What’s Going On in Eastchester 6-27-14

Bronxville library events

Up next for children

Friday, June 27

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Film: “LEGO Batman The Movie”

Fun this Month


Love LEGO? We do too. Join us for LEGO movies and events all month long.

New Kindle titles

Our Kindles are preloaded with content and available to Bronxville card holders and members of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. New Kindle titles for June include:


“The Target” by David Baldacci

“The Skin Collector” by Jeffery Deaver

“The Collector” by Nora Roberts

“Field of Prey” by John Sandford

“Orphan Train” by Christine Baker Kline

“Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles

“Unlucky 13” by James Patterson

Non Fiction

“Capital in the Twenty First Century”
by Thomas Piketty

“Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

“A Fighting Chance” by Elizabeth Warren

Not a Bronxville Library card holder? Download e-books from the Westchester Library System for free on your own device.

Solo Travel & Safety 101

Monday, July 7, 2014, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Traveling solo is on the rise due to the limited availability of travel companions and because independent adventure has advantages. Going on trips alone frees travelers to fully focus on their experience and to engage more with local people and cultures.

If you haven’t done a solo trip, you can do it if you build your travel skills and consult the right resources ahead of time. If you’ve solo traveled, there are opportunities to make your next experience even better.

Nina Lesiga and Eva Greenwald are very experienced travelers/travel professionals, with diverse backgrounds who partnered together to create an intriguing, motivational and educational presentation about traveling solo.

What are some ways to define the scope of your trip and decide where to go? How does one network with travelers or destination experts? How to manage the most common travel concerns and risks? Nina and Eva will share their experiences and demonstrate useful travel tools. How do travelers learn about culture, start up conversations, dine out alone? They’ll cover packing, photography, shopping and staying connected with those back home.

Top of mind is travel safety and security. Learn key things to be diligent about and how to be prepared when you travel around town and around the world.

Bronxville Women’s Club events

Art exhibit

The public is cordially invited to an exhibition of Ying Chen’a work. The exhibit will run through July 31 and viewing is Monday through Friday, excluding holiday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The works are for sale. Performing background music on the piano during the reception will be Ying’s husband, Weili Chen. Ying is a member of the Bronxville Women’s Club and is the instructor of the children’s art classes offered at The Bronxville Women’s Club every Saturday morning. For more information, call 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Ying Chen was born in Shanghai, China in 1981, and began painting at age four. Ying came to the United States in 2005 for graduate study at Carnegie Mellon University. She now lives in Rye Brook, NY. Her first solo show took place at Fudan University Art Museum in January 2004. She also had solo exhibitions at The Bronxville Women’s Club, Xuhui Art Museum and China Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery.

Ying’s works were juried and awarded in several national art exhibits in China, including Shanghai Youth Biennia. Her works were also exhibited at 2010 World Expo Pavilion of Footprint, Tibet Museum, Liu Haisu Art Museum and St. Louis Art Museum. Her paintings are included in the permanent collection of the World Expo Museum, Xuhui Art Museum, Fudan University Art Museum, and Tibet Museum.

Ying has published books, including “Introduction to Oil Pastel Painting,” “Techniques of Oil Pastel Painting” and “Collection of Young Artists’ Works–Ying Chen.”

Young artists’ reception

Everyone is invited to the opening reception for the young students of BWC member Ying Chen’s Bronxville Women’s Club art class on Sunday, June 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Bronxville Women’s Club is located at 135 Midland Ave.

The classes are given free of charge and are open to children in the local area. The young artists have been meeting every Saturday morning for drawing and painting classes since October. Performing background music on the piano during the reception will be Ying’s husband, Weili Chen. The exhibit will be open for viewing through July 31, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sales of the works will go for supplies for next year. For more information, call 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org. The exhibit of Ying Chen’s works will run concurrently with the children’s exhibit.

Art sessions

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers free art sessions to its members on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Members bring their own supplies and enjoy an afternoon of drawing, sketching, or painting with the company of fellow members and their immediate families. People interested in joining the BWC and group should call 337-3252 or drop by the club at 135 Midland Ave. or visit bronxvillewomensclub.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 395-2205 or
cce@sarahlawrence.edu with any questions about the educational and enrichment courses for learners of all ages.

Emelin Theater event

Thank you, Michael Jackson

On June 27, 2014, The Emelin Theater will present The Michael Jackson Experience starring Delisco James. This unique tribute to Michael Jackson is one inspired fan’s way of giving back to the legacy of his idol as well as introducing The King of Pop’s music to a new generation.

With his incredibly talented band, backup singers and dancers, Delisco James recreates some of Michael Jackson’s most electrifying moments including the days with his brothers in The Jackson Five and his groundbreaking performance of “Billie Jean” on Motown’s 25th Anniversary Special.

The show’s finale, a recreation of the epic video “Thriller” will remind you why Michael will forever be “The King of Pop.”

A lifelong performer, Delisco has starred in three Broadway musicals as well as a national tour playing the role of Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Headlining the music of Michael Jackson around the globe, he’s played to sold out audiences in Macau, Berlin, Malaysia and Singapore. Delisco has returned home to launch his personal tribute to this musical icon.

For tickets and information, call the Emelin box office at 698-0098 or visit emelin.org.

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