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Friday, April 28, 2017

What Do We Value About Athletics? (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Conversation about Youth Sports in our Community

Let's continue the conversation about Youth Sports in our Community.

"What Do We Value About Athletics?"

Parents of Middle School and High School Students are invited to join Athletic Director Ray Pappalardi and Several Scarsdale High School Athletes:

Friday, April 28, 2017
10:30 am
Location provided upon RSVP to

Arbor Day at The Scarsdale Woman's Club (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

ArborDayThe Scarsdale Woman's Club invites the public to its historic Rowsley Estate, 37 Drake Road, for a free Arbor Day Celebration Friday, April 28th at 1pm. Certified ISA arborist Mike McGowan of Bartlett Tree Experts will have a crew on site demonstrating the latest, science-based approaches to improving growing conditions for the specimen trees on the Club's two acres. Guests are invited to bring their questions and binoculars, have some lemonade and cookies, and sign up for a complimentary tree inspection by a Bartlett arborist at their own home.

McGowan has a B.S. in environmental and forest biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and has been a speaker at area garden clubs and on panels conducted by the New York Botanical Garden.

McGowan's favorite tree at Rowsley is an enormous sycamore next to the Club's Carriage House. Most visitors can't help but notice the magnificent five-hundred-year-old white oak on the front lawn, which is designated as Scarsdale Village's first Heritage Tree. Other mature species include cherry, horse chestnut, linden, red maple, white pine, Japanese umbrella pine, blue Atlas cedar, ironwood, crabapple, tulip, magnolia, dogwood, sugar maple and Japanese maple.

The Arbor Day Celebration will be held rain or shine. If strong winds or heavy rain make it dangerous for the crew to work in the trees, guests will be invited into the clubhouse where McGowan will talk about common practices that threaten tree health, the latest in hazard tree inspection and proper water-saving techniques.

Rowsley is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information about Bartlett Tree Experts see; and for the Scarsdale Woman's Club see

Photograph of Mike McGowan (below) standing in front of the Heritage oak tree. Photo Credit: Linda Leavitt

Concert on Rare Japanese Flute at the Scarsdale Library (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Charles Merwin will perform on the Japanese Shakuhachi Flute at the Scarsdale Public Library on Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. Registration is required at the library website,, or by calling 914-722-1302.
An important traditional instrument in Japan, the haunting, end-blown bamboo flute is one of the main instruments in the classical ensemble. The most important music played on it is Buddhist meditation music -- the original music played by wandering Buddhist monks. It is one of the most difficult instruments to play.

The Refugee Experience (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Join Students for Refugees and our guests for a presentation and discussion about why someone would become a refugee and what that experience is like, how refugees are vetted, and how we can help.

Friday, April 28, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Room 170-172 2 Brewster Road School District Entrance
Scarsdale/Edgemont Teachers, see MLP for pathway to STI credit

Ahed Festuk, a student leader from Syria, will help us to understand why a person might be compelled to leave everything and everyone they know, and how that journey feels.
Chris George, the Director of IRIS (CT's resettlement agency), will help us to understand the vetting process and the "how-to's" of getting to the US.

Mary Refling, co-founder of the Westchester Refugee Task Force, will explain what communities can do here to help. Students for Refugees will discuss the process of creating safe havens for kids.

PLEASE CONTACT: Maggie Favretti, or 914-721-2567, if you are planning to attend.

Annual Morgan and Marjorie Miller Scholar-in-Residence (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm)

Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, Ph.D., one of the preeminent Jewish minds of our generation, will lead a weekend of thought-provoking scholarship and discussion. The theme for this year's program is "Judaism in an Age of Anxious Identity." You do not want to miss this up-close engagement with one of the most brilliant scholars of Judaism today. Please click here for more details. No registration required and open to the community-wide.

Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman was ordained as a rabbi in 1969, received his Ph.D. in 1973, and has taught since then at the Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion, in New York. In 1994, he co-founded "Synagogue 2000," a trans-denominational project to envision the ideal synagogue "as moral and spiritual center" for the 21st century. As Synagogue 3000, it has launched Next Dor, a national initiative to engage the next generation through a relational approach featuring strong communities with transformed synagogues at their center.

Friday, April 28 at 7:45 Services, followed by speaker
Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 am
Sunday, April 30 at 11:00 am



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