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Sing Sing Museum

Sing Sing Museum
Sing Sing Museum

The creation of a Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum on the banks of the Hudson in Ossining has long been talked about.  The concept is being revived among those who care about Sing Sing’s unique position in the history of the American penal system.  Others are interested in development of the museum because of its tremendous national and international potential as a significant tourist attraction for New York’s Hudson Valley. Find out how you can support this important project by donating

To view a presentation about Sing Sing and the proposed museum, go to http://bit.ly/1tnsfKg.

To view a recent  interview by Journal News columnist Phil Reisman of Ossining mayor Bill Hanauer and HHRT Executive Director Jerry Faiella, go to http://lohud.us/1sZRqRR.

Keeping Cool Inside the Aqueduct

Keeping Cool Inside the Aqueduct
Keeping Cool Inside the Aqueduct

A great way to beat the summertime heat is to take a tour of the Old Croton Aqueduct Weir in Ossining!  Descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history in a tour led by the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.  No reservations are necessary -- and its free!  You'll be amazed by this great feat of 19th century American engineering and ingenuity, designed to bring fresh drinking water to New York City.

Saturdays July 19, August 2, October 25 and November 15 at 10 am -- meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center (95 Broadway in Ossining), where there is also an exhibit on how the Aqueduct was built.

Sunday, September 28 at 2 pm, Meet at the north end of the Double Arch Bridge, a short walk from the Community Center.

Replica Ship Half Moon

Replica Ship Half Moon
Replica Ship Half Moon
Replica Ship Half Moon Designated as a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Site 
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is pleased to announce that the Replica Ship Half Moon joins nearly one hundred historic sites a

Greta Corens: Irises and Roses Exhibit

Greta Corens: Irises and Roses Exhibit

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:00pm - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
Greta Corens: Irises and Roses at The Field Gallery in Peekskill, NY
The Field Gallery is delighted to present the brilliant watercolors of artist and designer Greta Corens in Irises and Roses, a show which gloriously illustrates her master botanicals, rich with careful nuance and majestic elegance. Her flowers invite you to lean closer, the images calling you to revel as the magnificent, full bloom renderings couple with your own fragrant memories. Corens found the nurturing quality of beauty, art, and nobility in Dutch Baroque floral paintings during her early years at boarding school in Belgium, and first studied at the St. Lucas Architectural Institute in Brussels. After a move to New York City, Corens became a sought after fashion designer, while high demand for her portrait paintings was decisive in her recognition as an artist. After returning to Belgium to study at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Art, Corens explains, “I had an intimate rediscovery of the effects of flowers on my psyche that became a major inspiration in my paintings.” She has since returned to New York where many prestigious galleries on the East Coast showcased her work, including the National Art Club Gallery (for the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club) in NYC, and the Bendheim Gallery and the Flinn Gallery, both in Greenwich, CT. Corens has received several awards and prizes from online gallery exhibits, such as the www.lightspacetime.com and www.manhattanarts.com Her singular vision: capturing graceful transcendence into the natural world. For examples of Corens' work, please visit www.gretacorens.artiswebsites.com
Location:

The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill NY

Contact:

Alicia Morgan, Curator (914)862-3297 www.peekskill.org

Admission:

FREE

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