The Authentic Bronxville Women's Club, Inc.

Midland Music Presents: Pavel Nerssesian

Feb MM Pavel

Midland Music Concert Series

Feb MM Pavel

BWC Live Music Coffeehouse

Friday, January 19, 2018. 8:00 P.M.

Intuition Quartet

Westchester’s own Intuition, formed originally as The Blues Mothers, co-features Hope Berkeley, harmonica; Pam Sklar, flute; Irene Maher, guitar & lead vocals, and Joan Indig, bass and lead vocals. Their exciting vocals and soulful instrumentals of originals, classical, rock, blues, pop, folk and jazz have been heard throughout the New York-area in festivals, clubs and fundraisers. Chosen “Best of 2012 Indie Artists” by WOS Radio as the Blues Mothers, they have widely expanded their repertoire to include more styles including Brazilian, R&B, some soul and new originals.

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The Intuition Quartet

 

Thomas Earl – “Vintage Acoustic Folk Music – The Real Thing”

Thomas Earl has been writing and performing music for over 50 years.  He is proficient in both guitar and bluegrass banjo, with a focus on creative finger style techniques. He has written dozens of original songs, including original music for theater productions, and has released two CDs of original music.  Reviews of his CDs include descriptions such as , “…a gifted poet that has the ability to set it all to music in a beautiful and unforgettable way … “, …a five star indulgence from start to finish.” and “Gold dust Magic glitters with years of musical talent”.  Thomas’ unique approach to playing and writing is based on very early influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and James Taylor to Mississippi, John Hurt and Doc Watson.  Thomas’ live performances include a mix of covers of tunes of his favorite musicians as well as his own original compositions. Thomas has just returned to New York after living for a year in Maui, where he was working on music for his new upcoming CD.

Dec 2017 Coffeehouse Thomas Earl publicity photo

Thomas Earl

BWC Live Music Coffeehouse-Third Friday night of the month

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: February 16; March 16; April 20; May 18; and June 15.

February Art Exhibit Reception

artist-february

A beautiful view at Dusk

What is your next desire?

Flowers are in full Bloom

Ballroom

Ballroom, mid=sized, weddings, parties, events, socials, anniversaries, babyshowers, rehearsal dinners

The Ballroom looks beautiful ahead of our 2017 Gala!

BR from Mary

History

Bronxville Women’s Club, a 501 (c)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization

DSC_0340The Bronxville Women’s Club was founded when Anna Lawrence Bisland, its first president, organized representatives of various local organizations to meet and, in 1925 with 176 women enrolled, The Bronxville Women’s Club, Inc., was born.  At first, the Club rented property in Lawrence Park West for its Clubhouse but soon ran out of space.  Mrs. Bisland donated the present site at the corner of Midland and Tanglewylde Avenues, and, with a thousand members contributing fifty dollars each and a mortgage, the building of a new Clubhouse began.

Anna Lawrence Bisland, founder and first President of the Bronxville Women’s Club. The BWC received its 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status in 2011.

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The club still operates out of this clubhouse, a landmark of the opulence and optimism of a specific time and place in American history.  The architectural and historical significance of the building was recognized when the Clubhouse was placed on the Westchester County Inventory of Historic Places in 1999 and on the National List of Historic Places in 2007. The building itself has been newly named the Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House.

The Founders Room EM2

The club continues today as an exciting place to be. Its membership is open to all women and men who are interested in a diverse selection of educational, cultural, civic, health and art programs. Programs such as Literature, including such topics as book discussions, poetry readings, creative writing. Music programs of all types, the ever popular classical Midland Music Professional Concert series and the singer, songwriter BWC Live Music Coffeehouse, as well as, children’s recitals and other programs. The philanthropy programs which raise funds which are distributed to local charities and non-profit organizations in the area as a service to the community. Theater, Social entertainment, lectures, speakers, art sessions for children and adults, music and dance, and etc. all were envisioned by its founders: a community center so special that being a member is a privilege and an honor.  A premier center and source of enrichment.