What’s Going On in Eastchester 5-23-14

Bronxville Women’s Club events

“Fashion in Fine Art” exhibit

Scarsdale resident Anna Marie Magagna Hyde is the featured artist for May at the Bronxville Women’s Club, located at 135 Midland Ave., Bronxville.

The exhibit is open for viewing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays throughout the month.

The exhibit is titled “Fashion in Fine Art.” Anna Marie Magagna worked as a fashion illustrator for 40 years. Magagna went on to produce fashion art for other companies including Christian Dior, Jordan Marsh, Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor, among many others.

Anna Marie Magagna has also worked as an illustrator for books, including Pearl S. Buck’s “Christmas Miniature” and “Little Men and Little Women.”

The exhibition will include more than 20 original fashion illustrations, which were used in many publications, including the New York Times. Magagna’s fashion illustrations changed the look of Bendel from cool, elegant and sophisticated to the savvy, smart and edgy elegance.

Her works are beautifully framed and are for sale. Many of these pieces were featured in an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York in 2013.

After a successful career in illustration, Magagna is now changing her focus to portrait and conceptual mood pieces.

The Bronxville Women’s Club will exhibit those works in September.

Building Our Foundation Brick by Brick

Calling all graduates of Eastchester Schools, their families and friends. The Eastchester School Foundation is having a fundraiser called “Building Our Foundation Brick by Brick.”

Visit eastchesterschoolfoundation.org for a visual of what the project will look like and for the form required to purchase a brick.

Buying a brick will not only commemorate your years at Eastchester—or those of someone you love—but will also give back to Eastchester schools in the form of teacher grants.

Buy an individual brick or get together with members of a team or club, your family or your best friends.

Bricks ordered by June 15 will be installed during the summer months.

Eastchester’s 350th anniversary set to swing

There’s only a few more days to reserve a place at the party of the year—the gala celebrating Eastchester’s 350th birthday—at historic and picturesque Siwanoy Country Club on May 30, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

All residents of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville have been invited.

Sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, the event will combine celebration with historical exhibits. In addition to the cocktail reception with generous hors d’oeuvres, there will be pasta, steak and turkey carving stations and desserts galore.

The evening will feature a string quartet ensemble, followed by the swinging sounds of Vanessa Raci.

The ticket price of $95 per person includes all of the above, plus two drinks. All reservations and payments for tickets must be received by May 23. Absolutely no tickets will be sold at the door.

You may reserve through Pay Pal on the official website, eastchester350.org.

or by sending your check payable to Eastchester 350th Anniversary, Inc., 40 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709.

Bronxville Public Library events

Meditation circle group

Thursdays in May from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the board room.

No advance registration needed.

Retro movie night

Friday, May 30, 3:30 p.m.

“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”

Rated PG, 93 minutes

Free and open to the public.

The Greenburgh Chamber Players

This exciting musical performance features Bronxville resident Eugene Briskin on cello, Junah Chung on viola and Ragga Petursdottir on violin performing string trios by Mozart, Beethoven and Dohnayi.

Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Chapel School golf outing

Monday, June 9, at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 10:30 a.m.

Entry fee: $200 per player, $750 per group of four. Price includes 18 holes, golf cart, cocktails and dinner at Mickey Spillane’s from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Counseling Center lecture series

Bronxville school psychologist Joyce Vastola will give a lecture titled “Positive parenting: Creating mindfulness, positivity and happiness in the home” on Thursday, June 5, at 1 p.m.

The lecture is $20 per person and includes a light lunch.

This event will be held at the Reformed Church of Bronxville in the Edwards Room.

RSVP by May 30.

For more information, visit counselingcenter.org or call 914-793-3388.

89th annual dinner dance

On Saturday May 31, the Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club will hold their 89th annual dinner dance to honor local residents who have made significant contributions to our communities.

This year’s honorees are Susan Ciamarra, Anthony J. Lore, Sr., past president Lion David Zimmerman and the Melvin Jones Fellow Award will be given to Lion Anthony Pirro.

The dance will be held at The Riverview, 1 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson.

Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m.

Dinner and dancing will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $80 per person and all net proceeds are donated to local charities.

For more information and to obtain a journal ad blank, please visit tuckahoeeastchesterlions.org or contact Phil Raffiani at 914-337-8569 or pr@raffiani.com

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.

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