Tag Archives: Katonah

The Tree People

Joe Wheelwright is a big guy. He thinks big. He acts big. He sculpts big. Like I said, he’s a big guy. No surprise that his sculptures in the courtyard at the Katonah Museum are at least three times his six foot three size. They are actually totem-like tree people, certainly worth a trip to […]

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Saving the Rockaways

Perhaps I am dating myself…BUT…When I was just a kid growing up in the Rockaways, my mother and I would board the Long Island Railroad every Saturday for an hour trip into Manhattan for ballet classes and for Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s concerts at Carnegie Hall.  The closest thing we had to culture was the […]

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Family-friendly Fun

People friendly, that’s what most people want from their summer leisure destinations. With that in mind, I took off with grandkids Astrid and Nadia for what I hoped would be a people-friendly weekend at Mystic Seaport this summer. Not only was it people friendly, but it was dog friendly, too.  And both kids and dogs (on […]

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Caramoor: A Garden of Great Music

Michael Barrett Conducting

When there is Music in the Air, I always think of Caramoor (www.caramoor.org).  It’s that special place in the county that is called “A Garden of Great Music.”  Caramoor reverberates each summer with its seven-week International Music Festival, now in its 66th year.  This year the festival is truly a global affair with a roster […]

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Apps For Learning

Elmo, the smart-mouth puppet showed up in Westchester one Saturday evening.  Clever that puppet.  He didn’t stop talking…about the Katonah Museum, about Sesame Street and also about educating youngsters.  He was accompanied by Gary Knell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop. Mr. Knell was at the Katonah Museum to receive an award…and well […]

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