What’s Going On in Eastchester 5-30-14

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.

Team Eastchester supports autism

All are invited to join Team Eastchester to support Walk Now for Autism Speaks at New York Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, on Sunday, June 1.

If interested in joining this year or making a donation to the team, please visit: walknowforautismspeaks.org/westchesterfairfield/eastchesterschooldistrict.

Last year, Eastchester had an amazing turn out from staff, parents and students. This walk is a wonderful, family-friendly event, so feel free to bring your own kids and/or relatives to support this great cause.

Wear any Eastchester gear you have.

Registration: 9 a.m.

Opening ceremonies: 10 a.m.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center events

Genealogy series: Navigating ship’s manifests

Saturday, May 31, 10:30 a.m.

Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, understand the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed and who they were coming to see. Presented by Toni McKeen.

Must register in advance and prepay.

Members $10, non-members $15.

Mommy and me

A fun, educational way for toddlers, parents and/or caregivers to be introduced to the Italian language and culture.

Thursdays, through June 26.

Members, $175, non-members, $250.

Call 914-771-8700 to register.

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.

New Westchester Symphony Orchestra

Featuring works by American composers Copland, Berlin, Porter and Ungar, plus Beethoven, Bach and Mozart conducted by Benjamin Niemczyk.

Location: Tuckahoe Library, Community Center

Date: Saturday, June 7

Time: 2 p.m.

To register: 914-961-2121

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.

Courses at Sarah Lawrence College

The Center for Continuing Education is offering a wide range of courses for elementary school, high school, college students, as well as adults. Please contact 914 395-2205 or
cce@sarahlawrence.edu with any questions about the educational and enrichment courses for learners of all ages.

Awaken Wellness Fair

Come to the exciting event, which offers cutting-edge ways to keep yourself well in body, mind and spirit.

This is the biggest wellness expo outside of New York City. There will be compelling speakers throughout the day. More than 100 healers and vendors will offer the latest information and products for self care, living green and living well. There will also be readings from gifted intuitives.

The fair will take place on June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa, located at 243 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, Conn.

Contact: awakenusa@aol.com or visit the website at AwakenFair.com.

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