A Local Mecca for Cinema Artists and Audiences

‘People are coming back to the theater,’ says Jacob Burns Film Center Executive Director Mary Jo Ziesel (r), seen here at a screening (and Q&A) of Spencer, about Princess Diana, with the film’s director Pablo Larraín (c) and JBFC Founding Director of Film... Read more »

Sing Sing Museum Project Continues to Gain Momentum 

On the South end of Ossining’s Louis Engel Riverfront Park, a fence separates a playground from the grounds of Sing Sing Prison. Many visitors are unaware the prison is there, even though a disused guard tower sits among the swing sets.  The Sing Sing Prison Museum, slated... Read more »

RiverTalk Episode 13 – A Conversation with CHHOP CEO Cynthia Knox

“Every person is entitled to safe and affordable housing and healthy, nutritious food,” says Cynthia, B. Knox, Esq., CEO of Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP). A nonprofit organization based... Read more »

River Towns Weigh Pros, Cons of Marijuana Sales and Consumption

Marijuana has been legal in the state of New York since April, when the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act went into effect. Included in the legislation is a provision that every municipality... Read more »

1-2 Heart U Music Fest Rocks Peekskill Plaza

On Saturday, October 9th, the “1-2 Heart U” festival was held in Esther Place, a pedestrian plaza in downtown Peekskill. The concert featured ten acts which played throughout the day, including local... Read more »

Sleepy Hollow Film Festival Scares Up a Weekend of Drive-In Fun

Matt Verboys and Dale Cunningham are two lifelong friends who grew up together in Somers, New York, seeing movies like “Phantasm II” at the Jefferson Valley Mall and working at a local... Read more »

RiverTalk Episode 12 – A Conversation with Briarcliff’s Phil Zegarelli

Don’t miss RiverTalk’s exclusive conversation with Phi Zegarelli, outgoing Village Manager of Briarcliff Manor. Hear all about Phil’s time as Mayor of Sleepy Hollow, his Naval experience, his relationship with George H.... Read more »

Make Vroom for the Hot Rods

On a sunny summer morning, Evan Kingsley stands next to his mint condition, baby blue, 1966 Chrysler New Yorker in a lot near the Peekskill waterfront. He happily takes the time to... Read more »

Special RiverTalk Episodes: All for the Love of Rock and Roll Parts 1 & 2

You read about the history of WRNW, the “glorious playhouse” in Briarcliff Manor HERE, HERE and HERE. Now join host Christian Larson as he speaks with the former WRNW DJs themselves  about... Read more »

RiverTalk Episode 9 – A Conversation with Peekskill’s Leesther Brown

Leesther Brown is a well-known figure who has challenged both Democrat and Republican Administrations over the years with equal vigor. A 33 year resident of the City, she has a simple message for... Read more »