What’s Going On in Eastchester 4-4-14

Bronxville Public Library events

Mah Jongg instruction is coming to the BPL

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

April 2 to May 21

Registration begins March 3.

Contact Cathy Flanagan at 914-337-7680 x31.

Preference given to registrants participating in all eight sessions.

This program has been generously funded by the FOBPL.

Tuckahoe Library events

Knit and crochet group

Wednesday nights, 7 p.m.

Turkish cooking demonstration

Come sample and learn how to prepare Turkish appetizers and desserts for family and friends.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Tuckahoe Public Library,

71 Columbus Ave., Tuckahoe

To register: Please call 914-961-2121.

Registration is mandatory as space is limited.

Presented by the Turkish Cultural Center of Westchester and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Hendry School of Irish Dance performs

As part of the Eastchester 350 celebration, the Tuckahoe Library presents a performance by the Hendry School of Irish Dance.

Enjoy a selection of Irish dances, songs played by Irish musicians and a celebration of Irish heritage and culture.

Date: Wednesday, April 30

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Tuckahoe Community Center,

71 Columbus Ave., Tuckahoe

To register: Please call 914-961-2121, registration is required.

Italian language class for elementary beginners

Spring session, March 15 to May 17.

Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. This class provides students with a sound grammatical basis while teaching everyday communication skills.

For additional information please call 914-771-8700 or visit wiccny.org.

Thomas Paine Cottage Museum events

20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle,



Exhibit opening: “Political Cartoons”

Friday, April 11, 5 p.m.

In April, the Westchester Human Rights Commission and New Rochelle High School are co-sponsoring Human Rights Week under the direction of Mark Fang.

As a part of the week, Thomas Paine Cottage Museum director, John Wright, will lead a class at the high school and teach the art students about political cartoons from the 18th century to present day. Then the students will be invited to create their own political cartoons about human rights issues of our times in an art session.

After they do sketching, the students will hang their work informally for general comment and discussion. The students will be challenged to create political cartoons and submit them to a jury who will award five winners.

This exhibit at Thomas Paine Cottage will feature the winning political cartoons.

Light refreshments will be served.

Media is invited to publish the winning entries in their publications. Call for more details.

Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 children

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.

New Rochelle native returns to close out concert season

Pianist Adam Kent, a New Rochelle native, will conclude the Symphony of Westchester’s concert season by performing an all-Gershwin program on Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m., in Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium.

Kent, who performs periodically with the Symphony of Westchester, will play “Piano Concerto in F major,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “I’ve Got Rhythm” variations. An award-winning specialist in Spanish music, he has performed and lectured extensively throughout the United States, as well as internationally. He is a member of the Damocles Trio and teaches at the Manhattan School of Music and the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.

The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium is located at 715 North Ave., New Rochelle.

Individual concert tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 for seniors and $15 for students.

New this season is online ticketing at the symphony’s website: thesymphonyofwestchester.org. Tickets can still be purchased by phone at 914-654-4926.

More information is available on the website or by emailing info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

This concert series is sponsored in part by the Iona College Council on the Arts through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph M. Murphy and the Baron Lambert Fund.

Nominations being accepted for Westchester Sports Hall of Fame

Nominations of candidates are now being sought for this year’s Westchester Sports Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame honors outstanding professional and amateur sportsmen and sportswomen, living or deceased, who have gained prominence in their fields and who have made substantial contributions to sports in Westchester County.

Since its establishment in 1968, the hall has inducted 224 individuals into its prestigious membership ranks.

A prospective candidate should be a person of integrity and good character who has gained prominence in either professional or amateur sports as a player, coach, manager, official, owner, writer or broadcaster.

Nominees are reviewed by a committee that selects those who best meet or exceed the criteria of the Hall of Fame.

Induction will take place this fall, when each member will be presented with a trophy and have his or her name inscribed on a plaque in the Sports Hall of Fame gallery at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

All nominations must be postmarked by Friday, May 30.

A nomination form is available at

Completed forms must be mailed to Westchester Sports Hall of Fame, c/o Kevin Cook, 450 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, NY 10502.

The Sports Hall of Fame is sponsored by Westchester County Parks.

For more information, call 914-231-4564.

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