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Published by Halston Media, 2020-09-16 13:55:51

Hudson Valley Fall Guide 2020

HUDSON
VALLEY

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
A Special Supplement

to Halston Media

The residents of SPACE on
Ryder Farm sit down together for
a family dinner. More information
inside on pages 10-11.

PHOTO: BENJAMIN ALLEN

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Simple Family
Activities For Fall
BY STACY REIBER AND DEBBIE HILLE Fall Scavenger
Hunt
all is one of the most gorgeous seasons in the tasting and try a new spot each week.Don’t forget the
northeast. And this fall, families are going paper plates and napkins to keep things simple. spiderweb rake

F to be nding themselves with more time on pumpkin squirrel

Fall clean-up & decoratetheir hands due to less demanding activity schedules. apple worm

Here are some of our favorite simple ideas to make the

most of the upcoming season with your family: Once winter comes we all go into hibernation for

Host a pizza tas�ng party awhile. Wouldn’t it be so much nicer to be stuck at
home in a clean and clutter-free space? Fall is the
perfect opportunity to clean out and get ready for

is is such a fun event that takes care of dinner at the change of seasons. Take some time to switch out football acorn
the same time! Gather a few families at a local park or your summer clothes for your fall/winter wardrobe. red berry mushroom
host in your backyard. Ask each family to bring one pie After you have cleared out, the last thing you should
(cut into 16ths makes it easier) from a local pizzeria be doing is bringing more clutter in. We suggest
and label each with a di erent number. As the families decorating your home organically for each new sea-

taste the pizzas they can vote on their favorite one. You son and holiday. For fall, things like cinnamon pine

can get fancy with categories if you like—think best cones, gourds, pumpkins, mums, and hay bales can

crust, best sauce, or cheesiest. e year we did this we all be tossed into the woods when the season is over.

gave a prize to the family whose pizza won “best tast- ey’re much better for the environment and they

ing.” We sent them home with a glass pumpkin lled won’t cause more clutter in your home.

with candy. If you are not ready for outdoor socializing SEE FAMILY ACTIVITIES PAGE 4 thefamilykeystone.com
you can simply designate Fridays in the fall to pizza

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES FROM PAGE 3 Vis� a local brewery or winery doors before the weather forces us inside.It’s a great time to

Make a scarecrow reconnect after a long week of virtual schooling. You can let
Many local breweries and wineries have outdoor spaces the conversation ow naturally or have some simple family
that are family-friendly.We usually throw a few chairs,a blan- questions to chat about around the re.

While you’re cleaning out,keep your eyes peeled for a but- ket, and some games in our car before we go. You can pack a Create a gra�tude jar
ton-down shirt, some jeans, and an old pillowcase. at’s all picnic or nd an eatery that delivers to where you are headed.

you need, plus a bale of hay, to make your own scarecrow. It’s Fall scavenger hunt e past six months have tested all of us in ways we could
so much easier than you think! e rst year we attempted

this craft we realized we should have been doing it every not have imagined.Trying to nd the good each day can be

year. Simply stu the clothing and pillowcase with hay. Tie Kids of all ages seem to love a good scavenger hunt.It doesn’t challenging. But when we focus on the positive, we tend to

the bottom of the pillowcase to round it out for a head. en take long to create a list of things they need to capture by photo notice it more. It would be such an amazing mark of your

draw on a face with permanent markers. Top it o with a or using a checklist. ey love the independence we give them family’s resilience and strength if you documented all you

hat and prop him or her up on your front steps. A hay bale is to go out and accomplish this task on your own. You can make were grateful for—even during this time. And, on a day

most traditional for stu ng,but straw,leaves,grass clippings, one that suits your family or use the one on the previous page. when you need a reminder of something to be thankful for,

wood chips,or even rags would work.Make sure you involve it’s a tangible way for you to see that there are still positive
things happening all around you.A gratitude jar is not com-
Make something w�h pumpkinthe whole family. If you are feeling ambitious you can make
an entire scarecrow replica of your family! plicated or time-consuming. All you need is a jar and some

Revis� a summer hike Nothing screams fall more than pumpkin.We love cook- slips of paper. As your family nds things to be grateful for,
ing with pumpkin because it boosts immunity—a must this they write them on the paper and put them in the jar. en
year! ere are tons of pumpkin recipes out there; try a few you can decide as a family when you want to read them all.

No need to reinvent the wheel all the time. Did you go on a di erent ones and have the kids help. Mu ns also freeze

great hike this summer? We spent much of our summer visiting well for easy re-heating. Stacy Reiber and Debbie Hille are two teachers, moms, and

local hikes and we certainly liked some more than others. Choose Light up the night the owners of e Family Keystone. ey created their company
one of your favorites and go back there. You will be amazed to with a passion to help families connect more deeply, simplify
see how di erent it looks in the fall. Take the time to notice the their lives, and focus on what matters most. ey o er a Kit that

change of seasons. You can even make it a goal to try to visit a ere is something magical about a bon re under the guides families in writing a custom mission statement. ey

favorite hike all four seasons this year.Try and get a family picture stars. It feels likes you’re camping out in your own backyard. love to share practical parenting tips and simple ideas to create a

in the same spot each time you visit for an awesome keepsake. Snuggle up with sweatshirts or blankets and enjoy the out- happier home. Learn more at www.thefamilykeystone.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS FARMERS MARKET AT THE VALLEY
SEPTEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 18, 2:30-6:30 PM
EVERY WEDNESDAY Rain or shine
Outdoor market under the big white tent in the parking lot.
Local farmers, fresh produce and other weekly favorites!

MOVIE SCREENINGS — Family-friendly classics!
SEPTEMBER 18, 19, 25, 26
To purchase, please visit: www.scrncinemas.com

HALLOWEEN 5K RUN
OCTOBER 25TH 9:00 AM in the parking lot.
All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
More details coming soon!

HALLOWEEN TRUNK-OR-TREAT CAR PARADE
OCTOBER 31ST FROM 4:00 - 6:00 PM
In the parking lot.
Family-friendly and COVID-safe way to enjoy Halloween!

For more details and future events, visit
JeffersonValleyMall.com

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Stepping Stones Continues
to Foster Community Online

BY JESSICA JAFET

F or many people around the sobriety, Wilson, who lived
world, Stepping Stones, the
famed Katonah home of a co- in the house from 1941

founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill until his death in 1971, au- The Stepping Stones house with garden in full bloom.

thored four books, includ-

Wilson, and his wife Lois (co-found- ing notably “Alcoholics Anonymous,” also an increased virtual presence became clear.

er of the Al-Anon/Alateen support known as “the Big Book,” which helped re- “Back then we couldn’t have anticipated to-

groups), is considered hallowed ground. shape the public perception of alcoholism— day’s demand for online programs due to the

e Dutch Colonial Revival on Oak and gave hope and inspiration to countless pandemic,” Corbett-Turco said. “When the

Road, designated a National Historic people by providing a treatment program pandemic hit and Stepping Stones paused

Landmark in 2012, is maintained and a community of mutual support. on-site tours, we learned that the 12-Step

by the Stepping Stones Foundation, Sally A. Corbett-Turco, the Executive recovery fellowships shifted from mostly in-

and serves as a museum and bucket- Director of Stepping Stones, said that the person meetings to mostly online meetings.”

list destination for those personally privately run foundation has tradition- Stepping Stones then launched “Home

touched by alcohol abuse—as well as ally welcomed visitors, six days a week, by with History: A Virtual Exploration of the

for pop-culture and history bu s. reservation. Even before the pandemic, in Lives, Home & Archives of Bill & Lois

It is where Wilson (also known as November, the organization had launched Wilson,” on Zoom; it has been presented

Bill W.) devised the groundbreaking an online series marking their 40th anni- 35 times since early May and has welcomed

POHnOtheTeOoSSf CtteOhpUepRWTinEiglSsYoSOntoFsn'SeTlesEtPtaePrrIcNshGifvrSeoT.OmNE 12-step rehabilitation framework, versary, which helped reach many people participants from all over the world.
creating a model that has endured
in addiction recovery for 85 years. who might not be able to travel to the area. e live, narrated and illustrated event,

Following his own struggles with But in mid-March, when the facility was

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STEPPING STONES FROM PAGE 6 four hours, with 3,800 viewers registered from Upcoming events

35 countries. e foundation will re-show the

along with a Q& A portion, is tailored for on- presentation online on Sunday, September 27, in Presentation and audience Q&A English presentation is being offered with
with author Bill Schaberg new, live Spanish translation as well as live
line conventions, retreats and recovery anniver- English, Spanish and American Sign Language. American Sign Language interpretation.
Register for the Zoom event at https://
sary celebrations, according to Corbett-Turco, With the success of ongoing online o erings, schaberg.eventbrite.com. The event is from By popular demand, the 69th Annual
1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 20. Stepping Stones Lois’ Family Groups Picnic,
and has already reached about 9,000 people. Corbett-Turco made a plea for monetary support which was originally presented live on June
Free. Advance registration required. 6 will be reshown in an anonymity-protected
“I’ve seen people moved to tears as I read of the foundation’s multiphase Archive Preserva- rebroadcast. A.A., Al-Anon, and Alateen
Donations are welcomed to support speakers faces will not be shown.
from the Wilsons’ letters from our archives. tion Project that will make available 10,000 man- Stepping Stones.
The event starts with an introduction by
Some remark that they are full of gratitude to uscripts and photographs from the Wilsons—and Bill Schaberg’s in-depth exploration in his Stepping Stones President John J. Quinn and
recent book “Writing the Big Book: The Executive Director Sally A. Corbett-Turco. Next
learn about the Wilsons’ life and work at Step- will give free access for anyone to conduct research. Creation of A.A.,” includes extensive is a history interview with a relative of Ebby T.
research from Stepping Stones Archives. Back in 1934, Ebby T., who was a friend from
ping Stones and their legacy,”she said. “Right now we are in the midst of trying to raise, Bill will tell the exciting story filled with twists Bill W.’s youth in Vermont, had a few months
and turns as he recounts the 18 months it sober and carried a message of recovery to
rough social media,email and a network of through a matching challenge, the nal $25,000 took in the 1930s for the Big Book to be Bill W. Ebby helped inspire Bill to try to get
written and go to press. Visit the Stepping sober and seek one more treatment.
virtual ambassadors, Stepping Stones has been to create the online archive,”she explained. Stones website to purchase Bill’s book. After
Bill’s 60-minute presentation he will take Following the interview is a Stepping Stones
able to make its programming more widely Going forward, the organization will con- audience questions. overview (short virtual walk through),
messages from friends of Stepping Stones
available—reaching out to many groups who tinue to engage with the public through their 2020 Picnic Reshowing and the Wilsons, and the traditional open
speaker meeting with A.A., Al-Anon, and
are missing their normal in-person gatherings website, digital archives and programs. For the Watch the recorded picnic from 1-4 p.m., Alateen speakers for 25-35 minutes each.
Sunday, Sept. 27. Register at https:// The A.A. speaker knew both Bill and Lois
during these past months. estimated two million people worldwide who EnglishSpanishPicnicReshowSept27. Wilson and the Al-Anon speaker had a
Eventbrite.com chance to meet Lois and hear her speak.
“ e pandemic de nitely accelerated our are members of A.A., it will become an even
This reshowing on Zoom of the original
e ort to engage audiences online, but we will more accessible way to explore the legacy of Bill

continue to develop robust online programs and and Lois Wilson and 12-step recovery.

resources even after the pandemic subsides,”the However,Turco-Corbett concedes that an in-

executive director added. person visit will always be something special for

Even the annual June picnic at Stepping the community at large.

Stones—one that some attendees describe as a “I believe that people gain something from

spiritual experience of fellowship—became a vir- coming here, whether or not they have any

tual event; normally it welcomes 500 visitors at the connection to recovery; the work Bill and Lois

site. is year, the 69th Annual Stepping Stones Wilson did helped to save millions of lives and

Lois’ Family Groups Picnic took place online for it continues to so,”she said.

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BRING NEW LIFE TO THAT
TIRED QUARANTINE SPACE

Wallauer’s Design Centers can help

BY BOB DUMAS she added. “It’s been phenomenal. how we choose the colors. very positive thing.” While paint,wallpaper,area rugs
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR People are sick and tired of sitting at “Also doing virtual design consul- “I networked with lots of dealers and carpeting are all part of the
home, so they want something new.” Wallauer service, its main thrust is
Aesop once famously said, “fa- tation solves decorating issues—like and have done a ton of webinars, window treatments.
miliarity breeds contempt.” anks Wallauer’s is a family-owned window treatments and shades— and there’s been lots of trial and
to the pandemic, which has result- business that got its start in 1921. and how to design with fabrics, and error, but now we’ve gotten into a “We are the experts,” Nally said.
ed in people being stuck in their It has 16 stores throughout West- paint. We take the whole room and groove. Now, we are all hooked up “We can solve any window prob-
homes for the past six months, chester, Putnam, and Rockland pull it all together,”she added. with iPads and the stores are well- lem. We have a shade or treatment
there has been a little too much fa- counties, six of which boast a Wal- equipped,”she said. solution for every style and budget.”
miliarity of late. lauer Design Center—including Nally said Wallauer’s had been
the Bedford Hills and Mohegan wanting to add virtual consultation rough it all, the Wallauer’s Nally also noted that homeown-
People are yearning for a change Lake locations. to its roster of services for quite design team has noticed that the ers are taking on more DIY proj-
of scenery. No problem. Wallauer some time, then the pandemic pandemic and subsequent quaran- ects these days and Wallauer’s has
Paint & Design can help. ose design centers feature came along making it a necessity. tine has wrought some changes in a hotline for them that will handle
experienced consultants who can design trends. questions about colors, nishes and
“People have been stuck at home help you turn that tired old space “We can’t go to clients’ houses sheen. Homeowners can call 914-
staring at the walls,” said Laura into something new and exciting now, but we still like to get inside “ e one thing that we have no- 368-0970 to get expert advice.
Nally, Wallauer’s design manager. and make being quarantined seem the room if we can,” she said. “A ticed is that colors are becoming a
“But you have to be in a place where like not such a bad thing after all. picture is worth a thousand words. little happier,”Nally said.“We were “We can also send samples
you feel good. Now, people are Where are the windows in relation stuck in a gray period for the last through the mail if customers are
carving out home o ces and they ey will help with paint selection, to the TV or the sofa? You like to not comfortable coming into the
don’t want to be staring at white or designer wall coverings, window get the vibe of what the client is ve years and that trend is slip- store,” she said, “but we do practice
gray walls. ey want more vibrant treatments, carpeting, and general trying to accomplish. What makes ping away. Now there are lots of social distancing and have gloves
or soothing environments.” home décor solutions. them tick? What makes them hap- blues, greens, lavenders and blush and shields are up.We can send pro-
py? It’s all about nding the right pink—a whisper of blush.” fessional installers out to the house
“Because of that, we have been With personal in-home consul- solution.” and do measurements with safety
busier than we have been in years,” tations a challenge these days, the Nally said homeowners are in mind. And customers can call in
team at Wallauer’s has found a way Nally said the virtual consul- looking for soothing, calm, Zen their orders for curbside pickup.
to get the job done and still keep tations work better than a client colors that bring peace and tran-
everyone safe—virtual consultation. sending them photos and believes quility to the space. “We are full-service, so we will
the method will continue even af- come and install and take care of
“We have been forced into vir- ter the pandemic is over. “ ey are buying fabric, incor- everything,” she added. “We do
tual color consultation via Facetime porating a lot of turquoise, orange, upholstery and custom pillows and
and Google Duo,”Nally said.“ ey “It’s more e cient for every- melon and hot pink,” she said. headboards,and we have a large se-
have been excellent tools to get us one and the clients love it,” Nally “Pops of color in the accessories. lection of designer wallpaper. at
inside a home to see the con gura- said, admitting she was skeptical More of their personality is com- is a big part of our business, too.”
tion and the lighting, which a ects at rst. “We have found it to be a ing out in the accessories. ey are
tired of the blah.”

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Agriculture, Art and ActivismPAGE10–FALLGUIDE–SPECIALSUPPLEMENTTOHALSTONMEDIA–SEPTEMBER17,2020
Local photographer captures the unique
mission of SPACE on Ryder Farm

BY JODI WEINBERGER

SPACE on Ryder Farm has continued to feed the with his growing family about three years ago after mission of cultivating art, activism and agriculture.
community during the pandemic. stints in Patterson, lower Westchester and Brook- You can nd Allen’s work and contact him at hudvalley
PHOTO: BENJAMIN ALLEN lyn. e family was looking for a place to put down
roots, Allen said, and “immediately connected to photo.com or on Instagram @hudvalleyphoto.To learn more
T hough the pandemic has taken away the opportu- the community, the land and the schools.” about SPACE on Ryder Farm, visit spaceonryderfarm.org.
nity to travel, many are discovering the beauty of
their own communities by using this challenging “It’s a funny thing how some places just feel Halston Media recently connected with Allen to learn
like home,” he said. more about the project:
time to delve into their more immediate surroundings.
Allen, who’s career in photography has taken How did the relationship with SPACE come about?
Photographer Benjamin Allen moved to North Salem him to locations around the world, linked up When we rst moved here,we joined SPACE’s inaugural
with Halston Media about two years ago, add- CSA (Comunity-Supported Agriculture) program as a way
ing his distinctive lens to many stories in addition to connect with the community. My wife Sarah is a writer
to using his hometown as a backdrop to “more and worked with the team on an article, I took some photos
deeply explore photography and start to estab- of an event they were hosting and before long we were talk-
lish a more consistent creative voice.” ing about a longer-term collaborative project.
Allen has done local family shoots and things like se- What appealed to you about SPACE’s intersection of
nior portraits, and is currently working on a long-term agriculture, arts and activism and what did you think
documentary project with SPACE on Ryder Farm, a your photography could contribute to that?
nonpro t residency program and organic farm located We are living in a time when it is easy to fall back on a
in Brewster, just over the border of North Salem, with a
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SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 – FALL GUIDE – SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO HALSTON MEDIA – PAGE 11

SPACE FROM PAGE 10 are expected to synthesize everything very but early this year they shut down the them together and celebrating how they
quickly; you work fast and you try to tell the farm to visitors as they attempted to keep are interconnected. Walking the elds
mindset of scarcity—be it economic, ideo- story the best you can. ere is something their own farm crew safe. In early sum- with the farm team is pretty amazing in
logical or simply the time that we are able to great about a long-term project in terms of mer they had to make the hard decision to terms of how much they all know about
carve out for our families and ourselves. To how you are able to go back to the same cancel their 2020 artists’ residencies. All not only what they are growing, but how
me, SPACE represents the opposite of that. place time after time and see it di erently. that being said, I think in some ways it it is growing. It truly feels like farming is
It is a place that seeks to create abundance, You notice the changing of the seasons, a has made the project more meaningful as a labor of love and my job is to help tell
be it through the food that they cultivate new crop coming up, a greenhouse being the pandemic has also raised the curtain that story.
or the communities they seek to create. I’m turned over; you try a shot higher or lower on the fragility of our food system and the
hoping to capture some of that through my to evoke di erent feeling. rough time work that goes into growing food locally. What types of photo projects appeal
work and to help spread the message. I’m able to see the farm evolve and hope- to you? Has that changed since the pan-
fully evolve my work as well. What’s your approach to capturing demic?
What is the biggest challenge working the people you’ve met at SPACE?
on a long-term photography project? How has the pandemic in uenced or I’m always looking for a good story, and
changed this project? ere are really two parts of the project: that probably hasn’t changed. I think what
Generally photography shoots are built e place and the people. Either one of has changed is that instead of jumping on
around a couple of hours, or if one is lucky, Logistically the pandemic certainly af- those could probably be a project on its a plane with a passport I’ve slowed down a
a couple of weeks. By their very nature you fected the scope of the project. Originally own, but I think there is value in bringing bit and realized that interesting stories are

we were focused on both the farm everywhere, including in our backyard.
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Hammond Museum

28 Deveau Road, North Salem | 914-669-5033 | hammondmuseum.org

Fully embracing the virtual art experience is the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem,

which is still closed. However, the museum has created a wide array of virtual tours and workshops that more than

make up for the in-person art experience. On the rst Saturday of the month is the Artist Reception Virtual Event,

Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis. Viewers meet the

museum’s member artists from around the world who

have submitted work based on a monthly color paint-

ing theme in various artistic media and styles includ-

ing 2D, 3D, short lm and video, installation, as well

as short literary forms, music, and dance. e events

begin at 10 am and is accessed via the museum’s web-

site or their Facebook page. Viewers meet artists from

New York to Reykjavik, Europe to Beijing, Mombai

to Honolulu, to name a few. Among the Hammond

Museum virtual workshops are Origami for Rejuve-

nating Mind & Body and virtual Ikebana Japanese "River Light" by Kiki Smith

ower arranging workshops. A virtual Moon viewing artist Martha Tuttle is an eight-acre installation consisting of a s
resembling the cairns seen on hiking trails. As mentioned, the r
on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. will have traditional di Suvero’s E=MC2 is a mighty steel beam angular structure at
to-date. It complements di Suvero’s large-scale sculptures that ha
Japanese music recorded by Masayo Ishigure of South stages of his career. e long-time favorite and popular “Storm Ki

Salem who usually plays live for the museum’s regular long, handmade using 1,579 tons of eld stones, is an inviting

live moon viewing. People are encouraged to provide

their own bento box dinner and sake or plum wine to "October Muse" by Bibiana Huang Matheis
enjoy in the comfort of their home.

Boscobel autumn view by Jamie Martorano Hudson River "Aphrodisiac 09" by Seongmin Ahn
Museum
Boscobel Gardens and Grounds
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
1601 Route 9D, Garrison | 845-265-3638 | boscobel.org 914-963-4550 | hrm.org

A more immersive and verdant experience is at Boscobel Gardens At the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers
and Grounds in Garrison where a stroll through the Formal and the new, must-see exhibition is “Women to
Herb Gardens, the Apple Orchard or along the Woodland Trail the Fore” (Sept. 18 to Jan. 3, 2021) featur-

instills appreciation of a landscape largely replicated by 19th- ing over 40 women artists whose work
century artists of the Hudson River School. Among Boscobel’s 68 spans 150 years. A timely show at the 100th

acres are breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Constitution anniversary of the Nineteenth Amend-
Marsh, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. e sculp- ment giving women the right to vote, this
ture garden highlights work of sculptor Greg Wyatt whose ten, show re ects how women artists depicted
densely textured bronze busts depict major artists of the school. the dramatic shift of a woman’s reality over
time. Works by known artists Mary Cassatt,
Georgia O’Kee e, Berenice Abbott, Judy
Chicago are joined by contemporary artists
Amaryllis De Jesus Moleski, Seongmin
Ahn, Judy Giera. Two additional shows are
“Landscape Art and Virtual Travel: High-
lights from the Collections of the HRM
and Art Bridges” (running to Aug. 8, 2021)
with Cynthia Daignault’s Light Atlas, an
enveloping room-size work consisting of
360 small paintings, and David Hockney’s
15 Canvas Study of the Grand Canyon
with works from the museum’s collection.

HALSTON MEDIA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 PAGE 13

It’s a great time of year to replenish our visual appetites by taking in a wide range of art right here in our own backyard. Shuttered
for months during the pandemic, local museums, galleries and art parks are now opened for timed visits. Many offer virtual visits as well.

These art inspired destination points are a gratifying treat for the naked eye after months of static Zoom meetings. And the spectrum
of creative expression is expansive. Consider feasting your eyes on the towering “E = MC2” by acclaimed sculptor Mark De Suvero at the

open-air Storm King Art Center or the unique work by local artists at CB Gallery in Katonah or Lift Trucks Project in Croton Falls.
(Please note that all places mentioned have timed visits to adhere with state guidelines for
social distancing. Please check websites before visiting).

Storm King Art Center BY ABBY LUBY

1 Museum Road, New Windsor CB Gallery 23 Valley Rd, Katonah | 917-520-3234
845-534-3115 | stormking.org
CB Gallery in Katonah is known for pushing the boundaries of expression and is seen in the current solo show,
ere are no limits to size and scale when it comes to “ e Gathering” with work by Bedford resident, Jim Sperber. (Sept. 9 to Oct. 11). Sperber’s bright, slathery tactile
the Storm King Art Center, the 500-acre sculpture
park in New Windsor. Celebrating the center’s 60th work dances on wood and canvas as colors swirl and intertwine with metal wire elements.
anniversary, the art center is currently operating as an
outdoor-only experience in a limited capacity. Storm One of the art pieces from "The Gathering" exhibition by Jim Sperber
King president John Stern said since they opened in July,
visitor response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Current new exhibitions include the rst U.S. pre-
sentation of Catskills-based artist Kiki Smith whose
large-scale ag textiles are inspired by imagery of the
Hudson and East Rivers. Work by young New Mexico
series of marble and glass stones placed in stacks on boulders
rst US exhibition of internationally renowned sculptor Mark
92 feet, 9 inches, the tallest sculpture by the American artist
ave been at Storm King for several years and represent various
ing Wall” by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy is 2,278 feet
g and wondrous serpentine route through various terrains.

Lift Truck Gallery Katonah Museum
of Art
3 E Cross St, Croton Falls | 646-801-8431 | lifttrucksgallery.com

Especially intrigu- 134 Jay Street, Route 22, Katonah

ing is the work 914-232-9555 | katonahmuseum.org

by local artists at Right down the road from CB Gallery

Lift Truck Gallery is the Katonah Museum whose current

in Croton Falls. show is “Bisa Butler: Portraits” (ends

Painter James Lita- Oct. 4). Butler’s richly hued portrait

ker o ers his intui- quilts draw on her African American/

tive and whimsical Ghanaian descent and brim with an

take on the diver- energized spirit. Her use of African

sity of people of textiles and intricate textural designs

color, photogra- and patterns is captivating. Following

pher Christopher Iga-glazed stoneware by Kishimoto Kennin is a stunning show of contemporary
(b. 1932); Uzukumaru; Crouching, 2012, ceramics, “Hands & Earth: Perspectives
Brace’s ‘urban
photograph by Richard Goodbody, on Japanese Contemporary Ceram-
archaeology’ serves courtesy of Joan B. Mirviss ics” (Oct. 20 to Jan. 24, 2021) with 41
works by Japan’s most notable artists.
up a rusted bike

frame that gleans

a sense of time as Traditional shapes and functional items contrast abstract and wildly imagined pieces cre-

does old neon signs "Oddball" by Chris Machin ated by notable 20th and 21st century Japanese ceramicists. All work is from the Carol and

from yesteryear. Je rey Horvitz Collection of Japanese Ceramics, one of the largest and most prestigious

Ceramics by Lisa Kroll Witt are graced with delicate lines, shapes and alluring private collections of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics outside Japan. Run-

colors; Chris Machin’s ‘Kustom Kulture’ work is a provocative, deep dive into ning concurrent with that show is a single gem by the renowned 20th century artist Mark

everyday items used in the United States since the 1950s. e space is condu- Rothko (Oct. 20 to Jan. 24, 2021) with an untitled work claiming its own space in a sepa-

cive to browsing and includes a rare collection of Flash Tattoo Art, a collection rate gallery designed for individual contemplation. e work is part of an ongoing series of

of folk art and handmade items by local artisans. Rothko works presented by the Katonah Museum.

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Former IBM Employee
Finds Second Career
in Reclaimed Wood

Ed Bryan

PHOTO:
ABBY LUBY

Hudson Valley ar�san creates unique pieces

BY ABBY LUBY

C urls of delicate wood shavings ut- Hampton,England,and joined IBM in nearby “I rough-turn the wood and depending on caused by natural tree fungi. When nished,
ter o the edges of an un nished Winchester working in Information Technol- how big the piece is,that takes an hour or so,” the piece serves up dramatic organic patterns
wooden bowl rapidly spinning on ogy. IBM brought him to the United States in Bryan said. “ en you have to let it dry out prized by woodworkers.

the lathe.It’s mesmerizing to watch the bowl 1996.He and his wife Dana are parents of two again so the moisture content is stabilized.” Inspiration comes from other appealing

whir around, slowly changing shape by the adult children,a son and a daughter. ey have Once the bowl is totally dried it’s placed objects.About 20 years ago Bryan purchased

cutting edge of a gouge held deftly in the been living in Pawling for 20 years. back on the lathe. “ at’s when I true it up,” a blown glass jug in England and after years

hands of artist and woodworker Ed Bryan. e space where Bryan creates his uniquely Bryan explained.“You can nish it o by sand- of contemplation, he recreated the jug out

Bryan started his woodworking business, beautiful functional art is his home garage. ing and applying a food-safe nish. From start of wood—a beautifully elliptical vessel that

Hudson Valley Woodworking, about four Here, raw chunks of wood are transformed to nish it probably takes me 6-12 months on begs to be held. When he saw a porcelain

years ago after he retired from IBM. Since into bowls, pens, pencils, bottle stoppers, ice a bowl depending on the type of wood.” bowl with scalloped edges he was instantly

then, he pursues his life-long passion and cream and co ee scoops, vessels and boxes, Smaller items such as pens, cutting boards motivated to tackle the challenging design.

creates one-of-a-kind pieces in his Pawling to name a few. Lining the walls are assorted or ice cream scoops are generally made from “Trying di erent forms is the road to im-

based workshop. carving knives,chisels and gouges,drill presses left over pieces and takes a couple of hours provement. I want to push the boundaries of

“I’ve been a hobbyist woodworker my and sanding tools.In one corner are numerous stretched out over a period of time. woodworking and imagine what a certain

entire life,” he said. “I had been working for stacks of un nished bowls all shapes and sizes. e ability to envision a raw piece of wood form would look like,” Bryan noted. “You

IBM for over 30 years and decided it was Wood is either reclaimed or salvaged from as a bowl accentuated with natural tree rings spend a lot of time getting a piece you like in

time to do something di erent. Now the fallen cherry, maple or ash trees. When cut and lacey grains is the mark of a true arti- a form that works. en you have to re ne it.”

hobby has become a one-man business.” into a workable piece, the green and moist san. Bryan adeptly hones in on spalted wood

Bryan, 56, was born and raised in South wood has to dry out before initial shaping. with its knotty lines and swirls originally SEE BRYAN PAGE 15





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SAMMY’S STRAYS FROM PAGE 16 is a 501c3 nonpro t, that rescues animals in need and “I work to support my family and pay the bills, but
nds them loving homes. ey are 100 percent foster my passion is animal rescue and working with partners
In her spare time, Zappia rescues dogs and cats from and volunteers who are like minded and care about the
substandard conditions, mainly from southern states. based, relying on the care and kindness of these animal animals as much as we do at Sammy’s Strays,” she said.
lovers to keep them going.
Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are ad- Even though people are becoming aware of the im-
opted each year and yet little more than 701,000 are “Our rescue dogs and cats live in loving foster homes portance of rescue, there are still so many animals in
luckily returned to their original owners. Of those, until they are adopted. We cover all necessary medical need.
620,000 are dogs and only 90,000 are cats. However, expenses until the date of adoption. All dogs/cats are
the number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shel- spayed/neutered if age appropriate, receive vaccina- “When we began, we had an initial goal to rescue
ters annually has declined, and that can be partially tions, deworming, heart worm preventative, ea/tick approximately 40 dogs and cats a year, but so far, we
explained by an increase in the percentage of animals prevention and a microchip,” Zappia said. “I knew have rescued 58 animals in the last three months, and
adopted and an increase in the number of stray ani- when I started this undertaking, that volunteers would we don’t expect a slowdown,” Zappia said.
mals successfully returned to their owners. join up. Most of them are like me. ey already have
their own dogs and cats but are willing and able to e money to prepare each animal for adoption
Since the onset of the pandemic, more people are res- pitch in and foster the animals.” comes from donations. Any monetary gift given goes
cuing animals because families are spending much more to transport costs, vaccinations, deworming, heart-
time at home and have the ability to care for a pet. e heart of Sammy’s Strays are those who help worm, ea and tick prevention. It also pays for foster
Zappia in her mission. She talked of an amazing care expenses such as food, collars, leashes, harnesses
“I’ve had dogs all my life and every one of them has woman in West Virginia who single handedly saves etc.
been a rescue,” Zappia said, “and I’d have cats as well hundreds of dogs a year.
but I am allergic to them, but that doesn’t stop me “None of us are in animal rescue for the money,”
from saving them for others to adopt and love.” “We have developed a strong bond over the years Zappia said. “ e care of animals is our priority.”
and helping her save animals in her area of the country
Because of her ambition to save as many animals has become a passion for both of us,” Zappia said. Zappia has a few dogs of her own. One has only one
as possible, she started her own rescue organization. eye, another has three legs, and all are her favorites.
Sammy’s Strays is a small rescue group in Northern Although Zappia works a full-time corporate job,
saving and placing animals in loving homes is her Contact Sammy’s Strays to foster or adopt an ani-
Westchester County. It mal at sammysstraysrescue.org or at [email protected]
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Pick-Your-Own Orchards
Open During the Pandemic
BY CAROL REIF
T he folks who grow or raise our food are used weekends and $5 a car on the weekdays. ey are open sev-
to their livelihoods being at the mercy of the pumpkin patch (in October) for up to four people only. en days a week,9 a.m.to 5 p.m.from Labor Day to anks-
elements. If there’s more than four, an extra reservation has to be giving. On the weekends, there is a parking fee of $10.
purchased. Children 10 years old and under can enter
Rain, wind, heat, cold. Small farms and orchards rou- free with the purchased ticket. ey will also get a one Guests must show that they have a reservation when
half-bushel apple picking bag. It holds about 25 pounds. they arrive. en they can walk to “ e Barn,”grab a half-
tinely battle all these things. bushel pick-up-own bag and hit the orchard. e cost is
Harvest Moon, like many other such venues, had to $20 for 15 pounds—or $30 for 30 pounds—of fruit. So-
But COVID-19? at’s a monkey wrench no one was cancel its enormously popular fall festival this year be- cial distancing is required and face coverings must be worn
cause of COVID-19 rules and regulations. in all spaces that require waiting in line, while shopping in
expecting Mother Nature to throw in the works. the store, and when interacting with employees.
at means no hayrides, pony rides, children’s activi-
But with state guidance on how to operate safely, they ties, food trucks, or live music. Its website indicates that it also has a ve-acre corn maze
($10 a person; kids under ve are free but need an adult to
found creative ways to adapt. But, Covino says, there’s still plenty to make for an accompany them). Available on the weekends are edibles
enjoyable day in the countryside for all. such as wood- red pizza, hot dogs, and grilled corn.
Here’s what you need to know to prepare for this fa-
e farm thanked patrons in advance for their “under- ey are still trying to gure out a way to o er hay-
vorite outdoor activity: standing and cooperation during these challenging times.” rides while keeping everyone safe. Details on social me-
dia to follow.
Harvest Moon Farm & Go: 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem; 914-485-
Orchard, North Salem 1210; harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com. Guests are welcome to bring their own food, and eat
it anywhere on the farm, but are asked to clean up after
Why you should go: Harvest Moon features a farm Outhouse Orchards, themselves when they’re nished.
store with farm-raised meats, dairy products, fresh pro- North Salem
duce, gifts, jams, and baked goods. It also has a pumpkin Go: Outhouse Orchards, 139 Hardscrabble Road,
patch, and mums, fall’s favorite ower. Why you should go: Apples and pears are ripe for North Salem; 914-277-3188; outhouseorchardsny.com.
the picking, but unfortunately, there are no peaches this
What you should know: Its regular store hours are year. A late spring frost is to blame. A circa-1940s locust- Salinger’s Orchard,
Mondays- ursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beam “fresh-air market place” o ers doughnuts, cider, Brewster
homemade pies, fresh produce, local honey, New York
e store and apple orchards will be open on Fridays, state maple syrup, and artisanal goods such as vinegars, Why you should go: Established in 1901, it is oper-
Saturdays, and Sundays in September and October from oils, jellies, and preserves. ated by fourth-generation farmer Tim Salinger. It grows
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by reservation only. apples, peaches, pears, nectarines, plums, cherries, toma-
What you should know: Reservations have to be made toes, pumpkins, and other seasonal crops. It is open all
Reservations are $50.To sign up for one, visit its web- online at outhouseorchardsny.com. year round, Mondays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to
site, harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com. 6 p.m. Its farm market and café sells cookies, mu ns,
Reservation fees are $12 a car on the
But fret not if you aren’t able to book a weekend SEE ORCHARDS PAGE19
spot, says farm manager Kevin Covino. New this year
is a drive-through window where—on those extended
weekends—folks can order and pay for produce, cider,
pumpkins, and their famous homemade doughnuts.

With each reservation/ticket purchased, the cus-
tomer receives entry to the orchard, store, and

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ORCHARDS FROM PAGE 18 What you should know: Parking is free and they do not dures and protocols,the farm is operating at 50 percent capacity.

charge a fee for touring the orchard. No reservations are re- ere are no reservations; it’s rst-come, rst-served. If guests

doughnuts, strudels, scones, fudge, honey, and Maureen quired. It’s strictly rst-come, rst-served. For apple pick- arrives after the farm has reached its limit, they will be asked to

Salinger’s legendary pies. ing, guests must use a Stuart’s farm bag; no outside bags are return at another time. All visitors (except children age 2 and

What you should know: Face coverings must be worn allowed. Apples go for $30 for a half-bushel. younger) will be required to wear face masks that cover their

in the store. Patrons are also asked to wear gloves. If you It has instituted new policies for keeping employees and mouth and nose at all times. Social distancing must be prac-

forgot yours, the store will give you a pair. guests safe. Masks must be worn in all buildings and while ticed. Folks who are not feeling well are asked to stay home.

Salinger’s, which has 50 acres of orchard, is known as more waiting on line (both inside and outside). ey are not re- ere are hand-washing and sanitizing stations available. Pets

of a retail farm market than a pick-your-own place. But, said quired in the orchard if guests are able to adhere to the are not permitted. Neither is picnicking or outside food.

Salinger, it does take apple-picking reservations for small CDC rules for social distancing (6-feet apart). e pick-your-own part of the farm is open 10 a.m. to

groups of 15-25 people. ere is no parking fee, but tours of While it used to allow outside food and picnicking on 4:30 p.m.Wednesday through Mondays (closed Tuesdays).

the orchard cost $10 per person and fruit is $25 per half-bush- the grounds, it has had to stop that for now. e markets are open the same days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

el bag. A minimum of one bag per four people is required. It asked for patience “through these unprecedented times”say- e Christmas trees are sold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make picking reservations, email Salinger at salinger- ing its main goal is the health and safety of guests and workers. A small bag of apples is $20; a half-bushel bag, $30.

[email protected] Go: Stuart’s Fruit Farm, 62 Granite Springs Road, e number of customers in the building at one time

Go: Salinger’s Orchard, 230 Guinea Road, Brewster. Granite Springs. 914-245-2784; stuartsfarm.com. will be limited to 15.

845-277-3521; salingersorchard.net. Wilken’s Fruit & Fir Farm, Customers will not be allowed inside the bakery build-
Yorktown Heights ing. ey will place their orders at walk-up windows and
Stuart’s Fruit Farm, pick them up at a counter by the main door.
Granite Springs
Tickets for the corn maze can be purchased at the farm
market, bakery, and pick-your-own pavilion. Everyone en-

Why you should go: Celebrating its 104th year of har- tering the maze will have to wear a face mask, except chil-

Why you should go: Stuart’s has been a family-owned farm vest, the farm sells a wide variety of apples and peaches, dren age 2 and younger.

since 1828. It began as a cattle farm and evolved into an agri- and, in October, pumpkins. It has several acres of “Choose- While its wine can be purchased for o -premise con-

cultural operation. In the spring it sells owers and vegetable n-Cut” Christmas trees and three farm markets where it sumption, the winery itself won’t be open for tastings or

plants.In the autumn,it has apples and peaches for picking.In o ers its own pressed apple cider, cider doughnuts, freshly glasses on the weekends.

the winter, folks can buy Christmas trees. Its farm stand o ers baked pies, and gifts. It also has a corn maze. Go: Wilken’s Fruit & Fir Farm, 1335 White Hill Road,

fresh produce, cider doughnuts, and homemade pies. What you should know: Because of the new safety proce- Yorktown Heights. 914-245-5111; wilkensfarm.com.

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Magic in the Moonlight
Concert series helps fund �ee music lessons

M agic in the Moonlight is coming to Banner- homeland of Scotland. Most of the buildings sadly, have
man Island from September 30 to October 4 been damaged by re and age, and parts have now col-
with a series of concerts called “Illuminance.” lapsed into the Hudson River.

e concerts are a col- e concerts will high-

laboration between the light the island and castle

Bannerman Castle Trust and along with a light show, de-

the Daisy Jopling Music Men- signed by Emmy-award winning

torship Foundation, which provides designer Deke Hazirjian.

tuition-free music lessons and men- Jopling will be joined by her band

torship opportunities for over 94 playing music that is a fusion of rock,

students age 7-18 years old. folk and classical.

Proceeds from the concert will e concert evening includes a

bene t the Bannerman Castle Trust, 20-minute boat ride on the Hud-

created to conserve the island, and son at dusk, followed by a tour of

the Daisy Jopling Music Mentor- the island, refreshments, a scheduled

ship Foundation. For more informa- dance performance and a 90 minute

tion go to bannermancastle.org A concert series, including a boat tour of Bannerman Island, concert.
e island, purchased by Francis helps fund music lessons for youth. Tickets are available online at

Bannerman VI in the early 1900s, PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DAISY JOPLING MUSIC MENTORSHIP FOUNDATION https://bit.ly/DJIlluminanceTickets.
was used as an arsenal for his is is an exclusive, intimate and

military surplus equipment business based in Manhattan. Banner- safe experience. Only 22 audience members are allowed per show and

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E mpire City Casino by MGM Resorts will reopen in
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spectators. State guidelines prohibit on property wagering
• MGM Resorts has compiled an internal team and

amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Upon re-opening, there will processes to respond if a guest or employee tests posi- at this time.

be restrictions on capacity and food and beverage availabil- tive for COVID-19. If a guest tests positive after visiting • Entrance to the property will be limited to the Yonkers

ity, per state regulation. an MGM property, they are asked to alert the company Avenue entrance. e Central Avenue General Parking en-

Health & Safety through a special email address ([email protected] trance and Clark Street Valet entrance will remain closed.
com). e company will immediately report any positive • Complimentary self-parking will be available for

test results to the local health department. guests; valet parking and shuttle service will not be opera-

MGM Resorts’ comprehensive “Seven-Point Safety Per the New York State Gaming Commission, Empire tional at this time.

Plan” is a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures de- City will initially reopen at 25 percent capacity of the rst- For a full list of o erings, visit empirecitycasino.com.

signed in conjunction with medical and scienti c experts to oor public spaces, inclusive of employees and guests. During the temporary closure, Empire City donated

mitigate the spread of the virus, protect customers and em- 25,000 pounds of food,equivalent to 20,000 meals,to Caritas
of Port Chester. A donation by MGM Resorts of $150,000
What guests can expect:ployees and rapidly respond to potential new COVID-19
cases. As time passes, the company will continue to evalu- to New York’s Health Research, Inc. was designated for rst

ate and evolve its safety protocols. Key initiatives from the • Empire City’s gaming oor of slots and electronic table responders and essential workers to provide $5,000 grants to

MGM Resorts plan, as well as protocols speci c to Empire games will be open. To promote physical distancing, nu- qualifying households.MGM Resorts also donated $25,000

City, include: merous machines have been disabled and chairs have been to the Bronx Community Relief E ort to provide meals to

• Employee screening,temperature checks and COVID- removed. Bronx residents in need, as well as grants to small businesses,

19 speci c training • e Pub, Empire City Chophouse, and e Big Kitch- allowing them to bring some of their employees back to

• Guest screening and temperature checks with limited en international food court will be open for dining. Food work; $25,000 to the World Central Kitchen to continue the

casino entrance points and beverage are prohibited on the gaming oor. work with Nourish New York to help provide fresh produce

• Masks required in all areas • In accordance with state guidelines, bars on property and daily meals through 60+ locations located throughout

• Standalone handwashing stations will remain closed and beverage service on the casino oor the Bronx; and $25,000 to Feeding Westchester to provide

• Increased and enhanced routine cleaning is not permitted. food to residents in Yonkers and Mt. Vernon.

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Family Britches Serves
Up Tennis Historian’s

New Book

F amily Britches is hosting a book signing by player of all time,” said
tennis journalist and International Tennis Flink. “He was the domi-
Hall of Fame member Steve Flink on the nant force in the game in the 1990s.”

legendary Pete Sampras on September 19, from 11 Family Britches co-owner Barry Mish-

a.m. to 1 p.m., at its Chappaqua store. kin said the store was excited to welcome the

e author, a resident of Katonah, will be on hand at author and showcase his new book.

Family Britches to sign his new book, “Pete Sampras, “ anks to Steve,our men’s suits,sport coats and sports-

Greatness Revisited,”published by New Chapter Press. wear have made many appearances at the U.S. Open over

Flink has covered more than 120 major tennis the years,”Mishkin said.

tournaments and currently serves as a columnist for For details, visit familybritches.com. Family Britches

Tennis Channel and Tennis.com. is at 70 King Street in Chappaqua, 914-238-8017 and

“Pete Sampras is the greatest American male tennis at 99 Main Street in New Canaan, 203-966-0518.

Katonah resident Steve Flink has a new book out about Pete Sampras.

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