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What Does Jewish Look Like to You? A Monologue Showcase Greenburgh Hebrew Center ~Dobbs Ferry~

Kaleidoscope is a narrative-arts driven initiative that was sparked by a desire to highlight the stories of Jews of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, observance levels, and interfaith experiences. This monologue showcase featuring personal stories from 6 Jews of diverse and ethnic backgrounds, followed by a Q&A with the performers.


Cost: $18.00 to $36.00

Location: Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry

Westchester County Airport Expansion Discussion March 18 ~White Plains~

A voluntary legal agreement between the County and the airlines was reached to put limits on the commercial flights and the size of the terminal, which has been in effect since that time. It has been responsible for limiting the uncontrolled growth of WCA, and has been a crucial tool in protecting Westchester’s environmental quality by preventing – or mitigating- the significant (often overwhelming) air pollution, water pollution and noise impacts caused by large airports all across the country.

This Conversation on Conservation discussed the proposed changes to the airport passenger limitations, the history of the work that has gone into keeping the size of Westchester County Airport under control, and the concerns surrounding the environmental impacts of any changes to the current law.


Location: 78 North Broadway, E-House, White Plains

Pitch in for Westchester Parks April 23

The Westchester Parks Foundation engages the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.

Volunteers take on special projects throughout the county parks to help get ready for the peak season. They paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, build footbridges and boardwalks in the woods, clear trails and shorelines, monitor biodiveristy, restore wildlife habitats and remove invasive vines from trees.


Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mutts on the Mountain 5K/Lazy Dog 1 Mile Run for Fun Blue Mountain Reservation April 29 ~Peekskill~

Benefiting the Westchester Parks Foundation (, the 2nd Annual Mutts on the Mountain 5K and Lazy Dog 1M Fun Run is back for more tail-wagging, trail-running fun! Our event is the only timed trail race (of any length) in the Tri-State area that allows you to run with your canine companion.

The Mutts on the Mountain 5K course is located deep in the beautiful Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY. Consisting of 3.1 miles of top-notch trail, this course will keep trail runners on their toes and keep those running with their canine companion focused on the what waits around the bend.


Location: Blue Mountain Reservation, 435 Welcher Avenue, Peekskill

Malka Older & Daniel José Older NY Review of Science Fiction at Brooklyn Commons March 7

Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and PhD candidate. Her science fiction political thriller, Infomocracy, was named one of 2016’s best books by both Kirkus and BookRiot, and the sequel, Null States, will be published in September 2017. You can find links to her writing, which has appeared in at, Sundog Lit, Capricious, Reservoir, Inkscrawl, Rogue Agent, and Wired, among others, at Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than a decade of experience in humanitarian aid and development. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Center for the Sociology of Organizations at SciencesPo.

Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. Y


Time: 6:30 0.m.

Suggested Donation: $7.00

Location, The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

19th Annual Conference in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College March 3-4 ~Bronxville~

Black Women in White America, Revisited

Featuring Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

In 1972, Dr. Gerda Lerner published her pioneering study Black Women in White America. That same year, Dr. Lerner and Dr. Joan Kelly Gadol were fighting to prove that women had a history worth recording by co-founding the oldest women’s history graduate program in the country at Sarah Lawrence College. In the political arena, a Black woman, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was waging a competitive campaign to become the first woman president of the United States and activists across the country were fighting an uphill (and ultimately unsuccessful) battle to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

Much has changed since 1972, and this fact makes 2017 a particularly opportune time to reassess the legacy of Gerda Lerner’s path-breaking scholarship. Does the adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” apply in the case of Black women in America today? How has the expansion of scholarship by and about women of color enhanced our knowledge of women’s history and necessarily challenged previous assumptions? How has ongoing structural inequality undermined the gains of the women’s movement of the 1970s? What is the status of all women in a multiracial, multicultural, diversely religious but still deeply fractured America today?

The conference will feature our keynote speaker, noted Princeton Emerita historian Dr. Nell Painter, distinguished author of many books, including Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era, The History of White People, and Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol.

Panel topics include; Serving While Black and Female: Race, Gender, and Resistance in 20th-Century American Capitalism; Resistance and Empowerment, Black Women In Medicine: Pioneers in Gender, Racial and Social Equity in Medicine; Black Women’s Activism in the Civil Rights Movement; Black Women, Activism And The Arts, and Engaging Diaspora: Perspectives of Black Women in Latin America.


Location: Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville

Andean Carnavales Celebration Pelham Art Center March 4

In celebration of Carnavales (Carnival), experience a traditional Peruvian musical performance by the band Inkarayku, led by Mr. Andres Jimenez. Stay for a hands-on workshop creating a craft typical of the Peruvian Carnaval season. As part of our Folk Arts Series, this event is free and open to all ages.

Carnavales takes place during the month of February in the Peruvian highlands and is full of joy and laughter. One of the most notable rituals is that of the yunza, in which a large tree is planted and is surrounded by gifts. The community gathers to dance around the yunza, taking turns to cut the tree until it falls down. The couple that gives the final cut before the tree falls down is in charge of the organization of the yunza the following year.


Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham

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