What’s Going On in Eastchester 12-13-13

Bronxville Library events

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Tuckahoe Library events

Kiddie Kabaret

Join the fun as we welcome this musical puppet event to our library. Friday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. Open to ages birth to 6 years. Adult participation requested.

Kid’s sing-a-long

Join Miss Elaine and Miss Ellen as we sing some of our favorite songs. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. Open to ages birth to 6 years.

Kid’s movie

Enjoy a favorite movie during the holiday break. Movie to be determined. Friday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Open to ages 4 to 10 years.

Babytime storytime

Join Miss Ellen for stories & songs for babies. Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 11 a.m. Open to ages birth to 2 years.

Preschool storytime

Join Miss Ellen for stories and songs for preschoolers.

Fridays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 11 a.m. Open to ages 2 to 6 years.

Registration is required for all programs

Events at the Lutheran Church

Prayer services

Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.

Peace, art and craftiness holiday boutique

Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The boutique will feature local Westchester artists selling their goods to make the holiday season filled with hand crafted, from the heart, one of kind gifts. Showing a wide arrange of arts and craftiness from clothing, jewelry, knitwear, glass work, photography, cards, fine art and more.

The boutique is taking place in the studio of Lyte Body Fitness. Come on by, check out our new studio that offers personal training and yoga and find a hand-crafted present for that special someone.

27 Milburn Street #2

Admission is free.

For more information, please call:

646-722-0781 or email: info@lytebodyfitness.com

Westchester Italian Cultural Center events

Exhibit: Presepio Napoletano

Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St. Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita from the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in Naples at that time. Today, many artisans are dedicated to the craft of creating handmade figures for presepi. Presepio Napoletano represents our rich cultural and spiritual traditions. It portrays a bustling village located at the base of Mount Vesuvius. The landscape is handcrafted in wood, cork and paper mache. The figures are made of terra cotta, hemp and wire, many of which stand more than a foot tall.

Exhibit on view: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, through Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Exhibit Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Hours subject to change.

For more information or to schedule a guided tour or group visit please call 914-771-8700.

Suggested donation: adults $10, children 18 years of age and under $5.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

One Generoso Pope Place

Tuckahoe, NY 10707

914-771-8700, Wiccny.org

Viva Verdi!: Otello by Giuseppe Verdi

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Viewing of 1996 performance at the Metropolitan Opera. Starring Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, and James Morris. Conducted by James Levine. Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most influential romantic opera composers of the 19th.century, composed a total of 28 operas from 1813 until his death in 1901. “Otello” is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare’s play “Othello.” It was Verdi’s penultimate opera, and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on Feb. 5, 1887. A special reception will close this series of events dedicated to commemorate one of Italy’s greatest composers. The program was made possible by the collaboration of the Bronxville Women’s Club. This program will take place at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Must register in advance and prepay.

Members of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center and the Bronxville Women’s Club $20, non-members $30

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

One Generoso Pope Place

Tuckahoe, NY 10707

914-771-8700, Wiccny.org

The Community Fund accepting 2014 grant applications

The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Inc. is currently accepting 2014 grant applications from qualified applicants. Applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, for consideration.

Social service agencies or groups serving the health, education and welfare needs of residents in the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe, the Town of Eastchester and the areas located in the 10708 zip code are invited to apply. Funding is determined based on a number of factors, including community needs, distribution of existing services, impact on the community, population served, quality of administration/service, collaboration and financial condition.

The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Inc.’s mission is to provide funding and support for local agencies and non-profit groups serving the health, education and welfare needs of residents in the Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe community.

For more information about The Community Fund’s annual grant application timetable, policies and procedures, or to download the 2014 grant application, please log onto The Community Fund Website at www.thecommunityfund.org or contact the office at 914-337-8808.

Shop for fresh produce all winter long

Westchester residents will be able to buy farm-fresh local produce, cheeses and other dairy products, meats, baked goods and wine directly from farmers and producers at the indoor farmers market to be held on the last Sunday of each month from November through March, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Dates are Sundays, Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s market will consist of a variety of vendors who are farmers and food producers, all from the tri-state area. And, to tempt shoppers and to help them make selections, vendors will offer samples of their foods.

To add to the fun, each month will feature live entertainment provided by local musicians from the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot is $5.

The farmers market is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Ave. in White Plains.

For a list of vendors, go to countycenter.biz.

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