Upcoming Events

November  2017 Art Exhibit

Artish Menash Idra

Opening Art Exhibit and Reception

Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2:00P.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Come and meet the artists. Enjoy the afternoon learning about their works while listening to beautiful music. Refreshments served. Everyone is invited. No charge.   All are welcome.

Menash Idra’s paintings capture a rich historical tradition. Born in Poland, he started painting at age 14, just after World War II.  During his adolescence and young adulthood, he lived in Israel, where his works were exhibited in a prominent Tel Aviv gallery.  He was also shown in several exhibition for emerging Israeli artists, where one reviewer noted his strength in the “L’ecole de Paris” (School of Paris) style of painting. Arriving in New York City in 1970, Menash began painting Manhattan buildings, skylines, and street scenes, all of which have become a fixture of his varied work. With deep nostalgia for his Israeli roots, he captured Israeli landscapes and picturesque cities such as Jaffa and Tel Aviv.  His love of Europe and the beauty of Paris also found its way into his work. Menash’s artistic style is unique, blending traditional expressionism with a contemporary intensity.  His vivid colors and brushstrokes beckon the viewer to reconsider their everyday experience. In his paintings, objects often spring into existence and disappear, bringing up themes of birth, creation, and spirituality. Above all, Menash Idra is able to combine nostalgia and appreciation for the past with a hint and promise of better things for the future. He paints primarily in oil on canvas.

Viewing; Monday through Friday (excluding holidays); 10AM-2PM. Other viewing times by appointment only. Please call the BWC for more information: 914-337-3252. No charge for viewing or receptions.

NOTE: The BWC member Art Exhibit will be the month of January

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The BWC Coffee House – Live Entertainment

Thrid Friday night of the month starting at  8pm

The BWC Coffee House is the place to be on the third Friday of the month! There is a great diversity of performers, all of whom are enthusiastically received by the guests. Come out and enjoy a casual evening in the art gallery of the BWC. A bit of SoHo right here in Bronxville! The $5 fee includes coffee, tea and snacks. BYOB or ours; donations for the performers accepted. Al Hemberger owner of the Recording Studio The Loft is the monthly host. Al has provided a diverse group of singer songwriters throughout this year. We thank him for providing such entertaining evenings for all.

November 17, at 8PM

BWC Live Music Coffeehouse

Musicians:  Peter North and guests

 A casual eveing of Live Music! Contact the BWC office at 914-337-3252 or email the BWC at bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com for more information. Reservations not required for parties of five or less.

Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708

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Social Mondays 

Looking for something to do on Monday afternoons? Come to the Bronxville Women’s Club between 1:30 – 5:00 and play bridge, canasta, mahjongg, etc. Members are free, guests $5.00. This is a NO FRILLS activity. Bring your own snacks and drink. Organize and bring your team mates and set up your table and chairs. No prior sign up required. Just come and have fun! Guests may want to consider becoming a member if they are regular attendees. Contact the BWC office at 914-337-3252 or email the BWC at bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com for more information.

Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708. Reservations not required.

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CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES – weeklyYing Chen childrens art collage 2017

Weekly Art Classes for children given by Ying Chen.  Sundays, 4:00-5:30 P.M (Time change). Check with BWC office for more information.  914-337-3252.

Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708.

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LITERATURE

Monthly programs featuring book discussions, poetry readings, field trips, and more.  Most programs this year will be on Thursday or Friday. Call club for titles of books if not listed below. BWC Office: 914-337-3252

For Members ONLY.

Literature dates. Mark your calendar.

Thursday, January 25. 1:30 P.M. Book Discussion. (TBA)

Thursday, February 22. 2:00 P.M. Annual Poetry Tea. Bring a poem to share with others. Must reserve. Friday, March 23. 1:30 P.M. Book Discussion. Book: (TBA).

Friday, April 20. 1:30 P.M. (TBA.)

Friday, May 11. 12:00 Noon. Annual Literature Picnic and Book Discussion. (Book TBA).

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CHILDREN’S RECITALS

The Bronxville Women’s Club arranges recitals for local children in our concert hall. It is our pleasure to give young artists an opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Concerts last approximately one hour with a reception following. There is a nominal fee for the children to perform, and the audience is invited at no charge. Donations are gratefully accepted but not required. This is a Philanthropic Out reach Program – a contribution back to the community. 

“Performance in Training.” Beginning students will have their own recital as they learn stage deportment and control of nerves in front of a live audience. These short performances will take place before the regular Children’s Recitals.

Holiday Recital:  Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

Spring Recital: Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

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The Bronxville Ballet arranges Special Needs dance classes on Fridays from 4:15 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Classes begin October 2017 – December 2017. This is a Philanthropic Out reach Program.

BWC Office: 914-337-3252

Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708.

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MINI SOCIALS -Monthly

The BWC Members and guests/friends enjoy coming together to share a delightful and casual afternoon. Brown bag your lunch; beverages provided. One person from each table provides a dessert which is placed on the buffet table in the tea room for all to enjoy. Time; 11:30am. Games of choice begin around noon. Besides bridge and Mahjongg, you might enjoy checkers, chess, canasta, scrabble, backgammon, and any other game. If you need a partner call the club or chairs. Guests welcome. Fee: $5.00 member and $7.00 non-members.

Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708.

If you need a partner call the club at 914-337-3252.  Guests welcome.

Dates:

Thursday, November 16

Thursday, December 14

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AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT    –  Monthly

Come and enjoy the afternoon socializing with friends, and a delicious catered lunch. Stay afterwards to play table game of your choice or just come for lunch. Contact Chairperson for more information. Club members: $20.00; Guests: $25.00. A three course, catered lunch with beverages included.

If you need a partner call the club or chairs. Lunch is served at noon. Reservations required. Guests welcome.

Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708.

2017-2018 Dates

Wednesday, October 4              Wednesday, March 7

Wednesday, November 1           Wednesday, April 4

Wednesday, December 6           Wednesday, May 2

Wednesday, February 1             Wednesday, June 6

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NEW WEBSITE: Please change in your records

and be careful that you are viewing the correct sites in all the below cases. The new authentic BWC website link address is: www.bronxvillewomensclubinc.org  (don’t forget the inc after club)

It is a work in progress. Thank you for all your compliments as they are so much appreciated!

NEW RENTAL COORDINATOR  EMAIL ADDRESS:  (please note the inc after events)  bwceventsinc@gmail.com

New Facebook addressThe Bronxville Womens Club, Inc (again please be careful to access the new FB site)

The BWC is providing such interesting diversity. We hope you all will take advantage of the great programs, trips, speakers, and activities offered throughout the year.

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PHILANTHROPY

Funds raised by this committee are distributed to local charities and non-profit organizations.

PHILANTHROPY COMMUNITY EVENTS – 2017 – 2018

Friday, November 3, Food Bank of Westchester. 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Members volunteer to re-package donated food for families in need.

Food Bank of Westchester. Members volunteer to re-package donated food for families in need. Meet at the Club at 9:15 am (we leave by 9:30 am) and we will carpool. The Food Bank is located at 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford 10523. Please call Linda at 914-235-1555 to let her know if you are available and/or can be a driver or need a ride. 

November: Thanksgiving Turkey Drive for Martin Luther King Center in New Rochelle.  Members please contribute towards the purchase of 20 Thanksgiving turkeys which will be delivered to women and children in need.

Please mail or take your donation to the BWC office. Make checks payable to the Bronxville Women’s Club, AND NOTE that it is for the Turkey Drive!  Donations must be in by Tuesday, November 17th  in order for the turkeys to be purchased and delivered in time for Thanksgiving dinner. This non-profit organization offers many services and provides wholesome meals to women and their children in need several days a week.  Their mission statement is “Building Community One Family At A Time.”

As always, thanks for your help and generosity!

Barnes & Noble Gift Wrap Program

Two dates Scheduled

Sunday, November 26.  4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Members wrap books at the store and donations are given to local Meals on Wheels program.

Saturday, December 9. 11:00  A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Members wrap books at the store and donations are given to local Meals on Wheels program.

Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap Program.

There are two dates scheduled for this Philanthropy Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap Program. Please call Linda if you are available to volunteer.

November/December:  In partnership with the Friends of the New Rochelle Library, children’s gift book sale (& possibly antiquarian books) to benefit this 501(C) (3) organization.

Friday, December 8. Westchester County Federation of Women’s Clubs luncheon fundraiser and Bridge. 11:30 A.M. Coveleigh Club; Rye, New York.

Funds raised go to annual scholarships awarded to deserving women attending Westchester Community College.

 December (by mid December):  Members sponsor a wreath for Wreaths Across America at nearby St. Paul’s cemetery to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

 

 

 Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.; Annual Philanthropy Luncheon. BWC annual fund-raising luncheon with game of choice afterwards. The ever popular White Elephant Sale and Bake Sale will be from 10 A.M. to NOON followed by a catered lunch at 12:30 P.M. and games of your choice after lunch. Funds will benefit Hope Community Services, the largest emergency food pantry and soup kitchen in the region. Come for Lunch, Shopping and games or just for lunch. Reservations required for lunch.

May-June 2018:  Members donate needed goods to the New Rochelle Animal Shelter.

In coordination with other departments and sections of the club, funds are raised during programs and events to be donated to not-for-profit organizations.

Recipients of gifts of money and services in 2016- 2017 included:

Bronxville Historical Conservancy, Family Readiness Group of the 369th National Guard, Food Bank of Westchester, GiGi’s Playhouse, Martin Luther King Community Center in New Rochelle,  Mt. Vernon Animal Shelter, Rosehill Home, Salvation Army,  Westchester Federation of Women’s Clubs-for scholarship fund and Wreaths Across America.

BWC Memorial Fund

Donations to the Memorial Fund may be made in memory of friends or loved ones whether a member of the BWC or not. The funds are used to purchase flowers and planting for the grounds each year or as designated by donor. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks or Money orders should be mailed to the Bronxville Women’s Club, Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708. Please include the name of the person and the families name and address to be notified and add Memorial Fund in Memo section of your check.  For more informaion please call the BWC 914-337-3252 or email bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com

 

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