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Time to Take in a Movie

by Rocio De la Roca on April 29, 2021

After a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut them down, movies are coming back to Westchester as local film theaters reopen and announce their opening dates this May. The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) in Pelham is one of these local theater venues that has reopened at 25% capacity, with a maximum of 50 … Read More »

The Dancing Caravan

by Mary Alice Franklin on April 29, 2021

During the reign of King Louis XIV, a time in which France’s population was decimated by the plague, the King turned to the arts for relief. At that time, what is known to be the first dance troupe was formed – established by an actor, a dancer and a composer. According to Carole Alexis, Director … Read More »

Juneteenth Preview

by ArtsWestchester on April 29, 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the declaration that all Black people in Galveston, Texas were “free.” This announcement, made on June 19, 1865, came more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and is considered by Black people in the United States as “Emancipation Day.” The date is celebrated annually to commemorate the end of … Read More »

Young Adult Leadership Council: 
A Window into the Art World

by Joshua Schreier on April 29, 2021

When ArtsWestchester’s Arts Education staff saw that some of the frequent participants of its Teen Tuesdays and Thursdays program were outgrowing the program’s target age range, they wanted to find a way to keep participants engaged.  According to Jessica Cioffoletti, Director of Arts Education at ArtsWestchester: “We are dedicated to using the arts to help … Read More »

News Briefs: May 2021

by ArtsWestchester on April 29, 2021

ArtsWestchester Announces New Board Member, Barry Shenkman ArtsWestchester has announced that Barry A. Shenkman joined its Board of Directors earlier this year to serve a three-year term.  As President and Treasurer of the Jacob Burns Foundation, Inc., Shenkman has supported many non-profits in the Tri-State and Westchester area, including ArtsWestchester.  He takes an active interest … Read More »