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Clay Art Center Virtual Youth Class: Animal Face Containers Ages 7 and Up August 3 ~Port Chester~

This animal portrait container building class is an opportunity to create a unique vessel with a portrait of you favorite animal on it. Ceramic techniques such as pinch pots, trapped air forms and coils will be used to construct these one of a kind animal portrait container. They will be the perfect functional sculptures to display on your desk or in your room to hold all your pens, pencils and craft tools.

SOURCE: https://www.clayartcenter.org

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Hudson Valley Writers Center Virtual Open Mic August 21 ~Sleepy Hollow~

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. Free audience members still need to register in order to receive the Zoom info.

SOURCE: https://www.writerscenter.org

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Hudson Valley Writers Center: Writing the College Application Essay that Counts Virtual Class Beginning August 18 ~Sleepy Hollow~

As 4.0 GPAs have grown more common, the personal statement has become an important way to distinguish oneself in the college application process. That’s never been more important than for the Class of 2021, many of whom will apply to college without having taken an SAT or ACT. While the stakes of college essays are particularly high this fall, crafting an authentic personal statement can also catalyze an invaluable journey of self-discovery and identity-making for teens on the verge of adulthood.

SOURCE: https://www.writerscenter.org

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Mamaroneck Library Virtual ACT or SAT Test August 1 ~New York~

All you need is a pencil, paper, calculator, and a computer to take part in this event. Choose which test you would like to practice, SAT OR ACT and register.

SOURCE: https://www.mamaronecklibrary.org

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New York State Tourism Conference Rescheduled for November 16-18 ~Harrison, NY~

The New York State Tourism Conference (NYSTC), presented by The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), has been rescheduled for November 16-18, 2020 at the Renaissance Westchester. The 2020 NYSTC, originally scheduled for April, offers high-quality, outstanding travel-focused content and key industry networking opportunities to create an exceptional experience.

Conference attendees represent a wide cross-section of the New York State tourism industry including business owners and managers, destination marketing organization professionals, chambers of commerce, trade associations and state agencies. The conference also welcomes partners who support tourism throughout New York State, and students studying hospitality, culinary, travel and tourism.

SOURCE: Learn more about the NYSTC and register here www.nystia.org/nystc

Location: Renaissance Westchester Hotel, Harrison, NY

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Farmers Markets in Fairfield, Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester Counties

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Pelham Art Center Community Art Days June 7, July 5, & August 12

Come speak with an artist, watch an artist create, and join in on our new community art project!

Part of the upcoming Community Art Days is “Pelham Art Rocks!”–a collaborative public art installation consisting of individual rocks painted by our community members. Come take a rock, paint a rock, and leave a rock under the Pelham Art Center red arch! Visitors can create a rock during any of the three Community Art Days, or paint their rock at home and return it under the arch later. Pelham Art Center invites everyone to contribute a colorful design to build an Art Rock Garden as a tribute to the strength and beauty of our community.

For those painting from home, suggested paints are acrylic and details can be added using paint markers. Consider mandala rocks, patterned rocks, inspirational words, spirals, shapes and patterns for your design. It is recommended to add a top coat clear acrylic sealer on top of your painted rocks.

SOURCE: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org

Location: Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

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Yonkers Public Library ZOOM Classes & Workshops for All Ages

All three branches are offering virtual events Riverfront, Grinton I. Will and Crestwood. Activities for all ages. For ZOOM classes and workshops visit https://www.ypl.org.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Small Business Owners with Applications for Assistance Programs

The Westchester County Office of Economic Development’s SBA Application Assistance Program is soliciting volunteers to help small businesses complete applications for the following programs:

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance,
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan, and
Paycheck Protection Program applications.
Volunteers will be provided training on all aspects of the application process. Training will be developed and conducted in coordination with the SBA and Community Capital New York, a Community Development Financial Institution and SBA-lender. The training will be provided by webinar, and the materials and step-by-step application guides will be provided to the volunteers.

The volunteers will not be providing guidance/recommendations on which loan programs to apply for, but rather will be addressing specific questions on the application(s) selected by the applicant.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help should email EconomicDevelopment@westchestergov.com.

SOURCE: https://www.westchestergov.com

Editor’s Note: If you know a small business in dire need please let them know they can also apply to be vendors with the State of New York.

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Westchester County offers Affordable Homes in Buchanan, NY

Westchester County is offering a unique opportunity – several single family homes and a senior condominium for sale – at prices ranging from $164,000 for a condo to $265,000 for a four bedroom single family home. Potential home buyers must qualify, and homes will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Located in the Village of Buchanan and served by the Hendrick Hudson School District, the single family homes offer three or four bedrooms, two baths, decks or patios, and finished or unfinished basements in a neighborhood setting. The home in Cortlandt Manor offers community membership in the Croton Park Colony, complete with a community swimming pool.

The two bedroom condominium in Jefferson Village in Yorktown Heights has two bedrooms and two baths, a kitchen with an island, storage, laundry and garage parking. Jefferson Village is a 55+ community which boasts a wide range of amenities including a clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and picnic area.

With a 5% down payment for the condo, a buyer’s monthly housing expenses (mortgage, real estate taxes and common charges) will be approximately $1600. For the single family properties, monthly housing expenses range from $1800 to $2,045. Maximum household income guidelines apply: two person household, $77,000 three persons, $86,600; four persons, $96,250 and $103,950 for a five person household.

For information and applications, go to https://homes.westchestergov.com/homeseeker-housing or contact Housing Action Council, a non-profit organization responsible for qualifying applicants and assisting them through the home buying process, at (914) 332-4144, .

SOURCE: https://www.westchestergov.com

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Do Business with Local Governments-Request for Proposals Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland and Westchester Counties

Did you know you can expand your business by obtaining contracts with local governments? Nonprofits and for-profit businesses can improve their communities and create employment opportunities for your neighbors. All industries from Education, to Entertainment, to IT, to Construction. Visit links below to review opportunities.

RFPs by County

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BOGO- FREE ticket for a CitySightseeing Ferry Tour when you purchase Ripley’s Times Square Odditorium Ticket!

New! Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Legends Figures Wave 12 Case

Cheap Fares To Top 20 Spots! Take up to $20◊ off our fees on flights with code TOP20 Book Now!

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Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York Government Employment Links

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Own a home? Plant native plants to mitigate climate change, provide habitat and food for pollinators

I have turned my front and back lawns into habitats for native insects. American lawns are modeled after British manor homes. Trying to achieve this archaic ideal has become so standard it’s cliche.

Tall native grasses of the Northeast were decimated to make way for smaller tropical and genetically modified smaller species which are easy to cut.

I’ve learned from untold research that trees, native plants and tall grasses that are allowed to flower provide the most food for native and migrating pollinators like bees and butterflies. Birds that do not migrate also benefit from seeds of mature grasses during the lean winter months when food is scarce.

My yard is a combination of food garden while the remaining is a native and non-native plants. Since I’ve changed from a manor house grass lawn I’ve had so many visitors to my lawn!

native goldenrod
Goldenrod-Native Plant
Spider laid it’s eggs on my American yew-Native
Native mantis on Mint (not native)

So basically, as stated in 1989’s Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.”

Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Center for native plants in your part of the United States.

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Sakura Matsuri in Connecticut, New Jersey & New York Metro April-May 2019

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My Favorite Christmas Light Displays in Westchester County

This is nice tour of Westchester County’s best Christmas homes!

My favorite Christmas displays:

    • Harrison: 50 Parsons Street
    • New Rochelle: 155 Vaneck Drive
    • White Plains: 21 North Kensico Avenue
    • Yonkers: 244 Trenchard Street (decorated for different holidays)
    • Yonkers: Corner of Durst Place and Dunwoodie Street
    • Yonkers: Cypress Avenue between Yonkers Avenue and Hayward Street
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Apple & Pumpkin Picking in Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland, & Westchester Counties




Movie Ticket Deals, Discounts, Offers, & Coupons | Dealflicks

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Bergen & Westchester County Adult Sports Leagues

We pay for these services. But do we use them? Most of these parks systems offer affordable services for all ages. From camps, to music classes, continuing education, sports, theater and more! Plus you don’t always have to live in the locality to enjoy these services. Enjoy where you live!!

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Support Westchester’s Animal Shelters and Sanctuaries

Whether its money, supplies, or volunteering animals in Westchester need your help!

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Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sundays 2020

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

Masks are required for all participants.

Dates:

  • May 3, 10, 17, & 31
  • July 12, 19, & 26
  • June 7, 14, 21, & 28
  • Sept 13, 20 & 27

For complete details visit https://www.thewpf.org.

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Empire City Yonkers Raceway Bus Schedules

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Also check out MTA Metro-North Railroad Getaway to Empire City Casino in Yonkers

**NOTE: The Casino is also accessible by taking the 4 Train to Woodlawn (last stop on the line) and transferring to the Bee Line 20 bus (about a 10 minute ride) which will drop you off in front of Empire City. The Express BXM 4C bus also stops in front of Empire City.**