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Irvington

The New York Times once wrote, "Irvington is the kind of village, that when you sneeze, 50 people will say 'bless you.'" This caring and welcoming attitude has drawn residents, including many well-known stars of stage, screen, television and radio, and tourists alike.

From its quaint shops to its beautiful homes and spectacular Hudson River views, Irvington is a classic example of the best of the Historic Hudson River Towns. Odell's Tavern, built in the 1690s, was where the newly created State of New York's Committee of Safety met to discuss General George Washington's defeat in the Battle of Long Island. And the Irvington Town Hall Theatre is an exact replica of the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C., made famous for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Shop along Main Street walking west toward the Hudson River, take a hike along the Irvington section of the Old Croton Aqueduct Historic Trail or discover the newly developed Bridge Street commercial area, right on the Hudson. For more information, visit www.irvingtonny.gov orwww.irvingtonnychamber.com

Events

All Shorts Irvington Film Festival (As iFF) - International Short Film Screening, Q&A with Filmmakers/Actors, and "Short Shots" After-Party

The second season of the All Shorts Irvington Film Festival (As iFF) will be presented at the Irvington Town Hall Theater (85 Main Street) in two parts: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

The fall program, at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 12th, will feature 10 outstanding shorts (ranging from 3 to 22 minutes in length) from countries including Afghanistan, Denmark, England, Germany, Iran, Poland, and the United States.

As iFF received hundreds of submissions for the fall festival; entries were judged, selected, and curated by an esteemed jury of film professionals. Audience members will vote for the top winners at the end of the evening.

The selected films reflect diversity in subject matter as well as genre. The audience will discover new and familiar faces, such as Reed Birney who costars in “Shy Guys,” the film directorial debut of character actor Fredric Lehne. Birney, who portrays Vice President Donald Blythe on the popular Netflix show “House of Cards,” also won a 2016 Best Actor Tony Award for “The Humans.”

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Viewers will be captivated by the unforgettable performances of 12-year-old twins Charlotte and Madeleine Ruley (nieces of Irvington residents Meg Ruley and David Lovett), along with Nando Del Castillo and Maggie Fine, in “The Quantified Self,” directed by award-winning filmmaker Gleb Osatinksi.

The festival will present two United States premieres (“Beside Oneself,” an animated short from Polish director Karolina Specht, and “Inventor Mouse,” from Afghanistan director Hashmat Farid) and two New York premieres (Denmark director Jack Larsen’s Spaghetti-Western satire, “Enter the Cowboy,” and “How Many Farts Measure a Life?” directed by Brooklyn-based comedy writer Nate Dern).

Two films from Iran will be screened — “Fish” from director Saman Hassenpuor (who won an As iFF jury award for his film “Autumn Leaves” in November of 2015) and “Butterflies” by Adnan Zandi — as well as an animated science short from German director Tomer Eshed (“Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon”). British filmmaker Charlie Manton wrote, produced, directed, and scored the original music for “Second Skin,” which stars Lauren McCrostie (featured in Tim Burton’s 2016 film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”).

14910394_10154108372212104_1539597935181585071_nFollowing the screening, there will be a Q & A with filmmakers and actors.  All audience members are then invited to an in-theater after-party premiering “Short Shots at All Shorts” – featuring Slovenia Vodka, compliments of My Sherry &more Inc (129 Main Street, Irvington).  This award-winning vodka is a project of celebrities Bill Murray, Mikhail Baryshnikov and restaurateur, Peter Kelly (Xaviar Restaurant Group).  Light refreshments will also be served.

Festival director Laurie Chock said, “As iFF received an outpouring of spectacular short film submissions from around the world.  With each festival, as more and more films come in, the selection process grows increasingly competitive.  The originality, artistry and quality of filmmaking that we are seeing has shown us that As iFF is recognized internationally as a sought-after festival by both acclaimed and up-and-coming filmmakers.  It is very exciting for us to bring this high level of cinema to Irvington.”

As iFF tickets are $15 for general seating and $30 for “Above the Line” tickets (which include reserved seating and “special As iFF swag”).  Advance online ticketing is strongly recommended as this event is expected to sell out.  To order tickets, visit:  www.irvington theater.com.as-iff

This year As iFF is offering a special “Above the Line” package: $50 for both fall and spring festival evenings, a 16% savings. (Processing fees apply for all ITHT tickets).

Last season, nearly 1,000 people attended As iFF.  The festival producers were thrilled at the audience response and proud that the Irvington Town Hall Theater has become a ‘must go to’ venue to view top-of-the-line international short films in the greater metropolitan area.

For more information about As iFF, visit: asiffestival.com

Location: 

Irvington Town Hall Theater

85 Main Street

Irvington, NY  10533

Historic Hudson River Towns Event
Admission Fee: 

$15/$30

Contact Information: 

boxoffice@irvingtonny.gov

Restaurants

Download our one-page Guide to Irvington's Eateries.

 

1. Red Hat on the River
French/American Bistro/Bar
1 Bridge Street
914-591-5888
 
2. MP Taverna
Greek Taverna
1 Bridge Street
914-231-7854
 
3. Chutney Masala
Indian Bistro
4 West Main Street
914-591-5500
 
4. Red Barn Bakery
Bakery/Café (organic)
4 South Astor Street
914-231-7779
 
5. Buon Gusto
Italian Restaurant
50 South Buckhout Street
914-478-0611
 
6.  Sorriso
Italian Restaurant
5 North Buckhout Street
914-591-2525
     
7. Haru Hana
Japanese Restaurant
35 Main Street
914-479-1688
 
8. Black Cat Café
Bakery/Café/Catering
45 Main Street
914-231-9060
 
9. Uncle Silvio’s
Pizza/Pasta (gluten free, w/w)
46 Main Street
914-231-9161
 
10. Geordanes Neighborhood Market
Deli/Market/Catering
57 Main Street
914-591-6911
 
11. Sixty One Bistro
Mexican Restaurant
61 Main Street
914-274-8381
 
12. Mima Vinoteca & Wine Bar
Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
63 Main Street
914-591-1300
 
13. Le Moulin
French Café/Caterer
75 Main Street
914-591-4680
     
14. Stone Fire Pizza
Italian Restaurant
76 Main Street
914-591-5800
 
15. Zarrilli’s Deli
Deli
77 Main Street
914-591-8167
 
16. Cupcake Kitchen
Luncheonette, Cupcakes &
Ice Cream Fountain
100 Main Street
914-231-6261
 
17. Nick’s Pizzeria 
Italian Pizza/Pasta (gluten free, w/w)
106 Main Street
914-479-5959
 
18. Good-life gourmet
Deli/Caterer
108 Main Street
914-478-8080
 
19. New China
Chinese Restaurant
4 South Broadway
914-591-5050
 
20. River City Grille
American Restaurant
6 South Broadway
914- 591-2033
 
21. Broadway Grill
Tavern/Food
8 South Broadway
914-591-9861

Shopping

  • Dr. Mac, 64 Main Street, (914) 591-1010
  • Tra La La, 46 Main Street, (914) 591-5312
  • Irvington Wines & LIquors, 50 Main Street, (914) 591-8181
  • Live Wire Security, 79 Main Street (914) 961-0961
  • All That Glitters, 59 Main Street, (914) 591-2235
  • Sunnyside Florist, 45 Main Street, (914) 591-7377
  • Lippmann Fine Arts, North Dutcher Street, (914) 591-9240
  • Irvington Hardware, 81 Main Street, (914) 591-7710

Recreation

Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway. The trailway runs through Irvington, passing the architecturally significant Stiner-Ross House, commonly called the Octagon House, as well as Columbia University Press, Nevis Labs and Mercy College.

Owned and managed by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the trailway offers a scenic walk from northern Westchester County into New York City, or vice versa, following the path of the aqueduct that was once used to bring fresh water from the Croton River to New York City. The trail traverses most of the Historic Hudson River Towns, and while mostly a walking path, it does have some sections suitable for horseback riding.

No motorized vehicles are permitted anywhere along the trailway. Many points of access make it easy to walk sections of the trail. Train stations and bus stops are within walking distance, or a quick taxi ride, from almost any place along the path. And although much of the path is easy to find, with trails identified by Taconic Region markers, walkers interested in traversing longer sections of the trailway are encouraged to call or write for a map which details the route, offering specific directions for some of the more difficult areas of the trail.

The trail begins on the south side of the Croton Dam, farthest away from the spillway. Along the way walkers will see old ventilator shafts as well as a weir chamber, used to spill off waste water during floods. Various parts of the trail offer spectacular Hudson River views. The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct have published an award-winning map detailing the route of the trail and attractions along the way available, for $5.75 by calling 914-693-4117. For general trailway information, call 914-693-0529, or go to www.aqueduct.org

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