A personal blog about living in NYC Metro, fandom, American genealogy, the environment, & travel
Author: Found in Yonkers
Publisher of Found in Yonkers: Westchester County Activities & Events. Be sure to check out my pet project Suburban Fandom (also published under Found in Yonkers) for New York City Tri-State Fandom activities & events!
Put on your costume and come for our trick or treat hunt on Heckscher Farm.
Trick or Treaters will have the farm to themselves as it will be after closure. Stop by outside of Heckscher WILD! to visit with some creepy crawly animals such as tarantulas and snakes, and once you have completed your scavenger hunt, stop back up at the Farmhouse for your trick or treat prize bag and a fall-themed craft to take home! Limited to 20 children per session for a small group experience.
University of Maryland Community Learning Garden directors Meredith Epstein and Meg Smolinski discuss techniques to set yourself up for success, from saving the easiest of seeds like marigolds and beans to harvesting heirloom tomato seeds. Learn what to look for in a good seed, how long they stay viable, and other helpful tips.
Experience how the interplay of art and language shaped the culture, religions, and history of India and the South Asian subcontinent. Join artist and museum docent Sushmita Mazumdar in the classroom, and in the virtual Galleries of the National Museum of Asian Art, for a unique series that combines detailed looks at artworks and objects from a variety of periods and regions with the opportunity to try your hand at authentic calligraphy inspired by them.
No experience in calligraphy or drawing is required.
Visual Artists 18 years and older from the United States and Internationally are eligible to submit. All mediums are welcome: painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, installation, video, new media, mixed media, and more.
Featured artists will be profiled in a full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will also have the opportunity to be highlighted on vast.art via a profile or interview.
Volunteer repair experts will be available to help people make all possible repairs free of charge. People wishing to bring their beloved but broken items from home (limit 2 items, please, no gas-powered items) should pre-register via Sign-Up Genius to select a time to attend.
Play Dungeons & Dragons from October 22-25 with your favorite Red Monkey Theater Group and Cast Party performers. This year’s event will also include a a free workshop from Cast Party’s Matt Gordon to help you run awesome online D&D games on Roll20. New to D&D? Always wanted to play but never had the chance? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you!
Four times as big, all virtual, and featuring a roster of all-star Dungeon Master’s Guild creators and plenty of Halloween-themed adventures!
This course offers participants a better understanding of compositional elements and how best to apply them.
Emphasis is placed on practices that promote taking better and more unique photographs, including simplicity, balance, and using natural lighting conditions. Weekly lectures and assignments feature topics including extended shutter speeds, light graffiti, bokeh templates, and macro photography.
Students should have an understanding of basic camera operation. They provide their own cameras and may work in the format of their choice.
James Weldon Johnson achieved many high marks in his life, including becoming chosen as the first Black Executive Secretary of the NAACP. The co-author of the “Negro National Anthem” was born June 17, 1871, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Hand stitching is a great way to reduce stress, and the portability of handwork projects makes them ideal take-alongs to fit into your day. Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making by creating an 18-by-24 inch piece as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.
Learn the same piecing, applique, quilting, and finishing techniques used in larger quilts as you work on your small-scale project during this multi-session class. No sewing machine is needed; all work can be done by hand.
The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.
The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.
The Fellowships Open Book Program is a limited competition designed to make outstanding humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that can be downloaded or redistributed for no charge.
Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which translates to forest bathing, these walks have been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive function. Beyond the physiological changes, forest bathing offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world.
Playwright Abram Hill and actor Frederick O’Neal founded the American Negro Theater (ANT) on June 5, 1940, in Harlem. Originally a community theater group, the ANT trained a number of actors, including Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier, among others.
Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But rooftop, terraces, and balcony spaces have their own unique challenges for soil maintenance, watering, crop management, installation, and more.
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the techniques of styling and assembling bridal and bridesmaid bouquets.