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Hudson River “Swim For Life” Registration Is Open

Set for September 10, the Hudson River “Swim For Life” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Originally intended to raise money for a variety of charitable organizations, including Blythdale Childrens Hospital and the National MS Society, it now benefits the Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There is both a three-mile swim across the Hudson from Memorial Park in Nyack to Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow, as well a 1 mile swim along the shores of Sleepy Hollow. Registration for swimmers closes on September 2. Volunteers are also needed in a variety of capacities. For more information check out: http://www.hudsonriverswim.org/

This Weeks Jazz and Entertainment

A number of events are being held this mid-summer week, in the communities of Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown and Yonkers:

Saturday, July 30, 1 pm and Sunday, 31 July 1 pm | Cinderella Youth Theater,  Tarrytown Music Hall | Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical performed by the students of Random Farms Kids’ Theater, a resident company at The Music Hall. Proceeds from “Premium” ticket sales benefit RFKT’s scholarship fund. Children’s, Senior and group discounts available (also Friday, August 5 @ 11am & 7pm; Saturday, August 6 @ 1pm; Sunday, August 7 @ 1pm) 

Saturday, July 30, 7 pm; & Sunday, July 31, 3 pm                                    Barnum on Stage presented by Broadway Training Center Mercy Hall Rotunda, Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry | Experience the exciting life and times of circus showman P. T. Barnum, and see the amazing acts he made famous, like General Tom Thumb, Jumbo the world’s largest elephant, the oldest living woman, the Fiji Mermaid, and Jenny Lind – the Swedish Nightingale. This Tony Winning musical traces P. T. Barnum’s career from his humble beginnings as a sideshow promoter, right through to co-founding The Barnum & Bailey Circus.BroadwayTrainingCenter. Adults $20; Children & Seniors $14. 

Wednesdays August 3 thru August 17, 6:30-8 PM,                                  Dobbs Ferry’s 12th Annual Summer Music Series will take place at Waterfront Park. In case of rain, event will be held at the Embassy Community Center, 60 Palisade Street. Free. (914) 631-1000.

Thursday, August 4, Grounds Open at 5pm, Music Starts at 6:30 pm
Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst Summer Series West Lawn, Lyndhurst  
Presented by Lyndhurst and Jazz Forum Arts. The concerts are Free and open to the public. Nominal $10 per car parking fee.  Walk to the music and get in for free. The property is accessible via the Old Croton Aqueduct and the Hudson RiverWalk trail. Concerts will be held on the West Lawn overlooking the Hudson. In the event of rain, concert will be under the tent in the Carriage House Courtyard. Bring a blanket or low-profile lawn chairs. Enjoy your own picnic or purchase one on site.  
August 4 – Ray Mantilla Latin Jazz Group

 Friday, August 5 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Jazz & Blues at Dusk: Luiz Simas Yonkers Pier 

Friday, August 5 at 6:30 pm
Classical Cabaret with Andrea Saposnik Hastings Station Cafe
An evening of Arias, Arts Songs, and Duets.

Building With The Elderly In Mind

Westchester County welcomes four new assisted living communities and one continuing care retirement community to anticipate a coming need. The Westchester County population of age 60 and over residents is expected to increase 24% by 2030. Additionally, according to US Census data, the over age 85 group of Westchester residents is expected to be 23,086 by 2030. The communities are to be located in Armonk, White Plains, Ossining and Briarcliff Manor. Typical monthly fees will range from $4,000 to $10,000 per month. Read more at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/realestate/building-with-the-elderly-in-mind-in-the-regionwestchester.html?_r=1&ref=realestate

Dobbs Ferry Selects Waterfront Stabilization Contractor

Dobbs Ferry completed a review of 18 bids and selected Coppola Paving and Landscaping to finish the village waterfront stabilization project. The bid represented the 2nd lowest at 1.38 million dollars. Work will begin in September and should take 4 – 5 months. Read more at:

http://rivertowns.patch.com/articles/dobbs-awards-bid-to-coppola-for-shoreline-stabilization

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