Upcoming Events


Don’t forget the first Book Club meeting will be  Wednesday, February 28th at 1:30 in the Tea Room. The selection is Penelope Lively’s “Making It Up”.

Amazon.com review:

Making It Up, Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Lively’s cleverly termed “anti-memoir,” is an enthralling examination of how both fate and free will can dramatically alter the lives of each and every one of us. Each of Lively’s expertly crafted stories reveals the life she could have lived, had she, or another, chosen a different path. Yet in answering a series of “what if” questions, Lively does more than indulge her imagination; rather, she challenges her readers to examine the consequences of both the significant, and the seemingly trivial decisions we make every day.

All are welcome. Bring your friends!  Members are free.  There will be a $5 charge for guests.

Bring your suggestions for our March book!

REGISTRATION is required. Sign up sheet is in the loggia.  Stop by and register or call the BWC office  (914-337-3252) from 9:30 – 2:30. to sign up.


The Bronxville Women’s Club’s activities are vast and attract men and women of all ages along with children.  This section will highlight meetings and events that do not necessarily fall under the programs of the Music, Art, Literature, or Philanthropy Committees, joint with the Education Committee on subjects pertaining to everyday living. 


New Offering:   Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12:30 P.M.


 A 3-Part Series. We will explore the traditions of India, Greece, and Ireland. Do check the NEW website, and the monthly newsletters and BWC E-Communication often, or call the club for additions.  Greece;  Ireland;  India

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12:30 P.M.

First Up- Ireland 

What comes to mind when you think of Ireland?

St. Patrick’s Day, Shamrocks, Leprechauns and pots of Gold but its much more than that. Join us on March 3rd for IRISH HERITAGE DAY.

 Enjoy a tasting of Irish food, dance, literature and video. Reservations needed by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Call BWC office. 914-337-3252. If paying by check please make all checks payable to the Bronxville Women’s Club with Ireland  noted in the memo section. You may also sign up in BWC loggia. Members: $15.00; Non-Members $20.00; Children under 12 $5.00. Feel free to stay & play table play game of choice after Mailing address: The Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708. BWC Website: bronxvillewomensclubinc.org

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Sunday, March 4, 2018. 2:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M.

Cecelia Duncan aka Andujar – Newkirk. The March 2018 BWC monthly art exhibit will feature the art work of Cecelia Duncan. Her artistry spans 50 years of original mixed Media art, Lithographs, Photography and Sculpture. Her vast accomplishments include a professional career as an art teacher in both public and private schools, a college instructor, fashion instructor in London, England and handbag designer traveling to Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. As a member of several Art Councils and Associations she has participated in numerous Art Exhibits in California, Illinois, NYC, and Westchester County winning many awards. The published articles in Gallery and Studio Magazine, the Journal News and the Cambridge Who’s Who recognition honor award reveal her many accomplishments. Come and meet Cecelia at the opening Reception and Exhibit while enjoying the refreshments and music. Family and friends are also welcome.

The BWC monthly Art Exhibit is on display Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 10 A.M.- 2 P.M. Other viewing times by appointment only. Please call the BWC for more information.  914-337-3252. Email: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com. No charge for viewing or receptions. Address: The Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708. BWC Website: www.bronxvillewomensclubinc.org.

The BWC Art Section educates its members and the public to different art forms through exhibits, lectures, presentations, classes, and trips to museums.

cecelia, 8x11 flyer (1) art Exhibit


Afternoon Entertainment

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at noon

Enjoy a delicious three-course catered lunch with beverage included followed by table games of your choice. Besides bridge and mah-jongg, feel free to play other games such as canasta, scrabble, chess, checkers and any other that you may like. If you need a partner call the club or chairs. Lunch is served at noon. Reservations required. Guests welcome. Next Dates: Mark your calendar.  April 4, May 2, and June 6. Club members: $20.00; Guests: $25.00.



Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 P.M; string trio

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 P.M; piano trio

Beethoven The Improvisor – From Paper to the Pen

Two delightful programs show how Beethoven the Master Improviser turns simple musical ideas into virtuosic, emotionally profound written works. Performers will be Shem Guibbory, Metropolitan Opera violinist; as well as, Leslie Tomkins, on viola, Robert Burkhart, cello and Oxana Mikhailoff on piano. Each program features an Improvisation and Short talk by Composer and pianist Toby Kasavan.

MM March 2018


Midland Music is The Professional Music Series of the Bronxville Women’s Club.

All concerts are held in The Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House Concert Hall, beginning at 7:30 P.M. A reception to meet the artists follows each concert. Midland Music Artistic Director is member Oxana Mikhailoff. The Advisory Board: Vassily Primakov and Shem Guibbory. Concert tickets: General Public: In advance $20.00 at door $25.00. Club Members:  in advance $15.00, at door $18.00.  Senior Citizens: In advance $18.00, at door $20.00. Children under 12, $5.00. Reservations/tickets can be made/purchased through Brown Paper Tickets on the BWC website www.bronxvillewomensclubinc.org or through the BWC office. 914-337-3252. If paying by check please make all checks payable to the Bronxville Women’s Club and MM noted in the memo section. (Once again please make sure you add inc after the word club or you will not reach our website).

The BWC is delighted to be able to offer dinner before the Midland Music concerts at 6:00 P.M. in the Tea Room for an additional fee. Advance reservations are a must. Catered by Adriana Catering. For dinner reservations please call the BWC office. 914-337-3252.


The BWC Coffee House – Live Music

March 16, at 8PM – BWC Live Music Coffeehouse

Musicians: Kelly Flint and Ina May

Third 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 the year. We thank him for providing such entertaining evenings for all. 

Future dates:  April 20; May 18; and June 15.

The Loggia in the BWC morphs from an entrance way, to an art gallery, to a sophisticated Coffeehouse in the evenings!  End your week or begin your weekend at our casual, cozy Friday evenings with live music while you feast on the art works on the walls. Bronxville’s Al Hemberger, popular performer and director of The Loft in Bronxville, is the host. Minimal fee of $5.00 includes coffee and munchies; additional donations for the musicians accepted. Future dates: April 20; May 18; and June 15. Please call the BWC for more information.  914-337-3252. Address: 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, NY 10708. Email address: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com

Kelly Flint March 2018

The ever Popular March Singer Song writer Kelly Flint was the co-founder and lead singer for the indy-cult band, Dave’s True Story from 1992 to 2007. They charted multiple times on college radio and performed 150 nights per year for 12 years, selling over 100,000 records. In 2007 Kelly released her solo album, Drive All Night. Her song, “Blood and Bone” got into the Song Writer’s Hall of Fame in the independent artist category, she was John Platt’s DJ’s choice for WFUV and for one day was on the Americana College Radio chart at number 19 smack between Sheryl Crow and Rosanne Cash. Kelly works in advertising and in film and is currently writing songs for her upcoming album. Kelly will be accompanied by her former husband, Jeff Eyrich on upright bass.

Ina May March 2018

In addition Ina May Wool began singing and playing guitar with a country and blues band out of her home state of Massachusetts.  The Ina May Wool Band played everywhere from clubs and folk festivals to concerts opening for Tom Rush, Maria Muldaur, Taj Mahal, Orleans, and many more. She now sings solo, has added mandolin to the mix, and writes everything from stomping rave-ups to reflective, poetic, and often wryly humorous songs.  She is currently putting together a new recording that does justice to her particular amalgamation of Americana and American popular song.  Now based in New York City, Ina May has released two award-winning solo CD’s – Moon Over 97th Street in 1999 and Crack It Open in 2004. Her duo recording, WOOL&GRANT, was recently nominated for Best New Folk album by the Just Plain Folks Organization.  And yes, that is her real name.

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



Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  Meeting: 1:00 P.M.; Speaker 1:30 P.M.

Anu Sharma, BWC member and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor will provide insight into today’s financial market and will try to provide some understanding of the current financial market trends.

Refreshments will be provided by Anu. Guests are invited to attend the program and tea also. All members are encouraged to attend. Friends, family and the public are invited to the program. Free to all.

All who missed Dr. Paul Muscolino from Lawrence Hospital about Stress Management in February missed a very informative program. Club Day Programs are offered after the meeting at 1:30 P.M. followed by Afternoon Tea.

Club Day is the club’s monthly business meeting beginning at 1:00 P.M. It is generally held on the third Tuesday of the month with the exception of  May 23. All Programs starting at 1:30 P.M. are open to the public.

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.



Monthly programs featuring book discussions, poetry readings, field trips, and more.  Call club for titles of books if not listed below. BWC Office: 914-337-3252

For Members ONLY.

Literature dates. Mark your calendar.

 The Book Club will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Tea Room.

Wednesday, March 28th. Next Book Club Meeting.

The Literature Program at the Bronxville Women’s Club will NOW include a monthly Book Club! Meetings will be the last Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 3:30 in the Tea Room. ”.  All are welcome. Bring your friends!  Members are free.  There will be a $5 charge for guests. REGISTRATION is required. Sign up sheet is in the loggia. Stop by and register or call the BWC at (914) 337-3252 from 10 – 2.

Every Club member is a member of the Literature Department and is cordially invited to attend all programs. Dates and times of programs are subject to change, so be sure to check your monthly flyer to verify events.

 Monthly programs featuring book discussions, poetry readings, field trips, and more.  Most programs this year will be on Thursdays or Fridays. Call club for titles of books if not listed. Or, check NEW website later as webmaster will add as books are determined.

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


 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.


Special Needs Dance Classes

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.


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.



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


  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.


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 address: The 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.



If you are looking for a place to make a donation please remember the BWC Memorial Fund. And the BWC Benefactor’s Fund.

 Benefactor’s Fund.

Donations of $1,000 to this fund will be used solely for the preservation of the historic Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House. The pledge may be made and paid over the course of the year

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


February UpComing Events Calendar:

Saturday, February 10, 2018. Midland Music/ Pavel Nersesian. 7:30PM.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Finance Meeting. 11AM.

Thursday, February 15, 2018. Mini Socials. 11:30AM.

Friday, February 16, 2018. Board Meeting. 10AM.

Friday, February 16, 2018. BWC Live Music Coffeehouse. 8PM. Ellinghouse, Gleenwood and Lily.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Club Day. Meeting at 1PM; Speaker 1:30PM. Dr. Muscolino on Stress management.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Afternoon Entertainment. Noon.

Thursday, Febuary 22, 2018. Literature. 2PM. Annual Poetry Tea.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Book Club-The First Official Meeting. 1:30-3:30PM

Every Monday – Social Mondays. 1PM.

Every Monday –Member Art Studio. 1PM-3PM.

Every Sunday – Children’s Art Classes. 4-5:30PM.