A Call for Chess Players

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If you came to Kendal on Hudson recently, did you know we have a chess club? It came into being five years ago and meets every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the apartment of Don and Doris Eder

Even if you haven’t played chess for ages and feel rusty, you are welcome. We have several chess sets on hand. Join us if you’d like to try your hand and brain at this fascinating game!

Questions? Get in touch with Don Eder.

The Burns Comes to Kendal

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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, JBFC celebrates film as a vehicle for entertainment, education, and inspiration.

Monday evening May 13 at 7:30 pm the Burns’ Executive Director Edie Demas returns to Kendal. 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 her direction, its education programs were honored with the Americans for the Arts award for Arts Education.

Edie also spent several years in Ireland, working as an education officer with Graffiti Theatre Company; she founded UnReel, an international film festival for young people developed scripts for children’s film and television, and served as an Associate Artist for Education and Outreach at the famed Abbey Theatre. She has an MA and PhD from NYU’s Educational Theatre program.

As almost everyone knows, “The Burns” is one of Westchester’s most important cultural centers. If you want to hear about the its “inside”, make sure you’re in the Gathering Room on Monday evening at 7:30 pm.

Hear about Kendal's Fiscal Health May 17


The Audited Financial Statement for Kendal on Hudson has just been received from our auditors. Jim Wood, Chair of the Residents Association Budget Committee, along with 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 at 10 am on Friday, May 17. Please make every effort to attend.

New Art Workshop with Anne Winner: "Simple Printmaking without a Press"





We will roll water-based ink on a plexiglass plate, lay paper on top, and draw using pencil, fingers, and sticks.

Make checks out to KOH Residents Association.

Write “Art Workshop” on memo line.

Put in cubby 3312 Questions? Call Bix at 1539.

Anne Winner is a painter, printmaker, and teacher. Her work has been exhibited throughout NJ and NY.

Sleepy Hollow Village

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Kendal on Hudson can at times seem like a community unto itself. However, we should never forget that we are also citizens of the Village of Sleepy Hollow. So…

Please be aware that you will have an opportunity to meet with the newly re-elected Sleepy Hollow Village Board and the Mayor. They will join us in the Gathering Room on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 for an hour of updates and answering your questions.

In addition, we have the opportunity to vote on the yearly school budget, because the School Budget Elections will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2019. Transportation will be provided by KoH to the Morse School where the election will be held. If you will not be here on May 21 to vote, you may request an absentee ballot. Get this form, which needs to be mailed to the Board of Education, from Annette Leyden or Martin Smolin.

Sleepy Hollow Literary Festival

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2019-20 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.

The Sleepy Hollow LitFest on Saturday, May 18 will be the  first event in 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 & 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 pm – 3 pm) and  two at the Old Dutch Church (Noon and 1 pm).

Sign up for van service at the front desk. Find more info online at sleepyhollowlitfest.org or contact Anne White.

Tennis Anyone?


The warm weather is (almost) upon us. It’s time to get your rackets and balls out of the closet and sign up for outdoor tennis.

Kendal residents have unlimited access to a wonderful clay tennis court at Phelps – easy on the knees! Players at all levels are welcome. Phelps pays for reconditioning the court in the spring, and Kendal players pay for summer maintenance. It’s a great deal and not very expensive.

To join the tennis players’ email list and get more information, contact Wayne Richter.

15 - 30 - 40 - You’ll Love it!

New Trip

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The Trips Committee announced an exciting new excursion. This one is Wednesday, June 12, and will take participants to both Garrison and Cold Spring.

The trip members will explore two riverside villages in the Hudson Highlands: Garrison Landing historical district, with its wooden houses and commercial structures dating to the 1850s and a splendid view of West Point; a walking tour of Cold Spring’s charming village’s shops, antique stores and art galleries and, after lunch, a drive through its well-preserved 19th-century historical district to Dockside Park with dramatic views of the Hudson River and Storm King Mountain.

Sign-up for the trip is, as usual, in the Trips Book located in the Activities Alcove.

Staff Appreciation Fund Drive

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Twice a year, residents have an opportunity to thank the staff in a tangible way for all they have done to make our lives better and more comfortable. Since there is no tipping at Kendal, we have the Staff Appreciation Fund in its place.

If you haven't contributed, please do so as soon as possible. If you have already done so, many thanks!

Checks should be made out to KoH Residents Association, with Staff Appreciation noted on the memo line, and deposited in the collection box located at the Front Desk in the Mary Powell Building. Questions? Please speak to Marilyn Bottjer or Gene DuBow.

Mother's Day Program

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As promised, we have some more news regarding the Mother’s Day program.

Larry O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin (son and daughter-in-law of Deborah O'Keefe) take a break from Broadway to spend Mother's Day performing on their favorite stage, Kendal on Hudson.

They're bringing some of their favorite Broadway singers to celebrate spring and mothers everywhere.  There will be some Nell and Larry songs, some Broadway classics, some songs about Moms, and some special surprises.

It’s in the Gathering Room at 3 pm Sunday, May 12!

Don’t miss it!