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Ambassador from Japan to attend grand opening...popham rd closed tomorrow...fun events Sunday
Release Date: October 16, 2011

Japan's Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki and Consul Mr. Masakazu Kigure, Consul will join local officials at the grand opening of World Seido Karate - Johshin Honzan, 1 Parkway Plaza, Elmsford Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are about 200 students who will be attending tomorrows special event. Another important new business opening in our community!

The Village of Scarsdale has scheduled a complete closure of the Popham Road Bridge to vehicular traffic from 8:00 am on Sunday, October 16th to 5:00am on Monday, October 17th. Pedestrian access over the Bridge will be maintained during this period. The Bridge will be closed so the contractor can pour the concrete deck on the north side which will require time to cure. A traffic detour has been established for the Bridge closure and we ask motorists to please follow the detour signs to avoid expected traffic delays. Drivers familiar with the area are encouraged to use alternate routes and avoid the Popham Road, Garth Road, Harney Road, and Scarsdale Avenue areas during the Bridge closure period.


Some Sunday events highlights (courtesy of www.rivertownsguide.com):

Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains (Greenburgh)

Sunday. Ocober 16 from 11am - 5pm
The Westchester Fine Craft Show [link]
Westchester County Center, White Plains

After eighteen years as the Westchester Craft Show, we have changed the name of this popular event to the “Westchester Fine Craft Show,” to distinguish it from the many craft fairs and outdoor events that occur in the area. The Westchester Fine Craft Show is a juried showcase of contemporary American art and design with selected artists invited from all over the United States. .
through October 31 Daily, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Scarecrow Invasion

Walk, play, picnic among hundreds of Award Winning scarecrows representing characters from the past, present and future created by local elementary and intermediate students. Participate in a Scavenger Hunt and enter a raffle to win a family pass to the very popular Lyndhurst Boofest. $5 grounds fee. Children under 6 and Friends of Lyndhurst are free.
Sunday, October 16 in Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington
7th Annual AQUEFEST!
All along the Trail
A trail-long celebration of the Old Croton Aqueduct hosted by The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.
SPECIAL GUEST! 3-time Grammy Award Winner, Tom Chapin, performs at The Keeper’s House at 15 Walnut Street in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday, Oct. 16 1pm-2pm. Other highlights include: Bash The Trash in Yonkers, Annie & the Natural Wonder Band in Hastings, Solar Punch in Sleepy Hollow, The Fair Haired Tinkers in Irvington, Aqueduct Weir Tours in Ossining and The Rivertowns Roll—a 25-mile group bicycle ride or 12-mile family ride along the OCA. For all AQUEFEST!
Sunday, October 16 from 10am - 5pm
Friends of Warner Library Annual [link]
Fall Book Sale

Warner Library, Tarrytown

We hope you will come and join the hunt for great books.
Weekends in October
Boo at the Zoo [link]
The Bronx Zoo

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! Come visit with our bats, cats, and creepy-crawly critters and enjoy the crisp fall weather at the zoo. Take the family on a hayride, embark on a Haunted Safari, and enjoy music, magic and more. Treat stations around the park will help sweeten your visit.
Sunday, October 16 from 1pm - 4pm
GNC Fall Festival [link]
Greenburgh Nature Center

Come join us for cider making, scarecrow-building and pumpkin-carving contests, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, and live music. Refreshments available for purchase. Fee if pre-registered by Oct. 15: Members $5, Non-members $8 (on-line pre-registration only). Fee day of event: Members $7, Non-members $10. $1 per scarecrow building/pumpkin carving. Note: Scarecrows and carved pumpkins are left at the Center and used at our Scarecrows and Pumpkins Parade on Oct. 23. Sponsored in part by Con Edison, Capital One Bank, Central Animal Hospital, Ephesus, The Greater Wellbeing, Green Design Expo, Green Mountain Energy, Joy’s Balloons, ShopRite, Snip-its, TD Bank and Westchester County Parks. Event will be held rain or shine.
Sunday, October 16 from 2pm - 4pm
Hastings Historical Society
40th Anniversary Celebration

Hastings Historical Society, 407 Broadway, Hastings
The Hastings Historical Society is opening a new Exhibit "Hidden Treasures from the Society's Collections" on Saturday, October 15th from 1 to 4pm at the Observatory Cottage, 407 Broadway. On Sunday, October 16th from 2 to 4pm the Society is sponsoring a presentation "Steamboats on the Hudson" by Bill Ewen Jr. at the Orr Room of the Library. Bill, a Hastings native, has a new book of the same name and is an expert in this field. This is to celebrate the Society's 40th anniversary with an weekend full of historical delights. Both events are free and open to the public.

Sunday. Ocober 16 (also October 20-23, 27-31, & Nov 4-6)
The Great Jack O'Latern Blaze [link]
Van Cortlandt Manor
The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 21 nights in 2011! See more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!


Other websites of interest: www.thehudsonindependent.com ....

www.patch.com (tarrytown, rivertowns, scarsdale)....scarsdale10583.com;






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