What’s Going On in Harrison 4-18-14

Harrison Public Library events

A taste of Harrison

Sunday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come discover the fabulous restaurants in downtown Harrison and support our library through this Friends of the Harrison Public Library fundraiser. At your own pace, you may visit all of the restaurants in any order you wish and enjoy a delicious sample of the chef’s

A map and wristbands that will let the restaurant know you signed up for this event will be provided. All participating restaurants will have a balloon outside so you will know where to go.

New this year, we are inviting all businesses to participate.

More information will be forthcoming, including the final list of participating restaurants. Currently, almost all the eating places in Harrison will be participating.

There will be ample free parking in the commuter parking lots and thanks to Mayor Belmont, a senior minivan and volunteer driver will be available for those not wishing to walk.

Order your wristbands now. Adult wristbands cost $20 in advance, $25 day of event and wristbands for children under 12 cost $10 in advance, $15 day of event.

To get your wristbands, please make your check payable to and mail to: Friends of the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528.

Please include name, address, phone and number of tickets.

Questions? Call Angela Brandt at 914-373-4956, Albina Hicks at 914-835-4575, Angela Kaufman at 914-835-2429 or Connie Perrotta at 914-315-1922.

Harrison Public Library events

Computer orientation

Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m.

Rockin’ Tots

Monday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m., for ages 3 to 4.

Problem gambling

Monday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m.

A workshop highlighting the concept of problem gambling, an easily hidden problem that can seriously affect your teenagers and your family.

Wiggle and Giggle with Dawny Dew

Tuesday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.

Music, puppets and more.

Frogs, bugs and animals

Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m.

Green Meadows Farm is back with an exciting hands-on program that features reptiles, frogs, bugs, fluffy chickens, baby farm animals, bunnies and/or hedge hogs. All animals can be safely touched and are displayed in colorful
petting boxes.

Preschoolers through age 12 are invited to participate.

Movers and shakers

Wednesday, April 23, at 10 a.m.

Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Bonnie for walkers up to 3 years old.

Brown bag cinema

Thursday, April 24


12:30 p.m. with Judi Dench. Bring your lunch and enjoy a matinee at the library. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Manhattanville College presents “Cabaret in the Castle”

On Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m., the Manhattanville College Cabaret Performance Workshop, sponsored by the music department, will present “Cabaret in the Castle.”

The performance will take place in the west room of Reid Hall on the college’s campus, located at 2900 Purchase St. in Purchase.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The program will feature the words and music of Frank Loesser, best known for the musicals “Guys and Dolls,” “The Most Happy Fella” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Featured songs will include “On a Slow Boat to China,” “Once in Love with Amy,” “What are You Doing New Year’s Eve” and “I Wish I Didn’t Love You So.” The program is under the direction of artist-in-residence Mark Cherry and assistant director, Beverly Meyer.

There will be a special guest appearance by Manhattanville’s pop vocal group, The Quintessentials.

For further information, please call the music office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 914-323-5260

Adult tennis lessons

Adult tennis classes for both beginners and advanced players will be offered May 10 and May 11.

Beginner class is one hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a total of five hours of group instruction. Price: $150.

Advanced class is one and a half hours from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a total number of seven and a half hours of group instruction. Price: $225.

This program is offered by the Harrison Recreation Department. Class size is limited.

Please register at the Solazzo Center recreation office, 270 Harrison Ave., opposite the train station, or call 914-670-3179 for additional details.