Eric D. Weitz, Ph.D., "The Fragility of Democracy: Lessons from Weimar Germany", Gathering Room
Aug
20
7:30 PM19:30

Eric D. Weitz, Ph.D., "The Fragility of Democracy: Lessons from Weimar Germany", Gathering Room

Eric D. Weitz is Distinguished Professor of History and the former Dean of Humanities and Arts at The City College of New York (CCNY).  Trained in modern German and European history, Weitz has also worked in international and global history. The 3rd edition of his book: Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007) includes a new chapter, "The Weimar Legacy: A Global Perspective, " (2013) and a new foreword, "The Weimar Centenary" (2018).

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Boscobel, Garrison, NY - short wait list
Aug
22
11:00 AM11:00

Boscobel, Garrison, NY - short wait list

Overlooking the Hudson River and West Point with a spectacular view, Boscobel is a restored historic house museum, known for its Federal architecture, fine collections of New York furniture by Duncan Phyfe and early 19th-century decorative arts, and 68 acres with lush gardens, an apple orchard, rose garden and woodland trail. In summer its lawn is the home of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  Built in the early 1800's, the house originally belonged to the wealthy Dyckman family and was located about 15 miles south in Montrose.

Please check the Trips Book in the Activities Alcove across from the Computer Room

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Omer Bartov, Ph.D., "Anatomy of a Genocide", Gathering Room
Aug
27
7:30 PM19:30

Omer Bartov, Ph.D., "Anatomy of a Genocide", Gathering Room

Dr. Bartov, a professor of European history at Brown University, has spent his professional life trying to understand the efforts to exterminate the Jews of Europe during World War II.     “Anatomy of a Genocide”—a detailed examination of deadly events in the town of Buczacz, in present-day Ukraine, during World War II—is the product of his decades of research into the ways in which ideology, ethnic tension and war become a recipe for mass murder.

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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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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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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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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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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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"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, 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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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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REBEL Musical Ensemble, Gathering Room
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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"History and Politics", James Goodman, Ph.D., Gathering Room
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

"History and Politics", James Goodman, Ph.D., Gathering Room

James Goodman's very first book, Stories of Scottsboro, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  His second and third books, Blackout and But Where is the Lamb? Imagining the Story of Abraham and Issac, have also been critically acclaimed.

Goodman's passion as a writer of history and creative nonfiction and teacher of history and creative writing is to take writing history as seriously as it is taken by colleagues who write fiction. His field of expertise include creative non-fiction, race relations and politics in the U.S.

At Rutgers he holds appointments in the History Department, the MFA program in Creative Writing. and the Graduate Program in American Studies.

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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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Ambassador Robert Gosende, "Hendrik W. van der Merwe: Peacemaking in South Africa," Gathering Room
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

Ambassador Robert Gosende, "Hendrik W. van der Merwe: Peacemaking in South Africa," Gathering Room

Hendrik van der Merwe (1929 - 2001) was a South African Quaker academic and peacemaker. For 27 years, he was head of the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Cape Town and was the founding president of the South African Association for Conflict Intervention.

Ambassador Robert Gosende served for 36 years in the Foreign Service, in the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State before joining The State University of New York (SUNY) in December 1998. He served as President Bill Clinton's Special Envoy for Somalia, with the personal rank of Ambassador, at the height of the crisis in 1992-93. During 1994, he was Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, directing the U.S. Government's support of the first multiracial elections held in South Africa in April of that year. 

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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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Jim Antonucci, Kendal's New Executive Director Reception, Gathering Room
Aug
15
4:00 PM16:00

Jim Antonucci, Kendal's New Executive Director Reception, Gathering Room

Jim Antonucci, Kendal on Hudson's new Executive Director, arrives at Kendal.  Come to the welcoming reception at 4pm. 

Jim began his career as a chef after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1987.   He worked with highly regarded restaurants in Zurich, NYC and Connecticut, as well as serving as Executive Chef with Marriott Management Services for Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Jim studied health care administration at the University of Connecticut and graduated with a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Haven.  He also has a bachelor's degree in business and finance from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and earned a doctorate in design construction and planning with a focus on environmental gerontology from the University of Florida.

Howard Smith, Kendal's Search Committee Chair noted that "Since 2016 Jim has served as Executive Director of Heron's Key, an Emerald Communities Life Plan Community in Gig Harbor Washington.  Prior to that, Jim was Executive Director of The Village, a Santa Fe Senior Living rental community in Gainesville, Florida with independent living, assisted living and memory support accommodations."

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John Nonna -- Challenges Facing Westchester Community College and the Westchester County Administration, Gathering Room
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

John Nonna -- Challenges Facing Westchester Community College and the Westchester County Administration, Gathering Room

Westchester County Attorney and Chair of the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees, John Nonna will be expressing his personal views and opinions on two important topics.

1.   Westchester Community College's mission and its executivion, and how it is meeting the challenge of achieving successful outcomes for its students.

2.   The new Westchester County administration's approach to government, the challenges it is facing, and the role of the Law Department in County government.

John Nonna currently serves as Westchester County Attorney. Previously, he served as Westchester County Legislator, Village of Pleasantville Mayor and Trustee, Pleasantville Acting Village Justice and Law Clerk to New York Court of Appeals Associate Justice Dominic L. Gabrielli.  He was a member and chair of various NYS Bar Association committees and secretary and member of the Board of Trustees, Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

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Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Mt. Kisco
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Mt. Kisco

Free tour of a modern and contemporary collection of 3,000+ paintings and sculptures by 225 + artists acquired by William Louis-Dreyfus (1932-2016), a billionaire businessman and art collector. Most works are by self-taught (outsider art) and emerging artists unfamiliar to Kendal residents. Participants in the March 14 Dreyfus Foundation trip are not eligible for this one.

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NY State Candidates Hour
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

NY State Candidates Hour

There is an active campaign to win the NY State senatorial seat for our 40th district.  Two Democrats are vying to oppose incumbent Republican Senator Terrance Murphy in the September 13th primary.  Robert Kesten and Pete Harckham will present their cases to Kendal residents.  There will be time to ask them questions and to meet with them informally.

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"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Room
Jul
31
1:30 PM13:30

"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Room

American playwrights have always used the family as a metaphor for the journey of American itself.  This course offers four plays that examine different aspects of the American family, from the yearning for a golden past, to the hope for a better future.  Kate Farrington, Resident Dramaturg for the Pearl Theatre in NYC from 2006 to 2017, received her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY.  She's worked with many New York theaters including New York Theatre Workshop, the Public, and Vital Theater.   $15 at the door for this session. 

July 31  ~ Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (1959) . Chronicling an African-American family's struggle to find their place in the American Dream, Raisin in the Sun portrays a family and a nation on the edge of change - but whether the change will be for the better is still uncertain. 

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Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk
Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk

The aquarium has harbor seals, river otters, sharks, jellyfish, loggerhead turtles, and hundreds of other animals living in re-creations of their natural Long Island Sound habitat.  Two touch tanks feature smooth stingrays, nurse sharks, crabs, sea stars, and other coastal creatures. 

Please sign-up for this trip. Sign-up sheets are located in the Activities Alcove.

 

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"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Room
Jul
24
1:30 PM13:30

"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Room

American playwrights have always used the family as a metaphor for the journey of America itself. This course offers four plays that examine different aspects of the American family, from the yearning for a golden past to the hope for a better future. Kate Farrington, Resident Dramaturg for the Pearl Theatre in NYC from 2006 to 2017 received her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY; she's worked with many New York theaters including New York Theatre Workshop, the Public, and Vital Theater.  Fee: $15 at the door for this session. 

July 24 ~ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (1955) . Tennessee Williams introduces us to a family crumbling from within incapable of facing their own demise.  Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize, Cat captures the tension of a world where telling the truth about who we are can be fatal.

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"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Toom
Jul
17
1:30 PM13:30

"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Toom

American playwrights have always used the family as a metaphor for the journey of America itself. This course offers four plays that examine different aspects of the American family, from the yearning for a golden past, to the hope for a better future. Kate Farrington, Resident Dramaturg for the Pearl Theatre in NYC from 2006 to 2017 received her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY; she's worked with many New York theaters including New York Theatre Workshop, the Public, and Vital Theater.  Tuition: $45 for all four sessions; $15 per individual session.  Complete the enrollment form with your check payable to KOH Residents Assn; note: American Theater in the memo line. Put in Fran Kelly's cubby 4120.

July 17 ~ Awake And Sing! by Clifford Odets (1935) Odets' ode to the working class, Awake and Sing! was also one of the first great odes to the endurance and sacrifice of the American family.

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The Guggenheim, New York
Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

The Guggenheim, New York

A comprehensive Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966) exhibition.   It examines the artist's unmistakable aesthetic vocabulary and aims to provide a deeper understanding of his work.  It features important works in bronze and in oil, as well as plaster sculptures and drawings never before seen in this country. The Foundation Giacometti in Paris collaborated in mounting this exhibition.

Sign up for this trip is needed.  Sign-up sheets are located in the Activities Alcove.

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"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Room
Jul
10
1:30 PM13:30

"In Search of the American Family Onstage," Kate Farrington, Gathering Room

American playwrights have always used the family as a metaphor for the journey of America itself. This course offers four plays that examine different aspects of the American family, from the yearning for a golden past, to the hope for a better future. Kate Farrington, Resident Dramaturg for the Pearl Theatre in NYC from 2006 to 2017, received her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY; she's worked with many New York theaters including New York Theatre Workshop, the Public, and Vital Theater.  Tuition: $45 for all four sessions; $15 per individual session.  Complete the enrollment form with your check payable to KOH Residents Assn; note: American Theater in the memo line. Put in Fran Kelly's cubby 4120.

July 10 ~ I Remember Mama by John Van Druten (1944) I Remember Mama exemplifies American's nostalgic view of its own past.

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Anahaita Kotval, "Lifting Up Westchester," Gathering Room
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

Anahaita Kotval, "Lifting Up Westchester," Gathering Room

Anahaita Kotval is the new Executive Director of Lifting Up Westchester. 

Lifting Up Westchester respects the dignity and full potential of every individual by assisting individuals struggling to overcome the challenges of poverty, homelessness, hunger, health and education. Lifting Up Westchester works with men, women and children as they create their own unique path to a more fulfilling, healthy and independent life. Striving to never turn anyone away, they enlist the generosity of a caring community through donations and volunteerism.

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Ruth Cowan, "What Can History Teach Us About Technological Change?," Gathering Room
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

Ruth Cowan, "What Can History Teach Us About Technological Change?," Gathering Room

Ruth Cowan is an American historian of technology noted for research on how household technologies such as home appliances affected expectations of women and housework.

Cowan's More Work for Mother received the Dexter Prize from the Society for the History of Technology in 1984. In 1997 the Society for the History of Technology also awarded her the Leonardo da Vinci Medal.

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"The Giants of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism," Jill Kiefer, Gathering Room
Jun
26
1:30 PM13:30

"The Giants of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism," Jill Kiefer, Gathering Room

Dr. Jill Kiefer, Ossining Arts Council President, a teaching artist and art historian teaches this June (4 session) Art Course, The Giants of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.  She will focus on such key Impressionists as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissaro, among others, as well as on Neo-Impressionists Paul Signac and Georges Seurat.  Tuition: $45 for all 4 sessions; $15 per individual class. Please complete enrollment with check payable to KOH Residents Assn;  Note: Impressionism in the memo line. Put in Fran Kelly's cubby 4120

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Trio d'Été, Gathering Room
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Trio d'Été, Gathering Room

Carole Tilson, cello; Rebecca Eckfeld, violin, & William Eckfeld, piano, Special Guest: Steven Miller, Clarinet

Trio d’été made its public debut on September 14, 2014. While the members have performed together over many years in other capacities, they finally came together in September 2013 to inaugurate their trio.

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The Giants of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Jill Kiefer, Gathering Room
Jun
19
1:30 PM13:30

The Giants of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Jill Kiefer, Gathering Room

Dr. Jill Kiefer, Ossining Arts Council President, a teaching artist and art historian teaches this June (4 session) Art Course, The Giants of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.  She will focus on such key Impressionists as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro, among others, as well as on Neo-Impressionists Paul Signac and Georges Seurat.  Tuition: $45 for all 4 sessions; $15 per individual class. Please complete enrollment with check payable to KOH Residents Assn;  Note: Impressionism in the memo line. Put in Fran Kelly's cubby 4120

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Steve Kanfer and Bill Pence, An Evening of Animated Cartoons, Gathering Room
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Steve Kanfer and Bill Pence, An Evening of Animated Cartoons, Gathering Room

We are in for a real treat as residents Steve Kanfer and Bill Pence present an evening of animated cartoons - six in number - each one a classic directed by Chuck Jones.  Jones was the premier animation director of his time, working exclusively for Warner Brothers in a sub-studio that the animators referred to as Termite Terrace.

Steve Kanfer had a long friendship with Chuck Jones; Bill Pence also had a long and productive relationship with Jones culminating in the Chuck Jones Theater, part of the Telluride Film Festival founded by Bill and Stella Pence.

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