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April 17, YONKERS, NY - The Hudson River Museum announces its summer exhibitions, with works by contemporary artists who explore the landscape and the river to create evocative works of art that are keenly attuned to the environment around them. In addition, a selection of prints from the permanent collection by Minimal artist Donald Judd will further explore the iterative process and creative possibilities of abstraction. The Museum will also feature a rotation of works in blown glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany, drawn from the permanent collection. The exhibitions will be on view from June 1 – September 9, 2018 at the Hudson River Museum.
Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert
Christine Hiebert, (American, born Switzerland, 1960) a Brooklyn-based artist, investigates the nature and language of line and how different types of marks relate to one another and energize a blank field. Over the past three decades she has embraced drawing as central to her artistic journey, whether it be with charcoal, graphite, and ink, or even tape and dirt. She is known for her gestural works on paper, as well as her site-specific blue-tape drawings in large architectural spaces. She travels to remote natural environments, lately exploring desert and range topographies of the American West, where, she says, “the earth’s gestures are most visible.”
For Hiebert, drawing starts with the problem of the line, how to form it and how to follow it. The gesture of a line has an inherent energy and direction, played out on a sheet of paper. There is a tension between her marks and areas left blank, and the white voids begin to suggest light. “I send out a line to negotiate the blank field of the paper, the unknown," says Hiebert. "I try to find my place there, to engage with space in a way that is both freeing and creates a sense of belonging.”
More than a dozen works on paper will be on view in the Museum’s two-level atrium gallery, including 8-foot, scroll-like works accompanied by smaller related drawings. The sense of space and light the artist creates in these drawings conveys the vastness and unpredictable energy of nature. Hiebert recalls: “I had some very early years of painting in woods and fields with a portable box easel. I would soon start a very different path in my work that was not related to observation. But the practice did tell me that I like to stand in an open field for a very long time, that I like to explore and to ‘settle’ in the outdoors, that the weather is energizing, and that there is a way of getting to the truth of some problem in my mind when surrounded by the tangible truths of the natural world.”
Laura Vookles, curator of the exhibition and Chair of the Hudson River Museum’s Curatorial Department, adds: “I am interested in all the ways artists express a connection to nature, from realistic depictions to the most abstract. The linear play in Hiebert’s work evokes energy and movement in the world around us.”
The artist’s work has been featured in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Morgan Library and Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art. Her drawings are held in the collections of The Fogg Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, The Menil Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller: riverthatflowsbothways
riverthatflowsbothways, a video installation by artist Ellen Kozak (American, born 1955) and composer
Scott D. Miller (American, born 1956), takes its name from the translation of the Lenape word for the Hudson River. The artist states, “I use the surface of the river as a giant watery lens that assimilates reflection, color, and pattern. riverthatflowsbothways creates a contemplative space that lengthens one’s sense of time and evokes feelings of wonderment and comfort but also conjures presentiments of destabilizing undercurrents.” Kozak asserts the primacy of the river as a site of aesthetic and environmental concerns.
This unique collaboration weds three video channels with a single audio channel using non-synchronous loops that present viewers with ever-changing compositional combinations. Miller’s string-ensemble score features ambiguous hymn-like chords, recalling Shape-Note singing and the harmonic adventures of Charles Ives. While Miller draws upon the history of American music, Kozak’s video connects to both contemporary and historical traditions focused on perception in the visual arts.
Kozak draws from her ongoing experience as a painter as well as from her background in the early formative years of video. Without offering views or realistic representations, Kozak’s piece is an immersive meditation on the movement and luminosity of the river. Working beside the Hudson River, Kozak roots her art in the use of the river’s surface as, in her words, “a lens that collects activity from the sky above: the movements of clouds, fog, foliage, planes in flight; and on the Hudson, barges transporting crude oil.” Intimately observed abstract images and sound coalesce within the gradually changing images, bringing viewers in contact with the river as a living organism.
“Kozak’s diurnal commitment to riverine views, whether in painting, collage, or, as here, video, reminds all of us of the transcendent potential in everyday phenomena,” states Assistant Curator Ted Barrow. “Especially here, at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers where we overlook the Hudson River, her radiant work underscores the central place of nature in our lives.”
Since 1994, Kozak’s artist studio has been on the east bank of the Hudson River, providing a view of the river in all seasons. She works directly on the banks on the river, sometimes even in the river, where her visual ideas are guided by direct observation. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the tri-state area, including the Katonah Museum of Art; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY; the Odetta Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; and the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery in New York City. Collections in which her works are found include The Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The New York Public Library, and Yale University Sterling Memorial Library.
Donald Judd: Variations on a Theme
Though he resisted the title, Donald Judd (American, 1928–1994) was a towering figure in the Minimal art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He created three-dimensional works in series, which engage the space around them. Variations on a Theme showcases Untitled, 1977–78, a series of 16 etchings by Judd from the Museum’s permanent collection. Consistent with his three-dimensional constructions, called “Specific Objects,” by Judd, these prints incorporate clean, precise geometric forms with slight variations. Important for Judd, they are not made by the hand of the artist. Like many of his Pop Art and Minimalist contemporaries, he had his sculptures factory produced and his father Roy, who was trained as a printmaker, produced many of the artist’s prints.
This series demonstrates the variety possible under certain scrupulous parameters. Different angles and varied relationships between lines change our perceptual understanding of each print. Judd wanted his art to be self-evident—what you see is what you see. Refusing to align the diagonal angles of these prints, for example, he highlights specific qualities of the medium itself: graphic, two-dimensional, and not illusionistic. According to Judd, “A work needs only to be interesting.”
Though this exhibition focuses solely on his prints, Judd extended his scope from artwork to furniture and architecture. One of the first artists to convert a former industrial loft into a living and work space in SoHo, Judd later purchased anabandoned army barracks in Marfa, Texas as a space to work outdoors and to contend with the desert landscape itself. These goals were not just aesthetic, but also deeply rooted in environmental concerns. Like reusing industrial space and materials in the production of his art, his Marfa project was twinned with the burgeoning environmental preservation movement of the 1970s.
The exhibitions are organized by the Hudson River Museum.
The exhibitions are featured on the HRM website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtags #ChristineHiebert #EllenKozak #DonaldJudd #HRMAbstraction
Sunday Scholars: The Abstraction of Music
Sunday, June 10, 2pm
What do abstract art and contemporary music have in common? Artists have often attempted to translate musical rhythms and structures into their work, while composers often use visual images in their music. John Yanelli, Director, Program in Music and Music Technology at Sarah Lawrence College, will discuss the mutual influences between music and visual art throughout history.
Arts in the Afternoon: Christine Hiebert
Wednesday, June 13, 1:30pm
Featured artist Christine Hiebert shares the genesis of her drawing practice as seen in her abstract responses to architectural settings and natural spaces. Following this lecture, continue the conversation with Hiebert and Chair of the Curatorial Department Laura Vookles on a tour of the exhibition.
Shodō: A Class in Japanese Calligraphy for Beginners
Saturday, July 14, 2 - 4pm
Megumi Braringer leads a workshop on Shodō, an art form that uses Chinese characters (kanji) and Japanese hiragana drawn with a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric. Its unique form of expression is suggested by the gestural calligraphy on scroll-like wall renderings in Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert. Limited to 20 participants. Recommended for ages 7+.
Sunday Scholars: The Visual Language of Dance
Sunday, July 15, 2pm
Art historian Susan Rosenberg, author of Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art, discusses movement, gesture, and line in languages of modern dance and visual art.
Sunday Scholars: Appreciating Abstraction in Design
Sunday, July 29, 2pm
Designer, author, and educator Timothy Samara helps open avenues for appreciating and interpreting non-pictorial imagery in the context of three exhibitions: Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert; Donald Judd: Variations on a Theme; and Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller: riverthatflowsbothways. Samara is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, Purchase College, New York University, The University of the Arts, and Fashion Institute of Technology. He is a frequent lecturer and contributor to design publications both in the U.S. and abroad.
Talk & Tour with Ellen Kozak
Saturday, June 2, 2pm
Experience riverthatflowsbothways, a four-channel video and audio installation inspired by the Hudson River with artist Ellen Kozak, who unpacks the layers of meaning with visitors.
Family Tour—Father’s Day Formations
Sunday, June 17, 1:30 & 2:30pm
Explore the relationship between featured artist Donald Judd and his father, Roy Judd, on a special interactive Father’s Day tour of the current exhibition, Donald Judd: Variations on a Theme. Participants will recreate the works on view and create their own geometric shapes using art straws.
Family Tour—A Closer Look at Abstraction
Saturday, July 14, 1:30 & 2:30pm
Explore the work of Christine Hiebert on an interactive family tour that includes movement, fun conversation and creative, hands-on gallery activities.
Talk & Tour with LeAnne Yannelli
Saturday, July 21, 2pm
Join choreographer, dancer, and teacher LeAnn Yannelli on a tour through the works of Christine Hiebert, Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller, and Donald Judd as she demonstrates the integral connection between gestural and minimalist abstraction and dance.
Family Tour—Ellen Kozak & Nature
Saturday, August 4, 1:30 & 2:30pm
Become one with nature and become immersed in the sounds and images of Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller’s riverthatflowsbothways.
Talk & Tour with John Yannelli
Saturday, August 25, 2pm
Tour the abstractions of Christine Hiebert, Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller, and Donald Judd with John Yannelli, educator and composer of both traditional and experimental music, as he connects their use of line, shape, and color to the essence of contemporary music. Yanelli is Director, Program in Music and Music Technology at Sarah Lawrence College.
Drop In & Draw
Join local artists for informal sketching in the Museum galleries. Each session focuses on a different medium, and draws inspiration from the abstract expressions on view in current exhibitions. Suitable for ages 8 – adult, all levels of expertise; materials will be provided.
Emily Stedman—Watercolor Pencil
Sunday, June 3, 2 - 4pm
Lee Romero—Pen & Ink
Sunday, July 1, 2 - 4pm
Leonardo De La Cruz—Charcoal
Saturday, August 18, 2 - 4pm
Make a Splash!
Saturdays, June 9; July 14; August 4
Sundays, June 17; July 1; August 19; September 9
1:30 – 3pm
Play with movement and create an abstract expressionist drip painting in the style of Jackson Pollock using various paint brushes and a large canvas.
Monotype Printing Without a Press
Saturday, June 9, 2 – 4pm
Create a one-of-a-kind print in this workshop led by artist Kathleen Gallagher and inspired by the work on view in Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert. Participants will sketch and print a monotype—an image drawn on an ink-coated surface, then transferred onto paper. Recommended for ages 10+
Relief Printmaking Without a Printing Press
Saturday, June 16, 2 - 4pm
Create your own print in this workshop led by artist Kathleen Gallagher and inspired by the work on view in Donald Judd: Variations on a Theme. Participants will sketch their drawing onto a block, to be inked and transferred onto paper to produce multiple impressions of the same image. Recommended for ages 14+
Watercolor Workshop with Ellen Hopkins Fountain
Saturday, June 30, 2 – 4pm
Capture the abstraction of water, air, and light at play on the Hudson River in this en plein air watercolor workshop led by artist Ellen Hopkins Fountain. Some painting experience required. Tickets: $8; Members $4.
Summer Teaching Artist-in-Residence
Melanie Aguirre, Summer 2018 Teaching Artist-in-Residence, has choreographed a series of Hip Hop dance experiences that align the artwork of the abstract artists on view—Christine Hiebert, Donald Judd, and Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller with gestural depictions of the elements—earth, water, wind, and fire.
Abstract Elements: Earth
Saturday, June 23, 1:30–2:30pm—Explore the element “earth” in an interactive dance workshop.
Sunday, June 24, 1:30–3pm—Explore the element “earth” with a Breaking performance with Edwin “Indio” Garcia.
Abstract Elements: Air
Saturday, July 21, 1:30–2:30pm—Explore the element “air” in an interactive dance workshop.
Sunday, July 22, 1:30–3pm— Explore the element “air” with a performance by Elijah “E Solo” Soto.
Abstract Elements: Water
Saturday, August 11, 1:30–2:30pm—Explore the element “water” in an interactive dance workshop.
Sunday, August 12, 1:30–3pm— Explore the element “water” with a Flexing performance with Joshua “Sage” Morales.
Abstract Elements: Fire
Saturday, June 23, 1:30–2:30pm—Explore the element “fire” in an interactive dance workshop.
Sunday, June 24, 1:30–3pm— Explore the element “fire” in an interactive performance around a “fire circle.”
The Hudson River Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm. Summer Hours: From July 6 - September 1, the Museum’s hours are extended and admission is FREE on Fridays & Saturdays, 5 - 8pm, with a FREE Planetarium show at 7pm.
Museum Admission: Adults $7; Youth 3 - 18 $4; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $5. Planetarium Admission: Adults $4; Youth 3 -18 $2; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $3.
The Museum is accessible by Metro North, Yonkers or Glenview Stations, by Beeline Bus Route 1 (Warburton Avenue at Shonnard Terrace), by car, via the Saw Mill River Parkway. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and get a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Click here for Metro-North Deals & Getaways information.
The Hudson River Museum is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, seeking to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. The Museum collections focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater. It presents exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests, and communities. hrm.org
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Yonkers Historical Society
P. O. Box 190
Yonkers, New York 10710
Yonkers Historical Society Announces Spring Event Schedule
Yonkers, April 4, 2018 – The Yonkers Historical Society announces the date of Opening Day at the historic Sherwood House, and a slate of exciting events:
Sunday, April 8th– The Sherwood House opens for the spring season. There will also be a book signing and discussion with the author of “The Manhattanville Incident”, Jason Medina.
One of the few remaining pre-Revolutionary War houses in the New York metropolitan area, the historic Sherwood House was built in 1740 by Thomas Sherwood, who was a farmer, constable, and a tax collector of the Town of Yonkers. The house, garden and out-buildings will be open for tours each Sunday between April 8thand June 24thfrom 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 28th–Yonkers Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held in the auditorium at the Grinton Will Library at 1500 Central Park Avenue at 1:30 p.m. The program includes a showing of the documentary film: New Yorkers in Uniform: From World War One to Today, with guest speaker Teresa M.Tobin; the film features the story of her grandfather, World War I veteran, Thomas M. Tobin of Yonkers.
Saturday, May 10th at 1 p.m. - Tour of historic aspects of the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart, 108 Shonnard Place, Yonkers. The Yonkers Historical Society and Capuchin Historian Brother Roger Deguire will take participants through the Church, with focus on:
Main Church and side chapels
Heritage Hallway (inside the Monastery Building)
Capuchin Heritage Museum
Light refreshments will be available following the tour. $10 Donation requested.
Sunday, May 20th at 2 p.m. – Yonkers History Awards ceremony, honoring high school history scholars.
Sunday, June 10that 10 a.m. – Spring Flea Market , Rain Date is Saturday June 16that the Sherwood House. Many vendors will be in attendance, presenting new and vintage items, books, and other collectibles. If you are interested in being a vendor, please call the YHS office at 914-961-8940.
The Sherwood House is located at 340 Tuckahoe Road, at the southbound entrance of the Sprain Brook Parkway, Yonkers, New York
To learn more about these Yonkers Historical Society Events, please visit the following social media sites for details :
Starting April 8, the following website will be open for use: www.yonkershistoricalsociety.org
Or call the Yonkers Historical Society Office at:
1500 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, New York
SATURDAY APRIL 7
PLAYLAND JOB FAIR
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Westchester County invites job-seekers of all ages to another Playland Job Fair, Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted at this event for the first 200 candidates to arrive.
Positions to be filled include cashiers, ride operators, lifeguards, EMTs and custodial staff. Playlands seasonal employment runs from April through September.
Although no prior experience is required for most positions, prospective employees should have a positive attitude, enthusiasm, good communication skills and the ability to work a flexible schedule.
Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Some positions require applicants to be a minimum of 18 years of age. Applicants under age 18 who plan to complete their application prior to the job fair must have the form signed by a parent or guardian to be considered for an interview. Those under 18 who wish to complete their application onsite at the job fair must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign the form in order for an interview to take place.
Eligible applicants who may wish to enroll for direct deposit must bring a voided blank check or a bank-issued direct deposit setup form that includes routing number and account number printed on the document.
To apply during the job fair, bring a completed application, a valid photo identification, Social Security card and contact information for three references. Applications can be obtained by calling (914) 813-7010, or at PlaylandPark.org, where an application can be downloaded or submitted online.
Westchester County Legislator, 16th District
PLEASE VISIT THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR INTERESTING EXHIBITS, PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS
Current Exhibit The Neo Victorians
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YONKERS MAYOR MIKE SPANO APPOINTS MEMBERS
TO NEW WOMEN’S ADVISORY BOARD
YONKERS, NY – March 26, 2018 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the seven members appointed to serve on the Mayor’s newly created Women’s Advisory Board. The Board’s goal will be to advise the Mayor on issues that affect the quality of life for women in the City of Yonkers.
“Now more than ever, women are enacting change and empowerment. I look forward to working and developing programs and address issues that intricately affect the women here in the City of Yonkers,” said Mayor Spano. “This new Board will provide a greater forum for our women to discuss issues, progress ideas and establish initiatives that help increase the participation of residents within our communities and enhance and protect their quality of life.”
Established by Mayor Spano earlier this month, the Mayor’s Women’s Advisory Board will review and monitor City policies, procedures, practices and programs; work with the Mayor and City staff to develop and recommend effective policies, legislation and/or services to eliminate discrimination and improve opportunities for women and their families in Yonkers; and promote equal status of women and encourage public policy to cooperate in such endeavors.
The new members appointed by the Mayor to serve on the board include:
Olivia Powell - art historian and Senior Associate Director for Principal Gifts & Lecturer for the Department of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University and a Park Hill Residents Association Board Member.
Elena Goldberg-Velazquez - currently an attorney for the Appellate Division Court for the First Department, and has also practiced in the private sector, member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the President of the TucLock Neighborhood Association.
Josephine Ilarraza - social worker for the New York City Department of Education and a Trustee of the Yonkers Library Board.
Margaret Fountain Coleman - Yonkers Public School special education teacher and a member of the Yonkers Branch of the NAACP and the Yonkers Federation of Teachers.
Alessandra Restiano - Committee Coordinator for the Westchester County Board of Legislators Committee on Budget and Appropriation and Committee on Labor and Housing.
Phyllis Fowlkes - Manager of Adult Education Programs for the Westchester Library System and the Executive Director of Public Space Arts.
Mackenzie Forsberg - Partner and COO of Genesis Realty Group which manages property in Manhattan, the Bronx and Yonkers.
Members of Mayor Spano’s Women’s Advisory Board will serve one-year terms. A member of the Mayor’s staff will serve as the Women’s Advisory Board Liaison.
Deputy Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor
City of Yonkers
OPEN HOUSE DATES
Sunday, April 8th 1-4pm | Saturday May 5th 1-4pm
Our Club features
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Gated Baby Pool
Snack bar and dining area
6 red clay Tennis Courts with grass
• Platform Tennis Court
• Year-Round Cocktail Bar and Outdoor Patio • Game Room
• Banquet Hall available for Private Parties
Tennis Pro on staff
Tiny Tots Tennis Program for kids
Summer Movie Nights on the lawn
Kids’ Splash Parties (ages X - X)
Annual Clam Bake and Luau
• Adult & Junior Tennis Clinics • USTA Leagues
• Swim & Tennis Lessons
• Club Tennis Tournaments
• Holiday Celebrations • Book Club
Members can enjoy
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Yonkers Police Fourth Precinct Community Council Meetings
When: 3rd Thursday of each month 7:00 pm
Where: 53 Shonnard Place
Captain Emil Cavorti,
Assisted by Lieutenant Lawrence Block
What happens in our precinct is all part of the big picture. Please plan to attend the Fourth Precinct Community Council Meetings to receive community updates on crime and its prevention
From Yonkers Historical Society
Patricia Mangold Scholarship Awards Submission
Please contact Cmkorfirstname.lastname@example.org for the documents
Kindly notify your subscribers of the application period for the Yonkers Historical Society’s 2018 Patricia Mangold Scholarships. The Society has announced April 9th, 2018 as the deadline for Patricia Mangold Scholarship Award submissions.
These awards are presented to high school seniors residing in Yonkers who have demonstrated both an educational and significant personal interest in Yonkers history. The applicants must be planning to pursue further education. First prize: $1000; second prize: $500.
Please refer to the attached press release and award documentation for additional detail. Applications may be downloaded from the YHS Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/YonkersHistoricalSociety
Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Chris Kenney O’Rourke
Trustee, Yonkers Historical Society
The City of Yonkers is planning the Yonkers Greenway and we at Groundwork Hudson Valley are seeking the community’s input to help inform the design. The Greenway will be a 2 mile path from Van Cortlandt Park to downtown Yonkers that is set aside for recreation, transportation and environmental protection.
In order to gain more information and ideas from the Yonkers community, we have created a short survey available in English and Spanish. This link takes you to the Survey Monkey for completion online and we have also attached hard copies for printing.
English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHX8V3C
Spanish version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BKWYWD9
We would greatly appreciate you circulating the survey to your connections in the Yonkers community, and encouraging them to complete it for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! If there is anyone or an organization or business that makes a difference in your neighborhood that we should also circulate this survey, please let us know. Also included is a link to our Facebook page, where you can find a link to the survey with more information. All of the survey answers are confidential and anonymous.
Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing back from you about this exciting venture!
Groundwork Hudson Valley
22 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701
CITY OF YONKERS TO OFFER FREE AARP TAX COUNSELING PROGRAM TO SENIOR RESIDENTS
YONKERS, NY –January 30, 2018 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City’s Office for the Aging together with the Will Branch of the Yonkers Public Library will offer a TAX-AIDE program February 5 through April 16, 2018from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a program that allows for low to moderate income taxpayers to have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring that those taxpayers receive applicable credits and deductions.
“Paying your taxes can be a stressful and confusing process and we want to make sure we give every effort to provide our senior residents with all of the aid that they qualify for,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “This tax aide program is designed to assist seniors every step of the way.”
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is free for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention paid to those 60 and older. Through assistance by a team of trained volunteers, this program has helped low to moderate income individuals for more than 40 years.
Trained volunteer tax counselors will be on hand to assist Yonkers residents that qualify at the following times and locations. No appointment is necessary; residents will be assisted on a first-come first-serve basis.
This free service is available February 5 through April 16, 2018 at:
· Office for the Aging
Peter Chema Community Center,
435 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, 10705
10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm (Closed on Feb 12 and Feb 19 to observe holidays)
· Yonkers Public Library
Grinton I. Will Branch, 1500 Central Park Ave
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
All required tax reporting forms will be available at the Tax-Aide sites. AARP coordinators for the program request that residents bring with them their previous year’s tax returns, W-2 and/or 1099 forms, NYS picture iD , Social Security Cards (or ITIN documentation) for all on the return, all other documentation concerning their income for 2017.
This free nationwide program is administered through the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. For additional information, contact Yonkers Office for the Aging at (914) 377-6822.
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Communications Director, Office of the Mayor
City Hall: 914-377-6208
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
With warmer weather just around the corner, Westchester County has announced that registration is open for Westchester County Parks popular summer camps for children and young people.
Online registration is available at parks.westchestergov.com/activities/childrens-camps.
Perfect Pitch and Swing Baseball Camp,ages 8 to 12, V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley, (914) 231-4673.
Slam Dunk Basketball Camp, grades 3 to 9, Westchester County Center, White Plains, (914) 231-4673.
Girls Volleyball Camp,grades 6 to 12, Westchester County Center, White Plains, (914) 231-4673.
Challenger Sports Soccer Camp, grades 1 to 9, V.E. Macy Park, Ardsley, (914) 714-8601 or challengersports.com.
Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camp, ages 10 to 17, the county courses: Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake, Yonkers; Hudson Hills, Ossining; Maple Moor, White Plains; Mohansic, Yorktown Heights; and Saxon Woods, Scarsdale. (914) 231-4673.
Childrens Summer Ecology Program,grades 1 to 6, Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains, Marshlands Conservancy, Rye, and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. (See website for contact info.)
Conservationists in Training, grades 7 to 9, Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River.
Stewards, grades 10 to 12, at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. (See website for contact
Muscoot Wranglers, ages 4 and 5, Muscoot Young Farmers, grades 1-8, Muscoot Farm, Somers, (914) 864-7282.
Summer Music Center, grades 3 to 12, Westchester County Center, White Plains, (914) 231-4673.
Westchester County Legislator, 16th District
The Department of Public Works: Snow Emergency Routes are in effect during snow storm of usually 12" or more
YONKERS OCA CLEAN-UP
OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT STATE HISTORIC PARK
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018
Join Mayor Mike Spano and local volunteers in beautifying our section of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
Preregister by emailing
email@example.com or call 914-377-6429
9:00am Registration - Parks Department, 285 Nepperhan Avenue
10:00 am Press Conference
10:15-2:00pm Clean-Up Aqueduct
Meet outside Parks Department Parking Available behind Parks Administration Building, Event will take place Rain or Shine
Transportation will be available to take volunteers to clean-up sites along the Old Croton Aqueduct trail
Sponsors Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, City of Yonkers
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT MIKE KHADER, FAMILY HEALTH FAIR EVENT
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS
St. Peters- St.Denis Church
91 Ludlow Street
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
YONKERS FOURTH PRECINT
DOWNTOWN WATRFRONT QUALITY OF LIFE COMMITTEE MEETING
Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701
It’ll be another fine evening. You’ll know many of the folks, and remember: This is our town and we need to be involved in its future.
SPEAK UP!! Looking forward to seeing you
Presented by Mayor’s Quality of Life Committee for Downtown Yonkers and the Waterfront
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM AFTER DARK EVENT
MUSIC DANCING AND MORE