Dreaming of Summer: Enroll in Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program!
Early-bird discounts available through March 30
Jazz, Rock, Musical Theater, and Music Technology Classes among offerings
As winter continues its icy grip, what better time of year to start making plans for summer?
Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program (SAP) provides budding musicians in the 2nd through 10th grades multiple opportunities for artistic exploration and friendship. Taught by top-flight faculty, offerings include instrumental classes, chamber music, chorus, large ensembles, visual arts, rock, jazz, musical theatre, and frequent performance opportunities. Students at all levels receive instruction in a program individually tailored to their needs and interests.
“Unfettered by schoolwork and the scheduling challenges often faced during the school year, SAP students have the latitude to try additional instruments, experiment musically, take lessons every day, and perform each week,” says Joe Piscitelli, the program’s dynamic director. “Consequently, they’re able to make tremendous progress and develop lasting friendships over the program’s five weeks (June 25 – July 27, 2018).”
Registration is currently underway; Early-bird discounts are in effect through March 30, 2018.
Mary Margulis-Ohnuma, mother of three SAP participants shares “For many years now, our family has planned our summers around the kids attending Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program. The program offers opportunities to work with a world-class faculty in a fluid format that catalyzes learning. SAP provides a warm and welcoming environment that is at once familiar from summer to summer and yet also manages to provide new challenges from year to year.”
For additional information and to register:
To learn more about the program and whether it’s right for your family, visit www.hbms.org, or contact Lucy Rosenberg at email@example.com or 914-723-1169.
About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.
The Summer Arts Program is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: Students enjoy a drum lesson during Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program; photo by Steven Schnur.
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” Leatrice Eiseman, PANTONE Color Institute.
Zeitgeist is descending to downtown New Canaan this season with “18-3838”, a group exhibition featuring works by Charles Arnoldi, John Clement, Leah Durner, Matthew Heller, Madeleine Keesing, Martin Kline and Jill Moser. These artists have been gracing Heather Gaudio Fine Art’s roster with their personal styles and individual processes. Now, for the first time, they will be brought together to showcase a visually rich installation that is as dynamic as it is au courant. The exhibition will open with a public reception at 4-6pm on Saturday, March 24th and will run through May 5th.
Last December, PANTONE declared 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the official color of 2018. The blue-based purple pigment shade is known to evoke spiritual and meditative reflection, as well as elicit cosmic and futuristic outlooks. Culturally, it has also been associated with individuality and acts of rebelliousness. Never stagnant, Ultra Violet is original, enigmatic and it is only natural that it draws the creative mind. It is therefore no accident that the artists in this show have gravitated to this color over the course of their careers. Works in this exhibition date from the last two decades, the most recent completed before 18-3838 became the official color of 2018.
The artists in this exhibition have achieved a defined style through a skilled understanding and use of the material and its properties, their subject matter emerging from the gesture. Whether as painters using encaustic, enamel or other pigments in liquid form, or as printmakers or sculptors, they share an exploration of abstraction and ideas. Starting with contemplation and meditating on their processes, these artists then allow for chance to play an integral part in the overall compositional structure. One outlier in the group may not fully conform to this description, however, his work manages to find an entry point to the show thematically. These artists invoke a confluence of the current spirit unified by the thought-provoking purple shade.
Daisy Tainton, Insect Preparator and Curatorial Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, will lead participants in creating a miniature, whimsical insect diorama under glass, centered around a preserved rhinoceros beetle. Participants are encouraged to bring their own miniatures, natural objects, and other items for inspiration. Recommended for ages 11+.
Tickets: $20; Members $15. Purchase tickets at hrm.org/information.html
The 63rd Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place this year on McLean Avenue on Saturday, March 24th, 2018. This parade marks the fifth marching since the merger of the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the McLean Avenue Merchant’s Association St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This very successful parade continues the grand tradition of Yonkers honoring our Irish heritage and contributions to the Yonkers community, and Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York.
This presentation is perfect for anyone trying to navigate our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions.
The program explains the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics will include original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans (Part D), Medigaps (supplemental plans), and cost-saving programs like EPIC that can help seniors with limited resources.
Come and get a handle on this thorny subject in a user-friendly atmosphere. Walk-ins welcome, but registration is requested at (914) 738-1234.
For more information and other dates of this presentation (mostly in the Fall), please visit http://www.westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking/, or call (914) 231-3260.
Carole Alexis and her Ballet des Amériques dance company invite you to the third evening of the fourth season of
Evenings of Dance in Port Chester
March 24, 7pm
Ballet des Amériques, 16 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573 (conveniently located next to the Metro North commuter train station – a short ride from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan)
Suggested donation at the door: $20
Play It Forward Eclectic Soul Tour Featuring Ace Livingston, Adina Nyree and Brown Baby Girl (Norwalk and Monroe Residents). Two shows – 7pm and 10pm. Advance Tix are $50 and $60 at the door. Get Tickets and more info at: www.pifest.org
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit Westchester NAACP ACT-SO in celebration of Leslie Mardenborough’s 70th Birthday.
Since 2013, rising indie soul stars Brown Baby Girl and Adina Nyree joined forces to create the Play It Forward Eclectic Soul Tour (PIFEST), a music tour to share their brand of simply good for the SOUL music while giving back to the communities that they are visiting. In 2018, internationally known Jazz Bass Guitarist, Ace Livingston, joins PIFEST. PIFEST looks to partner with not-for-profit civic and cultural organizations in the areas where they are performing. A portion of the ticket sales are shared with the organizations chosen in each area.
March 24th Show Proceeds Recipient: NAACP ACT-SO, Westchester Chapter
ACT-SO was founded in 1978 by the renowned journalist, Vernon Jarrett, and was adopted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a major youth initiative.
ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Its mission is to recognize, prepare, and reward African-American youth who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence. It is a yearlong enrichment program for high school students of African descent which culminates in a competition through which youth demonstrate prowess in science, humanities, performing and visual arts, and entrepreneurship.