Past Events

THE BWC PROFESSIONAL CONCERT SERIES

Midland Music Presents:

Saturday, October, 2018 7:30pm

Vassily Primakov, Natalia Lavrova, and Oxana Mikhailoff  (piano)
The opening concert of Midland Music 2018-19 season will be truly one of a kind experience.

For the first time in the history of Midland Music Concert Series, not two hands, not even four, but six hands and not on one piano, but on TWO magnificent Grands. Three illustrious Russian pianists, Vassily Primakov, Natalia Lavrova and Oxana Mikhailoff will open the season by honoring every donor and supporter that made the dream of owning the Yamaha CFIIIS Grand a reality!! Grand reason to have 2 Grands!

The second piano is a courtesy of Fleming’s Piano Store (Engelwood Cliffs, NJ)
All – Russian program including transcription for 2 pianos of Tchaikovsky Symphony # 6 and Rachmaninoff’s two Suites for 2 pianos.  To make the concert even more meaningful, Oxana and Vassily will bring two of their star pupils, Kate Saluti and Sonia Holder. Each of them will perform a piece written for one piano four-hands sharing the stage with their teacher.

 


 

BWC BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Literature Program at the Bronxville Women’s Club 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 is a $5 Donation fee for guests. REGISTRATION is required. Stop by and register or call the BWC at (914) 337-3252 from 9:30-2:30P.M.

October  2018 Book Selection: October meeting will be on Halloween!  We have made a selection appropriate to the occasion – The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb. Do you believe in ghosts?

Oct 2018 Boo Cover from Judy 2Bi0 OCT 2018

Holiday Tag Sale

Saturday Oct. 13th

10am – 2pm

The Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House

135 Midland Ave

Bronxville, NY 10708

914 337-3252

Christmas ornaments, decorations and so much more!!

 www.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org

BWC BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Literature Program at the Bronxville Women’s Club 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 is a $5 Donation fee for guests. REGISTRATION is required. Stop by and register or call the BWC at (914) 337-3252 from 9:30-2:30P.M.

 September 2018 Book Selection:

 Around Bronxville  –  by Marilynn Wood Hill & Mary Means Huber

Bronxville Book September 2018

Marilynn Wood Hill was honored along with Robert Riggs at the BWC Annual 2018 Gala., as a CO-Founder of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy. Marilynn has written many articles, books and articles  as well as researched historic information. She has written articles for the Villager, the BWC magagazine of years past.

Marilynn Wood Hill, author  will be attending the September Book Club. This will be our first Author Book Club Meeting.  

 This book is mostly pictures of Bronxville, Marilynn, the author suggested we also read an Introduction she wrote for Building A Suburban Village. We have made copies of the Introduction and they are available at the BWC.

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.


OPENING ART RECEPTION:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd,  2-4 pm

The Bronxville Women’s Club presents:

The art of the residents of the Fountains at RiverVue

This is a group exhibit featuring the art of over 20 members of this Tuckahoe retirement community

STOP BY AND MEET THE ARTISTS

Free admission and Refreshments

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BWC Coffeehouse/Listening Room

Friday Night, September 21,  from 8 pm to 10:30 pm

The BWC Coffeehouse/Listening Room returns to its third Friday evening of the month.

For the opening event, the BWC musical host, Al Hemberger, joins a lineup with 4 other artists: Mary Hood, Chihoe Hahn, Sal Casabianca, and Dan Zlotnick.

All share their musical passions and creations with us in a Musicians’ Listening Room format. The loggia is transformed into a venue where the audience can sit at tables with both old and new friends and socialize before/after/between the set of each performer. Given the famous BWC acoustically excellent sound, we just ask that people listen quietly during sets as the smallest sound can become disruptive.

A $5 admission fee covers basic snacks, tea and coffee, plus donations accepted for the artists’ performances.

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August 2018  ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Member Benefit

 

Midland Music Professional Concert Series

2017-2018 Concert Series Dates and Performers


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November 2018

Margarita Schevchenko, piano

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Midland Music Concert Series

Pianist Margarita Shevchenko, a musician of “uncommon sensitivity and refinement,” has been internationally recognized for her Romantic music interpretations, especially Chopin. She has been the recipient of the “Special Chopin Prize” at five competitions in addition to seven top prizes she has won at major international piano competitions in Europe, Japan and the United States. Associate Professor of piano at the Michigan State University Margarita Shevchenko will perform program of Scriabin and Chopin.

Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House
135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-337-3252

Tickets: General public $20, Senior Citizens $18, Children under 12 $5.

To make reservation email the bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com   and/or mail your check made out to the above addresss. Please add MM with the date of the concert you wish to attend.

To contact the club by email: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com

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 January  2018 

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Vassily Primakov and Oxana Mikhailoff

The Extraordinary and Talented and Dynamic DUO in person…. Vassily Primakov and Oxana Mikhailoff have been scheduled. This One Piano four-handed Extravaganza with added TV Monitor is not to be missed!!! 

The Bronxville Women’s Club transforms into an intimate setting to welcome internationally acclaimed pianist Vassily Primakov and Oxana Mikhailoff who return to Midland Music playing Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak,Bortkiewicz, Mussorgsky, and Tchaikovsky. Definitely an experience you will remember.

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

Tickets: General public $20, Senior Citizens $18, Children under 12 $5.

Purchase Tickets Online Click Here:

Or to make reservation via email or check… Email the bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com and/or mail your check made out to the above addresss. Please add MM with the date of the concert you wish to attend. To contact the BWC by phone dial 914-337-3252 or email: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com


February 2018

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Pavel Nerssesian, Legendary Russian Pianist

We are both extremely fortunate and thrilled to present in solo recital one of the most remarkable Russian pianist of his generation, Pavel Nerssesian. Professor of Piano at Moscow Conservatory and Boston University, laureate of numerous international competitions and Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Bronxville Women’s Club is delighted to present Professor Nerssesian.

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Pavel Nerssesian

PIANO SOLO WORKS

C.P.E. Bach – BARBER – BEETHOVEN – CHOPIN – KAPUSTIN – PROKOFIEV

Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House
135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: 914-337-3252 – Email: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com

Tickets: General public $20, Senior Citizens $18, Children under 12  $5.

To Purchase Online Tickets Click Here:

Or to make a reservation email the bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com   and/or mail your check made out to the above addresss. Please add MM with the date of the concert you wish to attend. To contact the club by email: bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com


March 2018

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Beethoven the  Improviser, From Paper to Pen

Shem Guibbory, violin; Robert Burkhart, cello; Shmuel Katz, viola; Oxana Mikhailoff, piano;

Two delightful programs show how Beethoven the Master Improviser turns simple musical ideas into virtuosic, emotionally profound written works.

Beethoven, concert, piano, violin, ciola, cello, Shem Guibboru, Leslie Tomkins, Robert Burkhart, Piano to Pen

Beethoven Improvisation

Program 1
String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 #1
Demonstration and Short Talk by [artist tba]
Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 #2
String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 #3

Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House
135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-337-3252

Tickets: General public $20, Senior Citizens $18, Children under 12 $5.
To Purchase Tickets Online, Click Here:

To make reservation email the bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com   and/or mail your check made out to the above addresss. Please add MM with the date of the concert you wish to attend. Order tickets via Brown Paper Tickets.


March 2018

Beethoven The Improviser, From the Paper to Pen

Shem Guibbory, violin; Robert Burkhart, cello; Shmuel Katz, viola; Oxana Mikhailoff, piano

The second program also shows how Beethoven the Master Improviser turns simple musical ideas into virtuosic, emotionally profound written works.

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Program 2
Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op.1 #1
Demonstration and Short Talk by composer/pianist Toby Kasavan
String Trio in D Major, Op. 9 #2
Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 #3

Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House
135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-337-3252

Tickets: General public $20, Senior Citizens $18, Children under 12  $5.

To Purchase Tickets Online, Click Here:

To make reservation email the bronxvillewomensclub@gmail.com   and/or mail your check made out to the above addresss. Please add MM with the date of the concert you wish to attend.


April 2018

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Jerome Lowenthal, Piano Legend

—-will it be 2-hands or 4-hands or 8 hands??? A Must See!!

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Jerome Lowenthal is truly legendary American classical pianist. He is chair of the piano department at the Juilliard School in New York for the last 25 years. Additionally, Mr.Lowenthal is on the faculty at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. The last concert of this season will be an  unforgettable evening. Professor Lowenthal will play and speak about his life-long career as a performer and a teacher, bringing two of his special students that will share the stage with him.

Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House
135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-337-3252

Tickets: General public $20, Senior


BWC Live Music

Song Writer’s Circle/Listening Room

The Listening Room is designed for musicians to sit together for a set and take turns, each playing songs. It is relaxed and fun and we hope you will come out and enjoy it with us.  The last for this Fiscal Year. Look for Summer on the Patio Events.

Third Friday night of the month – See you next in September 21,  2018.

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 monthly host.

All are Welcome. Reservations for 5 or more required.

How does Al Hemberger continue to delight the music lovers with talented singer song writer musicians who wow the audience? Amazing!

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Al Hemberger Host of BWC Coffeehouse


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June 2018 Listening Room Musicians

Miles East +++ Downstate Darlings +++ Monica Uhm

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Memorial Day Parade 2018

Member and Past President Mary Westmoreland was the 2018 Grand Marshal. 

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INTERNATIONAL CULTURE, DANCE & TASTINGS SECTION

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. 

Greek Heritage Day May 2018 

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New Offering:   ♣♣♣IRISH HERITAGE DAY- ♣♣♣

 A 2-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.

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. Feel free to stay & play table play game of choice.  Information:  The Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708.

BWC Website: www.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org

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SOCIAL MONDAYS

Looking for something to do on Monday afternoons? 

All year round, except holidays. Come to the BWC 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. For more information call the BWC office at 914-337-3252 or email the BWC at bronxvillewomensclub@gmail. com.

BWC website: thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org.

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CHILDRENS WEEKLY ART CLASSES

Sundays, 4:00 P. M. to 5:30 P.M (New time).

Weekly Art Classes for children by Ying Chen. Sundays, 4 P. M. to 5:30 P.M (New time). The BWC offers art instruction in weekly classes by the talented and club member Ying Chen.  The children’s art exhibit will take place in June.

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MEMBER CLASSES

Learn more about your iPhone and iPad on a one-to-one basis. Members Only.

Mah Jongg and Canasta classes upon request. Members Only. Minimum class size – 3 to 4 students. Contact BWC office 914-337-3252 for more information. Location: Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, Bronxville, NY.

BWC website: www.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org

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Midland Music

 The Professional Music Series

of the Bronxville Women’s Club.

 Beethoven’s Improvisation – From Piano to Pen

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

String Trio and Piano Trio

Beethoven, concert, piano, violin, ciola, cello, Shem Guibboru, Leslie Tomkins, Robert Burkhart, Piano to Pen

Beethoven Improvisation

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. Reservations/tickets can be made/purchased through Brown Paper Tickets on the BWC website www.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org or through the BWC office. 914-337-3252.

Dinner:

The BWC is delighted to offer a catered dinner before the Midland Music concerts for an additional fee. Advance reservations are a must.

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The BWC Coffee House – Live Music

March, 2018 – BWC Live Music Coffeehouse

Third Friday night of the month starting at  8pm.

Musicians: Kelly Flint and Ina May Wool

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.

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.  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.

Song Circle

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.

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CLUB DAY

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. Guests are invited to attend the program and tea also. Friends, family and the public are invited to the program. Free admission 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. 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.

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LITERATURE

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

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

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. Web address: www.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org

Friday, May 11.  Annual Literature Picnic and Book Discussion. (Book TBA).

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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.

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 PHILANTHROPY

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

PHILANTHROPY COMMUNITY EVENTS – 2017 – 2018

 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.

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.

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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.thebronxvillewomensclubinc.org  (don’t forget the word “the” at the beginning and “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.

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CHARITABLE DONATIONS

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 historically registered 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. (The BWC is a 501 (C) (3) organization). 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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February 2018 Art Exhibition and Reception

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Moshgan Rezania Artist

The February Art Exhibit will feature the art work of Moshgan Rezania, an internationally known artist. Moshgan has built a thriving career that spans four decades and two continents. Her collectors, worldwide, all delight in partaking of the Divine energy expressed in her colorful and deeply passionate works. Moshgan’s paintings continue to be sought after by admirers and fine art collectors from around the world. The exhibition will include Plein Air paintings, oil on canvas, oil pastels, charcoal drawings and more. Come and meet the artist.

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. Address: 135 Midland Avenue at Tanglewylde, NY 10708. No charge for viewing or receptions.

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


ART EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION- Members and Families

The month of January the BWC displayed its member’s art works. Volunteers helped at the Opening reception.

The BWC monthly Art Exhibit Viewing:  Monday through Friday (excluding holidays); 10 A.M.- 2 P.M. Other viewing times by appointment only. Please call the BWC for more information.  914-337-3252. No charge for viewing or receptions.

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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; 

Vassily Primakov and Oxana Mikhailoff 

One Piano 4-handed Extravaganza

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.  

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.

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.


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.

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New Years Eve Brunch

Chinese Luncheon.

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

Location: BWC Tea Room.

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Club Day

Speaker 

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

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. 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.

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Pipe Dream Theatre

 December 2017

LIZ MULLER  Director of  PipeDream Theatre presents:

A HOLLY, JOLLY, JAMMY, CHRISTMAS CABARET.

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

Christmas Cabaret December 16th

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. Location: BWC Ballroom.

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CHILDREN’S RECITALS

Holiday Recital: December 2017

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: April 1, 2018.

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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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  Monthly Art Exhibit

November  2017

Artish Menash Idra

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.

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The BWC Professional Concert Series

Midland Music Presents the Olympus Piano Trio

Oct 7 Olympus Trio

Olympus Piano 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 – May 2017

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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

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