New Local Theatre Company Honors Local Legacy during Legend of Sleepy Hollow Bicentennial

Phoenix Theatre and Arts Company picked a difficult time to open its doors – during a pandemic when theaters are struggling and many are unable to perform at all. “It’s a hard... Read more »

Westchester Broadway Theatre Takes It’s Final Bow

  The Westchester Broadway Theatre will close it’s doors after 45 years of business due to COVID 19. The work that WBT has done over the years has been truly historic and... Read more »

Historic Hudson Valley Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with Two New Short Films

The Misadventures of Ichabod Crane and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Shadow Puppet Film will stream free to audiences this Halloween Historic Hudson Valley has reimagined Washington Irving’s “The Legend of... Read more »

Sleepy Hollow Int’l Film Festival Launches “SHIFF Virtual”

Watch Free Online Videos Now – Starting October 20, 2020 Having made its successful debut last October in the cradle of the American Supernatural — Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY — the... Read more »

Harvest Happenings & Hauntings – A Horn of Plenty of Things to Do to Celebrate Fall 

The lower Hudson Valley is spectacular in the fall. Especially October, when it seems to be in its most natural state—crisp, colorful, a little spooky, and full of fun. While the fall events in our... Read more »

Led by ‘Visiting’ Art Teacher, Pint-size Picassos Brush up Their Skills 

The Covid pandemic has not only changed the way students learn; it has changed where they learn, as safety protocols require them to stay in one classroom throughout the day.  Teachers also are learning to adapt. In Briarcliff, Todd Elementary art teacher Paul Villanueva no longer teaches... Read more »

Ebay, Airbnb, Uber…One Day University? 

Relaunch thrives connecting professors with lifelong learners  Just a few months ago, One Day University was filling auditoriums around the country with people who love to learn. When the pandemic caused a... Read more »

Coming Across Culture High Across the Hudson

There’s something about a bridge.   Maybe it’s the way it seems to defy structural logic. Maybe it’s the way it makes you feel momentarily airborne, both safe and unsafe every time you cross it.  There’s something about art. About huge pieces of public art you... Read more »

A Digital Time Capsule Captures Art Inspired by Covid 

My father was a historian. He taught me to love the voices of the people who were there at specific moments of history: the diaries of Victorian ladies, slave narratives, letters from soldiers, poetry from hometown newspapers, meeting minutes of... Read more »

Local Authors, Local Books: Vernon Hamilton’s Isn’t It Scary?

Nature’s Creatures Teach Kids About Human Nature   With Isn’t It Scary?, Nyack author Vernon Hamilton has written a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book that features an African-American family, and relates natural animal habitats to the comforts of family and home.  A distinctive... Read more »