Issues: Arts and Culture

Yonkers Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade

On Sunday, September 28th, Senator Stewart-Cousins continued the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by walking the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade, and meetnig and greeting her Yonkers constituents from Lincoln Park on South Broadway to Getty Square. This year's theme "Unidos Por Un Futuro Mejor"--"United for a Better Future"--showcases the various and significant contributions Puerto Ricans/Hispanics have made locally in the City of Yonkers as well as nationally.

September 29, 2014
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White Plains Hispanic Day Festival

Senator Stewart-Cousins celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month at the White Plains Hispanic Day Festival on Sunday, September 21st. Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th, a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions that descendants from Mexico, Spano, the Caribbean, Central and South America have made to our country.The month-long celebration includes the Independence Days for countries including Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Columbus Day or Dia De La Raza, falls on October 12th.

September 23, 2014
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Fairview Public Library Receives $16,000 Grant

MARGARETVILLE, 09/19/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced $32,000 in state grants to assist  nine area libraries, including $16,000 to support capital improvements at the Fairview Public Library.   

“Our libraries are hubs for countless activities and are vital to our communities, especially in these tough economic times,” said Senator Seward.  “I am pleased to partner with all of the libraries in my district and with the Fairview Public Library, in particular, to advance a major improvement project that will help provide universal access.”

September 19, 2014
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Yonkers Mexican & Central American Festival

Senator Stewart-Cousins joined in on the celebration of Mexican Independence Day (Grito de Dolores) at the annual Yonkers Mexican & Central American Festival on Sunday, September 14th.

 

September 15, 2014
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ArtsWestchester Jazzfest 2014

A big fan of jazz music, Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the annual Jazzfest on Sunday, September 7th in White Plains, to greet constituents and see some of her favorite local musicians play. Hosted by ArtsWestchester, Jazzfest is "a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains, culminating in an outdoor jazz concert with delicious food from area restaurants". For more information about Jazzfest, please visit www.ArtsWestchester.org

September 8, 2014
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New Rochelle Street Fair

Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the annual New Rochelle Street Fair & Music Festival on Sunday, September 7th, which featured over 100 vendors, a classic car show, music at the Memorial Plaza, rides, games, crafts, facepainting and more! Also at the Fair were Councilman Jared Rice, New Rochelle Public Library Director Thomas Geoffino, Councilman Ivar Hyden, and Mayor Noam Bramson, pictured here with the Senator. While at the Fair, the Senator was interviewed by WFAS Radio's Bob Marrone, and caught up with Sam the Newspaper Man.

September 8, 2014
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Warwick Historical Society's Annual Tent Party - August 23, 2014

The Warwick Historical Society's Annual Tent Party was held on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  This event brings awareness to Warwick's rich history.  Here is the Senator with Lou and Cathy Heimbach, and (seated on left), Sheila Warner.

August 25, 2014
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The Annual Tent Party hosted by the Warwick Historical Society - August 23, 2014.

The Warwick Historical Society hosted its annual Tent Party on August 23, 2014.  This event brings awareness to Warwick's rich history. Here is the Senator with Susan and Darrell Supak.

 

August 25, 2014
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Senator Griffo's Weekly Column #29: The New York State Fair is Great Every Year

The state’s biggest music and entertainment festival, trade show and agriculture exhibit is happening right now and it’s all in one place – the Great New York State Fair.

The state fair is the capstone to what is always a great county fair season.  It is a celebration of all things New York. It is a showcase for one of the state’s most important industries, agriculture, which has a $5.7 billion annual economic impact. It serves as an introduction to many of our citizens’ diverse backgrounds and cultural traditions. And it’s a platform for our best and brightest young people to show off their talents, whether it’s on a stage or in a barn.

August 21, 2014
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Yonkers African American Heritage Committee Flag Raising Ceremony

Senator Stewart-Cousins proudly celebrating her African American Heritage at the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, August 15th. In honor of this event, she presented a resolution to the Yonkers African American Heritage Committee, the organization responsible for organizing this annual celebration.

August 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony - Bethel Woods, August 11, 2014

The Sullivan Renaissance Awards were announced at Bethel Woods on August 11, 2014.  

August 12, 2014
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Sullivan Renaissance Award Presentations at Bethel Woods, August 11, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 The Sullivan Renaissance Award winners that were announced at the Bethel Woods Center last night.  These awards are funded by the Gerry Foundation, and provides communities in Sullivan County with seed money for beautification projects

August 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic At the Sullivan Renaissance Pre-Awards Ceremony

The Sullivan Renaissance Pre-Awards Ceremony Cocktail Party reception was held at the Market Shed at Bethel Woods Center last night.  These awards are funded by the Gerry Foundation, and provides communities in Sullivan County  with seed money for beautification projects.  The top winners were the  Phillipsport Community Center ($25,000 grant); the Village of Jeffersonville ($10,000 grant); and the Rock Hill Fire Department and the Rock Hill Business and Community Association ($5,000).  With Alan and Sandra Gerry.

August 12, 2014
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WestCOP 4th Annual Culture Fest

The Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WestCOP) hosted its 4th Annual Culture Fest on Sunday, August 10th, at Gardella Park in White Plains.

August 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic At Ellenville's Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival

Senator Bonacic visited the annual Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival in Ellenville on August 9, 2014 which celebrates good music, great people and, of course, terrific blueberries.  Here is the Senator with Tammy Boylan, owner of Gardiner's Wrights Farm.

 

August 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Visits Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival, Ellenville

Senator Bonacic visited the Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry Festival on August 9, 2014, in Ellenville.  "This event celebrates one of the most beautiful spots in Ulster County, as well as good music, great people and of course, terrific blueberries," said the Senator.  Here is the Senator in the historic Hunt Building with (l to r) Deb David, Ann Bowler and Jane Eck.

 

August 11, 2014
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Broad Street Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

MOUNT VERNON, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Mount Vernon elected officials and community leaders, unveiled the newly renovated Broad Street Pavilion on the evening of Saturday, August 9th. The official ribbon cutting was followed by a viewing of “Despicable Me II,” for Fleetwood families to enjoy. The movie was part of Senator Klein’s Summer Movie series which provides free screenings and popcorn at various locations throughout the 34th Senate District during the summer season.

August 11, 2014
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Hastings Flea Market

Senator Stewart-Cousins at the Hastings Flea Market on Sunday afternoon, August 10th, showing support to local artisans and vendors of the lower Hudson Valley. The Hastings Flea Market was established in 2013 "to bring together the best handmade jewelry and unique crafts, along with vintage and antique home goods and furniture as a way to showcase Hastings' own incredible talent and taste alongside fellow Hudson Valley artists and curators". For more information, visit www.HastingsFlea.com.

August 11, 2014
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Senator Klein Announces $150,000 Capital Grant for Wave Hill to Renovate Historic Glyndor House

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein announced a $150,000 capital grant he secured this year that will go towards completing the exterior renovation of historic Glyndor House and to installing permanent lighting on the grounds.

August 7, 2014
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Westchester County Indian Heritage Celebration

The Westchester County Heritage Celebration continued on Sunday, August 3rd, this time celebrating the Indian heritage where Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke about her appreciation for the culture and presented a proclamation. 

August 4, 2014
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