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Locals express opinions on Montefiore bldg. By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER Opponents of a planned development turned out in force at last week’s Community Board 8 land use committee meeting, an emotionally charged event that drew record-breaking attendance. Angry neighbors and persuasive elected officials were able to convince representatives from Montefiore Medical Center and developer Simone Management to rethink the scope of a proposed 93,000-square-foot “one-stop shopping” medical facility on Riverdale Avenue near West 238th Street. The planned 11-story building would extend through to Oxford Avenue—a curved street on a hill—where a driveway entrance to a parking garage was sited. Congestion, traffic, pollution, lowered property values, decreased privacy to surrounding buildings, increased competition for long-established doctors in the area and failure to consult with the community were among the potential concerns raised. Attorney Jeffrey A. Moerdler, representing Simone, explained that while the project is as of right and technically doesn’t require board approval, the developer voluntarily approached the land use committee to seek community response. Simone’s presentation described a state-of-the-art facility that will attract up to a thousand people each day for outpatient services in a variety of specialties, including diagnostic radiology. “Having a facility like this will probably be a good thing for the community,” Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz said. “But the devil is in the details.” The capacity of the building, with eight floors of medical offices, and increased traffic and parking were his greatest concerns. He pressed for a smaller facility with offsite parking for staff, who could be accommodated with a shuttle. “I believe it’s just too big,” he said. “I’m not saying don’t build this thing. Make it so that the community will actually like it, use it, and consider it an asset, not a blight.” Councilman G. Oliver Koppell had stronger objections. “I think this project is completely out of scale,” he said. “This is not Manhattan, it’s not White Plains. This is a huge project that is completely out

of place. Furthermore, it’s not needed in this community. It’s a project that might go well in the middle of a heavily developed area, but that’s not Riverdale,” he said, inspiring a healthy round of applause. Community speakers, including local doctors, questioned the developer’s assumption that the area is underserved in terms of medical care—there are already many well-established medical practices here that would in fact be forced to compete with an infusion of new practices. They also pointed out that Montefiore Medical Center itself, with its wealth of medical resources, is only a few miles away. In response to concern about the Montefiore medical office at 3510 Johnson Avenue, Dr. Andrew D. Racine, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Montefiore, said that the group might move its location to

the Riverdale Avenue building. Demolition for the new building has begun, but those who live within dust-flying distance called for a halt to the work until the entire plan is revised. The two buildings that occupied the site at 3741 and 3735 Riverdale Avenue are already gone, and a house at 3644 Oxford will be taken down when work resumes. After a number of impassioned speeches, land use committee chair Charles Moerdler attempted to intervene. “The Montefiore people have agreed to go back to the drawing board and to come back to us in a month,” he said, having consulted with the group. “Now hold your fire—they’ve heard you. You’ve made your voices loud and clear.” But others who came prepared to voice their opposition were determined to be heard. Spontaneously advocating on their

behalf was Councilman Koppell, who exercised his authority, as a member of the board by law, to insist that anyone who wanted to speak should be given the floor. “People want to express themselves,” he said, giving way to a few more speakers. In response to concerns about patients crowding into the area from Manhattan and elsewhere, attorney Jeffrey Moerdler said that the catchment area is expected to extend only one or two miles from the site. He explained that a small takeout café in the facility will not be a restaurant—it will be place where patients who have been fasting in advance of medical tests “can get a simple bite to eat” once the tests are done. “We requested this meeting,” he emphasized. “Plans have not been completed for the project. It’s still in the design phase. It’s evolving. We wanted to have

some dialogue to get some feedback. After tonight, we will consider what we’ve heard here and we will see whether it’s feasible to accommodate you.” On the following Sunday, Senator Jeffrey Klein and other elected officials visited Tom Pantazis, whose brick multifamily home borders the construction area on Oxford Avenue. The Pantazises’ main concerns are the destructive effects of blasting and the proposed location of the driveway. They are not opposed to having something “good for the neighborhood” developed next to the family home. A tenant who has been living happily there for seven years said he’s planning to vacate because of the project, leaving Pantazis without the rental income he depends upon. David Wigder, a board member Continued on Page 7

Congressman Eliot Engel (3rd from right, front row,) Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (to his right) and Councilman-elect Andrew Cohen (center) join with veterans and Girl Scouts at the Sunday Memorial Grove 7th annual Veterans Day remembrance in Van Cortlandt Park. Rep. Engel spoke of the need to remember our veterans and his work in Washington to get them the help they need when they return from foreign wars.

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Riverdale Press accused of illegal Stanton $$ aid

By the Riverdale Review Staff Did the Riverdale Press offer financial support to defeated City Council candidate Cliff Stanton? Publicly available election data from the New York City Campaign Finance Board indicates that they did, cutting Stanton a deep discount on advertising relative to other candidates. Specifically, Stanton paid just $1,500 for a full-page color advertisement in the September 5, 2013 edition of the Riverdale Press, even though the standard price for such an advertisement is much higher-$2,381.50--according to the newspaper’s rate card. In the same issue, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. took a half page color ad for his own reelection campaign, and paid the standard price for it--$1,247.40. Not only did Stanton’s campaign get a steep discount of $881.50, the ad appeared on the back page of the Riverdale Press that week, typically the most expensive page in newspaper advertising, often made available at a premium or supplemental cost, pushing the potential discount even higher. Andrew Cohen, who defeated Stanton in the Democratic Primary and will become the area’s new council member in January, did not advertise with the Riverdale Press during his campaign. The $881.50 is not listed as an in-kind contribution to the Stanton campaign. As of press time, The Riverdale Press has not responded to our request for comment. Previous decisions by the City’s Campaign Finance Board confirm that such a discount would amount to a perhaps illegal corporate in-kind contribution. According to Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, “Upon seeing the evidence, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask the Riverdale Press to explain why a political candidate

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was given what appears to be a significant discount on his advertisements. If that’s the case, it’s a pretty clear violation of the rules of the Campaign Finance Board.” Corporate contribution to political campaigns--such as the one presumably given to the Stanton campaign by the Riverdale Press--have long been a thorn in the side of newspaper editorial boards and good government groups. In fact, the Riverdale Press denounced such contributions shortly after Cohen’s huge victory over Statnton, in an editorial that claimed outside money decided the race and that Cohen had an unfair advantage over Stanton. In “Are PACs deciding our elections?” a Riverdale Press editorial published on September 19, the newspaper railed against Jobs 4 New York, a PAC made up of labor and business interests that supported Cohen’s campaign through mail, canvassing and other expenditures. “Campaign finance reform is needed to provide a level playing field for all voters to choose among candidates running for public office based on the position on the issues rather than to allow the private interests among a few wealthy citizens to determine our elections,” wrote the editorial, which added that Cohen’s support from Jobs for New York was “neither democratic nor fair.” During the campaign, Jobs for New York sent several pieces of mail noting the Stanton campaign’s significant financial ties to the strip club industry, facts that were reported in the New York Daily News, this newspaper and elsewhere. In the same editorial attacking Jobs for New York the Riverdale Press defended Stanton’s ties to strip clubs, noting that it was not likely that a Stanton win would mean strip clubs would open in this area because Stanton had told the newspaper

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as much. “For weeks, the most rabid supporters of Mr. Cohen have frantically bellowed their fears of Mr. Stanton bringing strip clubs to our community if elected — not a likely proposition, as Mr. Stanton explained this summer during an interview with The Press,” the editorial stated. While it may not seem like much, $881.50 is quite a bit of money in a local campaign, especially when both candidates are participating in the City’s matching funds system and are limited in what they can spend. Cohen was visibly upset by the conflict and demanded an investigation of both Stanton and the Riverdale Press. “If the Riverdale Press was subsidizing the Stanton campaign, that is particularly Continued on Page 7

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Professor Alan Dershowitz is representing the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale’s Rabbi Avi Weiss in a case against the Chief Rabbinate of Israel following their rejection of a letter from Rabbi Weiss attesting that a congregant is in fact Jewish. Such letters are required from Orthodox rabbis for couples who wish to marry in Israel but who don’t yet reside there. The rejection is part of a larger issue— the relationship between the Chief Rabbinate and the Diaspora—discussed at a meeting of the Knesset this week. “This issue is not about me,” Rabbi Weiss said. “I am not the only rabbi to have his letter denied. Rather, it concerns the larger relationship between Israeli Jewry and American Jewry.” Dershowitz sent a letter dated November 11 to President Shimon Peres, asking him to intervene in the matter. “I am writing you about a matter that is of significant interest to the American Jewish community and its relationship to Israel,” the letter states. “Rabbi Weiss is one of the foremost Modern Open Orthodox rabbis in Amer-

ica and one of the strongest advocates anywhere for the State of Israel. “As a person—I am deeply saddened by the pubic shaming of my friend, Rabbi Avraham Weiss, the leader of a flagship Orthodox congregation. “As a Jew—I understand that today more than ever before there is a chasm between the Jews of the United States and the religious institutions in Israel. This is clearly expressed in the rejection of the most elementary and fundamental testimonies and confirmations. I am disturbed by this, and by its ramifications, and call upon the leaders of Israel to first understand that there is a serious problem which demands attention, and to understand that they mustn’t bend to baseless religious tyranny. “As a lawyer—I am forced to see yet again how basic rights, such as the right to marriage, the right to self-definition and the right of religion, are trampled by none other than the Israeli democracy we value so. This is yet another result of the rather unsuccessful fusion of Religious law and Israeli law, and the problem seems to

CMSV responds to Typhoon Haiyan The College of Mount Saint Vincent is re- staff on the ground in this emergency sponding to the devastating tragedy in the appeal and is responding with water, sanPhilippines by raising funds for Concern itation, food, and other basic necessities. Worldwide, the College’s official charity. More than ten percent of the students More than $1,000 has been already raised enrolled at the College of Mount Saint by the College in response to Typhoon. Vincent are of Filipino descent and are a The Filipino student group SAMAHAN vibrant part of the Mount community. (Students At the Mount Advancing their Several prominent College of Mount Saint Humanity and Nationality) are joining the Vincent alumnae/i have close connections to Office of Student Activities and the Office of the area, including the late Corazon Aquino, Campus Ministry to mobilize student par- the first female President of the Philippines. ticipation through a variety of fundraisers. The College invites the local community to The mission of Concern Worldwide is to donate online. Contributions may be also sent transform the lives of 4.875X7 the world’s poorest via2:26 checkPM to the College of Mount Saint Vincent CWONDERLAND 2013 BW_2013 11/8/13 Page 1 people. Concern Worldwide already has with “Concern Filipino Relief” in the memo.

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their Jewishness. “This change in attitude shocked the very foundation of the congregation and community of Rabbi Weiss, as well as Orthodox Jewish congregations from all over the United States…. “If this decision was indeed intentional, the Chief Rabbinate in Israel must be operating according to a ‘black list’ of Orthodox rabbis in the United States who aren’t eligible to attest to the Jewishness of the members of their own congregation, impairing the relationship between the Chief Rabbinate in Israel and the Diaspora, at a time when the delicate relationship between the Jews of the Diaspora and Israel is already in turmoil.” Benmelech questioned why the Chief Rabbinate failed to contact Rabbi Weiss directly and asked for an explanation of the process they used to arrive at their decision.



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Well in advance, parents are being advised that state tests for the third through fifth grades are scheduled for April 1 through April 3, 2014, in ELA and for April 30 through May 2 in math. Performance tests in science for the fourth grade are scheduled for May 21 through May 30 and written tests in science are scheduled for June 2.

Riverdale-Kingsbridge Academy

High school open house tours are scheduled for next Monday, November 18, and Tuesday, November 19, at 9 a.m. Middle school tours for parents of fifth-graders are scheduled for Thursday, November 21, and Tuesdays, December 5 and 12. Middle school tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Parents may register for all tours online at For more information, call parent coordinator Julie Prince at 718-796-8516, extension 1045.

Horace Mann School

The school’s fourth TEDxYouth conference, with the theme “Dream Big… Then Do It!” will be held this Saturday, November 16. The event will include a Livestream of the TEDYouth conference from New Orleans. “We have an extraordinary program planned because we have an extraordinary group of students here, including a national gold-medalist in Tae Kwon Do and one of the top junior squash players in the world,” physics teacher Dr. Jeff Weitz said. “They’re all special at something; I could have several hundred presenters.” Student speakers also include an equestrian, a fencer and a tech design team, all nationally known. The Women’s Issues Club hosted author and columnist Rebecca Traister, who discussed women and politics at the club’s recent meeting. Traister wrote “Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women” and is a contributor to the New York Times, Salon, Vogue, The Nation and other publications and websites.

Riverdale Country School

Tenth-graders nominated UNICEF child protection agent Pernille Ironside with their fourth annual Jolli Humanitarian Award. The award was established by Riverdale Country School with the goal of introducing the student body to a different “hero” each year who has made a substantial difference in the world and inspires leadership and courage in others. Previous winners have been anti-human trafficking advocate Rachel Lloyd, educational visionary Geoffrey Canada, and Liberian social worker and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. The winning proposal praised Pernille Ironside for her dedication and tireless efforts to rescue thousands of children from a life of fear and hardships. Ironside’s name will be placed on the front and side porticos of the 9/10 building, renaming the building for the year. In addition, Ironside’s photo and a brief biography will be displayed in the lobby of the 9/10 building, along with the student essay that won the nomination. A plaque listing all previous winners and

the students responsible for nominating them is displayed as well. Pernille Ironside visited the school this week and spoke at a special assembly.

Manhattan College

Alumnus Dr. William A. Thornton (’60), corporate consultant and vice president for Cives Engineering Corporation, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year. Thornton’s accomplishments were honored last month with a plaque unveiling ceremony in the William J. Scala Academy room. Manhattan College’s School of Engineering pays tribute to Manhattan engineers elected to NAE, one of the highest professional distinctions an engineer can achieve. Thornton joins the 16 other distinguished engineering and science alumni elected to the NAE, including his brother, Dr. Charles H. Thornton (’61). Thornton has traveled throughout the world to lecture on the design of steel connections. He is the author or co-author of more than 70 technical papers, including three published in 2012 in the AISC Engineering Journal.

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Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, has announced that Malcom Fox, son of Larry Fox and Nancy Halpern and a graduate of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, was admitted to the class of 2017. Carleton is ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, offering 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. It enrolls fewer than 2,000 students on its 1,040-acre campus, including an 880-acre arboretum, and is located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The college works on the trimester system, with three 10-week terms. . Carleton is one of 47 small colleges and universities nationwide to earn a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant for the creation of more engaging science classes and for increasing diversity in the science student body.

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Let’s Write the Last Chapter Together will explore the challenges that unfold during life’s final journey, encouraging an open dialogue among patient, family, physician, social worker and spiritual advisor at the end of life. The program will be held at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR) on Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:45 PM, in partnership with MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. Keynote Speaker will be Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center committed to religious pluralism and the healthier use of religion in American public life. Panelists include Judith Ruskay-Rabinor, Ph.D.; Bernard Lee, M.D.; and Marcy Bernstein, LMSW. Susan Cohen, M.D., will be the moderater. The program is free and open to all. For more information, please call the Synagogue office, at 718-543-8400 or visit the CSAIR website at CSAIR is located at 475 West 250th Street at the Henry Hudson Parkway.

CMSV to host the New York Classical Players

The New York Classical Players return to the College of Mount Saint Vincent to perform Magnificent Bach as part of their concert cycle 2 on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. A pre-concert discussion with the instrumentalists will be held from 7 p.m. to

8 p.m. in the President’s Reception Room. The New York Classical Players are committed to bringing classical concerts back to the public through the advisement of Dongmin Kim, music director and conductor. Magnificent Bach will showcase some of the group’s best young instrumentalists to perform all four J. S. Bach violin concertos including two double concertos. Also included in the program is Alexandra du Bois’ innovative new composition, Noctilucent Song for String Orchestra, commissioned by the New York Classical Players. The concert will end with Air on G string from Orchestral Suite No. 3. The New York Classical Player’s visit is funded by the Sisters of Charity Ministry Grants program. For more information about the group, visit:

Saturday mornings. This year, Rose, Meir and Danny formed the Tehillah Adults Davenning Workshop, strengthening the traditions of lay leadership and musicality at Kabbalat Shabbat and Torah services. For their steadfast devotion to Tehillah and the many things that they do, musically and beyond, we thank them. Come join us in a concert Saturday night, November 16th that celebrates their wide-ranging musical tastes from cabaret to cantorial to klezmer, featuring Segal Chen, Nels Grumer and Meredith Kelly. Congregation Tehillah meets at RYSEC, 4450 Fieldston Rd., Riverdale NY 10471 on Fridays: Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 PM; 1st Saturdays: Young Families ‘TOT’ Shabbat at 10 AM -11 AM; 3rd Saturdays: Morning and Torah Services at 10 AM; Wednesday afternoons: Tehillah Hebrew School (THS). Contact Rabbi Linda for particular classtimes. Congregation Tehillah is an inclusive

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Pre-Hanukah & Thanksgiving Meeting at Riverdale Y

Tuesday, November 26th,12:00 noon come for lunch with latkes at the Riverdale Y, 5625 Arlington Avenue. Following lunch we will have a Holiday Program. Bring your MENORAH and gift for our Grab Bag ($5.00 value). Join us for a fun and festive afternoon, with Coffee and Jelly Donuts. Bronx Chapter Members & Friends are also welcome. RSVP for lunch at the Y $2.25 by November 18th. Call Dotty Gutman (914-969-6908) or Kay Samalin (718-884-1963).

2013 Congregation Tehillah annual concert

The 2013 Congregation Tehillah Anual Concert will honor Rose & Meir Beer and Danny Guenzburger. The concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, with Wine and Cheese at 7:30 p.m., and the Concert/ Tributes/Desserts at 8 p.m. Music underpins everything we do at Tehillah, uniting people from diverse Jewish backgrounds into songs of praise, and Rose, Meir and Danny are pillars of Tehillah’s community. You’ll hear Rose’s fingers dancing along the keys while Meir’s drumming lifts Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn’s singing on Friday nights. Often, Danny co-leads or reads Torah on

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his home would actually double or triple. If that’s true, he told the developer, “buy me”—at the enhanced price. “I think there’s a lot of ways to make it work in the community,” Widger said. “They just have to engage us, and we’ll figure out a way to do it.” This project is the first collaboration involving Westmed Practice Partners, a management organization that specializes in outpatient service facilities, together with Montefiore and Simone, who have partnered at other locations. Westmed runs a number of facilities in Westchester. “Unfortunately, neither the Assembly, nor the Council nor the Community Board gets an actual vote on approving this project,” Dinowitz said. “I strongly suggest that they rethink this plan and start from scratch.”

Equity One, Inc. (NYSE:EQY), an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, announced today that the company has executed leases with three national retailers for its Broadway Plaza development located at West 230th Street and Broadway in the Bronx, New York. TJ Maxx will occupy approximately 24,000 square feet and The Sports Authority will occupy approximately 30,000 square feet on the second level of the shopping center. Aldi’s will anchor the first level, occupying approximately 18,000 square feet. The center is under construction and is expected to open in the fall of 2014. “We are thrilled with the response national tenants have had to this project. Broadway Plaza will help anchor what Services is already a thriving retail corridor and we look forward to its opening a year from now,” said Jeff Olson, CEO. “This Design Uploads development project reflects our strategy to invest in urban infill areas where the demand for quality retail services far exceeds the supply.” Broadway Plaza will have 115,000 square feet of gross leasable area, 140 parking spaces and a landscaped pedestrian plaza, and is being constructed on a former parking lot previously owned by New York City. The company was selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation in the spring of 2012, after a competitive process, to purchase and develop the site.

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Continued from Page 1 of the condominium across the street at 3625 Oxford, pointed out that the appropriate location for the new facility’s driveway would be Riverdale Avenue, a two-way commercial street—not the residential Oxford Avenue. “If you come here in the winter, it’s actually very dangerous” because it’s narrow and because cars have actually slid down the hill in icy conditions. Neighbors said they’re also concerned that property values will plummet. But Pantazis said he was told that the value of



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Thursday, November 14 Kingsbridge

EMAIL FOR BEGINNERS 10:30 a.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Learn how email works, sign up for a free email account, and learn about sending, replying to, forwarding messages and attachments. For more information, call 718-548-5656.


OPEN COMPUTER LAB 11 a.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Attention new computer users: Come to the Riverdale Library and get assistance on using the computers. Do you need to learn how to open a free e-mail account or practice going online and exploring the Internet? How about learning how to save a document or copy and paste text? Come to this open lab and ask questions and learn from doing. First come, first served. For more information, call 718-549-1212.

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Wii TIME 3:30 p.m. Van Cortlandt Branch Library 3874 Sedgwick Avenue Come and join us for some fun Wii Time! For more information, call 718-543-5150.


CRAZY CHEMISTRY 4 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street This workshop is designed to introduce and excite children about the nature of the world around them. Children make predictions, perform experiments and draw conclusions as they explore different types of solids, liquids and gases. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. For ages 7 and older. Limited to 25 participants. For more info, call 718-548-5656.


DISCUSSION 7:45 p.m. Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel 475 West 250th Street Let’s Write the Last Chapter Together will explore the challenges that unfold during life’s final journey, encouraging an open dialogue among patient, family, physician, social worker and spiritual advisor at the end of life. For info, call 718-543-8400 or visit

Friday, November 15 Kingsbridge

STAY WELL EXERCISE 10 a.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC’s Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

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CHAIR YOGA 11 a.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street Joan Kaufman, an exercise & wellness expert & certified nutritionist will give four classes of chair yoga-low-impact but designed to strengthen as well as to develop a new skill. For more information, call 718-796-1202.

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CREATIVE WRITING 4 p.m. Van Cortlandt Branch Library 3874 Sedgwick Avenue Come and join us for Creative Writing at the Van Cortlandt Library. Audience: School Age (5-12 years) Children. For more information, call 718-543-5150.

Saturday, November 16 Riverdale

HOLIDAY BAZAAR 10 a.m. Christ Church Riverdale 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway Hand crafted items from local artisans, toys, games, jewelry, original artwork, handbags, African baskets and handcrafts, books, clothing and many more gift items will be available. For info, call 718-543-1011 or visit

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MOVIE TIME 1:30 p.m. Van Cortlandt Branch Library 3874 Sedgwick Avenue Come and join us for some entertaining movie time at the Van Cortlandt Library. For more information, call 718-543-5150.

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SATURDAY MOVIE 2 p.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street

Film: “Julie & Julia”--An amateur chef decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child. Starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, 2009, PG-13, 123 minutes. For more information, call 718-796-1202.


TEHILLAH ANNUAL CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Ethical Culture Society 4450 Fieldston Road The 2013 Congregation Tehillah Anual Concert will honor Rose & Meir Beer and Danny Guenzburger. Wine and Cheese at 7:30 p.m., and the Concert/Tributes/Desserts at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn at 718.884.4839 or visit

Sunday, November 17 Van Cortlandt

BAZAAR & CARNIVAL 11 a.m. Van Cortlandt Jewish Center 3880 Sedgwick Avenue The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center will hold its 9th annual non-religious Indoor Bazaar and Carnival. The event is open to the public; admission is free; fun for all ages; door prizes every half hour. For more information, call 718-884-6105.

Monday, November 18 Spuyten Duyvil

TWITTER FOR SENIORS 9:30 a.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street Come learn how to tweet without becoming Twitterpated at our free class. Attendees should be proficient in using the Internet. This class is for computer and tablet users. All tablets are welcome. For more information, call 718-796-1202.


KNITTING CIRCLE 2 p.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Gather with other knitters, and perhaps pick up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations. For more information, call 718-549-1212.


MEDITATION 6 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

Tuesday, November 19 Riverdale

ELDER PLANNING CHECKUP 2 p.m. Methodist Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation 4499 Manhattan College Parkway A workshop presented by Ronald F. Kilmartin, Jr. featuring elder planning issuess such as: importance of having compehensive and up to date legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, healthcare proxies and trusts; Medicaid planning; legal issues affecting seniors in our community. RSVP to: Marion Clutchker, 718-732-7112.

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ERIK WOODS WORKSHOP 3:30 p.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street Create unique 3-D mixed media relief sculptures using recycled computer parts, watercolors, and other non-traditional and contemporary materials. Presented by Beth Bernett. For ages 4 and older. For more information, call 718-796-1202.


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Wednesday, November 20 Riverdale

AARP MEETING 12:30 p.m. Riverdale Presbyterian Church 4765 Henry Hudson Parkway West Don Anderson a multilingual,blues singer,will entertain us along with his keyboard. The community is invited,refreshments will be served. For more information call Manfred Segal at 718-549-0088.


BOOK DISCUSSION 1 p.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue This month the group will be discussing On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen. Book club participants must reserve copies of each title through the Library’s catalog system. Reserve your copy by placing a hold online at or visiting your local branch. For more information, call 718-549-1212.

Meats • Cheeses • Breads • Produce • Eggs • Baked Goods • Jams, Honey, Maple Syrup • Pickles • Organic Balms, Salves and Powders • Starbucks Coffee - hot or cold • Herbal Organic Tea, Homemade Lemonade and Hot Chocolate Holiday Gifts available on Sunday, November 24 Bead for Life, Jewelry Gifts, Organic Balms, Salves and Powders


LIINDA’S JAZZ NIGHT 8 p.m. Connaughton’s 5700 Riverdale Avenue Featuring The Peter Bernstein and Rale Micic Guitar Duo, two great jazz guitarists together for one night. For more information, visit

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Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the first concert of its fifth season on Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 West 250th Street, Bronx, NY. The Saturday evening concert will be followed on Sunday November 24th by an interactive program for families from 2-3 pm, also at CSAIR. The series presents chamber music in an intimate and acoustically excellent setting. The participating musicians have performed in venues all over the United States and abroad as soloists, as well as in ensembles ranging from major string quartets to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Returning for their fifth season are violinists Renée Jolles and Sheila Reinhold, violist Danielle Farina, and cellist James Wilson, and joining for the first time are cellist Melissa Meell and flutist Susan Rotholz. Saturday evening concerts also feature complimentary refreshments, with food generously provided by Riverdale Kosher Market, an informal post-concert reception with the musicians, and the series’ popular ‘Tastings@IntimateVoices’ (first up this season is craft beer courtesy of the Bronx Brewery). The Sunday family programs are free to all and present explorations of great music in a lively interactive one-hour format, designed for ages 6 and up. The opening concert will present music for string quartet and string trio by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Jalbert. ‘We are excited

to continue to bring great masterworks of the repertoire and wonderful new pieces to our receptive Riverdale audiences,’ said music director Sheila Reinhold. ‘And we are delighted to enhance our intimate, congenial and informal atmosphere with the help of our generous neighbors at Riverdale Kosher Market and the Bronx Brewery.’ Doors will open at 7:30 for beer, wine, coffee and tea, and the concert begins at 8:00. Intimate Voices also plans to continue its community outreach, not only presenting its family programs free of charge, but continuing to visit area rehabilitation and nursing facilities. ‘Thanks to strong community support, last season we were again able to play at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx and at other area nursing/rehab facilities for diverse and wonderful audiences of residents, patients, physicians and staff,’ said Ms. Reinhold. ‘With continued support from individuals and from area merchants we will be able to continue these programs.’ For more information, go to www. or call 718-543-8400.

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INVESTMENT BLDG In North Riverdale 3 Commercial Units & 3 Residential Units (2+ 2+ 4 BRs) & Basement ........ $1,700,000 FIELDSTON TERR: Newly Renov, Gorgeous 5BRs, 4.5Baths......................................................... $1,100,000 1232 CHOCTAW SINGLE FAMILY BRONX House, 5 BR, 3.5 Bath, Finished Basement ................................ $ 9 9 9 , 9 0 0 371 W 254TH ST: Gorgeously Renov, 3BR/2Bath In CulDe-Sac, In-Law Apt W/ Sep. Entrance ........... $ 9 7 4 , 9 0 0 411 W 261 STREET, Multifamily House w/ Walk-Out Renov Basement, In-Law Apt, 3 BR/1 Bath + 4 BR / 1 Bath ..... $ 8 9 9 , 9 0 0 50 W MARBLE HILL AVE, Multifamily House in Bx ................................................................... $ 7 5 0 , 0 0 0 101 HELENA AVE, Immaculate 2 Family W/ An Adjacent 50x100 Buildable Lot Sold Separately, 3 BR+2 BR..$ ....... $ 6 9 9 , 0 0 0 5808 MOSHOLU AVE, Great Investment Property 3 Multifamily, Store Front...................................$674,900 5137 POST ROAD HOUSE: 3BR/1.5Bath, Jacuzzi, Fenced Backyard & Deck 2 Car parking ......................$624,900 5 HIGHLAND AVE, Multifamily House 3 Apts W/ 1 Bedroom Each, Walk-Out Basement, Porch, Backyard ......... $599,999 2511 ST. RAYMONDS AVE, In Westchester Village, 3 family detached home with 4 car garage/driveway .......... $599,900 1158 ARNOW AVE, 2 Family Bronx House comes With Stainless

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699 W. 239TH ST, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom ...................$2250 699 W. 239TH ST, Junior 4 .....................................$1750 6200 RIVERDALE AVE, 2 Bedroom .........................$1750 6200 RIVERDALE AVE, 2 Bedroom ........................$1700 3800 INDEPENDENCE AVE, Junior 4 (CONV 2) ......$1525 3800 INDEPENDENCE AVE, 1 Bedroom ...................$1450 BAINBRIDGE AVE: Walk-Up - Brand New Renovation, 2BR/1Ba ......................................................$1350 - $1550

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The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, the Bayit (located at 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway) will host its annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28. The day will begin at 1:00pm with a spiritually uplifting Thanksgiving Service followed by our free turkey dinner at 2:00pm. The afternoon will feature a live performance with soprano Sigal Chen and pianist Yumi Suehiro performing popular songs from Broadway, patriotic Americana and Chanukah songs in honor of the 1st day of Chanukah. This Dinner brings together approx. 160 people from in and around the Riverdale community for a delicious and festive meal. There will be plenty of food and an opportunity to offer up prayers of thanks. While the meal is free, advance reserva-


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From God’s Grace To Gratitude, A Thanksgiving Servicesponsored by The Interfaith Clergy Conference of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Spuyten Duyvil & Marble Hill, will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 6:45 p.m., at The Winter Garden, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 5901 Palisade Avenue. Includes a collection for Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Marble Hill Food and Hunger Project & Habitat for Humanity. The Clergy Conference, founded in 1954, is a group of religious leaders who meet each month for community service, study, and fellowship. For more information, call 718-581-1416.

Following last season’s successful concert, composer/pianist Gregg Kallor returns to premiere his new work at Bronx Arts Ensemble’s chamber music concert at the home of Vita and Ted Zambetti, 96 Franklin Avenue, Yonkers on Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. Music will include Gregg Kallor’s ‘Undercurrent for Cello and Piano’ (Bronx premiere); ‘Short Stories for Violin and Piano’; ‘Excerpts from Piano Concert,’ Bach’s ‘Gigue from English Suite No. 2,’ Scriabin’s ‘Prelude, Op. 11 No. 2,’ Rachmaninoff’s ‘Prelude, Op. 32, No. 12,’ Bartok’s ‘Bulgar-

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Nothing to fear on Riverdale Avenue Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, a world-class health care facility located in The Bronx and sponsored by a great Jewish-affiliated charitable establishment in the metropolitan area, is looking to better serve its many patients who live in Riverdale. They have announced that they will be participating in the construction of a new medical building designed to provide the kind of comprehensive services now expected from hospitals of this type. The new building will have the offices of many Montefiore-affiliated doctors and the support services needed and demanded by these doctors and their patients. Anywhere else such a development would be welcomed. But in Riverdale the conversation has been too-long dominated by those who mindlessly oppose any project no matter how much benefit it will bring. This building will be located on a busy commercial street – Riverdale Avenue – convenient to bus lines, and easy within walking distance of thousands of residents. It is time to hold our political leadership’s feet to the fire. Those here, many senior citizens among them, are forced to travel outside of the community to consult with their physicians, when they could receive these services close to home. Objections that the new building, a paltry eleven stories in a community filled with towers of twenty stories or more, would be a magnet for out-of-area visits is just so much hogwash. Why would anyone from surrounding communities not avail themselves of the far more comprehensive services they must pass-by, offered by Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, its Allen Pavilion right here on Broadway, and by Montefiore itself? There will be no emergency room here. Let’s face facts. Rather than an excuse to bring underserved persons to Riverdale, this building is designed to insure that the solidly middle class families that live in Riverdale are adequately served under the Montefiore banner. If services close to home are hard to come by, more families could be lost to Montefiore as families might gravitate to any one of the many great medical institutions that they compete with. We are fortunate to have a competitive situation here in New York that derives benefits to the public at large. Unless we are too stupid to let the free market ensure all of us the best medical care by unnecessarily and foolishly tying the hands of a key player. This building can be built as-of-right, which means it needs no special permission to be constructed. It now conforms to the recent Draconian zoning changes that people are beginning to realize has crippled the potential of the Riverdale community’s quality of life and potentially cost today’s residents hundreds of millions of dollars in property value and potential property value. This building in size and scope is perfectly appropriate to the proposed site and surrounding community. If we are to propose changes, perhaps a dialogue can be entered into that will get commitments from Montefiore that certain types of much-needed services be included and that there be adequate parking provided for. If this is done right, it will be an enormous win-win for the community. It is time that the destructive voice of the thankfully soon-tobe-leaving-office Councilman Oliver Koppell be eliminated from further poisoning the dialogue. His day is done. His judgment is so flawed that he was the lone supporter of housing for the mentally disturbed on Broadway in north Riverdale, but just weeks later opposes a needed medical facility that will benefit tens of thousands of local residents, egging on opposition with a flood of misleading rhetoric and misinformation. As we have recently learned, any of us may suddenly find the need for quality medical services. The more the better, the more choice the better, and here we get to choose among the best. It is time to stop the mindless pandering, creating fear of any new construction no matter what. This is why we support Montefiore’s exciting new project, just as we also support the proposed expansion of the Hebrew Home for the Aged along the Hudson as well. Are you listening Mr. Dinowitz, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Klein? Where do you stand Mr. Borough President? With the health concerns of real people or with the mindless Luddites who are trying to stop a much-needed facility that holds the promise of providing better and more convenient health care choices for us all? Who knows which of us may someday soon personally need the kind of expert care these facilities offer? Let’s sit down with Montefiore, and make this project a true community asset. Our politicians owe us nothing less. Stop the scare tactics. Riverdale is a living community that smart development can make better.

Celebrate Chanukah with Chabad of Riverdale Celebrate an enlightening Chanukah with Chabad of Riverdale, and enjoy our exciting line-up of programs that will inspire and engage all the family. Pre-Chanukah Wonderland Bring your family to PS 24 (entrance at 235th Street) for Pre-Chanukah Wonderland on Sunday, November 17 from 12:002:00 pm. Our exciting program will feature entertainment from our Chabad ELC Preschool Children at 12 pm, 14 carnival booths from 12:30-1:30 pm, and A Great Chanukah Hunt at 1:30 pm. The carnival booths will include a Grand Olive Press, doughnut baking and decorating, face painting, and Chanukah candle making. Price: $12 per Child. Family Rate$30. Prices include lunch. Cookie Decorating Party The Jewish Women’s Circle invites all women to enjoy a Cookie Decorating Party with Rivki’s Petite-Treats on Tuesday evening, November 19, at the home of Sarah Kranz, 624 W 256th Street at 8:00 pm. Make your own Chanukah creations using fondant. Guided instruction will be provided. RSVP by November 12. Reservation and prepayment

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necessary. Limited to 30 women. Call 718-549-1100 Ext. 10 to reserve your place. Public Menorah Lighting On Friday, November 29, Kinneret Day School 7th-grade boys will enjoy Menorah Lighting at the Bell Tower Monument followed by Friday night dinner at Chabad of Riverdale. Shabbat Chanukah Youth Activities On Shabbat, November 30, Special Chanukah activities will take place in Junior Congregation for children aged 3-10 from 10.45 am-12:00 pm at Chabad of Riverdale. All are welcome. Chassidic Gathering with Words of Inspiration On Shabbat, November 30, a Chassidic gathering with words of inspiration will be held at 12:00 pm at Chabad of Riverdale. Lighting of the Largest Menorah in the Bronx! Join us on Sunday, December 1 at the Bell Tower Monument for the Lighting of the Largest Menorah in the Bronx! The Giant Menorah will be lit at 4:00 pm, and celebrations will feature live music, hot latkes, donuts, dreidels, and balloons. We will also light the Chanukah Menorah on Wednesday-Thursday, November 27-28, at 4:00 pm, Friday, November 29 at 3:00 pm, Saturday night, November 30 at 6:30 pm, Monday-Wednesday, December 2-4 at 4:00 pm. Bat Mitzvah Club Chanukah

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Party The Bat Mitzvah Club will enjoy a Chanukah party on Monday, December 2 at 3:00 pm at Chabad. Chanukah on Ice All are invited to Chanukah on Ice on Monday, December 2, from 6-9 pm at Central Park’s Trump Wollman Rink, where The Maccabeats will be performing, and complimentary Kosher food will be served. Enjoy this unforgettable experience as you skate under the stars to Jewish music. Save money by registering online at CELC Menorah Lighting Chabad Early Learning Center children and their families will be lighting candles at the Bell Tower Monument on Tuesday, December 3 at 2:15 pm. PS 24 Chanukah Party PS 24 students will enjoy a Chanukah Party at Chabad on Wednesday, December 4 from 2:15-3:15pm, followed by Menorah Lighting at the Bell Tower Monument. Toys for Tots Campaign Please help us. For the past 19 years, Chabad of Riverdale has distributed toys, games, and gifts to hospitalized children. You can make an online donation at www. or write a check payable to Chabad of Riverdale Toys Campaign. We also welcome donations of unwrapped toys, which can be dropped off before December 5 at Chabad of Riverdale’s office on Monday-Thursday between 9am-4pm and Fridays 9am-1pm. We are also looking for volunteers to distribute the toys at the hospitals on November 27 and 28, and December 1-5. We will be visiting the following hospitals: Montefiore; Jacobi Medical Center; Bronx Lebanon; Lincoln Hospital; St. Barnabas; and Columbia Presbyterian Baby’s Hospital.

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Thursday, Nov. 14 Bronxville

HIPPOLYTUS 7 p.m. Sarah Lawrence College Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre “Hippolytus” by Euripides, Ancient Greek tragedy adapted and directed by Joseph Faragher. Thursday, November 14, Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m.; Free, RSVP required. For more information, call 914-395-2412.


Explore the past and work on the collections with members of the New York State Archaeological Association/Lower Hudson Chapter. For more information, call 914-864-5297.


SURVIVAL SKILLS 2 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 Tracking and Orienteering. Learn to heighten your skills of observation and awareness to help you survive in the wild. For info, call 914-835-4466

SOUL/GOSPEL CONCERT 8 p.m. Tarrytown Music Hall 13 Main Street Mavis Staples & The Blind Boys of Alabama. Two of the most celebrated soul acts in popular music take the stage at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Together, these two performances will make for one unforgettable evening of soul. For more information, call 877-840-0457.

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Friday, Nov. 22

ADVENTURES IN HORTICULTURE 10:30 a.m. Lasdon Parks Route 35 Children and their adults can learn about the wonders of horticulture through greenhouse and gardening activities, nature walks and projects. Fee $6 per adult; registration required at 914-886-5108.




FILM PROGRAM 6 p.m. Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center “Consuming Spirits,” A dark and anguished handmade animated film for grown-ups by Chris Sullivan. For more info, call 914-395-2412.


HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING 9 a.m. Lasdon Park Route 35 Create your own holiday green cheer and enjoy the Shop at Lasdon, all decorated for the season, with festive plants and gifts. Fee: $50; reservations required. For info, call 914-864-7268.


VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT 1 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 Removing Problematic Vines II. Bring work gloves; hand tools provided. For more information, call 914-835-4466.

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NATURE WALK 2 p.m. Cranberry Lake Preserve 1609 Old Orchard Street Furry, Scaly and Six-Legged! Learn all about these creatures that inhabit the preserve and view them up close to learn what makes each so special. For more info, call 914-428-1005.

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DOCUMENTARY FILM 7:30 p.m. Art Academy of Westchester 145 Palisade Street A special screening of the hour-long documentary on the life and music of Thelonious Sphere Monk,

POTLUCK SUPPER 6:30 p.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue A pot luck supper, followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m. by Cynthia Anderson: “Art and Photography of the Civil War,” a discussion of the Hudson River School painters including Winslow Homer, Matthew Brady and others. For more information, call 914-862-5297.


NATURE WALK 10 a.m. Lenoir Preserve 19 Dudley Street You Can Get There from Here! A walk from Lenoir to the Old Croton Aqueduct and back. For more info, call 914-968-5851.


CRAFTS 10:30 a.m. Lasdon Parks Route 35 Make beautiful gift cards and bookmarks using pressed flowers and leaves. Fee $10; pre-registration required at 914-886-5108.


VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT 1 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 Removing Problematic Vines. Bring work gloves; hand tools provided. For info, call 914-835-4466.

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NATURE HIKE 1 p.m. Cranberry Lake Preserve 1609 Old Orchard Street In Search of Blue. Explore all of the waterways during a hike through the preserve. For more information, call 914-428-1005.


PRE-THANKSGIVING EXPLORATION 2 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 View and learn about the resident turkeys at the preserve. Bring binoculars if you have them. For info, call 914-835-4466.

Monday, Nov. 25 Croton-on-Hudson

BIRD WALK 8:30 a.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue Monday Morning Bird Walk. Led by members of Saw Mill River Audubon. For info, call 914-862-5297.

Saturday, Nov. 30 North White Plains

NATURE HIKE 10 a.m. Cranberry Lake Preserve 1609 Old Orchard Street Guided Tour of the Glass Orchids. Join artist David Licata for a hike to view his glass orchids that are on display along the trails this fall. For more information, call 914-428-1005.

Sunday, December 1 Somers

ARCHAEOLOGY OPEN HOUSE 1 p.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue

Monday, December 2 Bronxville

DISCUSSION ROUNDTABLE 12 p.m. Sarah Lawrence College Wrexham Living room Amy Swerdlow Women’s History Lunchtime Discussion Roundtables, Join us as we continue our discussion about the relationship between scholarship, work, and life. Bring your lunch and we will provide coffee, tea, and dessert. For more information, call 914-395-2412.

Tuesday, December 3 Bronxville

MUSIC TUESDAY 1:30 p.m. Sarah Lawrence College Reisinger Concert Hall Composer, contemporary experimental cellist, and Sarah Lawrence Alumna Zoë Keating will perform original music by layering sounds with a laptop to create a one woman orchestra sound. Keating has received many awards and international recognition. Free. For info, call 914-395-2412.

Wednesday, November 20

Monday, November 18

Affordable Care Act Information Day 9AM – 5PM

Dental Awareness Day 1 – 4PM

Stop by to meet with a Fidelis Care Representative and receive enrollment assistance throughout the day. Giveaways and more!

It’s all about healthy smiles! Spin the wheel, answer a question, learn more about dental health, and receive a free toothbrush and dental floss kit! Dental screenings by New Horizon Dental.

Tuesday, November 19

Thursday, November 21

Celebrate with Radio Disney and the Fidelisaurus! Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings and information about healthy lifestyles for parents and kids!

Diabetes and Blood Pressure screenings and information from MedCare Diabetic and Medical Supplies, Inc.

Children’s Day 2 – 5PM

Senior Day 11AM – 3PM

Friday, November 22, 2013

Turkey Voucher Spin & Win 11AM – 2PM

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NATURE HIKE 2 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 Walking Off the Leftovers. Start your post-thanksgiving healthy eating resolution with a tour of the sanctuary. For info, call 914-835-4466.

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Sunday, Nov. 17 FALL DISCOVERY WALK 1 p.m. Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Road Join Naturalist John Mancuso as he looks for fall happenings in our forest. Search for unique native trees and wildlife along the way. Members $5, Non-Members $8. For info, call 914-723-3470.


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BIRD FEEDERS 1 p.m. Trailside Nature Museum Ward Pound Ridge Reservation It’s for the Birds: Creating Backyard Feeders. Children can make bird feeders from common household materials that will last all winter long. For more information, call 914-864-7322.

Sunday, Nov. 24

CARING FOR HOLIDAY PLANTS 2 p.m. Lasdon Park Route 35 Join the horticulturist in the Shop at Lasdon and bring your questions about caring for your holiday and other indoor plants. For more information, call 914-864-7268.

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Saturday, Nov. 16

filmed in 1982 at the Jazz Forum, NYC. Mark Morganelli will discuss the history of his jazz loft/club as well as this historic film starring Dizzy Gillespie, Carmen McRae, Jon Hendricks, Milt Jackson and others. Refreshments will be served. Reservation with online payment recommended as this event will sell out! Tickets: events_list.html

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