Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Reception and Film: Les Enfants de la Chance
The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, The Jewish Studies Program of Purchase College SUNY, Samuel G. Fredman Family Program in Holocaust Education, and the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies at Iona College present Les Efants de la Chance. This film is about a boy and eight other children living with hospital staff in France during World War II to prevent their deportation to a concentration camp.
The movie in in French with English subtitles.
The program begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Christian Bailey, Assistant Professor of History, at Purchase College SUNY will speak at the reception. Most of his courses explore modern European history with a global perspective. Dr. Baily is particularly interested in understanding Europe from a neglected viewpoint of outsiders: the minorities, the colonized, and the immigrants.
The film and reception will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at SUNY Purchase Humanities Theatre, located in the Humanities Building, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
This reception and film is free and open to all. Seats are limited to the first 200 RSVPs.
For more information, please call Millie Jasper (914)696-0738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Chester, NY— Nationally-acclaimed hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean will perform an intimate show to benefit Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River at The Capitol Theatre on Thursday, April 19.
For over two decades, Wyclef has paved his own musical landscape both as a critically-acclaimed solo performer and member of the legendary hip-hop trio, the Fugees. Since putting out the landmark Fugees album, The Score, in 1996, Jean has won three Grammy Awards and has sold over nine million albums in his solo career alone.
In 2017, Wyclef put out his first record of original music in 8 years, Carnival III: The Rise and Fall of a Refugee, which was praised by the likes of XXL Magazine and named one of the “25 Most Anticipated Albums” of the fall by Billboard. Additionally, Wyclef released a new mixtape entitled Inspired By…, which paid tribute to music that inspired him including Drake, A$AP Ferg, and Carlos Santana.
Wyclef’s show on April 19 will not only be one of the few times you can see him in such an intimate setting, you’ll also be giving back to the community and making a positive influence in the lives of children.
Sunrise Day Camps are the world’s only full-summer day camps for children with cancer and their siblings. Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, whose mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.
Tickets start at $43 advance and can be purchased by calling Ticketfly at (877) 987-6487, ordering online at www.thecapitoltheatre.com, or visiting The Capitol Theatre Box Office at 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, New York, Monday through Thursday from 2:00PM-6:00PM or Friday and Saturday from 12:00PM-6:00PM.
Only balcony and loge tickets are available to the public. The orchestra section is reserved for a private event. Please contact Lizzie Mancini at email@example.com or (516) 634 – 4191 if you are interested in purchasing orchestra level tickets to their event.
About The Capitol Theatre:
Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, the Capitol is located 30 miles from NYC, accessible by I-95 and only one block from the Port Chester Metro North train station. The 2,000-capacity theater, known as “the original rock palace,’ showcased rock legends such as Black Sabbath, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. Jerry Garcia once called it his favorite venue, claiming “See, there’s only two theaters, man… that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that – the Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.”
In 2012, the Capitol Theatre underwent a transformative renovation under the guidance of entrepreneur Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Lockn’ Festival, the “Fare Thee Well” Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary stadium shows, music magazine Relix, FANS). Since then, The Capitol has hosted many of music’s most prominent performers including Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Ringo Starr, Ryan Adams, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and many more. The Capitol has also welcomed comedians like Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer. The New York Times raves: “A rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate.” Billboard agrees: “The lavishly decorated theater — filled with mirrors, chandeliers and painstakingly restored detail — looks absolutely stunning, and sounds even better.”
Join us for this fun-filled family fundraiser on Saturday, May 5th at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Walker Registration in now open! Sign-up to be a Walker and you can choose to create an online fundraising page to gather pledges in support of your walk or form a team.
Take a relaxing stroll on the scenic 2.5 mile trail with your canine buddy, then go shopping in our vendor village while enjoying food, refreshments, our SPCA photo booth, kid activities, puppy kissing booth, dog agility demos and more!
Although cats can’t attend this event, we still encourage you to join us and walk on their behalf as the funds raised from this special fundraiser supports both our canine and feline friends at the SPCA.
For further details or questions, or sponsorship opportunities, email Lisa@spca914.org
or call (914) 941-2896 ext. 54
OSSINING, NY – The grand celebration of the bald eagle will soon descend upon Croton Point Park, a Westchester County park. The 14th annual “EagleFest” has been scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018, a highly anticipated event that will once again take flight over the Hudson River with expanded programming, including a performance by Dar Williams, who The New Yorker calls “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.”
Additionally, bird experts Bill Streeter and Brian Robinson will make special presentations of their own. EagleFest is hosted by Teatown, a nonprofit environmental education center and nature preserve. Also, State Senator Terrence Murphy, an outdoorsman and a lover of wildlife, will partner with Teatown to sponsor EagleFest. He has secured a $500,000 appropriation for a critical meadow restoration project at Croton Point Park, a sanctuary for bald eagles and other wildlife. This year, the event is poised to be an even bigger celebration than ever before.
“This event is a fun and celebratory way for Teatown to pursue its mission of inspiring our community to lifelong environmental stewardship,” said Kevin Carter, Executive Director of Teatown. “With so much divisiveness in the world, it is a joy to bring people together with hope and purpose.”
The annual EagleFest celebration allows visitors to see live birds of prey and provides opportunities to view the national symbol in its natural setting. Various birds of prey species will be featured in a special program led by nationally renowned experts in the handling and care of the birds. The birds in captivity have been rehabilitated after suffering various injuries and are no longer able to live in the wild.
Environmental experts will lead other nature-related workshops and presentations to guests of all ages as well as host educational shows. Guests will also be able to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks and enjoy live music inside heated tents along the river. Even more, Teatown educators will lead two-hour bus tours along the Hudson River to various eagle viewing sites where an eagle expert will be stationed with spotting scopes. This feature has limited seating.
New this year is a performance by Dar Williams. Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has been captivating audiences with her folk-pop songwriting since the ’90s. Her growth as an individual over her two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist, touring along the way with such distinguished peers as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III and Shawn Colvin among others. Dar’s most recent album, Emerald, “deals as bluntly as ever with the shadowy, subtle corners of humanity” according to Rolling Stone, and was recorded with friends such as Richard Thompson, Jill Sobule, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, the Hooters and others in various studios across the U.S.
Additionally, Bill Streeter, Director of the Delaware Raptor Center (DVRC), has over 30 years of experience as a raptor rehabilitator, falconer, and educator. He has a BA in Biology and MS in Zoology, and has completed Tuft’s University Veterinary School’s Leadership Program in Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation. He will provide a presentation to guests with his golden eagle and bald eagle. He trains and uses live hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls for more than 120 presentations to schools, camps, scouts, and a variety of other groups each year. He is responsible for the care of the birds in residence at the center. And, Wildlife Educator Brian Robinson will also present various birds of prey. Robinson has been providing wildlife education programs to schools, libraries and museums since 1993. His animals have been featured on many national television shows such as Regis and Kelly and The Today Show.
EagleFest 2018 will be held at Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Avenue in Croton-on-Hudson from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Pre-sale tickets are $17/adults (12+), $10/children (6-11) and free for children 5 and under. Tickets sold at the venue on the day of the event are $22/adults (12+), $12/children (6-11) and free for children 5 and under. To purchase tickets, visit teatown.org/eaglefest
Attendees coming from Manhattan or Poughkeepsie can take Metro-North trains to Croton-Harmon Train Station. Special EagleTrain Cars will depart from Grand Central at 8:50 a.m. from Poughkeepsie and 9:20 a.m. from Grand Central Station. During the trip, on-board naturalists will point out various Hudson Valley birds to riders. Free shuttle buses will bring attendees to/from the Croton-Harmon Train Station to Croton Point Park. To participate in this event, guests must purchase a regular train ticket from Metro North.
The 14th Annual Teatown EagleFest is generously sponsored by Westchester County Parks & Recreation, Westchester County Tourism, Westchester Magazine, ConEdison, WHUD, Tracer Imaging and Wheelabrator Technologies. The event is made possible with the support of our partners, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks & Recreation Department. For details visit: www.teatown.org.
ABOUT TEATOWN: Teatown, an environmental education organization with a 1,000-acre private, not-for-profit nature preserve in Westchester County, is one of the largest and most active environmental education and science centers in the region. Teatown impacts more than 20,000 adults and children every year through its full schedule of year-round programs and nature-focused summer camp, as well as through 15 miles of hiking trails. Teatown’s mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship. It has grown continuously since it was established on 194 acres in 1963, more than 50 years ago. More information about Teatown is at www.teatown.org.
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