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She didn’t get the bird she was looking for, but Scarsdale High School senior Anastasia Stefanou made the most of her time standing out in the cold on a blustery day at Jones Beach. The result was an award-winning photograph that Stefanou entered in the Audubon national photography contest. …

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Given everything 2020 has thrown at us so far, who among us wouldn’t like to escape — if not from the year itself, at least from the monotony of staying home? A getaway is, sadly, rather difficult to arrange right now. But crack open “The Bluebell Girls,” the third novel by Scarsdale residen…

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Scarsdale High School graduate Sam Friedman (’20) and SHS junior Jake Lubin are the recipients of the 2020 Best Shorts Film Competition Award of Merit for their production, “Boy on the Moon,” a 10-minute dramatic vignette about three teenagers in a dicey situation and facing feelings of frie…

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Scarsdale resident Jill Krutick, a contemporary abstract expressionist who uses texture, form and color to suggest the intense beauty and constant flux of nature — galaxies, skies, blossoms and tides — was one of the artists selected for the MvVO Ad Art Show taking place in New York City dur…

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When St. George’s Choral Society kicks off its first performance on Nov. 21, choir members — anywhere from 25 to 250 of them — will sing their hearts out individually and remotely. Joining their prerecorded portions will be four soloists and a seven-member chamber ensemble performing live. W…

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For music lovers eager to put live performances back into their datebooks, Caramoor in Katonah is offering “Beginner’s Ear,” a unique series designed to bring mindfulness to the concert experience. Caramoor’s Sunken Garden provides a fitting setting to clear the mind and nourish the spirit w…

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Scarsdale resident Diane Cherr will be a featured artist with “Painting on a Day in May" on Climbing the Walls, a virtual collaboration between Studio Theater in Exile, an innovative theater company serving the artist and public communities while partnering with libraries, museums, galleries…

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Donna Rubin cried the day American Legends was forced to close its doors in March due to growing concerns over COVID-19. From the time the cards, comics and collectibles store on Central Avenue reopened June 9 through Topps National Baseball Card Day (NBCD) on Saturday, Aug. 8, she hasn’t st…

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An annual exhibition of sound art marks the continuing expansion of Caramoor’s programming. For the current exhibition, artists have worked with sonic materials outside the traditions of concert music, and each artist draws inspiration from their chosen location.

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Like all cultural institutions, the Katonah Museum of Art has struggled to continue to function during the coronavirus crisis. But even being unable to allow visitors into the building or to hold its big annual spring fundraiser, KMA has managed to remain a vital community resource through a…

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There’s probably not a soul in America unfamiliar with the refrain, “We Shall Overcome,” but it’s doubtful anyone has heard the wealth of songs RiverArts is offering in a three-part series, “Songs of Protest: a Survey from the Mid-Twentieth Century to the Black Lives Matter Movement.”

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Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of the Irvington Theater, can’t stage productions in its historic auditorium anytime soon. But the pandemic isn’t stopping the company from engaging the community through online acting classes, dance and vocal lessons and improvisation worksho…

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While most of us have found little more than monotony in quarantine, some have discovered opportunity — a chance to clean out a long-neglected attic, for example, or start a new exercise routine. For Hanna Eisenstein, 20, of Quaker Ridge, the pandemic has given her a chance to achieve a drea…

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Moving from the city to the suburbs can be a big adjustment — and not always a smooth one. It’s something psychologist and writer Stephanie Newman, Ph.D., understands extremely well. She’s captured this major life event, in all its pain and hilarity, in a new novel, “Barbarians at the PTA.”

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Caramoor has had to pivot quickly from the full summer season that was originally planned to finding new ways of inspiring audiences safely in light of pandemic restrictions. The Katonah cultural arts destination, with more than 80 acres of woodlands, gardens, sound art and outdoor performan…

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The mission set forth by Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson, founders of Hoff-Barthelson Music School, in 1944 was to spread the joy of music and make available education access to reach as wide an audience as possible. In looking back during its 75th anniversary year, Hoff-Barthelson decide…

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When we check in with friends these days, there’s so much ground to cover: Are they healthy? Feeling stir crazy? Doing okay with the whole remote-work thing?

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For millennia, humans have been drawing lines between the stars to create pictures called constellations. They navigated by them, and made up celestial characters that became part of folklore and religion. Constellations provoked heated debates between scholars and soothsayers. And through t…

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Shakespeare’s work doesn’t get wackier than “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — his 1595 fantasy-comedy — or the 20th-century compendium of his output, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).” M&M Performing Arts Co. is offering both in rotating repertory from Feb. 28 through Ma…

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Caramoor will celebrate its 75th season this summer in peak form, unveiling a legion of campus improvements resulting from the Inspire capital campaign. Improvements include a new entrance to the Venetian Theater, a new box office and new landscaping, all with the audience experience in mind…

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If you like juicy whodunits — and the idea of supporting our local authors — you’ll want to visit Bronx River Books in Scarsdale Village Sunday, March 1, between 4 and 6 p.m. That’s when longtime Scarsdale resident Ellen Shapiro will be on hand to read from and sign copies of her debut novel…

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With frigid winds whipping through the village, it’s understandable that one might long for summer. Luckily, you can easily satisfy your yearning for the sultry season’s pleasures: “The Lilac House,” a new novel by Scarsdale writer and teacher Barbara Solomon Josselsohn, is available for pre…

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Sea serpents crushing ships. Seven-foot-tall giants. Visitors will see these and other oddities when they explore the Bruce Museum’s new exhibition, “Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet,” which is open in the Bantle Lecture Gallery of the museum through March 29.

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Pamela Sklar always knew she would be a musician. Hailing from a family of professional musicians, she never decided she was going to become one — it was something she always just “knew.” A flutist and composer, Sklar has collaborated with ensembles playing all types of music from classic, r…

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