Great Decisions Program, Gathering Room
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Great Decisions Program, Gathering Room

Refugees and Global Migration

Disappearance of open borders. Impact of migration on receiving countries’ politics. Who decides whether someone is a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker? Economic consequences of global migration. U.S. reaction to migrants at the southern border. How climate change may affect global migration. The role of NGO’s in helping migrants.

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Dining Advisory Committee - Open Meeting,  Gathering Room
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Dining Advisory Committee - Open Meeting, Gathering Room

The Dining Advisory Committee will have an open meeting on Monday, February 18 at 2 pm in the Gathering Room.

Kendal Residents are invited to attend. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion about the food that is served at Kendal.

The Dining Advisory Committee includes Kendal residents as well as staff from the dining department.

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New York Historical Society, New York City
Feb
20
9:15 AM09:15

New York Historical Society, New York City

This trip to the New York Historical Society offers a wide variety of exhibitions with some focusing on black and women’s issues:

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, the struggle for racial equality from 1865 to World War I, and African American Voting Rights; Women’s Voices, Where Are the Monumental Women? and Three Centuries of War on the Home Front; a scaled-down display of the Bergdorf-Goodman holiday window on the NY Historical Society; Audubon Bird of the Month and The Gallery of Tiffany Lamps; and other exhibitions and installations.

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Robin Huffman, The Art of Raising Orphaned Primates in Africa, Gathering Room
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Robin Huffman, The Art of Raising Orphaned Primates in Africa, Gathering Room

Robin Huffman’s characteristic art is large-scale representational paintings, close-up portraits of apes and monkeys, most of whom she has personally cared for at primate sanctuaries in Africa and the U.S. Almost all are orphans due to bushmeat hunting, trafficking, deforestation, the pet trade, research or entertainment industry.

Not only did the remarkable primates and their stories move her to leave the corporate world to care for them, they inspired her portraiture talent in the process. Now Robin shares paintings, photographs, voices, stories and intimate knowledge of these intelligent beings to improve their condition, raise awareness and inspire others to help.

Robin uses the proceeds of all art sales to make donations to wildlife conservation and to continue her own primate advocacy efforts.

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Stephen Abraham, Air Traffic Control: Let me explain away your delays, Gathering Room
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

Stephen Abraham, Air Traffic Control: Let me explain away your delays, Gathering Room

Stephen Abraham retired on September 1, 2017 from a 28 year career with the Federal Aviation Administration. He began his air traffic control career at Teterboro airport in northern New Jersey. After four years, he transferred to JFK airport in Queens where he worked for the next 2 years. During his final 10 years at JFK, he provided subject matter expertise to the National Transportation Safety Board and assisted in multiple field investigations. He’s now back at JFK as the Airside Operations and Ramp Manager at Terminal One.

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American Museum of Natural History, New York
Mar
6
9:15 AM09:15

American Museum of Natural History, New York

Butterfly Conservatory, with more than 500 free-flying butterflies among lush tropical plants; 18,000 species of butterflies are classified into five families; the exhibition features three families . Wonderfully diverse in shape, size and color, butterflies are found everywhere from Arctic tundra to tropical rain forests.

Participants will receive a “General Admission + One” ticket for the “Butterflies” special exhibition, 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space; it can be upgraded at the museum to include everything.

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Paul Jefferies Workshop in Drawing and . Painting, Art Room
Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Paul Jefferies Workshop in Drawing and . Painting, Art Room

“How to express what you see and what you feel while learning techniques to capture them with paint.”

THURSDAYS IN ART ROOM 10:00 -12:00, MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28 and APRIL 4, 11

Write a check for $80 to KoH Residents Association with Jefferies Class on the memo line.Put it in Ann Holloway’s cubby 3309. Questions? Call Ann #1548

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Nat Brandt, Journalist and Author, Gathering Room
Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

Nat Brandt, Journalist and Author, Gathering Room

Nat Brandt, veteran journalist for CBS News and The New York Times, now an Adirondack resident since December, was intrigued with the Confederate plot to start fires throughout New York City on a then popular holiday called Evacuation Day — celebrating the leaving of British troops at the end of the Revolution.

Nat’s book, The Man Who Tried to Burn New York, won the 1987 Douglas Southall Freeman History Award, reveals why the plot failed and what happened to the only conspirator who was caught, Robert Cobb Kennedy of Louisiana.

On Monday, March 11, Nat will tell us the story of how rebel escapees from Union prison camps, who had fled to neutral Canada for safety, reached NYC by train, took rooms in various hotels in downtown Manhattan and tried to set them on fire.

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Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Mar
20
9:30 AM09:30

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

This visit to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT features docent tours of two very different exhibitions: Buried Treasures of the Silk Road, comprising tomb sculpture, art and exotic goods from the Han and Tang dynasties along the major routes for trade from China to Eurasia and Eastern Europe. The second docent tour features The Dawn of Modern Medicine, 100 artifacts showing the 19th-century transformation of medical practice and equipment through advancing technology such as anesthetics, stethoscopes and x-rays;

There’s free time for other exhibitions including Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art.

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Christopher Bonanos,  "FLASH, The Making of WEEGEE, The Famous, Gathering Room
Mar
25
7:30 PM19:30

Christopher Bonanos, "FLASH, The Making of WEEGEE, The Famous, Gathering Room

Christopher Bonanos’ FLASH presents an unprecedented and ultimately moving view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, an artist as well as a newsman, whose photographs are among the most powerful images of urban existence ever made.

Bonanos is the city editor of New York magazine, where he’s worked as a writer and editor for 25 years, and can tell you exactly where to go for the best bialy below 14th Street.

The focus of FLASH Arthur Fellig has the ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself Weegee, claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee’s photographs documented the c rime, grit and complex humanity of midcentury New York City.

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William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Mt. Kisco
Feb
6
10:15 AM10:15

William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Mt. Kisco

Free tour of a little-known, amazing collection of Paintings and sculpture by more than 200 self-taught (outsider art), contemporary and emerging artists unfamiliar to most Kendal residents. William Louis-Dreyfus (1932-2016) was a billionaire businessman, lawyer, poet and art collector.

Priority will be given to residents who have note visited the collection, but space may be available for repeat visits.

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CANCELLED: Malcolm Pray Achievement Center, Bedford
Feb
6
9:15 AM09:15

CANCELLED: Malcolm Pray Achievement Center, Bedford

Antique cars collected by the philanthropist (1928 - 2013) who owned six foreign car dealerships in Greenwich and used his collection to inspire youths and teach them how to succeed in life. Highlights of the 35-car collection are a 1909 Ford Model T; a 1934 Packard Twelve Dual Cowl Phaeton from the Great Gatsby era; a 1946 Chrysler Town and Country; a 1957 Porsche Speedster and also some MGs, Jaguars and Mercedes-Benzs. Admission Free.

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Special History Lecture - "A Different Take on Local History -- The Good, The Bad, and The Unusual,"  Gathering Room
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Special History Lecture - "A Different Take on Local History -- The Good, The Bad, and The Unusual," Gathering Room

Sara Mascia, Executive Director of our local Historical Society, and her colleague, Char Weigel will introduce you to the lesser-known but fascinating local personalities including “Hulda the Witch,” the Leatherman, Minna Irving and others. A little scandal, a little heart tug, and lots of lighthearted history.

While there is no charge for the lecture, a good-will contribution to the Historical Society, Inc. will be appreciated.

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CANCELLED: A Potpourri of Poets, Residents Association Office
Jan
29
1:30 PM13:30

CANCELLED: A Potpourri of Poets, Residents Association Office

In this his third seminar, retired English teacher and poetry lover Jerry Tanklow will discuss poets representative of the epoch in which they wrote: Shakespeare, Donne, Marvel, Wordsworth, Keats Shelley, Dickinson, MacKay, and Oliver. This is the last of four Tuesday sessions. Class is limited to 15; sign-up ASAP is suggested. Sign up will be in the white notebook in the Activities Alcove (Opposite the Computer Room)

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Marvin Krislov, President Pace University, Gathering Room
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Marvin Krislov, President Pace University, Gathering Room

Marvin Krislov became the eighth President of Pace University on August 1, 2017. He is deeply committed to Pace’s mission of Opportunities—providing all students, regardless of economic background, access to the transformative power of education. 

He is guiding Pace through its New York City Master Plan to overhaul their downtown campus, and he’s working to bolster Pace’s status as the nation’s leading four-year private college for driving economic mobility. 

 

Prior to Krislov’s appointment at Pace, he served for 10 years as the president of Oberlin College, where he led collaborative, consensus-driven efforts to make the college more rigorous, diverse, inclusive, and accessible to students from every socioeconomic background. 

Prior to Oberlin, he was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan, where he led the legal defense of the University’s admission policies that resulted in the 2003 Supreme Court decision recognizing the importance of student body diversity. 

Krislov earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, at Yale University in 1982, and was named a Rhodes Scholar. He earned master’s degrees at Oxford University and Yale, and a juris doctor degree at Yale Law School in 1988. Prior to entering academic life, Krislov served as acting solicitor and then deputy solicitor of national operations in the US Department of Labor. 

He previously served as associate counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President under President Bill Clinton.


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Rev. Dorothy Muller, "Crime, Criminals & Us", PDR
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Rev. Dorothy Muller, "Crime, Criminals & Us", PDR

Kendal on Hudson’s Faith Group will be addressed by Rev. Dorothy Muller, a Presbyterian Minister who served for many years as a prison chaplain in the Women’s Prison located in Westchester County.

Rev. Muller, a Kendal resident, will be making her third appearance before the Group.

The Faith Group, a discussion program, maintains its time honored name though it deals with issues of ethics, behavior, politics as well as religion in the broad sense.

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The Guggenheim, New York
Jan
23
9:15 AM09:15

The Guggenheim, New York

On Exhibit: Who was Hilma af Klint

Imagine a woman in the long skirts and high collar of the early 20th century standing in front of the painting she created. It is a massive piece—about 10 feet tall by 8 feet wide—and it is not a landscape, a portrait, a still life, nor a scene from myth or history. Dominating the composition is a bold yellow form reminiscent of a plant or sea creature, glowing amid colorful, biomorphic shapes and vigorous lines. This is just one of 10 such works that she has created almost entirely alone—sometimes walking on her work as she lays down the paint—and one of 193 radically abstract paintings that she has made in a few short years, between 1906 and 1915.

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A Potpourri of Poets CANCELLED
Jan
22
1:30 PM13:30

A Potpourri of Poets CANCELLED

CANCELLED . In this his third seminar, retired English teacher and poetry lover Jerry Tanklow will discuss poets representative of the epoch in which they wrote: Shakespeare, Donne, Marvel, Wordsworth, Keats Shelley, Dickinson, MacKay, and Oliver. This is the third of four Tuesday sessions. Class is limited to 15; sign-up ASAP is suggested. Sign up will be in the white notebook in the Activities Alcove (Opposite the Computer Room)

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Omni Piano Quartet, Gathering Room
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Omni Piano Quartet, Gathering Room

Violinist: Suzanne Ornstein Violist: Ronald Carbone

Cellist: David Heiss Pianist: Thomas Schmidt

PROGRAM

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Adagio and Rondo in F Major, D487

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949) Quartet in A minor, Op. 6

Lento - Andante mosso

Vivo

Andante - Allegretto - Allegro molto

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Allegro

Allegro ma non troppo

Andante con moto

Presto

A reception will follow in the Private Dining Room

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Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah
Jan
16
12:15 PM12:15

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah

Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century curated by Jane Adlin, who in her role of curator of modern and contemporary design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, organized the Jewels by JAR and Cartier 1900-1939 exhibitions. In Outrageous Ornament, the KMA presents provocative work by internationally renowned artists which expand the boundaries and our understanding of personal adornment. 

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A Potpourri of Poets, Residents Association Office
Jan
15
1:30 PM13:30

A Potpourri of Poets, Residents Association Office

In this his third seminar, retired English teacher and poetry lover Jerry Tanklow will discuss poets representative of the epoch in which they wrote: Shakespeare, Donne, Marvel, Wordsworth, Keats Shelley, Dickinson, MacKay, and Oliver. This is the second of four Tuesday sessions. Class is limited to 15; sign-up ASAP is suggested. Sign up will be in the white notebook in the Activities Alcove (Opposite the Computer Room)

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Learn About the Kendal Residents Website, Gathering Room
Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

Learn About the Kendal Residents Website, Gathering Room

See what’s on the Kendal Residents Website to how to access it.

See the week’s menus on your phone, tablet or computer.

Learn about Lectures and Trips, Education Courses and Concerts. See photos of Kendal activities.

Learn how to put a request into WorxHub.

Bring your glass of wine to the Gathering Room and see what’s new on the Residents Website

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Frick Museum Trip
Jan
9
9:15 AM09:15

Frick Museum Trip

The Frick exhibition The Charterhouse of Bruges, exhibits two Netherlandish masterpieces commissioned in the 1440’s by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos for the monastery and reunited for the scond time in their history, Jan Van Eyck’s Virgin and Child, owned by the Frick and Petrus Christus’ Virgin and Child; both also include St. Barbara and Jan os. Other special exhibitions feature Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome more than 60 works by the renowned silversmith and French Faience Masterpieces. It is recommended that sign-up be ASAP as the transportation space is limited

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Potpourri of Poets, Residents Association Office
Jan
8
1:30 PM13:30

Potpourri of Poets, Residents Association Office

In this his third seminar, retired English teacher and poetry lover Jerry Tanklow will discuss poets representative of the epoch in which they wrote: Shakespeare, Donne, Marvel, Wordsworth, Keats Shelley, Dickinson, MacKay, and Oliver. This is the first of four Tuesday sessions. Class is limited to 15; sign-up ASAP is suggested. Sign up will be in the white notebook in the Activities Alcove (Opposite the Computer Room)

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Barbara Turk, Tarrytown Family Y's Contributions to the Community, Gathering Room
Jan
7
7:30 PM19:30

Barbara Turk, Tarrytown Family Y's Contributions to the Community, Gathering Room

Barbara Turk, Vice President of Marketing and Community Development of the Family Y at Tarrytown, will present an overview of the Y’s many contributions to our community. A nonprofit, the Y focuses its efforts on improving the health and wellness of everyone in the community, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Lori Horowitz and Friends,  Gathering Room
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

Lori Horowitz and Friends, Gathering Room

Lori Horowitz, violin, Jeff Chasnow, viola, Claire Detko, violin, Carmen Forte, cello, Seth Jacobs, cello, Alan Murray, piano

Program Includes:

Suite from Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11, Erich Korngold

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Allegro vivo, Claude Debussy

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Felix Mendelssohn

String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, Antonin Dvorak

A reception will follow in the Private Dining Room

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New Year's Eve Gala, Gathering Room
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

New Year's Eve Gala, Gathering Room

Once again Gemma Maver is Mistress of Ceremonies at Kendal on Hudson’s New Year’s Eve Gala.

Enjoy the Kendal Singers, hilarious skits and One Liners (Thanks to Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Nichols & May and Henny Youngman). And much much more!!

After the Show, please join fellow residents for a Champagne Reception in the Resident Lounge. This will be followed by a Singalong of Oldtime Songs in the Private Dining Room.

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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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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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