Tag Archives: Westchester

Vickie Morris: Passionate Philanthropist

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    Next week, we will be celebrating philanthropy. Derived from the Greek words “philos,” which means loving, and “anthropos,” which means humankind, philanthropy is just that: a love for humankind. It is centuries old and crosses cultures. Conceptually it is not simply about “giving” but about improving the well-being of humankind. Each year, ArtsWestchester presents […]

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Big Bang Postponed

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    It’s not every day that we blow up a bridge in Westchester. And although hundreds have been lining up for weeks to see the blow up of the last remnants of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Saturday, sorry to say, it’s not happening. So, Saturday is a bummer, not a blow up.  For […]

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Every Little Bit Counts with Numbers

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For some time now we have been trying to increase the funding available for small emerging arts groups through New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA)’s Decentralization (DEC) program (known in Westchester as Arts Alive) – not just in Westchester but throughout the state. And in fact, working with ArtsNYS, a statewide coalition, we […]

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Mark di Suvero: Drawings in the Sky

A feisty man with a wide-brimmed hat breezed into my office one day in 1978 at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He walked with a cane while playing a harmonica to my staff’s delight. That is how I first met Mark di Suvero, the sculptor whose work will be on view at […]

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Tough Choices

  It’s going to be a tough choice no matter how you slice it. No, I’m not talking about the election. I’m talking about the weekend. Jazz Fest is sizzling this weekend in White Plains with a terrific line-up of musicians from Brazil, Africa and New Orleans. Two outstanding evenings are Friday with the Gary Smulyan […]

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A Stroll in the Park with Henry Moore

The PepsiCo sculpture garden in Purchase will reopen to the public in March, according to a statement by a PepsiCo spokesperson reported in The Journal News. I say “Bravo”! The collection is one of the most brilliant displays of 20th century sculpture, juxtaposing the individual works against an encyclopedic background of monumental sculpture of our […]

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Sad News From The New York Times

We are deeply saddened by this announcement from The New York Times: “As of August 29th, The Times will discontinue the regional editions of the Metropolitan section of The New York Times, which includes Connecticut, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey. Those areas will receive the Metropolitan edition that currently circulates in the five boroughs.” This news hit arts organizations in the […]

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Woman to Woman

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In 1984, a gal I knew from Queens, New York, where I grew up, became the first woman to be nominated and run for Vice President of the United States of America. What an honor it was knowing Gerry Ferraro. Thirty-two years later, I watched TV as a neighbor of mine in Chappaqua was nominated […]

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