Author Archive: Jennifer Walford

Westchester Knicks Open Tryouts Registration Deadline September 15 ~Ardsley~

The Westchester Knicks will hold a local open tryout in preparation for the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. Aspiring professional basketball players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of Knicks coaches and staff on Saturday, September 20 at the House of Sports in the Village of Ardsley.

Founded in 2001, the NBA D-League has grown into professional basketball’s primary feeder of talent to its highest level. At the start of the 2013-14 season, 103 players in the NBA (24 percent) boasted D-League experience, and the league continues to develop talented coaches, referees and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams.

The Westchester tryout will be limited to 75 participants, who must all meet NBA Development League eligibility requirements. The players will be competing for an invitation to the Westchester Knicks’ training camp in November.

The fee to secure a tryout spot is $150. All participants must register in advance by September 15.

Tryouts will be closed to the public.


Location: House of Sports, 1 Elm Street, Ardsley

Hoboken Comedy Festival Call for Entries Deadline September 15 ~New Jersey~

Dates: October 1-5

Held in eight different locations in Hoboken, N.J., the Festival willl highlight the talents of over 40 vibrant comedians.

Featuring the talent of Chuck Nice, Judah Friedlander, Godfrey, Amy Schumer, and more!

Applicants will be given the opportunity to perform on the new talent nights early on in the week. Those shine through performances will be given a chance to perform on the showcase events the rest of the weekend.


Astoria Heights Playground Book Swap September 13 ~Queens~

Bring a book, get a book. Books for kids, teens, and general interest adult titles. All languages welcome!

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Astoria Heights Playground, between 45 & 46 Streets on 30 Road

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Suburbia Roller Derby Tryouts September 15 & 17 ~Yonkers~

You will need: a pair of quad skates, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads, a helmet & a mouth guard.
Without all required equipment, you will not be allowed to skate! If for any reason you can’t get the required equipment, please let us know & we’ll find you some loaner equipment for tryouts. Except the mouth guard, you’ll have to get one of those.


Tickets: $10.00 to $20.00

Location: Yonkers P.A.L. (Iris and Martin Walshin Center), 127 North Broadway (Route 9), Yonkers

Suburbia Roller Derby: The Backyard Bullies vs. Strong Island September 13 ~Yonkers~

Tickets: $10.00 to $20.00

Location: Yonkers P.A.L. (Iris and Martin Walshin Center), 127 North Broadway (Route 9), Yonkers

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Westchester Oratorio Society Open Call September 9 ~Katonah~

The Westchester Oratorio Society, under the direction of its exciting, young conductor Benjamin Niemczyk, enlists competent volunteer singers from Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam counties as well as the New York metropolitan area. Voices in all categories are welcome, including those of high school and college age.

A brief vocal placement is required – come try us out! The chorus, numbering 60+ singers, performs masterworks from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries with professional orchestra and professional soloists.

Interested in joining, rehearsals start Tuesday September 9th, 2014.


Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Location: Katonah Library, Garden Room, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah

Native Plant Festival at Rosedale Nurseries September 6-7 ~Hawthorne~

Find native trees, shrubs, and more with the help of our knowledgeable volunteer personal shoppers and nursery staff who will answer questions and help you make selections. Free workshops will be taught by Go Native U instructors. Stop by Rosedale’s garden shop for books, gardening supplies, and more. A percentage of all sales on September 6 and 7 will be donated to The Native Plant Center.


Location: Rosedale Nurseries, 51 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), Hawthorne

Yorktown Granger Fair September 4-7

Enjoy dancing, food, music, games, and rides.

Location: Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Avenue, Yorktown Heights

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Puppy/Dog Meet & Greet August 30 ~Harrison~

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Pet Rescue, 7 Harrison Avenue, Harrison

For details visit

Kitten & Cat Adoption Day August 30 ~Larchmont~

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Petco, 1275 Boston Post Road, Larchmont

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