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Halloween at the Hudson River Museum October 31 ~Yonkers, NY~

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and goblins!

Get in the Halloween spirit in the Courtyard of the historic home Glenview by decorating mini pumpkins with an imaginary landscape or a creepy scene, gallivanting in a socially-distanced Costume Parade, starting at 12:30, 2, and 3:30pm, and taking your scariest selfies in the shadow of our historic structure.

SOURCE: https://www.hrm.org

Location: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY

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Katonah Museum of Art Sculpt & Sketch Family Day November 7 ~New York,~

In-Person/Onsite Activities include:

*Ceramics demonstration with a guest artist from the Clay Arts Center
*Artist-led paper sculpture project inspired by the works on view
*Nature-themed scavenger hunt and sketching activities
*Gallery guide and art-making kit for children

Two available time slots: 1:00 – 2:30 PM or 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Advance timed-ticket registration required.

SOURCE: http://www.katonahmuseum.org

Location: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY

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Tour the Home of Washington Irving, Author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Weekends thru November 8 ~Irvington, NY~

Take a spooky tour on the grounds of Washington Irving’s estate and go on a literature-themed scavenger hunt. A special exhibit highlights how the Legend has lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries since its publication.

SOURCE: https://www.teatown.org

Location: Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnydale Lane, Irvington, NY

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Virtual: Mycology 101 Discussion November 4

Learn the basics of fungi morphology, how to identify common mushrooms of the season, and the role fungi play in our ecosystem.

SOURCE: https://www.teatown.org

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Halloween in the Landscape at Lyndhurst thru November 1 ~Tarrytown, NY~

This year, Lyndhurst has installed seven spirited and seasonal Halloween vignettes in the landscape around the mansion. These witch and skeleton-themed stations include Glinda and Elphaba, a brace of skeleton horses, and groves of witches and spooks under our majestic weeping beech tree. These are interspersed in the landscape near the mansion and combine seasonal decorations with an exploration of some of the features of the most interesting parts of the estate, including the children’s playhouse, fountains, and recently-restored benches.

SOURCE: https://lyndhurst.org

Location: Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY

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Virtual: Japanese Business Etiquette Workshop November 24

This business etiquette workshop is designed to teach basic Japanese phrases and behavioral skills needed in Japanese corporate environments. Participants will learn practical expressions and manners used in various business contexts, such as formal greeting, business card exchange, seating order (Kamiza and Shimoza), proper bowing, unique hand gestures, and table manners. The class will be conducted in English and is suitable for persons at any level of Japanese language experience, including those who have little or no previous background in Japanese.

SOURCE: https://www.japansociety.org

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Virtual: Crash Course for Travelers to Japan Workshop November 2

This crash course for travelers offers a quick introduction to the Japanese language as well as Japanese customs, which can be very helpful for first-time or even veteran travelers to Japan.

SOURCE: https://www.japansociety.org

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Virtual: Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners Workshop November 19 & 20

Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners, taught by Japanese instructors at the Language Center. These lessons are meant for persons with no previous knowledge of Japanese.

SOURCE: https://www.japansociety.org

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Virtual: Open Mic for Authors, Poets, & Musicians November 20

Virtual doors open at 7:20 pm for event starting at 7:30. Due to popular demand to participate, we’ve had to limit the amount of readers to 20…All genres welcome — fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, other.

SOURCE: https://www.writerscenter.org

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Virtual: Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television Class Beginning November 6

This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for one-hour televisions shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary in all dramatic writing — the importance of conflict. How we define, pinpoint and create interesting, unusual characters. How structure is the backbone of a dramatic piece, and how narrative drive and the understanding of the elements of the construction of a story are critical to any piece of dramatic writing. The course will include insights and address the specific individual demands inherent in the writing of screenplays, stage plays and one-hour television shows. The individual requirements of each discipline will be addressed, as well as the specific look of each form of dramatic writing. The instructor will arrange for individual, one-on-one sessions with each student above and beyond classroom instruction.

William Bigelow is an American screenwriter, television writer and playwright. He has written for numerous television shows, among them Murder, She Wrote, The Commish, Silk Stalkings, Pacific Blue, Sliders, and most recently GRIMM on NBC.

SOURCE: https://www.writerscenter.org

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Koch Comics FLASH Sale November 5-6 ~Brooklyn~

All your fondest memories of reading comics or books on a sun-dappled floor or hours spent in darkened theaters riveted to thrilling adventures can be recaptured here. All you favorite artists, writers, directors and stars are waiting.

A table full of goodies, comics, mags, trades, books. Everybody gets to pick one item (no purchase required-just sign up), BUY MORE, PICK MORE.

SOURCE: http://www.kochcomics.com

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Official Shop of Warner Bros

Amazing Transformers Gear at 80sTees.com

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The Uncle Louie Comedy Variety Show November 28 ~White Plains~

The Uncle Louie variety show comedy has been taking the Italian american communities by storm.They been making people laugh for years with their characters and sketches to put smiles on peoples faces and bring back memories of growing up Italian.They will return by popular demand with a new show after selling out last year White Plains Show.Come for a night of laughter.

SOURCE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Location: The Play Group Theatre, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week November 9-22

During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer either a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for $35.95 per person (plus tax, beverage and gratuity), a three-course lunch menu for $25.95 per person (plus tax, beverage and gratuity), or both. Participants alsohave the option offer their regular menus as the prix-fixe.

SOURCE: https://www.valleytable.com/hvrw

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Virtual: Yonkers Film Festival (YoFi) November 7-22 ~New York~

The festival is all about connections and conversations, so in addition to including talkback Q&A sessions at almost every screening, the festival offers a “mini film school” series of workshops taught by award-winning industry professionals, and parties and receptions where filmmakers and film fans get the chance to meet and mingle.

SOURCE: https://www.yofifest.com

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Virtual: Local Authors Meet & Greet at the Harrison Public Library October 24 ~New York~

This popular annual event will feature award-winning, bestselling and local authors. Copies of their works are available in the library.

SOURCE: Harrison Public Library
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Virtual: Author Fiona Davis Discussing “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” at the Bedford Library October 21 ~New York~

Fiona Davis’ lasest novel is set in one of the most iconic structures in the city-the New York Public Library. A New York Times bestselling novel and chosen for the Good Morning America Book Pick for August, “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” does not disappoint!

SOURCE: https://www.bedfordfreelibrary.org

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Virtual: Author Baylor Chapman Discussing “Decorating with Plants” at the Chappaqua Library October 21 ~New York~

Author Baylor Chapman‘s book is in three parts: first, there’s Plant Care 101: from how to assess light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive while on vacation, Then she introduces us to 28 of her favorites—specimens that are tough as nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose. Finally, she guides readers through the home room by room.

Baylor has been a professional floral and garden designer since 2001. Her designs have been featured in Sunset magazine and on PBS, as well as in Banana Republic and Restoration Hardware stores.

SOURCE: Chappaqua Library

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Virtual: Author Susan Lurie Discussing “Wanda Seasongood and Mostly True Secret” at the Greenburgh Public Library October 27 ~New York~

Susan Lurie, author of our October Ginormously Good Read/Mini-Battle of the Books Crossover, Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret, is stopping by to meet our community!

Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret, Susan’s first novel for middle grade readers released earlier this year, is getting plenty of well-deserved, rave reviews. And with good reason! Before Susan began her writing career, she worked with R.L. Stine to create the popular Goosebumps and Fear Street series!

SOURCE: Greenburgh Public Library

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Pruning Principles and Practices Workshop Beginning October 29 ~Bronx~

Through course study and hands-on pruning, you will learn the best tools, techniques, and timing to use when you prune to help shrubs, conifers, broadleaves, evergreens, and deciduous plants thrive. Explore how woody plant structure and physiology influence pruning.

SOURCE: https://www.enrole.com

Location: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY

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Virtual SAT Practice October 31

From the comfort of your own home, taken advantage of this practice online SAT offered through Princeton Review!

SOURCE: https://poundridgelibrary.org