The Armonk Chamber of Commerce will hold its second 3rd Thursday celebration of the season on June 15 from 5-9 pm. Armonk Square will be buzzing with activity, featuring a chili cook-off with local restaurants from 5:30-7:30. Visitors will get to taste and then vote for their favorite! There will be live music, children’s activities, raffles, giveaways and special promotions throughout town. A list of activities and promotions will be made available on armonkchamberofcommerce.com a week before the event. Come and enjoy the Armonk Buzz!
Rebecca (age 12) and Jenna (age 9) are hosting the 4th annual Blum Sisters’ Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
After losing their grandfather Papa Neal this year to brain cancer, they are even more motivated to help advance research and treatment for this devastating disease. To date, they have raised more than $4,000 and have a goal of raising $2,000 this year.
Blum Sisters’ Lemonade Stand benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research will take place Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market. Local residents can come by for a cup of freshly squeezed lemonade (yes, we squeeze hundreds of lemons by hand).
Donations can be made here: https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1317095
Looking for a great way to spend the weekend? Come to the 43rd annual Armonk Lion’s Club Fol de Rol at Wampus Brook Park the weekend of June 10 and 11th. The fair starts Thursday night, June 8th with a DJ, rides and food in the Wampus Brook school yard. This country fair features over 60 craft vendors, food, rides, carnival games, entertainment, animals, music, face painting and much more! On the weekend, there will be agility dog shows, featuring the Jersey Disc Devil, as well as racing pigs! There will be live music and lots of other entertainment for the whole family.
The Armonk Lions Club is a volunteer service organization that runs the fair as its only fundraiser. All money raised is used to support local community organizations, community projects and to help people in need by donating to organizations like Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Meals on Wheels. The club also sponsors a scholarship for two deserving seniors from Byram Hills High School.
Admission is free! Tickets are sold for the rides. Come for the food, come for the fun and come to support the Armonk Lions Club.
Hours are 6 PM to 10 PM, June 8th and June 9th; 11 AM to 10 PM June 10th and 11 AM to 5 PM on June 12th. The Fol de Rol is located in Wampus Brook Park, at Maple Avenue and Bedford Road in Armonk, NY. Visit us at www.armonklions.org or go the Armonk Lions Fol de Rol and crafts festival facebook page for more information.
May 19 (6-10 pm), 20 (1-10 pm), 21 (1-6 pm): Come one, come all to enjoy a second Annual Spring Festival at The Church of St. John and St. Mary, 30 Poillon Drive, Chappaqua.
Arthur Avenue fare with dessert cafe, “overflowing” beer and wine garden, riveting entertainment in the way of carnival games, WHUD 100.7FM, and more!
The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will screen the documentary Real Boy on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A and community reception. The discussion will feature Jamie Bruesehoff whose first-born child transitioned at age 8 and became a national symbol of the transgender community, and Shepard Verbas a prominent spokesperson for trans rights. A reception will follow. The screening is part of the ongoing film series Community Matters: Local Issues, Discussion, Action, sponsored by Westchester Community Foundation, and presented with generous support from National Endowment for the Arts.
Real Boy is the intimate story of 19-year-old Bennett Wallace who is navigating early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity. At the same time, his mother is making her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Both find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the JBFC box office, which opens at noon on weekdays and 11:00 am on weekends.
About the Speakers
Jamie Bruesehoff is a writer, advocate, speaker, mom, and a pastor’s wife. Her first-born child transitioned at age 8 and became a national symbol for the transgender community.
Shepard Verbas is program manager at The LOFT Community Center in White Plains and was profiled in National Geographic’s January 2017 Gender issue. They earned a BS in Early Childhood/Special Education at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Shepard also works with LGBTQ youth as Program Specialist with the Center Lane and has many years of experience working with youth and adults in educational and therapeutic settings. In addition, they co-chaired GLSEN Hudson Valley’s LGBT youth outreach initiative, Shared Stories Open Minds, and was an active member of the chapter’s board.
Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Exit 30 Saw Mill River Parkway N/ Exit 29 Saw Mill River Parkway S or the Pleasantville stop on Metro-North Harlem Line
Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
Tickets are available online at burnsfilmcenter.org or at the Box Office
Box office opens at noon on weekdays and 11:00 am on weekends
For information and group sales, call 914.773.7663, ext. 6
About Westchester Community Foundation
The Westchester Community Foundation connects generous people to the causes they care about and invests in transformative ideas and organizations to improve lives and strengthen our community. For 40 years, the Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Westchester by addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to critical, local needs, visit: www.wcf-ny.org.
About Jacob Burns Film Center
Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit arts and education hub located on a three-building campus in the New York Metro area. The JBFC brings the transformative power of film to the surrounding community through unique programming and discussion, shared experiences, and educational initiatives. Since opening in 2001, over 3,000,000 people have enjoyed the best of current American and foreign cinema, unique film series, and special events at the five screen theater complex. A pioneer in visual literacy education, the Jacob Burns Film Center offers courses in filmmaking, screenwriting, and animation for students of all ages at our state-of-the-art Media Arts Lab and develops curriculums for public schools throughout the region.