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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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Cuisine is defined as a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes associated with a culture, country or geographic region. In his new book, “American Cuisine — And How It Got This Way,” author Paul Freedman serves up a full course of gastronomic facts, …

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Scarsdale High School 2012 graduate Rachelle Gage thinks the art education offered in her hometown was what allowed her to become an artist full time in her adulthood. Also a Skidmore College graduate with a B.S. in Communication Design and now a full-time graphic designer at a Manhattan fas…

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It’s December and the long-awaited and anticipated holiday season has once again arrived at Caramoor, known for events that bring the festive spirit in style and feature music, delicious tea and refreshments, and even a visit from Santa for families.

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On the title track of her new album, “Believe,” Neshama Carlebach sings of building a better world and creating joy from sorrow, with maybe a nod to the joyous Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, which, as she reminds us, “happens at the darkest time of the year.”  

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On Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., in the cozy atmosphere of Greenville Community Church, Shelly Burch will perform “Incurably Romantic.” It’s a one-woman concert of show tunes — some sentimental, some well remembered, all memorable. If the music sounds exceptionally beautiful, it’s because Burch, a one-t…

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Reviewers for publications from Good Reads and BookList to The Washington Post and The Seattle Times have all said the same thing about Susan Isaacs: she writes female characters like no one else. Known as a writer of witty, snarky novels that turn stereotypes of women’s fiction on their hea…

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Founded in 1969 with a promised gift of 300 works by Roy R. Neuberger — considered one of the greatest private collectors, philanthropists and arts advocates of the 20th century — the collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art has grown to more than 6,000 objects by artists including Milton A…

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A classic is defined by its staying power, the artful depiction of enduring human truths. Comedies, by skewering the social customs of a particular time and place, are more likely to seem dated than tragedies and so are more vulnerable to the updating impulse.

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Scarsdale resident of 21 years Michael Heffner knows that Westchester is a place that loves music. With countless local ensembles, theaters and churches constantly presenting new concerts, it’s easy to forget that sometimes a little bit of free or low cost music can be an asset to the community.

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Ann Cefola has been writing poetry since she was a young child growing up in Scarsdale. She moved through the Scarsdale school system and went on to receive an MFA in poetry writing from Sarah Lawrence before becoming well-versed in French by working with several French companies after gradu…

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Twenty-something years in the making, the Scarsdale-inspired band PartyBox Raiders is finally making its world premier at HudCo After Dark on Saturday, Oct. 19. Inspired by its predecessor, Shoe, an alt-country band headed by guitarist Adam C. Dell and drummer Doug Schneider in the late ’90s…

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In 1951, a group of artists in New York City organized an exhibition simply titled “the 9th St. show” in what would be a pivotal moment for the emergence of abstract expressionism. Of the more than 60 artists who participated in the show, only 11 were women. Later referred to as “Sparkling A…

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With expanding audiences and a lineup that continues to go from strength to strength in the summer, Caramoor also remains a hub for music and artistic exploration year-round. Not surprisingly, the upcoming 2019-20 fall and spring seasons offer a wealth of diverse and imaginative programming …

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“Me, The ‘Other’” is a film that doesn’t mince words. The documentary, produced by Scarsdale residents Sherry and Saeid Mirafzali and co-produced and directed by Shidan Majidi, is described as being about “hate.” More specifically, it sets 12 people in front of the camera and invites them to…

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Scarsdale Frame & Art at 4 Depot Place will hold an art show featuring Susan Hamilton Meier from Monday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Nov. 18. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with wine and cheese. Meier has created and exhibited her work in New York …

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Who says household objects can’t be exciting? Moreover, who says they can’t be works of art? More than 50 Westchester artists have taken the monotony of day-to-day objects and created unique pieces of art out of them in ArtsWestchester’s upcoming exhibition, “The Chair Show,” running through…

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Even the most happily married couples have rare occasions on which they don’t work well together. Miriam and Ronald Schulman are no exception: “When I’m driving we don’t do well, because you’re telling me what to do the whole time,” Miriam joked. Ronald agreed. “Not my finest moment,” he said.