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Sun. 8 May, 2022

Bicycle Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway (Sun. 8 May, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Bicycle Sunday
Sunday, May 08, 2022 10:00 am  to 2:00pm
Bike, walk and jog a 13.1-mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway from White Plains to Yonkers. Also: May 15 and May 22

Sun. 15 May, 2022

Crochet Club at Scarsdale Library for Kids Grades 3-6 (Sun. 15 May, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Crochet ClubScarsdale High School students, Marin S. and Emily H., are leading this weekly crochet club for kids in Grades 3 through 6. Crochet Club will be held on Sundays during the school year, starting at 3 PM, in the Children's Program Room at Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road.

All levels are welcome - from the complete crochet novice to the experienced crochet kid! All supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own crochet materials with you if you like.

Please provide parent/guardian contact information (required for kids under 10 and recommended for kids 10 and older) and register prior to attending Crochet Club.

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Mon. 16 May, 2022

Book Discussion: A Train to Moscow (Mon. 16 May, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

A train to MascowScarsdale Library is proud to continue our Discover Outstanding Authors series. Join them to discuss their latest works, ask about their process, and to meet other avid readers. Some sessions will be virtual- to provide a wide reach- and some will be in person, for authors closer to Scarsdale.

Signed copies of the books up for discussion will be available for purchase through Bronx River Books and, of course, to borrow in print.

The featured author for this program is Elena Gorokhova, the author of A Train to Moscow.

In this novel, young Sasha is an aspiring actress who yearns for a bigger, creative life beyond her small, provincial town behind the Iron Curtain. In post-World War II Russia, and in her household, such dreams are forbidden. But her curiosity and ambition are too great to stifle and she leaves for Moscow to audition for drama school, defying her mother and grandparents and abandoning her first love, Andrei. Before she leaves, Sasha discovers the hidden war journal of her uncle Kolya, an artist still missing in action years after the war has ended. His pages expose the official lies and the forbidden truth of Stalin’s brutality.

Elena Gorokhova was born and raised in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg, Russia. After graduating from Leningrad University, she moved to the United States, carrying one suitcase with twenty kilograms of what used to be her life. Elena is the author of two memoirs: A Mountain of Crumbs and Russian Tattoo. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Beast, New Jersey Monthly, and the Daily Telegraph, as well as on NPR and BBC Radio and in a number of literary magazines. A Train to Moscow is Elena’s first novel. She lives and teaches in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.elenagorokhova.com.

You will receive an email with the Zoom link approximately 1 hour before the beginning of the event.

Monday May 16 at 7 pm
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Tue. 17 May, 2022

Debby Applegate to Discuss: Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age. (Tue. 17 May, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Debby MadamThe Scarsdale Library will host an evening with Pulitzer Prize winning author, Debby Applegate in conversation with Scarsdale Librarian Katie about her book Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age.

In Roaring Twenties New York City, when the nightclubs closed down, the in-crowd didn’t go home. Everyone went to Polly’s place, the “speakeasy with a harem” run by “The Female Al Capone,” as the newspapers dubbed her. Polly “Pearl” Adler (1900-1962) was a diminutive dynamo whose Manhattan brothels were more than oases of illicit sex, where men paid top-dollar for the company of her girls, they were also swinging salons where the culturati and high society partied with the elite of showbiz, politics and organized crime. Polly’s pals — luminaries like Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra, Lucky Luciano, Duke Ellington, Dorothy Parker, Bugsy Siegel and Desi Arnaz – made the Jazz Age roar.

No one would’ve guessed that Pearl would become “the First Lady of the Underworld” when she arrived in America as a 13-year old Russian Jewish immigrant. But Polly’s life became a topsy-turvy Horatio Alger tale – a childhood that could be a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, a wild ghetto adolescence out of a Henry Roth novel, blossoming into a glittering epic of parties and power worthy of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Then Polly wrote her own ending, penning a memoir that shocked the squares of the 1950s and sold over two million copies.

Applegate immerses the reader in Polly’s world and uses her rip-roaring life to unpack what made this era so corrupt, so glamorous and so transformational, showing how this riotous collision of high and low gave birth to modern American culture.

Debby Applegate is a historian and biographer whose first book, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography, and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, NPR's Fresh Air, the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and American Heritage Magazine. Her second book, Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age, was released by Doubleday in November, 2021. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University and lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, workplace writer Bruce Tulgan.

You will receive the Zoom link approximately one hour before the event starts.

May 17, 2022 at 6 pm
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Thu. 19 May, 2022

Letters from the Affair: A Multi-Media Work about the Dreyfus Affair at Scarsdale Synagogue (Thu. 19 May, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

DreyfusAffairLetters from the Affair, featuring the Afro-Semitic Experience
Thursday, May 19, 2022 • 18 Iyar 5782
7:00 - 8:45 PM

In partnership with Cantor Chanin Becker of Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El, David Chevan (co-founder of the Afro-Semitic Experience) presents:

Letters from the Affair is a multi-media work that crosses the boundaries between jazz, opera and musical theater to tell a little-known true story about the Dreyfus Affair and how it ended the friendship between the Impressionist artists Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro. The work traces the relationship of the two artists from before the first impressionist exhibition until Pissarro’s death in 1903, using letters written by the artists along with multi-media projections of their paintings, images from newspapers and family photographs. All of the lyrics to the songs in this work are taken directly from letters written by these two artists. The piece will feature two cantors: Cantor Randall Schloss and Cantor Martin Levson. The ensemble is made up of members of the Afro-Semitic Experience.

This work was performed at several venues in London and will be presented on May 22 at the Washington DC Jewish Music Festival.

There is no charge to attend. If you would like to attend this event, please register by emailing Executive Director, Fawn Mendel at fawn@sstte.org.

Please NOTE our COVID Policy: Proof of vaccinateion is required for attendance. Ages 12+ must be vaccinated. Ages 16+ must have received one booster shot. Masks are recommended for your safety. You will be given an opportunity to upload your vaccine card when you register.

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El is a reform Jewish synagogue located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY. 10583. 914-725-5175. www.sstte.org

Fri. 20 May, 2022

Evening Under the Stars at Scarsdale Library (Fri. 20 May, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

SPLEventThe Friends of the Scarsdale Library is excited to present a special evening to celebrate. You are invited to an Evening Under the Stars, Friday, May 20th from 7:00PM-10:00PM. The event will feature a live performance of Billy Joel’s Songs in the Attic by The David Clark Band. This adults-only event will be held on the exterior grounds of the library. All of the proceeds raised will support the Library’s upcoming multi-phase landscape initiative.

Tickets are $150 per person. Ticket price includes delicious authentic Neapolitan pizzas, passed appetizers, and inviting platters from Pizza Luca, as well as wine and beer provided by The Old Fashioned Cocktail Company. This exciting event is a wonderful opportunity for Scarsdale residents to re-connect, enjoy the outdoors and sing along to the amazing music of Billy Joel. Guests will get a sneak peek of the donation funded multi-phase landscaping plans for the beautifully remodeled library.

There are unique event sponsorship opportunities for corporate or individual donors. This is also a perfect time to become a ‘Friend’ of the Scarsdale Library or renew your commitment to the FOSL. For further details or to become an event sponsor, please visit: www.scarsdalelibrary.org/evening-under-stars.

The Friends of the Scarsdale Library plays a pivotal role in sponsoring popular programs such as free museum passes, children’s events, book talks, Writers’ Workshops and so much more! The Scarsdale Library strives to be a cultural and intellectual hub for our community. Keep the momentum going by joining the FOSL for An Evening Under the Stars, Friday, May 20th, at 7:00PM. Event is rain or shine.

Purchase your tickets here.

Sun. 22 May, 2022

Crochet Club at Scarsdale Library for Kids Grades 3-6 (Sun. 22 May, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Crochet ClubScarsdale High School students, Marin S. and Emily H., are leading this weekly crochet club for kids in Grades 3 through 6. Crochet Club will be held on Sundays during the school year, starting at 3 PM, in the Children's Program Room at Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road.

All levels are welcome - from the complete crochet novice to the experienced crochet kid! All supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own crochet materials with you if you like.

Please provide parent/guardian contact information (required for kids under 10 and recommended for kids 10 and older) and register prior to attending Crochet Club.

Click here to register.

Sandro Russo Piano Recital at Scarsdale Congregational Church (Sun. 22 May, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Sandro Russo Piano BW copyScarsdale Congregational Church is delighted to announce Sandro Russo's long-awaited piano recital for their SCC Concert Series, on May 22, 2022, at 5:00 pm. Sandro will be presenting the rarely-performed complete cycle of Franz Liszt's 12 Transcendental Etudes, which indeed represent one of the pinnacles of romantic piano music. This is absolutely a not to be missed event! Franz Liszt’s 12 Etudes d’Exécution Transcendante (or Transcendental Etudes) represent one of the pinnacles of romantic piano music. Published in 1852, they revolutionized the concept of the piano etude, both in their architectural scope and their many evocative programmatic titles in most cases. Liszt’s “transcendental” intent in these highly-virtuoso compositions makes each of them into a real tone poem. The performance of the complete cycle of Liszt’s 12 Transcendental Etude is an undertaking of truly epic proportions.

Tickets: $30, to be sold at the door.

Bicycle Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway (Sun. 22 May, 2022 10:00 pm - Mon. 23 May, 2022 2:00 am)

Bicycle Sunday
Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:00 am to 2:00pm
Bike, walk and jog a 13.1-mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway from White Plains to Yonkers.

Mon. 23 May, 2022

Bicycle Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway (Sun. 22 May, 2022 10:00 pm - Mon. 23 May, 2022 2:00 am)

Bicycle Sunday
Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:00 am to 2:00pm
Bike, walk and jog a 13.1-mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway from White Plains to Yonkers.

Wed. 25 May, 2022

Christina Khimm Rosand Performs at Scarsdale Woman's Club (Wed. 25 May, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Christina RosandOn Wednesday, May 25 at 10 am, the Music Section of the Scarsdale Woman's Club will host acclaimed violinist Christina Khimm Rosand who will have her most talented students perform - many are from the Manhattan School of Music.

Christina Khimm Rosand has had a successful career as a teacher and performer. She was born in Seoul, Korea where she performed her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic when she was 10 years old. She attended the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sara Lawrence College. She also studied with violinists Ruggiero Ricci and the famous violinist Aaron Rosand who later became her husband.

In addition to her teaching activities, Mrs. Khimm Rosand has enjoyed a varied career as a chamber musician and was also a member of the Laurentian String Quartet. She has held positions at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School, the Music Conservatory of Westchester, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College. Since 1994, she has served as the Outreach director and faculty member of the annual Summit Music Festival held at the EF Academy, Pleasantville, NY where she directs the Aaron Rosand Intensive Violin Program.

The Scarsdale Woman's Club follows the guidelines of the NYS Department of Health to prevent the spread of Covid-19. All who enter the Club must show proof of vaccination. The program is free and open to the public.

SHS National Art Honor Society Mural Reveal (Wed. 25 May, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

National Art Honor Society Mural Reveal

Scarsdale Village’s Arts Advisory Council has announced the unveiling of two new art installations created by Scarsdale High School students. On Wednesday, May 25th at 5 pm in the parking lot of DeCicco’s on Christie Place, the big mural reveal and celebration will take place.   

This student-designed and painted mural was created by the SHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society, and is sponsored by DeCicco Family Markets.

Additionally, five new painted planters will be displayed under the tent on Spencer Place, joining six that were revealed last year. Similar to last year, these planters were created by students from the Advanced Topics 2D Studio Art class. This project is sponsored by the Scarsdale Business Alliance. Scarsdale Village Flower Shop on Harwood Court is once again donating the flowers for the planters.

The Arts Advisory Council is thrilled to be able to showcase the talents of Scarsdale's young residents. These beautiful public art projects demonstrate the students’ commitment to fostering a sense of pride in the community and enhancing the quality of life for all residents and visitors to the Village Center. Both projects are guided by Scarsdale High School Art Teacher, Janna Johnsen. She explained how the students “were going for the feel of a coloring book illustration with a limited color palette. The colors are spilling into a black and white coloring page for a take on the ‘Color the Dale’ theme. Although not a literal illustration of our village, it's meant to draw on a Main Street village feel of the architecture and community.”

Members of the public are invited to join as Mayor Veron presides over the brief unveiling ceremony in the DeCicco’s parking lot to celebrate the young artists and their remarkable contribution to the Village Center.

Sat. 28 May, 2022

Attention 5 through 12-year-olds: Wag Your Tale at the Scarsdale Library (Sat. 28 May, 2022 11:00 pm - Sun. 29 May, 2022 12:00 am)

Wag Your TalePractice your reading skills with a story loving dog from the Good Dog Foundation. Please note each child will have ten minutes to read with a dog, your arrival time will designate your time slot. Please allow time to choose a book to read from the Scarsdale Library's extensive collections.

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