Welcome to Your Weekend+
Meatball mania; meet Pleasantville's documentary producer family; Thanksgiving dining options; the legal struggles of LGBTQ+ parenting in NY; Westchester Olympian Eric Holtz; what to do this weekend
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🎵 PRELUDE: Robbie Robertson
November is Native American Heritage Month. With this in mind, and to pay tribute to a musical artist who has indigenous ancestry, I have chosen the song, "Broken Arrow.”
The song “Broken Arrow” is off Robbie Robertson's (The Band) self-titled debut solo album. Robertson, who is part Mohawk, weaves the mythology and mysticism in the song's haunting and beautiful lyrics and sound. “Broken arrow” and “bottle of rain” are symbolic offerings given by somebody seeking a peaceful and lasting bond.
He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Band, and has been inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame, both with The Band and on his own.
In 1994 Robertson returned to his roots, forming a Native American group called the Red Road Ensemble for Music for the Native Americans, a collection of songs that accompanied a television documentary series.
Although he was born in Canada, Robbie Robertson spent some time living in our neck-of-the-woods, writing and reflecting in Woodstock.
— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.
📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features
It's both a labor of love and a family affair for Pleasantville-based documentary filmmaker Peter Kunhardt and his sons, George and Teddy
Is Our Family (Legally) Safe?
For LGBTQ+ parents, the path to legally-recognized parentage isn’t always linear.
Out & About on Thanksgiving
Enjoy a special holiday by pairing a festive meal at one of these local inns with a scenic walk in nature's autumn splendor.
Events+Culture Calendar: What to do this weekend (and beyond)
New York Botanical Gardens are aGLOW for the holidays; Westchester Turkey Trot; JB Smoove brings down the house; The House of Gucci premieres; and more
Hungry with a Chance of Meatballs
Sample these five crave-worthy iterations of the iconic Italian immigrant creation available right here in Westchester.
Touching Base with Eric Holtz, Westchester Olympian
The White Plains-born coach of Israel’s Olympic baseball team recounts his much-anticipated Tokyo experience.
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
Abinanti Introduces Bill to Restore Tappan Zee to Cuomo Bridge Name: Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Pleasantville) has introduced legislation that would restore the name Tappan Zee to the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, a move that he contends would properly recognize the history of the area. (Examiner)
Ray Rice Headlines Five-Member Class Inducted into Westchester Sports Hall of Fame: All have been to the top. Mountain climbers, in their own way. One, the most famous of them, plummeted from there. But Wednesday night at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, the five were inducted together into the Westchester Sports Hall of Fame.(Yahoo)
Ossining Police Nab Suspect Who Posted Threat vs High School: Ossining Police investigators tracked down a juvenile responsible for sending a threat against Ossining High School last Thursday night. (Examiner)
Westchester Man Sentenced for Hate Crime in Random Stabbing of 17-year-old: A white Westchester County man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in state prison for the random beating and stabbing of a black teenage girl in 2020. (NY Post)
Assemblyman Byrne Tosses Hat in Ring for Putnam County Executive: State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R/Brewster) has announced his candidacy for Putnam County Executive in 2022. The initial announcement was made in a letter sent out earlier last week to Republican and Conservative district leaders, as well as other Republican officials and long-time supporters of Byrne. (Examiner)
New Dine-In Movie Theater Coming to Westchester: At one time, drive-in movie theaters were the rage. Now, it’s dine-in theaters that are cooking up attention as the motion picture exhibition business is just starting to recover from the devastating hit it took from the Covid-19 pandemic. (Biz Journal)
📅 FLASHBACK: 1945
Preparations for the ribbon-cutting and laying of the cornerstone for the opening of the Westchester County Airport (HPN) in 1945. Despite a call by Westchester residents for a county airport in 1928, the request was not filled until 1945 when World War II made an airplane hangar in the Rye Lake area necessary, and HPN was born. However, as 1945 was drawing to a close and the war was ending, the focus shifted from military needs to commercial usage. The land was bought back by the county and the first flight of civilians lifted off in 1947. — MADDIE STONE
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