Education Program Project
Education Program Project
Marilynn Hill and Robert Riggs lecture on the life of Alexander Masterton
David Osborn introduces Dr. Marilynn Wood Hill and Robert Riggs at St. Paul's Church
Lower left, Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard, is joined (counter clockwise) by library directors Swadesh Pachnanda (Tuckahoe), Tracy Wright (Eastchester), Gabriella Radujko (Bronxville) and program chair Patty Dohrenwend
Concordia President Dr. Vigi George and Patty Dohrenwend welcome author Jane Ziegelman
January 26 – 3:00 pm — Kick-off E-350 Program: Public lecture at Sommer Center, Concordia College, by Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard, with a reception that followed.
March 26, 6:00- 8:00 pm - Student presentations of Exhibits and Digital Media: Eastchester Middle School Cafeteria
April 3, 7:00 pm - Student presentations of Fine Arts and Film Projects: Bronxville Middle-High School All Purpose Room
April 3, 7:00 pm - Lecture on life of Alexander Masterton
Location: St. Paul’s Church
A presentation that chronicled the business and personal life of Alexander Masterton – Scottish immigrant, master craftsman, and baron of the 19th c. Eastchester marble quarries – by Dr. Marilynn Hill, a historian, and Robert Riggs, co-chairman of the commemoration of the Eastchester’s 350th anniversary.
April 6, 3:00 pm -The Bronxville Public Library presented: Poetry and Legacy-Readings from Native Lands. Winners of the 6th Annual Poetry Contest were announced at a reception that followed.
April 21-27 - Dine 350 Restaurant Week was sponsored by the Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of Eastchester. A fabulous dinner for only $25 per person was offered.
April 25th – Girl Scouts celebrated Arbor Day by planing 350 trees seedlings as part of the Town’s 350th Celebration.
April 25, 5:00 pm – Student Presentations of Performing Arts: Tuckahoe Middle-High School Auditorium. The Eastchester Middle School Dance presentation was included.
April 30, 6:30 pm The Tuckahoe Library presented a performance by The Hendry School of Irish Dance. The audience enjoyed a selection of Irish dances, songs played by Irish musicians, and a celebration of Irish heritage and culture!
May 12-18 - Dine 350 Restaurant Week was again sponsored by the Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of Eastchester.
May 30 – Eastchester at 350 Gala combined celebration with exhibition at Siwanoy Country Club. Tickets were available on-line or through the mail for $95 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door.
June 8, noon-4 pm -The Bronxville Beautification Council, in conjunction with Eastchester350, hosted its sixth Garden Tour. Beautiful gardens throughout Eastchester were open and a wine and cheese reception followed. Tickets were $20 and available at many local retailers and at Bronxville Village Hall on the day of the event. The Tuckahoe Trolley was used to transport participants.
June 13 – The Bronxville Elementary School original play related to Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary was be performed by 4th graders.
June 21 – Community Festival and Golf Outing at Lake Isle. Friends and families gathered at a community picnic to enjoy live performances and use the facilities at Lake Isle County Club.
June 24– The 350th anniversary of the signing of the deed between Thomas Pell and the original 10 farm families was commemorated at a Special Town Board Meeting at Eastchester Town Hall.
June 29 - A living history Trolley Tour to key locations ran throughout the day. Tickets were required.
September 4 – November 9th - Legacies & Landmarks: Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville at 350 was exhibited at Concordia’s OSilas Gallery. This showcase provided visual evidence of past residents who left their marks both here and beyond the town, contributing to the proud legacy that is Eastchester’s. Additionally, photographs, both vintage and modern, documented the impact and influence of the marble industry on the three communities.
September 27, 2:30 pm - Made in the USA: A Celebration of American Music. The concert took listeners on a journey through the unique and exquisite history of American vocal music. Acclaimed soprano, Yolanda F. Johnson, was joined by baritone David Orcutt and pianist Michael Esenberg for an afternoon of music at the Bronxville Women’s Club, 135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708.
September 28 – Eastchester Town Cup Golf Tournament was held at Leewood Country Club and the History of Golf in Eastchester, developed by members of the Eastchester Planning Department, was presented as a special exhibit.
October 7, 7:00 p.m. - Lecture on Tuckahoe Marble by Dr. Marilynn Hill, a historian, and Robert Riggs, co-chairman of the commemoration of the Eastchester’s 350th anniversary at the OSilas Gallery at Concordia College, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville.
November 11 – Wells Fargo unveiled a façade mural dedicated to the history of Eastchester.
December 3 - Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville, 1664-2014, the first-ever book on the town’s history was released.
December 11, 7:00 pm - Concordia College hosted a book launch and panel discussion on December 11 at its Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts.
October 2013 – Launch of www.eastchester350.org
October 1, 2013 – Trip to St. Paul’s Church in Mt. Vernon, a Fall 2013 course, was offered by the Bronxville Adult School
October 17, 2013 – Trip to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, a Fall 2013 course, was offered by the Bronxville Adult School . The tenement’s immigrant families were featured in 97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman, the book selected by the three library directors for the 2014 One Book/One Community Reading Program.