annie Trepanier, Violin
Steve Larson, Viola
Hans Twitchell, Cello
Docent tour of this imposing Beaux-Art masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. This research branch of the library is renowned for its architectural beauty and research libraries. See the marble lions, bronze doors, Astor Hall, the 297 foot long Rose Main Reading Room, exhibitions and other highlights.
James Ketterer, What I Learned about American Democracy by Working on Elections Overseas, Gathering Room
James Ketterer, Bard College’s Dean of International Studies and director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, returns to Kendal at 7:30 PM Wednesday evening, April 17.
Over the last quarter century, Ketterer has observed elections and worked on democracy projects in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Balkans. Ketterer served as Egypt country director for AMIDEAST, based in Cairo. AMIDEAST is an American nonprofit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.
He was a Boren National Security Educational Program Fellow in Morocco, an International Graduate Rotary Scholar at the Bourguiba School of Languages in Tunisia, and studied Arabic at the King Fahd Advanced School of Translation in Morocco. He attended Johns Hopkins University, New York University and Fordham University.
His talk shares those experiences which offer lessons on what makes democracy work - and fail - around the world and at home.
Brooklyn Museum exhibit “Frida Kahlo: Appearances CanBe Deceiving”. This timed-admission exhibition focuses on the iconic legend’s style, identity and legacy with 11 paintings, lots of drawings and photographs, and personal possessions from her Mexico City home, Casa Azul (Blue House). Shown for the first time in the US, this exhibition includes clothing, jewelry and prosthetic devices.
In this memoir of a roller-coaster career on the New York stage, former actor and dancer Bettijane Sills offers a highly personal look at the art and practice of George Balanchine, one of ballet’s greatest choreographers, and the inner workings of his world-renowned company during its golden years.
Sills recounts her years as a child actor in television and on Broadway, a career choice largely driven by her mother, and describes her transition into pursuing her true passion: dance. She was a student in Balanchine’s School of American Ballet throughout her childhood and teen years, until her dream was achieved. She was invited to join New York City Ballet in 1961 as a member of the corps de ballet and worked her way up to the level of soloist.
Winningly honest and intimate, Sills lets readers peek behind the curtains to see a world that most people have never experienced firsthand. She tells stories of taking classes with Balanchine, dancing in the original casts of some of his most iconic productions, working with a number of the company’s most famous dancers, and participating in the company’s first Soviet Union tour during the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis.
Now a professor of dance at SUNY Purchase. who has educated hundreds of students on Balanchine’s style and legacy, Sills reflects on the highs and lows of a career indelibly influenced by fear of failure and fear of success―by the bright lights of theater and the man who shaped American ballet.
Bettijane is Dennis Mallach’s friend.
The United States - Mexico Partnership - A Partnership Tested
The United Stated and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The was on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxes the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership?
When Chris White first went to work at POV, he had no idea he would still be there 18 years later. Now, as Executive Producer at American Documentary, Inc (AmDoc), he is responsible for producing the award-winning POV TV series and its sister program, America ReFramed, plus a wide range of other documentary programs and projects.
During his tenure at AmDoc, Chris has selected and presented more than 250 films, garnering many awards, including Emmys and Oscars. This past year, five of the fifteen documentaries on the short list for the Academy Awards were POV films, and one of them, Minding the Gap, was nominated, taking Chris and first-time filmmaker, Bing Liu, to the Red Carpet in Hollywood. As part of his presentation, Chris will show clips from Minding the Gap, plus two other short films.
Asked why he is still at AmDoc after 18 years, Chris says: “I truly believe what we’re doing is important and additive -- bringing the best non-fiction films to the American public for free, through public media. And then bringing them to communities, on the ground and online, to spark dialogue and human connection. These are rich and layered and beautiful films that explore the complexity of our lives. Films that touch viewers in meaningful ways and open our eyes to the experiences of others. And through the most exhilarating medium, at the hands of the most gifted storytellers.”
Chris will talk about selected film clips and the many ways AmDoc is expanding access to the highest quality films through their signature series, POV and America ReFramed, their community engagement activities, their POV Shorts, and their POV Spark department which is pushing the boundaries of how stories are told.
Chris is the son of Kendal resident, Anne White. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.
Catherine Campbell Nesbit & Julie Majchrzyk accompanied by Mark Mitchell playing excerpts from VIvaldi’s Four Seasons.
Catherine Campbell Nesbit make her Broadway debut in the first major revival of Oklahoma directed by William Hammerstein in 1980. She then joined the Broadway company of Nine and has appeared in dramatic productions including The Rose Tattoo and Bus Stop at the Circle in the Square.Catherine is a voice coach and choral director here in Westchester County, including the Kendal on Hudson Chorale where she has served as music director since 2012.
Julie Majchrzyk has performed as soprano soloist with the Croton Chorale and Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Handel’s Messiah. Jule is thrilled to be persorming again with her dear friend Catherine in what has proved to be a fun, creative and prolific collaboration!