Croton Community Calendar - February 26th Edition

Upcoming Events in Croton-on-Hudson – 2/26/20 to 3/11/20
Upcoming Events
Jack Redsecker Quartet
Friday, February 28 – 7:30 PM
Croton Free Library
Pianist Jack Redsecker brings jazz – from Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald to Ahmad Jamal and Robert Glasper – to his hometown library, the Croton Free Library. The quartet features Michael Migliore, bass; Andrea Niccolai, drums, and Lucy Wijnands, vocals. The musicians have performed internationally and at such well-known venues as Birdland, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The evening’s music showcases the origins and new directions of jazz.
Croton100 Launch Celebration
Saturday, February 29 – 10 AM to Noon
Croton-Harmon High School
Join your neighbors, Village and NY State officials, Croton students, partners, and friends to learn more about our mission of reducing zip code 10520 carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040 and how you can be a part of this community-wide goal. You will learn how to reduce your own carbon footprint in keeping with United Nations call to action. You will also have an opportunity to talk with experts from Sustainable Westchester’s five programs: Heat-Smart, Community Solar, Electric vehicles, Zero Waste, and Westchester Power. Everyone is welcome to this engaging and free event.
Library Orientation Night: Services for Spanish Speakers (and other ENL Speakers)
Tuesday, March 3 – 7 PM
Croton Free Library
Que puedo hacer en la biblioteca? Que puedo aprender en la biblioteca? Venga a aprender de los programas de la biblioteca y los nuevos servicios en Español. Tendremos una persona que nos traduzca en este evento esto es con coordinación con la escuela Croton Harmon distrito. Refrescos a las 7:00 de la noche.
What can I do at the library? What can I learn at the library? Come tour the library and learn about our programs and new services for Spanish and other English as a New Language (ENL) speakers. This event is in coordination with the Croton Harmon School District. Refreshments start at 7:00 p.m.
Fiber Arts Exchange Group
Wednesday, March 4 – 1 to 3 PM
Croton Free Library
Are you serious about fiber arts? This is a hands-on session for those who use fiber as their expressive medium and want to meet others who do the same. Please bring some work in progress or new ideas to develop and share. We have some tools and materials, but bring along whatever you need. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month. Led by Mary McFerran and Judy Scheck.
The History of Fleischmann’s in Peekskill
Thursday, March 5 – 7 PM
Croton Free Library
Rarely does an industry play so large a role in the lives of the people in the town where it was located as did the Fleischmann Company plant at Charles Point in Peekskill. For 77 years it was the town’s largest employer with 1,100 workers at its peak during World War II. The Charles Point location was the largest yeast factory in the world and second largest producer of vinegar in the country with 160 buildings and structures on site. Kirk Moldoff will trace the history of Charles and Max Fleischmann as they created one of the most popular brands in memory, constantly innovating in science, product development and advertising while providing a life both inside and outside the plant for many of our local residents.
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Friday, March 6 – 7:30 PM
Croton Free Library
Join us for Ibsen’s masterpiece of realism – a story that permanently changed the face of world drama. After returning from her honeymoon, Hedda discovers that her marriage will not be the life of wealth and excitement she anticipated. Her own desires seemingly thwarted, she sets out to change to change the course of another person’s destiny. The Red Monkey Theater Group (with the M&M Library Series) presents this production directed by Rachel Tamarin.
Meditative Drawing with Arlene Mangialardi
Saturday, March 7 – 11 AM
Croton Free Library
Meditative drawing is an art form that emphasizes mindfulness and is a pathway to both relaxation and inner focus. In this workshop, adults create intricate works by inking structured, repetitive patterns on paper. Arlene Mangialardi has incorporated her Metaphys-inks Method into her work with gifted and special needs individuals and has led meditative drawing workshops throughout Westchester County. Free of charge; no prior experience or supplies are necessary. Registration required. Sign up by calling (914-271-6612) or visiting the Croton Free Library during open hours.
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, March 8 – 11 AM
Croton Gorge Park
Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. Contact Aram Aslanian-Persico, or text 949-258-7016 to RSVP.
The Aeolian Trio with Todd Isler
Sunday, March 8 – 2 PM
Croton Free Library
The Aeolian Trio, named after the Greek god of wind, creates an Asian world music fusion that harkens back to the fabled Silk Road. The trio’s performance evokes the traditional music of Japan, India, Spain and flamenco, as well as Western classical and jazz — all on the same stage. Bruce Huebner plays the shakuhachi, a bamboo flute rooted in Zen Buddhism. Bruce studied shukuhachi under the late Goro Yamaguchi (Living National Treasure) at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. Croton-on-Hudson resident Todd Isler, who trained with masters Ramnod V. Raghavan and Karaikudi R. Mani in India, adds hand percussion of South Asia and the Mideast to the mix. And, Shu Odamura – a native of Kyoto, who came to the U.S. to attend the Berklee College of Music – plays the guitar, which also has deep roots in North Africa and the Middle East.
“Getting It Noticed and Sold” with Home Stager Marie Graham
Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 PM
Croton Free Library
Houses that look and show their best tend to attract the most interested and qualified buyers quickly. Yet, according to Marie Graham, who was voted Westchester County’s Best Home Stager in 2019, many homeowners are hesitant to “stage” their houses. This presentation focuses on how to assess, budget and prioritize. Marie Graham of The Refreshed Home consultancy, offers this informative, pressure-free talk– so that attendees can confidently make their own best decisions when preparing a home for the market.
Upcoming Village Meetings
All Village meetings are held at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building unless otherwise noted:
  • Monday, March 2 – Board of Trustees Meeting (8 PM)*
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Conservation Advisory Council (7:30 PM)
  • Monday, March 9 – Board of Trustees Work Session (7:30 PM)*
  • Tuesday, March 10 – Recreation Advisory Committee (7 PM)
  • Tuesday, March 10 – Planning Board (8 PM)
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Zoning Board of Appeals (8 PM)
*Shown live on Channel 78. Regular meetings are rebroadcast at 8 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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Si tiene preguntas y desea hablar con un empleado bilingüe, llame al 914-271-4782 y deje un mensaje. Las llamadas serán devueltas de lunes a miércoles durante el horario laboral normal. Los servicios de traducción también están disponibles en el sitio web de la aldea,