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.
Grab your “plus one” to unplug with mud and join us for a creative night out! Have fun and get messy as we walk you through the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Create a unique piece of pottery, then choose a glaze from our studio selection. Fired and picked up at a later date. Bring a change of clothes or wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
All genres welcome — fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, other. Open Mic will give you an opportunity to share your talents in a nurturing, comfortable space with some great people. Bill Buschel is your host.
Walk the woods, read The Raven, and discuss ravens, crows, and vultures as symbols in literature and more. Together we will debunk some common misconceptions about these and other Halloween-related animals. Bring your references and questions for a walk and talk. Afterwards, meet Teatown’s crows and vultures up-close.
Black people have lived in Scarsdale since Westchester was first settled by Europeans in the 1600s. Through a variety of sources including maps, newspaper articles, photographs, and census records, you will learn about Scarsdale’s important Black community and how it has changed over the past 300 years, from the time of slavery through suburbanization and the civil rights era.
Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River. Following the river from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island, patrons will learn about the growth of Yonkers from 1682 to the present and discuss how these changes are connected to larger trends in New York and the United States.
After great success this summer, Irvington Theater will once again offer Videos for Change. Students will work both independently and virtually with a teacher to research and craft a key message and storyboard — then create, edit, and promote a one-minute film about a social justice issue that they care about. Each four-week session culminates in a virtual festival of student films!
This class is open to students in grades 6-10 and runs from October 13 to November 5, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm via Zoom. The cost of the program is $100, and financial assistance is available for qualifying students. The program will culimate with a virtual festival on November 6.
The gaming industry is an exciting, burgeoning field that requires both technical ability and creativity. Dive into interactivity with a multimedia designer. Start programming and designing your own games and learning gaming concepts. Students will work with a game designer to construct board games, design characters, build terrains, and interactive user experiences. For ages 12-17.
Learn to use the latest version of InDesign and take advantage of the integrative power and dynamic nature of its print-to-web solutions. Includes an overview of graphic layout and design, an overview of interface and tools, and a hands-on exercise. No previous experience with InDesign necessary, previous computer experience required.
How to Make a Life is a sweeping saga that follows four generations from the tenements of Brooklyn through WWII, from Woodstock to India, and from Spain to Israel. It tells the story of a family who must learn to accept each other’s differences–or risk cutting ties with the very people who anchor their place in the world.
Florence Reiss Kraut is a native New Yorker, raised and educated in four of the five boroughs of New York City. She holds a BA in English and a master’s in social work. She worked for thirty years as a clinician, a family therapist, and the CEO of a family service agency before retiring to write and travel widely.
Grammy Award-winning artist Suzanne Vega will celebrate the release of her new, career-spanning live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (out September 11 via Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl) with a livestream event from New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club on October 7 and 8. The first of the two performances will be timed for North American audiences and the second for UK and European fans. The full-band set will feature the album’s New York-centric repertoire, honoring Vega’s long musical relationship with her city.
Taking practice tests for primary, secondary, and college admission exams provides students with a baseline score. Finding out where you stand allows you to compare scores and determine your best fit test. Taking practice tests for primary, secondary, and college admission exams provides students with a baseline score.
Following a traditional Comedy Open Mic format, comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old jokes, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform via our ZOOM Online Meeting Room.
This 4 part series will include weekly author studies, background information, samples or excerpts, warm-up activity, inspiring video or archived readings, inspired writing prompts, editing, ending with presentation of work and constructive feedback.
Thematic Workshop includes:
Stephen King and Clive Barker
Dean Koontz and Anne Rice
Mary Shelley and Neil Gaiman
Edgar Allan Poe and Ania Ahlborn
Open to Middle/ High school aged writers entering grades 6-12
Vignettes & Vinaigrettes reflects the author’s experience catering during the second wave of the Women’s Movement. As women juggled professional and family lives, a food revolution took commercial cooking in totally new directions and opened a wide range of entrepreneurial opportunities. Though many talented women, from diverse backgrounds, were drawn to these new professional options, little has been written about their work.
Open Mic offers opportunities for self expression in every imaginable way. Video yourself playing/singing/acting/reciting/dancing/ slamming/joking/monologuing/miming/what have you, then send us a link.