What’s Going on in Eastchester 8-15-2014

Eastchester Library events

Broadway comes to Eastchester continues on Mondays and Fridays during the month of August. Join the Eastchester Public Library for performances by some of the stage’s unforgettable leading ladies including Angela Lansbury, Elaine Stritch, Carol Burnett and Rue McClanaban in five incredible stage productions on film. Showings begin at 1 p.m. These films are free and open to the public.
All are welcome.

Aug. 15 “Elaine Stitch at Liberty”
The film lasts 89 min.

Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 “Putting it Together
featuring Carol Burnett”
The film lasts 96 min.

Aug. 25 and 29 “Sweeney Todd featuring
Angela Lansbury”
The film lasts 149 min.

Teen movies

Aug. 18 “Divergent” 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 25 “Ender’s Game” 6:30 p.m.

Book sale

Every Tuesday the EPL is holding a Friends book sale from noon to 3 p.m.

Summer hours ending

Regular Saturday hours resume Sept. 6
at the library. The library will open at 9 a.m.
and close at 5 p.m.


Bronxville Library events

In case you missed it

We are thrilled to announce additions to
the museum pass program and a new
audio learning collection. We’ve updated staff and trustee book picks and have many more
summer reading suggestions.


Book lovers

This year’s theme for the adult summer
reading game is literary elements. This summer,
it spans from June 24 to Aug. 31, 2014.
Register by presenting your library card to any reference librarian. You’ll receive your reading game packet on the spot. Fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read, then mark your
calendar for the grand prize drawing to be held
on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Questions? We’ll be delighted to answer them. Please call us at 337-7680 ext 24.

Summer daze

It’s a creative writing workshop for seniors on Saturdays starting July 19 to Aug. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the board room. No previous workshop experience is necessary.
All genres welcome.

Summer daze is led and facilitated by
Amy Laprade, MFA writing student from
Sarah Lawrence College. Only the best for
our seniors. For more information, or to
sign up, contact Laprade at 413-768 8633 or

Harry Potter uses magic, but
we’ll use science

The library will host an event in which children seven and up can come and make magic happen. Using science to make fun
potions, children will have the opportunity to learn and play in this zany class. Registration is required. Call 337.7680 x34, register online or email brokids34@gmail.com.

Family film

“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”

Friday, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dorothy’s only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, but she’s already being called back for another adventure. After waking to post-tornado Kansas, Dorothy and Toto are whisked to Oz on a magical rainbow mover sent by their old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man. Time in Oz has passed much faster than back in
Kansas, and Dorothy discovers that the Jester, the devious brother of the Wicked Witch of the West, is taking Oz over one region at a time. Rated PG, 88 min.


Tuckahoe Public Library events

Magic show

Magic Show with David Funn on Friday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. is open to children 10 years old and under. This program is sponsored by the Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe and the Friends of the Tuckahoe
Library. Registration is required in order to
attend. The library is located at 71 Columbus Ave. in Tuckahoe. You may call 961-2121 or contact the library at tuckahoelibrary.org.

Starting Sept. 6, the Tuckahoe Public
Library will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.


Babytime at the library is being held
at 11 a.m.

Reading buddies

Reading Buddies at the library is being held at 2 p.m.


Bronxville Women’s Club events

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.


Eastchester Recreation Department 

Programs for the disabled.

The Town of Eastchester welcomes the participation of all residents and recognizes the importance of providing recreational programs in the most integrated setting.
If special accommodations are needed to assist in the meaningful participation and inclusion of a disabled participant, please call Sally Veltidi, superintendent of recreation at 771-3311. The Recreation Department serving Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe is also part of the South East Consortium for Special Services, a nonprofit
organization that provides year-round therapeutic recreational programs for persons with disabilities. The consortium offers a variety of weekly programs for disabled persons ages five through adult.

For further information, contact Jerry Peters at South East Consortium, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, 698-5232 or e-mail info@secrec.org. The website is secrec.org.

Picnic reservations

The Town of Eastchester allows group picnics at Labriola Park on weekends and holidays during the hours of 10 a.m. to dusk. Labriola Park has a brand new playground for the children. Picnic permits are required and may be obtained at the recreation office. Reserve your space early. All permits are granted on a
first-come, first-served basis. No rain dates can be scheduled.


$150 Picnic reservation

$100 Damage deposit required to hold the date, which will be be returned after event
provided facility is left in good condition.

$75 restroom and maintenance fee $25
alcohol permit fee

The town reserves the right to cancel any permit with a full refund if the town needs the facility for a town-sponsored event.


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.



Pastor Rob and Sue Hartwell are exploring sponsoring a Holy Land Pilgrimage-Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus for 10 days: Feb. 2
to 11, 2015.

The tour itinerary is for Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and would be $3,379 per person from New York, which includes the $700 govt. taxes/airline fuel surcharges. Tour includes: first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, services of a professional tour director, comprehensive sightseeing, all hotel service charges and local taxes, porterage and entrance fees.

Please contact Pastor Hartwell at the following email PastorH@VLC-NY.org or call 337-0207 x 1003 to receive a brochure. Start off 2015 by Walking where Jesus walked, cruising the Sea of Galilee, visiting Nazareth, climbing the Mt. of Olives and viewing the old City of Jerusalem, walking the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and visiting Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

The Village Lutheran Church is located at 172 White Plains Road, Bronxville,
New York, 10708.


Garden tour

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is overseeing tours of the gardens, located at 945 North Broadway in Yonkers. See the website at untermyergardens.org. It’s a beautiful Persian garden with many other features including Greek, Roman, Italian and much more, and there is an interesting background
story. The garden is undergoing an extensive long-term restoration in partnership with  the City of Yonkers. The conservancy gives 90-minute docent-led public tours every Sunday, $10 per person, free for children under 12, no
pre-registration is required.

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