Friday, May 15 through June 15
Wednesday, May 27 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presented by The Tarrytown Music Hall on Facebook Live We are happy to feature guitarist and songwriter Norm Dodge who will be performing for you LIVE on Facebook for our weekly Night-In With The Music Hall. Tune in with some take-out from your favorite restaurant while Norm and his music bring us together while we are sheltering at home. “John Lennon’s Walls & Bridges merged with the rocking funk of Lenny Kravitz to produce a thoughtful and authentic musical offspring- Norm Dodge.” Norm draws from a repertoire that reflects on the artists that have and continue to influence him as a guitarist and as a singer. A typical set might include a mixture of songs from The Beatles The Rolling Stones and Van Morrison just to name a few. Any listener would quickly pick up on a melody of Don Henley or Crosby Stills & Nash influenced vocals with the guitar sensibility of an Eric Clapton or a Jerry Garcia. In addition Norm composes and performs his own music. In 2008 he released “Backpacking in Manhattan” a CD which neatly combines all of his musical influences into one tight package. Thank you to our Rock The Hall sponsors: Webster Bank Phelps Hospital Franzoso Contracting Factory Underground WFUV and Westchester Magazine.
Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 pm
The May 27 7:00 PM Tarrytown Planning Board Meeting is being held via Zoom videoconferencing pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that authorizes public meetings to be held pursuant to videoconferencing. For Zoom Participants First, if you do not yet have Zoom, download one of the following, depending on your device: Zoom Client for Meetings (desktop) Zoom Cloud Meetings – Apple Mobile App Zoom Cloud Meetings – Google Play Mobile App Then, to view the live meeting, as well as to present audio public comment during the live meeting click here. Once in the meeting, you’ll be able to use the “Raise Your Hand” icon to signal your interest to speak. For a basic tutorial on joining a meeting, click here. For Telephone Call-in Participation (no Zoom software needed) If you wish to participate by phone instead of through Zoom, here’s how: Call-in Number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 986 1246 2791 (then follow the prompts; no response to participant ID is needed) Once public comment opens for an agenda item, press “*9” to “raise your hand” and enter the speaking queue. You may also submit written comment ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
If you’ve ever stayed up ‘til three with a compelling novel, you’ve probably wondered, “How do they do that?” Study the literary techniques of popular genres and learn how to create compelling plots in a unique voice, by harnessing the conflict and tension between sympathetic protagonists and disquieting antagonists. Whether your characters inhabit the extreme world of detection and intrigue, or the everyday life of private agonies and personal satisfactions, your writing can benefit from that special “can’t-put-it-down” magic. Joanne Dobson, a former English professor at Fordham University, is the author of the Professor Karen Pelletier mystery series from Doubleday and Poisoned Pen Press. She won an Agatha nomination for Quieter Than Sleep, the first book in the series, the novels have been widely reviewed, including in the New York Times, and in 2001 the adult- readers division of the New York Library Association named her Noted Author of the Year, as the writer whose books they most enjoyed recommending to their patrons. https://www.facebook.com/events/515221895864673/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A51%2C%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
Thursday, May 28 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
What had once been a medium for mapmakers and naturalists has in the digital age become the most portable one for both artists and enthusiasts. Plein-air watercolor journaling transforms the sketchbook into something nimbler than canvas. Anyone can enhance how they experience the world around them by accessing memories knowledge and ideas from deeper engagements with nature through drawing and writing in journals. In this Zoom workshop engage in mindful travel through drawing and writing with artist James McElhinney. He will introduce you to the practice of expeditionary artists that is adaptable to all kinds of travel—real virtual remembered or imaginary—in the great outdoors or in the confines of your home your neighborhood or your own backyard. Materials: Paper or journal/notebook Pencil Watercolor paints & brushes (if available) Get the Zoom link here https://www.hrm.org/events/sketchbook-traveler-a-live-workshop-with-james-mcelhinney/
Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm
May 28 Village Board Work Session Meeting Live on Zoom The May 28 6:00 PM Tarrytown Board of Trustees Work Session is being held via Zoom videoconferencing pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that authorizes public meetings to be held pursuant to videoconferencing. For Zoom Participants First, if you do not yet have Zoom, download one of the following, depending on your device: Zoom Client for Meetings (desktop) Zoom Cloud Meetings – Apple Mobile App Zoom Cloud Meetings – Google Play Mobile App Then, to view the live meeting, as well as to present audio public comment during the live meeting click here. For a basic tutorial on joining a meeting, click here. For Telephone Call-in Participation (no Zoom software needed) If you wish to participate by phone instead of through Zoom, here’s how: Call-in Number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 847 9542 5370 (then follow the prompts; no response to participant ID is needed) Once public comment opens, press “*9” to “raise your hand” and enter the speaking queue.
Thursday, May 28 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
NB: This class will be taught through Zoom. Join David Queen for this six week craft class/workshop! Plausible magic is a technique that suggests an unbelievable—and often surreal—scenario can arise from “believable” character action and reasonable narrative means. Plausible magic is ordinary life rendered strange through the strength of the author’s vision. In this course students will read and discuss the wonderfully bizarre stories of Alexandra Kleeman Donald Antrim Camille Bordas Joy Williams and more. They will also take turns bringing in their own “plausibly magical” stories each week to workshop—work that embraces the idiosyncratic weirdnesses in their authorial vision and on the page makes the ordinary seem fresh and new. David Queen grew up in Ohio before moving to New York where he worked as a journalist an advertising copywriter and in reality television. His copy and ad work have been featured in The New York Times The Huffington Post BBC News Lucky Peach Gizmodo and on Good Morning America. His fiction essays and journalism have appeared in VICE Paste The Rumpus Hobart McSweeney's Pithead Chapel New South Monkeybicycle and elsewhere. He has a BA from The New School a Certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA's School of Film & Television and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. He lives in Brooklyn and runs the publishing company 'word west' (www.wordwest.co). https://www.facebook.com/events/208445033700056/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A51%2C%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
Thursday, May 28 from 6:30 pm to 12:30 pm
Free 60 minute repair cafe workshops with live Q& A—right in your home - via Zoom! Brought to you by local "fixer" volunteers along with Ariella Gastel and Lindsey Taylor of the Hastings Repair Cafe and Dean Gallea Co-Chair Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council with the support of the Hastings Conservation Commission. See the sign-up link for full details: https://bit.ly/RiverTownsRepairCafe
Thursday, May 28 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Lovin’ Feelin’ is Back – The Righteous Brothers Live! Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers are back! With a string of #1 classics including the most played song in radio history You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003 Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Says Medley ... No one could ever take Bobby’ s place but when I caught Bucky Heard’ s show it all came together – I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic. The concert experience features their biggest hits – Lovin’ Feelin’ Soul & Inspiration Unchained Melody Rock and Roll Heaven Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life and much much more!
Friday, May 29 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for one-hour televisions shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary in all dramatic writing — the importance of conflict. How we define, pinpoint and create interesting, unusual characters. How structure is the backbone of a dramatic piece, and how narrative drive and the understanding of the elements of the construction of a story are critical to any piece of dramatic writing. The course will include insights and address the specific individual demands inherent in the writing of screenplays, stage plays and one-hour television shows. The individual requirements of each discipline will be addressed, as well as the specific look of each form of dramatic writing. The instructor will arrange for individual, one-on-one sessions with each student above and beyond classroom instruction. William Bigelow is an American screenwriter, television writer and playwright. He has written for numerous television shows, among them Murder, She Wrote, The Commish, Silk Stalkings, Pacific Blue, Sliders, and most recently GRIMM on NBC. His play Leap Year, was performed at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, earning him a prestigious Edgerton Award for Best New American Plays of 2013. He has recently moved to Westchester County where he hopes to help inspire and develop the next generation of dramatic writers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1046396579052355/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A51%2C%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
This has been an incredibly challenging time for our community to safely gain access to fresh, local food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers markets have rightly been deemed an “essential business” as an important part of the food supply chain and we have been busy working on a way to open ahead of our usual market season to help address this critical need. Thanks to our incredible vendor community and the Village of Tarrytown, we’re excited to share with you that we’re opening five weeks early. Starting on Saturday, April 18 we will introduce The TaSH Drive-Thru Market - a contactless, pre-order only version of our market. The TaSH drive-thru market will feature a few select vendors to start, offering essential items such as produce, meat, dairy and bread. Shoppers will pre-order and pay ahead online and then pick up their orders at the drive-thru market. No person-to-person contact will be made during the process. The temporary location of the market will be in one of the commuter parking lots in Tarrytown (Lot F) which is near the Tarrytown Marina.
Monday, June 1 from 8:30 am to 9:15 am
Presentation: Warner Library. Open Forum following presentation. Please bring flyers to share community events. Email pdf to Maribel Palacios-Perez at email@example.com. Park in the Senior Center lot, lot across Elm Street in specially-marked spots or south side of Elm Street. Do not park on north side of Elm Street closest to the Senior Center.
Saturday, June 6 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
VIA ZOOM Storytelling is an essential human endeavor everyone has compelling stories. This 4-hour workshop will create a safe space where you can experiment with voicing your true personal experiences and sharing those experiences with others. Beginning with a series of interactive exercises you will identify a personal experience you would like to share. You will then be led through a series of activities to help you structure and craft your experience into a compelling well-structured story. This workshop will not only provide a safe and supportive community where you can develop refine and share your stories but it will guide you to develop a story you can tell at events such as a Hudson Valley Writers Center Open Mic Night or one of The Moth Story Slams. After the workshop the oral story you have crafted can be developed into a written narrative for publication or to submit to Read 650 to name a few possibilities. This workshop is appropriate for storytellers who want to develop a new story in a supportive community and to those who want to become storytellers. No previous storytelling or performance experience is necessary.Wendy Mages Bio Wendy Mages an Associate Professor at Mercy College combines her background as a professional theatre artist storyteller and educator to devise dynamic interactive workshops that inspire confidence and creativity. Wendy performs at storytelling events in the US and abroad and has told stories for organizations such as The Moth The Mouth Off Speak Up Stories from the Beat Lounge Story Barn Tell Me Another This Much Is True and We Rise Storytelling Collective. To learn more about her storytelling or to view videos of the stories she has told at The Moth please visit Wendy Mages: Storyteller.
Sunday, June 7 from 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Join Slapering Hol Press's founding and current co-editor Margo Taft Stever as she reads from her two new poetry collections Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press 2019) and Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press 2019). SHP's two other co-editors Peggy Ellsberg and Jennifer Franklin will also read from their most recent collections. During this difficult time when everyone is deprived of contact with our beloved poetry community we hope that the SHP virtual reading series will connect and inspire us until we can meet again in person at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. This reading is free and open to the public via Zoom but donations are welcome and encouraged. Peggy R. Ellsberg is a poet and a professor of English at Barnard College in Manhattan. Her poetry and reviews have been published widely in literary journals and magazines such as The Paris Review Commonweal Atlantic Monthly and Salmagundi. Her book Created to Praise: The Language of Gerard Manley Hopkins was published by Oxford University Press in 1987. Her new text on Hopkins The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selections from His Poems Letters Journals and Spiritual Writings was published in 2017 by Plough. Her chapbook Riding Out was published by Kattywompus Press in October 2017. Jennifer Franklin is the author of Looming (Elixir Press 2015) and No Small Gift (Four Way Books 2018). Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review Blackbird Boston Review New England Review Gettysburg Review Guernica JAMA Love’s Executive Order The Nation Paris Review Plume “poem-a-day” on poets.org and Prairie Schooner. She teaches poetry in Manhattanville’s MFA program. She also teaches manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center where she runs the reading series and serves as Program Director. She lives in New York City. Margo Taft Stever's poetry collections include Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press 2019) Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press 2019) The Lunatic Ball (Kattywompus Press 2015) The Hudson Line (Main Street Rag 2012) Frozen Spring (Mid-List Press First Series Award 2002) and Reading the Night Sky (Riverstone Press Poetry Chapbook Competition 1996). She co-authored Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to China (Zhejiang University Press 2012). Her poems essays and reviews have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Verse Daily Prairie Schooner Connecticut Review “poem-a-day” on poets.org Academy of American Poets Cincinnati Review upstreet Plume and Salamander. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She lives in Sleepy Hollow New York.
Monday, June 8 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
NB: This is a four week class that starts on June 8 and ends on June 29. This summer, HVWC is lucky to have award-winning Copper Canyon poet and editor, Alex Dimitrov, teaching our students. Don't miss the opportunity to study with one of the best set of eyes in the poetry world! Push yourself to write the poems you have always wanted to write. This will be a rigorous class but you will also have fun. NB: This class is capped at 12 and must have six students to run so sign up ASAP to secure a spot. NB: This class will be taught via Zoom so geography will not be an impediment. Alex Dimitrov is the author of three books of poems, Love and Other Poems, which will be published by Copper Canyon Press in February of 2021, Together and by Ourselves, and Begging for It. His poems have been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Paris Review, and Poetry. He has taught writing at Princeton University, Columbia University, and New York University. Previously, he was the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets. He lives in New York.
Monday, June 8 at 7:30 pm
Meeting details (zoom vs in person) TBD. Governor Cuomo's executive order regarding telemeetings expires June 6th and we are awaiting further guidance. Please check back for updates.
Thursday, June 11 from 2:00 pm to 2:03 pm
Saturday, June 13 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
NB: This is a one-day workshop that meets on ZOOM from 12:30-4:30 on Saturday June 13th. This workshop focuses on the art of editing and offers techniques that help writers re-enter that old friend the poem that’s almost finished with renewed creative energy. The one you’ve read and reread and tweaked and put in the drawer. Each poet can bring in any poem they wish even a new one. Consider bringing in a piece that’s almost there but perhaps has been rejected by one journal or more that you respect. The intention is to bring fresh eyes to the work and to help discover the poem’s true and lasting form in terms of language line breaks imagery music and shape on the page. Danny is the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief for Plume on-line Magazine and the Annual Plume Anthology. He is also the author of a new collection The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With published by Salmon Poetry. Fran spent four years as Poetry Editor for Bellevue Literary Review and is currently Poetry Editor for upstreet literary magazine. Her two collections are The Warrior published by Viking Penguin and The Burning Point published by White Pine Press. There will be time for Q& A at the end of the workshop for those who have questions about submitting poems to journals and what these two editors look for in poems when making their publishing decisions. Daniel Lawless is the founder and editor of the monthly online magazine Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and the Plume anthologies which appear in print annually. His poems have been published in Ploughshares Prairie Schooner FIELD and The American Journal of Poetry among many others. Lawless has lived and taught in France and the UK and now resides in St. Petersburg Florida. He writes critical essays and conducts author interviews. He received a grant from The Shifting Foundation in 2018. Louisville 1984-1974 is the title of his forthcoming book comprising a number of prose poems and sketches drawing on his youthful experiences in that city. Frances Richey was born in Williamson West Virginia in the heart of the coal fields in 1950. After graduating from the University of Kentucky she worked in the business industry for nearly two decades. She had one child Ben and raised him as a single mother since he was two years old. When Ben was in high school Richey realized she needed a new pursuit that would provide a deeper sense of meaning in her life than her corporate job and fill the void that would surely come when Ben left home for college. So while continuing her nine-to-five job she began training for certification to teach yoga and became a hospice volunteer in New York City. Each visit with a patient brought Richey closer to the reality of her mortality and she soon started writing poems about her experiences there. Before long she realized that she could change her life in a fundamental way and spend the rest of it doing work she loved: teaching yoga and writing. Her first collection The Burning Point published in March 2004 won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Poems from her new collection The Warrior have appeared in a two-page spread in O The Oprah Magazine Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times column on the Lives page of the New York Times Magazine and the local PBS show “New York Voices.”
Sunday, June 14 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Salon Sundays is a new monthly program created in response to your desire to visit artists in the community outside of our Studio Tour weekend. One Sunday per month, 6 artists will sign up to show their work in their studio, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Salon Sundays are inspired by the French salons founded in the 18th century as a means for new and emerging artists to gather and show their works in large numbers. Artists filled the walls, floor to ceiling, exhibiting anything and everything for the public and each other. Salons drew intellectuals, writers, poets, sculptors, painters, printmakers, supporters, and those interested in engaging with the creative community. We hope you will take this opportunity to continue this tradition. Salon Sunday Dates November 10 December 15 Jan 12 Feb 9 March 15 May 17 June 14