What’s going on in Harrison

Harrison Public Library events
Share your ideas for the future of the library
Harrison residents are invited to contribute to the process of shaping the future direction of the Harrison Public Library by participating in a survey. The Harrison Public Library is operating in a time of transformation‑from rapidly developing technology, to significant economic pressures. To deliver relevant, efficient, and equitable services that meet the needs of the community, the library is looking to develop its strategic plan.
The library’s survey provides residents an opportunity to comment on their needs and priorities through a series of questions that will inform the library’s strategic plan.
The survey will be available until Dec. 16. Visit the library’s website at www.harrisonpl.org to access the survey online or visit your local branch to complete a paper copy.
Celebrate the holidays with the Songcatchers
Sunday, Dec 1 at 3 p.m. Join us as the intergenerational Songcatchers Concert Choir and Ensemble present interfaith carols, songs of peace and songs of the holiday season.
Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Moments in Light and Motion”
Photographs by Lewis Bogaty at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Nov 29 to Dec. 6.
Bogaty is primarily a photographer of the outdoor world in motion. The challenge that most intrigues him is holding the magical moments of that motion–whether stopping a train hurtling down the track, freezing a bird in flight or capturing an evanescent instant of fog enveloping a pond, moments that are gone almost before they can be recorded.
Bogaty has participated in numerous group shows with the Westchester Photographic Society, of which he is a member. His work has been chosen to appear in the juried Westchester County Amateur Photo Exhibit and Contest in each of the four years it has existed. In addition, his photographs have been chosen to appear in juried exhibits at the United Hebrew of New Rochelle, as well as juried WPS exhibits at the northern Westchester Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospital.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For info, call the library at 914-835-0324 or see www.harrisonpl.org.
Tail Waggin’ Tutor Angie
Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Therapy dog Angie lends an ear to readers of all ages. She loves to listen to children read and talk to her. She’s a real dog and she loves the library. Come visit with her.
Storyland with Miss Bonnie for ages 3 to 5
Monday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will read stories for ages 3 to 5, siblings are welcome.
English Conversation Group
Monday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. Let’s speak English. Non-native English speakers, practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting and learn about the library, too. No need to pre-register or signup. Just show up.
Board games at the library
Monday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the Children’s Room.
Teen advisory group meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Come talk about books, movies and more. Enjoy snacks and share ideas.
Circle time for tots
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Bonnie. For ages 0 to 3.
Computer orientation
Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. One-hour class for the computerized library catalog and Internet.
Teens, participate in International Volunteer Day
Thursday, Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Come make easy no-sew cat beds for homeless shelter cats.
Open Play at the Library
Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. Come meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers and children. Make new friends, play, read, and have fun in the Community Room. Blocks and preschool LEGOs will be available for the little ones while adults chat.
Meditation for a stress-free
holiday and beyond
Friday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Join Doctor Andrew Vidich as he helps people to enjoy the holidays and beyond without stress by using meditation.
Film Movement presents
“The Deflowering of Eva van End”
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. What happens when when Veit, the Adonis German exchange student 15-year-old Eva moves in, is a perfect blend of satire and sincerity. Her dysfunctional family gets turned on its head, each of them confronting his or her own doubts, insecurities, fears and desires. During Veit’s two-week stay, all five family members begin to reinvent themselves, led by former wallflower Eva, who embarks on the most dramatic transformation of all.

The Westchester All Stars
Christmas Concert for
wounded veterans brings holiday cheer
Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Actors Tony Darrow and Paul Borghese are back again this year to host an evening of live performances by New York Yankee legend and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams plus many, many more.The evening presents original holiday music by Westchester County’s greatest musicians. The proceeds from the event will benefit two wounded veterans organizations: The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Veterans Adaptive Sports, Inc. Tax-deductible tickets cost $25, $35 and $50. To purchase tickets and learn more about the project, visit westchesterallstarschristmas.com.

Manhattanville College events

Cabaret in the Castle
Dec. 3, Mark Cherry, director, Tuesday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., West Room, free admission
The Manhattanville College Community Jazz and Wind Ensemble concert
Dec. 5, Terry Reynolds, director, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., BSC Theater, free admission
The Manhattanville College Community Orchestra
Dec. 7, Carl Bettendorf, conductor Saturday, 4 p.m., West Room, free admission, Holiday concert: The Manhattanville College Chorus
Dec. 8, John Cuk, conductor, Sunday, 4 p.m., O’Byrne Chapel, $10 general admission, $5 students and senior citizens

Harrison School Of Music student recital

The Harrison School Of Music will hold a student recital on Sunday Dec. 8, 2013, at All Saints Church in Harrison. More than 90 students will perform pieces on a variety of instruments. Recitals will be held at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m. As always, recitals are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.HarrisonMusicSchool.com

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