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Kids can explore the wonders of the great outdoors when Grasshopper Grove, a neat little play space outside the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, opens Saturday.
The play space, which was designed to appeal to 2- to 6-year-olds, will give young adventurers access to the natural world, minus some of nature’s minor perils and discomforts. A whimsical gateway designed with natural branches...Read more »
Oh, say, you can see former "American Idol" contestant Melinda Ademi sing the national anthem at tonight's State of the County address in White Plains.
A Yonkers High School grad who advanced to the top-40 round this season, Ademi will be a guest of honor at the event in the central jury room of the Westchester County Courthouse (111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains,...Read more »
Yonkers has been the setting for quite a few high-profile film and television shoots in recent months, featuring movie stars such as Will Smith and Katie Holmes. So it’s only fitting that the city host the inaugural Yonkers Film Festival (dubbed YoFi Fest) this year, with the event taking place Oct. 11-13.
“We are thrilled to host our first, of hopefully many, film festivals here in Yonkers,”...Read more »
Iconic designer Oscar de la Renta's fashions have graced runways around the world, but this Thursday, he and his works will strut their stuff at a Rye Brook fundraiser for White Plains Hospital.
The April 25 event comprises the runway show, cocktails, live auction and dessert buffet at the 54-acre corporate campus of 800 Westchester Ave., in Rye Brook, whose 532,680 square feet of postmodern...Read more »
"Oblivion," the latest big-budget sci-fi epic to hit theaters, stars Tom Cruise as Jack, who's harvesting resources on a post-apocolypic Earth when he starts to question his assignment and identity.
The movie, which also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Melissa Leo, opens in theaters today, and Newsday Westchester's got three fun facts about the movie.
1. "Oblivion"...Read more »
Al Roker, Matisyahu and Joshua Malina were among the Hudson Valley celebrities and millions of Twitter users who were trying to process a particularly brutal week in national news.
Because the following embedded tweets and links involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed previous installments of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, click here.
Malina,...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar celebrates her 14th birthday on Saturday, April 20, and given her rise to stardom after taking second place on “The X Factor” last year, it’s likely that the Mamaroneck teen has bigger and better things to come.
Carly Rose already has had one dream come true, since she is set to headline a concert in New York City on Aug. 10, but no doubt there are plenty of other things...Read more »
Launching its 17th beer tonight, the Newburgh Brewing Co. (88 S. Colden St., Newburgh; 845-569-2337; www.newburghbrewing.com) will celebrate a year of being open for business with a party at the nearby Wherehouse (119 Liberty St., Newburgh, 845-561-7240, www.thewherehouserestaurant.com).
"What we want to do is bring back that spirit and that happy attitude that accompanied our launch...Read more »
Time magazine weighed in with its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and three celebs with Hudson Valley ties have serious pull: Beyonce and Jay-Z, who filed for their marriage license in Scarsdale, and former Saugerties resident Jimmy Fallon.
Beyonce was designated as an “Icon” on Time's list for her talent and ubiquitous pop culture presence. Director Baz Luhrmann,...Read more »
At the Levity Live comedy club in West Nyack, stand-up comedy classes are under way — and I'm among the students trying to bring down the house. Throughout the eight-week course, I'll be reporting on the experience from a first-person perspective. If you missed part one, click here. For part two, click here. Here's part three.
WEEK FIVE: A GLIMPSE OF WHAT'S TO COME
Last week, when Manhattan...Read more »