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Weekend Planner: Opera, Art and More

An eclectic mix of weekend activities...

Looking for fun things to do this weekend? We've got you covered here:

Soul Food Junkies Screening and Discussion, Thursday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. Donnelly Theater, Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Yonkers, NY. In his film Soul Food Junkies, Byron Hurt explores the health advantages and disadvantages of the quintessential American cuisine. A discussion and Q&A with director Byron Hurt will follow. For more information, call 914-395-2412.

Monkey Mind Author at CNR, Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m. The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, NY. The College of New Rochelle literary and arts magazine, Phoenix, will host a lecture by bestselling author and the College’s Mary Ellen Donnelly Critchlow Endowed Chair in English, Daniel Smith. Professor Smith will discuss his recently released Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, which offers stories, advice, and information about living with anxiety. Please RSVP to. CNRPhoenix@gmail.com -- Your name, phone number, and ticket reservation.

Coffee and Conversation with Barbara Davis, Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY. The League of Women Voters March 15 session of “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Public Library, will allow participants to join New Rochelle’s 325th Anniversary, as city historian Barbara Davis presents an illustrated slide show describing the unique and the monumental anniversaries the community through the years. From the “Largest Parade EVER,” to oddities such as the “fatt calfe” ceremony, New Rochelleans have reveled in their city’s birthdays unlike any other municipality. Ms. Davis will highlight many of these observances, while also providing a fascinating glimpse into New Rochelle’s past century. Come with your questions and comments. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. For further information call 632-7878. 

Psyanky Workshop, Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Rd., Bronx, NY. Tickets: $15, registration required. Learn the time-honored art of creating these intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and create your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Recommended for mature 14-year-olds and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited. For more information, call 718-885-1461.

The Gentle Lark of New Rochelle: Celebrating the Life of Ellabelle Davis, Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m. Bethesda Baptist Church, 71 Lincoln Ave., New Rochelle, NY. Tickets: $25. Join us in the celebration of the 325th Anniversary of New Rochelle and the 125th Anniversary of Bethesda Baptist of New Rochelle by attending an original opera written by Karen S. Allen with music composed by Donna M. Cribari and produced and directed by Billie Tucker about the life of one of the Black pearls of New Rochelle, Ellabelle Davis who rose to fame as an opera singer. Call (914) 576-6860 or (914) 632-6713 for more information.

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