What’s Going on in Harrison 8-15-2015

Harrison Library events


The Harrison Public Library Halperin Building will undergo a renovation. This initiative will transform the library into a state-of-the-art facility people of all ages will be able to enjoy.

The Halperin Building will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 30, through June 2015, and its collection will be unavailable.The West Harrison Branch will be open extended hours.

All Harrison items may be returned to the West Harrison Branch, or to any other public libraries located in Westchester.

All borrowed items can be returned to the West Harrison Library after Labor Day. No fines will be incurred during this period.

The library will continue to offer some of the Halperin Building’s popular programs, and is in the process of securing locations for other Halperin events in downtown Harrison.

A Harrison library card gives access to any and all of the public libraries in Westchester. Patrons may search the catalog, reserve items, download ebooks and audio books at harrisonpl.org.

The public is encouraged to visit the West Harrison Branch.

To learn more, and follow the renovation’s progress, or participate in the transformation of the library, visit harrisonpl.org/renovation. You may also call 835-0324, or sign up to receive the email newsletter to stay up on current events.

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Events at the library

On Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m.: Computer orientation.

On Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.: Open play at the library. 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.

On Saturday, Aug. 16 at 9:45 a.m. and at 10:45 a.m. the library will hold Sensory Story Time for all abilities led by a Lekotek play specialist including stories, music, crafts and play. Children with special needs and their siblings are invited to attend the new story time program.

Registration is required before the event in order to participate. To register, please call 835-0324, ext.4. Sponsored by The Kiyoko Brown Lekotek Center.

Hadassah Film Festival

“Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy” examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical.

Aug. 20 at 6:45 p.m.

“When Do We Eat” is the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family at its first Passover Seder in three years. An old-fashioned Jewish father struggles to bring the entire family together after being slipped a dose of what his son believes to be a combination of ecstasy and LSD. As the night continues, each family member reveals secrets that cause tension, but, in the end, it just brings them closer together.

The Art Of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, GüntherUecker & Friends

July 13 to Sept. 28, 2014

In the wake of devastation wrought by World War II, European artists who were part of the Zero movement attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature, proclaiming the “zero hour” of postwar art.

In the late 1950s, progressive artists developed a new visual language to create a “new art for a new age.” Using industrial materials and technology they explored light, kinetics, and structure in a minimalist practice as they distanced themselves from Expressionism. For Otto Piene, Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker, who made up the German inner circle, the word Zero was complex. As a number, it represented nothing, a zone of silence. But as a shape, it represented an endless form, a zone of pure possibility.

Beginning July 13, the Neuberger Museum of Art will present the exhibition The Art of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker & Friends, featuring 22 iconic works by Group Zero artists that have never been shown together in this context. The works are selected from the Neuberger Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection, and more specifically from the George and Edith Rickey Collection of Constructivist Art. Almost all of the works in the exhibition were gifts to Rickey from fellow artists in the spirit of collaboration and exchange, a philosophy of the Zero movement.

The Art of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker & Friends is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY and curated by Assistant Curator Avis Larson. Generous support for The Art of Zero is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Purchase College Foundation.

Parking for Neuberger Museum visitors’  is in Purchase College Parking Lot W1.

A $6 per car campus parking fee applies all days for all visitors.Please stop at the Park 2 Fly booth, pay the attendant in advance of your visit, and place your ticket on your dashboard before walking to the museum. The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College State University of New York is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase.

For more information and to plan a visit call 251-6100 on Monday’s through Friday’s, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or at 251-6117 on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, noon to 5 p.m.

In the case of inclement weather, please call 251-7500 for weather-related announcements.

Honor Flight

Hudson Valley Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that offers American World War II veterans a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials. The organization is partnering with Westchester County Veterans Service Agency to make the trip out of Westchester County Airport possible on Oct. 18.

Volunteers are needed to help:


-Contact local businesses and organizations to seek sponsorship opportunities

-Locate interested veterans

-Coordinate travel information

-Escort veterans to and from Westchester County Airport

-Serve as a voice to the veteran community

Funds will send WWII veterans to Washington D.C. Individuals interested in volunteering should visit HVHonorFlight.com. or call
845-391-0076. Additional information is available at westchestergov.com.

The Harrison Players announce
open auditions

“Who Killed Elvis? A Comic Murder Mystery”

On Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Harrison Players are having a casting call for teens and adults at 210 Halstead Ave. Visit harrisonplayers.org, or call 630-1089 for more information and character descriptions.

Rye Specialty Camp programs 

Rye Youth Soccer

The Rye Youth Soccer summer camp will be held by Rich Savage, Jared Small and several other nationally licensed coaches. Highlights of the camp include innovative and engaging skills instruction, skills contests, nightly World Cup tournament play and giveaways including t-shirts and other prizes. Space is limited. Register online at ryeyouthsoccer.org. Additional questions, call Jared Small at 552-0529.

Fashionably chic

Hobby Quest’s Fashion Design Camp is where you will learn exactly how you can make unique fashions. No sewing experience is required for this fabulous camp; everything that is needed to know to design and create couture looks will be taught and specialized for each camper. Each fashionista will create their very own wearable outfit, including staple pieces like shirts, skirts, dresses, shorts or shrugs.

The camp runs Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 25 to 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents pay $110 and non-resident pay’s $125. The program is held at the Damiano Recreation Center.

Hocus pocus

In this marvelous mini-camp, you will learn an entire show’s worth of magic tricks to wow your friends and family. The camp will teach everything needed to know to become a real magician; all of the secrets magicians have been keeping safe for centuries. This program is for grades K through 5. The dates are as follows:

Monday, Aug. 25 through Wednesday, Aug. 27, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hocus Pocus is being held at  the Damiano Recreation Center.

Rye Arts Center Half Day for
Half Pints Program 

Children learn best through creative play, The Rye Arts Center has designed a program especially for Pre-K children to learn through full immersion in art, music and movement.

Designed to complement an existing half day Pre-K program or as a standalone enrichment program, families have the option to ‘extend their preschoolers’ day by taking advantage of the half day for half pints walk to the arts center option. Children from participating nursery schools will be personally met by Diana and her team, and walked to and from the arts center, allowing a parent or care giver to extend a morning or afternoon half day Pre-K program into a full day program, it includes a nursery school and arts immersion.

The semester-based Half day for Half pints begins Sept. 15 and is offered on Monday and Friday mornings, Tuesday and Wednesday early afternoons. Participants experience all that the arts center offers, including art classes in the gallery, movement in the performing arts room, clay in the ceramics studio and a variety of musical instruments from the music school.

All preschoolers are welcome to choose the day and time that best suits their schedules. To register or for more information visit The Rye Arts Center at 51 Milton Road or call 967-0700 you may also visit the website at ryeartscenter.org.


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