What’s Going on in Eastchester 5-9-2014

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.


The Bronxville Women’s Club and host Sal Casabianca invite the public to the next Coffeehouse event at the club on Friday, May 16, beginning at 8 p.m.

The club’s Loggia and art gallery is transformed into a sophisticated coffee house with subdued lighting and great art work surrounding wonderful musicians as they play.

Performing this month will be Duo Essence—Rebecca Kuehl on flute and Chris Funke on guitar. It’ll be a toe-tapping, finger-snapping evening of styles from choro, samba, tango and Celtic to American folk music.

Also appearing that evening will be Peter C. North, performing standards from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

$5 admission; donations for performers accepted. BYOB, or ours for purchase.

For more information call 914-337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

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

Westchester Italian Cultural Center events

Present day Italy

Friday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Financial crisis, falling population, third world immigration, these are some of the issues Professor Louis Leonini will address in his lecture.

Must register in advance and prepay.

Members $15, non-members $25.

Cooking with the author

Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Share your love and passion for cooking with Fr. Matthew Mauriello, who will present and demonstrate recipes from the culinary bookFrom A Rectory Kitchen,” which he wrote with Franca Bosio Bertoli. A taste of the featured recipes will be served to participants.

A book signing will conclude the event.

Must register in advance and prepay.

Members $20, member’s guests $30.

Lions 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

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.

Community Fund golf outing

The Community Fund’s 28th annual golf outing will be held on Monday, May 12 at Leewood Golf Club, in Eastchester.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a 12:15 p.m. shotgun start. There will be cocktails and a buffet dinner with an auction and raffle beginning at 5 p.m.

The auction and raffle have historically included such prizes as a day of golf at a premier golf club, dinners at top restaurants, vintage wines and other luxury items.

Proceeds from last year’s golf outing helped make it possible for the Community Fund to grant $533,140 to 26 social service agencies and community programs with the dollars directly serving the residents of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe.

The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe is an organization of neighbors helping neighbors, organized to support agencies and programs serving the health education and welfare needs of the community. Through its volunteer board and dedicated staff, the Community Fund identifies the needs in the community, evaluates each service agency candidate and assures the accountability of all agencies it supports to ensure the grants are allocated wisely.

To learn more about the Community Fund and the golf outing you can log onto their website at thecommunityfund.org or call the office at 914-337-8808.

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.

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.

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