Past Events

2017-2018 MIDLAND MUSIC PROFESSIONAL CONCERT SERIES

World Classs Musicians

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Oxana Mikhailoff

ADVISORY BOARD: World Renown pianist Vassily Primakov and Metropolitan Opera Violinist Shem Guibbory

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:30 P.M;

The Extraordinary and Talented and Dynamic DUO in person…. Vassily Primakov and Oxana Mikhailoff have been scheduled. A special celebration of a Russian Christmas. This One Piano 4-handed Extravaganza with added TV Monitor is not to be missed!!!  Definitely an experience you will remember. Come meet the artists at the reception following the performance.  Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine will be served.

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.

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 on the BWC website www.bronxvillewomensclubinc.org or through the BWC office. 914-337-3252. All checks should be made 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.

On February 10 at 7:30 P.M., Midland Music will present in a solo piano recital one of the most remarkable Russian pianist of his generation, Pavel Nerssesian, a laureate of numerous international competitions and Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

New Years Eve Brunch

Sunday, December 31. Chinese Luncheon.

A CASUAL AFTERNOON WITH FOOD AND DRINK. We rang in the New Year with friends. Thank you Senator Latimer for dropping by again this year.

Location: BWC Ballroom.

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Club Day

Tuesday, December 19. Meeting: 1:00 P.M.; Speaker 1:30P.M.

Club Day is our club’s monthly business meeting beginning at 1:00 P.M. It is held on the third Tuesday of the month, with the exception of  May 23. All members are encouraged to attend. Programs are offered after the meeting at 1:30 P.M and are open to the Public. The program is followed by Afternoon Tea. Everyone is invited to attend the program and tea. Free to all.

Sheila Marcotte – Westchester County Legislator – District 10. “The EastchesterSchoolhouse”. Program Focus – The One Room Eastchester Schoolhouse – Its history and memorabilia.

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Pipe Dream Theatre

Saturday, December 16. 7:00 P.M.

LIZ MULLER  Director of  PipeDream Theatre presents:

A HOLLY, JOLLY, JAMMY, CHRISTMAS CABARET.

We put on our favorite Christmas pajamas* and joined the fun of live music, treats, and raffles around the Christmas Tree. Its was time to start Rockin’ around that tree.* Pajamas encouraged, not required. $15.00 BWC Member, $18.00 General Admission. Location: BWC Ballroom. Buy tickets on BWC website: www.bronxvillewomensclubinc.org; call the BWC office: 914-337-3252 or email: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com. Mail checks to the BWC at 135 Midland Avenue. Bronxville, NY 10708. Enter Cabaret in memo section.

music, cabaret, holiday, holly, jammy, pajamas, Chrostmas

Christmas Cabaret December 16th

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CHILDREN’S RECITALS

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

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. Thank you Anu Sharma for Chairing this special program!

“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.

Location: BWC Ballroom.  For more information call the BWC office: 914-337-3252 or email: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com.

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

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President and Director’s Brunch.

December 2017

The BWC annual friends and family brunch gets better every year.  We will enjoy a special NUTCRACKER Performance piece by the Bronxville Ballet Intermediate Jazz and Ballet Classes and Oxana Mikhailoff’s Homeschool Music Conservatory.  Feast on a wide array of brunch foods catered by Nate of Adriano Caterers.

The Special Events programs are open to both members and the public. Funds raised go directly to maintain the ongoing Club operations and restoration.  All members are expected to assist on Special Events.

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November  2017 Monthly Art Exhibit

Artish Menash Idra

Opening Art Exhibit and Reception

November, 2017

Meet the artists and 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 Professional Concert Series

Midland Music Presents the Olympus Piano Trio

Oct 7 Olympus Trio

Regi Papa, violin; Ben Capps, cello; Konstantine Valianatos, piano

“Astounding…unique in every sense (Athens Estia);passionate commitment to every note…incredibly velvety
tone” (NY Concert Review). Conceived at Juilliard in 2010 to celebrate their passion for chamber music and a shared
Hellenic heritage, the Olympus Piano Trio performs a repertoire of classical, romantic and modern masterpieces.

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September 2017   “Couples of the Year”Gala 

          Mary Westmoreland                   Gene Westmoreland

The Bronxville Women’s Club honored two wonderful couples in 2017 whose diverse backgrounds have enriched us all.

Couple of the Year – Mary and Gene Westmoreland  

and Theatrical Achievement Award – Liz Muller and Collin Simon

This events funds were earmarked for the preservation of the historic Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, building maintenance.

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Art Exhibit – Month of September 2017

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“Plateau Cirque Today” Exhibit 

The BWC was honored to feature diverse artistic works during the month of September 2017. The BWC loggia and Tea Room were enhanced by the works of Jane Highberger, Virginia Maxwell, Lois Shelli, and Ken Van Vlack.  An opening exhibit with the artist took place while listening to wonderful live music and enjoying the refreshments. All were welcome. No charge.

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August 2017

“National Kick-Off Promotional WWI TV Miniseries

Cocktail Reception”

WWI Miniseries Remerance and  Respect

Bronxville Women’s Club, Rainbow Division Productions, VFW  Post 2285 and Legion Post 979 Present…

“National Kick-Off Promotional WWI TV Miniseries  Cocktail Reception”

 A campaign of Remembrance, Respect and Gratitude for all the men and women who have served in the US Military for the last 100 years, many from right here in Westchester, with the intention to draw attention to the Centennial Commemoration as we approach the anniversary of the Armistice on November 11, 2018 also.

The World War I TV Miniseries will be highlighting “The 42nd Rainbow Division”, celebrating the unity of our country as they “Banded together despite their regional differences” and became a Band of Brothers in the fight to preserve liberty and freedom.

“IN THEIR DIVISION THEY FOUND UNITY

The Production of the Miniseries has been endorsed by the “US World War I CENTENNIAL COMMISION!”

 Donations made payable to LTC Sam DiRienzo VFW Post 2285). Mail to: VFW Post 2285, 433 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY 10709. Please note WWI donation in memo section. For more information contact: Vito Pinto, VFW Post 2285; cell 914-906-7431 or email: vpinto120@outlook.com

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Beaux Art Finale Exhibit

The BWC is honored to be the host club for the Westchester Beaux Arts Finale. Funds raised at the Finale went towards a Scholarship Fund awarded to deserving women attending Westchester Community College.  If  you would like to be a sponsor, call the BWC at 914-337-3252. Your donations are fully tax deductible.

April 2017 featured many local artists in a judged competition. All the first place winners from each region were eligible to compete in the July Finale. For information about exhibiting your art please call the BWC office 914-337-3252 or email bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com. 

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Pipe Dream Theatre Production

Pipe Dream Theatre Production

Liz Muller and Collin Simon presented  the PiPE DREAM Theatre’s production  of THE STATION. The world is crumbling and everyone is trying to flee. The only way out is on trains leaving the station.  Join Vye and her band entertained guests in the station’s lounge. Did you get left behind.

Pipe Dream Theater’s semi-immersive cabaret set in a dystopian alternate future. Unwrap the secrets of the band and this unique world – explore the set for clues and follow the conversations on stage. Enjoy new and classic lounge songs set in a dark cabaret atmosphere.

 Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708. Children under 13 not permitted.

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WEST POINT YATCH TRIP 

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 Ballet (with Lunch)- LE CORSAIRE

BWC members and friends met at the clubhouse to board the bus and be driven to the Met Opera House, Lincoln Center. Lunch at the Grand Tier restaurant was enjoyed by all. They attended the matinee performance of American Ballet Theater’s production of LE CORSAIRE before returning to the Bronxville clubhouse.

Le Corsaire

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Memorial Day 2017

Rain could not keep the 2017 Bronxville Memorial Day parade from happening.  Kathy DeRusso, President and other members represented the Bronxville Women’s Club at the ceremonies. Kathy had the privilege of laying a wreath in honor of the fallen soldiers.   Dee Sorenson, the BWC 2016 Woman of the Year, proudly waved “old glory”.  Mayor Marvin gave an outstanding speech and member Mary Westmoreland represented the military.  What a great day!

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Kentucky Derby

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The hats, the wonderful hats, some large, some small and one with tiny horses. The Best Derby Hat went to Marianne Spamer, who mixed red roses with light green toiling. The Best Costume went to Mary Ella Crane with a yellow spring dress and a straw hat with multi-color ribbons. With the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home” right down to the southern comfort food, everyone felt like they were in Kentucky…Kentucky Fried Chicken, mint juleps, mac. and cheese and the wonderful Kentucky Bourbon pecan squares. Just like Pringles potato chips, you couldn’t eat just one.  Did you pick the winner……

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Monthly Art Exhibit & Reception

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Nick Fanelli, professional photographer exhibit, May 2017.  The exhibit is  retrospective of the depth and breath of his work throughout the past 22 years as an artistic, fashion, travel, commercial, and political photographer.

Westchester Regional Beaux Arts Exhibition

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Annual Beaux Arts Regional Exhibit and Competition.

All the first place winners were eligible to compete in the Finale in July.  Art work will be displayed for the month of July. Viewing available Monday – Friday, 9-5pm, except holidays.

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Philanthropy

Funds raised by the BWC Philantropy committee are distributed to local charities and non-profit organizations. Recipients such as Rosary Hill, the Sisters of Hawthorne, Mt. Vernon Animal Shelter, Honor Flight Network, Food Bank of Westchester, Martin Luther King Community Center in New Rochelle, WFCF-scholarship fund, Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP), Childrens Music and Art Recitals and more.  In addition, BWC menbers donate thousands of volunteer hours to differenet organizations throughout Westchester. Kathy DeRusso, Joyce Balint, Janelle Allbritton at Barnes and Noble