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The Nyack Village Theatre will host four evenings of original sketch comedy on love gone wrong when the Antics Roadshow returns to perform a newly scripted Valentine’s Extravaganza from Feb. 8 through 16.
The Valentine’s Extravaganza marks the troupe’s fifth performance at the 49-seat black box theater since its production company — Ship of Fools — took up office space and established itself...Read more »
Jenny Rosenstrach, a Westchester County mom of two, published a cookbook/memoir in June. “Dinner: A Love Story,” originally a blog about the dinner she prepared nightly for her family, chronicles the meals that she made during the past 14 years. She’ll lead the first meeting in a new monthly series -- Cookbook Club -- at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills at 6 p.m....Read more »
The Voracious Reader, an independent children’s bookshop in Larchmont, will overflow with adoring fans when Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, visit for a book signing of “The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart” tonight.
“We sold out in less than 24 hours after I put it up on Facebook,” said Francine Lucidon, the shop’s owner. She anticipates a crowd of up to 500...Read more »
In a campaign to promote the dining scene in downtown Yonkers, the city is hosting its second annual Downtown BID International Restaurant Week from Sunday, Feb. 3, through Feb. 10.
From the Caribbean to Mexican to Pakistani cuisines, diners will have the chance to sample a variety of dishes at about 10 city restaurants, which will offer 20 percent discounts at lunch and 25 percent discounts...Read more »
Looking for ways to ring in the New Year with youngsters? Say hello to 2013 at one of these three local events where kids are welcome.
Balloon drop in New Rochelle
Young revelers can experience a daylight version of the Times Square countdown to the New Year -- but instead of a ball dropping at midnight, the main event will be a colorful cascade of thousands of balloons released from...Read more »
Even though Christmas is over, there’s still time to take part in a seasonal tradition: viewing sparkling, often synchronized, holiday light displays. Here are seven Hudson Valley attractions where you can experience the holiday splendor.
ERDAJT holiday light display in LaGrangeville
Named after the children of creators Tim and Grace Gay, this holiday light display is not to be missed....Read more »
Dog owners are invited to make holiday memories with their favorite four-legged friends during Santa’s Workshop at Pause Dog Boutique in Rhinebeck.
Furry family members can have their photos taken with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Crafty animal lovers can also preserve their pet’s paw print in a pretty keepsake ornament and create a fleece toy to donate to local shelter animals.
Dog...Read more »
Westchester movie buffs will have to hold their questions for noted Bedford resident Chazz Palminteri: The Westchester Broadway Theatre's "Ask Chazz" event, originally scheduled for Oct. 1 and pushed back until Oct. 29 and then Nov. 12, has been postponed again. As of press time, there is no new date associated with the event.
Famous for his roles in the movie and theatrical renditions...Read more »
By ravenous demand, the 6th annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back, and for the first time, in the fall (it’s also held in March). From Nov. 5 through 18 there are bargains to be had at dozens of area restaurants, ranging from local bistros to fancy white tablecloth venues. Each participating restaurant will serve fixed-price menus for $20.95 at lunch and $29.95 at dinner (drinks, tax and...Read more »
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Rockland County's top comedy venue — Levity Live in West Nyack — is offering free admission to its shows on Nov. 2 and 3.
There's a small caveat, however, as the two-item minimum remains in effect, but this is still a good deal for a place where tickets to see top-notch comedians can cost up to $30 per person on a given night.
Angelo Lozada, Nore...Read more »