February 11, 2017 by James
The city of Yonkers, the Yonkers Board of Education, and the Yonkers Kiwanis Club are on the lookout for a few good teachers.
Specifically, the organizations are looking for three teachers who teach in the city’s public schools to name as Teachers of the Year for 2017. Teachers can be nominated for the award by [Read more]
January 3, 2017 by Sarah
An exhibition at ArtsWestchester, an art gallery in downtown White Plains, examines the ways people try to relieve medical issues and other problems in modern day society.
The exhibition – which began in October, closed for [Read more]
December 13, 2016 by Mark
An animal rights organization in Yonkers, Building Hope for the New Yonkers Animal Shelter, is taking that concept and using it to encourage people to report suspected animal abuse and neglect.
The volunteer organization is [Read more]
November 16, 2016 by James
At the end of October, Leake & Watts, a foster care organization in Yonkers, held its annual fundraising gala.
This year’s awards gala brought in [Read more]
October 7, 2016 by Mark
Foodies in Yonkers have an annual event to look forward to. During the upcoming Restaurant Week, area eateries will offer specials on lunch and dinner.
This year, more than [Read more]
September 15, 2016 by Lisa
At Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, a new endowment, created by Suzanne Salter Arkin, an alumna of the school, aims to attract students interested in pursuing the sciences to the school.
Arkin donated $2m to the [Read more]
August 10, 2016 by Max
Drivers in Yonkers will soon no longer have to dig for quarters and change when parking on the street.
The city is in the process of [Read more]
July 7, 2016 by James
To increase the opportunities for affordable housing, particularly for people with mental illness or for veterans, yonkers-based [Read more]
June 21, 2016 by Max
One of the costs of college people don’t mention often is the cost of outfitting a dorm room. Students living on-campus need the basics such as sheets, towels, and toiletries.
To help 26 high school [Read more]
May 11, 2016 by Sarah
On Sunday, May 8, residents of Yonkers were definitely noticing the rain when the first ‘Bicycle Sunday’ of the season was yet again postponed due to rain.
The event was originally scheduled for May 1, but moved to May 8 when it rained. It’s now been rescheduled for this Sunday, May 15, unless it rains again.
For 42 years, the event has seen the stretch of the Bronx River Parkway from Yonkers to White Plains, totaling about six miles, closed to car traffic from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Instead, cyclists, walkers, runners, and skaters are encouraged to traverse the stretch highway freely and without being afraid of a quickly moving motor vehicle posing a danger.
The organizers of events like Bicycle Sunday often use promotional products to get the word out about the weekly event and encourage more residents to participate.
The rescheduled kick-off event is meant to feature a block party, hosted by New York-Presbyterian, between exits 9 and 10 on the parkway. Attendees can enjoy live music, a few raffles, and ice cream.
By closing the parkway to cars for a few hours on the weekends, county officials are hoping to encourage people to spend more time outdoors being active. Describing the program, Rob Astorino, a Westchester County executive, stressed the importance of enjoying the Parkway without a vehicle.