What’s Going on in Harrison 5-9-2014

Harrison Public Library events

Sensory storytime

Saturday, May 10, at 9:45 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m.

For children of all abilities.

Rockin’ tots

Monday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 4.

English conversation group

Monday, May 12, at 11 a.m.

Millenium book club discussion

Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m., Millennium Book Club will discuss “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. All welcome, refreshments will be served.

Taste of Harrison tickets for sale

On Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, Friends of the Harrison Public Library will be available with tickets for the “Taste of Harrison” library fundraiser.

“Watercolors without boundaries”

Paintings by Brigitte Loritz at the Harrison Public Library will be on display from May 4 to May 30, with an opening reception on May 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Loritz was born and educated in Switzerland. In the U.S., she attended the Parsons School of Design, and studied with prominent watercolorists as Ed Whitney, Jane Carlson, Arne Lindmark and Diane Faxon. Loritz is artist-in-residence for the Port Chester Council for the Arts and teaches in the Port Chester Public Schools in their Arts in Education Program. She is former art director for the American Yacht Club Summer Camp and teaches art activities in several Westchester schools. Loritz’s award-winning watercolors have been exhibited here and abroad, and she is particularly well-known in the community for her paintings of homes and historical sites.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information contact Connie Perrotta at
914-315-1922 or cpcpone@yahoo.com.

Dinner and a concert with
the New Originals

Saturday, May 31, presented by Harrison Public Library and Trattoria Vivolo.

Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and receive 20 percent off of your dinner bill. Reservations required, cash only, call 914-835-6199.

Concert begins at the library at 7:30 p.m., coffee house style, with refreshments.

Welcome summer with the soulful sounds of the New Originals, featuring acoustic and
electric folk rock and pop music from the 60s to the present.

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 Ave., 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.

Westchester Broadway Dinner
Theater shows

Located at 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford.

For tickets, call the box office at
914-592-2222 or visit broadwaytheatre.com.

Sultry night of salsa

Date: May 12

Time: Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Price: $80 plus tax, per person.

A wonderful tribute to the music of the legendary singers: Frankie Ruiz, Tito Rodriguez and La Lupe.

An exciting night of music performed by the MTG All Stars Orchestra lead by Hector La Llave Leguillow.

“The Hit Men”

Date: May 13

Time: Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Price: $80 plus tax, per person.

Experience the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s as you first heard them. Take a trip back through rock and roll history from the guys who lived and breathed the experience.

This amazing super group of musicians, vocalists, arrangers and composers share great back stories and anecdotes from their days in recording studios and on the tour with Frankie Valli and many others.

Down to Earth Farmers Markets
open Mother’s Day weekend

Down to Earth Farmers Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and food makers who source locally. From this unique combination, you’ll find delicious fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised meats, chicken and eggs; breads and baked goods; pickles; prepared foods to go; fresh dairy items and never-frozen fish—to name just some of the bounty.

Larchmont’s Down to Earth
Farmers Market

Opening Day, Saturday, May 10.

Saturdays through December 13,

from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Metro-North parking lot off of Chatsworth Avenue.

Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market

Opening Day, Sunday, May 11.

Sundays through December 7,

from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In parking lot on Theodore Fremd Avenue, directly behind Purchase Street stores.

Buy a bottle, help a neighbor

On Mother’s Day weekend, from Friday, May 9 to Sunday, May 11, Post Wines and Spirits in Larchmont is donating one dollar to the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force for every bottle sold.

Mothers and gift buyers are also welcome to sample the wares at free wine tastings on Friday, May 9, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Post Wines and Spirits is located at 2112 Boston Post Road, at the corner of Larchmont Avenue, in Larchmont.

Mother’s Day weekend hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

The Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force is an all-volunteer coalition of community organizations, houses of worship and concerned citizens dedicated to assisting families living in Larchmont and Mamaroneck who need food. It runs a food pantry that distributes a nutritional bag of groceries providing four days of meals, twice a month.

To learn more, to volunteer, or to donate, visit us on the web at LMFoodPantry.org.

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